Genshin Impact characters leak – what we know so far
Shenhe, sometimes referred to as Shenli, is believed to be a Cryo character from Liyue. Its name and color scheme looks like Cloud Retainer, a crane follower and guardian of Liyue. The Chinese characters in Shenhe’s name apparently translate to “crane god”. Therefore, some fans think she could be the human form of Cloud Retainer. however, Lumie data miner pointed out that these theories are not reflected by any hard data in the game code.
Originally shenhe leaked as user Claymore. However, Genshin Leaks reported (in a tweet archived by Two shock absorbers) that recent data mining indicates it may have changed to a Polearm or Elemental Catalyst user instead. This data miner suggested that a Catalyst user was more likely, simply because of the number of Polearm users already in the cast.
Another theory suspects that the character could have been abandoned completely and that elements of the character were transformed into Eula. Also known as the “Spindrift Knight”, Eula is also a 5-star character and user of Cryo Claymore, as well as a member of the Knights of Favonius of Mondstadt.
Either way, fans have to wait and see which rumors come true. Sukuna reported that miHoYo threw Shenhe “under the bus”. While it is not known what Sukuna means by this, it seems unlikely that she will come on a banner anytime soon.