Genshin Impact has an awful lot of stuff to do in the early game, but this gradually expands into more as you progress into the mid-game section. By now, you should have a plethora of resources, your characters up to about level 20, maybe have a single star of your Constellation acquired on some of your characters. There's a load of stuff that can be accomplished before you even begin to dive into the game further, and one such thing is the use of Original Resin. But what exactly is it, and how do you get it?
Original Resin is a resource you won't really understand until you come across a Ley Line or high enough Adventure Rank to unlock an Abyssal Domain. Both of these things require the payment of Original Resin to claim the reward. You might have noticed when viewing the map that in the top right-hand corner of the screen, there's a moon icon with 120/120. Well, that is how much Original Resin you have.
Upon defeating a boss on a Ley Line or finishing an Abyssal Domain, as I said above, it costs a specific amount of Original Resin to get the reward. You need the following amount:
- Abyssal Domains – 20 Original Resin
- Ley Line Blossoms – 20 Original Resin
- Elite Bosses - 40 Original Resin
- Weekly Bosses – 60 Original Resin
How to get Original Resin
You only have a limited amount of Original Resin a day, which is 120, which isn't exactly a lot. It does, however, replenish over time by itself, but at a very slow rate. For a single Resin piece to refill takes 8 minutes, so for the use of 20, it takes 2 hours and 40 minutes, and a grand total of 16 hours if you use up all up of your 120 Original Resin amount.
There is a consumable in Genshin Impact called Fragile Resin, which restores 60 of your Original Resin; however, it cannot go above the cap of 120, whatever does will be lost. There's a second way to restore your Resin but at the cost of your Primogems. You can purchase 60 Original Resin six times a day, but after each purchase the cost is usually increased.
- First time – 50 Primogems
- Second time – 100 Primogems
- Third time – 100 Primogems
- Fourth time – 150 Primogems
- Fifth time – 200 Primogems
- Sixth time – 200 Primogems
This is one of the ways that miHoYo uses to get you to purchase more Primogems via microtransactions. Limiting the high reward activities is a clever way to tempt you into spending real-world money. Or you can be patient, so limit yourself wisely, but we all know sometimes it doesn't work like that!