In case a player is new to Genshin Impact, he would not get much variety and choices when it comes to the weapons. Early-game players should just use whatever they can get their hands on, whether it’s a dull Blade, Silver Sword or any 3* weapons. After unlocking the ‘wishes’, they can obtain many gacha weapons with a rarity of 3* and above. It is a fact that the higher the rarity, the better the sword. In this article, we will analyse swords in Genshin Impact, analyse and compare them with each other, and guide players to use them in-game.
Genshin Impact Swords Guide: Analysis of swords based on roles
Players should remember that each sword has its purpose and use in its own way, depending on how one plans on building the characters. Genshin Impact has an array of different characters with kits utilized in specific roles. Different playable characters serve different purposes. For comparison, the main roles that will be emphasized are:
- DPS: Short for damage per second. Your main attacker in a party will do the big damage.
- Support: Pretty self-explanatory. They help your DPS by maxing their full damage capacity with their support capabilities.
When choosing swords for the DPS, the main priority should go in this order: Base Attack >Substat> Passive. The higher the Base Attack of the sword, the better. In terms of substats, having Crit Damage/Crit Rate is favoured more than the others. Passives are always situational when choosing one since it depends entirely on which passive would suit your character the best in your build.
For most Support characters, Substat> Passive > Base Attack is the order of priority. Unless the character is Bennett, who needs a high base attack in order to increase his attack buff, Supports don’t usually require a high base attack. Energy Recharge is more of a priority in the Substat, since their Elemental Bursts are charged up more frequently for usage and as Supports, their capabilities lie on their Elemental Bursts. Elemental Mastery (EM) and HP are of similar importance also as some characters scale off of them.
Genshin Impact Swords Guide: Comparision of swords of each rarity
BASE ATK: 48 SUBSTAT: 9.6% (CRIT DMG)
|The sword gains a 12~24% Elemental DMG Bonus for all elements and receives the might of the Mistsplitter’s Emblem.
At stack levels 1/2/3, Mistsplitter’s Emblem provides an 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.
|Viable for all DPS characters since It gives an Elemental DMG Bonus. Not good for support characters but the high Base Attack is suitable for Bennett|
BASE ATK: 46 SUBSTAT: 12%
|CRIT Rate increased by 4~8%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using an 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.||Can be given to DPS for the high base attack and passive but not that viable. It is also not suitable for Supports since ER is low and passive is for DPS characters.
It may be given to Bennett for the high Base Atk and ER stat
BASE ATK: 46 SUBSTAT: 7.2%
(CRIT Rate %)
|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.||Suitable for all DPS because of Elemental DMG bonus, high ATK and Crit. Not viable for Supports.|
BASE ATK: 46 SUBSTAT: 43
|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 the 20s. Of the many effects of the “Millennial Movement,” buffs of the same type will not stack.||Not for DPS characters. Best Support Sword as it increases attack dmg, NA, Charged and Plunging DMG. Best Suitable for Kaedehara Kazuha for the EM substat and party buffs.|
|Primordial Jade Cutter
BASE ATK: 44 SUBSTAT: 9.6%
|HP increased by 20~40%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2~2.4% of the wielder’s Max HP.||Good for all DPS. For high ATK and crit. Passive is not utilized by any DPS characters yet since it is HP scaling. Not suitable as a support sword.|
BASE ATK:48 SUBSTAT:9%
(Physical DMG Bonus)
|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 15 s.||Only suitable for Jean, Kaeya and Traveller As a Physical DPS build. May be viable for other DPS although there are other alternatives. Bennett can use it for high-base attack|
Base ATK:46 SUBSTAT:10.8% (ATK)
|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%.||Can be used for DPS characters if there are no other alternatives.
Passive is useful only if DPS is shielded and gains an ATK bonus. It is not viable for Supports.
Honourable Mentions (Swords)
|Harbinger of Dawn
BASE ATK: 39 SUBSTAT: 10.2% (Crit DMG)
|When HP is above 90%, increases the CRIT Rate by 14~28%.||A good 3* weapon and in some cases can outperform 4* ones if the passive is used best (As it is a situational weapon). It still falls short due to the low Base Attack.|
That’s all for the comparison and analysis of all the swords in Genshin Impact.
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