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This sharp polearm can seemingly pierce through anything. When swung, one can almost see the rift it tears in the air.

Vortex Vanquisher (Chinese: 贯虹之槊 Guànhóng zhī Shuò, "Lance of Rainbow Piercer") is a Liyue polearm.

Ascensions and Stats

Ascension
Phase
Level Base
ATK
2nd Stat
(ATK)
0✦ 1/20 46 10.8%
20/20 122 19.1%
Ascension Cost (0 → 1)
Item Mora.png 10,000 Mora
1✦ 20/40 153 19.1%
40/40 235 27.8%
Ascension Cost (1 → 2)
Item Mora.png 20,000 Mora
2✦ 40/50 266 27.8%
50/50 308 32.2%
Ascension Cost (2 → 3)
Item Mora.png 30,000 Mora
3✦ 50/60 340 32.2%
60/60 382 36.5%
Ascension Cost (3 → 4)
Item Mora.png 45,000 Mora
4✦ 60/70 414 36.5%
70/70 457 40.9%
Ascension Cost (4 → 5)
Item Mora.png 55,000 Mora
5✦ 70/80 488 40.9%
80/80 532 45.3%
Ascension Cost (5 → 6)
Item Mora.png 65,000 Mora
6✦ 80/90 563 45.3%
90/90 608 49.6%

Total Cost (0 → 6)

Item Mora.png 225,000 Mora

Description

This was an ancient time, when ships sailed alongside sea monsters.

In those days, Liyue Harbor was not at peace, not from those creatures from the deep.

They say that a great shadow once dwelt within the oceanic abyss. With great vortexes and whirlpools it would smash even the strongest of ships, and drag its prey down into the sunless depths. They also say that a divine island would emerge from the sea, rainbow-clad and fog-shrouded...

All who are fortunate enough to set foot on that island will find treasures buried for time incalculable.

Still others say that this island is a great monster in a threadbare torpor.

Most legends that pass between sailors and skippers are such bizarre ones as these. But there is one story that they all believe. They believe that Rex Lapis had once wielded a spear that pierced the rainbow, pinning the churning vortex that had once terrorized the oceans in the center of the deep sea.

Legends have it that since then, one can often see dolphins and whales congregate about that patch of ocean, singing.

Some hold that they mourn for the God that they revered, and sing many a winding dirge for it.

Others claim that they do so in awe of Rex Lapis' great power, that he could indeed pierce the rainbow's arc and bring them down the sun.

But folk legend also holds this,

That one day, the vortex, consigned to a dead stillness by the Lord of Geo's divine spear, will once again begin to wake.

When the wind once again brings the stench of the depths onshore, that will be the omen of a hurricane as large as a nine-headed hydra.

Who, then, will be able to subdue That Which Lies in the Deep?

Preview

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Availability

Event Wishes

Vortex Vanquisher was promoted or featured with a drop-rate boost in 2 Event Wishes:

Wish Featured Duration
Epitome Invocation 2020-12-01.png
Epitome Invocation 2020-12-01
Weapon Vortex Vanquisher.png Vortex Vanquisher
December 1, 2020 – December 22, 2020
Epitome Invocation 2022-01-25.png
Epitome Invocation 2022-01-25
Weapon Vortex Vanquisher.png Vortex Vanquisher
January 25, 2022 – February 15, 2022

Trivia

Etymology

  • The Chinese name of the weapon "Lance of Rainbow Piercer" (Chinese: 贯虹之槊 Guànhóng zhī Shuò) likely refers to the Chinese idiom "a white rainbow pierces the sun" (Chinese: 白虹贯日 bái hóng guàn rì). In ancient China, such a celestial event was regarded as an omen which prophesies a lord will be pierced by an assassin.
    • The connotation of the idiom depends on the perspective and the context, but it can have a positive connotation in Confucianism. According to ancient Chinese historians, this celestial event was observed when the scholar-swordsman Jing Ke attempted to assassinate King Zheng of Qin (who later became the emperor Qin Shi Huang), who had been traditionally considered to be a tyrannical dictator.[1] Therefore, the idiom often refers to a Confucian philosophy that an unjust ruler will lose the Mandate of Heaven and their dynasty will be overthrown by a virtuous person.[1]
  • The lore in the game is a word play on the idiom in real life. As a shortend form of the above idiom, the hanzi 贯虹 (pierce-rainbow) means a "piercing rainbow" (a rainbow that pierces something). Meanwhile, 贯虹 of the in-game lore means "to pierce a rainbow" (it is Osial's rainbow that was pierced).

Other Languages

LanguageOfficial NameLiteral Meaning
EnglishVortex Vanquisher
Chinese
(Simplified)
贯虹之槊
Guànhóng zhī Shuò
Lance of the Rainbow
Chinese
(Traditional)
貫虹之槊
Guànhóng zhī Shuò
Japanese破天の槍
Haten no yari
Spear of Torn Heaven
Korean관홍의 창
Gwanhongui Chang
Spear of Piercing Rainbow
SpanishLanza PerforanubesCloudpiercing Spear
FrenchPerceur prismatiquePrismatic Piercer
RussianПокоритель вихря
Pokoritel' vikhrya
Vortex Vanquisher
ThaiVortex Vanquisher
VietnameseGiáo Nịnh ThầnSpear of Flattery Courtier
GermanRegenbogenstecherRainbow Piercer
IndonesianVortex Vanquisher
PortuguesePerfuradora PrismáticaPrismatic Piercer

Change History

Released in Version 1.1
Version 1.1
  • Kunwu's Iris Rift was released under the new name Vortex Vanquisher.

Version 0.9.9 (CBT3)

  • Kunwu's Iris Rift was released and available through Wishes.
  • The weapon's description was:
    • A polearm made from a meteorite, capable of cutting rainbows in a flash. When swung, one can almost see the rift it tears in the air.
  • The weapon's passive was Rainbow-Piercing Stinger and its effect was:
    • Refinement 1: Increases Normal Attack SPD by 10%. Increases DMG against enemies affected by any element by 24%.
    • Refinement 2: Increases Normal Attack SPD by 12%. Increases DMG against enemies affected by any element by 30%.
    • Refinement 3: Increases Normal Attack SPD by 14%. Increases DMG against enemies affected by any element by 36%.
    • Refinement 4: Increases Normal Attack SPD by 16%. Increases DMG against enemies affected by any element by 42%.
    • Refinement 5: Increases Normal Attack SPD by 18%. Increases DMG against enemies affected by any element by 48%.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Baidu Encyclopedia: 白虹贯日 (汉语成语)

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