Sumeru is a beautiful region with plenty of nooks and crannies to explore, which is great if you have a lot of time on your hands. Not so much if you’re just trying to load up on a few select resources and move on. That’s why we’re going over the best Nilotpala Lotus Farming routes in Genshin Impact!
Even if you don’t need them now, it’s a good idea to stock up if you haven’t totally finished everything Sumeru has to offer. Now, let’s get started!
What are Nilotpala Lotus?
Nilotpala Lotus are 1-Star items in Genshin Impact that can be found in Sumeru’s rain forest region. They’re generally found at lakes and rivers in Sumeru. While they don’t grow in large clusters, it’s pretty rare to only find a single Nilotpala Lotus at a time. Plus, since there are only so many lakes and rivers in Sumeru, they tend to be found near each other by necessity.
For players who don’t want to sink too much time into farming, you can easily mark a couple of spots on your map where they’re most densely located. Then you can just revisit them as the Lotus respawn every 48 hours.
If you need more of them on a shorter time table though, below you’ll find the best Nilotpala Lotus farming routes in Genshin Impact!
Best Nilotpala Lotus Locations in Genshin Impact
While Nilotpala Lotus can be found throughout Sumeru’s rainforest regions, some locations are better than others for farming. We’ll go over the top three spots for farming but if you want to get every Lotus available, you should be able to grab 79 Nilotpala Lotus in total.
1. Lokapala Jungle
The best place for farming Nilotpala Lotus in Genshin Impact is easily Lokapala Jungle. All you need to do is follow the river located North of Sumeru City and you should be able to scoop up 22 Nilotpala Lotus.
The easiest way to farm is to teleport to Sumeru City’s northern waypoint and follow the water East. Along the way you’ll collect 13 Nilotpala Lotus before heading North to the Palace Alcazarzaray. You should be able to find about 5 more Nilotpala Lotus here in the waters around the base of the Palace.
The last stop in the Lokapala Jungle is near Chatrakam Cave. The last 4 Nilotpala Lotus can be found surrounding the island located Northwest of the cave.
2. Devantaka Mountain
There are two primary paths to take around Devantaka Mountain to grab the Nilotpala Lotus in this region. Starting either at the waypoint southeast of Vimara Village or northeast of the mountain will grant you 17 Nilotpala Lotus total if you hit up both sides.
From the waypoint southeast of Vimara Village, head due east to the nearby river and travel south along it. You’ll immediately find 2 Lotus when reaching the river, and you should find 8 more when you reach the point along the river parallel to the Statue of Seven to the east. There should be 4 Nilotpala Lotus on each side of the river at this point.
From the waypoint northeast of Devantaka Mountain, head south towards the fishing area. Since the waypoint is fairly high up, you’ll be able to glide most of the way. 4 Lotus can be found surrounding the fishing spot, with 3 more nearby past the ruin machine.
Farming in Vanarana can be a bit of a hassle, but if you’re trying to farm Nilotpala Lotus, it’s a location you don’t want to miss. In order to farm here, you’ll need to finish the Aranyaka quest-line and find the locations in most of the Mysterious Clipboards. Assuming you’ve done all that, you’ll be able to grab 13 Nilotpala Lotus.
The first cluster of Nilotpala Lotus to find in Vanarana is in the cave depicted in Mysterious Clipboard #9. You can either access these Lotus by teleporting into the underground waypoint directly or entering the cave by heading east from the waypoint west of Sumeru City. There are 4 Nilotpala Lotus to find in the cave here.
The next Nilotpala Lotus in Vanarana are much easier to find. Just make sure you’re not in the Dream State when you go to collect them. You should be able to find 4 more Lotus around the pond in the middle of Vanarana.
2 more Nilotpala Lotus can be found south of the pond we just talked about. They’re located on the east bank near some Hydro Fungi.
The last 3 Nilotpala Lotus to be found in Vanarana can also be a bit of a pain to get to. They’re underground and only accessible after trekking through another cave path. Either fight off or dodge by a group of Eremites at their camp to enter the cave. Follow the path east and you’ll reach a Withering Zone. After clearing the Withering Zone, you can open a passage that will lead you to 2 more Nilotpala Lotus.
HM: Apam Woods
This one is more of an honorary mention. While there aren’t many Nilotpala Lotus to be found in Apam Woods, it can be helpful to grab just a few more. Especially if you’ve already cleared out the rest of the available Lotus locations.
Grabbing the Nilotpala Lotus in this location can be confusing, especially if you aren’t very far into Sumeru’s quests. Players will actually need to complete the Varuna Gatha quest chain in order to unlock this area of the game. So if you haven’t completed that you’ll need to come back later. (Luckily there are only 4 Nilotpala Lotus available in this area so it’s not too much of a loss even if you skip it).
Assuming you have finished the Varuna Gatha quests, you can access the Nilotpala Lotuses in Apam Woods by teleporting to the Tower of Abject Pride domain. Head east until you spot a Four-Leaf sigil (if you’ve made it to the water you’ve gone too far!). Under the sigil you should be able to find a cave entrance and you can just follow the path. Inside you’ll find one Nilotpala Lotus with 3 more further inside the cave.
Best Nilotpala Lotus Farming Route
While you’ll be able to grab most of the Nilotpala Lotus by hitting up the spots we mentioned above, it doesn’t hurt to have a proper farming route too.
At first it may take a while to grab all the Nilotpala Lotus but as you grow more comfortable with the routes you’ll cut down on the time quite a bit. Especially if you’re using the right characters to farm.
Uses for Niltpala Lotus
There are two main ways to use Nilotpala Lotus in Genshin Impact. Both uses will likely require a high number of them, which is why it’s helpful to have some reliable farming routes on hand.
The biggest reason you’ll want to stock up on Nilotpala Lotus is for character ascension. It takes 168 Nilotpala Lotus to fully ascend a single character so you’ll probably need a lot. As of Version 4.1, there are currently only two characters that need them though.
- Tighnari (5-Star Dendro)
- Layla (4-Star Cryo)
Character ascension isn’t the only use for Nilotpala Lotus though. Their other use also makes them an invaluable resource to farm.
Aside from character ascension, the other use for Nilotpala Lotus is gadget crafting.
More precisely, Nilotpala Lotus can be used to craft one specific gadget. The Dendroculus Resonance Stone is a consumable gadget that comes in pretty handy for players trying to track down the last few pesky Dendroculi hanging around Sumeru.
While it will take a while to unlock the gadget recipe, that just means you have plenty of time to gather the materials needed to craft it. Crafting a single Dendroculus Resonance Stone requires:
- 5 Nilotpala Lotus
- 5 Rukkhashava Mushrooms
- 1 Crystal Chunk
- 500 Mora
Once crafted, using a Dendroculus Resonance Stone will mark off an area on your map where an unclaimed Dendroculus can be found. Which is incredibly helpful if you’ve missed some of the over 250 Dendroculi floating around Sumeru.
The trouble is that each Dendroculus Resonance Stone requires 5 Nilotpala Lotus which will stack up fast. Crafting just five resonance stones will require 20 Nilotpala Lotus, which is why we recommend you begin farming for them sooner rather than later.
You should have plenty of time to farm Nilotpala Lotus and all the other materials needed to craft Dendroculus Resonance Stones though. The gadget blueprints are only unlocked upon reaching Sumeru Reputation Level 8.
Alternative Ways to Get Nilotpala Lotus
As of Version 4.1, the only way to reliably obtain Nilotpala Lotus is by farming them. They cannot be purchased in any shops nor can they be grown in the Serenitea Pot. Which is rather unfortunate and makes being able to farm them even more important.
Best Characters to find Nilotpala Lotus
While you can absolutely farm Nilotpala Lotus with whatever characters are in your team, if you’re willing to change things up you can make it a bit easier on yourself. Especially if you’re wanting to farm other Sumeru exclusive resources at the same time.
Characters with exploration talents especially can make farming easier. While some may improve Stamina consumption or more easily reach high places, there is one character who is going to make Nilotpala Lotus farming a whole lot easier.
Tighnari is hands down the best character to farm Nilotpala Lotus (or any other Sumeru exclusive resource). He’s even on the Standard Banner so he is theoretically available at all times. There is a 50% chance of receiving a 5-Star character from the Standard Banner on character event banners (assuming your last 5-Star Wish wasn’t a character from the Standard Banner). Which means even if you don’t have him yet, it’s probably just a matter of time.
The reason Tighnari is so helpful for Nilotpala Lotus farming is due to his Utility Passive Talent. “Encyclopedic Knowledge” displaces the location of nearby resources unique to Sumeru on your mini-map. Which means if you know the general areas to look in, your Nilotpala Lotus farming should be a breeze.
We also suggest using Ayaka or Mona if you have either one of them, as their alternate sprints allow you to quickly and easily cross the waterways where the Nilotpala Lotus grow.
Join the High Ground
That’s it for our guide on the best Nilotpala Lotus farming routes in Genshin Impact! Is there a secret spot we missed? Let us know in the comments below!
For our other farming guides, check out our guide on Valberry farming routes here. We also have a guide on the best places for farming crystals in Genshin Impact too.
Until next time, ad astra abyssosque and happy gaming!