Skyward Blade is a 5-star sword in Genshin Impact. It is part of the Skyward Series, bearing the same color as the other weapons in the series.
The weapon offers Energy Recharge on its Secondary Stat, with a small amount of Critical Rate on its passive. The weapon's secondary stat is the most suitable for characters that are reliant on their burst.
Skyward Blade in Genshin Impact: Stats and Passive
Base attack: 46
Base Secondary Stat: 12% Energy Recharge
Maximum attack: 608
Maximum secondary stat: 55.1% Energy Recharge
Passive: Crit Rate increased by 4/5/6/7/8%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using Elemental Burst: Increases Movement SPD by 10%, increases ATK SPD by 10%, and increases the DMG of Normal and Charged Attack hits by 20/25/30/35/40% for 12s.
The passive of Skyward Blade in Genshin Impact can only be optimized by DPS characters that will often use their Normal or Charged Attack. This contradicts its Energy Recharge secondary stat, but the weapon can still perform greatly for some characters.
Skyward Blade in Genshin Impact: Suitable characters
1. Genshin Impact Skyward Blade on Jean
Skyward Blade is the best sword if players are building their Jean as a healer. The high basic attack will amplify her healing, and the Energy Recharge secondary stat will allow Jean to use her burst more often.
Jean's burst offers a massive amount of healing, along with a cleansing effect that will come in handy in the late game.
2. Genshin Impact Skyward Blade on Bennett
Skyward Blade offers both high base attack, and Energy Recharge, allowing Bennett to frequently use his burst.
3. Genshin Impact Skyward Blade on Xingqiu
Xingqiu is one of the best support in Genshin Impact. He offers protection with his "Rain Sword" skill, and he also offers offense with his "Rain Cutter" burst.
His burst is one of the best reaction supports, where he constantly applies hydro on the enemy. For Xingqiu to be on his top potential, players should ensure Xingqiu always has his burst ready whenever the cooldown ends. Therefore, Skyward Blade is a great choice for Xingqiu.
Genshin Impact 1.4 Weapon Banner features Skyward Blade as a rate-up weapon. Leaving Skyward Spine as the only Skyward Weapon that has never been featured in a weapon banner.