Peak of Vindagnyr: Enemies, rewards, and mechanics
The Peak of Vindagnyr is the newest Abyssal Domain in Genshin Impact. Now that you’ve done all the quest steps, it’s time to check out what this location provides.
Genshin Impact‘s Peak of Vindagnyr domain nets you artifacts. The “ho-hum” ones are the Defender’s Will and Gambler’s sets. However, there are two new sets that you can obtain, and these can reach 5-star rarity, too.
- 2-piece set bonus: +15% Cryo damage bonus.
- 4-piece set bonus: +20% crit rate when your character attacks an opponent affected by Cryo; if the opponent is frozen, crit rate is increased by an additional 20%.
Ocean Conqueror set:
- 2-piece set bonus: +15% Hydro damage bonus.
- 4-piece set bonus: +30% normal and charged attack damage for 15 seconds after using an elemental skill.
The level 80 Peak of Vindagnyr domain has eight enemies. You’ve got Cryo slimes, mitachurls (ogres), and samachurls (mage hilichurls).
Meanwhile, the level 90 version only has two enemies. One of these is a Cryo abyss mage (you’ll want to bring an Electro character for this). The other foe is a Frostarm Lawachurl that hits like a truck.
The Peak of Vindagnyr domain has a unique mechanic that follows what you’ve experienced throughout your journey in Genshin Impact‘s Dragonspine region. It involves Sheer Cold and the warming buff.
For the duration of the fight, Sheer Cold will gradually increase. Obviously, once it reaches its maximum extent, your character’s HP will be depleted. Thankfully, some floor panels will glow red signifying that they have the warming buff. The buff will help you manage Sheer Cold and have it dissipate while you’re standing on that floor panel. However, do watch out for the floor panels that glow blue. These make Sheer Cold drastically increase.
Make sure you bring a healer with you at all times to, hopefully, mitigate the effects (you can’t keep Sheer Cold at zero for a prolonged period anyway).
Lastly, if you’re playing co-op and you finished the battle, don’t leave the domain immediately. Thanks to Genshin Impact‘s 1.2 update, the host can click on “continue challenge” so you can redo the fight without having to return to the world map. Oh, and the host can finally switch back to single-player mode without exiting to the main menu or kicking everyone.