Genshin Impact is an action-adventure anime-styled RPG game by a Chinese company called Mihoyo. This gacha game was released on September 28, 2020, & since then has spread through the world like a wildfire. Genshin Impact offers a breathtaking open-world adventure with varying landscapes & sceneries to be explored, the vast valleys, sky-high mountains & bustling cities are sure to immerse you into the game for 50+ hours. It is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Mobile & iOS, with its accessibility to virtually all platforms Genshin Impact has accumulated an immense player base of 3 million in less than 7 months. Here are all the beginner tips that you need to know to have the best time in the magical world of Teyvat.
Genshin impact offers more than 30 plus unique characters, each having a detailed story, incredible powers & skills to help you destroying some mean monsters. But almost all of them are locked behind a wishing system, popularly called Gacha’s system. When you first start playing Genshin Impact you will be given a team of 4 characters, as you progress through the game you will accumulate primogems (an in-game currency), which you can use to “wish” for other characters & weapons.
All characters can be classified as 4 stars & 5 stars, while the weapons have an additional tier of 3 stars. There are 3 banners at any given time but if you are a beginner you have access to a Novice banner, we recommend completing wishing on this banner (you can only wish 16 times in this one) as you are guaranteed to pull at least 2-3 new characters. Further, you have the option of “Standard banner” – containing a mixed pool of almost all characters & weapons available in the game, except the limited 5-star characters & weapons. They are featured on the “Limited character event banner” & “Limited weapon event banner” respectively.
The “Pity system”
It is best to know how these banners work so that you can concentrate your wishes on a single banner to get a 5-star character or weapon in a short amount of time. When pulling on any of these banners you are guaranteed at least one 4 star character or weapon (check the details section of each banner before wishing) in every 10 wishes & a 5-star character or weapon every 80 to 90 wishes. As a beginner, you earn an abundance of in-game currency by ranking up, doing daily quests, completing story quests etc so over time you are sure to get a 5-star item. There is also a “soft pity” system in the game that is after 75 wishes on any banner you have a relatively higher chance of pulling a 5-star character, many players have reported this to be true & if you are lucky enough you may pull a 5-star item even before that!
There are seven major countries or regions in the massive world of Teyvat, of which two are available for players to explore, as of now. Mihoyo plans to open up each country in every few updates. Given that the current map is still quite huge with a plethora of main, world, side and daily quest to complete & tremendous things to collect. It would be best to unlock all the teleports & Statue of the Seven to make travelling way easier, plus you earn some primogems to wish for your favourite character or weapon!
We recommend you to grab every shiny thing that you may come across on the map as it is highly likely you are going to need them for cooking 40 plus dishes or completing quests. In the first 20 hours in the game, you will have an abundance of resources after which the cost of upgrading your characters & their awesome talents go higher & higher. With proper management of your resources, you will have a much more enjoyable time playing.
Pushing to the limit
Well virtually at least, when playing Genshin Impact you will traverse some beautiful landscapes, vast oceans & climb some steep mountains. So it would be quite a bummer if you were to swim across a river & run out of stamina. As climbing, swimming & sprinting consumes stamina, it’s only logical to maximise it. To do that you will need to collect various orbs which will are scattered around the map, when you have gathered a sufficient amount you may offer them to the “Statue of the Seven” of each major region to increase your stamina.
How to pack a hefty punch
Sending enemies flying is one of the fun parts of the game, to pack more firepower level up your characters, their weapons & “artifacts”. You will see a considerable difference in damage output after you have invested in a good character(s). Currently, in the game, all characters are of 5 elemental types – Pyro (fire), Cryo (Ice), Electro (Electric), Hydro (water) & Anemo (wind). When you combine two different elements on enemies you get different reactions according to which elements were used & in what order. Try combining elements to defeat some powerful foes! For example – applying pyro & electro together in any order creates an explosion dealing pyro AoE (area of effect) damage.
Rank up to team up
As you keep levelling up over time you will keep unlocking various essential features. After AR (Adventure Rank) 8 you have access to Ley Line Blossom (for farming gold & exp), after AR12 you unlock daily quest which is a huge source of primogems, after reaching AR 16 you unlock Co-op so which allows you to complete domains & Ley Lines together with your friends! The best feature – The Spiral Abyss is accessible after AR 20, which you can farm to get loads of primogems & other resources!
How to rank up FAST?
The fastest way to rank up & unlock amazing features is completing story quest, completing daily commissions, spending all your resin (time-gated currency for calming rewards from most domains & Ley Lines) & exploring the mesmerising map while discovering various treasure chests.
Treasure chests in Genshin Impact can be easily spotted with a red encrypted ring around them. You can find them in every nook & cranny, opening gives you a specific amount of “sigils” (each country has a different one). These can be used to buy numerous valuable items from the exchange shop in each major city.
Mark up your map
When exploring the vast world of Genshin Impact you will come across many puzzles, ores of different materials etc. Sometimes you may not be able to solve or collect them because you may not have a particular character or resources to claim the treasure, upon which you can note that place down so that you can come back to claim your chest. An extra tip – to farm minerals ores it’s best to use greatsword wielding characters to mine them faster. Beginners are guaranteed to get such a greatsword wielding character “Noelle” on their first set of wishes on the novice banner.
That is all you need to know to have an epic beginning in the grand & magnificent world of Teyvat. Genshin Impact is still an incomplete game in the sense that the complete story arc & other major regions are yet to be released. Mihoyo has consistently provided updates every six weeks. New updates mean new engaging events giving exciting rewards, new characters & loads more fun!