Skyward Spine Genshin Impact: Everything You Need to Know

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Skyward Spine is a five-star polearm weapon in Genshin Impact. It's a rare pull that can really boost your team's damage if you manage to acquire it. Here's everything you need to know about what it does, how to get it, and the best characters to use it on.

Skyward Spine Genshin Impact: Everything You Need to Know

Skyward Spine is a polearm that gives Energy Recharge as its secondary stat. Below are the basic stats of the weapon:

  • Base attack (Lv. 1): 48
  • Energy Recharge (Lv. 1): 8%
  • Special Passive Ability: Blackwing - Increases CRIT Rate by 8% and increases Normal ATK SPD by 12%. Additionally, Normal and Charged Attacks hits on opponents have a 50% chance to trigger a vaccuum blade that deals 40% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.

As a polearm that provides Energy Recharge, Skyward Spine is an excellent choice for any polearm user with supportive capabilities that heavily relies on their Elemental Burst. Xiangling and Zhongli are great examples of support characters that want to cast their Burst as frequently as possible.

Skyward Spine's high Base Attack and Passive can also help a DPS character dish out more damage, but it's outclassed by other weapons that provide more damage-oriented stats such as Critical Rate or Damage. As a five-star weapon, though, it's still a great choice for any polearm user that doesn't have a better weapon to work with.

How to Get Skyward Spine

Skyward Spine is not currently in any rate-up weapon banner, nor has it been in the past. This means there's a chance miHoYo might choose to give it a rate-up banner soon, so you might want to hold on to your primogems.

Currently, the only way to obtain Skyward Spine is by wishing on the standard banner or the weapon banner. Both have a chance of giving you a Skyward Spine, so just hope for the best.

If you want to know more about the weapons in Genshin Impact, check out our guides on the newest four-star bow, Mitternachts Waltz, or the four-star catalyst, The Widsith.