Genshin Impact's Perilous Trail event takes the Traveler and Paimon deeper into The Chasm with an unlikely mix of companions from May 31, 2022, to June 20, 2022. Players Adventure Rank 28 and up who have completed the Archon Quest Chapter I: Act III - A New Star Approaches and the Wherefore Did the Spiritstone Descend World Quest (part of The Chasm Delvers questline) are eligible to participate.
How to Unlock the Realms of Guile and War
The Realms of Guile and War can be unlocked after completing the first and second Perilous Trail Event Quests, Unexpected Guests and Chasmic Maze. The first quest only contains dialogue, while you need to solve The Chamber of Twisted Cranes and interact with characters to complete the second quest.
After completing Chasmic Maze, you can access the Realms of Guile and War by interacting with the signpost in The Chasm's Bed. There are four stages that will unlock throughout the event.
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How to Play the Realms of Guile and War
Difficulty and Stage Selection
While picking a stage, you can select the difficulty level at the bottom of the screen. You can play through each stage as many times as you like to complete event tasks. If you can't see the difficulty level selection, click the Reset Challenge button on the bottom left of the screen to solve the issue.
Team and Strategem Selection
You can select a party of four to take to the Realm. Genshin Impact provides eight pre-built trial characters that you can deploy to battle, which differ for each dungeon. Keep in mind that each character counts as one, even if you have the same character in the trial selection and your personal roster. For example, the trial Qiqi and your Qiqi count as one character. But you can choose to deploy your level 1 Qiqi or the trial level 80 Qiqi.
Strategems are essentially combat buffs. They are drawn at random, and you can choose any three to deploy to battle. Additionally, click the Information button beside the Monster List to get an overview of enemies in the first three battles. You need to wait until you encounter a Preparatory Emplacement in the Realm to see the enemies in the upcoming battles.
Deployment Rules (Direcliff Court)
You can navigate through Direcliff Court using Adeptus Bridges. The deployment rules allow you to choose a starting party and Stratagem to help clear the first three rounds of battle. Each stage consists of nine battles, but you need to retain one character every three battles. Essentially, your rotation will look like this:
- Battles one to three—characters one, two, three, four
- Battles four to six—characters one, five, six, seven
- Battles seven to nine—characters one, eight, nine, ten
You can only select one character to take to the next three battles. Characters not selected can't be repeated.
Deployment Rules (Kaleidoscope Cage)
You can navigate through Kaleidoscope Cage using Phase Gates. The deployment rules allow you to choose a starting party and Stratagems to clear the first three rounds of battle. However, two random characters can no longer be deployed for the rest of the dungeon.
This means that you need to create a new team setup for the next three battles, after which two more characters will randomly become undeployable. In total, four characters can't be used in the final battle.
Deployment Rules (Insurgent Twilight)
You can navigate through Insurgent Twilight by passing through the gates. The deployment rules indicate that your starting party will go on cooldown for one round, which means that it can be reused on the third round. You need to form at least two teams to complete this stage.
Deployment Rules (Utmost Deception)
You can navigate through Utmost Deception using various gates. This stage is slightly different as it consists of six rounds instead of three. The deployment rules allow you to save one character and place the rest on cooldown for two rounds, which means that you need to form at least three teams to clear this stage.
The rotation will look very similar to the Direcliff Court, but repeated twice as the stage has double the number of rounds.
- First round—characters one, two, three, four
- Second round—characters one, five, six, seven
- Third round—characters one, eight, nine, ten
- Fourth round—characters one, two, three, four
- Fifth round—characters one, five, six, seven
- Sixth round—characters one, eight, nine, ten
Each Realm contains three combat rounds. And each combat round contains three battles. You need to navigate each Realm through unique movement mechanics, then interact with the Emplacements to initiate battle.
- Battle Emplacement—Straightforward combat.
- Nemesis Emplacement—Allows you to choose the combat difficulty level.
- Preparatory Emplacement—Spawns after each combat round and is used to reset your team and Stratagems.
These battles will reward you with Strategem Shards, which can be used to deploy Stratagems from previous combat rounds.
Event tasks and corresponding rewards can be found in the Realms of Guile and War section of the event menu. Your goal is to farm Moonlit Cragstones, the event currency that can be used to purchase amazing items from the event shop.
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