Genshin Impact 4.0 released the Nation of Hydro- Fontaine and with it, the main storyline of the game kicked things up a notch. No one expected to solve a murder mystery and play Ace Attorney in the first two Acts of Fontaine’s Archon Quest. One of the items or elements introduced during this questline was the Water from the Primordial Sea. Read forward at your own risk as there are spoilers ahead.
What is Primordial Sea Water in Genshin Impact 4.0 Fontaine
Primordial Sea Water is a special kind of water that has the ability to dissolve citizens of Fontaine when they’re exposed to the raw version of it. We saw this happen in front of our own eyes during Act 1 of Fontaine’s Archon Quest.
We even managed to find the source of it in an underwater domain. This will perhaps be the first time you’ll be going underwater in Fontaine if you’re strictly just following the Archon Quest and doing no exploration on the side. When you go underwater, your character will gulugulu and will not drown because the Waters of Fontaine are special- it isn’t as much a sea as it is a freshwater lake stretched across great distances.
While it doesn’t dissolve citizens of other nations or outlanders such as ourselves, it does apparently increase our affinity to Hydro. When diluted, this Water is able to excite emotions and invoke a high which is why it was used as the main ingredient in the Synth business- a drug which had been afflicting Fontaine for a while now.
The importance of Primordial Sea Water and their connection to Fontaine becomes even more concerning when you see the diving animations of Fontainian characters- including for some reason the Hydro Traveler. Unlike other characters who simply stay afloat when they go up to the water’s surface after their time underwater, Fontainian characters will leap out like a fish if they were sprinting towards the water’s surface from underwater.
Even if they were simply going up, they would jump out and land if there was ground nearby. All of these behavioural cues suggest they have some elements in common with Oceanids. This is also where the Primordial Sea Water comes in because individuals dissolved by it have their consciousnesses imbued into or absorbed by a combined consciousness which appears in the form of an Oceanid.
According to some hushed leaks and rumours, this Water from the Primordial Sea will be available as an item from a future quest- it could be Furina’s Story Quest or the upcoming Acts of the Archon Quest. We still don’t know if it’ll be available as a consumable Potion for a greater Hydro DMG Bonus or if it will be a one-time use for a specific cause. All we know is that we can look forward to it.