With the release of Genshin Impact Version 3.0 comes the release of two new bosses in the game: the Electro Regisvine, a new element of the plant-themed boss, and the Jadeplume Terrorshroom, a birdlike, mushroom-based boss. While bosses are usually added with every new patch, the two bosses added this time around feature unique mechanics that set them apart from the others. Farming these bosses, with the correct gameplay knowledge and strategy, has been made easier than ever, allowing for fun battles each time they’re fought.
Though special mechanics aren’t unheard of for other bosses in Genshin Impact, the Terroshroom and Electro Regisvine feature drastically different play styles and strategies that set them apart. First, the Terrorshroom features a mechanic that plays off of Electro and Pyro damage. If it takes Electro damage, the boss will charge a meter that will give it one large attack, and then stun it for a long duration. At the same time, Pyro attacks deal more damage to the creature and will drain the meter, but if the boss takes too much Pyro damage from a character it will attempt to run away, or shake off the Traveler by summoning fungi to fight. The Electro Regisvine, much like its predecessors, features a core that the Traveler must smash to stun the creature. However, whenever the core changes positions on the creature, it summons a waxing or waning stamen, and if both types of stamens are on the battlefield it will cause a massive explosion.
These new Genshin Impact boss fights present interesting challenges to the player that shake up the often repetitive forms of gameplay we see with world bosses. Many of the world bosses feature only one simple unique mechanic, like the Hypostases in Genshin Impact, or none at all. This often leaves many, especially those who are high level, just walking to their daily boss and hitting them repeatedly until they win the fight. With these new bosses, however, a key element of strategy is added to prevent players from mindlessly fighting the boss.
Genshin Impact’s Sumeru Bosses Add More Combat Variety
Being a game that focuses heavily on grinding, Genshin Impact is in heavy need of variety when it comes to daily routines. Oftentimes, world bosses fill an important role in daily grinding, meaning these fights need to have some level of variety. For the Terrorshroom, variety comes from the multiple strategies that can be taken to defeat it, whether overcharging it with electricity or blasting it away with fire. For the newest boss, Electro Regisvine, variety is created from the unpredictability of its stamens, as well as the core itself which changes positions on the massive flower. The most important factor of these bosses that sets them apart is that they’re quick to engage and fight, with no large moments of invulnerability, or unnecessary waiting around, that is especially seen with the Oceanids and Hypostases.
While some aspects of Genshin Impact Version 3.0’s grinding can seem questionable, the application of mechanics in the boss fights of this Sumeru patch are definitely a positive improvement. Although sometimes Genshin Impact can feel a bit repetitive and mindless in combat, the Jadeplume Terrorshroom and Electro Regisvine provide frustrated players with quick and unique boss fights that seem to stay interesting no matter how many times they are fought. With two new bosses coming in Genshin Impact Version 3.1, it’ll be interesting to see if they keep up this trend.