Genshin Impact: How to Start the Sumeru Archon Quest

Easy peasy!

Screenshot of Klee and Dori in Genshin Impact. Klee and Dori are facing each other.

So, Sumeru is finally here and you want to begin the region’s Archon Quest, Chapter III: Act I – Through Mists of Smoke and Forests Dark, so that you can explore the new Dendro area. Here’s how to start the Sumeru Archon Quest in Genshin Impact.

How to Start Through Mists of Smoke and Forests Dark Archon Quest in Genshin Impact

The good news is that it unlocks automatically. The bad news is that you must have met a couple of prerequisites first before it will appear in your Genshin Impact Quest Log. That said, if you’re a seasoned player, you may already meet the requirements. If not, then it’ll take some grinding but on the plus side, the story is fantastic so you’ll have some fun and maybe even shed a tear or two while catching up.

To unlock Chapter III: Act I – Through Mists of Smoke and Forests Dark, you need to:

  • Be at least Adventure Rank (AR) 35.
  • Have completed the “Chapter II: Act IV – Requiem of the Echoing Depths” Archon Quest.

Once you’ve done the above, the Sumeru Archon Quest will automatically show up in your Quest Log, as mentioned. If you need assistance actually getting to the Sumeru region to begin your Dendro adventure, check out our How to Get to Sumeru in Genshin Impact guide.

We also have a complete walkthrough for the Chapter III: Act I Archon Quest, so head on over to our “Through Mists of Smoke and Forests Dark” Full Quest Guide if you need a hand, and make sure to read up on the Lost in Prosperity Quiz Answers so you don’t fudge up that part of the Archon Quest.

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