The Genshin Impact Lantern Rite events are currently under way. On February 10, 2021, the event officially began and offered access to the tower defense-style Theater Mechanicus game. miHoYo shared some insight and provided a look at some of the monsters players will be encountering.
In Theater Mechanicus, players will face off against Hilichurl tribe members and a selection of monsters. In terms of the Hilichurls, miHoYo suggested AoE damage is an effective way of managing them. They can arrive in clusters. The company also suggested attacks that could launch them forward or back. It mentioned using Anemo attacks for wind-based crowd control.
Then there are the Samachurls and Hilichurl berserkers, who are small but speedy. For them, it is suggested that players utilize Tidal Flats, Thunderstrike Mechanici, and, because of their size, Anemo Visions to blow them around. Meanwhile, the Mitachurls, a sturdier type of enemy, will require a more focused approach. They are the slowest of the Hilichurl “family,” but carry shields. Using Pyro and Physical DMG to eliminate the shields helps.
Players will also encounter slimes, which are immune to their own elemental DMG, Abyss Mages, who deploy elemental shields that are immune to their element. In each case, you need to consider opposite elements. Diversity helps. Ruin Hunters are flying mechanical creatures who occasionally stop flying to give players an opportunity to attack. Creatures called Ruin Guards and Ruin Graders will be present as well. They are slow-moving challenges that are resistant to Physical DMG.
The Lantern Rite event and Theater Mechanicus end on February 28, 2021 and the Xiao Market will close soon after on March 7, 2021. Genshin Impact is available for the PlayStation 4, PC, and both Android and Apple iOS devises. A version for the Nintendo Switch is in development.