Questions tagged [genshin-impact]

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play multi-platform 3D action role-playing game developed and published by miHoYo released in September 2020.

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Yanfei & Klee -- are there any notable differences between the two?

With Yanfei out on the current banner and Klee projected to return during Ludi Harpustum I am wondering what the significant differences are between the two users. On paper, they seem like they fill ...
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Is the 100% featured character chance carried over in the new banner in Genshin Impact?

According to the pity system in Genshin Impact, in the featured character banner, you are bound to get a 5* character within 90 wishes and if that character is not a featured character, then the next ...
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What does "An entity has timed out" mean?

Sometimes when traversing the world, you will get the message "An entity has timed out". What does "An entity has timed out" mean, does it always relate to the same entity, perhaps ...
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Do 5-star artefacts with 3 or 4 substats have the same potential?

When optimising characters, the substats of artefacts play a defining role. Substats cannot be the same as the main-stat. Every 4 upgrade levels an artefact will receive a random substat if there are ...
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Are portable waypoints consumed when placed?

Are portable waypoints consumed when placed, or is it sufficient to craft one, once unlocked?
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What are conditions to unlock artifacts sets in Archive?

What are conditions to unlock artifacts sets in Archive? I'm talking about this page: Do I need to collect all 5 in my inventory? Or do I need to just pickup them at least once? I'm asking because I ...
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How does Monster Aggro work in Genshin Impact's Co-op Mode?

I often play Co-op mode to clear domains, and I notice that I get targeted a lot even if I'm not the closest to the monster. For example, yesterday I was running with Klee (me), Diluc, Keqing and Qiqi ...
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How much companionship exp do I need per rank?

Is there a way to see exactly how much current companionship/friendship exp I have with one character and how much I need to reach the next level?
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How do you activate the pressure plates in Tianqiu Valley?

It's these two pressure plates located in western portion of Tianqiu Valley here: I've spent a bunch of time using Geo MC, trying a combination using two rocks on both plates, one rock on one plate ...
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How can you tell enemy resistances in Genshin Impact?

I see a lot of answers showing specific enemy resistance values against physical and elemental sources of damage, and I am wondering how or where they are getting this information. Is it even ...
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Do the buffs from eating food in Genshin Impact stack?

There are several kinds of buffs provided by food in the game. There are defensive and offensive food, which raises stats of things like defense, attack, crit rate, and crit damage. There are utility ...
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Genshin impact F2P model [closed]

I don't mind spending on games I love to support the devs but not to the point where your progress or how strong you are is hugely influenced by the amount you spend (FIFA FUT). I currently play ...
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What's the best way to use wishes in Genshin Impact?

So I've assumed it was better to spend your wishes in batches of 10, but I've seen people online claiming it's either better or doesn't make a difference to use them one at a time. Apparently the pity ...
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How non-elite bosses from Adventurer Handbook are different from their normal versions?

Adventurer Handbook has "Bosses" tab: It has: weekly bosses, 40 resin "elite" bosses; "regular" bosses. How are these regular bosses different from the same enemies ...
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Where is this "Rockery" treasure located?

There's a model of a rock formation at the top of Wangshu Inn. The flavor text seems to indicate there is some sort of treasure associated with it? That said I've not seen any mountains that look ...
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How do you fight against Geovishap Hatchlings?

Since these enemies have spawned in my world, I've had no real idea on how to fight them that would cause them to get into their "stunned" animation, which is them lying on their back for a ...
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How to view the combat knowledge tips for the second time?

Is there a way to view the hints on the world mechanics for the second time? Let's say I've read a hint, but then forgot it and want to remind miself what exactly was written there. How to do it?
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What Defines a Puzzle Chest in Genshin Impact?

This is a Continuation question of How often do chests respawn? . Essentially, what determines if a chest is a Puzzle chest? I assume a Steelie chest (the ghosts you guide to a lantern thing) is a ...
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What does exactly depend on the character rarity?

Is there any difference between 4-star and 5-star characters? I mean, the drop rate is different, sure and I see the difference in a quality of animations (or that's my imagination?), but is there a ...
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What are the hidden achievements in Genshin Impact?

Today I received a particularly interesting achievement by chance: As far as I know, I had never seen this achievement in any of the achievement tabs. The achievement tab this was listed in was &...
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Spiral Abyss Floor 8-2 having trouble getting a single star

This floor is mad tough -- I need advice on what teams I should be setting up and how to combat the ruin guards. The problem isn't the cryo/pyro hilichurls, it's the beefy ruin guards. They seem to ...
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How often do chests respawn?

How often do chests respawn? Does the rarity of the chest impact how long it takes before it can respawn? Do puzzle chests respawn? What about hidden environment chests that require some sort of ...
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What characters can apply elements to others?

Previously titled: How do I remove elements inflicted by Ley Line Disorders? Many domains have a Ley Line Disorder which takes effect so long as you're inflicted with an element. I know that I can ...
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Where are the unmarked vendors of Genshin Impact?

So asides from the marked vendors in each town, there seem to be quite a few unmarked vendors in each town, in addition to vendors found just roaming the world. How many hidden vendors can I find ...
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Do dialogue choices in Genshin Impact matter?

Throughout the game you are presented with dialogue choices, do these matter in any way? I have found talking to some NPCs down a certain "route" will eventually lead to an item reward, but ...
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How can you tell which jade stone contains the jackpot in the "Diamond In the Rough" daily commission?

I think I've spent close to 5k mora already just gambling on getting the right jadestone. Now I'm not sure if the system is rigged against me or whatnot, but I'm honestly not even sure if there even ...
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What are these blue flames, and is there any treasure involving them?

Just southeast of Qingce village lies this ruin of a bunch of destroyed buildings -- there is also a Domain of Frost Blessing at the top of the village. There are these blue flames everywhere -- so ...
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What are the fastest ways to take down Abyss Mage and Fatui shields?

Probably the most annoying enemies I've encountered yet in Genshin are Abyss Mages and Fatui Skirmishers. Their shields are often the problem -- it's almost as if when I use elements that counter the ...
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How can you run Genshin Impact in borderless windowed mode?

The menu video settings only allow for either fullscreen or windowed, but not borderless fullscreen or windowed fullscreen, which would be nice for me as I run a dual monitor setup. It is annoying to ...
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How do you get past the seal in Sal Terrae?

On this small island in Liyue, there is a seal blocking a hole where materials such as Violetgrass can be seen. There is a tablet in front of the seal, presumably a puzzle of sorts to solve to open ...
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Does QiQi have a specialty dish?

Most characters in Genshin seem to have a specialty dish -- produced when using a normal base recipe, the character has a chance to produce their special version of the dish. For example, if you use ...
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What is the fastest way to level up adventure rank in Genshin Impact?

After hitting Adventure Rank 25 yesterday it feels like all the progress I've had grinding ranks has slowed to a halt. I do my daily commissions and try to get chests whenever I see them. Outside of ...
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How can I farm ores and crystals in Genshin Impact?

I am working on farming white iron chunks and crystal chunks in the open world to build a 4-star weapon frame, and to top up my expedition materials. However when I re-visit previous places on the map ...
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How do I turn off auto-aim in Genshin Impact?

No joke, this "feature" is starting to get on my nerves, after attacking the mob I'm not looking at when I want to aim at the monster right in front of my face. Is there any way to turn off ...
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What is the fastest way to move in Genshin Impact?

So from what I can tell there are no mounts, and my only means of movement are either teleporting to waypoints and temples, or sprinting and gliding everywhere. Since I'm aware that this has a China ...
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What does this star icon mean on Genshin Impact's minimap?

Sometimes it shows up randomly on my minimap when I'm moving around, sometimes it seems like it's been there for a while. I have no clue what this symbol means -- there's no legend to tell me what it ...
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Are there any reason to collect and read books in Genshin Impact?

There's a whole slew of books in the library. I picked up at least 30 of them I think. Is there any reason to collect them? There are a bunch of different rarity ratings for the books, some are ...
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Can Genshin Impact be run as non-administrator on Windows 10?

The default installation of Genshin Impact 1.0.0 must be run as administrator on Windows 10. Is there a way to allow it be run without administrator privileges?
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Which characters get exp when killing monsters?

I have been primarily increasing the level of my characters using the various writs and advice items. However I have had a character level up through fighting monsters. I don't understand who gets ...

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