With the new update of Genshin Impact comes a callback event from Liyue called the Theater Mechanicus. This event was a fan favorite when it was launched and miHoYo decided to have another version of it for Inazuma, called “Theater Mechanicus: Stage of Wonder”. It would be filled with tons of stages and rewards with the main one being a new name card: “Celebration: Wondrous Calculation.”
- Event gameplay period: 12th to 26th August 2021.
- Event shop period: 12th to 30th August 2021.
Travelers have to be AR30 and have to complete the “Ritou Escape Plan” Archon quest to participate in the event.
How to play
If you haven’t played the event before, Theater Mechanicus is a tower defense-inspired minigame. Players must put up automatic turrets that can create elemental reactions to block creatures from reaching exit points. But this version of the minigame has expanded even more than before.
You need to find Komakata in Inazuma city to play Theater Mechanicus. According to the story, she is the one who took the game from Liyue and added extra features onto it. Once you enter the minigame area, you have a bit of time for preparations. There are inbuilt predetermined positions where you have to build various types of Veneficus Mechanici using the Veneficus points given to you at the beginning of the stage. The Veneficus Mechanici will be of different elements costing 500 points each. You can only place a specific number of mechanici at every stage. The enemies that will appear will be displayed at the beginning of every stage.
These are the different types of Mechanici you can use:
In this version of Theater Mechanicus, we have a new system called “Wondrous Sticks” which are buffs you can buy. You can draw the first 3 wondrous sticks for free, and then the rest cost you points.
Once the combat phase starts, you can stand and watch the enemies being defeated and can move/change your mechanici if needed. Every enemy that gets defeated gives you a set of points. You can also use your character’s elemental energy during the combat phase, but it won’t cause any damage. They can only be killed using the mechanici.
These are the types of Wondrous Sticks you can use:
It is also to be noted that if you play the minigame during co-op, the number of mechanici placed would be shared.
To obtain Mechanicus Mastery EXP and raise your Mechanicus Mastery Level, complete the numerous challenges. Higher Mechanicus Mastery allows you to unlock more Mechanici and Wondrous Sticks, as well as more Initial Veneficus Points.
The maximum Mechanicus Mastery EXP that may be acquired on the first day of the event is 3,000. The limit will gradually be unlocked and increased over the next three days. A total of 8,000 Mechanicus Mastery EXP can be earned during the event.
This event is definitely the most fun I’ve had playing Theater Mechanicus, both solo, and co-op. In addition to the fun, the rewards it gives are insane as well, so it’s an event to not be missed.
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