Are Sumeru's new craftable weapons any good in Genshin Impact?
Every nation in Genshin Impact gets its own line of craftable weapons, and Sumeru is no exception.
The Sumeru craftable weapons series are made with the new Midlander Billets instead of the Highlander Billets used by previous nations.
Don't worry, you can change your Highlander Billets into Midlander Billets at the Crafting Bench, although doing so requires Dream Solvent from the weekly bosses.
Since Sumeru's resident element is Dendro, the nation's craftable weapons synergise well with the new element and its myriad elemental reactions.
Read on to know all about the Sumeru craftable weapons, what they're good for, and which characters you should give them to:
Sapwood Blade (Sword)
The Sapwood Blade is a good all-around weapon for a sword-wielding character in a Dendro lineup, as it provides a good base ATK, Energy Recharge, and Elemental Mastery through its passive.
Upon triggering a Dendro reaction, a Leaf of Consciousness will form around the wielder for 10 seconds. Picking those up will increase your Elemental Mastery by up to 60 at max ascension, and up to 120 at refinement rank 5.
The Leaf of Consciousness can only be triggered once every 20 seconds.
This sword is ideal for sword supports who can deal off-field damage like Dendro Traveler, Kuki Shinobu, or Xingqiu.
Simply trigger a Dendro reaction with the Sapwood Blade's wielder then either have them or another party member pick up the Leaf of Consciousness to increase their Elemental Mastery and, in turn, their damage from elemental reactions.
Use on: Dendro Traveler, Kuki Shinobu, Xingqiu
Forest Regalia (Claymore)
Much like Sapwood Blade, Forest Regalia is also focused on characters who are able to trigger the new Dendro elemental reactions by having a similar passive.
Similar to its sword counterpart, this Claymore is ideal for supports who can deal off-field elemental damage.
Its base attack is also pretty good and the Energy Recharge substat is a great addition to keep your support well-rounded.
Use on: Beidou, Xinyan, Dori
Different from Sapwood Blade and Forest Regalia, Moonpiercer is a polearm that, again, depends on Dendro-related reactions but increases its wielder's ATK instead of their Elemental Mastery.
Upon triggering a Dendro reaction, it summons a Leaf of Revival that will increase ATK by 16% for 12 seconds. The Leaf of Revival can only be triggered once every 20 seconds.
While this weapon is ideal for supports who can deal off-field elemental damage, the stats are good enough to slap onto your team's DPS.
This is a viable free-to-play option in particular for Cyno, whose damage scales off of both Elemental Mastery and ATK.
Of course, every polearm is an offering to the Polearm Archon Xiangling, so it will work for her, too.
Use on: Cyno, Xiangling, Thoma
King’s Squire (Bow)
Unlike the other weapons in this series, the King's Squire is a more DPS-oriented weapon.
When using skills or bursts, the wielder obtains the Teachings of the Forest effect, which increases Elemental Mastery by 60.
Since the buff is removed when switching out, use it on an on-field Bow DPS that like the Elemental Mastery bonus like Tighnari.
But once the Teachings of the Forest effect ends, or its wielder switches out, the weapon will deal 100% of your ATK as damage to one nearby opponent.
This is just a nice damage bonus to your rotation since you're forced to stay on-field with this weapon.
The King's Squire is admittedly not the best bow out there in the craftables list.
Truth be told, Hamayumi and Prototype Crescent are better craftable bows, but if you’re looking for a quick fix for a DPS with absolutely no viable bows in your party, King’s Squire can tide you off for a while until you get a better weapon.
Use on: Tighnari, Childe, Yoimiya
Fruit of Fulfilment (Catalyst)
The Fruit of Fulfillment is a catalyst designed for both support and sub-DPS characters whose damage scales off of Elemental Mastery and don't mind losing a bit of ATK.
With that said, this weapon joins King’s Squire in being a mediocre at best, at least until we know what kind of kit the upcoming Dendro Archon Nahida is packing.
The Fruit of Fulfillment's "Wax and Wane" effect gives you 24 Elemental Mastery while losing 5% ATK whenever an elemental reaction is triggered.
While the Elemental Mastery bonus from the effect is nice, the ATK loss is what makes this weapon undesirable to use. Mappa Mare does a better job at providing buffs and is the better craftable option.
Use on: Yae Miko, Lisa, Mona
Genshin Impact is currently on version 3.1, which will run from 28 September to 2 November.
Genshin Impact versions 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2 will have shortened run times of five weeks instead of the usual six weeks, likely to catch up to the game's original release schedule after the release of version 2.7 was delayed back in April.
Yan Ku is a full-time dog parent, part-time (gacha) gamer, and part-time writer.
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