Best 5-Star Weapons in Genshin Impact: Ranking All the Swords, Claymores, Polearms, Bows, and Catalysts

Here we will be listing all the 5-Star Weapons currently available in Genshin Impact and ranking them against their respective categories.

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world action RPG developed and published by Chinese videogame studio miHoYo. The open-world RPG lets players embark on adventures across Tevyat that often involve getting into battles. Now, we know that the game’s combat system utilizes both elemental magic and weapons of various sorts. While each character has their own elemental attribute, they also carry a single class of weapons. Although it is important to strengthen your party by keeping rare characters with strong elemental attributes, it is also just as vital to pair these characters with a weapon that allows them to perform at an optimum level.

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The weapons are classified into categories such as Swords, Claymores, Polearms, Bows, and Catalysts. Like with its characters, Genshin also ranks its weapons based on their rarity. We will be taking a look at all the rarest (5-star) weapons available in Genshin Impact in 2021.

All the 5-Star Weapons in Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact currently has 21 5-star Weapons for players to obtain. This includes 6 Swords, 4 Claymores, 4 Polearms, 4 Bows, and 3 Catalysts. They are all listed below:

5-Star Swords

Mistsplitter Reforged

Mistsplitter Reforged
  • Description: Gain a 12 to 24% Elemental DMG Bonus for every element and receive the might of Mistsplitter’s Emblem. At stack levels 1/2/3, Mistsplitter’s Emblem provides a 8/16/28 to 16/32/56% Elemental DMG Bonus for the character’s Elemental Type. 
  • Best For: Ayaka, Keqing, Kazuha, Xingqiu

Skyward Blade

Skyward Blade
  • Description: Crit Rate increased by 4 to 8%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using Elemental Burst: Increases Movement SPD by 10%, increases ATK SPD by 10%, and Normal and Charged hits deal additional DMG equal to 20 to 40% of ATK. Skypiercing Might lasts for 12s.
  • Best For: Jean, Albedo, Bennett

Freedom-Sworn

Freedom-Sworn
  • Description: 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, all will be consumed and grant all nearby party members +20% ATK and +16% Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack DMG for 12s. Once triggered, you gain no Sigils for 20s. Buffs of the same type won’t stack.
  • Best For: Kazuha, Jean, Keqing, Xingqiu, Kaey

Primordial Jade Cutter

Primordial Jade Cutter
  • Description: HP increased by 20 to 40%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2 to 2.4% of the wielder’s Max HP.
  • Best For: Jean, Keqing, Bennett, Albedo, Qiqi

Summit Shaper

Summit Shaper
  • Description: Increases Shield Strength by 20 to 40%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4 to 8% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
  • Best For: Traveller, Jean, Bennett, Qiqi, Albedo

Aquila Favonia

Aquila Favonia
  • Description: ATK is increased by 20 to 40%. Triggers on taking DMG: the soul of the Falcon of the West awakens, holding the banner of the resistance aloft, regenerating HP equal to 100 to 160% of ATK and dealing 200 to 320% of ATK as DMG to surrounding opponents. This effect can only occur once every 15s.
  • Best For: Bennett, Jean, Qiqi, Keqing

Best 5-Star Swords in Genshin Impact (A Complete Tier List)

  • Best (S-tier) : Summit Shaper, Aquila Faviona, Mistsplitter Reforged
  • Good (A-tier) : Skyward Blade, Primordial Jade Cutter
  • Average (B-tier) : Freedom-Sworn

5-Star Claymores

Skyward Pride

Skyward Pride
  • Description: Increases all DMG by 8 to 16%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80 to 160% of ATK as DMG to opponents along its path. Lasts for 20s or 8 vacuum blades.
  • Best For: Xinyan, Diluc, Razor, Noelle, Chongyun

Song of Broken Pines

Song of Broken Pines
  • Description:  Increases ATK by 16 to 32%, and when Normal or Charged Attacks hit opponents, the character gains a Sigil of Whispers. This effect can be triggered once every 0.3s. “Millennial Movement: Banner-Hymn” increases Normal ATK SPD by 12 to 24% and increases ATK by 20 to 40%.
  • Best For: Razor, Xinyan, Eula

The Unforged

The Unforged
  • Description: Increases Shield Strength by 20 to 40%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4 to 8% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
  • Best For: Noelle, Xinyan, Beidou

Wolf’s Gravestone

Wolf's Gravestone
  • Description: Increases ATK by 20 to 40%. On hit, attacks against opponents with less than 30% HP increase all party members’ ATK by 40 to 80% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.
  • Best For: Diluc, Beidou, Razor, Xinyan, Noelle, Chongyun

Best 5-Star Claymores in Genshin Impact (A Complete Tier List)

  • Best (S-tier) : Wolf’s Gravestone, Song of Broken Pines
  • Good (A-tier) : Skyward Pride
  • Average (B-tier) : The Unforged

5-Star Polearms

Primordial Jade Winged-Spear

Primordial Jade Winged Spear
  • Description: On hit, increases ATK by 3.2 to 6% 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 to 24%.
  • Best For: Zhongli, Xiao, Hu Tao, Rosaria, Xiangling

Staff of Homa

Staff of Homa
  • Description: HP increased by 20 to 40%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8 to 1.6% of the wielder’s Max HP. When the wielder’s HP is less than 50%, this ATK bonus is increased by an additional 1 to 1.8% of Max HP.
  • Best For: Xiao, Zhongli, Hu Tao, Rosaria

Vortex Vanquisher

Vortex Vanquisher
  • Description: Increases Shield Strength by 20 to 40%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4 to 8% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
  • Best For: Zhongli, Xiao, Hu Tao

Skyward Spine

Skyward Spine
  • Description: Increases CRIT Rate by 8 to 16% and increases Normal ATK SPD by 12%. Additionally, Normal and Charged Attacks hits on opponents have a 50% chance to trigger a vacuum blade that deals 40 to 100% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.
  • Best For: Xiao, Xiangling, Zhongli, Hu Tao, Rosaria

Best 5-Star Polearms in Genshin Impact (A Complete Tier List)

  • Best (S-tier) : Staff of Homa, Primordial Jade Winged-Spear
  • Good (A-tier) : Skyward Spine
  • Average (B-tier) : Vortex Vanquisher

5-Star Bows

Skyward Harp

Skyward Harp
  • Description: Increases CRIT DMG by 20 to 40%. Hits have a 60 to 100% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% Physical ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 4 to 2s.
  • Best For: Tartaglia, Venti, Fischl, Amber, Ganyu

Thundering Pulse

Thundering Pulse
  • Description: Increases ATK by 20 to 40% and grants the might of the Thunder Emblem. At stack levels 1/2/3, the Thunder Emblem increases Normal Attack DMG by 12/24/40 to 24/48/80%. The character will obtain 1 stack of Thunder Emblem in each of the following scenarios: Normal Attack deals DMG (stack lasts 5s), casting Elemental Skill (stack lasts 10s); Energy is less than 100% (stack disappears when Energy is full). Each stack’s duration is calculated independently.
  • Best For: Yoimiya, Tartaglia, Fischl, Aloy

Amos’ Bow

Amos' Bow
  • Description: Increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 12 to 24%. After a Normal or Charged Attack is fired, DMG dealt increases by a further 8 to 16% every 0.1 seconds the arrow is in the air for up to 5 times.
  • Best For: Ganyu, Amber

Elegy of the End

Elegy for the End
  • Description: Increases Elemental Mastery by 60 to 120. When the Elemental Skills or Elemental Bursts of the character wielding this weapon hit opponents, that character gains a Sigil of Remembrance. “Millennial Movement: Farewell Song” increases Elemental Mastery by 100 to 200 and increases ATK by 20 to 40%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Remembrance for 20s.
  • Best For: Venti, Fischl, Ganyu

Best 5-Star Bows in Genshin Impact (A Complete Tier List)

  • Best (S-tier) : Elegy for the End, Skyward Harp
  • Good (A-tier) : Amos’ Bow
  • Average (B-tier) : Thundering Pulse

5-Star Catalysts

Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds

Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
  • Description: Increases Movement SPD by 10%. When in battle, gain an 8 to 16% Elemental DMG Bonus every 4s. Max 4 stacks. Lasts until the character falls or leaves combat.
  • Best For: Klee, Mona, Yanfei

Memory of Dust

Memory of Dust
  • Description: Increases Shield Strength by 20 to 40%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4 to 8% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
  • Best For: Ningguang

Skyward Atlus

Skyward Atlas
  • Description: Increases Elemental DMG Bonus by 12 to 24%. Normal Attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favor of the clouds. which actively seek out nearby opponents to attack for 15s, dealing 160 to 320% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 30s.
  • Best For: Lisa, Klee, Mona

Best 5-Star Catalysts in Genshin Impact (A Complete Tier List)

  • Best (S-tier) : Skyward Atlas
  • Good (A-tier) : Memory of Dust
  • Average (B-tier) : Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds

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