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Genshin Impact: Crystal Ore Farming (Ultimate Guide)

Ultimate Guide to Farming Crystal Ore in Genshin Impact

A good adventurer can never have enough Weapon Enhancement Ore! One of the best ways to obtain this kind of weapon-boosting substance is by mining a material called Crystal Ore. The Blacksmiths in Mondstadt and Liyue can turn any Crystal Chunks, White Iron Chunks, and Iron Chunks into different kinds of Weapon Enhancement Ore. To help you out, we’ve mapped out all the best locations and routes to take for farming Crystal Ore in Genshin Impact.

You can gather a lot of important information in this Genshin Impact guide by looking at the pictures. The text will primarily focus on complimenting these images by explaining them in further detail. Feel free to use your Map Pins in-game to remember these locations.

How often does Crystal Ore Respawn?

Respawn habits of Crystal Ore are a bit unclear and random at times. Most Crystal Ore locations respawn in 48-72 hours period after being taken. Try to check each site once a day, though.

If you’re in a hurry, we recommend taking the closest highlighted Teleport Waypoint to the ore locations. Although we have included the locations of most Rich Ore Reserves, you can talk to the Blacksmiths of Mondstadt and Liyue, and they will share the areas that have fully respawned their Crystal Ore. You can ask each Blacksmith once per day.

Best Crystal Ore Farming Locations

Here are the best locations to farm Crystal Ore in Genshin Impact:

Wolvendom, Mondstadt

genshin impact crystal ore farming - Wolvendom

There is a somewhat large Hilichurl camp South of Springvale (near the Valley of Remembrance Domain) that is protecting a cave full of Crystal Ore. This is usually the location Draff will give you when asking him if there’s anything interesting nearby.

Wolvendom is also full of Crystal Ore, although the cliff faces will most likely have you backtracking one way or another. We suggest going Southwest first, then following the path all the way North.

Don’t forget to grab the ore on the trail leading from Dawn Winery to Stormerterror’s Lair!

Stormterror’s Lair, Mondstadt

genshin impact crystal ore farming - Stormterror's Lair

Stormterror’s Lair is Mondstadt’s Crystal Ore paradise and can be approached from a few ways. The spots mentioned here typically spawn more than one Crystal Ore, so you may find more scattered ores along the way. For this reason, we have provided a longer route that takes you through Brightcrown Canyon into Stormterror’s Lair and a shorter route that begins at the Domain’s location. To save time, keep teleporting to the Domain and gliding down to grab the ore instead of walking.

If you decide to take the long route through Brightcrown Canyon, beware the Ruin Guard that stalks the area. You may also encounter a Ruin Guard on the East side of Stormterror’s Lair, so come prepared.

Side note: The Crystal Ores here are all on ground level, so you don’t have to worry too much about climbing and using stamina consumption!

Guyun Stone Forest, Liyue

Guyun Stone Forest

It’s only fitting that one of the best places to get Crystal Ore is in a place with many ties to the Geo Archon. Either take the long way around Guyun Stone Forest or use the Teleport Waypoint and Domain to save some time.

Lingju Pass, Liyue

Lingju Pass

There is a lot to this section of the map, but it is all quite simple. Atop Mt. Tianheng are two Crystal Ore sights that respawn more frequently than any other major ore reserve. 

If you’d like to extend this route, jump off the mountain and glide down. Otherwise, teleport to the Waypoint Southwest of Mt. Tianheng. Look closely for the next two spots in the middle of the map. They are both hidden in caverns next to the water. 

Don’t forget to grab the Crystal Ore hidden in a hole in the ground to the East of Dunyu Ruins, too!

Take a Hike!

From the Statue of Seven near Lingju Pass, you can start a great hike to the South, picking up Crystal Ore as you go. There are many “Investigate” spots with respawning ore by the star in the green circle. Most of the time, you will receive normal Iron Chunks from these spots. However, there is a rare chance for you to obtain White Iron Chunks or even Crystal Chunks.

Follow the path South and prepare for a fight with a Mitachurl and some Hilichurl backups. Then, enter the cave, and you’ll find some Crystal Ore protected by a Fatui Agent. 

For an extra-long trip, take the path up the mountain and glide down to Qingxu Pool’s ruins. There you will find many enemies protecting some ore in a small cave on the ground (approximately in the center of the area).

Cuijue Slope

If you are familiar with our “How To Farm Artifacts” guide, you can quickly access some Crystal Ore while grabbing the Artifacts in Tianqiu Valley.

After teleporting to Cuijue Slope, glide across the gap to the Northwest and you’ll most likely see some Crystal Ore on the side of a ledge and another off in the distance. Grab those before jumping to the ground floor of Cuijue Slope. Follow the slope up to the East and then South, where you will find a cave with some ore in it. Continue South and jump off the cliff to find even more Crystal Ore on the banks of Luhua Pool.

Qingyun Peak, Liyue

Qingyun Peak is practically a Crystal Ore haven that can be approached in a number of ways. For this reason, we have not marked a suggested path on the image for this area. Instead, follow these recommendations:

  • Go to the Teleport Waypoint near Jueyun Karst and take the path all the way up the mountain. You’ll pass by a number of these Crystal Ores naturally on the way up. We have marked the map above with yellow to highlight the normal walkway.
  • Alternatively, take the Teleport Waypoint to the top of Qingyun peak and work your way down the natural paths of the mountain. 
  • Short on time? Easily glide down to these locations from Qingyun Peak’s Teleport Waypoint and grab the ore before teleporting back to the peak and repeating the process. To maximize your profits, do this until all the ore in the area has been mined. 

Important Note: The Rich Ore Reserve near the Mt. Aozang Teleport Waypoint is actually located in a large cave underneath the mountain. Either teleport to Mt. Aozang and glide down to the water below or enter the cavern from the ground level of Huaguang Stone Forest.

Bishui Plain, Liyue

The Crystal Ore deposit to the South of Qingce Village is up a small cliff and near a group of Treasure Hoarders. Similarly, to the West of Dihua Marsh is some Crystal Ore surrounded by all kinds of Hilichurls.

Need More? Buy Weapons With Mora

While you wait for your Weapon Enhancement Ore to finish forging, talk to the Blacksmith about purchasing some of his weapons. It’s a good idea to set yourself a reminder to buy all the weapons the Mondstadt Blacksmith and his Apprentice have every day. 

Alternatively, you can purchase weapons from the Liyue Blacksmith (although, he does not have an Apprentice like in Mondstadt). Just keep in mind that if you buy a certain weapon type from one city’s Blacksmith, you will not be able to purchase that weapon again from the other Blacksmith until the next day.

About the author

Austin Zemke

Austin is an avid gamer and member of the LGBTQ+ community who has found his niche with Genshin Impact. After earning a Bachelor's Degree in Language, Literature, and Writing, Austin has started pursuing a career in content creation and writing about video games. He enjoys streaming on his Twitch and posting aesthetically pleasing screenshots on his Instagram. Much like his favorite character (Albedo), he hopes to "find the truth of this world."

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