Genshin Impact – best weapons for Diluc, top Claymores chosen by us

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Back when Genshin first came out, Diluc was coveted. Now he is mostly a sore and unworthy consolation prize when you lose a 50/50. Either way, Diluc can be a strong main DPS, and we think the best weapons for Diluc enhance what is already a powerful five-star.

Diluc is a Pyro Claymore user who has a multi-hit Skill and a powerful Burst. Pros know that you should weave his Skill into his Normal Attacks to deliver truly devastating combos. He has a satisfying kit that can dish out huge numbers, which is always great and due to his simple builds, he is a favourite to many.

For more expert advice in Genshin Impact, we have guides covering the best weapons for Jean and the best weapons for Layla. Now, these are our picks for the best weapons for Diluc in Genshin Impact.

1. Prototype Archaic

Diluc holding the Prototype Archaic in Genshin Impact.
Diluc holding the Prototype Archaic in Genshin Impact (Image taken by VideoGamer)
  • Lvl 90 Base Atk: Attack +565 
  • Lvl 90 Bonus Stat: ATK +27.6%
  • Passive Effect: On hit, Normal or Charge Attacks have a 50% chance to deal an additional 240% ATK DMG to enemies with a small AoE. Can only occur once every 15s. 

The Prototype Archaic is a craftable four-star weapon that will be easily accessible to any one. As a F2P weapon, you can upgrade the Prototype Archaic to max refinement easily and reap all the benefits it can provide to your Diluc.

The weapon has a reasonably high base attack, but the bonus sub-stat elevates Diluc’s attack value to more impressive levels. Not only this, but the weapon skill is quite satisfying to use and will provide you with its attack bonus once every rotation.

2. Mailed Flower

Diluc holding Mailed Flower weapon in Genshin Impact.
Diluc holding Mailed Flower weapon in Genshin Impact (Image taken by VideoGamer)
  • Lvl 90 Base Attack: Attack +565
  • Lvl 90 Bonus Stat: Elemental Mastery +110
  • Passive Effect: Within 8s after the character’s Elemental Skill hits an opponent or the character triggers an Elemental Reaction, their ATK and Elemental Mastery will be increased by 12% and 48 respectively.

With an EM substat, this weapon is amazing on Diluc if used in the right reaction comps. The higher base attack will help with Vape and Melt teams, otherwise, you won’t get a ton of use out of it and this weapon will be better suited in someone else’s hands.

The Mailed Flower was obtainable as part of a limited-time event in Genshin Impact. While it might sit in your inventory gathering dust, you should consider using this weapon with Diluc, as it will enhance a ton of what works well in his kit when focusing on Reactions, especially his Skill that can be seamlessly mixed into his NA rotations.

3. Luxurious Sea-Lord

  • Lvl 90 Base Attack: Attack +454
  • Lvl 90 Bonus Stat: Attack +55.1%
  • Passive Effect: Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 12%. When Elemental Burst hits opponents, there is a 100% chance of summoning a huge onrush of tuna that deals 100% ATK as AoE DMG. This effect can occur once every 15s.

Another event-exclusive weapon you may or may not have lying around, the Luxurious Sea-Lord is a fantastic weapon for Diluc, and it’s fun to see such an out-there weapon design in Genshin. More importantly, what could be better than slapping enemies around with a gigantic fish? The ATK% bonus stat is perfect for Diluc and the passive effect fits nicely into Diluc’s rotations with his Burst, Skill, and Normal Attacks.

4. The Unforged

  • Lvl 90 Base Atk: Attack +608
  • Lvl 90 Bonus Stat: ATK + 49.6%
  • Passive Effect: Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.

The Unforged would be too strong not to mention for Diluc, but the weapon is fairly elusive being tied to a weapon banner that hasn’t had a re-run in recent memory. The weapon has a top-class Base Attack at the max level, and the Bonus Attack stat is one of the highest bonus Attack% buffs available in the game.

The weapon’s passive skill is strong and has two parts: first, we have an on-hit stacking Attack Buff that greatly boosts your DPS. Secondly, we have a passive that doubles your weapon’s Bonus Stat if you have a shield on your Diluc.

✓ Our opinion

The Unforged? Really?

While the Unforged is undeniably excellent, few people probably have this weapon. Furthermore, the passive effect requires a Shield to trigger, making it an incredibly situational weapon.

5. Skyward Pride

Diluc holding the Skyward Pride in Genshin Impact.
Diluc holding the Skyward Pride in Genshin Impact (Image taken by VideoGamer)
  • Lvl 90 Base Atk: Attack +674
  • Lvl 90 Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge +36.8%
  • Passive Effect: Increases all DMG by 8%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal, or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80% of ATK as DMG to enemies along its path. Lasts for 20s or 8 vacuum blades.

The Skyward Pride is a brilliant weapon for Diluc that has been in the game since its initial launch and still holds up in terms of performance. This weapon has one of the highest base attacks out of all the claymores in the game. The energy recharge sub-stat is also rather useful for Diluc, who love spamming their Burst.  Furthermore, the passive effect of the weapon will further enhance Diluc’s Normal Attack and Skill rotations, resulting in more DPS after a Burst.

6. Redhorn Stonethresher

  • Lvl 90 Base Atk: Attack +542
  • Lvl 90 Bonus Stat: Crit Damage +88.2%
  • Passive Effect: DEF is increased by 28%. Normal and Charged Attack DMG is increased by 40% of DEF.

Another very powerful five-star Claymore, the Redhorn Stonethresher, is only available from Banner wishes. If you are lucky enough to have one, then congratulations, as it is one of the best stat sticks in the game to boost your damage, and your Diluc will surely love it.

The weapon has an above-average Base Attack, which is fairly good on its own, but the real selling point is the amazing 88% increase to your Crit Damage, which you can’t even reach with a fully levelled Crit Damage Artifact. The DEF stat is wasted on Diluc, but he will at least benefit from the ATK increase thanks to the weapon’s passive. This makes it an amazing stat stick for your Diluc as the Crit Damage combined with the no-nonsense buff to your Normal and Charged attacks will cut through all your enemies with ease.

7. Serpent’s Spine

  • Lvl 90 Base Atk: Attack +510
  • Lvl 90 Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate +27.6%
  • Passive Effect: Every 4s a character is on the field, they will deal 6% more DMG and take 3% more DMG. This effect has a maximum of 5 stacks and will not be reset if the character leaves the field, but will be reduced by 1 stack when the character takes DMG.

The Serpent Spine is only good because it’s a Battle Pass weapon, meaning you have to spend real money on it. With that said, the BP is worthwhile if you’re invested in the game and the Serpent’s Spine at R5 can rival the Wolf’s Gravestone.

The Base Attack on the weapon is around average, but the Crit Rate sub-stat is something that most Claymores do not have. Not only this, but the weapon skill synergizes with Diluc’s main DPS role, where he wants to maximize his on-field time. This synergy results in highly powerful buffs to his overall DPS.

8. Wolf’s Gravestone

  • Lvl 90 Base Atk: Attack +608
  • Lvl 90 Bonus Stat: ATK + 49.6%
  • Passive Effect: Increases 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.

The Wolf’s Gravestone, also known as the WGS, is one of the most iconic weapons associated with Diluc. The WGS is an instantly recognizable classic that has been around since the launch of the game and Diluc mains know it is the best weapon for him.

The weapon has a fantastic Base Attack value and another potent 50% increase to your attack with the weapon sub-stat. There is another 20% ATK increase with the weapon skill and a further 40% ATK increase whenever you hit an enemy under 30% HP.  Thanks to the numerous Attack Buffs provided by this weapon, your Diluc would easily dish out crippling amounts of damage to your enemies. 

With that, we have discussed many of the weapons that could be considered Diluc’s BIS weapons. Diluc is a popular character with many choices for powerful weapons, and you should take full advantage of this flexibility and find the weapon that suits your playstyle the most.

Those are our picks for the best weapons for Diluc in Genshin Impact. For more Genshin, we have guides covering the best builds and weapons for Neuvillette and how to get the Catch polearm.

Best weapon for Diluc FAQs

Can I use Rainslasher on Diluc?

In short, yes. It is important to look at your team comps before you give this weapon to Diluc. Due to the passive, you want to run him in an overload or Vape team, with Electro or Hydro supports to make the most of the passive effect when hitting enemies with a Pryo reaction. Generally speaking, this weapon is better on Sayu and Beidou than Diluc, but you should play around with it and see what works.

Is Serpent’s Spine worth the Battle Pass?

The answer to this depends on how much you play the game. The BP weapons are excellent, but they cost real-world money, so you have to decide if it’s worth the cost.

About the Author

Jack Webb

Jack Webb is a guides writer for VideoGamer.

Genshin Impact

  • Release Date: September 28, 2020
  • Platform(s): Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Massively Multiplayer Online, RPG