Rolling new characters in Genshin Impact is great until you have to go farming for their ascension, so I’ve decided to help you farm for Gorou. No need to thank me, I’m only here to help – except for the actual farming part, I can’t help you with that.
Here’s what Gorou will need for level ascension:
- 1 Prithiva Topaz Sliver
- 9 Prithiva Topaz Fragments
- 9 Prithiva Topaz Chunks
- 6 Prithiva Topaz Gemstones
- 18 Spectral Husks
- 30 Spectral Hearts
- 36 Spectral Nuclei
- 168 Sango Pearls
- 46 Perpetual Hearts
- 420k Mora (nice)
To start off with the Prithiva Topaz, you can get these by beating up the Geo Hypostasis over and over. Each run will cost 40 Resin and you’ll have to leave the area for 3 minutes for it to respawn. You can farm it up all naturally or you can use an alchemy table to upgrade the material to its next tier. It takes three of the previous tier material to upgrade to the next one. Alternatively, you can use Dust of Azoth to convert any tier of a different gem into a Topaz.
For the Spectral Husks, you’ll need to hunt down a ton of Spectres. These can be a bit tricky to farm without a ranged character. It’s a little ironic since you’re farming these for a ranged character anyway, but nobody said Gorou farming would be easy. You can upgrade these to their higher tier similar to the Topaz.
Sango Pearls can be obtained by running around Sangonomiya Shrine and finding them on top of pink clams and you can use this interactive map to find their locations – as well as the locations of the Spectral Husks. For the Perpetual Hearts, you’re going to have to keep cracking Fragile Resin. The hearts are only obtainable through the Perpetual Mechanical Array under Jinren Island in Inazuma.
Also, note that all the materials needed except for Prithiva Topaz and Mora are only obtainable in Inazuma.
And here’s what you’ll be farming for Talent upgrades:
- 9 Teachings of Light
- 63 Guides of Light
- 114 Philosophies of Light
- 18 Spectral Husks
- 66 Spectral Hearts
- 93 Spectral Nuclei
- 18 Ashen Hearts
- 3 Crowns of Insight (if you choose to max level each talent)
As you can see, you’ll need to farm even more Spectral Husks for Gorou. This brings the grand total to 36 Spectral Husks, 96 Spectral Hearts, and 129 Spectral Nuclei, which is a lot. Apologize to your friends in advance for raiding their worlds for resources. The Light talent books can be obtained from the Violet Court domain on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays and can be upgraded like the previous materials.
Ashen Hearts are obtained by beating *SPOILER!* the Signora weekly boss. If you have Signora’s other drops – Molten Moment or Hellfire Butterfly – you can convert them to Ashen Hearts with Dream Solvent.
Last but not least comes the Crowns of Insight which are the hardest to obtain due to how limited they are. These are only obtainable from events, the Frostbearing Tree in Dragonspine, and the Sacred Sakura in Inazuma.
That’s pretty much everything you need when farming for Gorou in Genshin Impact! If there’s anything we can gather from this, it’s that Gorou has a lot of heart. Or at least he should, for the amount of hearts you’ll be infusing him with.