Genshin Impact’s ascension system can be confusing for players at first. You may have no idea how to gain a certain item, or you have found some but are not sure where you found it and how you can find more. I will go through some of the ways in which you can help yourself stay on top of farming ascension items, and even some of the ways you can gain them or at least work out how to acquire them.
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In the Characters section of the menu, even if you don’t have the items to ascend a weapon or character, an option called Item Details pops up when you’re viewing the required materials to ascend. This is an important option as it allows players to know exactly how they can acquire the item they are looking for. Whether you can find it in the wild, by defeating a boss or even a domain, pressing this option educates you on where to find such an item, as well as allowing you to click further and set a waypoint on the location if it is available.
The Adventures’ Handbook is useful for many things; however, for me, it is most useful for tracking down items needed for ascension. After pressing the Item Details option, you may find that the item you’re looking for is only available through a boss or Domain reward. Thus, the Adventure Handbook is vital, as, under the Bosses or Domains section, you can find and select the boss or Domain you’re looking for with the rewards you need and track them. Some bosses, however, like Lupus Boreas, can only be done at specific times or a certain amount of times in a week; this is why the Item Details option is further important, as it will provide you with that information. This tip should allow you to navigate to the location much faster than simply searching for the item, thus getting your ascension materials more efficiently!
Some items are region-specific and can only be found in certain areas. In this case, the best thing to do is be observational and use the custom pin option to map spawn locations of important items. For example, there is a specific mushroom needed to Ascend character Barbara called the Philanemo Mushroom, which is found in Springvale growing on the buildings. As soon as I noticed this, I made sure to put a custom flower pin on the map to come back and farm them once they spawned again. This is very useful when it comes to finding certain items that only spawn in the wild, which can be checked via the Item Details button!
In Genshin Impact, ascension items may also be bought at the various shops throughout the world. In Mondstadt, find rare plants such as the Small Lamp Grass and Cecilia by completing the Flighty Flora… and Flora mission. This can be activated by simply finding and interacting with an upset little girl named Flora in Mondstadt. After completing, you will unlock her flower shop. Further, in Mondstadt, just before you reach the top of the stairs as you enter the town, shop keeper Marjorie will be on your right. This shop is vital when it comes to acquiring your ascension items, as many of them can be bought here, which is, of course, much quicker than going out and finding them or even defeating enemies. You will need to spend Anemo Sigils however, but these are fairly easy to acquire by completing quests and exploring. Most of these items that Marjorie sells can then be taken to the crafting bench and upgraded if you are looking to find blue and purple rarity ascension items, so keep that in mind.
In the pause menu, not the quick wheel menu, you can also find the Shop, and more specifically, Paimon’s Bargains. In this section of the shop, players are able to spend their Starglitter and Stardust in exchange for valuable ascension items. Like myself, you may find that you had no idea you were collecting these currencies; however, by simply playing the story, completing side quests and defeating bosses, you are sure to gain a fair amount of each. Thus, if you are in need of items such as Dead Ley Line Leaves and Shimmering Nectar, these can easily be bought for a very reasonable price.
I hope these tips helped you acquire the items you needed to ascend your weapons and characters. If so, leave a like, comment and make sure to share for anyone else out there struggling to ascend!