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Genshin Impact - Time and the Wind World Quest Guide

Time and the Wind is a World Quest in Genshin Impact. Learn how to unlock Time and the Wind, the Nameless Island location, and the quest walkthrough and rewards in this guide!

Time and the Wind Basic Information

Quest Details

Quest Type World Quest
Location Starfell Valley, Mondstadt
Required AR 35
Quest Giver -

How to Unlock Time and the Wind

All you need to do to unlock this Quest is to reach the unnamed island to the far to the east of the very first Teleport Waypoint.

While you can unlock this quest early on by going to the island, the monsters you face will be level 35 and above, so we recommend waiting until your characters are around the same level. It takes a while to get there, so you want to make sure it's a one-time trip!

How to get to the Nameless Island

Use Cryo characters to freeze water

To get to the island, you'll need to freeze the water with a Cryo skill. Teleport to the first waypoint you encountered in Starfell Valley to begin.

Recommended Cryo Character
Kaeya Image Kaeya · Kaeya's Elemental Skill has a short CD
· Kaeya's Elemental Skill provides long-lasting ice platforms on water

Using Kaeya over other Cryo characters is recommended for making ice bridges quickly and easily! Using other Cryo characters alone might be a challenge, but using them to supplement Kaeya's Skill is a good idea! Cycle through Cryo characters and their CDs until you reach the island.

All Cryo Characters

All Characters
Eula ImageEula Qiqi ImageQiqi Ganyu ImageGanyu
Rosaria ImageRosaria Kaeya ImageKaeya Chongyun ImageChongyun
Diona ImageDiona

Glide from Starsnatch Cliff

Recommended Characters
Amber Image Amber Venti Image Venti

Venti and Amber's passive skills both reduce stamina consumption while gliding. The flight to the Nameless Island is a long one, so you will need all the help you can get!

Use Food to Gain Stamina

Some dishes reduce gliding stamina reduction or restore a certain amount of stamina when eaten! Take a look at our guide below to see which stamina dishes are the best:

Best Food to Cook & Recommended Dishes

Time and the Wind Walkthrough and Rewards

Time and the Wind

You reach an uninhabited island across the sea, which home to an enigmatic sundial. Who knows what secret it holds?

Time and the Wind Objectives

Quest Objectives
  • Uncover the secret of the uninhabited island
  • Observe the shadow on the sundial
  • Disperse the cluster of wind
  • Scatter the deposit of wind
  • Pursue the Eye of the Storm
  • Search for the Eye of the Storm
  • Talk to Henry Morton


Head to the nameless island east of the very first waypoint at the beach.
Investigate the sundial on the island.
To the south of the island, you can find a camping spot. Near there is a rock you can break. Once it's broken you can find the Ragged Notebook.
As the Notebook hints, you need the in-game time to be between 2 and 5 AM, so go back to the Sundial and set your in-game time to 2 AM.
Use Elemental Vision to follow the magical traces to a Cluster of Wind. Use an Anemo skill to disperse it.
Tip: The quest mistakenly says there are 3 Wind Clusters, but there are 4. You can check how many you have left by using your Elemental Vision on the Sundial.
The west Cluster of Wind can be found on top of a broken, half-sunken pillar. You might need to use Kaeya to freeze the water under it to reach it.
The north Cluster of Wind is on top of a rock in the water.
The east Cluster of Wind is on top of the stone arches past the Sundial.
For the last Cluster of Wind, face the Sundial from the front, then climb the right of it. The wind cluster is at the top.
Tip: This is the last chance to change your party members before the upcoming mini-boss fight!
After you disperse all Cluster of Winds, a Deposit of Winds will appear in the middle of the island. Once again, use an Anemo skill on it.
Dispersing the last deposit will activate a boss fight with an Eye of the Storm.
12 After you get the Eye of the Storm's HP to roughly 20%, it will escape towards Mondstadt.
Use the wind current to fly and follow it back all the way to Mondstadt.
Change the in-game time to 2AM - 5AM again and use Elemental Vision to see the Clusters of Wind near the second Sundial. This time dispersing them will summon Anemo slimes, so take them out as well.
Once the Clusters of Wind are all gone again, the Eye of the Storm will appear again for another fight, only this time it is level 40 and it will summon other enemies to aid it during the battle.
After you defeat the Eye of the Storm, talk to Henry Morton.


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Mystic Enhancement Ore Image Mystic Enhancement Ore ×6 Mora Image Mora ×60000

Time and the Wind Tips & Strategies

Uncover the Secret of the Uninhabited Island

In order to progress the quest, you will need to find a Ragged Notebook by the campsite south of the island. You can find it under a rock that you can break.

Switch over to a claymore user to break the rock quickly.

Don't Go at Low Levels

This quest pits you against a Ruin Guard, and the Restless Elemental boss, the Eye of the Storm, two times. The first time the boss is level 35 and the second time it's level 40, despite the fights only being moments apart, so you will want your characters to be around the same level.

If you challenge him too early and retreat back to Mondstadt, you'll have to freeze your way back to the island again. Save yourself the unnecessary trip and only go to the island once your characters are strong enough!

Ruin Guard Threat

Other than the Eye of the Storm, there aren't any other enemies on the island, save for a single Ruin Guard on the south side of the beach. The rest of the Ruin Guards won't move or attack you, even if you hit them.

How to Defeat Ruin Guard

Manage Your Stamina

Manage Your Stamina

When fighting against the Restless Eye of the Storm, it will sometimes perform a powerful attack where it moves in a straight line dealing damage to anyone close by. This is easy to dodge, but you need to have the stamina for it.

Using a Ranged DPS

Ranged DPS

Since most of his attacks are melee, you can easily deal with this boss by using a long-ranged character like Fischl or Amber to defeat the boss without having to get close.

Treasure Chests and Anemoculus


While on the island, don't forget to open the treasure chests ad collect the Anemoculus to save you the trouble of going back to the island.

List of Treasures

  • Luxurious Chest behind the sundial.
  • Common Chest below the left pillar when facing the sundial.
  • Exquisite Chest on the northern beach.
  • Exquisite Chest on the north-west part of the island where you need to mine some rocks.

Anemoculus Location

The anemoculus can be found at above the stone arches where you found one of the Clusters of Wind, on the eastern side of the island. Float down from one of the pillars by the Sundial and grab it!

All Anemoculus Locations

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