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Genshin Impact - Best Weapon Tier List

Welcome to Game8's Weapon tier list for Genshin Impact! Read on to see the best Swords, Claymores, Polearms, Catalysts, and Bows.

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Weapon Rarity Weapon Type How to Get
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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 Aquila Favonia Image Primordial Jade Cutter Image
Primordial Jade Cutter Image Sacrificial Sword Image Festering Desire Image
Favonius Sword Image Sacrificial Sword Image
S Rank Icon
Skyward Blade Image Prototype Rancour Image Blackcliff Longsword Image The Black Sword Image
Skyward Blade Image The Alley Flash Image Favonius Sword Image Harbinger of Dawn Image
Skyward Blade Image Aquila Favonia Image
A Rank Icon
The Flute Image Lion Royal Longsword Image Iron Sting Image Dark Iron Sword Image
Lion Royal Longsword Image Iron Sting Image Dark Iron Sword Image
Summit Shaper Image Prototype Rancour Image The Black Sword Image Festering Desire Image Skyrider Sword Image
B Rank Icon
Sword of Descension Image Fillet Blade Image Harbinger of Dawn Image Skyrider Sword Image
Cool Steel Image Skyrider Sword Image
Traveler
C Rank Icon
Cool Steel Image
Traveler

SS Rank Sword Best Characters

Weapon Recommended Users
testSummit Shaper
Traveler (Geo) Image Jean Image Bennett Image Qiqi Image Albedo 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%.
testAquila Favonia
Jean Image Bennett Image Qiqi Image Keqing Image

・ ATK increased by 20%
・ Upon taking damage, regenerate HP (based on ATK stat) and deal damage to surrounding enemies.
testPrimordial Jade Cutter
Jean Image Bennett Image Qiqi Image Keqing Image Albedo Image

・ HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder’s Max HP.
testSacrificial Sword
Traveler (Geo) Image Traveler (Anemo) Image Bennett Image Xingqiu Image Qiqi 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.
testFestering Desire
Traveler (Geo) Image Traveler (Anemo) Image Jean Image Kaeya Image Xingqiu Image Keqing Image Albedo Image

・ Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 16% and Elemental Skill CRIT Rate by 6%.
testFavonius Sword
Traveler (Geo) Image Traveler (Anemo) Image Kaeya Image Bennett Image Qiqi Image

・ CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.
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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
Wolf Skyward Pride Image
Wolf
Wolf Favonius Greatsword Image Sacrificial Greatsword Image
S Rank Icon
The Unforged Image Prototype Archaic Image Blackcliff Slasher Image Serpent Spine Image Lithic Blade Image Snow-Tombed Starsilver Image
Skyward Pride Image Favonius Greatsword Image Sacrificial Greatsword Image
Skyward Pride Image The Unforged Image The Bell Image
A Rank Icon
Rainslasher Image Royal Greatsword Image
Rainslasher Image Royal Greatsword Image Whiteblind Image Serpent Spine Image
Whiteblind Image
B Rank Icon
Skyrider Greatsword Image Bloodtainted Greatsword Image Debate Club Image
The Bell Image Bloodtainted Greatsword Image
White Iron Greatsword Image
C Rank Icon
The Bell Image Ferrous Shadow Image
White Iron Greatsword Image
Ferrous Shadow Image

SS Rank Claymore Best Characters

Weapon Recommended Users
testWolf's Gravestone
Diluc Image Razor Image Noelle Image Beidou Image Chongyun Image Xinyan Image

・ Increases ATK by 20%
・ Attacking low health enemies increases all party member's attack damage.
testSkyward Pride
Diluc Image Razor Image Noelle Image Chongyun Image Xinyan Image

・ Increases all DMG by 8%.
・ After Using an Elemental Burst, all normal and charged attacks will release vacuumblades.
testFavonius Greatsword
Diluc Image Xinyan Image

・ CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.
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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Polearm Tier List

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

・ 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

・ Increases Damage per hit by 3.2% (max 7 stacks)
・ While max stacks is active, gain more damage.
testSkyward Spine
Xiao Image Xiangling Image Zhongli Image Hu Tao Image Rosaria Image

・ Increases CRIT Rate by 8% and ATK SPD by 12%.
・ Normal and Charged Attacks can trigger a vacuum blade that deals damage. (2 secs cooldown)
testFavonius Lance
Xiao Image Xiangling Image Zhongli Image Rosaria Image

・ CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles
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Catalyst Tier List

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

SS Rank Catalyst Best Characters

Weapon Recommended Users
testSkyward Atlas
Lisa Image Klee Image Mona Image

・ Increases Elemental Damage by 12%
・ Occasionally, attacks will hit nearby enemies too.
testThe Widsith
Lisa Image Klee Image Sucrose Image Mona Image

・ Gives the character a random buff after entering the field. Lasts 10 seconds.
・ The buff ranges from bonus ATK, Elemental Damage, and Elemental Mastery.
testFavonius Codex
Lisa Image Barbara Image Mona Image

・ CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.
testSacrificial Fragments
Lisa Image Klee Image Sucrose Image Mona 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.
testThrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers
Lisa Image Barbara Image Sucrose Image Mona 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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Bow Tier List

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

SS Rank Bow Best Characters

Weapon Recommended Users
testElegy for the End
Venti Image Fischl Image Ganyu Image

・ Increases Elemental Mastery by 60. Gain sigils after damaging an enemy with an Elemental Skill or Burst.
・ At 4 sigils Elemental Mastery is increased by 100 and ATK by 20% for 20s.
testSkyward Harp
Amber Image Venti Image Fischl Image Tartaglia Image Ganyu Image

・ Increases CRIT DMG by 20%.
・ 60% chance to inflict AoE damage.
testAmos' Bow
Amber Image Ganyu Image

・ Increases Normal and Aimed Shot DMG by 18%.
・ Deals more damage the longer the arrow's in flight (maxed out at 0.5 seconds)
testRust
Fischl Image Tartaglia Image

・ Normal Attack DMG increases by 40%
testThe Stringless
Amber Image Venti Image Fischl Image Tartaglia Image Ganyu Image

・ Increases the damage of your Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst by 24%
testFavonius Warbow
Amber Image Venti Image Fischl Image Tartaglia Image Diona Image Ganyu Image

・ CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.
testSacrificial Bow
Fischl Image Diona 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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Weapon Tier List Explanation

High Damage Weapon Skills and Refinement

This Tier List considers not only the Base Attack boost provided by the weapon but also the percent stat boosts from Weapon Skills and their Weapon Refinement Levels.

Long Skill Cooldowns and Conditions are Valued Less

Some weapons trade off powerful effects for long cooldowns or intricate conditions. Due to these limitations weapons with these kinds of skills are valued less.

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10 Anonymousabout 2 months

Jade Cutter is debatably the best sword for almost every single character in the game because of the silly amount of Crit Rate on it... Except for Bennett, who is ironically one of the only characters this list says its best for. I know they put it for Bennett cuz it increases his healing, but it also has the lowest Base ATK of any 5* sword, which means his Q will buff for way less, and let's face it, we're using Bennet for that DPS buff not big heals.

9 Anonymousabout 2 months

Keqing is the best with Jade Cutter compare to Aquila.

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    • >>[47]
      Zhongli is good - definitely better than when he first came out. Venti is kind of an insane character overall with his crowd control which is why people were pulling so much for him. Zhongli is different since the petrification from his burst only lasts a few seconds. Most people pull him for his shield, so if you are looking for a strong shield or Geo character then you can pull him but it's not really that necessary. It just matters whether you like playing him :)

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