Genshin Impact Razor build, skills, and constellations

How to master Genshin Impact’s Razor, from our recommended build to his required ascension materials and constellations

Genshin Impact's Razor being pat on the head by a large purple wolf

Although Genshin Impact’s Razor was raised by a pack of wolves, he is known to have a gentle nature and will try his best to protect those in need. Due to how he grew up, Razor is a man of few words, but he is currently trying his best to integrate with humans again.

This four-star, claymore-wielding electro character can dish out some decent damage, but you’ll need a good build to reach his full potential. Our Genshin Impact Razor guide will provide details on his best weapons and artifacts, as well as outline each of the skills you can expect to use in combat.

If you’re interested in other electro characters, we’ve also created guides to help you master Genshin Impact’s KeqingGenshin Impact’s Lisa, and Genshin Impact’s Raiden Shogun. For more content to help you on your adventure around Teyvat, head over to our Genshin Impact codes list for some extra primogems and our Genshin Impact tier list to see where your favourite characters rank among the rest.

The best Genshin Impact Razor build

Razor excels as a main DPS character and is often thought of as one of the best four-star characters. We recommend using him in a party with Genshin Impact’s Diona, as she can help trigger superconduct and provide support.

Which weapon should you use?

Wolf’s Gravestone is hands down the best claymore for Razor, but as it’s a five-star weapon, it can be difficult to obtain. If you’re unable to get your hands on it, we’ve listed the Prototype Archaic as a suitable replacement.

Weapon Effect
Wolf’s Gravestone Increases attack by 20%. Attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increase all party members’ attack by 40% for 12 seconds. This can only occur once every 30 seconds
Prototype Archaic Normal and charged attacks have a 50% chance to deal an additional 480% attack damage to nearby enemies. This effect can only occur once every 15 seconds

Which artifact set should you use?

The best artifacts for Razor are Gladiator’s Finale. If you can get your hands on a full set, that would be our number one recommendation. To get an electro damage boost, feel free to equip a couple of items from the Thundering Fury set.

Artifact set Effect
Gladiator’s Finale Two equipped: Increases attack by 18%
Four equipped: If the wielder of this set uses a sword, claymore, or polearm, their normal attack damage is increased by 35%
Thundering Fury Two equipped: Electro damage increased by 15%
Four equipped: Increases damage caused by overload, electro-charge, and superconduct by 40%. Triggering these reactions decreases elemental skill cooldown by one second. This effect can only occur once every 0.8 seconds

Genshin Impact's Razor with his sword over his shoulder against a white background

What are Razor’s skills?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Steel Fang Perform four slashes
Steel Fang (charged) Consumes stamina to deal AoE damage numerous times, ends with a powerful slash
Steel Fang (plunging) Plunges from mid-air to deal AoE damage on impact
Claw and Thunder (press) Deals AoE electro damage and gains an Electro Sigil, increasing his energy recharge rate. Up to three Electro Sigils can be active at one time
Claw and Thunder (hold) Deals AoE electro damage and clears all Electro Sigils, recharging his energy
Lightning Fang Summons the Wolf Within which deals AoE electro damage. This clears all Electro Sigils and converts them into elemental energy. The Wolf Within fights with Razor and deals electro damage alongside his normal attacks, raises his attack speed and electro resistance, makes him immune to electro-charged status damage, and disables his charged attacks. The Wolf Within effects end when Razor leaves the battlefield.

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Awakening (unlocked at ascension one) Claw and Thunder recharges 18% faster, and recharges instantly when using Lightning Fang
Hunger (unlocked at ascension four) Razor’s energy recharges 30% faster when his energy is below 50%
Wolvensprint (unlocked automatically) Decreases party members’ stamina consumption when sprinting by 20%

What are Razor’s constellations?

Constellations can be tedious to level up, but it’s definitely worth it for the bonuses Razor receives. Here’s every perk you can expect.

Constellation Effect
Wolf’s Instinct Picking up an elemental orb or particle increases damage by 10% for eight seconds
Suppression Critical rate is increased by 10% against enemies with less than 30% HP 
Soul Companion Increases the level of Lightning Fang by three
Bite When Claw and Thunder (press) is used, enemies hit will have their defence decreased by 15% for seven seconds
Sharpened Claws Increases the level of Claw and Thunder by three
Lupus Fulguris Every ten seconds, Razor’s sword charges up, causing his next normal attack to release lightning that deals 100% of Razor’s attack as electro damage. When Lightning Fang is not active, a lightning strike on an enemy will grant Razor an Electro Sigil

Genshin Impact's Razor and Bennett having a conversation

What does it cost to ascend Razor?

As Razor ascends, he receives a boost to his physical damage.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One Vajrada Amethyst Sliver, three Wolfhook, three Damaged Masks
40 40,000 Three Vajrada Amethyst Fragments, two Lightning Prisms, ten Wolfhook, 15 Damaged Masks
50 60,000 Six Vajrada Amethyst Fragments, four Lightning Prisms, 20 Wolfhook, 12 Stained Masks
60 80,000 Three Vajrada Amethyst Chunks, eight Lightning Prisms, 30 Wolfhook, 18 Stained Masks
70 100,000 Six Vajrada Amethyst Chunks, 12 Lightning Prisms, 45 Wolfhook, 12 Ominous Masks
80 120,000 Six Vajrada Amethyst Gemstones, 20 Lightning Prisms, 60 Wolfhook, 24 Ominous Masks

That’s everything you need to know in order to master Genshin Impact’s Razor. If you’re on the lookout for more games like this, take a look at our list of the best gacha games on iOS and Android.