What are the best 4-star Genshin Impact polearms?

What are the best 4-star Genshin Impact polearms?

since the launch of Genshin Impact In 2020, we received several weapon options, some of which became necessary for our teams.

Polearm wielders are some of the most versatile characters in the game, featuring strong DPS characters like Raiden Shogun, Xiao and Hu Tao, must-have supports like Zhongli, and of course Xiangling, the Pole Gun Archon himself.

With so many great wielders of polearms, it is only fitting that there are also several excellent polearms for them to choose from.

From gacha, to event-only, to craftable, here’s a comprehensive list of all 4-star swords, whether they’re worth pulling or crafting, and who they’re best suited to!

For S-tier support weapons, you might even consider leveling multiple copies, just so your different Abyss teams can enjoy their benefits!

Note: All weapon stats listed below are at max rise, level 90. Information is accurate up to version 2.7

S layer

From left to right: S-tier polearms Favonius Lance, The Catch, Wavebreaker's Fin.  (Photos: HoYoverse)

From left to right: S-tier polearms Favonius Lance, The Catch, Wavebreaker’s Fin. (Photos: HoYoverse)

Favonio Lance (Gacha)

  • Basic ATK: 565

  • Energy Recharge: 30.6%

Favonius weapons tend to get a bad rap, but when you look beyond all the hype, it’s one of the best weapon series in the game.

The Favonius Lance is great for your polearm mounts and will give you consistent uptime without having to worry about your energy.

Use on: Thoma, Zhongli, Xiangling, Rosaria, Yun Jin

The Capture (free)

  • Basic ATK: 510

  • Energy Recharge: 45.9%

Probably one of the best polearms released so far, The Catch not only satisfies your energy refill needs, but also offers great buffs to your character’s explosion.

It’s also a free weapon, which means you don’t need to craft or want to get it and its refinements.

Better put on your fisherman hat and start fishing!

Use on: Raiden Shogun, Zhongli, Xiangling

Wavebreaker fin (Gacha)

This is basically the gacha version of The Catch, but with a catch.

Wavebreaker’s Fin passive increases your burst damage based on your entire team’s combined energy burst cost – meaning you can benefit more from a high energy cost team.

At high refinements, this weapon monster can even outperform 5-star polearms.

Use on: Raiden Shogun, Xiangling

Level A

From left to right: Dragon's Bane, Crescent Pike, Deathmatch, Prototype Starglitter.  (Photos: HoYoverse)

From left to right: Dragon’s Bane, Crescent Pike, Deathmatch, Prototype Starglitter. (Photos: HoYoverse)

Dragon’s Bane (Gacha)

  • Basic ATK: 454

  • Elemental Mastery: 221

While only usable by Pyro characters, Dragon’s Bane is great for team builds based on elemental reactions.

It ascends with Elemental Mastery and increases damage against enemies affected by Pyro, making it a great weapon for polearm characters on Vaporize, Melt, or Overcharged teams.

Use on: Xiangling, Thoma, Hu Tao

Crescent Lucius (creatable)

Great for physical damage dealers, Crescent Pike goes up with Physical DMG Bonus and has a passive that increases normal and charged attack damage whenever you pick up an elemental particle.

It’s also easy to refine because it’s craftable, making it a good choice for a free Physical DMG DPS.

Use on: Rosaria, Xiangling, Zhongli

Deathmatch (Battle Pass)

  • Basic ATK: 454

  • Critical Rate: 36.8%

Available as one of the options to get when purchasing the Battle Pass, Deathmatch is a great standard polearm that you can use for your DPS as it increases with Crit Rate.

Your passive also increases your attack depending on the number of enemies you’re facing, which is a nice but inconsistent bonus.

Best in: Rosaria, Zhongli, Xiao, Hu Tao

Starglitter Prototype (Created)

  • Basic ATK: 510

  • Energy Recharge: 45.9%

The Prototype Starglitter is a polearm that you can use for your DPS if you want them to be a little more independent of your team.

Its Energy Cooldown substat helps provide constant uptime on its burst, and the passive increases its Normal and Charged Attack damage after using its Elemental ability. It’s also easier to refine because it’s craftable.

Use on: Xiao, Rosaria, Xiangling, Yun Jin, Hu Tao

Level B

From left to right: Blackcliff Pole, Lithic Spear.  (Photos: HoYoverse)

From left to right: Blackcliff Pole, Lithic Spear. (Photos: HoYoverse)

Blackcliff Pole (Starglitter store)

  • Basic ATK: 510

  • Critical DAMAGE: 55.1%

While only available in the Starglitter Shop, the Blackcliff Pole is the only 4-star polearm that goes up with Crit DMG.

That means it’s great to use when you’re low on Crit and don’t have Staff of Homa. The passive, while not consistently reliable, also increases its ATK.

Use on: Xiao, Xiangling, Rosaria, Zhongli, Hu Tao

Lithic Spear (Gacha)

The Lithic Spear is a niche polearm. Its passive increases the user’s Crit Rate depending on the number of Liyue characters you have on your team, so it’s really only usable at its full potential by Liyue characters.

That said, it’s not that bad, the Crit Rate boost is something you rarely see in 4-star weapons.

Use on: Xiao, Hu Tao, Xiangling, Zhongli, Yun Jin

C layer

From left to right: Kitin Cross Spear, Dragonspine Spear, Royal Spear.  (Photos: HoYoverse)

From left to right: Kitin Cross Spear, Dragonspine Spear, Royal Spear. (Photos: HoYoverse)

Kitin Crusade Spear (Craftable)

  • Basic ATK: 565

  • Elemental Mastery: 110

This craftable Inazuma weapon sees its skill damage increase at the cost of its energy, but it also regenerates energy over the next six seconds.

It’s not really bad, but it’s not that good either. It also goes up with Elemental Mastery, which is kind of weird as it can only benefit users who need that Elemental Mastery boost.

Use on: Thoma, Hu Tao, Xiangling, Rosaria

Dragon’s Spine Spear (Craftable)

  • Basic ATK: 454

  • Physical DAMAGE Bonus: 69%

While the Dragonspine Spear has a higher physical damage bonus than the Crescent Pike, its passive doesn’t buff your character and only occasionally drops an icicle that deals AoE damage.

It’s not entirely ideal to use, but it’s not a total waste either.

Use on: Rosaria, Xiangling, Zhongli

Royal Spear (Starglitter shop)

As with the other weapons in the Royal series, the Royal Spear is a decent early game weapon that drops as you get to the end of the game.

The passive, despite increasing Critical Rate by 8% with 5 stacks max, is not really reliable.

Use on: Xiangling, Xiao, Hu Tao

Keep an eye out for our 4-star weapon ratings for the other weapon types in Genshin Impact coming soon!

Yan Ku is a full-time dog dad, part-time (gacha) gamer, and part-time writer.

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