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Since Genshin Impact was first released, there are dozens of weapons Travelers can use while journeying across Teyvat. In this guide, we will be listing the best weapons to use in Genshin Impact. Read on to find out the tier list for best weapons in Genshin Impact 2.6.

Best new weapon in Genshin Impact 2.6

The update for Genshin Impact 2.6 introduced a new weapon to the game. Kamisato Ayato’s signature weapon, Haran Geppaku Futsu, is a sword that focuses on the CRIT Rate.

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Base Stats

Base ATK 46
CRIT Rate 7.2%

Weapon Skill

The Haran Geppaku Futsu weapon has a skill called Honed Flow. With this skill, your party obtains 12% Elemental DMG Bonus. Moreover, the character who has this weapon equipped gains 1 Wavespike stack when other party members use their Elemental Skills. This can be stacked twice.

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Then, when the character using this sword casts an Elemental Skill, the stacked Wavespikes convert into Rippling Upheaval. Each stacked Wavespike increases Normal ATK DMG by 20% for 8 seconds.

Recommended Characters

If you have the Haran Geppaku Futsu in your inventory, you can equip this on whoever is your main DPS. But the most recommended characters to use this weapon are the following:

  • Kamisato Ayato
  • Kaedehara Kazuha
  • Kamisato Ayaka
  • Keqing

Best weapons per type

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Sword type

Weapon Name Rarity/How to Get Weapon Stats
Aquila Favonia Five-star/Wish Base ATK – 48

Physical DMG Bonus – 9%

  • Highest base ATK out of all sword-type weapons
  • Restores health when receiving DMG
  • Deals AOE DMG to enemies
Freedom Sworn Five-star/Wish Base ATK – 46

Elemental Mastery – 43

  • Perfect for support characters
  • Significantly boosts Elemental Mastery
Mistsplitter Reforged Five-star/Wish Base ATK – 48

CRIT DMG – 9.6%

  • Significantly boosts Elemental DMG of characters
  • Perfect for DPS characters
  • Strongest weapon for DPS characters relying on Elemental DMG
Primordial Jade Cutter Five-star/Wish Base ATK – 44

CRIT Rate – 9.6%

  • Boosts ATK which scales on the HP of the character using the weapon
  • Boosts HP of the wielder
  • CRIT Rate substat boosts DMG output
The Black Sword Four-star/Battle Pass Base ATK – 42

CRIT Rate – 6%

  • Increases normal and charged attacks
  • CRIT ATKs regenerate HP
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Bow type

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Weapon Name Rarity/How to Get Weapon Stats
Amos’ Bow Five-star/Wish Base ATK – 46

ATK% – 10.8%

  • Significant boost to ATK output
  • Best weapon for bow characters (DPS)
Elegy For The End Five-star/Wish Base ATK – 46

Energy Recharge – 12%

  • Perfect for support characters
  • Significantly boosts Energy Recharge and Elemental Mastery
Polar Star Five-star/Wish Base ATK – 46

CRIT DMG – 7.2%

  • Weapon skill boosts DMG for  Elemental Skill, Elemental Burst, and ATK
  • Great for DPS characters
Skyward Harp Five-star/Wish Base ATK – 48

CRIT Rate – 4.8%

  • Boosts CRIT DMG
  • Each hit has 60% chance for AoE attack
Thundering Pulse Five-star/Wish Base ATK – 46

CRIT DMG – 14.4%

  • Increases DMG output for normal attacks of wielder
  • Suitable for DPS characters not relying on Elemental Burst for DMG output
Sacrificial Bow Four-star/Wish Base ATK – 44

Energy Recharge – 6.7%

  • Resets cooldown of Elemental Skill
  • Recommended for characters dependent on Elemental Skill
The Stringless Four-star/Wish Base ATK – 42

Elemental Mastery – 36

  • Increases the DMG/power of Elemental Skill and Burst
  • Suitable for support characters

Polearm type

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Weapon Name Rarity/How to Get Weapon Stats
Engulfing Lightning Five-star/Wish Base ATK – 46

Energy Recharge – 12%

  • DMG boost depends on Energy Recharge
  • Perfect for DPS characters who rely mainly on their Elemental Burst
Primordial Jade Winged-Spear Five-star/Wish Base ATK – 48

CRIT Rate – 4.8%

  • ATK increases with every hit
  • ATK Boost can stack up to 7 times, greatly increasing your DMG output
Skyward Spine Five-star/Wish Base ATK – 48

Energy Recharge – 8%

  • Attacks create a vacuum blade which deals 40% AoE DMG
  • Boosts CRIT Rate and ATK speed
Staff of Homa Five-star/Wish Base ATK – 46

CRIT DMG – 14.4%

  • Increases HP and ATK of character using it
  • If wielder’s HP is below 50%, ATK bonus from weapon is increased
Vortex Vanquisher Five-star/Wish Base ATK – 46

ATK% – 10.8%

  • Increases Shield Strength by 20%
  • If wielder has an active Shield, ATK receives a boost with every hit
Crescent Pike Four-star/Crafting Base ATK – 44

Physical DMG Bonus – 7.5%

  • Picking up an Elemental Particle/Orb gives a 20% ATK DMG to Normal and Charged attacks
The Catch Four-star/Exchange at Fishing Association Base ATK – 42

Energy Recharge – 10%

  • Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 16% and CRIT Rate by 6%

Claymore type

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Weapon Name Rarity/How to Get Weapon Stats
Skyward Pride Five-star/Wish Base ATK – 48

Energy Recharge – 8%

  • Gives an 8% boost to all DMG
  • After casting an Elemental Burst, Normal or Charged Attack creates a vacuum blade which performs 80% of ATK DMG to enemies in its path
Song of Broken Pines Five-star/Wish Base ATK – 49

Physical DMG Bonus – 4.5%

  • Boosts wielder’s ATK
  • Weapon skill increases Normal ATK speed and ATK
Wolf’s Gravestone Five-star/Wish Base ATK – 46

ATK% – 10.8%

  • Gives a 20% boost to ATK
  • Hitting enemies with less than 30% HP increases party members’ ATK by 40% for 12 seconds
Blackcliff Slasher Four-star/Starglitter Exchange Base ATK – 42

CRIT DMG – 12%

  • Defeating an enemy boosts ATK by 12% for 30 seconds
  • Weapon skill can be stacked thrice
Prototype Archaic Four-star/Crafting Base ATK – 44

ATK% – 6%

  • Hitting enemies with Normal and Charged Attacks gives a 50% chance to deal 240% ATK DMG within a small AoE
Serpent Spine Four-star/Battle Pass Base ATK – 42

CRIT Rate – 6%

  • Deals 6% more DMG but wielder takes 3% more DMG
  • Weapon skill can be stacked a maximum of five times

Catalyst type

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Weapon Name Rarity/How to Get Weapon Stats
Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds Five-star/Wish Base ATK – 46

CRIT Rate – 7.2%

  • Increases Movement SPD and CRIT Rate/DMG
  • Strengthens wielder’s Elemental DMG the longer they are on the field
Skyward Atlas Five-star/Wish Base ATK – 48

ATK% – 7.2%

  • Weapon skill summons a cloud which deals DMG to enemies for 15 seconds
  • Boosts Elemental DMG Bonus by 12%
Mappa Mare Four-star/Crafting Base ATK – 42

Elemental Mastery – 36

  • Boosts Elemental DMG
Solar Pearl Four-star/Battle Pass Base ATK – 42

CRIT Rate – 6%

  • Successfully casting Normal Attack increases Elemental Skill and Burst DMG by 20%
  • Successful casts of Elemental Skill and Burst increases Normal Attack DMG by 20%
The Widsith Four-star/Wish Base ATK – 42

CRIT DMG – 12%

  • As soon as wielder is on the field, they gain a random theme song which has three effects
    • Recitative: ATK boosted by 60%
    • Aria: Elemental DMG increased by 48%
    • Interlude: Elemental Mastery increased by 240
Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Three-star/Wish Base ATK – 39

HP – 7.7%

  • Switching characters buffs the ATK of the new character entering the field by 24%
  • Perfect for support characters
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