Genshin Impact Top 3 Best Weapon List

Genshin Impact since its release still has 5 weapon types. All of them are good, I don’t think there is a better type from another one. Like, Swords is better than Claymores. No, I don’t agree with that idea. Swords, Claymores, Bows, Catalysts, and Polearms has their own excess and weakness.

What I prefer is an idea about there is the best weapon in each type. Because that’s gonna make this list becomes fairer, and less discrimination. I don’t want people who like Swords, for example, to feel there is something wrong with their choice.

Genshin Impact itself divided their weapons like their characters into a different class. What sets it apart is weapons has three different class, which is 3-star, 4-star, and 5-star as the best one. The reason is simple, its because in Genshin Impact, you can use your weapons to upgrade another weapon.

Another thing that differentiates weapons from characters is that the star rating in this class is a certainty. We can say that Bennet as a four star is better than most five star supports. But in weapons, that concept doesn’t work. 5-star weapons are definitely overall better than the 4-star weapons. Because we don’t talk only about their effect, it’s their stats too. The scaling is getting bigger once you upgrade it to the max level.

Genshin Impact How to Find The Best Weapons?

Searching for the best weapon is important as searching for your best character. Using the wrong one will make your character’s potential fall off. And to make it worse, you just wasting your materials and farming time if you upgrade the wrong weapon. Be sure you do it correctly.

Basically, all weapons has flat ATK as their main stat, end the second stat like: ATK%, DEF%, HP%, Elemental Mastery, Crit Rate, Crit DMG, Physical Damage, Energy Recharge. All of them are good, but for DPS, Crit Rate and Crit DMG are overall better. For Support and Sub DPS, sometimes Energy Recharge is what you need the most.

In the end, you can choose from what you lack, if you already have a high Energy Recharge, you can choose maybe Elemental Mastery for your second stat. This is from one perspective only.

The second thing you need to look at, and sometimes more important, is your weapon effect. Its very rare to see 3-star weapons with a good passive or effect, but for the 5-star, they usually come not just with a big number of main and second stat, their passive is incredible too. That effect will get better if you refine it.

Genshin Impact How to Rank The Best Weapons?

I will mention this once again, every weapon has three things: main stat, second stat, and effect. To rank them, to find the best weapon in each type, those three things are important parameters.

By that means, I will use those things to make this list. For the stats, displaying them at level 1 is a good idea because in the end, they all have the same multipliers. So the bigger their number at level 1, the bigger their number at level 90.

A lot of 5-star weapons are a signature weapon for a specific character. But sometimes, a really good weapon can be used on many different characters as long as they’re in the same role. This particular thing is very important too. I Will keep in mind to rank them based on how their flexibility too.

Genshin Impact Best Swords

Mitsplitter Reforged

genshin impact mistsplitter reforged
  • ATK: 44
  • Substat: Crit DMG
  • Effect: Get 12/15/18/21/24% Elemental DMG bonus and receive the might of Mistsplitter’s Emblem. At stack level 1/2/3, Mistsplitter’s Emblem give 8/16/28% // 10/17/35% // 12/18/42% // 14/19/49% // 16/20/56% Elemental DMG bonus. Stack will increase by this way: Normal Attack deals Elemental DMG (stack lasts 5s), using Elemental Burst (stack lasts 10s); energy is less than 100% (stack dissapears when stack is full). Each stack’s duration is calculated independently.

Mistsplitter Reforged is the number 1 weapon in the Sword category. This weapon has the best or maybe the second best substat which is Crit DMG and very amazing effect. It will boost your Elemental DMG to a new level. If Ayaka or other DPS with high elemental damage using this weapon, your enemy will die within a few seconds. Only Physical depending characters can’t get this weapon’s maximum potential.

Primordial Jade Cutter

genshin impact primordial jade cutter
  • ATK: 44
  • Substat: Crit Rate%
  • Effect: HP increased by 20/25/30/35/40%. Gives an ATK bonus based on 1,2/1,5/1,8/2,1/2,4% of character’s Max HP.

Primordial Jade Cutter is without a doubt is a really good weapon. I put this in the second place because it’s passive give HP bonus instead of an offensive stat. As we know, HP is suitable for Support characters more than DPS. If you look at it from the bright side, your HP% sub-stat artifact now has a function.

Summit Shaper

genshin impact summit shaper
  • ATK: 46
  • Substat: ATK%
  • Effect: Shield strength increased by 20/25/30/35/40%. Hits an enemy increases ATK by 4/5/6/7/8% for 8s. If a character a protected by a shield, this effect will be doubled. Max 5 stacks.

With Zhongli becomes one of the most needed character because of how strong his shield, Summit Shaper or other weapons like this also feels the effect. Even though its substat is just a mediocre thing, the ATK% bonus you get from its passive is still a really good thing. Making this weapon worthy enough to be included in this list.

See also:

Genshin Impact Best Claymores

The Unforged

  • ATK: 46
  • Substat: ATK%
  • Effect: Shield strength increased by 20/25/30/35/40%. Hits an enemy increases ATK by 4/5/6/7/8% for 8s. If a character a protected by a shield, this effect will be doubled. Max 5 stacks.

The Unforged is Claymore’s version of Summit Shaper. The reason why The Unforged becomes the number 1 in this category, is because Genshin Impact doesn’t really update their Claymore’s 5-star.

Wolf’s Gravestone

genshin impact wolf gravestone
  • ATK: 46
  • Substat: ATK%
  • Effect: ATK increased by 20/25/30/35/40%. On hit, increases ally members is base attack by 40/50/60/70/80% for 12s. Can only use once every 30s.

Wolf’s Gravestone is one of the oldest weapons in Genshin Impact, but still, it can make a name on this list. Increasing party members’ attacks is a great buff when making chain reaction attacks. You just need to do it fast enough before the effect is gone. What I don’t like about this weapon is its requirements. It is kinda useless when you facing a boss.

Skyward Pride

  • ATK: 48
  • Substat: Energy Recharge
  • Effect: Increases all damage by 8/10/12/14/16%. After using Elemental Burst, if Normal or Charged Attack hit enemy, creates a Vacuum Blade that deals 80/100/120/140/160% Physical Damage. Last for 8 Vacuum Blades or 20s.

I put Skyward Pride in the third position because it’s substat that boosts your Energy Recharge. If we judge it by its effect, this weapon doesn’t seem good enough actually. Only the first part, which is increases all damage sounds interesting.

Genshin Impact Best Bows

Polar Star

  • ATK: 46
  • Substat: Crit Rate
  • Effect: Increses Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG by 12/15/18/21/24%. You get Ashen Nighstar’s stack for 12s if you landing a hit on opponent. When you have 1/2/3/4 stacks, your ATK will increased by 10/20/30/48% // 12,5/25/37,5/60% // 15/30/45/72% // 20/40/60/96%. The stacks you get by Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill, and Elemental Burst will be counted independently.

I choose Polar Star in the first rank because it give so much power in term of offensive stat. First of all, you will get Crit Rate as a second stat, which is already very good. Secondly, you will get Elemental Burst, Elemental Skill DMG, and ATK increase from its passive. Not just in Bows category, Polar Star is an overall meta weapon. Unlike Mistsplitter Reforged, you can use this weapon in any DPS character. This is one of the genshin impact best weapon.

Thundering Pulse

genshin impact thundering pulse
  • ATK: 46
  • Substat: Crit DMG
  • Effect: Your ATK will be increased by 20/25/30/35/40%. You will get Thunder Emblem stack by this way: Normal Attack hits enemy (lasts 5s), using Elemental Skill (stack lasts 10s), Energy is less than full. When you have 1/2/3/ stacks, your Normal Attack DMG will be increased by 12/24/40% // 15/30/50% // 18/36/60% // 21/42/70% // 24/48/80%. Each stacks duration counted independently.

Even though Thundering Pulse is not universally good as Polar Star, right now the only DPS who can’t use this weapon is only Ganyu. If thundering pulse used by the correct characters, their damage will be increased a few times than when they just using a mediocre weapons.

Skyward Harp

genshin impact skyward harp
  • ATK: 48
  • Substat: Crit Rate
  • Effect: Increases Crit DMG by 20/25/30/35/40%. Hits has a 60/70/80/90/100% chance to inflict small AoE DMG, dealing 125% Physical DMG. Occur once every 4/3.5/3/2.5/2s .

The Only Skyward family that nobody hate. From its second stat, you get Crit Rate. Its passive give you Crit DMG bonus. Skyward Harp since Genshin Impact release until now is always a good choice. Along with Wolf’s Gravestone, this weapon is the best you can get from Permanent Weapon Banner.

Genshin Impact Best Catalysts

Lost Prayer to The Sacred Winds

genshin impact lost prayer
  • ATK: 44
  • Substat: Crit Rate
  • Effect: Increases Movement Speed by 10%. Gain 6/8/10/12/14% Elemental DMG Bonus if you are on the field for every 4s. Max 4 Stacks. You lost your stacks if leave the battlefield.

The only reason why I put this weapon into the first rank is only because its substat which is Crit Rate. For the passive, there are no something special that makes this weapon worthy enough. Just like Claymores, Genshin Impact seems like that they don’t really give an attention to this weapon types.

Memory of Dust

genshin impact memory of dust
  • ATK: 46
  • Substat: ATK%
  • Effcect: Shield strength increased by 20/25/30/35/40%. Hits an enemy increases ATK by 4/5/6/7/8% for 8s. If a character a protected by a shield, this effect will be doubled. Max 5 stacks.

Boosting a lot of your attacks, but you need a shield provider to maximize its effect. Just like the other on in this family, Memory of Dust is still good weapon, especially in this category.

Skyward Atlas

genshin impact skyward atlas
  • ATK: 48
  • Substat: ATK%
  • Effect: Elemental DMG bonus will be increased by 12/15/18/21/24%. Normal Attack hits have 50% chance to get The Favor of The Clouds. It finds out nearby opponents for 15s and hit them for 160/200/240/280/320% ATK%. Can only occur once every 30s.

Genshin Impact Best Polearms

Primordial Jade Winged-Spear

genshin impact primordial jade
  • ATK: 48
  • Substat: Crit Rate
  • Effect: Increases ATK if you hit enemy by 3,2/3,9/4,6/5,3/6%. Max 7 stacks. You gain stacks with 0,3s interval. At 7 stacks, damage dealt increases by 12/15/18/21/24%.

Besides its substat that give you Crit Rate, you will also get a lot of ATK bonus. Even at full stack, your overall damage will be increased. Primordial Jade Winged-Spear is an overall good offensive weapon.

Staff of Homa

genshin impact staff of homa
  • ATK: 46
  • Substat: Crit DMG
  • Effect: Increases HP by 20/25/30/35/40%. Gives bonus ATK based on 0,8/1/1,2/1,4/1,6% character’s HP. If your HP is less than 50%, you will get additional ATK bonus by 1/1,2/1,4/1,6/1,8%.

The best signature weapons. For Hu Tao, you really need Staf of Homa if you want her to be an top tier DPS. In terms of flexibility, Staf of Homa isn’t really that good because you need to scale on HP.

Engulfing Lighting

genshin impact engulfing lighting
  • ATK: 46
  • Substat: Energy Recharge
  • Effect: Increases ATK by 28/35/42/49/58% from base Energy Recharge. You can get a highest ATK bonus by 80/90/100/110/120%. Get bonus Energy Recharge by 30/35/40/45/50% for 12s after casting Elemental Burst.

Even though its substat is Energy Recharge, you still get a lot of ATK bonus from its effect. After all, Energy Recharge is not bad at all, you still need it whether you are Support or DPS.

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