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Genshin Impact: How to Get & Use Starconch


Genshin Impact: How to Get & Use Starconch

Genshin Impact is one of the most popular free-to-play gacha games on the market right now, thanks in no small part to its large character roster. Update 2.7 is almost upon us, and it’ll introduce the new Hydro character Yelan as well. If you’re planning on pulling for Yelan when she releases, you’ll also need enough materials to ascend her to make her useful. Here’s how to get and use the Starconch in Genshin Impact.

Getting Starconch in Genshin Impact

The Starconch is one of the upgrade materials you can pick up during your travels in Teyvat. It’s a shell-like object, which means that your chances of getting it are highest whenever you explore the beaches in Genshin Impact.

They can be farmed easily by walking up and down the shores of the Liyue region, just below Dragonspine. We’ve included a screenshot of their farming locations down below, courtesy of the folks over at Genshin Impact Interactive Map.

genshin impact starconch map

Like all other resources, they’ll take a couple of days to respawn once you’ve farmed all of them. You do need a ton of Starconches if you want to get Childe and Yelan up to the max level cap, so make sure to nab them whenever you can.

With the route shown in the map above, you should be able to farm a decent number of them just by making your way across the coastline and picking up every Starconch you see along the path.

How to Use Them

As mentioned above, Starconches are a required ascension material for various Hydro characters including Childe, and the soon to be released Yelan. Considering that this material is only useful for ascending your Hydro characters, there’s no point in farming them unless you’re planning on working on those characters.

genshin impact ascension

Once you’ve leveled your characters up to whatever level cap you’re on, you can ascend them to increase the cap up to 90. Aside from the drops from the Oceanid boss fight, you also need the Starconches to ascend. Simply select Childe or Yelan from your character screen, click on the Ascend button in the bottom right corner, and then confirm your decision to ascend them once you have the required materials.

That’s all you need to know about how to get and use the Starconch in Genshin Impact. Be sure to check our guide wiki for more tips and information on the game.

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Zhiqing Wan

Zhiqing is the Reviews Editor for Twinfinite, and a History graduate from Singapore. She's been in the games media industry for nine years, trawling through showfloors, conferences, and spending a ridiculous amount of time making in-depth spreadsheets for min-max-y RPGs. When she's not singing the praises of Amazon's Kindle as the greatest technological invention of the past two decades, you can probably find her in a FromSoft rabbit hole.
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