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Genshin Impact: Where to Farm Artifacts

Genshin Impact: Where to Farm Artifacts

Artifacts play a huge role in Genshin Impact as they are one of the most effective ways to increase the individual stats of your characters and are the best way to get them as overpowered as they can be.

Artifacts affect everything from HP to Crit Chance and they are going to be the main tool that you use in order to beat the Spiral Abyss. Characters in Genshin Impact are only as good as the artifacts that they have equipped and to get those artifacts to their max level you are going to need a lot of artifacts to infuse in them.

Each character in Genshin Impact is built for a specific role and thus the artifacts that they equip should emphasize that role and make them better at what they do.

For example, Barbara scales with HP as her healing increases with her max HP. On the other hand, Jean’s healing scales with her attack so you want to build her up with just attack rather than HP.

In every case, it is important to remember what role that character is going to fulfill and how you want to use them. Typically you want one character for elemental particle generation (or elemental mastery), one as a healer, one as a support/secondary DPS, and one as a main DPS.

You can switch around some roles but if you want to be able to handle any encounter that is thrown at you, you should have that team layout.

My team currently consists of Venti, Barbara, Bennet, and Keqing and it allows me to deal with any combat scenario with ease. I’ve built each of them with artifacts tailored to them but to get to that level I had to go through an endless amount of artifacts.

In this guide, I’ll include all the various ways I got artifacts as well as the best way to get a lot of artifacts in a short amount of time.

Where to Farm Artifacts in Genshin Impact

Using the information that I have garnered throughout my adventure in Teyvat, I have been able to find 6 separate ways that you get artifacts from. These are:

  • Chests
  • Artifact Domains
  • Bosses
  • Elite Enemies
  • World Drops
  • Shops
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All of these ways are available as soon as you hit AR 35 although most of them are available well before that. I’ll go through each of their requirements and what you can get from them so you have an accurate representation of what to spend time and effort on.

Chests

Chests are scattered throughout all of Teyvat and have a lot of goodies inside that you can use in order to speed up your progress in the game. They contain Mora, weapons, weapons enhancement ores, sigils, and artifacts.

The artifacts that they contain are mostly 3-star rarity and lower although in some special cases you can get higher rarities even though that is extremely rare.

It can be difficult to find more chests as you progress further into the game but you can use a couple of tools to determine whether you have more chests to find. The first is the completion percentage that shows up on your map. It will tell you if the area has a high percentage of chests left so you can focus your search.

The second is the Treasure Compass gadget which will let you know if there are any chests nearby. This is an excellent gadget to get early on as it will lead you straight to chests. The diagram for this gadget can be received as a reputation reward from both Mondstadt and Liyue.

Domains

Domains are going to be your most dependable source of high-level artifacts as you head into the late game. In this part, I would like to add that both Trounce domains and Artifact domains are great for getting artifacts but they will cost you resin.

Additionally, Trounce domains (Stormterror and Childe) can only be completed once a week so make sure to take advantage of them every time they are refreshed.

There are six Artifact domains located in both Liyue and Mondstadt and are called Domains of Blessing.

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They can be easily accessed through the Adventurer’s Book pictured below and will always reward you with artifacts when you successfully complete them and claim the rewards.

Claiming the rewards requires 20 resin but if you use condensed resin you can get double the rewards for one completion.

Genshin Impact: Where to Farm Artifacts

There are 2 domains that can be accessed at AR 22 but to unlock all of them you’ll need to be AR 35. that shouldn’t be a problem if you complete all of the quests in the game and do your daily commissions regularly as it is only at AR 35 that progression starts slowing down. Domains can also be taken on cooperatively so you might want to keep that in mind.

Bosses

Teyvat is home to boss enemies which are tougher than regular ones and require you to spend 40 resin in order to get the rewards. These bosses drop character ascension materials but they also drop a number of artifacts that are at a high level. Once you hit world level 6 they will start dropping at least one 5-star artifact pretty dependably.

These bosses can be found on the map or through the Adventurer’s Handbook and are pretty easy to take on, excluding the Oceanid. These fights can be completed in the coop so you can grind out a bunch of them with your friends and claim the rewards. The rewards that these bosses drop can be seen below.

Elite Enemies in Genshin Impact

Elite Enemies

Elite enemies in the game also have a chance of dropping artifacts. Enemies such as Abyss Mages, Ruin Guards, and Mitachurls can drop artifacts but those are few and far between and the chance to get artifacts from them is really low. It is best to do farm runs of these with other players because otherwise, it can get really stale and monotonous. All of the creatures that have a chance to drop artifacts are:

  • All Abyss Mages
  • All Mitachurls
  • Ruin Guards and Ruin Hunters
  • Gevishap Hatchlings

Shops

Shops in Genshin Impact

There are artifact shops in the game as well although there are only 3 of them. One can be found in Mondstadt and two of them can be found in Liyue (pictured on the map below).

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They have 5 artifacts for sale per reset which amounts to 15 in total and these artifacts have a rarity of 2-star.

Map #1 in Genshin Impact
Map #2 in Genshin Impact

If you’re a new player and don’t see the need to buy these artifacts then I heavily advise you to do so anyway because sooner or later you are going to run out of artifacts and will have to start farming for them yourself.

World Drops

Artifacts can also be found while just exploring the map. You’ll come across items that you can investigate (pictured below) and they will drop artifacts for you although those artifacts are going to be 2-star at best.

There are a couple of routes that you can take in order to get as many of these artifacts as possible.

Investigate old wreckage

The first route can be found in Liyue, at Qingce Village which can net you 6 artifacts in a minute. This route can be seen on the map below.

Map #3 of Mt. Aozang in Genshin Impact

The second route is located in Mt. Aozang near the beach and it can get you 8 artifacts in a minute.

Map 4# in Genshin Impact

These are not the only routes of course as there are tons of places that drop artifacts in Liyue so keep an eye open for them because they will come in handy.

Final Note

Artifacts are going to be the hardest things that you want to get in the game purely because of the sheer number of them that you require. The best thing to do is to complete a Domain of Blessing every day just to keep your artifact count high for when you eventually need them.

You should also try to use all the resin that you can every day because most of the activities that you do with resin give you artifacts.

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Written by Gaming Reaper

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