Genshin Impact: Ayaka Guide to Ascension, Talents, Bosses, Builds

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How to get  Shivada Jade

Shivada Jade is the standard Ascension material for Cryo characters. You can get this by defeating the Cryo Regisvine, Cryo Hypostasis, Perpetual Mechanical Array or Primo Geovishap and as a random reward from the weekly Trounce domain bosses. The only way to guarantee this is from the Cryo Regisvine and Hypostasis, but you’ll also earn this or Privatha Topaz when fighting the Perpetual Mechanical Array.

You can also craft these by converting the other Ascension gems with Dust of Azoth.

How to get Perpetual Heart

Perpetual Heart is the boss drop for the Perpetual Mechanic Array. You’ll have to solve a puzzle and enter a portal through Jinren Island to reach it at first.

This automaton attacks hard and fast. After hitting it a few times, it will detach parts of itself and enter Defensive Mode. In this state, only one of the four detached Arrays is damageable. Once that’s taken care of, you can wail on the main Array.

How to get Old Handguard, Kageuchi Handguard, Famed Handguard

These items are like Treasure Hoarder Insignias, except they’re dropped by the samurai enemies that are all over Inazuma. They’re a pretty common mob, so you won’t have any issues running into them. Be sure to collect their drops, as it’s all too easy to ignore them given how common they are.

How to get Teachings of Elegance, Guide to Elegance, Philosophies of Elegance

Ayaka’s Talen materials are obtained at Violet Court, south of Amakane Island. The domain gives a bonus to Electro DMG. You’ll be fighting hoards of easy mobs like Hilichurls on the first challenge level, and then Nobushi samurai and Treasure Hoarders later on.

How to get Sakura Bloom

Sakura Bloom can be found all over Inazuma. They’ll take the form of a cloud of petals, but applying some Electro to them will allow you to pick them up.

How to get Bloodjade Branch

The weekly Boss drop you’ll need comes from Azhdaha. He’s tough to face one on one, so bring friends for some Monster Hunter action. His attacks are easy to see coming, but they have huge range and damage. Make sure you have a good shield creator and a healer to keep yourself alive.

How to get Crown of Insight

The very rare Crown of Insight is only available as a reward for completing events. You’ll need one to max out just one of a character’s Talents, but there are a limited amount of them. For more information about Crown of Insight, check out our in-depth look here.