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Genshin Impact

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By
Ben Chard
,
Claire Farnworth
,
Matt Chard
, &
Shane Williams

Introduction

Swords have the damage and speed in between the Polearm (fastest) and Claymore (slowest)

Equippable Characters

5 Star

Name Image Rarity Base Atk 2nd Stat Type Base 2nd Stat Rank 1 Rank 5
Aquila Favonia 48 Physical DMG Bonus 9% ATK is increased by 20%. 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% of ATK and dealing 200% of ATK as DMG to surrounding enemies. This effect can only occur once every 15s. ATK is increased by 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 160% of ATK and dealing 320% of ATK as DMG to surrounding enemies. This effect can only occur once every 15s.
Skyward Blade 46 Energy Recharge 12% Crit Rate increased by 4%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using Elemental Burst: Increases Movement SPD by 10%, increases ATK SPD by 10%, and increases the DMG of Normal and Charged Attack hits by 20% for 12s. Crit Rate increased by 8%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using Elemental Burst: Increases Movement SPD by 10%, increases ATK SPD by 10%, and increases the DMG of Normal and Charged Attack hits by 40% for 12s.

4 Star

Name Image Rarity Base Atk 2nd Stat Type Base 2nd Stat Rank 1 Rank 5
Blackcliff Longsword 44 CRIT DMG 8% After defeating an enemy, ATK is increased by 12% for 30s. This effect has a maximum of 3 stacks, and the duration of each stack is independent of the others. After defeating an enemy, ATK is increased by 24% for 30s. This effect has a maximum of 3 stacks, and the duration of each stack is independent of the others.
Favonius Sword 41 Energy Recharge 13.3% CRIT hits have a 60% chance to generate 1 Elemental Orb, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s. CRIT hits have a 100% chance to generate 1 Elemental Orb, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 6s.
Iron Sting 42 Elemental Mastery 36 Dealing Elemental DMG increases all DMG by 6% for 6s. Max 2 stacks. Can only occur once every 1s. Dealing Elemental DMG increases all DMG by 12% for 6s. Max 2 stacks. Can only occur once every 1s.
Lion’s Roar 42 ATK 9% Increases DMG against enemies affected by Pyro or Electro by 20%. Increases DMG against enemies affected by Pyro or Electro by 36%.
Prototype Rancour 44 Physical DMG Bonus 7.5% On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 4% for 6s. Max 4 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 8% for 6s. Max 4 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s.
Royal Longsword 42 ATK 9% Upon dealing damage to an opponent, increases CRIT Rate by 8%. Max 5 stacks. A CRIT hit removes all existing stacks.
Sacrificial Sword 41 Energy Recharge 13.3% After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s. After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has an 80% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 16s.
Sword of Descension 39 ATK 7.7% 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.
The Alley Flash 44 CRIT Rate 4% Continuosly sprinting for at least 1s increases ATK by 28% for 6s. This effect cannot stack.
The Black Sword 42 CRIT Rate 6% Increases DMG dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks by 20%.Additionally, regenerates 60% of ATK as HP when Normal and Charged Attacks score a CRIT Hit. This effect can occur once every 5s. Increases DMG dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks by 40%.Additionally, regenerates 100% of ATK as HP when Normal and Charged Attacks score a CRIT Hit. This effect can occur once every 5s.
The Flute 42 ATK 9% Normal or Charged Attacks grant a Harmonic on hits. Gaining 5 Harmonics triggers the power of music and deals 100% ATK DMG to surrounding enemies. Harmonics last up to 30s, and a maximum of 1 can be gained every 0.5s. Normal or Charged Attacks grant a Harmonic on hits. Gaining 5 Harmonics triggers the power of music and deals 200% ATK DMG to surrounding enemies. Harmonics last up to 30s, and a maximum of 1 can be gained every 0.5s.

3 Star

Name Image Rarity Base Atk 2nd Stat Type Base 2nd Stat Rank 1 Rank 5
Cool Steel 39 ATK 7.7% Increases DMG against enemies affected by Hydro or Cryo by 12%. Increases DMG against enemies affected by Hydro or Cryo by 24%.
Dark Iron Sword 39 Elemental Mastery 31 Upon causing an Overloaded, Superconduct, Electro-Charged, or an Electro-infused Swirl reaction, increases Base ATK by 20% for 12s. Upon causing an Overloaded, Superconduct, Electro-Charged, or an Electro-infused Swirl reaction, increases Base ATK by 40% for 12s.
Fillet Blade 39 ATK 7.7% On hit, has 50% chance to deal 240% ATK DMG to a single enemy. Can only occur once every 15s. On hit, has 50% chance to deal 400% ATK DMG to a single enemy. Can only occur once every 11s.
Harbinger of Dawn 39 CRIT DMG 10.2% When HP is above 90%, increases CRIT Rate by 14%. When HP is above 90%, increases CRIT Rate by 28%.
Skyrider Sword 38 Energy Recharge 11.3% Using an Elemental Burst grants a 12% increase in ATK and Movement SPD for 15s. Using an Elemental Burst grants a 24% increase in ATK and Movement SPD for 15s.
Traveler’s Handy Sword 40 DEF 6.4% Each Elemental Orb or Particle collected restores 1% HP. Each Elemental Orb or Particle collected restores 2% HP.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    miHoYo
  • Platforms
    Android, iOS, PC, Switch, PS4
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    31 October 2020
  • Last Updated
    20 April 2021
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This guide for Genshin Impact includes the following:

  • Based on version 1.4
  • Coming soon! An interactive Map of Teyvat showing the location of all; Anemoculus, Geoculus, Statues of the Seven, World Quests, Shrines, Plants, Monsters, Enemies, Chests and Minerals.
  • Detailed Character pages of all playable characters showing talent trees, skill builds etc.
  • Character Tier Lists
  • Combat Information and Elemental Effects & Combinations
  • Weapons - Showing the current best and highest rated weapons in the game.
  • All Archon Quests that tell the main story of the Traveler and Paimon as they travel the world of Teyvat in search of the Traveler’s missing twin sibling.
  • All World Quests that are unlocked by speaking to NPCs through Teyvat. They give insight into the various locations and stories of the world.
  • All Story Quests consisting of chapters related to the background and personalities of each playable character.

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