The best Genshin Impact weapons from all five weapon styles

Find out the best Genshin Impact weapons you can choose from swords, claymores, polearms, catalysts, and bows

Genshin Impact's Xiao holding a polearm

In Genshin Impact, there are five weapon types that players can use. When selecting your weapon of choice, it does depend on which character is wielding it as to how good it truly is. But, sometimes the weapons are just better, through flexibility of use and base stats. For this, we’ve suggested the characters that work well with each weapon, but overall, they’re good choices for a variety of characters.

In our list, every Genshin Impact weapon is obtained via the gacha system, which means you’ll need to use wishes for the chance to acquire them. To get more wishes, you might need to spend real money on in-game currency, which is true for gacha games generally. But, you can also get free rewards by using Genshin Impact codes.

There’s a lot that goes into each weapon’s stats from base attack, to bonus effect, to its skill, so it’s worth checking out all the stats below to decide what you’re looking for, and heading over to our Genshin Impact artifacts guide to find the right set to complete your build. If you’re enjoying Genshin Impact, but are looking for something new, check out our list of the best gacha games.

Now, let’s get into the best Genshin Impact weapons.

Kaeya standing next to a sword

What are the best Genshin Impact swords?

There are 28 swords to choose from in Genshin Impact, here are the top three that we recommend as the best picks in the game.

Summit Shaper

Rarity: 5-star
Base ATK: 46
Bonus effect: Attack +10.8%
Skill: Golden Majesty – increases shield strength by 20%, scoring hits on opponents increases attack by 4% for eight seconds, max five stacks. This effect can only occur every 0.3 seconds. While protected by a shield, the attack increase effect is increased by 100%
Recommended characters: Albedo and Jean

Aquila Favonia

Rarity: 5-star
Base ATK: 48
Bonus effect: Physical damage +9%
Skill: Falcon’s Defiance – attack is increased by 20%. When you take damage, the soul of the Falcon of the West awakens, holding the banner of resistance aloft. This regenerates HP equal to 100% of attack and deals 200% of attack as damage to surrounding enemies. You can use this every 15 seconds
Recommended characters: Keqing and Qiqi

Primordial Jade Cutter

Rarity: 5-star
Base ATK: 44
Bonus effect: Critical rate +9.6%
Skill: Protector’s Virtue – HP is increased by 20%, additionally provides an attack bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder’s max HP
Recommended characters: Ayaka and Kaeya

Diluc standing next to a claymore

What are the best Genshin Impact claymores?

For claymores, there are 27 to choose from, and that can be a little overwhelming. For this weapon choice, we recommend the three below.

Wolf’s Gravestone

Rarity: 5-star
Base ATK: 46
Bonus effect: Attack +10.8%
Skill: Wolfish Tracker – increases attack by 20%. On impact, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increases all party members’ attack by 40% for 12 seconds. This can be used every 30 seconds
Recommended characters: Eula and Xinyan

Skyward Pride

Rarity: 5-star
Base ATK: 48
Bonus effect: Energy recharge +8%
Skill: Sky-ripping Dragon Spine – increases all damage by 8%, after using an elemental burst, normal, or charged attack, a vacuum blade does 80% of attack as damage to enemies along its path. This lasts for 20 seconds or eight vacuum blades
Recommended characters: Diluc and Noelle

The Unforged

Rarity: 5-star
Base ATK: 46
Bonus effect: Attack +10.8%
Skill: Golden Majesty – increases shield strength by 20%, scoring hits on opponents increases attack by 4% for eight seconds. Max five stacks. You can use this once every 0.3 seconds. While protected by a shield, the attack increase effect is increased by 100%
Recommended characters: Beidou and Xinyan

Thoma standing next to a polearm

What are the best Genshin Impact polearms?

Polearms have the least amount of choice, but there’s still 22. So, here’s the top three.

Staff of Homa

Rarity: 5-star
Base ATK: 46
Bonus effect: Critical damage +14.4%
Skill: Reckless Cinnabar – HP increased by 20%, provides an attack bonus based on 0.8% of the wielder’s max HP. When the wielder’s HP is less than 50%, the attack bonus is increased by an additional 1% of max HP
Recommended characters: Xiao and Zhongli

Vortex Vanquisher

Rarity: 5-star
Base ATK: 46
Bonus effect: Attack +10.8%
Skill: Golden Majesty – increases shield strength by 20%, scoring hits on opponents increases attack by 4% for eight seconds, max five stacks. This can be used every 0.3 seconds. While protected by a shield, the attack increase effect is increased by 100%
Recommended characters: Zhongli

Primordial Jade Winged-Spear

Rarity: 5-star
Base ATK: 48
Bonus effect: Critical rate +4.8%
Skill: Eagle Spear of Justice – on hit, attack increases by 3.2% for six seconds, max seven stacks. Can be used every 0.3 seconds. While in possession of the max possible stacks, damage dealt increases by 12%
Recommended characters: Hu Tao and Xiao

Lisa standing next to a catalyst

What are the best Genshin Impact catalysts?

Catalysts are a great weapon of choice for mages in Genshin Impact and here are the three we suggest.

Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds

Rarity: 5-star
Base ATK: 46
Bonus effect: Critical rate +7.2%
Skill: Boundless Blessing – increases movement speed by 10%. When in battle, gain an 8% elemental damage bonus every four seconds, max four stacks. Lasts until the character falls or leaves combat
Recommended characters: Mona and Yanfei

Memory of Dust

Rarity: 5-star
Base ATK: 48
Bonus effect: Attack +10.8%
Skill: Golden Majesty – increases shield strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases attack by 4% for eight seconds, max five stacks. Can be used every 0.3 seconds. While protected by a shield, the attack increase effect is increased by 100%
Recommended characters: Ningguang

Skyward Atlas

Rarity: 5-star
Base ATK: 48
Bonus effect: Attack +7.2%
Skill: Wandering Clouds – increases elemental damage bonus by 12%. Normal attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favour of the clouds, this actively seeks nearby enemies to attack for 15 seconds. It deals 160% attack damage, and can be used every 30 seconds
Recommended characters: Lisa and Yanfei

Ganyu standing next to a bow

What are the best Genshin Impact bows?

For long-ranged attacks, here are the three bows we recommend being patient for in Genshin Impact.

Skyward Harp

Rarity: 5-star
Base ATK: 48
Bonus effect: Critical rate +4.8%
Skill: Echoing Ballad – increases critical damage by 20%. Hits have a 60% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% physical attack damage. Can be used once every four seconds
Recommended characters: Fischl and Tartaglia

Amos’ Bow

Rarity: 5-star
Base ATK: 46
Bonus effect: Attack +10.8%
Skill: Strong-Willed – increases normal attack and aimed shot damage by 18%. Increases damage by 12% for everyone 0.1 seconds that an arrow is in flight. Stacks up to five times on each arrow
Recommended characters: Amber and Ganyu

Elegy for the End

Rarity: 5-star
Base ATK: 46
Bonus effect: Energy recharge +12%
Skill: The Parting Refrain – increases elemental mastery by 60. Gain sigils when dealing damage with an elemental skill or burst. Elemental mastery increases by 100 and attack increased by 20% at four sigils
Recommended characters: Sara and Venti

That’s it for our list of the best Genshin Impact weapons. If you’re after more content like this, feel free to browse our Genshin Impact tier list and Genshin Impact next banner guide.

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