Best Bows In Genshin Impact and How to Find Them

Get in that archery mood!

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Taimoor
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Best Bows in Genshin Impact!

From the wide array of weapons and characters to choose from in Genshin Impact, the traveler may find themselves preferring the “ranged” playstyle above others. For such people, we have compiled a list of the best bows available in Genshin Impact!

Let us begin. In today’s guide, dear reader, we will show you our selection of the best bows in Genshin Impact, Including miscellaneous information on each bow, the best-suited character’s for the 5-star variants, and displaying their useability when equipped to specific units in the game. We will also show you a list of these weapons’ ascension mats and where to get them.

A Summary Of The Best Bows In Genshin Impact

For the readers best suited to skimming, we have prepared a table naming every bow on our list, including their Best in Slot characters and generalized usages.

Number in List Bow Best in Slot Character
1Thundering PulseYoimiya
2Polar StarChilde
3Aqua SimulacraYelan
4Amos’ BowGanyu
5Elegy for the EndVenti
6Skyward HarpUniversal for DPS/ Burst Supports
7Hunter’s PathTighnari
8Viridescent HuntChilde
9The StringlessVenti/Fischl
10Favonius WarbowUniversal for Burst Supports
11Compound BowFischl
12HamayumiUniversal for Normal Attackers
13SlingshotTighnari/ Easy early game weapon
Summary Of The Best Bows in Genshin Impact

Rest assured, our weapon selection has been judged expertly, considering factors such as Team DMG output and availability. With the help of this list, you will be able to strike down enemies from afar. How far depends on your skill as a marksman, so be sure to practice!

Disclaimer:

The following paragraphs are merely our, the writer’s, opinions. If you do not agree with our list, or believe we excluded a worthy weapon, do let us know in the comments!

Also, most of the weapon’s on this list are 5-stars, and some of these 5-stars are only obtainable by wishing on the limited-time weapon banner that releases alongside a character’s debut or rerun. Please do NOT wish on these banners, instead, look for 4-star or other alternates that are easily available.

I plead because the character banner has a reliable pity system with the following rules:

  • You’re guaranteed to get a 5-star character within 90 pulls
  • If you lose the 50/50, your next 5-star character pull is guaranteed to be the banner character.
  • This 90-pull limit and guarantee can carry onto subsequent banners.

The weapon banner, on the other hand, states the following:

  • You’re guaranteed a 5-star within 80 pulls.
  • If you lose the 50/50 twice, AND had your favored 5-star banner weapon pre-selected, you’re guaranteed to get the banner weapon within 80 more pulls.
  • These limits do NOT carry forward into future banners.

Because of these rules and conditions, the player is encouraged to pull for their favored characters while keeping their expenditure in check. The weapon banner, on the other hand, is a scam.

What Characters Use Bows In Genshin Impact?

1

Thundering Pulse

Ascending The Thundering Pulse

The following table summarizes the Base ATK and Sub-stat stats the player can expect to achieve when upgrading the Thundering Pulse.

Base ATK (LVL 1 – 90)Sub-Stat TypeSub-Stat (LVL 1-90)
46 – 608CRIT DMG14.4% – 66.2%
Stat Summary for the Thundering Pulse

Ascension Level Materials Required
(Lv.01) 0 (Lv.20)Mystic Enhancement Ore x 13
Mora ~ 13000
(Lv.20) 0 –> 1 (Lv.40)
Mora ~ 75000
Narukami’s Wisdom x 5
Dismal Prism x 5
Firm Arrowhead x 3
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 63
(Lv.40) 1 –> 2 (Lv.50)
Mora ~ 85000
Narukami’s Joy x 5
Dismal Prism x 18
Firm Arrowhead x 12
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 63
(Lv.50) 2 –> 3 (Lv.60)
Mora ~ 125000
Narukami’s Joy x 9
Crystal Prism x 9
Sharp Arrowhead x 9
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 93
(Lv.60) 3 –> 4 (Lv.70)

Mora ~ 180000
Narukami’s Affection x 5
Polarizing Prism x 18
Weathered Arrowhead x 14
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 130
(Lv.70) 4 –> 5 (Lv.80)
Mora ~ 230000
Narukami’s Affection x 9
Polarizing Prism x 14
Weathered Arrowhead x 9
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 176
(Lv.80) 5 –> 6 (Lv.90)Mora ~ 430000
Narukami’s Valor x 6
Polarizing Prism x 27
Weathered Arrowhead x 18
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 372
Materials Required to Upgrade the Thundering Pulse

How Do I Get Items To Upgrade The Thundering Pulse?

The following table summarises the items that the player needs to gather to upgrade the Thundering Pulse bow in Genshin Impact.

ItemHow to Obtain
Mora/Mystic Enhancement OreCommissions/Ley Lines/Events
Narukami’s Wisdom/Joy/Affection/ValourCourt of Flowing Sand -> Narukami Island
on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays
Polarizing/Crystal/Dismal PrismMirror Maiden
Weathered/Sharp/Firm ArrowheadsHilichurl Shooters
Upgrade Materials for the Thundering Pulse

About The Thundering Pulse

The Thundering Pulse is one of the best bows in Genshin Impact. Yoimiya’s signature weapon was released in version 2.0 alongside the character.

The weapon’s passive, Rule by Thunder, increases your unit’s ATK by 20% unconditionally. Furthermore, the player is granted one stack of Thunder Emblem when the following scenarios are met:

  • Normal Attack deals DMG (stack lasts 5s)
  • Casting Elemental Skill (stack lasts 10s)
  • Energy bar is not full (stack disappears when Energy is full)

Each stack increases Normal Attack DMG by 12/24/40%

Each stack’s duration is calculated independently. All percentages are given at Refinement Rank 1.

Which Characters Can Use The Thundering Pulse?

  • Yoimiya
  • Ganyu
  • Childe
  • Fischl

2

Polar Star

Ascending The Polar Star

The following table summarizes the Base ATK and Sub-stat stats the player can expect to achieve when upgrading the Polar Star.

Base ATK (LVL 1 – 90)Sub-Stat TypeSub-Stat (LVL 1-90)
46 – 608CRIT Rate7.2% – 33.1%
Stat Summary for the Polar Star

Ascension Level Materials Required
(Lv.01) 0 (Lv.20)Mystic Enhancement Ore x 13
Mora ~ 13000
(Lv.20) 0 –> 1 (Lv.40)
Mora ~ 75000
Mask of the Wicked Lieutenant x 5
Concealed Claw x 5
Spectral Husk x 3
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 63
(Lv.40) 1 –> 2 (Lv.50)
Mora ~ 85000
Mask of the Tiger’s Bite x 5
Concealed Claw x 18
Spectral Husk x 12
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 63
(Lv.50) 2 –> 3 (Lv.60)
Mora ~ 125000
Mask of the Tiger’s Bite x 9
Concealed Unguis x 9
Spectral Heart x 9
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 93
(Lv.60) 3 –> 4 (Lv.70)

Mora ~ 180000
Mask of the One-Horned x 5
Concealed Unguis x 18
Spectral Heart x 14
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 130
(Lv.70) 4 –> 5 (Lv.80)
Mora ~ 230000
Mask of the One-Horned x 9
Concealed Talon x 14
Spectral Nucleus x 9
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 176
(Lv.80) 5 –> 6 (Lv.90)Mora ~ 430000
Mask of the Kijin x 6
Concealed Talon x 27
Spectral Nucleus x 18
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 372
Materials Required for Upgrading the Polar Star

How Do I Get Items To Upgrade The Polar Star?

The following table summarises the items needed to upgrade the Polar Star bow in Genshin Impact.

ItemHow to Obtain
Mora/Mystic Enhancement OreCommissions/Ley Lines/Events
Mask of the Wicked Lieutenant/Tiger’s Bite/One-Horned/KijinCourt of Flowing Sand -> Narukami Island. Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Concealed Talon/Unguis/ClawRiftwolfs/RiftHounds
Spectral Nuclear/Heart/HuskSpecters
Upgrade Materials for the Polar Star

About The Polar Star

Released in version 2.2 of Genshin Impact, Polar Star is an excellent DPS bow. When going up against Childe in the Golden House domain in Liyue, players may have observed him wielding a lookalike of this weapon, thus making this his signature weapon.

Polar Star‘s passive bonus, Daylight Augury, increases the character’s equipping this weapon Elemental Skill and Burst DMG by 12%. Continuing the ludicrousy, players can obtain a stack of Ashen Nightstar whenever they hit opponents with a Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill, or Elemental Burst.

When 1/2/3/4/ stacks of Ashen Nightstar are present, the character’s ATK is increased by 10/20/30/48 %. One stack of Ashen Nightstar lasts for 12s, and each stack is counted independently of the others.

All percentages mentioned are Refinement Rank 1.

Which Characters Can Use Polar Star?

  • Childe
  • Ganyu
  • Yoimiya
  • Fischl
  • Tighnari

3

Aqua Simulacra

Ascending Aqua Simulacra

The following table summarizes the Base ATK and Sub-stat stats the player can expect to achieve when upgrading the Aqua Simulacra.

Base ATK (LVL 1 – 90)Sub-Stat TypeSub-Stat (LVL 1-90)
44 – 542CRIT DMG19.2% – 88.2%
Stat Summary for Aqua Simulacra

Ascension Level Materials Required
(Lv.01) 0 (Lv.20)Mystic Enhancement Ore x 13
Mora ~ 13000
(Lv.20) 0 –> 1 (Lv.40)
Mora ~ 75000
Luminous Sands from Guyun x 5
Gloomy Statuette x 5
Spectral Husk x 3
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 63
(Lv.40) 1 –> 2 (Lv.50)
Mora ~ 85000
Lustrous Stone from Guyun x 5
Gloomy Statuette x 18
Spectral Husk x 12
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 63
(Lv.50) 2 –> 3 (Lv.60)
Mora ~ 125000
Lustrous Stone from Guyun x 9
Dark Statuettex 9
Spectral Heart x 9
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 93
(Lv.60) 3 –> 4 (Lv.70)

Mora ~ 180000
Relic from Guyun x 5
Dark Statuette x 18
Spectral Heart x 14
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 130
(Lv.70) 4 –> 5 (Lv.80)
Mora ~ 230000
Relic from Guyun x 9
Deathly Statuette x 14
Spectral Nucleus x 9
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 176
(Lv.80) 5 –> 6 (Lv.90)Mora ~ 430000
Divine Body from Guyun x 6
Deathly Statuette x 27
Spectral Nucleus x 18
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 372
Materials Required for Upgrading Aqua Simulacra

How Do I Get Items To Upgrade Aqua Simulacra?

Item How to Obtain
Mora/Mystic Enhancement OreCommissions/Ley Lines/Events
-> Luminous Sands from Guyun
-> Lustrous Stone from Guyun
-> Relic from Guyun
-> Divine Body from Guyun
Hidden Palace of Lianshan Formula -> Mingyun Village. Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
Deathyl/Dark/Gloomy StatuetteShadowy Husks/Abyss Heralds/Lectors
Spectral Nuclear/Heart/HuskSpecters
Upgrade Materials for the Aqua Simulacra

About Aqua Simulacra

Released in Version 2.7 of Genshin Impact, Aqua Simulacra is a good 5-star bow to have in ones arsenal especially if the traveler finds themselves pulling for Yelan.

Aqua Simulacra‘s passive, The Cleansing Form, increases the equipping unit’s HP by 16% unconditionally. Also, this weapon allows your character to deal more DMG to enemies who are close by. The latter effect occurs regardless of whether your character is on/off-field.

All percentages are given for this weapons 1st Refinement Rank.

Which Character’s Can Use Aqua Simulacra?

  • Yelan
  • Childe
  • Ganyu (When close to enemies)
  • Yoimiya (When close to enemies)
  • Fischl (When close to enemies)

4

Amos’ Bow

Bow: Amos' Bow

Amos’ Bow
Source on YT: Ferry Monster

Ascending Amos’ Bow

The following table summarizes the Base ATK and Sub-stat stats the player can expect to achieve when upgrading the Amos’ Bow.

Base ATK (LVL 1 – 90)Sub-Stat TypeSub-Stat (LVL 1-90)
46-608ATK10.8% – 49.6%
Stat Summary for the Amos’ Bow
Ascension Level Materials Required
(Lv.01) 0 (Lv.20)Mystic Enhancement Ore x 13
Mora ~ 13000
(Lv.20) 0 –> 1 (Lv.40)
Mora ~ 75000
Fetters of the Dandelion Gladiator x 5
Chaos Device x 5
Slime Condensate x 3
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 63
(Lv.40) 1 –> 2 (Lv.50)
Mora ~ 85000
Chains of the Dandelion Gladiator x 5
Chaos Device x 18
Slime Condensate x 12
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 63
(Lv.50) 2 –> 3 (Lv.60)
Mora ~ 125000
Chains of the Dandelion Gladiator x 9
Chaos Circuit x 9
Slime Secretions x 9
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 93
(Lv.60) 3 –> 4 (Lv.70)

Mora ~ 180000
Shackles of the Dandelion Gladiator x 5
Chaos Circuit x 18
Slime Secretions x 14
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 130
(Lv.70) 4 –> 5 (Lv.80)
Mora ~ 230000
Shackles of the Dandelion Gladiator x 9
Chaos Core x 14
Slime Concentrate x 9
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 176
(Lv.80) 5 –> 6 (Lv.90)Mora ~ 430000
Dream of the Dandelion Gladiator x 6
Chaos Core x 27
Slime Concentrate x 18
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 372
Materials Required for Upgrading Amos’ Bow

How Do I Get Items To Upgrade The Amos’ Bow?

Item How to Obtain
Mora/Mystic Enhancement OreCommissions/Ley Lines/Events
Fetters/Chains/Shackles/Dream of the Dandelion GladiatorCecilia Garden -> North of Wolvendom. Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Chaos Core/Circuit/DeviceRuin Guard/Grader/Hunter
Slime Concentrate/Condensate/SecretionsSlimes
Upgrade Materials for the Amos’ Bow

About Amos’ Bow

Ganyu‘s signature weapon, the Amos’ Bow, has been in Genshin Impact since it was released on 28th September 2020. Technically, this bow is obtainable by f2p players since it is permanently available on the Wanderlust Invocation banner.

Amos’ Bow‘s passive, Strong Willed, increases your character’s normal and charged attack DMG by 12% unconditionally. As an added DPS bonus, each arrow does 8% more DMG for every 0.1s it is in the air. This effect can stack up to 5 times Thus incentivizing keeping as much distance between them and the enemy as possible.

As always, all percentage buffs are off a Refinement Rank 1 copy of the weapon.

Which Characters Can Use Amos’ Bow?

  • Ganyu
  • Yoimiya
  • Fischl (Physical/Electro Charged Attack Build)

5

Elegy for the End

Ascending Elegy for the End

The following table summarizes the Base ATK and Sub-stat stats the player can expect to achieve when upgrading the Elegy for the End.

Base ATK (LVL 1 – 90)Sub-Stat TypeSub-Stat (LVL 1-90)
46-608Energy Recharge12% – 55.1%
Stat Summary for Elegy for the End

Ascension Level Materials Required
(Lv.01) 0 (Lv.20)Mystic Enhancement Ore x 13
Mora ~ 13000
(Lv.20) 0 –> 1 (Lv.40)
Mora ~ 75000
Boreal Wolf’s Milk Tooth x 5
Heavy Horn x 5
Recruit’s Insignia x 3
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 63
(Lv.40) 1 –> 2 (Lv.50)
Mora ~ 85000
Boreal Wolf’s Cracked Tooth x 5
Heavy Horn x 18
Recruit’s Insignia x 12
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 63
(Lv.50) 2 –> 3 (Lv.60)
Mora ~ 125000
Boreal Wolf’s Cracked Tooth x 9
Black Bronze Horn x 9
Lieutenant’s Insignia x 9
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 93
(Lv.60) 3 –> 4 (Lv.70)

Mora ~ 180000
Boreal Wolf’s Broken Fang x 5
Black Bronze Horn x 18
Lieutenant’s Insignia x 14
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 130
(Lv.70) 4 –> 5 (Lv.80)
Mora ~ 230000
Boreal Wolf’s Broken Fang x 9
Black Crystal Horn x 14
Sergeant’s Insignia x 9
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 176
(Lv.80) 5 –> 6 (Lv.90)Mora ~ 430000
Boreal Wolf’s Nostalgia x 6
Black Crystal Horn x 27
Sergeant’s Insignia x 18
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 372
Materials Required for Upgrading Elegy for the End

How Do I Get Items To Upgrade Elegy for the End?

Item How to Obtain
Mora/Mystic Enhancement OreCommissions/Ley Lines/Events
-> Boreal Wolf’s Milk Tooth
-> Boreal Wolf’s Cracked Tooth
-> Boreal Wolf’s Broken Fang
-> Boreal Wolf’s Nostalgia
Cecilia Garden-> North of Wolvendom. Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
->Black Crystal Horn
->Black Bronze Horn
->Heavy Horn
Lawachurls/Mitachurls
Sergeant’s/Lieutenant’s/Recruit’s InsigniaThe Fatui
Upgrade Materials for Elegy for the End

About Elegy for the End

Venti‘s signature bow, Elegy for the End, debutted during version 1.4 of Genshin Impact.

Elegy for the End provides a passive, The Parting Refrain, that empowers a supportive build on bow characters. The Parting Refrain increases your equipping character’s DMG by 60% unconditionally. Furthermore, when the equipping character’s Elemental Skills or Bursts hit enemies (with a 0.2s cooldown), your party gains a Sigil of Remembrance.

Upon recieving 4 of these Sigils, Your party gains the Millenial Movement: Farewell Song effect for 12s, increasing all party members Elemental Mastery by 100 and ATK by 20%. You may not obtain any more Sigils for 20s after this.

Do note, traveler, that the Millenial Movement effects can be seen in weapons like Freedom Sworn(sword) and Song of Broken Pines (Claymore). The game does not allow similar effects from the same weapon series to stack on one another.

Which Character’s Can Use Elegy for the End?

  • Venti
  • Collei
  • Tighnari
  • Kujou Sara (supporting Raiden Shogun in an Aggravate Team)

6

Skyward Harp

Ascending The Skyward Harp

The following table summarizes the Base ATK and Sub-stat stats the player can expect ot achieve when upgrading the Skyward Harp

Base ATK (LVL 1 – 90)Sub-Stat TypeSub-Stat (LVL 1-90)
48 – 674CRIT Rate4.8% – 22.1%
Stat Summary for the Skyward Harp
Ascension Level Materials Required
(Lv.01) 0 (Lv.20)Mystic Enhancement Ore x 13
Mora ~ 13000
(Lv.20) 0 –> 1 (Lv.40)
Mora ~ 75000
Boreal Wolf’s Milk Tooth x 5
Dead Ley Line Branch x 5
Firm Arrowhead x 3
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 63
(Lv.40) 1 –> 2 (Lv.50)
Mora ~ 85000
Chains of the Dandelion Gladiator x 5
Dead Ley Line Branch x 18
Firm Arrowhead x 12
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 63
(Lv.50) 2 –> 3 (Lv.60)
Mora ~ 125000
Chains of the Dandelion Gladiator x 9
Dead Ley Line Leaves x 9
Sharp Arrowhead x 9
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 93
(Lv.60) 3 –> 4 (Lv.70)

Mora ~ 180000
Shackles of the Dandelion Gladiator x 5
Dead Ley Line Leaves x 18
Sharp Arrowhead x 14
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 130
(Lv.70) 4 –> 5 (Lv.80)
Mora ~ 230000
Shackles of the Dandelion Gladiator x 9
Ley Line Sprout x 14
Weathered Arrowhead x 9
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 176
(Lv.80) 5 –> 6 (Lv.90)Mora ~ 430000
Dream of the Dandelion Gladiator x 6
Ley Line Sprout x 27
Weathered Arrowhead x 18
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 372
Materials Required for Upgrading Skyward Harp

How Do I Get Items To Upgrade Skyward Harp?

Item How to Obtain
Mora/Mystic Enhancement OreCommissions/Ley Lines/Events
Fetters/Chains/Shackles/Dream of the Dandelion GladiatorCecilia Garden -> North of Wolvendom. Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
->Ley Line Sprouts
->Dead Ley Line Leaves
->Dead Ley Line Branches
Abyss Mage/ Abyss Herald/Lector
Weathered/ Sharp/Firm ArrowheadsHilichurl Shooters
Upgrade Materials for the Skyward Harp

About The Skyward Harp

This bow is one of the OG best weapons in the Genshin Impact, released on 28th September 2020, Skyward Harp is a balanced weapon to have in one’s arsenal.

Skyward Harp has the highest base ATK of all bows, sitting at 674. Its passive bonus, Echoing Ballad, is straightforward and easy to understand for most players unlike most weapons these days. Equipping characters receive an unconditional 20% CRIT DMG increase, also providing a 60% chance at refinement rank 1 to deal an AoE attack which deals 125% Physical ATK DMG. This secondary attack has a cooldown of 4s.

All of these percentages (except 125% Physical ATK DMG) are subject to upgrades when you Refine your weapon past Rank 1.

Which Characters Can Use Skyward Harp?

  • Ganyu (Cryo Support)
  • Childe
  • Fischl
  • Tighnari
  • Yelan

7

Honourable Mention: Hunter’s Path

Ascending The Hunter’s Path

The following table summarizes the Base ATK and Sub-stat stats the player can expec to achieve when upgrading the Hunter’s Path.

Base ATK (LVL 1 – 90)Sub-Stat TypeSub-Stat (LVL 1-90)
44 – 542CRIT Rate9.6% – 44.1%
Stat Summary for the Hunter’s Path
Ascension Level Materials Required
(Lv.01) 0 (Lv.20)Mystic Enhancement Ore x 13
Mora ~ 13000
(Lv.20) 0 –> 1 (Lv.40)
Mora ~ 75000
Echo of Scorching Might x 5
Inactivated Fungal Nucleus x 5
Faded Red Satin x 3
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 63
(Lv.40) 1 –> 2 (Lv.50)
Mora ~ 85000
Remnant Glow of the Scorching Might x 5
Inactivated Fungal Nucleus x 18
Faded Red Satin x 12
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 63
(Lv.50) 2 –> 3 (Lv.60)
Mora ~ 125000
Remnant Glow of the Scorching Might x 9
Dormant Fungal Nucleus x 9
Trimmed Red Silk x 9
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 93
(Lv.60) 3 –> 4 (Lv.70)

Mora ~ 180000
Dream of Scorching Might x 5
Dormant Fungal Nucleus x 18
Trimmed Red Silk x 14
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 130
(Lv.70) 4 –> 5 (Lv.80)
Mora ~ 230000
Dream of Scorching Might x 9
Robust Fungal Nucleus x 14
Rich Red Brocade x 9
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 176
(Lv.80) 5 –> 6 (Lv.90)Mora ~ 430000
Olden Days of Scorching Might x 6
Robust Fungal Nucleus x 27
Rich Red Brocade x 18
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 372
Materials Required for Upgrading Hunter’s Path

How Do I Get Items To Upgrade Hunter’s Path?

Item How to Obtain
Mora/Mystic Enhancement OreCommissions/Ley Lines/Events
Echo/ Remnant Glow/ Dream/ Olden Days of Scorching MightTower of Abject Days -> East of Ruins of Dahri. Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Robust/Dormant/Inactivated Fungal Nucleus->Floating Fungus
->Grounded Shrooms
->Stretchy Fungus
->Whirling Fungus
Weathered/ Sharp/Firm ArrowheadsHilichurl Shooters
Upgrade Materials for the Hunter’s Path

About The Hunter’s Path

The newest entry in our list, Hunter’s Path, graced Teyvat with its debut upon Genshin Impact’s 3.0 release. This weapon is Tighnari‘s signature.

Hunter’s Path provides the At the End of the Beast-Paths passive bonus, increasing All Elemental DMG Bonus by 12%. After scoring a charged attack hit on an enemy, the traveler obtains the Tireless Hunt effect, increasing their charged attack DMG by 160% of Elemental Mastery. The player can enjoy this bonus from Tireless Hunt for up to 10s, or till they hit their 12th charged attack (whichever comes first :p).

The Tireless Hunt effect can only be obtained every 12s. All percentages mentioned showcase the weapon’s capabilities at Refinement Rank 1

Which Characters Can Use Hunter’s Path?

  • Tighnari
  • Collei

8

The Viridescent Hunt

Ascending The Viridescent Hunt

The following table summarizes the Base ATK and Sub-stat stats the player can expect to achieve when upgrading the Viridescent Hunt.

Base ATK (LVL 1 – 90)Sub-Stat TypeSub-Stat (LVL 1-90)
42 – 510CRIT Rate6% – 27.6%
Stat Summary for the Viridescent Hunt
Ascension Level Materials Required
(Lv.01) 0 (Lv.20)Mystic Enhancement Ore x 8
Mora ~ 13000
(Lv.20) 0 –> 1 (Lv.40)
Mora ~ 70000
Tile of Decarabian’s Tower x 3
Heavy Horn x 3
Firm Arrowhead x 2
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 41
(Lv.40) 1 –> 2 (Lv.50)
Mora ~ 80000
Debris of Decarabian’s City x 3
Heavy Horn x 12
Firm Arrowhead x 8
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 41
(Lv.50) 2 –> 3 (Lv.60)
Mora ~ 120000
Debris of Decarabian’s City x 6
Black Bronze Hornx 6
Sharp Arrowhead x 6
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 61
(Lv.60) 3 –> 4 (Lv.70)

Mora ~ 175000
Fragment of Decarabian’s Epic x 3
Dormant Fungal Nucleus x 12
Sharp Arrowhead x 9
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 86
(Lv.70) 4 –> 5 (Lv.80)
Mora ~ 225000
Fragment of Decarabian’s Epic x 6
Black Crystal Horn x 9
Weathered Arrowhead x 6
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 116
(Lv.80) 5 –> 6 (Lv.90)Mora ~ 425000
Scattered Piece Decarabian’s Dream x 4
Black Crystal Horn x 18
Weathered Arrowheadx 12
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 247
Materials Required for Upgrading Viridescent Hunt

How Do I Get Items To Upgrade The Viridescent Hunt?

Item How to Obtain
Mora/Mystic Enhancement OreCommissions/Ley Lines/Events
-> Tile of Decarabian’s Tower
-> Debris of Decarabian’s City
-> Fragment of Decarabian’s Epic
-> Scattered Piece of Decarabian’s Dream
Cecilia Garden-> North of Wolvendom. Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
->Black Crystal Horn
->Black Bronze Horn
->Heavy Horn
Lawachurls/Mitachurls
Weathered/Sharp/Firm ArrowheadHilichurl Shooters
Upgrade Materials for the Viridecent Hunt

About The Viridescent Hunt

This bow is only available to those who purchase the Gnostic Hymn, Genshin Impact’s battle pass feature. The bow was released alongside the game itself. This is an excellent weapon and highly recommended for players who can comfortably afford to spend on an in-game purchase.

At Level 90, The Viridescent Hunt boasts a 510 base ATK and 27.6% CRIT Rate bonus.

The Viridescent Hunt‘s passive, Verdant Wind, has a 50% (not incrementable by Refining the weapon) chance to produce a Cyclone upon hit. The Cyclone continuously attracts nearby enemies and deals 40% ATK as DMG to them every 0.5s, for 4s.

After use, the Cyclone enters a 14s cooldown. Refining the weapon increases the ATK %age and decreases the cooldown timer.

Which Characters Can Use The Viridescent Hunt?

  • Childe (If Sucrose/ Kazuha not available/built)
  • Aloy
  • Kujou Sara
  • Yoimiya (if you’re looking for CRIT and AoE)
  • Tighnari

9

The Stringless

Ascending The Stringless

The following table summarizes the Base ATK and Sub-stat stats the player can expect to achieve when upgrading the Stringless.

Base ATK (LVL 1 – 90)Sub-Stat TypeSub-Stat (LVL 1-90)
42 – 510Elemental Mastery36 – 165
Stat Summary for the Stringless
Ascension Level Materials Required
(Lv.01) 0 (Lv.20)Mystic Enhancement Ore x 8
Mora ~ 13000
(Lv.20) 0 –> 1 (Lv.40)
Mora ~ 70000
Tile of Decarabian’s Tower x 3
Heavy Horn x 3
Firm Arrowhead x 2
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 41
(Lv.40) 1 –> 2 (Lv.50)
Mora ~ 8000
Debris of Decarabian’s City x 3
Heavy Horn x 12
Firm Arrowhead x 8
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 41
(Lv.50) 2 –> 3 (Lv.60)
Mora ~ 120000
Debris of Decarabian’s City x 6
Black Bronze Horn x 6
Sharp Arrowhead x 6
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 61
(Lv.60) 3 –> 4 (Lv.70)

Mora ~ 175000
Fragment of Decarabian’s Epic x 3
Black Bronze Horn x 12
Sharp Arrowhead x 9
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 86
(Lv.70) 4 –> 5 (Lv.80)
Mora ~ 225000
Fragment of Decarabian’s Epic x 6
Black Crystal Horn x 9
Weathered Arrowhead x 6
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 116
(Lv.80) 5 –> 6 (Lv.90)Mora ~ 425000
Scattered Piece Decarabian’s Dream x 4
Black Crystal Horn x 18
Weathered Arrowhead x 12
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 247
Materials Required for Upgrading Stringless

How Do I Get Items To Upgrade The Stringless?

Item How to Obtain
Mora/Mystic Enhancement OreCommissions/Ley Lines/Events
-> Tile of Decarabian’s Tower
-> Debris of Decarabian’s City
-> Fragment of Decarabian’s Epic
-> Scattered Piece of Decarabian’s Dream
Cecilia Garden-> North of Wolvendom. Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
->Black Crystal Horn
->Black Bronze Horn
->Heavy Horn
Lawachurls/Mitachurls
Weathered/Sharp/Firm ArrowheadHilichurl Shooters
Upgrade Materials for the Stringless

About the Stringless

This weapon is one of the best 4-star, f2p bow options in Genshin Impact. Released on 28th September 2020 as well, this weapon is a community favorite when it comes to building supportive characters.

The passive, Arrowless Song, increases Elemental Skill and Burst DMG by 24% at Refinement Rank 1. The player should look to refining this weapon as much as they possibly can.

Which Characters Can Use The Stringless?

  • Fischl
  • Venti
  • Amber
  • Aloy
  • Kujou Sara

Childe CANNOT make use of this weapon’s passive, which only buffs his skill’s initial use DMG.

10

Favonius Warbow

Ascending The Favonius Warbow

The following table summarizes what Base ATK and Sub-stat stats the player can achieve when upgrading the Favonius Warbow.

Base ATK (LVL 1 – 90)Sub-Stat TypeSub-Stat (LVL 1-90)
41 – 454Energy Recharge13.3% – 61.3%
Stat Summary for the Favonius Warbow
Ascension Level Materials Required
(Lv.01) 0 (Lv.20)Mystic Enhancement Ore x 8
Mora ~ 13000
(Lv.20) 0 –> 1 (Lv.40)
Mora ~ 70000
Fetters of the Dandelion Gladiator x 3
Chaos Device x 3
Whopperflower Nectar x 2
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 41
(Lv.40) 1 –> 2 (Lv.50)
Mora ~ 8000
Chains of the Dandelion Gladiator x 3
Chaos Device x 12
Whopperflower Nectar x 8
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 41
(Lv.50) 2 –> 3 (Lv.60)
Mora ~ 120000
Chains of the Dandelion Gladiator x 6
Chaos Circuit x 6
Shimmering Nectar x 6
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 61
(Lv.60) 3 –> 4 (Lv.70)

Mora ~ 175000
Shackles of the Dandelion Gladiator x 3
Chaos Circuit x 12
Shimmering Nectar x 9
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 86
(Lv.70) 4 –> 5 (Lv.80)
Mora ~ 225000
Shackles of the Dandelion Gladiator x 6
Chaos Core x 9
Energy Nectar x 6
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 116
(Lv.80) 5 –> 6 (Lv.90)Mora ~ 425000
Dream of the Dandelion Gladiator x 4
Chaos Core x 18
Energy Nectar x 12
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 247
Materials Required for Upgrading the Favonius Warbow

How Do I Get Items To Upgrade The Favonius Warbow?

Item How to Obtain
Mora/Mystic Enhancement OreCommissions/Ley Lines/Events
Fetters/Chains/Shackles/Dream of the Dandelion GladiatorCecilia Garden -> North of Wolvendom. Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Chaos Core/Circuit/DeviceRuin Guard/Grader/Hunter
Shimmering/Energy/Whopperflower NectarWhopperflowers
Upgrade Materials for the Favonius Warbow

About the Favonius Warbow

Another excellent supportive weapon, Favonius Warbow, was also released on Genshin Impact’s birthday.

This weapon suits a large number of characters with its energy-producing passive, Windfall, which states: CRIT Hits on enemies have a 60% chance to generate 6 energy for the equipping character. This effect can only occur every 12s.

Refining this weapon will increase the probability to proc the energy passive and decrease the use CD.

Which Characters Can Use The Favonius Warbow?

  • Gorou
  • Kujou Sara
  • Diona
  • Collei

11

Compound Bow

Ascending The Compound Bow

The following table summarizes what Base ATK and Sub-stat stats the player can achieve when upgrading the Compound Bow.

Base ATK (LVL 1 – 90)Sub-Stat TypeSub-Stat (LVL 1-90)
41 – 454Physical DMG %15% – 69%
Stat Summary for the Favonius Warbow
Ascension Level Materials Required
(Lv.01) 0 (Lv.20)Mystic Enhancement Ore x 8
Mora ~ 13000
(Lv.20) 0 –> 1 (Lv.40)
Mora ~ 70000
Grain of Aerosiderite x 3
Fragile Bone Shard x 3
Recruit’s Insigniax 2
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 41
(Lv.40) 1 –> 2 (Lv.50)
Mora ~ 8000
Piece of Aerosiderite x 3
Fragile Bone Shard x 12
Recruit’s Insignia x 8
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 41
(Lv.50) 2 –> 3 (Lv.60)
Mora ~ 120000
Piece of Aerosiderite x 6
Sturdy Bone Shard x 6
Sergeant’s Insignia x 6
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 61
(Lv.60) 3 –> 4 (Lv.70)

Mora ~ 175000
Bit of Aerosiderite x 3
Sturdy Bone Shard x 12
Sergeant’s Insignia x 9
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 86
(Lv.70) 4 –> 5 (Lv.80)
Mora ~ 225000
Bit of Aerosiderite x 6
Fossilized Bone Shard x 9
Lieutenant’s Insignia x 6
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 116
(Lv.80) 5 –> 6 (Lv.90)Mora ~ 425000
Chunk of Aerosiderite x 4
Fossilized Bone Shard x 18
Lieutenant’s Insignia x 12
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 247
Materials Required for Upgrading the Compound Bow

How Do I Get Items To Upgrade the Compound Bow?

Item How to Obtain
Mora/Mystic Enhancement OreCommissions/Ley Lines/Events
Chunk/Bit/Piece/Grain of AerosideriteHidden Palace of Lianshan Formula -> South-west of Dragonspine. Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Fossilized/Sturdy/Fragile BoneshardsGeovishaps/Hatchlings/Bathysmal Vishaps
Sergeant’s/Lieutenant’s/Recruit’s InsigniaThe Fatui
Upgrade Materials for the Compound Bow

About The Compound Bow

Another Genshin birthday release, the Compound Bow is an excellent bow for f2p players who can easily forge a few copies using Northlander Bow Billets obtained from defeating weekly bosses.

At Lv.90, this weapon provides an additional 454 Base ATK and 69% nice Physical DMG bonus.

The bow’s passive, Infusion Arrow, is powerful. Normal or Charged attack hits can increase equipping characters ATK by 4% and ATK SPD by 1.2% for 6s. This effect can stack upto 4 times and can only occur once every 0.3s.

These percentage stats are for Refinement Rank 1 and can double in effect when the player eventually Refines the weapon to Rank 5.

What Characters Can Use The Compound Bow?

  • Fischl
  • Amber

12

Hamayumi

Ascending Hamayumi

The following table summarizes what Base ATK and Sub-stat stats the player can achieve when upgrading the Hamayumi.

Base ATK (LVL 1 – 90)Sub-Stat TypeSub-Stat (LVL 1-90)
41 – 454ATK%12.1% – 55.1%
Stat Summary for the Hamayumi
Ascension Level Materials Required
(Lv.01) 0 (Lv.20)Mystic Enhancement Ore x 8
Mora ~ 13000
(Lv.20) 0 –> 1 (Lv.40)
Mora ~ 70000
Narukami’s Wisdom x 3
Dismal Prismx 3
Firm Arrowheadx 2
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 41
(Lv.40) 1 –> 2 (Lv.50)
Mora ~ 8000
Narukami’s Joy x 3
Dismal Prism x 12
Firm Arrowhead x 8
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 41
(Lv.50) 2 –> 3 (Lv.60)
Mora ~ 120000
Narukami’s Joy x 6
Crystal Prism x 6
Sharp Arrowhead x 6
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 61
(Lv.60) 3 –> 4 (Lv.70)

Mora ~ 175000
Narukami’s Affection x 3
Crystal Prism x 12
Sharp Arrowhead x 9
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 86
(Lv.70) 4 –> 5 (Lv.80)
Mora ~ 225000
Narukami’s Affection x 6
Polarizing Prism x 9
Weathered Arrowhead x 6
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 116
(Lv.80) 5 –> 6 (Lv.90)Mora ~ 425000
Narukami’s Valor x 4
Polarizing Prism x 18
Weathered Arrowhead x 12
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 247
Materials Required for Upgrading Hamayumi

How Do I Get Items to Upgrade Hamayumi?

ItemHow to Obtain
Mora/Mystic Enhancement OreCommissions/Ley Lines/Events
Narukami’s Wisdom/Joy/Affection/ValourCourt of Flowing Sand -> Narukami Island
on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays
Polarizing/Crystal/Dismal PrismMirror Maiden
Weathered/Sharp/Firm ArrowheadsHilichurl Shooters
Upgrade Materials for Hamayumi

About Hamayumi

With the release of Inazuma in version 2.0, travelers interacted with an NPC named Takashi in Tatarasuna, giving him Mysterious Conches gave players a chance to get Hamayumi‘s Blueprint. This bow is incredibly powerful and will serve you well.

The passive, Full Draw, increases the equipping character’s Normal Attack DMG by 16% and Charged Attack DMG by 12%. If the character has a full energy bar, these effects increase twofold.

Which Characters Can Use Hamayumi?

  • Childe
  • Ganyu
  • Yoimiya

13

Honourable Mention: Royal Bow

Ascending The Royal Bow

The following table summarizes what Base ATK and Sub-stat stats the player can achieve when upgrading the Royal Bow.

Base ATK (LVL 1 – 90)Sub-Stat TypeSub-Stat (LVL 1-90)
42 – 510ATK9% – 41.3%
Stat Summary for the Royal Bow
Ascension Level Materials Required
(Lv.01) 0 (Lv.20)Mystic Enhancement Ore x 8
Mora ~ 13000
(Lv.20) 0 –> 1 (Lv.40)
Mora ~ 70000
Fetters of the Dandelion Gladiator x 3
Chaos Device x 3
Diving Scroll x 2
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 41
(Lv.40) 1 –> 2 (Lv.50)
Mora ~ 8000
Chains of the Dandelion Gladiator x 3
Chaos Device x 12
Diving Scroll x 8
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 41
(Lv.50) 2 –> 3 (Lv.60)
Mora ~ 120000
Chains of the Dandelion Gladiator x 6
Chaos Circuit x 6
Sealed Scroll x 6
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 61
(Lv.60) 3 –> 4 (Lv.70)

Mora ~ 175000
Shackles of the Dandelion Gladiator x 3
Chaos Circuit x 12
Sealed Scroll x 9
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 86
(Lv.70) 4 –> 5 (Lv.80)
Mora ~ 225000
Shackles of the Dandelion Gladiator x 6
Chaos Core x 9
Forbidden Curse Scroll x 6
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 116
(Lv.80) 5 –> 6 (Lv.90)Mora ~ 425000
Dream of the Dandelion Gladiator x 4
Chaos Core x 18
Forbidden Curse Scroll x 12
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 247
Materials Required for Upgrading the Royal Bow

How Do I Get Items To Upgrade The Royal Bow?

Item How to Obtain
Mora/Mystic Enhancement OreCommissions/Ley Lines/Events
Fetters/Chains/Shackles/Dream of the Dandelion GladiatorCecilia Garden -> North of Wolvendom. Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Chaos Core/Circuit/DeviceRuin Guard/Grader/Hunter
Forbidden Curse/Sealed/Divining ScrollSamachurls
Upgrade Materials for the Royal Bow

About the Royal Bow

*Out of Breath* This weapon was a birthday release as well. The Royal Bow is only available through Paimon‘s Bargains for 24 Starglitter.

At Lv.90, The Royal Bow shows off 510 Base ATK and 41.3% ATK bonuses.

Passively, the weapon provides your active character Focus, at Refinement Rank 1. Increasing their CRIT Rate by 8% every time an opponent get’s hit. This effect can stack up to 5 times and is cleared when a CRIT hit is dealt to your opponents. This bonus has no cooldowns.

Which Character’s Can Use Royal Bow?

  • Fischl
  • Yoimiya
  • Childe

14

Slingshot

Ascending The Slingshot

The following table summarizes what Base ATK and Sub-stat stats the player can achieve when upgrading the Slingshot.

Base ATK (LVL 1 – 90)Sub-Stat TypeSub-Stat (LVL 1-90)
38 – 354CRIT Rate6.8% – 31.2%
Stat Summary for the Slingshot
Ascension Level Materials Required
(Lv.01) 0 (Lv.20)Mystic Enhancement Ore x 5
Mora ~ 13000
(Lv.20) 0 –> 1 (Lv.40)
Mora ~ 70000
Luminous Sands from Guyun x 2
Hunter’s Sacrificial Knife x 2
Damaged Mask x 1
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 27
(Lv.40) 1 –> 2 (Lv.50)
Mora ~ 80000
Lustrous Stone from Guyun x 2
Chaos Device x 8
Damaged Mask x 5
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 27
(Lv.50) 2 –> 3 (Lv.60)
Mora ~ 120000
Lustrous Stone from Guyun x 4
Agent’s Sacrificial Knife x 4
Stained Maskx 4
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 40
(Lv.60) 3 –> 4 (Lv.70)

Mora ~ 175000
Relic from Guyun x 2
Agent’s Sacrificial Knife x 8
Stained Mask x 6
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 57
(Lv.70) 4 –> 5 (Lv.80)
Mora ~ 225000
Relic from Guyun x 4
Inspector’s Sacrificial Knife x 6
Ominous Mask x 4
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 76
(Lv.80) 5 –> 6 (Lv.90)Mora ~ 425000
Divine Body from Guyun x 3
Inspector’s Sacrificial Knife x 12
Ominous Mask x 8
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 163
Materials Required for Upgrading the Slingshot

How Do I Get Items to Upgrade The Slingshot?

Item How to Obtain
Mora/Mystic Enhancement OreCommissions/Ley Lines/Events
Luminous Sands/Lustrous Stone/Relic/Divine Body from GuyunHidden Palace of Lianshan Formula -> South-west of Dragonspine. Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
Inspector’s/Agent’s/Hunter’s Sacrificial KnifeFatui Pyro Agent
Ominous/Stained/Damaged MaskSlimes
Upgrade Materials for the Slingshot

About the Slingshot

Also released on 28th September, 2020, Slingshot is one of the most powerful early game bows in Genshin Impact. As an easy-to-get early-game weapon, the traveler will find its strength incredibly useful in tough battle situations.

At Lv.90 Slingshot has a 354 Base ATK stat, alongside a massive 31.2% CRIT Rate substat.

Slingshot‘s passive, Slingshot, increases your normal and charged attack DMG by 48% if the projectile hits a target within 0.3s of being fired. Failing to meet this requirement punishes the player, reducing their DMG by 10%.

Which Characters Can Use Slingshot?

  • Tighnari
  • Yelan
  • Yoimiya (If the player does’nt have r2< Rust)
  • Fischl (Physical build)
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