genshin impact polearm guide

Genshin Impact Polearm Guide

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    Genshin Impact is an RPG set in an open-world fantasy. Breathtaking environments laced with beautiful cities and towns keep you exploring the landscape for more. You will start smack dab in the middle of a story where you must find your kidnapped sibling and fight to get them back. You will want the full array of available characters to join your team. So spin your hat backward, and let’s go!

    In today’s Genshin Impact Polearm guide, I will help you reach your goals by telling you about weapons and their advantages. I will explain how to upgrade your weapons to increase your chances of becoming a powerhouse! We will focus on polearm weapons and go over their benefits, how to get one, and different types. 

    Who needs a trainer and a gym when you have me, right?!

    Weapons

    Weapons are one of the cornerstones of Genshin Impact and enhance your character’s attack power and elemental power. Putting steel and elements to an enemy’s head is always a good time. The great thing about Genshin Impact is that the weapons are as versatile as the characters. The five types of weapons are Polearms, Swords, Bows, Claymore, and Catalysts. 

    • Polearms are the weapon you want when you need speed and reach. You will find that characters like Xiao, Raden Shogun, Xiangling, and more use this weapon style. The flow of the attack combos looks so smooth on the screen that you can’t help but love them.
    • Swords have speed and effective combos. Great if your fighting style is to get in, land a few good hits and get out. Some characters that use a sword for their battles are Keqing, Xingqiu, and Bennett. 
    • Bows. Shooting arrows to keep your distance and hitting variable areas is a great way to fight. A few characters that use bows are Gorou, Diona, and Amber.
    • Claymores are all about that power. Razor, Xinyan, and Arataki Itto are a few characters that take advantage of big swordplay. Their base attack is stronger than other weapons, but they have a slower attack rate. Swinging might take some time to get some speed, but it will clear the way when it does.
    • Catalyst major in elemental damage. You will enjoy using whatever element works best for your character as you show enemies who’s the boss. Mona, Ningguang, and Barbara are a few characters who will use a Catalyst weapon.

    Gotta Get ‘Em All

    The rarity of the polearm will dictate how hard it is to get one. Polearms start at 1-star and go all the way up to 5-star. You will find your higher-tier weapons on banners that you use wishes to get the chance to get them.

    You can find 5-star, 4-star, and 3-star polearm on Wanderlust Invocation and the standard banner. Paimon’s Bargains is another place to find 5-star and 4-star polearms. Blacksmiths can also make 4-stars if you have the right materials.

    Unlike higher rarity polearms, the lower weapons are easier to find. Many chests will have your 3-star and 2-star polearm. NPCs, shops, and new characters joining the team are other ways to get lower-level weapons. Sometimes events, Battle Pass, mail, Stellar Reunion, and some genshin quests will give you weapons. 

    Stat Bonuses

    Secondary and passive stat bonuses are added to polearms to add that extra kick. You will get a bonus for your ATK, DEF, HP, Crit rate, Crit damage, elemental mastery, energy recharge, and physical damage. 3-stars or higher are the only ones that have this advantage. 

    Passive bonuses will boost the character or the rest of the team by adding buffs. It will increase HP, ATK base, and more. To enhance your passive bonuses, you will need to refine your weapon. 

    Refining is like evolving your weapon to a stronger one. You will take duplicate weapons and use the refine button under the enhanced screen.

    Polearm List

    Take a look and see if polearm is the weapon for you. All the stats you need to make it stronger along the way. The list below has every 1-star to 5-star polearm currently in the game. 

    Beginner’s Protector – One-star

    Beginner’s Protector - One-star

    • Base ATK: 23 (Lv. 1)
    • Base ATK: 185 (Lv. 70)

    This weapon can be obtained from chests, investigation, sold by Schulz, and comes bundled with new polearm characters. If you have it, just give it to an NPC walking by. You’ll find a better one easily.

    Here’s the Ascension cost for this weapon.

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 20,000 Mora
    • 1 Fetters of the Dandelion Gladiator
    • 3 Chains of the Dandelion Gladiator
    • 1 Shackles of the Dandelion Gladiator
    • 5 Chaos Device
    • 6 Chaos Circuit
    • 3 Divining Scroll 
    • 5 Sealed Scroll

    Iron Point – Two-star

    Iron Point - Two-star

    This weapon can be obtained from chests, investigation, and sold by Hejime, Master Zhang, and Wagner.

    • Base ATK: 33 (Lv. 1)
    • Base ATK: 243 (Lv. 70)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 35,000 Mora
    • 1 Fetters of the Dandelion Gladiator
    • 4 Chains of the Dandelion Gladiator
    • 1 Shackles of the Dandelion Gladiator
    • 6 Chaos Device
    • 8 Chaos Circuit
    • 5 Divining Scroll
    • 7 Sealed Scroll

    White Tassel – Three-star

    White Tassel - Three-star

    Sharp: Increases Normal Attack DMG by 24%.

    This weapon can be obtained from chests.

    • Base ATK: 39 (Lv. 1)
    • Base ATK: 401 (Lv. 90)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 105,000 Mora
    • 2 Luminous Sands From Guyun
    • 6 Lustrous Stone From Guyun
    • 6 Relic from Guyun
    • 3 Divine Body From Guyun
    • 10 Hunter’s Sacrificial Knife
    • 12 Agent’s Sacrificial Knife
    • 18 Inspector’s Sacrificial Knife
    • 6 Recruit’s Insignia
    • 10 Sergeant’s Insignia
    • 12 Lieutenant’s Insignia

    Halberd – Three-star

    Halberd - Three-star

    Heavy: Normal Attacks deal an additional 160% DMG. Can only occur once every 10s.

    This weapon can be obtained from chests. This is great to have at the beginning of the game. The damage you will give out!

    • Base ATK: 40 (Lv. 1)
    • Base ATK: 448 (Lv. 90)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 105,000 Mora
    • 2 Mist Veiled Lead Elixir
    • 6 Mist Veiled Mercury Elixir
    • 6 Mist Veiled Gold Elixir
    • 3 Mist Veiled Primo Elixir
    • 10 Mist Grass Pollen
    • 12 Mist Grass
    • 18 Mist Grass
    • 6 Whopperflower Nectar
    • 10 Shimmering Nectar
    • 12 Energy Nectar

    Black Tassel – Three-star

    Black Tassel - Three-star

    Bane of the Soft: Increases DMG against slimes by 40%.

    This weapon can be obtained from wishes or by a conversation with Orban.

    • Base ATK: 38 (Lv. 1)
    • Base ATK: 354 (Lv. 90)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 105,000 Mora
    • 2 Grains of Aerosiderite
    • 6 Piece of Aerosiderite
    • 6 Bit of Aerosiderite
    • 3 Chunk of Aerosiderite
    • 10 Fragile Bone Shard
    • 12 Sturdy Bone Shard
    • 18 Fossilized Bone Shard
    • 6 Firm Arrowhead
    • 10 Sharp Arrowhead
    • 12 Weathered Arrowhead

    Dragon’s Bane – Four-star

    Dragon’s Bane - Four-star

    Bane of Flame and Water: Increases DMG against opponents affected by Hydro or Pyro by 20%.

    This weapon can be obtained from Kunwu Series or 4-star Bane Series

    • Base ATK: 41 (Lv. 1)
    • Base ATK: 454 (Lv. 90)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 150,000 Mora
    • 3 Mist Veiled Lead Elixir
    • 9 Mist Veiled Mercury Elixir
    • 9 Mist Veiled Gold Elixir
    • 4 Mist Veiled Primo Elixir
    • 15 Mist Grass Pollen
    • 18 Mist Grass
    • 27 Mist Grass Wick
    • 10 Divining Scroll
    • 15 Sealed Scroll
    • 18 Forbidden Curse Scroll

    Prototype Starglitter – Four-star

    Prototype Starglitter - Four-star

    Magic Affinity: After using an Elemental Skill, it increases Normal and Charged Attack DMG by 8% for 12s. Max 2 stacks.

    This weapon can be obtained from forging at the blacksmith. Great to use in the support position after an element has been laid out.

    • Base ATK: 42 (Lv. 1)
    • Base ATK: 510 (Lv. 90)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 150,000 Mora
    • 3 Grain of Aerosiderite
    • 9 Piece of Aerosiderite
    • 9 Bit of Aerosiderite
    • 4 Chunk of Aerosiderite
    • 15 Fragile Bone Shard
    • 18 Sturdy Bone Shard
    • 27 Fossilized Bone Shard
    • 10 Damaged Mask
    • 15 Stained Mask
    • 18 Ominous Mask

    Crescent Pike – Four-star

    Crescent Pike - Four-star

    Infusion Needle: After picking up an Elemental Orb/Particle, Normal and Charged Attacks deal an additional 20% ATK as DMG for 5s.

    This weapon can be obtained from forging at the blacksmith.

    • Base ATK: 44 (Lv. 1)
    • Base ATK: 565 (Lv. 90)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 150,000 Mora
    • 3 Luminous Sands from Guyun
    • 9 Lustrous Stone form Guyun
    • 9 Relic form Guyun 
    • 4 Divine Body from Guyun
    • 15 Hunter’s Sacrificial Knife
    • 18 Agent’s Sacrificial Knife
    • 27 Inspector’s Sacrificial Knife
    • 10 Treasure Hoarder Insignia
    • 15 Silver Raven Insignia
    • 18 Golden Raven Insignia

    Blackcliff Pole – Four-star

    Blackcliff Pole - Four-star

    Press the Advantage: After defeating an opponent, ATK is increased by 12% for 30 seconds. This effect has a maximum of 3 stacks, and the duration of each stack is independent of the others.

    This weapon can be obtained from Paimon’s Bargains.

    • Base ATK: 42 (Lv. 1)
    • Base ATK: 510 (Lv. 90)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 150,000 Mora
    • 3 Mist Veiled Lead Elixir
    • 9 Mist Veiled Mercury Elixir
    • 9 Mist Veiled Gold Elixir
    • 4 Mist Veiled Primo Elixir
    • 15 Mist Grass Pollen
    • 18 Mist Grass 
    • 27 Mist Grass Wick
    • 10 Recruit’s Insignia
    • 15 Sergeant’s Insignia
    • 18 Lieutenant’s Insignia

    Deathmatch – Four-star

    Deathmatch - Four-star

    Gladiator: If there are at least 2 opponents nearby, ATK is increased by 16% and DEF is increased by 16%. If there are fewer than 2 opponents nearby, ATK is increased by 24%

    This weapon can be obtained from Battle Pass (Gnostic Hymn) If you get this one, you will enjoy the damage it dishes out. Must have.

    • Base ATK: 41 (Lv. 1)
    • Base ATK: 454 (Lv. 90)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 150,000 Mora
    • 3 Boreal Wolf’s Milk Tooth
    • 9 Boreal Wolf’s Cracked Tooth
    • 9 Boreal Wolf’s Broken Fang
    • 4 Boreal Wolf’s Nostalgia
    • 15 Dead Ley Line Branch 
    • 18 Dead Ley Line Leaves
    • 27 Ley Line Sprout
    • 10 Whopperflower Nectar
    • 15 Shimmering Nectar 
    • 18 Energy Nectar

    Favonius Lance – Four-star

    Favonius Lance - Four-star

    Windfall: CRIT hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. It can only occur once every 12s.

    This weapon can be obtained from wishes.

    • Base ATK: 44 (Lv. 1)
    • Base ATK: 565 (Lv. 90)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 150,000 Mora 
    • 3 Fetters of the Dandelion Gladiator
    • 9 Chains of the Dandelion Gladiator
    • 9 Shackles of the Dandelion Gladiator
    • 4 Dream of the Dandelion Gladiator
    • 15 Chaos Device
    • 18 Chaos Circuit
    • 27 Chaos Core
    • 10 Slime Condensate
    • 15 Slime Secretions
    • 18 Slime Concentrate

    Royal Spear – Four-star

    Royal Spear - Four-star

    Focus: Upon dealing damage to an opponent, CRIT Rate will increase by 8%. Max 5 stacks. A CRIT hit removes all existing stacks.

    This weapon can be obtained from Paimon’s Bargains.

    • Base ATK: 44 (Lv. 1)
    • Base ATK: 565 (Lv. 90)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 150,000 Mora
    • 3 Mist Veiled Lead Elixir
    • 9 Mist Veiled Mercury Elixir
    • 9 Mist Veiled Gold Elixir
    • 4 Mist Veiled Promo Elixir
    • 15 Mist Grass Pollen
    • 18 Mist Grass
    • 27 Mist Grass Wick 
    • 10 Recruit’s Insignia
    • 15 Sergeant’s Insignia
    • 18 Lieutenant’s Insignia

    Dragonspine Spear – Four-star

    Dragonspine Spear - Four-star

    Frost Burial: Hitting an opponent with Normal and Charged Attacks has a 60% chance of forming and dropping an Everfrost Icicle above them, dealing 80% AoE ATK DMG. Opponents affected by Cryo are dealt 200% ATK DMG instead by the icicle. It can only occur once every 10s. 

    This weapon can be obtained from forging at the blacksmith or The festering Fang quest. This one gives you so much love. I still use this weapon for Xiangling.

    • Base ATK: 41 (Lv. 1)
    • Base ATK: 454 (Lv. 90)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 150,000 Mora
    • 3 Boreal Wolf’s Milk Tooth
    • 9 Boreal Wolf’s Cracked Tooth
    • 9 Boreal Wolf’s Broken Fang
    • 4 Boreal Wolf’s Nostalgia
    • 15 Mist Grass Pollen
    • 18 Mist Grass
    • 27 Mist Grass Wick
    • 10 Recruit’s Insignia
    • 15 Sergeant’s Insignia
    • 18 Lieutenant’s Insignia

    Lithic Spear – Four-star

    Lithic Spear - Four-star

    Lithic Axiom – Unity: For every character in the party who hails from Liyue, the character who equips this weapon gains 7% ATK increase and a 3% CRIT Rate increase. This effect stacks up to 4 times.

    This weapon can be obtained from event wishes.

    • Base ATK: 44 (Lv. 1)
    • Base ATK: 565 (Lv. 90)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 150,000 Mora
    • 3 Grain of Aerosiderite 
    • 9 Piece of Aerosiderite 
    • 9 Bit of Aerosiderite 
    • 4 Chunk of Aerosiderite 
    • 15 Fragile Bone Shard
    • 18 Sturdy Bone Shard
    • 27 Fossilized Bone Shard
    • 10 Firm Arrowhead
    • 15 Sharp Arrowhead
    • 18 Weathered Arrowhead

    Kitain Cross Spear – Four-star

    Kitain Cross Spear - Four-star

    Samural Conduct: Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 6%. After Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the character loses 3 Energy but regenerates 3 Energy every 2s for the next 6s. This effect can occur once every 10s. It can be triggered even when the character is not on the field.

    This weapon can be obtained from forging at the blacksmith.

    • Base ATK: 44 (Lv. 1)
    • Base ATK: 565 (Lv. 90)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 150,000 Mora
    • 3 Mask of the Wicked Lieutenant
    • 9 Mask of the Tiger’s Bite
    • 9 Mask of the One-Horned
    • 4 Mask of the Kijin
    • 15 Chaos Gear
    • 18 Chaos Axis
    • 27 Chaos Oculus
    • 10 Treasure Hoarder Insignia
    • 15 Silver Raven Insignia
    • 18 Golden Raven Insignia

    “The Catch” – Four-star

    “The Catch” - Four-star

    Shanty: Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 16% and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate by 6%.

    This weapon can be obtained Inazuma fishing Association.

    • Base ATK: 42 (Lv.1)
    • Base ATK: 510 (Lv. 90)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 150,000 Mora
    • 3 Mask of the Wicked Lieutenant
    • 9 Mask of the Tiger’s Bite
    • 9 Mask of the One-Horned
    • 4 Mask of the Kijin
    • 15 Chaos Gear
    • 18 Chaos Axis
    • 27 Chaos Oculus 
    • 10 Spectral Husk
    • 15 Spectral Heart 
    • 18 Spectral Nucleus

    Wavebreaker’s Fin – Four-Star

    Wavebreaker's Fin - Four-Star

    Watatsumi Wavewalker: For every point of the entire party’s combined maximum Energy capacity, the Elemental Burst DMG of the character equipping this weapon is increased by 0.12%. A maximum of 40% increased Elemental Burst DMG can be achieved this way.

    This weapon can be obtained from event wishes. I used to use this one all the time. It will get you out of some tough spots and is great to have.

    • Base ATK: 45 (Lv. 1)
    • Base ATK: 620 (Lv. 90)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 150,000 Mora
    • 3 Mask of the Wicked Lieutenant
    • 9 Mask of the Wicked Tiger’s Bite
    • 9 Mask of the Wicked One-Horned
    • 4 Mask of the Wicked Kijin
    • 15 Concealed Claw
    • 18 Concealed Unguis
    • 27 Concealed Talon
    • 10 Old Handguards 
    • 15 Kegeuchi Handguards
    • 18 Famed Handguards

    Primordial Jade Winged-Spear – Five-Star

    Primordial Jade Winged-Spear - Five-Star

    Eagle Spear of Justice: On hit, increases ATK by 3.2% for 6s. Max 7 stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.3s. While in possession of the maximum possible stacks, DMG dealt is increased by 12%.

    This weapon can be obtained from wishes.

    • Base ATK: 48 (Lv. 1)
    • Base ATK: 674 (Lv. 90)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 225,000 Mora
    • 5 Luminous Sands from Guyun
    • 14 Lustrous Stone from Guyun
    • 14 Relic from Guyun
    • 6 Divine Body from Guyun
    • 23 Hunter’s Sacrificial Knife
    • 27 Agent’s Sacrificial Knife
    • 41 Inspector’s Sacrificial Knife
    • 15 Recruit’s Insignia
    • 23 Sergeant’s Insignia
    • 27 Lieutenant’s Insignia

    Skyward Spine – Five-Star

    Skyward Spine - Five-Star

    Black Wing: Increases CRIT Rate by 8% and increases Normal ATK SPD by 12%. Additionally, Normal and Charged Attacks hits on opponents have a 50% chance to trigger a vacuum blade that deals 40% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.

    This weapon can be obtained from wishes.

    • Base ATK: 48 (Lv. 1)
    • Base ATK: 674 (Lv. 90)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 225,000 Mora
    • 5 Fetters of the Dandelion Gladiator
    • 14 Chains of the Dandelion Gladiator
    • 14 Shackles of the Dandelion Gladiator
    • 6 Dream of the Dandelion Gladiator
    • 23 Chaos Device
    • 27 Chaos Circuit
    • 41 Chaos Core
    • 15 Divining Scroll
    • 23 Sealed Scroll
    • 27 Forbidden Curse Scroll

    Vortex Vanquisher – Five-Star

    Vortex Vanquisher - Five-Star

    Golden Majesty: Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. It can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.

    This weapon can be obtained from wishes

    • Base ATK: 46 (Lv. 1)
    • Base ATK: 68 (Lv. 90)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 225,000 Mora
    • 5 Grain of Aerosiderite
    • 14 Piece of Aerosiderite
    • 14 Bit of Aerosiderite
    • 6 Chunk of Aerosiderite
    • 23 Fragile Bone Shard
    • 27 Sturdy Bone Shard 
    • 41 Fossilized Bone Shard
    • 15 Treasure Hoarder Insignia
    • 23 Silver Raven Insignia
    • 27 Golden Raven Insignia

    Staff of Homa – Five-Star

    Staff of Homa - Five-Star

    Reckless Cinnabar: HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8% of the wielder’s Max HP. When the wielder’s HP is less than 50%, this ATK bonus is increased by an additional 1% of Max HP.

    This weapon can be obtained from event wishes.

    • Base ATK: 46 (Lv. 1)
    • Base ATK: 608 (Lv. 90)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 225,000 Mora
    • 5 Grain of Aerosiderite
    • 14 Piece of Aerosiderite
    • 14 Bit of Aerosiderite
    • 6 Chunk of Aerosiderite
    • 23 Dead Ley Line Branch
    • 27 Dead Ley Line Leaves
    • 41 Ley Line Sprout
    • 15 Slime Condensate
    • 23 Slime Secretions
    • 27 Slime Concentrate

    Engulfing Lightning – Five-Star

    Engulfing Lightning - Five-Star

    Timeless Dream: Eternal Stove: ATK increased by 28% of Energy Recharge over the base 100%. You can gain a maximum bonus of 80% ATK. Gain 30% Energy Recharge for 12s after using an Elemental Burst.

    This weapon can be obtained from event wishes.

    • Base ATK: 46 (Lv. 1)
    • Base ATK: 608 (Lv. 90)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 225,000 Mora
    • 5 Mask of the Wicked Lieutenant
    • 14 Mask of the Tiger’s Bite 
    • 14 Mask of the One-Horned
    • 6 Mask of the Kijin
    • 23 Chaos Gear
    • 27 Chaos Axis
    • 41 Chaos Oculus
    • 15 Old Handguards
    • 23 Kegeuchi Handguards
    • 27 Famed Handguards

    Calamity Queller – Five-Star

    Calamity Queller - Five-Star

    Extinguishing Precept: Gain 12% All Elemental DMG Bonus. Obtain Consummation for 20s after using an Elemental Skill, causing ATK to increase by 3.2% per second. This ATK increase has a maximum of 6 stacks. When the character equipped with this weapon is not on the field, Consummation’s ATK increase is doubled.

    This weapon can be obtained from event wishes. This one gives you a great power-up.

    • Base ATK: 49 (Lv. 1) 
    • Base ATK: 741 (Lv. 90)

    Total Ascension Cost:

    • 5 Mist Veiled Lead Elixir
    • 14 Mist Veiled Mercury Elixir
    • 14 Mist Veiled Gold Elixir
    • 6 Mist Veiled Primo Elixir
    • 23 Mist Grass Pollen
    • 27 Mist Grass
    • 41 Mist Grass Wick
    • 15 Whopperflower Nectar 
    • 23 Shimmering Nectar
    • 27 Energy Nectar

    FAQ

    Question: What is the Strongest Polearm in Genshin Impact?

    Answer: That does depend largely on which character you are playing, but the Staff of Homa is considered by many to be the strongest polearm in the game. The rarity is a 5-star, and it’s understandable when you see it in action. This weapon’s bonus for crit damage is one of the greatest in the game.

    Question: What is the Best Polearm User in Genshin Impact?

    Answer: Personally, I think Zhongli is the best polearm user in the game. He has a Jade Shield with a 100% uptime and moves combos that are so dominating. Enemy groups can’t lay a finger on the team when Zhongli is around. But of course, the “best” of any character is largely up to your personal preference! 

    Question: Does Genshin Impact have a manga?

    Answer: Yes. It has a manga that dives into the past of some of the characters. You will find the stories on Webtoon and the Genshin Impact website. The manga is published in many languages and is worth the read.

    Continue reading our complete Genshin Impact Manga Guide.

    Final Thoughts

    Genshin Impact does a great job of creating a variety of weapons for you to choose from. Well, if you get it. The polearm is a great weapon to have and has a lot of advantages. Depending on what character you use and what element you get will be the deciding factor. The party you put together will also matter and help you decide if this is your weapon. So grab a polearm and prepare to fight.

    That’s right!

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