With the Sumeru desert finally becoming accessible in Genshin Impact, scarabs have become a pretty hot topic. See, it’s funny because the word ‘hot’ both applies to the popularity of the topic, and to their natural habitat, the Sumeru desert, which has an extremely ‘hot’ climate – sorry, channelling my inner Genshin Cyno there.
Speaking of which, the main reason that Genshin Impact scarabs are so popular right now isn’t because we’re all planning to take a scarab to an onikabuto fight (Itto would be appalled). Nope, it’s because we’re all super pumped to get building the long-awaited, wise-cracking general Cyno himself. And in all our benevolence, we’ve decided to take a leaf out of Tighnari’s book and bring you this guide detailing all the Genshin Impact scarab locations, and tips on how to snag them. You see, it’s funny because Tighnari is a forest watcher, so ‘leaf’ – okay, I’ll stop.
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Genshin Impact scarab locations
Genshin Impact scarabs only spawn in the desert area of Sumeru, so looking anywhere else is pretty pointless. Check out the map below to see all the rough areas where scarabs spawn. Keep in mind that they move around, but should be close to the points marked on said map. You can also head over to the Interactive Map of Teyvat and filter the pins to only show scarabs, and you can even hide the pins once you’ve collected them.
Genshin Impact scarab farming tips
When hunting for scarabs there are a few things to keep in mind.
- Look out for rolling balls of dirt – scarabs are usually rolling, so don’t be hating when you see a ball of dirt making its way across the desert plain. There be beetles there!
- Bop that bug – unlike onikabuto, frogs, and other small critters, you can’t simply pick up a scarab when you see it. You need to hit scarab beetles with your weapon before you can collect them. We find it’s easiest to use a sword-wielder for this task, but anything works
How many scarabs does Cyno need?
You may be asking yourself this a lot as you go around chasing balls of dirt and swatting bugs all day, but we promise there’s an end to it. Here’s how many scarabs Cyno needs for each ascension level.
- Level 20+ – three scarabs
- Level 40+ – ten scarabs
- Level 50+ – 20 scarabs
- Level 60+ – 30 scarabs
- Level 70+ – 45 scarabs
- Level 80+ – 60 scarabs
That’s a total of 168 scarabs to grab. Good luck beetle buddies!
That’s everything you need to know about Genshin Impact scarab locations and farming for now. If you’re already rubbing shoulders with the General Muhamatra and are looking for a new adventure to embark on, check out our list of the best games like Genshin Impact.