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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.

Newly Added Weapons

New Weapons in the Tier List

Weapon Rarity Weapon Type How to Get
Engulfing Lightning Image Engulfing Lightning 5★ Polearm IconPolearm 09/01 Ver 2.1
Weapon Gacha
The Unforged Image The Unforged 5★ Claymore IconClaymore 09/01 Ver 2.1
Weapon Gacha
The Catch Image The Catch 5★ Polearm IconPolearm 09/01 Ver 2.1
Fishing System
Predator Image Predator 4★ Bow IconBow 09/01 Ver 2.1
PS4 & PS5 Only

Weapon Banner Guide | Pull or Not?

Upcoming Weapons in Version 2.1

Everlasting Moonglow Image Everlasting Moonglow Primordial Jade Cutter Image Primordial Jade Cutter Luxurious Sea-Lord Image Luxurious Sea-Lord

2.1 Release Date & Patch Notes

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 Primordial Jade Cutter Image Sacrificial Sword Image Festering Desire Image
Freedom-Sworn 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 Mistsplitter Reforged Image The Alley Flash Image Favonius Sword Image Harbinger of Dawn Image
Skyward Blade Image Aquila Favonia Image
A Rank Icon
Amenoma Kageuchi Image The Flute Image Lion Royal Longsword Image Iron Sting Image Dark Iron Sword Image
Amenoma Kageuchi 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%.
testMistsplitter Reforged
Traveler (Geo) Image Traveler (Anemo) Image Xingqiu Image Keqing Image Ayaka Image Kazuha Image Traveler (Electro) 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
Jean Image Bennett Image Qiqi Image Keqing Image Albedo Image Ayaka 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.
testSacrificial Sword
Traveler (Geo) Image Traveler (Anemo) Image Bennett Image Xingqiu Image Qiqi Image Kazuha Image Traveler (Electro) 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 Kazuha 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
Song of Broken Pines Image Wolf Skyward Pride Image
Wolf
Song of Broken Pines Image 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
Katsuragikiri Nagamasa Image Rainslasher Image Royal Greatsword Image Whiteblind Image Serpent Spine Image
Katsuragikiri Nagamasa 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
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 Eula 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

・ 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.
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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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
Engulfing Lightning Image Favonius Lance Image
S Rank Icon
Engulfing Lightning Image Vortex Vanquisher Image Skyward Spine Image The Catch Image Crescent Pike Image Blackcliff Pole Image Deathmatch Image Lithic Spear Image Dragonspine Spear Image
Primordial Jade Winged-Spear Image Skyward Spine Image The Catch 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
Kitain Cross Spear 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
testEngulfing Lightning
Xiangling Image Rosaria Image Raiden 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.
testStaff of Homa
Xiao Image Zhongli Image Hu Tao Image Rosaria 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%.
testFavonius Lance
Xiao Image Xiangling Image Zhongli Image Rosaria Image Raiden 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

Catalyst Tier List

Main DPS Sub DPS Support
Genshin - SS Rank Icon
Skyward Atlas Image Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds Image The Widsith Image
Skyward Atlas Image The Widsith Image
The Widsith Image Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Image
S Rank Icon
Memory of Dust Image Dodoco Tales Image Eye of Perception Image Solar Pearl Image Blackcliff Agate Image
Wine and Song Image Favonius Codex Image Sacrificial Fragments Image Solar Pearl Image
Favonius Codex Image Sacrificial Fragments 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 Hakushin Ring Image Prototype Amber 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 Yanfei Image

・ Increases Elemental DMG Bonus by 12%. Normal attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favor of the clouds, which actively seeks out nearby enemies to attack for 15s. Dealing 160% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 30s.
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 Ningguang 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

・ 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
Thundering Pulse Image 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
Mitternachts Waltz Image Windblume Ode Image Hamayumi 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
Predator Image 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
testThundering Pulse
Fischl Image Tartaglia Image Yoimiya Image

・ Boosts ATK% and Normal Attack DMG.
testElegy for the End
Venti Image Fischl Image Ganyu Image Yoimiya Image Sara 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 Aimed Shot DMG by 10%.
testThe Stringless
Amber Image Venti Image Fischl Image Tartaglia Image Ganyu Image

・ Increases Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG by 24%
testFavonius Warbow
Amber Image Venti Image Fischl Image Tartaglia Image Diona Image Ganyu Image Sara 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 Sara 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

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 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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