With so many currencies available across Genshin Impact, it can be tricky to know which ones you need to hone-in on to get the high-grade items that you seek.
The big one is Wishes, which can be accumulated by collecting and exchanging some other forms of currency earned by playing the game – specifically, Primogems.
So, how do you get the Primogems needed to make Wishes, and how can you go about farming Primogems to get more Wishes in Genshin Impact?
How Primogems, Fate, and Wishes work
Wishes are the main way to receive new characters and good weapons in Genshin Impact, with there being two currencies used to make Wishes: Acquaint Fate and Intertwined Fate. These are used for the different types of Wishes, also called Banners, in the game.
While you will, at times, get Fate as a reward, the primary way to get more Fate for Wishes is by collecting Primogems. The Primogems can then be exchanged for either Acquaint Fate or Intertwined Fate. For every Fate that you want to buy, it will cost you 160 Primogems.
As new banners with new characters appear regularly, you’ll want to make sure that you’re well-stocked on Primogems at all times. Below, you’ll find some top tips to help you farm Primogems in Genshin Impact – allowing you to make those Wishes to try to get the five-star characters that you want.
How to get more Primogems in Genshin Impact
In Genshin Impact, there are several ways to get Primogems. As one of the key resources in the game, Primogems are quite challenging to farm, but there are many sources from which you can get them.
Complete Achievements to get Primogems
Achievements are a fun way to get more Primogems, even if some of them can be tricky. Many achievements will encourage you to learn more about the game, both story-wise and in technical terms, and most of the time, you’ll get five Primogems per achievement completed.
Some achievements give more, with some of them offering ten or even 20 Primogems upon completion. So, if you complete a bunch, you’ll quickly gain enough Primogems to make some more Wishes.
Find Primogems by opening chests
In the open world, you will find chests of four different varieties, each of which can contains Primogems. In the Common Chests, you can only find Primogems if it was unlocked by completing a mission – such as by defeating a camp of enemies – but you’ll always find Primogems in the three rarer types of chests.
An Exquisite Chest offers two-to-five Primogems as a reward. A Precious Chest delivers five Primogems. The best one, the Luxurious Chest, will open to reveal between ten and 40 Primogems. It might seem like a small amount at first, but you will find that it quickly adds up. While you run around the world exploring, keep an eye out for these chests as they also contain adventure EXP, gear, and more.
At times, they can be just around the bend or under an abandoned wagon, so hunt them down and open as many chests as you can find. You should also note that chests respawn in Genshin Impact, so it’s worth returning to spots that you’ve been to before. If you require some help finding chests, you can use the Genshin Impact World Map to help you out.
Level-up your Adventure Rank to get Primogems and Fate
While exploring the world of Teyvat, you can increase your Adventure Rank through several activities. For each increase in AR, you’ll be able to claim rewards at the Adventurers’ Guild, with the rewards also including Primogems.
For example, at Level 4, you will be rewarded with 50 Primogems, as well as some other rewards like food and Enhancement Ore.
When you hit some new levels, you’ll also be rewarded with Fate, allowing you to skip the stage of farming Primogems to get a Wish.
Level-up the Statues of The Seven
Among the many rewards for levelling up the Statues of The Seven are Primogems. The statues can easily be accessed from the map, and require you to turn in an item corresponding to the statue’s god.
These item requirements are Anemoculus in the Mondstadt region and Geoculus in Liyue, with more regions to come with the expansions of Genshin Impact. Gift the items to the statues, and you will sometimes be rewarded with Primogems.
Pick the right quests to farm Primogems
The Archon Quests are your main story quests, and these give a lot of Primogems, among other rewards. As an additional bonus, they are fun to complete as they reveal fascinating stories from across the world of Genshin Impact and introduce you to some new characters.
While the Archon Quests are rewarding, the quests that you should be doing every day are the Commission Quests. Each day, you’ll find four new Commission Quests, with each completed quest giving you ten Primogems and 20 extra as a reward for turning them in to the Adventurers’ Guild.
So, completing these quest stacks will grant you a total of 60 Primogems each day, which alone will give you enough to make a Wish every three days – with 20 Primogems left to go towards the next one.
Conquer the Spiral Abyss to get hundreds of Primogems
Upon reaching Adventure Rank 20, you will unlock the Spiral Abyss. In the Spiral Abyss, you will find eight floors at first, each with three chambers. After finishing floor eight, you will be able to access floors nine to 12.
To complete a floor, you have to finish the challenge presented to you in each chamber. The challenges are timed, and you will receive a rating from zero to three stars upon completion, depending on how fast you complete the task.
So, in the Spiral Abyss, you can get up to nine stars per floor. If you achieve this feat, you’ll receive a tremendous reward of 300 Primogems in total.
If you are not able to beat a chamber’s challenge fast enough to get three stars, the one or two stars that you do earn will still count towards the next set of three stars needed to claim a reward of Primogems. So, complete as many challenges as fast as you can, and later, return with a stronger team to claim it all.
You should note that the Spiral Abyss Primogems rewards are only given once for floors one to eight. However, the higher floors of nine to 12 reset twice per month.
Capitalise on the Genshin Impact events
There are several kinds of events in Genshin Impact, during which you can earn Primogems, among many other different rewards.
Seize the Day is one such Primogem event, during which, you’ll get 100 Primogems on day three and 200 on day seven. You get these by logging in seven times (once per day) during the event period.
Test Runs are a way for you to test new characters – often the ones available in the Character Event Wish. Most of the time, you will receive 20 Primogems for testing the first character that comes up, with them usually being a five-star character.
There are also plenty of other events that appear Genshin Impact, so keep your eyes open for new opportunities to get those sweet Primogems. At the time of writing, there was an event called ‘Gliding Challenge,’ which is exactly what it sounds like – you go to different locations and complete the gliding challenge available.
Get your MiHoYo freebies
If you want a chance of grabbing some bonus Primogems, check your mail for rewards from the developers. These can come in the form of a ‘thanks for playing’ or ‘apologies for the bugs,’ but either way, you’ll usually get some of the valuable resources. At times, they will also send out surveys: opening the mail itself will give you Primogems, and upon completing the survey, you will receive even more.
Turning Wishes into more Wishes
When you have earned a few Wishes, you’ll notice that you’ve collected Masterless Stardust and Masterless Starglitter. These can be exchanged for items in the shop, but most importantly, they can be traded in for Fate.
There is a limit to how much Fate you can get through this method; you can get five of each type of Fate by exchanging 125 Stardust per month. For Starglitter, there isn’t a cap, and you can get one Fate for every five Starglitter exchanged.
In Genshin Impact, to farm Wishes, you need to farm Primogems. While there isn’t one complete-and-repeat method to farm endless Primogems, by following the activities detailed above each day – particularly the daily Commission Quests – you’ll quickly find that you have plenty of Primogems to spend on Wishes.