13 Best 4-star Weapons in Genshin Impact [2023]

Genshin Impact’s fascinating elemental system and weapon types have attracted many gamers. Genshin Impact characters can wield these five weapon types: Sword, Claymore, Polearm, Catalyst, and Bow. Like most resources in the game, weapons also have different rarities, ranging from 1-star to 5-star. 

Players usually use 4-star and 5-star weapons on their characters. While 5-star weapons are undoubtedly the best for almost all characters, players can also clear Spiral Abyss and deal tons of damage using 4-star weapons. In this article, we have listed the 13 best 4-star weapons in Genshin Impact as of 2023.

Do not sleep on these 13 amazing 4-star weapons in Genshin Impact

13) Sacrificial Fragments

Sac frag
  • Base ATK: 454
  • Secondary Stat: EM 221

Sacrificial Fragments is a popularly used catalyst in Genshin Impact. It provides a whopping 221 Elemental Mastery to the character holding it. Sacrificial Fragments’ passive effect can sometimes reset the elemental skill cooldown, allowing the user to use their skill again instantly. 

Sacrificial Fragments is an excellent choice of weapon for generating energy particles or for characters who have long cooldowns. The following characters can make the best use of Sacrificial Fragments in Genshin Impact: 

  • Sucrose (Battery or Taser Team)
  • Shikanoin Heizou (Taser Team)
  • Nahida

12) Blackcliff weapon series

Blackcliff sword

As all Blackcliff weapons have the same secondary stat and passive, we have grouped them. The only positive thing about Blackcliff weapons is that they provide a decent amount of Crit DMG through their secondary stat. 

Players who are struggling to maintain a good 1:2 crit ratio on their DPS characters can purchase Blackcliff weapons to have an easy time building their characters. 

11) Rust 

  • Base ATK: 510
  • Secondary stat: ATK% 41.3

Rust is a gacha weapon that can be obtained by pulling on any banner in Genshin Impact. It has a solid passive effect for characters who use their normal attacks to deal damage. Rust has a decent base attack which gets boosted further from its secondary stat. This weapon is recommended for the following characters:

  • Childe
  • Yoimiya
  • Fischl (Main DPS) 

10) Hamayumi

  • Base ATK: 454
  • Secondary stat: ATK% 55.1

Hamayumi is a craftable bow unlocked by opening three chests after giving Mysterious Conches to Takashi. This weapon has a low base attack but covers it by providing a ton of ATK%. Hamayumi’s passive effect boosts both normal and charged attack damage. This weapon hits like a truck on the following characters: 

  • Ganyu
  • Yoimiya
  • Childe

9) The Widsith

The widsith
  • Base ATK: 510
  • Secondary stat: Crit DMG% 55.1

The Widsith is the only 4-star gacha weapon in Genshin Impact, with Crit DMG as a secondary stat. This catalyst also has a powerful passive effect that can give either ATK%, Elemental DMG Bonus, or Elemental Mastery. At higher refinements, The Widsith can outclass even 5-star R1 weapons. Players can use Widsith on the following characters in Genshin Impact:

  • Shikanoin Heizou
  • Yae Miko
  • Mona
  • Ninguang
  • Yanfei
  • Klee

8) Festering Desire

  • Base ATK: 510
  • Secondary stat: ER% 45.9

In the early days of Genshin Impact, players got their hands on some fantastic event weapons, such as Festering Desire. This weapon is one of the best free-to-play weapons in the game and works on many characters. Festering Desire gives a ton of Energy Recharge and boosts elemental skill damage through its passive effect. Players can use this weapon on these characters:

  • Bennett
  • Traveler 
  • Jean
  • Kaeya

7) Stringless

  • Base ATK: 510 
  • Secondary stat: EM 165

Stringless is one of the most powerful 4-star weapons in Genshin Impact. At max refinement, this bow boosts elemental skill and burst dmg by 48%. There are no conditions for triggering this passive effect. Players can make use of Stringless and its insane passive effect on these characters in Genshin Impact: 

  • Venti
  • Fischl 
  • Childe (Nuke build)
  • Yelan
  • Collei

6) Viridescent Hunt

Viridiscent Hunt
  • Base ATK: 510 
  • Secondary stat: Crit Rate% 27.6

Viridescent Hunt is one of the most popular battepass weapons in Genshin Impact. It features Crit Rate as a secondary stat, which most bow DPS characters desire. Viridescent Hunt passive has crowd control abilities against small monsters. This passive effect is excellent for Childe and his riptide slashes. 

5) Sacrificial Sword

  • Base ATK: 454
  • Secondary stat: ER% 61.3

Sacrificial Sword is the best 4-star weapon for Xingqiu, one of the most broken 4-star characters in Genshin Impact. Sacrificial Sword with high refinements allows players to cast two elemental skills almost every time. This effect benefits characters with high burst costs or low particle generation. Other than Xingqiu, players can use Sacrificial Sword on these characters: 

  • Qiqi
  • Kaedehara Kazuha
  • Traveler (Dendro)

4) “The Catch”

The Catch
  • Base ATK: 510
  • Secondary stat: ER% 45.9

“The Catch” is another great 4-star weapon available for free in Genshin Impact. Players can purchase “The Catch” and its refinements from Inazuma’s fishing association. Given the huge number of polearm users, “The Catch” is used commonly on many characters. 

Catch’s passive effect boosts Crit Rate and damage from the elemental burst. “The Catch” works flawlessly on these characters: 

  • Raiden Shogun
  • Xiangling
  • Zhongli (burst-support)
  • Rosaria (burst-support)
  • Thoma (for meeting ER requirements)

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3) Dragon’s Bane

Dragon's Bane
  • Base ATK: 454
  • Secondary stat: EM 221

Dragon’s Bane passive effect provides extra damage against enemies affected by Hydro or Pyro. Because of this, Dragon’s Bane is great in vaporize and melt teams. Players can use Dragon’s Bane on the following characters in Genshin Impact: 

  • Hu Tao
  • Xiangling
  • Rosaria (reverse-melt)
  • Thoma (burgeon team)

2) Serpent Spine

Serpent Spine
  • Base ATK: 510
  • Secondary stat: Crit Rate% 27.6

Serpent Spine is definitely one of the most valuable 4-star weapons in Genshin Impact. Currently, it is the only claymore in the game with a Crit Rate stat. Serpent Spine also has an overpowered passive effect that gives an additional DMG bonus when the character is on-field. Many players purchase battlepass only to get Serpent Spine. Players can use Serpent Spine on all claymore DPS characters like:

  • Arataki Itto
  • Eula
  • Diluc
  • Razor
  • Noelle 
  • Beidou

1) Favonius series

The entire Favonius series is straight-up broken in Genshin Impact. All Favonius weapons provide tons of Energy Recharge and generate energy particles for teammates every few seconds. Many popular support characters like Zhongli, Kazuha, Yelan, Traveler, Gorou, and more rely on Favonius weapons. 

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These were the 13 best 4-star weapons in Genshin Impact. Think we missed something? Feel free to let us know in the comments! We would love to add your recommendations to the list.

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