No matter what rank you are, you might be wondering what the best ways to spend your Resin in Genshin Impact is. It changes a little bit depending on where you are in the game, but there are a few easy-to-follow rules that’ll help make sure that you’re not wasting your time or this precious limited resource.
Before we get into what you should be doing, let’s just break down everything there is to know about Resin in Genshin Impact. After all, new players are joining the game all the time, and they might need a little bit more information than us seasoned veterans.
What is Resin in Genshin Impact?
Resin, or Original Resin, to give it its full name, is a resource that you use in Genshin Impact to do all of the activities needed to upgrade characters, weapons, and artifacts. It’s the lifeblood of Genshin Impact, and you only get so much each day.
To be specific, you generate one Resin every eight minutes, which equates to 180 every 24 hours. However, you can only hold a maximum of 160 at a time, which means if you really want to get the most out of the game, you should dip in in the morning, and then again at night.
You can also replenish your Resin by using Fragile Resin, Transient Resin, or Primogems, all of which will net you another 60 Resin. However, we don’t recommend using any of those until you’re grinding for artifacts, and you should only do that once you’re at least Adventure Rank 45 to save yourself some agony.
What can you spend Resin on in Genshin Impact?
We’ll keep this simple and in list form because that’s just an easier way to do things:
- Domains (artifacts, talent books, weapon upgrade items) – 20
- Ley Lines (Mora, Exp books) – 20
- Weekly Bosses – 30 for the first 3, 60 after
- Normal Bosses – 40
- Condensed Resin – 20
- Mystic Enhancement Ore – 10 (Never spend Resin on this)
That’s it for now, although it’s possible Hoyoverse introduce new ways to spend Resin later on in the game’s life, we’re not expecting that to be the case just yet.
What are the best ways to spend Resin in Genshin Impact?
As you rank and level up in Genshin Impact you’ll find different things more valuable. However, there’s a simple rule you can follow to help make sure you always get the most out of your Resin in Genshin Impact: spend it on guaranteed upgrades first.
In short, save artfact farming for last, because it’s RNG-based, and you’re nearly always better off making sure a character is levelled up, has high talent levels, and has a strong weapon too. This means you should look at whichever team you’re playing, and whichever teams you want to play, and see what they need to get stronger. We generally recommend getting each character to at least level 80, and keeping their relevant talents levelled up as high as you can too. It’s completely fine to stop at level 6 for talents until you’re trying to grind out the Spiral Abyss too, so don’t worry too much about that.
You should always aim to beat each of the weekly bosses once each week, but at the very least, make sure you do three of them to benefit from the cost reduction on those fights. These bosses not only drop important talent upgrade materials, but also give an artifact, and have a chance of dropping a weapon crafting Billet too.
While artifact farming does form the bulk of the end game of Genshin Impact, and there’s no harm in spending a bit of Resin to get some good ones once you’ve hit AR 45, it’s not an especially efficient way to spend your Resin until you’ve maxed out your other options. This is because the sheer volume of RNG in every artifact piece, from what main stat it drops with, to the substats, to how those substats grow as it gets levelled up, mean there are no guarantees when it comes to artifact farming.
If you’re at the point at which you are artifact farming, then you should be looking at which characters and teams you want to build. Most characters have a set that suits them best, and knowing which of these you want to go for will allow you to focus on that domain until you finally get some good rolls.
However, if you’re not 100% sure what domain to go and farm, we recommend Momiji-Dyed Court in Inazuma. This domain is the one players farm for the Emblem of Severed Fate and Shimenawa’s Resistance, both of which are useful sets. Emblem of Severed Fate reduces Elemental Burst cooldown and grants bonus damage based on a character’s Energy Recharge stat, this is the best set in the game for a vast swathe of characters, and you’ll nearly always need another set.
Shimenawa’s Resistance is a little less ubiquitous as a four-piece, but the two-piece buffs attack, which is nearly always worthwhile. Plus, any five-star artifacts you don’t keep can then be put into the Artifact Strongbox at a crafting table to turn them into other sets, which makes things slightly less disappointing, at least in theory.