Genshin Impact Handguard Farming Guide: Locations and Best Uses

Genshin Impact Kairagi
Credit: HoYoverse

Genshin Impact Kairagi
Credit: HoYoverse

Under the name of Nobushi and Kairagi, these hostile Samurai from Inazuma are not only fun challenges, but they also drop valuable Handguards once they are defeated. These Hanguards are one of the most widely-used ascension materials in Genshin Impact.

The following farming guide pinpoints Nobushi and Kairagi locations and the best uses for each Handguard you find.

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Who are Nobushi and Kairagi?

Nobushis are common enemies found only in Inazuma, who are also called vagrants and Ronin. They are a loose organisation of wandering samurai that have fallen into banditry. They do not harness any element, and Kairagis usually lead them.

The Kairagi are elite enemies that can infuse their swords with Pyro or Electro. Most of the Kairagis found in Inazuma are former Raiden Shogun's Army soldiers.

Battling Nobushi and Kairagi

Kairagi can be found by themselves or in pairs. However, Nobushis are always in groups.

They seem slow as they take time to attack, but their slashes can be lethal

Kairagi and Nobushi are heavy, and can not be crowd controlled by Anemo or Overload Reactions. Although, they are an easy target for freezing.

When Kairagi appears in pairs, the last standing will receive a buff once his partner is defeated, so you should try to beat them simultaneously.

Nobushi and Kairagi locations

Nobushi and Kairagi can be found in most areas of Inazuma. However, we recommend looking for them on Narukami Island, Serai Island, and Yashiori Island.

The latest being the most time-efficient, the image below shows the location of Nobushi and Kairagi on Yashiori Island.

Nobushi and Kairagi Locations in Genshin Impact
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Nobushi and Kairagi Farming Route Suggested

Nobushi and Kairagi drop rewards

Following this farming route, players can obtain around 100 Handguard Pieces. The quality and the quantity are based on the player's level and depend on RNG:

Nobushi and Kairagi Lv.
Old Handguard
Any Level
Kageuchi Handguard
Level 40+
Famed Handguard
Level 60+

Handguards are necessary Ascension Materials for some of the best weapons and characters in Genshin Impact.

Character ascension

Weapon ascension

  • Mispliter Reforged (Sword)
  • Haran Geppaku Futsu (Sword)
  • Engulfing Lighting (Polearm)
  • Red Stonetresher (Claymore)
  • Other 4-star and Craftable weapons in order of importance:
    • Akuoumaru (Claymore)
    • Wavebreaker's Fin (Polearm)
    • Amenoma Kageuchi (Sword)
    • Katsuragikiri Nagamasa (Claymore)
    • Toukabou Shigure (Sword)
    • Wave-breaker's Fin (Polearm)
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