Genshin Impact Weapon Tier List: All Weapons Ranked [Nov 2021]

Genshin Impact has a vast arsenal of weapon variety. Players can pick weapons from five weapon types: swords, claymores, polearms, catalysts, and bows. Of course, having such a massive weapon pool does not mean all of them are effective and the best in the game. It is why we have curated the Genshin Impact weapon tier list to find and rank the best of the weapons from each category.

The five tiers we choose to rank each weapon type are based on our experience, online research, and player’s favorites. We spent a considerable amount of time playing Genshin Impact, and this tier ranking is the culmination of long hours of gameplay and research. Moreover, we acknowledge that the tier ranking of each weapon we have set up may differ from what you have experienced so far in the game. That is why the tier ranking we’ve devised is solely based on our taste and experience and is not up for discussion or criticism.

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All weapons that do not fall under our five-tier rankings are simply the worst in the game. They offer little to no value while playing with them on base stats or after upgrades. So, steer clear of the ones we did not mention here and try to get the ones we have ranked all the best weapons in Genshin Impact, or you could say best to worst.

Genshin Impact Swords Tier List

Swords playstyle is for the players who do not want the fast swing attacks of polearms, and at the same time, do not want the sluggish feel of claymores as well. In Genshin Impact, swords are pretty much the middle ground for melee-based combat.

S-Tier

All the swords mentioned under S-tier are the best in the game, whether you are fighting one-versus-one or with a crowd.

Genshin Impact S Weapon Tier List
S-Tier Swords

Mistsplitter Reforged

When it comes to using the best sword in Genshin Impact, the Mistsplitter Reforged comes at the very top of our list. The sword gets 12/15/18/21/24% Elemental damage bonus and receives Mistsplitter’s Emblem for every element. Moreover, the overall Elemental damage scales are based on what elemental character type is. Depending on the overall stack level, whether it is 1/2/3, the weapon’s Mistsplitter Emblem will provide elemental damage of 16/32/56%. So, for the characters who rely heavily on elemental infusions, Mistsplitter Reforged is the top-tier perfect go-to weapon.

Primordial Jade Cutter

Primordial Jade Cutter offers 20/25/30/35/40% of overall HP increase to its wielder depending on the weapon refinement. Moreover, the greater the health of weapon’s wielder, the greater his/her attack bonus ranging from 1.2/1.5/1.8/2.1/2.4% of the wielder’s health points. Primordial Jade Cutter not only buffs the overall attack damage of its wielder but also keeps its wielder alive by giving it more passive health. According to our books, these two are one of the many reasons why Primordial Jade Cutter is the second best sword in Genshin Impact.

Freedom-Sworn

The best attribute of the Freedom-Sworn sword is that not only does the weapon buffs the overall attack damage of its wielder, but it also offers buffs to the party as well. Depending on the weapon refinement, the sword increases the overall damage of its wielder by 10/12.5/15/17.5/20%. The fantastic thing is when the wielder triggers Elemental Reactions, they get “Sigil of Rebellion”. Consuming two Sigil of Rebellion grants “Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance” to the party for the next twelve seconds.  

A-Tier

The A-tier swords are not the top-tier in Genshin Impact, but still, they are pretty useful in the game.

Genshin Impact Weapon Tier List
A-Tier Swords

Summit Shaper

The Summit Shaper sword offers exceptional damage buffs to its wielder, but it works best when a teammate offers a shield. The sword increases the shield strength by 20/25/30/35/40% depending on the weapon refinement level. Moreover, the more hits land on an opponent, the greater the damage buff for eight seconds; attack damage increases by 4/5/6/7/8%. The best part of Summit Shaper is that it can increase attack by 100% whenever a shield protects the wielder.

Aquila Favonia

Aquila Favonia is not the top-tier sword in Genshin Impact weapon tier list, but it is pretty much valuable for fighting one-versus-one or a crowd of enemies. It is because the sword not only gives player damage buff, but it also offers health points regeneration. On top of that, while regenerating a certain percentage of health, Aquila Favonia also deals damage to the enemy as well. This weapon effect can occur after every 15 seconds from the first trigger instance.

Skyward Blade

Skyward Blade increases the overall critical rate of a player’s damage by 4/5/6/7/8%, depending on the weapon refinement. The percentage increase is not huge, but still, this sword does exceptionally well than many other weapons of the same category. Moreover, Skyward Blade also increases the overall attack speed by 10%. Based on the weapon refinement level, the sword also increases the overall damage for twelve seconds of charged and normal attacks by 20/25/30/35/40%.

B-Tier

The B-tier ranking Genshin Impact weapon list swords are not the best in the game but certainly not the worst as well. They offer little value as compared to the top-tier ones. Nevertheless, they are still above-average swords in the game.

Genshin Impact B Weapon Tier List
B-Tier Swords

Festering Desire

Festering Desire sword is for the characters who rely heavily on elemental damage. It is because the sword significantly increases the elemental skill damage by 16/20/24/28/32%, depending on the weapon refinement level. Moreover, the sword also enhances the elemental skill critical rate by 6/7.5/9/10.5/12%, allowing the wielder to land frequent critical strikes. Festering Desire offers huge elemental damage buffs. However, besides this attribute, it does not offer much to the table. So, the scope is a tad bit limited for this sword. Nevertheless, still, a good sword if used by a proper character in Genshin Impact. 

The Black Sword

The best thing about the Black Sword is that it offers increased damage and gives back health while landing a critical hit. Depending on the weapon refinement level, the sword can increase the overall damage of charged and normal attacks by 20/25/30/35/40%. Moreover, whenever the Black Sword lands a critical hit on an enemy, it regenerates 60/70/80/90/100% of attack power as health points for the wielder. This amazing thing is that this stat can occur after every five seconds from the trigger point, making the Black Sword a versatile weapon to be used in any situation.

Blackcliff Longsword

Based on the weapon refinement, the Blackcliff Longsword’s “Press the Advantage” passive offers an overall increase in the attack by 12/15/18/21/24% for 30 seconds duration. Players can stack this effect three times, and the overall duration depends on how much time each stack is left with. On paper, the Blackcliff Longsword sounds like a great sword that can pack a punch. This is quite true in the field as well, only if you can kill enemies quickly, stacking the passive ability faster.

Amenoma Kageuchi

Amenoma Kageuchi sword is for characters that rely on frequent energy consumption and regeneration. It is because the sword regenerates 6/7.5/9/10.5/12 energy depending on the weapon refinement level. Whenever the wielder uses elemental skill while having equipped Amenoma Kageuchi sword, they get one Succession Seed. Consuming Succession Seeds via using elemental burst allows the character to regenerate the energy.

C-Tier

The swords falling under the C-tier ranking are below-average and are only good if you do not have above-tier swords.

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Genshin Impact Weapon Tier List - C Tier
C-Tier Swords

The Flute

Based on the weapon’s refinement level, the Flute can deal area-of-effect damage of 100/125/150/175/200% to nearby enemies. Whenever the wielder lands a charged or normal attack, they receive a “Harmonic”. After acquiring a total of five Harmonics, the passive ability is triggered and can last for a maximum of 30 seconds.

Favonius Sword

Like Amenoma Kageuchi sword, the Favonius Sword also regenerates energy for its wielder, albeit slower. The overall efficiency of weapon’s passive ability depends on the critical hits and trigger time. Favonius Sword can get three Clear Particles based on the weapon refinement level with 60/70/80/90/100% chance a critical hit lands on an enemy. Moreover, this passive effect can also occur after every 12/10.5/9/7.5/6s.

The Alley Flash

The Alley Flash is by far the only sword that has the potential to come head to head with a top-tier blade. However, the potential is penalized by its passive’s punishing condition. Whenever a character wields the Alley Flash, they get increased 12/15/18/21/24% of attack damage. This high level of attack damage is quite useful. However, whenever the wielder takes damage, the overall damage is nullified for five seconds. This poor condition of disabling the passive entirely makes the Alley Flash a bad choice to go with.

Sacrificial Sword

Sacrificial Sword is all about resetting the cooldown timer. Whenever the wielder deals damage to an opponent by using the elemental skill, there is a 40/50/60/70/80% chance that the elemental skill goes on cooldown. Even though the passive of Sacrificial sword sounds promising on the paper, it is penalized by the long duration of the trigger in the field. This skill can trigger after every 30/26/22/19/16s, depending on weapon refinement level.

Prototype Rancour

The wielder of Prototype Rancour sword receives an increase in attack and defense by 4/5/6/7/8% for the next six seconds. The weapon’s passive ability can stack four times and can trigger after every 0.3 seconds a player lands a hit on an opponent. Besides increasing the overall attack and defense of the wielder marginally, there is nothing special the Prototype Rancour does.

Harbinger of Dawn

Harbinger of Dawn is another above-average performing sword in Genshin Impact whose passive increases the overall critical rate. The wielder can receive a 14/17.5/21/24.5/28% increase in critical rate depending on the weapon refinement. However, the only harsh condition for the sword’s passive to work is that the wielder needs to have at least above 90% health points. Otherwise, the passive will not trigger. The overall value of Harbinger of Dawn is tremendously undermined by the complex condition put on it.

Iron Sting

Iron Sting, like Prototype Rancour, gives its wielder a marginal increase in elemental damage. The character who wields this sword receives 6/7.5/9/10.5/12% on all damage whenever the enemy gets hit by elemental damage. The damage buff lasts for six seconds and can stack two times.

D-Tier

These swords have very limited passive ability application when it comes to receiving buffs on the field.

Genshin Impact Weapon Tier List
D-Tier Swords

Sword of Descension

For a PlayStation exclusive sword, the Sword of Descension should have performed much better, but sadly that is not true in this case. However, it only works a tad bit better than most swords in Genshin Impact if Traveler wields it. Doing so will increase the character’s attack by 66. However, if you use a weapon other than on a PlayStation system, its passive ability does not even work. The Sword of Descension’s passive gives a 50% chance to deal an AoE attack of 200% damage.

Royal Longsword

One of our last in Genshin Impact Swords Tier List is the Royal Longsword – this is an average sword in Genshin Impact. Whenever the weapon’s wielder deals damage to an enemy, the sword’s critical rate increases by 8/10/12/14/16%. Of course, the higher percentage buff is entirely dependent on the weapon’s refinement level. The passive of Royal Longsword can stack for five times. The only problem is that a critical hit by an enemy will remove all stacks. 

Lion’s Roar

Lion’s Roar sword’s passive ability increases the wielder’s overall damage by 20/24/28/32/36% only if the enemy is hit by electro or pyro-based attack. The weapon has decent potential; however, it is held by the harsh condition put upon its passive ability.

Skyrider Sword

Skyrider Sword comes with a below-average attack of 38 and does not offer much besides increasing the attack and movement speed. Depending on the weapon refinement, whenever the wielder uses the elemental burst, the weapon grants for twelve seconds 12/15/18/21/24% increase in attack and movement speed.

Fillet Blade

Fillet Blade has excellent potential, but its passive is bound by an extensive trigger time. Moreover, the weapon’s passive only lands increased damage on a single target.

Genshin Impact Claymore Tier List

Claymore is a slow-swing but heavy-hitting weapon in Genshin Impact that favors muscle more than speed. Claymores are slow, but they hit hard and deal much more damage per swing than swords and polearms. Below is the Genshin Impact Claymore Tier List.

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S-Tier

All the S-tier claymore weapons are the best in the best in the game. The hit the hardest of all other weapons from the same category and their passive is very useful while fighting in the field.

Genshin Impact Claymore Tier List
S-Tier Claymores

Skyward Pride

Skyward Pride is by far the best all-rounder, support-style claymore that does not deal the most serious damage in its class but still is favored by many players. With a 48 base attack, whenever the wielder uses elemental burst, charged, or normal attack, the landing hit creates a vacuum, dealing 80/100/120/140/160% to all enemies falling in the weapon’s path.

Wolf’s Gravestone

The best part about Wolf’s Gravestone is that the weapon not only buffs the wielder’s damage but also increases teammate’s damage as well. The wielder of this claymore gets 20/25/30/35/40% attack buff while the party gets 40/50/60/70/80% for twelve seconds.

A-Tier

The claymores falling under the A-tier ranking of Genshin Impact weapon tier list are near to perfection. They will get the job done, but they will leave a tangible feeling of not doing more.

Genshin Impact Claymore Tier List
A-Tier Claymores

The Unforged

This claymore is centered around a shield to work more effectively. The Unforged can increase the shield strength by 20/25/30/35/40%. Every hit can buff the attack by 4/5/6/7/8% for at least eight seconds.

Song of Broken Pines

While equipping the Song of Broken Pines, all of the character’s attacks cause various buffs that favor the wielder and party members. Normal and charged attacks grant Sigil of Whispers and consuming it gives all teammates the “Millennial Movement: Banner-Hymn” effect for twelve seconds.

B-Tier

All B-tier claymores are average performers as compared to top-tier ones. Their passive is useful but does not offer too much to the table as the high-tier claymores.

Genshin Impact Claymore Tier List
B-Tier Claymores

Prototype Archaic

Prototype Archaic claymore rewards its wielder a 50% chance to land 240/300/360/420/480% extra damage in a small radius to all foes. Of course, the higher percentage depends on the overall weapon’s refinement level. The trigger time of 15 seconds holds this weapon from becoming top-tier in its class.

Serpent Spine

Serpent Spine grants its wielder a higher percentage of damage, but the trade-off is that they also take more damage. Your character can land 6/7/8/9/10% extra damage on a target by remaining for every four seconds on the field. However, the overall damage taken is also increased by 3/2.7/2.4/2.1/1.8%.

Favonius Greatsword

Characters who rely on energy will find Favonius Greatsword suitable for their playstyle. Based on weapon’s refinement level, the critical hits can generate one elemental orb, regenerating six energy with 60/70/80/90/100% occurrence chance. This passive can trigger after every 12/10.5/9/7.5/6s.

Blackcliff Slasher

Blackcliff Slasher claymore’s passive grants additional damage buff of 12/15/18/21/24% for 30 seconds to its wielder after killing a foe. The wielder can stack the passive three times.

C-Tier

The C-tier claymores have a reasonable attack power, not the highest in its class but not the lowest as well. The passive of these weapons come near to B-tier claymores but still lack punch.

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Genshin Impact Claymore Tier List
C-Tier Claymores

Whiteblind

Whiteblind is an average four-star claymore that is better than most three-star ones, but still, there is room for improvement. The weapon’s wielder receives a 6/7.5/9/10.5/12% increase in attack and defense for six seconds after landing normal or charged attacks. The passive can be stacked four times.

Katsuragikiri Nagamasa

Katsuragikiri Nagamasa claymore buffs elemental skill damage of a wielder by 6/7.5/9/10.5/12%. The trade-off is that the character losses three energy after landing a hit on an opponent using the elemental skill. However, the character also regenerates 3/3.5/4/4.5/5 energy for six seconds.

Sacrificial Greatsword

Sacrificial Greatsword works similarly to its counterpart Sacrificial Sword. Every time the wielder damages an enemy using the elemental skill, the skill can cancel the cooldown with a 40/50/60/70/80% chance of occurring after every 30/26/22/19/16s.

Snow-Tombed Starsilver

Snow-Tombed Starsilver claymore deals decent cryo and AoE damage to enemies. Every charged and normal attack has a 60/70/80/90/100% chance of forming an Everforst icicle above an enemy. When this drops, an AoE attack is unleashed on nearby enemies, dealing 200/240/280/320/360% damage. Of course, the strength of attacks depends on weapon’s refinement level.

Lithic Blade

Lithic Blade favors the wielder of the party members are from Liyue. If they are, the character wielding this claymore receives a 7/8/9/10/11% increase in attack and a 3/4/5/6/7% overall increase in critical rate. Once again, the damage and crit rate scaling depends on weapon’s refinement level.

Skyrider Greatsword

For a three-star claymore, Skyrider Greatsword is a decent weapon in Genshin Impact. The wielder can increase overall attack by 6/7/8/9/10% on every charged and normal attack for six seconds.

D-Tier

All the D-tier claymores are underperformer weapons in the game. The wielder of these weapons will struggle while taking out crowds of enemies or a formidable foe, one-versus-one.

Genshin Impact Claymore Tier List
D-Tier Claymores

Royal Greatsword

One of the last in Genshin Impact Claymore Tier list is the Royal Greatsowrd. The Royal Greatsword claymore’s passive provides a marginal increase in overall critical rate and stacks. However, when the wielder lands a crit hit, all the stacks are removed, making this weapon a bad choice to go with.

The Bell

While having The Bell claymore equipped, any damage the wielder takes is absorbed, and a shield is generated. The shield is triggered after every 45 seconds and lasts only up to 10 seconds. The delayed trigger time and smaller shield duration make the passive ability ridiculous and straight-up bad.

Rainslasher

Rainslasher is another great claymore weapon whose passive offers damage buff only if an enemy takes a hit from an Electro or Hydro-based attack. This condition severely limits the overall efficiency of the weapon.  

Debate Club

Debate Club is a three-star claymore whose passive does AoE damage. Whenever the wielder does a normal, charged attack or an elemental skill-based hit on a foe, the AoE damage buff increases by 60/75/90/105/120% for 15 seconds.

Genshin Impact Polearms Tier List

Polearms are fast like a small-sized dagger; however, they contain an elongated handle that gives this weapon versatility to reach and penetrate enemy’s defenses. In Genshin Impact, this weapon type allows the character to maintain a distance and keep hitting the opponent from a safe distance.

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S-Tier

The S-tier ranking Genshin Impact weapon tier list polearms are the best in its class of weapons. Their passive is pretty strong and allows the wielder to survive longer by receiving increased damage and HP.

Genshin Impact Polearms Tier List
S-Tier Polearms

Primordial Jade Winged-Spear

Primordial Jade Winged-Spear offers a small damage increase of 3.2/3.9/4.6/5.3/6.0 for six seconds. However, the stacks can get up to seven times, increasing the overall damage to a much higher value. 

Staff of Homa

If your character needs frequent health point regeneration and an extraordinary amount of damage buff from a polearms weapon, then Staff of Homa is the right pick. This weapon can increase the wielder’s HP by 20/25/30/35/40%. Moreover, when the wielder’s health falls below 50%, the Staff of Homa offers additional weapon damage.

A-Tier

The A-tier ranking polearms come very close to the S-tier weapons of the same category. However, they lack finesse and have a little less effective passive than the top-tier polearms in Genshin Impact. Still, they are the best polearms than most in its class in the game.

Genshin Impact Polearms Tier List
A-Tier Polearms

Skyward Spine

Skyward Spine weapon has the potential to become a top-tier polearms weapon in Genshin Impact. It is because the weapon offers an increase in critical rate and normal attack speed. Moreover, all charged and normal attacks get a 50% chance to trigger vacuum blade, dealing 40/55/70/85/100% AoE damage attack.

Engulfing Lightning

Engulfing Lightning favors characters who rely on energy recharging weapons. This weapon increases the overall attack by 80/90/100/110/120% and gives the wielder 30/35/40/45/50% of energy recharge that lasts for 12 seconds. 

Vortex Vanquisher

Vortex Vanquisher is yet again another shield-centric weapon in Genshin Impact. Landing hits on enemies increases the shield strength by 20/25/30/35/40% and increases the overall attack by 4/5/6/7/8% for eight seconds. The passive can stack for at least five times and can trigger after every 0.3 seconds.

B-Tier

The B-tier polearms have average attack and passive effectiveness in the game. Still, they are miles better than low-ranking weapons of the same category.

Genshin Impact Polearms Tier List
B-Tier Polearms

Crescent Pike

Crescent Pike is a decent polearms weapon in Genshin Impact. Every time the wielder picks up an elemental particle or orb, the character’s charged, and normal attacks increase by 20/25/30/35/40% for five seconds. 

The Catch

The Catch weapon is centered around increasing the overall elemental burst damage and critical rate by 16/20/24/28/32% and 6/7.5/9/10.5/12%, respectively. The characters who are heavily focused on DPS will find little use of this weapon.

Blackcliff Pole

For a four-star polearms weapon, the Blackcliff pole offers a decent amount of increase in attack. The passive of this weapon triggers whenever the wielder kills a foe, increasing the attack by 12/15/18/21/24% for 30 seconds. Blackcliff Pole’s passive can at least get three stacks.

Deathmatch

The Deathmatch comes with a base attack of 41/454, and it shines the best while fighting with two or more than two enemies in proximity. It is because the weapon’s passive only triggers and applies damage and defense buff of 16/20/24/28/32% and 16/20/24/28/32% if two or more enemies are nearby.

Prototype Starglitter

Prototype Starglitter weapon’s passive offers increased charged and normal attack damage by 8/10/12/14/16% for twelve seconds after the wielder uses an elemental skill. Moreover, the weapon’s passive can get at least two stacks.

Kitain Cross Spear

Hitting an enemy with Kitain Cross Spear’s elemental skill will increase its elemental damage by 6/7.5/9/10.5/12%. Moreover, the wielder also loses three energy but recovers it over two seconds, at least 3/3.5/4/4.5/5 Energy. 

C-Tier

All the C-tier polearms pretty much fall below the satisfactory level. Their attack and passive have limited application in the field. Still, they outshine most under-performer polearms in Genshin Impact.

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Genshin Impact Polearms Tier List
C-Tier Polearms

Lithic Spear

Lithic Spear increases the wielder’s attack and critical rate by 7/8/9/10/11% and 3/4/5/6/7% if there is a member in the team from Liyue. The weapon’s passive can gain at least four stacks.

Favonius Lance

Favonius Lance, like other Favonius counterpart weapons, is an energy-centric weapon in Genshin Impact. Landing critical hits with this weapon grants the wielder a 60/70/80/90/100% chance to get three clear particles. These later generate at least six energy for the wielder of Favonius Lance.

Dragon’s Bane

Dragon’s Bane comes with a base attack of 41/454. The weapon can increase the overall attack of the wielder if an enemy is hit by Pyro or Hydro based attacks. In that case, the character can land 20/24/28/32/36% of increased damage on an enemy.

D-Tier

The D-tier polearms are straight up the least desirable weapons in its class. Their passive does not offer enough value to the wielder as compared to other polearms of high-tiers.

Genshin Impact Polearms Tier List
D-Tier Polearms

Dragonspine Spear

Dragonspine Spear comes with a base attack of 41, and all normal and charged attacks have a 60/70/80/90/100% to create an Everforst icicle on a target. This status effect later deals AoE hit of 80/95/110/125/140% of attack power.

Royal Spear

The Royal Spear weapon increases the wielder’s critical rate, marginally increasing the overall damage of the character. The weapon can increase the crit rate by 8/10/12/14/16%, and the passive can at least have five stacks.

White Tassel

White Tassel is a three-star weapon whose passive increases the attack damage of normal attacks by 24/30/36/42/48%. Other than that, the weapon does not offer enough value to the table.

Halberd

Like White Tassel, Halberd is also another three-star weapon that buffs normal attacks by 160/200/240/280/320%. Even though the overall damage output is high than White Tassel, Halberd’s passive only triggers every 10 seconds, making it the weakest polearms weapon in our D-Rank Genshin Impact weapon tier list.

Genshin Impact Catalysts Tier List

Catalysts are an elemental means of offense in Genshin Impact, which replaces the charged and normal attack with elemental damage. The nature of the elemental attack depends on the character in the game. In other games, check out Warframe Weapon Tier List.

S-Tier

There is just one catalyst that outshines others in its class when it comes to landing overall elemental damage. It offers the highest value while having it equipped on a character.

Genshin Impact Catalysts Tier List
S-Tier Catalysts

Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds

Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds is by far the best catalyst in Genshin Impact weapons tier list. The best part about this is that its passive effects last until the character exits combat or falls. By equipping Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds, the wielder receives a 10% increase in the overall movement speed. While fighting foes, the wielder gets 8/10/12/14/16% buff in elemental damage after every four seconds. This effect can stack four times.

A-Tier

The A-tier catalysts come significantly closer to becoming the top-tier ones in the game. However, they lack the touch that makes them the perfect ones. Still, they are pretty much powerful, useful and valuable catalysts in the game.

Genshin Impact Catalysts Tier List
A-Tier Catalysts

Skyward Atlas

Skyward Atlas is another excellent catalyst that buffs the character’s elemental damage by increasing it to 12/15/18/21/24%. Moreover, whenever the wielder hits an enemy with normal attacks, the character gets a 50% chance to receive the favor of the clouds. They attack enemies in the character’s proximity, dealing 160/200/240/280/320% attack for 15 seconds.

Memory of Dust

Memory of Dust is a shield-centric catalyst in Genshin Impact. By equipping it, the wielder receives 20/25/30/35/40% of the shield strength. Moreover, attacking enemies gives 4/5/6/7/8% increased attack for eight seconds, which can be stacked for five times.

B-Tier

All B-tier catalysts are average performers as compared to top-tier ones. Their passive is useful but does not offer too much to the table as the high-tier catalysts.

Genshin Impact Catalysts Tier List
B-Tier Catalysts

The Widsith

The passive of Widsith works every 30 seconds and lasts for 10 seconds. Whenever a character enters the field, they get a theme song in a random configuration, rewarding the catalyst wielder three stats; Aria, Interlude, and Recitative. The Widsith is an excellent catalyst; however, its half-minute trigger condition is too much of a wait time.

Solar Pearl

Solar Pearl’s passive triggers by landing normal attacks which increase the character’s elemental burst and elemental skill damage by 20/25/30/35/40%. The unique thing about this catalyst is that using the latter abilities also buffs the former. The passive effects last for six seconds. 

Mappa Mare

Whenever the wielder triggers an elemental reaction, the Mappa Mare catalyst gives 8/10/12/14/16% elemental damage that lasts for ten seconds. The wielder can stack it two times.

Wine and Song

Winge and Song catalyst buffs stamina at the expense of landing normal attacks and vice-versa. The character’s stamina consumption is reduced by 14/16/18/20/22% for five seconds whenever the wielder hits foes with normal attacks.

C-Tier

The C-tier catalysts have reasonable elemental damage, not the highest in its class but not the lowest as well. The passive of these weapons come near to B-tier catalysts but still lack punch.

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Genshin Impact Catalysts Tier List
C-Tier Catalysts

Dodoco Tales

Dodoco Tales catalyst buffs the charged attack damage by 16/20/24/28/32% only after the wielder lands normal attack hits on foes. Moreover, when the charged attacks hit an enemy, the overall attack increases by 8/10/12/14/16% for six seconds.

Favonius Codex

Favonius Codex is an energy regeneration-centric catalyst in Genshin Impact. Whenever the wielder scores a critical hit, the character gets a 60/70/80/90/100% chance to receive three Clear Particles. They regenerate six energy for the wielder and can trigger every 12/10.5/9/7.5/6 seconds.

Thrilling Tales of the Dragon Slayers

This catalyst gets triggered after switching the character from one to another. Doing so gives the next character attack buff of 24/30/36/42/48% for ten seconds. The limited usage of this catalyst is why it is a C-ranking catalyst in the best weapons of Genshin Impact.

Sacrificial Fragment

Sacrificial Fragment catalyst’s passive has 40/50/60/70/80% chance to finish the elemental skill cooldown after hitting a foe with it. The passive gets triggered every 30/26/22/19/16 seconds only.

Eye of Perception

For a four-star catalyst, Eye of Perception does not offer much to the table. It is because the weapon has a 50% chance of triggering its passive, and that also has 12/11/10/9/8 seconds of cooldown.

Blackcliff Agate

Blackcliff Agate is another four-star catalyst that does not offer much value while equipping, mainly because passive only triggers after killing a foe. Otherwise, the catalyst can increase the base attack for 30 seconds by 12/15/18/21/24%.

D-Tier

All the D-tier catalysts are underperformers in their class. The wielder of these weapons will struggle while taking out crowds of enemies or a tough foe, one-versus-one.

Genshin Impact Catalysts Tier List
D-Tier Catalysts

Hakushin Ring

The reason Hakushin Ring sits in D-tier is that its passive does not directly buff the wielder. However, the party members caught in the elemental reaction get 10/12.5/15/17.5/20% elemental damage buff.

Royal Grimoire

Royal Grimoire gives a smaller percentage increase of 8/10/12/14/16% to the wielder’s critical hit rate after hitting an enemy. The passive can last up to five stacks. However, landing a critical hit also removes the stacks.

Prototype Amber

Prototype Amber regenerates the wielder’s energy and party members’ HP by 4/4.5/5/5.5/6% in six seconds.  

Frostbearer

Using the normal and charged attacks on foes creates an Everfrost icicle, allowing the wielder to deal 80/95/110/125/140% area-of-effect attack.

Twin Nephrite

Twin Nephrite only increases attack and movement speed for 15 seconds by 12/14/16/18/20% only after the wielder kills an opponent.

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Genshin Impact Bows Tier List

Bows are a shoot-from-a-distance kind of weapon in Genshin Impact whose charged attacks infuse a character’s elemental nature into the arrow. This weapon’s normal attacks allow a character to fire simple arrows in quick succession.

S-Tier

There is just one bow that is extraordinary when it comes to offering the best and useful passive along with the highest attack in Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact Bows Tier List
S-Tier Bows

Skyward Harp

Skyward Harp, by far, is the top-tier ranking bow in the most powerful genshin impact weapons. The main reason is that not only the weapon offers the highest critical damage, it also gives a greater chance to trigger the passive. Skyward Harp can do 20/25/30/35/40% more critical damage with a 60/70/80/90/100% chance to deal an area-of-effect attack as well. Moreover, the trigger time is also at 4/3.5/3/2.5/2 seconds.

A-Tier

The A-tier genshin impact bows are not the best in their class, but still, they are second to none in Genshin Impact. They have strong passive, and the charged attack is pretty useful.

Genshin Impact Bows Tier List
A-Tier Bows

Amos’ Bow

Amos’ Bow significantly increases the aimed shot and normal ones’ damage by 12/15/18/21/24%. The weapon’s base attack is 46, which is slightly low. However, Amos’ Bow makes up for it by increasing the overall DPS.

Elegy for the End

Elegy for the End increases the wielder’s elemental mastery by 60/75/90/105/120. The wielder gains a Sigil of Remembrance after hitting an opponent with the elemental damage. Once the character has got 4 of these, all of them can be consumed to increase elemental mastery for the party.

Thundering Pulse

Thundering Pulse significantly increases the wielder’s attack by 20/25/30/35/40%, giving a buff to normal attacks.

B-Tier

The B-tier ranking Genshin Impact weapon tier list bows are not the best in the game but certainly not the worst as well. They offer little value as compared to other top-tier bows in its class. However, they can still be pretty useful if used properly in certain conditions.

Genshin Impact Bows Tier List
B-Tier Bows

The Viridescent Hunt

The Viridescent Hunt is a four-star bow that is perfect for crowd control. Whenever the wielder hits an opponent with a normal or aimed shot, they get a 50% chance to regenerate a cyclone. All enemies in the proximity receive 40/50/60/70/80% of base attack damage.

The Stringless

The Stringless bow buffs the overall DPS of the wielder by increasing the elemental burst and elemental skill damage significantly by 24/30/36/42/48%.

Rust

Rust bow offers a trade-off by decreasing the charged attack’s damage by 10% at the expense of granting 40/50/60/70/80% increased normal attack damage.

Alley Hunter

Alley Hunter bow works when its wielder is out of the field in the party. The bow builds up damage every second by 2/2.5/3/3.5/4%. After entering the field, the damage percentage starts dropping.

C-Tier

The bows falling under the C-tier ranking are below-average and are only good if you do not have above-tier bows in the game.

Genshin Impact Bows Tier List
C-Tier Bows

Windblume Ode

Windblume Ode increases the wielder’s attack for six seconds by 16/20/24/28/32% only after using an elemental skill on an opponent.

Hamayumi

Hamayumi bow drastically increases the overall damage of normal and charged attacks by 16/20/24/28/32% and 12/15/18/21/24% only if the wielder’s energy peaks at 100%.

Sacrificial Bow

Sacrificial Bow comes with a 40/50/60/70/80% chance to reset its cooldown after the wielder damages an enemy with elemental skill.

Mitternachts Waltz

Mitternachts Waltz increases the overall normal attacks after hitting an enemy with elemental or vice versa by 20/25/30/35/40%.

Favonius Warbow

Favonius Warbow can generate six energy only after the wielder lands a critical hit, which has 60/70/80/90/100% to get three clear particles.

Blackcliff Warbow

Blackcliff Warbow buffs the wielder’s attack by 12/15/18/21/24% only after killing an enemy. The effect lasts for 30 seconds and can be stacked three times.

Compound Bow

Compound Bow buffs the aimed shot and normal attacks by 4/5/6/7/8%. The bow also increases the normal attack speed for six seconds.

D-Tier

All the D-tier Genshin Impact bows are underperformer weapons in the game. The wielder of these weapons will struggle while taking out crowds of enemies or a formidable foe while taking the fight head-on.

Genshin Impact Bows Tier List
D-Tier Bows

Sharpshooter’s Oath

Sharpshooter’s Oath is a three-star weapon that can increase wielder’s damage for enemy’s weak spots by 24/30/36/42/48%.

Slingshot

Hitting an enemy within 0.3 seconds after firing an arrow will increase the wielder’s normal or charged attack damage by 36/42/48/54/60%.

Prototype Crescent

When the wielder hits an enemy’s weak spot, the character receives an increase in attack damage by 36/45/54/63/72% and movement speed by 10%.

Genshin Impact Weapons Tier List FAQs

After going through our curated tier ranking of Genshin Impact weapons, you must have a few questions regarding the best weapons in the game. Well, on that front, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that most newcomers or seasonal Genshin Impact players ask on the internet from time and again.

Which is the best sword in Genshin Impact?

Mistsplitter Reforged

Which is the best claymore in Genshin Impact?

Wolf’s Gravestone

Which is the best Polearms weapon in Genshin Impact?

Staff of Homa

Which is the best Catalyst in the Genshin Impact?

Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds

Which is the best bow in the Genshin Impact?

Skyward Harp

That is pretty much everything you need to know about the Genshin Impact Weapon Tier List based on Genshin Impact weapons. Which weapon type do you use the most in the game, and which one is your go-to weapon? Let us know about it in the comments section below.

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Irfan Ansari


With four years of Video Game Journalism and Tremendous love for Gaming, Irfan loves chatting and writing everything about video games.
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