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Polearms are one of the five weapon types that characters can use in Genshin Impact.

They have fast attacks and long forward reach and deal moderate damage per hit.

Normal Attacks

A Polearm user's Normal Attack chain typically consists of 4-6 rapid melee attacks.

Charged Attacks

Polearm Charged Attacks have one of the following types of animations:

  • Lunging forwards, dealing damage to opponents along the way (most of the current Polearm users)
    • While Zhongli also does the same, his animation consists of him doing a teleport like move in the direction he attacks, while raining down spears along the path.
  • Thrusting upwards (Xiao and Raiden Shogun)
    • Xiao can lift small enemies into the air with his Charged Attack.

All Polearm Charged Attacks cost 25 Stamina by default.

Plunge Attacks

Like the other melee weapons' Plunge Attacks, a Polearm user's Plunge Attack does AoE damage that is considered heavy damage and can therefore more effectively break objects such as Geo Shields and Ore. While this applies to all melee plunge attacks, this is most easily observed for polearm users when Xiao casts his Bane of All Evil, as this allows Xiao to naturally jump high enough to repeatedly perform plunge attacks and break the shields on Hilichurls, Mitachurls, Lawachurls, etc. Polearm users' plunge attacks can also be used to mine ores in this way.

All Polearm users so far have a similar animation when plunging, which involves them spinning downward like a drill.

Polearm Characters

Playable Characters

9 Characters match the category selection:

Icon Name Rarity Element Weapon Region
Character Hu Tao Thumb.png Hu Tao 5 Stars Element Pyro.png Pyro Weapon-class-polearm-icon.png Polearm Liyue
Character Raiden Shogun Thumb.png Raiden Shogun 5 Stars Element Electro.png Electro Weapon-class-polearm-icon.png Polearm Inazuma
Character Rosaria Thumb.png Rosaria 4 Stars Element Cryo.png Cryo Weapon-class-polearm-icon.png Polearm Mondstadt
Character Shenhe Thumb.png Shenhe 5 Stars Element Cryo.png Cryo Weapon-class-polearm-icon.png Polearm Liyue
Character Thoma Thumb.png Thoma 4 Stars Element Pyro.png Pyro Weapon-class-polearm-icon.png Polearm Inazuma
Character Xiangling Thumb.png Xiangling 4 Stars Element Pyro.png Pyro Weapon-class-polearm-icon.png Polearm Liyue
Character Xiao Thumb.png Xiao 5 Stars Element Anemo.png Anemo Weapon-class-polearm-icon.png Polearm Liyue
Character Yun Jin Thumb.png Yun Jin 4 Stars Element Geo.png Geo Weapon-class-polearm-icon.png Polearm Liyue
Character Zhongli Thumb.png Zhongli 5 Stars Element Geo.png Geo Weapon-class-polearm-icon.png Polearm Liyue

Upcoming Characters

No Characters match the category selection.

List of Polearms

23 weapons match the category selection:

Icon Name Rarity Base ATK (Lv. 90) 2nd Stat (Lv. 90) Passive Ability
Weapon Engulfing Lightning.png Engulfing Lightning 5 Stars 46
Energy Recharge 12%
Timeless Dream: Eternal Stove
ATK increased by 28~56% of Energy Recharge over the base 100%. You can gain a maximum bonus of 80~120% ATK. Gain 30~50% Energy Recharge for 12s after using an Elemental Burst.
Weapon Skyward Spine.png Skyward Spine 5 Stars 48
Energy Recharge 8%
Black Wing
Increases CRIT Rate by 8~16% 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 40~100% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.
Weapon Primordial Jade Winged-Spear.png Primordial Jade Winged-Spear 5 Stars 48
CRIT Rate 4.8%
Eagle Spear of Justice
On hit, increases ATK by 3.2~6.0% 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 12~24%.
Weapon Calamity Queller.png Calamity Queller 5 Stars 49
ATK 3.6%
Extinguishing Precept
Gain 12~24% All Elemental DMG Bonus. Obtain Consummation for 20s after using an Elemental Skill, causing ATK to increase by 3.2~6.4% per second. This ATK increase has a maximum of 6 stacks. When the character equipped with this weapon is not on the field, Consummation's ATK increase is doubled.
Weapon Staff of Homa.png Staff of Homa 5 Stars 46
CRIT DMG 14.4%
Reckless Cinnabar
HP increased by 20~40%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8~1.6% of the wielder's Max HP. When the wielder's HP is less than 50%, this ATK bonus is increased by an additional 1~1.8% of Max HP.
Weapon Vortex Vanquisher.png Vortex Vanquisher 5 Stars 46
ATK 10.8%
Golden Majesty
Increases Shield Strength by 20~40%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4~8% 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%.
Weapon Prototype Starglitter.png Prototype Starglitter 4 Stars 42
Energy Recharge 10.0%
Magic Affinity
After using an Elemental Skill, increases Normal and Charged Attack DMG by 8~16% for 12s. Max 2 stacks.
Weapon Lithic Spear.png Lithic Spear 4 Stars 44
ATK 6%
Lithic Axiom - Unity
For every character in the party who hails from Liyue, the character who equips this weapon gains 7~11% ATK increase and a 3~7% CRIT Rate increase. This effect stacks up to 4 times.
Weapon Kitain Cross Spear.png Kitain Cross Spear 4 Stars 44
Elemental Mastery 24
Samurai Conduct
Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 6~12%. After Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the character loses 3 Energy but regenerates 3~5 Energy every 2s for the next 6s. This effect can occur once every 10s. Can be triggered even when the character is not on the field.
Weapon "The Catch".png "The Catch" 4 Stars 42
Energy Recharge 10.0%
Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 16~32% and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate by 6~12%.
Weapon Favonius Lance.png Favonius Lance 4 Stars 44
Energy Recharge 6.7%
CRIT hits have a 60~100% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12~6s.
Weapon Dragonspine Spear.png Dragonspine Spear 4 Stars 41
Physical DMG Bonus 15%
Frost Burial
Hitting an opponent with Normal and Charged Attacks has a 60~100% chance of forming and dropping an Everfrost Icicle above them, dealing 80~140% AoE ATK DMG. Opponents affected by Cryo are dealt 200~360% ATK DMG instead by the icicle. Can only occur once every 10s.
Weapon Dragon's Bane.png Dragon's Bane 4 Stars 41
Elemental Mastery 48
Bane of Flame and Water
Increases DMG against opponents affected by Hydro or Pyro by 20~36%.
Weapon Deathmatch.png Deathmatch 4 Stars 41
CRIT Rate 8%
If there are at least 2 opponents nearby, ATK is increased by 16~32% and DEF is increased by 16~32%. If there are fewer than 2 opponents nearby, ATK is increased by 24~48%.
Weapon Crescent Pike.png Crescent Pike 4 Stars 44
Physical DMG Bonus 7.5%
Infusion Needle
After picking up an Elemental Orb/Particle, Normal and Charged Attacks deal an additional 20~40% ATK as DMG for 5s.
Weapon Blackcliff Pole.png Blackcliff Pole 4 Stars 42
Press the Advantage
After defeating an opponent, ATK is increased by 12~24% for 30s. This effect has a maximum of 3 stacks, and the duration of each stack is independent of the others.
Weapon Wavebreaker's Fin.png Wavebreaker's Fin 4 Stars 45
ATK 3%
Watatsumi Wavewalker
For every point of the entire party's combined maximum Energy capacity, the Elemental Burst DMG of the character equipping this weapon is increased by 0.12~0.24%. A maximum of 40~80% increased Elemental Burst DMG can be achieved this way.
Weapon Royal Spear.png Royal Spear 4 Stars 44
ATK 6%
Upon dealing damage to an opponent, increases CRIT Rate by 8~16%. Max 5 stacks. A CRIT hit removes all existing stacks.
Weapon Halberd.png Halberd 3 Stars 40
ATK 5.1%
Normal Attacks deal an additional 160~320% DMG. Can only occur once every 10s.
Weapon Black Tassel.png Black Tassel 3 Stars 38
HP 10.2%
Bane of the Soft
Increases DMG against slimes by 40~80%.
Weapon White Tassel.png White Tassel 3 Stars 39
CRIT Rate 5.1%
Increases Normal Attack DMG by 24~48%.
Weapon Iron Point.png Iron Point 2 Stars 33
None None
Weapon Beginner's Protector.png Beginner's Protector 1 Star 23
None None


1 Artifact Sets match the category selection:

Set Rarity Pieces Bonuses
Gladiator's Finale 4-5★ Gladiator's NostalgiaGladiator's DestinyGladiator's LongingGladiator's IntoxicationGladiator's Triumphus 2 Piece: ATK +18%.
4 Piece: If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.


  • Zhongli's Normal Attack involves him kicking his polearm. Xiao also kicks his polearm, but in the menu screen.
    • Rosaria used to kick her polearm in the menu screen, but her animation was updated in Version 2.1 so that she no longer kicks it.
  • During the era of Mondstadt's nobility, the polearm was viewed as a weapon for "plebian gladiators and commoners", along with the bow. The polearm in particular was looked down upon by sword-wielding nobles because they saw the weapon as a potential threat.[1]
  • The first four polearm users in the game (Xiangling, Zhongli, Xiao, Hu Tao) are all from Liyue. Rosaria was the first non-Liyue playable character introduced to use the polearm.
  • All human polearm wielders (Xiangling, Hu Tao, Rosaria, Shenhe, Thoma, and Yun Jin) have lunging charged attacks, where as all non-human polearm wielders (Raiden Shogun, Zhongli, Xiao) have a more unique charged attack animation.
  • In Chinese, polearms are called 长柄武器, which literally means "long-handled weapon". They fall into a similar class of weapons as lances, spears, etc.

Other Languages

Language Official Name Literal Meaning
English Polearm
Chángbǐng Wǔqì
Long-handled Weapon
Chángbǐng Wǔqì
Japanese 長柄武器
Nagae Buki
Long-handled Weapon
Korean 장병기
Long-handled Weapon
Spanish LanzaSpear
French Arme d'hastPolearm
Russian Древковое оружие
Drevkovoye oruzhiye
Pole Weapon
Thai หอก
Vietnamese Vũ Khí Cán DàiLong-handled Weapon
German StangenwaffePolearm
Indonesian Polearm
Portuguese LançaSpear

Change History

Released in Version 1.0
Version 2.4

Version 2.2

Version 2.1

Version 2.0

Version 1.3

Version 1.2

Version 1.1

Version 1.0


  1. Weapon: Royal Spear