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The Scarab is a Sumeru Local Specialty in Genshin Impact. See an interactive map of Scarab locations both aboveground and underground, best farming routes, and shops so you can ascend Cyno!

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All Scarab Locations in Genshin

Interactive Map of Scarabs

Where to Find Scarabs in Genshin

Scarabs are a Sumeru Local Specialty so they can only be found in the Sumeru Desert. Although most Scarabs are easily found aboveground, some of them are located underground and are locked behind the desert's clearance mechanic.

Sumeru Desert Map Guide

Make Use of Character Farming Passive

Sumeru Local Specialty Markers
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Tighnari's Passive, Encyclopedic Knowledge, displays the location of nearby resources unique to Sumeru on the mini-map.

Scarab Farming Routes in Genshin

All Scarab Farming Routes

Aboveground Locations Underground Locations

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Aboveground Farming Route

Teleport to the ruins of Khaj-Nisut in the northwest waypoint of Land of Lower Setekh. Follow the road going south to the second waypoint, then head west along the edges of Hypostyle Desert. Continue farming for Scarabs in the Upper Setekh.

Where to Find Scarabs Aboveground

No. Scarab Location
1-2
Located by a cliff southwest of the teleport waypoint.
3-4
Two Scarabs are located by the big stone steps.
5-6
Two Scarabs are located by a broken wagon near the teleport waypoint.
7
Located near a Hilichurl camp.
8-9
Located northeast of the teleport waypoint.
10
Located northeast from a Statue of Seven, underneath the rock arch.
11
Located down a cliff southwest of a teleport waypoint, near a cactus.
12
Located west of Scarab #11.
13
Located scurrying atop a small rock platform overlooking The Mausoleum of King Deshret.
14
Located south of Scarab #13.
15
Located south of Scarab #14.
16
Located southwest of Scarab #15, south of a teleport waypoint.
17
Located near a teleport waypoint.
18-19
Two Scarabs are located scurrying around a cliff.
20
Located west of the Valley of Dahri Statue of Seven.
21
Located east of the Fatui Camp.
22
Located on top of a rock formation. Use the Four-Leaf Sigil to reach the top.
23
Located on a dune wave, near a Fatui Camp.
24
Located on top of a rock platform.
25
Located scurrying by multiple Iron Chunks.
26
Located east of the The Dune of Elusion.
27
Located by the entrance of the The Dune of Elusion.
28
Located by the entrance of the The Dune of Elusion.
29
Located west of Sobek Oasis, by a small rock and some desert plants.
30
Located southwest of Scarab #32
31
Located southeast of Scarab #32
32
Located by the fork in the road in Sobek Oasis
33
Located north of Sobek Oasis.
34
Glide down south of the Statue of Seven. The scarab will be seen scurrying by a small pile of rocks.
35
Can be found inside The Dune of Carouses.
36
Can be found inside The Dune of Carouses.
37
Located by the Garden of Endless Pillars Domain.
38
Located southwest from the Garden of Endless Pillars Domain.
39-40
Located southwest from the Garden of Endless Pillars Domain.
41
Located southwest from the Garden of Endless Pillars Domain.
45
Located by the north entrance of The Mausoleum of King Deshret.
46

Located by the north entrance of The Mausoleum of King Deshret.
48
Located near a Ruin Drake.
49
Located near a Ruin Drake.
50
Located southwest of Scarab #49.
51
Located on top of a stone platform behind The Dune of Magma.
52
Located southeast of The Dune of Magma, atop a ruin entrance.

Underground Farming Routes

You will need to complete the Golden Slumber and Old Notes and New Friends quest chains to unlock the hidden waypoints and start farming underground.

Where to Find Scarabs Underground

No. Scarab Location
1,2 Genshin - Scarab 1,2 Location
Go to the nearest teleport waypoint to Dar Al-Shifa. Pass by an Eremite settlement and jump down to a hole that has a green tent. #1 will be beside the tent. #2 will be in the tunnel near the tent.
3 Genshin - Scarab 3 Location
Teleport using the Waypoint at the Abdju Pit. Go inside the hall where you need to fight a Primal Construct. The scarab is near the pillar to the right.
4
Go straight and use the Elevator to the left to get to the lower floor. Continue to the path and you will see the scarab in front of thte Plith of the Secret Rite.
5
Go to the Teleport Waypoint at Khemenu Temple and head south. You will pass by #6, #7, and #8. The scarab is at the ledge farther south of #6.
6 Genshin - Scarab 6 Location
Go to the Teleport Waypoint at Khemenu Temple and head south. You will pass by #7 and #8. The scarab is just outside the Primal Barrier (no clearance needed, but must be opened by completing the puzzle).
7
Go to the Teleport Waypoint at Khemenu Temple and head south. You will pass by #8. Glide up to the broken bridge. The scarab will be behind the giant Primal Torch at the left.
8 Genshin - Scarab 8 Location
Go to the Teleport Waypoint at Khemenu Temple and head south. Go inside the hall and turn to the room to the left. Glide down into the door with the Plint of the Secret Rites. Go to the entryway to the left, down to the stairs. Turn right and the scarab will be there by the edge.
9,10
Teleport from the Altar of Mirages domain. Go through the tunnel. Use the Four-leaf Sigil to swing to the upper ledge and you will see three Hilichurls surrounding the scarabs.
11
Use the Teleport Waypoint between The Dune of Carouses and The Mausoleum of King Deshret. Use the Four-leaf Sigil to glide up the upper entrance of Opet Hall. The scarab is by the stairs on the left.
12
Continue climbing up the stairs, the scarab is at the left near the boxes and barrel.
13
Continue climbing up the stairs, the scarab is at the foot of the right-side stairs.
14
Go to the opposite side and get another scarab beside the statue.
15
Use the Teleport Waypoint between The Dune of Carouses and The Mausoleum of King Deshret. Glide down to the lower entrance of Opet hall. The scarab is at by the stairs in front of the statue at the right.
16
From #15, go inside the Opet Hall and turn to the right. Break the vase to get the scarab.
17
Teleport at the lower left Waypoint at the Mausoleum of King Deshret. Use the Four-leaf Sigil and swing across the large root and turn back to reach the west lower exit of the Mausoleum. The scarab is by the walkway going there.
18
Continue the path and you will see a pile of sand. Use Anemo to uncover the scarab.
19
Continue the path towards the stairs and another scarab will be there.
20
Go straight to the room and at the very end, there is a scarab near the wall
21
Teleport at the Waypoint between the Dune of Carouses and the Mausoleum of King Deshret. Use the Four-leaf Sigil and swing down the floating pillar to a cave. Use the wind current to glide up and proceed into another tunnel. You will pass by a Fatui and a barricade. The scarab will be near the barricade
22 Genshin - Scarab 22 Location
Continue to the path forward and you will see two scarabs on the stone way near the entrance.
23 Genshin - Scarab 23 Location
Go by the stairs into another tunnel and glide down the cliff into a platform with the elemental totems. Go to the side with a broken wall and you will get the scarabs there.
24
Teleport using the Waypoint above the Dune of Magma. Glide down where the Primal Constructs are. The scarab will be near the starshroom.
25
Teleport using the Waypoint above the Dune of Magma. Turn to the right side and glide over to the Primal Sandglass

When do Scarabs Respawn in Genshin?

Scarabs Respawn in 48 hours

Scarabs respawn 48 hours in real-time like other Local Specialties. You will need 6 days at max to fully collect enough scarabs to ascend a character to 90.

Tip: Co-Op While Scarabs Respawn

If you run out of Scarabs in your own world, you can visit other players' worlds while waiting for the Scarabs to respawn. Just be sure to ask before you gather them!

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Where to Buy Scarabs in Genshin?

No Scarab Shops Yet

You cannot buy Scarabs in Genshin Impact as there are no Scarab vendors yet as of Version 3.1. We'll update this section if any Scarab shops are released in future versions.

How to Use Scarabs in Genshin

Use Scarabs to Ascend Characters

All Characters
Cyno ImageCyno

Total Scarab Needed

Ascension Level Material
20→40
Genshin - Scarab Image Scarab x3
40→50
Genshin - Scarab Image Scarab x10
50→60
Genshin - Scarab Image Scarab x20
60→70
Genshin - Scarab Image Scarab x30
70→80
Genshin - Scarab Image Scarab x45
80→90
Genshin - Scarab Image Scarab x60

As of now Cyno is the only character who needs Scarabs for ascension. It's a good thing Cyno's the only one who needs Scarabs right now, because we can't imagine farming enough Scarabs for more than one character...

168 Scarabs Needed for Full Ascension

You need a total of 168 Scarabs to ascend characters to the max levels.

What are Scarabs in Genshin?

Scarab
Genshin Impact - Scarab
Type Sumeru Local Specialty
Description A hardy beetle that dwells in the vast desert. Its shell has patterns on it that resemble those that mark the ancient desert ruins.

Scarabs are both a Local Specialty material and a catchable wildlife animal released in the Version 3.1 update on September 28, 2022!

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