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Genshin Impact - Clearance Guide and How to Get More Special Levels in the Sumeru Desert

Here's how to get more Special Clearance levels in the Sumeru Desert for Genshin Impact. We'll show you how to increase your clearance to gain full levels and access clearance puzzles.

What is Clearance in Genshin?

Keys to activate mechanisms in ruins

Genshin - What is Clearance
Clearances are ancient keys used to activate mechanisms, solve puzzles, and unlock areas in the ruins of Sumeru Desert. The higher the Special Clearance you have, the more devices you can interact with!

Sumeru Desert Map Guide

Unlocked by obtaining Scarlet Sand Slate gadget

Genshin Impact - How to Use the Scarlet Sand Slate

The clearance mechanic is unlocked when you get the Scarlet Sand Slate gadget from Lost in the Sands. You'll start out with Level 0 clearance, but the Scarlet Sand Slate will let you collect clearance levels.

How to Use the Scarlet Sand Slate

How Clearance Works

Base Clearance Full Clearance

Your Scarlet Sand Slate will display glowing logos depending on your Clearance level. You can only activate mechanisms that have the same number of symbols on the Scarlet Sand Slate. Here are some examples:

Desert Mechanism Clearance Level

How to Get More Clearance Levels in Sumeru

Complete Golden Slumber quests

Genshin - How to Get More Clearance

You increase your Clearance levels by completing the "Golden Slumber" and "Old Notes and New Friends" quest chains. Once you complete the "Dual Evidence" subquest, you'll get full special clearance.

How to Get Each Clearance Level

Type How to Get & What It Unlocks
Genshin - Half-Circle Clearance The general clearance type. It's used to unlock various mechanisms found in all underground areas of the Desert. There are a total of four levels for this type of clearance. Here's how to get each:

1: Complete The Secret of Al-Ahmar
2-4: Complete Dual Evidence
Genshin - Square Clearance Unlocked by completing The Secret of Al-Ahmar. This is the Clearance level required to unlock the Khaj-Nisut area of the Desert.
Genshin - Circle Clearance Unlocked at the start of Dual Evidence. This is the Clearance level required to unlock Duat Hall.
Genshin - Circle Clearance Unlocked at the start of Dual Evidence. This is the Clearance level required to unlock Duat Hall.
Genshin - Circle Clearance Unlocked at the start of Dual Evidence. This is the Clearance level required to unlock Duat Hall.
Genshin - U Clearance Read Pathfinders' Log: VI in Desert of Hamdramaveth. This is the Clearance level required to unlock The City of Gurabad.

Puzzles that unlock after getting enough clearance

Plinth of the Sacred Rites



Plinth of the Sacred Rites
Clearance Level Required Depends on the number of seals on the Plinth
Unlock Quest No Seals: Lost in the Sands
1 Seal: The Secret of Al-Ahmar
2-4 Seals: Dual Evidence

Plinth of the Sacred Seals are mechanisms used to activate or disable ruin puzzles. Although you can use it after the first Golden Slumber quest, Plinths tied with other advanced puzzles are still locked behind higher clearance levels.

You get more clearance seals as you complete Golden Slumber or Old Notes and New Friends quests.

Plinth of the Secret Rites Guide in Sumeru

Primal Barriers

Genshin - Primal BarriersPrimal Barrier
Clearance Level Required Depends on the number of seals on the Plinth
Unlock Quest No Seals: Lost in the Sands
1 Seal: The Secret of Al-Ahmar
2-4 Seals: Dual Evidence

Red or blue transparent walls are Primal Barriers, unlocked by either having enough clearance seals for the Plinths, or by completing puzzles related to that area. If you're unsure how to open these, search first if there are Plinth books, Primal Embers, or other puzzles around!

Primal Barrier Guide in Sumeru

Everlight Cells

Genshin - Everlight CellsEverlight Cells
Clearance Level Required Genshin - Half-Circle ClearanceOne Half-Circle Clearance
Unlock Quest The Secret of Al-Ahmar

You can access red Everlight Cells with just one level of clearance, Beam Transmissions with Everlight Cells are light puzzles that transmit beams to floating devices to activate devies, akin to Inazuma Relay Stones.

Everlight Cell Puzzles in Sumeru

Khaj-Nisut

Genshin - Khaj-NisutKhaj-Nisut
Clearance Level Required Genshin - Squared ClearanceSquared Clearance
Unlock Quest The Secret of Al-Ahmar and Dreams Beneath the Searing Sand

Entrance to Khaj-Nisut is accessible after completing The Secret of Al-Ahmar and playing through Dreams Beneath the Searing Sand. You will eventually have to go inside the ruins during the quest anyways.

Khaj-Nisut Puzzles Guide

Duat Hall

Genshin - Duat HallDuat Hall
Clearance Level Required Genshin - Circled ClearanceCircled Clearance
Unlock Quest Dual Evidence

Entrance to Duat Hall is accessible after starting the Dual Evidence quest. You will also get access to the remaining ruins underneath the Mausoleum of King Deshret.

Duat Hall Puzzle Guide

Giant Fan Blades

Genshin - Giant Fan BladesGiant Fan Blades
Clearance Level Required
Genshin - Half-Circle ClearanceGenshin - Half-Circle Clearance
Two Half-Circle Clearance
Unlock Quest Dual Evidence

After completing one of either Place of Rebirh, Place of Breath, or Place or Swallowing during the Dual Evidence quest, you will obtain two half-circle seals. This gives you access in enabling or disabling these wind mechanisms.

Obscuring Cells

Genshin - Obscuring CellsObscuring Cells
Clearance Level Required
Genshin - Half-Circle ClearanceGenshin - Half-Circle ClearanceGenshin - Half-Circle Clearance
Three Half-Circle Clearance
Unlock Quest Dual Evidence

After completing two of either Place of Rebirh, Place of Breath, or Place or Swallowing during the Dual Evidence quest, you will obtain three half-circle seals. This gives you access to use wall-revealing Obscuring Cells.

Verity Cells

Genshin - Verity CellsVerity Cells
Clearance Level Required
Genshin - Half-Circle ClearanceGenshin - Half-Circle ClearanceGenshin - Half-Circle Clearance
Three Half-Circle Clearance
Unlock Quest Dual Evidence

After completing two of either Place of Rebirh, Place of Breath, or Place or Swallowing during the Dual Evidence quest, you will obtain three half-circle seals. Obtaining a Veriy Cell marker Cell reveals invisible objects around you

How to Use Verity Cell Features in Sumeru

Great Red Sand

Genshin - Great Red SandGreat Red Sand
Clearance Level Required
Genshin - Half-Circle ClearanceGenshin - Half-Circle ClearanceGenshin - Half-Circle ClearanceGenshin - Half-Circle Clearance
Four Half-Circle Clearance
Unlock Quest Dual Evidence

After completing all Place of Rebirh, Place of Breath, or Place or Swallowing ruins during the Dual Evidence quest, you will obtain full half-circle seals. You can now interact with all locked mechanisms in Sumeru Desert area!

Sumeru Desert Map Guide

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Tree of Dreams Commission Unlock
Reputation Shrine of Depths
Remarkable Chests Chest Locations

The Great Red Sand World Quests

Desert Quest Chains
Golden Slumber Old Notes and New Friends
The Exile A Gifted Rose
Golden Slumber Quest Guides
Lost in the Sands An Introduction to Indoor Archaeology
The Secret of Al-Ahmar Dreams Beneath the Searing Sand
Old Notes and New Friends Quest Guides
Dual Evidence Soheil's Wish
Invisible Barrier Hidden Mercenaries
Desert's Remembrance
The Exile Quest Guides
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A Gifted Rose: Can Stones Bloom A Gifted Rose: Ballad of Days Gone By
A Gifted Rose: Some People Never Fade Away Golden Rose Seeds
Desert World Quests
Afratu's Dilemma Blooming Sands
Join the Eremites and Embrace a Wonderful New Life!

The Great Red Sand Puzzles and Features

Guides for Sumeru Features
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Genshin Impact - Primal SandglassPrimal Sandglass Genshin Impact - Obscuring Cell Puzzle GuideObscuring Cell
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Enemies in the The Great Red Sand

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Genshin - Eremite Stone EnchanterEremite Stone Enchanter Genshin - Eremite GalehunterEremite Galehunter

Living Creatures in the The Great Red Sand

Wildlife in the The Great Red Sand

Wildlife in the The Great Red Sand
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Items in the The Great Red Sand

Items found in the The Great Red Sand
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