Genshin Impact Weapon Tier List

In Genshin Impact, there are a lot of different weapons that you can use. Each weapon is unique and has its own strengths and weaknesses. The best ones for your playstyle might not be the best ones for someone else’s, so it’s important to find what suits you best. All the weapons in Genshin Impact are divided into 5 ranks, with rank 1 being The Best and rank 6 being The Worst. This article will focus on the top 1-5 tier of the weapon list that is usually considered ‘balanced’, or can be used at all ranges.

Every weapon automatically has its own damage type (Speeds/Physical/ATK) and speed (Weight), making comparisons easier. All weapons in Genshin Impact have a basic damage multiplier that is affected only by the Rank of Weapon used and also its type

Tier Criteria

The following factors will be evaluated in order to determine the best weapons:

  1. Overall Damage Capability

Weapon types will be compared to each other based on the highest DPS possible, which takes into account the weapon’s base damage multiplier and also any ATK/Speeds/Physical damage multipliers.

2. Max Crit Damage Capability

This takes into account the multiplier of every single critical strike and determines which weapons can get the maximum damage output with perfect criticals.

3. Max Non-Crit Damage Capability

This takes into account the multiplier of every single non-critical strike and determines which weapons can get the maximum damage output with perfect accuracy.

4. Ability to Use ATK/Speeds/Physical Mods

The weapons with the best base damage will be evaluated first. Weapons that surprisingly lacking base damage (due to poor ATK/Speeds/Physical multipliers) will not be included.

5. Ability to Use Physical Mods

This takes into account the multiplier of every single Physical mod and determines which weapons can get the maximum damage output with perfect mods.

Sword Tier List

  • Rank.1 Mistsplitter Reforged
  • Rank.2 Primordial Jade Cutter
  • Rank.3 Aquila Favonia
  • Rank.4 Freedom-Sworn
  • Rank.5 The Black Sword

Bow Tier List

  • Rank.1 Skyward Harp
  • Rank.2 Amos’ Bow
  • Rank.3 Elegy For The End & Sacrificial BowThe Stringless
  • Rank.4 Freedom-Sworn
  • Rank.5 Sacrificial Bow

Catalyst Tier List

  • Rank.1 Skyward Atlas
  • Rank.2 Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
  • Rank.3 The Widsith
  • Rank.4 Mappa Mare
  • Rank.5 Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers

Claymore Tier List

  • Rank.1 Wolf’s Gravestone
  • Rank.2 Skyward Pride
  • Rank.3 Song Of Broken Pines
  • Rank.4 Blackcliff Slasher & Serpent Spine
  • Rank.5 Prototype Archaic

Polearm Tier List

  • Rank.1 Staff Of Homa
  • Rank.2 Primordial Jade Winged-Spear
  • Rank.3 Skyward Spine
  • Rank.4 Vortex Vanquisher
  • Rank.5 Crescent Pike