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.
|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)||
|TOTAL (Level 90)||
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.
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.
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.)
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)||
||4 gilded scales||0 Crown of Insight|
|TOTAL (9 -> 10)||
||6 gilded scales||1 Crown of Insight||1,652,500|
Taishan Mountain drops Yelan’s Wealth Books on Monday, Thursday, and Sunday.
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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