How to Defeat the Cryo Regisvine in Genshin Impact

While this boss is not necessarily the hardest to fight, it can be a bit difficult to figure out for new players and its damage can sometimes be hard to dodge.

But I know exactly how to defeat the Cryo Regisvine boss in Genshin Impact, and I’ll pass my teachings on to you!

First encountered as the final domain boss of Xiangling’s story quest, the Cryo Regisvine guards a priceless treasure; yummy yummy pork. 

After the story quest, the boss can be found in a cave near the eastern coast of Mondstadt, just south of the Thousand Winds Temple and the Temple of the Wolf domain.

Unfortunately, it is no longer guarding any pork but fighting the boss will drop you valuable character ascension material nonetheless. 

Let’s take a look at the tips and tricks you can use to beat this boss. Included will be a guide to all of its attacks, when it might use them, and how to handle them.

Best Characters for Defeating the Cryo Regisvine Boss

In order to defeat Cryo Regisvine, your team will need to have specific requirements. Unlike other bosses where team composition can heavily influence how easily you beat the boss, bringing the wrong team to this boss fight can make it IMPOSSIBLE.

On top of that, this boss has incredibly high resistance and very clear weak spots that need to be exploited if you want to deal any meaningful damage to the boss.

These weak spots are not always available so between those windows, you’ll need to be constantly dodging the boss’s attacks.

Don’t get distracted, follow his every movement, patiently wait for his next move, and act quickly when the right time has come. Make sure you get these types of characters to assure you can defeat Cryo Regisvine boss.

Pyro Characters:

At least one Pyro character is REQUIRED if you want to beat this boss. Both of the boss’s weak points are infused with the Cryo element, in order to break them and remove the boss’s resistances, you’ll need a pyro character.

While it is possible to break these weak points with Electro as well, it is almost 10x as slow and not recommended.

Yomiya and Hutao are your best 5-star options for this fight. For 4-star options, Yanfei and Bennett are solid choices.

Shielding Characters:

While all of the boss’s attacks can be dodged, many of them leave frozen areas on the ground that will deal damage to players standing in it.

This damage stacks up pretty quickly and can sometimes stop players from gaining easy access to the boss’s weak points. Shields will render you immune to these areas and make your fight much easier.

Zhongli is your best 5-star choice for this fight, check out how to make his build here. For 4-star options, Noelle or Diona are good picks.

How to Defeat the Cryo Regisvine Boss

The Cryo Regisvine has 3 phases and can make a total of 7 unique attacks. Each one is very different so pay attention to all of them so you can’t be caught by surprise.

Below we will talk about these phases, the abilities of the Thunder Manifestation, and how to counter them. If you have trouble picturing my explanations, the video I made will show you how I did it.

Root Core Phase

When you first begin the fight, the Cryo Regisvine will be in its root-core phase. In this phase, the boss will attack you with an exposed elemental core on the base of its stem.

Break the core to stun the boss. While in this phase, the boss can make the following attacks. 


Cyro Regisvine Slam

The Cryo Regisvine slams its face into the ground launching out a shockwave. Both the initial slam and the shockwave of this attack can knock you into the air so it is important to learn how to avoid it.

This attack is very clearly telegraphed by the Regisvine staring at the ground and ruffling its petals.

The width of the shockwave is quite large so rather than dashing to the side, you are better off trying to dash through the shockwave with your immunity frame.

More experienced players can also try to stand directly under the initial point of impact and dodge it with a well-timed dash, avoiding the shockwave altogether.

Ice Projectiles:

Cyro Regisvine Ice Projectiles

The Cryo Regisvine uses its two tentacle appendages to fire two spreads of icy projectiles at the player. These projectiles will home in on you and deal Cryo damage on hit.

These projectiles will always be traveling toward the player and downwards to the ground. The only way to get rid of them is to have them hit the ground first before hitting you.

You can try to outrun the projectiles but because the boss fires them on both sides of the player, it can be quite difficult. Instead, let them get as close to you as possible before dodging backward past them. 

Ice Laser:

Cyro Regisvine Ice Laser

The Cryo Regisvine uses its two tentacle appendages to fire lasers that cross over on the player’s location. Where the laser travels along the ground, it will leave frozen terrain that deals damage to the player who walks over it.

It is best to dodge directly towards or away from the boss as once the beams begin to fire, the targeting will not change. Be mindful that you cannot walk back over where the lasers were for a few seconds even after dodging them due to frozen ground.


Cyro Regisvine Spin

The Cryo Regisvine looks straight up and begins charging Cryo energy. A circle will appear around it indicating the area of this attack.

It then slams back down, dealing damage and knocking away all players in that circle and turning the circle into frozen ground for an extended period of time.

This attack is incredibly easy to dodge as the range is very limited. You have plenty of time to dash away from the boss. The boss will only use this attack if you are close to it.

The main purpose is to keep players from reaching its core so try attacking it with ranged Pyro damage while the frozen area persists.


Cyro Regisvine Blizzard

The Cryo Regisvine faces up, and starts channeling Cryo energy, and flapping its petals.

While it does this, it will continue to create glowing blue pillars at the player’s feet, causing shards of ice to erupt from the ground at their location shortly after.

This attack is incredibly easy to dodge. Players can avoid any and all damage by simply walking around the boss at a leisurely pace.

However, be mindful that these shards will persist on the battlefield for a few seconds and turn the area around them into frozen ground so watch your step!

Also, note that this attack is not very common. It is done only if you spend a lot of time in the core root phase.

Corolla Core Phase

During this phase, the Cryo Regisvine forms another elemental core on its face/corolla. This core cannot be reached often by melee.

It is best to try and break this corolla with ranged attacks or wait for it to slam its face into the ground. Break the core to stun the boss.


Cyro Regisvine Swipe

The Cryo Regisvine slams its face onto the ground and sweeps the area around it. This sweep can either be a single full circle sweep or up to two half circle sweeps. Getting hit by this attack will knock you backward.

Before the boss makes its sweep, it will lean in the direction of the sweep. It is best for players to dodge towards the boss and dash through it.

Players can also attempt to read the initial slam and dodge directly away from the boss and the subsequent sweep(s).

Frost Breath:

Cyro Regisvine Frost Breath

The Cryo Regisvine leans down and faces the player as it charges up its frost breath. It will then breathe a wide breath of frost in the radius of the entire arena and sweep in a full circle.

Note that only after performing this attack, will the elemental core on it’s corolla open.

Similar to the Swipe attack, it is best that you dodge towards the breath as the boss does its sweep. While it’s charging, the boss will continue to track the player so make sure you keep moving.

This attack will leave a ring of frozen ground on the outer area of the arena, forcing you close to the boss.


Cyro Regisvine Slam2

The Cryo Regisvine can also use the same Slam attack in this phase as in the root core phase. This attack is basically the same except he will slam 2-3 times, or after doing 2-3 swipes.

On the last slam, the boss will be stuck on the ground for a short period of time, exposing the corolla core to melee Pyro attacks.

Ice Laser:

The Cryo Regisvine can also use its ice laser attack in the corolla core phase. This attack is the exact same as in the core root phase.

Stunned Phase

We reach this phase after breaking the elemental core on its roots or corolla. In this phase, the boss is stunned and loses its high damage resistance. This is the opportune window to attack and get as much damage in as possible. 

After a few seconds, the boss will get back up and start to attack the player again.

After another few seconds, a new elemental core will form on either the root or the corolla, starting a new phase. The new phase will always be different from the previous one.

Boss Drops

The boss’ unique drop is Hoarfrost Cores which are the Character Ascension Materials for Chongyun, Diona, Ganyu, Kaeya, Qiqi, and Rosaria. And you can find the best Ganyu build here.

In addition to these, it drops Shivada Jade pieces and the standard artifact sets of all world bosses (Gladiator’s Finale, Wanderer’s Troupe, Traveling Doctor, Instructor, The Exile, Prayers for Wisdom).

You can follow all my suggestions in the next video, to have a better understanding of what I’m talking about.


Follow the suggestions and keep your calm when fighting the Cryo Regisvine boss. With the right team and some practice, you’ll defeat it in no time. If you have any more questions, I will be happy to help.

If you have a different approach or found another strategy that works just as well, do let us all know by commenting below.

Calin Ciabai

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