Preview of 2.8 Spiral Abyss

This information about the 2.8 Spiral Abyss enemies and phases is obtained from Genshin_Intel as well as Wangsheng Funeral Parlour Discord. We have no affiliation with any of the leakers and the current leaked information is subject to change. Each respective leak has been linked to its source unless the links are no longer available. This article will introduce the various phases, and new enemies for Floor 12, as well as give some tips on how to build your characters in preparation for the new Abyss


Below are the blessings for 2.8 Spiral Abyss blessings

  1. When a character takes the field, they will gain 1 Fortitude stack every 2s. This will increase their ATK by 20% with a max of 3 stacks. When characters with 3 Fortitude stacks hit opponents with Charged Attacks, a shockwave will be unleashed at that opponent's position, dealing True DMG. A shockwave can be unleashed in this manner once every 2s. When the character leaves the field, all their fortitude stacks will be cleared
  2. When a character triggers Swirl on an opponent, that opponent's DEF is decreased by 12% for 10s. Max 3 stacks. Each stack's duration is counted independently. 
  3. After the active character's Normal, Charged or Plunging Attack hit opponents, that character's Normal, Charged or Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 12% for 8s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.1s with a maximum of 4 stacks. Each stack's duration is counted independently and the effect will be cleared if the character leaves the field.  

Abyss Floor 11 Information

The Ley-line bonus for this floor gives all party members a 75% Pyro DMG Bonus

Floor 11 Ley-line Disorder:

  • Chamber 1 (Monolith Defense): For the first half of this floor, Condensed Ice aura will give about 100% Stamina Consumption Reduction debuff, which will be cast on any character within its radius every 15s. 
  • Chamber 2: For the second half of this floor, Pursuing Fireball aura causes a fireball to follow the player 3 times, dealing Pyro DMG to the player every 20s.  
  • Chamber 3: For the second half of this floor, Ice Cage aura will spawn a cage every 12s that traps the player and deals Cryo DMG every 1s if they touch it. 

Floor 11 Enemies::

  • Chamber 1 1st Half: 1x Ice Shieldwall (Condensed Ice) Mitachurl, 2x Ice Shieldwall Mitachurl, 2x Hydro Specter, 2x Cryo Specter, 2x Large Cryo Slimes, 4x Cryo Slimes
  • Chamber 1 2nd Half: 17x Treasure Hoarders
  • Chamber 2 1st Half: 1x Rimebiter Bathysmal Vishap Hatchling, 1x Bolteater Bathysmal Vishap Hatchling, 2x Cryo Specter, 2x Hydro Specter, 2x Electro Specter 
  • Chamber 2 2nd Half: 1x Fatui Agent, 1x Cryo Cicin Mage, 1x Electro Cicin Mage, 1x Pyro Fatui Skirmishier, 1x Cryo Fatui Gunslinger, 1x Hydro Fatui Gunslinger  
  • Chamber 3 1st Half: 1x Thunder Manifestation (Electro Oceanid)
  • Chamber 3 2nd Half: 1x Cryo Abyss Mage, 1x Electro Abyss Mage, 1x Hydro Abyss Mage

Abyss Floor 12 Information

Floor 12 Ley-line Disorder:

  • Chamber 1: For the first half, Cryo Node gives 100% DEF to all affected enemies, remove the aura to remove this buff. For the second half, Electro Node gives a +50% Cooldown Reduction to all affected enemies, remove the aura to remove this buff. 
  • Chamber 2: For this chamber only, there are no Ley Line Disorders
  • Chamber 3: For the first half, Slowing Water aura will increase Skill CD by 150% for any skill cast while the debuff is active. This will be cast on any character within its radius every 15s. 

Floor 12 Enemies:

  • Chamber 1 1st Half: 1x Cryo Lawachurl, 2x Ice Shieldwall Mitachurl, 3x Cryo Samachurl, 2x Pyro Hilichurl Shooter, 2x Electro Hilichurl Shooter, 2x Cryo Hilichurl Shooter, 9x Ice Shield Hilichurl 
  • Chamber 1 2nd Half: 1x Electro Kairagi, 1x Pyro Kairagi, 3x Nobushi 
  • Chamber 2 1st Half: 1x Cryo Hypostasis
  • Chamber 2 2nd Half: 5x assorted Ruin Machines, 1x Ruin Grader 
  • Chamber 3 1st Half: 1x Cryo Cicin Mage, 2x Hydro Gunslinger, 1x Mirror Maiden
  • Chamber 3 2nd Half: 1x Ruin Serpent


 2.8 spiral abyss setup

Given that these phases benefit from Swirl, it seems that you would benefit greatly from having an Anemo character such as Venti, SucroseKazuha, or the new character Heizou (read more about him here) on your team. Since Xiao does not do much "Swirl", you would be better off with a Sub-DPS Anemo character instead. If you would like to use Xiao, you can try bringing a Sub DPS/Utility character with an elemental skill that can be placed. For example, you can use Mona, Yelan, Xingqiu, Kokomi, or Fischl when Xiao is doing his plunging attacks, to allow for Swirl reactions with each plunge. 

Additionally, you should try to build a strong Pyro character due to the many Cryo shields and Cryo Hypostasis. This is integral as it ensures that you can finish Floor 12 Chamber Chamber 2 and 3 in time. For example, Diluc, Klee, Yanfei and Hu Tao are great for breaking Cryo shields. 

Of course, it would be great to have a shield character in your team (such as Zhongli or Diona) to prevent you from taking too much damage. The high HP of enemies on the higher floors means more DPS is required and more survivability. 

We hope that you have found this article helpful and that you are enjoying the new updates in the 2.7 version of Genshin Impact! Head here to read about the best teams for Spiral Abyss, or you can click below for individual guides for each floor of Spiral Abyss:

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