|“||Primitive humanoid monsters that can be found all across Teyvat.
Most people have already given up on trying to communicate with the hilichurls, believing that they are monsters simply incapable of communication.
|~ The Adventurer Handbook on the Hilichurls.|
Hilichurls (in Chinese: 丘丘人 Qiūqiūrén, "Hill People") are a race of hostile goblin-like monsters in Genshin Impact. Many, if not all, Hilichurls are associated with the Abyss Order as Abyss Mages are able to speak the Hilichurian language and are used as their pawns.
- 1 Description
- 2 Members
- 2.1 Hilichurls
- 2.2 Samachurls
- 2.3 Mitachurls
- 2.4 Lawachurls
- 2.5 Unusual Hilichurls
- 3 Known Tribes
- 4 Quotes
- 5 Gallery
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Navigation
The Hilichurls are goblin-like creatures wandering around numerous locations in Teyvat. They are noted for their mask and the ability to speak Hilichurlian language. Hilichurls don't worship gods or follow any rules, instead they revere and follow the strongest and ferocious among them.
Despite their aggression towards non-Hilichurlian humans and lack of communication, Hilichurls have a degree of limited intelligence. Most Hilichurls are seen being skilled in combat such as Shooters being capable of wielding a crossbow or Hilichurl Guards shielding themselves. Outside of combat, Hilichurls are said to be capable of using Slimes for their own use such as manufacturing explosive barrels made out of Slimes, preserve food with Cryo Slimes, carry dangerous cargo with Anemo Slime balloons, and even use Slimes as weapons.
Hilichurls equipped with wooden clubs. If alight with Pyro, the club will be set aflame and eventually burn, leaving the Hilichurl to only use its fists or throw rocks.
Pyro Hilichurls wielding a flaming torch-like club they use to strike the player, rapidly flinging their weapon about while setting grass on fire. Hydro, Electro, or Cryo can put out the flame turning it into a regular club, but the Hilichurl can reignite it with a lighter after a certain amount of time.
Hilichurls using Slimes they dig out of the ground as weapons. Upon digging out the Slime, the Hilichurl Grenadier throws it at the player, dealing elemental damage when the Slime touches the ground and explodes. If staggered while holding the Slime, the Hilichurl drops the Slime on the ground and will explode a few seconds later. If an opposite element is applied, the Slime might be out and only deals physical damage, or the Slime will detonate prematurely and damage the Hilichurl. Across Treyvat, Pyro Hilichurl Grenadiers use Pyro Slimes as bombs. In Dragonspine, Cryo Hilichurl Grenadiers use Cryo Slimes as bombs. In Inazuma, Electro Hilichurl Grenadiers use Electro Slimes as bombs.
Hilichurl Fighters equipped with a wooden shield. The shields block physical attacks, slowly losing durability each time it is hit. Pyro elements can easily burn the shield, leaving the Hilichurl exposed as it tries to put out the fire. Once the shield is destroyed, the Hilichurl becomes a regular Hilichurl Fighter.
In Liyue, Hilichurl Guards instead replace their wooden shields with rock shields, with even higher durability. Since the shields are considered Geo element, Geo, claymores, and explosions can break them quicker. In Dragonspine, Hilichurl Guards have Cryo shields made of ice, working similarly to Geo shields except Pyro and claymores break them effectively.
Hilichurls equipped with crossbows. Their arrows can be dodged by dashing out of their way. Some crossbows are capable of shooting multiple arrows at once across a certain radius. Several other Hilichurl Shooters are capable of shooting elemental arrows: Electro, Pyro, and Cryo.
Shaman Hilichurls using a large club as a staff to cast elemental magic. They can also swing their club at the player when in melee range. Six different types can be encountered.
Anemo Samachurls can summon three small tornados that chase after the player. The tornados will stay active even after the Samachurl that summoned them is defeated. They are also capable of creating a turbulence zone that sucks in everything towards the center. The turbulence can be escaped by sprinting.
Dendro Samachurls can grow thorny vines across an area that blocks off most access. The vines will go away on their own, but can be destroyed prematurely, especially with Pyro. They are also able to cast a certain distance in an aura, applying all players and monsters that enter it with the Dendro element, causing them to burn if combined with Pyro.
Hydro Samachurls can summon a raincloud around a small circular area. All enemies underneath the cloud will regenerate health until the cloud disappears. They can also make water burst from the ground under the player's feet.
Geo Samachurls can summon Geo pillars from the ground that elevate them and Hilichurl Shooters to high ground. They also summon Geo spikes to emerge from under the player's feet. While the player has to destroy the pillar to return the Samachurl to ground level, a character equipped with a bow can snipe them off the pillar by dealing a critical hit. Once the Geo Samachurl is defeated, all remaining pillars are destroyed.
Cryo Samachurls function almost identically as Geo Samachurls, only creating pillars of ice and spikes from the ground. They are only encountered in Dragonspine.
Electro Samachurls can summon lightning from the sky to strike the player. They can also summon numerous markings on the ground, releasing pulses that damage any player standing on them. The markings go away on their own, and will remain even if the Samachurl is defeated. They are only encountered in Inazuma.
Large muscular Hilichurls and formidable warriors of their tribes, Mitachurls have more health and deal more damage than other Hilichurls.
Mitachurls equipped with large axes they use to hack at their opponents. They can dig out Pyro Slimes to enhance their axe before tossing the Slime at the player, becoming Blazing Axe Mitachurls. While enhanced, the Mitachurl's attacks deal Pyro damage and become more dangerous, such as a charging slam unleashing pillars of flames. Attacking the Mitachurl with Hydro or Electro puts out the flame, degrading the axe back to normal.
In Inazuma, Mitachurls instead dig out Electro Slimes to enhance their axes, becoming Crackling Axe Mitachurls. They can cause additional Electro damage to their axe swings, as well as obtain several new attacks while enhanced such as a powerful leap that releases numerous electric cracks. Unlike Blazing Axe Mitachurls, the Electro in their axes cannot be be put out.
Mitachurls equipped with large wooden shields they can use to ram into opponents. When at a distance, they can dig out Dendro Slimes and throw them at the player. Similar to Hilichurl Guards, the shields' durability can be burned with Pyro; however, the Mitachurl can extinguish the flame after some time. Once the shield is destroyed, the Mitachurl resorts to punches or charges. Eventually, they will dig out another Dendro Slime to create another shield.
In Liyue, Mitachurls replace their wooden shields with rock shields, making them more durable and resistant to physical damage, but can be broken effectively using Geo, claymores, or explosions. They can also dig out Geo Slimes to throw at the player. Unlike Wooden Shieldwall Mitachurls, they will not recreate their shield after it is destroyed.
In Dragonspine, Mitachurls have shields made of ice, and are considered Cryo objects. In cold temperatures, the shield's durability will rapidly regenerate, making it necessary to destroy the shield as quickly as possible.
Also known as Hilichurl Chieftains, Lawachurls are the strongest and fiercest members of the Hilichurl race. They are revered by smaller Hilichurls for their immense strength and wisdom. Their name is derived from a Hilichurlian way to address a king or ruler. Despite this, Lawachurls rarely lead their tribe at all, rather they prefer being in solitary places.
They were once regular Mitachurls that mutated from accumulations of a large number of elements in their bodies. They can also dig up a massive Slime of their element and throw it at the player. Stonehide Lawachurls are found in Liyue and can enhance their bodies with Geo armor. Frostarm Lawachurls are found in Dragonspine and can enhance their bodies with Cryo armor. Thunderhelm Lawachurls are found in Inazuma and can enhance their bodies with Electro armor.
Unusual Hilichurls are unique enemies that only spawn in one of sixteen areas across Mondstadt and Liyue. On their mask is the Chinese Hanyu 伟 (Wei), a reference to Liu Wei, the founder of miHoYo. Upon defeat, it retreats in a suitcase. After one is defeated, another will spawn in a different area. After defeating the second Unusual Hilichurl, the next will appear in twelve hours. They only drop cabbage and 233 Mora.
Unusual Hilichurls attack by swinging their suitcases at the player, or by opening it and throwing cabbages and Primogems at the player. They can also bring out a yellow doll called the Homu Doll (a reference to the characters of the same name from Honkai series) that explodes once it hits the ground. They can also summon comrades consisting of other Hilichurls.
A tribe of lazy Hilichurls that take any opportunities to sleep. They make beds out of animal leather, which are very soft according to Paimon.
A tribe of Hilichurls who build huge altars to pray for meat they can eat, usually making sacrifices on a daily basis. In the Archon Quests, the Traveler and Paimon use their large pot to heat up Noctilucous Jade, something the Meaty Tribe does not take kindly to and attacks them.
A tribe of Hilichurls obsessed with drawing eclipses. Nobody except the Dada Samachurl knows exactly why eclipses are so revered with the tribe.
- While all Hilichurls encountered in the game are aggressive, some quests can involve friendlier Hilichurls that the player can interact with. However, if the player chooses a wrong option, the Hilichurls will turn hostile.
- Unusual Hilichurls dropping 233 Mora is a reference to Chinese people using "233" as slang for "laugh out loud."
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