Genshin Impact Best Beginner Guide


Character Selection

Upon entering the world of Teyvat, you are given the choice of picking between two playable Main Characters, known as the Traveler. The female character is Lumine and the male character is Aether.

The World

Everything you do in the world will increase your Adventurer Rank which is very important. Every resource you find generally has some use, may it be for character ascension, cooking, crafting, it is all generally useful.

This is a game that rewards hoarders and people who go out of their way to find materials. Note that it’s important that you stay within areas that are your level as you don’t want to open better chests until your World Level is higher.

Party Setup

In Genshin Impact, you can control four characters at once. You will be interchanging these a lot as there are so many different puzzles that require different elements. It’s good to use a different array of weapon and element types to take advantage of combos.

This will be explained in a separate guide which will be linked, but for now you just need to know that you prioritize

1. Looks

2. Good elemental combos

3. Characters that have hidden passives skills

The game will give you several free characters that cover a lot of Elements, so don’t worry.

Adventurer Rank

This is probably the most important feature. Adventurer rank is a gate to essentially everything important in the game. The cap on Adventurer Rank on the Beta was 60.

Asides from this, you are unable to further progress the story without leveling up your Adventurer Rank. Get in the habit of doing things to level it up.

How to increase Adventurer Rank

  1. Do main story/side quests/hidden quests. These give a lot. Hidden quests:
  2. Find Chests! Every chest will give you 10-50 EXP towards your Adventurer Rank. Defeat enemies, complete puzzles or just find them throughout the world. This is the single most important and easiest way to do it. These also give you Primogems the first time you open them.
  3. Do your Daily Commission Quests.
  4. Explore the world for waypoints.
  5. Open Shrines from keys which are obtained usually through dungeons as a first time reward
  6. Hand in Amenoculus/Geoculus to a shrine. 
  7. Anything involving Resin will grant Adventurer Rank. This can be used on many things, bosses, dungeons, world missions etc. 

World Level

Your world level is essentially the difficulty of your game. This will naturally go up as you increase your Adventurer Rank and you are forced to increase it or you will not be able to increase your Adventurer Rank. It is very beneficial to have a higher World Level as it also increases the rarity and quantity of rewards you obtain, such as your artifacts.

All Enemies and Bosses will have their levels raised each time you upgrade your World Level. The main thing to note with World Level is that when you go to play Multiplayer, people can only join your world if they are the same world level. If someone is a lower level, you must join them instead.

Co-op (Multiplayer)

Multiplayer is unlocked at Rank 16. You are able to play with people on all platforms as long as they are in your region. You are essentially joining their game and playing alongside them.

For rewards, you cannot open other people’s chests, you can however do any activities that use resin and obtain rewards that way. So if you are struggling to fight a boss, this is a great way to get the rewards. Multiplayer is limited at 4 players.

Amenoculus and Geoculus

These are essentially collectibles you can find in the map. They are marked with a white star on the map so you know when you’re around one.

They can often be hidden behind walls or at random heights you have to fly from to reach them. It’s important that you don’t skip these as they are a good source of Adventurer Rank EXP but they are also how you increase your base stamina which is used for sprinting and flight.

Abyssal Domains

These are scattered throughout the world and can be broken up into categories of what they give.

Character and Weapon ascension materials (Used to limit break)

Artifacts (Equipment you place on characters)

Story Dungeons/Quest dungeons

These are repeatable but the rewards cost Resin to claim so be careful with which you want to do. Their main purpose is to farm for Ascension mats and gear. These are adventurer rank locked and will unlock more as you progress.


So far there are only a few bosses, but they are worth fighting for Ascension Materials and Rare Artifacts.

The rewards will also use resin to claim. These scale with World Level, they need to be a higher World Level to obtain the better rewards. They can be found ingame in a tab to direct you to them easier, but the main ones you will want to fight are:

  1. Elemental Cubes (Electro/Ameno/Geo) These give a rare material that is used to ascend your characters, they can also drop rare artifacts
  2. Andrius, The Wolf. He is unlocked through a sidequest with Razor as you progress, make sure to unlock it soon as not only is it fun, but it also can drop a rare boss artifact set.
  3. Stormterror. Unlocked at the end of Act 1, drops rare artifacts.

Spiral Abyss

Spiral Abyss is a special kind of dungeon that is monthly, and has monthly rewards.

You can view it like your ‘tower event’ from other gachas. Each month, depending on how many stars you get from completing time trial missions, you will be rewarded with Primogems (Around 200-400 a month). Each stage has a first clear reward that is generally some form of artifact.

The abyss is divided into 12 floors and each stage has 5 chambers. Each chamber has three challenges, you need to obtain at least 10 stars in order to progress to the next floor.

Each floor will randomly grant you a blessing or benediction. These are essentially buffs that help you clear the stage.

Pick one that syncs well with your team, as a general rule of thumb anything that increases your damage, specifically elemental damage is very helpful. Some benedictions can last for more than one floor so keep that in mind.

There are several restrictions you need to pay attention too while inside. You cannot:

  1. Eat food
  2. Change Party Members, ascend or level them up.
  3. Change Artifacts or Weapon

Each floor will also have a Ley Line Disorder, which can give buffs and debuffs to specific characters, enemies, or both. These are significant bonuses so make sure you take advantage of them.

The rewards are worth it so make sure to give it a shot, your progress will be saved each floor.
Monthly Rewards:

Do’s and Don’ts

Genshin Impact reroll guide

This is not a meta based game and it does feel quite balanced. It is more about how you synergize your party together. I would recommend trying to pull either a character you WANT TO PLAY or a Natural 5* as their rates are very low. Some of them are incredibly useful/powerful as well.

Do not single pull and make sure to only go in when you can do a full pity rotation. Chasing characters in this game will be hard, and 4*s are incredibly valuable since it’s a mixed banner of weapons and characters. Guaranteeing a 4* is really good early and the dupes are always nice.

Everything uses Mora. Watch how much Mora (Gold) you have. Investing in characters and weapons is expensive. If you run out, you’re gonna have a bad time. Pay attention to just exactly what you are investing into and don’t waste it on random bad weapons.

Level your party in a balanced manner. Dungeon entry points take your average party level, as such you need to level them together. It’s important to have a balanced roster to take advantage of elemental combos properly as well.

Do not neglect collectables in the map, the game encourages you to explore. You need to explore or you will not be able to progress the story, so get in the habit of looking around. The map is mostly locked at the start until you progress the story til the end of Arc 1.

Use Companions that have hidden passives:

Do not neglect cooking and potions, the stat boost you get is HUGE. Most of the best recipes are obtained from quests.

Do your Adventurer Handbook Quests (F1 on PC). This will also show you where all bosses and things to do are.

Bring a Greatsword character around to mine chunks of ore faster.

Make sure to use the correct weapons and Artifacts. There are many set bonuses.

Do Hidden Quests:

by Shaun & Noona from eden of gaming discord

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