Genshin Impact and the Problem With the 5-Star Weapons

Published 04/03/2021, 12:57 PM EDT


Genshin Impact is about to roll out a new character re-run banner for Tartaglia. This rate-up banner will include an amazing list of 4-star characters that players can pick. Subsequently, weapon banners also go through similar routine changes in the game. It generally contains the best in-slot weapon that complements the promotional 5-star unit. However powerful these weapons may seem, they still have a critical problem that largely gets ignored.

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It is undoubtedly the right choice to equip a 5-star weapon for your DPS unit, but it is not always the correct choice. Here are three critical issues with 5-star weapons that you probably did not know existed.

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Three critical limitations with 5-star weapons of Genshin Impact

Usually, people attach 5-star weapons on literally any unit that they can find. However, there a few things that you must keep in mind before you decide to invest your resources. These 5-star weapons might work for other characters, but each one has one critical issue that most people ignore.

Impossible drop rate: These weapons come with an impossible drop rate that makes them hard to acquire. This would directly make the refinement rank upgrades impossible to gain much like the character constellations. These weapons only show up for a limited duration, and each one comes equipped with a pity system that is hard to get. Players usually invest resources in picking up characters, which makes it impossible to get 5-star weapons.

Each 5-star weapon is designed for a specific unit: The studio designs these legendary weapons for a particular 5-star unit. This reduces their viability, and it might not generate the desired results for other units. This makes it increasingly difficult to get the right weapon, and the majority of the time, you will not get what you need. However, these weapons will surely provide enhanced base attack that no 4-star weapon will offer.

5-star weapons demand a lot of resources: Naturally, the rarity of these weapons will demand more resources to build. These weapons would demand significantly more Mystic Enhancement Ore and ascension materials. The weapon ascension items for 5-star will also demand a more rare resource that you need to farm by investing all the allotted original resins. This is yet another feature that greatly enhances an investment in these rare weapons, which does not necessarily work for every character.

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In conclusion, you need to accurately research what weapon works on a particular character. Each one will require an insane amount of resources, and not every 5-star weapon can be attached to every unit.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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