To take part in the Lantern Rites festival and Theater Mechanicus, you’ll need to collect Plaustrite Shards in Genshin Impact. These event-specific items are only obtainable from specific locations and enemies. To help those looking to craft Xiao lanterns, we’ve put together a quick guide teaching you were to get Plaustrite Shards in Genshin Impact.
Genshin Impact Plaustrite Shard locations
There are actually several routes to get Plaustrite Shards in Genshin Impact. This mineral has a chance to spawn from any Stonehide Lawachurls and Geovishap Hatchlings you beat, but the easiest method is through ore deposits. Whether it’s Crystal Chunks or Iron Ore, track down these mining spots and each one you break has a good chance to spawn a Plaustrite Shard. We’ve included a few of the best Plaustrite Shard locations below so you can easily farm for the Lantern Rites festival.
Head to the southwest base of Mt. Aozang in Liyue and you’ll find a Crystal Chunk mining spot which is also home to a Geovishap Hatchling. Smash all the chunks and take down the foe here to collect a tidy handful of Plaustrite Shards in Genshin Impact. There are crystal chunks all over Qinyun Peak, so don’t be afraid to explore nearby to gather more.
Look further south to the hills north of Dunyu Ruins and east of Tianqiu Valley to find a spawn point for a group of Geovishap hatchlings. They tend to respawn every 20 hours or so, so stop by this area to farm a few Plaustrite Shards from each foe.
Further south still, the river leading up from Qinxu Pool to Liyue Harbor has several key mining stops. Travel up from one end breaking all the Crystal Chunks as you do to load up on Plaustrite Shards in Genshin Impact.