Enkanomiya is the additional area unique to Inazuma, similar to the other areas given to Mondstadt (Dragonspine) and Liyue (The Chasm). This area is probably my favorite area in Genshin Impact due to the color scheme, architecture, and general desolate nature of Enkanomiya. Enkanomiya has a lot to offer in terms of content, with the more significant part of content coming after completing the main storyline.
Additionally, Enkanomiya is a great place to farm Sea Ganoderma, Sango Pearls, Bathysmal Vishap material drops, Abyss Herald/ Lector material drops, and a type of fish unique to Enkanomiya (Divida Ray and Formalo Ray).
There are many world quests, puzzles, and areas to explore in Enkanomiya that will keep players busy for quite some time. However, finding the key sigils and their shape-relevant seals would be pretty tiresome, but it is still sufficient end-game content.
Without further delay, here is Genshin Chronicle’s Genshin Impact Enkanomiya Guide.
Inazuma has a rich history dating back to ancient civilizations that existed below the surface, a giant serpent creature, and many wars. These events have shaped both the history and geography of Inazuma as a whole. Enkanomiya is home to one such long-lost ancient civilization that lived underground; they created and then harnessed the power of the Dainichi Mikoshi as a source of artificial sunlight.
Enkanomiya was one of the oldest civilizations in Teyvat; unfortunately, due to a war, Enkanomiya fell into the ocean and eventually fell further out of reach of the surface world. As a result, the inhabitants of Enkanomiya were cut off from the surface world and forced to continue their lives underground.
In this new area, they came upon the Dragonheir of the Depths (now known as Bathysmal Vishaps); these creatures strongly opposed the presence of humans, and as a result, they retaliated. Therefore, in order to have a source of light to keep the Bathysmal Vishaps away and grow their agriculture at the same time, the Dainichi Mikoshi was created.
However, no matter how they persevered, the people of Enkanomiya were still blocked from returning to the surface world. This underground nation’s limited and restricted functionality led to an uprising of a near cult-like leadership led by corrupt nobles.
They claimed that the people of Enkanomiya must worship the Dainichi Mikoshi, any and every person that opposed their ideas was imprisoned, and this includes the creator of the Dainichi Mikoshi as well.
Along the way, the inhabitants of Enkanomiya also made the three towers at each border because Enkanomiya happened to be at a very opportunistic junction of realms, and the purpose of these towers was to protect the three different realms;
- The Human Realm – the realm of humans
- The Light Realm – the realm of all elemental creatures
- The Void Realm – the realm of the Abyss
As things unraveled, a child found Orobashi, a serpent god that fled from the surface world and sought refuge in a cave in Enkanomiya. Orobashi is more famously known as the serpent that Raiden Ei slayed, whose remnants can be found on Yashiori island.
However, to the people of Watatsumi, Orobashi is a fundamental part of their being and their history as well. Orobashi was the one who led the people of Enkanomiya back to the surface world by using the corals on his body, and once they made it to the surface world. Orobashi established Watatsumi island as a new home, where the people of Enkanomiya could finally experience sunlight and other necessities as a part of the human realm once again.
A very important book regarding the history of Teyvat lies within Enkanomiya, and many entities, including Celestia and Orobashi, banned this book. This book contains the events involving the Primordial once, the Second Who Came, and the Seven Sovereigns.
An envoy from Khaenri’ah was sent to take the book and return with it to the Abyss, but a strong response from Enaknomiya was given, and as a result, they were able to continue keeping the book in their possession. This book is called “Before Sun and Moon,” and it is a quest item that we receive once we complete the world quest “Antigonus.”
How to Unlock Enkanomiya?
Unlocking Enkanomiya is not an easy feat, although every player will eventually unlock it. There are multiple prerequisite quests spanning many nations that must be completed before players get a chance to unlock the quest that unlocks Enkanomiya. The following quests must be completed in order to unlock Enkanomiya;
First, players must complete the Archon Quest “Omnipresence Over Mortals,” this is the final Archon Quest in Inazuma, and after this, players will be able to move freely within Inazuma. Following this, players need to complete “The Moon-Bathed Deep,” this quest can be triggered by speaking to Tsuyuko; she can be found North of Mouun Shrine.
After completing the aforementioned quests, players will be able to finally unlock the world quest “Still Waters Flow,” this quest will allow us to unlock Enkanomiya.
Once players complete “Still Waters Flow,” they will be able to descend into Enkanomiya via the water pool just outside the Sanganomiya Shrine.
After this, players will be able to access Enkanomiya as they wish since the waypoint just outside the place where the player spawns is unlocked automatically. However, the Enkanomiya map will remain locked, except for the initial spawn location and the immediate area surrounding it.
In order to unlock the full map of Enkanomiya, players need to access the Inscribed Map in the library found in The Narrows.
Main Quest Line in Enkanomiya
The Main Quest Line in Enkanomiya is called “From Dusk to Dawn in Byakuyakoku.” This quest is broken into many parts, and it starts automatically once the player enters Enkanomiya.
The main reason why the Traveler is sent to Enkanomiya is to retrieve the Bloodbranch Coral necessary to complete the ritual and save the soil in Watatsumi from being bleached. The quests under this quest line include;
The Entrance to Tokoyo
This part of the quest is quite short, and players do not have anything significant to do besides unlocking the gate that separates Enkanomiya from The Serpents Bowels. There are a few Bathysmal Vishaps and Spectres in the area, and these monsters will not be an actual hurdle for most players since they would have had some experience when dealing with the latter.
Players need to use the quest item “Key of the Moon-Bathed Deep” to unlock the gate, and this quest item should already be in the inventory after completing the “The Moon-Bathed Deep” quest.
The Subterranean Trials of Drake and Serpent
Paimon and the Traveler make their way through the ruins of this once-great civilization to find a partially intact library. Here, they meet Enjou, someone who claims to be a member of the shrine, and he explains the gist of what needs to be done in Enkanomiya.
He states that the barrier at the Dainichi Mikoshi needs to be broken and that the “Golden Bridle” is needed to break it; the Golden Bridle is a national treasure of Enkanomiya.
After breaking the seal and successfully switching Enkanomiya to Evernight, a Shade of Tokoyo appears; this is an afterimage of a person called Aru.
Aru was one of the individuals who oversaw the rituals conducted in Enkanomiya, and he requested the Traveler to retrieve the fragments along with the Golden Bridle to complete the ritual and obtain the Bloodbranch Coral
After gathering the fragments from The Narrows, The Serpents Heart, and the Evernight Temple, players need to go back to Aru to hand over the fragments.
Once players return to Aru, he states that the Bloodbranch Coral that we were looking for was absorbed by the Bathysmal Vishaps, which lived beneath the Sainichi Mikoshi. Aru further states that Enjou was unhappy with how things were turning out and that he left, then he goes on to warn us about a power within Enjou that Aru suspects is not from Watatsumi.
After this, players must go down the Dainichi Mikoshi and defeat the Bathysmal Vishaps. Once players defeat the Bathysmal Vishaps, Enjou shows up to speak about who he actually is and reveals to us that he was, in fact, a member of the Abyss. He then shows us his true form by transforming into the Abyss Herald: Fathomless Flames.
After his defeat, Enjou leaves, and the Traveler ascends back to the surface world. The Traveler hands the Bloodbranch Coral over to Tsuyuko and conveys the events that took place in Enkanomiya.
Tsuyuko admits that the situation is drastic and that swift action must be taken to limit the influence of the Abyss Order in Enkanomiya. At this point, the quest has been completed, and players have gained an in-depth look at how the Abyss Order works.
Quests and Sub-quests in Enkanomiya
Enkanomiya is filled with plenty of world quests and other sub-quests that add up toward the completion of Enkanomiya. Players can pick up side quests from the resident NPC’s in Enkanomiya, the Shades of Tokoyo.
Some Shades of Tokoyo are difficult to find or even unlock because they require the completion of a few different world quests or world mechanisms. However, all of the quests related to Enkanomiya will be listed below, and this will include the prerequisite quests, world/ special quests, and sub-quests.
Prerequisite Quests That Must be Completed in Order to Unlock Enkanomiya:
- Archon Quest – Omnipresence Over Mortals
- World Quest – The Moon-Bathed Deep, Still Waters Flow
Main Quests and Their Relevant Sub-quests:
- The Entrance to Tokoyo
- The Subterranean Trials of Drake and Serpent – The Trial of Drake and Serpent, The Heart of Ouroboros, Dreams in the Gaps
World Quests Available in Enkanomiya:
All of the world quests can be picked up after players complete the “The Trials of Drake and Serpent” quest.
- Erebos Secret – Kunado’s Trial, The Three Great Martial Trials, Yachimatahiko’s Trial, Yachimatahime’s Trial
- Hyperion’s Dirge – Hyperion’s Dirge, Narrow Inquiry, Serpent’s Heart Inquiry, Temple Inquiry
- A Glimpse Into the Pale Night
- Collection of Dragons and Snakes
- Date’s Challenge
- Lotus Eater
- The Phaethons’ Syrtos
- Tricolor File
Other Challenges/Exploration Mechanisms that are Needed to Complete Enkanomiya
- Adonis’ Abandoned Safehouse
- Akashi’s Archery Challenge
- Reading Kabayama’s Lanterns
- Selling the Dragonbone Orb
- Sunchildren Hide and Seek
After completing the above quests, solving puzzles, completing the world mechanisms, collecting and depositing the Key Sigils in their respective seals, and opening all of the chests available, players can hit exploration 100% with Enkanomiya.
The Coral defenders are actually a herd of Bathysmal Vishaps, a pairing of Bolteater Bathysmal Vishap and a Rimebiter Bathysmal Vishap. These bosses can be found under the Dainichi Mikoshi, in a cave directly under the artificial sun, in fact. As the only bosses in Enkanomiya, the Coral Defenders make up for the lack of bosses in Enkanomiya with their immense power and attacks.
This combo of Bathysmal Vishaps is able to pull off solo and combined attacks, with a few of these attacks having an energy drain effect if it comes into contact with the on-field active character. The Bolteater Bathysmal Vishap is an Electro boss, and the Rimebiter Bathysal Vishap is a Cryo boss.
Players are advised to take a shielding character and a very potent healer; this is because although most of the attacks can be dodged, if by some chance the attacks do get into contact with the on-field character, then the damage done could be immense.
The Coral Defenders are able to pull off large AoE attacks that mostly consist of combined attacks that apply both Cryo and Electro. I would recommend players to do the following: use characters with good mobility and a Geo character as well since the Geo characters can help break down the walls that the Coral Defenders jump on.
|Location on the map||Coral Defenders in the game|
Types of Monsters That can be Found in Enkanomiya
Since Enkanomiya exists in a realm just outside Teyvat, the Abyss Order has been able to apply its influence on this area more successfully than the other nations in Teyvat. As a result, we can see a few creatures of the Abyss in various places of Enkanomiya, and this makes it a prime farming ground for Abyss Herald/ Lector material drops.
Additionally, Enkanomiya is swamped with Vishaps, and they can be a genuine nuisance if left unchecked, which is why it is best to wipe them out before they can launch any energy draining attacks.
Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents, Abyss Lector: Violet Lightning, and Abyss Lector: Fathomless Flames
This type of Abyssal creature is capable of using elemental attacks and has two phases. The first phase ends when a significant amount of health has been reduced, and the second phase activates an elemental shield based on the element of the creature. However, the Abyss Herald/ Lector will die once the shield is taken down.
This monster has large AoE attacks and can easily apply its respective element to the on-field character, which would be a hassle if players are fighting multiple enemies at the same time. The Abyss Herald/ Lector is not a tanky enemy, but it can inhibit the player from completing certain quests if they are not prepared.
As usual, a shielding character would be the best way to deal with the oncoming damage via the attacks. The Abyss Lector: Fathomless Flames was first introduced to us in Enkanomiya through the main story quest in the form of a representative of the Abyss, Enjou.
Although the Abyss Lector: Fathomless Flames is a part of Enkanomiya, it does not show up on the regular map like the Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents and Abyss Lector: Violet Lightning. The Abyss Herald/ Lector will be shown below, along with the respective element that they use.
- Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents – Hydro
- Abyss Lector: Violet Lightning – Electro
- Abyss Lector: Fathomless Flames – Pyro
|Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents||Abyss Lector: Violet Lightning|
Primordial Bathysmal Vishaps
The Bathysmal Vishaps are exclusive to Enkanomiya as of version 3.3. The species itself lives in deep underground caverns because they are reptilian and form one of the most important types of creatures in Genshin Impact. A much older and larger type of Vishap is Azhdaha, who is often thought to be the King of the Vishaps.
The Vishaps are not on good terms with the humans, Gods, Archons, and any other surface world species. When the Bathysmal Vishap uses a move called “Cleansing Shower,” the on-field character will experience an energy drain, and if the character’s energy is less than 30, then the character will experience HP loss instead. Whatever loss, whether it is energy or HP, this loss will be indicated by a purple flash or a purple HP bar.
- Primordial Bathysmal Vishap – Hydro
- Primordial Bathysmal Vishap Hatchling – Hydro
- Bolteater Bathysmal Vishap Hatchling – Electro
- Rimebiter Bathysmal Vishap Hatchling – Cryo
|Primordial Bathysmal Vishap||Primordial Bathysmal Vishap Hatchling|
Unique Mechanisms in Enkanomiya
The Key Sigils do not work the same way as the other sigils that we have come across in Teyvat. Each Key Sigil will be one of five different shapes, and each Key Sigil can only be deposited at a seal with the same respective shape. Finding each Key Sigil and depositing it in its respective seal is a daunting task and one that can keep players busy for quite some time.
Players can use the Interactive map to find the exact locations of the Key Sigils and the seals as well. However, players do not have to worry because most of the Key Sigils will be collected as the quest lines progress because they are all in similar areas. The convenient part is that the Key Sigils are displayed on the mini-map when players come into close proximity.
Dainichi Mikoshi Mechanism: Evernight and Whitenight
As we all know, the Dainichi Mikoshi is one of the most important things in Enkanomiya. Not only does it act as an artificial sun, but it also keeps the Vishaps away and helps maintain the stability of Enkanomiya’s ecosystem. However, Enkanomiya does not follow the regular day-night cycle; instead, the Dainichi Mikoshi can be switched on and off, and the following would be the sequences;
- Switched on – Whitenight
- Switched off – Evernight
During Whitenight, certain structures and mechanisms remain broken or invisible, and this hinders the exploration progress of players. There is no significant benefit that comes with leaving Enkanomiya in a state of Whitenight. However, for certain puzzles, players need to operate deftly between Whitenight and Evernight cycles in order to clear them.
During Evernight, certain structures and mechanisms will be visible, and the Sunfire Phantasms will display the seals that they are hiding. Players often need to work in Enkanomiya during Evernight, and this is because the Shades of Tokoyo only show up during Evernight. Since the only way to obtain and complete world quests in Enkanomiya is via the Shades of Tokoyo, I would recommend leaving Enkanomiya in the Evernight state.
A piece of advice for players would be to mark the locations of all the Dainichi Mikoshi mechanisms in order to carry out their quests with minimum drawbacks.
Water Gates are a simple transport mechanism in Enkanomiya, and it is similar to the Phase Gates on Serai island. Players can use this to travel to different parts and islands within Enkanomiya. The Water Gates are a very simple mechanism that does not require additional work from the player aside from simply walking into it.
The Ghostfish are another form of transport found in Enkanomiya, and they have a unique mechanism that allows the player to float. Basically, players would have to glide onto the school of Ghostfish, and then the player would automatically be lifted.
However, players must be wary to stay within the floating school of Ghostfish because if they move out or move away from the school of Ghostfish, then the player will fall out and would have to restart once again.
Shades of Tokoyo
The Shades of Tokoyo are ghosts or afterimages of the inhabitants in Enkanomiya. These are some of the most important NPCs in the game because they hand out some vital quests that contribute towards completing the exploration in Enkanomiya.
Most of these afterimages also contribute to understanding what actually happened in Enkanomiya and what eventually led to the downfall of a very technologically advanced civilization.
The Inscribed map is the only way to unlock different areas of the Enkanomiya map, including a few hidden areas as well. Unlike the Statues of the seven, the Enkanomiya map has to be unlocked through the Inscribed map.
This mechanism is also unique to Enkanomiya since no other area in Genshin Impact exposes the map this way. The Inscribed map can be found in a library in The Narrows.
Shield Lights of Tokoyo
|Gold shield||Blue shield|
These are shields created to block access to certain areas or hide chests. Players can remove these by switching to either Evernight or Whitenight, depending on the color of the shield.
- Gold shield – Whitenight
- Blue shield – Evernight
These are small gold shimmers that often indicate the location of a seal, mechanism, or chest. Players need to switch to Evernight to unlock these correctly.
|Mechanism in Whitenight||Mechanism in Evernight|
These mechanisms are triggered when attacked; if players find that a mechanism is damaged or partially there, switching to Evernight will display the rest of the mechanism.
Places of Eessence Worship
|Mechanism in Whitenight||Mechanism in Evernight|
This mechanism allows players to carry either the essence of Evernight or Whitenight with them; this allows players to walk through certain Shield Lights of Tokoyo.
Daisies of Day and Night
|Mechanism in Whitenight||Mechanism in Evernight|
These mechanisms are small cube shaped interaction points; they require either Evernight or Whitenight to be activated and often unlock areas or are a part of a puzzle.
|The Serpents Bowels|
|The Serpents Heart|
|The Alter at the Serpents Heart|
|Evernight Temple, this is also known as Tokoyo Reisen|
|Vishap Research Lab|
Question: How to find the invisible island in Enkanomiya?
Answer: To access this area, players must jump onto the small islet shown below. This islet can be found between the Narrows and the Dainichi Mikoshi; here, players must find and access the water gate at the top left of the small area in order to travel to the invisible island.
Question: Will Enkanomiya be a permanent part of the Genshin Impact map?
Answer: Enkanomiya has remained a permanent addition to the map, similar to Dragonspine in Mondstadt and The Chasm in Liyue. However, it will continue to exist in a separate layer rather than on the main map page, similar to The Chasm. This could be an attempt to save storage space and act as an easier way to operate the map in Genshin Impact.
Question: Is Enkanomiya a part of the Abyss or the Dark Sea?
Answer: Enkanomiya is technically a part of both entities. Since Enkanomiya exists outside Teyvat and is only accessible via a special deep pool right outside the Watatsumi Shrine, it can be said that it is a part of the Dark Sea. Additionally, since the Abyssal forces are hard at work in this region, we can also say that it is a part of the Abyss as well, by extension. Since this area is not under the direct jurisdiction of an Archon or god, it leaves this area vulnerable and susceptible to a potential takeover by either the Abyss Order or the Evil Gods from the Dark Sea.
Enkanomiya is a very dead and secluded area when looking at Teyvat as a whole, which is also why I like Enkanomiya the most due to my introverted nature. The architecture, lore, and monsters in Enkanomiya make it a very unique area, and this difference is very intriguing.
However, Enkanomiya is barely used, and players have no reason to visit it either after hitting 100% exploration, which is why I hope that there will be events in the future that will help Enkanomiya stand out a little bit more to increase the interactions with the players.
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