Skyward Blade is a 5-star sword in Genshin Impact. It is part of the Mondstadt Series of weapons, which, as the series name suggests, are themed after the nation of Anemo.
The sword of a knight that symbolizes the restored honor of Dvalin. The blessings of the Anemo Archon rest on the fuller of the blade, imbuing the sword with the powers of the sky and the wind.– Skyward Blade description
This article will discuss Skyward Blade, including where you can get it, its stats, ascension materials, and recommended characters.
Where to get Skyward Blade
Skyward Blade can only be obtained via Wish, specifically by pulling on the Epitome Invocation Weapon Event Wish Banner and Wanderlust Invocation Standard Wish Banner at a normal rate.
It is important to note that this weapon CANNOT be pulled from limited-time character banners.
Skyward Blade Stats
Below are the stats of this sword:
|Level 1-90 Base ATK||46 – 608|
|Level 1-90 Bonus Stat||Energy Recharge 12% – 55.1%|
Skyward Blade Skill Effects
This sword’s skill is called Sky-Piercing Fang:
CRIT Rate increased by 4%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using an Elemental Burst: Increases Movement SPD by 10%, increases ATK SPD by 10%, and Normal and Charged hits deal additional DMG equal to 20% of ATK. Skypiercing Might lasts for 12s.
For every weapon refinement, the CRIT Rate is increased by:
Below are the ascension materials for this sword:
20 – 40:
- Boreal Wolf’s Milk Tooth ×5
- Dead Ley Line Branch ×5
- Slime Condensate ×3
40 – 50:
- Boreal Wolf’s Cracked Tooth ×5
- Dead Ley Line Branch ×18
- Slime Condensate ×12
50 – 60:
- Boreal Wolf’s Cracked Tooth ×9
- Dead Ley Line Leaves ×9
- Slime Secretions ×9
60 – 70:
- Boreal Wolf’s Broken Fang ×5
- Dead Ley Line Leaves ×18
- Slime Secretions ×14
70 – 80:
- Boreal Wolf’s Broken Fang ×9
- Ley Line Sprout ×14
- Slime Concentrate ×9
80 – 90:
- Boreal Wolf’s Nostalgia ×6
- Ley Line Sprout ×27
- Slime Concentrate ×18
Because of its high attack and Energy Recharge bonus stat, Skyward Blade is best for sword-wielding characters whose potentials rely on their Elemental Burst.
This sword can be considered Bennett’s best in slot (BiS) weapon. If you build him as a Burst Support, he will significantly benefit from this weapon’s attack and Energy Recharge. It should be noted that the team ATK buff from his Burst is based on his Base ATK. Moreover, his Burst can heal.
Another character that will greatly benefit from this sword is Xingqiu. His Burst, which can apply Hydro continuously, has a relatively high energy cost.
The same can be said for Jean, as her Burst costs 80 energy. Moreover, the sword’s ATK will contribute to her healing capability as the healing from her Burst scales with this stat.
There are still a lot of characters who can benefit from equipping Skyward Blade, such as Kaeya, who needs his Burst to apply Cryo continuously, and the Geo or Electro Traveler if you use them as a battery with their Burst. Again, this sword is generally a good option for characters who need to use their Elemental Burst in every rotation to provide support, deal substantial damage, or both.