What are the best Genshin Impact 4 star polearms?

What are the best Genshin Impact 4 star polearms?

Since the release of Genshin Impact In 2020 we received countless weapon options, some of which have become necessary for our teams.

Polearmers are some of the most versatile characters in the game, including strong DPS characters like Raiden Shogun, Xiao, and Hu Tao, essential supports like Zhongli, and of course Xiangling, the polearm archon herself.

With so many great polearms wielders, it’s only right that they also have several great polearms to choose from.

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

For S-Tier support weapons, you might even consider leveling up multiple copies just for your various Abyss teams to take advantage of!

Note: All weapon stats below are at max advancement, level 90. Information is correct up to version 2.7

S level

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

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

Favonius Lance (Gacha)

  • Base ATK: 565

  • Energy Charge: 30.6%

The Favonius guns tend to get a bad rap, but if you look past all the hype, it’s one of the best gun series in the game.

The Favonius Lance makes a great polearm prop, giving you consistent burst uptime without worrying about your energy.

Application to: Thoma, Zhongli, Xiangling, Rosaria, Yun Jin

The Catch (Free)

  • Base ATK: 510

  • Energy charge: 45.9%

Probably one of the best polearms released to date, The Catch not only satisfies your energy needs but also gives massive buffs to your character’s burst.

It’s also a free weapon, meaning you don’t want to craft or obtain it and its refinements.

Better put on your bucket hat and start fishing!

Used on: Raiden Shogun, Zhongli, Xiangling

Fin of the Breakwater (Gacha)

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

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

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

Use on: Raiden Shogun, Xiangling

A level

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 Curse (Gacha)

  • Base ATK: 454

  • Elemental Mastery: 221

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

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

Used by: Xiangling, Thoma, Hu Tao

Crescent (craftable)

Great for physical damage dealers, the Crescent Pike levels up with a physical DMG bonus and has a passive ability that increases normal and charged attack damage when you pick up an elemental particle.

It’s also easy to refine as it’s craftable, making it a good choice for a free-to-play physical DMG DPS.

Application to: Rosaria, Xiangling, Zhongli

Deathmatch (Battle Pass)

  • Base ATK: 454

  • Critical Hit Rate: 36.8%

Available as one of the options you get when you purchase the Battle Pass, Deathmatch is a great default polearm to use on your DPS as it levels up with Crit Rate.

His passive also increases your Attack depending on the number of enemies you face, which is a good but inconsistent buff.

Best on: Rosaria, Zhongli, Xiao, Hu Tao

Prototype Star Glitter (craftable)

  • Base ATK: 510

  • Energy charge: 45.9%

The Prototype Starglitter is a polearm to use on your DPS if you want it to be a little more independent of your team.

Its Energy Recharge sub-stat helps keep you consistently available during your burst, and the passive increases your normal and charged attack damage after using your elemental skill. It’s also easier to refine because it’s craftable.

Application to: Xiao, Rosaria, Xiangling, Yun Jin, Hu Tao

B class

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

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

Blackcliff Pole (Star Glitter Shop)

  • Base ATK: 510

  • Critical DMG: 55.1%

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

That means it’s great to use if you’re missing some crit and don’t have a homa wand. The passive, while not consistently reliable, also increases your ATK.

Application to: Xiao, Xiangling, Rosaria, Zhongli, Hu Tao

Lithic Spear (Gacha)

The Lithic Spear is a very niche polearm. Its passive increases the wielder’s crit rate depending on the number of Liyue characters you have on your team, so it can really only be used to its full potential by Liyue characters.

Other than that, it’s not that bad, the crit rate increase is something you rarely see on 4 star weapons.

Application to: Xiao, Hu Tao, Xiangling, Zhongli, Yun Jin

C level

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

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

Kitain Crossspear (craftable)

  • Base ATK: 565

  • Elemental Mastery: 110

This craftable Inazuma weapon increases your damage from your abilities at the expense of your energy, but it also regenerates energy over the next six seconds.

It’s not really bad, but it’s not great either. It also levels up with Elemental Mastery, which is kind of weird since it can only benefit users who need that Elemental Mastery increase.

Application for: Thoma, Hu Tao, Xiangling, Rosaria

Dragonbarbed Spear (craftable)

  • Base ATK: 454

  • Physical DMG Bonus: 69%

Although 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.

Application to: Rosaria, Xiangling, Zhongli

Royal Spear (Star Glitter Shop)

As with the other weapons in the Royal series, the Royal Spear is a decent early game weapon that falls off in the late game.

While the passive increases critical hit rate by 8% with a maximum of 5 stacks, it’s not really reliable.

Use on: Xiangling, Xiao, Hu Tao

Check out our 4-star weapon ranking for the other weapon types in Genshin Impact soon!

Yan Ku is a full-time dog parent, part-time gacha gamer, and part-time writer.

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