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Windmill Mechanisms,[1] colloquially known as Anemo Pinwheels or Windmills, are items that can only be activated by striking them with Anemo DMG. This includes damage from Elemental Skills, Elemental Bursts, fully-charged Aimed Shots from Bow Users, or Charged Attacks from Catalyst users. Catalyst Normal Attacks do not count.

Once activated, they will spin for a while before stopping, and will need to be reactivated. Typically, Windmill Mechanisms will either generate wind currents or spawn hidden chests.



Windmill mechanisms can mostly be found in Liyue, and a couple are present in the Golden Apple Archipelago event region.


  1. As named in the official Teyvat Interactive Map.