How to navigate the Genshin Impact end-game, the Spiral Abyss,

Genshin Impact is a mostly single-player game that has taken the world by storm. For players who are caught up with the story or those who enjoy a challenge, there is the Spiral Abyss. The Spiral Abyss helps determine the game’s current meta, and is where seasoned players take their teams to test them out. By beating the Abyss during each cycle, you earn rewards such as artifacts and Primogems. The only problem is that many players can’t 12-star the Spiral Abyss.

What is the Spiral Abyss in Genshin Impact

The Spiral Abyss is a huge part of the Genshin Impact community, but you won’t be able to access the content from the start of the game. Here is a quick breakdown of how to unlock the Abyss Corridor in Genshin Impact:

  • Reach Adventure Rank 20
  • Reach Musk Reef in Mondstadt
  • Beat the First 8 Floors.

Once you have done the above, the Abyssal Moon Spire will open up to you. The Spiral Abyss changes multiple times throughout each patch and introduces new enemies. Here are the rules for the Abyss:

  • There are 4 Floors.
  • Each Floor Has 3 Chambers, Split Into Two Halves
  • You Must Have Two Separate Teams.
  • Each Floor Has a Chamber Has a 300 Second Time Limit.
  • You Must Fight Straight Through Each Level.
  • You Get to Pick a Buff Before the Start of Each Floor.
  • The Spiral Abyss Changes Every Two Weeks.

You can view the enemies of each Chamber before you start and plan your teams accordingly. With each level you go up, the Spiral Abyss gets more difficult. Generally, on Floor 12, you will find yourself facing off against back-to-back bosses.

In many ways, each floor acts as Genshin Impacts own version of the Elite Four from Pokemon. Even if you back out before a chamber, you will continue with the same characters and health when you come back. There is no way to go to a statue and heal your team in between chambers. You also can’t switch your party around or your artifacts once you start.

What is Considered Meta in Genshin Impact

The Meta of the game is constantly changing, especially since new characters are always being introduced. The Abyss that is currently in place generally caters to the banner character or characters. For example, if Venti is currently on banner rotation, then he will generally be useful with the enemies currently present in the Abyssal Moon Spire.

Despite the fact that the current Abyss will be tailored towards banner characters, there are some teams that players regularly rely on. Several five-star characters in the game can be combined with all-star supports like Bennett to make a powerful team. In addition, a sport has been made out of trying out different teams to see how much damage is done on each floor every time the cycle refreshes.

What Characters are Part of Genshin Impacts meta?

The short anwser to this question is actually all of them. Likewise, every character can be slotted into a powerful team, and things are changing in each patch. Many characters that weren’t initially popular such as Kazuha and Kokomi were later found to be powerful in the Spiral Abyss.

This misjudgment can be linked to everything from improper team comps, to a new artifact set being introduced into the game. Even a four-star has the ability to throw teams comps for a loop. Team building is the true challenge in hitting high numbers in the Abyss, not trying to just focus on pulling every five-star character that comes out.

How to Beat The Spiral Abyss Each Cycle in Genshin Impact

Beating the Spiral Abyss, specifically, the everchanging Abyssal Moon Spire, is a tricky topic. At its heart, Genshin Impact is a gacha game, and pulling powerful characters can be tricky. Raiden Shogun, for example, is a powerful part of the National Team, but pulling her either takes spending a decent amount of money or purely getting lucky.

It also can easily be seen that a C6 five-star makes much shorter work of the Abyss Floors than a C0 Five-star could ever dream of. This doesn’t mean that free-to-play players who play regularly are left in the dust, though. By picking up characters who are also proven to do well in the Spiral Abyss, you can easily build two-powerful teams. Keep in mind that characters like Sucrose, Bennett, and Xingqui are some of the most used characters and that four-stars are regularly given away for free.

In short, while you will have to do some pulls to get characters like Kazuha, Raiden Shogun, and Itto. All in all, this shouldn’t cause your wallet to empty out with proper planning. Be the best advice for a free-to-play player with new characters is to see how they review after release and then decide if they will slot into your team well or if they aren’t worth pulling on.

Genshin Impact Spiral Abyss Teams

There are quite a few teams that tend to work especially well in the Spiral Abyss. Here are some popular combos for you to try out in Genshin Impact:

National Team

  • Raiden Shogun
  • Xingqui
  • Bennet
  • Xiangling

Mono Geo

  • Arataki Itto
  • Albedo
  • Gorou
  • Zhongli


  • Ayaka
  • Mona
  • Kazuha
  • Diona


  • Ayato
  • Beidou
  • Kazuha
  • Xingqui


  • Ganyu
  • Venti
  • Mona
  • Diona


  • Hu Tao
  • Xingqui
  • Zhongli
  • Bennett


  • Ganyu
  • Kazuha
  • Bennett
  • Shenhe

While many of these teams do contain several five-star, swapping out characters is always possible. For example, Ganyu and Ayaka are regularly interchanged for each other in comps. Shenhe can also be swapped for the four-star Diona.

When building a team it’s to take these ideas and then look at the teams you already have to create a powerful combination to take on the Spiral Abyss. The most important thing to remember is to ensure that your characters are equipped with good builds. This means that the weapons, artifacts, and their stats you are increasing are helping their attacks hit harder. You will also want to focus on unlocking their talents to increase damage output.

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Jessica Thomas

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Jess has prided herself in expressing her love for gaming, having been featured by companies in Japan and The Kim Komando Show. Her favorite console is the Nintendo 64 and she revels in replaying through Paper Mario and Megaman Legends. When not fighting Reaverbots she can be found gushing over the newest JRPGs or watching seasonal anime with her furless cat, who is featured on Twitter regularly