Best Razor Genshin Impact build: Artifacts, weapons, more

Cassidy Stephenson
Razor in Genshin Impact

Razor was one of the first playable characters who players met in Genshin Impact. Here’s everything you need to know about building him.

Razor is a 4-star Electro unit who was raised by a wolf pack in Wolvendom. Since then, he has started interacting with the humans of Mondstadt, including Lisa, the Librarian of the Knights of Favonius.

In battle, Razor can trigger both Superconduct Elemental Reaction and deal decent Physical damage to enemies. However, his abilities have a short range, and his Elemental Burst goes away after switching characters.

Still, if you’re looking to build Razor in Genshin Impact, keep reading for our recommended Artifacts, weapons, and more.


Razor abilities in Genshin Impact

Razor in Genshin Impact

Normal Attack: Steel Fang

  • Normal Attack: Performs up to 4 consecutive strikes.
  • Charged Attack: Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous spinning attacks against all nearby opponents. At the end of the sequence, performs a more powerful slash.
  • Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Elemental Skill: Claw and Thunder

Hunts his prey using the techniques taught to him by his master and his lupical.


  • Swings the Thunder Wolf Claw, dealing Electro DMG to opponents in front of Razor.
  • Upon striking an opponent, Razor will gain an Electro Sigil, which increases his Energy Recharge rate.
  • Razor can have up to 3 Electro Sigils simultaneously, and gaining a new Electro Sigil refreshes their duration.


  • Gathers Electro energy to unleash a lightning storm over a small AoE, causing massive Electro DMG, and clears all of Razor’s Electro Sigils.
  • Each Electro Sigil cleared in this manner will be converted into Energy for Razor.

Elemental Burst: Lightning Fang

Summons the Wolf Within which deals Electro DMG to all nearby opponents. This clears all of Razor’s Electro Sigils, which will be converted into elemental energy for him. The Wolf Within will fight alongside Razor for the skill’s duration.

The Wolf Within

  • Strikes alongside Razor’s normal attacks, dealing Electro DMG
  • Raises Razor’s ATK SPD and Electro RES.
  • Causes Razor to be immune to DMG inflicted by the Electro-Charged status.
  • Disables Razor’s Charged Attacks.
  • Increases Razor’s resistance to interruption.

These effects end when Razor leaves the battlefield. When Razor leaves the field, a maximum of 10 Energy will be returned to him based on the duration remaining on this skill.

Razor Constellations in Genshin Impact

Razor's Genshin Impact Constellations

If you have multiple copies of Razor, here are the buffs you can expect from his Constellations:

  • Level One – Wolf’s Instinct: Picking up an Elemental Orb or Particle increases Razor’s DMG by 10% for 8s.
  • Level Two – Suppression: Increases CRIT Rate against enemies with less than 30% HP by 10%.
  • Level Three – Soul Companion: Increases the Level of Lightning Fang by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Level Four – Bite: When casting Claw and Thunder (Press), enemies hit will have their DEF decreased by 15% for 7s.
  • Level Five Sharpened Claws: Increases the Level of Claw and Thunder by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Level Six – Lupus Fulguris: Every 10s, Razor’s sword charges up, causing the next Normal Attack to release lightning that deals 100% of Razor’s ATK as Electro DMG. When Razor is not using Lightning Fang, a lightning strike on an enemy will grant Razor and Electro Sigil for Claw and Thunder.

Best Razor Artifacts

There are two Artifact options for Razor, depending on whether you focus on Physical DMG or Dendro Elemental Reactions. If you want to run a Physical Razor, we suggest going with the 4-piece Pale Flame to increase his Physical DMG and ATK after using his Elemental Skill.

If you go with the Quickbloom option, we recommend using the 4-piece Gilded Dreams to improve Razor’s Elemental Mastery. This will also increase Razor’s and other party members’ ATK if they are the same Elemental Type.

ArtifactSet Bonuses
Pale Flame Genshin Impact logo
Pale Flame
2-piece: Physical DMG +25%
4-piece: When an Elemental skill hits an opponent, ATK is increased by 9% for 7s. This effect stacks up to 2 times and can be triggered once every 0.3s. Once 2 stacks are reached, 2-set effect is doubled.
Gilded Dreams in Genshin
Gilded Dreams
2-piece: Elemental Mastery +80
4-piece: Within 8s of triggering an Elemental Reaction, the character equipping this will obtain buffs based on the Elemental Type of the other party members. ATK is increased by 14% for each member whose Elemental Type is the same as the equipping character, and EM is increased by 50 for every member with a different Elemental Type. Each of the buffs will count up to 3 characters. This effect can be triggered once every 8s and even when not on the field.

Best Razor weapons

The best weapon for Razor is the 5-star Song of Broken Pines, which increases his ATK by 16%. It also has a Sigil effect that will improve Normal ATK SPD and ATK for 12 seconds after you reach four Sigils. This is useful for Razor in terms of the quickness of his Normal Attacks.

Alternatively, you could run the 5-star Claymore Wolf’s Gravestone to increase Razor’s ATK by 20%. If the enemy has less than 30% HP, the weapon will increase all party members’ ATK by 40% for 12 seconds.

If you don’t have either 5-star option, we suggest running the Mailed Flower, especially if you go with a Quickbloom Razor over Physical. This Claymore will increase Razor’s ATK and Elemental Mastery after hitting an opponent with his Elemental Skill or triggering an Elemental Reaction.

Song of Broken Pines Genshin Impact logoSong of Broken Pines Increases ATK by 16%. When Normal or Charged Attacks hit opponents, the character gains a Sigil of Whispers (once every 0.3s). When you reach 4 Sigils, all will be consumed and all nearby party members will get increased Normal ATK SPD by 12% and ATK by 20% for 12s. Once this triggers, you gain no Sigils for 20s. Buffs of the same type won’t stack. The same buffs from the Millennial Movement series does not stack.
Wolf’s GravestoneIncreases ATK by 20%. On hit, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increases all party members’ ATK by 40% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.
Genshin Impact's Mailed FlowerMailed FlowerIncreases ATK by 20%. On hit, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increase all party members’ ATK by 40% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.

Razor Talent Level-up and Ascension Materials

The following tables contain what materials you’ll need to level up Razor’s Talents and fully ascend the character:

Talent level-up materialsTalent level-up materialsTalent level-up materialsTalent level-up materials
Talent level-up materialsTeachings of Resistance x9Guide to Resistance x63Philosophies of Resistance x114
Common Ascension MaterialsDamaged Mask x18Stained Mask x66Ominous Mask x93
Weekly Boss MaterialDvalin’s Claw x18
Ascension LevelMoraMaterialsMaterialsMaterialsMaterials
1200001x Vajrada Amethyst Sliver3x Damaged Mask3x Wolfhook
2400003x Vajrada Amethyst Fragment2x Lightning Prism15x Damaged Mask10x Wolfhook
3600006x Vajrada Amethyst Fragment4x Lightning Prism12x Stained Mask 20x Wolfhook
4800003x Vajrada Amethyst Chunk8x Lightning Prism18x Stained Mask 30x Wolfhook
51000006x Vajrada Amethyst Chunk12x Lightning Prism12x Ominous Mask45x Wolfhook
61200006x Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone20x Lightning Prism24x Ominous Mask 60x Wolfhook

Best Razor team comp in Genshin Impact

We recommend placing Razor on a team focused on the Superconduct Elemental Reaction alongside Fischl, Rosaria, and Mika. Mika will be able to provide healing and buffs, while Rosaria can increase CRIT Rate by using her Elemental Skill. Lastly, Fischl can provide more damage and recharge Razor’s Elemental Burst.

Alternatively, you could run Razor on a team centered around Dendro Elemental Reactions. Therefore, we suggest using Nahida, Xingqiu, and Baizhu to trigger Hyperbloom and Aggravate Reactions.

That’s everything you need to know about building Razor in Genshin Impact. Check out our other build guides below:

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About The Author

Cassidy graduated from Concordia University Chicago in 2021 with a Bachelor's Degree in Media Communication. She's an expert in all things Pokemon, and her favorite games include Pokémon Crystal, Genshin Impact, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses. You can contact her at