All new weapons and their effects in Genshin Impact version 3.1

Add some new weapons to your arsenal.

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As with each new patch in Genshin Impact, the game’s upcoming version 3.1 will introduce new events, characters, quests, and items for players to indulge in.

Among these new additions is a handful of new weapons being added directly to the weapon Wish, two of which will be featured on separate five-star featured banners. These new five-star weapons are attributed to two of the characters that have been introduced to the world of Teyvat via the first part of the Sumeru Archon Quest, and the part that will be introduced with the version on Sept. 28.

While the four-star weapons will be available in the permanent Wish, the five-star event-exclusive weapons will not be available until their respective character banners are re-run. The Staff of Scarlet Sands weapon Wish will run alongside Cyno’s featured Wish, while the Key of Khaj-Nisut will appear later on with Nilou’s featured Wish.

Many of the stats and effects of these weapons have been leaked ahead of the launch of version 3.1, so they may be changed before they are officially released to the live servers.

Staff of the Scarlet Sands – Five-star Polearm

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Cyno’s signature weapon, the Staff of Scarlet Sands, will be released alongside his character banner as part of the first Wishes in version 3.1.

  • 44.24 attack granted at level one, 541.83 at max level
  • 9.6 percent bonus critical hit rate at level one, 44.1-percent at max level
  • Uses Oasis Garden’s Reminiscence tree items, Chaos Storage tree items, and Fungal Spores tree items for ascension
  • Effect (base): The equipping character gains 52 percent of their Elemental Mastery as bonus attack. When an Elemental Skill hits opponents, the Dream of the Scarlet Sands effect will be gained for 10 seconds. The equipping character will gain 28 percent of their Elemental Mastery as bonus attack. Max three stacks.

Key of Khaj-Nisut – Five-star Sword

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A peculiar weapon joining the world of Genshin Impact in version 3.1 is the Key of Khaj-Nisut. Interestingly, the only sword-wielding character joining the game in the immediate future is Nilou, though she has already been shown to use Xiphos’ Moonlight in battle. It is unclear what specific character this weapon is used for, though it may be a good option for many of the sword-wielding characters already in the game.

  • 44.34 attack granted at level one, 541.83 at max level
  • 14.4 percent bonus HP at level one, 66.15 percent at max level
  • Uses Talisman of Forest Dew tree items, Damaged Prism tree items, and Faded Red Satin tree items for ascension
  • Effect (base): HP increased by 20 percent. When an Elemental Skill hits opponents, you gain the Grand Hymn effect for 20 seconds. This effect increases the equipping character’s Elemental Mastery by 0.12 percent of their Max HP. This effect can trigger once every 0.3 seconds. Max three stacks. When this effect gains three stacks, or when the third stack’s duration is refreshed, the Elemental Mastery of all nearby party members will be increased by 0.2 percent of the equipping character’s max HP for 20 seconds.

Makhaira Aquamarine – Four-star Claymore

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  • 42.4 attack granted at level one, 509.61 at max level
  • 36 bonus Elemental Mastery granted at level one, 165.38 at max level
  • Uses Echo of Scorching Might tree items, Chaos Storage tree items, and Treasure Hunter Insignia tree items for ascension
  • Effect (base): The following effect will trigger every 10 seconds: The equipping character will gain 24 percent of their Elemental Mastery as bonus attack for 12 seconds, with nearby party members gaining 30 percent of this buff for the same duration. Multiple instances of this weapon can allow this buff to stack. This effect will still trigger even if the character is not on the field.

Xiphos’ Moonlight – Four-star Sword

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  • 42.4 attack granted at level one, 509.61 at max level
  • 36 bonus Elemental Mastery granted at level one, 165.38 at max level
  • Uses Talisman of the Forest Dew tree items, Damaged Prism tree items, and Faded Red Satin tree items for ascension
  • Effect (base): The following effect will trigger every 10 seconds: The equipping character will gain .036-percent energy recharge for each point of Elemental Mastery they possess for 12 seconds, with nearby party members gaining 30 percent of this buff for the same duration. Multiple instances of this weapon can allow this buff to stack. This effect will still trigger even if the character is not on the field.

Missive Windspear – Four-star Polearm

This new polearm, while being added to Wishes, will also be a reward for players in the upcoming “Of Ballads and Brews” event that can be obtained with the event currency. Only one copy can be obtained in this way.

  • 42.4 attack granted at level one, 509.61 at max level
  • 9-percent bonus attack granted at level one, 41.35-percent at max level
  • Uses Boreal Wolf’s Milk Tooth tree items, Gloomy Statuette tree items, and Slime Condensate tree items for ascension
  • Effect (base): Within 10 seconds after an Elemental Reaction is triggered, attack is increased by 12 percent and Elemental Mastery is increased by 48.

Wandering Evenstar – Four-star Catalyst

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  • 42.4 attack granted at level one, 509.61 at max level
  • 36 bonus Elemental Mastery granted at level one, 165.38 at max level
  • Uses Oasis Garden’s Reminiscence tree items, Inactivated Fungal Nucleus tree items, and Fungal Spores tree items for ascension
  • Effect (base): The following effect will trigger every 10 seconds: The equipping character will gain 24 percent of their Elemental Mastery as bonus attack for 12 seconds, with nearby party members gaining 30 percent of this buff for the same duration. Multiple instances of this weapon can allow this buff to stack. This effect will still trigger even if the character is not on the field.

Genshin Impact’s version 3.1, “King Deshret and the Three Magi,” will be available for players on PC, mobile, or PlayStation 4|5 starting Sept. 28, featuring more of the Sumeru Archon Quest to traverse.