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Genshin Impact

Art of the Cannonball

By
Matt Chard

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.

Xiao standing in Dadaupa Gorge’s Meaty Arena.

Where is Dadaupa Gorge’s Meaty Arena?

You can teleport straight to the Arena by clicking on its icon.

Arena Effect

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.

Focus on the Blazing Axe Mitachurls whilst standing in the Aura.

Completion Criteria

Normal

  • Defeat 20 opponents in 240 seconds.
  • Defeat 2 Blazing Axe Mitachurls.
  • No more than 2 character deaths during the challenge.

Hard

  • Defeat 20 opponents in 210 seconds.
  • Defeat 3 Blazing Axe Mitachurls.
  • No more than 1 character death during the challenge.

Extreme

  • Defeat 25 opponents in 190 seconds.
  • Defeat 3 Blazing Axe Mitachurls.
  • No character deaths during the challenge.

Enemies

Icon Name Level (Normal) Level (Hard) Level (Extreme)
Genshin Impact Screenshot Hilichurl Fighter 75 80 85
Genshin Impact Screenshot Pyro Hilichurl Shooter 75 80 85
Genshin Impact Screenshot Cryo Hilichurl Shooter 75 80 85
Genshin Impact Screenshot Electro Hilichurl Shooter 75 80 85
Genshin Impact Screenshot Blazing Axe Mitachurl 75 80 85

Best Teams

Premium Team (5-star)

Main DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS Support
Genshin Impact Screenshot Ganyu Genshin Impact Screenshot Qiqi Genshin Impact Screenshot Xiao Genshin Impact Screenshot Zhongli

Free to Play Team ( 4-Star)

Main DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS Support
Genshin Impact Screenshot Bennett Genshin Impact Screenshot Chongyun Genshin Impact Screenshot Traveler (Anemo) Genshin Impact Screenshot Noelle

Strategy

Premium Team

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.

Free to Play Team

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.

The Extreme difficulty requires you to defeat at least four Blazing Axe Mitachurls.

Rewards

Difficulty Mora Other Rewards
Normal Genshin Impact Screenshot60
Hard Genshin Impact Screenshot30,000 Genshin Impact Screenshot2
Extreme Genshin Impact Screenshot30,000 Genshin Impact Screenshot3

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    miHoYo
  • Platforms
    Android, iOS, PC, Switch, PS4
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    31 October 2020
  • Last Updated
    30 May 2021
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This guide for Genshin Impact includes the following:

  • Based on version 1.4
  • Coming soon! An interactive Map of Teyvat showing the location of all; Anemoculus, Geoculus, Statues of the Seven, World Quests, Shrines, Plants, Monsters, Enemies, Chests and Minerals.
  • Detailed Character pages of all playable characters showing talent trees, skill builds etc.
  • Character Tier Lists
  • Combat Information and Elemental Effects & Combinations
  • Weapons - Showing the current best and highest rated weapons in the game.
  • All Archon Quests that tell the main story of the Traveler and Paimon as they travel the world of Teyvat in search of the Traveler’s missing twin sibling.
  • All World Quests that are unlocked by speaking to NPCs through Teyvat. They give insight into the various locations and stories of the world.
  • All Story Quests consisting of chapters related to the background and personalities of each playable character.

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