Windwheel Aster in Genshin Impact is a hard-to-find Ascension material for a few key characters. It’s limited to Mondstadt, and while there are comparatively few locations where you can find them, the actual gathering process is much less difficult than other materials.
Windwheel Aster used
Windwheel Aster has two main uses. It’s a character Ascension material for the Traveler (that’s you), Bennett, and Sucrose, and it’s also an ingredient in the Wind Catcher crafting recipe. You get the Wind Catcher recipe after your Mondstadt reputation reaches level three, and the item lets you gather Anemograma – the little Anemo firefly-looking things – to create an updraft.
It’s a required material for the Travler regardless of their element, so if you plan on using the player character, expect to gather quite a few of these Mondstadt specialties.
Genshin Impact Windwheel Aster locations
Windwheel Aster grows in four main locations across Mondstadt.
Stormterror’s Lair Windwheel Aster locations
The asters near Stormterror’s domain are mostly dotted around the edges of the valley. If you’re looking for a speedy way to collect them all, the best way is, as always, to use the teleport waypoints as a starting place, and gradually work out from there. The locations are out in the open, so there’s no fancy acrobatics required to grab them.
Windrise Windwheel Aster locations
Check around Vanessa’s tree and the riverbank for these. There are quite a few fairly close together.
Other Windwheel Aster locations
There’s a small collection of asters in a short radius around the Dawn Winery Statue of the Seven and two on the northwest shore of Starfell Lake. Flora, the flower seller in Mondstadt, too sells five Windwheel Aster every three days.
Windwheel Aster farming
Like other local specialty items, Windwheel Aster grows back after two real-world days. If you’re looking for a speedy way to collect them all, the best way is, as always, to use the teleport waypoints as a starting place, and gradually work out from there. These are less complicated to harvest than other plants, such as Violetgrass, so the farm routes are relatively straightforward.
You can also literally farm Windwheel Asters once you have the Serenitea Pot. Tubby the merchant sells Windwheel Aster seeds for the Luxuriant Glebe plot, and you can harvest them a few days after planting, no tending or watering required. Once you reach reputation level three in Inazumacomplete the Art of Horticulture quest to get the Seed Dispensary gadget. When you equip this item and gather certain plants, including the Windwheel Aster, you get both the flower and its seeds, which you can then plant in the teapot.
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