The easiest way of artifact farming in genshin impact is by going to certain places on the map. These artifacts are always in the same location and what’s good about these farming locations is that they respawn every 12 to 24 hours based on when you picked them up. So, it is advisable to farm at the same time every day for maximum efficiency and you can also destroy all the artifacts that you farm in exchange for Mora but it is better to use it for upgrading your main artifacts.
There are ways to optimize the number of artifacts you can get and following our genshin impact artifact farming route will help you do exactly that.
How To Farm Artifacts
Acquiring artifacts will come naturally but the process can speed up by completing various activities which include artifact domains, fighting the world bosses, and exploring the map. Because you need other artifacts to upgrade the ones you have, you will pretty soon enough need to start gathering them.
To start farming these daily free artifacts, you will have to follow the artifact route below and go to each marked location. Each investigation point will randomly drop 1 or 2 artifacts.
|Mt. Aozang||3 Mins||11-22 Pieces|
|Wangshu Inn West Beach||2.5 Mins||10-20 Pieces|
|Jeuyun Karst||2 Mins||9-18 Pieces|
|Dihua Marsh||1 Mins||6-12 Pieces|
|Dragonspine||1 Min||7 Pieces|
|Qingce Village||1 Min||4-8 Pieces|
|Stone Gate||2.5 Mins||3-6 Pieces|
|Tianqui Valley||1 Min||3-6 Pieces|
|Mingyun & Tianheng||1 Min||3-6 Pieces|
Wangshu Inn West Beach
The third location on this route will drop a 1 star weapon which can be useful for weapon upgrades.
|1. Investigate the barrel on the dock.|
|2. Investigate the wine jar and the wooden chest.|
|3. Investigate the shovel for a 1-star weapon.|
|4. Investigate the objects inside the tent.|
The second investigation point on this route drops a fixed amount of artifacts. For non respawning artifact in Dragonspine, you can check this image guide.
|1. Investigate the two wooden barrel and crate on inside the cave.|
|2. Investigate the bookshelves.|
|1. Investigate the wooden crate near the spears stand.|
|2. Investigate the jars covered with red fabrics.|
|3. Investigate the rolled carpets on the front porch of the house.|
|4. Investigate the wine jars on the left side of the house.|
It is recommended to use a portable waypoint on third location on this route to save more time in farming artifacts.
|1. Investigate the wooden crate near Pops Zhou NPC.|
|2. Investigate the table in front of the house.|
|3. Investigate the objects inside the tent.|
Every artifact spawn points on this route is located on collapsed wooden structures and respawn every 12 hours after picking up.
|1. Investigate the collapsed wooden structures.|
|2. Investigate the collapsed wooden structures.|
|3. Investigate the collapsed wooden structures.|
Mingyun Village And Mt. Tianheng
|1. Investigate the objects inside the tent.|
|2. Investigate the objects inside the tent below.|
Hidden Artifact Vendors
There are three artifact vendors in the game at the moment. One is located in Mondstadt and two of them are in Liyue Harbor. Buying these 2-star artifacts from these vendors every week will give you an extra 25,200 extra exp for enhancing your main artifacts.
As you travel from the waypoint to the tavern in Mondstadt, you need to look for the NPC with a hat name Shiliu. She will be selling a full set of Adventurer’s Set for 2,000 Mora each.
The first vendor in Liyue Harbor is on the other side of a jewelry shop. This shop usually opens at night and in order to find the shop assistant you have to adjust your time to 00:30. If the NPC does not appear, just log off and log back in. By speaking to her, you can now buy another 5 Traveling Doctor’s artifacts which 2,000 Mora each.
Finally, the second vendor in Liyue Harbor is the NPC wearing a basket behind his back called Zhang Shun. This NPC will sell you the last five artifacts for 2,000 Mora each.
There are more ways to increase your artifact enhancement material like defeating elite enemies or opening chests. If you want to know more about this, check out our resin-free artifact and material farming guide or chest location map guide.
If you know of any artifact spawn points that are not listed in these resources feel free to post any missing information in the comments below.