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Genshin Impact - Shadow of the Ancients Event Guide
Shadow of the Ancients is an investigation event in Genshin Impact. Learn how to unlock Shadow of the Ancients, how to play and complete all stages, how to defeat the Anomalous Model Ruin Grader, how to play in Co-Op Mode, and all rewards in this event guide!

Shadow of the Ancients Event Guide
Genshin - Shadow of the Ancients Icon Phase 1 Genshin - Shadow of the Ancients Icon Phase 2 Genshin - Shadow of the Ancients Icon Phase 3

Shadow of the Ancients Event Information

Genshin - Shadow of the Ancients Banner

Event Dates and Details

Event Start November 05, 2021
Event End November 15, 2021
Final Quest Nov. 15 - Nov. 18, 2021
Rewards

Complete A Flower Blooms in a Prison to Unlock Shadow of the Ancients

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To unlock this event, you need to complete A Flower Blooms in a Prison sub-quest of The Immovable God and the Eternal Euthymia Archon Quest! You also need to be Adventure Rank 30 or above.
The Immovable God Quest Guide

Can you play Shadow of the Ancients in Co-Op Mode?

Yes, you can! Other players can aid you both in all Phases for defeating enemies that appear during the challenges, however they would not be able to use their Ayesha's Chaos Prospector or interact with chests or activate any challenges.

If you need help defeating enemies, check out the Co-Op Boards:

Genshin Co-Op Boards
Genshin - Friend Request BoardFriend Request Board Genshin - Co-Op BoardCo-Op Board

Shadow of the Ancients Stage Guides

All Phases and Quest Guides

Stage Info & Guides
Phase 1 Guide: Investigative Surveys
Quest: Journey to Tsurumi
Phase 2 Guide: Data Sampling
Quest: Autonomous Mechanical Energy Source: Preface
Phase 3 Guide: Live Testing
Quest: Autonomous Mechanical Energy Source: Live Sample
Final Event Quest Guide: Autonomous Mechanical Energy Source: Conclusion
Duration: November 15 - 18, 2021

How to Unlock Event Phases

Shadow of the Ancients Event Phases are unlocked every two days during the event. You will have to complete the previous stage before moving onto the next one!

How to Play Shadow of the Ancients

Shadow of the Ancients Event Guide

How to Play the Event
1 Finish “Journey to Tsurumi” for the event gadget.
2 Phase 1: Use the Prospector in Survey Sites.
3 Phase 2: Activate and charge Pursina's Spikes.
4 Phase 3: Defeat the Anomalous Model Ruin Grader.

How to Start Playing the Event

Genshin Impact - Journey to Tsurumi World Quest Guide

After completing “A Flower Blooms in Prison” in Chapter 2: Act 1's Archon Quest, you have to play through “Journey to Tsurumi” before proceeding to the actual event. Take a look at our Journey to Tsurumi quest guide here:
Journey to Tsurumi Guide

How to Use Ayesha's Chaos Prospector

Genshin - How to Use Ayesha

Use Ayesha's Chaos Prospector on a Survey Site. If a Conduction Component is in range, the Prospector will mark the location for you. If it's not in range, the Prospector will point to it's general direction.

View Full Prospector Gadget Guide

Used to find Component Locations in Phase 1

All Investigative Survey Site Locations

Stormterror's Lair

Yaoguang Shoal

Qingxu Pool

Tatarasuna

Use Ayesha's Chaos Prospector in Phase 1 of the event to survey areas in Mondstadt, Liyue, and Inazuma for Conduction Components. These are materials needed to repair Pursina's Spikes, which are part of Phase 2.
Full Phase 1 Walkthrough

How to Use Pursina's Spikes

How to Charge Pursina's Spikes

Use of Electro Attacks

Spike Recharge Rates

Charge Pursina's Spikes with the Conduction Components you collected in Phase 1. You will then have to continuously charge them up with Electro Attacks while fighting off the enemies it attracts.

Special Sampling Points Challenge

Special Sampling Point Locations

Dragonspine, Mondstadt

Guyun Stone Forest, Liyue

The locations for the survey sites are also featured in the data sampling phase and once it's done, the Special Sampling Points challenge will be unlocked! Complete it to get Mora and Mystic Enhancement Ores.
Full Phase 2 Walkthrough

Anomalous Model Ruin Grader Boss Guide

Genshin - Shadow of the Ancients - Ruin Grader Mechanics
After Phases 1 and 2, you will then have to fight off the Anomalous Model Ruin Grader to complete Phase 3.

Defeat this event boss while the ruin devices are fully charged or else it will regenerate its health!
Full Phase 3 Walkthrough

Shadow of the Ancients Rewards

All Shadow of the Ancients Event Rewards

Phase Total Phase Rewards
Genshin - Shadow of the Ancients Icon Phase 1:
Investigative Surveys
Genshin - Mora Image Mora x30,000
Genshin - Shadow of the Ancients Icon Phase 2: Data Sampling
Genshin - Mora Image Mora x30,000
Genshin - Shadow of the Ancients Icon Phase 3: Live Testing
Genshin Impact - Mora Image Mora x180,000

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