[Top 5] Genshin Impact Best 3 Star Bows That Are Excellent

Yoimiya's creations are worth looking at!

We’ve established within the last articles that 3-star items, such as artifacts or weapons, are also worth something and shouldn’t just be thrown away. Now, in the following guides, this included, we’re going to show you the best 3-star weapons for each type of weapon wielder. First come the bows, the weapon of some amazing DPS like Yoimiya.

5. Recurve Bow

The Recurve Bow is the first one on this top 5. It’s a bow that mostly suits low HP supports who don’t need to deal tons of damage. Diona is a perfect example of this. Her shield and the rest of her abilities increase their effectiveness as she stacks more HP. This means that this bow will both help her survive and improve her shielding and healing.

What Makes This Bow Great:

  • Defeating an opponent restores 8~16% HP.
  • Increases HP

Bow details: https://genshin-impact.fandom.com/wiki/Recurve_Bow

4. Raven Bow

Seeing the passive ability that this Raven Bow possesses, it’s obvious it suits a Hydro character, like Tartaglia, or a Pyro character, like Yoimiya, better than any other. Apart from having their core damage increased, their Elemental Mastery would be increased as well. This means that when a vaporize reaction is created, their damage will be lots of times higher.

What Makes This Bow Great:

  • Increases DMG against opponents affected by Hydro or Pyro by 12~24%.
  • Increases Elemental Mastery

Bow details: https://genshin-impact.fandom.com/wiki/Raven_Bow

3. Messenger

Critical DMG and Critical Rate are the best stats to have in this game (except if you are Kokomi, that is). That’s why the top 3 have one of these two as secondary stats. Ranged characters such as Ganyu and Fischl, who usually use their Charged Attacks, will benefit from the passive ability this bow offers. If you have a good aim, this is for you!

What Makes This Bow Great:

  • Charged Attack hits on weak spots deal an additional 100~200% ATK DMG as CRIT DMG. Can only occur once every 10s.
  • Increases CRIT Damage

Bow details: https://genshin-impact.fandom.com/wiki/Messenger

2. Sharpshooter’s Oath

The Sharpshooter’s Oath bow also increases CRIT DMG for your characters and has a very similar passive ability as the Messenger bow. They both are centred around weak spots, such as hilichurls’ heads and guardians’ eyes. If you can pinpoint them correctly, it’s possible to one-shot these enemies.

What Makes This Bow Great:

  • Increases DMG against weak spots by 24~48%.
  • Increases CRIT Damage

Bow details: https://genshin-impact.fandom.com/wiki/Sharpshooter%27s_Oath

1. Slingshot

Finally the Slingshot. Normally it is good to have CRIT DMG, but if you can’t deal CRITs, it’s no use at all. That’s why this CRIT Rate weapon is in the first place. Well, that and its amazing passive ability. For fast and short-ranged DPS like Tartaglia, this passive is always active. A 60% increase in Normal Attack’s DMG is even higher than some 4-star weapon’s buffs!

What Makes This Bow Great:

  • If a Normal or Charged Attack hits a target within 0.3s of being fired, increases DMG by 36~60%. Otherwise, decreases DMG by 10%.
  • Increases CRIT Rate

Bow details: https://genshin-impact.fandom.com/wiki/Slingshot 


Venti, Yoimiya, Tartaglia, or Ganyu as 5-stars. Fischl, Aloy, Gorou, or Amber as 4-stars. All these characters are able to show their true potential even without the pay-to-win temporal 5-star weapons. Just equip your trustworthy Slingshot and refine it 5 times and get ready to speedrun domains and events in no time at all.


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