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Scarlet Quartz is an item found in various regions throughout Dragonspine. It has special effects on the character that activate immediately when it is picked up, and does not exist in the inventory as an item. As such, it does not count for the "Mine 10 items" Battle Pass mission.

When picked up, it will reduce the Sheer Cold accumulation by 5% of the max, halt any further Sheer Cold accumulation, and imbue the character with its essence (essence transfers when switching characters), until it is used up or after 25s where the imbuement dissipates.

If an imbued character hits an entity in those 25 seconds, that hit will be imbued with the Scarlet Quartz, dealing a separate instance of Pyro DMG alongside the regular damage to the enemy, consuming the imbuement in the process. The Pyro DMG inherits the active character's stats (including Level, ATK, CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG and DMG Bonuses), deals 375% ATK as DMG, and applies 2 Gauge Units of Pyro.

Imbued attacks can light up Pyro sources such as campfires or cooking pots, as well as destroy certain Cryo entities such as Ancient Rime and Frost Thorns, which only take damage from imbued attacks.

How to Obtain

Scarlet Quartz is similar to natural ores. It spawns near rock, and often with a rock body behind it. It is considered a Geo Construct similar to White Iron Ore and Starsilver, subjecting it to standard damage multipliers for its category (Blunt Attacks will destroy it instantly).

As Ancient Rime can only be melted with Scarlet Quartz, Ancient Rime will always have Scarlet Quartz nearby, although occasionally the Scarlet Quartz will be far enough that after picking up the Scarlet Quartz, the player may find it easiest to land an attack using an Aimed Shot from a Bow character.

Scarlet Quartz found in the open world will respawn after 15s, unless they are involved in a puzzle, in which case the ones involved will only respawn after the puzzle is completed with the specific Scarlet Quartz in the vicinity that are used in the puzzle.


Other Languages

Language Official Name Literal Meaning
English Scarlet Quartz
Shēnchì zhī Shí
Deep Red Stone
Shēnchì zhī Shí
Japanese 深紅の石
Shinku no Ishi
Deep Crimson Stone
Korean 적색의 돌
Jeoksaek-ui Dol
Red Stone
Spanish Cuarzo carmesíCrimson Quartz
French Cristal de sangBlood Crystal
Russian Алый кварц
Alyy kvarts
Thai Scarlet Quartz
Vietnamese Thạch Anh Đỏ
German Tiefroter QuarzDeep Red Quartz
Indonesian Scarlet Quartz
Portuguese Cristal de SangueBlood Crystal

Change History

Released in Version 1.2