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Inazuma Beginner's Guide


Inazuma Beginner's Guide
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Genshin Impact is a live-service, massive, open-world RPG, released on the mobile, PC, and PS4/PS5 platforms. Version 2.0 is a massive update that opens up the third main region in the game, Inazuma. This island archipelago offers a lot of new activities, enemies, challenges, puzzles, and more to the player. In our Inazuma Beginner’s Guide, we will summarize the new features, mechanics, points of interest, and more, aimed at new players who will just about to explore the new Japanese-inspired island nation.

How to Access Inazuma

Unlike Mondstadt and Liyue that are part of the same continent, Inazuma is an isolated region to the southeast of the map. It’s said that it is protected by a perpetual storm making it very challenging to visit the island. Accessing the island by any other means (like the infamous Kaeya bridge) will just force players back to Liyue Harbor. At the same time, leaving the region using the waverider (your personal boat) will just end up in vain.

To access the region, you have to meet the following requirements:
* Reach Adventure Rank 30
* Complete the first part of the story quest “Archon Quest Chapter II: Act I - The Immovable God and the Eternal Euthymia”

During the story quest with Kazuha and Beidou, you’ll reach Inazuma through the port/checkpoint city of Ritou. Your exploration of the region will start from there. However, since outlanders’ movements are restricted, you’ll need to secure a travel permit to freely explore the land. You can get one by aiding the daughter of a prominent government official in the city.
Inazuma Beginner's Guide

New Characters

Kaedara Kazuha is the first character from Inazuma that became available via Wish. However, his banner has ended already so your only hope of getting him is during a re-run, which will not be announced anytime soon as of this guide’s writing. Another prominent character from Inazuma that’s available as of this writing is Ayaka (Banner: The Heron’s Court) which will be followed by Yoimiya and Sayu who will be in the same banner. More Inazuma characters will be released successively, especially the most coveted 3rd archon, Raiden Shogun (Baal). We suggest following Genshin Impact’s official social media accounts as character and event trailers will be announced there first.
Inazuma Beginner's Guide

Continuation of the Archon Quest

You’ll arrive in Inazuma at the height of Raiden Shogun’s Vision Hunt Decree and her tight grip on the archipelago. The game’s gripping main story will continue from hereon, with the first act of the Archon quest leading to events where you’ll meet Thoma and the elegant Shirasagi Himegimi, Kamisato Ayaka.

Lend a hand to Ayaka in her story quest “Grus Nivis Chapter” and encounter Yoimiya in her own story quest “Carassius Auratus Chapter”. After completing these, you’ll delve deeper into major events that can shape the archipelago and its denizens.
Inazuma Beginner's Guide

Electro Traveler

The Traveler (Aether or Lumine) will be able to change their power to electro by interacting with the Statue. More constellations can acquired by leveling up the status by offering electroculi that you can find scattered around the region. Like his/her other variationks, the Traveler will need three different kinds of talent books to level up his/her skills, which can only be acquired in Inazuma. To get more constellations for the traveler, you’ll need to upgrade the archon statues in Inazuma by offering electroculi.
Inazuma Beginner's Guide

New Expedition and Reputation Region

By activating the archon statues in Inazuma, new expedition missions will become available through the Adventurer’s guild in Inazuma City. Simply talk to Katherine and deploy your characters as you normally would for Liyue and Mondstadt. Unfortunately, the maximum number of characters you’ll deploy will remain the same so we’ll suggest at least deploying a character to collect a resource exclusive to Inazuma. As of launch, there are no characters yet that have a faster turnaround time when sent to expeditions in Inazuma.

To accept bounties and requests in Inazuma, you’ll need to complete the following missions:
* Inazuma: Chapter II Act I: The Immovable God and the Eternal Euthymia
* The Commission's Commission

You need to talk to the NPC named Madarame Hyakubei, who can be found inside the Kamisato Estate. The reputation system in Inazuma is the same as the ones found in Liyue and Mondstadt, with a different set of rewards. Veteran players would’ve had maxed out the reputation for these two starter regions so focusing on Inazuma will be the ideal course of action.
Inazuma Beginner's Guide

New Craftable Weapons

There are new weapons that you can craft in Inazuma. However, you’ll need to collect their respective blueprints, as listed below:
Weapon
Type
Requirement
Amenoma Kageuchi
Sword
Complete the World Quest: The Farmer's Treasure
Katsuragikiri Nagamasa
Claymore
The diagram is acquired as reward during the Tatara Tales World Quest series, after entering The Arsenal.
Hakushin Ring
Catalyst
Complete the Sacred Sakura Cleansing Ritual quest.
Kitain Cross Spear
Polearm
Complete Orobashi's Legacy quest.
Hamayumi
Bow
Obtained from one of the three chests in Mysterious Conch activity from Takashi. If you fail to select the correct chest, you can repeat the process of collecting mysterious conches for up to 10 days (one attempt a day). The diagram will be given to you if you haven’t obtained the diagram with the previous attempts.


These weapons can be forged with the help of any blacksmith, as long as you know their diagrams/blueprints. Take note however that these weapons require Amethyst Lumps which are exclusively available in the region of Inazuma as well as the very rare billets dropped by weekly bosses.
Inazuma Beginner's Guide

New World Bosses

Inazuma gives players a chance to fight three new world bosses. These bosses drop ascension materials, especially for existing and upcoming Inazuma-based characters. The Perpetual Mechanical Array is found in Narukami Island. This construct boss can split into 5 different parts, forcing you to defeat its autonomous limbs to remove the shield protecting its core. This boss drops Perpetual Heart, which is one of Ayaka’s ascension materials.

The Pyro Hypostasis is found in the Kannazuka area, northwest of Kujou Encampment. The gimmick of this sentient fiery cube is that you’ll have to bust it's shield using elemental reactions. The boss drops Smoldering Pearls, which can be used to ascend Yoimiya. Finally, Maguu Kenki is relocated to Yashiori Island. It has the same exact attack patterns and drops, like the Marionette Cores which is the ascension material for Kazuha and Sayu.
Inazuma Beginner's Guide

Since Inazuma is electro-land, you’ll find the electro variations of some enemies you have encountered before like electro whopperflowers, electro mages, Thunderhelm Lawachurl, etc. There are also new enemies of course, like the sultry Fatui Mirror Maiden, Ruin Sentinels, and the common swordsmen enemies.

New Domains, Talent Materials, and Artifacts

The region introduces six new domains, three of which are farmable ones, as listed below.
Domain
Rewards
Violet Court
Talent Level-Up Materials
Momiji-Dyed Court
Artifacts
Court of Flowing Sand
Weapon Ascension Materials


The two new artifact sets are the following:
Shimenawa's Reminiscence
* 2-Piece Bonus: ATK +18%
* 4-Piece Bonus: When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal/Charged/Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50% for 10s.

Emblem of Severed Fate
* 2-Piece Bonus: Energy Recharge +20%
* 4-Piece Bonus: Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.

There’s no immediate need to farm the talent level-up and weapon ascension materials from the other two domains, especially if you don’t have the character and weapon that will utilize them. Farming for the new artifact sets is recommended since the 2pc and 4pc effects they give are quite useful to a large variety of character builds.
Inazuma Beginner's Guide

New Collectibles

There are new collectibles in Inazuma in the form of Electroculi. They can be used to upgrade the archon statues scattered on the map. Upgrading the statues will provide you with primogems, adventure EXP, Electro Sigil, and Memory of Violet Flash (the Traveler’s ascension material)

There’s also the Sacred Sakura, a mystical tree found on the top of the Grand Narukami Shrine. Offer Electro Sigils to this tree to receive rewards, including Shrine of Depths keys, billets, a talent Crown, Acquaint Fates, talent books, adventure rank, enhancement stones, and mora. Increasing the Sacred Sakura’s Favor Level also increases the level of your Electrograna - enhancing its abilities. Electro sigils can be obtained from leveling up Statues and opening chests.
Inazuma Beginner's Guide

New Mechanics and Environmental Hazards

”A Nation Closed By Thunder” is a special climate condition that prevents players from entering or exiting Inazuma without using teleport waypoints. Some of these methods include the infamous Kaeya bridge or by using the waverider to leave the archipelago.

Electrograna are small spirits that spawn from the branches of the Thunder Sakura and provides the players various effects such as the ones listed below. Electrograna will help you solve various environmental puzzles as well, including those needed to access new areas, unlock high-quality chests, or access electroculi to name a few.
* Travel “lightning-fast” across Thunder Spheres, allowing you to traverse vertically or horizontally much faster.
* Pass through Thunder Barriers and disable Thunderstones.
* Gain protection from Balethunder
Inazuma Beginner's Guide

You’ll also encounter electro seelies; these are floating balls of lightning that will zip through once approached. You have to keep an eye on their trails to track their movements and direction to see where they’re going.

Balethunder, a climate condition that drains HP and is found in certain parts of Inazuma. Similar to this is Electro Water, an environmental hazard that massively drains HP of anyone swimming in the afflicted water (as the one found at the base of the Grand Narukami Shrine).

Tatarigami is a climate state exclusive only in Yashiori Island where the location is pummeled with constant thunderstorms and frequent lightning strikes. This can be removed by completing a certain world quest.

Thunder Sakura are large, electrified trees that will periodically send lightning strikes in its immediate vicinity, regardless of weather. Like the Tatarigami, these trees can be removed by completing a certain quest.
Inazuma Beginner's Guide

New Puzzles

Some of the new puzzles include Electro Current puzzles where you have to complete a “circuit” by placing relay stones (or sometimes your own body while affected by electro) to connect energy currents from a source crystal to another. Completing the circuit reveals a treasure chest.

Electro Probes are the compass-like constructs that will rotate and point towards an electro source, whether it’s a player who’s inflicted with electro or a creature with electro properties (like electro slimes) The probe will light up once its arrow gets pointed to the right direction. There’s also a known bug where the probe will not light up even if it has the right orientation. This can be solved by logging off and logging back in again to the game.

Electro Cube Puzzles are a set of cubes that either rotate or light up. Hitting a cube with normal attacks will make them rotate or change the lit up symbol, as well as the cube(s) adjacent to them. Your objective is to make the cubes have the same orientation or lit-up symbol. In the example below, the chest will appear even if you have all cubes showing 1 petal or 2 petals each. These puzzles are not only limited to chests but are also used in other mechanics like opening doors, lowering water levels, etc.
Inazuma Beginner's Guide

Genshin Impact’s 2.0 update brings a lot of new places to explore, new mechanics to try, more puzzles to solve, and more loot to collect. There are even more exciting features over the horizon, new events, and of course more characters. The quality-of-life changes are also welcome, primarily the cross-platform support allowing PS4/PS5 players to enjoy the game on mobile and/or PC without starting over.



This concludes our Beginner’s guide about the new Inazuma region in Genshin Impact. Please check out our other pages within the guide for more helpful tips and Genshin Impact content.




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