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Genshin Impact Memory of Dust: how to get it, and what its uses are

While character banners are always exciting to pull on, it's important Genshin diehards don't let those weapon banners go unnoticed. In the latest banner rotation "Epitome Invocation," Mihoyo introduced both the Skyward Harp and Memory of Dust as 5-star rewards. While the bow is one we've seen before, Memory of Dust may have you raising a brow at its effects and purpose. We'll detail the banner, its possible uses, and a stat rundown on the Memory of Dust and why you may want to try your luck for the latest 5-star weapon.

Memory of Dust: Uses and Weapon Details

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Memory of Dust is a catalyst weapon with some interesting perks that may feel like an odd fit for most party members. However, it seems like the banner may actually be perfect for Ninguang and her geo abilities. It's no secret that geo isn't the most desired element in the game right now, but if we're thinking about the future and Zhongli's debut in the coming weeks, then building a secondary geo character may not be a bad bet for the elemental resonance.

Ninguang also creates her own shield any time she hits an elemental enemy, which makes Memory of Dust feel like a natural fit. The catalyst increases shield strength, adds additional ATK on hit, and the effect increases if the user already has a shield up. This, coupled with Zhongli for elemental resonance, may make Ninguang much more appealing now when comparing her to the competition. It seems Memory of Dust may have given us a new direction to build a 4-star character, which always feels like a safer bet when it's easier to obtain those extra constellations. 

Right now, you can pull for Memory of Dust and the Skyward Harp until December 1. And even if you don't obtain those sought after 5-stars, the banner included a few 4-star weapon staples like Rust that get the job done. 

Regardless, while some may dismiss its niche use, Memory of Dust still doesn't seem like anything to sneeze at. If you're interested in adding that benched Ninguang to your roster, check out the catalyst's starting and maxed out stats.

Refinement Ranks:

  1. Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
     
  2. Increases Shield Strength by 25%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 5% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
     
  3. Increases Shield Strength by 30%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 6% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
     
  4. Increases Shield Strength by 35%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 7% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
     
  5. Increases Shield Strength by 40%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 8% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.

Level Stats:

  • Level 20 - Base ATK: 122 / ATK: 19.1%
  • Level 40 - Base ATK: 235 / ATK: 27.8%
  • Level 50 - Base ATK: 308 / ATK: 32.2%
  • Level 60 - Base ATK: 382 / ATK: 36.5%
  • Level 70 - Base ATK: 457 / ATK: 40.9%
  • Level 80 - Base ATK: 532 / ATK: 45.3%
  • Level 90 - Base ATK: 608 / ATK: 49.6%

Ascension Materials: 

  • Level 20 - (5) Grain of Aerosiderite, (5) Fragile Bone Shard, (3) Damaged Mask
  • Level 40 - (5) Piece of Aerosiderite, (18) Fragile Bone Shard, (12) Damaged Mask
  • Level 50 - (9) Piece of Aerosiderite, (9) Sturdy Bone Shard, (9) Stained Mask
  • Level 60 - (5) Bit of Aerosiderite, (18) Sturdy Bone Shard, (14) Stained Mask
  • Level 70 - (9) Bit of Aerosiderite, (14) Fossilized Bone Shard, (9) Ominous Mask
  • Level 80 - (6) Chunk of Aerosiderite, (27) Fossilized Bone Shard, (18) Ominous Mask
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