[Top 5] Genshin Impact Best F2P Bows for Main DPS

Genshin Impact Best Main DPS Bows
Ganyu wielding a Prototype Crescent Bow

In Genshin Impact, one of the many ways to improve and strengthen your characters is to equip them with the right weapon. A character can be equipped with any weapon as long as that weapon is in the corresponding weapon type that the character can use. 

This article will discuss the best weapons for Main DPS Bow characters, which require fewer resources to be upgraded into their maximum potentials (F2P-friendly weapons for short). We will also tell you how to get those weapons.


5. Compound Bow

Compound Bow in the Archives Section

Secondary Stat: Physical DMG Bonus

Special Effect: (Infusion Arrow) Normal Attack and Charged Attack hits increase ATK by 4% and Normal ATK SPD by 1.2% for 6s. Max 4 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s.


Compound Bow is very good for bow-wielding characters that rely on their Normal as the main source of their damage outputs. The ATK and ATK SPD increase are very useful because it boosts the overall DPS of the character. The Physical DMG Bonus Secondary Stat furthermore increases the characters’ Normal Attack damage per hit.

This Bow is good for Physical Build Fischl. With this Bow, Fischl will be a walking machine gun because of the Bow's Attack Speed Buff. You can also use this Bow for Tartaglia. But keep in mind that there are other better Bows for him, so we suggest using this for Tartaglia only if you still don’t have those Bows.

Where to get: This Bow can be crafted


4. Mitternachts Waltz

Mitternachts Waltz

Secondary Stat: Physical DMG Bonus

Special Effect: (Evernight Duet) Normal Attack hits on opponents increase Elemental Skill DMG by 20% for 5s. Elemental Skill hits on opponents increase Normal Attack DMG by 20% for 5s.


We believe that this Bow is perfectly made for Fischl. The Physical DMG Bonus Secondary Stat is a huge boost if you want to use her as a Main DPS. The best thing about this Bow is the “Evernight Duet” Special Effect - it suits Fischl’s kit and Talent Mechanics.

From the word itself: “Duet”, the Special Effect of this Bow makes Fischl and Oz a great tandem. Oz’s attack is considered Elemental Damage. So, every time Fischl uses her Normal Attacks, Oz’s damage will be boosted. On the other hand, when Oz attacks the opponent, Fischl’s Normal Attack Damage will be increased.

Where to get:  Promo weapon in an Event Wish


3. Rust

Rust in the Archives Section

Secondary Stat: ATK%

Special Effect: (Rapid Firing) Increases Normal Attack DMG by 40% but decreases Charged Attack DMG by 10%.


This Bow is good for characters that depend on their Normal Attacks instead of their Charge Attacks. The Special Effect “Rapid Firing” boosts the damage of Normal Attack per hit. The Attack Percent increase Secondary Stat increases the Overall Damage Output of the character wearing it. 

Rust is very useful for Tartaglia and Fischl, as both characters rely on Normal Attacks if they are built as the Main DPS. 

Where to get: Can be obtained in Event Wishes


2. Hamayumi


Secondary Stat: ATK%

Special Effect: (Full Draw) Increases Normal Attack DMG by 16% and Charged Attack DMG by 12%. When the equipping character's Energy reaches 100%, this effect is increased by 100%


This Bow is very good for any Bow-wielding Character that is used as a Main DPS. The ATK Percent increase Secondary Stat is very universal - meaning, it suits any kind of Character Mechanics and Kits. The Normal Attack DMG and Charged Attack DMG increase is useful for both Normal Attack-reliant and Charged Attack-reliant characters. The DMG buff will also increase if the wielder has full Energy, so always make sure that your Energy is in 100% to maximize the Special Effect of this Bow. 

The downside of this bow is it can only be obtained in the Inazuma Region. You can only unlock the Region once you pass certain requirements, and one of them is reaching AR 30. So, this weapon can’t be obtained by new/ low-AR players.

The characters that can utilize the maximum effect of this Bow are Fischl, Ganyu, and Tartaglia.

Where to get: Blueprint can be obtained by speaking to Takahashi in Inazuma.


1. Prototype Crescent

Prototype Crescent in the Archives Section

Secondary Stat: ATK%

Special Effect: (Unreturning) Charged Attack hits on weak points increase Movement SPD by 10% and ATK by 36% for 10s.


This is the most commonly used Bow for Main DPS Characters. The reason why this Bow is in the top spot is because of its availability. This Bow can be obtained even if you’re in lower AR levels or even if you are still new in the game. The Bow can be crafted in the local Blacksmiths, and all that is needed is a Northlander Bow Billet and the right number of materials. Northlander Bow Billet can be purchased from Mingxin Jewelry or can be obtained by defeating Weekly Bosses.

This Bow is a good starting weapon for your Main DPS Character. The Attack Percent increase Secondary Stat is very good on any occasion. However, the Special Effect is a bit off, especially if you’re not good at aiming at weak points. But hey! The Buff this Bow gives when you successfully hit your opponent’s weak points is very rewarding. So, start practicing if you want that Attack and Movement Speed Buff.

Where to get: This Bow can be crafted


And that’s the conclusion of our list. We hope you learned something from the article. Please feel free to leave a comment or suggestion below. We will update you when more weapons are added in Genshin Impact.

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