As you journey through the lush region of Sumeru in Genshin Impact, you may come across a world quest called "A Prayer for Rain on the Fecund Land." At first glance, it seems simple – track down some markers on the map and defeat a few fungal foes, right?
Well, many Travelers have found themselves stuck and unable to progress while attempting this quest. With obscure objectives and lack of guidance, it can quickly become frustrating.
Not to worry! In this comprehensive guide, I‘ll walk you through how to complete "A Prayer for Rain on the Fecund Land" from start to finish. With detailed walkthroughs, maps, tips, and insights, you‘ll be finishing this quest in no time.
Ready to restore rain to Sumeru? Let‘s get started!
Overview of the Quest
This side quest revolves around aiding the Aranara and clearing out fungal growths that are disrupting a contraption meant to seed clouds and bring rain to Sumeru.
You‘ll need to track down three objectives:
- Disturbed Fungus A
- Disturbed Fungus B
- Disturbed Fungus C
Taking them out and activating the Varuna Contraption will complete the quest. Be prepared for lots of underground traversal and battling waves of fungal foes!
Completing "A Prayer for Rain on the Fecund Land" also unlocks the recipe for the flashy Dendro-themed weapon Varunada Lazurite, making this quest worthwhile beyond just the lore.
Starting the Quest
First, you need to complete the prerequisite quest "The Verdant Varuna" and reach Reputation Level 2 in Sumeru before "A Prayer for Rain" becomes available from Nara Varuna in Gandharva Ville.
Once unlocked, here are the steps to kick things off:
- Fast travel to Gandharva Ville or make your way there manually.
- Head towards the eastern side of the village.
- Look for Nara Varuna near a pond.
- Interact with them to activate a short dialogue scene.
- Accept the quest "A Prayer for Rain on the Fecund Land" from the quest menu.
A navigation marker will now direct you towards the cliffs northeast of Gandharva Ville for the first objective. Let the fungal busting begin!
Fighting Disturbed Fungus A
From Gandharva Ville, head northeast while following the quest marker. You‘ll come across a sheer cliff face along the coast.
Look along the base of the cliffs for a cave entrance covered in glowing blue fungal growths. Inside is the lair of Disturbed Fungus A.
The cave entrance for Disturbed Fungus A
Enter the cave and light a torch to see as you make your way deeper inside the winding tunnels.
Eventually you‘ll emerge in a massive open cavern with Disturbed Fungus A anchored overhead. Interacting with the vines on the ground will start the boss fight!
The ominous cavern where you‘ll face Disturbed Fungus A
Disturbed Fungus A will summon waves of Whirling Fungi and Sporing Fungi to attack you. Use Pyro characters like Xiangling or Yanfei to burn through the adds quickly.
Make sure to dodge their spinning and spore attacks – the sheer number of fungal foes can quickly overwhelm you. Stay mobile and keep your health up.
Whenever Disturbed Fungus A‘s eye weak point is exposed, pummel it with your strongest attacks to deal massive damage. Then switch focus back to clearing out the smaller minions before the next wave spawns.
Rinse and repeat until its health is depleted – then interact with the remains to move onto the next step.
Tips for Disturbed Fungus A
- Use ranged Pyro attacks to swiftly defeat the minor fungi
- Save your Elemental Burst for the boss‘s eye weak point
- Keep moving and watch out for fungal spore AoEs
- Take advantage of platforms around the arena for high ground
- Co-op makes beating the adds easier with multiple players
With Disturbed Fungus A down, the strange withering of the nearby plant life will be restored. Now it‘s time to locate the second fungus.
Finding Disturbed Fungus B
After defeating the first fungus, a new quest marker appears on a hill just east of Gandharva Ville.
Head to the marked area northeast of Vissudha Field. You‘ll spot a massive overgrown contraption hanging from vines at the crest of the hill.
Approach and you‘ll see the contraption is sealed off by thorny Dendro vines. Striking the Dendro pillar in the center will extend a dendrite that lets you begin powering up the machine.
Activating the pillar also reveals Disturbed Fungus B anchored beneath the contraption. Like its predecessor, this fungal abomination will summon waves of smaller minions to impede your progress.
Battling Disturbed Fungus B near the Varuna Contraption
The arena is a bit more cramped here, so bring a Anemo character like Sucrose or Venti to group up the fungal foes for efficient AoE damage.
Patiently take down the adds while avoiding fungal attacks. Seize every opportunity to strike the eye of Disturbed Fungus B whenever it opens up.
Once its health hits zero, interact with remains to move onto the third and final fungus.
Tips for Disturbed Fungus B
- Use Anemo skills to gather the minor fungi together
- Time dodges to avoid both melee and ranged fungal attacks
- Stay near the contraption to limit where adds can hit from
- Have a shielder to block if you get overwhelmed
- Use the Dendro pillar as cover during intense waves
You‘re two-thirds of the way done with clearing out the disturbing fungi! Now it‘s time to track down the last one.
Locating Disturbed Fungus C
After defeating the second fungus, the final quest marker appears along the coast west of Gandharva Ville.
Make your way to the marked area on your map – you‘ll find a dark cave entrance at the base of the cliffs. Light a torch and head inside.
Entrance to the creepy cave housing Disturbed Fungus C
Follow the linear cave path, dealing with any minor fungi monsters along the way.
Eventually you‘ll enter a massive cavern with Disturbed Fungus C anchored up above. Interact with the vines to begin the last fungus fight.
This battle plays out just like the previous two:
- Defeat waves of minor fungal monsters
- Dodge their ranged and spinning attacks
- Strike the eye weak point whenever it opens up
Stay light on your feet while whittling down its health. Once the Fungus C variant falls, interact with the remains to complete this part of the quest.
Tips for Disturbed Fungus C
- Use the narrow cave paths to limit where adds can approach from
- Save stamina for dodging and outmaneuvering the fungi horde
- Use Cryo skills to freeze minions in place for easy dispatching
- Stay near the tunnel entrances so you aren‘t cornered
Whew, that was three epic fungal showdowns! Now it‘s time to reactivate the Varuna Contraption and call the rain.
Finishing the Quest
With all three disturbing fungi defeated, head back east to the Varuna Contraption.
Interact with the Dendro pillar to restart the activation process. An uplifting cutscene plays showing the Aranara pooling their strength to power up the contraption.
Dark clouds soon swirl overhead and a gentle rain begins to fall, signaling the success! The Aranara thank you for your efforts before the quest officially completes.
Cutscene showing the Varuna Contraption activation
And with that, you‘ve restored this contraption and brought rain back to the parched lands of Sumeru! Give yourself a pat on the back.
Quest Breakdown & Rewards
Let‘s recap the key objectives:
- Accept "A Prayer for Rain on the Fecund Land" in Gandharva Ville
- Defeat Disturbed Fungus A in the northeast cliffside cave
- Take down Disturbed Fungus B near the Varuna Contraption
- Eliminate Disturbed Fungus C in the western coastal cave
- Activate the Varuna Contraption to finish the quest
For all that effort, you get some nice rewards:
- Varunada Lazurite weapon recipe
- 100 Primogems
- 2 Hero‘s Wit
- 8 Mystic Enhancement Ore
You also progress the story of Sumeru and help restore balance to the region‘s climate. Well done!
Completing this side quest takes around 30-45 minutes for most players. With proper teams and strategy, you can likely clear it even quicker. Just stay focused during those intense fungal horde phases.
Tips for Tackling This Quest
Here are some top tips to consider when taking on "A Prayer for Rain on the Fecund Land":
Focus on Pyro and Anemo characters to quickly defeat the minor fungi enemies. Their AoE abilities really shine against the fungal hordes.
Equipping the Thundering Pulse bow on an archer like Yoimiya lets you snipe weak points safely from range. The Mistsplitter Reforged sword also provides excellent burst damage.
Pack food buffs for increased ATK and stamina, along with healing items like Sweet Madames. The NRE gadget can provide extra elemental skills as needed.
Having 1-2 co-op teammates makes battles against the endless fungal waves much smoother. But beware of accidentally stealing your partner‘s Elemental Burst recharges!
Minimum Adventure Rank
Reach at least Adventure Rank 30 before attempting this quest. The difficulty and HP of the fungi bosses is tuned for more developed accounts.
Take the tips that fit your playstyle and team comps. With the right prep, you‘ll knock out this quest with no trouble at all!
Genshin Impact Expert Tips for Success
As an experienced Traveler and content creator in the Genshin Impact community, let me share some high-level tips to help you throughout this quest:
Pay attention to enemy attack tells – learn when fungal foes are about to strike and time dodges accordingly. Being an iframe ninja is key!
Max out relevant talents beforehand – level up Elemental Bursts and Skills for your DPS characters to increase damage.
Activate useful buffs – utilise things like Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers, Noblesse Oblige, food buffs, and potions.
Pack healing and energy recharge – bring a healer like Bennett or Jean. Favonius Warbow ensures frequent Elemental Bursts.
Be patient – don‘t rush in recklessly or you may get overwhelmed. Lure smaller enemies and stay focused.
Mastering these advanced combat, team building, and resource optimization tips will give you a huge leg up across tough quests like this one. Let me know if you have any other questions!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to some common questions about completing "A Prayer for Rain on the Fecund Land":
Q: Do I need to finish The Chasm story quests first?
A: No, The Chasm quests are not required. Focus on completing Sumeru quests like the Aranyaka chain.
Q: What if I can‘t find the exact cave entrances you described?
A: Don‘t worry! Just head to the quest markers and look around the area for cave openings in the cliffs. They may not match my screenshots exactly.
Q: Do I need to be a high Adventure Rank to attempt this quest?
A: I recommend being at least AR30 before trying this quest. The enemy difficulty scales based on your Adventure Rank.
Q: Is there a trick to make the fungi weak points appear faster?
A: Unfortunately not really. Just stay patient and keep chipping away whenever the eye opens up after attacks.
Q: What if I‘m really struggling even in co-op?
A: Consider revisiting after raising your AR, weapon levels, artifacts, or talent levels. A stronger team will breeze through this quest.
Still have questions? Let me know in the comments! providing step-by-step tips has been my pleasure.
And with that, you have all the knowledge needed to complete the "A Prayer for Rain on the Fecund Land" world quest in Genshin Impact!
No more struggling against endless fungal waves or getting lost in winding caves. Just follow this guide for an efficient walkthrough.
Let me know if you have any other questions down below, and happy questing, Traveler! The expansive world of Teyvat is waiting.