AdventureGuidesRole Playing

Genshin Impact 2.7 Update: Comparing the new bows vs old

Two new bows has been introuduced in this update!

The two new bows which are now introduced in Genshin Impact 2.7 Update are the special 5* bows from Yelan, which include the likes of Aqua Simulacra, and the 4* bow, which is Fading Twilight. Aqua Simulacra is obtainable by wishing in the weapon banner. Fading Twilight can be obtained by completing the Perilous Trail event.

Genshin Impact 2.7 Update: New Bows

Aqua Simulacra

Genshin Impact 2.7 new bows aqua_simulcra
Image via miHoYo

Aqua Simulacra has a low base attack when compared to the previously released 5* bows in the game. Its base attack is even lower than some of the 4* bows. But, the biggest highlight of this weapon is its sub-stat, which is crit damage. It has the highest crit damage provided by any weapon, i.e. 88.2%.

Stats and Passive skill

Base LevelLevel 90
Attack44542
Secondary Stat Value(Crit Dmg)19.2%88.2%

Passive: HP is increased by 16%. When there are opponents nearby, the DMG dealt by the wielder of this weapon is increased by 20%. This will take effect whether the character is on-field or not.

Best Characters to use this weapon

Considering the weapon’s passive, it is best for characters that can do off-field damage. This involves the likes of Fischl, Ganyu, and Yelan. This is the best weapon for Yelan as Yelan’s damage is scaled from HP. One can use this weapon on Ganyu if Ganyu is used as a sub-DPS.

Comparision with other 5* weapons

Thundering Pulse

thundering_pulse
Base LevelLevel 90
Attack46608
Secondary Stat Value(Crit Dmg)14.4%66.2

This is the only other 5* bow with Crit Damage as a secondary stat. We can see that it has a much higher base attack than Aqua Simulacra and a bit lower crit damage. Its passive grants 20% increased attack and further increases normal attack damage, based on stacks. Hence, Thundering Pulse is a better weapon for Main DPS bow users.

Polar Star

polar_Star
Base LevelLevel 90
Attack46608
Secondary Stat Value(Crit Rate)7.20%33.1%

Polar Star has a crit rate as a secondary stat. This one also has a base attack, as much as the Thundering Pulse. Crit rate increases damage over time, hence it is also a very important stat. Its passive provides 12% damage in Elemental Skill and Burst, which increases Attack%, based on stacks. Polar Star is also a better weapon for Main DPS than Aqua Simulacra.

Elegy for the End

elegy_fortheend
Base LevelLevel 90
Attack46608
Secondary Stat Value(Energy Recharge)12%55.1%

It has Energy Recharge as a secondary stat. Its passive increases EM by 60 and gains stacks on damaging enemies. On 4 stacks, EM is further increased by 100, and Attack is increased by 20%. It is a good weapon for characters, whose Elemental skills and Burst stay on the field for a long duration. Elegy is hence a better weapon for support/sub DPS characters than Simulacra.

Amos Bow

amos_bow
Base LevelLevel 90
Attack46608
Secondary Stat Value(Attack %)10.8%49.6%

It has attack % as a secondary stat. Its passive provides a great boost to bow users, who rely heavily on charged attacks. This is the best weapon for Ganyu who has very high damage in her charged shots.

Skyward Harp

skyward_harp
Base LevelLevel 90
Attack48674
Secondary Stat Value(Crit Rate)4.8%22.1%

Skyward Harp has the highest base attack among all bows. Its passive provides 20% extra crit damage and a bit of extra damage every 4 sec. Aqua Simulacra is a bit better than this.

Weapon Rankings (DPS)

  1. Thundering Pulse
  2. Polar Star
  3. Amos Bow
  4. Aqua Simulacra
  5. Elegy for the End(Best for Support)
  6. Skyward Harp

Fading Twilight

Genshin Impact 2.7 new bows fading twilight
Image via miHoYo

It is a new 4* bow that can be obtained from the Perilous Trail Event. It has energy recharge as a secondary stat.

Base LevelLevel 90
Attack44565
Secondary Stat Value(Energy Recharge)6.7%30.6%

Passive: The weapon has 3 states and each state grants 6%/10%/14% increased damage. And the states switch in 7 sec.

Characters that benefit the best from this weapon

Fischl, Ganyu, Gorou, Venti, Yelan

Comparison with other 4* bows

Favounius Warbow

Genshin Impact 2.7 new vs old bows
Base LevelLevel 90
Attack41454
Secondary Stat Value(Energy Recharge)13%61.3%

It has higher energy recharge than Fading Twilight, but it has a lower base attack. Its passive generates extra energy particles on crit hits.

Sacrificial Bow

Genshin Impact 2.7 new vs old bows sacrificialbow
Base LevelLevel 90
Attack44565
Secondary Stat Value(Attack %)6.7%30.6%

It has stats identical to Fading Twilight, but its passive on higher refinements allows Elemental Skill to reset very easily. Hence, it helps to get the ultimate ready more easily.

Mounn’s Moon

Genshin Impact 2.7 new vs old bows mounnsbow
Base LevelLevel 90
Attack44565
Secondary Stat Value(Attack%)6.0%27.6%

Mounn’s Moon’s passive increases damage of Elemental Burst depending on the whole team’s cost of Elemental burst.

Alley Hunter

alleyhunter
Base LevelLevel 90
Attack44565
Secondary Stat Value(Energy Recharge)6.0%27.6%

Its passive increases damage to the character when it is off-field. And decreases the buff the character is on the field.

The Stringless

stringless
Base LevelLevel 90
Attack42510
Secondary Stat Value(Elemental Mastery)36165%

The Stringless increases the Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst Damage by 24%.

Windblume Ode

windblume_ode
Base LevelLevel 90
Attack42510
Secondary Stat Value(Elemental Mastery)36165%

Using elemental skill, increases attack by 16% for 6 sec.

Weapon Rankings (DPS)

  1. Mounn’s Moon
  2. The Stringless
  3. Sacrificial Bow
  4. Fading Twilight
  5. Favounious Warbow
  6. Windblume Ode
  7. Alley Hunter

That’s it for the new bows which have been introduced in the Genshin Impact 2.7 Update.

For more Mobile Gaming news and updates, join our WhatsApp groupTelegram Group, or Discord server. Also, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and Google News for quick updates.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Related Articles

Back to top button
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x