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Dragonspine, historically known as Vindagnyr, is an area in Mondstadt.

It is a vast mountain, engulfed with ancient ruins and snow-capped areas, and also containing the remains of Durin. It was named Vindagnyr prior to Durin's fall.

There are some peculiarities with how the snow gathers but never melts on the mountain. Due to its extreme cold, Dragonspine is also one of the most dangerous places in Mondstadt.


Name Description Image
Entombed City - Ancient Palace An ancient city that lies silent beneath the eternal ice.

Look for clues and investigate the secret of a now-destroyed kingdom: Snow-Tombed Starsilver.
Entombed City - Ancient Palace.jpg
Entombed City - Outskirts Outskirts of an Ancient City. Entombed City - Outskirts.png
Skyfrost Nail Skyfrost Nail is the area of Dragonspine's peak. Unlocking access to this area is part of the World Quest "In the Mountains". Attempting to access this area early by scaling Dragonspine will result in Paimon remarking that it's far too cold before the player is forced to teleport away. Skyfrost Nail.png
Snow-Covered Path The path leading up the mountain is not as steep as expected, but it's coated in ice the whole way, so you still have to be careful!

It's so cold here that even the grass won't burn. It feels like every few steps we are looking for the next heat source to warm back up, and if we didn't, then we certainly won't last long out here.[1]
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Starglow Cavern A great cavern spanning the depths of Dragonspine. Peculiar glowing vegetation grows throughout the cavern, illuminating even the deepest, darkest passages with its frigid glow. Starglow Cavern.jpg
Wyrmrest Valley The final resting place of the black dragon. The life force exuding from the dragon's core has dyed the steep valley's silvery snow in scarlet red. Has a glowing red cave of interest. Wyrmrest Valley.jpg

Points of Interest

Name Description Image
Dragonspine Adventurer Camp, Snow-Covered Path An adventurer camp between the path from Dadaupa Gorge to Dragonspine occupied by several NPCs affiliated with Mondstadt's Adventurers' Guild. Dragonspine Adventurer Camp.png
Albedo's Campsite A small laboratory outpost that can be found along the path from Entombed City - Ancient Palace to Entombed City - Outskirts. Albedo's Campsite.jpeg
Frostbearing Tree, Snow-Covered Path Offering Crimson Agates to the Frostbearing Tree's Gratitude will increase the level to provide rewards and change its appearance. Frostbearing Tree.png

Notable Features


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Hidden Exploration Objectives

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This is Dragonspine, an enormous mountain that holds the remains of the venomous dragon, Durin, who fell here after the battle with Dvalin. Few adventurers dare attempt to conquer this unforgiving environment marked by deep snow, sheer cold, poisonous blood, and monsters. But such things will not dissuade the star-faring Traveler from journeying here...[2]

Albedo suspects that the sword Festering Desire is related to the dragon Durin, and may draw its power from the dragon's venom.

Before Durin

Long before Durin's fall, there existed a civilization called Sal Vindagnyr on the mountain. Much of its archaeological remains are centered on the Entombed City - Ancient Palace. There are also records contained on Ancient Carvings; and in the descriptions of the weapon Snow-Tombed Starsilver, as well as the catalyst Frostbearer; and of the Princess' Box, Priest's Box, and Scribe's Box; as well as frescos within the Mural Room where the Snow-Tombed Starsilver is found.

Together they tell of a kingdom, a princess gifted with the power to foretell through visions and painting, and of a tragedy or fall of that kingdom. The fall is brought about by the Skyfrost Nail which falls and destroys the silver ley line tree on the mountain- this causes the change in climate from verdant to frostbitten. Artifacts found in Dragonspine tell the story of the Princess and people of that time, and the story of an outlander entrusted with the Starsilver weapon — when the outlander returns from his quest he finds the city dead and abandoned, and leaves the weapon in the secret chamber.

The decoded messages ("Record of Serial No.") found on broken Ruin Guards in the region may also be related, but also may relate to the fall of Khaenri'ah, from where Ruin Guards originate.


  • Much of Dragonspine's story, lore, and history were deliberately left ambiguous to allow players to develop their own interpretations of what happened. In "Snow-Covered Path" — Behind the Scenes of Dragonspine (3:50 – 4:37), open world level designer Xiao Ao says, "To enrich the experience of the Dragonspine story, we would take the core themes of Dragonspine — namely the Skyfrost Nail and the bygone civilization — and represent them from many angles. [...] In the end, the player develops their own interpretation of what happened."
  • The area of Dragonspine is largely inspired by the Swiss Alps.[3]
  • Before Version 1.2, Dragonspine was actually a subarea belonging to Windwail Highland in game, though players couldn't reach Dragonspine under normal conditions.
    • If the player reached Dragonspine from some methods (for example, being knocked back incorrectly by some enemies) before Version 1.2, the word "Dragonspine" would appear on the screen, like other subareas.


18 Soundtracks play in Dragonspine:

No. Soundtrack Name Album Played In
07 Abiding Chills Vortex of Legends Dragonspine
06 Ad Oblivione Vortex of Legends Dragonspine
39 All-Conquering Tide The Shimmering Voyage Dragonspine (Combat), The Wonderful World Of Mr. Cyclops
03 Chattering Snowflakes Vortex of Legends Dragonspine
15 Finale of the Snowtomb Vortex of Legends Dragonspine
02 Fragile Fantasy Vortex of Legends Dragonspine
05 Glistening Shards Vortex of Legends Dragonspine
11 In the Desolate Hallway Vortex of Legends Starglow Cavern
08 Menacing Cove Vortex of Legends Starglow Cavern
17 Moonlike Smile Vortex of Legends Dragonspine
16 Once-Colored Memories Vortex of Legends Dragonspine
04 Serene and Sweet Adieu Vortex of Legends Dragonspine
10 Sinister Mist Vortex of Legends Starglow Cavern
01 Snow-Buried Tales Vortex of Legends Dragonspine
14 Spin of Ice Crystals Vortex of Legends Dragonspine
09 Striding in the Snowstorm Vortex of Legends Starglow Cavern
12 The Flourishing Past Vortex of Legends Dragonspine
13 Unfinished Frescoes Vortex of Legends Dragonspine



Pre-1.2 Media

Other Media

Video Guides

Dragonspine secret hidden chests, seelies (yellow spirits) , ice walls locations, exploration 100%

Other Languages

LanguageOfficial NameLiteral Meaning
Lóngjí Xuěshān
Dragon Spine Snowy Mountain
Lóngjí Xuěshān
Korean드래곤 스파인
Deuraegon Seupa'in
Dragon Spine
FrenchMonts DosdragonDragonback Mountains
RussianДраконий хребет
Drakoniy khrebet
Dragon Spine
VietnameseLong Tích Tuyết SơnDragon Spine Snow Mountain
GermanDrachengratDragon Ridge
PortugueseEspinha do DragãoSpine of the Dragon

Change History

Released in Version 1.2
Version 1.5

Version 1.2

  • Dragonspine was released.