Genshin Impact Weapon Tier List 2023

In Genshin Impact, not all weapons are created equal. To offer you the finest insight, here is the definitive Genshin Impact weapon tier list.

When it comes to weapons in Genshin Impact, rarity is often a good indicator of their strength. Any weapon with a 5* rating is superior to one with a 4* rating. And if you have alternative choices, 3* weapons are usually not worth utilizing. That’s all there is to it. 

Their major stat ATK value is one of the reasons behind this. The majority of abilities in the game are based on your ATK stat. Higher rarity weapons simply have greater ATK than lesser rarity weapons.

Furthermore, a character’s basic attack is determined only by the primary stat ATK from weapons and the intrinsic ATK from character levels.

Weapons and artifacts with ATK percent as the primary stat or substat only factor in the character’s basic attack. As a result, the higher the weapon’s ATK value, the more DMG you’ll earn from the percentage-based ATK boosts.

We still ranked all 3* weapons to assist novice F2P players in getting the most out of their first experience!

After all, amid the 3* crowd, there are a few standouts. Albedo’s best-in-slot weapon is the 3* Harbinger of Dawn Sword, which outperforms even 5* weapons. These are, however, exceptions rather than norms.

What Criteria Should You Use to Assess Weapons?

It’s also crucial to consider what stats your character needs while choosing a weapon. Elemental Mastery, ATK percent, DEF percent, HP percent, CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG, Elemental Recharge, and Physical DMG are all substats that all weapons have.

Unless you’re using the greatest weapon for your character, you should choose a weapon with a substance that fills in the gaps left by artifacts in your stats. Your character will be more well-rounded as a result of this.

Last but not least, each weapon has a passive effect. These passive effects may have a wide variety of consequences, from little to massive.

By feeding them identical things, you may boost the power of these effects by up to four times via refining.

This isn’t something you can do in the enhanced window! Weapons are leveled up in the enhanced window, while they are refined in the refined window.

Criteria for Ranking:

We took care to include flat ATK, substations, and passives while generating this weapon tier list, all of which will be presented. 

At level 1, we’ll display the weapon’s ATK value.

Because all weapons employ the same multipliers when they level up, comparing their damage using figures that aren’t out of scale is simple.

We also considered how many characters could utilize each weapon effectively. If a weapon shines in the hands of one or two individuals but not in the hands of the rest of the characters who may wield it, it receives a lower rating.

In addition, if many weapons perform the same objective (for example, Energy Recharge for Supports), we attempt to give one of them a higher score than the others to differentiate the obvious standouts.

Finally, keep in mind that all weapons in a given tier are considered equally! You would think we ranked weapons relative to one another in a certain tier based on their location, but we didn’t. After all, each tier will have its own set of support and damage weapons, and there’s no way to compare the two in any meaningful way.

We built a distinct tier list for each weapon type to make things simple and understandable since it doesn’t matter how a Claymore compares to a Bow.

Tier List: Claymores


Even with 5* weapons, there are some that are superior to others. These are the greatest of the best Claymores.

  • Gravestone of the Wolf
  • Skyward Pride


These 5* Claymores have the potential to be S-Tier, but their use isn’t as broad.

  • Song of Broken Pines
  • The Unforged


These are the game’s most dependable 4* Claymores.

  • Blackcliff Slasher
  • Serpent Spine
  • Akuoumaru
  • Prototype Archaic
  • Favonius Greatsword


These Claymores have a lot of potential, but they require the perfect lighting to do so.

  • Katsuragikiri Nagamasa
  • Whiteblind
  • Luxurious Sea-Lord
  • Sacrificial Greatsword
  • Lithic Blade
  • Skyrider Greatsword
  • Snow-Tombed Starsilver


Although they’re better than nothing, you should avoid using these Claymores at any cost.

  • The Ring of the Bell
  • White Iron Greatsword
  • Quartz
  • Ferrous Shadow
  • Bloodtainted Greatsword
  • Royal Greatsword
  • Rainslasher
  • Debate Club


  • White Iron Greatsword
  • Quartz
  • Ferrous Shadow
  • Bloodtainted Greatsword

Tier List: Bows


While all 5* bows are nice, some really stand out!

  • Skyward Harp
  • Elegy of the End


On certain characters, but not all, these Bows are S-Tier.

  • Amos’ Bow
  • Polar Star
  • Thundering Pulse


It doesn’t get much better than this in terms of 4* Bows.

  • Rust
  • Alley Hunter
  • The Stringless
  • The Viridescent Hunt


These bows are amazing, but they need extremely precise qualities.

  • Mitternachts Waltz
  • Favonius Warbow
  • Compound Bow
  • Blackcliff Warbow
  • Mouun’s Moon
  • Windblume Ode
  • Hamayumi
  • Sacrificial Bow
  • Mitternachts Waltz


These Bows are excellent choices for beginning F2P players who don’t have access to any of the higher weapons.

  • Slingshot
  • Sharpshooter’s Oath
  • Crescent Prototype


These are the weapons that your other weapons feed off of.

  • Ebony bow
  • Royal bow
  • Recurve bow
  • Raven bow
  • Messenger bow

Tier List: Swords


These are the 5* Swords you should select if you had the option.

  • Primordial Jade Cutter
  • Reforged Mistsplitter
  • Freedom-Sworn


If the Primordial Jade Cutter wasn’t so amazing, all of these weapons might be S-Tier.

  • Aquila Favonia
  • Skyward Blade
  • Summit Shaper


Other 4* Swords are put to disgrace by these weapons:

  • The Black Sword
  • Festering Desire
  • Blackcliff Longsword
  • Amenoma Kageuchi


In the correct hands, these weapons may be upgraded to B-Tier.

  • Prototype Rancour
  • Iron Sting
  • Harbinger of Dawn
  • The Flute
  • The Alley Flash
  • Favonius Sword
  • Sacrificial Sword
  • Favonius Sword
  • Sacrificial Sword


It’s an improvement over nothing, but not by much.

  • Fillet Blade
  • Sword of Descension
  • Lion’s Roar
  • Royal Longsword
  • Skyrider Sword


Even F2P rookies have greater alternatives with E-Tier.

  • Cool Steel
  • Dark Iron Sword
  • Traveler’s Handy Sword

Tier List: Catalysts


Every user of Catalyst wants a portion of these weapons.

  • Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds


These will suffice if you have bad luck with the weapons banner.

  • Skyward Atlas
  • Memory of Dust


Nobody who uses Catalyst doesn’t desire one of these weapons.

  • Wine and Song
  • The Widsith
  • Solar Pearl
  • Mappa Mare


Catalysts may be fantastic in the appropriate circumstances.

  • Favonius Codex
  • Sacrificial Fragment
  • Eye of Perception
  • Blackcliff Amulet
  • Royal Grimoire
  • Hakushin Ring
  • Prototype Amber
  • Frostbearer
  • Twin Nephrite
  • Amber Catalyst
  • Everlasting Moonglow
  • Dodoco Tales
  • Thrilling Tales of the Dragon Slayers


Honestly, a waste of time.

  • Emerald Orb
  • Magic Guide
  • Polearms

Tier List: Polearms


These Polearms will make content trivial.

  • Staff of Homa
  • Primordial Jade Winged-Spear


5* Polearms. There are victors and losers among the

  • Skyward Spine
  • Engulfing Lightning
  • Vortex Vanquisher


These are the greatest 4* Polearms, all of which are easily obtained by F2P gamers.

  • Deathmatch
  • Crescent Pike
  • Wavebreaker’s Fin
  • The Catch
  • Blackcliff Pole


You could do worse, but you could easily do better… for free!

  • Kitain Cross Spear
  • Favonius Lance
  • Lithic Spear
  • Dragon’s Bane
  • Prototype Starglitter


Another set of F2P-friendly weaponry, although this time they’re a lot less strong.

  • White Tassel
  • Halberd
  • Dragonspine Spear
  • Royal Spear


Takes home the trophy for the worst Polearm in Genshin Impact.

  • Black Tassel

What is the location of F-Tier?

We didn’t include the F-Tier category in our character Tier List since we feel that with correct itemization, playstyle, and team composition, every character in this game can be turned decent (if not fantastic). 

Characters like Amber and Xinyan are two of the most well-known instances of characters that are often dumped into the F-Tier like yesterday’s trash, but those who have committed time and money to improve them have done some incredible things with them.

As far as we can tell, no F-Tier characters appear in Genshin Impact.

Having said that, there are F-Tier weapons in this game. All 1* and 2* weapons are included.

Aside from their awful ATK, 1* and 2* weapons are devoid of any substats or passives. So, no matter how poor a 3* weapon is – and there are some very terrible weapons out there – it is still much superior to any 1* or 2* weapon. We wouldn’t be able to say anything since they don’t have any substats or passives, thus we’d have to repeat this speech ten times. So we put it all aside for the time being.


Because there aren’t enough resources to level up all of the weapons in Genshin Impact, this list will help you pick which ones to concentrate on.

But keep in mind that weapons aren’t the only factor to consider when it comes to character optimization. Artifacts are perhaps more important in this case.

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