Genshin Impact Icons Explained (Map Icons Meaning)

In the middle of playing Genshin Impact, you may even find some icons on your mini-map. We guess that you will ignore them when they appear as they do not give any effects to the game, don’t you? In fact, those icons definitely have plenty of benefits that can help you in the game.

Then, you may wonder what the icons appear in the game and what the meanings are. If you really want to know the meaning of the icons which suddenly appear in the game, that’s so normal for you, considering they are very important for you. So, let’s find out the meaning of each icon on the mini-map below!

What are The Meanings of The Icons on Mini-Map?

At least, there are some icons that you can find on mini-map. When they appear, you can use them for certain purposes at all. Here are the icons that frequently appear on mini-map:

  • Hand Icon

Hand Icon

The hand icon which suddenly appears during the game refers to the character’s passive talents where all the local specialties are and also help to get the Battle Pass task done. The only one Genshin Impact character associated with the hand symbol is Klee referring to her passive ability named All of My Treasure as the third Klee’s Passive Talent.

It means that if the hand symbol appears on your screen during the game, it’s a passive talent for Klee to know where you can get the Battle Pass quest. The hand symbol here will show the location of nearby resources unique to Mondstatd on the mini-map. So, when you are playing the game and see the hand symbol, you will notice that there are nearby resources you’ll find around.

  • Star Icon

Star Icon

Aside from the hand icon, you may even find the star icon on your screen while playing the game. However, the star icon here refers to plenty of collectible items that you can turn into the Statues of The Seven. Of course, the items that you will get are really different  depending on the region you are in.

  1. MondstadtAnemoculus (Small blue winged orb)
  2. LiyueGeoculus (Small orange crystal)

You are able to collect the items and then devote them to any statue that you find to increase your Adventure Experience, stamina, and also other rewards. The items are sometimes hidden behind the pile of rocks and might require smashing rocks, exploding something or climbing up trees etc.

Moreover, you can attack the three piled rocks with a claymore. When you use Element Sight, it will bring to light the smashable rocks orange which  indicate you can do something with it.

  • Ore Icon

Ore icon refers to Ningguang’s Passive Talent 3 named Trove of Marvelous Treasure. Her skill actually displays the location of nearby ore veins including white iron ore, crystal ore, iron ore and magical crystal ore that you can find on the mini-map.

  • Resources Icons

You may find other icons on your mini-map when you are playing Genshin Impact. However, those icons may give you a signal that there are collectible items nearby. The resources icon here actually refers to the character’s passive talent. One of the example characters is Qiqi. She has passive talent 3 named Former Life Memories. It has the ability in displaying the location of nearby resources unique to Liyue on the mini-map.

Of course, there will be other characters who have the passive talent that can show the icon to inform you where any resources are located near your location on the map.

Any Resources You’ll Find in Genshin Impact

At least, there are a lot of essential resources that you can find in Genshin Impact. What are they?

Primogems are categorized as important resources that you may find scattered on the map. As we know that this is the premium currency that you can use for two main purposes. They are to refill original Resin (Energy/ Stamina) and also to buy Acquaint Fate or Intertwined Fate in Paimon’s Bargains or the Wishes / Gacha menu.

  • Hero’s Wit/ Adventure Experience

This is an item in Genshin Impact that will give you 20,000 Experience for your character’s level. Well, those experiences are actually valuable for a pil-grim traveling through Teyvat in order to be closer to Celestia. Moreover, this can be a great item in the game to level up your characters to better than usual Adventure’s Experience.

  • Flowers

Of course, there are plenty of flowers which are scattered around the map. Each flower will be used for character’s ascension. The kinds of flowers that you may find in the map are Silk Flower, Floral Whisper, Sweet Flower, Glaze Lily and many more. Well, if you find a icon which suddenly appears on your mini map, it may signal you that there are some collectible Genshin Impact flowers you can get nearby.

  • Enhancement Ore

On the Genshin Impact map, you will find minerals or ores which are glowing to see. At least, there are 3 types of ores that you can find on the map, they are:

Iron Chunk is very easy to find in the mining area near Mondstadt. In terms of quality, Iron Chunk is indeed the least valuable but the numbers are abundant. But still, you need this mineral for some equipment including weapons.

White Iron Chunk can be used as a material or materials in Blacksmith. This material can be used to make some rare equipment and can also be converted into stone-making materials to increase the level of your character’s weapon (Ore EXP).

Crystal Chunks are quite rare (so far) non-elemental crystals. They have a shiny blue color which is the most visible differentiator compared to other minerals in the game.

  • Mora

In Genshin Impact, Mora comes as the main currency used to buy various items. Many players think that getting Mora is pretty easy but you should pass Adventure Rank 25.

  • Bird Eggs

Generally, you can find bird eggs in secluded areas namely top of mountains, trees and near the top of the structures. The bird eggs can also be generated by whacking bushes with a melee weapon.

Well, those are some Genshin Impact resources that you can find after being given a signal with an icon on the mini map.

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