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Genshin Impact - How to Level Up Characters

This is a guide on how to level up your characters in Genshin Impact. Read on to know the fastest way to level your characters and learn the benefits and rewards of leveling up.

How to Level Up Characters

Defeating your enemies

Genshin Impact - Level Them by Defeating Enemies
While you can get EXP from defeating an enemy, it is not recommended because the amount of EXP you gain from it is tiny compared to leveling them up using Character EXP Materials.

Using Character EXP Materials

Leveling your characters using Character EXP Material is the fastest way to max out their level.

How to Use EXP Materials
1
To level up a character using character EXP materials, go to the Main Menu and open the Character Screen Menu.
2
In the Attributes, you can select or press the Level Up button.
3
A window should pop out and you can now put the amount of EXP Material you can use on your character.

Character EXP Material

Each Character EXP Material gives different amount of EXP depending on its rarity.

Character EXP Material Experience Earned
Genshin - Mora Image Mora Required
Genshin Impact - WandererWanderer's Advice 1000
Genshin - Mora Image Mora x200
Genshin Impact - AdventurerAdventurer's Experience 5000
Genshin - Mora Image Mora x1000
Genshin Impact - HeroHero's Wit 20000
Genshin - Mora Image Mora x4000

When Level Cap is Reached, Use Ascension

Genshin Impact - When Level Cap is Reached

Once your character reaches max level, you can increase their level cap by doing ascension. You must have the adventure rank required and all the necessary materials to ascend a character.

Ascension Phase Level Limit Required Rank Ascension Rewards
1 20 15
Genshin Impact - Acquaint Fate Image x1
2 40 25 None
3 50 30
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4 60 35 None
5 70 40
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6 80 50 None

How to Ascend

Benefits of Leveling Up

Character's Stats Increases

Genshin Impact - Character Stats Increase

By increasing your character's level, you also increase their stats. You'll be able to deal more damage and defeat enemies faster while allowing you to take more hits from enemies.

Remember to level your characters up!

Character Leveling Guide

Do Not Waste EXP materials

Genshin Impact - Character Leveling up

While it might be tempting to increase everyone's level, spending your resources on characters that you won't even be using is going to be a waste.

Instead, save your materials for the characters that will be relevant throughout the game.

Character Tier List

Always do Blossom of Revelation

Genshin Impact - Always do Blossom of Revelation
Challenging enemies from Ley Line Outcrops: Blossom of Revelation rewards you with Character EXP Materials at the cost of 20 Resin.

Always do Blossom of Revelation if you have enough Resin to level up your characters!
Ley Line Outcrop Guide

Keep Doing Quest

Genshin Impact - Adventurer Rank Rewards
Doing quests and increasing your adventurer rank will sometimes reward you with Character EXP Materials.

Completing all the tasks listed in the Adventurer Handbook will also give you the materials you need to level your characters.

List of Quests

Be on the lookout for Chests

Genshin Impact - Be on the lookout for Chest
Character EXP Materials can also be obtained by opening chests that are scattered everywhere. You'll be able to get chests naturally as you explore all over the map.

Destroy Hilichurl Camps

Genshin Impact - Destroying Hilichurl Camps
Chests can be found in most Hilichurl Camps, but they are always locked until all the Hilichurls guarding the Chest have been defeated.

Make sure you're ready for a fight before entering a Hilichurl camp!

Solve all the Puzzles

Genshin Impact - Solving Puzzles
Taking your time to solve a puzzle will, most of the time, reward you with a chest that may contain Character EXP Materials.

Always do a puzzles when you encounter one to get the rewards!

Follow the Seelies

Genshin Impact - Following Seelies
Be sure to follow a Seelie when you spot one as they always reward a chest if you follow them all the way to their destination.

Treasure Chests Guide

Best Characters to Level Up Early

Pre- Adventure Rank 20

Priority Character
S Genshin Impact - Noelle ImageNoelle
A Genshin Impact - Lisa ImageLisa Genshin Impact - Traveler (Anemo) ImageTraveler (Anemo)
B Genshin Impact - Amber ImageAmber Genshin Impact - Kaeya ImageKaeya

Post-Adventure Rank 20

Priority Character
S Genshin Impact - Xiangling ImageXiangling Genshin Impact - Barbara ImageBarbara

Best Characters to Level Early

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