The Predator bow is a unique free-to-play weapon that was released alongside the free character Aloy. While the stats and passive benefit her greatly, the weapon has a notable drawback that inevitably will limit many players from using it. Unfortunately, the passive only works when you’re playing on the Playstation Network.
To obtain the Predator bow, all you have to do is log onto Genshin Impact via the Playstation Network. You’ll get this bow for free alongside Aloy in your messages. You can log on at any time before the 2.3 updates to receive the bow, so you still have some time to grab this weapon from your inbox. (Note, you must be at least Adventure Rank 20 to obtain the bow.)
However, there’s a catch with the Predator. The weapon’s passive, Strong Strike, will only work if you are on the Playstation Network. As a result, it loses most of its allure if you’re playing Genshin Impact on PC or mobile. It *is* possible to use the bow for its stats, however. It’s just the passive won’t work.
- Rarity: 4-star
- ATK: 42 Base ATK at Level 1, 510 Base ATK at Level 90
- Secondary Stat: ATK%
- Secondary Stat level: 9% at Level 1, 41.3% at Level 90
- Passive: Strong Strike: Dealing Cryo DMG to opponents increases this character’s Normal and Charged Attack DMG by 10% for 6s. This effect can have a maximum of 2 stacks. Additionally, when Aloy equips Predator, ATK is increased by 66. Only effective on the Playstation Network.
|Level 20||x3 Narukami’s Wisdom, x3 Dismal Prism, x2 Firm Arrowhead, x5000 Mora|
|Level 40||x3 Narukami’s Joy, x12 Dismal Prism, x8 Firm Arrowhead, x15000 Mora|
|Level 50||x6 Narukami’s Joy, x6 Crystal Prism, x6 Sharp Arrowhead, x20000 Mora|
|Level 60||x3 Narukami’s Affection, x12 Crystal Prism, x9 Sharp Arrowhead, x30000 Mora|
|Level 70||x6 Narukami’s Affection, x9 Polarizing Prism, x6 Weathered Arrowhead, x35000 Mora|
|Level 80||x4 Narukami’s Valor, x18 Polarizing Prism, x12 Weathered Arrowhead, x45000 Mora|
Is the Predator bow any good?
If you aren’t on the Playstation Network, no. This weapon becomes a simple stat stick due to the loss of the passive on mobile and PC. It works in a pinch if you desperately need a F2P weapon with an ATK% substat, but there’s the Prototype Crescent, which has better stats anyway and a usable passive.
But if you’re playing on the Playstation Network, then the Predator is a solid F2P option for Cryo carries like Aloy or Ganyu. The Prototype Crescent likely wins out, however, as the Predator cannot be refined currently.
However, you can only run one bow on a character at a time, so the Predator is not a bad option if you happen to use both Ganyu and Aloy. (Again, only if you’re on the Playstation Network.)