7 items for the evil alchemist to cultivate

It’s been a while since we were at Dragonspine for something big, but the Genshin Impact Update 2.3 brings us once again to the realm of snow capped mountains. This time, we participate in the Adventurers Guild’s winter training course alongside familiar faces like Eula and Bennett, while uncovering a sinister conspiracy that seems to center around the alchemist, Albedo. If you can’t wait to discover Albedo’s ascension materials until then, use our guide to hunt down these items.

Klee might like Albedo, but personally I never trusted the five-star character – he gives off those villain-in-the-making vibes. But what Albedo lacks in a sunny disposition, he more than makes up for it as a great character in Geo. He and Eula are back as part of the new five-star replay banner, and we can wish either character with a combined mercy count. If you are considering adding Albedo to your team, a list of his Ascension gear can be helpful.

A sensitive man of many talents, Albedo deserves a place in your core rotation.miHoYo

While there is no time to collect them until the alchemist arrives, as with Arataki Itto and Gorou, a lot of materials are easy to find, and you will likely have plenty of them in your inventory already.

Albedo Character Ascension Materials

  • Prithiva Topaz (1 Sliver, 9 Fragments, 9 Pieces, 6 Gems)
  • 46 basalt pillars
  • 168 Cecile
  • Parchment Materials (18 Divinatories, 30 Seals, 36 Forbidden Curse)

On top of that, you’ll need 430 Hero’s Wit to level Albedo and 420,000 Mora to cover the costs of climbing.

Albedo Talent Ascension gear

  • “Ballad” rolls (3 Teachings, 21 Guides, 38 Philosophies)
  • Parchment Materials (6 Divinatories, 22 Seals, 31 Forbidden Curses)
  • 6 Defense of Monoceros Caeli
  • 1 crown of insight

In addition to that, you will need 1,652,000 Mora. This is just the amount to fully raise a talent, so you will need three times as much for all of Albedo’s talents. Fully leveling a character’s talents is a big resource commitment.

Where to find Albedo’s ascension materials in Genshin Impact

Albedo strikes a pose.miHoYo

Here’s where to find everything you need to level the Five Star Alchemist as soon as you get it:

Topaz Prithiva

This is the standard Geo character ascension material, and you can find it from a variety of bosses, including the Geo Hypostasis, the Perpetual Mechanical Array, and the future Golden Wolflord, where many have come from. materials from Arataki Itto. . In this case, you’ll want to fight as much as possible with the Geo Hypostasis located in the Guyun Stone Forest, as this also gives you the basalt pillars that Albedo needs. Once you have defeated the boss, leave the area, wait a few minutes and once back you will find it reappeared.

Basalt pillars

As mentioned, this second boss material comes from the fight against Geo Hypostasis. The best way to beat the build quickly is to break the pillar it rests on during combat, so bringing in a claymore character is essential. Unfortunately, you can’t use Condensed Resin to get double rewards on bosses, so you’ll either have to farm with Original Resin daily or use your Brittle Resin to speed things up.


Albedo uses the same flower as Venti to level up, and while they are very easy to find, like Sango Beads for Kokomi, there aren’t many. There are 37 Cecilias on Starsnatch Cliff east of Mondstadt (thanks the official map from miHoYo), but considering you need 168 in total, that’s about four and a half full farms.

You can also grow them in your Serenitea pot by purchasing the Luxuriant Glebe Field and Cecilia Seeds from Teapot Spirit, and you can purchase them from the Mondstadt Florist every third day.

Use this map to help you find the items.miHoYo

Scroll through the materials

These scrolls and their improved variants are dropped by enemies of Samachurl of different world levels. As these are quite common, you should already have a lot of lower rarity versions, but if you need more, there are always a lot of Samachurls around. You can also craft higher level parchment materials on the Alchemy Bench using the lower rarity versions. If you choose this route and you have Sucrose in your party, be sure to use its capacity which gives you a 10 percent chance of getting double the product.

Ballad scrolls

This talented ascension material can be farmed in the Forsaken Rift Estate on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. As always, be sure to pick the harder version of the challenge possible to maximize the materials you get, and use Condensed Resin if you have it, to earn two bundles of rewards instead of one.

Defense of Monoceros Caeli

As Childe’s boss material, you gain the defense of Monoceros Caeli by fighting him in the Trounce realm at level 70 and above. If his other materials drop instead, you can use them to craft the Defense with the Dream Solvent on an Alchemy Bench. Dream Solvent is quite difficult to find, but you can earn it as a reward for completing Weekly Bosses and the Boreas Boss Challenge.

Crown of insight

Finally, we have the Insight Crown, which is by far the rarest material on the list. This item is primarily available as a reward for seasonal activities such as the recent Labyrinth Warriors event. Shadows Amidst Snowstorms is the only Genshin Impact 2.3 event that will reward one. Besides Events, there are five Insight Crowns available around the world. One comes from upgrading the Frostbearing tree in Dragonspine with Crimson Agates, and the other four are rewards for giving Sacred Sakura Electro Sigils in Inazuma.

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