The wolf boy of Monstadt is a 4-star Electro claymore character who grew up in the wilds of Wolvendom. His main role as a DPS makes him an electric threat to his enemies so the Abyss better beware!It can be tough finding the right weapon for him though, so that’s why we’re talking about the best weapons for Razor in Genshin Impact today.

With tons of different effects and varying availability we wanted to make a guide to make it easier to equip this wild child with the best claymore you can.

Let’s get started!

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Foreword on the Best Weapons for Razor

There are a lot of weapon options in Genshin Impact, even among just claymores it can be hard to find the best fit for your party. That’s why we narrowed things down and put together this list of the best weapons for Razor. 

Below we go over the stats, the effects, and the drawbacks of each weapon so you can get a better idea of what will work best for you. For each recommendation we assume weapons are fully leveled with no refinement. 

For our list we picked the best of the best… That means there are some 5-star time-limited weapons here. Don’t sweat it though! We also have some 4-star and even a 3-star weapon that will still deal some impressive damage. Those claymores are always available so you don’t have to worry about missing all the best weapons. 

How to Choose a Weapon for Razor

How to Choose a Weapon for Razor
“Razor… Fight with lightning tooth! Protect lupical!” | Image: miHoYo via HGG / Devin Dornbrock

Now then, let’s go over a few things before we get to the weapon recommendations. 

Stats

When it comes to weapons it’s important to know that all three-, four-, and five-star weapons in Genshin Impactic have two stats. The primary stats will always be ATK while the secondary stat can differ a bit.

Secondary claymore stats can be any of the following:

  • ATK%
  • CRIT DMG%
  • CRIT Rate%
  • DEF%
  • Elemental Mastery
  • Energy Recharge
  • HP%
  • Physical DMG Bonus

Catering Razor’s Weapon to His Best Role

When considering the best weapons for Razor, remember that his best role will be as a DPS. Also remember that neither his Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst scale with any of his stats. That means with his weapon you will want to primarily focus on upping his ATK. High Base ATK and added effects which give extra damage will work the best with him.

Picking weapons with ATK% or Physical DMG Bonus secondary stats will be the best options. They will strengthen Razor’s Normal and Charged Attacks which will be what the majority of his attacks are. 

Not many characters work well with Physical DMG weapons but since Razor’s Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst both have long cooldowns, Physical DMG is a much more important stat to focus on.

The Takeaway

If you find a weapon you enjoy using though, don’t focus too much on what the meta says. A weapon that fits your playstyle is much more important than what might do the most damage. (Weapons you enjoy using are probably going to deal more damage anyway since you’ll actually know how to use them!)

5 Best Weapons for Razor in Genshin Impact, Ranked

Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s get into the weapons recommendations! We have five of our top weapon recommendations for Razor ranked from good- leading up to our #1 claymore for Razor. 

5/5

Debate Club 3-Star Claymore

Best Weapon for Razor: Debate Club 3-Star Claymore
“We’re going to hunt!” | Image: miHoYo via HGG / Devin Dornbrock

Starting off our list, we have the 3-star claymore the Debate Club! It’s an easy weapon for new players to get a hold of and turns up in pretty much every 10 wishes you pull regardless of banner type. 

It has decent stats and a pretty good effect for a 3-star weapon. That makes it perfect for players who are trying to get a quick Razor build together without sinking in too many resources. 

If you’re looking for a good mid-tier weapon to give Razor, we definitely recommend this one.

Stats & Effects

A fully leveled Debate Club reaches 401 Base ATK. Its secondary stat then increases Razor’s ATK by 35.2%. Overall not bad for a 3-star weapon. 

The main effect “Blunt Conclusion” deals an extra 60% ATK DMG after hitting opponents with an Elemental Skill, Normal or Charged Attack for 15 seconds. DMG can only occur once per 3 seconds. 

The Debate Club’s effect is decent for any claymore DPS character, especially for beginners who are having a hard time gathering the resources for leveling up higher rarity weapons. As long as Razor is on the field for extended periods of time it won’t be hard to see the benefits of the added damage.

Since almost any of Razor’s attacks will set off the Blunt Conclusion effect it’s an easy weapon to use well. There’s no strategy or sigils to keep in mind to properly utilize it. Overall it’s a simple and effective weapon.

Drawbacks

The biggest drawback to the Debate Club is that it is a 3-star weapon. There isn’t inherently anything bad about it, it just is on the lower end as far as stats go. There are many better options out there when it comes to weapons for Razor.

Its Base ATK is relatively low and the secondary stat is also not the best. The effect of the weapon is easy to understand and use but there isn’t much to it other than occasionally adding 60% ATK DMG. 

For players who use teams that constantly switch between characters to use Elemental Skills and trigger Elemental Reactions, the Debate Club’s effect won’t be as effective since it can only go off up to  once every 3 seconds.

Materials

To fully ascend the Debate Club you will need the following materials:

  • 105k Mora
  • 2 Mist Veiled Lead Elixir (2-star weapon material)
  • 6 Mist Veiled Mercury Elixir (3-star weapon material)
  • 6 Mist Veiled Gold Elixir (4-star weapon material)
  • 3 Mist Veiled Primo Elixir (5-star weapon material)
  • 10 Mist Grass Pollen (2-star enemy drop)
  • 12 Mist Grass (3-star enemy drop)
  • 18 Mist Grass Wick (4-star enemy drop)
  • 6 Damaged Mask (1-star enemy drop)
  • 10 Stained Mask (2-star enemy drop)
  • 12 Ominous Mask (3-star enemy drop)

4/5

Snow-Tombed Starsilver 4-Star Claymore

Best Weapons for Razor: Snow-Tombed Starsilver 4-Star Claymore
“I’m hungry. Let’s hunt.” | Image: miHoYo via HGG / Devin Dornbrock

Stepping things up a little, we have the 4-star Snow-Tombed Starsilver claymore. It’s more powerful than the Debate Club and is even a foregeable weapon! While getting the weapon diagram may take some effort, it is well worth it. Being free-to-play friendly is a huge perk in itself after all.

This claymore packs a wallop and is especially effective against opponents affected by Cryo. Giving this weapon to Razor on a team with characters like Diona or Kaeya who can apply Cryo consistently will give some fantastic results and increase his damage output tremendously.  

Stats & Effects

At an impressive 565, the Snow-Tombed Starsilver actually has one of the highest Base ATK of all 4-star Claymores. Its secondary stat increases Physical DMG by 34.5% which is especially good for characters who have long Elemental Skill Cooldowns like Razor.

Its main effect “Frost Burial” has a 60% chance to create an Everfrost Icicle after hitting enemies with a Normal or Charged Attack. When created, Everfrost Icicles drop down on the hit enemy and deal 80% ATK DMG in an AoE. If an enemy is affected by Cryo, they are dealt 200% ATK DMG. The effect can only occur once every 10 seconds. 

In a way, the effect of the Snow-Tombed Starsilver is a better version of the Debate Club’s “Blunt Conclusion”. 

While frequency is lower, the DMG% is increased significantly. ATK DMG% can be increased at higher levels of refinement up to 140% against enemies not affected by Cryo and 360% against those that are. The chance a Normal or Charged Attack will trigger the effect can be increased to 100% as well. 

With high stats, high bonus DMG, and a boost to Physical DMG, the Snow-Tombed Starsilver is a good choice of weapon for Razor. 

Drawbacks

The biggest drawback to this claymore weapon is that its diagram isn’t automatically available at the blacksmith. Players will need to hunt it down in Dragonspine and complete a hidden exploration objective to get their hands on the weapon diagram. 

It takes some time tracking it down among the Ancient Carvings throughout Dragonspine.

On the bright side most players will probably want to do this anyway since other rewards will be given. Still, it does mean this weapon isn’t the most easily available. 

After the difficulty in obtaining it, the second biggest drawback to the Snow-Tombed Starsilver is that it relies on physical damage. It doesn’t do anything for Razor’s Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst meaning it largely ignores half of his kit. Not the worst thing in the world but not the best either. 

Materials

To forge the Snow-Tombed Starsilver:

  • 1 Northlander Claymore Billet (4-star forging material)
  • 50 Crystal Chunk (1-star item)
  • 50 Starsilver (1-star item)
  • 500 Mora

While ores like Iron and White Iron can both be found throughout Teyvat, Starsilver is a regional specialty of Dragonspine. That being said, we suggest doing some mining while you’re running around looking for the weapon diagram. It will save you lots of trouble later!

To full ascend the Snow-Tombed Starsilver you will need:

  • 150k Mora
  • 3 Tile of Decarabian’s Tower (2-star weapon material)
  • 9 Debris of Decarabian’s City (3-star weapon material)
  • 9 Fragment of Decarabian’s Epic (4-star weapon material)
  • 4 Shattered Piece of Decarabian’s Dream (5-star weapon material)
  • 15 Heavy Horn (2-star enemy drop)
  • 18 Black Bronze Horn (3-star enemy drop)
  • 27 Black Crystal Horn (4-star enemy drop)
  • 10 Slime Condensate (1-star enemy drop)
  • 15 Slime Secretions (2-star enemy drop)
  • 18 Slime Concentrate (3-star enemy drop)

3/5

Prototype Archaic 4-Star Claymore

Best Weapons for Razor: Prototype Archaic 4-Star Claymore
“You smell… Nice! Let’s hunt.” | Image: miHoYo via HGG / Devin Dornbrock

For players who would rather not bother tracking down the Snow-Tombed Starsilver blueprint, we have another free-to-play friendly option for weapons for Razor! 

The Prototype Archaic is another forgeable weapon that can be crafted at any blacksmith’s immediately. It also doesn’t require any regional specialities so you won’t have to face the chilly climate of Dragonspine at all for this claymore. 

With some decent stats and a pretty impressive ATK DMG effect, this weapon is great for Razor mains who are looking for something that gives him more of a “wow” factor. 

Stats & Effects

Similar to the Snow-Tombed Starsilver, the Prototype Archaic’s Base ATK maxes out at 565 (which is as high as 4-star Claymores can go as of version 2.8). While its primary stat is impressive, its secondary stat ATK% is actually lower than the 3-star Debate Club at only 27.6%.

The main effect “Crush” has a 50% chance to deal an extra 240% AoE ATK DMG when a Normal or Charged Attack hits an enemy. This effect can occur up to once every 15 seconds. At higher refinement the AoE ATK DMG is increased all the way up to 480% though the chance of triggering the effect and the cooldown remain the same.

Since this is a forgeable weapon that means it’s pretty easy to actually refine and get that high damage. The high Base ATK and ATK% both directly increase the DMG dealt by the Crush effect too which synergizes well for DPS Razor builds that will spend a lot of time on the field and utilize the effect often.

Drawbacks

The additional DMG potential is higher than other claymore options on our list but the 50% chance and longer effect cooldown makes it less reliable too. 15 seconds is a long cooldown, especially when you don’t have visual confirmation of it. 

The best way to use the weapon is to constantly end up switching Razor on and off the field. It can be tricky to make the most of the effect when the cooldown is up and bring out another DPS character while it is counting down.

It can be easy to forget how long it has been since the effect went off and the efficiency of Razor’s attacks will go down. Players will need to find some sort of balance between using Normal Attacks to trigger the effect and using your whole team’s’ Elemental Skills and Elemental Bursts. 

Materials

To forge the Prototype Archaic:

  • 1 Northlander Claymore Billet (4-star forging material)
  • 50 Crystal Chunk (1-star item)
  • 50 White Iron Chunk (1-star item)
  • 500 Mora

To fully ascend the Prototype Archaic you will need:

  • 150k Mora
  • 3 Grain of Aerosiderite (2-star weapon material) 
  • 9 Piece of Aerosiderite (3-star weapon material)
  • 9 Bit of Aerosiderite (4-star weapon material)
  • 4 Chunk of Aerosiderite (5-star weapon material)
  • 15 Fragile Bone Shard (2-star enemy drop)
  • 18 Sturdy Bone Shard (3-star enemy drop)
  • 27 Fossilized Bone Shard (4-star enemy drop)
  • 10 Damaged Mask (1-star enemy drop)
  • 15 Stained Mask (2-star enemy drop)
  • 18 Ominous Mask (3-star enemy drop)

2/5

Wolf’s Gravestone 5-Star Claymore

Wolf’s Gravestone 5-Star Claymore
“The sun is up. Time to hunt.” | Image: miHoYo via HGG / Devin Dornbrock

Getting into the 5-star weapons now, our number two recommendation when it comes to weapons for Razor is the Wolf’s Gravestone!

This claymore is impressive not only for Razor but for your whole team. When used correctly it can give your party a nice buff fairly consistently while still seriously increasing Razor’s ATK. We definitely recommend this one when it comes to weapons for Razor… Even if it is only available in Epitome Invocation banners.

Stats & Effects

Topping out at 608, the Wolf’s Gravestone has one of the highest Base ATKs on our list. Its secondary stat also has the highest ATK% increase on our list with an impressive 49.6% boost. 

The main effect “Wolfish Tracker” increases ATK by a base 20%. Hitting an enemy with less than 30% HP will also increase your entire party’s ATK by 40% for 12 seconds. This effect can be triggered once every 30 seconds. 

This is obviously a little different from the other claymores on the list and has a wider range of use than just DPS roles for Razor too. The increased party ATK can make him an effective Sub-DPS as well by buffing the rest of your team and allowing other characters to make stronger attacks. 

While this weapon doesn’t make for hits that are quite as impressive as some of the other claymore options, it’s still a better option than 3 or 4-star weapons for Razor. It increases his attack damage much more consistently even without the increased 40% boost after hitting low HP enemies. 

Drawbacks

As a 5-star weapon, the Wolf’s Gravestone is even harder to get than the Snow-Tombed Starsilver. With the Snow-Tombed Starsilver, players can at least get it whenever they get around to exploring Dragonspine. There isn’t a time limit nor do you have to spend primogems in order to get it. 

For the Wolf’s Gravestone though, players will need to wait for its next limited run weapons banner to come around and try their luck wishing. For players with low pity, it could take thousands of primogems before they even get a single one. Never mind refining it to increase its effects. 

At least with the 4-star options on our list they can both be forged at any time so players can get the best version of the weapon without spending an arm and a leg. 

Materials

To fully ascend the Wolf’s Gravestone you will need:

  • 225k Mora
  • 5 Fetters of the Dandelion Gladiator (2-star weapon material)
  • 14 Chains of the Dandelion Gladiator (3-star weapon material)
  • 14 Shackles of the Dandelion Gladiator (4-star weapon material)
  • 6 Dream of the Dandelion Gladiator (5-star weapon material)
  • 23 Chaos Device (2-star enemy drop)
  • 27 Chaos Circuit (3-star enemy drop)
  • 41 Chaos Core (4-star enemy drop)
  • 15 Divining Scroll (1-star enemy drop)
  • 23 Sealed Scroll (2-star enemy drop)
  • 27 Forbidden Curse Scroll (3-star enemy drop)

1/5

Song of Broken Pines 5-Star Claymore

Song of Broken Pines 5-Star Claymore
“You are my friend. We can hunt. Together.” | Image: miHoYo via HGG / Devin Dornbrock

Our last claymore on the list and the best of the best when it comes to weapons for Razor, we have the Song of Broken Pines!

This claymore is an incredible weapon and is highly recommended for Razor (or most claymore characters honestly). It has an insane Base ATK and just like the Wolf’s Gravestone it also buffs your entire party. This impressive claymore will be tough to beat which is why it’s in our number one spot. 

Stats & Effects

Topping out at a whopping 741 Base ATK, the Song of Broken Pines is an absolute monster when it comes to increasing ATK power. Its secondary stat increases Physical DMG by 20.7% at level 90. While not the highest Physical DMG increase, it’s still nothing to sneeze at.

The main effect “Rebel’s Banner Hymn” is similar to the 5-star sword Freedom-Sworn we mentioned in our Best Weapons for Jean guide. It also triggers a part of the Millennial Movement the Freedom-Sworn sword does.

Where the Song of Broken Pines begins to differ though is that it increases ATK by a base 16%. When Normal or Charged Attacks hit enemies, Razor will gain a Sigil of Whispers. Sigils can be gained up to every 0.3 seconds. WHen four sigils are gained, they will be consumed and all party members gain “Millennial Movement: Banner-Hymn” for 12 seconds.

While characters have Millennial Movement: Banner-Hymn, Normal ATK SPD is increased by 12% and ATK is increased by 20%. After triggering this effect, Sigils of Whispers cannot be gained for 20 seconds. 

The party buff plus the physical DMG Bonus is really good for Razor whose kit relies on his Normal and Charged Attacks to deal most of his damage. Even when taking his Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst into account, the high Base ATK still gives those a nice DMG boost. 

The increased ATK SPD is also phenomenal for specifically claymore characters. They typically have slow ATK SPD which leaves them vulnerable to interruption while winding up for big strikes.  

Drawbacks

Sadly, being a 5-star weapon is a double edged-sword…. Or double edged-claymore in this case. The Song of Broken Pines is a fantastic weapon but it is difficult for players to get hold of given the limited availability and low chances of appearing in Wishes. 

For players brave enough to roll for it though we do highly recommend this claymore. It is a fantastic weapon.

Materials

To fully ascend the Song of Broken Pines:

  • 225k Mora
  • 5 Tile of Decarabian’s Tower (2-star weapon material)
  • 14 Debris of Decarabian’s City (3-star weapon material)
  • 14 Fragment of Decarabian’s Epic (4-star weapon material)
  • 6 Shattered Piece of Decarabian’s Dream (5-star weapon material)
  • 23 Heavy Horn (2-star enemy drop)
  • 27 Black Bronze Horn (3-star enemy drop)
  • 41 Black Crystal Horn (4-star enemy drop)
  • 15 Damaged Mask (1-star enemy drop)
  • 23 Stained Mask (2-star enemy drop)
  • 27 Ominous Mask (3-star enemy drop)

Join the High Ground

That’s our list for weapons for Razor! Do you agree with our recommendations or do you think there’s something better? Let us know in the comments below! As always make sure to check back and keep up to date with all things happening in Teyvat and Genshin Impact.

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