Genshin Impact is stuffed with clumsy weirdos. I don’t anticipate many of the forged to be world-class cooks, however there’s one character whose culinary incompetence surpasses all of them.
Baal can’t cook dinner. Not a toast, not a fried egg, nada.
Cooking is a vital ability for surviving excessive stage encounters in Genshin Impact. Dishes have the power to heal and grant stat buffs, so it’s an exercise that I recurrently take part in. Some characters actually have a particular cooking capacity that will increase meals output, and each recruitable character has a private specialty dish. Even youngsters like Klee and Sayu, who’re additionally recruitable characters like Baal, can cook dinner.
So think about how shocked I used to be once I realized that the god of the Inazuma area couldn’t put together a meal in any respect. I don’t imply that her cooking makes an attempt fail extra incessantly. I imply that it’s unattainable to pick out Baal as a cook dinner once I stand close to a hearth.
This wouldn’t be practically as humorous if I wasn’t recurrently utilizing Razor to whip up scrumptious hash browns. I can’t imagine the reigning chief of a whole nation has fewer life expertise than a baby who was actually raised by wolves.
I used to be keen to imagine that the builders merely restricted her expertise whereas she was nonetheless a brand new character, since her Serenitea dialogue appears to be locked behind fundamental quest completion. Except that Baal’s disinclination to cooking is a part of her lore. She has a voice line that affirms her culinary expertise are a everlasting weak spot.
It’s not a weak spot that has any important gameplay ramifications, since cooking takes about 5 seconds, and there aren’t any limits on what number of dishes you may make in a day. It’s simply humorous that the primary antagonist of the Inazuma area has such a particular weak spot. I’ve already seen the memes about how Sara Kujou is the spouse who has to make sure that the Electro Archon doesn’t starve. Except it doesn’t actually really feel like a joke when Baal’s emblem is stamped on Sara’s specialty dessert.
The in-game jokes don’t cease there. Usually, a restricted character’s weapon is fairly severe enterprise. I’ve seen capacity names on these weapons like “Golden Majesty” and “Sky-Piercing Fang.” Baal’s weapon? The capacity’s identify is “Timeless Dream: Eternal Stove.”
Despite all that Genshin Impact does to construct Baal up as a fearsome enemy for the Inazuma area, it received’t let her catch a break on the cooking jokes. Apparently, neither will the fandom.