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Genshin Impact: Shenhe Best Weapons

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Shenhe is a support that grants damage addition to characters that deal Cryo DMG. This includes units like Genshin Impact Venti that can deal Cryo if his Elemental Burst absorbs the Element. The damage addition given by Shenhe scales off her total ATK, which is quite interesting since this kind of effect usually scales with base ATK. Since total ATK matters greatly when it comes to her, the best Shenhe weapon in Genshin Impact naturally should provide more of this stat. Players would also want to stack as much ATK as possible from artifacts.

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However, Energy Recharge should also be considered when building Shenhe. This is why the best Shenhe weapon in Genshin Impact would either have ATK or Energy Recharge stat.

1/11 Calamity Queller

Base ATK 741
Sub-Stat 16.5% ATK
Passive Gain 12% All Elemental DMG Bonus. Obtain Consummation for 20s after using an Elemental Skill, causing ATK to increase by 3.2% per second. This ATK increase has a maximum of 6 stacks. When the character equipped with this weapon is not on the field, Consummation’s ATK increase is doubled.

Calamity Queller is easily an S tier weapon for Shenhe in Genshin Impact. It has an insane base ATK, a sub-stat that further increases ATK, and a passive that increases ATK even more. This Polearm is also great for many other sub-DPS units, making it a piece of high-value equipment.

2/11 Engulfing Lightning

Base ATK 608
Sub-Stat 55.1% Energy Recharge
Passive ATK increased by 28% of Energy Recharge over the base 100%. You can gain a maximum bonus of 80% ATK. Gain 30% Energy Recharge for 12s after using an Elemental Burst.

Engulfing Lightning may not be designed for Shenhe weapon in Genshin Impact, but it’s also an S tier weapon for her. It offers an Energy Recharge sub-stat, which allows her to easily regain her Elemental Burst. Additionally, its passive also enhances ATK based on her Energy Recharge. 

Like Calamity Queller, this Polearm is amazing for many sub-DPS characters, so pulling for it won’t be a waste at all.

3/11 Vortex Vanquisher

Base ATK 608
Sub-Stat 49.6% ATK
Passive Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.

Vortex Vanquisher’s passive only stacks if the wielder is on field, which means it won’t work for Shenhe. Nevertheless, this Polearm is still a solid source of ATK for Shenhe, which ranks it in the S- tier.

4/11 Skyward Spine

Base ATK 674
Sub-Stat 36.8% Energy Recharge
Passive Increases Crit Rate by 8% and increases Normal ATK SPD by 12%. Additionally, Normal and Charged Attacks hits on opponents have a 50% chance to trigger a vacuum blade that deals 40% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.

Skyward Spine is decent for Shenhe weapon in Genshin Impact thanks to its high base ATK and Energy Recharge sub-stat, which places it in the A+ tier. Other than that, though, this Polearm doesn’t offer much else.

5/11 Favonius Lance

Base ATK 565
Sub-Stat 30.6% Energy Recharge
R5 Passive Crit Hits have a 100% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 6s.

Favonius Lance may be a 4-star weapon, but pieces of equipment in this series are known to be amazing on support characters. For Shenhe, Favonius Lance ranks in the A tier thanks to its passive that boosts Shenhe’s supportive value.

6/11 Lithic Spear

Base ATK 565
Sub-Stat 27.6% ATK
Passive For every character in the party who hails from Liyue, the character who equips this weapon gains 7% ATK increase and a 3% Crit Rate increase. This effect stacks up to 4 times.

Lithic Spear’s performance on Shenhe depends on the number of stacks. At two stacks, this weapon would be on-par with Primordial Jade Winged-Spear, ranking in the A tier. Players can get more value if it’s on full stack.

7/11 Primordial Jade Winged-Spear

Base ATK 674
Sub-Stat 22.1% Crit Rate
Passive On hit, increases ATK by 6.0% for 6s. Max 7 stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.3s. While in possession of the maximum possible stacks, DMG dealt is increased by 24%.

Primordial Jade Winged-Spear is one of the best Polearm for DPS characters, but for Shenhe, it only ranks in the A tier as she can’t stack the passive off-field.

8/11 Staff of Homa

Base ATK 608
Sub-Stat 66.2% Crit DMG
Passive HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8% of the wielder’s Max HP. When the wielder’s HP is less than 50%, this ATK bonus is increased by an additional 1% of Max HP.

Like PJWS, Staff of Homa is also an A tier weapon for Shenhe in Genshin Impact. She can benefit from Homa’s passive unlike with PJWS, but the final ATK buff provided by Shenhe using this Polearm is roughly the same as when she’s wielding Primordial Jade Winged-Spear.

9/11 Wavebreaker’s Fin

Base ATK 620
Sub-Stat 13.8% ATK
R5 Passive For every point of the entire party’s combined maximum Energy capacity, the Elemental Burst DMG of the character equipping this weapon is increased by 0.12%. A maximum of 40% increased Elemental Burst DMG can be achieved this way.

Wavebreaker’s Fin has a massive base ATK for a 4-star weapon, surpassing even some 5-star equipment. This is why Wavebreaker’s Fin ranks in the A- tier for Shenhe weapon in Genshin Impact.

10/11 Missive Windspear

Base ATK 510
Sub-Stat 41.3% ATK
R5 Passive Within 10s after an Elemental Reaction is triggered, ATK is increased by 24% and Elemental Mastery is increased by 96.

Missive Windspear is a limited F2P weapon for those who didn’t miss the event. Missive Windspear is great for Shenhe as it has an ATK sub-stat and a passive that further increases her ATK, making this Polearm an A- tier weapon for her.

11/11 Prototype Starglitter

Base ATK 510
Sub-Stat 45.9% Energy Recharge
R5 Passive After using an Elemental Skill, increases Normal and Charged Attack DMG by 8% for 12s. Max 2 stacks.

Prototype Starglitter is the most affordable weapon for Shenhe in Genshin Impact, but it only ranks in the B tier for her.

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