7 Genshin Impact Protips to Take Your Teyvat Adventure to the Next LevelJul 5, 2021 | 2 Votes by Mikhail 10 rate Are you having a bit of trouble in Genshin Impact? Well, we can’t blame you; though it’s a fantastic game, it’s an arduous journey. Here are some relatively advanced tips to help you out:
Yes, we’ve written about Genshin Impact tips but that was lil’ ol’ me who just spent a little over five hours playing this masterpiece. With an estimated few hundred hours under my belt today, I can safely say those tips are trivial and barely scratch the surface.
Genshin Impact may very well be one of the best open-world adventures out there, but it’s also one of the most punishing ones in terms of character progression and, of course, the gacha. To help make your adventure in Teyvat an easier one, we’ve jotted down several rather advanced tips to help you out.
In a nutshell, you have a 0.6% chance of pulling a five-star character (or weapon, in the case of the standard banner), but you’re guaranteed one in your 90th pull. However, you’ll only have a 50% chance of actually getting the featured character, which turns into 100% if the five-star you pulled before isn’t the one on the banner.
Although the 90th pull is guaranteed, the chances exponentially go higher when you reach the 70s. This is where the soft pity mechanic kicks in, and this happened to me twice when I got Klee in the previous event banner and Qiqi on the standard one. I’ve received both characters at 70-76th pull. With that said, when you’re in your 60th pull, be sure NOT to do it by 10s, but instead, do so individually.
Should I pull today?
As of writing, the current event banner is Kazhuha, the wandering swordsman from Inazuma. I want to add him to my roster (who doesn’t?) thanks to his awesome-looking elemental burst, and heck, he speaks in poems.
However, your current team composition might be similar to mine: I have Venti and a C5 Sucrose with the option of using Lumine (The Traveler) as a backup anemo support. Pulling for Kazuha wouldn’t help my roster that much. In your case, if you have Jean, Xiao, and others, risking primogems and intertwined fates for Kazuha would be a bad idea.
This situation also applies to other characters in the future. If you have Eula and Qiqi, we don’t recommend pulling for Ayaka. If Diluc and Klee are a mainstay in your party, wishing for Yoimiya isn’t a good idea.
Make advanced reparations for pulling for a new character
Let’s say you’ve almost reached the 90th pull, and you’re 100% sure of obtaining the character on the banner, which, in this context, is Klee.
To effectively level up and strengthen characters, you need to gather their ascension materials, have enough Hero’s Wit, and talent books. In the case of Klee, you have to pick philanemo mushrooms, guides to freedom, and agnidus agate stones. If you want to use Klee - and other characters - right after receiving them, gather all their needed materials days in advance. Resources almost always run out and require a 48-hour cooldown, and if you don’t collect them beforehand, you’ll have to spend a lot of time doing so afterward.
Team composition concerns
When creating a team, especially when you’re off to challenge domains and the Spiral Abyss, it pays to have a well-balanced one. Each character fulfills a specific role and has different elemental affinities. These roles include:
- Main DPS, or the main character dealing out damage. These include heavy hitters like Keqing, Diluc, Klee, Hu Tao, and Xiao.
- Sub DPS, or characters that are your second option for handing out punishment against your enemies. The best examples include Mona, Eula, Xingqiu, and Fischl.
- Utility, these deal out elemental or cause reactions. Anemo characters like Venti, Sucrose, and Kazuha fit this archetype, along with Chongyun, Beidou, and Zhongli.
- Support. This tier includes all-around characters and healers like Qiqi, Jean, and Barbara.
With this in mind, an ideal team that includes all tears while maximizing elemental reactions would be Keqing, Mona, Venti, and Qiqi.
Co-op to beat domains
Beating domains are essential if you want to have enough talent level up materials and artifacts. Unfortunately, they all have their quirks and unique challenges, and if you don’t have the appropriate characters with elemental affinities, you may have a hard time completing them. In this case, go co-op instead of solo: it will make your life a tad easier.
Research, grind and farm for artifacts
It’s easy to neglect artifacts and simply use the ones you can quickly get, like Gladiator, Bard, and Exile sets. However, when you reach a certain point in the game, you have to start grinding for artifacts better suited for those on your roster. For example, the Bloodstained Chivalry set is a must for Diluc, while the Heart of Depth set is a must for Mona.
Shops, stardust, and starglitter
Resources are a bit challenging to come across in Genshin, considering their scattered across the massive world. For example, you need to climb cliffs to harvest violet grass or go atop roofs to claim philanemo mushrooms. Plus, you’ll also need to gather materials from defeated monsters. Though you can locate them quickly with a Google search, it’s best to visit various shops scattered across Teyvat, like the Bubu Pharmacy and the general store in Mondstadt. You could also check out the Starglitter and Stardust shops from the menu.
Traveling around Teyvat will expose you to various adventures, enemies, and quests to go through. It pays to be prepared: you may be taken off guard by a Ruin Guard or a Hilichurl Chief lurking around the corner!
So, what do you think? Have we missed out on other Genshin Impact tips, or do you disagree with some of the others listed above? If you haven’t played the game (why are you here?) but are thinking of trying it out, check out our PS4 review of Genshin Impact here.