Genshin Impact A Gifted Rose World Questline guide

Make a miracle bloom in the desert.

A Gifted Rose is a Sumeru World questline where you must help an old man named Affan plant Golden Roses in the desert. This questline is time-gated by five real-life days. You can skip days without ruining your progress, but can't fast-forward time to initiate the next day's quest in advance.

How to unlock A Gifted Rose quest chain in Genshin Impact

To unlock A Gifted Rose, you must first complete the two-day quest chain called The Exile. As soon as you're done completing the questline (including giving Sabbah a Sumeru Rose), head to the area circled in the image below to find Affan. Speak with him to initiate the first quest, A Gifted Rose: Prickly as Thorns.

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How to complete A Gifted Rose quest chain in Genshin Impact

Day 1 – A Gifted Rose: Prickly as Thorns

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Speak with Affan to initiate the World Quest. He'll express worry over his nursery, so you must check it for him. Follow the quest marker to his nursery north of Abdju Pit, near the Khaj-Nisut, and get rid of the Withering. You'll receive a Common Chest reward. Once you're done, return to Affan to turn in the quest. After getting the reward, speak with Affan again.

Day 2 – A Gifted Rose: Long Day Ahead

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Wait one real-life day or until the server reset, then return to Affan at his usual spot. After speaking with him and accepting the second World Quest, face the field in front of him and apply Hydro onto the petrified flowers. Once that's done, speak to Affan to turn in the quest, then speak to him one more time (you can choose any dialogue option) to complete the day's objective.

Day 3 – A Gifted Rose: Can Stones Bloom

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Wait one real-life day or until the server reset, then return to Affan at his usual spot. After speaking with him and accepting the third World Quest, you need to do the same as you did in the previous day—apply Hydro onto the petrified flowers. Then speak with Affan to complete the World Quest. Once that's done, head to Aaru Village and speak with Sabbah. Select About Affan to complete the day's objective.

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Day 4 – A Gifted Rose: Ballad of Days Gone By

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Wait one real-life day or until the server reset, then return to Affan at his usual spot, but this time, he's accompanied by Sabbah. After speaking with him and accepting the fourth World Quest, turn toward the field, where you'll find three stone flowers. Use a claymore to attack the flowers until they break, then apply Dendro onto them to initiate new growth. Speak to Affan to complete the World Quest, then speak to him a second time to complete the day's objective.

Day 5 – A Gifted Rose: Some People Never Fade Away

Wait one real-life day or until the server reset, then return to Affan at his usual spot. After speaking with him, apply Dendro to the three seedlings on the field to make them bloom into Golden Roses. Speak with Affan again to complete the World Quest. This will begin a Hidden Exploration Objective where you must find Golden Rose Seeds and plant them in Affan's nursery—the same one you liberated from the Withering.

Check out our guide on How to find & use Golden Rose Seeds in Genshin Impact – A Gifted Rose sequel to complete the Hidden Exploration Objective after this questline.

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