While Genshin Impact's Raiden Shogun is only a puppet body used by the real Electro Archon, he is an extremely powerful character who is a value to almost any team build. He is a five-star character wielding an Electro Sight and a polearm, and upgrading him will make full use of everything at his disposal.
It will take quite a few items and a lot of Mora to help Raiden Shogun reach his full potential as a character. This guide will show potential Raiden Shogun players everything they need to maximize his level and abilities.
Each Genshin Character needs 90 EXP to reach level 8,362,650 – even gods. Here's how much they all need at each level and how much Mora it will cost:
Raiden Shogun Ascension Items
As an Electro character, Raiden Shogun will use Vajrada Amethyst in his ascension levels. Besides these beautiful gems, Nobushi and Kairagi will need some Handguard items dropped by enemies, the boss item Storm Beads dropped by Thunder Manifestation, and a regional feature of Inazuma known as Amakumo Fruit.
Gemstones – Where to Find Vajrada Amethyst
There are several ways to obtain any of the elemental gems; like crafting, converting, completing daily commissions or buying from the Mondstadt and Liyue souvenir shops. However, many bosses will also drop them. The higher the level of the boss or challenge, the higher the level of the gem they will drop.
Enemy Loot – Where to Find Handguards
The common enemy loot that His Eternal Highness uses to ascend is the Hand Guards dropped by the warriors of Nobushi and Kairagi.
The higher the level of these enemies, the higher level of Hand Guard you can get from them.
At any level, you can obtain Ancient Guards from these enemies. When Kairagi and Nobushi are at level 40 or higher, Kageuchi can lower the Protections. When level 60 or higher, Celebrity Bodyguards can be dropped. These ancient samurai are only found in Inazuma, so don't expect to encounter them anywhere else. Fortunately, they are found almost everywhere in the region, especially in Kannazuka.
The skill book series that Raiden Shogun will need is the Light series. He will also need a few more items listed below and a large amount of Mora. Below this table, these numbers have been tripled to see the total numbers of these items needed to maximize one ability, and how many Raiden Shoguns need to fully upgrade all three abilities.
Light Series The Light series talent books are available in a variety of forms, including activities, crafting, and more, just like every talent book series. However, head to the Violet Court area on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays to challenge the fields and find these books directly.
Trounce Materials and Insight Crowns
The last items Raiden Shogun needs to upgrade his abilities are Molten Moment and Crowns of Insight, an item obtained by defeating La Signora. The first can be obtained by challenging the weekly Trounce area against the Crimson Witch. It will reduce Molten Moment when defeated at level 70 or higher.
Crowns of Insightare super rare items that are required to complete an ability's upgrade, increasing it from level 9 to level 10. They can be obtained through time-limited special events or by making vows to the Sacred Sakura in Inazuma and the Frostbearing Tree in Dragonspine.
Genshin Impact is available on PC, PS4, PS5 and mobile devices, and a Nintendo Switch version is also in development.