Getting a good weapon in Genshin Impact can be pretty tough, especially if you are a F2P player. For a 4 star weapon to rival a 5 star one, players usually have to refine it to level 5. Craftable weapons are the easiest ones to R5, as you can craft multiple of them eventually.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the 10 best Genshin Impact forgeable weapons. The stats listed are going to be the R1 version of the weapon.

1. Prototype Archaic (Claymore)

  • Main Stat: 565 ATK
  • Sub Stat: 27.6% ATK
  • Passive: On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks have a 50% chance to deal an additional 240% ATK DMG to opponents within a small AoE. Can only occur once every 15s

For most F2p players, Prototype Archaic is still the go-to DPS Claymore. While the weapon's passive isn't that useful, its high base ATK boost the damage of most characters. The best part of the Prototype Archaic is its flexibility, where most characters can benefit from its stats.

Prototype Archaic
Prototype Archaic (Claymore)

Suitable Characters: Diluc, Razor, Eula, Chongyun

2. Crescent Pike (Polearm)

  • Main Stat: 565 ATK
  • Sub Stat: 34.5% Physical DMG Bonus
  • Passive: After picking up an Elemental Orb/Particle, Normal and Charged Attacks deal an additional 20% ATK as DMG for 5s

While not many characters can use the Crescent pike, its stats are perfect for any Physical DPS builds. So far, only Rosaria and Xiangling can benefit from this weapon's stats and buff, as it requires picking up elemental particles.

Crescent Pike
Crescent Pike (Polearm)

Suitable Characters: Xiangling, Rosaria

3. Whiteblind (Claymore)

  • Main Stat: 510 ATK
  • Sub Stat: 51.7% DEF
  • Passive: On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 6% for 6s. Max 4 stacks (24% total). Can only occur once every 0.5s

The Whiteblind is designed for characters whose kit scales on DEF. With this weapon equipped, players would be able to benefit from the DEF bonus while still have the option to boost the character's ATK%. Noelle and Xinyan are perfect for the Whiteblind, especially if you don't have any 5 star alternative.

Whiteblind (Claymore)

Suitable Characters: Noelle, Xinyan

4. Hakushin Ring (Catalyst)

  • Main Stat: 565 ATK
  • Sub Stat: 30.6% Energy Recharge
  • Passive: After the character equipped with this weapon triggers an Electro elemental reaction, nearby party members of an Elemental Type involved in the elemental reaction receive a 10% Elemental DMG Bonus for their element, lasting 6s. Elemental Bonuses gained in this way cannot be stacked

Hakushin Ring is a decent supportive catalyst for a team built around Electro reactions. As the buff doesn't have a cooldown, it can stay active as long as the user is triggering Electro reactions.

Hakushin Ring
Hakushin Ring (Catalyst)

Suitable Characters: Lisa, Kokomi, Mona

5. Prototype Crescent (Bow)

  • Main Stat: 510 ATK
  • Sub Stat: 41.3% ATK
  • Passive: Charged Attack hits on weak points increase Movement SPD by 10% and ATK by 36% for 10s

Bow characters who focuses on charged shots can make use of the Prototype Crescent. The bonus given when aiming at enemies' weak points are massive, especially when you have the Prototype Crescent at R5. They only need to aim at the weak spot once to get the boost for 10 seconds.

Prototype Crescent
Prototype Crescent (Bow)

Suitable Characters: Ganyu, Yoimiya, Amber

6. Hamayumi (Bow)

  • Main Stat: 454 ATK
  • Sub Stat: 55.1% ATK
  • Passive: Increases Normal Attack DMG by 16% and Charged Attack DMG by 12%. When the equipping character's Energy reaches 100%, this effect is increased by 100%

Hanayumi is a great option for bow users who spam their Normal and Charged attacks. This weapon is especially powerful for characters who have enough damage to neglect their Bursts, as the effect doubles if the player doesn't use their fully-filled Elemental Burst. At max refinement, players can get up to 64% normal and 48% charged attack boost.

Hamayumi (Bow)

Suitable Characters: Yoimiya, Fischl, Ganyu, Tartaglia

7. Amenoma Kageuchi (Sword)

  • Main Stat: 454 ATK
  • Sub Stat: 55.1% ATK
  • Passive: Every 5s, gain 1 Stack after casting an Elemental Skill. Max 3 Stacks, lasts for 30s. After using an Elemental Burst, all Stacks are consumed and after 2s, the character regenerates 6 Energy for each consumed Stack

Amenoma Kageuchi is a tricky weapon to use, as only characters who spam their elemental skill can benefit from it. For that to happen, players have to rotate the user more. Overall, Ayaka can make use of this blade, as she can spam her Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst to deal massive damage.

Amenoma Kageuchi
Amenoma Kageuchi (Sword)

Suitable Characters: Ayaka, Jean, Support Kaeya

8. Mappa Mare (Catalyst)

  • Main Stat: 565 ATK
  • Sub Stat: 110 Elemental Mastery
  • Passive: Triggering an Elemental reaction grants an 8% Elemental DMG Bonus for 10s. Max 2 stacks

Mapa Mare is a decent tool for Catalyst users who focus on Elemental Reactions. Besides boosting reaction damage, it also increases all elemental dmg that the character can dish out. Overall, if players have a catalyst user as a reaction DPS, the Mappa Mare is a decent budget choice.

Mappa Mare
Mappa Mare (Catalyst)

Suitable Characters: Klee, Lisa, Mona, Yanfei, Sucrose.

9. Prototype Rancour (Sword)

  • Main Stat: 565 ATK
  • Sub Stat: 34.5% Physical DMG Bonus
  • Passive: On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 4% for 6s. Max 4 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s

Prototype Rancour is a must-have 4-star sword when building a Physical DPS. In addition to this Physical DMG increase, it also buffs the wielder's ATK as long as they're dealing damage. Rancour has the highest Base ATK among F2P weapons, making it the perfect choice for Bennett.

Prototype Rancour
Prototype Rancour (Sword)

Suitable Characters: Kaeya, Jean Bennett, Physical Keqing

10. Katsuragikiri Nagamasa (Claymore)

  • Main Stat: 510 ATK
  • Sub Stat: 45.9% Energy Recharge
  • Passive: Elemental Skill DMG +6%. Every 10s, after Elemental Skill hits an opponent, loses 3 Energy but regenerates 9 over 6s. Can be triggered even when the character is not on the field

Katsuragikiri Nagamasa is great for Support characters that rely on their Elemental Burst. If players are running Sayu for example, the Katsuragikiri Nagamasa can regenerate energy for her to use Burst more consistently.

Katsuragikiri Nagamasa
Katsuragikiri Nagamasa (Claymore)

Suitable Characters: Sayu, Chongyun

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