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Midsummer Island Adventure: Samurai Sighted… To Arms! Guide

Genshin Impact 1.6 launched on June 8, 2021, launching the Midsummer Island Adventure storyline featuring Klee, Jean, and Barbara.

Act II's challenge, Whirlpool off to Starboard...Full Speed Ahead! has players navigating different Waverider courses in an attempt to collect insignias and complete each course within a set amount of time.

It is a bit more difficult than it looks due to the loose handling of the Waverider.

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Midsummer Island Adventure

Genshin Impact Midsummer Island Adventure map
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Midsummer Island Adventure consists of four acts that unlock over the course of seven days from the launch of Genshin Impact 1.6.

Genshin Impact players must be Adventure Rank 21 and have completed the Archon Quest "Song of the Dragon, Freedom” and Trifolium Chapter: Act I “True Treasure."

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Act I (Main Cannon, Make Ready, Fire!)

Players must use the Waverider to destroy floating structures.

This act is available from the start of the event, and players must complete the Mysterious Islands: Journey to the Unknown quest to unlock it.

Read the Main Cannon, Make Ready, Fire! Guide.

Act II (Whirlpool off to Starboard… Full Speed Ahead!)

Race the Waverider on timed courses.

This act is available beginning on June 11, 2021, and players need to complete the Summer Vacation: Proceed with Caution quest to unlock it.

Read the Whirlpool off to Starboard… Full Speed Ahead! Guide.

Act III (Samurai Sighted… To Arms!)

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Fight the new Maguu Kenki boss.

This act is available beginning on June 14, 2021, and players need to complete the Dodo-King of the Sea: Lying in Wait quest to unlock it.

Read the Samurai Sighted...To Arms! Guide.

Act IV (Harpastum Bombs Loaded… Blow ‘Em Away!)

Use Harpastum Bombs to destroy enemies.

This act is available beginning on June 17, 2021, and players need to complete The Final Riddle: A Secret Uncovered quest to unlock it.

Read the Harpastum Bombs Loaded… Blow ‘Em Away! Guide.

Echoing Tales

Collect Echoing Conch shells scattered throughout the archipelago to hear their tales and piece together a story that may lead to a wondrous treasure.

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Completing this event will earn players the Summertime Sparkle outfit for Barbara.

Read the Echoing Tales Guide.

Samurai Sighted… To Arms!

Genshin Impact Samurai Sighted...To Arms! screenshot
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Once players have completed the Dodo-King of the Sea: Lying in Wait quest, they will be able to repeatedly challenge Maguu Kenki to earn an initial set of rewards, as well as materials and artifacts.

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Maguu Kenki specializes in close-range combat, but it also practically impervious to long-range attacks thanks to its mask parry.

Big melee DPS dealers, like Eula, Diluc, or Xiao are excellent against it, though Zhongli with his shield will make the quickest work of this boss, able to deal damage without taking any.

Physical damage is preferred over elemental damage for this battle, so there is no need to worry about triggering Elemental Reactions.

Watch out for Maguu Kenki's spirit attacks, as well as its mask attacks.

The boss telegraphs its moves, so once players are familiar with how it attacks it is very easy to avoid many of them and attack when the opportunity presents itself.

Samurai Sighted… To Arms! Rewards

There are several objectives to complete while fighting the Maguu Kenki, each with its own rewards:

  • Defeat Maguu Kenki 1 time
    • 30 Primogems
    • 20,000 Mora
  • Defeat Maguu Kenki 2 times
    • 30 Primogems
    • 20,000 Mora
  • Defeat Maguu Kenki 3 times
    • 30 Primogems
    • 20,000 Mora
  • Defeat a Maguu Kenki without being hit by its phantom's attacks
    • 2 Hero's Wit
    • 20,000 Mora
  • Long-range attacks can trigger the Maguu Kenki's mask parry-defeat it without triggering this parry
    • 2 Hero's Wit
    • 20,000 Mora
  • Defeat a Maguu Kenki without being hit by its mask's attacks
    • 2 Hero's Wit
    • 20,000 Mora
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Of course, players can also spend Resin to obtain more rewards after defeating the boss:

  • Shivada Jade Sliver
  • Shivada Jade Fragment (level 40+)
  • Shivada Jade Chunk (level 60+)
  • Shivada Jade Gemstone (level 75+)
  • Vayuda Turquoise Sliver
  • Vayuda Turquoise Fragment (level 40+)
  • Vayuda Turquoise Chunk (level 60+)
  • Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone (level 75+)
  • Marionette Core (level 30+)
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Artifacts:

  • Berserker set
  • Lucky Dog set
  • Gladiator's Finale set
  • Instructor's set
  • Wanderer's Troupe set
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