5 Star weapons are the most powerful gears in Genshin Impact. They have the highest stats and powerful unique skills that allow players to deal massive damage with their characters. With each new patch, miHoYo releases new weapons and relaunch old ones. In this article, we are going to showcase the top 5 most anticipated weapons banners in 2022.

1. Mistsplitter Reforged

The Mistsplitter Reforged is a powerful weapon with high base damage. When using it, you'll want to be dealing Elemental damage with your Normal attacks to keep an Emblem on. While it doesn't seem at first to synergize with high Energy Recharge, firing your Burst will give you the other two stacks quickly: one from the cast and the other from depleting your energy.

Mistsplitter Reforged
Mistsplitter Reforged

Currently, there are 5 sword users who can infuse their Normal attacks with their Elements: Keqing, Ayaka, Kazuha, Traveler and Bennett. Only these characters can bring out the weapons' 3 emblems and get their maximum power. Players can expect the Mistsplitter Reforged to come out at the same time as Ayaka's rerun in the 2.6 updates.

2. Engulfing Lightning

Engulfing Lightning is a rather peculiar weapon - you need to build your other gears around it. The weapon increases the ATK of the user based on energy recharge, which synergizes super well with the Emblem of Severed Fate set.

Engulfing Lightning
Engulfing Lightning

Overall, the weapon is pretty much made for Raiden Shogun, who has a naturally high Energy Recharge and gets an Electro DMG Bonus based on Elemental Recharge at higher Ascension. As Raiden is amongst the top three most popular characters in the game, Engulfing Lightning is definitely going to be successful.

Outside of Raiden, players can use this weapon on characters who are built around spamming their bursts like Xiangling, Rosaria, Thoma and Yunjin.

3. Polar Star

Polar Star is one of the best DPS bows in the game, with a massive Base ATK stat and CRIT Rate bonus. Its skill increases Elemental Skill and Burst damage by 12%. Furthermore, when a Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits an enemy, players can gain up to 4 stacks of ATK boost.

Polar Star Genshin Impact
Polar Star

This Bow is great for fast attackers who use their entire kits like Childe. Outside of that, it also works well on most main/sub DPS builds for Bow users, like Fischl and Aloy.

4. Primordial Jade Cutter

Primordial Jade Cutter increases users' HP by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder's Max HP. Overall, the best thing about the Primordial Jade Cutter is that it is super versatile, with the HP-based boost active all the time. The crit chance bonus allows you to focus on crit damage on your build.

Primordial Jade Cutter
Primordial Jade Cutter

Players can equip this weapon on Kaeya Keqing, Traveler (both Anemo and Geo) for DPS. It can also be used on Albedo, Jean and Bennett for Burst support.

5. Thundering Pulse

This bow works pretty similarly to the Mistsplitter Reforged, with players gaining damage charges by doing various actions. However, the key difference is that it doesn't need that Normal Attack to deal Elemental Damage to trigger its first emblem. Therefore, the Thundering Pulse is much more versatile and fits more characters.

Thundering Pulse
Thundering Pulse

Thundering Pulse is one of the best options on Bow DPS characters such as Yoimiya, Childe and Ganyu.

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