Everything there is to know about Liyue in Genshin Impact

Kenneth Williams • November 12, 06:00

As Genshin Impact’s version of China, Liyue is full of hidden treasures and vibrant cultures.

Liyue is the second nation accessible in Genshin Impact. Newer Genshin Impact players will love flying between the mountains of Minlin and meeting the friendly faces of Liyue Harbor. More experienced players find themselves returning for valuable ascension materials and talent books. Our quick guide includes a list of loot available in the area, a recap of the region’s story and lore, and a list of characters from Liyue.

Where is Liyue on the Genshin Impact map?

Liyue is located southwest of Monstadt, the starting area of Genshin Impact. Liyue and Monstadt were the only regions in the game when Genshin was first released. Dragonspine and the river south of Dawn Winery mark the border between the two nations. The fastest way to get to Liyue is to head southeast from the Dominator of Wolves trounce domain.

For now, Liyue stands as the furthest east any Genshin Impact player can go. But if leaked maps are to be believed, almost all of the unrevealed nations of Teyvat are east of Liyue. The next nation, Sumeru, is speculated to be even further southeast from Monstadt.

What happens in the Liyue story?

The Liyue story begins with the death of Rex Lapis, the reigning geo archon and ruler of Liyue. The murder mystery introduces several key characters including Childe and Zhongli. The Fatui are discovered to be behind the plot in a bid to steal the geo gnosis. Childe is revealed to be a Fatui Harbinger and fights the traveler using his Hydro vision and Electro delusion. He is defeated, but not before stealing the gnosis and awakening a giant sea monster that attacks Liyue Harbor.

Osial the sea monster is defeated by the combined work of several playable Liyue characters. Ningguang ends the fight by deactivating the magic holding up her airborne palace, crashing it into Osial. Zhongli is later revealed to be the human form of Rex Lapis. The geo archon chose to fake his death in order for the Liyuen people to govern themselves. With no sign of the traveler’s sibling, they venture to Inazuma to continue the search.

Materials available in Liyue

Just like Monstadt, Liyue has a ton of local specialties to find and domains to conquer. The character ascension materials and ingredients in Liyue are as follows.

  • Cor Lapis
  • Glaze Lily
  • Jueyun Chili
  • Noctilucous Jade
  • Qingxin Flower
  • Silk Flower
  • Starconch
  • Violetgrass

The rotating domains of Liyus include talent books, weapon ascension materials, and several artifact sets. Liyue domains grant the following weapon ascension materials and talent books.

  • Divine Body From Guyun
  • Mist Veiled Primo Elixir
  • Chunk Of Aerosiderite
  • Philosophies Of Prosperity
  • Philosophies Of Diligence
  • Philosophies Of Gold

Finally, Liyue domains also include several important artifact sets. These are all the artifacts located in Liyue.

  • Crimson Witch of Flames Artifacts
  • Lavawalker Artifacts
  • Bloodstained Chivalry Artifacts
  • Noblesse Oblige Artifacts
  • Archaic Petra Artifacts
  • Retracing Bolide Artifacts
  • Tenacity of the Millileth Artifacts
  • Pale Flame Artifacts

Which characters are from Liyue?

Several important story characters are from Liyue. Most live in the capital city of Liyue Harbor, but some live in Qingce Village or hang around at the Wangshu Inn. The four-star characters from Liyue include the following.

  • Beidou
  • Chongyun
  • Ningguang
  • Xiangling
  • Xingqiu
  • Xinyan
  • Yanfei

Several five-star characters also call Liyue their home. The only way to get most five-star Liyue characters is to wish for them on limited banners. The exceptions are Keqing and Qiqi, who are available on the standard wish banner. 

  • Ganyu
  • Hu Tao
  • Keqing
  • Qiqi
  • Xiao
  • Zhongli

Monstadt’s vision users are entirely human with the exception of the anemo archon Venti. Liyue has adepti, mythical beings who have animalistic characteristics. Yanfei, Xiao, and Ganyu are the only playable adepti. Xiangling’s partner Guoba is actually the remaining strength of an ancient god of cooking. As an Archon, Zhongli himself qualifies as non-human. Another exception is Qiqi, who is a zombie.

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