Most materials come in various tiers; the majority of them come in three tiers, that increase in rarity as you get to the next tier. As yourself and the World Level increase, the higher the drop rate to get the following materials' tiers. However, all tiers are beneficial to have plenty of!
Where to get Dead Ley Line Branch
To get Dead Ley Line Branches in Genshin Impact, you must kill Abyss Mages, which are located all over the world of Teyvat. Dead Ley Line Branches are the first tier in the material progression, so the Abyss Mages have to be under Lvl 40 to drop them. Though if the enemies are over Lvl 40, this just hastens the ability to acquire the next tiers.
There are three different types of Abyss Mages, Hydro, Pyro, and Cryo. Each one, upon fighting, will shield themselves with the element they use. This means the quickest way to dispatch these is to use the opposing element or inflicting multiple Elemental Reactions quickly to deplete their shield, making them vulnerable.
The best location to farm Abyss Mages is actually in the Liyue region. Mondstadt does have a fair number of them, but they are more scattered. When in Liyue, they need to encircle places on the map, making them much easier to find and kill then move on.
Fast-travel to Mt Hulao, and slightly to the east should be the first Abyss Mage, from there; you really want to do a semi-circle, ending up directly west of Wangshu Inn and north of the Cuijue Slope. We'll show off what we mean with a picture below.
The other area is starting from the Qingxu Pool, located in the most southern region of Liyue. The nearest waypoint is the most southern waypoint at the bottom of Liyue. From this waypoint, head northwest until you're at the Qingxu Pool, and there should be an Abyss Mage for you to fight. From there, you want to head north until you get to reach Lingju Pass and fight the Abyss Mage here. Then head directly east, killing two more Mages, then south. Basically, you are making a square. Use the image above to see what we mean.
Below are the three tiers of the Dead Ley Line material and how to get them:
- Dead Ley Line Branch
- Dropped by Abyss Mages below Level 40
- Dead Ley Line Leaves
- Dropped from Abyss Mages above Level 40+
- Crafted - Dead Ley Line Branch x3
- Ley Line Sprouts
- Dropped from Abyss Mages above Level 60+
- Crafted - Dead Ley Line Leaves x3
Dead Ley Line materials are used frequently in Weapon Ascension levels, but the second tier, the Dead Ley Line Leaves, are used to create the Portable Waypoint, which you need a single one to create one. However, the Portable Waypoint is used up if used, so you need multiple of the materials needed to keep crafting them when needed.
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