Venti is a free-spirited bard in Genshin Impact. With the right materials, you can make this wind-based warrior a force to be reckoned with.
Venti, the green-clad bard of Genshin Impact, is the mortal vessel for Barbatos the Anemo Archon. As such, he has access to powerful wind-based abilities alongside his skill with a bow and arrow. He is available via the Ballad In Goblets Event Wish, which usually occurs in late March and early April. If you're planning on unlocking Venti this year, or already have him from a previous event, stocking up on his Ascension Materials can help you level him up efficiently.
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In this guide, we'll take you through all the requirements for each of Venti's Ascension Phases, as well as where to find the necessary materials.
The costs and benefits of each of Venti's Ascension Phases are independent of one another. For example, to go from Phase 4 to Phase 5 you'll need 100,000 Mora in addition to any Mora you've already paid for previous Phases, and Venti's total Energy Recharge bonus will be 24 percent.
Cecilia flowers can be purchased from Flora in Mondstadt for 1,000 Mora each. She gets five blooms in stock every three days. You can also grow your own with seeds purchased from Tubby or harvested from wild Cecilias.
Wild Cecilias only grow at Starsnatch Cliff; you'll need lots of them to max out Venti's Ascension Phases, so it's recommended that you use the Seed DIspensary (obtainable from Madame Ping in Liyue Harbor) to get seeds simultaneously while you're out gathering. That way you can grow additional blooms in your garden.
Hurricane Seeds can only be obtained by defeating the Anemo Hypostasis in Stormbearer Mountains. The Anemo Hypostasis is a fast-moving boss that likes to attack from range, so be sure to bring a team capable of striking quickly from afar. Since the boss is immune to Anemo, you'll want to leave Venti out of your party while grinding for his Ascension Materials. Each time you face the boss, be sure you have at least 40 Original Resin saved up - otherwise, you won't be able to claim the loot you've earned after the battle.
As you might expect, these gooey goodies are dropped by Slimes of all types. Slimes are among the most common enemies in Genshin Impact, so you'll likely be able to grind for these wherever you are. You can also use Alchemy to merge smaller Slime drops into larger ones, as shown below.
Vayuda Turquoise can be obtained from several sources throughout the game. It can be earned by completing Commissions or purchased in limited quantities from Marjorie in Mondstadt or Xingxi in Liyue Harbor. You can also use Alchemy to refine smaller pieces of Vayuda Turquoise into larger ones.
The Anemo Hypostasis, which drops the Hurricane Seeds necessary for Venti's Ascension, also drops pieces of Vayuda Turquoise scaled to the current World Level. This means you can grind for two materials at once while fighting the boss. Vayuda Turquoise is also dropped by Maguu Kenki at Yashiori Island and by the Confront Stormterror weekly Trounce Domain, but these bosses do not also drop the necessary Hurricane Seeds.
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