Genshin Impact: Best Battle Pass Weapon Choice – Every option, ranked

Which one should you choose?

In Genshin Impact, there are plenty of ways to obtain weapons that pack a punch without using your wishes on the weapon banner. Though it costs money, the Battle Pass will give you your choice of a powerful four-star weapon in exchange for easy tasks that you're likely to complete anyway. If you spend money, having a guaranteed positive outcome isn't a bad way to go. Here are our picks for the best value for your choice.

Battle Pass Weapon Choices in Genshin Impact: Ranked

These weapons can potentially boost your account significantly due to their focus on increasing CRIT rate and damage. Some are better than others, so think of this list as going from good to best.

5) The Black Sword

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Though it has its perks, The Black Sword is held back significantly by its weapon skill, Justice. Not many DPS sword users focus on normal or charged attacks, other than Keqing, who has a better option in the four-star Lion's Roar. Passive healing is a nice bonus, but healing isn't as valuable as DPS in the game. It's good, but there are better options you could pick first.

Weapon StatsAt level 1 / Refinement 1At level 90 / Refinement 5
Base Attack42510
CRIT rate6.0%27.6%
Weapon SkillIncreases damage dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks by 20% Additionally, it regenerates 60% of attacks as HP when normal and charged attacks score a CRIT hit. This effect can occur once every five seconds.Increases damage dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks by 40% Additionally, it regenerates 100% of attack as HP when normal and charged attacks score a CRIT hit. This effect can occur once every five seconds.

4) The Viridescent Hunt

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The Viridescent Hunt is a great bow, the problem is there's just not a great character to pair it with. Most DPS bow users would be able to use it but have much better options in other five-star weapons, such as Ganyu in Amos' Bow or Venti in the Skyward Harp. Even leaving the five-star options out of the equation, The Stringless outshines The Viridescent Hunt as a powerful weapon by being somewhat readily available via passively pulling it in the gacha. If you choose this weapon, use it on a character who would appreciate passive crowd control, such as Tighnari.

Weapon StatsAt level 1 / Refinement 1At level 90 / Refinement 5
Base Attack42510
CRIT rate6.0%27.6%
Weapon SkillUpon hit, Normal and Charged Attacks have a 50% chance to generate a Cyclone, which will continuously attract surrounding opponents, dealing 40% of attack damage to these opponents every 0.5 seconds for four seconds. This effect can only occur once every 14 seconds.Upon hit, Normal and Charged Attacks have a 50% chance to generate a Cyclone, which will continuously attract surrounding opponents, dealing 80% of attack as damage to these opponents every 0.5s for four seconds. This effect can only occur once every 10 seconds.

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3) Solar Pearl

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The Solar Pearl was limited for the longest time by its weapon category. In the early days of the game, most catalyst users were not designed to be solely focused on DPS, other than Ningguang and Klee, who unfortunately were plagued with "clunky" animations. Its value increased with additions to the game, such as Yanfei and Shikanoin Heizou, whose animations feel a bit smoother. This is a good replacement if you've been missing out on Widsith or Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds.

Weapon StatsAt level 1 / Refinement 1At level 90 / Refinement 5
Base Attack42510
CRIT rate6.0%27.6%
Weapon SkillNormal Attack hits increase Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst damage by 20% for six seconds. Likewise, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits increase Normal Attack damage by 20% for six seconds.Normal Attack hits increase Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst damage by 40% for six seconds. Likewise, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits increase Normal Attack DMG by 40% for six seconds.

2) Deathmatch

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Deathmatch stands out due to its attack and CRIT rate scheme. While it has a lower Base attack than other weapons in this group, the nearly 10% additional CRIT rate makes up for it. Polearm users rely on attacking fast and scoring those CRIT hits often. It's a great option for Xiao, Rosaria, or a DPS Zhongli if you don't have something better, like the Primordial Jade Winged Spear.

Weapon StatsAt level 1 / Refinement 1At level 90 / Refinement 5
Base Attack41454
CRIT rate8.0%36.8%
Weapon SkillIf at least two opponents are nearby, attack is increased by 16%, and defense is increased by 16%. If there are fewer than two opponents nearby, attack is increased by 24%.If there are at least two opponents nearby, attack is increased by 32% and defense is increased by 32%. If there are fewer than two opponents nearby, attack is increased by 48%.

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1) Serpent Spine

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Serpent Spine stands out amongst the crowd due to its category. So many claymore users are geared toward damage: Diluc, Eula, Itto, Beidou, and Razor. This weapon has some caveats, but the risk is more than worth the reward. Characters wielding the Serpent Spine will deal more damage the longer they are on the field but will also take more damage. You can easily mitigate the risk at higher refinement levels or by having a strong shielder on your team.

Weapon StatsAt level 1 / Refinement 1At level 90 / Refinement 5
Base Attack42510
CRIT rate6.0%27.6%
Weapon SkillEvery four seconds a character is on the field, they will deal 6% more damage and take 3% more damage. This effect has a maximum of five stacks and will not be reset if the character leaves the field but will be reduced by one stack when the character takes damage.Every four seconds a character is on the field, they will deal 10% more damage and take 2% more damage. This effect has a maximum of five stacks and will not be reset if the character leaves the field but will be reduced by one stack when the character takes damage.

Maybe you got lucky and summoned a five-star weapon from the standard banner. Want to know if it's better than a Battle Pass option? You can check out Amos’ Bow: How to get, Ascension, stats, and who can use it in Genshin Impact or Primordial Jade-Winged Spear: How to get, Ascension, stats, and who can use it in Genshin Impact at Pro Game Guides.

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