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Genshin Impact

Chasing Shadows

Matt Chard

How to complete the Archon Quest Chasing Shadows

This page is designed to help you progress through the main story quest, known as Archon Quests in Genshin Impact. This specific page will guide you where you need to go, and who you need to talk to.

Diluc and the party heading into the Fatui hideout to retrieve the Holy Lyre der Himmel.


The person Diluc called in turned out to be Jean from the Knights of Favonius. After some discussions, it is discovered that it was the Fatui who stole the Holy Lyre der Himmel. You must retrieve it to rescue Dvalin.


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  1. Enter the Fatui hideout
  2. Interrogate the guard
  3. Scour the Fatui hideout to find the key
  4. Open the sealed door
  5. Defeat the Agent and retrieve the Holy Lyre der Himmel

Enter the Fatui hideout

It appears you need to enter the Fatui hideout, teleport to the Statue of the Seven near the Dawn Winery, and head southwest until you reach the objective marker, the entrance can be found in the cave, on the lower levels. Interact with it, and set up your party.

Interrogate the guard

As soon as you enter the Domain, you’ll be controlling Diluc. He is one of the strongest characters in the game, mainly due to his quick cooldowns, and hard hitting abilities. His Elemental Skill: Searing Onslaught can be used three times in quick succession, dealing Pyro damage with every hit, whilst his Elemental Burst: Dawn which’ll cast a fiery Phoenix that flies forward and deals massive Pyro DMG to all enemies in its path. The Phoenix explodes upon reaching its destination, causing a large amount of AoE Pyro DMG. The searing flames that run down his blade cause Diluc’s Normal and Charged Attacks to deal Pyro DMG for a time. If you turn around right at the beginning, there is a Common Chest for you to open, once opened, continue north.

You’ll have to go across a bridge, and parts of it will rotate, revealing a flamethrower construct, if one happens to rotate before you can get past, attack it with Kaeya’s Elemental Skill to freeze it. Run across, and jump over the last part of the bridge to avoid being flipped over into the fire, and go through the door, and head through the broken fence to your left for a Common Chest, as you go to open it, you’ll be attacked by Electro Slimes, use Diluc to make quick work of them, then head back, and go up the stairs to find a Fatui Guard.

It seems he’s on edge, thinking you’re the Abyss Order. You’ll tell him you’re here for the Holy Lyre, he’ll slip up, and ask how you knew it was here, he’ll then tell you that it’s locked up further in the ruins. He’s not sure which guard has the key, but he’s sure you can figure it out. He’ll then warn you that when Signora gets her hands on you, and tortures you, don’t mention anything about him.

Scour the Fatui hideout to find the key

Go through the door in front of you by interacting with the device next to it, and head through and go up the stairs, to the next room. This is a large room with smaller rooms either side, head into each of them and talk to the guards. The first room on the right will host a Greedy Guard, if you want to minimize the fighting, answer “We are goodwill ambassadors from the Snezhno-Mondstadtian Association”, followed up by “We’ll recommend you to the Association”. If you answer differently, you’ll have to fight an Electro Cicin Mage. If you go to the far left room, there are four investigation points, which’ll spawn some Pyro Slimes, use Kaeya’s Elemental Skill to make quick work of them, but the room itself won’t have the key you’re looking for.

The middle right room will have a Common Chest, but you’ll have to fight some Electro Cicins to open it, Diluc will make quick work of them, once they’re defeated, open the chest, and head back out to the main room. There’s one more room to check, and that’s up the stairs. As you enter, you’ll see a Timid Guard, once again, answer “Give up. No-one’s going to rescue you” followed up by anything else to avoid unnecessary fighting. If you answer differently, you’ll have to fight a Wooden-Shield Mitachurl, use Diluc’s Pyro attacks to break its shield, and then go to town on it. Either way, you’ll get the Hidden Key.

Open the sealed door

Head back to the main room, and interact with the device in the middle, this’ll open the door at the far end of the room. Go further in, and interact with the device to start the elevator to go to the next floor. Go forwards, towards the Holy Lyre, and a cage will drop around it, then you’ll get a Boss fight.

Defeat the Agent and retrieve the Holy Lyre der Himmel

The fight will be against Fatui Zamenhoft. He has several attacks to watch out for:


He can go invisible for a few seconds, used to get around to your back, so he can backstab you.


When you’re in melee range, he has an attack which will either be a slash or a stab, dealing major amounts of damage.

Spinning Knife Guard

He will create three blades that encircle him, dealing Pyro damage to you if one of the blades hits you. This attack will normally be followed up with Invisibility.

Dash attack

Whilst being invisible, and also outside of melee range, he can perform a quick dash towards you whilst slashing at you, this attack can deal some major damage.

Shadow Strike

When he’s invisible, he sometimes leaves behind a red silhouette. This attack will cause it to strike at you, dealing moderate damage.

Pyro Clone Charge

He’ll create a clone after every attack, once all six clones are up, they’ll encircle you, and charge at you in sequence of when they were cast, he’ll then charge at you with one final attack, dealing major damage.


Using Diluc’s Pyro skils on him, will set burn to him, showing you where he is, even if he goes invisible. You’ll see the dash attacks coming by his knife emitting a glow as well as hearing an unsheathing sound. Use this to get ready to dodge the incoming attack.

The best way to defeat him, is by keeping your distance and using ranged attacks, whilst also using large area of effect attacks which doesn’t need a target to cast the skill, when he’s invisible, as you’ll hit him, breaking his stealth instantly, Lisa is good for this. If you are fighting in melee range, perform a two or three hit combo and dodges at the end of it to avoid any of the melee attacks. If he casts Spinning Knife Guard when you are in melee range, you won’t get hit by it providing you stay up close to him.

Obtain the Holy Lyre der Himmel

Once he’s been defeated, the cage will lift off the Lyre, allowing you to obtain it, interact with it, and you’ll get a scene. Paimon will be happy that the Lyre is back where it belongs, and will ask you where the Fatui Agent went. The Agent will tell you that Signora will end you, whilst running away with his tail tucked firmly between his legs. The scene will end, and so will the quest, rewarding you with the Holy Lyre der Himmel.


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  • Genre
    Action RPG, Adventure
  • Guide Release
    31 October 2020
  • Last Updated
    20 October 2021
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