Genshin Impact: All 5-Star Polearms, Ranked (2023)

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Given how widespread Genshin Impact is becoming by the day, players are hellbent on upgrading their stats to match the ever-progressing meta and ascending the power ladder. In gacha games like Genshin Impact, where 5-star weaponry and characters are the way to glory, one may wonder which one they should actually risk their primogems on.

With all that said, the main things you’ll be looking for in a Polearm would depend on its user. For example, making an ATK-based character focus on their DEF or ATK to make them well-balanced or a dangerous beast, respectively.

THIS is the ONLY weapons ranking you’ll need to decide which 5-Star Polearm is the best in Genshin Impact. So, sit tight because a LOT is going to be revealed to you.

Xiao and his BIS polearm

Disclaimer: Obtaining a 5-star character and their constellations is a significant upgrade to anyone’s account. But these things can be costly especially with the limited source of Primogems in-game. Please do not feel forced to roll for a 5-star character or their constellations to increase their effectiveness.

What is a Polearm?

Polearm is a unique class of weapons wielded by swift and agile Characters that specialize in “Faster Hits” and “Longer Reach”. Wielded by the players dominating the meta, the right polearm choice in Genshin Impact will overwhelm your opponents while also showcasing the skillfulness of those who command it.

Basis of Ranking

Every player has a unique playstyle which makes the game more interesting. By prioritizing one thing over the other, the “Best Polearm” may vary for some players. What I’ll be basing this ranking on is neither the popularity of Polearm, nor will it be the Maximum raw damage it can deal in a single attack. 

Cyno and his BIS polearm

What we’ll be doing in this ranking will be something different: We’ll analyze the usefulness of the Polearm in various recurring situations. It might be a bit confusing to the beginners. And while some of you may not agree with this list, rest assured that this list is not all-encompassing but merely the result of our own experiences in-game.

If you think we missed some points, do let us know in the comments. So let’s not waste anymore of your time and get right into the list of best 5-Star Polearms in Genshin Impact.


Staff Of Scarlet Sands (ATK 542 • CRIT Rate 44.1%)

Staff of Scarlet Sands,Base ATK 542,CRIT Rate 44.1%

One of a paired set of scepters fashioned from obsidian. Legend has it that these staves grant the right to lead the people of the desert, but no retainer now lives who can verify the proper appearance of these regalia.

Being Cyno’s signature weapon, Staff of Scarlet Sands specializes in Elemental Mastery and CRIT Rate. Its passive helps a lot with increasing the Burst DMG.

Heat Haze At Horizon’s End

The equipping character gains 52-104% of their Elemental Mastery as bonus ATK. When an Elemental Skill hits opponents, the Dream of the Scarlet Sands effect will be gained for 10s: The equipping character will gain 28-56% of their Elemental Mastery as bonus ATK. Max 3 stacks.


  • An exceptionally High CRIT Rate.
  • Passive helps a lot with Elemental Mastery.
  • Burst DMG is increased immensely, dealing exceptional elemental DMG.


  • A Limited Event Wishes Weapon that can’t be found anywhere else.
  • A Gacha weapon which can be expensive to get and Refine.
  • Only useful for a Few Select Characters.
  • Energy Recharge is traded off with High DMG which can be frustrating when you have to wait for Burst to charge.
  • Cyno: The BiS weapon for Cyno which requires little from artifacts. EM boosted from its passive increases his Burst DMG
  • Hu Tao:  The second-best polearm for her after Staff of Homa. Even though her Burst DMG increases a lot by its passive, it can’t be compared to her BiS (Best in Slot).
  • Xiangling: A great choice for her as her main DMG comes from her elemental reaction.


Vortex Vanquisher (ATK 608 • ATK 49.6%)

Vortex Vanquisher,Base ATK 608,ATK 49.6%

This sharp polearm can seemingly pierce through anything. When swung, one can almost see the rift it tears in the air. Using this polearm packed with brute force, Zhongli with his Archon power, can cut through anything with sheer force.

Vortex Vanquisher is known for its raw ATK Buff and its High DMG with Shielded Characters. It’s passive may not be for everyone, but it’s sure to shock you when you see the DPS it provides as a polearm in Genshin Impact.

Golden Majesty

Increases Shield Strength by 20-40%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4-8% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.

A great passive that provides a Huge Raw ATK buff to characters. While it ain’t the best there is, it still packs a punch.


  • Buffs your shield providing DEF to your characters.
  • Its passive gives a Huge ATK buff to your characters.
  • Good for Physical DPS build for shield characters.


  • Only useful for a Few Select Characters.
  • You have to make sure to Activate Shield to use it’s passive fully. In situations where you can’t activate them, it’s basically a bad 4-star weapon.
  • A Gacha weapon which can be expensive to get and Refine.
  • A Limited Event Wishes Weapon that can’t be found anywhere else.
  • Zhongli: With this weapon’s passive, Zhongli’s DPS is maximized when he uses his skill.
  • Shenhe: Her ATK boost can significantly increase the team’s collective DMG.
  • Xiao: Pair him up with Zhongli and you’ll get one of the best comp duos. With the shield, Xiao‘s DPS increases tremendously.


Skyward Spine (ATK 674 • Energy Recharge 36.8% )

Skyward Spine,Base ATK 674,ER 36.8%

A polearm that symbolizes Dvalin’s firm resolve. The upright shaft of this weapon points towards the heavens, clad in the might of sky and wind. 

A swift polearm with High Energy Recharge that lets you use your Elemental Burst more frequently in Genshin Impact. Its passive specializes in ATK boost and can be used by almost any character who needs energy recharge.

Black Wing

Increases CRIT Rate by 8-16% and Normal ATK SPD by 12%. Additionally, Normal and Charged Attacks hits on enemies have a 50% chance to trigger a vacuum blade that deals 40-100% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.

Overall, it enhances the character’s Raw ATK. It suits those characters who want to increase their CRIT DMG and can be useful in many situations.


  • Can be equipped by any character in need of Energy Recharge.
  • Overall ATK increased by leaps and bounds.
  • Faster blows to opponents which is very satisfying on the field.
  • Permanently present and can be wished.


  • A Gacha weapon which can be expensive to get and Refine.
  • You can’t expect it to work well on the characters whose DMG depends entirely on elemental reactions. For instance, it’s good on Xiangling but doesn’t up her game as a support DPS. There are better options for her in the 4-star category.
  • Zhongli: It is a great weapon for him. You won’t need to care about energy reserves once you have it. After that, you can spam his Burst all you want.
  • Xiao: Increases his overall DMG and fulfills his Energy needs when it counts.
  • Rosaria: A good choice for her as she can use her burst frequently and rotate while giving extra CRIT to her teammates.
  • Literally any character in need of Energy Recharge stat can utilize it with great efficiency.


Calamity Queller (ATK 741 • ATK 16.5%)

Calamity Queller,Base ATK 741,ATK 16.5%

A keenly honed weapon forged from some strange crystal. Its faint blue light seems to whisper countless matters now past.

With the highest Base ATK, even among the 5-star polearms, this bad guy will increase your Elemental DMG and Raw ATK significantly. So driving elemental reactions will be much satisfying with it.

Extinguishing Precept

Gain 12-24% All Elemental DMG Bonus. Obtain Consummation for 20s after using an Elemental Skill, causing ATK to increase by 3.2-6.4% per second. This ATK increase can stack 6 times. When the character equipped with this weapon is not on the field, Consummation’s ATK increase is doubled.

A passive that’s useful for Support characters. If you’re using a character with fast Skill Cooldown, you can swap them with the Main DPS after using Skill.


  • Passive can increase the Elemental DMG a great deal. Just minimal adjustments required for Elemental Mastery will make it top class.
  • High Base ATK to tear down the enemies easily.
  • Can be used by Sub-DPS and Support characters.


  • Great only for Limited Characters.
  • A Gacha weapon which can be expensive to get and Refine.
  • An Event Exclusive weapon that won’t be available always.
  • Similar 4-star weapons which can substitute it after getting refined.
  • Shenhe: Widely known as the BiS polearm for her. And why not. It’s her signature weapon. With Energy Recharge artifacts, she becomes a menace towards her enemies.
  • Xiangling: She can utilize its full potential given that right artifacts are attached to her. Her burst DMG is also increased a lot.
  • Xiao: It’s easy building him using this weapon since Xiao is all about CRIT stats.


Primordial Jade Winged-Spear (ATK 674 • CRIT Rate 22.1%)

Primordial Jade-Winged Spear,Base ATK 674,CRIT Rate 22.1%

A jade polearm made by the archons, capable of slaying ancient beasts. Though its CRIT Rate is almost half of the Staff of Scarlet Sands, it makes up for it by having a High  Base ATK

It goes a step further by increasing the DMG dealt by almost 50% combined. A weapon that can be given to any character to make them a monster in human’s skin. 

Eagle Spear of Justice

On hit, increases ATK by 3.2-6% 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 12-24%.

Simple, yet extremely effective against your opponents. As you take it to higher refinement rank, you’ll see exponential increase in those DMG numbers.


  • A High CRIT Rate.
  • An unusually High Base ATK.
  • An extremely useful Stack system which gives bonus DMG on Max.


  • A Gacha weapon which can be expensive to get and Refine.
  • Best only for a Few characters. However, it’s still a great choice for many others.
  • Xiao:  Being his signature weapon, Primordial Jade can enable him to sell a lot of DMG along with his burst.
  • Hu Tao: It can boost her CRIT Rate, allowing her to do a more focused attack, stacking extra DMG on her plate.
  • Rosaria: Her abilities allow her to give a portion of her CRIT Rate to her teammates. It’s 2nd Stat helps her a lot in boosting the party’s DMG
  • Raiden: As she serves as a battery for her teammates, Jade Spear can be a great choice for her to up her own DMG. Just remember to give her Energy artifacts.
  • Zhongli: It’s a pretty decent weapon for him if you want to deal High DMG with his Burst. Just like Raiden, you have to equip him with Energy artifacts to Burst often.


Staff of Homa (ATK 608• CRIT DMG 66.2%)

Staff of Homa,Base ATK 608,CRIT DMG 66.2%

A “firewood staff” that was once used in ancient and long-lost rituals. The most Versatile weapon that can prove to be pretty much the best choice for a character, depending on what you want to use them as.

It’s passive is more of a “Berserk” skill which provides Bonus ATK on Low HP. It’s a great passive that can help you when you’re in a pinch.

Reckless Cinnabar

HP increased by 20-40%, Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8-1.6% of the wielder’s Max HP. When the wielder’s HP is less than 50%, this ATK Bonus is increased by an additional +1-1.8% of Max HP.

As you read earlier, if your HP is low, it won’t be a disadvantage for your characters. You’ll just get Bonus ATK. So if you can ensure your survivability in those situations, you should just let your enemies have it.


  • Useful for all characters as long as they’re playing as a DPS.
  • A great choice, even for Sub-DPS characters.
  • Provides a great deal of HP increase. Also, Increasing ATK based on that HP.
  • An unfair amount of CRIT DMG that should be illegal.


  •  Doesn’t do anything to support Elemental reactions.
  • A Gacha weapon which can be expensive to get and Refine.
  • An Event Exclusive weapon that won’t be available always.

While there are almost no characters that have a problem with it, following will definitely bring the most potential out of them:

  • Hu Tao:  It’s the signature weapon of Hu Tao, so of course it will be destructive. Provides her with the best ATK Buffs she can get along with HP increase
  • Zhongli: His shield greatly affects his Max HP provided by the weapon. You should use it if you want to play him on-field for a while longer
  • Xiao: For him, you should equip this thing cuz of the CRIT DMG and ATK it provides. When his Hp is decreased, it helps him do more DMG.
  • Candace: Hands down the best weapon for her using her as a Main DPS. The biff she provides increases the team’s overall DMG with this weapon.


Engulfing Lightning (ATK 608• Energy Recharge 55.1%)

Engulfing Lightning,Base ATK 608,Energy Recharge 55.1%

A naginata used to “cut grass.” Any army that stands before this weapon will probably be likewise cut down…

FInally, this refined, deadly beauty comes at the top of this list. With its Energy Recharge stat, you can forget worrying about making preparations on charging Burst. Moving on, it’s passive is also a badass wingman in increasing your DMG tremendously which makes it the best 5-Star Polearm in Genshin Impact.

Timeless Dream: Eternal Stove

ATK increased by 28-56% of Energy Recharge over the base 100%. You can gain a maximum bonus of 80-120% ATK. Gain 30-50% Energy Recharge for 12s after using an Elemental Burst.

Just as you think that it couldn’t get any better, you’ll take a glance over its passive and think it’s some kind of a joke. Converting Energy into ATK?!?! Yes, you heard that right. Basically, it charges your Burst right after you use it and converts excess energy into Bonus ATK.


  • Excess Bonus ATK that will be shockingly high even without High-class artifacts.
  • The Energy Recharge Stat that will charge up your burst almost immediately after Burst.
  • Best for support and Sub DPS characters that work on their burst.


  • Although a great weapon, not best for Main DPS characters.
  • A Gacha weapon which can be expensive to Get and Refine.
  • An Event Exclusive weapon that won’t be available always.
  • Raiden Shogun: It’s her Signature weapon. So of course, when she, an Archon, equips it, she becomes one of the best characters, even among the 5 stars. Its abilities align with her talents which is a big plus for her.
  • Shenhe: Similar to Shogun, she gets the ATK Buff after converting the energy. Also, the Buff isn’t noticeably affected when she needs energy.
  • Zhongli: Although not his BiS, you can use this to make him Burst more frequently.
  • Rosaria: This weapon can leave any other choice behind when wanting to build this character as support.
  • Xiangling: Her plus points lie in her Burst. Genshin players can equip her with this polearm for best results.
  • Yun Jin: Same is the case with her. With this weapon she can become a brilliant battery and a reaction driver in the team.
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A rookie writer and an experienced player of games. Can be found playing Minecraft, Genshin Impact and LoL. In his free time he writes, plays games, codes, reads books or annoys the people around him.
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