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How to farm for Yae Miko in Genshin Impact

I don't have anything to say here without y'all calling me a simp.

Genshin Impact’s newest 5-Star DPS character is almost here and her name is Yae Miko. In the spirit of being supportive, I have decided to aid you in your quest to farm up Yae Miko’s materials – as is the standard practice for new Genshin characters. Always good to get a head start, right?

The basics

Here’s what Yae Miko will need for her level ascension:

There are quite a few ways to farm for Vajrada Amethyst pieces of varying levels. If you’re looking to farm it all up as quickly and efficiently as possible, then prepare to use up a lot of your precious Fragile Resin. Seven bosses drop Amethyst pieces, with four being regular World Bosses and three being Weekly Bosses.

*Spoilers Ahead*(?) If you’re fighting Stormterror, Childe or Azhdaha this week, there’s a chance of you getting some Amethyst pieces. For actual consistent farming, you’d looking to challenge the Coral Defenders, Electro Hypostasis, Thunder Manifestation, and that dumbass Primo Geovishap. Each boss clear costs 40 Resin on redemption and you’ll have to leave the area for three minutes in order for it to respawn.

Also if you haven’t already, the Souvenir Shops in both Monstadt and Liyue have six Slivers of each gem that you can redeem. It’s a one-time thing though, so use them wisely.

Decisions, decisions

There are two things you can do to increase your farming efficiency. For starters, you can cycle through the bosses – except the weeklies, because they’re weekly. Start with one of the World Bosses, beat it, then move on to the next one so the previous one respawns in the meantime. 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 or you can use an alchemy table to upgrade the Jade to its next tier. It takes three of the previous tier material to upgrade to the next one – this goes for any other material with multiple tiers as well. For the more alchemically inclined of you, you can use Dust of Azoth to convert any tier of a different gem into an Amethyst of the same tier.

Genshin Impact Yae Miko farm
Hello again, old friend.

The Dragonheir’s False Fins can be obtained by repeatedly bullying the s**t out of Level 30+ Coral Defenders. This coincides with your Vajrada Amethyst farm, so this opens up a new choice for you. You can either hyper-farm Amethyst, or you can repeatedly farm the Coral Defenders for both False Fins and Amethyst. The difference in just fighting the Coral Defenders is that you’ll have to wait three minutes for them to respawn each time. Also, note that you’ll have to leave the area entirely for three minutes. Walking away and waiting just makes you look like a fool, trust me.

You can also gain two Fins for completing the Where the Heart Finds Rest Archon Quest.

Now here comes the (somewhat) easy part

It usually gets a bit easier from here on out. Your next targets will be the bands of lesser Nobushi and elemental Kairagi found around Inazuma. The Nobushi – or Ronin – are easy enough to fight most of the time. The trouble usually comes in when Kairagi takes the field. There are two to deal with – Dancing Thunder and Fiery Might, with matching elements to boot. The difficult part is that when you beat one, the other powers up and fully heals if you’re not fast enough.

If you’re having trouble finding these big sword lads though, there’s an official Teyvat Interactive Map that you can use to find and keep track of them. These guys usually travel in groups, so why not join up with some friends and level the playing field a little bit?

And last but not least, the Sea Ganoderma. These little blue… fungi(?) are found on beaches around Inazuma, with large concentrations found around Kannazuka and Seirei Island. Talking to Mirai in Bourou Village will give you four, and you can buy five from Obata in Ritou every three days. The best way to find these would be using the Interactive Map again, but who am I to tell you to use the map. I don’t want to get in the way of your adventurous spirit.

Talent upgrades

The farm needed to max out any character in Genshin Impact has never been easy or affordable, and Yae Miko won’t be the first exception.

  • 9 Teachings of Light
    • 63 Guides to Light
    • 114 Philosophies of Light
  • 18 Old Handguards
    • 66 Kageuchi Handguards
    • 93 Famed Handguards
  • 18 The Meaning of Aeons
  • 3 Crowns of Insight (one to max-level each Talent – but maxing her attack isn’t necessary)
  • 4,957,500 Mora – I never said it would be cheap

Starting off with 18 pieces of The Meaning of Aeons. These are obtained by beating the *Spoilers ahead again* Raiden Shogun in the new Weekly Boss fight – End of the Oneiric Euthymia. Seeing as you need six of them, chances are you’ll need to wait a few weeks to max out each Talent. That said, if you end up getting one of the other potential drops – Tears of the Calamitous God or Mudra of the Malefic General – you can use Dream Solvent (also obtained from Weekly Bosses) to convert them into the material you need.

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One down, the rest of Inazuma to go.

Next, let’s talk Handguards. Sorry to break it to you champ, but you’re going to need a lot more Handguards than you previously thought. Your total for Handguards comes out to 36 Old Handguards, 96 Kageuchi Handguards, and 129 Famed Handguards, which may extend your farm time by a good bit. Light talent books can be farmed in the Violet Court domain on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and can be upgraded in the same way as the previously listed materials.

The last item on your list is the hardest one to obtain, unfortunately. Crowns of Insight are the scarcest material due to the fact that they’re limited to two methods of obtainment. The main method is to earn them through events. The only other ways to get them are the Frostbearing Tree in Dragonspine, and the Sacred Sakura in Inazuma. So have fun with that one, I guess.

Last but not least, your build

Seeing as we haven’t actually gotten her yet, we’re kind of just theorycrafting based on her abilities.

  • Gladiator’s Finale – 2 / Shimenawa’s Reminiscence – 2
  • Any ATK Artifact – 2 / Thundering Fury – 2
  • Shimenawa’s Reminiscence – 4

Mihoyo might also release a new Electro artifact set with her, so we’ll let you know if anything changes on that end too.

Yae Miko is a Catalyst user, making her a formidable ranged AoE damage dealer. This is why your best bet is likely to be a two-two split between Gladiator’s Finale and Shimenawa’s Reminiscence. The two-piece bonus for Shimenawa’s is a standard 18% bonus to ATK, which is coincidentally the same bonus as a two-piece Gladiator set. This is the safe bet for artifacts considering her DPS status.

Taking into account her Electro usage, you may be able to swap out two of the pieces for a couple of Thundering Fury artifacts. This would grant you a 15% Electro DMG bonus, which should prove helpful.

Venture forth for your Artifacts

Shimenawa’s Reminiscence can be farmed in the Momiji-Dyed Court Domain in Inazuma. All artifacts can be farmed at any time, so don’t feel the need to rush! Yae Miko isn’t even out yet, so you can take your time and really savour the hatred you feel from getting s**t artifacts.

Stat-wise I really can’t tell you anything with any certainty. If I had to guess, I would say ATK% – for obvious reasons. Gladiator’s Finale can be farmed off of any of the World Bosses while Shimenawa’s comes from the Momiji-Dyed Court Domain in Inazuma. If you’re looking for Thundering Fury, you’re heading over to the Midsummer Courtyard Monstadt Domain.

That’s pretty much a wrap when it comes to the upcoming Yae Miko farm loop in Genshin Impact. Will it be worth it for Ms.Miko? I would think so. Not only is she Electro, but 80% of you are already simping over her anyway. It’s really just a win-win, you get to upgrade her, and you get to play her at the same time. It’s the inevitable Genshin cycle – play Genshin, roll 5-Star, farm for 5-Star, repeat – Yae Miko is just the next in a long line of material grinds.

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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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