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Genshin Impact - Best Weapon Tier List

Welcome to Game8's Weapon tier list for Genshin Impact for Version 2.7! Check out the best Swords, Claymores, Polearms, Catalysts, and Bows, as well as the best weapons for Main DPS, Sub-DPS, and Support roles.

Newly Added Weapons

Version 2.7 Weapons in the Tier List

Weapon Weapon Information
Aqua Simulacra Image Aqua Simulacra
5★ Bow
Sub-DPS Rank: SS
Support Rank: B
• Obtained from Epitome Invocation (05/31-06/21)
Weapon Stat: CRIT DMG%
+ HP
+ DMG
Fading Twilight Image Fading Twilight
4★ Bow
Sub-DPS Rank: S
• Obtained from the Perilous Trail Event
Weapon Stat: Energy Recharge
+ DMG

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Weapon Tier List

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SwordsSwords ClaymoresClaymores PolearmsPolearms CatalystsCatalysts BowsBows

Sword Tier List

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

SS Rank Sword Best Characters

Weapon Recommended Users
testMistsplitter Reforged
Traveler (Geo) Image Kaeya Image Bennett Image Xingqiu Image Keqing Image Ayaka Image Kazuha Image Ayato Image

・ Gives an Elemental DMG Bonus for the character's Elemental Type.
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 Ayato Image Shinobu Image

・ HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder’s Max HP.
testHaran Geppaku Futsu
Keqing Image Ayaka Image Ayato Image

・ Gives an Elemental DMG Bonus. When other nearby party members use Elemental Skills, the character equipping this weapon will gain Wavespike stack. Max 2 stacks. The character equipping this weapon uses an Elemental Skill, all stacks of Wavespike will be consumed to gain Rippling Upheaval: each stack of Wavespike consumed will increase Normal Attack DMG for 8s.
testFreedom-Sworn
Traveler (Geo) Image Traveler (Anemo) Image Kaeya Image Albedo Image Kazuha Image Shinobu 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, they will be consumed which grants nearby party members 20% ATK and 16% Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack DMG for 12s. Once triggered, you gain no Sigils for 20s. The same buffs from the Millennial Movement series does not stack.
testFavonius Sword
Traveler (Geo) Image Traveler (Anemo) Image Kaeya Image Bennett Image Qiqi Image Kazuha Image Shinobu 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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Claymore Tier List

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

SS Rank Claymore Best Characters

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

・ Increases ATK by 16%. 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 by 12% and ATK by 20% for 12s. Once this triggers, you gain no Sigils for 20s. Buffs of the same type won’t stack. The same buffs from the Millennial Movement series does not stack.
testWolf's Gravestone
Diluc Image Razor Image Beidou Image Chongyun Image Xinyan Image Eula Image Sayu 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.
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.
testSerpent Spine
Diluc Image Razor Image Noelle Image Beidou Image Chongyun Image Xinyan Image Eula Image Itto Image

・ Every 4s a character is on the field, they will deal 6% more DMG and take 3% more DMG. This effect has a maximum of 5 stacks and will not be reset if the character leaves the field, but will be reduced by 1 stack when the character takes DMG.
testSkyward Pride
Diluc Image Razor Image Noelle Image Beidou Image Chongyun Image Xinyan Image Eula Image Sayu 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.
testFavonius Greatsword
Beidou Image Xinyan Image Sayu 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
Beidou Image Chongyun Image Xinyan Image Sayu 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
Engulfing Lightning Image Staff of Homa Image Primordial Jade Winged-Spear Image
Engulfing Lightning Image Skyward Spine Image The Catch Image
Favonius Lance Image
S Rank Icon
Calamity Queller Image Vortex Vanquisher Image Skyward Spine Image Deathmatch Image
Calamity Queller Image Staff of Homa Image Primordial Jade Winged-Spear Image Wavebreaker Favonius Lance Image
A Rank Icon
Wavebreaker Blackcliff Pole Image Lithic Spear Image
Kitain Cross Spear Image Dragon Deathmatch Image
Vortex Vanquisher Image Staff of Homa Image Black Tassel Image
B Rank Icon
Dragon Crescent Pike Image Royal Spear Image Prototype Starglitter Image Dragonspine Spear Image
Lithic Spear Image Prototype Starglitter Image
C Rank Icon
Halberd Image White Tassel Image Black Tassel Image
Black Tassel Image

SS Rank Polearm Best Characters

Weapon Recommended Users
testEngulfing Lightning
Xiangling Image Rosaria Image Thoma Image Raiden Image Shenhe Image Yun Jin 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 Xiangling 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 Raiden 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%.
testSkyward Spine
Xiao Image Xiangling Image Zhongli 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.
testThe Catch
Xiangling Image Zhongli Image Rosaria Image Thoma Image Raiden Image Shenhe Image Yun Jin Image

・ Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 16% and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate by 6%.
testFavonius Lance
Xiao Image Xiangling Image Zhongli Image Rosaria Image Thoma Image Raiden Image Shenhe Image Yun Jin 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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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
Kagura Skyward Atlas Image The Widsith Image
Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Image
S Rank Icon
Dodoco Tales Image Solar Pearl Image
Oathsworn Eye Image Sacrificial Fragments Image Solar Pearl Image
Everlasting Moonglow Image Favonius Codex Image Prototype Amber Image
A Rank Icon
Everlasting Moonglow Image Memory of Dust Image Wine and Song Image Mappa Mare Image Blackcliff Agate Image
Hakushin Ring Image Favonius Codex Image Mappa Mare Image
Hakushin Ring Image Sacrificial Fragments Image
B Rank Icon
Eye of Perception Image Royal Grimoire Image Frostbearer Image
Magic Guide Image Emerald Orb Image
Memory of Dust Image
C Rank Icon
Twin Nephrite Image Magic Guide Image Emerald Orb Image
Otherworldly Story Image
Otherworldly Story Image

SS Rank Catalyst Best Characters

Weapon Recommended Users
testSkyward Atlas
Lisa Image Klee Image Mona Image Ningguang Image Yanfei Image Yae Miko 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 Ningguang Image Yanfei Image Yae Miko 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.
testKagura's Verity
Lisa Image Yae Miko Image

・ Gains the Kagura Dance effect when using an Elemental Skill, causing the Elemental Skill DMG of the character wielding this weapon to increase by 12% for 16s. Max 3 stacks. This character will gain 12% All Elemental DMG Bonus when they possess 3 stacks.
testThe Widsith
Lisa Image Klee Image Sucrose Image Mona Image Ningguang Image Yanfei Image Yae Miko Image

・ When a character takes the field, they 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 Yanfei 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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SwordsSwords ClaymoresClaymores PolearmsPolearms CatalystsCatalysts BowsBows

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 Elegy for the End Image Skyward Harp Image Aqua Simulacra Image
Elegy for the End Image
S Rank Icon
Mouun Hamayumi Image Blackcliff Warbow Image
Mouun Alley Hunter Image The Stringless Image Sacrificial Bow Image Fading Twilight Image
Favonius Warbow Image
A Rank Icon
Mitternachts Waltz Image Compound Bow Image The Viridescent Hunt Image
Windblume Ode Image Favonius Warbow Image
Sacrificial Bow Image
B Rank Icon
Predator Image Royal Bow Image Prototype Crescent Image Sharpshooter Slingshot Image
Raven Bow Image
Aqua Simulacra Image Recurve Bow Image
C Rank Icon
Messenger Image Raven Bow Image
Sharpshooter

SS Rank Bow Best Characters

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

・ Boosts ATK% and Normal Attack DMG.
testSkyward Harp
Amber Image Venti Image Fischl Image Tartaglia Image Ganyu Image Yoimiya Image Sara Image Aloy Image Yelan 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 Tartaglia Image Ganyu Image Yoimiya Image Yoimiya 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 Aloy Image

・ Increases Normal Attack DMG by 40% but decreases Charged Attack DMG by 10%.
testElegy for the End
Venti Image Fischl Image Ganyu Image Sara Image Gorou Image Yelan Image

・ Increased Elemental Mastery by 60. Gain sigils when dealing damage with Elemental Skill or Burst every .2s even when off-field. At 4 sigils, all sigils will be consumed and Elemental Mastery is increased by 100 and ATK increased by 20% for 12s. Once the effect is triggered, you cannot gain Sigils for 20s. The same buffs from the Millennial Movement series does not stack.
testAqua Simulacra
Venti Image Ganyu Image Yoimiya Image Yelan Image

・ HP is increased by 16%. When there are opponents nearby, the DMG dealt by the wielder of this weapon is increased by 20%. This will take effect whether the character is on-field or not.
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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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