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Genshin Impact - Rifthound Enemy Locations and Item Drops Guide

Rifthounds are Elite Enemy types from The Abyss that can inflict corrosion introduced in Version 2.2 of Genshin Impact. Learn about the different types of Rifthounds, where to find them, their attack pattern, item drops, what the corrosion status is, and more in this guide!

All Types of Rifthounds

Thundercraven & Rockfond Rifthound Types

All Rifthound Enemies
Genshin - Rockfond Rifthound Whelp ImageRockfond Rifthound Whelp Genshin - Rockfond Rifthound ImageRockfond Rifthound
Genshin - Thundercraven Rifthound Whelp ImageThundercraven Rifthound Whelp Genshin - Thundercraven Rifthound ImageThundercraven Rifthound

Geo and Electro Elemental Enemies

The Rifthounds can be separated by element and maturity. Rifhounds are the mature versions of the Rifthound Whelps. Rockfond Rifthounds use Geo while Thundercraven Rifthounds use Electro! All of them can inflict corrosion that drain their target's HP.

Where to Find Rifthounds

All Rifthound Locations in Inazuma

Tsurumi Island Rifthound Locations
Note: The numbers indicate how many Rifthounds can be found in each location.

Most Rifthounds and Rifthound Whelps can be found in the wilderness of Tsurumi Island, Inazuma. Once Version 2.4 goes live Rifthound Whelps will also be in Wolvendom, Mondstadt this map will then be updated! All Rifthounds have the same item drops, so you can farm any of them.

Version 2.4 Rifthound Whelps in Wolvendom

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Complete Lupus Minor Act 1

Once you complete Razor's Story Quest, Lupus Minor, Act 1: The Meaning of Lupical Rifthound Whelps will appear in Wolvendom, Mondstadt. When Version 2.2 came out, it was hinted in the Version 2.2 Preview that Rifthounds may appear in Wolvendom and Springvale in Mondstadt!


Once upon a time, they ran riot across the continent, but they went extinct for a time due to resistance and mass hunts. Recently, however, they have re-emerged. The pack of black wolves that now threaten Springvale and Wolvendom are such creatures.
Source: Version 2.2 Preview

Chapter Lupus Minor: Act 1 Guide

All Item Dropped by Rifthounds

Item Drops from All Rifthounds

Drop Level
Any Lv.
Lv. 40+
Lv. 60+

Artifact Drops from All Rifthounds

Artifact Set Drops
Traveling Doctor Traveling Doctor Berserker Berserker Instructor Instructor
The Exile The Exile

Rifthound Attack Patterns

Forward Strike

Genshin - Thundercraven Rifthound
The Rifthound was shown to pounce at the player in a forward strike, dealing elemental damage corresponding to their type.

Applies Corrosion to Characters

Genshin - Rifthound - Corrosion
Once a Rifthound's attacks hits an active character, that character as well as other characters in the party will continuously be affected by the corrosion status. Affected characters will lose HP every second while affected by corrosion. This effect cannot be negated by a character's shield.

Elemental Devourer State

Genshin - Rifthound Elemental Devourer
When an Elemental Attack damages a Rifthound, it will enter the Elemental Devourer State which will lessen their resistance to the Element that hit them but allows them to fight more fiercely.

All Rifthound Enemy Information

What are Rifthounds?

Genshin - Rifthounds
The Rifthounds and Rifthound Whelps are wolf-like creatures from the abyss introduced in Version 2.2. They were made by a mysterious entity called ''Gold''. They can inflict the ''corrosion'' status on their targets.

What is the Corrosion Status?

Genshin - Corrosion Status Above the HP bar
When a Rifthound attacks, it can apply the ''corrosion'' status on the active character including the rest of the party, which can stack and ignore shields. Corroded characters gradually lose HP.

Characters on the field are at risk

Active characters attacking Rifthounds are at risk of being incapacitated via the corrosion. The corrosion stops when non-active characters have less than 15% HP.

Counter Rifthounds With Healers

Characters Who Can Heal the Party
Barbara Image Barbara Bennett Image Bennett Diona Image Diona
Gorou Image Gorou (C4) Jean Image Jean Kokomi Image Kokomi
Noelle Image Noelle Qiqi Image Qiqi Sayu Image Sayu
Xingqiu Image Xingqiu Zhongli Image Zhongli (C6)

Rifthound's Corrosion is heavily countered by healers. Make sure to bring at least one healer to easily handle Rifthounds!

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All Rifthound Type Enemies
Rockfond Rifthound Whelp ImageRockfond Rifthound Whelp Rockfond Rifthound ImageRockfond Rifthound Thundercraven Rifthound Whelp ImageThundercraven Rifthound Whelp
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