Genshin Impact is a fairly complicated action RPG, with each character having customizable gears. Weapons are arguably the most important part of the gear set, as they have their own banners, unlike artifacts. In this article, we are going to show the Genshin Impact 5 star weapons tier list.

As there are 5 weapon classes in the game, each class will contribute 2 Genshin 5 star weapons to this list.

1. Mistsplitter Reforged

The Mistsplitter Reforged was released alongside Raiden Shogun. It is the strongest weapon for Elemental DPS characters. Passively, it gives the user Elemental DMG bonus, and can gain up to three stacks at a time for even more Elemental DMG.

Mistsplitter Reforged
Mistsplitter Reforged is the best 5 star weapon for Elemental DPS.

Mistsplitter's substat is CRIT DMG, the best substat in the game, making it easy to build DPS characters. It also ranks second among the best swords in Genshin Impact.

  • Best characters to use Mistsplitter Reforged: Ayaka, Keqing, Xingqiu, Bennett, Kazuha

2. Primordial Jade Cutter

The Primordial Jade Cutter is a rather old weapon - it was added in Update 1.3. While it has no direct damage bonus, its skill scales the attack bonus based on users' HP and boosts it at the same time.

Primordial Jade Cutter
Primordial Jade Cutter

Primordial Jade Cutter's substat is CRIT RATE, allowing players to build around it much easier. Overall, most of the top tier weapons have substats being CRIT DMG or CRIT RATE.

  • Best characters to use Primordial Jade Cutter: Keqing, Ayaka, Xingqiu, Bennett, Jean, Kazuha, Albedo

3. Polar Star

Introduced in version 2.2, Polar Star is the strongest bow in Genshin Impact. It is a stack based weapon, gaining an attack buff every time players use skill, burst, normal attack or charged attack. The maximum number of stacks is 4.

Polar Star
Polar Star

The Polar Star's high base attack and boost combined with its CRIT RATE substat makes it much easier to build a physical DPS bow user, especially if the character can make use of their full kit.

  • Best characters to use Polar Star: Childe, Yoimiya, Ganyu, Fischl, Venti

4. Thundering Pulse

Thundering Pulse is a fairly new weapon released this year as part of the 2.0 patch. Similar to the Polar Star, it is also a charge based physical DPS weapon, gaining charges when players spend energy or normal attack.

Thundering Pulse
Thundering Pulse

While its damage potential is a bit weaker than the Polar Star, its CRIT DMG substat is pretty insane. Damage dealers using the Thundering Pulse can reliably damage enemies without relying on their abilities.

  • Best characters to use Thundering Pulse: Childe, Yoimiya, Fischl, Ganyu, Amber

5. Skyward Atlas

Catalyst is pretty much the worst weapon class in Genshin Impact. It is also the most special, as catalyst users deal elemental damage instead of physical. The Skyward Atlas is the best catalyst for DPS - it summons a cloud that deals damage to enemies based on your own attack damage.

Skyward Atlas
Skyward Atlas

As the choice is rather slim, you should definitely pick up this weapon if you want your catalyst user to deal any DMG at all.

  • Best characters to use Skyward Atlas: Klee, Ningguang, Yanfei

6. Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds

Lost Prayer is the counter to Skyward Atlas's normal attack damage. It has the ability to boost the Elemental DMG of character, which is fairly powerful on catalyst users. However, the drawback is that the bonus is not maxed out right away - the longer it is on the field, the stronger.

Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds

Because of that, users need to have their catalyst user be the main damage dealer, which is fairly restrictive.

  • Best characters to use Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds: Mona, Lisa, Klee, Yanfei

7. Song of Broken Pines

This is the top-tier claymore with the highest base damage in the game, at over 700. Song of Broken Pines, similar to many Genshin 5-star weapons here, is charge based. It gains a charge for each attack - 4 charges would be consumed for a powerful attack and attack speed boost.

Song of Broken Pines
Song of Broken Pines

As Claymore has a slower attack speed than other weapon classes, this boost is super useful in increasing normal attack damage.

  • Best characters to use Song of Broken Pines: Eula, Razor, Xinyan

8. Wolf's Gravestone

The Wolf's Gravestone is one of the first weapons ever released in the game. It is more of a stat stick, with all attributes boost being related to ATK. It is most powerful when the target enemy has 30% HP or less - players would be able to boost their whole team's base ATK.

  • Best characters to use Wolf's Gravestone: Diluc, Razor, Chongyun, Beidou, Eula
Wolf's Gravestone
Wolf's Gravestone is the oldest amongst Genshin 5 star weapons.

9. Engulfing Lightning

Engulfing Lightning is a pretty unique polearm amongst the best Genshin Impact 5-star weapons. This powerful polearm increases damage based on the user's Energy Recharge. Therefore, Engulfing Lightning can easily fit on any Main DPS or Sub DPS who needs to spam their burst.

  • Best characters to use Engulfing Lightning: Raiden Shogun, Zhongli, Xiangling, Rosaria
Engulfing Lightning
Engulfing Lightning

10. Staff Of Homa

Staff Of Homa came back to the weapon banner in the midst of Version 2.2 with Elegy For The End. It is generally regarded as one of the best damage weapons in the game, used alongside Hu Tao.

Homa significantly increases HP and ATK of users. However, as its skill requires players to keep their character at low HP, using Staff of Homa effectively can be hard for beginners.

  • Best characters to use Staff of Homa: Zhongli, Xiao, Hu Tao
Staff Of Homa
Staff Of Homa

Commonly asked questions

Besides Genshin 5-star weapons ranked above, you may wonder whether you should get these items or not. Here's our recommendation.

Is it worth refining 5 star weapons?

Yes, 5 star weapons are usually much more powerful than 4 or 3 stars weapons. They often come with powerful skills and stats.

How to get 5-star weapons Genshin Impact?

Similar to 5 star characters, the only way to get 5 stars weapons in Genshin Impact is by pulling from weapon banners.

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