One of the highlights of the Genshin Impact version 2.5 update is the arrival of a new, challenging weekly boss—the Magatsu Mitake Narukami no Mikoto, or the Raiden Shogun boss for short. This boss is a deadly variation of the playable character, the Raiden Shogun.

At first glance, she looks intimidating with her giant hands and sword. But fret not, because you can defeat this boss faster than you can say her official name.


How to unlock weekly Magatsu Mitake Narukami no Mikoto

The Raiden Shogun boss in Magatsu Mitake Narukami no Mikoto in Genshin Impact
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To unlock the weekly Raiden Shogun boss in your own world, you need to accomplish the following:

  • Reach Adventure Rank 40 or above
  • Complete the Raiden Shogun’s story quest Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter: Act I: Reflections of Mortality
  • Complete the Raiden Shogun’s story quest Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter: Act II – Transient Dreams

Once you finish the Transient Dreams quest, the weekly boss will appear in the trounce domain End of the Oneiric Euthymia, located in the Grand Narukami Shrine on the Narukami Island in the Inazuma region.


How to beat the Raiden Shogun boss in Genshin Impact

The Raiden Shogun boss in Magatsu Mitake Narukami no Mikoto in Genshin Impact
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The Raiden Shogun boss is a terrifying weekly Electro boss in Genshin. Her Baleful Shadowlord form allows her to pull off stronger attacks and gain an Electro shield that greatly increases her RES. But by following these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to destroy her with ease.



  • Fighting her Baleful Shadowlord form can be annoying, especially since her attacks cover almost an entire area, making it difficult to dodge. It is possible, however, to defeat the Raiden Shogun boss without her entering the Baleful Shadowlord state. Stun the Magatsu Mitake Narukami no Mikoto by destroying her special Illusion or the Magatsu Electroculus and then use your most powerful DPS characters to throw their elemental skills and bursts at her.
  • If you can’t avoid fighting her Baleful Shadowlord form, prepare for The Final Calamity attack. This specific attack lets her perform a massive horizontal slash that freezes time and instantly kills any characters that are hit and unprotected by the shield generated from the Flowers of Remembrance orb. Deck out your best Electro character and use elemental attacks to charge the orb and generate the shield before the Raiden Shogun boss executes The Final Calamity.
  • Since she is an Electro weekly boss, the most effective elemental reactions against her shield are Superconduct and Overload. You can pull these reactions by bringing some trusty Pyro and Cryo characters to your party.

The best party to beat the Raiden Shogun boss

Genshin Impact party on how to defeat the Raiden Shogun boss
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Ranged characters are highly recommended to beat the Magatsu Mitake Narukami no Mikoto. Here are some suggested characters to add to your party:

ROLECHARACTER
Main DPSGanyu, Hu Tao, Klee, Kamisato Ayaka
Sub DPSShenhe, Xiangling, Yae Miko
Sub DPS/SupportRaiden Shogun
SupportZhongli, Noelle

Raiden Shogun weekly boss drops and rewards

The Raiden Shogun boss' The Final Calamity attack in her Baleful Shadowlord form
Credit: miHoYo

Here are the drops and rewards you can get after defeating this weekly boss:

  • Mudra of the Malefic General
  • Tears of the Calamitous God
  • The Meaning of Aeons
  • Berserker Artifact Set
  • Instructor Artifact Set
  • The Exile Artifact Set
  • Gladiator’s Finale Artifact Set
  • Wanderer’s Troupe Artifact Set
  • Northlander Claymore Billet
  • Northlander Bow Billet
  • Northlander Sword Billet
  • Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone
  • Vajrada Amethyst Chunk
  • Vajrada Amethyst Fragment
  • Vajrada Amethyst Sliver
  • Northlander Polearm Billet
  • Northlander Catalyst Billet

Note that you need the unique drop The Meaning of Aeons to upgrade Yae Miko’s talents. You can find out more about the best farming locations and routes for Yae Miko materials on our Genshin Impact guides.


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