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Genshin Impact - Best Weapon Tier List

Welcome to Game8's Weapon tier list for Genshin Impact for Version 2.4! Check out the best Swords, Claymores, Polearms, Catalysts, and Bows, as well as the best weapons for Main DPS, Sub-DPS, and Support roles.

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Version 2.4 Weapons in the Tier List

Weapon Weapon Information
Calamity Queller Image Calamity Queller
5★ Polearm
Sub-DPS Rank: S
Support Rank: SS
• Obtained from Weapon Gacha (01/05-01/25)

Weapon Stat: ATK
+ Elemental DMG Bonus

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Weapon Tier List

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Swords.pngSwords ClaymoresClaymores Polearms.pngPolearms Catalysts.pngCatalysts Bows.pngBows

Sword Tier List

Main DPS Sub DPS Support
Genshin - SS Rank Icon
Summit Shaper Image Mistsplitter Reforged Image Aquila Favonia Image Primordial Jade Cutter Image
Freedom-Sworn Image Mistsplitter Reforged Image Primordial Jade Cutter Image
Freedom-Sworn Image
S Rank Icon
Skyward Blade Image Prototype Rancour Image The Black Sword Image
Skyward Blade Image The Alley Flash Image Sacrificial Sword Image Festering Desire Image Harbinger of Dawn Image
Skyward Blade Image Favonius Sword Image Sacrificial Sword Image
A Rank Icon
Amenoma Kageuchi Image Lion Royal Longsword Image Blackcliff Longsword Image Harbinger of Dawn Image
Amenoma Kageuchi Image Favonius Sword Image Iron Sting Image
Primordial Jade Cutter Image Festering Desire Image Skyrider Sword Image
B Rank Icon
The Flute Image Iron Sting Image Sword of Descension Image Fillet Blade Image
Lion Cinnabar Spindle Image
C Rank Icon
Dark Iron Sword Image Cool Steel Image Skyrider Sword Image
Dark Iron Sword Image Cool Steel Image Skyrider Sword Image
Traveler

SS Rank Sword Best Characters

Weapon Recommended Users
testSummit Shaper
Traveler (Geo) Image Jean Image Bennett Image Qiqi Image

・ Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
testMistsplitter Reforged
Traveler (Geo) Image Traveler (Anemo) Image Xingqiu Image Keqing Image Ayaka Image Kazuha Image

・ Gives an Elemental DMG Bonus for the character's Elemental Type.
testAquila Favonia
Jean Image Bennett Image Qiqi Image Keqing Image

・ ATK is increased by 20%. Triggers on taking DMG: the soul of the Falcon of the West awakens, holding the banner of resistance aloft, regenerating HP equal to 100% of ATK and dealing 200% of ATK as DMG to surrounding enemies. This effect can only occur once every 15s.
testPrimordial Jade Cutter
Traveler (Geo) Image Traveler (Anemo) Image Jean Image Kaeya Image Bennett Image Xingqiu Image Qiqi Image Keqing Image Albedo Image Ayaka Image Kazuha Image Traveler (Electro) Image

・ HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder’s Max HP.
testFreedom-Sworn
Traveler (Geo) Image Traveler (Anemo) Image Kaeya Image Albedo Image Kazuha Image

・ Increases DMG by 10%. When characters with Freedom-Sworn trigger Elemental Reactions, they gain a Sigil of Rebellion (once every 0.5s). This triggers even if they aren't on the field. When you reach 2 Sigils, all will be consumed and grant all nearby party members +20% ATK and +16% Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack DMG for 12s. Once triggered, you gain no Sigils for 20s. Buffs of the same type won't stack.
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Swords.pngSwords ClaymoresClaymores Polearms.pngPolearms Catalysts.pngCatalysts Bows.pngBows

Claymore Tier List

Main DPS Sub DPS Support
Genshin - SS Rank Icon
Song of Broken Pines Image Wolf Skyward Pride Image The Unforged Image Redhorn Stonethresher Image
Skyward Pride Image Sacrificial Greatsword Image
Song of Broken Pines Image Wolf
S Rank Icon
Prototype Archaic Image Whiteblind Image Serpent Spine Image Snow-Tombed Starsilver Image Skyrider Greatsword Image
Katsuragikiri Nagamasa Image Luxurious Sea-Lord Image Akuoumaru Image Favonius Greatsword Image
Skyward Pride Image Sacrificial Greatsword Image Favonius Greatsword Image
A Rank Icon
Luxurious Sea-Lord Image Akuoumaru Image Blackcliff Slasher Image
Katsuragikiri Nagamasa Image
B Rank Icon
The Bell Image Rainslasher Image Royal Greatsword Image Lithic Blade Image Debate Club Image
Rainslasher Image
C Rank Icon
White Iron Greatsword Image Ferrous Shadow Image Bloodtainted Greatsword Image
Bloodtainted Greatsword Image
Ferrous Shadow Image

SS Rank Claymore Best Characters

Weapon Recommended Users
testSong of Broken Pines
Razor Image Xinyan Image Eula Image

・ Increases the wielder’s ATK. When Normal or Charged Attacks hit opponents, the character gains a Sigil of Whispers (once every 0.3s). When you reach 4 Sigils, all will be consumed and all nearby party members will get increased Normal ATK SPD and ATK for 12s. Once this triggers, you gain no Sigils for 20s. Buffs of the same type won’t stack.
testWolf's Gravestone
Diluc Image Razor Image Noelle Image Beidou Image Chongyun Image Xinyan Image

・ Increases ATK by 20%. On hit, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increases all party members' ATK by 40% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.
testSkyward Pride
Diluc Image Razor Image Noelle Image Chongyun Image Xinyan Image Itto Image

・ Increases all DMG by 8%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal, or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80% of ATK as DMG to enemies along its path. Lasts for 20s or 8 vacuum blades.
testThe Unforged
Noelle Image Beidou Image Xinyan Image Itto Image

・ Increases your shield strength by 20%
・ Increases Damage per hit by 4% (max 5 stacks)
testRedhorn Stonethresher
Diluc Image Razor Image Noelle Image Xinyan Image Itto Image

・ DEF is increased by 28%. Normal and Charged Attack DMG is increased by 40% of DEF.
testSacrificial Greatsword
Diluc Image

・ After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.
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Swords.pngSwords ClaymoresClaymores Polearms.pngPolearms Catalysts.pngCatalysts Bows.pngBows

Polearm Tier List

Main DPS Sub DPS Support
Genshin - SS Rank Icon
Staff of Homa Image Primordial Jade Winged-Spear Image
Engulfing Lightning Image Staff of Homa Image The Catch Image
Engulfing Lightning Image Calamity Queller Image Staff of Homa Image Skyward Spine Image
S Rank Icon
Engulfing Lightning Image Vortex Vanquisher Image Skyward Spine Image
Calamity Queller Image Skyward Spine Image Wavebreaker Favonius Lance Image
The Catch Image Favonius Lance Image Prototype Starglitter Image
A Rank Icon
Wavebreaker Prototype Starglitter Image Crescent Pike Image Blackcliff Pole Image Dragonspine Spear Image
Kitain Cross Spear Image Dragon
B Rank Icon
The Catch Image Dragon Royal Spear Image Deathmatch Image Lithic Spear Image
Prototype Starglitter Image
C Rank Icon
Halberd Image White Tassel Image Black Tassel Image
Black Tassel Image
Black Tassel Image

SS Rank Polearm Best Characters

Weapon Recommended Users
testStaff of Homa
Xiao Image Zhongli Image Hu Tao Image Rosaria Image Thoma Image Raiden Image

・ HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8% of the wielder’s Max HP. When the wielder's HP is less than 50%, this ATK Bonus is increased by an additional 1% of Max HP.
testPrimordial Jade Winged-Spear
Xiao Image Xiangling Image Zhongli Image Hu Tao Image Rosaria Image

・ On hit, increases ATK by 3.2% for 6s. Max 7 stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.3s. While in possession of the maximum possible stacks, DMG dealt is increased by 12%.
testEngulfing Lightning
Xiangling Image Rosaria Image Thoma Image Raiden Image Shenhe Image

・ ATK increased by 28% of Energy Recharge over the base 100%. You can gain a maximum bonus of 80% ATK. Gain 30% Energy Recharge for 12s after using an Elemental Burst.
testSkyward Spine
Xiao Image Xiangling Image Zhongli Image Hu Tao Image Rosaria Image Shenhe Image Yun Jin Image

・ Increases CRIT Rate by 8% and increases Normal ATK SPD by 12%. Additionally, Normal and Charged Attacks hits on enemies have a 50% chance to trigger a vacuum blade that deals 40% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.
testCalamity Queller
Xiao Image Xiangling Image Zhongli Image Rosaria Image Raiden Image Shenhe Image

・ Gain a 12% Elemental DMG Bonus. Obtain Consummation for 20s after using an Elemental Skill, causing ATK to increase by 3.2% per second. This ATK increase has a maximum of 6 stacks. When the character equipped with this weapon is not on the field, Consummation's ATK increase is doubled.
testThe Catch
Xiangling Image Zhongli Image Hu Tao Image Rosaria Image Thoma Image Raiden Image Shenhe Image

・ Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 16% and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate by 6%.
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Swords.pngSwords ClaymoresClaymores Polearms.pngPolearms Catalysts.pngCatalysts Bows.pngBows

Catalyst Tier List

Main DPS Sub DPS Support
Genshin - SS Rank Icon
Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds Image The Widsith Image
The Widsith Image
The Widsith Image Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Image
S Rank Icon
Skyward Atlas Image Memory of Dust Image Dodoco Tales Image Solar Pearl Image
Skyward Atlas Image Favonius Codex Image Sacrificial Fragments Image
Everlasting Moonglow Image Favonius Codex Image Prototype Amber Image
A Rank Icon
Everlasting Moonglow Image Wine and Song Image Royal Grimoire Image Blackcliff Agate Image
Hakushin Ring Image Solar Pearl Image Mappa Mare Image
Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds Image Hakushin Ring Image Sacrificial Fragments Image
B Rank Icon
Eye of Perception Image Frostbearer Image
Wine and Song Image Otherworldly Story Image
Wine and Song Image Otherworldly Story Image
C Rank Icon
Twin Nephrite Image Magic Guide Image Emerald Orb Image
Magic Guide Image Emerald Orb Image

SS Rank Catalyst Best Characters

Weapon Recommended Users
testLost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
Klee Image Mona Image Yanfei Image

・ Increases Movement SPD by 10%. When in battle, gain an 8% Elemental DMG Bonus every 4s. Max 4 stacks. Lasts until the character falls or leaves combat.
testThe Widsith
Lisa Image Klee Image Sucrose Image Mona Image Yanfei Image

・ When a character takes the field, the will gain a random theme song for 10s. This can only occur once every 30s. Recitative: ATK is increased by 60%. Aria: Increases all Elemental DMG by 48%. Interlude: Elemental Mastery is increased by 240.
testThrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers
Lisa Image Barbara Image Sucrose Image Mona Image Kokomi Image

・ When switching characters, the new character taking the field has their ATK increased by 24% for 10s. This effect can only occur once every 20s.
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Swords.pngSwords ClaymoresClaymores Polearms.pngPolearms Catalysts.pngCatalysts Bows.pngBows

Bow Tier List

Main DPS Sub DPS Support
Genshin - SS Rank Icon
Polar Star Image Thundering Pulse Image Skyward Harp Image Amos Rust Image
Polar Star Image The Stringless Image
Elegy for the End Image
S Rank Icon
Mouun Blackcliff Warbow Image The Viridescent Hunt Image
Elegy for the End Image Mouun Favonius Warbow Image Sacrificial Bow Image
Favonius Warbow Image Sacrificial Bow Image
A Rank Icon
Mitternachts Waltz Image Windblume Ode Image Hamayumi Image Compound Bow Image
Windblume Ode Image
B Rank Icon
Predator Image Royal Bow Image Prototype Crescent Image Messenger Image Sharpshooter Slingshot Image
Alley Hunter Image
The Viridescent Hunt Image
C Rank Icon
Recurve Bow Image Raven Bow Image
Raven Bow Image
Recurve Bow Image

SS Rank Bow Best Characters

Weapon Recommended Users
testPolar Star
Venti Image Fischl Image Tartaglia Image Ganyu Image Yoimiya Image Sara Image Aloy Image

・ Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG increased by 12%. After a Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits an opponent, 1 stack of Ashen Nightstar will be gained for 12s. When 1/2/3/4 stacks of Ashen Nightstar are present, ATK is increased by 10/20/30/48%. The stack of Ashen Nightstar created by the Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst will be counted independently of the others.
testThundering Pulse
Fischl Image Tartaglia Image Yoimiya Image Sara Image Aloy Image

・ Boosts ATK% and Normal Attack DMG.
testElegy for the End
Venti Image Fischl Image Ganyu Image Yoimiya Image Sara Image Gorou Image

・ Increased Elemental Mastery by 60. Gain sigils when dealing damage with Elemental Skill or Burst. Elemental Mastery increased by 100 and ATK increased by 20% at 4 sigils.
testSkyward Harp
Amber Image Venti Image Fischl Image Tartaglia Image Ganyu Image Sara Image Aloy Image

・ Increases CRIT DMG by 20%. Hits have a 60% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% Physical ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 4s.
testAmos' Bow
Amber Image Ganyu Image

・ Increases Normal Attack and Aimed Shot DMG by 18%. Increases DMG by 12% for every 0.1s that an arrow is in flight. Stacks up to 5 times on each arrow.
testRust
Fischl Image Tartaglia Image Yoimiya Image

・ Increases Normal Attack DMG by 40% but decreases Charged Attack DMG by 10%.
testThe Stringless
Amber Image Venti Image Fischl Image Tartaglia Image Ganyu Image

・ Increases Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG by 24%
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Weapon Tier List Explanation

Emphasis on Boosting Attack DMG and Skill DMG for DPS

Weapons for the DPS category are ranked based on their ability to not only raise the normal and charged attacks but also the damage from skills as well.

Sub-DPS Emphasis on Improving Elemental Skill and Burst

Sub-DPS weapons are focused on improving the effectivity of Elemental Skills and Bursts, whether it be increasing the damage or decreasing cooldowns.

Support Emphasis on HP, Energy Recharge, and Buff Effects

For most Support characters, the effectivity of their skills and bursts depend on their HP. Increasing Energy Recharge will also make sure that you can use your Elemental Skills and Bursts as quickly and as often as possible.

There are also some certain weapons that when equipped provide the party with additional buffs.

Depends on Number of Characters That Use It

Weapons are ranked by the number of characters that use those weapons in their builds as well. For example, in the Sub-DPS category the Sacrificial Sword and Sacrificial Greatsword both have similar effects, but the Sacrificial Sword is ranked SS while the Sacrificial Greatsword is only S tier. This is due to the Sacrificial Sword having more characters that use it compared to it's Claymore counterpart.

Weapons Have Multiple Ranks

Some weapons may have rankings for multiple categories depending on it's versatility. A weapon might rank highly for the DPS category but not rank at all for the Support category, or vice versa.

Weapon Roles That Change Due To A Character Not Ranked

Weapons that change roles or categories when an individual character uses them won't be ranked as such. For example, the Sacrificial Greatsword is a Sub-DPS weapon but can be used as a Main DPS weapon if used on Diluc still won't be ranked in the DPS category.

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