The featured characters also have increased rates of pulling. The next 5* is guaranteed to be a featured weapon if you roll a 5* that is not featured. Similarly, for the 4* weapons, a featured 4* is guaranteed if a 4* is rolled that is not featured. This guarantee will carry over across banner changes. With Epitomized Path, a selected specific featured 5* weapon is guaranteed only on the 3rd 5* pull following 2 other 5* pulls which were not the selected 5* weapon. Epitomized Path progress does not carry over across banner changes (resetting every 3 weeks).