Genshin Impact: How to defeat the Balladeer Scaramouche

Balladeer, Scaramouche, is one of the Fatui Harbingers in Genshin Impact. This crazy enemy feels that he has been discarded and overlooked. However, his own lust for power and contempt for humanity led him down a dark path. Soon you will have to prevent his ascension to godhood in the quest “Akasha Pulses, the Kalpa Flame Rises”.

Balladeer Scaramouche: Eternal Lord of Arcane Wisdom

Balladeer Scaramouche is also known as Genshin Impact’s Eternal Lord of Arcane Wisdom. That said, “Scaramouche” is what he went by, but “Balladeer” is also his Fatui code name. As for the “Eternal Lord of Mysterious Wisdom”, that’s technically the construct you’ll be facing.

Your first encounter as part of the Archon Quest is somewhat scripted. There is a movie that triggers a few seconds into the second phase of the fight. You will then continue with the mechanics as normal.

Defeating Scaramouche during the quest unlocks the Joururi Workshop domain. Then you can engage him as a boss with weekly drops.

General tactics

Neo Akasha Terminal – The Neo Akasha Terminal (ie the floating rabbit boot) can be powered up by grabbing the energy blocks left behind by the boss. When fully charged, you can unlock more features.

Multi-elemental – The boss uses almost every elemental in the game.

First stage

Scaramouche will be on the edge of the arena, so you mostly move to the sides to avoid his abilities. You’ll also notice some plates on the floor. If the Neo Akasha terminal is charged, you can activate these effects. For example, Pyro and Cryo cause the trail of enemy elements on the ground to dissipate. Meanwhile, activating two electro matrices can temporarily stun the boss.

At this stage we suggest just burning through the boss. Due to his size, he can be easily damaged and his attacks are quite slow.

The second phase

You will be fighting a fully mechanized version of your opponent. This Gundam-style mech can speed your position, call in an artillery bombardment, and shoot you down with a series of lasers. Balladeer is also protected, so you won’t be able to chip away at his health as quickly.

The key here is to fully charge the Neo Akasha terminal again. If you can, press and hold the appropriate button. You can then aim and fire a green projectile that will damage his shield.

The first time this happens, your enemy will do a casting animation to trigger a devastating bombardment. Charge your floating drone once more and fire that projectile. With the shield broken, he will be stunned for about 20 seconds.

For this DPS phase, you can grapple to get a higher position (ie chest/head). This allows you to release your doses in quick succession. Additionally, if you’re doing this encounter in co-op mode with other players, everyone has their own floating rabbit bot. This means that more projectiles are fired to make that shield go down smoothly.

In any case, defeating Balladeer Scaramouche in Genshin Impact will net you high-end materials like Puppet Strings, Mirror of Mushin, and Daka’s Bell. Similarly, you can get Vajrada Amethyst, Vayuda Turquoise and Varanada Lazurite gems.

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