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. Aocang Route
Investigate the wine jar and wooden crates.
Investigate the jar in the camp below.
Investigate the trash can and wine jar located on both sides of the house.
Investigate the bag inside the tent guarded by treasure hoarders.
Investigate the 3 bags in this treasure hoarder’s camp.
Investigate inside the 2 broken wagons.
Wangshu Inn Route
Inside of ruined wagon.
On a small wooden crate.
Investigate the destroyed boat.
Investigate the two barrels on the dock.
Investigate the jars inside the collapsed wine cellar. The entrance is hidden behind some vines.
Investigate the wooden debris.
On the fruit stand.
Investigate the barrel on the dock.
Investigate the wine jar and the wooden chest.
Qingce Village Route
On the wooden crate near the spears stand.
On the jars covered with red fabrics.
Investigate rolled carpets on the front porch of the house.
Investigate the wine jars on the left side of the house.
Stone Gate Route
On the wooden crate near Pops Zhou NPC.
On the table in front of the house.
Investigate the objects inside the tent.
Inside the tent.
Investigate the two wooden barrel and crate on inside the cave.
Investigate the bookshelves.
Jeuyun Karst Route
Inside the tent and wooden crates guarded by treasure hoarders.
Investigate the large wooden crate in the bushes, the table in front of the house, and the wooden crate in the tent to get the artifacts.
On the wine jars guarded by hilichurls.
Investigate the destroyed chariot.
On the nearest barrel on the right.
On the wooden barrel near the destroyed fences.
Guili Plains Route
Investigate the crate and barrel protected by Samachurls.
Inside the then with pile of books.
Inside a bag located underground.
Investigate the objects inside the tent.
Tiangqui & Tianheng Route
Investigate the 3 collapsed wooden structures.
Investigate the objects inside the tent below.
Narukami Island Route
Follow Bake-Danuki until it respawn as a Brazier. Use Pyro attack to reveal the artifact.
Follow Bake-Danuki until it respawn as a Electro Monument. Use Electro attack to reveal the artifact.
Follow Bake-Danuki from the top of waterfall until it respawn as a Thunder Barrier at the bottom. Use nearby Eletrograna to get through.
Follow Bake-Danuki until it respawn as a small rock pile. Break it with claymore to get the artifact.
Start from the Ritou docks teleporter and run behind the house on the south side of the docks.
Violet Court Route
On top of the cliff in Violet Court domain. Use the Electrograna to reach the area faster.
Just south of the previous Artifact spot.
Across a small gap.
Travel north east on the smaller island from the previous spot.
Yashiori Island Route
Under the test is the only respawning artifact. If it’s your first time here, there will be 2 additional non respawning artifact.
Follow Bake-Danuki until it disappear and then break the crates near the tent.
Inside the tent.
On a lamp guarded by Nobushi and Kairagi enemy.
In Fort Fujitou, follow Bake-Danuki until it respawn as a Brazier. Use Pyro attack on one to reveal the artifact.
Pyro Hypostasis Route
On the crate. The other spot is just a weapon.
Inside a ruined boat.The other spot next to Electrograna is just a weapon.
Follow Bake-Danuki to reveal the artifact spawn inside a jar beside the next artifact spot. Break it to investigate.
On a crates right beside the Bake-Danuki artifact spawn.
On a shore with the floating crates.
Kujou Encampment Route
Use the teleport waypoint and travel to eastern beach. Investigate the red small tent and wooden box.
Use the teleport waypoint and travel North West. Just outside of the camp entrance under the white ragged banner.
Investigate the boat only and go to the highest point of the island to activate 2 additional artifact spawn by firing the cannon using this angle.
Kujou Encampment South Route
Next to the teleport waypoint. After investigating the 3 spot on this location, fire up the cannon to reveal 1 artifact spawn using this angle.
In a cart guarded by treasure hoarders.
In a crates guarded by treasure hoarders.
Follow Bake-Danuki until it respawn as a Brazier near Hydro Abyss Mage. Use Pyro attack on one to reveal the artifact. If It’s raining, Bake-Danuki wont appear. Adjust your clock until the rain is gone. Teleport away from the location then come back again.
Tatarasuna Statue of the Seven Route
Near the Electrograna. The hidden artifact spawn is revealed when firing the cannon using this angle from the last location of Kujou Encampment Route.
Near Nobushi enemies. The hidden artifact spawn is revealed when firing the cannon using this angle from the last location of Kujou Encampment South Route.
In a wooden barrel and stack of crates.
In a wooden barrel between two digging Treasure Hoarder.
Tatarasuna North West Route
Immediately south of the western Tatarasuna teleport waypoint.
North east of the western Tatarasuna teleport waypoint. Follow Bake-Danuki until it respawn as a jar.
Under a tree. The hidden artifact spawn is revealed when firing the cannon using this angle from the last location of Kujou Encampment Route.
Near the elevator just a few meters from the last artifact location.
On a bridge. Follow Bake-Danuki until it respawn as a small rock pile. Break it with claymore to get the artifact.
In the wooden barrels just southeast of the teleport waypoint on Nazuchi Beach.
Tatarasuna North East Route
Further along the path north of the Electro Hypostasis.
On the higher ground of this mountain, follow Bake-Danuki until it respawn as an explosive barrel.
On the middle of wooden shelves and on the crates by the bridge.
The first artifact spawn is on the crate near electro barrier and the second artifact spawn is on the lower level under a ladder.
Mikage Furnace Route
From the southern Tatarasuna teleport waypoint, run north and jump down.
On crevice. Glide from the bridge of last location.
Inside the house and two more outside by the crate.
On a crate beside of Electrograna.
Located on higher area. Inside the house and one more artifact outside by the crate.
Located on top area. Outside the house on a crate and jars near Electrograna.
Under the trebuchet. Glide from the last location.
On the lower ground with stockpile of wooden barrel and crate.
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.