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

Sword attacks are the middle ground of melee weapons, the damage and speed of their attacks are comparable to those of Polearms, but with a shorter reach.

Normal Attacks

A Sword user's Normal Attack chain typically consists of 4-5 fast melee attacks.

Charged Attacks

A Sword user's Charged Attack has a small windup before performing 2 fast, arcing AoE attacks in front of them. There are three notable exceptions to this pattern: Jean's upward thrust (Favonius Bladework), Ayaka's triple arcing AoE attack (Kamisato Art: Kabuki) and Ayato's iai (Kamisato Art: Marobashi). All Sword Charged Attacks can launch small enemies off the ground and away from the player, with the only exception being Ayaka's.

Most Sword users move forward during their Charged Attacks. However, exceptions are Keqing, Kaeya, and Albedo who move backward, and Ayaka who does not move.

Sword Charged Attacks typically cost 20 Stamina. Keqing's Charged Attack however, costs 25 Stamina.

Sword Characters

Playable Characters

12 Characters match the category selection:

Icon Name Rarity Element Weapon Region
Character Albedo Thumb.png Albedo 5 Stars Element Geo.svg Geo Weapon-class-sword-icon.png Sword Mondstadt
Character Bennett Thumb.png Bennett 4 Stars Element Pyro.svg Pyro Weapon-class-sword-icon.png Sword Mondstadt
Character Jean Thumb.png Jean 5 Stars Element Anemo.svg Anemo Weapon-class-sword-icon.png Sword Mondstadt
Character Kaedehara Kazuha Thumb.png Kaedehara Kazuha 5 Stars Element Anemo.svg Anemo Weapon-class-sword-icon.png Sword Inazuma
Character Kaeya Thumb.png Kaeya 4 Stars Element Cryo.svg Cryo Weapon-class-sword-icon.png Sword Mondstadt
Character Kamisato Ayaka Thumb.png Kamisato Ayaka 5 Stars Element Cryo.svg Cryo Weapon-class-sword-icon.png Sword Inazuma
Character Kamisato Ayato Thumb.png Kamisato Ayato 5 Stars Element Hydro.svg Hydro Weapon-class-sword-icon.png Sword Inazuma
Character Keqing Thumb.png Keqing 5 Stars Element Electro.svg Electro Weapon-class-sword-icon.png Sword Liyue
Character Kuki Shinobu Thumb.png Kuki Shinobu 4 Stars Element Electro.svg Electro Weapon-class-sword-icon.png Sword Inazuma
Character Qiqi Thumb.png Qiqi 5 Stars Element Cryo.svg Cryo Weapon-class-sword-icon.png Sword Liyue
Character Traveler Thumb.png Traveler 5 Stars None Weapon-class-sword-icon.png Sword
Character Xingqiu Thumb.png Xingqiu 4 Stars Element Hydro.svg Hydro Weapon-class-sword-icon.png Sword Liyue

Upcoming Characters

No Characters match the category selection.

List of Swords

29 Weapons match the category selection:

Icon Name Rarity Base ATK (Lv. 90) 2nd Stat (Lv. 90) Passive Ability
Weapon Summit Shaper.png Summit Shaper 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 Mistsplitter Reforged.png Mistsplitter Reforged 5 Stars 48
Mistsplitter's Edge
Gain a 12~24% Elemental DMG Bonus for all elements and receive the might of the Mistsplitter's Emblem. At stack levels 1/2/3, Mistsplitter's Emblem provides a 8/16/28~16/32/56% Elemental DMG Bonus for the character's Elemental Type. The character will obtain 1 stack of Mistsplitter's Emblem in each of the following scenarios: Normal Attack deals Elemental DMG (stack lasts 5s), casting Elemental Burst (stack lasts 10s); Energy is less than 100% (stack disappears when Energy is full). Each stack's duration is calculated independently.
Weapon Skyward Blade.png Skyward Blade 5 Stars 46
Energy Recharge 12%
Sky-Piercing Fang
CRIT Rate increased by 4~8%. 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 20~40% of ATK. Skypiercing Might lasts for 12s.
Weapon Freedom-Sworn.png Freedom-Sworn 5 Stars 46
Elemental Mastery 43
Revolutionary Chorale
A part of the "Millennial Movement" that wanders amidst the winds.
Increases DMG by 10~20%.
When the character wielding this weapon triggers Elemental Reactions, they gain a Sigil of Rebellion. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s and can be triggered even if said character is not on the field.
When you possess 2 Sigils of Rebellion, all of them will be consumed and all nearby party members will obtain "Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance" for 12s.
"Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance" increases Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack DMG by 16~32% and increases ATK by 20~40%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Rebellion for 20s.
Of the many effects of the "Millennial Movement," buffs of the same type will not stack.
Weapon Haran Geppaku Futsu.png Haran Geppaku Futsu 5 Stars 46
CRIT Rate 7.2%
Honed Flow
Obtain 12~24% All Elemental DMG Bonus. When other nearby party members use Elemental Skills, the character equipping this weapon will gain 1 Wavespike stack. Max 2 stacks. This effect can be triggered once every 0.3s. When the character equipping this weapon uses an Elemental Skill, all stacks of Wavespike will be consumed to gain Rippling Upheaval: each stack of Wavespike consumed will increase Normal Attack DMG by 20~40% for 8s.
Weapon Primordial Jade Cutter.png Primordial Jade Cutter 5 Stars 44
CRIT Rate 9.6%
Protector's Virtue
HP increased by 20~40%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2~2.4% of the wielder's Max HP.
Weapon Aquila Favonia.png Aquila Favonia 5 Stars 48
Physical DMG Bonus 9%
Falcon's Defiance
ATK is increased by 20~40%. Triggers on taking DMG: the soul of the Falcon of the West awakens, holding the banner of the resistance aloft, regenerating HP equal to 100~160% of ATK and dealing 200~320% of ATK as DMG to surrounding opponents. This effect can only occur once every 15s.
Weapon Amenoma Kageuchi.png Amenoma Kageuchi 4 Stars 41
ATK 12%
Iwakura Succession
After casting an Elemental Skill, gain 1 Succession Seed. This effect can be triggered once every 5s. The Succession Seed lasts for 30s. Up to 3 Succession Seeds may exist simultaneously. After using an Elemental Burst, all Succession Seeds are consumed and after 2s, the character regenerates 6~12 Energy for each seed consumed.
Weapon The Flute.png The Flute 4 Stars 42
ATK 9%
Normal or Charged Attacks grant a Harmonic on hits. Gaining 5 Harmonics triggers the power of music and deals 100~200% ATK DMG to surrounding enemies. Harmonics last up to 30s, and a maximum of 1 can be gained every 0.5s.
Weapon The Black Sword.png The Black Sword 4 Stars 42
CRIT Rate 6%
Increases DMG dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks by 20~40%.
Additionally, regenerates 60~100% of ATK as HP when Normal and Charged Attacks score a CRIT Hit. This effect can occur once every 5s.
Weapon The Alley Flash.png The Alley Flash 4 Stars 45
Elemental Mastery 12
Itinerant Hero
Increases DMG dealt by the character equipping this weapon by 12~24%. Taking DMG disables this effect for 5s.
Weapon Sword of Descension.png Sword of Descension 4 Stars 39
ATK 7.7%
  • This weapon's effect is only applied on the following platform(s):
    • "PlayStation Network"

Hitting enemies with Normal or Charged Attacks grants a 50% chance to deal 200% ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can only occur once every 10s.
Additionally, if the Traveler equips the Sword of Descension, their ATK is increased by 66.

Weapon Sacrificial Sword.png Sacrificial Sword 4 Stars 41
Energy Recharge 13.3%
After dealing damage to an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40~80% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30~16s.
Weapon Royal Longsword.png Royal Longsword 4 Stars 42
ATK 9%
Upon dealing damage to an opponent, increases CRIT Rate by 8~16%. Max 5 stacks. A CRIT hit removes all existing stacks.
Weapon Prototype Rancour.png Prototype Rancour 4 Stars 44
Physical DMG Bonus 7.5%
Smashed Stone
On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 4~8% for 6s. Max 4 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s.
Weapon Lion's Roar.png Lion's Roar 4 Stars 42
ATK 9%
Bane of Fire and Thunder
Increases DMG against enemies affected by Pyro or Electro by 20~36%.
Weapon Iron Sting.png Iron Sting 4 Stars 42
Elemental Mastery 36
Infusion Stinger
Dealing Elemental DMG increases all DMG by 6~12% for 6s. Max 2 stacks. Can only occur once every 1s.
Weapon Festering Desire.png Festering Desire 4 Stars 42
Energy Recharge 10.0%
Undying Admiration
Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 16~32% and Elemental Skill CRIT Rate by 6~12%.
Weapon Favonius Sword.png Favonius Sword 4 Stars 41
Energy Recharge 13.3%
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 Cinnabar Spindle.png Cinnabar Spindle 4 Stars 41
DEF 15%
Spotless Heart
Elemental Skill DMG is increased by 40~80% of DEF. The effect will be triggered no more than once every 1.5s and will be cleared 0.1s after the Elemental Skill deals DMG.
Weapon Blackcliff Longsword.png Blackcliff Longsword 4 Stars 44
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 Harbinger of Dawn.png Harbinger of Dawn 3 Stars 39
CRIT DMG 10.2%
When HP is above 90%, increases CRIT Rate by 14~28%.
Weapon Fillet Blade.png Fillet Blade 3 Stars 39
ATK 7.7%
On hit, has 50% chance to deal 240~400% ATK DMG to a single enemy. Can only occur once every 15~11s.
Weapon Skyrider Sword.png Skyrider Sword 3 Stars 38
Energy Recharge 11.3%
Using an Elemental Burst grants a 12~24% increase in ATK and Movement SPD for 15s.
Weapon Dark Iron Sword.png Dark Iron Sword 3 Stars 39
Elemental Mastery 31
Upon causing an Overloaded, Superconduct, Electro-Charged, or an Electro-infused Swirl reaction, ATK is increased by 20~40% for 12s.
Weapon Cool Steel.png Cool Steel 3 Stars 39
ATK 7.7%
Bane of Water and Ice
Increases DMG against opponents affected by Hydro or Cryo by 12~24%.
Weapon Traveler's Handy Sword.png Traveler's Handy Sword 3 Stars 40
DEF 6.4%
Each Elemental Orb or Particle collected restores 1~2% HP.
Weapon Silver Sword.png Silver Sword 2 Stars 33
None None
Weapon Dull Blade.png Dull Blade 1 Star 23
None None


The following are artifacts that benefit swords. 1 Artifact Set matches 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%.

Other Languages

LanguageOfficial NameLiteral Meaning
One-handed Sword
One-handed Sword
One-handed Sword
SpanishEspada ligeraLight Sword
FrenchÉpée à une mainOne-handed Sword
RussianОдноручное оружие
Odnoruchnoye oruzhiye
One-handed Weapon
VietnameseKiếm ĐơnOne-handed Sword
GermanEinhänderOne-handed Sword

Change History

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