Gorou is a four-star Geo bow user whose kit is built to support his fellow Geo Vision holders. Farming for character materials in-game can be a time-consuming process, so gathering items for leveling up, Ascending, and strengthening your future Gorou in advance means that you can start playing him as soon as he arrives from your Wishes.
Hero's Wits are some of the hardest materials to farm in-game, so keep a stockpile ready for Gorou! You can obtain these level-up essentials by chance from quests and Chests, and you can farm them from Blossoms of Revelation at a cost of x20 Original Resin or x1 Condensed Resin (for double rewards).
The number of Hero's Wit you need to raise Gorou:
- Level 90—approximately x420 Hero's Wit
- Level 70—approximately x170 Hero's Wit
As Gorou is a Support character, he's viable even at lower levels. So if you're budgeting your Resin across multiple characters to raise, it won't hurt your team to keep Gorou at level 70 until you have excess materials to spare.
It costs approximately 7.1 million Mora to raise Gorou to the fullest, which includes crowning his three Talents. However, most players can expect to spend approximately 3.5 million Mora to get Gorou up to level 80 with talents at level 8.
Some viable ways to farm for Mora include:
- Blossoms of Wealth (costs x20 Original Resin or x1 Condensed Resin for double rewards)
- Purchase from Event Shops
- Purchase from the Stardust Exchange at Paimon's Bargains
- Obtain from quests and Chests
- Destroying Artifacts
To Ascend Gorou, you need to feed him the following items:
|Material||Where to Obtain|
|Perpetual Heart||Perpetual Mechanical Array|
|Prithiva Topaz Sliver, Fragment, Chunk, Gemstone||Perpetual Mechanical Array|
Conversion through Alchemy
|Sango Pearl||Around Watatsumi Island|
|Spectral Husk, Heart, Nucleus||Specters in Watatsumi Island and Seirai Island|
All Normal Bosses that drop Perpetual Hearts and Prithiva Topaz stones cost x40 Original Resin per round, so don't craft Condensed Resins when you need to farm these materials.
Gorou's Material Cost Per Ascension
|Ascension Phase||Material Cost||Mora Cost|
|Ascension Phase 1 (Level 20)||x1 Prithiva Topaz Sliver|
x3 Sango Pearl
x3 Spectral Husk
|Ascension Phase 2 (Level 40)||x3 Prithiva Topaz Fragment|
x2 Perpetual Mechanical Array
x10 Sango Pearl
x15 Spectral Husk
|Ascension Phase 3 (Level 50)||x6 Prithiva Topaz Fragment|
x4 Perpetual Mechanical Array
x20 Sango Pearl
x12 Spectral Heart
|Ascension Phase 4 (Level 60)||x3 Prithiva Topaz Chunk|
x8 Perpetual Mechanical Array
x30 Sango Pearl
x18 Spectral Heart
|Ascension Phase 5 (Level 70)||x6 Prithiva Topaz Chunk|
x12 Perpetual Mechanical Array
x45 Sango Pearl
x12 Spectral Nucleus
|Ascension Phase 6 (Level 80)||x6 Prithiva Topaz Gemstone|
x20 Perpetual Mechanical Array
x60 Sango Pearl
x24 Spectral Nucleus
In summary, you need to farm the following materials to raise Gorou from level 1 to Ascension Phase 6, which would max out his level cap at 90:
- x1 Prithiva Topaz Sliver
- x9 Prithiva Topaz Fragment
- x9 Prithiva Topaz Chunk
- x6 Prithiva Topaz Gemstone
- x46 Perpetual Mechanical Array
- x168 Sango Pearl
- x18 Spectral Husk
- x30 Spectral Heart
- x36 Spectral Nucleus
The higher your Talent levels, the better Gorou's Skills will perform. The golden rule is to get Talents up to at least level 8, which unlocks at Ascension Phase 4, for characters that you actively deploy.
|Material||Where to Farm|
|Teachings of Light|
Guide to Light
Philosophies of Light
|Violet Court (Open on Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday) |
Conversion through Alchemy (does not apply to Teachings of Light)
|Molten Moment||Narukami Island: Tenshukaku (La Signora)—once a week|
|Spectral Heart, Husk, Nucleus||Specters around Watatsumi Island and Seirai Island|
|Crown of Insight (for Talent level 10 only)||Event Shops |
Frostbearing Tree level 11
Sacred Sakura's Favor levels 5, 15, 25, 35
For Gorou's Talents, forego leveling up his Normal Attack past level 6 as he most likely won't be deployed to deal Damage often. Instead, focus on his Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst at the same priority.
Gorou's best-in-slot Artifact Set is the Husk of Opulent Dreams, which can be farmed from the Slumbering Court in Seirai Island. Aim for Defense percent stats as opposed to Attack, as Gorou's output scales off of Defense.
Check out our guide on Husk of Opulent Dreams Artifact Set: Stats, how to get, and who can use it in Genshin Impact to learn more about the Set.