Ruin Guard and Ruin Hunter Locations

Ruin Guards and Ruin Hunters are enemies that can be found in Genshin Impact. Once defeated, they drop materials like Chaos Device, Chaos Circuit and Chaos Core. All three of them can be used to level up certain weapons. However, since the rate for material drops in the game is rather low, especially at the beginning levels, collecting these items can be difficult.

Thankfully, these enemies spawn in certain locations every day make it easy to farm their drops. Unfortunately, the Traveler’s Handbook isn’t exactly helpful since it only pinpoints certain locations and not all. In this guide, we’ll be covering all the places where you can find Ruin Guards and Hunters to make your search easier.

In – Game Descriptions

Chaos Device

Comes from ancient defunct relic structures. A part that once held the structure together. Its aesthetically-pleasing engineering is quite exquisite.

Chaos Circuit

Comes from ancient defunct relic structures. Was once a logic circuit responsible for movement functions. Sadly, no one is able to make sense of how it worked.

Chaos Core

Comes from ancient defunct relic structures. The core that once drove a mechanical beast. Should you come to understand its workings and reproduce it, you could perhaps change the world.


Machines created in the nation of Khaenri’ah, Ruin Guards and Ruin Hunters can be found throughout Teyvat. Though their numbers do vary from region to region. The following maps show all the locations of the enemies m


While Mondstadt doesn’t have any Ruin Hunters, it does have its fair share of Ruin Guards. To start things off, you can find them in Stormterror’s Lair. One of them will be roaming about near the bridge to the main tower. The other one can be found sitting on the lower level of the tower. Be careful getting down there because if you go in from the wrong angle, you’ll find your character floating against the barrier surrounding Stormterror’s Lair for a while before falling to their deaths.

Thankfully, there’s a statue nearby so if you make a mistake, you can always heal up.

The Ruin Guards in both, Thousand Winds Temple and Stormbearer Point, will be active when you find them. Be sure to sneak up on them because the moment they spot you, they’ll launch missiles at you. Unless you’re an expert at dodging, they will hit you.


Liyue is the region with the highest density of Ruin Hunters and Ruin Guards, with one region being full of them.

Guyun Stone Forest has the infamous spot where you can fight against four Ruin Guards at once. For those at a higher AR (or those who have Zhongli), this should be a piece of cake. For those who are just starting out, good luck.

The highest number of Ruin Guards and Hunters can be found in the area near Dunyu Ruins. This is the factory where the Harbinger Dottore was carrying out experiments on these machines. Due to this, many of them can be found roaming around.


Ruin Guards and Ruin Hunters are not to easily found in Inazuma since this region is instead full of Ruin Sentinels, a new set of enemies. However, there are a handful of places where you can still find the materials you’re looking for.

Araumi has about three enemies you can fight. One of them is behind an Electro barrier so you will have to use an Electrogana to get in. Apart from this, you can also find around three Ruin Guards in Oina Beach. Be careful going down there because those Ruin Guards will try to shoot you out of the sky.


There are 19 weapons currently that need Ruin Guard/Hunter materials for ascension. They are as follows:

  • Alley Hunter
  • Cinnabar Spindle
  • Favonius Greatsword
  • Favonius Lance
  • Favonius Warbow
  • Otherworldly Story
  • Recurve Bow
  • Traveler’s Handy Sword
  • White Iron Greatsword

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