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How to farm for Xiao in Genshin Impact

Vigilant emo-boi.

Xiao is also known as Vigilant Yaksha, resident emo Anemo demon hunter of Genshin Impact, and a powerful unit if you farm and build him correctly. Let’s get to the farming then, shall we?

Here’s what Xiao will need for his level ascension:

Warm-up your clicking finger – it’s Turquoise Time

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, you better be prepared to crack some Fragile Resin and put those 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 (more than just a couple of times) is Confront Stormterror.

Genshin Impact boss ranked
Image by miHoYo

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 should have known it would be like this when you started playing Genshin Impact. It’s a gacha game, I don’t know what else you expected.

In the spirit of efficiency, you should consider going from boss to boss in a certain order so that by the time you finish one, the other one(s) will respawn.  really. If you want, you can make a route between them, doing them repeatedly in order. This creates a cycle of murder and looting, the lifeblood of Genshin Impact, really. 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.

Cute little mountain flowers and slimy condensates

With Qingxin being found on the tops of mountains, I would recommend using some of the vertically-oriented characters if you have them. I don’t mean tall characters, though that works too I suppose. I meant you should use the Geo-Construct users if you have them. Kazuha is also a really great unit for this kind of verticality as well.

Your search efforts this time around are confined to Liyue, but there are a couple of other ways to get Qingxin. You can buy up to 10 every three days from Herbalist Gui at the Bubu Pharmacy in Liyue Harbor. Three can be obtained by talking to Qinglian at the Stone Gate and you can also buy seeds and grow them in your Serenitea Pot. Seeds take about three days to grow, putting it on par with purchasing Qingxin.

The Slime Condensate isn’t actually even remotely difficult to get, and you may already have way more than you need – which is great! If you don’t have enough, you’ll be running from point to point – smacking various elemental slimes for their various fluids. You’re going to want to reference the Teyvat Interactive Map to find all best the Slime hotspots. A bunch of them will just pop out at you one way or another if you just run around though.

Those Juvenile Jades you need are obtained from beating the stupid f**king Primo Geovishap. Unlike some other farming scenarios, the Primo Geovishap doesn’t drop the Vayuda Turquoise you need, meaning you’ll have to go out of your way to fight this one. Yet another reason to hate on him (and all other Vishaps to be honest).

Talent upgrades

Talent upgrades will cost you a bit of extra time, but don’t worry about it – it’s all part of the process. Here’s what you’ll need for her talents.

  • 9 Teachings of Prosperity
    • 63 Guides to Prosperity
    • 114 Philosophies of Prosperity
  • 18 Slime Condensate
    • 66 Slime Secretions
    • 93 Slime Concentrate
  • 18 Shadows of the Warrior
  • 3 Crowns of Insight (one to max-level each Talent if that’s what you’re going for)
  • 4,957,500 Mora – I wish you were reading that wrong, I really do.

Anyway, your Slime savings will have to equal 36 Slime Condensate, 96 Slime Secretions, and 129 Slime Concentrate. You may want to consider joining a friend or a stranger for this as well. You may as well bring an ally along to make a fast task faster, right?

Prosperity talent books can be farmed in the Taishan Mansion domain on Mondays, Thursdays, 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 a great tool that you should all be taking advantage of, trust me!

Shadows of the Warrior – whatever those are

There are two ways to get Shadows of the Warrior. The first way to get them is by doing the Weekly Boss fight – Enter the Golden House. The second way to get the Shadows is actually just by beating that weekly boss fight anyway – then converting them with Dream Solvent. Those are really the only ways to go about this, unfortunately.

On the bright side, at least you can enjoy the sweet sounds and music of Genshin Impact – and your impending death – while fighting, right? Plus, does anyone ever really get tired of hearing “All you do is run”? (Yes, yes they do.)

Genshin Impact Enter the golden house
I see why they call it the Golden House… 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. 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.

Topple the monarchies, seize the crowns

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 methods can be fairly slow in their own right, but one is more consistent than the other and is available at all times.

You can get Crowns of Insight by hitting certain level milestones with the Sacred Sakura in Inazuma and the Frostbearing Tree in Dragonspine. The only other way to earn Crowns 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 to grind like this, and the Xiao farm definitely will not be the last time you have to do it – but hopefully, this guide speeds up the process for you. Enjoy your new Xiao, and have fun dashing around 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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