Rarity matters in Genshin Impact, with the 5-star weapons being stronger than the 4 and 3 stars. However, the 4 and 3 stars are easier to get and refinement, which evens out the differences. In fact, players can even get some of the best weapons for free. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 20 Genshin Impact best weapons that you can get for Free.

This list sep into five sections for each weapon type.

1. Free Genshin Impact Best Weapons: Swords

Aether Traveler Sword
Aether, the protagonist, is a sword user.

Amenoma Kageuchi

This sword has a decent skill on top of its ATK sub stat. The skill allows players to generate a buff every time they use their skill, and if they use their burst, the buffs would be converted to energy. It is amazing on characters with short skill cooldown and wants to spam burst.

Players can craft the weapon at a blacksmith station after getting the diagram from the Inazuma Farmer's Treasure quest.

Prototype Rancour

This is the only alternative to the Aquila Favonia for Physical build. This weapon increases the wearer's attack and defense when they perform normal and charged attacks. Unfortunately, none of the existing characters is a perfect match for this weapon.

Players can get the Prototype Rancour as a reward for reaching Adventure Rank 10.

Iron Sting

A great sword with Elemental mastery sub stat. Its skill increases all damage after dealing elemental damage, which is super versatile and can be used on almost all characters. You can craft the Iron Sting without any diagram.

2. Free Genshin Impact Best Weapons: Claymores

Eula Genshin
Eula can make use of Genshin Impact best craftable weapons.

Prototype Archaic

The Prototype Archaic is great for Attack based main DPS characters due to its high base attack and ATK sub stat. Its ability allows characters to deal AOE damage with their Normal and Charged attacks. Players can craft this weapon at any time with no diagram required.


This is the best DEF based claymore in Genshin Impact, which is perfect for Noelle. Besides its DEF sub stat, players can also gain more ATK and DEF by landing Normal and Charged attacks. Players can craft the Whiteblind in the early game.

Snow-Tombed Starsilver

While the Snow-Tombed Starsilver is similar to the Prototype Archaic regarding its high base attack stat, it is more geared toward Physical damage.

Its skill boosts Normal and Charged attacks, with even more extra damage if the target is affected by Cryo. This makes Snow-Tombed Starsilver perfect for Eula if you don't have any five-star claymores. Players can forge the weapon after solving Dragonspine’s Glacial Secret puzzle.

Katsuragikiri Nagamasa

This is a special weapon that boost your Elemental Skill damage by eating up a portion of your energy. It is perfect for characters whose damage comes from skills.

Players can obtain the Katsuragikiri Nagamasa diagram from a Luxurious Chest in The Arsenal (after completing the Tatara Tales Inazuma quest).

3. Free Genshin Impact Best Weapons: Polearms

Hu Tao
Polearms are the Genshin Impact best weapons for damage.

The Catch

The Catch is pretty much the best free weapon in the game, which stands shoulder to shoulder with all 5-star weapons. It is perfect for Polearm characters who rely on Burst like Raiden or Zhongli, with a skill that greatly increases Elemental Burst damage and Elemental Burst Critical Rate.

Players can exchange it at the Inazuma Fishing Association, for a selection of fishes.

Prototype Starglitter

If you are looking for a generic DPS polearm, the Prototype Starglitter can solve your problem. Its skill boosts your Normal and Charged attacks damage after using an Elemental skill, which is very easy to use. Players can craft this weapon without a diagram.

Dragonspine Spear

The Dragonspine Spear is perfect for Cryo/ Phys DPS like Rosaria, with a physical DMG boost and the chance for an AoE attack. The extra damage increa if the opponent is affected by Cryo.

Players can craft this weapon after obtaining its diagram from the Festering Fang quest.

Kitain Cross Spear

This weapon is pretty much the opposite of The Catch - it boosts elemental skill damage at the cost of Energy. Players can use this weapon on quick Elemental Skill DPS like Rosaria.

The diagram for this weapon can be obtained after Orobashi's Legacy quest.

Crescent Pike

The Crescent Pike boosts the character's Normal and Charged attack after they pick up an Elemental Orb or Particle. This makes the weapon very versatile and usable on any main DPS Polearm wielder. Players can craft it without blueprints.

4. Free Genshin Impact Best Weapons: Bows

Bow Users Genshin Impact
Bow Users in Genshin Impact

Prototype Crescent

While this is not the best free bow in the game, the Prototype Crescent is decent on a strong DPS character. The bows give players an attack boost if they land charged attacks on enemies' weak spots. Characters like Ganyu can make use of this mechanic easily.

The Prototype Crescent can be crafted without a diagram.

Hamayumi Bow

The Hamayumi bow's special ability strengthen Normal and Charged Attack damage when the players' energy is at Max. It is a perfect weapon for characters who can afford to ignore their Burst attacks such as Yoimiya or Fischl. Players can get the diagram for this weapon from Takashi's Mysterious Conch chests in Inazuma.

Compound Bow

The Compound bow is similar to the Prototype Crescent, however, it focuses on boosting Physical Damage instead of Attack, with Normal and Charged attacks triggering the ability. The weapon is best used on main DPS who mainly land quick shots.

Players can craft this weapon without a diagram.

Favonius Warbow

The fan-favorite Favonius Warbow usually can only be obtained in a wish banner. However, players can get one copy of it for free if they complete the Mondstadt Archon Quest 'A Long Shot'. The weapon boosts Energy Regeneration and is very useful for Burst-based bow users.

5. Free Genshin Impact Best Weapons: Catalyst

Kokomi is the best healer in Genshin.

Mappa Mare

The Mappa Mare is great for reaction builds due to its Elemental Mastery bonus. Furthermore, it grants an additional Elemental damage bonus after triggering an Elemental Reaction. Overall, DPS characters like Klee and Yanfei can make great use of it.

Players can craft this weapon without any diagrams.


This catalyst is decent for characters who rely on their normal and charged attacks. It works similar to the Dragonspine spear, with the icicle dealing extra damage on targets affected by Cryo. However, there are no Cryo Catalyst users in Genshin - players need to apply Cryo with other characters in order to get the full bonus.

The Frostbearer's diagram can be acquired by upgrading Dragonspine's Frostbearing Tree to level 10.

Prototype Amber

This is the perfect free Catalyst for healers like Kokomi and Barbara. Besides increasing HP, it also boosts energy recharge and gives extra HP regeneration. This weapon can be crafted any time at a blacksmith station.

Hakushin Ring

The Hakushin Ring is a catalyst for damaging Electro Reactions like Overload. It is a good option for the new character Yae Miko, if you don't have her weapon and have no other 5 star catalysts to spare.

Players can get the weapon's diagram by completing the Sacred Sakura Cleansing Ritual in Inazuma.

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