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A Weapon Tier List that ranks Best & Strongest Weapons for Genshin Impact. Includes weapon types, star ranking, weapon rarity, tier list, weapon tips, and more.

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New Weapons & Rank Changes

New Weapons In Version 2.0

Change History

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Date Details
8/4 Added Mistsplitter Reforged & Thundering Pulse to Tier List.
7/15 Whole Tier List revised based on new information.
3/17 Added Elegy For The End to Top 3.
Moved Staff of Homa from Top 3 to Top 1.
Moved Primordial Jade Cutter from Top 3 to Top 1.
2/23 Added Staff of Homa to Top 3.
2/3 Added Primordial Jade Cutter to Top 3.

Sword Tier List

Top 5 Sword Recommendations

Weapon Description
Mistsplitter ReforgedMistsplitter Reforged
【Rank 1】
- Greatly increases the elemental DMG of characters.
- Sub-Stat is Crit DMG making it easier to build any DPS characters.
- Strongest weapon for Elemental DPS characters.
【Recommended Characters】
AyakaKeqingXingqiuBennettKazuha
Primordial Jade CutterPrimordial Jade Cutter
【Rank 2】
- Increases the attack that scales to the HP of the user.
- Boost HP of the user.
- Sub-stat being Crit makes most of your attack damage strong.
【Recommended Characters】
KeqingAyakaXingqiuBennettJeanKazuhaAlbedo
Aquila FavoniaAquila Favonia
【Rank 3】
- Among swords,has the highest Base ATK.
- Restores health upon receiving damage that scales on the ATK of the character and deals AOE Damage to enemies around you.
【Recommended Characters】
KeqingJeanQiqiKazuha
Freedom-SwornFreedom-Sworn
【Rank 4】
- Gives support capabilities to the wielder.
- Greatly Increases Elemental Mastery for more powerful reaction.
【Recommended Characters】
KazuhaKeqingAyakaXingqiuBennettKaeya
The Black Sword The Black Sword
【Rank 5】
- Boost normal and charge attacks.
- Crit Attacks recovers HP.
- Can be obtained using the Battle Pass
【Recommended Characters】 KeqingAyakaJeanQiqiKazuha

Bow Tier List

Top 5 Bow Recommendations

Weapon Description
Skyward Harp Skyward Harp
【Rank 1】
- Greatly increases CRIT DMG.
- Hits have a 60% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% Physical ATK DMG.
【Recommended Characters】 Childe (Tartaglia)YoimiyaFischlVentiGanyu
AmosAmos' Bow
【Rank 2】
- Greatly increases range DMG.
- High Base Stat.
- Best Bow For DPS.
【Recommended Characters】 Childe (Tartaglia)YoimiyaFischlVentiGanyuAmber
Thundering PulseThundering Pulse
【Rank 3】
- Greatly increases the normal attack damage of characters.
- Crit DMG substat that makes it easier to build characters.
- Great for DPS that does not rely on Burst for Damage.
【Recommended Characters】 Childe (Tartaglia)YoimiyaFischlGanyuAmber
Elegy For The EndElegy For The End
【Rank 4.5】
- One of the best support weapon.
- Increases the fire power of your teammates per hit of skill or burst.
- Great for support archers.
【Recommended Characters】 FischlVentiDiona
The StringlessThe Stringless
【Rank 4.5】
- Greatly boost the power of Elemental Burst & Skill
- One of the best support Bow that is great for 1 shot builds.
FischlVentiChilde (Tartaglia)Ganyu
Sacrificial BowSacrificial Bow
【Rank 5】
- Can reset the cooldown of Elemental Skill.
- Great for Elemental Skill focused characters. 【Recommended Characters】VentiDionaGanyu

Catalyst Tier List

Top 5 Catalyst Recommendations

Weapon Description
Skyward AtlasSkyward Atlas
【Rank 1】
- Summons a cloud that adds damage to the enemies.
- Boost Elemental DMG Bonus of the character.
【Recommended Characters】
KleeNingguangYanfei
Lost Prayer to the Sacred WindsLost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
【Rank 2】
- Boost Movement SPD and CRIT.
- Elemental DMG of character gets stronger the longer it is on the field.
【Recommended Characters】
MonaLisaKleeYanfei
The WidsithThe Widsith

Solar PearlSolar Pearl 【Rank 3】
- Catalysts that boosts CRIT DMG / Crit Rate of the character.
- Makes building characters easier.
【Recommended Characters】
NingguangMonaKleeYanfei
Mappa MareMappa Mare
【Rank 4】
- Can be crafted so it is easier to enhance and obtain.
- Boosts effects of Elemental Reactions.
【Recommended Characters】
MonaSucrose
Thrilling Tales of Dragon SlayersThrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers
【Rank 5】
- Makes any catalyst S Class Supports.
- Buffs the ATK of your DPS upon switch and is relatively easy to R5.
【Recommended Characters】
BarbaraSucrose

Claymore Tier List

Top 5 Claymore Recommendations

Weapon Description
WolfWolf's Gravestone
【Rank 1】
- Greatly increases Base ATK.
- Can boost the whole party's base ATK
【Recommended Characters】
DilucRazorChongyunBeidouEula
Skyward PrideSkyward Pride
【Rank 2】
- Elemental Burst, Normal and Charge of the character will create a Elemental Burst of the character will create a vacuum that gives additional damage.
- Boost damage done by the character.
【Recommended Characters】
DilucRazorChongyunBeidouEula
Song Of Broken PinesSong Of Broken Pines
【Rank 3】
- Greatly boost the Physical Power of Claymores.
- Speeds up the movement of Characters.
EulaRazorDiluc
Blackcliff slasherBlackcliff Slasher
Serpent SpineSerpent Spine
【Rank 4】
- Greatly increases Crit Rate / DMG for easier Artifact Building.
- Boost DMG of any claymore users.
【Recommended Characters】
DilucRazorChongyunNoelleEula
Prototype ArchaicPrototype Archaic
【Rank 5】
- Can be crafted so it is easier to Enhance.
- A great F2P option for all claymore users.
【Recommended Characters】
DilucRazorChongyunNoelleEula

Polearm Tier List

Top 5 Polearm Recommendations

Weapon Description
Staff of HomaStaff Of Homa【Rank 1】- Significantly increases HP and ATK of weilder.
- Needs decreased HP to maximize power making it not recommended for beginners..
【Recommended Characters】
ZhongliXiaoHu Tao
Primordial Jade Winged-SpearPrimordial Jade Winged-Spear
【Rank 2】
- Increases ATK stat every hit you did.
- ATK Boost stack up to 7 times making most of your attacks deadly.
【Recommended Characters】
XiaoHu Taozhongli XianglingRosaria
Skyward SpineSkyward Spine
【Rank 3】
- Attacks can trigger a vacuum blade that damages enemies.
- Increases CRIT rate and ATK speed.
【Recommended Characters】
XiaozhongliXianglingHu TaoRosaria
Vortex VanquisherVortex Vanquisher【Rank 4】- Increase the Shield Strength of the one equipping it. It increases ATK on hits, and this effect is strengthened while the character equipping it is under the protection of a shield.
【Recommended Characters】
zhongliXiao
Crescent PikeCrescent Pike
【Rank 5】
- Craftable so it is easier to enhane.
- Picking up Elemental particles boost your ATK.
【Recommended Characters】
zhongliXianglingRosaria

Tier Criteria

Weapon

Overall Damage Capability

The main criteria for this tier list is strength and firepower. Because of this ATK stat and CRIT weapons are recommended for they give out the big numbers.

Versatility Of The Weapon

Each weapon has its own unique skill. This tier take into consideration how useful the skill in different situations. Skills or effects that are useful to certain situations are not placed high in the tier list.

Enhancement Ease

Common weapons are sometimes stronger than rare weapons when it is fully enhanced. Weapon with decent usage but easier or free enhancement are rated high in this tier.

Check out All Weapons List here!

Weapon Tips

Barbara

Make Sure To Check Weapon Effects

Some weapons are made to suit a certain character or element. Check the weapon description to see which character they are better equipped to.

Obtain Strong Weapons Through Wishing

You can obtain most of the strong weapons through wishing. If you are having trouble with your character's stength, obtaining strong weapons might help. Note that you can also get a 4★ weapon by getting rank 30 in your Battle Pass!

Check Out Wish (Gacha) Guide Here!

Refine Duplicate Weapons

If you receive doubles from wishing, do not be upset, you can use the duplicate to increase the base stats and effects of the weapon by refining the weapon.

Enhance & Ascend The Weapon For Stronger Stats

Make sure to Enhance your weapon of choice to the max level. This will boost their base stat which will make your character extremely strong. A fully enhanced 3 star weapon can be stronger than a 4 Star weapon.

Check Out Ascension Guide Here!

Use 1- 2 Stars Weapon To Enhance Your Weapons

1-2 star weapons normally have near useless stats. However, they can be used as fodder to upgrade your stronger weapons.

Check Out Other Ways To Get Stronger Here

Need An Idea For Builds?

Check out our Genshin Impact Character Builds & Weapons forum to find builds posted by your fellow players! Have a good build you'd like to share? Post it there for others to see!

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Anonymous 16

The catch rank?

Anonymous 15

please add weapons from patches 1.4 / 1.5 / 1.6

Anonymous 14

unpopular opinion but my mona uses sacrificial fragments and its pretty good for me :)

Anonymous 13

whatever u guys smoke when u guys make tis, i want it.

Anonymous 12

The widsith good for crit dmg catalyst dont forget,and lithic spear if you build correct that can make good than crescent pike.

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