There are a number of different ways to progress in Genshin Impact. Generally speaking, you can grind for EXP, complete quests, or track down rare materials. In many cases, these goals are one and the same. This is especially true for the quest that requires you to kill 10 elite opponents. Where can elites be found, and which materials do they drop? Read on to find out.
Where to find all elite opponents in Genshin Impact
There are currently six different types of elite opponents in Genshin Impact. More may be added over time, and one of them, Lupus Boreas, isn’t typically counted as an elite. You’ll have to face down these monsters in order to complete certain quests and gather specific materials.
In addition to Artifacts, all of the game’s elite opponents drop character ascension materials. Each drop can either include Slivers, Fragments, Chunks, or Gemstones, depending on your current world level. However, you’ll need to spend 40 Original Resin to be able to open their reward chests and claim the materials inside.
Here’s a look at every elite opponent in Genshin Impact, including where they’re found and what they drop.
- Ameno Hypostasis
- Location: Stormbearer Mountains, Mondstadt
- Drops: Vayuda Turquoise
- Cryo Regisvine
- Location: Thousand Winds Temple, Mondstadt
- Drops: Shivada Jade
- Geo Hypostasis
- Location: Guyun Stone Forest, Liyue
- Drops: Prithiva Topaz
- Electro Hypostasis
- Location: Cape Oath, Mondstadt
- Drops: Vajrada Amethyst
- Location: Qingce Village, Liyue
- Drops: Varunada Lazurite
- Pyro Regisvine
- Location: Cuijue Slope, Liyue
- Drops: Agnidus Agate
If you’re trying to farm certain character ascension materials, be ready for a wait. Every one of the game’s elite opponents has a respawn time, usually around five minutes. Of course, you don’t just have to sit around. You can spend that time collecting other quest materials, or try to earn some quick money. If nothing else, you can head to the next elite location. By the time you’ve killed the next in line, the previous one will likely have spawned again.