Genshin Impact Theater Mechanicus Guide

Here's everything you need to know about Theater Mechanicus.

Post ‘Five Flushes of Fortune’, yet another event has started in Genshin Impact. The latest event ‘The Lantern Rite’ has assigned players a new activity called ‘Theater Mechanicus’. It is nothing but a minigame like Tower Defense.

If you want to take part in ‘Theater Mechanicus’, you will have to pay a visit to Ruijin in Liyue Harbor. The primary motive of this game is to protect yourself from the hazardous waves of monsters by building elemental Mechanici and setting up in proper places.

If you don’t how to construct elemental Mechanici then don’t worry, in this guide, we will break down each and everything about it, including how elemental Mechanici works, how to use it against monsters and more.

Genshin Impact Theater Mechanicus Guide

Genshin Impact Theater Mechanicus

To participate in a round of Theater Mechanicus, you will have to approach Ruijin, who can be found in Liyue Harbor. Notably, each entry requires you to have one Xiao Lantern. Once you have successfully created Xion Lantern, have a talk with Ruijin and select your difficult to get started. The best thing about this minigame is, it can be played with your friends or strangers.

Construction Phase

You will have only one minute of time to set up Mechanici in any of the predesignated positions to protect yourself from Monster’s waves before a round begins. It should be noted that your character would not receive damage in this mode but you would not generate any energey for your Elemental Burst. The only thing that you have is your Elemental Skill to attack enemies.

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The best and easiest way to hunt down foes in this mod is by using Mechanici. The game allows you to rebuild Mechanici during the game with the help of Veneficus Sigils.


If you take a look at the picture below, you will see Purple and Blue portals. For the unversed, the Purple portal indicates the place where Monster’s waves will spawn while the Blue portal is a place where they actually want to reach to escape safely. What all you need to do is make all possible efforts to prevent them from reaching the Blue portals.

Veneficus Sigil

Veneficus Sigil is nothing but an in-game currency in this event. With the help of this, players can not only construct Mechanici but also buy Mystic Arts and activate features after each round.

Mystic Arts

Once a wave completes, you will see a menu appearing showing a list of Mystic Arts. Here are what Mystic Arts has in it.

  • Mechanici enhancements
  • Influences to mob difficulty
  • Ways to obtain more Veneficus Sigils

Peace Talisman

Peace Talisman is an in-game currency in the latest event. Using The Lantern Rite currency, players can get items like Hero’s Wits, Crows and more from Xiao Market. Apart from this, you can also use it to claim your free 4-star character from the Stand By Me event.


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Armory is an area, which allows players to upgrade their Mechanici or unlock new ones by spending in-game currency, Veneficus Sigils. To make your character more powerful for later stages, you will have to level up your Mechanici and there Veneficus Sigils will come handy.

Here are the full-time gates of Theater Mechanicus:

  • Theater Mechanicus Stage 1
    • Max Difficulty: 2
    • Max Mechanicus Level: 4
    • Veneficus Sigil Cap: 900
  • Theater Mechanicus Stage 2
    • Max Difficulty: 3
    • Max Mechanicus Level: 5
    • Veneficus Sigil Cap: 1050
  • Theater Mechanicus Stage 3
    • Max Difficulty: 4
    • Max Mechanicus Level: 6
    • Veneficus Sigil Cap: 1200
  • Theater Mechanicus Stage 4
    • Must reach Festive Fever rank “Guests Flock From Afar”.
    • Max Difficulty: 5
    • Max Mechanicus Level: 7
    • Veneficus Sigil Cap: 1350
  • Theater Mechanicus Stage 5
    • Max Difficulty: 6
    • Max Mechanicus Level: 8
    • Veneficus Sigil Cap: 1500
  • Theater Mechanicus Stage 6
    • Must reach Festive Fever rank “Glow of a Thousand Lanterns”.
    • Special Mode: Blink of an Eye
    • Max Mechanicus Level: 10
    • Veneficus Sigil Cap: 2000

Once you complete a stage and want to unlock the next one, you will need to wait for 24-hour to get it unlocked and reach Festive Fever ranks ‘Guests Flock From Afr’ and  “Glow of a Thousand Lanterns” prior to unlocking stages 4-5 and 6 respectively.

That’s everything you need to know about Theater Mechanicus in Genshin Impact.