The weapon is one of the most impactful factors in Genshin Impact. There are five weapon types in the game. Just rank these weapon types from the best to the worst below. It helps you choose the best characters for your team.

#1. Polearms

Polearm is the most versatile weapon type in Genshin Impact. Polearm users often take on-field DPS roles in teams, such as Hu Tao, Xiao, Raiden Shogun, and Zhongli. This weapon type can deal high Physical DMG to enemies.

For example, Xiao's plunge attacks and Xiangling's charged attacks are very powerful. Polearm wielders can take every position in your party. Hu Tao, Raiden, Cyno, and Xiao can take the DPS role. Zhongli, Xiangling, and Shenhe are great options for supporting roles.

Polearm Characters
Polearm characters are very nimble and powerful.

#2. Bows

The bow is one of the best weapons in Genshin Impact now. The game has introduced various flying enemies, such as Ruin Hunter, Eye of the Storm, Thunder Manifestation, etc. You need to use an archer to aim and shoot them down.

Yoimiya, Ganyu, Childe, and Tighnari are powerful DPS who use bows. You have many options for a bow-wielding supporter in your party, such as Yelan, Venti, and Fischl. But this weapon type requires more skills than the claymore.

Bow Users In Genshin Impact
There are many bow users in Genshin Impact.

#3. Swords

The sword is a flexible weapon in Genshin Impact. Sword wielders are often nimble, such as Keqing, Ayaka, Kazuha, etc. Therefore, they can take the on-field DPS role. Though their physical DMG is not high, their elemental DMG is often impressive.

For example, Kazuha and Xingqiu's elemental skills are very helpful for certain targets. Besides, Nilou, Ayato, and Alhaitham are amazing main DPS in the new game meta. The sword is one of the easiest weapons to use in Genshin Impact.

Sword Users
Sword users in Genshin Impact are often agile and flexible.

#4. Catalysts

Catalyst is a flexible and weird weapon type. It's unreal in the real world. But it exists in Genshin Impact. Therefore, it's pretty simple but not very strong to use because it does not deal physical damage to targets.

Therefore, catalyst characters often take supporting and healing roles in your team. They often have AoE elemental skill and bursts to apply elemental aura to enemies. Nahida, Kokomi, Mona, and Sucrose are the most powerful Catalyst characters in Genshin Impact now.

Genshin Impact All 12 Catalyst Users
There are twelve catalyst users in Genshin Impact.

#5. Claymores

Claymore is often underrated and forgotten in Genshin Impact. Most claymore users are not useful to trigger powerful elemental reactions. They are often good at dealing physical damage to enemies. Moreover, their attacks are not nimble and neat.

Eula and Diluc are the best DPS Claymore characters in Genshin Impact now. They are preferred for their physical damage, but it's not the optimal attack in this game. Elemental reactions can deal higher damage to enemies and take them down faster.

Eula And Diluc
Eula and Diluc are the two most favorite Claymore users in Genshin Impact.

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