You’ll find several new weapons in Genshin Impact‘s Dragonspine region. There’s the Festering Desire sword from an event, as well as the Snow-Tombed Starsilver claymore from a secret room. Oh, and there’s also the Dragonspine Spear. You can get it by completing the “Festering Fang” sidequest, one that has you looking for Strange Tooth items in various areas. Here’s our guide to help you out.
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Genshin Impact: Getting the Dragonspine Spear from the “Festering Fang” sidequest
It’s likely that you’ll stumble upon the “Festering Fang” sidequest while exploring Genshin Impact‘s Dragonspine region. All you need to do is find your first Strange Tooth (you can see the four locations marked below).
After finding one, return to the Adventurer’s Camp just northeast of Dragonspine. Speak with Iris and Orban and the latter will give you the sidequest proper.
It has the following requirements:
- Find 3x Strange Tooth.
- Gather 50x Starsilver ore.
- Obtain 1x Northlander Polearm Prototype.
3x Strange Tooth locations
Since you’ve already grabbed one Strange Tooth, Orban will reveal the locations of the other three. Here’s the gist:
- Location 1 – This area has several Fatui soldiers.
- Location 2 – Eliminate a couple of Cryo mages then grab the buff from a nearby Scarlet Quartz. Use it to destroy the Ancient Rime ice block (seen in the image below).
- Location 3 – Head down a crevice near the dragon’s bones.
- Location 4 – Battle a Frostarm Lawachurl and grab the Strange Tooth.
50x Starsilver ore
Starsilver nodes are found all over Dragonspine. To speed things up, make sure you’ve got a claymore-wielding character to break those nodes quickly.
If you want an efficient farming route, you can watch the video below from YouTuber KyoStinV:
1x Northlander Polearm Prototype
This weapon crafting material is obtained via the following sources:
- Liyue Souvenir Shop (Mingxing Jewelry) – 225 Geo Sigils; limit of one purchase.
- Spiral Abyss – Floor 3, Chamber 3 completion.
- Frostbearing Tree – Level 8 reward.
- Genshin Impact‘s weekly bosses – Stormterror, Andrius, and Childe/Tartaglia all have a chance to drop this item.
Forging the weapon
Once you have all the materials, return to Orban. He’ll tell you to empower the Strange Tooth further by heading to the heart of Dragonspine mountain.
That’s actually location #3 which was mentioned earlier.
Interact with the red crystal that looks like a heart and be ready to fight several Fatui soldiers. Try to have a Cryo-based character with you because those Electro shields can be tough to crack.
When you’re done, insert the Strange Tooth in the “heart” to enhance it.
Make your way back to Orban. You’ll now be able to give him all the materials, allowing him to forge the Dragonspine Spear weapon.
Likewise, he’ll provide you with the crafting diagram in case you want to make more of these for refining purposes.
Note: To create additional Dragonspine Spears, you’ll need the same materials as before (1x Northlander Polearm Prototype and 50x Starsilver ore). You also need 8x Vitalized Dragontooth. You can get these from the four Strange Tooth locations mentioned earlier (just return after Genshin Impact‘s daily reset to get additional ones). Then, use the “heart” to turn Strange Tooth into Vitalized Dragontooth.
Anyway, the Dragonspine Spear has the “Frost Burial” perk. It’s similar to the one found on the Snow-Tombed Starsilver claymore:
Hitting an enemy with a normal or charged attack has a 60% chance of dropping an icicle on them which deals 80% AoE attack damage. Enemies affected by Cryo are dealt 200% attack damage. The effect can only occur once every 10 seconds.
As for ascension materials, the weapon requires Boreal Wolf’s Tooth (Domain of Forgery every Tuesday and Friday), Mist Grass Pollen (from Electro Cicin Mages/Fatui lady mages), and insignia items (Fatui enemies).
The question, however, is if you should boost it further. Personally, I haven’t upgraded it too much. As it stands, the Crescent Pike tends to deal more damage whenever its effect is active (and that usually has a high uptime). That’s the BIS weapon for both Xiangling and Zhongli (who I’m not too keen on using due to some disappointments). If you’re keen on trying it out, you can always give it a go.