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Genshin Impact – Best Weapons List (Updated)

Genshin Impact is one of the hottest open-world, action-adventure RPG games out right now. In this land of magic, your powers can range from ice shards exploding from your fingers or the ability to summon electric birds. Coupled with some badass swords, bows and claymores and you’ll become an unstoppable battle mage. Now if you’ve been playing as hard as I have you may have already hit the grindy part of Genshin Impact. Because of its free to play model most of the best characters and weapons are obtained by random through a gacha system. If you want to get more wishes, be sure to check out our wish guide too.

Currently, there are 5 different types of weapons in Genshin Impact and each character is only able to wield one weapon type. These weapons are BowsCatalystsClaymoresPolearms, or Swords. Then there’s rarity rating which goes from 1 star to 5 stars in Genshin Impact. Weapons with higher stars have higher scaling on their stats then weapons of a lesser rarity. It should go without saying though that these weapons are more difficult to obtain and 5-star weapons are only obtainable through Wishes.

While the rest can be found across the world or made through crafting. Weapons got through the gacha system or Wishes are going to be better but here are the ones to look out for.

Version 1.5 Update As Of June 2021

Since Genshin Impact launched last year we’ve had 5 pretty major updates. These updates include everything from minor patch fixes to whole new worlds, events, quests, characters and of course weapons. We figured now would be a great time to update our weapons list.

Be sure as well to stay up to date with our ‘Best Team Build’ here too that we’ve updated to stay current. Tab it to read for later!


Types Of Weapons

An index list for easy navigation



Wielders: Aether, Ayaka, Bennett, Jean, Kaeya, Keqing, Lumine, Qiqi, Xingqiu, Albedo

Swords attacks are the middle ground of melee weapons, the damage of their hits and speed of their attacks are somewhere in between the slow attacks of Claymores and the rapid attacks of Polearms.


Aquila Favonia ★★★★★

The Aquila Favonia heals you while dealing damage to all surrounding enemies. This would be a perfect choice for any DPS or support character that wants to heal during combat.

Base ATK 48
Bonus EffectPhysical DMG + 9%
SkillATK + 20%

Falcon’s Defiance:
• Triggers HP Regen on taking DMG
• HP Regen equal to 100% of ATK and dealing 200% of ATK as DMG to surrounding enemies.
• This effect can only occur once every 15s.

Character Recommendations: Jean, Bennett, Qiqi, Keqing


Summit Shaper ★★★★★

Base ATK 46
Bonus EffectATK + 10.8%
SkillShield Strength + 20%

Golden Majesty:
• Hitting an opponent increases ATK by 4% for 8s. Max 5 stacks.
• Can only occur once every 0.3s.
• While protected by a shield, the ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.

Character Recommendations: Traveler (Geo), Jean, Bennett, Qiqi, Albedo


Primordial Jade Cutter ★★★★★

Base ATK 44
Bonus EffectCRIT Rate + 9.6%
SkillHP + 20%

Protector’s Virtue:
• ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder’s Max HP.

Character Recommendations: Jean, Bennett, Qiqi, Keqing, Albedo


Sacrificial Sword ★★★★

Base ATK 41
Bonus EffectEnergy Recharge + 13.3%

• 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.

Character Recommendations: Traveler (Geo / Anemo), Bennett, Qiqi, Xingqiu


Festering Desire ★★★★

Base ATK 42
Bonus EffectEnergy Recharge + 10

Undying Admiration:
• Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 16% 
• Elemental Skill CRIT Rate by 6%.

Obtained: Event Reward – The Chalk Prince and the Dragon

Character Recommendations: Traveler (Geo / Anemo), Jean, Kaeya, Xingqiu, Keqing, Albedo


Favonius Sword ★★★★

Base ATK 41
Bonus EffectEnergy Recharge + 13.3%

• CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small number of Elemental Particles
• Which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character.
• Can only occur once every 12s.

Character Recommendations: Traveler (Geo / Anemo), Kaeya, Bennett, Qiqi