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Genshin Impact

Duel Before the Throne

Shane Williams

This is a walkthrough for the Archon Quest “Duel Before the Throne” which is the seventh quest in Chapter 2: Act 3: Omnipresence Over Mortals. Here, you’ll find a complete walkthrough for the entire quest.

Lumine is shocked by Signora’s transformation.

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Kujou Sara storms towards the Tenshukaku in a fury. Realizing that this is your chance to meet the Raiden Shogun again, but an unexpected yet familiar figure greets you before the throne…


  1. Chase Kujou Sara to Tenshukaku
  2. Defeat La Signora
  3. Defeat Crimson Witch of Embers

Chase Kujou Sara to Tenshukaku

After you’ve completed the mission Blind Loyalty, Reckless Courage you’ll discover the Raiden Shogun is speaking with Signora at Tenshukaku. Head on over there and approach Signora to begin a scene. Here you’ll discover that Kujou Sara is unconscious and the Traveler attempts to expose Signora’s crimes in front of the Shogun, but neither of them seem bothered and you challenge Signora to a duel.

Defeat La Signora

Once you’ve begun the battle, you’ll notice Signora has a shield. Ignore this as you can still approach and damage her normally despite this, but make sure to not stay to close for too long. Throughout the battle your Temperature Meter will fill up at the bottom of the screen which will then cause you to gradually lose Health.

You’ll need to destroy the heart statues in the corner of the room to decrease it througout the battle. La Signora will use several ice based attacks, such as Raining Icicles that’ll land in your general location leaving a large frosted area on the floor, Homing Icicle which chase you for a short amount of time. She’ll also summon several Icicles in a line and shoot them directly in front of her.

(1 of 3) Keep sprinting to avoid the homing icicle.

The best way to avoid her attacks is constantly circling her whilst going in for a couple attacks here and there. Also make sure you avoid staying in the frosted area for long periods of time, as it’ll increase your temperature meter a lot faster than normal. Finally, as Las Signora’s health gets dangerously low she’ll shield herself in ice which you’ll need to collect Crimson Lotus Moths in order to deal damage to it.

Defeat Crimson Witch of Embers

Upon defeating La Signora she’ll transform into the Crimson Witch of Embers which is now based on Pyro Attacks instead of Cryo. Like in the previous battle you’ll need to destroy the heart statues in the corner of the room when your Temperature Meter gets full to avoid taking constant damage. The Crimson Witch of Embers has a large variety of pyro attacks to her disposal, such as a Pyro Whip that she can do multiple attacks with, such as slashing the ground in front of her or a slice attack.

Like the La Signora fight, Crimson Witch of Embers attacks will leave the floor covered in flames which you’ll want to stay out of to avoid your temperature meter increasing. Another attack will cause her to summon multiple pyro balls which will rain from the sky. To avoid this, pay attention to the ground and stay out of the shadows to avoid where the balls will drop.

(1 of 2) Pay attention to the shadows on the floor to avoid the pyro balls.

Pay attention to the shadows on the floor to avoid the pyro balls. (left), Keep to the outer edge out of the arena to keep clear of the pyro tornado. (right)

Finally, the Crimson Witch of Embers will transform into a pyro tornado for a little while, so keep to the outer edge of the arena to have a little more time to judge where it’s going to go. Upon defeating both versions of Signora, a cutscene will trigger and you’ll automatically go in the next mission, The Omnipresent God.

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    Action RPG, Adventure
  • Guide Release
    31 October 2020
  • Last Updated
    31 July 2023
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