Genshin Impact players are quite divided over the 4-star claymore weapon, Serpent Spine. On the one hand, its CRIT-focused stats makes it more powerful than Wolf’s Gravestone. Other players believe they shouldn’t have to spend money on acquiring it, preferring Wolf's Gravestone.
Either way, this 4-star claymore weapon, the Serpent Spine, can only be acquired one way. Here’s what players need to know about this 4-star weapon, its stats, ascension materials and how one can acquire the weapon.
Genshin Impact: What is the Serpent Spine?
Birthed in the Liyue region, the Serpent Spine is fashioned from the spine of a sea monster. According to lore, fishermen would frequently use the remains of sea monsters as figureheads for their boats.
As such, a great captain had set sail with his men out onto the stormy seas and never returned. Yet, the body of a giant sea monster merged onshore with its spine bulging from its due to a large gash made by the captain’s sword.
Genshin Impact: Serpent Spine stats & ability
- Rarity: 4-star
- ATK: 42-510
- Secondary Stat: 6% – 27.6% Crit Rate
The weapon's passive (Special Ability), Wavesplitter, deals 6% more DMG for every four seconds the character is on the field. As a result, they will receive 3% extra DMG. The Wavesplitter passive has five stacks maximum and it cannot be reset once the character returns to the party. However, the passive does lose one stack when taking DMG.
As the passive’s stack decreases every time a character receives DMG, this weapon would be effective for characters that utilise a shield. The Serpent Spine is best equipped on Noelle, Chonygyun, Razor, Beidou and Xinyan.
Genshin Impact: Serpent Spine ascension materials
Here are the ascension materials required to max out the Serpent Spine according to the Genshin Impact source, Honey Impact.
Ascension Level 2&3
- 5,000 Mora
- Grain of Aerosiderite x3
- Fragile Bone Shard x3
- Whopperflower Nectar x2
Ascension Level 4
- 15,000 Mora
- Pieces of Aerosiderite x3
- Fragile Bone Shard x12
- Whopperflower Nectar x8
Ascension Level 5
- 20,000 Mora
- Pieces of Aerosiderite x6
- Sturdy Bone Shard x6
- Shimmering Nectar x6
Ascension Level 6
- 30,000 Mora
- Bit of Aerosiderite x3
- Sturdy Bone Shard x12
- Shimmering Nectar x9
Ascension Level 7
- 35,000 Mora
- Bit of Aerosiderite x6
- Fossilized Bone Shard x9
- Energy Nectar x6
Ascension Level 8
- 45,000 Mora
- Chunk of Aerosiderite x4
- Fossilized Bone Shard x18
- Energy Nectar x12
How to get the Serpent Spine in Genshin Impact?
To acquire the Serpent Spine in Genshin Impact, players will need to spend some money. Players will need to purchase the Battle Pass and have it ranked up to Level 30.
Once players have reached Level 30, players will unlock the Gnostic Hymn which gives them the option to select between five weapons from the Battle Pass. There is one weapon for each weapon type, with the Serpent Spine representing the Claymore weapon type.
Players can rank up their progression in the Battle Pass by completing daily, weekly and special events and missions. If players can maintain their progress with the missions and events, they should be able to meet the requirement of 1,000 EXP needed to rank up in the Battle Pass
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