Character ascension materials
It’s time to farm for Xiao’s character ascension materials in Genshin Impact.
Here they are:
- Slime secretions – Dropped by slimes.
- Vayuda Turquoise – Dropped by the Anemo Hypostasis elite; purchased from Souvenir Shop; higher-tier versions can be crafted by an alchemist NPC.
- Juvenile Jade – Dropped by the Primo Geovishap elite.
- Qingxin – This one is found on hilltops and mountains in Genshin Impact‘s regions. You can watch the video below from YouTuber KingSef Games:
A word on ascending Xiao’s level
In my opinion, miHoYo already made a mistake in how Xiao’s ascension is handled. First off, you need Vayuda Turquoise from the Anemo Hypostasis (which has existed since Genshin Impact launched). The problem is that the Juvenile Jade only drops from the Primo Geovishap elite which, coincidentally, requires 40 original resin too.
Since the Primo Geovishap was only added today as part of the 1.3 update, you’re going to have to farm for it repeatedly.
Even more frustrating is the fact that the Primo Geovishap drops various gemstones, but it does not drop Vayuda Turquoise. Imagine a scenario where you need to farm ascension mats from two elites, and you’ll realize how annoying that is. Although it’s possible to use the alchemy bench’s new conversion function, it’d still require gemstones of another type as well as Dust of Azoth.
Note 1: Xiao requires 46 Juvenile Jade (among other things) to reach level 90. If that’s too much, then you’ll need 26 Juvenile Jade to be viable at level 80.
Note 2: It’s rumored that a future character, Hu Tao, will also use Juvenile Jade as an ascension material.
Finally, let’s summarize what you can expect from Xiao in your Genshin Impact adventure.