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Theater Mechanicus is a recurring event in Genshin Impact.

Basic Gameplay

In Theater Mechanicus, players must set up Mechanici that deal Elemental and Physical DMG to enemies throughout the arena in designated spots to prevent them from escaping the stage. Buying Mechanici requires a certain number of points, and selling Mechanici recuperates up to 50-75% of points spent.

As the gameplay mirrors that of tower defense games, characters are unable to deal any direct damage (indirect such as Fall Damage remains unaffected) and cannot use their Elemental Burst abilities, as energy is temporarily drained to 0. Elemental Skills remain unaffected and enemies can be applied elements for Elemental Reactions. Enemies are also significantly easier to stagger.

If too many enemies escape during the stage, the player automatically fails.


Theater Mechanicus has 3 occurrences:

Image Name Start End Version
Theater Mechanicus Gameplay Details.jpg Theater Mechanicus (Lantern Rite) February 10, 2021 February 28, 2021 1.3
Theater Mechanicus Stage of Wonders.png Theater Mechanicus: Stage of Wonders August 12, 2021 August 26, 2021 2.0
Hues of the Violet Garden Theater Mechanicus.png Theater Mechanicus: Stage of Brilliance April 9, 2022 April 25, 2022 2.6


Other Languages

LanguageOfficial NameLiteral Meaning
EnglishTheater Mechanicus
Jīguān Qítán
Chess Tales of Mechanism[• 1]
Jīguān Qítán
Kikan Kitan[!]
Engine Chess Talk
Korean기관 디펜스
Gigwan Dipenseu
Engine Defense
SpanishArena mecánicaMechanical Arena
FrenchThéâtre mécaniqueMechanical Theater
RussianТеатр Механикус
Teatr Mekhanikus
Theater Mechanicus
ThaiTheater Mechanicus
VietnameseCờ Cơ Quan
GermanTheater der VorrichtungenTheater of Devices
IndonesianTheater Mechanicus
PortugueseTeatro MechanicusTheater Mechanicus
  1. Chinese: 棋谭 Qítán may be a pun on 奇谭 Qítán meaning "Curious Tales," often used in titles for works of fiction.

Change History

Released in Version 1.3
Version 2.6
  • Selecting some Wondrous Sticks and triggering Stage Features reward Veneficus Points.
  • Continuous flow of opponents when the Stage starts.
  • Each Stage has a certain number of prebuilt Mechanici.
  • Wondrous Sticks from a predefined list can be selected prior to entering a Stage.
  • Preparation time increased to 10 minutes.
  • Reduced cooldown of Adeptus Bridge shutdown to 25 seconds.
  • Cannot be played in Co-Op Mode.

Version 2.0

  • Added the following Mechnici:
    • Arcane Mechanicus: Banishment.
    • Arcane Mechanicus: Binding.
  • Added randomly drawn Wondrous Sticks, including Fortune, Mystic, Courage, and Ominous Sticks.
  • Some Wondrous Sticks cannot be drawn in certain Stages.

Version 1.3

  • Theater Mechanicus was released with the following characteristics:
    • Mechanici can be upgraded using Veneficus Sigils.
    • Can choose a Stage Mystic Art.
    • Opponents are separated into Waves.