Guide To Building Genshin Impact’s Alhaitham: Weapons, Ascension Materials, And Artifacts

Genshin Impact fans, phase 1 of the version 3.4 update is coming out soon! Players have been waiting for Alhaitham to become playable ever since the 5-star Dendro sword character was first teased on Genshin Impact’s social media pages.

Alhaitham’s materials and abilities have already been datamined via Honey Hunter World. If players manage to snag him from his banner, they must ascend him and his talents to get the most out of him. Want to gather his materials in advance? Here’s what every Alhaitham main needs to know.

Character Ascension Materials

2020,0003x Sand Grease Pupa, 3x Faded Red Satin
4040,0003x Nagadus Emerald Fragment, 15x Faded Red Satin, 10x Sand Grease Pupa, 2x Pseudo-Stamens
5060,0006x Nagadus Emerald Fragment, 12x Trimmed Red Silk, 20x Sand Grease Pupa, 4x Pseudo-Stamens
6080,0003x Nagadus Emerald Chunk, 18x Trimmed Red Silk, 30x Sand Grease Pupa, 8x Pseudo-Stamens
70100,0006x Nagadus Emerald Chunk, 12x Rich Red Brocade, 45x Sand Grease Pupa, 12x Pseudo-Stamens
80120,0006x Nagadus Emerald Gemstone, 24x Rich Red Brocade, 60x Sand Grease Pupa, 20x Pseudo-Stamens

Talent Ascension Materials

212,5003x Teachings of Ingenuity, 6x Faded Red Satin
317,5002x Guide to Ingenuity, 3x Trimmed Red Silk
425,0004x Guide to Ingenuity, 4x Trimmed Red Silk
530,0006x Guide to Ingenuity, 6x Trimmed Red Silk
637,5009x Guide to Ingenuity, 9x Trimmed Red Silk
7120,0004x Philosophies of Ingenuity, 4x Rich Red Brocade, 1x Mirror of Mushin
8260,0006x Philosophies of Ingenuity, 6x Rich Red Brocade, 1x Mirror of Mushin
9450,00012x Philosophies of Ingenuity, 9x Rich Red Brocade, 2x Mirror of Mushin
10700,00016x Philosophies of Ingenuity, 12x Rich Red Brocade, 2x Mirror of Mushin, 1x Crown of Insight

Where To Farm Alhaitham’s Materials

Sand Grease Pupa

This husk can be found in Sumeru’s desert area, especially in the Wenut Tunnels. It is described to have a hardened grey shell to “protect the larval bodies of the unagi”, and will be available starting Version 3.4.

Faded Red Satin, Trimmed Red Silk, and Rich Red Brocade

These Eremite enemy drops were first introduced in the Sumeru region and can be scaled up to obtain Trimmed Red Silk and Rich Red Brocade. Lower-tiered items, like similar ascension materials, can be crafted into higher-tiered ones. Players can also obtain these materials from the Stardust Exchange.


Dropped by Wind-Bitten Sandworms, these flowers aren’t yet available for farming until Version 3.4. Setekh Wenut, a new boss with a level requirement of 30 or higher, can be farmed for pseudo-stamens.

Nagadus Emeralds

Any Dendro character must ascend using the Nagadus Emerald jewels. The Jadeplume Terrorshroom and Dendro Hypostasis drop these jewels, but players can also purchase Dust of Azoth from the Stardust Exchange and convert other kinds of jewels.

Talent Ascension Materials

Alhaitham’s ascension books are Teachings of Ingenuity, Guide to Ingenuity, and Philosophies of Ingenuity, all of which are available from the Steeple of Ignorance domain on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Mirror of Mushin is also required, which can be obtained from the weekly boss Shouki no Kami, in the Joururi Workshop domain. A Crown of Insight is needed for each level 10 talent you want to level up to level ten, which can be obtained during limited-time events.

Best Alhaitham Weapon

His “Mysteries Laid Bare” passive adds damage to his burst and projection attacks according to his elemental mastery, making him reasonably easy to build. Players should build him mainly with the goal of increasing his damage.

The 5-Star Light of Foliar Incision sword is Alhaitham’s best weapon in Genshin Impact, as is the case with the majority of signatures. When Alhaitham deals elemental damage with a normal attack, it boosts crit damage and rate and raises normal attack and elemental skill damage by 120% of elemental mastery. Alhaitham’s Dendro-infused attacks cause this Foliar Incision effect, which lasts for 12 seconds or 28 damage instances.

Best Alhaitham Artifacts

Players should farm the Dendro artifact set, Deepwood Memories. When enemies are hit with a burst or a skill, two pieces increase Dendro damage by 15%, while four pieces decrease Dendro resistance by 30% for eight seconds. This is quite powerful for a character who depends so heavily on Dendro-infused attacks.

Another alternate Artifact set is the 4-piece Gilded Dreams set. Players should cause an elemental reaction as frequently as they can since this set will improve Alhaitham’s level of elemental mastery by 80 and boost his attack.

Alhaitham will be featured on the first banner of Genshin Impact‘s 3.4 update when it launches on 18 January 2023.