Whenever you start building a character in Genshin Impact, its weapons and artifacts are the main things to consider. There is a wide range of weapons to choose from in the game.
Cyno is a polearm-wielding character with electro vision released in the version 3.1 update alongside Semeru Desert. His skill set is based on dealing massive amounts of damage while staying on the field, offering a lot of options from his existing Polearms.
12 Halberd – three stars
Halberd is one of the few 3-star Polearms in the game, and can be randomly obtained by opening chests while exploring Teyvat. Provides up to 23.4 ATK percent as a secondary stat. Additionally, its passive allows it to deal 320% extra damage every 10 seconds at a refine value of 5.
Since it is a 3-star weapon, it is easy to raise the refining value to 5. This weapon already looks cool, but the passive also helps Cyno deal more damage every 10 seconds. I can’t.
11 White Tassel – Three Stars
This is another 3-star weapon that can be obtained from various chests in the open world. Better than the Halberd for several reasons. One of them is the 23.4% Critical Chance as a secondary stat that already solves many of Cyno’s Critical Chance issues.
Second, this weapon increases the damage of all normal attacks by 48%. This makes it more efficient as you can always deal extra damage. Additionally, Cyno’s first constellation improves his attack speed, allowing him to perform more normal attacks in less time.
Ten Wavebreaker’s Fin – 4 Stars
The Wavebreaker’s Fin is an exclusive 4-star weapon that can only be earned when listed on the Weapon Banner. Providing 13.9 ATK percent as a secondary stat, Elemental Burst increases his damage based on the total energy capacity of the entire party.
Elemental Burst is Cyno’s primary source of damage, as skills are also buffed during this time.With enough energy recharge and party members with a high energy cost, this weapon offers great value. For free-to-play players and low-spending players, it might be a little difficult to obtain.
9 Kitan Cross Spear – Four Stars
The Kitain Cross Spear, along with the Northlander Polearm Billet, is a four-star craftable weapon that can be crafted using the Amethyst Lump found in Inazuma. This is great if you want to use reaction-based teams in Cyno.
Quicken and Aggravate are some of the most powerful reactions in Genshin Impact, involving Electro and Dendro.rhino passive Authority of the Nine Also increases damage based on Elemental Mastery possessed. This makes the Kitan Cross Spear already one of his best weapons.
Additionally, Cyno’s burst cost is 80, making this weapon also useful for alleviating a lack of energy recharge. Each time an elemental skill hits an enemy he steals 3 energy, but for the next 6 seconds he gives 3-5 energy every 2 seconds.
8 The Catch – 4 Stars
Catch is a 4-star Pole Arm that can be obtained by fishing with Inazuma. It is permanently in-game, making him one of the best F2P weapons for Cyno. This weapon provides 45.9% energy recharge and increases elemental burst damage and critical chance by 32% and 12% respectively.
Besides solving the Energy Recharge issue, this weapon buffs Cyno’s main source of damage. Cyno’s need for different stats makes it difficult to get the best artifact, but this weapon solves that problem to some extent.
7 Black Riff Pole – Four Star
The Blackriff Pole is another 4-star weapon that can be obtained from the Star Glitter Exchange in the Paimon Shop. The Blackliff series is his one of three series that the shop cycles through monthly. Gives up to 55.1% Crit DMG at max level.
Since it’s a weapon that you’ve longed for, it’s easy to refine. Every time an opponent is killed, this weapon increases his attack power by 24% for 30 seconds with a refinement value of 5, stacking up to 3 times. You can imagine how effective his ATK boost of 72% is.
6 Deathmatch – 4 Stars
With each update, Genshin’s Battle Pass lets you choose 1 of 5 4-star featured weapons when you purchase the Premium tier. Deathmatch is one of these weapons that can give you up to 36.8% critical chance. This is very important.
At refinement level 5, Deathmatch can give up to 48% ATK or 32% ATK and DEF. During Rhino’s Elemental Burst, it gains increased resistance to crowd control attacks, which pairs well with the increased DEF.
Five Moonpiercer – 4 stars
The Moonpiercer is another craftable weapon that can be unlocked from Sumeru’s Aranara questline. Near the Tree of Dreams is Aranara, which contains blueprints for all Smell crafts, including this one. Again, max level gives you up to 110 Elemental Mastery.
This weapon specializes in dendro-related reactions, so it’s only useful when triggering Quicken, Spread, or Aggravate on Cyno. Triggering these reactions grants up to 32% extra attack damage for 12 seconds at refinement 5.
Four Missive Windspear – 4 Stars
The Missive Windspear is an exclusive weapon only available during the Of Ballads And Brews event. Upgrading to max level gives him a high ATK bonus of 41.3%. Additionally, the event will also give you items to fully upgrade this weapon.
At max sophistication, each Reaction trigger grants 24% Attack Damage and 96 Elemental Mastery for 10 seconds. This effect has no cooldown and Cyno performs best in reaction-based teams, so this weapon is perfect for him.
3 Calamity Keller – Five Star
The Calamity Queller is an exclusive 5-star weapon and is only obtainable when the Weapon Banner is featured. Her secondary stat ATK is very low (16.5%), but she makes up for it with her high base ATK and passives.
Plus you get a 12% Elemental DMG bonus. This is perfect for Cyno, as you’ll be working with Electro DMGs most of the time. With this weapon, you’ll need to focus on getting your artifact’s crit stats to get the right ratio.
2 Primordial Jadewing Spear – Five Stars
Primordial Jade Winged-Spear is one of the best Polearms for your main damage dealing character. Great for Xiao, but Cyno also makes good use of this weapon. Expect up to 22.1% critical chance with this weapon.
Each enemy hit increases attack power for 6 seconds, stacking up to 7 times. At max stacks, refine 1 increases his DMG by an additional 12%. The nice thing about this weapon is that you can also get it from his banner in Standard, albeit at a lower chance.
1 Staff of the Scarlet Sands – Five Star
Finally, Cyno’s signature weapon takes the crown when it comes to best weapon for him. As a secondary stat he has a 44.1% Critical Chance, which makes this weapon less of a struggle to get a good Critical Chance. Cyno rises with his Crit DMG, so it’s a perfect fit.
Additionally, using this weapon grants additional attack power based on Elemental Mastery. ATK buff also increases every time you use elemental skill. Cyno has a very short skill cooldown, making it easy to reach max stacks.
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