You need to find Starconch locations in Genshin Impact if your want to Ascend some of your Liyue characters.
It has no other uses, bar handing a few out as part of smaller quests, but you need to farm Starconch in Genshin Impact if you want to improve Yelan or Tartaglia (Childe) to their full Ascension potential.
You can't farm Starconch indefinitely, as there is a respawn time, so we'll cover where to find Starconch below, including farming routes.
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Where to find Starconch in Genshin Impact
There are three ways to get Starconch in Genshin Impact:
- Purchase it from Wanyou Boutique in Liyue
- Farm the beaches of Liyue
- Travel to another player's world in co-op and pick them up from their Liyue beaches
Wanyou Boutique is located beneath the northern docks of Liyue Harbor. You need to speak to Bolai to buy one for 1,000 Mora, but there's a limit to x5 Starconches every three days.
The best way to get Starconch in Genshin Impact is to head the beaches in Liyue around Yaoguang Shoal, Guyun Stone Forest, and south of the Guili Plains. Altogether, these beaches contain at least 60 Starconch.
We recommend bringing Qiqi or Yanfei while farming Starconch so you can take advantage of their very helpful passive talents that enable them to detect the Ascension material and display it on your minimap.
Remember, if you run out of Starconch in your own world, you can travel to another world state in co-op to pick up the Ascension material on their version of Liyue's beaches.
Genshin Impact Starconch locations and farming routes
The Liyue areas of Yaoguang Shoal, Guyun Stone Forest, and the Guili Plains have a high concentration of Starconch in Genshin Impact.
Genshin Impact Yaoguang Shoal Starconch locations
Look near the water at the beaches of Yaoguang Shoal to find over 20 Starconch dotted around the area. Yaoguang is located just north of Liyue Harbor, and east of the Guili Plains map marker.
Here's a farming route map of all the Yaoguang Shoal Starconch locations in Genshin Impact:
Genshin Impact Guyun Stone Forest Starconch locations
You'll have to follow two farming routes to collect all the Starconch at Gyun Stone Forest, one on the northside of the islands, and one on the southside. However, once you do, you'll have over 20 Starconch to show for it. This collection of islands can be found east of Liyue Harbor.
Here's a farming route map of all the Guyun Stone Forest Starconch locations in Genshin Impact:
Genshin Impact Guili Plains Starconch locations
Probably the easiest route to farm Starconch, the beach south of the the Guili Plains contains nearly 20 Starconch near the water. Go to the beach to the east of the Geo Statues of the Seven in the Guili Plains area, not the beach near Yaoguang to start looking for the Ascension material.
Here's a farming route map of all the Guili Plains Starconch locations in Genshin Impact:
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Starconch respawn time
Like other Liyue speciality items, Starconch takes two days to respawn.
This can make farming Starconch a little tedious, but in two to three days (depending on how many you started farming with) you should have enough to fully Ascend a character, as long as you have their other Ascension materials.
As of writing, only Tartaglia (Childe) and Yelan need Starconch as Ascension materials.
All the best finding Starconch in Genshin Impact!