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Genshin Impact - Contending Tides Event Guide

This is a guide to the Contending Tides, a Windblume Festival event in Genshin Impact. Read on to learn more about the different challenges and rewards available!

Note: This guide will be updated as more challenges are unlocked!

Contending Tides Event Info

Genshin - Contending Tides

Event Start April 2, 2021
10:00 (Server Time)
Event End April 12, 2021
3:59 (Server Time)
Location Dadaupa Gorge, Mondstadt
How to Unlock Reach AR 20
Complete the Quest:
Mountainous Summons
(Complete the Quest:
Break the Sword Cemetery Seal)

These challenges will test your combat skills against a wide variety of enemies in the Dadaupa Gorge Arena. Each challenge has certain levels of difficulty, with the toughest challenges offering the best rewards.

Contending Tides Event Location

Genshin - Contending Tides Event Location

You can find the Contending Tides Event in the northern part of Dadaupa Gorge.

Changing World Level Has No Effect

Changing your World Level in-game will not affect the difficulty of Contending Tides. This means that you will be facing enemies that match your actual World Level, and the challenges cannot be made easier.

Contending Tides Event Challenges

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Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Day 5 Day 6 Day 7

Here's more information about what challenges the Contending Tides have to offer.

Day 1: Welcome to Easy Mode

Objectives Extreme Difficulty
・Defeat 20 Opponents in 180 seconds.
・Defeat 4 Blazing Axe Mitachurls.
・No characters can die.
Arena Effects There will be an Aura within the arena. Characters within the Aura will obtain the following effects:
・Attack is increased by 100%.
・When attacks hit opponents, a shockwave will be released if your Stamina is above 50%, dealing AoE DMG. A shockwave of this kind can occur once every 3s.
Monsters

This enemies in this challenge are mostly Hilichurls, and there is an Arena effect in the center that buffs your attack.Try to stay within the circle to clear out enemies more efficiently!

Anemo and Geo Characters are recommended

Genshin - Contending Tides Anemo CharactersGroup enemies with Anemo Genshin - Contending Tides Shield CharactersKeep HP above 50% with Shields
Main DPS
Noelle Image Beidou Image Ganyu Image Xinyan Image Ningguang Image
Sub-DPS
Venti Image Albedo Image Xiangling Image Kaeya Image Xingqiu Image Mona Image
Support
Zhongli Image Sucrose Image Diona Image Bennett Image

Day 2: Don't Sweat It

Objectives Extreme Difficulty
・Defeat 30 Opponents in 180 seconds.
・No more than 20s can pass between enemy kills.
・No characters can die.
Arena Effects Electro-Charged damage +150%.
If you cause Electro-Charged reactions, an AoE attack is triggered as well. This can happen every 5s.
Monsters

Electro and Pyro Characters are recommended


The Electro-Charged bonus allows you to deal more damage in against the Hydro Slimes

Pyro allows you to deal massive Vaporize damage!
Main DPS
Keqing Image Beidou Image Diluc Image Hu Tao Image Ganyu Image
Sub-DPS
Fischl Image Lisa Image Chongyun Image Xiangling Image Amber Image
Support
Xinyan Image Sucrose Image Diona Image Bennett Image

Day 3: Art of the Cannonball

Objectives Extreme Difficulty
・Defeat 25 Opponents in 190 seconds.
・Defeat 3 Blazing Axe Mitachurls.
・No characters can die.
Arena Effects Plunge attacks deal AoE to all enemies in the arena.
After plunge attacks, all Characters in your party get a +50% Plunge Attack DMG bonus, which stacks up to 10 times.
Monsters

DPS and Shield Characters are recommended

Genshin - Contending Tides - Plunging AttackEnlarge
Collect the three Anemograna to summon a Wind Current and do plunging attacks
Genshin - Contending Tides - ShieldEnlarge
Use shields to defend against long ranged bow attacks
Main DPS
Genshin - Xiao Image Genshin - Keqing Image Genshin - Xinyan Image Genshin - Hu Tao Image Genshin - Beidou Image Genshin - Noelle Image
Sub-DPS
Genshin - Venti Image Genshin - Albedo Image Genshin - Xingqiu Image Genshin - Mona Image Genshin - Xiangling Image
Support
Genshin - Zhongli Image Genshin - Bennett Image Genshin - Qiqi Image Genshin - Jean Image Genshin - Sucrose Image

Day 4: Battle of an Epoch

Objectives Extreme Difficulty
・Defeat 5 Opponents in 135 seconds.
・Do not leave the arena during the challenge.
・No characters can die.
Arena Effects When Normal and Charged Attacks hit a Frozen oppoenent, there is a 50% chance of releasing a shockwave that deals AoE DMG. Can occur once every second.
Monsters

Cryo and Hydro Characters are recommended


Use Hydro and Cryo Characters to freeze the Ruin Guards

You can also use Pyro Characters to deal Vaporize and Melt reactions
Main DPS
Genshin - Ganyu Image Genshin - Tartaglia Image Genshin - Kaeya Image Genshin - Chongyun Image Genshin - Diluc Image Genshin - Hu Tao Image
Sub-DPS
Genshin - Mona Image Genshin - Fischl Image Genshin - Xingqiu Image Genshin - Xiangling Image Genshin - Lisa Image
Support
Genshin - Barbara Image Genshin - Bennett Image Genshin - Qiqi Image Genshin - Xinyan Image Genshin - Sucrose Image

Day 5: To The Bitter End

Objectives Extreme Difficulty
・Defeat one opponent in 110 seconds.
・Do not leave the arena during the challenge.
・No characters can die.
Arena Effects The following effects will occur according to the current active character's HP:
・When HP is less than 70%, ATK is increased by 50%
・When HP is less than 50%, the character's Normal and Charged Attack SPD is increased by 25%
・When HP is less than 30%, attacks from the character that hit opponents will unleash shockwaves that deal AoE DMG.
The aforementioned effects can occur simultaneously
Monsters

Take damage to get stronger attacks


Taking damage during this challenge is necessary to gain different kinds of ATK buffs
Main DPS
Genshin - Hu Tao Image Genshin - Xiao Image Genshin - Diluc Image Genshin - Keqing Image Genshin - Ganyu Image
Sub-DPS
Genshin - Xiangling Image Genshin - Xingqiu Image Genshin - Chongyun Image Genshin - Kaeya Image Genshin - Mona Image
Support
Genshin - Barbara Image Genshin - Bennett Image Genshin - Qiqi Image Genshin - Xinyan Image Genshin - Sucrose Image

Day 6: Shock Me, I Dare You!

Objectives Extreme Difficulty
・Defeat 30 opponents in 150 seconds
・No character deaths during the challenge
Arena Effects Normal and Charged Attack SPD is increased. Charged Attack Stamina Consumption is decreased.
Defeating opponents with Charged Attacks grants a stacking bonus: a Charged Attack DMG increase
Monsters

Keep using your Charged Attacks


The key to winning this challenge is to keep using your Charged Attacks regularly to deal the most DMG
Main DPS
Genshin - Xiao Image Genshin - Diluc Image Genshin - Keqing Image Genshin - Ganyu Image Genshin - Hu Tao Image
Sub-DPS
Genshin - Rosaria Image Genshin - Xingqiu Image Genshin - Chongyun Image Genshin - Xiangling Image Genshin - Mona Image
Support
Genshin - Barbara Image Genshin - Bennett Image Genshin - Noelle Image Genshin - Xinyan Image Genshin - Sucrose Image

Day 7: Want to Know How I Got These Icicles?

Objectives Extreme Difficulty
・Defeat 1 opponent in 90 seconds
・Do not leave the arena during the challenge
・No character deaths during the challenge
Arena Effects There is an Aura in the middle of the arena. If any of your own party members spends over 5s in the Aura, the Aura will be consumed and all your own party members will have their ATK increased by 100% for the next 10s. Their Normal and Charged Attacks will release a shockwave on hit that deals AoE DMG.
One shockwave may be unleashed in such a way every 15s. A new Aura will appear 10s after the previous Aura has been consumed and you have aforementioned effects. A maximum of 3 additional Auras will appear during this challenge.
Monsters

Use the Aura to Strengthen your Attack


Auras in the arena grant you ATK buffs and AoE DMG. Keep using these to win the fight.
Main DPS
Genshin - Xiao Image Genshin - Diluc Image Genshin - Keqing Image Genshin - Ganyu Image Genshin - Hu Tao Image Genshin - Klee Image
Sub-DPS
Genshin - Xiangling Image Genshin - Xingqiu Image Genshin - Chongyun Image Genshin - Kaeya Image Genshin - Mona Image
Support
Genshin - Barbara Image Genshin - Bennett Image Genshin - Qiqi Image Genshin - Xinyan Image Genshin - Sucrose Image

Contending Tides Gameplay

New Challenges Daily

Genshin - Contending Tides Event Challenges

Every day you unlock a new challenge, and all challenges have the Normal, Hard, and Extreme difficulties. No matter which option you choose, make sure your characters come prepared to fight!

Get all rewards in one go

You can choose to start with the easier difficulties, but if you clear the challenge on Extreme first, you will also get the Hard and Normal difficulty rewards.

Objectives and Conditions

Genshin - Conditions and Objectives

Completing the challenges is not just about clearing enemies, you also have to fulfill certain conditions to receive all of the rewards. Make sure you clear all objectives!

Timed Challenges

Genshin - Clear Contending Tides Challenges within the Time Limit

Most of the challenges will have a set time limit, so you only have a certain amount of time to defeat the enemies you need. Similar to Domain challenges or Spiral Abyss, speed is a must!

Special Arena Effects

Genshin - Contending Tides Arena Effects

Each of the challenges have special Arena Effects, such as wind currents that will help you perform plunge attacks. Use these effects to your advantage and gain the upper hand!

Contending Tides Event Rewards

Here are the rewards that you can receive by completing each challenge in Contending Tides. Note that clearing a stage on Extreme difficulty will get you all the rewards for the lower difficulties too, so you only need to clear each challenge once!

Challenge Rewards
Welcome to Easy Mode Normal
Genshin Impact - Primogem Image x60
Hard
Genshin Impact - Guide to Freedom Image x2 Genshin Impact - Mora Image x30,000
Extreme
Genshin Impact - Hero x2 Genshin Impact - Mora Image x30,000
Don't Sweat It Normal
Genshin Impact - Primogem Image x60
Hard
Genshin Impact - Guide to Resistance Image x2 Genshin Impact - Mora Image x30,000
Extreme
Genshin Impact - Hero x2 Genshin Impact - Mora Image x30,000
Art of the Cannonball Normal
Genshin Impact - Primogem Image x60
Hard
Genshin Impact - Guide to Ballad Image x2 Genshin Impact - Mora Image x30,000
Extreme
Genshin Impact - Hero x2 Genshin Impact - Mora Image x30,000
Battle of an Epoch Normal
Genshin Impact - Primogem Image x60
Hard
Genshin Impact - Guide to Prosperity Image x2 Genshin Impact - Mora Image x30,000
Extreme
Genshin Impact - Hero x2 Genshin Impact - Mora Image x30,000
Shock Me, I Dare You! Normal
Genshin Impact - Primogem Image x60
Hard
Genshin Impact - Guide to Gold Image x2 Genshin Impact - Mora Image x30,000
Extreme
Genshin Impact - Hero x2 Genshin Impact - Mora Image x30,000
Want to Know How I Got These Icicles? Normal
Genshin Impact - Primogem Image x60
Hard
Genshin Impact - Mystic Enhancement Ore Image x6 Genshin Impact - Mora Image x30,000
Extreme
Genshin Impact - Hero x2 Genshin Impact - Mora Image x30,000

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