Xiangling: chef extraordinaire, spice aficionado, and the next character you’ll farm for in Genshin Impact. Xiangling can be a pretty effective unit when used properly – but you’ll have to hit the farm if you want to get her there. Let’s not waste any time and get on with it!
Here’s what Xiangling will need for her level ascension:
- 1 Agnidus Agate Sliver
- 9 Agnidus Agate Fragment
- 9 Agnidus Agate Chunks
- 6 Agnidus Agate Gemstones
- 18 Slime Condensate
- 30 Slime Secretions
- 36 Slime Concentrate
- 168 Jueyun Chilis
- 46 Everflame Seeds
- 420k Mora (blaze it)
Let’s get fighting
There are quite a few ways to farm for Agnidus Agate pieces. If you’re really looking to farm it all up as fast as possible, then prepare to crack a lot of Fragile Resin and cry. Six bosses drop Agnidus Agate pieces – three Normal Bosses and three Weekly Bosses. Primo Geovishap (f*ck you), Pyro Hypostasis, and Pyro Regisvine are the regular bosses you’ll be hunting down. The weekly fights you’ll have to do are Wolf of the North Challenge, Beneath the Dragon Queller, and Narukami Island: Tenshukaku.
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 really 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 this is the life you signed up for when you started playing Genshin Impact. It’s a Gacha Game, what did you expect exactly?
If you wanted to be more efficient about it, you can go from boss to boss in order so, by the time you finish one, the other one 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 Agate to its next tier. It takes three of the previous tier material to upgrade to the next one – this goes for other materials with multiple tiers as well. Alternatively, you can use Dust of Azoth to convert any tier of a different gem into an Agate of the same tier.
What a bunch of weird ingredients…
The Jueyun Chilis are actually pretty normal ingredient-wise. These little guys can be found around Liyue in Minlin, Qingce Village, and Stone Gate. You can also buy some from Chef Mao in the Wanmin Restaurant, which is convenient for more reasons than one. You can buy five chilis from him every three days for 1,000 Mora a pop. If you’re having trouble finding them, take a look at the Teyvat Interactive Map so you can harvest every last one.
The Slime Condensate is mostly what I was referencing when I said there were weird ingredients. It’s not actually difficult to get, and you may already have way more than you need – which is great! If you don’t have enough though, you’ll be running from point to point – smacking various elemental slimes for their various fluids. You’re going to want to reference the map for these as well if you’re having trouble. They’ll usually just pop out at you one way or another if you just run around in the wild for a bit.
Those Everflame Seeds you needed are obtained from beating the Pyro Regisvine. Honestly, if you were willing to sacrifice some time and Fragile Resin, you could just fight the Regisvine over and over again. It would take you three minutes in between each clear, but it would also be more effective than doing a boss route as you’d be getting multiple required materials at the same time.
Talent upgrades are usually where people realize that they’ll really need to get down and dirty with the farming. Again, if you have a ton of Slime stuff, you’re lucky and safe from further Slime beatdowns.
- 9 Teachings of Diligence
- 63 Guides to Diligence
- 114 Philosophies of Diligence
- 18 Slime Condensate
- 66 Slime Secretions
- 93 Slime Concentrate
- 18 Dvalin’s Claws
- 3 Crowns of Insight (one to max-level each Talent if you’re going for that)
- 4,957,500 Mora – there was probably a better way to break this news to you, sorry.
Anyway, your Slime total comes out to 36 Slime Condensate, 96 Slime Secretions, and 129 Slime Concentrate. It’s really not that bad since it’s just slime. It’s easy enough to get and shouldn’t take too long anyway. The Diligence talent books can be obtained from the Taishan Mansion domain on Tuesdays, Fridays, 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 your friend, always take advantage of your friends! Wait, that came out wrong.
Now for the claws
I know that mentioning Dvalin’s Claw is technically a spoiler, but you literally cannot get to the point of even meeting Xiangling without finding out who Dvalin is. Because of that, I’m just not going to count it as a spoiler.
There are two ways to get Dvalin’s Claws. The first way to get them is by doing the Weekly Boss fight – Stormterror Challenge. The second way to get these claws is actually just by beating that weekly boss fight anyway – then converting the alternate drops into claws with Dream Solvent. That’s really the only way to go about this; sorry if I mislead you. On the bright side, you’ve likely gotten so used to this fight that it doesn’t phase you anymore. That, or you’ve been playing for a while and don’t even need to actually farm any.
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. That just goes to show you – never skip out on your weeklies. You never know what you’ll need and when you’ll need it. Unless you came here first, in which case you actually would know exactly what you need.
Eat the rich
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 – keep that Crown stock up and you won’t have any problems.
Genshin Impact has endless opportunities to farm materials, and Xiangling will not be the last time you have to do it – but hopefully, this guide speeds up the process for you. Enjoy your new Xiangling, and have fun burning everything in sight, you little pyro.