By now in Genshin Impact, you've got some characters you like, you've cleared a sizeable number of quests, and you're looking to get into some of the deeper activities. You should have also seen some mentions of the Genshin Impact Spiral Abyss not only in the Battle Pass but also in your Adventurer's Handbook.
You might not even know the Spiral Abyss location though. In this guide we'll not only cover what the Spiral Abyss is, but also how to get there and what kinds of rewards you can expect to gain by clearing out missions.
How to Get to the Genshin Impact Spiral Abyss?
The Genshin Impact Spiral Abyss location is in the southeast of Mondstadt. The furthest the mainland points in that direction is a place called Cape Oath. To the east of Cape Oath, you'll see a crescent-moon-shaped isle called Must Reef; this is where the entrance to the Spiral Abyss is.
You can try similar steps to getting out to the Secret Island by using a Cryo character to make an ice bridge all the way out but there's a much easier and cooler way to get to the Musk Reef.
On Cape Oath the first time you arrive, your characters will notice a purple portal floating in the air above the cape. We need to get into this portal. If you head underneath the portal there will be a number of Electro Slimes hanging out around a ruin.
First, you'll want to defeat all of them (not for any reason other than they can be annoying and who wants to deal with Slimes when you're on an adventure). After the Slimes have been cleared out, you'll want to return the three Seelies around the Cape to their statues. The Seelies are easy to spot and can be found in the following locations.
- Northwest of the ruins, among some trees
- At the very point of Cape Oath, you might have to jump or use the Traveller's Geo ability to trigger it
- South of the ruins is a large single cliff; the Seelie is at the top of that
Once all three Seelie have been guided back, an air spout will activate, which you can ride up and into the portal. Going through the portal gives you the "Initiating Warp Drive" achievement and 5 Primogems.
After a few seconds, you'll land on the western beach of Musk Reef. As you head towards the center of the island you'll see the Spiral Abyss as a large circular gateway.
What is the Genshin Impact Spiral Abyss?
In-universe, the Genshin Impact Spiral Abyss is a large underground city constructed by ancient civilizations. Adventurers know that many secrets and treasures lie in the depths of the Spiral Abyss, but there's also more than enough monsters the further you head down.
A grand underground corridor which leads to an unknown spiral constructed by a great empire that has long gone.
What treasures await deep in the palace, and what monsters lurk in the shadow...
Surrounded by mysteries, the inverse tower is now known as - the Spiral Abyss.
For us sitting behind our monitors and on our phones, the Spiral Abyss is eight sets of three challenges that rapidly increase in difficulty. Starting at Floor 1, Chamber 1 you'll be tasked with fighting enemies in a certain amount of time, if you manage to clear out all of the enemies then you'll be able to progress to the next challenge, if you don't manage to make it then clearly it's time to work on a new strategy or spend some time leveling up your characters.
Genshin Impact Spiral Abyss Floor Level Recommendations
- Floor 1 - Enemies will be level 25
- Floor 2 - Enemies will be level 40
- Floor 3 - Enemies will be level 45
- Floor 4 - Enemies will be level 50
- Floor 5 - Enemies will be level 55
- Floor 6 - Enemies will be level 60
- Floor 7 - Enemies will be level 65
- Floor 8 - Enemies will be level 70
Once you clear Floor 8, with enough skill, you'll gain access to the Abyss Moon Spire. While the challenges on Floors 1-8 are all preset, the enemies on the Abyss Moon Spire will rotate out on the first and 15th of each month. Here is where high-level players will be able to return time and time again to keep earning powerful loot and rewards.
What happens in Genshin Impact Spiral Abyss Chambers?
The Chambers themselves aren't always a straightforward fight, and there's plenty that the game gives you to boost your chances of winning each fight. There's a few ways that the game assists you, and that's in the form of the Benedictions offered at the start of each round and the Blessing of the Abyssal Moon that resets twice a month.
Starting each Chamber you'll get offered a Benediction. This is a choice of three benefits that can either be effective just for this chamber, or for this whole floor. The random effects can raise and lower stats and abilities of your characters.
If you get one that meshes well with your build strategy, then you can expect to have a much easier time clearing the floor. The Blessing of the Abyssal Moon will be an Aura that appears on the field granting different effects. Currently the Blessing of the Abyssal Moon has the following effects.
- Auras that increase your characters' Shield Strength will occasionally appear during the battle
- When your character's Stamina is above 50%, a shockwave will be released upon attacking an enemy.
The Blessing of the Abyssal Moon swaps out on the first and 15th of each month, so be sure to check back if there's a new benefit that might work better with your party.
Each Chamber will have additional criteria that you need to meet to earn Abyssal Stars. The criteria is normally to beat the challenge with an extended amount of time on the clock. You can earn 1-3 Abyssal Stars per challenge that can earn you further treasures.
What are the Genshin Impact Spiral Abyss Rewards?
There are a few ways to earn rewards in the Spiral Abyss.
- Completing each Chamber for the first time
- Earning enough Abyssal Stars per Floor to gain a bonus reward
The Chamber completion rewards vary based on the level and difficulty but can be previewed from the menu, so you can look ahead if there's a certain item you're looking out for. Each Chamber gives you a chance to earn three Abyssal Stars. For a floor there's a reward for obtaining three, six, and nine Abyssal Stars. The rewards for collecting Abyssal Stars normally include Primogems and Mora.
The rewards that you get from clearing Chambers is a lot of what you'd expect: Mora, character experience items, and weapon experience items. The really interesting item that you'll be wanting though, especially at higher levels, is the Domain Reliquary. This is a box that will give you an artifact of a guaranteed level.
In the beginning floors it will be a Domain Reliquary - Tier III, and once you open it, you'll receive a guaranteed 3-Star Artifact. Progressing further into the Spiral Abyss, you'll also earn Tier IV boxes that grant you better artifacts.
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Have you tried your hand at the Genshin Impact Spiral Abyss yet? How far were you able to make it? Did you get any good rewards?