Genshin Impact – Yelan’s Ascension Materials Farming Guide

Yelan, the five-star hydro arc user, was made available in Genshin Impact update 2.7. With a unique dice theme, Yelan’s abilities scale with HP. Your kit, especially your burst, can strengthen your active player on the field. It pairs well with the Sub-DPS Hydro Applicator Scroll and brings benefits to a group with mixed element types.

Like other new characters, she is behind the latest content. While three of the four Ascension materials (Varunda Lazurite, Starconch, and Recruit’s Insignia) can be found once you unlock Liyue, the final Runic Fang can only be found in The Chasm.

ascension materials

rise Varunada lazurite star shell Recruit’s Badge Runic Fang mora
1 1 Varunada Lazurite Shard 3 3 Recruit’s Insignia 0 20,000
2 3 Varunada Lazurite Fragment 10 15 Recruit’s Insignia 2 40,000
3 6 Varunada Lazurite Fragment 20 12 Lieutenant Insignia 4 60,000
4 3 Varunada Lazurite Piece 30 18 Lieutenant Insignia 8th 80,000
5 6 Varunada Lazurite Piece 45 12 sergeant insignia 12 100,000
6 6 Varunada Lazurite Gem 60 24 Sergeant Insignia 20 120,000
TOTAL (Level 80)
  • 1 Varunada Lazurite Shard
  • 9 Varunada Lazurite Fragment
  • 9 Varunada Lazurite Piece
108
  • 18 Recruit’s Insignia
  • 30 Lieutenant Insignia
  • 12 sergeant insignia
26 300,000
TOTAL (Level 90)
  • 1 Varunada Lazurite Shard
  • 9 Varuanda Lazurite Fragment
  • 9 Varunada Lazurite Piece
  • 6 Varunada Lazurite Gem
168
  • 18 Recruit’s Insignia
  • 30 Lieutenant Insignia
  • 36 sergeant insignia
46 420,000

Varunada lazurite

You can find a limited amount of Varunada Lazurite in souvenir shops. The following normal boss fights also drop Hydro Shards: Hydro Hypostasis, Rhodeia of Loch, and Primo Geovishap (when infused with Hydro). The weekly bosses that drop Varunada Lazurite are Stormterror, Azhdaha, and Childe.

star shell

This material can be found on beaches in Liyue. Guyun Stone Forest beaches have quite a few, as does Yaoguang Shoal. Check out Teyvat’s interactive map for a comprehensive log of star shell locations.

Starconch locations in Liyue

Recruit’s Badge

Farm Fatui Agents for Recruit’s Insignia. They’re scattered all over Teyvat, so you have a choice of where to farm. They’re usually in a group full of different elements (Hydro, Pyro, Electro, and Geo), so it’s good not to rely on a single element farming group. (Still, you can do whatever you want! With enough DPS, single element parties are fine.)

Fatui locations.  Check out the Teyvat interactive map for more.
Fatui locations. Check out the Teyvat interactive map for more.

Runic Fang

Runic Fangs are dropped by the new weekly boss in The Chasm, the Ruin Serpent. It’s not a particularly difficult boss, but farming it can be tedious. The snake dives in and out of the ground and takes no damage underground. There is also a unique mechanism that requires the use of the Lumenstone adjuvant. You can check out our Ruin Serpent guide to learn how to remove it.

Talent Ascension materials

talent level handguard talent books Boss drops Miscellaneous mora
1 -> 2 6 Recruit’s Insignia 3 Lessons of Prosperity 12,500
2 -> 3 3 sergeant insignia 3 Signposts to Prosperity 17,500
3 -> 4 4 sergeant insignia 4 Signposts to Prosperity 25,000
4 -> 5 6 sergeant insignia 6 roadmaps to prosperity 30,000
5 -> 6 9 sergeant insignia 9 Signposts to Prosperity 37,500
6 -> 7 4 Lieutenant Insignia 4 philosophies of prosperity 1 gold-plated scale 120,000
7 -> 8 6 Lieutenant Insignia 6 philosophies of prosperity 1 gold-plated scale 260,000
8 -> 9 9 Lieutenant’s Badges 12 philosophies of prosperity 2 gilded scales 450,000
9 -> 10 12 Lieutenant’s Badges 16 philosophies of prosperity 2 gilded scales 1 Crown of Insight 700,000
TOTAL (8 -> 9)
  • 6 Recruit’s Insignia
  • 22 sergeant insignia
  • 19 Lieutenant Insignia
  • 3 Lessons of Prosperity
  • 21 Signposts to Prosperity
  • 22 philosophies of prosperity
4 gilded scales 0 Crown of Insight
TOTAL (9 -> 10)
  • 6 Old Handguard
  • 22 Kageuchi Handguards
  • 31 Lieutenant’s Badges
  • 3 Lessons of Prosperity
  • 21 Signposts to Prosperity
  • 38 philosophies of prosperity
6 gilded scales 1 Crown of Insight 1,652,500

talent books

Taishan Mountain drops Yelan’s Wealth Books on Monday, Thursday, and Sunday.

Gilded scales

Azhdaha, Lord of the Vishaps, drops gilded scales. Azhdaha is unlocked by completing Zhongli’s second story quest. Sayu and Kazuha also use Azhdaha’s dropped materials to level up.

crown of insight

Crowns are rare in Genshin, so make sure you really want to use them on Yelan. The general rule is to crown your most important DPS units. So if you’re still not sure where Yelan fits into your team, I’d suggest holding off. If you want to crown Yelan, you can get the Crown of Insights by upgrading the Frost Bearing Tree and Sacred Sakura’s Favor. Otherwise, you must participate in limited-time events to earn crowns.

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