When you try to explore the Dragonspine region in the Genshin Impact game, you will find a challenge where you have to investigate the strange ice in the mountains. But, how to do that so that we can complete this challenge? You are able to read the explanation about investigating the strange ice in this article.
The Guide to Investigate The Strange Ice
Usually, this kind of quest can be done by approaching the target of the quest and then you have to hit the investigate button. But here, you have to solve the conundrum on your own.
Investigating the Strange Ice is done in the Dragonspine region. For your information that in this region, there is a new mechanic named Sheer Cold. If you spend away from a heat source for a long time, you will start freezing and it can give devastating effects. So, when you are in this region to investigate the strange ice in the mountains, you also need to know how to cure Sheer Cold.
In this quest, you have to follow the quest until you are able to reach an icy crystal which is surrounded by ice spikes. You have to find a way to be able to melt it. It will not need a long time to make you realize that there is no investigate button. And if you attack it, it does not seem to do anything. So, the thing that you have to do is to find and destroy Scarlet Quartz. It is a red outcropping which sticks out of the ground that looks like a recolored variant of Cor Lapis. If you break them and pick the item that they drop, it will cause red energy to swirl around you. If you attack the crystal, it will sustain damage. In the nearby area, there are four of these crystals and you have to find them all.
To find the first crystal, you have to go around the back of the icy structure and it is guarded by a couple of Ice Slimes. You are able to ignore the enemies which guard the Scarlet Quartz if you want. Then, the second crystal can be found to the left of the strange ice. It is guarded by a big Frostarm Lawachurl. If you want to fight it, you are able to save it for the last because he will chase you around.
Next thing that you have to do is to turn around from the strange ice and you have to go to the nearby teleport waypoint. There, you will find a Scarlet Quartz on the ground beneath it. And for the last crystal, you can find it on the cliff to the right and it is guarded by two magic hilichurls.
You may have to go back to the strange ice and attack it after each Scarlet Quartz that you have gathered because it is the only way to deal damage to the structure. If you have got all four nearby crystals, then you will see that the ice around you will melt and it reveals the Frostbearing Tree, the Dragonspine equivalent of a Statue of The Seven. You are able to use it to upgrade your character when you collect Crimson Agates which are scattered around the region.
On Youtube, there are some videos about Investigating The Strange Ice guide, and you can watch it to know how to complete this challenge.
- A video of GosuNoob entitled How to Investigate the Strange Ice Genshin Impact – In The Mountain Quest Guide Part 1 which was uploaded on December 23rd, 2020. The duration of the video is 4 minutes and 20 seconds and it has been watched more than 2k times.
- A video of MonkeyKingHero entitled How to Investigate the Strange Ice in Genshin Impact – In The Mountains Quest Guide which was uploaded on December 22nd, 2020. The duration of the video is 4 minutes and 24 seconds and it has been watched more than 24k times.
- A video of Philly Gaming entitled Investigate the Strange Ice Genshin Impact | Quest Guide which was uploaded on December 22nd, 2020. The duration of the video is 2 minutes and 10 seconds and it has been watched more than 1.7k times.
- A video of KimDaoGame entitled How to: Investigate The Strange Ice – In the Mountains Full Quest Guide [Genshin Impact] which was uploaded on December 23rd, 2020. The duration of the video is 11 minutes and 23 seconds and it has been watched more than 3.1k times.
- A video of Pure Game Guides entitled How to Investigate the Strange Ice in Genshin Impact which was uploaded on December 23rd, 2020. The duration of the video is 1 minute and 33 seconds and it has been watched more than 160 times.
- A video of ephemeraljaunt entitled How to Investigate The Strange Ice | Genshin Impact which was uploaded on December 22nd, 2020. The duration of the video is 2 minutes and 22 seconds and it has been watched more than 800 times.
What is Scarlet Quartz?
In the steps above, to investigate the ice strange, you have to find Scarlet Quartz. But, what is it? It is an item in Genshin Impact which is an important part of solving gimmicks in Dragonspine. In Dragonspine, you are able to find it anywhere.
You have to get Scarlet Quartz to investigate the strange ice as we explained above by destroying the Ice Crystals in Dragonspine. Scarlet Quartz can be released by hitting red rocks with a skill or weapon.
It is important for you to know that Scarlet Quartz will not appear in your inventory. Nevertheless, red energy will surround you. When you are in that state, attacking crystals will melt them.
That’s the information that we are able to give to you about investigating the strange ice in Genshin Impact. You are able to explore the game now and complete this quest. If you have any other information, you can discuss it in forums.
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