The Realms of Guile and War may be over, but the Perilous Trail remains in Genshin Impact. Here’s how to navigate the Interlude Chapter.
STARTING THE QUEST
The titular “Perilous Trail” is the Interlude Chapter, Act II. You may find the story time-gated. Proceed through the dialogue.
You’ll have to make your way across platforms by interacting with the mechanisms.
Rotate 1 time.
- 3 Pyro Slime
Rotate 1 time.
- 3 Hilichurl, 1 Mitachurl
Go back the way you came, and rotate 1 time.
- 2 Hilichurl, 1 Mitachurl
- 2 Pyro Slime
You can leave once you defeat 2 Pyro Geovishap.
CITY OF HIDDEN RUNES
You’ll have to step on 4 runes matching shape and colour, then use the Lightshapers to beam onto the symbols.
This platform has you fight 3 Geovishap Hatchlings.
This platform has you fight 1 Stonehide Lawachurl.
This platform has you fight 2 Geovishaps.
This platform has you fight 3 Rockshield Mitachurl.
REALM OF SNARING ILLUSIONS
Pick up the Luxurious Chest here if you haven’t already.
You’ll be able to utilize trial versions of Yanfei, Yelan and Xiao to fight off waves of enemies. The gimmick of this realm is to turn the needles of the “compass”. The first battle has you use Yanfei against 6 Treasure Hoarders. Be sure to pick up the note nearby afterwards too.
Rotate the needle forward once, then go through the gate in front.
Here, you’ll fight 1 Fatui Pyroslinger Bracer and 1 Cyrogunner Legionnaire with Trial Yanfei and Yelan.
You need to rotate the needle forward once here, and go through the gate. Once you return here, attack the budding tree, then go back through if you haven’t destroyed it already. You’ll then be allowed to rotate the needle forward once.
You will have to dodge the hand attacks with Xiao. There is no enemy to fight, you just need to survive. There’ll be a note to pick up nearby too.
The compass you need to interact with is behind the grille. Go back through the gate to pick up the note if you missed it, and interact with the lever if you couldn’t already, then go back through the gate.
You should be able to reach the compass now. Rotate the needle backwards twice until it reaches the left most symbol.
Go through the gate, and get one more note automatically. Rotate the compass needle here backwards once, and proceed through the dialogue.
Fare thee well in the Perilous Trail, and stay tuned for whatever story Genshin Impact may tell next.