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In Genshin Impact, Amethyst Vajrada is an Electro character’s Ascension materials. Any Electro character, regardless of weapon, rarity or anything else, will need this purple gem to ascend and reach their maximum potential.

Like other ascension elemental gems, Vajrada Amethyst comes in four quality levels: Shard, Fragment, Chunk, and Gem. There are quite a few ways to get these stones, so let’s look at those ways, as well as which characters will need them and when.

Which characters use Amethyst Vajrada

Any Electro character, plus Shogun Raiden, will use Vajrada’s Amethyst to ascend – in principle, any Electro character other than the Electro Traveler, as they use their own unique gem.

At higher ascension levels, characters will need more and more Amethyst Vajrad, as shown in this table:

Ascension Level Character Level Gems Required 1 20 3 Shards 2 40 3 Fragments 3 50 6 Fragments 4 60 3 Pieces 5 70 6 Pieces 6 80 6 Gems

There are currently nine characters that require Vajrada Amethyst, as shown here:

  • Lisa
  • Razor
  • Fischl
  • Ke Qing
  • bay doe
  • Shogun Raiden
  • Yae Miko
  • Kuki Shinobu
  • Kudz√ę Sara

Bosses that drop Amethyst Vajrad

Usually the best way to get elemental gems is by defeating bosses that can drop the right gems. As for Amethyst Vajrad, the following bosses can drop as a reward (which costs 40 primordial resin, of course):

  • Electro hypostasis
  • Thunder Manifestation
  • Flock of vishaps of the depths
  • Ancient geowishap*

Basically, higher level bosses can drop better quality gems, as shown here:

World Level Boss Level Gems 0+ 36+ Shard 2+ 41+ Fragments 4+ 62+ Pieces 6+ 83+ Gem

Note: *Please note that Ancient Geovishap always drops Prithiva Topaz, but Vajrada Amethyst can only drop if it has an Electro element.

Weekly bosses that drop Vajrad’s Amethyst

As with the standard bosses, there are weekly bosses that can drop Vajrada’s Amethyst if the player clears their Anxiety Domain and pays Resin for a reward:

  • Dwalin (Confronting the Terror of the Storm)
  • Child (Enter the Golden House)
  • Azhdaha (Under the Dragon Whisperer)*
  • Shogun (End of Oneiric Euthymia)

As with standard bosses, weekly bosses at higher levels give more valuable gems:

Stones Dungeon Level Shards I, II, III, IV Fragments I, II, III, IV Pieces II, III, IV Precious Agate III, IV

Note: * Ajdaha will infuse two elements per week in turn, which can be seen on the door to his domain before entering. Azhdha is able to drop only those stones that correspond to the two elements poured in by him, plus Prithiva topaz.

Other Ways to Get Turquoise Wayuda

In addition to defeating bosses, there are several other ways to get Vajrad’s Amethyst.

Daily quests

Perhaps one of the easiest ways to earn elemental gems is through daily quests, although it can also be unreliable.

After completing the four Adventurer’s Guild Daily Quests, players can receive several bonuses from Katherine in any Ward. Unfortunately, this only gives Slivers, and which elemental gem is random.


Fortunately, these Slivers can be processed into Shards, which can be processed into Chunks, and those into Gems.

Elemental Ascension Gems can be crafted at a 3:1 ratio at the crafting shop. Here is the table:

Path Ingredients Total 3 shards 300 1 fragment 3 fragments 900 1 piece 3 pieces 2.700 1 gem


If the player has the wrong Elemental Stones they need, the Crafting Workshop can also help them transform them into the right ones.

Using the conversion option in the craft shop, players can use Azoth Dust to convert elemental ascension stones into stones of other elements, i.e. they can turn Agnidus Agate, Shivada Jade, Vayuda Turquoise, Varunada Lapis Lazuli, or Prithiva Topaz into Vajrada Amethyst.

Nitrogen Dust can be purchased from the Paimon Shop for 5 Stardust for 10 Nitrogen Dust.

Stone Level Requires Nitrogen Dust Shard 1 Fragment 3 Piece 9 Precious Agate 27

Parametric Converter

Another simple but slightly unreliable way to create elemental gems is to use the Parametric Converter. When certain types of materials are used as “fuel”, the likelihood of obtaining certain results increases. It’s not guaranteed, but the chances of getting gems when using these materials are higher:

Iron Chip Lapis Core Rigid Arrowhead Ceremonial Hunter’s Knife White Iron Chip Midnight Jade Sharp Arrowhead Agent’s Ceremonial Knife Crystal Chip Starsilver Ore Old Arrowhead Inspector’s Ceremonial Knife Magic Crystal Chip Crystalline Marrow Sango Pearl Axolotl Pearl Amethyst Chunk Crystal Core Electro Crystal

The parametric converter creates “sets” of items. Two of these bundles can include Elemental Ascension Gems, one containing one random Element Fragment and the other containing two random Element Shards.


Arguably the least reliable method of obtaining Elemental Ascension Gems is also one of the easiest. These are limited time events. Not every event will reward you with Ascension Gems, but they are usually very easy to get.

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