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Genshin Impact - A New Star Approaches Archon Quest Guide

A New Star Approaches is Chapter 1: Act 3 of the Archon Quest in Genshin Impact. Learn what you need to do in order to progress and a full story walkthrough in this guide.

A New Star Approaches Walkthrough

The Floating Palace

1 Floating Palace_Mt. Tianheng
Go to the marker on Mt. Tianheng.
2 Floating Palace_Anemo
Follow the marker to a windmill.
3 Use an Anemo skill on the windmill to activate the wind current and use it to get to the floating platform. There is also a chest you can open on the platform.
4 Head to Guizhong Ballista marker on your map where you'll be met by some Millelith.
5 Floating Palace_Millelith
Defeat 3 waves of Millelith.


1 Eq_Markers
Follow the markers to find the ingredients that Paimon needs.
2 Eq_Slime
The first ingredient can be found after defeating a Hydro Slime.
3 Eq_Treasure Hoarder
While looking for the second ingredient you'll find that a group of Treasure Hoarders has someone locked in a cage. Defeat the Treasure Hoarders to get the key to the cage and open it, then talk to the man inside.
4 Eq_Sweet Flower
The second ingredient is in one of the pots of Sweet Flower.
5 Eq_Jewelry
Head to Minxing Jewelry in Liyue Harbor to pick up the last ingredient.
6 Eq_guide
Follow the marker and talk to guide go to the Jade Chamber.
7 Eq_Ningguang1
When you arrive at the Jade Chamber, talk to Ningguang.
8 Eq_Ningguang2
Go inside the Jade Chamber and talk to Ningguang again.
9 Eq_Board
Interact with the board in Ningguang's chamber.

Solitary Fragrance

1 Use the teleport waypoint near the Sea of Clouds Statue of the Seven and follow the marker.
2 Fatui Skirmishers
There are multiple Fatui skirmishers you have to fight here, just use the proper elemental reaction to defeat them with ease.
3 Fatui ResearchOnce you defeat the Fatui, you will be free to investigate the Fatui's research.
4 Use the teleport waypoint near Luhua Pool and make your way to Dihua Marsh to meet up with Zhongli.
5 Glaze lilies
Go to the marked area of the map to find some Glaze Lilies.
6 3 Cryo Whopperflowers will appear and you have to defeat them. Avoid getting wet and use Pyro and Electro attacks to defeat them quickly.
7 Fatui Agent
Head to the entrance of Liyue Harbor marked on the map then talk to the Fatui agent there.

Heart of Glaze

1 The Golden House
Teleport to the other Liyue Harbor waypoint and make your way to the Golden House.
2 Continue towards the chamber and examine the Exuvia.
3 Childe fight
You will have to fight Childe in a boss battle. He has three forms that he will transition to every time you drain his health.
Childe's First Form: He uses his bow for long ranged Hydro attacks. Make sure to dodge his AoE attacks.
Childe's Second Form: Childe switches to Electro Melee attacks.
Childe's Last Form: This form is a mix of his first 2 forms.
4 Overlord
After defeating Childe, you have to protect the Adepti and hold off Osial, Overlord of the Vortex.

Stick to the Edge of the Arena

Electro mark

After Childe's first phase, Childe will mark you then perform a hard to avoid homing attack. You can avoid this attack by removing the mark on your character by using the Pyro effect in the edge of the arena.

Childe Boss Guide

Recommended Characters for Childe fight

Best Characters for Tartarglia Boss Fight
Keqing Image Keqing Fischl Image Fischl Klee Image Klee
Diluc Image Diluc Qiqi Image Qiqi Chongyun Image Chongyun

You'll be up against Tartaglia and Osial, Overlord of the Vortex in a series of battles during this part of the quest, so make sure you prepare your party and Food items before you enter the Golden House.

Osial summons rain and all the opponents you face during his phase will have the Wet status, so we recommend using Electro, Cryo, or Pyro characters to fight it!

Character Tier List

Turning Point

1 You will have to protect the three Ballistas from the Fatui enemies for 6 minutes.
2 While you're fighting the Fatui, you will get some buffs that will make you faster, stronger, and tougher.

The Fond Farewell

1 Use the teleport waypoint at Liyue Harbor and make your way to the marker.
2 Northland bank
Follow the marker again to Northland Bank.
3 Go up to Yujing Terrace and go to the markers to listen to the rumors.
4 Listen to the rumours
Go towards the Millelith to listen to his announcement.
5 Continue inside to the Rite of the Parting.
6 Ningguang speaking
Talk to 3 of any of the important NPC's. Speaking to Madame Ping, Ningguang, Ganyu, Keqing, Ying'er, or Shitou, will count.
7 Zhongli
Go towards the end and talk to Zhongli.

A New Star Approaches Tips & Tricks

Fight against Osial, Overlord of the Vortex


Weather Advantage

Protect the Ballistas
Since it will always be raining during the fight, you can use this as an advantage to deal more damage by creating elemental reactions with your Electro, Pyro, and Cryo Characters.

Impetuous Winds

Impetuous Winds

To protect the balistas, you must defeat all of the enemies that will spawn in three different areas. Using two Anemo characters will help you move around the area without having to worry about your stamina consumption because of the Elemental Resonance.

What You Should Do in Act 3

Explore New Areas

By clearing some of the objectives on Chapter 1 Act 3, the unexplored section where you fight Tartaglia (Childe) will be opened. This is an area that you can explore where you can receive amazing rewards once a week.

Enter the Golden House Guide

Reach Adventure Rank 40

You will need to reach Adventure Rank 40 to be able to do the Monoceros Caeli Chapter.

Ways to Increase Rank
  • Opening Treasure Chests
  • Unlocking Warp Points
  • Clearing Dungeons
  • Quest Achievement Rewards (Story Quests and Dailies)
  • Reward for Unexplored Discoveries
  • Defeating Bosses
  • Gaining Adventure Rank rewards

How to Raise Your Adventure Rank

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Prologue Chapter
1 The Outlander Who Caught the Wind 2 For a Tomorrow Without Tears
3 The Song of the Dragon and Freedom
Chapter 1
1 Of The Land Amidsth Monoliths 2 Farewell, the Archaic Lord
3 A New Star Approaches - Prelude: Bough Keeper: Dainsleif
4 We Will Be Reunited
Chapter 2
0 Prologue: Autumn Winds, Scarlet Leaves 1 The Immovable God and the Eternal Euthymia
2 Stillness, Sublimination of Shadow 3 Omnipresence Over Mortals
4 Requiem of the Echoing Depths
Interlude Chapter
1 The Crane Returns on the Wind 2 Perilous Trail
Chapter 3
1 Through Mists of Smoke and Forests Dark 2 The Morn a Thousand Roses Brings
3 Dreams, Emptiness, and Deception 4 King Deshret and the Three Magi
5 Akasha Pulses, the Kalpa Flame Rises - Sumeru Interlude: Inversion of Genesis
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