One of the new additions in Genshin Impact‘s version 1.3 update is the “Bough Keeper: Dainsleif” quest. While doing these objectives, you’ll meet a mysterious character named, well, Dainsleif. Here’s our guide to help you out.
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Genshin Impact guide: Meeting the Bough Keeper Dainsleif
To start “Bough Keeper: Dainsleif,” simply talk to Katheryne at Monstadt’s Adventurer’s Guild. She’ll direct you to speak with other NPCs in the city.
Eventually, you’ll head to the tavern where you’ll meet our International Man of Mystery.
Looks like Dainsleif knows a lot more about the Traveler’s exploits in Genshin Impact. He’s aware of Venti’s identity, your part in Liyue’s Rex Lapis fiasco, and more. Plus, he keeps mentioning someone that he’s “traveled with” before.
Anyway, Dainsleif will tell you that he’s hunting an Abyss Herald. This leads you to a short romp in the Temple of the Falcon.
Note: Although Dainsleif says that he’s going with you, you don’t actually get to control him.
Clear the domain normally. Just remember to bring a Hydro-based character since there are a couple of Pyro Abyss Mages.
It’s possible that you’ve noticed some Wolfhook fruits in the domain, too. That’s a hint of where we’re going next.
After clearing the Temple of the Falcon, meet with Dainsleif on a ridge overlooking the Andrius boss fight area. Here, you’ll look for two torches lit by dark magic.
Defeat the enemies here, interact with the torches, and return to your new pal.
The third area you’ll visit is Stormterror’s Lair. No, you won’t fight the dragon. Instead, you’ll simply need to head to the marker on your map.
You’ll need to eliminate some hilichurls, mitachurls, and abyss mages to clear the area.
When you’re done, glide using the wind current to reach your new buddy. The Traveler will be able to interact with a dandelion which flashes to a cinematic from Genshin Impact‘s opening.
It’s when the Traveler last saw his/her brother.
Anyway, there are more questions to be answered since Dainsleif seems to hint that he knows Lumine’s/Aether’s sibling. Sadly, he’ll say goodbye for now.
This is just the first part of the “Bough Keeper” quest, so it’s likely that we’ll meet him again later (perhaps as a 5-star character). You do get some hero’s wit, primogems, gold, talent books, and ores for your troubles.