Genshin Impact 2.4 Xingqiu Farming Guide: All Locations for Ascension & Talent Materials

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Genshin Impact's 2.4's second phase is just starting and one of the prominent figures in this update is Xingqiu, a 4-star Hydro Sword character that shines in many team compositions for being a very resourceful support.

Xingqiu is featured in the current character banners, so don't miss your chance to pick him up!

Here is our farming guide covering the Ascension Materials and Talent Materials you'll need to really activate Xingqiu's full potential in Genshin Impact 2.4.

Release Date

Xingqiu is part of the rerun Banners of Zhong-Li and Ganyu as one of the 4-star characters available now in Genshin Impact 2.4. The banner will be available from January 25, 2022, to February 15, 2022.

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Xingqiu Farming Guide

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A very studious and well-educated young man, Xingqiu is a bookworm practitioner of the ancient Guhua Clam Martial Art.

Xingqiu is a 4-star Hydro Character that can provide healing, defense, and fast hydro application with quite strong damage output. This makes him a top-tier plug-and-play character for any composition.

Ascension Materials

These are the ascension materials you'll need for Xingqiu:

Cleansing Heart, character level up material, dropped by the Oceanid, Hydro boss from Liyue.

  • The Oceanid is located under the waterfalls in Qingce on the north of Liyue.
  • Players need 46 Cleansing Hearts for Lv. 90 Xingqiu.
  • The Oceanid drops 2-3 of these materials once it is defeated for a cost of 40 resins.
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Silk Flowers: Specialty of Liyue, these flowers are only found inside Residences Areas and a couple of small shops.

  • Players need 168 Silk Flowers for a Lvl 90 Xinqiu
  • In the Serenitea Pot, 8 Silk Flowers can be planted on the A Path of Value: Luxuriant Glebe gardening plot every 70 hrs.
  • NPC Ms. Bai in Qingce Village and NPC Verr Goldet at the Wangshu Inn in Liyue sell Silk Flowers.
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Hillichurls Mask, These are the most common enemies in the game, so it will not be hard to find these materials to level up Xingqiu.

18 Damaged Masks, 30 Stained Masks, and 36 Ominous Masks are needed for Lv. 90 Xingqiu.

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Talent Materials

Xingqiu requires Masks from Hillichurls to level up his talents as well. You can find these materials in all regions of the game.

  • Xingqiu's talents require the following materials:
    • 18 Damaged Mask
    • 66 Stained Mask
    • 93 Ominous Mask
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Gold Series are talent-level books that players can obtain in Taishan Mansion's domain in Jueyun Karst on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.

  • To max Xingqiu's Talents, players need to collect:
    • 9 Teachings of Gold
    • 63 Guide to Gold
    • 114 Philosophies of Gold
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Andrius, also known as Lupus Boreas, is the Wolf spirit that guards Wolvendom on Mondstadt. He offers himself as sparring for the traveler. Andrius is a weekly boss in the Trounce Domain, Wolf of the North Challenge.

  • Andrius will drop the Tail of Boreas when defeated.
    • Xingqiu needs 18 of these tails for max Talents

Xingqiu's Best Artifacts and Weapons

The best artifact built for Xingqiu is a combination of two pieces of Noblesse Oblige to increase his Elemental Burst and two pieces of Heart of Depth to increase his Hydro DMG.

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The best weapon for Xingqiu is the 4-star Sacrificial Sword the passive will reset Xingqiu's abilities, high refinement for this weapon is necessary.

Additionally, players need Varunada Lazurite, common crafting material for Hydro Characters, and tons of Mora to level up Xingqiu to the highest level.

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