Ningguang is the Tianquan of the Liyue Qixing whose wealth is considered unsurpassed in all of Teyvat. She is the talk of the town, and everyone seems to know everything about her, except that they all seem to tell different stories about her.
Money to Ningguang is more than just a sign of wealth because each Mora to her is a trophy of a hard-won victory. To her, the business world is a playground and each round she wins against a wealthy merchant brings a gleeful smile to her face as they sigh and reluctantly hand over the Mora. Nothing makes her happier than seeing the guilds bow to her wishes.
Ningguang owns a Geo Vision that allows her to use the Geo element. The first time she saw one of those that were left behind after their users die, she thought of a new business opportunity where she would put the masterless Visions up for sale. While playing with the jewel in one hand as she was writing the plans for the auction, the thing shone forth its light and the Vision was awakened for Ningguang to own.
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What is Character Ascension in Genshin Impact
Each character has a certain level cap depending on their current ascension phase and a character can be ascended up to 6 phases to reach the maximum character level which is 90. When a character is ascended to certain phases, passive talents and special ascension stats are also unlocked.
Ascending a character requires several items to be used as ascension materials and for Ningguang, the materials and the amount needed for each ascension phase are listed below.
Mora is Genshin Impact’s main currency unit. It is accepted in all the nations of Teyvat and is also used to upgrade weapons, artifacts, talents, and character level.
Basalt Pillar: 46
A Basalt Pillar is a testament to Geo’s status as the heaviest element. It is a pillar composed of high-density Geo energy and is formed to be the shell of the Geo Hypostasis. You can collect a few of these when you defeat the Geo Hypostasis in its arena in Guyun Stone Forest in Liyue.
Glaze Lily: 168
An extremely ancient flower that was said to transform the memories of the land into its fragrance during fluorescence. This is a Liyue local specialty, which means it can only be found in the geo nation.
These are mineral crystals that can be obtained from boss enemies that manipulate the Geo element. Boss enemies such as the Geo Hypostasis, Primo Geovishap, Perpetual Mechanical Array, the Ruin Serpent, and even Azhdaha.
You can also get these from quest and commission rewards, as well as by crafting them using the ones with lower rarity level.
The amounts needed for each are as follows: Prithiva Topaz Sliver: 1; Prithiva Topaz Fragments: 9; Prithiva Topaz Chunks: 9; Prithiva Topaz Gemstones: 6.
These are insignias that are worn by Fatui members and their varying shapes and colors help identify the rank of those members and distinguish them from one another.
You can obtain these insignias by defeating Fatui Skirmishers, Agents, and Electro Cicin Mages. It can also be purchased from Paimon’s Bargains shop in exchange for Masterless Stardusts. Insignia’s with higher rarity can also be crafted using the ones with lower rarity.
The amount needed for each is as follows: Recruit’s Insignia: 18; Sergeant’s Insignia: 30; Lieutenant’s Insignia: 36.
Ascension Phase 1
This first ascension happens after the character reaches level 20, and they cannot proceed to the next level without ascending to the next phase. The character level cap increases to 40.
Mora – 20,000
Prithiva Topaz Sliver – 1
Glaze Lily – 3
Recruit’s Insignia – 3
Unlocked Talent: Backup Plan (1st Passive Talent)
Ascension Phase 2
Ascension Phase 2 can be reached at character level 40 and increases the character level cap to 50. After this ascension, the talents of the character can now be upgraded or leveled up. Ningguang also unlocks a special ascension stat on this phase, which is the Geo Damage Bonus of 6%.
Mora – 40,000
Prithiva Topaz Fragments – 3
Glaze Lily – 10
Recruit’s Insignia – 15
Basalt Pillar – 2
Unlocked Special Stat: 6% Geo Damage Bonus
Unlocked Feature: Allows leveling active talents from 1 to 2
Ascension Phase 3
After reaching level 50, Ningguang can be ascended to ascension phase 3, which then increases her character level cap to 60. The 3rd ascension phase also increases the Geo Damage Bonus special stat from 6% to 12%. Additionally, Ningguang combat talents can then be increased up to level 4.
Mora – 60,000
Prithiva Topaz Fragments – 6
Glaze Lily – 20
Sergeant’s Insignia – 12
Basalt Pillar – 4
Unlocked Stat: Geo Damage Bonus increased from 6% to 12%
Unlocked Feature: Allows leveling active talents from 2 to 4
Ascension Phase 4
At level 60, you can ascend Ningguang to ascension phase 4 and upgrade her character level cap to 70. After ascending, you unlock Ningguang’s second Passive Talent called Strategic Reserve and all her Combat Talents can then level up to 6.
Mora – 80,000
Prithiva Topaz Chunks – 3
Glaze Lily – 30
Sergeant’s Insignia – 18
Basalt Pillar – 8
Unlocked Talent: Strategic Reserve (2nd Passive Talent)
Unlocked Feature: Allows leveling active talents from 4 to 6
Ascension Phase 5
The 5th ascension phase can be reached when Ningguang is at level 70 and ascending increases her character level cap to 80. Her special ascension stat, Geo Damage Bonus, goes up to 18% at this phase. Ningguang’s combat talents also receive an upgrade to their level cap from 6 to 8.
Mora – 100,000
Prithiva Topaz Chunks – 6
Glaze Lily – 45
Lieutenant’s Insignia – 12
Basalt Pillar – 12
Unlocked Stat: Geo Damage Bonus increased from 12% to 18%
Unlocked Feature: Allows leveling active talents from 6 to 8
Ascension Phase 6
Ningguang’s final ascension phase is at level 80, and it increases her character level cap to 90. Her special ascension stat, that is Geo Damage Bonus, goes up to 24% and her combat Talents can now be upgraded to the maximum level of 10.
Mora – 120,000
Prithiva Topaz Gemstones – 6
Glaze Lily – 60
Lieutenant’s Insignia – 24
Basalt Pillar – 20
Unlocked Stat: Geo Damage Bonus increased from 18% to 24%
Unlocked Feature: Allows leveling active talents from 8 to 10
What are the Talent Level-Up Materials for Ningguang
Aside from Mora and Fatui Insignias, you also need a few Spirit Lockets of Boreas to increase the level of Ningguang’s combat talents.
Spirit Locket of Boreas
This locket holds a small portion of the power drawn from the soul of the Great Wolf King of the North. You can obtain a few of these after defeating Andrius Lupus Boreas, Dominator of Wolves in Wolvendom.
Talent Level Book: Prosperity
The talent level books of the “Prosperity” series are the ones needed for Ningguang’s combat talents. You can obtain these by completing the challenge in the Taishan Mansion Domain of Mastery: Altar of Flames.
These books include the Teachings of Prosperity, Guide to Prosperity, and the Philosophies of Prosperity. The last two can be crafted using the crafting bench in the town.
Crown of Insight
Leveling a combat talent up from level 9 to 10 needs a Crown of Insight, which is a special item that can only be obtained as a reward from the game’s events.
Recruit’s Insignia: 6
Sergeant’s Insignia: 22
Lieutenant’s Insignia: 31
Teachings of Prosperity: 3
Guide to Prosperity: 21
Philosophies of Gold: 38
Spirit Locket of Boreas: 1
Crown of Insight: 1