Cinnabar Spindle: How to get, Ascension, stats, and who can use it in Genshin Impact

This Defense-scaling sword is the first of its kind.

The Cinnabar Spindle is a four-star sword that features a unique Defense substat and Elemental Skill Damage-enhancing passive. Take advantage of these stats by giving the sword to Defense-scaling characters, such as Albedo.

How to Get

Players can obtain this limited weapon from the event, Shadows Amidst Snowstorms, which will run from Nov. 25, 2021 to Dec. 13, 2021, and will jump off the existing Dragonspine storyline. You can obtain the Cinnabar Spindle by building snowmen using components obtained from various Trials and exchanging with friends.

Meanwhile, the sword can be Refined using Alkahest, which is a Refinement material that can be purchased from the event store using event currency during its runtime.


Base Attack: 41-454

Substat: Defense (15-69 percent)

Passive: Spotless Heart—Elemental Skill Damage is increased by 40/50/60/70/80 percent of Defense. The effect will be triggered no more than once every 1.5 seconds and will be cleared 0.1 seconds after the Elemental Skill deals Damage.

Related: Farming for Albedo in Genshin Impact

Ascension Materials

Ascension Phase 1x5,000 Mora, x3 Tile of Decarabian's Tower, x3 Chaos Device, x2 Damaged Mask
Ascension Phase 2x15,000 Mora, x3 Debris of Decarabian's City, x12 Chaos Device, x8 Damaged Mask
Ascension Phase 3x20,000 Mora, x6 Debris of Decarabian's City, x6 Chaos Circuit, x9 Stained Mask
Ascension Phase 4x30,000 Mora, x3 Fragment of Decarabian's Epic, x6 Chaos Circuit, x6 Stained Mask
Ascension Phase 5x35,000 Mora, x6 Fragment of Decarabian's Epic, x9 Chaos Core, x6 Ominous Mask
Ascension Phase 6x45,000 Mora, x4 Scattered Piece of Decarabian's Dream, x18 Chaos Core, x12 Ominous Mask

Who Can Use Cinnabar Spindle

The Cinnabar Spindle is a niche sword due to its unique Defense substat and passive that scales off of the character's Defense. Most characters scale off Attack by default, which means that they aren't going to have enough Defense to make the sword's stats viable compared to existing options.

Overall, the Cinnabar Spindle is Albedo's best-in-slot weapon due to his split-scaling mechanic, which favors Defense for his Elemental Skill and Attack for his Elemental Burst. The sword's stats are a direct buff to his Elemental Skill, making it an amazing weapon when your Albedo is built as a Sub-DPS or Geo battery Support.

Check out our guide on Genshin Impact: Albedo Skills, Talents, and Ascension for more tips on how to build Teyvat's prodigal Geo alchemist.

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