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Where to Find the Ruin Serpent and How to Unlock Boss Guide

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Genshin Impact - Ruin Serpent Enemy Guide

The Ruin Serpent is a Field Boss found in The Chasm, released in Version 2.6 of Genshin Impact. Find out the Ruin Serpent's Boss details, how to unlock it, how to get to the Ruin Serpent's Location, the recommended characters and the best free-to-play team, how to beat the Ruin Serpent, and the Ruin Serpent's drops here!

The Chasm Guides
Genshin - Chasm Delvers Quest Chain GuideChasm Delvers Genshin - The Chasm Surface GuideThe Surface Genshin - The Chasm Mines GuideThe Mines Genshin - Lumenstone Adjuvant in The ChasmLumenstone Adjuvant
Genshin - Lumenspar Locations in The ChasmLumenspar Locations Genshin - Lumenstone Ore Locarions in The ChasmLumenstone Ores Genshin - Ruin Serpent GuideRuin Serpent Guide Genshin - Lost Valley GuideThe Lost Valley Guide

Ruin Serpent Location & Unlock

Ruin Serpent Location

Location The Chasm, Liyue

The Ruin Serpent is a Field Boss located in The Chasm, found to the west of Liyue. It was introduced in Version 2.6 of Genshin Impact.

The Chasm Map Guide and How to Unlock

How to Unlock the Ruin Serpent

Unlock via The Chasm Delvers Quest

Genshin - How to Unlock Ruin Serpent via the Surreptitious Seven-Star Seal Sundering
To unlock the Ruin Serpent, you need to complete the Surreptitious Seven-Star Seal Sundering World Quest, which is the second quest under The Chasm Delvers Quest Chain. This quest unlocks the first portion of The Chasm: Underground Mines map!

Talk to Jinwu for the First Time

Genshin - Talk to Jinwu

The Ruin Serpent Field Boss can be immediately accessed after talking to Jinwu for the first time, once you've unlocked the Underground Mines!

Surreptitious Seven-Star Seal Sundering Guide

How to Get to the Ruin Serpent

Ruin Serpent Tunnel Route Map & Tunnel Entrance

Tunnel Route Map

Tunnel Entrance

In the full map, there's a Teleport Waypoint directly in front of the Ruin Serpent. However, it can only be unlocked after going through the tunnel on the way there! The tunnel is tricky to find even though it's near the first camp with Jinwu because it's located above it.

How to Get to the Ruin Serpent Guide

How to Reach to the Ruin Serpent
To accurately locate the tunnel, you need to mark the entrance on the map then use the navigate function to get there.

Note: The image above shows which to mark with only the first area unlocked and with the entire map lit up.
Use the Teleport Waypoint directly adjacent to the camp in the first quest.
Climb three sets of stairs up. You will encounter enemies on the way that you can defeat.
Climb the third set of stairs then up a ladder until you see a long bridge with a Seelie Court statue near it.
Cross the bridge and defeat enemies you encounter on the way!.
Keep going straight until you see the tunnel entrance!
Enter the tunnel and just follow it until you reach the end where you'll see the Teleport Waypoint directly in front of the Ruin Serpent! You'll need to glide down to start fighting it.

Recommended Characters for the Ruin Serpent

Recommended Characters for Repeated Runs

Character Merits
Zhongli Image Zhongli • Can easily destroy Geo Crystals.
• Creates a strong, reliable shield.
Noelle Image Noelle • Can also easily destroy Geo Crystals.
• Create's a shield that can protect and heal allies while dealing DMG.
Diona Image Diona • Can create shields.
• Elemental Burst covers a decent area that heals you if you are near goo or the sand vortex.
Tartaglia Image Tartaglia • Quick burst attacks can counter the short phases of the Ruin Serpent, being open to DMG.
Yae Miko Image Yae Miko • Yae's Elemental Skill can deal decent damage while keeping her away from danger and the wild attacks of the Ruin Serpent.

Recommended Characters by Role

Main DPS
Genshin - Diluc ImageGenshin - Razor ImageGenshin - Noelle ImageGenshin - Ningguang ImageGenshin - Tartaglia ImageGenshin - Itto Image
Genshin - Fischl ImageGenshin - Beidou ImageGenshin - Xiangling ImageGenshin - Xinyan ImageGenshin - Albedo ImageGenshin - Raiden Image
Genshin - Jean ImageGenshin - Barbara ImageGenshin - Bennett ImageGenshin - Zhongli ImageGenshin - Diona ImageGenshin - Sayu Image

Bring Claymore and Geo

A key mechanic in this fight is destroying the Geo Crystals that periodically spawn on the map. The best way to destroy these things are by using Geo attacks or Claymore normal attacks!

Recommended F2P Team

F2P Party for Ruin Serpent
Noelle Image Noelle Kaeya Image Kaeya Traveler (Geo) Image Traveler (Geo) Barbara Image Barbara

Defeat the Ruin Serpent in Co-Op Mode

Are you missing specific characters, or have you not built a full party yet? Teaming up with others from our Co-Op boards is a great way to quickly beat the Ruin Serpent and other bosses.

Genshin Co-Op Boards
Genshin - Friend Request BoardFriend Request Board Genshin - Co-Op BoardCo-Op Board

How to Beat the Ruin Serpent

Clear Out Oozing Concretions

Genshin - Ruin Serpent - Burrowing and Oozing Concentration
The Ruin Serpent will burrow and create fields of Dark Mud and Oozing Concretions around the arena. Use your Lumenstone Adjuvant to clear the Oozing Concretions from the main bulb.

Watch Out for the Siphoning Attack

Genshin - Ruin Serpent - Spin Siphon
The Ruin Serpent will spin around and siphon energy from the Oozing Concretions. Prevent this from absorbing the Oozing Concentration around it with your Lumenstone Adjuvant!

Doing this will immediately dispel the Dark Mud around it and will paralyze the Ruin Serpent for a short period.

How to Clear Oozing Concretions

Get Lumen Energy from Geo Crystals

Genshin - Ruin Serpent - Energy Crystal
When the Ruin Serpent generates crystals in the arena, you can use Geo characters to destroy it and create Lumen energy! You need the Lumen energy to use your Lumenstone Adjuvant and destroy the Oozing Concretion.

List of All Geo Characters

Avoid the Sweeping Attack

Genshin - Ruin Serpent - Sweep Attack
The Ruin Serpent readies itself and smashes down the ground. Afterward, it'll do a sweeping attack from left to right. Either take your distance or bring a character that can shield you!

Characters that Can Shield You

You can also use Geo to create Crystallized shields! In which case, Gorou is good for this reaction, as he can attract crystals when his Elemental Burst is up.

List of All Shield Characters

Ruin Serpent Drops

Ruin Serpent Material Drops

Drop Level
Any Lv.
Lv. 40+
Lv. 60+
Lv. 75+
Lv. 30+

Ruin Serpent Artifact Drops

Artifact Set Drops
Traveling Doctor Traveling Doctor Instructor Instructor The Exile The Exile
Gladiator Gladiator's Finale Wanderer Wanderer's Troupe

Characters that Use Runic Fang

Genshin Impact - Runic Fang Image Runic Fang
Genshin - Heizou ImageGenshin - Shinobu ImageGenshin - Yelan Image

These characters will need a total of 46 Runic Fangs each to reach ascension level 6!

Ruin Serpent Enemy Information

Ruin Serpent Details

Ruin Serpent Image
Ruin Serpent
Required Resin 40
Adventurer Handbook Description
A Ruin machine that looks like a giant serpent has recently come alive for reasons unknown. It slithers quietly in the shadows of the mine to pave a way to the known world for unknown dangers buried in the depths of The Chasm. Judging from its appearance and movement, it looks to be a digging machine of some sort.
The Chasm, Liyue

Genshin Impact Related Guides

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18 Anonymous4 months

Stumbled across a pretty cool tip just today while fighting this thing: You might have noticed that normally, your Adjuvant drops to 2 charges if you have it equipped when you start the fight. Turns out that if it isn't equipped, that doesn't happen! So you can fully charge it at the travel waypoint, swap to something else, start the fight, then swap back to the Adjuvant and it will still be full. It's more than enough charges to kill the boss without needing to break any crystals.

3 Anonymousalmost 2 years

This dude does like no damage, the AoE attack is just sad. Which is usually okay. But he also has a crap ton of HP. Sobbing while farming

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