Genshin Impact 2.5 Yae Miko Farming Guide: All Locations for Ascension & Talent Materials

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Genshin Impact 2.5 will mark the debut of the highly anticipated Yae Miko, and we are now less than one week from her arrival! The Head Priestess of the Gran Narukami Shrine's character design and abilities look fantastic so far, and we can't wait to see them in-game.

For those wishing for Yae Miko, here is our farming guide with all the things you'll need to start collecting materials and get her ready for battle ASAP.

Release Date


Yae Miko will likely arrive in the first Genshin Impact 2.5 banner on February 16, 2022, and will be available until March 30, 2022.

Check our guide about Wishes and Pity System in Genshin Impact here, as the most crucial part of the process is grinding Primogems.

Yae Miko Farming Guide

Yae Miko oversees the Grand Narukami Shrine and is the owner of the Yae Publishing House.

Miko is a kitsune from the Hakushin Clan and possesses a fox form. We will see her Kitsune tail while she casts her abilities.

Yae Miko is a 5-star Electro character. Her signature weapon is a Catalyst resembling a Kagura Suzu, a purple relic with bells, named Kagura's Verity.

Ascension Materials for Yae Miko

These are the ascension materials you'll need for Yae Miko:

Dragonheir's False Fin is a character level-up material dropped by the Bathysmal Vishap Herd, new bosses introduced in Genshin Impact 2.4.

  • These bosses are located in Enkanomiya, the underwater region in Inazuma.
  • Players need x46 Dragonheir's False Fin for an Lv. 90 Yae Miko.
  • Bathysmal Vishap Herd drops 2-3 of these materials once they are defeated for a cost of 40 resins.

Despite being the Priestess in charge of the Sacred Sakura Tree, we will not need Sakura Blooms for the World Material. Instead, players need to collect Sea Ganoderma.

Sea Ganoderma is a local specialty of Inazuma, a plant that grows on beaches and tidal flats around the shore.

  • Players need 168 Sea Ganoderma for an Lv. 90 Yae Miko.
  • There are 68 Sea Ganoderma in the wild refreshing every 48hrs.
  • Travelers can grow 8 Sea Ganoderma in their Serenitea Pot every 70 hrs.

Handguards - Yae Miko will use the materials dropped by Nobushi and Kairagi from Inazuma. Players can find these Samurai warriors in most regions of the Electro Nation.

  • To level up Yae Miko to Lv. 90 travelers require:
    • 18 Old Handguard
    • 30 Kageuchi Handguard
    • 36 Famed Handguard

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Talent Materials

Nobushi and Kairagi are Elite enemies that drop the same common materials, Handguards. The best farming route for these materials is on Yashiori Island. To maximize Miko's Talents, players need:

  • 18 Old Handguards
  • 66 Kageuchi Handguards
  • 93 Famed Handguards

Light Series are talent-level books that players can obtain in the Violet Court domain on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.

  • To max Yae Miko's Talents, players need to collect:
    • 9 Teachings of Light
    • 63 Guide to Light
    • 114 Philosophies of Light

New Weekly Boss

In order to obtain the Boss Materials necessary to level-up Yae Miko Talents, travelers would have to defeat the new weekly boss: Raiden Shogun.

New Boss in Genshin Impact
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NEW BOSS: Raiden Shogun? Ei is losing control of her powers.

To unlock the battle against the Electro Archon, players need to complete the second chapter of Baal's Story Quest: Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter: Act II - Transient Dreams.

Raiden Shogun Boss will drop a new material when defeated. Therefore, Yae Miko needs 18 pieces to maximize her talents.


Latest - Yae Miko Best Weapons and Artifacts

According to the developers, Yae Miko will not have Energy Issues, so players can focus on other sub-stats when farming artifacts.

The best set for Yae Miko seems to be a combination of two pieces of Shinenawa's Reminiscence, or Gladiator's Finale, and two pieces of Thundering Fury.

The best weapon for Yae Miko is her signature Catalyst Kagura's Verity, however, considering that Primogems are stretching too thin with so many good banners.

We consider there is another weapon that can be suitable considering is more accessible in high refinements.

The Widsith Lv. 90

  • Base Attack: 510 / Secondary stat - 66.2% Crit DMG

The weapon is available in the Permanent Banner, although its passive is less consistent, the three buffs benefit Yae Miko DMG as long as you time the rotation correct.

Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds Lv. 90

  • Base Attack: 608
  • Secondary stat: 33.1% Crit Rate
  • Passive: When a character takes the field, they will gain a random theme song for 10s. This can only occur once every 30s.
    Recitative: ATK is increased by 120%.
    Aria: Increases all Elemental DMG by 96%.
    Interlude: Elemental Mastery is increased by 480.

5-star catalyst from the Standard Banner, the passive will benefit the Elemental Skill DMG however will require Miko to stay long periods in the field.

Additionally, players need Vajrada Amethyst, common crafting material for Electro Characters, and tons of Mora to level Yae Miko to the highest level.

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