Fu Xuan will close out the Honkai: Star Rail Version 1.3 banners. After being a major character in the Xianzhou Luofu story, it’s nice to see her become playable fairly early on. She can both buff and heal your team, making her a good option if you want to use more offensive characters while still getting full support for them.
Enemy Drops – Artifex Series
The Entranced Ingenium enemies drop versions of Artifex’s Module, Artifex’s Cogwheel, and Artifex’s Gyreheart. Look for the Golden Cloud Toad, Illumination Dragonfish, and Obedient Dracolion. All three can be found throughout the Xianzhou Luofu and the Simulated Universe. If you need more, you can send characters on the appropriate Assignment Mission.
As of Version 1.3, Luocha, Sushang, and Yukong also use Artifex drops for their Ascensions and Traces. However, since this is a very easy item to farm and accumulate (especially if you complete the Simulated Universe every week), you shouldn’t have to pick and choose between characters.
Stagnant Shadow Drops – Nail of the Ape
The Nail of the Ape is the second Stagnant Shadow drop for Quantum characters. Right now, Lynx is the only other Quantum character that uses the Nail of the Ape for Ascension. Silver Wolf, Seele, and Qingque use Void Cast Iron instead.
The Nail of the Ape comes from Stagnant Shadow: Shape of Abomination. This is one of two new Stagnant Shadow stages released with Version 1.3. You can find it in Scalegorge Waterscape, so you have to complete that portion of the story quest first.
Your opponents are all Abundance Sprites: Malefic Ape, Golden Hound, and Wooden Lupus. The three do not share one common Type weakness, so you can’t rely on a Mono-Type team. Malefic Ape is weak to Fire, Ice, and Wind. The other two enemies have Type weaknesses to Lightning, Quantum, and Imaginary. You already have a good F2P team for this fight as long as you have Fire Trailblazer available. Trailblazer and March 7th can support your DPS Dan Heng, leaving your fourth team slot open for a buffer like Tingyun or a healer like Lynx.
Ascension Materials by Level
|Level 20||5 Artifex’s Module|
|Level 30||10 Artifex’s Module|
|Level 40||6 Artifex’s Cogwheel|
3 Nail of the Ape
|Level 50||9 Artifex’s Cogwheel|
7 Nail of the Ape
|Level 60||6 Artifex’s Gyreheart|
20 Nail of the Ape
|Level 70||9 Artifex’s Gyreheart|
35 Nail of the Ape
|Total Ascension Materials||15 Artifex’s Module|
15 Artifex’s Cogwheel
15 Artifex’s Gyreheart
65 Nail of the Ape
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