How to get The Finishing Touch Achievement in Genshin Impact

No shields allowed.

The Finishing Touch is a Genshin Impact Challenger: Series IV Achievement that you can unlock by defeating Azhdaha without gaining a shield. While this sounds fairly simple at first, Azhdaha can generate Crystallize shards, making it difficult to avoid getting a shield. We'll show you a few tips and tricks on how you can get this Achievement in one try.

How to defeat Azhdaha without ever having gained a shield in Genshin Impact

Azhdaha is the Weekly Boss in the Beneath the Dragon-Queller Domain south of Mt. Hulao. He starts off as a Geo Element but will switch between two more Elements throughout the battle. Reference the Elements posted on his front door to know what he'll be transforming into for the week.

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It's important to know that Azhdaha can generate Crystallize shards, which will grant you a shield upon picking up. As they're hard to spot, you may accidentally pick them up in battle, which will make it impossible to get the Achievement.

Related: How to get the Death Proof Achievement in Genshin Impact

With that said, consider these tips to help you defeat Azhdaha completely shield-free:

  • Don't bring any character that can form shields, even with their Talents or Constellations.
  • Don't bring a Geo character to prevent creating your own Crystallize shards.
  • Bring a healer as you'll continuously take damage when Azhdaha transforms into a different Element.
  • We recommend bringing an archer for your main DPS so you can snipe from afar, making it impossible for you to accidentally pick up a Crystallize shard.

To make it easier for you to build a team, reference this list of characters you must not bring as they can generate shields:

Arataki IttoKaeyaXinyan
DionaNingguangYun Jin
Geo TravelerNoelleZhongli

To get more Challenger Series Achievements, check out our guide on How to get the Puppet Show-Off Achievement in Genshin Impact here on Pro Game Guides.

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Hi, I'm Nicki, and I'm fueled by iced coffee, gacha games, and 2D boys. I spend most of my time on Genshin Impact and figuring out the latest Arknights stage that I've failed 40 times in a row.

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