In Genshin Impact, several in-game experiences are locked to your Rank. This is not your character level, which determines how strong your characters are, but your Adventure Rank, which tracks how experienced you are.
Most Archon and Story quests are locked behind certain levels, as are some temples, certain character levels, and a host of other features.
Archon & Story Quests
These are essentially the ‘main’ part of Genshin Impact, so while this isn’t particularly clever advice – we’re basically telling you to play the game as designed – it would be stupid to ignore the fact that regular progression will add to your Adventurer Rank.
They mainly consist of ‘go here and kill six enemies’, so can all be swept pretty quickly. Doing them regularly and claiming the bonus for doing all four will slowly but surely tot up your Adventure Rank.
Complete Side Quests & World Quests
Temples & Domains
You’ll also need Original Resin to claim the Temple rewards, which we’ll explain further down as they affect some other stuff too.
Completing these nets you 100 XP a time, and while there’s not strictly a limit, you can only claim the rewards (and XP) with Original Resin. Again, we’ll deal with that at the bottom.
Explore The Map
Concentrating on this side of things early makes fast travel easier and gets you to the good stuff a little quicker.
You start with 120 Original Resin each day, and it costs 20 each time to claim the rewards. So, that’s six, which means 600 XP.
However, you can add six sets of 60 Original Resin each day; three sets of 60 (or 180 in one go) by using Fractured Resin, and another three sets of 60 (or 180 in one go) using 50 Primogems.
If you have a Fractured Resin, you can buy between three, six, or nine more uses per day. You can also buy between three, six, or nine more uses per day with 50 Primogems each.
That means 600 XP each day, plus potentially 900 XP from Fractured Resin and 900 XP from Primogems. You get six uses guaranteed, and can buy another nine with one currency another another nine with a different currency.
Adventure Rank Rewards
At Ranks 5 and 10, you’ll get 10 Acquiant Fates each, which is enough for an entire pack of whichever banner you want to pull; these are great for strengthening your team without spending real money.