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Weapons in Genshin Impact are equipment that assists the player during their quests by helping them deal damage to the enemies. 

Currently, there are 5 different types of weapons in Genshin Impact and each character is only able to wield one weapon type. Go to each weapon type's page (Bows, Catalysts, Claymores, Polearms, or Swords) for a list of all weapons of that type. Weapons/Table also has a consolidated table for all weapons (Warning: Large table with images)

Weapon Types

Type Info
Swords Swords attacks are the middle ground of melee weapons, the damage of their hits and speed of their attacks are somewhere in between the slow attacks of Claymores and the rapid attacks of Polearms.
Bows Bows boast long-ranged attacks in the game, with charged attacks that are capable of hitting monsters as far as the eye can see with the proper aim.
Polearms Polearms have the fastest attacks of all the weapons and good forward reach.
Claymores Claymores restrict the character wielding it to slower hits than other melee weapons deal much more damage per swing. Claymores also have a damage bonus towards breaking Geo objects, like a monster's shield.
Catalysts Due to their magical nature, all Normal and Charged attacks performed with a Catalyst are considered elemental damage. The element of the damage depends on the wielder's natural element/vision.


All weapons have a rarity ranging from 1-star to 5-stars. Weapons with higher rarity/stars have higher scaling on their stats then weapons of lesser rarity but are more difficult to obtain.

  • Example: Even if Debate Club (3* Claymore) and Wolf's Gravestone (5* Claymore) are both Lv.20. The former will have only 87 Base ATK and an additional 9.8% Base ATK as a 2nd stat, while the latter will have 160 Base ATK and an additional 15.1% Base ATK as a 2nd stat.

How to Obtain



Just like Characters, weapons can gain experience and increase their level by consuming other weapons or Weapon Enhancement Materials.


Also, like Characters, weapons can be ascended once they reach their current max level up to 6 times (Lv.90).

Ascension Max Level Required Adventure Rank
Base 20 N/A
1st 40 25
2nd 50 25
3rd 60 30
4th 70 35
5th 80 40
6th 90 50


Secondary Stat

Weapons that have a rarity of 3-stars or higher have a secondary stat that provides the wielder with a bonus that scales with the weapon's level, just like its Base ATK. One of the following secondary stats can be given, depending on the weapon:

Base Attack Scaling

See Weapons/Base Attack Scaling.

Secondary Stat Scaling

See Weapons/Secondary Stat Scaling.


Weapons that have a rarity of 3-stars or higher have a passive along with their secondary stat. These passives can range from something simple buffs like Raven Bow's "Bane of Water and Ice" passive that consistently increases damage dealt to enemies affected by Hydro or Cyro to something more complex like The Widsith's "Debut" passive which provides one of 3 random buffs when you switch to that character that has it equipped.


A weapon can be refined by consuming an identical weapon. The weapon's passive effect increased with every rank, up to a maximum of rank 5.

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