Genshin Impact

Dragonspine Map and Unlock Guide

Genshin - Dragonspine Map Guide

Dragonspine is a Mondstadt Sub-Region in Genshin Impact. Learn more about the Dragonspine region, items, enemies, and quests found in this region, Dragonspine's Frostbearing Tree, and things to know for your journey through Dragonspine!

Dragonspine Region Information

How to Unlock Dragonspine

Mountain
You can enter Dragonspine without needing to start Albedo's Story Quest, Princeps Cretaceus, which means you can explore it freely as soon as you're ready!

How to Unlock Statue of the Seven

Statue of Seven Dragonspine Unlock
Dragonspine only has one Statue of the Seven, which reveals all of the major locations in the map. Here's how you can unlock it:

Get the Scarlet Quartz Near the Statue

Scarlet Quartz Statue of Seven

To break the ice surrounding the statue, you need to get a piece of Scarlet Quartz nearby to break the protective barrier.

Hit the Ice and Unlock!

Dragonspine Statue of Seven Achievement
Once you have the Scarlet Quartz piece, all you need to do is to strike the ice and you can activate the Statue!

Unlocking the statue also gives you the Continental Explorer: Dragonspine achievement!

Dragonspine Release Date

Genshin 1.2 Update Banner
Dragonspine is a region added in the 1.2 Update. This was the first new region that was introduced in the game after Mondstadt and Liyue.

Dragonspine Map and Locations

Full Dragonspine Map

Dragonspine

Frostbearing Tree


The Frostbearing Tree

Similar to the Statues of the Seven scattered through out Teyvat, the Frostbearing Tree takes offerings of a special ore, Crimson Agate, in exchange for many useful rewards including craftable Weapon Blueprints.

Frostbearing Tree Guide

Crimson Agates


Crimson Agate

Crimson Agates are used to upgrade the Frostbearing Tree, much like Anemoculus are used to upgrade Statues of the Seven!

Crimson Agate Locations

Dragonspine Domain

Peak of Vindagnyr

Genshin - Peak of Vindagnyr Domain
One domain exists in Dragonspine, the Peak of Vindagnyr Domain. Challenging the domain gives rewards, including two unique Artifact sets, the Heart of Depth and the Blizzard Strayer sets. To unlock it, you need to unseal the area around it by solving various puzzles around Dragonspine or follow the quest In the Mountains.

Peak of Vindagnyr features Sheer Cold

Peak of Vindagnyr - Sheer Cold and Warm Platforms

The domain has platforms that change between Sheer Cold and Warm statuses, something to watch out for when you challenge the domain!

Peak of Vindagnyr Domain Guide

Peak of Vindagnyr Artifact Drops

Heart of Depth and Blizzard Strayer

Set Set Bonus
Blizzard Strayer Set IconBlizzard Strayer 2-Piece: Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
4-Piece: When a character attacks an enemy affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the enemy is Frozen, CRIT Rate is increased by an additional 20%.
Heart of Depth Set IconHeart of Depth 2-Piece: Hydro DMG Bonus +15%
4-Piece: After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.

List of Artifacts

Dragonspine Regional Features

Notable Dragonspine Features

Dragonspine Features
Sheer Cold Heat Sources

Sheer Cold Effect (Subzero Climate)

Genshin - Cold Gauge
Once this gauge fills up, your health goes down!

Unlike other regions in the map, exploring Dragonspine will give your characters the Sheer Cold status. Here's what it will do:

Sheer Cold Effects
- The Sheer Cold status will accumulate rapidly in Subzero Climate.
- Characters will quickly lose HP once the Sheer Cold Meter reaches its limit.
- Some gadgets will be unusable in this climate.
- Certain actions and environments will increase the rate at which Sheer Cold accumulates.

Heat Sources

Heat Sources

Pyro Seelies

Nodes

Torches

Bonfires

Be sure to keep warm while exploring the harsh cold by ocassionally staying close to sources of warmth! This will help slow down the Sheer Cold effect, and allow you to explore much longer.

Note that the Statue of the Seven and Teleport Waypoints can also be a source of warmth in Dragonspine!

Warming Items

Warming Item How to Get
Warming Bottle Image Warming Bottle - Reach Frostbearing Tree level 4
- Crafted
Goulash Image Goulash - Complete the World Quest Ah, Fresh Meat!
- Cooked

The Warming Bottle and the Goulash can also reduce the rate of Sheer Cold!

Pyro Characters Recommended

Pyro Characters
Amber Amber Diluc Diluc Klee Klee Bennett Bennett
Xiangling Xiangling Xinyan Xinyan Hu Tao Hu Tao Yanfei Yanfei
Yoimiya Yoimiya Thoma Thoma Lyney Lyney Arlecchino Arlecchino
Dehya Dehya Chevreuse Chevreuse

Dragonspine is an icy mountainous environment filled with Cryo enemies that aim to freeze you as much as possible.

Always Bring a Pyro Character

Klee Vaporize

Be sure to have at least one Pyro Character in your line-up, as Melt and Overload effects are key to winning fights more effectively.

Pyro characters are also useful for lighting up torches and bonfires to recover from the Sheer Cold Effect!

Dragonspine Treasure Chests

New Treasure Chests

Dragonspine is another location to collect treasure chests filled with Mora and materials! Unfortunately, there is no Treasure Compass that can be used in Dragonspine.

Treasure Chest Guide

Items and Enemies in Dragonspine

All Dragonspine Items

List of Items
Genshin - Starsilver ImageStarsilver Genshin - Chilled Meat ImageChilled Meat Genshin - Vitalized Dragontooth ImageVitalized Dragontooth
Genshin - Crystalline Bloom ImageCrystalline Bloom

All Dragonspine Weapons

Weapon How to Get
Frostbearer Image Frostbearer Reach Frostbearing Tree Offering Level 10
Click here for the Frostbearing Guide!
Dragonspine Spear Image Dragonspine Spear Complete the Festering Fang Quest
Click here for the walkthrough!
Snow-Tombed Starsilver Image Snow-Tombed Starsilver Find 8 Stone Tablets and unlock the hidden room in Dragonspine.
Click here for the walkthrough!
Festering Desire Image Festering Desire Obtained from the Chalk Prince and the Dragon event.
No longer available
Cinnabar Spindle Image Cinnabar Spindle Obtained from the Shadows Amidst Snowstorms event.
No longer available

Dragonspine Enemies

New Enemies.gif
Along with being a new region, Dragonspine also introduced new Cryo-based enemies. Cryo Element versions of familiar enemies have been added such as Cryo Samachurls, Cryo Cicin Mages, and Ice Shieldwall Mitchurls.

New Enemies
Fatui Cryo Cicin Mage ImageFatui Cryo Cicin Mage
Ruin Grader ImageRuin Grader Cryo Hilichurl Grenadier ImageCryo Hilichurl Grenadier Frostarm Lawachurl ImageFrostarm Lawachurl

List of Enemies

Cryo Hypostasis

Genshin - Cryo Hypostasis
The Cryo Hypostasis is an open-world Boss enemy found in Dragonspine.

Cryo Hypostasis Guide

Quests in Dragonspine

All Quest Types in Dragonspine

Click to Jump to Quests!
Story Quest World Quest

Story Quests

Quest How to Unlock
Genshin - AlbedoAlbedo Quest • Reach Adventure Rank 20+
• Complete Prologue: Act 2 For A Tomorrow Without Tears

World Quests

World Quest Guides
Ah, Fresh Meat! In the Mountains
Low-Temperature Warning The Festering Fang
Lost in the Snow A Land Entombed
The Great Mountain Survey When the Trail Goes Cold
The Great Mountain Survey II

Dragonspine Achievements

Continental Explorer: Dragonspine Achievement

Achievement Rank Primogem Reward
Completed AchievementContinental Explorer: Dragonspine 5 Primogems
Objective : Light up the Dragonspine map.

Lighting up the Dragonspine Map gives the Continental Explorer: Dragonspine Achievement, which gives 5 Primogems!

Peak Hopper Achievement

Achievement Rank Primogem Reward
Completed AchievementPeak Hopper 5 Primogems
Objective : Unlock all Teleport Waypoints in Dragonspine.

Unlocking all waypoints in Dragonspine gives the Peak Hopper Achievement, which gives 5 Primogems!

Seelie in the Snow Achievement

Achievement Rank Primogem Reward
Completed AchievementSeelie in the Snow 5 Primogems
Objective : Follow 5 Warming Seelie in Dragonspine to their Seelie Courts.

Following a certain amount of Warming Seelies to their Warming Courts will give you the Seelie in the Snow Achievement, which gives a proportional amount of Primogems based on how many you have followed.

Mountain of Treasure Achievement

Achievement Rank Primogem Reward
Completed AchievementMountain of Treasure 5 Primogems
Objective : Open 40 chests in Dragonspine.

Opening a certain amount of Treasure Chests in Dragonspine will give you the Mountain of Treasure Achievement, which gives you a proportional amount of Primogems based on how many you have opened.

Treasure Chest Guide

Scarlet Sprouts Achievement

Achievement Rank Primogem Reward
Completed AchievementScarlet Sprouts 5 Primogems
Objective : Raise the Frostbearing Tree to Lv. 4

Raising the Frostbearing Tree to certain levels will give you the Scarlet Sprouts Achievement, which gives you a proportional amount of Primogems based on how high the level of the Frostbearing Tree is.

Frostbearing Tree Guide

Skyfrost Nail Achievement

Achievement Rank Primogem Reward
Completed AchievementSkyfrost Nail 10 Primogems
Objective : Raise the strange column

Completing the puzzle and raising the frozen column near the peak of Dragonspine will give you the Skyfrost Nail Achievement, which gives 10 Primogems!

The Bleak Midwinter Achievement

Achievement Rank Primogem Reward
Completed AchievementThe Bleak Midwinter 5 Primogems
Objective : Succumb to Sheer Cold...

Letting one of your party members die to Sheer Cold will give you The Bleak Midwinter Achievement, which gives 5 Primogems!

Prodigal Son's Return Achievement

Achievement Rank Primogem Reward
Completed AchievementProdigal Son's Return 5 Primogems
Objective : Follow the path of one of the members of the long-lost investigation team to where they embarked on their journey home.

Opening the Luxurious Chest after investigating and following all the Ragged Records will give you the Prodigal Son's Return Achievement, which gives 5 Primogems!

Futile Endeavor Achievement

Achievement Rank Primogem Reward
Completed AchievementFutile Endeavor 5 Primogems
Objective : Discover the remains of many ruin machines.

Interacting with all nine non-functioning Ruin Guards will give you the Futile Endeavor Achievement, which gives 5 Primogems!

Untellable Tale

Achievement Rank Primogem Reward
Completed AchievementUntellable Tale 5 Primogems
Objective : Make an unexpected friend in an unexpected location.

Feed the foxes in the Entombed City by putting food in a bowl, a chest will appear after five days. Opening it will give you the Untellable Tale Achievement, which gives 5 Primogems!

Towering Achievement

Achievement Rank Primogem Reward
Completed AchievementTowering Achievement 5 Primogems
Objective : Reach the summit of Dragonspine.

Reach the very summit of Dragonspine and grab the Crimson Agate, it will give you the Towering Achievement, which gives 5 Primogems!

Crimson Agate Locations and Map

Winter Wonderland Achievement

Discovering a Cryo Crystalfly after melting a snow pile will give you the Winter Wonderland Achievement, which gives 5 Primogems!

Achievement List and Rewards

Notable Locations in Dragonspine

Notable Places in Dragonspine

Frostbearing Tree
Starglow Cavern
Snow-Covered Path
Skyfrost Nail
Wyrmrest Valley - Core

Geography Archive (Viewpoint) Locations

Like all the other regions, Dragonspine has its own set of Viewpoints for you to explore and unlock!

Genshin Impact - Viewpoint Locations Guide

Viewpoint Locations

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