Genshin Impact Maguu Kenki Boss Location & How to Defeat

Maguu Kenki is a new boss in Genshin Impact, added in the Midsummer update, and players are wondering about its location and how to defeat it. As far as bosses go, Maguu Kenki is a bit up there when it comes to difficulty. However, the drops you can get for defeating the samurai are absolutely worth the trouble. With all of that said, in our Genshin Impact Maguu Kenki Boss Location & How to Defeat guide, we’ll show you where to find Maguu Kenki, how to beat it, and what it drops.

genshin impact maguu kenki boss location & how to defeat
Genshin Impact Maguu Kenki Boss Location & How to Defeat

Where to Find Maguu Kenki Boss Location in Genshin Impact

To find the Genshin Impact Maguu Kenki boss location, you simply have to follow the main story chain on the Golden Apple Archipelago. After you enter Act 2, when you lower the water levels and thereby reveal more of the landmass, you’ll eventually come across a small island in the center of the archipelago. This happens during the quest called “Go to the central platform.” The place is very distinct-looking on the map, as it has a large, round, ornate platform in the very center. Once you get there, you’ll see Maguu Kenki just sitting peacefully, covered in a giant mask. For now, it will remain motionless. We don’t know exactly when the mechanical samurai doll will wake up yet.

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where to find genshin impact maguu kenki boss location

UPDATE: Maguu Kenki is now active. After you complete Acts 1 and 2 of the Midsummer event’s story, the main quest in Act 3 will lead you to an item called “Mysterious Mechanical Part.” After that, it will take you to the central island, as explained above. Use the mechanical part on the sleeping samurai to activate it. After the first fight, the game will mark its location for you on the map, so that you can revisit it whenever you want to.

How to Defeat Genshin Impact Maguu Kenki Boss

To defeat the Maguu Kenki boss in Genshin Impact, you have to be aware of its strengths, weaknesses and overall behavior. For one, the samurai is largely immune to ranged attacks due to the huge mask. While the mask is not active at all times, you should still consider focusing mostly on melee. Just be very wary of the AoE attacks and make sure to promptly get out of the way. Secondly, after taking a certain amount of damage, Maguu Kenki infuses itself with Anemo, so plan around that. Thirdly, the boss also summons two phantoms that run around and deal Cryo and Anemo damage, and are even a part of some of the boss’s attacks.

As far as the overall strategy goes, you should bring along a character with high DPS, such as Diluc, to be your main weapon. A defensive and/or healer character will also come in very handy, such as Noelle with Breastplate and I Got Your Back. You shouldn’t worry about Elemental Resonance in this battle, so consider having a four-element party to get Protective Canopy. Then, just wail on the sucker until it drops.

Maguu Kenki Boss Drops

In the list below, you’ll see the potential rewards that you can get for beating the Maguu Kenki boss in Genshin Impact. Mind you, these are the boss rewards, not event-specific ones, meaning that you’ll probably still be able to farm them after the Midsummer event wraps up. This is pretty important, especially because the Marionette Core is a Kazuha Ascension item.

  • Materials
    • Shivada Jade Sliver
    • Shivada Jade Fragment (level 40+ Maguu Kenki)
    • Shivada Jade Chunk (level 60+ Maguu Kenki)
    • Shivada Jade Gemstone (level 75+ Maguu Kenki)
    • Vayuda Turquoise Sliver
    • Vayuda Turquoise Fragment (level 40+ Maguu Kenki)
    • Vayuda Turquoise Chunk (level 60+ Maguu Kenki)
    • Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone (level 75+ Maguu Kenki)
    • Marionette Core (level 30+ Maguu Kenki)
  • Artifacts
    • Berserker set
    • Lucky Dog set
    • Gladiator’s Finale set
    • Instructor’s set
    • Wanderer’s Troupe set
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