Genshin Impact Domains of Mastery

Genshin Impact Domains of Mastery Guide

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Domains of Mastery are one of the critical components in Genshin Impact, and this is because they offer materials to level up a character’s talent levels. By upgrading talent levels, players can increase a character’s overall damage, shield strength, healing capabilities, reaction damage, and any self/ team buff they can apply.

As with any game, a character’s full potential is locked behind a form of level up or kit-upgrading mechanic, and Genshin Impact has approached this in a very unique way.

Players have to challenge and defeat the Domains of Mastery to obtain the talent level up rewards at the end; by doing so, a player will be able to gather resources to take their characters to the next level.

Ideally, players need to upgrade a character’s talents to level 10; however, each character requires different approaches.

Characters that will be used as a Support, Utility, or Healing unit can often manage with a low talent level for their Normal Attacks, but their Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst (depending on which one is more important) needs to reach talent level 9 or level 10.

For Main DPS or Sub DPS characters, it is recommended to get talent level 10 for all three talents, but for most bow-wielding Main DPS or Sub DPS characters, leveling up the Normal Attack would be pointless.

Players may unlock the Genshin Impact Domains of Mastery and use them as a medium to teleport; however, players can only do the domain challenges after unlocking Adventure Rank 27.

In Genshin Impact, the Domains of Mastery have four difficulty levels, and a few are equipped with their handicaps. Each level and the respective recommended Adventure Rank are listed below;

  • Level I – Recommended Adventure Rank 27
  • Level II – Recommended Adventure Rank 28
  • Level III – Recommended Adventure Rank 36
  • Level IV – Recommended Adventure Rank 45

Genshin Impact Domains of Mastery

Forsaken Rift – Mondstadt

This domain is home to the talent level up materials from Mondstadt, and players will often find themselves stuck in this domain, crying. Why crying, you may ask? Because this domain is the most annoying in Genshin Impact.

Although the monsters in this domain are pretty easy to deal with, the domain effect “Condensed Ice” adds unnecessary difficulty, especially for early game players.

The Condensed Ice effect happens once a character has the Cryo element applied to them from the Icicles that fall from the sky, these Icicles fall periodically and in close proximity. In an ideal world, players can easily dodge the Condensed Ice effect or even dash away when the Icicle drop indication shows.

However, that is easier said than done because of the AOE Cryo mists left behind by the Icicles. On top of the AOE damage dealt via the Icicles, the characters affected by this effect will receive a higher stamina consumption combined with the usual slower movements of a character affected by Cryo.

I would recommend using characters or weapons to help increase movement speed, which will definitely help players dodge the Icicles while keeping a safe distance from the enemies. All of the enemies in this domain. have ranged attacks and the ability to jump or teleport within range of the on-field character.

I would strongly suggest taking food that will reduce stamina consumption or food that will replenish the stamina bar immediately. This is due to the Condensed Ice effect on the players that drains stamina; since stamina is used to run, dash, and conduct charged attacks, players need to keep an eye on this.

In all honesty, I genuinely do not like this domain, and a majority of other members of the Genshin Impact community will agree. T_T

In order to unlock this domain, players need to teleport to the nearest waypoint and make their way to this domain and unlock it. There are no puzzles or hidden mechanisms required to unlock this domain.

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Forsaken Rift Location on the Map
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Forsaken Rift

At each level, the monsters that players will encounter in this domain are as shown below;

  1. Forsaken Rift I – 15 Cryo Slimes, 2 Large Cryo Slimes, 1 Cryo Abyss Mage
  2. Forsaken Rift II – 8 Hilichurl Fighters, 8 Cryo Slimes, 2 Large Cryo Slimes, 1 Cryo Abyss Mage
  3. Forsaken Rift III – 3 Cryo Slimes, 2 Large Cryo Slimes (first wave), 2 Large Cryo Slimes, 1 Cryo Abyss Mage (second wave)
  4. Forsaken Rift IV – 3 Large Cryo Slimes (first wave), 2 Large Cryo Slimes, 1 Cryo Abyss Mage (second wave), 2 Cryo Abyss Mages (third wave)

After completing the domain challenges, players can obtain one of three different talent books. In the table below, we can see the talent books available in the domain, the days of availability, and the characters that will be using the books.

Talent Book Day Available Characters that need the respective Talent Book
Teachings of Freedom Monday/ Thursday/ Sunday Five-star characters

 

Aloy, Klee, Tartaglia, Traveler (Anemo and Geo only)

Four-star characters

Amber, Barbara, Diona, Sucrose

Teachings of Resistance Tuesday/ Friday/ Sunday Five-star characters

 

Diluc, Eula, Jean, Mona

Four-star characters

Bennett, Noelle, Razor

Teachings of Ballad Wednesday/ Saturday/ Sunday Five-star characters

 

Albedo, Venti

Four-star characters

Fischl, Kaeya, Lisa, Rosaria

Taishan Mansion – Liyue

This domain hosts the talent books from Liyue; the enemies and domain effect are pretty tame, which is a drastic change from the Domain of Mastery in Mondstadt. The monsters in this domain are easy to deal with, although if left unattended, they will deal significant volumes of damage and even kill the on-field characters.

Especially in the Taishan Mansion IV, the two Pyro Fatui Agents pose a substantial threat because one of them will be able to spawn a “Pursing Fireball” that will explode thrice and deal Pyro damage upon contact with the on-field character.

Additionally, this domain has an effect called “Smoldering Flames,” this effect will continuously deal damage to the characters affected by it and can only be removed via an elemental reaction.

Players can function quite well in this domain with a shielding character and a healer. If players use a shielding character, the effects from Smoldering Flames would be less, meaning that the overall damage would be much less.

Players will find things flowing a little easier if they use crowd control characters and characters with a large AoE attack range. This pairing would allow players to deal with the Mitachurls effectively and, more importantly, the Pyro Fatui Agents.

The Pyro Fatui Agents will be the biggest threat to the player’s gameplay in this domain, primarily due to their invisible state and high damage dealing attacks.

One way to deal with this is by using characters that can mark the Fatui Pyro Agents, and this can be Tartaglia, Hu Tao, Yoimiya (unfortunately, she can only mark one of them if her Elemental Burst does connect), or Mona (for a very limited time).

In order to unlock this domain, players must complete the puzzle involving the monoliths and Geogranum in the immediate area around the domain. Players need to reduce the water level in the area, which can be done by defeating all of the enemies in the area, and then players can use the monolith.

Once this is done, players will be able to see a platform appear in front of the domain; after this appears, players need to locate the Geogranum in the vicinity and take them to the Geo Lamps. After doing the above steps, players will be able to unlock the domain and finally take on the domain challenges.

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Taishan Mansion Location on the Map
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Taishan Mansion

At each level, the monsters that players will encounter in this domain are as shown below;

  1. Taishan Mansion I – 12 Pryo Slimes, 3 Large Cryo Slimes (first wave), 4 Pyro Slimes, 1 Pyro Abyss Mage (second wave)
  2. Taishan Mansion II – 6 Pryo Slimes, 4 Large Pyro Slimes (first wave), 1 Large Pyro Slime, 1 Pyro Abyss Mage (second wave)
  3. Taishan Mansion III – 6 Large Pyro Slimes (first wave), 2 Pyro Abyss Mages (second wave)
  4. Taishan Mansion IV – 2 Blazing Axe Mitachurls (first wave), 2 Fatui Pyro Agents (second wave)

After completing the domain challenges, players can obtain one of three different talent books. In the table below, we can see the talent books available in the domain, the days of availability, and the characters that will be using the books.

Talent Book  Day Available Characters that need the respective Talent Book
Teachings of Prosperity Monday/ Thursday/ Sunday Five-star characters

 

Keqing, Qiqi, Shenhe, Traveler (Geo), Xiao, Yelan

Four-star characters

Ningguang

Teachings of Diligence Tuesday/ Friday/ Sunday Five-star characters

 

Ganyu, Hu Tao, Kazuha

Four-star characters

Chongyun, Xiangling, Yun Jin

Teachings of Gold Wednesday/ Saturday/ Sunday Five-star characters

 

Zhongli

Four-star characters

Beidou, Xingqiu, Xinyan, Yanfei

Violet Court – Inazuma

This domain contains the talent books for the Inazuma region; this domain has the right difficulty level and is more approachable, even for early game players. Players will frequently find themselves coming to this domain because some of the best characters in Genshin Impact are from Liyue.

A major perk in this domain would be the Electro Crystalfruit; players can collect the Nascent Electro Pearls produced by the Electro Crystalfruits and use them to deal additional damage in the form of “Falling Thunder.”

Players will not receive any damage when this happens, and the damage dealt will only be inflicted on the enemies in the domain. Players will need high mobility characters for this domain because the Nascent Electro Pearls tend to fly or float directly above the Electro Crystalfruits.

Using characters such as Keqing, Kazuha, Venti, or Scaramouche, players can easily collect the Nascent Electro Pearls when airborne.

The enemies in this domain are quite easy to deal with, with the exception of the two Kairagi present in the domain. The Kairagi can be very tricky to deal with, mainly because both of them need to be killed at the same time in order to prevent the remaining one from regaining their health along with an ATK buff.

Other than that, this domain should pose no threat because the other monsters are pretty easy and can be dealt with very easily. I would highly recommend using crowd control characters that can easily pull all of the enemies into one location; once everyone is gathered, players can easily deal consistent damage to all of the monsters.

With this approach, players can guarantee that the Kairagi will take on the same volume of damage, making things much more convenient.

In order to unlock this domain, players have to cross a large body of water. This can be done by using a waverider, or if players have no other option forming an ice bridge could work too.

Players can also opt to glide toward the domain and then swim the remaining distance; however, this is a perilous approach because players could quickly run out of stamina and drown. I think the easiest path is to take the waverider from the small island (Amakane Island) that lies just outside Byakko Plain.

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Violet Court Location on the Map
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Violet Court

At each level, the monsters that players will encounter in this domain are as shown below;

  1. Violet Court I – 3 Hilichurls, 3 Electro Hilichurl Grenadiers (first wave), 3 Electro Hilichurl Shooters, 1 Crackling Axe Mitachurl (second wave)
  2. Violet Court II – 2 Treasure Hoarders: Electro Potioneer, 1 Treasure Hoarders: Pyro Potioneer, 2 Nobushi: Jintouban (first wave), 1 Nobushi: Hitsukeban, 2 Nobushi: Kikouban (second wave)
  3. Violet Court III – 2 Nobushi: Hitsukeban, 1 Nobushi: Kikouban, 3 Treasure Hoarders: Pyro Potioneer (first wave), 3 Treasure Hoarders: Electro Potioneer, 1 Kairagi: Fiery Might (second wave)
  4. Violet Court IV – 6 Treasure Hoarders: Cryo Potioneer, 1 Kairagi: Fiery Might, 1 Kairagi: Dancing Thunder

After completing the domain challenges, players can obtain one of three different talent books. In the table below, we can see the talent books available in the domain, the days of availability, and the characters that will be using the books.

Talent Book  Day Available Characters that need the respective Talent Book
Teachings of Transience Monday/ Thursday/ Sunday Five-star characters

 

Kokomi, Traveler (Electro), Yoimiya

Four-star characters

Heizou, Thoma

Teachings of Elegance Tuesday/ Friday/ Sunday Five-star characters

 

Arataki Itto, Kamisato Ayaka, Kamisato Ayato

Four-star characters

Kujou Sara, Kuki Shinobu

Teachings of Light Wednesday/ Saturday/ Sunday Five-star characters
Raiden Shogun, Yae Miko

 

Four-star characters

Gorou, Sayu

Steeple of Ignorance – Sumeru

This domain consists of the talent books from Sumeru, and as the latest addition, I believe that most end game players will be gathering the resources in this domain.

End game players have an excellent opportunity to pre-farm for any upcoming characters; this way, they would not have to spend much time leveling up their talents after they are released.

This Domain of Mastery comes with no handicap either; instead, players are given a significant Elemental DMG boost that will get better when characters of different elements are included in the team. Ideally, players can look at two team comps in order to gain the maximum from this domains buff; the team comps are a Burgeon team and a Hyperbloom team.

Since the introduction of the Dendro team comps, the way players look at elemental reactions has changed. Usually, players would only need two elements to carry out an elemental reaction.

However, now we can do elemental reactions in two stages after the introduction of Dendro. This could also mean that we will potentially receive more domain buffs catered toward multiple elemental reactions.

The monsters in this domain are quite easy to deal with because they cannot conduct elemental reactions and can only deal physical damage. However, they should not be taken lightly because they can easily wipe out characters.

I would recommend taking characters with a strong shield because there could be AOE attacks that players have difficulty dodging; for instances such as this, players need to be prepared with a potent healer as well.

Taking a bow user is vital when taking down the Ruin Drake: Skywatch by attacking the engines on its wings, a character like Tartaglia would be great because after taking the Ruin Drake: Skywatch while it is flying, he can switch to his melee stance to deal high volumes of damage.

The Ruin Drake: Earthguard, on the other hand, is much easier to kill, and that is because its mobility is relatively low.

In order to unlock this domain, players do not need to worry too much; since there are no puzzles involved, players can easily interact with the domain and unlock it.

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Steeple of Ignorance Location on the Map
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Steeple of Ignorance

At each level, the monsters that players will encounter in this domain are as shown below;

  1. Steeple of Ignorance I – 1 Ruin Guard (first wave), 1 Ruin Drake: Earthguard (second wave)
  2. Steeple of Ignorance II – 1 Ruin Destroyer, 1 Ruin Scout (first wave), 1 Ruin Drake: Earthguard (second wave)
  3. Steeple of Ignorance III – 1 Ruin Drake: Earthguard (first wave), 1 Ruin Drake: Skywatch (second wave)
  4. Steeple of Ignorance IV -1 Ruin Drake: Earthguard, 1 Ruin Drake: Skywatch

After completing the domain challenges, players can obtain one of three different talent books. In the table below, we can see the talent books available in the domain, the days of availability, and the characters that will be using the books.

Talent Book  Day Available Characters that need the respective Talent Book
Teachings of Admonition Monday/ Thursday/ Sunday Five-star characters

 

Cyno, Tighnari, Traveler (Dendro)

Four-star characters

Candace, Faruzan

Teachings of Ingenuity Tuesday/ Friday/ Sunday Five-star characters

 

Alhaitham, Nahida

Four-star characters

Dori, Layla

Teachings of Praxis Wednesday/ Saturday/ Sunday Five-star characters

 

Nilou, Wanderer (Scaramouche)

Four-star characters

Collei

FAQs

Question: How Often should Players Challenge the Domains of Mastery?

Answer: I would recommend;
Farming for the talent books before players attempt to get any four-star characters; because players are guaranteed a few four-star characters at the start of the game. The other reason is that four-star characters are generally easier to obtain via rated-up banners.

Farming for five-star characters after getting them unless players have a guarantee to win the 50/50. This way, the player’s resources are saved and can be better spent on other domains or bosses.

Question: Are the Domains of Mastery Playable on Co-op?

Answer: Yes, players can challenge the Domains of Mastery on co-op by inviting a teammate or by using the matchmaking process to find other players willing to do the domain.

Question: Why are the Domains of Mastery Important?

Answer: Domains of Mastery hold the talent level-up material that players need to upgrade a character’s talent level. In Genshin Impact, upgrading a character’s talent level is one of the best ways to get the best out of their kit.

Players should aim to make their Main DPS character have a triple crown (all three talents should be upgraded to level 10); Sub DPS and Support characters can manage with only their Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst upgraded to level 10.

Conclusion

Once more, Genshin Impact ties down another essential mechanism in the game behind a form of Gacha and RNG. However, unlike the Domains of Blessing, players will not spend too much time in the Mastery.

I would recommend jumping on the Domains of Mastery from the start of the game; this way, players can collect the necessary talent books for any characters that they want/ need for their team comps.

By making a list of characters and team comps that players need, they can figure out which talent books are required and for which character; this will help players limit their resource wastage.

I would not recommend leveling up each character’s talents to level 10 since most characters can function quite well with minimum talent investments.

However, for Main DPS (with the exception of a few bow users) and a few Sub DPS characters, I would recommend leveling up the talent levels to level 10. For almost all Support, Utility, and Healing characters, there is no need to upgrade the talent levels to 10 since, in most cases, the normal attacks will not be used.

After all, players will need to build multiple team comps, and each team should be able to survive on the synergy of the team, and one of the ways to increase the total usefulness of any character is through the talent upgrades.

Players must have two teams (minimum) with a prominent Main DPS character, followed by Support characters that will help get the best out of the Main DPS. This is why players will benefit from a game plan about their desired team comps and a good resource management/ allocation plan within Genshin Impact.

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