Not only did the Genshin Impact version 2.5 update introduce the highly anticipated Electro user Yae Miko as a playable character, but HoYoverse (formerly known as miHoYo) also released a new 5-star catalyst weapon gamers can attempt to pull for. The Kagura\’s Verity is a powerful damage focus weapon and can benefit many catalyst users in the game. Along with the Kargura\’s Verity, the 5-star Primordial Jade Cutter can also be obtained within the same banner.
With the Epitomized Path Weapon Pity System in Genshin Impact, players will have a better chance of obtaining the desired promotional 5-star weapon. Among the many types of equipment featured in the 2.5 Banner, there are several strong 4-star weapons that can be an asset for gamers as well. With so much variety of weapons within the current 2.5 Banner, players may wonder, which equipment is the best.
Both the Kagura\’s Verity and the Primordial Jade Cutter are universal weapons that can be equipped on many DPS characters in the game because of the increase in Crit damage or Crit rate. Catalyst wielders who can use Elemental Skills in quick sessions like Lisa or Yae Miko in Genshin Impact will benefit most from the Kagura\’s Verity\’s bonus effects. Other weapons such as the Sacrificial Sword or The Stringless bow are great options for support-focused characters.
Genshin Impact\’s 2.5 Weapons Banner Comparisons
Selecting between the two 5-star weapons depends on which character gamers wish to improve in Genshin Impact. The Primordial Jade Cutter is considered a top-tier sword as the weapon offers high Crit rate stats and can increase the wielder\’s HP by 20%. The bonus effect of the sword also further boost damage by 1.2% of the character\’s Max HP, which is beneficial to all sword users especially main DPS or Sub-DPS characters like Keqing, Ayaka, Xingqiu, and Albedo.
The Kagura\’s Verity is great for catalyst users in Genshin Impact and can temporarily increase Elemental Skill damage by 12% when using the character\’s Elemental Skill in battle. The ability can be stacked three times and will offer an additional 12% Elemental damage bonus when the character possesses all stacks. Despite being a great weapon, not all characters can fully utilize the effect. There are several catalyst users who cannot use Elemental Skills fast enough to achieve all three stacks and not all characters rely on Elemental Skills, meaning the bonus effect is wasted. Because Kagura\’s Verity is more limited in use compared to the Primordial Jade Cutter, players should consider the sword over the catalyst.
Other weapons in Genshin Impact players should consider pulling for in the 2.5 weapons Banner are the Wavebreaker\’s Fin, Sacrificial Sword, and the Stringless. Wavebreaker is a solid polearm that can increase the users Elemental Burst damage. The Sacrificial Sword offers Energy Recharge and will allow the character to reuse Elemental Skill attacks instantly. The Stringless increases Elemental Skill and Burst damage and is perfect for characters that utilize Elemental Mastery like Venti. Between all weapons, there is no \”correct\” equipment to choos, as it depends on what the player needs, but any of the mentioned weapons will no doubt be an asset for Genshin Impact players.