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How to farm for Sayu in Genshin Impact

Keep rollin', rollin', rollin', rollin'

Sayu is the resident dizzy ninja in Genshin Impact and a great addition to your squads if you farm and level her up properly, and that’s where I come in. Let’s roll. See what I did there?

Here’s what Sayu will need for her level ascension:

The clickening begins

There are quite a few ways to farm for Vayuda Turquoise shards. If you’re really looking to farm it all up as fast as possible, then prepare to crack some Fragile Resin and put some bosses in their place. Three bosses drop Vayuda Turquoise pieces – two Normal Bosses and one Weekly Boss. The Anemo Hypostasis and Maguu Kenki are the regular bosses you’ll be hunting down. The weekly fight you’ll have to do (quite a few times if this is how you’re farming) is Confront Stormterror.

Each Normal Boss run will run you 40 Resin on redemption, with each Weekly Boss costing 60 Resin. Be prepared to either use up your Fragile Resin or wait a pretty long time. You’ll also have to leave the area for three minutes in order for the regular bosses to respawn – it’s a bit mundane, but you really should have realized it would be like this when you started playing Genshin Impact. It’s a Gacha Game, I don’t know what you expected to be honest, this is the whole experience.

Genshin Impact Confront Stormterror
Big angry dragon boi Image by Mihoyo

If you wanted to be extra efficient with your task, you can go from boss to boss in order so that by the time you finish one, the other one(s) will respawn. If you want, you can make a route between them, doing them over and over again in order.  You can farm it up all naturally over time or you can use an alchemy table to upgrade the Turquoise to its next tier. It takes three of the previous tier material to upgrade to the next one – this goes for all other materials that have multiple tiers as well.

Alternatively, you can spend some Dust of Azoth to convert any tier of a different gem into a Turquoise of the same tier. You could also get them with the Parametric Transformer if you use the right type of fuel.

Crystal Marrow… yum yum

Crystal Marrow – as the name entails, comes part and parcel from bones. Whose bones you may ask? Well, only the skeleton of a long-dead god of course. Crystal Marrow can be found on Yashiori Island and Tatarasuna in Inazuma. They’re kind of hard to miss really, the skeletons of gods tend to be quite large in case you didn’t know. If you’re having trouble finding them, however, take a look at the Teyvat Interactive Map so you can harvest every last piece of this old god and its Crystal Marrow. You likely won’t be able to get enough from just farming in your world – so you can join some friends if you’re really fiending for marrow.

The Nectar isn’t fun to obtain, but it is definitely easier if you have the right elements on your team. You get these nice little vials from the Whopperflowers pretty much anywhere on the map. All Whopperflowers will have an associated element, though, so you should bring a counter element if you can. Or you could just bring your best damage dealer and brute force it, it’s really just more fun that way in my experience. Be sure to use the aforementioned Interactive Map in order to track them all down.

Those creepy-sounding Marionette Cores you need are obtained from beating the Maguu Kenki. Honestly, if you were willing to sacrifice some time and Fragile Resin, you could just fight the Maguu Kenki repeatedly. It would take you three minutes between each clear, but it would also be more effective than doing a boss route since you would be getting multiple required materials simultaneously.

Talent upgrades

Talent upgrades will cost you a bit of extra time, but it’ll be worth it once you’re bowling over enemies left and right.

  • 9 Teachings of Light
    • 63 Guides to Light
    • 114 Philosophies of Light
  • 18 Whopperflower Nectar
    • 66 Shimmering Nectar
    • 93 Energy Nectar
  • 18 Gilded Scales
  • 3 Crowns of Insight (one to max-level each Talent if you’re going for that)
  • 4,957,500 Mora – I’m sorry, little one.

Anyway, your Nectar total comes out to 36 Whopperflower Nectar, 96 Shimmering Nectar, and 129 Energy Nectar. If you didn’t hate the Whopperflowers yet, that’ll change pretty soon. The Light talent books can be obtained from the Violet Court Domain on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. These can be upgraded in the same way as all of the previously listed materials at a ratio of three to one. The Alchemist’s Crafting Bench is honestly one of the best tools at your disposal in this game – what a timesaver.

Now for the Gilded Scales

The Gilded Scales come from one and only one Weekly Boss but there are technically two ways to get them. The first way to get them is by doing the Weekly Boss fight – Beneath the Dragon Queller – and claiming the spoils of murder. The second way to get these scales is just by beating that weekly boss fight anyway – then converting the alternate drops into scales with the help of Dream Solvent. That’s really the only way to go about this, unfortunately. Did I mislead you? Perhaps, but you would have found out soon anyway.

Genshin Impact Azhdaha
Damn… Image by Mihoyo

The Dream Solvent is going to save you a lot of time if you didn’t already have what you needed. Ever since Dream Solvent came out and gave us the ability to convert Weekly Boss materials, farming them has been way easier. Never skip out on your weeklies folks, you never know what you’ll need and when you’ll need it. Well, you might if you came here first, but that’s beside the point.

Crowns are kind of a weird resource…

The last item you need is just a little bit harder to come across. Crowns – as you could probably guess from the name – are precious and hard to come by. Crowns of Insight are currently limited to two methods of obtainment, both of which take time. Both methods can be fairly slow in their own right, but one is more consistent than the other and is available at all times.

The main way you can get Crowns of Insight is through hitting certain level milestones with the Sacred Sakura in Inazuma and the Frostbearing Tree in Dragonspine. The only other way to get them is through certain limited-time in-game events. So be sure to keep up with Genshin events and keep those Crowns stocked up and available to avoid any problems in the future.

Genshin Impact has endless opportunities for you to farm materials, and Sayu will not be the last time you have to do it – but hopefully, this guide speeds up the process for you. Enjoy your new Sayu, and have fun rolling your way across Teyvat!

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Kevin Dewan

Writer for SQUAD, runs after things a lot. Won't BM you to your face. Okay with losing as long as it's funny.
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