Genshin Impact Fatui Skirmishers

The Fatui Anemoboxer Vanguard are skirmishers in Genshin Impact who can manipulate the Anemo element, as well as, heal the other Fatui skirmishers. Since Genshin Impact 1.2 update the Fatui Anemoboxer Vanguard couldn’t counter Geo attacks, but in the past, they were able to counter it. This irregularity in the enemy was easily spotted by many of the Genshin Impact veterans and the same was reported to the devs.

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With Genshin Impact 1.3 update developers discussion out, we finally have an official answer as to “Why can’t the Fatui Anemoboxer Vanguard counter Geo attacks any longer?“. Here is what the developers had to say.

The design of Anemo abilities was intended to mostly react (other than with itself) with Hydro, Pyro, Cryo, and Electro. This is in line with the design of Anemo character abilities and the Swirl reaction.
When the Anemoboxer Vanguard was first released, we did not take this principle into account and designed it with an additional counter mechanic to Geo attacks. This diverges from prior design language.
As such, we removed the Anemoboxer Vanguard’s Geo counter mechanic in Version 1.2. Due to an oversight on our part, this change was not reflected in announcements on time. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused you, Travelers.

– mihoyo

The Fatui Anemoboxer Vanguard geo counter ability was removed by the developers – with Genshin Impact 1.2 update and that was the sole reason why they couldn’t counter the attacks anymore.

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Genshin Impact is a free to play gacha-based role-playing game currently available on PC, PS4, Android, and iOS.

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