There are many different quests for players to complete in Genshin Impact, with some being more tricky than others. One of these quests is In the Mountains, which can be started by talking to Iris in the Dragonspine Adventurer Camp.
The main part of this quest involves players thawing frozen shards. Unlike how thawing ice usually works in Genshin Impact, with players using a fire skill, they will find they need to make use of Scarlet Quartz instead.
After thawing the shards, players will come across another step in the quest where they need to thaw all of the shards once more. However, things are made more complicated this time around, which can cause some confusion for players.
Thawing the First Shard Again
To thaw out the first shard again, players should start from the Skyfrost Nail waypoint. From there, they should break the Scarlet Quartz that is near the second inactive Ruin Guard. This ensures it gains its special properties like the first time players thawed out the frozen shards.
After breaking this Scarlet Quartz, players should travel further into the circular slope and switch to an archer character. Players will need to ready their aim and use the Scarlet Quartz\’ properties to shoot down the first glowing shard that is floating in the sky.
Thawing the Second Shard Again
After thawing the first shard again, players should keep heading up the slope until they reach a heat beacon. From there, players should head north and defeat the Frostarm Lawachurl they find. Near a chest, players should then be able to find the next Scarlet Quartz they will need to break.
Once this Scarlet Quartz is broken, players should go back to the cliff near the heat beacon from before. There, they can shoot down the second shard with their archer character.
Thawing the Third Shard Again
At this point, players just need to thaw one more shard. After thawing the previous two, players should follow the Warming Seelie that was near the Lawachurl\’s chest to an Anemo Totem. The Anemo Totem will need to activated by a character with a wind skill, such as Venti or the Traveler. This will summon a wind current and accelerating rings that the player can glide through in order to make it to a Hilichurl camp.
At the Hilichurl camp there will be a Scarlet Quartz that players need to break. They will then need to glide down to one of the floating platforms in order to shoot the third shard. This will result in all of the shards having been thawed once more.
Genshin Impact is available now on Mobile, PC, and PS4, and is in development for Switch.