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Harbinger of Dawn Genshin Impact Guide

The Harbinger of Dawn in Genshin Impact is a unique sword obtainable in-game through several means.
The Harbinger of Dawn in Genshin Impact is a unique sword obtainable in-game through several means. / miHoYo

The Harbinger of Dawn in Genshin Impact is a unique sword obtainable in-game through several means.

Harbinger sports a light color palette in both its base appearance and second available ascension. Its base bears a steel-gray blade with a brass-colored guard and pommel. Its grip is a silver that carries up to create an accented point on the flat of the blade just beyond the hilt. Its second iteration is more angelic with a pale golden blade and guard accented with obsidian black that reappears at its pommel. The grip is white, which serves as a secondary accent throughout the hilt and up onto the flat of the blade. This time, however, the design is further embellished with a small collection of purple crystals.

Harbinger of Dawn Genshin Impact Guide

The game describes this sword as a weapon "that once shone like the sun" but has since lost its shine. Those who carry this sword will supposedly be "blessed with a 'feel-good' buff."

Players can obtain this sword either through the game's Gacha system or as a reward for completing Kaeya's Gain. Its base stats are:

  • Attack: 39
  • Secondary Stat Type: Critical Damage (CRIT DMG)
  • Secondary Stat Buff: 10.2%
  • Ability: Vigorous — When HP is above 90%, increases CRIT Rate by X%

Harbinger can be refined up to five times, with each refinement improving its ability and, sequentially, its CRIT Rate. However, each improvement costs an increasing amount of Mora. We've broken this down below:

  1. Mora: 500 | CRIT Rate: 14%
  2. Mora: 1000 | CRIT Rate: 17.5%
  3. Mora: 2000 | CRIT Rate: 21%
  4. Mora: 4000 | CRIT Rate: 24.5%
  5. Mora: 0 | CRIT Rate: 28%

Additionally, like most weapons in Genshin Impact, Harbinger's stats increase every few levels, starting with 20, continuing on at 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, and capping at 90.

  • Attack: 94-113 | 169-189 | 216-236 | 263-282 | 309-329 | 355-375 | 401
  • CRIT DMG: 18% | 26.3% | 30.4% | 34.5% | 38.6% | 42.7% | 46.9%

According to the lore, its full name is "The Triumphant Harbinger of Dawn that Points Towards Victory." Only one wielder has ever died while carrying it. Supposedly "the bearer" pointed to the sword toward the sky only for it to light up "as bright as day" and give away his position. This led to him being overwhelmed by a volley of arrows.