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9 Tips for Beginners in Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play Action RPG for PC, consoles and mobile that was launched just a few days ago but is already feeling like a hit. Inspired by Breath of the Wild, the new game offers a vast open world to explore, a fully voiced story, and hero collectibles.

Genshin Impact also contains many secrets and features that are easy to miss. This guide will focus on them. Below you can find 9 tips to help you navigate the world of Teyvat and unlock as many new characters as possible.

Exploration is fun, but focus on the story too

One of the big pluses of Genshin Impact is the massive open world full of hidden secrets, puzzles, mini-games, and bosses. It's clear that developer MiHoYo took inspiration from Nintendo's Breath of the Wild: you can climb mountains, jump and glide over chasms, lose track of time very quickly, stumbling across all sorts of possibilities.

But Genshin Impact also has a full story campaign that is worth playing through first. This is necessary due to the presence of blocked functions that open only after completing certain missions and increasing the adventure rank (account level). For example, in this way the glider and even the cooperative mode are unlocked. Therefore, if you are tempted to constantly explore everything, then it is better to try to combine travel and story missions.

It is also not recommended to use the map fast travel system at first, unless you are sure that you have found all the secrets in the area. Hidden chests, upgrade materials, secret quests - they're all over the place and easy to miss.

You will not unlock all core features until Adventure Rank 20

Development in Genshin Impact is quite slow. Because of this, it takes some time before you can unlock all the main features, but you shouldn't think too hard about leveling. The fact is that the experience of the rank of adventure grows from almost any action in the game.

Gradually, you will still open all the possibilities of the game. Below you can see a summary of the main elements that will give you RP:

  • AR 8: The arteries of the earth (sort of world boss).
  • AR 12: More Earth Arteries and daily missions.
  • AR 14: Expeditions, which allow you to send unused characters for resources.
  • AR 16: Cooperative multiplayer game.
  • AR 20: Twisted Abyss, large multi-story dungeon, and a battle pass for extra loot.
  • AR 22 and 27: More dungeons.

Open loot boxes

Genshin Impact uses the 'gacha' system to unlock new characters and powerful weapons. This means that randomness has a great influence in the game. Even if you purchase Intertwined Fates or Fateful Encounters (let's call them loot boxes for convenience) and open them, the desired character or equipment may not drop out. However, you should not be very upset about this, because the game has special mechanics.

So, by opening 10 loot boxes, you are guaranteed to get a four-star weapon or character. This is the second most powerful level (the first is five stars). The chance of getting four-star rewards is only 5%, so use this mechanic to the maximum. Opening 90 will guarantee you a 5-star weapon or character (5-star rewards only have a 0.6% chance of dropping).

Save your Primogems and Stardust for loot boxes

Loot boxes in Genshin Impact can be purchased with both real money and in-game currency. There are several types of the latter, including Source Stones, which are earned for almost all actions, and Stardust, obtained by opening loot boxes. The in-game store will be tempting to spend in-game "money" on various items, but resist the temptation: save your Source Stones and Stardust to buy more loot boxes with more valuable rewards.

Loot boxes in Genshin Impact can be purchased with both real money and in-game currency. There are several types of the latter, including Source Stones, which are earned for almost all actions, and Stardust, obtained by opening loot boxes. The in-game store will be tempting to spend in-game "money" on various items, but resist the temptation: save your Source Stones and Stardust to buy more loot boxes with more valuable rewards.

Change characters often, especially in combat

For battles in Genshin Impact, a team of four characters is used, which the player forms. However, only one hero can always be on the battlefield, and the rest are presented as replacements and, if necessary, you can switch to them at any time.

To fight effectively, it is necessary to assemble a squad taking into account their abilities and belonging to the elements. There are seven types of elemental damage in the game, and many of them are combined. For example, if you direct the wind element skill through fire, it will turn into a fiery whirlwind, a frost hit on an enemy previously doused with water will turn it into ice, and so on. For this reason, a competent recruitment of characters in the squad and their constant switching in battle will allow you to fully reveal the combat potential of the team.

To create devastating combos, you can also use the Combat Skill, which is similar to the ultimate. Each hero has it, and when it comes time to use it, a special icon lights up next to the hero's name. To activate a Combat skill instantly, you need to use the Alt + hero number keybinding.

Below you will find a handy table that shows the combined effects of elemental damage:

 

Talk to every NPC

Most RPGs are filled with NPCs wandering aimlessly around the world. In Genshin Impact, the situation is different: many characters after the conversation can give a hidden quest or a rare item. Therefore, when meeting, it is worth talking with all the characters, especially if you have wandered somewhere in the wilderness and there is not a soul around.

Spend all Elemental Resin upon receipt

Free mobile games have greatly influenced Genshin Impact and brought more than just loot boxes to it. There is also a system that limits the frequency of receiving rewards for certain actions. It is called Primordial Resin and is used to open flowers that appear after defeating some bosses, or to complete challenges that are found in the Adventure Book.

The original resin is restored gradually and in the initial stages it is worth using it every day. After all, otherwise the maximum amount will accumulate and it will disappear just like that. At higher levels, it will require more, so it makes sense to save there. At the initial stages, this should not be done.

Make marks on the map

The world of Teyvat is full of secrets, but sometimes you may encounter a riddle that has no solution yet. Perhaps you need a certain elemental ability or better equipment, or maybe just think. Whatever the reason for delaying the solution, the secret can be marked on the map and returned to later when the time is right. You can also use tags for rare resources to continue collecting them after respawning. You can set up to 99 tags in total.

What else should you know

Always stop to collect every aminoculum that is nearby. These collectibles can be exchanged at the Statue of the Seven and leveled up. In return, they will give many rewards, including additional stamina. Statues of the Seven are located all over the world and are easy to find.

Complete all mini-objectives in the Adventure Book. This will give you tons of resources and help make sure you haven't forgotten about some important goal. If you are stuck and do not know what to do, it is worth opening it.

A character using a two-handed sword breaks rocks faster. If you are going into mining, it is better to use such a hero. Also, Ember's Bunny Baron ability destroys most of the ore veins almost instantly.

Develop the entire group evenly. Dungeons have level limits based on your group's average level.

That's all. These were "9 Genshin Impact Tips for Beginners". Do you have any suggestions for newcomers? Feel free to write them in the comments, maybe you will help someone with this.

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Valerka
26 April 2022 18:18

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