Best free three-star weapons in Genshin Impact - Dexerto

Best free three-star weapons in Genshin Impact

Published: 19/Oct/2020 16:48 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 13:26

by James Busby


Genshin Impact’s world is filled with all kinds of deadly weaponry, but getting your hands on the game’s five-star items can prove incredibly difficult. In order to save you time and money, we’ve put together the best free-to-play three-star weapons you should be using in Genshin Impact.

From monolithic greatswords that tear through waves of monsters to lightning-fast polearms that overwhelm enemies with deadly combos, there is plenty of choice when it comes to choosing your weapon in Genshin Impact. Of course, knowing which weapons to upgrade can be a little tricky, especially if you don’t wish to waste your precious materials on low tier loot. 

However, not everyone is blessed with great luck when it comes to securing the game’s best characters and weapons. As you may know, the pull rates needed to grab a five-star weapon are incredibly low and things can get incredibly expensive if you’re looking to grab the game’s best weapons. Fortunately, our three-star weapon guide will allow you to still deal incredible amounts of damage, while also keeping you from breaking the bank. 

Debate Club

Debate Club weapon description
This monstrous club can put an end to even the mightiest of foes.

Despite its name, there’s hardly any room for debate when you’re busy bludgeoning your enemies with this mighty club. What separates this two-handed weapon from the rest of Genshin Impact’s other heavy hitters is its fantastic passive – Blunt Conclusion.

After your character uses an Elemental Skill, your normal or charged attacks will deal an additional 60% damage to your target. This passive lasts for 15 seconds and the bonus damage will trigger every three seconds, meaning you can apply huge amounts of lethal hits in a very short amount of time. 

Fillet Blade

Fillet Blade weapon description
Slicing through waves of Hilichurls has never been so easy.

The Fillet Blade is arguably the most well-rounded three-star sword option in Genshin Impact as it doesn’t require any elemental conditions to be met. This means you can use this weapon in any team comp without compromising your DPS. What makes this weapon so potent is its on-hit passive.

Gash has a 50% chance of dealing an additional 240% damage to a single enemy, essentially giving you the chance to grievously wound an enemy or outright kill them. While this added kill potential can only occur once every 15 seconds, it’s still incredibly useful when you’re fighting a particularly tough foe. 

Sharpshooter’s Oath

Sharpshooter's Oath weapon description
Hitting enemy weak points is even more potent whenever this bow is equipped.

While you’ll often only switch to your archer when you need to apply an elemental reaction or solve a puzzle, you’ll be able to dish out plenty of weak point damage with this particular bow. As the name suggests, the Sharpshooter’s Oath is all about delivering highly precise shots.

In fact, this bow increases damage against weak spots by 24%. This percentage may seem rather small at first, but when you fully upgrade it, you’ll be able to hit weak spots for a massive 48% extra damage. This makes it a great choice for when you need to hit the weak spots of the game’s Ruin Guards and bloodthirsty bosses. 


Halberd weapon description
The Halberd is one of the best three-star polearms in the entire game.

While Xiangling is currently the only polearm user in Genshin Impact, you’ll want to be on the lookout for this particular weapon if you plan on adding Zhongli and Xiao to your roster. The Halberd’s Heavy passive gives your normal attacks an additional 160% damage for a total of 10 seconds.

This damage buff is absolutely huge when you consider just how fast the polearm class is. In fact, you’ll be able to chain together multiple jabs and lunges in the time it takes for this buff to wear off.

Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers

Genshin Impact Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers weapon desscription
This Catalyst may be incredibly common, but it is a fantastic addition to any team.

Catalyst users are mages who bombard enemies with AoE elemental effects and support their allies with life-saving heals. These mages are the bread and butter of most teams and invariably set up the big elemental combos you need to sweep your enemies off their feet. As a result, you’ll often want to quickly switch between them before unleashing your main damage dealer. This is where the Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers catalyst comes in to play. 

When a Catalyst user has this particular weapon equipped, they will boost the next character’s damage by 24% for 20 seconds. This skill is incredibly useful when you switch into your main DPS as they’ll be able to dish out even more lethal hits. Not bad for a three-star tome. 

If you want to level up the rest of your Genshin Impact gameplay, then be sure to check out our other tips guides.

Call of Duty

Black Ops Cold War leaks reveal fan-favorite perks making a return

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:04

by Brad Norton


If you’re a Call of Duty veteran, you’ll be pleased to know that some fan-favorite perks seem all but locked in for a grand return in Black Ops Cold War, according to the latest leaks.

Treyarch’s latest release came with more ways to customize your class than ever before. From the most intricate weapon Gunsmith yet, to the return of the Wildcard system and plenty more. There’s a ton to choose from and there appears to be even more on the way soon.

Lifelong Call of Duty players may have noticed a few key perks missing from the three categories at launch. While the obvious inclusions are all there, like Ghost and Flak Jacket, certain fan favorites didn’t quite make the cut. That could be about to change, however. 

Previous Season One leaks have already given us some insight on what new weapons we can expect on Dec. 10. Now, we have new details on additional perks coming soon, thanks to files found in the game’s latest update.

Two perk icons were uncovered in the Black Ops Cold War files following the latest update. Obviously, these could be leftover from previous work, they might have been tested and scrapped, or they may be right around the corner.

First up is the Lightweight perk, a familiar movement buff that’s been prominent throughout the franchise. The general effect of this perk is to help you move faster. Though this can take many forms. It could apply a straight move speed buff to your sprint speed, or it could impact every motion.

From sliding to mantling and even strafing while aiming down sights, Lightweight could improve all of these factors and more.

The icon is near identical to how it appeared in Black Ops II with a single boot running across the image. It’s a yellow visual, all but confirming it will fall into the hotly contested third perk slot.

Next is a mysterious perk icon that appears to be something fresh. A red icon – meaning a buff for the first perk slot – displays a knife with wings as snakes wrap around it.

Call of Duty has featured a number of health-related perks in the past, though most have been controversial. It’s only a matter of time before we find out how this one might change the game.

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
Players could soon be rushing around the map faster than ever.

Despite these icons appearing in-game, take this information with a grain of salt for now. These could be added in with Season One or they could be kept under wraps for a few months longer.

Regardless of when they go live, one thing is certain. Treyarch is clearly set on introducing new perks to the mix as Black Ops Cold War progresses.