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Genshin Impact: The best weapon for Sayu

Let’s talk about the best weapons that can be used by Sayu in Genshin Impact.


Katsuragikiri Nagamasa (energy recharge) – The Katsuragikiri Nagamasa’s blueprint can be obtained inside the Arsenal Gate cavern. You can gain access to it by finding unique keys once you’ve progressed further in the Tatara Tales questline. The Katsuragikiri Nagamasa is an ideal weapon for Sayu in Genshin Impact since it’s a free-to-play option, and it’s got energy recharge as a sub-stat. Likewise, its “Samurai Conduct” perk increases her elemental skill’s damage by 6%. An additional perk effect makes her lose 3 energy when her skill hits an opponent, but she’ll regenerate an extra bit for the next six seconds. This can even happen while she’s not on the field.

Sacrificial Greatsword (energy recharge) – Sacrificial Greatsword does seem like another decent choice for Sayu. It has a chance to reset her elemental skill cooldown once her roll hits an enemy.

Rainslasher (elemental mastery) – Elemental mastery is an important stat for Sayu, which is why Rainslasher is another good weapon for her. It increases the damage done against enemies affected by Hydro and Electro only, so you’d want other party members who use those elements to be in the party with her.

Note: You might be wondering why I didn’t include 5-star weapons such as Wolf’s Gravestone and Skyward Pride. Well, at this time, we don’t know yet if Sayu will be viable as a main DPS/carry. Wolf’s Gravestone, if it’s the only 5-star claymore that you have, is better suited for main DPS characters (i.e., Diluc, Eula, and Razor). Skyward Pride is definitely viable for Sayu, but if you have a claymore-wielding main DPS and you don’t have Wolf’s Gravestone, then that should still go to them (unless you’re confident with dodging/absorbing everything to keep all your Serpent Spine stacks).

Anyway, let’s go to the next part of our Genshin Impact Sayu guide to talk about the best artifacts for her.

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