One of Genshin Impact's old leaks suggested that a unique material to ascend artifacts was under development. The material was supposed to be a part of the game with the 1.1 update.
There's now a new leak stating that the unique material will be available in the V1.4 patch via a new event called "Battle tendency."
Artifact ascension materials in Genshin Impact
The leak was originally presented by a famous leaker of the Genshin Impact community named NEP NEP in October 2020.
According to the leak, the material was supposed to be released in the V1.1 patch in November 2020.
According to the leak, there are four artifact ascension materials of four different rarity levels.
- Sanctifying Droplet (1 star): Used to ascend an artifact to Phase 1
- Sanctifying Water (2 stars): Used to ascend an artifact to Phase 2
- Sanctifying Spring (3 stars): Used to ascend an artifact to Phase 3
- Sanctifying Essence (4 stars): Used to ascend an artifact to Phase 4
The leak was brought to the Genshin Impact community's attention by Genshin Impact Info and updates. It's a Facebook page that provides leaks and updates regarding Genshin Impact.
To upgrade artifacts currently, players need to dismantle their spare artifacts to upgrade the required ones. Artifact farming is getting tough due to lack of original resin and a huge RNG factor in the endgame (AR50+).
If the leaks are accurate, this material might help solve the struggle to level up artifacts and fasten the farming process. It might also encourage players to build multiple characters simultaneously