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This is a general outline of how to progress through the story in Genshin Impact. Check the information below to find out how to quickly make your way through the story quests.

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Prologue: Act 1 Story Walkthrough

Walkthrough Steps for Prologue: Act 1

1 Choose your Main Character.
2 Follow Paimon to the Statue of the Seven. This will act as the tutorial for the basic controls.
3 Learn to use Elemental Burst and Elemental Skill, and defeat the Slime.
4 Head to the marker in the heart of the forest.
5 Pick up the Crimson Crystal then continue towards Mondstadt.
6 Meet Amber a Knight from Mondstadt.
7 Meet Amber, a Knight from Mondstadt and have her join your party.
8 Clear out the nearby Hilichurl camp.
9 Cross the bridge and enter Mondstadt.
10 Head to the location Amber marked at the top of the city.
11 Receive a Wind Glider from Amber. Use it to get down to the fountain where Amber is waiting..
12 Fight Stormterror, the dragon that you encountered earlier.
13 Head to the Knight of Favonius headquarters.
14 Meet with Kaeya, Jean, and Lisa, some of the characters involved with the Knights of Favonius.
15 Meet with Amber at the Temple of the Falcon. Enter the temple and break the stone at the peak of the temple.
16 Meet with Kaeya outside the Temple of the Wolf. Enter the temple and look for the stone at the top and break it.
17 Meet Lisa at the Temple of the Lion. Enter the temple and beat it by destorying the stone at the peak.

Prologue: Act 1 Story Walkthrough

Choose your Main Character

Choose Your Character!
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At the beginning of the game, you will be asked to choose between two of the Traveler twins to choose from. This will only affect the looks and gender of your main character and will not affect the gameplay.

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Learn the Basic Controls and Battle System

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This chapter is basically the tutorial for the basics and battle system of the game. You will learn all the basics, like movement and menus, but you will also learn more advanced things like the combat system's Elemental effects.

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Prologue: Act 2 Story Walkthrough

Walkthrough Steps for Prologue: Act 2

1 Head back to Mondstadt and meet up with Jean after you have reached Adventure Rank 10.
2 Go and meet with Jean at the Knight's of Farvonius headquarters..
3 After leaving the headquarters you will need to chase down the green guy you saw speaking to Stormterror.
4 Head to the big tree behind the Statue of the Seven in Windrise to meet with Venti and learn more about Dvalin, Stormterror's real name.
5 Meet with Venti back in Mondstadt at the cathedral.
6 His plan fails and you are going to have to try and steal the Holy Lyre at night (18:00-06:00).
7 Escape the guards by hiding in Diluc's tavern. Here you will be introduced to Diluc.
4 Leave the tavern and return when it is closed (0:00-6:00).
5 Head to the Fatui hidout out and go inside to Retrive the Holy Lyre der Himmel.
6 head back to Dliuc's tavern with the Holy Lyre. .
7 Head to the Thousand Winds Temple and defeat the Ruin Guard to obtain a Teardrop Crystal
8 Head to Daduapa Gorge and defeat the enemies to open the chest to obtain another Teardrop Crystal.
9 Go to the Ruins in the Woods and complete the Hidden Teardrop in the Heart of the Jungle Domain for the final Teardrop Crystal..
10 head to Dawn Winery and speak with Jean there..
11 Head to Starsnatch Cliff.

Prologue: Act 2 Story Walkthrough

Prepare for Boss Fights

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There are going to be boss enemies you are going to have to defeat in order to complete your objectives. These boss type enemies are going to be tougher and stronger than the regular enemies. You will want to have your characters and equipment leveled up to have the best chance against the bosses.

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Prologue: Act 3 Story Walkthrough

Walkthrough Steps for Prologue: Act 3

1 Head to Dawn Winery and speak to Diluc.
2 Head to the marked area and defeat the Abyss Mage that awaits you there.
3 Travel to the area marked as the entrance into Stormterror's Lair.
4 Defeat the Hilichurls that attack.
5 Continue into Stormterror's Lair. Use the wind currents to get into Dvalin's tower.
6 Break the seal found at the top of the tower.
7 Find and break the 3 other seals scattered around in Stormterror's Lair.
8 Head back to the top of the tower.
9 Pass through the seal and start the Storming Terror Domain.
10 Beat Stormterror in a sky battle and then in a ground battle.
11 Speak to some of the residents of Mondstadt. Speak to Cyrus, Nimrod and Grace.
12 Head to shop Good Hunter. After speaking to Kaeya, sit down and have a meal with Amber.
13 Go to the Cathedral and meet Jean and Venti there.
14 Meet with Venti at the tree behind the Statue of the Seven in Windrise.

Prologue: Act 3 Story Walkthrough

Move Platforms During the Battle

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During the ground battle against Stormterror, avoid standing on the glowing platforms. You will receive Anemo damage constantly while standing on those platforms. Use the Wind Currents on the sides to move from platform to platform.

Chapter 1: Act 1 Story Walkthrough

Walkthrough Steps for Chapter 1: Act 1

1 Travel to Liyue Harbor.
2 Speak to 3 of the locals. You will need to talk to Guanhai, Bolai, and Linlang.
3 Head to Yujing Terrace and place incence in the 2 censer.
4 Join the crowd to watch Ningguang.
5 Escape the Millelith. Get to the objective marker without being caught by avoiding their line of sight.
6 Meet with with Childe in front of Northland Bank and speak to him.
7 Travel to Jueyun Karst and meet the adepti there.
8 Defeat 20 of the Milelith that arrive.
9 Find and speak to the 3 adepti.
10 After finding all 3 adepti above, head back to Liyue Harbor and speak to Childe.

Chapter 1: Act 1 Story Walkthrough

Meet the Adepti in any Order

After meeting Mooncarver you will have to find and meet with the other 3 adepti. The order you meet them will not matter, so you can meet them in any order you like.

Chapter 1: Act 2 Story Walkthrough

Walkthrough Steps for Chapter 1: Act 2

1 Wait till the next day for the quest to continue, then head to Liyue Harbor and talk to the bank staff there.
2 Find Childe in Liyue and meet with Zhongli.
1 Go to the southern part of Liyue Harbor and buy Noctilus Jade from the merchant there.
2 After receiving the samples of Noctilus Jade, head to Dadaupa Gorge to find the giant pot.
3 Defeat the Hilichurls surrounding the pot and walk over to it to use it.
5 Return to Liyue Harbor and speak to the merchant Shitou again.
6 Head to Yujing Terrace and place the Noctilus Jade in the marked spot.
7 Head to the port to find the flower merchant and speak to him to buy the Silk Flowers.
8 Speak with Lan at the Adventurer's Guild desk. Then speak to Qiming, and then Ying'er
9 Meet with Ying'er at the nearby restaurant.
10 Bring her the needed ingredients to make the perfumes.
11 After obtaining the perfumes, head to the Statue of the Seven and speak to Zhongli there.
12 Meet with Madame Ping back at Liyue Harbor
13 Touch her teapot and find the Cleasing Bell inside.
14 Bring the perfume and Cleansing Bell to Zhongling in Yujing Terrrace.
15 Purchase a kite from Granny Shan.
16 Find and speak to 3 workers who can get you materials for a price.
17 Speak to Childe.
18 Travel to Bubu Pharmacy and speak to Qiqi there.
19 Find the Guizhong Ballista in the marked area along Mt. Tianheng and repair it.
20 Defeat the attacking Treasure Hoarders.
21 Head back to the pharmacy and talk to Qiqi again.
22 Go back to Yujing Terrace and speak to Zhongli to place the Everlasting Incense .
23 Wait until 18:00-23:00 and meet with Zhongli at the restaurant.

Chapter 1: Act 2 Story Walkthrough

Get in Through the Window

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The supply room where the parts you will need to fix the baillista is located is locked. The only way in is through the window you can find at the top. From the platform of the ballista, you can glide into the left window of the supply room to get inside.

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