Genshin Impact Shrine Locations: all Shrine of Depths mapped, plus how to open them
There are lots of locations to visit and explore in Genshin Imapct, but one type of landmark you'll probably want to make a point to seek out as a priority are the Shrines, otherwise each known as the Shrine of Depths. We're here to help you find them quickly.
There's a number of these shrines spread across the world of Teyvat, with some in the Mondstadt Region and others hiding away in the Liyue Region. Our map covers all of them - read on to learn about locating them more completely and about how to unlock the Shrine of Depths.
We've got plenty more help for navigating Teyvat if you want - just check out some more of our Genshin Impact guides covering things like where to find the Nameless Treasure, choosing a gift for Lisa, and Amenoculus locations and Geoculus Locations, plus more general system primers like our cooking recipes list and Elemetnal Combos explainer.
Shrine of Depths Locations: full map for Liyue and Mondstadt regions
The map above is pretty simple, all told: while it's not quite the entire Genshin Impact game world, it's all that's relevant for this guide, as all of the Shrine of Depths locations are within it. Each star you see on the map is the location of one of the shrines. Once you get near them, the Shrines aren't difficult to see, so even this zoomed-out map should be sufficient: they're fairly bland-looking, square-shaped buildings, though they do glow with a mysterious power.
Each Shrine of Depths is well worth seeking out, as inside each one you will find a Luxurious Chest that once opened will reward you with 40 Primogems, which can go towards your next Gacha Banner Draw, plus 60 Adventure EXP, a random selection of Weapons and Artifacts, and finally 10 Sigils. It's a very good haul for doing nothing other than tracking down the shrine and opening it - and we've just made the first part of that trivial.
The problem, however, is that opening the shrines requires a key...
How to unlock the Shrines with the Mondstadt and Liyue Shrine of Depths Keys
As we've said above, in order to unlock any Shrine of Depths, you'll need to use a key - or to be specific, "A key that can break the seal on the ancient Shrines of Depths scattered around Teyvat," as the in-game description says.
There are two types of key, depending on the region: there's the blue-tinted, wind-themed Mondstadt Shrine of Depths Key and the golden, earth-themed Liyue Shrine of Depths Key.
Both of these keys are available in similar ways: they can appear as rewards or drops from certain types of content. Early on you'll be able to recieve one Mondstadt Shrine Key by completing a quest to Upgrade the Statues of the Seven in Mondstadt to Level 6 - this is a nice early Adventure Handbook Chapter 4 quest, so this will in all likelihood be your starter key. Other ways we've figured out to unlock more keys are as follows:
Mondstadt Shrine of Depths Key Locations:
- Domains: Acension Domain (Ascend: Clear the Ruins - gives 3 keys), Eagle's Gate, Temple of the Falcon, Temple of the Lion, Temple of the Wolf
- Adventurer Handbook: Chapter 4 - Upgrade the Mondstadt Statues of the Seven to Level 6, Chapter 5 - Open 100 Chests)
- Quests: New Horizons of Adventure (from Katheryne at the Adventurer's stand in Mondstadt)
Liyue Shrine of Depths Key Locations:
- Domains: Domain of Forsaken Ruins, Domain of Wayward Path, Hidden Palace of Guizang Formula (2 keys, for 2 different levels)
- Quests: The Chi of Guyun, Treasure Lost/Treasure Found, The Tree Who Stands Alone
WIth higher level content, multiple keys can drop. The keys are region exclusive, meaning they can only unlock that region's shrines - and if and when Genshin Impact expands with more regions, you can bet there'll be more themed shrines and matching keys to come.