Welcome to the future traveler of the dark side. We assume that you have succumbed to temptation and installed genshin impact on your PC, phone or tablet. As a beginner, this open-world adventure game can be a lot to swallow. You may be attracted to the appealing characters or game mechanics; either way, you've made the right decision.
Primgemme? Do you want characters? Spiral abyss? Where to start. We are here to give you some useful tips for beginners so that you can enjoy the game and not regret your actions in the future when you reach higher levels or adventure rank as it is called in the jargon. Genshin.
Become a hoarder
You have completed the cutscenes and are wandering through teyvat with your flight partner paimon. What to do now? Pick up ANY object you see on the ground. It's not practice. From now on you are a certified hoarder.
The more you dive into the game, the more you realize that there are always collectible items around you. You can also "investigate" certain areas like crates, boxes, campsites and more to pick up items. You can find all kinds of drops from weak artifact pieces, fruits, vegetables, and mora.
Whether it is a sweet flower or a mint, pick it. You'll never know when you'll need it.
Familiarize yourself with the different elements
The seven elements of genshin impact are: pyro, hydro, anemo, electro, dendro, cryo and geo. The most effective way to defeat enemies is using the reactions of these elements. For example, you can trigger the melt reaction with pyro (fire) and cryo (ice). If you play the game with a rough idea of how the elements interact, you can build stronger teams and defeat bosses more easily.
In this article, you will find a detailed breakdown of the genshin impact elements and their reactions. It's worth taking the time to read up on this before you attempt any big boss fights.
Spend primogems and resources wisely
Wasting primos or resources is the biggest mistake a genshin beginner makes. In the game, the currency you want for a character is called a primgem. One wish equals 160 primgemes.
There are several ways to get primogems, or primos for short. You can explore the vast world of genshin and open chests, participate in in-game events, complete quests and much more. And of course you can buy gems in the store. Characters are available through their respective banners and each banner works for about three weeks.
Genshin has a pity system where you are guaranteed every 5 wishes 90 star medium and 4 star every ten wishes. In addition, the game has a soft pity system where your chances of a draw are 5-star character boost if you pass 75 draws. Sometimes people are lucky and draw character long before their sweet pity; they are the blessed people of god.
If you want to play the game without spending money, you need to plan your steps in advance. You will not have the freedom to wish every new character that comes out as a free-to-play (F2P) player. Fortunately, wishes you make on character event banners will carry over to subsequent banners. This means that if you wish 45 times in this month's banner, those wishes will carry over when a new character is released.
Unfortunately the game does not end here. If you want a 5-star character on the particular event banner, it is not guaranteed that you will get that sign. You have a 50/50 chance of getting the limited character or one of these 5 stars (mona, diluc, jean, qiqi, keqing). However, if you fail 50/50, you are guaranteed to get your 5 stars in your next draws.
Another important tip is to make sure you have your resources (mora, talent books, etc.) do not spend to maximize each character you get. Think about who you want to build and improve the characters you want to play. Don't upgrade a character you don't want to use, unless you have the resources to do so.
Optimize your evening according to your needs
The beauty of genshin impact is that it caters to different types of players. Cool, relaxed players will enjoy the game as much as die-hard travelers who calculate excel.
If you have a few characters in your party, the next important tip as a beginner player is create a party for your goals. There are usually four roles in genshin impact. Here are the main DPS (damage per second) or transportierenla sub-DPS/burst carry (based on elemental burst DMG), the moderator (helps the carry by applying elemental status to enemies, and the support (healers, shields, stamps).
Consider these roles when building your party to fight or complete the abyss. For optimal DMG output, you need a character that fits each role. However, if you are just exploring the map, go ahead and use whoever you like. Some characters like sucrose, kazuha, and venti are great for fighting monsters. Your abilities group enemies and make it easier for you to kill them.
There are also characters like albedo, zhongli, and the geo traveler whose abilities create pillars that you can jump or climb on. These make it easier to reach higher points while also conserving your stamina.
Complete your daily commissions for primos
The best way to earn primogems is to run your daily errands. What are commissions? These are four mini-quests players receive daily that give you 60 primgemme. You need to complete the world quest "A new adventure every day" beforehand and reach adventure rank 12. Each time the server resets, you will receive four additional daily commissions.
Genshin servers are reset daily at 4am (server time). However, this depends on the region you are playing in. For example, the servers in the UK will reset at 21:00 and in japan at 5:00.
Conveniently, you can configure your commissions to appear in monstadt, liyue, or inazuma. Here's a tip: set your communications to a region you're currently exploring. So while you are completing the quest, you can open chests along the way.
Do not use breakable resin up to AR 45
Another big mistake a beginner can make is spending fragile resin at the beginning of the game restores 60 original resin. As your adventure rank increases, you will receive fragile resin as a reward. You can also get the item by purchasing the battle pass and through other events.
We can only have 160/160 original resin at a time. It is important to use your original resin to complete weekly bosses, world bosses, ley lines, artifacts, etc. To farm. As much as possible, don't let your initial resin be limited to 160/160, as it is updated in real time.
If you plan to use your fragile resin to cultivate artifacts, this is better wait until you reach adventure rank 45 to use them. That's because at this rank you are gguaranteed 5-star artifact dropscompared to lower AR farming where you only get purple drops.
You will thank us later if you follow this advice. If you have a higher AR and want to farm all day, you have the resources to do so thanks to all the brittle resin you have saved up.
Pay attention to your stamina
You can't call yourself a true genshin beginner without falling off a cliff because you ran out of stamina. Your character's stamina gauge is a yellow bar that decreases with each character sprints (dodges), monte, nails or slides. Efficiently charged attacks also reduces your character's stamina. Fortunately, if you are low on stamina, all you have to do is stand still while you regenerate naturally at 25 stamina per second.
You can also eat certain dishes that regenerate your stamina faster. It's handy to have these dishes in your inventory for when you run out of stamina while climbing a mountain. You can stop, eat snacks and then continue your ascent.
One of the worst things that can happen to you is running out of stamina in the air or climbing and falling to your death. Yes. Fortunately, unlike other games, you won't wake up and lose all your items or progress so far. When you die, just wake up where you left off.
Record your ticket scraps
Some think dropping prototype billets is rarer than pulling 5 stars. The average sink rate for one is 12 %. It means that you have a chance to get a ticket every 8-9 weekly boss fights. Some unlucky travelers don't even get one after they reach this threshold. If you're just starting out and get one of these drops, save it for future use. Remember: billet drops are very rare and appear once in a blue moon.
Read tips/stories about the loading screen
Another useful, but not so popular trick is read interesting facts on the loading screen. You'd be surprised; you might find the answer to your question on your game screen many players don't take the time to read the words on the loading screen, and they miss it. Take the time to read the tips, especially if you have a slow internet connection. In this case you have no choice but to read it.
Make an agricultural routine
The final piece of advice for new genshin players is to create a farming routine that fits your style of play. If you are a casual traveler who doesn't mind your resin coverage, take your time and play at your own pace. However, if you want to play the game efficiently and not limit your resin, try logging in at about the same time each day and running your daily errands.
We have found that it is easier to run errands and consume resin at the same time each day. You can also convert your original resin into condensed resin if you don't have time to use all 160 at once. Anyway, make sure it doesn't stay at 160/160.
Another useful tip is write down all the materials you need to farm your characters and weapons. Some domains are available only three times a week, and most of them are available on weekends.
The general rule to remember when it comes to order of importance when farming/leveling is:
Spend your resin and more based on the list above. Upgrading a character is the highest priority, while farming for artifacts is the least important and should come last. Artifact farming is heavily RNG dependent, and spending your resin on it is a waste at lower levels.
Statues of the seven healers
Some additional tips worth mentioning are that all statues of seven heal and revive fallen characters. If your health is low and you do not have a resident healer in the group, just teleport to any statue you have unlocked and stand near the tower. It's that simple.
Mark points on the map
Another useful tip is mark points on the map conveniently. If there is a chest, resource, puzzle, or maybe even a vantage point you want to return to at another time, mark it. The open world of genshin impact is too big to just make a mental note; you will surely forget the location without a physical marker.