Genshin Impact Shadows Amidst Snowstorms Event: All Formations, Snowman Components, Rewards and More

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Genshin Impact update 2.3 brought a new special event to the game, in which players will be able to obtain exclusive Albedo rewards through various challenges on Dragonspine Mountain.

So if you're looking to prepare for the latest Genshin Impact event and learn what you need to do to get one of this update's shiny new weapons, here's everything you need to know about the 'Shadows Amidst' event. SnowstormÔÇŁ.

Genshin Impact Shadows Event Amid Snowstorms

Before participating in this event, you must have met the conditions below:

  • Reach Adventure Rank 20 or higher
  • Complete the Archon Quest "For a Future Without Tears"
  • Complete the Albedo story quest "Traveler's Sighting Report"
  • Complete Joel's "Lost in the Snow" quest

Once done, you will have access to this interface, through which you can see both the available challenges and the rewards that you can obtain, if you manage to complete them all:

Genshin's Shadows Amidst Snowstorms event interface. (Photo: miHoYo)

As you can see, this event will be split into three phases that will take you through a series of workouts through Dragonspine Mountain.

Dragonspine Special Training

Here, players will engage in different types of training while exploring the mountain while defeating hordes of enemies and tracking objectives in order to complete the challenges.

Agility training

This training will help you hone your parkour skills as you have to descend the running tracks located 473ur the mountain. There are a total of four race tracks available on the map.

Follow guides and complete race tracks in agility training. (Photo: Honey Hunter / miHoYo)

As soon as you start track training by activating a special mechanic, you must follow checkpoints to continue while you collect adventure badges and conquest badges. Some Adventure Badges will be hidden in certain parts of the race track, while Conquest Badges will only appear at certain times.

The number of points you score will be based on the time spent and the number of badges you have earned during training.

To help you with this task, special blessings will appear during your run. Galespring Blessings will improve your character's jumping power, while Ironskin Blessings will allow your character to break through the pillars of ice around them.

After completing each of the race tracks and depending on the points you have earned, you will receive Primogems, Mora, Mystic Enhancement Ores, and Snowstrider Emblems.

Tracker training

For this event, you must find and melt all the piles of ice crystals in the training area, to complete each of the eight available tracking sessions.

Look for piles of ice crystals and melt them to complete the tracker formation. (Photo: Honey Hunter / miHoYo)

Melting certain piles of ice crystals will also allow you to find snowman components, which will be used in another phase of the event.

You'll get at least one of each component type if you complete all Tracker training sessions, along with a few Primogems, Mora, and Snowstrider emblems.

combat training

Last but not least, you will have to fight against mafia camps in this formation. To initiate these combat sessions, you must interact with a special type of decoys that you will find in eight different camps in Dragonspine.

Defeat all your enemies and use decoys in your favor in combat training. (Photo: Honey Hunter / miHoYo)

These Decoys will have two modes starting with "Source Cold", which will emanate cold air which will increase the rate at which Sheer Cold builds up on your characters, and give nearby opponents a Cryo Buff at fixed intervals, increasing their potency offense and survivability.

You will be able to change the decoy's mode to "Heat Source" by activating certain mechanisms nearby using Scarlet Quartz in a specific order.

This will allow your characters to restore a certain amount of Energy at fixed intervals, negate Pure Cold buildup, and inflict AoE DMG on opponents while wearing Scarlet Quartz. During training, some monsters will also drop Scarlet Quartz.

By defeating each of the camps, you will receive Primogems, Mora, Snowstrider Emblems and Snowman Heads.

born from the snow

After all the above training, you will be able to use the snowman components and heads you have collected to create puffy snowmen in your camp.

Build tons of snowmen and unlock a mighty sword in the Born of the Snow event. (Photo: Honey Hunter / miHoYo)

These components include:

  • snowman heads
  • Snowman hands
  • snowman hats
  • snowman eyes
  • snowman nose
  • Snowman Scarves

Once you complete multiple Puffy Snowmen, you'll have the chance to get more Primogems, Mora, Snowman Torso, and the event's featured weapon, the Cinnabar Spindle Sword.

Also, during and after the event, you will be able to bring snowman torsos and components that you have obtained in your Serenitea pot to make puffy snowmen, perfect for this winter season.

Mystery challenge

The final phase of the event includes a mysterious challenge, which you can unlock after completing Act II ÔÇťShadows Amidst SnowstormsÔÇŁ: The Shadows Deepen.

A mysterious enemy awaits you in this challenge. (Photo: Honey Hunter / miHoYo)

In this challenge, you will find a strange substance called Dragonspine's Arcane Essence 473ur, hidden inside a floating artifact called BOSS. After the BOSS summons the Arcane Fruits, the character will have to attack them to eject them towards the BOSS, causing a shock that will release the Arcane Essence.

When you pick up Arcane Essence, you will prevent the BOSS from regenerating its shield. However, after picking it up, characters in the field will lose HP continuously for a brief period of time.

After collecting all the Arcane Essence, the size of the BOSS will become smaller, making it easier to defeat.

Completing this challenge will reward you with Mora, Hero's Wit, and Mysterious emblems.

Rewards available in the event store

All of the Snowstrider Emblems and Mysterious Emblems you have successfully collected can be exchanged for one of the rewards below.

All Shadows Amid Blizzard rewards. (Photo: miHoYo)

The "Shadows Amidst Snowstorms" event will be available from November 15 to December 13. Its Event Shop will be active until December 20.

  • Read more: Genshin Impact v2.3 Tier List: All Characters Ranked Best to Worst

Be sure to check out our dedicated Genshin Impact section, where you can find all the news, guides, and previews you desire, as well as our Genshin Impact Twitter account.

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