The Genshin Impact Perpetual Mechanical Array is a new normal boss added in the Inazuma update. It’s a mechanical creature, as the name suggests, but it’s trickier to deal with than your average Ruin Guard.
The Perpetual Mechanical Array is closer to a cross between a Ruin Hunter and the Oceanid boss, as it spawns creatures that hinder your progress as the main boss’ HP gradually drops. However, girding your loins and seeing the battle through is worth it, since it’s the only way to get a new material for Ayaka.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Genshin Impact Perpetual Mechanical Array boss.
How Do I Unlock the Perpetual Mechanical Array Boss?
You'll automatically unlock the Perpetual Mechanical Array boss after you've completed the Ritou Escape Plan quest. It calls Jinrin Island home, a small, rocky landmass located directly north of Narukami Island. Note that you can only reach it by using the Waverider.
Where Do I Find the Perpetual Mechanical Array Waypoint?
There is currently no straightforward Perpetual Mechanical Array waypoint. But if you plan on venturing back to Jinrin often and don’t want to manually travel, you can obtain a blueprint for the Portable Waypoint gadget by reaching reputation level six in Mondstadt. There is also a waypoint on the islet slightly to the west of Jinrin.
Genshin Impact Perpetual Mechanical Array Boss - Phase 1
The Perpetual Mechanical Array is a Pyro boss, so consider taking a Hydro character into battle with you and using Electro Traveler to take full advantage of Elemental Reactions.
The boss attacks with a variety of moves, all of which it telegraphs clearly. The first sees the Array transform into a rocket and slam itself down onto the ground. As with other impact attacks, you can avoid this one just by staying out of the AoE target indicator.
Perpetual Mechanical Array also uses a laser attack that turns into a spinning top. Thankfully, you can dash away from both attacks with relative ease. Another laser attack marks your character with a target before attacking with the beam. Simply dash to avoid this one as well.
Its most powerful attack occurs when the Array rushes at you with great speed and slices at you with its powerful blades. This one deals heavy damage, so it’s worth activating a shield if possible in case you can’t move away fast enough.
Genshin Impact Perpetual Mechanical Array Boss - Phase 2
Once you’ve whittled away about 40% of the boss’ health, it will split into four new forms: a spider, a snake, a jellyfish, and a collection of triangles.
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These continue using the main boss’ attack patterns, and defeating one of the creatures opens Perpetual Mechanical Array up to attack for a short time. Take advantage of this window of opportunity while you can.
What Does Perpetual Mechanical Array Drop?
The highlight of defeating Perpetual Mechanical Array is getting Perpetual Heat, a vital item for Ayaka’s character. There’s a range of additional items you can earn as well, though.
Here’s exactly what you get for defeating the Perpetual Mechanical Array.
- Shivada Jade Sliver
- Shivada Jade Fragment (lv. 40+)
- Shivada Jade Chunk (lv. 60+)
- Shivada Jade Gemstone (lv. 75+)
- Prithiva Topaz Sliver
- Prithiva Topaz Fragment (lv. 40+)
- Prithiva Topaz Chunk (lv. 60+)
- Prithiva Topaz Gemstone (lv. 75+)
- Perpetual Heart (lv. 30+)
- The Exile
- Wanderer’s Troupe
- Prayers to Springtime
- Gladiator’s Finale
- Lucky Dog
And that's all she wrote for our Genshin Impact Perpetual Mechanical Array guide. If you're just getting stuck into the latest update, be sure to check out our guides to all the Genshin Impact Electroculus locations and Genshin Impact Sakura Bloom locations. Best of luck on your adventure!