How To Level Up Weapons in Genshin Impact

Himel Mahmud
By Himel Mahmud
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Weapons are the most important thing for your characters in Genshin Impact. Here is how you can upgrade and level up artifacts in Genshin Impact.

In Genshin Impact, there are a few things that your characters need to deal damage in combat. One of the main things that characters need is a weapon; it is essential to equip them with a weapon to prepare them for combat. Whether you are building your characters for dealing damage or solely for supporting roles, you need to equip them with weapons.

Genshin Impact has a good selection of weapons, but not all are made equally because each weapon possesses different passive stats, which benefits certain characters. There are even weapons available that are made for certain characters in Genshin Impact.

This guide will show you how to enhance and refine the weapons in Genshin Impact so you can make your character stronger in the game.

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Here is a step-by-step guide on how to enhance weapons in Genshin Impact.

How To Enhance Weapons in Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact offers players a number of weapons in the game, both of which can be crafted or summoned from the weapon and standard banner. Each weapon players choose will be level 1 at first and has a base ATK(attack), which can vary from weapon to weapon. The base ATK of the weapon will change on the weapon’s rarity, and rarity will increase the damage output of the weapons.

Chongyun wielding a claymore in Genshin Impact
Chongyun wielding a claymore in Genshin Impact

Enhancing a weapon in Genshin Impact is pretty straightforward, and I will show you how to do it. You can enhance a weapon with several items, like weapon enhancement crystals and lower rarity weapons, to level up with the weapon. The weapon becomes stronger with each level, and the stats increase significantly.

Here is how to level up or enhance a weapon in Genshin Impact.

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Enhancing a Weapon

First, you need to open the Main Menu by clicking Paimon’s Head on Mobile devices or pressing the ESC key on Windows computers. After opening the Main Menu, click Inventory, which will take you straight into the weapon’s section.

Main Menu in Genshin Impact
Main Menu in Genshin Impact

Select the weapon you want to enhance and click Details on the bottom right of the screen. After clicking Details, look for the Ascend option at the left of your screen to bring up the enhancement page.

You can select the items you want to use on the enhancement page. Afterward, you can use weapons of any rarity or enhancement crystals to level up the weapon.

Selecting items to enhance a weapon in Genshin Impact
Selecting items to enhance a weapon in Genshin Impact

You can choose the number of items you want to use to level up the weapon or click the Auto Add option, automatically adding the required items to enhance the weapon. Clicking Auto Add will add 20 items ranging from weapons of lower rarity to enhancement ores to level up the weapon.

Enhancing a Weapon
Auto add button to enhance a weapon in genshin impact

Upon reaching a certain level, players are also required to ascend the weapon, which will require some materials that can be obtained from the weapon’s enhancement domains, and enemy drops from the world.

Ascending a weapon in Genshin Impact
Ascending a weapon in genshin Impact

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The different weapon ascension levels are given below, and a weapon can reach a max level of 90 in Genshin Impact.

Ascension PhaseMax Level
Base Weapon20
1st40
2nd50
3rd60
4th70
5th80
6th90
Weapon ascensions in Genshin Impact

Refining A Weapon

Players can also Refine a weapon in Genshin Impact, increasing the weapon’s passive stats to make them even stronger. Weapon refining is the process of feeding the weapon’s duplicate copies to the one you intend to use to increase its effect. A weapon can reach Refinement Rank 5, which requires four copies of the same weapon.

Weapon refinement page in Genshin Impact
Weapon refinement page in Genshin Impact

You can access the refinement page after clicking Refine on the weapon’s details page from the left side of the screen under the Ascend option. It will ask you for Identical Weapon Materials, where you can use four identical weapons to refine it. The process will also show you which passive stats will increase with each refinement and the max refinement rank you can achieve.

Refining a weapon in genshin impact
Refining a weapon in genshin impact

Both enhancing and refining a weapon will also cost a bit of Mora, so check if you have enough to enhance the weapon.

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This is how you can enhance weapons in Genshin Impact. Follow GameRiv for more Genshin Impact news, leaks, and guides in the future.

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Himel Mahmud is a writer and social media manager at GameRiv. He is a former FIFA professional. He is also a social media and digital marketing expert.