Genshin Impact features a fantasy open-world environment and action-based battle system using elemental magic and character-switching etc. After the end of the ‘Five Flushes Of Fortune’ event. The latest event ‘The Lantern Rite’ has assigned players a new activity called ‘Theater Mechanicus’. It is yet again a new tower defense activity that you can play during the event.
In this article, you will get complete details on Genshin Impact Theater Mechanicus event. Before being able to get eligibility to participate in this event you must complete “The Origin of the Lanterns” and “Liyue: Theater Mechanicus” quests first. For you guys, we have decided to split the whole event into parts and explain it to you guys in short.
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Genshin Impact Theater Mechanicus Guide
Before getting started into this event make sure that you have completed “The Origin of the Lanterns” and “Liyue: Theater Mechanicus” quests first. After this only will the Lantern Rite Festival will get unlocked. One of these quests has you talking to an NPC named Jingming. He will be the one giving you information on how to craft Xiao Lanterns.
For crafting Xiao Lanterns you will need the below-given ingredients
- 1x Lantern Fiber – You’ll get these whenever you pick up plants and flowers.
- 1x Wick Material – Read our complete guide on Genshin Impact: How To Get Wick Material?
- 1x Plaustrite Shard – Read our complete guide on How To Get Plaustrite Shards In Genshin?
Next, speak to Ruijin. She’s at Liyue Harbor right next to Ji Tong. She will let you do one trial run of Theather Mechanicus for free. After which all runs will require one Xiao Lantern.
Genshin Impact Theater Mechanicus: The Basics
Theather Mechanicus is more like a minigame and is available through the end of February. You can use abilities but cant inflict any damage and for most parts, you will want to trigger their elemental reactions. Actual damage will be done by the “Mechanici” (towers) that you can place all over the field. You can build towers by spending Veneficus Points.
Placing towers and elemental combos
With a minute in your hand to set up your towers in Theater Mechanicus run, you will have to be very fast. Also, remember elemental reactions and combos that are part of the game’s combat system.
- Having the Tidal Flats (Hydro) tower next to Thin Ice (Cryo) will often cause enemies to get frozen.
- Spark (Pyro) next to Thunderstrike (Electro) will cause overload explosions.
- Construction points for towers are earned by killing enemies.
- Each Theater Mechanicus run limits you to a number of towers, so you’ll have to think twice about the ones you want to build.
- Prevent a set number of enemies from escaping throughout your run to avoid any failure.
Character picks and co-op play
Choose your character very carefully since it will play a vital role. Your character is not gonna be able to deal with damage or gather elemental particles. Hence make sure they are able to kickstart elemental combos that synergize with the towers. Ganyu (Cryo reactions), Mona/Childe (Hydro reactions), Xiangling/Klee (Pyro reactions), and Fischl (Electro reactions) will turn out to ideal picks.
- The Theater Mechanicus mini-game also lets you play co-op.
- Matchmaking is even enabled to speed up the process.
- Anemo characters like Venti and Jean will be helpful in pushing away mobs and preventing them from escaping.
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Mystic Arts and wave transitions
Once a wave completes, you will see a menu appearing showing a list of Mystic Arts. Here are what Mystic Arts has in it.
- Mechanici enhancements
- Influences to mob difficulty
- Ways to obtain more Veneficus Sigils
The Mystic Arts that appear tend to be random and most of them cost construction points once selected. In co-op, you will get to pick your own Mystic Art modifier that becomes active.
Here are some examples:
|X-type tower has increased attack
|X-type tower has increased attack speed
|X-type tower has increased range
|X-type tower has increased elemental mastery
|X-type tower has decreased costs
|Increased construction points gained from tower deconstruction
|Reduced cooldown of stage interactions
In some cases, you might see Mystic Arts that are the specialties of certain towers like the ones given below.
|Cryo towers fire at an extra target; +150% damage against frozen opponents
|Hydro towers gain +150% damage vs. wet opponents
|Electro towers gain +50% damage bonus with each attack (stacks up to five times); lasts 30 seconds
Extra enemies or effects
In some cases, Mystic Arts might cause additional enemies to spawn or they might provide a new effect
|Fearless – A Ruin Guard or Ruin Grader will spawn at the start of the wave.
|Fickle- increased range/attack afterward.
Maps, challenges, and Veneficus Sigils
You can review the available Theater Mechanicus maps by opening the event’s panel, clicking on “Stage Features,” and looking at the “Stage” tab.
Veneficus Sigil is nothing but an in-game currency in this event. With the help of this, players can not only construct Mechanici but also buy Mystic Arts and activate features after each round.
Depending on how effective you were in your run you will find a list of Challenges and rewards for you guys. With this, we will end our guide on Genshin Impact Theater Mechanicus. While here you may also find our other guides in Genshin Impact quite helpful to progress in the game.