The best Bows in Genshin Impact

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Genshin Impact

While bow users are not the most common characters in Genshin Impact, with only three characters currently using them, two of those characters just happen to be pretty good. Both Venti and Fischl are highly sought after party members that use bows, so knowing which bows are worth your time is certainly a good thing.

We have put together a bows tier list, so you can see at a glance which ones are worth hunting for, and which you can safely ignore when it comes to leveling up.

  • S+ – Skyward Harp, Amos’ Bow, Rust Bow
  • S – Blackcliff Bow, Sacrificial Bow, Viridescent Hunt
  • A – Stringless, Prototype Cresent, Royal Bow
  • B – Favonius Warbow, Compound Bow, Alley Hunter, Raven Bow
  • C – Messenger Bow, Sharpshooter’s Oath, Slingshot
  • D – Hunter’s Bow, Recurve Bow, Ebony Bow, Seasoned Hunter’s Bow

Skyward Harp

Skyward Harp does a wonderful job of making the basic attacks of your character relevant. Seeing as any weapon is going to provide ATK stats, you might as well make the basic attacks worth shooting in the first place.

Can be obtained from Wishes.

  • 5 Star
  • ATK – 48
  • Boost CRIT Rate
  • Increases CRIT damage by 20%. Hits have a 60% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% Physical ATK damage. Can only occur once every 4 seconds.

Amos’ Bow

Can be obtained from Wishes.

  • 5 Star
  • ATK – 46
  • Increases ATK stat
  • Increases Normal Attack and Aimed Shot damage by 12%. Increases damage from arrows shot by a further 8% for every 0.1 seconds that the arrow is in flight, up to 0.5 seconds.

Rust Bow

Another bow that makes your basic attacks more relevant, you can get this from Wishes.

  • 4 Star
  • ATK – 42
  • Booses ATK Stat
  • Increases Normal Attack damage by 40% but decreases Aimed Shot damage by 10%.

Viridescent Hunt

Obtained as a Battle Pass weapon at Battle Pass Level 30. Will be one of a selection of weapons you can choose from. Works incredibly well on Venti.

  • 4 Star
  • ATK – 42
  • Increase CRIT Rate
  • Normal and Aimed Shot Attacks have a 50% chance to generate a Cyclone, which will continuously attract surrounding enemies, dealing 40% of ATK as damage to these enemies every 0.5 seconds for 4 seconds. This effect can only occur once every 14 seconds.

Blackcliff Bow

Obtained from Wishes.

  • 4 Star
  • ATK – 44
  • Boost ATK stat
  • After defeating an enemy, ATK is increased by 12% for 30 seconds. This effect has a maximum of 3 stacks, and the duration of each stack is independent of the others.

Sacrificial Bow

Obtained from Wishes.

  • 4 Star
  • ATK – 44
  • Increase Energy Recharge
  • After dealing damage to an enemy with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30 seconds.