Honkai: Star Rail's tangled horns and tangled roots is a exploration mission and part of the Star Raft Sky Journey chain, in which you have to solve several puzzles of the Illuminating Chest and destroy the Black Deer of Plenty. If you're having trouble completing the tasks, check out our guide.
Passage of the quest “Branching horns and tangled roots”
How to start the task
It starts automatically immediately after the completion of the previous quest of the line called “Branches return, fate of intricacies”, so no no additional action is required. The main thing is that your mastery level is at least 34th.
Go to the Craft Commission and ask the crowd
< p> Once in a new location, follow the quest marker to the gate, which will be locked. Next, go downstairs and talk to Avey, who will give you a jade tag. Return to the gate and show the received little thing to go inside.
Find out how far the roots of the ambrosia tree have reached
< p>After watching a short cutscene, go down the stairs and fight the level 45 enchanted inventions. Their vulnerabilities are shown in the screenshot below.
After dealing with the enemies, go to the bridge and fight another enemy group. The vulnerabilities of opponents can be seen in the picture below. Having won the fight, talk to the man you saved. It will be Master Gongshu, whom Awei mentioned earlier.
Start following him to the teleportation screen, which is entangled in branches. Next, you need to tackle the puzzle.
Destroy the first tangled node of the ambrosia tree
You will need to adjust the adapter and destroy all the roots at the same time to solve the Illuminating Chest puzzle. If you are confused and want to reset the puzzle, then click on the “Repeat Challenge” inscription at the bottom of the mission name.
You do not need to touch the receiver located to the right of the trigger, as it is already turned in the right direction.
Climb northeast to the second receiver and rotate it counterclockwise 2 times so it faces directly at the ambrosia tree node.
Now go back to the trigger and click on the “run” option. In the screenshot below you can see the finished solution to the puzzle. This will clear the screen so you can use it.
How to get to the Creation Furnace and defeat the boss for the first time
After moving to the other side, you can go downstairs to fight the level 48 gatekeeper Aurumaton and collect the luxury chest. This enemy is vulnerable to Wind, Quantum, and Electric damage, and can also summon Dragonfish to help him.
When you go upstairs, a new cutscene will start. Next, you will be attacked for the first time by the boss Black Deer of Plenty, which is vulnerable to fire, ice and quantum attacks. So we advise you to select the appropriate squad in advance.
Note that in this battle, it will not work to destroy the boss, since he will simply heal all the damage received. Continue to break through the enemy's resistance and destroy branches until a new dialogue begins, during which your team decides to retreat for the time being.
Destroy the second tangled node of the ambrosia tree
Head to the Crafts Commission to find the source of the monster's recovery. Move towards the marked area, dealing with various groups of enemies along the way. At this stage, they should not cause you any special problems. You will soon reach the next Lighting Chest puzzle.
Go to the receiver north of the trigger and turn it counterclockwise once.
Then head west to the second receiver and also turn it counterclockwise arrows once.
Go back to the trigger and click on the “run” button. The second image below shows how both receivers should be rotated.
How to find and destroy the third node of the Ambrosia Tree
< p>Climb the stairs up and go to the teleportation screen. Stay alert, as one of the level 45 gatekeeper aurumatons will spawn near you. It will most likely have to be destroyed.
After moving to another platform, rotate the screen, then use it to moving to the western part of the location. Run to the quest marker and then deal with the two groups of enemies below.
After defeating the enemies, head up the stairs, across the bridge, and you'll reach the next Lighting Chest puzzle.
Go to the receiver located to the left of the trigger and rotate it one times clockwise.
Go to the center of the puzzle and rotate the receiver here counterclockwise once.
Go even further to the right and rotate the third receiver clockwise once.
Go back to the trigger and click on the “run” button. The second screenshot below shows exactly how all receivers must be rotated to solve this puzzle.
Now open the lock and use the teleport “Jewelry Smithy Pass”, to get into the arena with the Black Deer of Plenty.
How to Defeat the Black Deer of Plenty
Next, you will need to fight a boss that is vulnerable to fire, ice, and quantum damage. At the same time, it has high resistance to electricity, wind, freezing and imprisonment. With Zele well trained, this battle shouldn't be much of a problem for you.
The picture above shows the characters from which you can put together good teams to fight this boss. A budget squad might look like this: Hook, Asta (Pela), March 7 (Fire Pathfinder), and Natasha.
In the first phase, the enemy will summon two types of branches: winter wind and yellow leaves. The former can cast Rage, preventing you from controlling your characters, while the latter slightly increase the boss's attack power and have a counterattack. We advise you to deplete their stamina as quickly as possible to avoid additional damage.
In the second phase, the boss will create Fruitful Branches that can restore energy to the deer. They will soon begin to bear fruit. When the second fruit grows, the boss will deal powerful electric damage in an area (the strength of the blow depends on the number of branches in the arena). Thus, we recommend that you deal with these branches as soon as possible.
We will add that trees with white flowers will heal the Black Deer of Abundance, so after destroying the branch with fruits, we advise you to destroy this tree as soon as possible. After dealing with the boss, watch a short cutscene. At the end, you will unlock the “Deer Hunter” and “Kick a Deer Friend in the Horns” trophies.
This completes the quest. As a reward, you will receive 600 exploration experience, 80 star jade, 4 travel guides, 4 refined ether, 30 thousand credits, a save shadow and one new music track.
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