Genshin Impact 2.7 Update: Comparing the new bows vs old

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.

Table Of Contents
  1. Genshin Impact 2.7 Update: New Bows
    • Aqua Simulacra
      • Stats and Passive skill
      • Best Characters to use this weapon
      • Comparision with other 5* weapons
      • Weapon Rankings (DPS)
    • Fading Twilight
      • Characters that benefit the best from this weapon
      • Comparison with other 4* bows
      • Weapon Rankings (DPS)

Genshin Impact 2.7 Update: New Bows

Aqua Simulacra

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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 Level Level 90
Attack 44 542
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

Base Level Level 90
Attack 46 608
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

Base Level Level 90
Attack 46 608
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

Base Level Level 90
Attack 46 608
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

Base Level Level 90
Attack 46 608
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

Base Level Level 90
Attack 48 674
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

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

Base Level Level 90
Attack 44 565
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

Base Level Level 90
Attack 41 454
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

Base Level Level 90
Attack 44 565
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

Base Level Level 90
Attack 44 565
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

Base Level Level 90
Attack 44 565
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

Base Level Level 90
Attack 42 510
Secondary Stat Value(Elemental Mastery) 36 165%

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

Windblume Ode

Base Level Level 90
Attack 42 510
Secondary Stat Value(Elemental Mastery) 36 165%

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.

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