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How to farm for Yelan in Genshin Impact

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Yelan is the newest 5-Star archer in Genshin Impact, and now that you’ve rolled her, you’ll need to farm her – let’s get started shall we?

Here is everything Yelan will need for her level ascension:

Boss runs and materials

Varunada Lazurite and all its various pieces are dropped by six different bosses. Three Weekly Boss fights drop them: Beneath the Dragon-Queller, Confront Stormterror, and Enter the Golden House. These being Weekly Bosses, you can’t farm them over and over again – I just wanted to let you know that there’s a chance you’ll get some there. For farming purposes, you’ll want to go after the Hydro Hypostasis, Primo Geovishap, and Rhodeia of Loch – though you’ll likely know her as the Oceanid.

You can also get some shards from the Parametric Transformer if you use the right materials, and you may get some from Commission rewards as well. Shards are also purchasable from both Marjorie and Xingxi in Mondstadt and Liyue respectively with either Anemo or Geo Sigils. I should mention though that their inventories are expendable and will not restock gem shards.

For farming purposes, you’ll be looking at fighting each boss over and over – but that’s a given. Each Normal Boss run will run you 40 Resin on redemption, with Weekly Bosses costing 60 Resin (30 Resin for the first three redemptions). You should be prepared to either use up your Fragile Resin or wait a really long time. In the spirit of efficiency, you can go between bosses 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 Lazurite 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.

Insignias, conches, and fangs

The Insignias you’re after can be difficult to farm due to the amount of wanton murder you’ll be committing. It’s not so much the act itself that’s hard, it’s more the moral implication that gets to you. For these, you’ll need to track and take down Fatui Skirmishers, Cicin Mages, and Pyro Agents. Due to the Cicin Mages and Pyro Agents, you’d do well to bring the appropriate element with you when fighting them. You could always just brute force it though, it’s more fun that way. You can find these guys all over Teyvat and can track their exact locations using this Teyvat Interactive Map as well.

The Starconches are really easy to gather, the most trouble you’ll have comes from stray enemies and the sheer amount of running around. These guys are found on the beaches of both Dragonspine and Liyue – the interactive map should be a big help here as well. You can also buy five conches every three days from Bolai in Liyue Harbor – at 1000 Mora per Starconch.

You’re going to have to keep cracking that Fragile Resin if you’re farming up all your Runic Fangs at once. The fangs are only obtainable through the Ruin Serpent in Liyue. Unfortunately, the Ruin Serpent is also locked behind the World Quest – Surreptitious Seven-Star Seal Sundering, so it’ll take a bit of extra work to start farming fangs.

Talent upgrades

Unfortunately for you, Insignia farming doesn’t end there. You’ll need to keep farming for quite a while if you’re looking to level up her Talents as well. I could have warned you earlier, I apologize.

  • 9 Teachings of Prosperity
    • 63 Guides to Prosperity
    • 114 Philosophies of Prosperity
  • 18 Recruit’s Insignias
    • 66 Sergeant’s Insignias
    • 93 Lieutenant’s Insignias
  • 18 Gilded Scales
  • 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.

On the plus side, you’ll need more Insignias anyway if you’re rolling for or already have Diluc, Tartaglia, or Ningguang! On the negative side, you’ll need to farm more Insignias regardless.

Anyway, your Insignia total amounts to 36 Recruit’s Insignias, 96 Sergeant’s Insignias, and 129 Lieutenant’s Insignias. Honestly, it’s not all that bad when you get down to it, but don’t get me wrong, it’s still pretty tedious. You may want to consider joining a friend or a stranger for this as well. May as well bring an ally along to speed up your farming process 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!

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.

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.

It’s time for the Crowns

The last item you need is just a tad bit more on the scarce side of the resource pool. Crowns – as their context, purpose, and use cases usually entail – are precious and hard to come by. Crowns of Insight are currently limited to only two methods of obtainment – both of which take time, with only one being reliable. Both methods can be fairly slow in their own right, but one is at least more consistent than the other and is available at all times.

The main way you can get Crowns of Insight in Genshin Impact 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 the events in Genshin Impact. You don’t want to run dry of those when you really need one, since you won’t be able to easily procure them.

Now you’ve got everything you need to farm your new Yelan in Genshin Impact, but that doesn’t mean you’re done yet. Now you’re one step closer to a full-strength Yelan, and soon enough you’ll be running through enemies with ease – just don’t forget to build her properly.

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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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