Download Guide
Purchase Game

Genshin Impact

Purchase on Amazon

The First Experiment: Elements

Matt Chard

Unlock Criteria

Location Prerequisites
Dragonspine, Mondstadt Reach AR 20, Complete: Archon Quest Prologue: Act II - For a Tomorrow Without Tears, Princeps Cretaceus Chapter: Traveler Observation Report

Four Event Phases:

Event Schedule Start Time End Time
Act I - Festering Desire 2020/12/23 2020/01/05
Act II - Archon’s Rival 2020/12/25 2020/01/05
Act III - Raiders Amidst Snow Mist 2020/12/28 2020/01/05
Act IV - Uninvited Guests 2020/12/31 2020/01/05


The Chalk Prince and the Dragon is a Limited Timed Event and it first appeared on the 23rd December 2020 with it running through until the 5th January 2021. It consists of four phases which will unlock on different dates. The event is essentially a story quest for Albedo.

Dragonspine Introduction

The first thing you’ll notice about Dragonspine is the new gameplay mechanic Subzero Climate. What will happen is, whilst traversing the area you will start to get cold, this is called the Sheer Cold status and this is indicated by a blue meter above your Health bar.

The status will accumulate at approximately 1% a second, certain actions like swimming in the water or being in a Snowstorm will increase the rate even further, at around 3/4 of the meter, it will begin to flash, meaning in 30 seconds the Sheer Cold status will hit its peak dealing 2% of your Health a second.

To counter this status, you’ll need to find a heat source. Heat sources come in different varieties, Bonfires, cookpots, Torches, Ruin Braziers which can be activated and Warming Seelies, some food recipes such as Goulash will slow the rate that it accumulates. Teleport Waypoints and Statues of The Seven will also reset your Sheer Cold status.

The First Experiment: Elements


  1. Head to the test state
  2. Defeat the slimes to complete the experiment
  3. Follow the road and search for a Starsilver Catalyst
  4. Head for Albedo’s campsite
  5. Take the potion from the desk
  6. Talk to Albedo and hear his conclusions

Head to the test state

Follow the path to the test site and after a cut scene, you’ll have your first experiment to complete.

Defeat the slimes to complete the experiment

You will have to battle three Cryo Slimes and two Large Cryo Slimes, these are weak to Pyro and Electro, so fire away with those elements to make quick work of these, Klee and Diluc are especially useful here due to their great AoE capabilities. After the battle you’ll get another cut scene.

(1 of 2) Use Pyro to quickly take down the enemies

Use Pyro to quickly take down the enemies (left), Defeat the Hilichurls to make gathering the Catalyst easier. (right)

Follow the road and search for a Starsilver Catalyst

After the cut scene you’ll need to obtain three Starsilver Catalysts which can be obtained from the regular Starsilver deposits, the first one can be found a little to the south, guarded by one Cryo Samachurl, one Cryo Hilichurl Guard and two Cryo Hilichurl Grenadiers, take them out with Pyro and collect the three Catalysts from the deposits nearby.

You can activate this Brazier to reduce the Sheer Cold status, the Silverstar deposit is sitting behind it.

Head for Albedo’s campsite

Once the Catalysts have been obtained, head southwest a little, unlocking the Teleport on the way and glide over the broken bridge where you will see his camp. Walk into it to trigger a cut scene.

Take the potion from the desk and drink it

After the cut scene head to the desk that Albedo is standing at and interact with the potion, this will go in to your inventory where you will have to use it like any normal consumable, make sure you’re not at low health as the potion will do minor damage to you.

(1 of 2) You will be back here a lot in Dragonspine

You will be back here a lot in Dragonspine (left), Make sure you heal up before taking the potion, it will damage you for minor damage. (right)

Talk to Albedo and hear his conclusions

Speak with Albedo and you will get a cut scene, after it has ended, the quest will finish.


Adventure EXP Mora Other Rewards
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Screenshot375 Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Screenshot22,000 Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Screenshot2 Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Screenshot5


User profile pic
Welcome Guest

Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms,
    Android, iOS, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Adventure
  • Guide Release
    31 October 2020
  • Last Updated
    31 July 2023
    Version History
  • Guide Author

Share this free guide:

This guide for Genshin Impact includes the following:

  • Based on version 3.0.
  • An interactive Map of Teyvat showing the location of all; Anemoculus, Geoculus, Statues of the Seven, World Quests, Shrines, Plants, Monsters, Enemies, Chests and Minerals.
  • Knowledge on all of the current known regions of Teyvat.
  • Detailed Character pages of all playable characters showing talent trees, skill builds and Ascension tables.
  • Character Tier Lists.
  • Combat Information and Elemental Effects & Combinations.
  • Weapons - Showing the current best and highest rated weapons in the game.
  • All Archon Quests including the new Sumeru Archon Quests.
  • All World Quests that are unlocked by speaking to NPCs through Teyvat. They give insight into the various locations and stories of the world.
  • All Story Quests consisting of chapters related to the background and personalities of each playable character.
  • All Domains laid bare with expert strategies including the new Sumeru Domains.
  • How to conquer the Spiral Abyss.
  • All Weekly Bosses covered with expert strategies.
  • How to get all the optimal outcomes on Hangout Events
  • Housing guide using the Serenitea Pot including a full blueprint and furnishings list.
  • All details on Gardening and Fishing.
  • Bonus Content, including Interviews from voice actors.

Get a Gamer Guides Premium account: