What are Signature Weapons?
Signature weapons, also known as signs, are unique weapons created specifically for each character in the popular game Genshin Impact. These weapons are designed to complement the abilities and playstyle of the respective characters.
It’s worth noting that while signature weapons are often a good choice for a character, there are instances where other weapons might be more suitable. Factors such as the character’s build and playstyle can influence the optimal weapon choice.
How to Identify a Signature Weapon
Determining a character’s signature weapon may not always be straightforward, especially for legendary and 4-star characters. However, there are a few methods that can help you make an educated guess:
1. Weapon Characteristics
Since signature weapons are tailored for specific characters, their unique characteristics should enhance the character’s abilities. For example, the Thundering Pulse is Eimii’s signature weapon, boosting the damage of her normal attacks.
2. Test Runs
For 5-star characters, you can participate in test runs during updates to see the character in action. By inspecting the character menu during the test run, you can identify the weapon the character is equipped with, typically their signature weapon. However, this method doesn’t apply to epic heroes, as they often use common weapons that suit their playstyle but aren’t necessarily their signature weapons.
3. Weapon Banners
Legendary characters are often featured in event banners, and their signature weapons are prominently displayed in those banners. By examining the weapon featured in the event banner, you can infer the character’s signature weapon. For example, Yoimiya is seen wielding the Thundering Pulse in the current banner, confirming it as her signature weapon.
4. Weapon History, Appearance, and Lore
Although rare, some weapons’ history, appearance, and lore can hint at their status as a signature weapon. However, this method is less reliable, as most event weapons are no longer obtainable. One example of this is the Cinnabar Spindle, Albedo’s signature weapon from the “Shadows Amidst Snowstorms” event.
It’s important to note that this method may not always yield accurate results. For instance, Kazuha’s lore suggests that Kagotsurube Isshin is his signature weapon, but in reality, he is often seen with the Oath of Freedom, which better suits his needs and playstyle.
Genshin Impact Character Signature Weapons
Here is a list of the confirmed signature weapons for several characters in Genshin Impact. Please keep in mind that this list may not include all characters or future additions to the game:
- Eimii: Thundering Pulse
- Zhongli: Vortex Vanquisher
- Albedo: Cinnabar Spindle
- Klee: Dodoco Tales
- Fischl: Mitternachts Waltz
These are just a few examples of character signatures in Genshin Impact. As new characters and weapons are introduced, this list will be updated accordingly.
Remember, a signature weapon may not always be the optimal choice for a character. If you’re looking for alternative builds or want to explore different options, be sure to consult our comprehensive guides.