Genshin Impact first 2.5 Weapon Banner review: Is it worth it?

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The first Weapon Banner in Genshin Impact 2.5 contains some spicy favorites that may be enticing you to Wish on it. Is it worth it? Here’s what you need to know about Genshin Impact 2.5’s Weapon Banner.

Genshin Impact 2.5 first Weapon Banner review: Is it worth it?

Five-stars- Kagura’s Verity or Primordial Jade Cutter?

As usual, there are two five-star Weapons headlining the Banner. The new one is Kagura’s Verity, Yae Miko’s themed weapon. The second is not exclusive, but Primordial Jade Cutter is a much desired weapon in its own right.

I always recommend Wishing on the Weapon Banner if and only if you can use both weapons. Typically, one weapon is better or more versatile than the other.

The Catalyst Kagura’s Verity has impressive stats but surprisingly few characters who can make the most of it. It needs the user to cast their Elemental Skill three times within 16 seconds of the first, something only Yae Miko herself or Lisa can do at this time.

Primordial Jade Cutter is a powerful “stat stick” that is great on any character who can pick up a Sword. It’s great on DPS characters like Keqing and Kaeya, and is phenomenal on Supports like Bennet, Qiqi and Jean. Of course, your Traveler can make great use of it as wel.

Yae Miko is sure to be a popular character, so if you have Primogems left over the Weapon Banner’s not a bad place to park them. If you have a home for either weapon, you won’t be disappointed no matter which you pull.

Four-stars- Lots of hits

Of course, you’ll be racking up four-star weapons along the way. As usual, one of each of the five weapon types will be featured in the Banner. Three of the five are winners, and even the losers have homes on some builds.

Sacrificial Sword (Sword)

This is one of the best Swords for support characters, and one that gets significantly stronger with higher Refinement. It gives a chance to reset an Elemental Skill’s cooldown when it hits, and has Energy Recharge as its sub-stat to help suck up all those particles. It’s really worth getting multiple copies of and Refining.

Wavebreaker’s Fin (Polearm)

A recent addition, Wavebreaker’s Fin is a powerful Polearm that makes the wielder’s Elemental Burst stronger the higher your team’s total Energy capacity is. It’s even better when Refined and is a great choice for off-field Supports like Xiangling.

The Stringless (Bow)

Another great support weapon, The Stringless has Elemental Mastery as its sub-stat and gives an Elemental Skill and Burst damage buff. Its main users are Venti and Fischl, but Tartaglia can also use The Stringless well.

Eye of Perception (Catalyst)

This is one of the dud weapons. Eye of Perception isn’t a bad weapon but there are no characters in the game who can use it well. It gives a large Attack buff and deals a bonus Physical hit on attacks, but that extra attack doesn’t give enough utility to warrant using the Eye over other Catalysts.

Perhaps this will become more viable if a Physical Catalyst user comes along, but that sounds unlikely.

Rainslasher (Claymore)

This weapon is similar to other “Bane” series weapons. Rainslasher features Elemental Mastery as its sub-stat and increases damage against enemies affected by Hydro or Electro. There are no Hydro Claymore users as of 2.5, and the two Electro Claymore units Beidou and Razor can’t use the Elemental Mastery well.

There is but one character who can make full use of Rainslasher: Diluc. It’s one of Diluc’s best four-star options in Vaporize builds, but you’ll need a good Hydro applier like Xingqiu or Kokomi.

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Three out of five isn’t bad, and the ones that are hits are among the most playable four-star weapons out right now.