Genshin Impact Theater Mechanicus Stage Of Brilliance Guide

Genshin Impact: Theater Mechanicus Stage of Brilliance guide

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Genshin Impact Theater Mechanicus Stage of Brilliance – What’s new in this version of the event

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Let’s discuss the basics when it comes to the Theater Mechanicus Stage of Brilliance minigame in Genshin Impact.

 

Simple and streamlined

Veteran players will remember the first version of this minigame from February 2021. That was subsequently replaced by the Stage of Wonders variant in August 2021. Nowadays, though, you’ll notice that things are a lot simpler and more streamlined. Here’s the gist:

  • Some towers are already pre-built, though you can still dismantle and construct new ones.
  • Challenges only let you build specific kinds of towers, each with a particular limit.
  • Specific actions or types of kills might reward you with more Veneficus Points (i.e., tower build points).
  • There’s no need to select Fortune/Mystic Sticks (i.e., buffs) at the end of each wave. Instead, these are chosen from a limited pool prior to starting a run.
  • The aforementioned selection pool also has a maximum number of points that you can spend.

Note: As usual, characters won’t be able to directly deal damage to foes. Instead, you’ll mostly use elemental skills to cause reactions (either in conjunction with other characters or tower effects).

Tower options

The core concepts are still retained in the Theater Mechanicus Stage of Brilliance minigame in Genshin Impact. If you check the Armory page, you’ll see the towers that can be built. Here they are:

  • Rippling Reflections – AoE Hydro damage.
  • Inferno – Long-range Pyro projectile.
  • Furious Discharge – Short-range Electro zap.
  • Dust Devil – Anemo projectiles that knock back enemies; can be rotated.
  • Glacial Bloom – Shoots Cryo bullets in a straight line.
  • Crack Shot – Shoots Physical damage arrows in a straight line.
  • Tandem Mine – Causes a massive Pyro explosion when enemies step on it; destroys the device.
  • Binding – Traps an enemy that passes through it for three seconds; destroys the device.
  • Banishment – Does an AoE knockback when an opponent gets too close; will go on a five-second cooldown once the effect is triggered; can be rotated.

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Fortune Sticks

The Fortune Sticks in the Theater Mechanicus Stage of Brilliance minigame in Genshin Impact provide buffs to different kinds of towers. Again, only a few of these will be available as part of a challenge’s selection pool:

  • Hydro tower
    • Undercurrent – Replaces AoE with a Water Eruption at the target’s position.
    • Dispersion – Lowers ATK to increase AoE.
    • Honed Flow – Increases elemental mastery and ATK speed.
    • Swell – Unleashes Torrent Rings every eight seconds.
    • Rapids – Greatly increases ATK.
    • Surging Fury – Increases ATK and ATK speed.
  • Pyro tower
    • Pyro Orb – Replaces regular projectile with high-damage Flares.
    • Magma – Increases damage against Geo.
    • Beacon – Greatly increases detection range.
    • Embers – Increases detection range.
    • Torch – Increases elemental mastery.
    • Blade – Increases ATK and ATK speed.
  • Cryo tower
    • Hailstones – Replaces regular projectile with Froststorm Arrows that deal more damage to frozen enemies; the basic attack hits one extra target.
    • Frozen Fog – Does an Ice Mist AoE every 25 seconds; the mist lasts 10 seconds.
    • Frost Pellet – Increases ATK speed and detection range.
    • Uninhibited – Projectiles lower a target’s elemental resistance.
  • Anemo tower
    • Spring Gust – Replaces regular projectile with Wind Blades that push enemies back.
    • Vacuum – Will continuously pull in enemies.
    • Wind in the Bamboo – Increases ATK and ATK speed.
  • Electro tower
    • Heavenly Tumult – Replaces projectile with Celestial Thunder, greatly increasing the damage.
    • Silver Lining – Can unleash an AoE Lightning Strike; increases elemental mastery based on the number of opponents hit.
    • Jolt – The basic attack can hit an extra target.
    • Vengeance – The basic attack can gain stacks; imprisons a foe for one second after gaining 10 stacks.
    • Bombardier – Overloaded and Electro-charged gain increased damage when these effects are triggered.
    • Thunder-charred – Increases ATK and detection range.
    • Stoic Thunder – Increases ATK and ATK speed.
  • Physical/Crack Shot tower
    • Crumbling – Allows the projectile to cause an AoE explosion.
    • Rolling Thunder – Replaces projectile with Chaos Cluster; stacks increase movement speed, size, and damage over time after it’s fired.
    • Bullseye – A slightly weaker and cheaper version of Rolling Thunder as it only increases damage per stack.
    • Arbalest – Increases detection range.
    • Siege – Towers that trigger Superconduct decrease a target’s physical resistance for 12 seconds.
    • Fusillade – Increases ATK and ATK speed.
    • Long Arm – Increases ATK speed and detection range.
  • Tandem Mine
    • Continuous Carnage – The explosion will not destroy the mine; instead causes a self-repair state that takes seven seconds to complete.
    • Faint Thunder – Refunds 20 points whenever a mine is destroyed.
    • Culling – Deals bonus damage to foes that are above 50% HP.
  • Binding
    • Chains – Improves the effect, allowing the device to imprison multiple foes in an AoE.
    • Constancy – The binding effect will not destroy the device; instead causes a self-repair state that takes seven seconds to complete.
    • Shackles – Increases the imprisonment time to two seconds.
    • Brambles – Imprisoned opponents take more damage.
    • Hidden Sting – A weaker and cheaper version of Brambles.
  • Banishment
    • Sustenance – Allows the tower effect to get triggered four more times before entering a cooldown state.
    • Daze – Decreases the movement speed of enemies that get pushed back by four seconds.

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Mystic Sticks

The Mystic Sticks in the Theater Mechanicus Stage of Brilliance minigame in Genshin Impact provide buffs to your characters or different utility effects. Again, only a few of these will be available as part of a challenge’s selection pool:

  • Boldness – +25% ATK speed, movement speed, and gliding speed for your party.
  • Swiftness – -35% elemental skill cooldown.
  • Deterrence – Suppresses the Clotting Ice and Clotting Ice (Extreme) effects; opponents near your characters regenerate 100% less HP (i.e., negates their regen).
  • Falling – Reduces the cooldown of bridges when you shut them down by 12 seconds.
  • Continuation – +100% more built points acquired when you kill enemies by dropping them/pushing them off the edge.
  • Arrow Shower – +2 additional Crack Shot towers can be constructed.
  • Howling Tides – +2 additional Hydro towers can be constructed.
  • Lightning Speed – +2 additional Electro towers can be constructed.
  • Reinforcement – +1 additional tower type can be constructed.
  • Grueling Battle – Dismantled towers yield 80% of their cost.

All right, let’s go to the next part of our guide series to talk about the first challenge called Whither the Wind Wends.

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