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Turning Point is the fifth part in the Teyvat storyline Archon Quests Chapter I: Act III - A New Star Approaches.


  1. Repel the ancient god together
  2. Protect the Guizhong Ballista
    • East Guizhong Ballista
    • North Guizhong Ballista
    • West Guizhong Ballista
    • This step lasts for 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
    • Xiao, Ganyu and Madame Ping will provide buffs after Osial's first attack, increasing the player's speed, survivability and applying a powerful burst AoE attack respectively.


  • Completing this quest will grant the Wonders of the World achievement "Derailed."
  • Protect the Guizhong Ballista (Osial) challenge:
    • If any of the Ballistas are destroyed by the Fatui, the challenge will fail. The challenge will complete itself if the timer runs out.
    • Although Fatui Agents appear in the cutscenes, they are not encountered at all while protecting the ballista.
    • While Osial itself is not directly fought as a boss during Turning Point, it can still directly attack the player character with its Hydro attacks. It will perform the following attacks:
      • At some time, Osial will channel its divine power, hurling a powerful Hydro energy in the whole area which deals massive AoE DMG.
      • Osial can rain down Hydro energy. Circular indicators will appear on the ground as a warning to get out of its reach.
    • The following buffs are gained over the course of the fight as the Traveler is infused with adeptal energy:
      • Madame Ping: Attacks dealt will release powerful intermittent shockwaves, dealing AoE DMG.
      • Ganyu: Survivability increased, HP replenishes per second.
      • Xiao: Movement SPD is greatly increased.
      • Afterwards, all adeptal energies will be combined at once.
    • If one fails, they can find an NPC at Yiyan Temple who will send them back up to the Jade Palace to attempt the trial again.


(Continued from Heart of Glaze)
Paimon: *panting* Paimon's exhausted...
Paimon: If we hadn't happened to see the Jade Chamber flying over just as we came out of the Golden House, we really wouldn't have known which way to go...
Paimon: Whew, did we make it in time? Is the Overlord of the Vortex still in the sea? It hasn't destroyed Liyue yet, has it?
Xiao: What... are you doing here?
Paimon: Huh... Hold on! It's the adepti! What are you doing on the Jade Chamber? Paimon thought you were arguing with the Qixing... Is the fighting over?
Ningguang: Faced with such a calamity of such magnitude, we have agreed to put our differences aside for now and unit against this common enemy.
Moon Carver: Hmph!
Paimon: Oh, Paimon gets it... So, how do you plan to defend Liyue?
Paimon: Uhh... just seeing this Overlord of the Vortex guy puts a pit in Paimon's tummy, even from all the way out here.
Keqing: It's not just you. We've got new Millelith recruits who can't even stand at attention without shaking. The force of an ancient god's presence seems to be too much for ordinary people to handle.
Keqing: ...Which is why we must stop that monster before it gets any closer to Liyue Harbor!
Paimon: So the Archon War was fought two thousand years ago against enemies like that thing? Now that's scary...
Xiao: ...
Paimon: So will the power of the Qixing, Millelith, and Adepti gathered here be enough to stop that god?
Ningguang: We've already discussed this together, and our conclusion is... not necessarily.
Paimon: What!? But all of you are supposed to be the guardians of Liyue. Can't you think of something?
Cloud Retainer: One certainly could.
Paimon: Eh?
Cloud Retainer: The Qixing did once research the matter of the Guizhong Ballista when it piqued their fancy.
Cloud Retainer: And as fate would have it, one, who did craft the Guizhong Ballista with one's own hands, is here...
Cloud Retainer: For what could you mortals ever learn of adepti mechanisms? Yet it would take one but a little tinkering to turn this ballista into an engine of war beyond your wildest thoughts.
Ningguang: Heh, I suppose this is one blessing from the adepti that we should be thankful for.
Ningguang: So be it. We shall use the upgraded Guizhong Ballista to fight off that god. All the adepti here can lend their strength to man it.
Ningguang: We haven't a moment to spare. Our battle begins now!

(A cinematic begins)
Cutscene's Travel Log summary:
Faced with the terrifying might of the Overlord of the Vortex, you fight bitterly but are unable to protect the Guizhong Ballistas. The overlord of the Vortex, however, is also badly wounded. To protect Liyue, Ningguang sacrifices the Jade Chamber, plunging it into the ocean and successfully suppressing the evil god.
(Ningguang summons a platform and three Guizhong Ballistas)
(Cloud Retainer, Moon Carver, and Mountain Shaper each man one Ballista and attack Osial)
Paimon: The Fatui!
Paimon: They're attacking the Guizhong Ballista!

(After cinematic ends)
Millelith Soldier: The three adepti are manning the Guizhong Ballistas. Do not let the Fatui disturb their work!
Keqing: All able Millelith, with me!
Paimon: Let's go help too!
Cloud Retainer: We adepti have not faced a god in several millenia.
Cloud Retainer: Hmph. Let one see what you are made of then. What strength remains within you, one wishes to witness!
(Osial begins to attack)
Paimon: What is that!?
Xiao: That is Osial's divine power. I am... very familiar with it.
Xiao: Be careful not to get hit.
(More Fatui appear)
Millelith Soldier: The Fatui... their attacks are unrelenting!
Ningguang: Ha. How daring. Snezhnaya's diplomats will answer for this afterward. Every last one.
(Osial attacks again)
Paimon: The ancient god's attacking again!
Paimon: There are so many Fatui, too! We can't hold—
Madame Ping: Hahaha, were you about to say, "we can't hold them," children?
Paimon: Huh?
Madame Ping: Don't lose heart. Here, take this.
Thanks to Madame Ping's adeptal energies, your attacks against the enemy will release intermittent shockwaves!
Paimon: This is... adeptal energy!?
Paimon: (Traveler), that light from your body... It's like that time in Jueyun Karst...
Paimon: Wow, it's Madame Ping's Shockwave! This granny's really strong!
Ganyu: With the blood of the Qilin, I guard you against evil.
Ganyu's adeptal power has boosted your survival capability!
Ganyu: Cast your fear of injury by the wayside and fight with all your might. I too did this during the Archon War.
Paimon: Huh... So this is what Ganyu's like in a fight...
Xiao: My name means "swiftness."
Imbued with Xiao's powers of swiftness, your Movement Speed is greatly increased!
Xiao: Take my power, and run as I do.
Paimon: We're— going— too— faaaaast—!
By their blessings combined, you wield all three powers at once!
Madame Ping: Child, you are strong in body and spirit. Perhaps you can withstand three forms of adeptal energy at once...
Ganyu: This will hurt a little... Please bear with us!
Xiao: Once you've adapted, try to use them in battle.
Ganyu: Exercise caution! I fear that the god's power has reached its peak...
Keqing: In other words, if we hold here, there's nothing worse to come, right?
Keqing: The Fatui's numbers are thinning!
Millelith Soldier: Fight on, comrades! Once we've finished this lot off, the adepti will be able to deal with the god in peace!

(A cinematic begins)
Moon Carver: The interlopers are no more
Moon Carver: Now we may commit ourselves fully!
(The three Ballistas attack Osial together)
Paimon: Ah! It's working!
Paimon: We just need to keep this up!
(Osial launches more attacks, breaking the Ballistas and shattering the platform)
(The adepti catch those who fall and return to the Jade Chamber landing)
Xiao: Be careful now
Cloud Retainer: The Guizhong Ballista is destroyed...
Cloud Retainer: Without its covering fire, retaliation shall be difficult
Ganyu: But the Jade Chamber is our last line of defense!
Ganyu: We can't give another inch... no matter what...
Ningguang: I have... another idea
Ganyu: What do you mean, Lady Ningguang?
Ningguang: I'll sacrifice the Jade Chamber
Cloud Retainer: What is the meaning of this?
Xiao: ...I understand
Ningguang: Traveler, lend me a hand
Ningguang: Farewell, old friend...
Ningguang: ...Goodbye for now
Ningguang: Let us meet again in the future
(The Traveler plunges a sword into the Jade Chamber and it plummets into Osial)

Other Languages

Language Official Name Literal Meaning
English Turning Point
Huí Tiān
Changing the World
Huí Tiān
Japanese 回天
Changing the World
Korean 만회
Spanish Giro inesperado
French TournantTurning Point
Russian Поворотный момент
Povorotnyy moment
Thai กลับสู่สวรรค์
Return to Heaven
Vietnamese Về Trời
German WendepunktTurning Point
Indonesian Titik BalikTurning Point
Portuguese Momento DecisivoDecisive Moment

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