Genshin Impact Rifthounds: Locations, Farming Guide, Best Uses

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Rifthounds are elite enemies introduced in Genshin Impact 2.2 along with Tsurumi Island. These flying Wolves can inflict Corrosion, a debuff that depletes the HP of entire teams during battle.

Since their release, they have played a central role in the game, which is not changing anytime soon. The following guide pinpoints the Rifthounds locations and how to use them in Genshin Impact 2.3.

Rifthounds Farming Guide

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Ready to Challenge the Rifthounds? Here's what you need to know.

What is Rifthound?

Created by Gold, Albedo's Master, Rifthounds are monsters from the Abyss that, not long ago, were found in considerable numbers throughout Teyvat.

Nowadays, Rifthounds are on the edge of extinction due to hunting and the decimation during the cataclysm. Currently, they exist exclusively on Tsurumi Island.

There are four types so far corresponding to the element and the maturity:

  • Thundercraven Rifthounds - They harness the Electro element.
  • Thundercraven Rifthounds Whelp - The younger version of the Electro Rifthounds.
  • Rockfond Rifthounds - The adult version of the Geo Rifthounds
  • Rockfond Rifthounds Whelp - They harness the Geo Element.
  • All four types grant the same kind of ascension materials.

Rifthound Tips

They are usually seen in pairs, consisting of two whelps or a pack of three with an Adult Rifthound and two Whelps.

  • Their Attacks inflict Corrosion. However, this status can be mitigated by a Healer Character.
    • Corrosion ignores shield.
  • They are weak against attacks of the same element they harness.
    • However, this makes them fight significantly fiercer
  • Rifthounds can be frozen or taken by Anemo Waves.
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  • If the attack provokes displacement, the Whelps can be staggered.

Rifthounds Main Locations

Rifthounds can be found exclusively on Tsurumi Island in Inazuma. These are the recommended locations to hunt them:

  • Near Moshiri Monumental Site and Wakukau Shoal - 2 packs
  • Golden Wolflord Island - 3 Packs
  • Autake Plains - 5 Packs
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  • Shirikoro Peaks - 2 Pack

The image below shows the exact location of Rifthounds in Genshin Impact.

Rifthounds Locations in Genshin Impact
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Rifthounds Locations in Genshin Impact

There are 13 packs of Rifthounds in the Wild, and they respawn every 24 hrs.

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Concealed Pieces are the items dropped by the Rifthounds, the quality and the quantity are based on their level and depend on RNG:

Item Rifthound Level
Concealed ClawAny Level
Concealed UnguisLevel 40+
Concealed TalonLevel 60+

READ MORE: Genshin Impact 2.3: Redhorn Stonethresher Farming Guide

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The Golden Wolflord

The Golden Wolflord is a World Boss in Genshin Impact, located in the south peninsula of Tsurumi Island.

The Wolflord is a Gigantic Rifthound, that can inflict corrosion and have a vast arsenal of attacks, including summoning Rifthounds that works as a shield.

Once is defeated the Wolflord drops the World Item Riftborn Regalia, ascension material for Arataki Itto.

What to Use Rifthound Items on

Concealed Pieces are pretty recent. However, they are already part of the Ascencion Materials of current and future Weapons.

  • Redhorn Stonethresher 5-star Claymore - The signature weapon of Arataki Itto
  • Polar Star 5-star Bow - The Signature weapon of Childe Tartaglia
  • Akuoumaru 4-star Claymore - Currently the best 4-star Claymore.
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  • Wavebreaker's Fin 4-Star Polearm - Very relevant considering we are receiving two new Polearm users in Genshin Impact 2.4

READ MORE: Genshin Impact 2.3, Arataki Itto Farming Guide