Claymores are one of the five weapon types that characters can use in Genshin Impact.

Claymores restrict the character wielding them to slower hits than other melee weapons like Swords and Polearms, but those hits deal much more damage per swing.

Due to being considered Blunt Attacks, Claymore attacks deal increased damage to Geo objects, such as Rock Shield Hilichurl Guards’ and Rock Shieldwall Mitachurls’ shields, ore nodes, and rock walls that reveal secret areas.

This is the ultimate guide for Genshin Impact Claymores. You’ll find bow attacks, characters, and tier list of this weapon. If you want to increase the attacks for Claymores, there are artifacts available for boost. 

Moreover, we cover the Claymores’ rarity (5-star to 1 star), base ATK, secondary stat, and weapon skill for all bows in this Genshin Impact Claymore guide.

Genshin Impact Claymores Normal Attacks

A Claymore user’s Normal Attack chain typically consists of 4-5 slow, but powerful and wide, melee attacks.

Genshin Impact Claymores Charged Attacks

A Claymore user’s Charged Attack has a small windup before performing a furious chain of attacks that continuously drains their stamina.

This attack will end with a more powerful slash once the character runs out of stamina or reaches the max duration, which can also be triggered if you stop holding down the attack button.

When initiating a Charged Attack sequence from a standstill, Claymore users will cut short the animation of their first Normal Attack and transition it into the Charged Attack windup animation.

However, if the first Normal Attack’s Attack Speed is too fast, the character will finish performing the first Normal Attack before starting the Charged Attack windup.

For example, Sayu who can normally directly enter a Charged Attack sequence from a standstill, when at 150% Attack Speed, will have to perform her first Normal Attack before a Charged Attack sequence; Diluc, who normally must perform one Normal Attack before Charged Attacks, when affected by Cryo which debuffs Attack Speed by 15%, will be able to enter a Charged Attack sequence directly from a standstill.

However, the Attack Speed limit of the Charged Attack windup transition can be bypassed if the attack button is held down immediately after dashing, in which case any Claymore user will be able to directly enter their Charged Attack sequence regardless of Attack Speed.

Two iterations of Claymore Charged Attack exist a spinning attack (Chongyun, Noelle, Razor, Sayu, Xinyan) and a continuous slash attack (Beidou, Diluc, Eula).

However, they are functionally the same. Arataki Itto has access to a non-standard Charged Attack.

By default, Claymore Charged Attacks cost 40 Stamina per second and can last up to 5 seconds.

Genshin Impact Claymores Characters

Right now, there are 8 Characters who use a Claymore as the Weapon in Genshin Impact.





Genshin Impact Claymores Tier List from 5-Star to 1-Star

There are 26 Claymore weapons in Genshin Impact. They are ranked by rarity from 5-star to 1-star. We make the Claymore tier lists by rarity. You can check each category for a quick view.

5-star Claymores List

Wolf's Gravestone​

Wolf's Gravestone

  • Base ATK: 46 (608)
  • 2nd Stat: ATK 10.8% (49.6%)

Wolfish Tracker

Increases ATK by 20~40%. On a hit, attacks against opponents with less than 30% HP increase all party members’ ATK by 40~80% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.

Redhorn Stonethresher

Redhorn Stonethresher

  • Base ATK: 44 (542)
  • 2nd Stat: CRIT DMG 19.2% (88.2%)

Gokadaiou Otogibanashi

DEF is increased by 28~56%. Normal and Charged Attack DMG is increased by 40~80% of DEF.

The Unforged

The Unforged

  • Base ATK: 46 (608)
  • 2d Stat: ATK 10.8% (49.6%)

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%.

Song of Broken Pines

Song of Broken Pines

  • Base ATK: 49 (741)
  • 2nd Stat: Physical DMG Bonus 4.5% (20.7%)

Rebel’s Banner Hymn

A part of the “Millennial Movement” that wanders amidst the winds.

Increases ATK by 16~32%, and when Normal or Charged Attacks hit opponents, the character gains a Sigil of Whispers. This effect can be triggered once every 0.3s.

When you possess four Sigils of Whispers, all of them will be consumed and all nearby party members will obtain the “Millennial Movement: Banner-Hymn” effect for 12s.

“Millennial Movement: Banner-Hymn” increases Normal ATK SPD by 12~24% and increases ATK by 20~40%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Whispers for 20s.

Of the many effects of the “Millennial Movement”, buffs of the same type will not stack.

Skyward Pride

Skyward Pride

  • Base ATK: 48 (674)
  • 2nd Stat: Energy Recharge 8% (36.8%)

Sky-ripping Dragon Spine

Increases all DMG by 8~16%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80~160% of ATK as DMG to opponents along its path. Lasts for the 20s or 8 vacuum blades.

4-Star Claymores List



  • Base ATK: 42 (510)
  • 2nd Stat: DEF 11.3% (51.7%)

Infusion Blade

On a hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 6~12% for 6s. Max 4 stacks (24~48% total). Can only occur once every 0.5s.

Genshin Impact Claymore - The Bell

The Bell

  • Base ATK: 42 (510)
  • 2nd Stat: HP 9% (41.3%)

Rebellious Guardian

Taking DMG generates a shield that absorbs DMG up to 20~32% of max HP. This shield lasts for 10s or until broken, and can only be triggered once every 45s.

While protected by a shield, the character gains 12~24% increased DMG.

Genshin Impact Claymore - Snow-Tombed Starsilver

Snow-Tombed Starsilver

  • Base ATK: 44 (565)
  • 2nd Stat: Physical DMG Bonus 7.5% (34.5%)

Frost Burial

Hitting an opponent with Normal and Charged Attacks has a 60~100% chance of forming and dropping an Everfrost Icicle above them, dealing 80~140% AoE ATK DMG. Opponents affected by Cryo are dealt 200~360% ATK DMG instead by the icicle. Can only occur once every 10s.

Serpent Spine​

Serpent Spine

  • Base ATK: 42 (510)
  • 2nd Stat: CRIT Rate 6% (27.6%)


Every 4s a character is on the field, they will deal 6~10% more DMG and take 3~2% more DMG.

This effect has a maximum of 5 stacks and will not be reset if the character leaves the field, but will be reduced by 1 stack when the character takes DMG.

Sacrificial Greatsword

Sacrificial Greatsword

  • Base ATK: 44 (565)
  • 2nd Stat: Energy Recharge 6.7% (30.6%)


After dealing damage to an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40~80% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30~16s.

Genshin Impact Claymore - Blackcliff Slasher

Blackcliff Slasher

  • Base ATK: 42 (510)
  • 2nd Stat: CRIT DMG 12% (55.1%)

Press the Advantage

After defeating an opponent, ATK is increased by 12~24% for 30s. This effect has a maximum of 3 stacks, and the duration of each stack is independent of the others.

Genshin Impact Claymore - Akuoumaru


  • Base ATK: 42 (510)
  • 2nd Stat: ATK 9% (41.3%)

Watatsumi Wavewalker

For every point of the entire party’s combined maximum Energy capacity, the Elemental Burst DMG of the character equipping this weapon is increased by 0.12~0.24%.

A maximum of 40~80% increased Elemental Burst DMG can be achieved this way.



  • Base ATK: 42 (510)
  • 2nd Stat: Elemental Mastery 36 (165)

Bane of Storm and Tide

Increases DMG against opponents affected by Hydro or Electro by 20~36%.

Prototype Archaic

Prototype Archaic

  • Base ATK: 44 (565)
  • 2nd Stat: ATK 6% (27.6%)


On a hit, Normal or Charged Attacks have a 50% chance to deal an additional 240~480% ATK DMG to opponents within a small AoE. Can only occur once every 15s.

Genshin Impact Claymore - Luxurious Sea-Lord

Luxurious Sea-Lord

  • Base ATK: 41 (454)
  • 2nd Stat: ATK 12% (55.1%)

Oceanic Victory

Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 12~24%. When Elemental Burst hits opponents, there is a 100% chance of summoning a huge onrush of tuna that charges and deals 100~200% ATK as AoE DMG. This effect can occur once every 15s.

Genshin Impact Claymore - Lithic Blade

Lithic Blade

  • Base ATK: 42 (510)
  • 2nd Stat: ATK 9% (41.3%)

Lithic Axiom – Unity

For every character in the party who hails from Liyue, the character who equips this weapon gains 7~11% ATK increase and 3~7% CRIT Rate increase. This effect stacks up to 4 times.

Genshin Impact Claymore - Katsuragikiri Nagamasa

Katsuragikiri Nagamasa

  • Base ATK: 42 (510)
  • 2nd Stat: Energy Recharge 10.0% (45.9%)

Samurai Conduct

Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 6~12%. After Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the character loses 3 Energy but regenerates 3~5 Energy every 2s for the next 6s. This effect can occur once every 10s. Can be triggered even when the character is not on the field.

Favonius Greatsword

Favonius Greatsword

  • Base ATK: 41 (454)
  • 2nd Stat: Energy Recharge 13.3% (61.3%)


CRIT hits have a 60~100% chance to generate a small number of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12~6s.

Genshin Impact Claymore - Royal Greatsword

Royal Greatsword

  • Base ATK: 44 (565)
  • 2nd Stat: ATK 6% (27.6%)


Upon dealing damage to an opponent, increases CRIT Rate by 8~16%. Max 5 stacks. A CRIT hit removes all existing stacks.

Genshin Impact 3-Star Claymores List

Genshin Impact Claymore - Skyrider Greatsword

Skyrider Greatsword

  • Base ATK: 39 (401)
  • 2nd Stat: Physical DMG Bonus 9.6% (43.9%)


On a hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK by 6~10% for 6s. Max 4 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.5s.

Genshin Impact Claymore - Ferrous Shadow

Ferrous Shadow

  • Base ATK: 39 (401)
  • 2nd Stat: HP 7.7% (35.2%)


When HP falls below 70~90%, increases Charged Attack DMG by 30~50%, and Charged Attacks become much harder to interrupt.

Genshin Impact Claymor - Debate Club

Debate Club

  • Base ATK: 39 (401)
  • 2nd Stat: ATK 7.7% (35.2%)

Blunt Conclusion

After using an Elemental Skill, Normal or Charged Attacks, on hit, deal an additional 60~120% ATK DMG in a small area.

Effect lasts 15s. DMG can only occur once every 3s.

Genshin Impact Claymore - White Iron Greatsword

White Iron Greatsword

  • Base ATK: 39 (401)
  • 2nd Stat: DEF 9.6% (43.9%)

Cull the Weak

Defeating an opponent restores 8~16% HP.

Genshin Impact Claymore -Bloodtainted Greatsword

Bloodtainted Greatsword

  • Base ATK: 38 (354)
  • 2nd Stat: Elemental Mastery 41 (187)

Bane of Fire and Thunder

Increases DMG against opponents affected by Pyro or Electro by 12~24%.

Genshin Impact 2- and 1-star Claymores

Genshin Impact Claymore - Old Merc's Pal

Old Merc's Pal

  • Base ATK: 33 (Unreachable)

  • 2nd Stat: None


Genshin Impact Claymore - Waster Greatsword

Waster Greatsword

  • Base ATK: 23(Unreachable)
  • 2nd Stat: None


Best Artifacts for Genshin Impact Claymores

The following are only 1 artifact set that benefits claymores.

Gladiator's Finale

Gladiator's Finale

Rarity: 4-5 Star

  • 2 Piece: ATK +18%.
  • 4 Piece: If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.

FAQs on Genshin Impact Claymores

The Wolf’s Gravestone is the absolute best claymore in Genshin Impact. Everything about the weapon is centered around increasing the wielder’s attack as high as possible, which is fantastic as attack affects all forms of damage.

Claymore users are the hardest hitting class in Genshin Impact, but not all are created equal.

Claymore users are the hardest-hitting class in Genshin Impact, and almost every claymore wielder is used as the main DPS.

With characters like Diluc, Razor, and Xinyan, the claymore class is known for its powerful attackers.

While it’s also possible to do with the sword and other physical-damage weapons, the claymore does it way faster.

That’s a rather important difference especially past AR 30 when players start finding out that Crystal Chunks are a lot more precious than they thought.

Our preferred claymore for Chongyun is the Skyward Pride, but as it’s a five-star weapon, it can be hard to acquire. If you’re looking for something in the meantime, we recommend forging the Prototype Archaic via the blacksmith.

The ideal claymore for Diluc is Wolf’s Gravestone, a weapon that increases ATK and provides a further buff to ATK when enemies are low health. Alternatively, if you’re a budget player you could run the four-star Sacrificial Greatsword.

Right now, there are only two 5-star claymores in the game, and the only way to get them is through Wishes. Since weapons have more base damage the higher their rarity, it’s a great find if a player manages to get a 5-star weapon.

Genshin Impact Weapons