Genshin Impact Dendro Weapons

Genshin Impact Dendro Weapons Guide

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Once again, in our journey across Teyvat, we have been given the chance to craft our weapons. As with every Genshin nation that came before, Sumeru provides us with its very own unique take on the five types of weapons, and these weapons are much better suited for *drumroll* Dendro characters.

With the elemental reaction META shifting slightly towards more Dendro-based reactions with the new introduction of Sumeru, we can expect more weapons and Genshin characters with traits favorable towards Dendro. However, this is not a problem because we still have plenty of options for the other characters, whether it’s craftable weapons or weapons obtained through wishes or events.

In this guide, we will be looking at the following topics;

  1. How to obtain the Dendro Weapons
  2. Quests that must be completed to obtain the crafting blueprints
  3. The Genshin Impact Dendro Weapons
  4. Characters and artifacts that are complimentary to the weapons and their passive boosts
  5. A brief FAQ section and a few final thoughts

How to Obtain the Dendro Weapons and Quests That Must Be Completed

As we all know, with the release of Sumeru, we received a large amount of content that can keep players occupied for weeks or even a few months. With the content released, we received a new nation, and as we all know;

New nation = New nation-based craftable four-star weapon series

Sumeru is not an exception to this because the craftable four-star weapon series of Sumeru are available; however, there is a catch. The new weapons are locked behind a series of quests that require a large amount of time and effort to complete, and in fact, the main quest lines have quests of their own.

However, players do not have to worry because I have completed these quests and obtained the weapon blueprints, this way, I can provide a very small nudge in the right direction in order to complete the quests while providing an honest take on the weapons.

Without any further delays, these are the quests that must be completed in order to unlock the craftable four-star Sumeru weapon blueprints.

Aranyaka

Aranayaka
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The Aranyaka is the world quest series that will lead us to the Dendro weapon blueprints in Sumeru; this quest series is quite large and can take a few days or weeks for players to complete, based on the number of hours that they spend playing Genshin Impact. However, if players would prefer speed running this quest series, it will only take them a day or two maximum.

Part 1 – Woodland Encounter

Woodland Encounter

Woodland Encounter
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This quest is the starting point for all the following quests and other parts of the Aranyaka as well, and it is initiated when players encounter an NPC called Rana. Rana can be found just outside Gandharva Ville, and players will find her surrounded by monsters.

After clearing out the monsters, Rana will introduce herself and take the player to Vimara Village.

The Children of Vimara Village

The Children of Vimara Village
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On the way to Vimara Village, players will encounter a Withering Zone, and Rana will explain what it is along with the risks that it will pose to the regular people; however, characters with visions can handle the Withering Zones by themselves. Rana introduces the player to a few children, and it becomes evident that there is a secret that the children are hiding from the adults.

The Traveler suspects that the children who mysteriously disappear and reappear could be linked to the secret; however, before further investigations can be carried out, Rana enlists the Traveler to clear out Withering Zones.

Into the Woods

Into the Woods
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After clearing a few Withering Zones, Rana asks the Traveler to help reduce the number of Spinocrocodile in the area close to Vimara Village. This is because of the threat that they pose to the villagers and could end up harming the ecosystem as well.

After eliminating a few Spinocrocodile, Rana and the Traveler rest at a nearby camping spot.

The Lost Child

The Lost Child
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The following day, on the way back to Vimara Village, Rana spots Iotham hurrying off into a cave after being chased by some Eremites. However, when the Traveler enters the cave, they realize that there is a large Withering Zone in the middle. Rana finds Iotham trapped in the middle of the Withering Zone and does not think twice about her own safety and rushes to save Iotham.

However, due to her exposure to the Withering Zone, Rana falls ill, and the way to save her is revealed to us by an Aranara called Arana. He directs us toward Vanarana, thus ending the first part of the Aranyaka quest.

Part 2 -Dream Nursery

The World of Aranara

The World of Aranara
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Players are directed toward Vanarana, where the Vintage Lyre is acquired, and then players must use the Vintage Lyre to play the Rhythm of the Great Dream at the Arch. This will trigger a time trial where players must collect Phantasmal Seeds; after completing this time trial, players will help a few Aranara with a few tasks. After completing everything, players will return to Silapna and then speak to an Aranara called Araja, who can be found in his home.

Children of the Forest

I will be listing the quests under this quest line below, and there are a large number of quests that need to be completed in order to move on to the next set of quests.

This quest line requires the most amount of time and effort, and it will take players all over the Sumeru region and will pave the way to unlocking the musical notes required to access certain mechanisms.

I will not go into detail due to most of these quests being quite straightforward; therefore, I will just list them below;

  1. Encounter in the Woods
  2. Agnihotra Sutra
  3. An Unwavering Culinary Dream
  4. Varuna Gatha
  5. Vimana Agama
  6. The Rhythm that Leads to the Gloomy Path
  7. The Rhythm that Nurtures the Sprout
  8. The Rhythm that Reveals the Beastly Trail
  9. Sprouting Seedlings

For a Better Reunion

Players must return to Rana, who is still trapped in a bubble and still quite sick. Here, players will meet Arama after interacting with Rana and witnessing her dream state.

Festival Utsava

Players return back to Vanarana and take part in the Utsava festival. This festival is quite important to the Aranara, and in fact, the Traveler has to go to various Aranara and interact with them to clear out any needs before the festival begins. Once the festival starts, players can take part in it by playing a song on the Vintage Lyre along with the musical Aranara.

This will signify the end of the festival, ending it on a high note. After the festival ends, players return to Araja’s house to rest once more, and when they wake up, the second part of the Aranyaka will end.

Part 3 – Nursery of Lost Dreams

Nursery of Lost Dreams

For Fruits, Seeds, and Trees

Players must travel to the Fane of Ashvattha; here, players will find Arama patiently waiting until players clear out the Withering Zone and create a safe environment once again.

After clearing the Withering Zone, players must investigate the Tree of Dreams in Ashvattha before venturing deeper into the Fane of Ashvattha.

For the Children of the Past

Arama takes players into Old Vanarana, the previous place of residence for the Aranara, before they were forced to move out and seek refuge in the present-day Vanarana. Players must find three different inscriptions while traveling with Arama; Arama will provide a ring of protection where the on-field character will be healed as long as the character remains inside the field.

After finding the three inscriptions, Arama will release a seal unlocking a deeper part of Old Vanarana. Players will have to travel downwards and fight a few monsters and Ruin Machines as well; however, after clearing all of this, players will need to travel even further into the cave, and this will lead to the final quest of this part.

For All Children Who Long for Life

Once players enter this section of the cave, their character teams will be disbanded and replaced by the Traveler. In the final part of the cave, players will meet a manifestation known as “Marana’s Avatar,” players must defeat this mini-boss in order to complete the quest.

Players will have to follow Arama and clear out Withering Zones, defeat Rifthounds, and dodge long range attacks from the Marana’s Avatar while traveling around the area. However, players should not worry about the Traveler’s health bar because Arama will constantly heal the Traveler even while fighting Marana’s Avatar.

After defeating Marana’s Avatar, Arama will ask the Traveler to play the Rhythm of the Great Dream before Arama grows into the new Ashvattha Tree. After this, players will receive “Bija,” and this can be used to heal Rana and save her.

Part 4 – In the End, the Forest Will Remember

“Hello,” “Thank You,” and the Final “Goodbye”

Players must speak to Arana before returning to Rana and initiate the sequence of events that will cure her and return her back to normal. After interacting with Rana, players will be able to understand her dreams, and she will finally wake up.

Once she wakes up, the Traveler and Paimon catch her up on the events that transpired; however, this is not the end because, towards the end of this conversation, we see a faint glow, and when we look toward Rana, we see a Dendro Vision in her hands.

This event is quite significant because this is the first time we see a character receive a vision. With this, the fourth and final part of the Aranyaka quest series ends, making the player eligible to purchase the Dendro Weapon Blueprints.

After completing the above quest lines, players will receive five items called “Stories of You and the Aranara,” and players must collect all five different stories and present them to Aravinay to unlock the weapon blueprints.

Aravinay can be found near The Tree of Dreams, as shown below.

Location on the map Location in the game

When players speak to Aravinay after completing the Aranyaka quests, he will present players with a small page similar to an item shop. On this page, players can purchase the Sumeru Craftable Weapon Blueprints in exchange for the stories collected during the previous quests.

Once the weapon blueprints are purchased, they will be displayed as “Sold Out,” which means that players cannot make any more purchases.

Tale of the Forest King Blueprint
Tale of the Forest King blueprint. Photo by Rashen Perera.

Once purchased, the blueprints will appear on the Precious Items page (as shown below), and players can select each weapon blueprint and learn how to make them, similar to how we learn recipes for cooking or furnishing blueprints.

The weapon blueprints can only be purchased once; after that, players can forge the weapons as many as they like and could even refine the weapons to R5, but given how rare Midlander Weapon Billets are, this early into the Sumeru release, most players would have to settle for a handful of the forged versions of the Sumeru weapons.

Blueprints
Blueprints in the inventory. Photo by Rashen Perera.

Dendro Weapons

Sapwood Blade

Sapwood Blade Description
Sapwood Blade description. Photo by Rashen Perera.

At Level 1

Base ATK – 44

Second Stat – Energy Recharge 6.7%

At Level 90

Base ATK – 565

Second Stat – Energy Recharge 30.6%

This weapon works by creating a “Leaf of Consciousness” when Dendro-related reactions occur; when picked up, this Leaf of Consciousness provides 60 Elemental Mastery to the character, and this effect can last for 12 seconds. However, one leaf can be generated once every 20 seconds, and the effect can be triggered via off-field reactions as well.

This weapon is perfect for Dendro Support characters or teams that revolve around Dendro-related reactions. Additionally, the Energy Recharge second stat will help generate energy for the character/ team as well. Players can use this weapon on their Main or Sub DPS characters, but to be honest, the second stat would be better utilized with Support characters.

Forest Regalia

Forest Regalia
Forest Regalia description. Photo by Rashen Perera.

At Level 1

Base ATK – 44

Second Stat – Energy Recharge 6.7%

At Level 90

Base ATK – 565

Second Stat – Energy Recharge 30.6%

This weapon works by creating a “Leaf of Consciousness” when Dendro-related reactions occur; when picked up, this Leaf of Consciousness provides an increase of 60 Elemental Mastery to the character, and this effect can last for 12 seconds. However, one leaf can be generated once every 20 seconds, and the effect can be triggered via off-field reactions as well.

This weapon is perfect for Dendro Support characters or teams that revolve around Dendro-related reactions. Additionally, the Energy Recharge second stat will help generate energy for the character/ team as well. Players can use this weapon on their Main or Sub DPS characters, but to be honest, the second stat would be better utilized with Support characters.

Moonpiercer

Moonpiercer
Moonpiercer description. Photo by Rashen Perera.

At Level 1

Base ATK – 44

Second Stat – Elemental Mastery 24

At Level 90

Base ATK – 565

Second Stat – Elemental Mastery 110

This weapon works by creating a “Leaf of Revival” when Dendro-related reactions occur; when picked up, this Leaf of Revival provides a 16% ATK increase to the character, and this effect can last for 12 seconds. However, one leaf can be generated once every 20 seconds, and the effect can be triggered via off-field reactions as well.

This weapon is perfect for Dendro Sub DPS characters, Dendro Support characters, or teams that revolve around Dendro-related reactions. Since this weapon has Elemental Mastery as the second stat, this will help the players perform stronger elemental reactions, and this will result in higher volumes of damage.

Fruit of Fulfillment

Fruit of Fulfillment
Fruit of Fulfillment description. Photo by Rashen Perera.

At Level 1

Base ATK – 42

Second Stat – Energy Recharge 10.0%

At Level 90

Base ATK – 510

Second Stat – Energy Recharge 45.9%

When an elemental reaction occurs, the “Wax and Wane” effect is applied to the character; when this effect is applied, the Elemental Mastery of the character is increased by 25, but the ATK% is decreased by 5%. This effect can be stacked up to five times, and every 0.3 seconds, one Wax and Wane effect can be applied.

However, if there are no elemental reactions occurring within 6 seconds since the last Wax and Wane application, one stack will be removed from the total collective. This effect can be triggered via off-field reactions as well, making this perfect for Sub DPS characters and Support characters.

Although ATK% will keep decreasing with every stack of Wax and Wane, the Elemental Mastery can be increased by 100 when the fifth stack is reached, once again resulting in very strong elemental reactions, and the additional Energy Recharge will help the team generate more energy as well.

King’s Squire

King's Squire
King’s Squire description. Photo by Rashen Perera.

At Level 1

Base ATK – 41

Second Stat – ATK% 12%

At Level 90

Base ATK – 454

Second Stat – ATK% 55.1%

When Elemental Skills or Elemental Bursts are unleashed, the “Teachings of the Forest” effect is applied to the character. This effect will increase the Elemental mastery of the character by 60, and the effect will last for 12 seconds, and the effect can be triggered once every 20 seconds. However, when the effect ends or when the character is swapped out, the Teachings of the Forest will deal 100% of ATK damage to one enemy in the vicinity.

This weapon might be the only weapon from this weapon series that is suitable for a Main DPS or Sub DPS character. However, the only issue is that the weapon passive will only be partially complete until the character is swapped out or unless the effect ends.

How to Forge the Weapons from Sumeru

Once the weapon blueprints are obtained after exchanging the “Stories of You and the Aranara” stories, players can officially craft the weapons at any forging station in the game.

In order to forge the weapon, players will need one Midlander Weapon Billet of choice (sword, claymore, polearm, catalyst, bow), 50 Crystal Chunks, and 50 White Iron Chunks. Similar to the other Craftable weapons that we have come across, the forging page would look like this;

Sapwood Blade Forging
Forging Sapwood Blade. Photo by Rashen Perera.

When it comes to forging these weapons, players may run into a few roadblocks, and they are;

No Midlander Weapon Billets

The Midlander Weapon Billets were initially released during the 3.0 version of Genshin Impact. However, similar to the Northlander Weapon Billets, the Midlander Weapon Billets are quite difficult to obtain unless players collect enough Dendro sigils to level up The Tree of Dream in Varnara, Sumeru.

The second option is to convert the Northlander Weapon Billet of choice into the Midlander Weapon Billet needed by using the Dream Solvent item. This can be carried out at the Crafting Bench, and the conversion is in the middle slot, which is the same conversion slot used for Trounce Domain Boss item conversions as well. The crafting page would look like this;

Forging Midlander Sword Billet
Midlander Sword Billet forging. Photo by Rashen Perera.

The Aranyaka quest line has not been completed

It must be noted that the entire Aranyaka quest lines must be completed in order to unlock the weapon blueprints. By completing a few sections, players are not automatically eligible to purchase the blueprints. Therefore players have to wait until they have completed the required quests.

Sumeru has not been unlocked

This issue will not have an impact on the more veteran players; however, the newer players might have to hold off on obtaining these weapons because they must unlock Sumeru in order to trigger and start the Aranyaka quest. Players are recommended to complete the Archon Quests that came before Sumeru, and this way, players can understand the direction in which the story is headed.

Weapon Compatibility

Although most of the weapons in the Sumeru weapon series are better on Dendro characters or Dendro team comps, it does not exclude them from being used by other characters; mainly due to the second stat bonus, which most characters could use.

But again, these weapons are much better on Dendro characters, and hopefully, with Alhaitham or Nahida, we could use these weapons to their maximum capacity.

Sapwood Blade

Dendro Traveler 

The Dendro Traveler can be used as a Support character to boost Dendro elemental reactions.

Bennett

Bennet
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Bennet can be used to trigger Burning or Burgeon; this way, the weapon passive can be triggered before swapping out to get the Main DPS character involved.

Forest Regalia

Beidou

Beidou
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Beidou is a great option because she can be used to trigger Quicken, Aggravate, or Spread; this way, the weapon passive can be triggered before swapping out to get the Main DPS character involved, and another positive is that the new Dendro-Electro reactions seem to be an upcoming META; therefore players will benefit quite well from this.

Xinyan

Xinyan
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Xinyan can be used to trigger Burning or Burgeon; this way, the weapon passive can be triggered before swapping out to get the Main DPS character involved.

Moonpiercer

Raiden Shogun

Raiden Shogun
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Raiden Shogun will be playing a support role and will pave the way for Electro-Dendro elemental reactions.

Xiangling

Xiangling
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Xiangling can be used to trigger Burning or Burgeon; this way, the weapon passive can be triggered before swapping out to get the Main DPS character involved. Since she is one of the best Pyro applies, players can expect a wide range for Pyro-Dendro elemental reactions.

Fruits of Fulfillment

Mona

Mona
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A Sub DPS/ Support role for Mona would be perfect since this weapon is based on elemental reactions.

Lisa

Lisa
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A Sub DPS/ Support role for Lisa would be perfect since this weapon is based on elemental reactions. The added benefit is that Lisa is an Electro character, resulting in more META relevancy.

King’s Squire

Yoimiya

Yoimiya
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Since this weapon is better suited for the Main DPS character, Yoimiya can benefit greatly. Since she is a rapid-fire DPS, players can utilize her Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst very effectively.

Fischl

Fischl
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Fischl can use this weapon and play a Sub-DPS role, and this would result in regular use of her Elemental Skill in order to maximize the use of the weapon’s passive.

FAQ

Question: Which weapon will the Dendro Archon (Nahida, Lesser Lord Kusanali) use?

Answer: As of version 3.0, we have no reliable information regarding the weapon or type of weapon that will be used by the Dendro Archon. However, the speculation is that she might be a catalyst user; this will be a good change because we already have two Archons that use a polearm and one Archon that uses a bow.

Additionally, if she is a catalyst user, then the game will have a five-star Dendro catalyst character, which would be well suited to be a Support character. She could potentially aid the players in carrying out a vast majority of Dendro reactions which would be great because of the new Dendro-Electro META that seems to be highly effective.

Question: How to unlock Dendro Weapon Billets?

Answer: The Dendro Weapon Billets are called the “Midlander Weapon Billets.” These can be obtained by offering Dendro sigils to “The Tree of Dreams,” which is located in Vanarana, Sumeru. Players need to offer 35 Dendro sigils in order to level up The Tree of Dreams and collect the rewards. The weapon billets will be unlocked at different levels of the tree, and they are:

• Midlander Sword Billet – Level 4
• Midlander Claymore Billet – Level 14
• Midlander Polearm Billet – Level 24
• Midlander Catalyst Billet – Level 34
• Midlander Bow Billet – Level 44

Question: Can players use Northlander Weapon Billets to craft Dendro Weapons?

Answer: Players cannot use Northlander Weapon Billets to craft the new weapons from Sumeru because they require the Midlander Weapon Billets. However, players can always convert their Northlander Weapon Billets to Midlander Weapon Billets in exchange for two Dream Solvent.

Since the Midlander Weapon Billets are locked behind The Tree of Dreams level-up rewards, I would recommend to players convert their extra Midlander Billets if they need to get the Dendro Weapons. However, since there are only a few characters that can use these weapons, I would suggest holding off on the conversion until a sufficient amount of characters or a need arises.

Question: Why are the Dendro Weapon blueprints locked behind quests?

Answer: As we saw with Inazuma, the Amethyst series weapon blueprints were locked behind various quests, and some even required daily interactions in order to unlock the blueprint. Since this pattern can be seen in Sumeru as well, players can assume that this is the new way to earn the weapon blueprints for the upcoming nations as well. Mondstadt and Liyue provided us with their own weapon series after reaching Adventure Rank, but it is safe to assume that moving forward, we will have to earn the weapon blueprints, which is not a problem because players will gain extra XP and primogems as well for completing these quests.

Genshin Impact Dendro Weapons: Final Thoughts

Most of the new Dendro Weapons seem better suited for Dendro characters or Dendro-based elemental reaction team comps. It would be difficult to use these weapons with other characters or team comps without Dendro involved. However, the play style preference is up to the individual player, and they are entitled to use the weapons as they see fit.

In my opinion, I am not overly impressed by the new weapon series, and this could change over time when more characters with gameplay that would be complimentary to the weapons are released. That being said, I would love to highlight how the design of this weapon series captures the proper essence of Sumeru, and the catalyst even resembles a withered Dendroculus.

Overall I would say that the design is the most in tune with the nation when comparing the previous craftable weapons. However, in terms of overall use, I would say that the Prototype series or Amethyst series would be a better investment simply because of the wide variety of characters that can use the weapons and the weapon passives as well.

The additional issue is that we can only obtain a few Midlander Weapon Billets; therefore, we would have to convert the Northlander Weapon Billets by using two Dream Solvents, which would be costly because players can simply use the Dream Solvent to convert the talent level-up items to that of their choice.

However, as I mentioned before, the overall need and use for these weapons should increase as more Dendro characters and Dendro reaction-based team comps are released, and who knows, these weapons just might become the new META.

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