Being a gacha game makes it hard to get the exact weapons and characters you want in Genshin Impact. Weapons play a big role in building characters, but there is a limited supply of ones that are free to players. Below is a list of the best F2P weapons in Genshin Impact. Most of the weapons on this list are forgeable, making it possible to get further refinements on each weapon.
Prototype Rancour is one of the first forgeable weapons you receive in Genshin Impact. Upon hitting AR 10, you can claim it from the Adventurer’s Guild. The perk Smashing Stone on it allows you to stack attack and defense when landing normal and charged attacks. It also boosts Physical DMG bonus by a flat percentage.
The Iron Sting has the ability to increase all damage output after dealing Elemental DMG. This stacking buff is great with characters who have short ability cooldowns, such as Kaeya or Keqing. Additionally, it gives a flat Elemental Mastery buff.
Both of these polearms have abilities that boost Normal and Charged Attack DMG after performing a certain action: Prototype Starglitter activates after using an Elemental Skill, and Crescent Pike boosts your damage when you pick up an Elemental Orb or Particle.
The Prototype Archaic is a great F2P claymore in any scenario. Its attack percentage secondary stat makes it stronger than Whiteblind, the other craftable claymore. There is an on-hit chance to deal high scaling AOE damage on a 15 second cooldown.
Snow-Tombed Starsilver is locked behind an unmarked puzzle in Dragonspine. After finding all the ancient carvings, you will receive one, and also learn how to forge it. This claymore has the ability to drop icicles on your enemies, giving you Cryo AOE damage as well as boosting your damage output.
The Favonius Warbow is the only non-forgeable weapon on this list, but can be obtained by completing the Mondstadt storyline. It is a great option for players who need additional Energy Recharge, which is the sub start on this bow. Its passive gives it a chance to generate Elemental Orbs when landing CRITs.
Arguably one of the strongest forgeable weapons, the Compound Bow gives percentage attack and attack speed when you land a hit. This works well for sustained Bow damage dealers – such as Ganyu or Fischl – who are building into Physical DMG.
Mappa Mare is a great catalyst for characters that focus on causing Elemental Reactions, like Sucrose. It boosts Elemental Mastery by a flat amount and increases Elemental DMG after triggering an Elemental Reaction.
The Frostbearer catalyst was added with Dragonspine and can be obtained by reaching Level 10 of the Frostbearing Tree. Its ability, Frost Burial, gives it a chance to drop an icicle on your enemies on hit, dealing AOE damage. The secondary stat on Frostbearer boosts attack percentage.