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4 best places to farm Genshin Impact's absolutely essential Crystal Cores

You’re killing these insects.

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Nahida winking in flower field

You can never have too many Crystal Cores in Genshin Impact. These little crystal seeds can be used to craft Condensed Resin, which can help you earn extra rewards from tasks that utilize Resin like Domains and Leylines. You might also need them to fulfill tasks from limited-time web events. Genshin Impact has no end in sight, so there’s plenty of time to use them. But where exactly can you obtain Crystal Cores? Do they grow on trees? Here are four locations where you can find an abundance of Crystal Cores.

How do you farm Crystal Cores in Genshin Impact?

Crystal Cores are necessary items for crafting Condensed Resin. You can farm them from Anemo, Cryo, Geo, Electro, or Dendro Crystalflies in Mondstadt, Dragonspine, Liyue, Inazuma, and Sumeru respectively. The color and shape will change depending on the region you’re searching.

All you need to do to harvest Crystal Cores is run towards the Crystalfly of your choosing and a command to “interact” with them will appear. From an in-game lore perspective, it’s unknown how you harm the Crystalfly to obtain this item, but make no mistake, you’re certainly killing them.

It’s all worth it, though. Condensed Resin allows you to claim double rewards from compatible tasks.

Genshin Impact Crystal Core location 1: Dawn Winery

Where to farm Crystal Cores in the Dawn Winery

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The best place in Mondstadt to obtain new Crystal Cores is the Dawn Winery. Directly ahead of the massive mansion, you can find rows of crops where the Anemo Crystalflies are fluttering around. You should be able to nab a handful of them as you dash through the rows.

Genshin Impact Crystal Core location 2: Windrise Statue of Seven

Some Anemo Crystalflies in Mondstadt.

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The Windrise Statue of Seven in Mondstadt has a handful of Anemo Crystalflies flying around the giant tree right behind it beside the water. You should be able to hunt down at least five in the area, which isn’t exactly an army but enough within a tight space to be worth it. It’s right next to a waypoint and fishing spot, too!

Genshin Impact Crystal Core location 3: Mt. Tianheng

More Crystal Core locations in Liyue.

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Right above Liyue Harbor, you can find a small opening in Mt. Tianheng. There will be a few Hillichurls by the opening, defeat them then enter the mountain. There will be around five Geo Crystalflies fluttering around. They’ll attempt to escape, but the mountain’s natural shape will block their path, making them perfect for you to harvest.

This is by far the best place to farm Crystal Cores.

Genshin Impact Crystal Core location 4: Guyun Stone Forest

The most accessible place to find Crystal Cores.

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Teleport to the domain located Guyun Stone Forest. You’ll find numerous Geo Crystalflies fluttering about in front of the entrance. Unlike the other locations, there’s nothing stopping these Crystalflies from escaping. You likely won’t be able to capture all of them. Many will escape your reach by flying too high, but this remains one of the best places to farm Crystal Cores due to its accessibility. You can reach this area by simply teleporting to the location. Who cares if you don’t get all of them? it took you 20 seconds to arrive.

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