Genshin Impact: Meeting Dainself and the Bough Keeper quest guide

One of the new additions in Genshin Impact‘s version 1.3 update is the “Bough Keeper: Dainself” quest. In it, you meet a mysterious character named, well, Dainself. Here’s our guide to help you out.

Note: For more information about the game, check out our Genshin Impact guides and features hub.

Genshin Impact guide: Meeting the Bough Keeper Dainself

To start “Bough Keeper: Dainself,” simply talk to Katheryne at Monstadt’s Adventurer’s Guild. She’ll direct you to speak with other NPCs in the city.

Eventually, you’ll head to the tavern where you’ll meet Dainself.

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Gen Pct Bghkp Dns 1

Looks like Dainself knows a lot more about the Traveler’s exploits in Genshin Impact. He’s aware of Venti’s identity, your part in Liyue’s Rex Lapis fiasco, and more. Plus, he keeps mentioning someone that he’s “traveled with” before.

Anyway, Dainself will tell you that he’s hunting an Abyss Herald. This leads you to a short romp in the Temple of the Falcon.

Note: Although Dainself says that he’s going with you, you don’t actually get to control him.

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Gen Pct Bghkp Dns 2a

Clear the domain normally. Just remember to bring a Hydro-based character since there are a couple of Pyro Abyss Mages.

It’s possible that you’ve noticed some Wolfhook fruits in the domain, too. That’s a hint of where we’re going next.

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Gen Pct Bghkp Dns 2b

After clearing the Temple of the Falcon, meet with Dainself on a ridge overlooking the Andrius boss fight area. Here, you’ll look for two torches lit by dark magic.

Defeat the enemies here, interact with the torches, and return to your new pal.

Genshin Impact Bough Keeper Dainself Guide 1

Genshin Impact Bough Keeper Dainself Guide 1

The third area you’ll visit is Stormterror’s Lair. No, you won’t fight the dragon. Instead, you’ll simply need to head to the marker on your map.

You’ll need to eliminate some hilichurls, mitachurls, and abyss mages to clear the area.

Genshin Impact Bough Keeper Dainself Guide 2

Genshin Impact Bough Keeper Dainself Guide 2

When you’re done, glide using the wind current to reach your new buddy. The Traveler will be able to interact with a dandelion which flashes to a cinematic from Genshin Impact‘s opening.

It’s when the Traveler last saw his/her brother.

Genshin Impact Bough Keeper Dainself Guide 3a

Genshin Impact Bough Keeper Dainself Guide 3a

Anyway, there are more questions to be answered since Dainself seems to hint that he knows Lumine’s/Aether’s sibling. Sadly, he’ll say goodbye for now.

This is just the first part of the “Bough Keeper” quest, so it’s likely that we’ll meet him again later (perhaps as a 5-star character). You do get some hero’s wit, primogems, gold, talent books, and ores for your troubles.

Genshin Impact Bough Keeper Dainself Guide 3b

Genshin Impact Bough Keeper Dainself Guide 3b


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