Genshin Impact 2.2 Weapon Tier List: The Best Bows that are available now

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Genshin Impact is a bit more than one year old. The game has released 41 characters from 6 out of 7 different elements.

miHoYo most popular Gacha game also classified these 41 characters into five different classes based on the weapon they wield. Sword, Catalyst, Claymore, Polearm, and Bow.

This article dives into the pool of Genshin Impact Bows to find out which are the strongest, the most useful, and of course, the best F2P option.

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Bow Tier List

Main DPS Sub DPS Support
SThundering Pulse, Skyward Harp, Amos' Bow, RustElegy for the End, Skyward Harp, The StringlessElegy for the End, Favonius Warbow, Sacrificial Bow
APolar Star, Windblume Ode, Hamayumi, Blackcliff Warbow, The Viridescent HuntPolar Star, Alley Hunter, Windblume Ode, Favonius WarbowThe Viridescent Hunt
BMitternachts Waltz, Predator, Royal Bow, Prototype Crescent, Compound BowSacrificial Bow, Royal Bow
CSlingshot, Sharpshooter's Oath, Raven BowRaven BowRecurve Bow
DMessengerRecurve Bow, Sharpshooter's Oath

Strongest Bow

One of the qualities that every player looks at is the firepower of a weapon. These are the bows with the highest potential to deal damage.

Skyward Harp

  • Max ATK - 674
  • Secondary stat - 66.2% Crit DMG
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  • Passive R5: Increases CRIT DMG by 20%. Hits have a 60% chance to inflict a minor AoE attack, dealing 125% Physical ATK DMG. It can only occur once every 4s.

When it comes to damage in Genshin Impact, players should aim for three major stats: ATK, Crit Rate, and Crit DMG. This weapon provides them all.

Thundering Pulse

  • Max ATK - 608
  • Secondary stat - 22.1 Crit Rate
  • Passive R5: Increases ATK by 40% and grants the might of the Thunder Emblem. Thunder Emblem increases Normal Attack DMG by 24/48/80% based on 1/2/3 stacks.
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  • The character will obtain one stack of Thunder Emblem If Normal Attack deals DMG (stack lasts 5s), casting Elemental Skill (stack lasts 10s); Energy is less than 100% (stack disappears when Energy is full).

The highest damage potential lies in this bow. However, the stacks system involved in its passive make this a bit of a situational weapon even though every Bow character can benefit from it.

Amos' Bow

  • Max ATK - 608
  • Secondary stat - 49.6% ATK
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  • Passive R5: Increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 24%. After a Normal or Charged Attack is fired, DMG dealt increases by 16% every 0.1 seconds. The arrow is in the air up to 5 times.

The best bow for characters which damage is based or escalated from Normal and Charged Attacks.

Bows with the best Passive

Elegy for the End

  • Max ATK - 608
  • Secondary stat - 55.1% Energy Recharge
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  • Passive R5: Increased Elemental Mastery by 120. Gain sigils when dealing damage with Elemental Skill or Burst. Elemental Mastery increased by 100, and ATK increased by 20% at 4 sigils.

This bow is the weapon of choice for characters that rely on elemental reactions and have high energy abilities.

The Stringless

  • Max ATK - 510
  • Secondary stat - 165 Elemental Mastery
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  • Passive R5: Increases Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG by 24%

The most common choice for Sup DPS or Support characters, the lower base ATK is compensated with great potential for high DMG numbers in Elemental Reactions.

The Viridescent Hunt

  • Max ATK - 510
  • Secondary stat - 27.6% Crit Rate
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  • Passive R5: Normal and Aimed Shot Attacks have a 50% chance to generate a Cyclone, attracting surrounding opponents, dealing 80% of ATK as DMG to these opponents every 0.5s for 4s every 10s.

This weapon is more a special mention, based on the fact is tailor-made for the most popular bow character in Genshin Impact, the Anemo Archon Venti.

Best F2P Bows

Sacrificial Bow

  • Max ATK - 565
  • Secondary stat - 30.6% Energy Recharge
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  • Passive R5: After dealing damage to an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has an 80% chance to end its CD. It can only occur once every 16s.

This bow is a great support option, providing a decent attack and two stats that will allow the wielder to spam their Elemental Abilities often.

Rust

  • Max ATK - 510
  • Secondary stat - 41.3% ATK
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  • Passive R5: Rapid FiringIncreases Normal Attack DMG by 40% but decreases Charged Attack DMG by 10%

This bow is pretty straightforward, is the F2P selection for DPS being a 4-star bow is quite accessible. Furthermore, it works for Bow users, which normal attack is the primary source of DMG.

Tier lists are subjective, based on the fact that weapons in Genshin Impact are situational, nonetheless with resources being so scarce. Therefore, we consider you can not go grown investing in leveling up any of these weapons.