Alhaitham is the new Dendro Sword DPS released in Genshin Impact 3.4. He deals good damage by generating Chisel-Light Mirrors and infusing his normal attacks with dendro in the process. His primary damage source is his Auto-attack and Elemental Burst.
Alhaitham’s gameplay depends on managing the 3 Chisel-Light mirrors as they are the main source of his DPS. Proper rotation and ability management are what make him different from Keqing.
Alhaitham is on-field DPS so his weapon must provide the necessary buffs and stats to justify that. Alhaitham depends on Elemental Mastery and other main DPS stats like Crit Damage and Crit Rate. So his weapon must reflect his kit and have some crit stats or Elemental Mastery.
In Genshin Impact there are a lot of weapons ranging from limited 5-star to 4-star to 3-star weapons. In this guide, you will know which weapons are good for him and why.
Alhaitham Weapon Tier List in Genshin Impact
The weapon tier is based on all the weapons available in the game and if you have any of the mentioned in the tier you are good to go. Some weapons might come at a different rank for you because it all depends on the artifact substats. Without further ado, here is the weapon tier list:
Light of Foliar Incision
This is the signature weapon of Alhaitham and his best in-slot weapon. The weapon has a massive 88.2% Crit Damage substat and 542 Base Attack. Its passive also provides a 4% crit rate with a boost to normal damage of 120% of Elemental Mastery with a 12sec cooldown. Alhaitham scales on Elemental Mastery and will have an EM timepiece in most cases so the passive of the weapon is even more effective.
Primordial Jade Cutter
This weapon has a low base stat but a massive 44.1% Crit rate substat. Alhaitham doesn’t really care about Attack stats and mainly focuses on Elemental Mastery to boost its auto-attack so the low base attack doesn’t really matter. The weapon passive is also universal as it converts his relatively high base HP into attack. This weapon is second on the list and only behind Light of Foliar Incision in terms of damage.
Mistsplitter Reforged has a high base attack of 674 with 44.1% Crit Damage as a substat. It has a straight 12% elemental damage boost and its passive also provides an elemental damage boost in its passive based on the number of stacks the player can maintain (stacks are gained by using normal attack, elemental damage and elemental burst). Alhaitham can maintain 3 stacks of passive very easily and that’s why this weapon edges out the next weapon in the tier list.
Haran Geppaku Futsu
Haran Geppaku Futsu has a base attack of 608 with a 33.1% crit rate as substat. Its passive provides a straight 12% elemental damage boost, its passive also provides a 20% normal attack boost for 8 sec based on the number of elemental skills your other party members do (maximum of 2 stacks). This weapon requires Alhaitham to do more normal attacks to fully benefit the passive.
Freedom Sworn has a base attack of 608 with a 198 Elemental Mastery as a substat. It provides a straight 10% damage boost and its passive also provides a 20% attack boost to your teammate. It is a better weapon than any 4-star option.
The best 4-star weapon in terms of damage, Toikabou Shigure has a base attack of 510 with a 165 Elemental Mastery as a substat. This weapon provides a 32% damage boost with a cooldown of 5 sec. Alhaitham really appreciated EM in his kit so it’s better for him.
The Black Sword
Black Sword has a base attack of 510 with a 27.6% crit rate as a substat. This is one of the best 4-star weapons for Alhaitham and provides normal and charged attack damage increase by 40% at refinement 5 and also provides passive heals. This weapon is only available if the player bought the battle pass.
Iron Sting has a base attack of 510 with a 165 Elemental Mastery as a substat. This would have been better than the black sword but the weapon requires refinement 5 to be better than it. Iron sting passive provides an elemental damage boost of 12%.
Honourable Mention: Xiphos Moonlight, Festering Desire, Favonius Sword and Harbinger of Dawn(the only 3-star weapon).
Any of the above weapons are good for Alhaitham. Toukabou Shigure is the best free-to-play option as r5 was given for free in the recent event. Otherwise, all the above 5-star weapons are very good with Light of Foliar Incision being the best weapon.
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