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Genshin Impact - Maguu Kenki Boss Guide

Maguu Kenki is an upcoming boss enemy in Genshin Impact Version 1.6. Learn more about its basic information, release date, item drops, and potential attack patterns here!

Maguu Kenki Basic Information

Maguu Kenki ImageMaguu Kenki
Required Resin 40
Locations
Twinning Isle, Golden Apple Archipelago
Completion Rewards


Maguu Kenki Was Added in 1.6

The Samurai-looking boss, Maguu Kenki, is a new boss enemy in Genshin Impact Version 1.6. It's a new kind of boss that uses its blades and special techniques to keep us on our toes!

Located in Golden Apple Archipelago in 1.6

Genshin - Maguu Kenki Location

For the duration of 1.6 it will stay in the Golden Apple Archipelago, however at the end, it will be moved to another location. The new location will be updated when it's available.

Recommended Party for Maguu Kenki

Recommended Characters for Repeated Runs

Zhongli Image Zhongli ・Can decrease damage taken with shields.
・Jade Shield's debuff on enemies close by will increase damage output.
Noelle Image Noelle ・Can decrease damage taken with shields.
・Can provide both damage and healing.
Hu Tao Image Hu Tao ・Deals tons of damage with her Elemental Burst.
・Strong Main DPS with great damage output.
Diluc Image Diluc ・Can use his Elemental Skill and Birst often.
・Strong Main DPS with great damage output.
Beidou Image Beidou ・Strong Main DPS with good damage output.
・Aim for Tidecaller counters for even greater damage.
Bennett Image Bennett ・Can support and heal.
・Use his Elemental Burst to increase your close-combat attack power.

Maguu Kenki is easy when using shields

Maguu Kenki has a lot of AoE attacks with itself in the center, so if you bring characters that can give shields, you can stay close without worrying about taking damage.

Recommended Party for Maguu Kenki

Recommended Party for Maguu Kenki
Hu Tao Image Hu Tao Zhongli Image Zhongli Xingqiu Image Xingqiu Bennett Image Bennett

Aim for Close Combat with Shields

As mentioned above, you can make it through the Maguu Kenki boss fight quite easily with a combination of shields and close-ranged attacks. Most long ranged attacks will be parried anyway, so it's better to keep yourself protected and go in full-force.

Play with others if you're struggling

Are you missing specific characters, or have you not built a full party yet? Teaming up with others from our Co-Op boards is a great way to swiftly beat Maguu Kenki and other bosses!

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How to Defeat Maguu Kenki

Use Close-Ranged Characters

Genshin - Go Melee on Maguu Kenki

The Maguu Kenki will parry all long-ranged attacks with its shield-like mask, so you will have to get close to fight it. Physical DMG dealers also get the spotlight against this boss. Physical damagers like Eula and Keqing also work well!

Use Shield Characters

Genshin - Use Shield Characters
Since you want to get close to fight it and Maguu Kenki has several AoE attacks that may catch you off-guard, you should bring a shield character to help lessen the damage.

Attacks Get Aggressive at 70% HP

Genshin - Maguu Kenki Phantom Stage

Maguu Kenki's attacks get more aggressive as its HP gets lower, so keep your guard (and shields!) up.

Attacking Phantoms Deal No Damage

Genshin - Phantoms are Immune to DMG
Attacking the Phantoms Maguu Kenki creates deal no damage to the boss, so it's best to focus on the solid body and avoid the Phantoms instead.

Long-Ranged Attacks Get Parried

Genshin - Mask Parry Triggered
This boss has a mask which will block the majority of bow or catalyst attacks. It also blocks skills with mid range, like Zhongli's Elemental Skill. Maguu Kenki will also swiftly move closer to you as you keep your distance.

Use Long-Ranged when it's attacking

Genshin - Long-Ranged Attacks Deal DMG
The mask parry is not completely long-range proof! Sometimes the boss will use the mask to attack instead, making it unable to parry. This is a good chance to deal a good chunk of damage.

Not Immune to Anemo or Cryo

Genshin - Xiao Dealing DMG on Maguu Kenki
While Maguu Kenki's elements are Anemo and Cryo, it's not immune to it. So using Xiao or Chongyun against it can still deal deal damage.

No Damage When Getting Up

Genshin - Maguu Kenki No Damage at Start
It takes a little while after starting the fight before Maguu Kenki becomes vulnerable to damage. Wait till it's completely up before you start attacking.

Maguu Kenki Attack Patterns

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Mask Parry Mask Rush Mask Attack (Cryo)
Sword Flash Sword Attack Triple Sword Slash
Cryo Blast Sword Flash (Anemo) Illusion Slash (Anemo)
Triple Sword Slash (Anemo) Sword Attack (Cryo)

Maguu Kenki Mask Parry

Genshin - Mask Parry
Launching any long-ranged attacks or Elemental skills such as Fishcl's Oz against Maguu Kenki will trigger its Mask Parry and nullify any incoming damage against it.

Maguu Kenki Mask Rush

Genshin - Maguu Kenki Mask Charge
A direct attack by Maguu Kenki. This attack is performed when your character is infront of Maguu Kenki. Since the attack only hits in front of Maguu Kenki, you can avoid it by moving to the left or right once you see the attack animation where the evil face is aligned.

Maguu Kenki Mask Attack (Cryo)

Genshin - Maguu Kenki Mask Attack
A long-distance attack by Maguu Kenki's Mask. It uses the cryo element to attack the area around the mask. Before the attack, the evil mask will appear and spin around your character, so move away when you see it.

Maguu Kenki Sword Flash

Genshin - Maguu Kenki Sword Flash
An attack where Maguu Kenki will lunge at you. Before attacking, it will draw its sword, so you can avoid it by timing your dash. Since the attack animation is very fast, you can avoid taking damage by putting up a shield beforehand.

Maguu Kenki Sword Attack

Genshin - Maguu Kenki Sword Attack
A melee attack that attacks the area around Maguu Kenki. The attack animation before the attack is similar to that of Flash, but this attack is more likely to be performed when the character is close to Maguu Kenki. If you move away in time from Maguu Kenki, you will not take any damage. Since the attack is fast and difficult to avoid by moving, it is recommended to use a shield instead.

Maguu Kenki Triple Sword Slash

Genshin - Maguu Kenki Triple Sword Slash
A melee attack that is performed three times in a row by Maguu Kenki. It's a relatively easy attack to avoid once you learn the movements. The best way to avoid the attack is to move in a circle around Maguu Kenki.

Maguu Kenki Cryo Blast

Genshin - Maguu Kenki Cryo Blast
An AoE attack that deals a ton of damage around Maguu Kenki with Cryo Element. Move as far away from Maguu Kenki once you see the pre-attack animation. After this, Maguu Kenki's attack pattern will change and will become more dangerous, so be careful with your movement.

Maguu Kenki Sword Flash (Anemo)

Genshin - Maguu Kenki Sword Flash Anemo
A lunging attack imbued with Anemo, unleashed once Maguu Kenki's attack pattern changes. Similar to Sword Flash, Maguu Kenki will lunge towards you, but instead deals Anemo damage and performs a follow-up slash attack, so stay alert and avoid it by dashing or shielding.

Sword Flash (Anemo) switches moves

Genshin - Maguu Kenki Sword Flash link
In rare occasions, instead of doing a follow-up slash attack, Maguu Kenki will instead use a Triple Sword Slash (Anemo) and ending it with a Mask Rush. Just move away from Maguu Kenki to dodge all of the attacks.

Maguu Kenki Illusion Slash (Anemo)

Genshin - Maguu Kenki Illusion Slash
Maguu Kenki creates an illusion and together sends out ranged slashing attacks towards you. There are a total of four slashes that you can easily avoid by dashing away.

Maguu Kenki Triple Sword Slash (Anemo)

Genshin - Maguu Kenki Triple Sword Slash.gif
Maguu Kenki creates an illusion and each of them performs three consecutive attacks in a row. Although the range of the attack is wider, the attack pattern is the same as the Triple Sword Slash before and can be avoided by just dashing.

Don't move too far

Genshin - Maguu Kenki Triple Sword Slash Link
If you move too far away during this attack, Maguu Kenki will attempt to use Sword Flash (Anemo) on you, so try not to stray too far!

Maguu Kenki Sword Attack (Cryo)

Genshin - Phantom Summon
Maguu Kenki creates an illusion and performs a combined melee attack that damages everyone around it. Easily avoid taking damage by just moving away from Maguu Kenki.

Items Dropped By Maguu Kenki

Maguu Kenki Material Drops

Drop Level
Lv. 30+
Lv. 75+
Lv. 60+
Lv. 40+
Any Lv.
Lv. 75+
Lv. 46+
Lv. 40+
Any Lv.

Maguu Kenki Artifact Drops

Artifact Set Drops
Berserker Berserker Instructor Instructor Lucky Dog Lucky Dog
Gladiator Gladiator's Finale Wanderer Wanderer's Troupe

Characters That Use Maguu Kenki Materials

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Currently, no released characters use the Marionette Core as their ascension material, but chances are that Kazuha, who also releases in 1.6, will need them for his ascension.

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