Genshin Impact – Version 3.1 is Now Available, Patch Notes Released

Three new Domains, new Archon Quest Acts, World Quests, and three new playable characters are available in the latest update.

Posted By | On 28th, Sep. 2022

Genshin Impact - Version 3.1

HoYoverse’s newest update for Genshin Impact, Version 3.1 “King Deshret and the Three Magi”, is now available on PS4, PC, iOS and Android. It adds several new areas to Sumeru, like the Hypostyle Desert, the Land of Lower Setekh, and the Land of Upper Setekh, along with three new characters – Cyno, Nilou, and Candace. Candace and Cyno are available via Event Wishes for the first half of the update, while Nilou will be obtainable in the second half.

In addition, there are three new Domains to explore – the Garden of Endless Pillars, the Altar of Mirages, and the Red Desert Threshold. Act 3 and 4 of Archon Quest Chapter III are also available, continuing the main storyline. However, you can also get to know Cyno and Nilou through their respective Story Quests.

The new story quests will be permanently available. If that weren’t enough, several new enemies have been added, including two new bosses. Check out some of the patch notes below for more details.

“King Deshret and the Three Magi” Version 3.1 Update Details

Domain: Altar of Mirages

  • The Jinn once used this place as a free theater and a paradise without sorrow or care. The people of the desert wastes also once used this place as a ritual site to remember the ages long past… But all these joys and sorrows, like a false mirage, would disappear amidst the flow of the Ley Lines.
  • Unlock Criteria: Reach Adventure Rank 28 or above and fulfill certain criteria.
  • Challenge the Domain to obtain rewards such as Primogems and Dendro Sigils.

Domain: Red Desert Threshold

  • Legend has it that were once a prince who was exiled by his father and imprisoned in this jail. The bronze revelation first emerged here in this lonely, forgotten place where there is neither day nor night.
  • Unlock Criteria: Reach Adventure Rank 32 or above and fulfill certain criteria.
  • Challenge the Domain to obtain rewards such as Primogems and Dendro Sigils.

New Equipment

New Weapons

Staff of the Scarlet Sands (5-Star Polearm)

  • The equipping character gains 52% of their Elemental Mastery as bonus ATK. When an Elemental Skill hits opponents, the Dream of the Scarlet Sands effect will be gained for 10s: The equipping character will gain 28% of their Elemental Mastery as bonus ATK. Max 3 stacks.

Makhaira Aquamarine (4-Star Claymore)

  • The following effect will trigger every 10s: The equipping character will gain 24% of their Elemental Mastery as bonus ATK for 12s, with nearby party members gaining 30% of this buff for the same duration. Multiple instances of this weapon can allow this buff to stack. This effect will still trigger even if the character is not on the field.
  • During the event wish, Epitome Invocation, the event-exclusive 5-star weapon Staff of the Scarlet Sands (Polearm) and the event-exclusive 4-star weapon Makhaira Aquamarine (Claymore) will receive a huge drop-rate boost!

Key of Khaj-Nisut (5-Star Sword)

  • HP increased by 20%. When an Elemental Skill hits opponents, you gain the Grand Hymn effect for 20s. This effect increases the equipping character’s Elemental Mastery by 0.12% of their Max HP. This effect can trigger once every 0.3s. Max 3 stacks. When this effect gains 3 stacks, or when the third stack’s duration is refreshed, the Elemental Mastery of all nearby party members will be increased by 0.2% of the equipping character’s max HP for 20s.

Xiphos’ Moonlight (4-Star Sword)

  • The following effect will trigger every 10s: The equipping character will gain 0.036% Energy Recharge for each point of Elemental Mastery they possess for 12s, with nearby party members gaining 30% of this buff for the same duration. Multiple instances of this weapon can allow this buff to stack. This effect will still trigger even if the character is not on the field.

Wandering Evenstar (4-Star Catalyst)

  • The following effect will trigger every 10s: The equipping character will gain 24% of their Elemental Mastery as bonus ATK for 12s, with nearby party members gaining 30% of this buff for the same duration. Multiple instances of this weapon can allow this buff to stack. This effect will still trigger even if the character is not on the field.
  • The event-exclusive 5-star weapon Key of Khaj-Nisut (Sword) as well as the event-exclusive 4-star weapons Xiphos’ Moonlight (Sword) and Wandering Evenstar (Catalyst) will be available in a future event wish.

Missive Windspear (4-Star Polearm)

  • Within 10s after an Elemental Reaction is triggered, ATK is increased by 12% and Elemental Mastery is increased by 48.
  • Missive Windspear (Polearm) and its refinement materials can be redeemed in the event “Of Ballads and Brews.”

New Quests

New Archon Quests

Archon Quest Chapter III: Act III “Dreams, Emptiness, Deception”

Quest Unlock Criteria

  • Reach Adventure Rank 35 or above.
  • Complete Archon Quest Chapter III: Act II “The Morn a Thousand Roses Brings: Denouement.”

Archon Quest Chapter III: Act IV “King Deshret and the Three Magi”

Quest Unlock Criteria

  • Reach Adventure Rank 35 or above.
  • Complete Archon Quest Chapter III: Act III “Dreams, Emptiness, Deception.”
  • After the Version 3.1 update, the Archon Quest Chapter III: Act III “Dreams, Emptiness, Deception” and Archon Quest Chapter III: Act IV “King Deshret and the Three Magi” will be permanently available.

New Story Quests

Cyno’s Story Quest “Lupus Aureus Chapter: Act I – Sands of Solitude”

Permanently available after the Version 3.1 update.

Quest Unlock Criteria

  • Reach Adventure Rank 40 or above.
  • Complete Archon Quest Chapter III: Act IV “King Deshret and the Three Magi.”

Nilou’s Story Quest “Lotos Somno Chapter: Act I – To the Wise”

Permanently available after 2022/10/14 18:00.

Quest Unlock Criteria

  • Reach Adventure Rank 40 or above
  • Complete Archon Quest Chapter III: Act II “The Morn a Thousand Roses Brings: Denouement.”

New World Quests

  • New World Quests: “Golden Slumber” Quest Chain, “Old Notes and New Friends” Quest Chain, “Afratu’s Dilemma,” “The Exile” Quest Chain, “A Gifted Rose” Quest Chain, “Join the Eremites and Embrace a Wonderful New Life!,” and “Blooming Sands.”

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