The Genshin impact Lantern Rite events are currently underway. February 10, 2021, the event officially started and offered access to the tower defense-style Theater Mechanicus game. miHoYo shared some insights and took a look at some of the monsters players will encounter.
In Theater Mechanicus, players face off against members of the Hilichurl tribe and a variety of monsters. As for Hilichurls, miHoYo suggested that AoE damage is an effective way to deal with them. They can come in clusters. The company also suggested attacks that could launch them back or forth. It mentioned using Anemo attacks for wind-based audience control.
Then there are the Samachurls and Hilichurl berserkers, which are small but fast. For them, it is suggested that players use Tidal Flats, Thunderstrike Mechanici, and because of their size, Anemo Visions to blow them around. Meanwhile, the Mitachurls, a stronger type of enemy, will require a more focused approach. They are the slowest of the Hilichurl family, but have shields. Using Pyro and Physical DMG to eliminate the shields helps.
Players will also encounter mucus that is immune to their own elemental DMG, Abyss Mages, which distributes elemental shields that are immune to their element. In each case, you have to consider the opposite elements. Diversity helps. Ruin Hunters are flying mechanical creatures that occasionally stop flying to give players an opportunity to attack. Creatures called Ruin Guards and Ruin Graders will also be present. They are slow challenges that are resistant to physical DMG.
The Lantern Rite event and Theater Mechanicus will end on February 28, 2021