How to Drain the Broken Isle’s Flooded Cave in Genshin Impact

Pulling the Plug


Greetings Travelers! Today we’ll be taking a look at a little puzzle in the Broken Isle containing some good loot and one of the conch shells you’ll need for the Resonating Visions event. Do note that in order to do this, you’ll want to have Xinyan’s Domain for the Golden Apple Archipelago completed.

First, we’ll need to head to the location first. The entrance is fairly large and detailed in the picture below, on the leftmost of the main three mountains on the island (if you’re looking at it from the map’s point of view).

Head down and you’ll see a Pyro totem that needs some nearby torches lit. You can see those in the image, they’re right next to it and pretty easy to spot.

The next one takes a bit more doing. There’s two in close proximity, the first two being near the Totem and another near the wooden pathway.

There’s also one a bit toward the side of the chamber itself with a Common Chest next to it. Swim out to it and you’ll have the first three done.

Next, you’ll need to make use of the portal at the end of the wooden pathway. Cross over to the next area and you’ll see that there’s the last torch and a switch for the nearby gate.

Follow the way out of that mountain and make note of where that entrance is, you’ll need it later.

Head back to the portal and travel through it, then activate the totem to drain the last of the water. Now we’re on to the meat of this puzzle. You’ll want to align the flowers so they’ll go around the rim, then hit the chest in the middle.

Use the Perform command on the Melodic Harp and this should free the chest for collection.

As for the next step, you’ll need to make the note go all the way to the gate, but you’ll find that there’s a big ol’ root in the way. There’s a trick to fixing this. Head over to where you access Xinyan’s Domain and switch the height of the mountains to where the mountains are sunken into the ground, like pictured below.

Now we’ll go to where the other mountain is that has the portal entrance. Follow that to get back into the puzzle room and you should find that the root is gone now. Hit Perform on the Melodic Harp and you’ll finally see the sound wave hit the door and give you your prize of three Precious Chests.

That’s all for this guide, but stay tuned for more of the latest Genshin Impact news and guides!

Cory Clark
With a passion for all things musical, a taste for anti-gravity racing, and a love for all things gacha, Cory is a joyful and friendly gamer soaking up any little gem to come to his little Midwestern cornfield. An avid collector of limited editions with an arsenal of imported gaming trinkets he's absorbed into his wardrobe, he's usually always near his trusty gaming rig if he's not on his PS4 or Xbox One. And when he's not gaming, he's watching anime off his big screen with his lap lion Stella purring away.

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