Genshin Impact is rich in lore and storylines, and players can unlock additional stories and voice lines for their characters by increasing each character’s Friendship Level. To increase a character’s Friendship Level, Companionship EXP must be accumulated, up to a maximum Friendship Level of 10. The greater a player’s Adventure Rank, the greater the Companionship EXP rewarded for completing objectives and commissions.
Friendship Level in Genshin Impact can be increased by gaining Companionship EXP. When Companionship EXP is gained, it is awarded to every member of the party equally. In Genshin Impact\’s Co-Op Mode, the Companionship EXP awarded to each character in the party is doubled. While increasing a character’s Friendship Level doesn’t improve their stats, it allows players to unlock additional voice lines and stories for their characters, as well as a character-specific name card upon reaching the maximum level.
There are various ways to gain Companionship EXP in Genshin Impact. One of the easiest ways to gain Companionship EXP is by completing Daily Commissions and collecting the Daily Commissions Reward from Katheryne at the Adventurer’s Guild. Daily Commissions only become available to players upon reaching Adventure Rank 12 and completing Genshin Impact\’s World Quest “Every Day a New Adventure”. Completing each Daily Commission awards 55 EXP, as well as an additional 95 EXP for completing all four Daily Commissions. Although commissions are only available to players Adventure Rank 12 or higher, this can quickly be accomplished by playing through the main storyline. Daily Commissions are a quick and simple way to accumulate Companionship EXP while gaining lucrative Primogems in the process.
Ways To Increase Friendship Level – Collect Realm Bounty In The Serenitea Pot
Another simple way to accumulate Companionship EXP in Genshin Impact is by collecting Realm Bounty in the Serenitea Pot. First, the Realm Dispatch must be acquired from Tubby during the “Idle Teapot Talk” World Quest. The Realm Dispatch unlocks the ability to invite characters to reside as companions in the Serenitea Pot. In order to accumulate Companionship EXP, characters must be added as companions in the Serenitea Pot. Hosted companions passively gain Companionship EXP while in the Serenitea Pot, although the Realm Bounty must be collected in order for the companions to receive the EXP.
Trust Rank level determines how many companions can be hosted at one time, with a maximum of 8 companions that can be hosted once a player reaches Trust Rank 9. Companionship EXP accumulates at a rate of 2-5 EXP per hour, with a cap of 500 EXP at Trust Rank 10. Collecting the Realm Bounty will add the Companionship EXP to the characters who are hosted as companions in the Serenitea Pot, increasing their Friendship Level.
Defeat Enemies In Genshin Impact To Earn Companionship EXP
Companionship EXP can also be earned in Genshin Impact by defeating enemies throughout Teyvat. Clearing Domains and defeating Normal and Weekly Bosses all reward Companionship EXP. Defeating Normal Bosses, such as a Hypostasis or Regisvine, rewards 30-45 Companionship EXP to every member of the active party. Defeating Weekly Bosses in Genshin Impact, such as Childe in the Golden House, yields a greater reward of 55-70 Companionship EXP. Ley Line Outcrops also reward Companionship EXP upon successful completion, albeit significantly less than Domains and Bosses, in addition to Mora (Blossom of Wealth) and Character Level Up Materials (Blossom of Revelation).
Additional Ways To Increase Friendship Level In Genshin Impact
In addition to Daily Commissions, the Serenitea Pot, and defeating Bosses and Domains, there are two lesser-known ways to accumulate Companionship EXP and increase a character’s Friendship Level in Genshin Impact. Forging Mystic Enhancement Ore from Magical Crystal Chunks rewards 10 Companionship EXP each time. This is the only forging recipe that rewards the Support Character used with Companionship EXP. Magical Crystal Chunks are collected by breaking Magical Crystal Ore that spawns in mining outcrop areas. Genshin Impact\’s Claymore-wielding characters are especially effective at breaking ore.
Better still, this recipe is not included in the daily forging cap so can be forged as many times as desired, as long as the player has the necessary materials. Unfortunately, only players with an Adventure Rank of 30 or greater can find Magical Crystal Ore in their world. Another downside to this recipe is that it uses Original Resin, a scarce resource that regenerates over time and must be used to obtain rewards from Domains, Bosses and Ley Line Outcrops.
The second lesser-known way of accumulating Companionship EXP is through completing Random Events. Random Events are encounters Genshin Impact players may come across while exploring Teyvat. Due to their random nature, Random Events are a less reliable source of Companionship EXP, but can yield 10-15 EXP per Random Event, up to 10 times per day. Random Events can be identified by a blue banner that appears on-screen when a player comes across a Random Event while exploring. A blue diamond icon will appear on-screen with the name of the Random Event and this blue diamond icon will also appear on the player\’s mini-map. A good rule of thumb is to complete a Random Event whenever one is encountered, but not to spend too much time seeking them out, as there are other quicker and more reliable methods of gaining Companionship EXP.
Genshin Impact\’s Friendship Level Rewards
Companionship EXP is accumulated to level up each character’s Friendship Level, with each level yielding rewards. Level 1 unlocks Serenitea Pot dialogue in Genshin Impact: “How do you like it here?\’\’. Levels 2 and 3 each unlock a new Character Story. Level 4 also unlocks a new Character Story, as well a Bonus Story unique to each character, and another Serenitea Pot dialogue: \’\’Would you like to have a chat with me?\’\’. Levels 5 and 6 unlock remaining Character Stories, including the character’s Vision Story, plus additional voice lines for the character. Level 7 unlocks Serenitea Pot dialogue: \’\’Is there anything you\’d like to do?\’\’. Finally, at Level 10, the maximum Friendship Level is reached and players are rewarded with a name card based on the character.
Character Stories can be unlocked by increasing a character’s Friendship Level. To unlock all Character Stories for a character, Companionship EXP must be accumulated to increase the character’s Friendship Level, with each level offering Character Stories or voice lines as rewards. Character Stories provide lore about each character, their background, and origins, as well as hinting at possible future Genshin Impact story quests for the character. By contrast, voice lines provide additional dialogue for each character, such as their likes, dislikes, and their opinions on other characters in the game. To some players, leveling up a character’s Friendship Level is not a priority, as it doesn’t affect a character’s combat stats. However, for those interested in lore and learning more about the characters in their party, increasing Friendship Level in order to unlock Character Stories and dialogue lines is a necessity.
The Importance Of Friendship Level In Genshin Impact
There are many ways to increase a character’s Friendship Level in Genshin Impact. Some methods, like collecting Realm Bounty from the Serenitea Pot, accumulate over time with minimal effort. Other methods, like clearing Domains and defeating Bosses, require combat and must be successfully completed in order to obtain rewards, but also provide rewards such as artifacts in addition to Companionship EXP. Completing these challenges in Genshin Impact\’s Co-Op mode gives players double the Companionship EXP, incentivizing players to complete these challenges with friends in order to increase their characters\’ Friendship Level quicker. As a higher Adventure Rank and World Level also yield greater Companionship EXP, this incentivizes players to level up to reap greater rewards.
Overall, there are many different ways to gain Companionship EXP and increase Friendship Level in Genshin Impact, allowing players to unlock Character Stories and dialogue for their favorite characters while building on the lore encountered during quests, limited-time events, and exploration. For those with a passion for Genshin Impact lore, increasing Friendship Level to unlock these Character Stories and voice lines is a fundamental part of the game. For those with a favorite character, the name card reward granted at Friendship Level 10 should be incentive enough to achieve the maximum Friendship Level for that character.