What is Art of the Cannonball?
This is the third challenge of the Contending Tides Event, you will compete in the Dadaupa Gorge’s Meaty Arena and face off against Hilichurls again, most notably, Blazing Axe Mitachurls. This guide will help you pick a strong enough party to complete all challenges on the hardest difficulties, of which there are three available, Normal, Hard and Extreme.
Where is Dadaupa Gorge’s Meaty Arena?
During this challenge, Plunging Attacks will transfer the impact your body absorbs to the entire ring.
Release powerful shockwaves in this manner and increase the damage of your next Plunging Attack — this is known in some circles as the “Art of the Cannonball”!
Plunging Attacks cause shockwaves, dealing DMG to all opponents in the arena. After executing a Plunging Attack, the next Plunging Attack by one of your own party members and the DMG from the shockwave generated by that Plunging Attack will deal 50% more DMG. This effect can stack up to 10 times.
- Defeat 20 opponents in 240 seconds.
- Defeat 2 Blazing Axe Mitachurls.
- No more than 2 character deaths during the challenge.
- Defeat 20 opponents in 210 seconds.
- Defeat 3 Blazing Axe Mitachurls.
- No more than 1 character death during the challenge.
- Defeat 25 opponents in 190 seconds.
- Defeat 3 Blazing Axe Mitachurls.
- No character deaths during the challenge.
|Icon||Name||Level (Normal)||Level (Hard)||Level (Extreme)|
|Pyro Hilichurl Shooter||75||80||85|
|Cryo Hilichurl Shooter||75||80||85|
|Electro Hilichurl Shooter||75||80||85|
|Blazing Axe Mitachurl||75||80||85|
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|Main DPS||Sub DPS||Sub DPS||Support|
Note that there are Anemo particles on the floor, collect three and use an Anemo Skill to create an updraft for a short while, allowing you to do multiple Plunging Attacks.
This challenge can be tough on the Extreme difficulty and it’s recommended you be as close to level 85 as possible with upgraded weapons, mainly Xiao’s. You’ll want to exploit the Arena Effect which this time around, rewards Plunging Attacks, and Xiao is the best in the business for that. Attack the enemies as normal to generate elemental particles to charge up Xiao Burst Gauge and then use his Elemental Burst to mow down the enemies.
Zhongli is in the party mainly for his shield to negate some damage but you can also climb the pillars he generates to plunge attack off it.
Ganyu is mainly her for her Elemental Skill which can taunt the melee enemies into grouping up, focus on the Blazing Axe Mitachurls as they are part of the win conditions. Use Qiqi to keep Xiao alive with her regenerative healing.
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Note that there are Anemo particles on the floor, collect three and use an Anemo Skill to create an updraft for a short while, allowing you to do multiple Plunging Attacks. This challenge can be tough on the Extreme difficulty and it’s recommended you be as close to level 85 as possible with upgraded weapons.
Start the battle as Noelle and use her Elemental Skill to give yourself a shield, this will negate a large portion of damage towards you. Use the Traveler (Anemo) to create an updraft by using their Elemental Skill after they collect the Anemo particles, this’ll allow you to use Plunging Attacks more effectively.
Switch over to Chongyun and lay down his Elemental Skill to cover the Arena with Cryo and then hit a few of the enemies to put the Cryo effect on the enemies, change over to Bennett to deal big damage from the Melt status by combining Pyro with Cryo. Keep alternating between the Plunging Attacks and the Bennett/Chongyun combination and the enemies should go down in no time, use Elemental Burst’s off cooldown.