Best Build for Razor in Genshin Impact

Best Build for Razor in Genshin Impact
Razor is a 4-star Electro Electro claymore character in Genshin Impact. This guide covers the best builds, weapons and artifacts for Razor.

Pros & Cons

  • Eexcellent early-game carry
  • Usable with low consts
  • Physical DMG Ascension Stat
  • Utility includes:
    • Self-generating energy
    • Sprint buff
    • Resistance to interruption during burst
    • Built-in Crit Rate and Crit DMG
  • Good F2P weapon options
  • Flexible team options
  • Underwhelming in Spiral Abyss due to massive Phys RES on certain enemies
  • Very limited F2P weapons
  • Selfish DPS
  • Sensitive to Overloaded


Steel Fang
Steel Fang
Normal Attack

Normal Attack
Perform up to 4 consecutive strikes.

Charged Attack
Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous spinning attacks against all nearby opponents.
At the end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.

Plunging Attack
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Claw and Thunder
Claw and Thunder
Elemental Skill

Hunts his prey using the techniques taught to him by his master and his lupical.

Swings the Thunder Wolf Claw, dealing Electro DMG to opponents in front of Razor.
Upon striking an opponent, Razor will gain an Electro Sigil, which increases his Energy Recharge rate.
Razor can have up to 3 Electro Sigils simultaneously, and gaining a new Electro Sigil refreshes their duration.

Gathers Electro energy to unleash a lightning storm over a small AoE, causing massive Electro DMG, and clears all of Razor's Electro Sigils.
Each Electro Sigil cleared in this manner will be converted into Energy for Razor.

Lightning Fang
Lightning Fang
Elemental Burst

Summons the Wolf Within, which deals Electro DMG to all nearby opponents. This clears all of Razor's Electro Sigils, which will be converted into Elemental Energy for him.
The Wolf Within will fight alongside Razor for the skill's duration.

The Wolf Within

  • Strikes alongside Razor's normal attacks, dealing Electro DMG.
  • Raises Razor's ATK SPD and Electro RES.
  • Causes Razor to be immune to DMG inflicted by the Electro-Charged status.
  • Disables Razor's Charged Attacks.
  • Increases Razor's resistance to interruption.

These effects end when Razor leaves the battlefield.
When Razor leaves the field, a maximum of 10 Energy will be returned to him based off the duration remaining on this skill.


Utility Passive

Decreases sprinting Stamina consumption of your characters in the party by 20%.
Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.

Ascension 1

Decreases Claw and Thunder's CD by 18%. Using Lightning Fang resets the CD of Claw and Thunder.

Ascension 4

When Razor's Energy is below 50%, increases Energy Recharge by 30%.


Wolf's Instinct
Wolf's Instinct
Level 1

Picking up an Elemental Orb or Particle increases Razor's DMG by 10% for 8s.

Level 2

Increases CRIT Rate against opponents with less than 30% HP by 10%.

Soul Companion
Soul Companion
Level 3

Increases the Level of Lightning Fang by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Level 4

When casting Claw and Thunder (Press), opponents hit will have their DEF decreased by 15% for 7s.

Sharpened Claws
Sharpened Claws
Level 5

Increases the Level of Claw and Thunder by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Lupus Fulguris
Lupus Fulguris
Level 6

Every 10s, Razor's sword charges up, causing the next Normal Attack to release lightning that deals 100% of Razor's ATK as Electro DMG.
When Razor is not using Lightning Fang, a lightning strike on an opponent will grant Razor an Electro Sigil for Claw and Thunder.


For a detailed breakdown of the best Razor teams go to the Razor team guide page.


Physical DPS Build

Razor is a great character to use as a carry especially early in the game. His built-in Physical DMG, access to Electro (half of Superconduct), and Normal Attack scaling make him a great Physical DPS. Since his skill and burst help generate energy, he does not need a battery or dedicated ER stats to get decent uptime on his burst.

Talent Priority

Normal Attack > Burst > Skill
The bulk of Razor's damage will come from his normal attacks, since he is a Physical DPS. Leveling up his burst will also boost his damage when active since the Electro DMG and ATK SPD buff also scale with level. Razor can cast his skill frequently during his uptime, but leveling it isn't as much of a priority.

Stat Priority

Main stats: ATK%/Physical DMG/Crit
Substats: Crit/ATK/ER
Razor's only important stats are Crit and ATK, since most of his damage will be Physical. ER can help with his burst uptime but since he can generate his own energy, it is not as important.

Weapon Weapons
Best Weapons

These 5★ weapons provide massive offensive stats to Razor. Wolf's Gravestone especially greatly buffs the team as well.

Wolfish Tracker
Increases ATK by 20~40%. On hit, attacks against opponents with less than 30% HP increase all party members' ATK by 40~80% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.
Song of Broken Pines
Physical DMG Bonus
Star Star Star Star Star
Rebel's Banner Hymn
A part of the "Millennial Movement" that wanders amidst the winds.

Increases ATK by 16~32%, and when Normal or Charged Attacks hit opponents, the character gains a Sigil of Whispers. This effect can be triggered once every 0.3s. When you possess four Sigils of Whispers, all of them will be consumed and all nearby party members will obtain the "Millennial Movement: Banner-Hymn" effect for 12s. "Millennial Movement: Banner-Hymn" increases Normal ATK SPD by 12~24% and increases ATK by 20~40%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Whispers for 20s.

Of the many effects of the "Millennial Movement", buffs of the same type will not stack.
Gokadaiou Otogibanashi
DEF is increased by 28~56%. Normal and Charged Attack DMG is increased by 40~80% of DEF.
Golden Majesty
Increases Shield Strength by 20~40%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4~8% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
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External ATK buffs can push Serpent Spine to the same level or even beyond most 5★ weapons, depending on the ATK buff and refinements.

Serpent Spine
Star Star Star Star
Every 4s a character is on the field, they will deal 6~10% more DMG and take 3~2% more DMG. This effect has a maximum of 5 stacks and will not be reset if the character leaves the field, but will be reduced by 1 stack when the character takes DMG.

Although its ER isn't useful, its passive and high Base ATK provide a lot of damage.

Skyward Pride
Energy Recharge
Star Star Star Star Star
Sky-ripping Dragon Spine
Increases all DMG by 8~16%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80~160% of ATK as DMG to opponents along its path. Lasts for 20s or 8 vacuum blades.
Decent Damage

These 4★ weapons also provide a ton of damage to Razor especially at higher refinements, but their passives have to remain active for the weapon to be effective.

Lithic Axiom - Unity
For every character in the party who hails from Liyue, the character who equips this weapon gains 7~11% ATK increase and 3~7% CRIT Rate increase. This effect stacks up to 4 times.
Press the Advantage
After defeating an opponent, ATK is increased by 12~24% for 30s. This effect has a maximum of 3 stacks, and the duration of each stack is independent of the others.
F2P Option

Great F2P weapon as it provides a lot of ATK. The extra attack from its passive gains a lot of damage from refinements and can end up as a mini-nuke.

On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks have a 50% chance to deal an additional 240~480% ATK DMG to opponents within a small AoE. Can only occur once every 15s.

This weapon is not recommended at all but ti's still mentioned as you can get a free copy from a world quest.

Snow-Tombed Starsilver
Physical DMG Bonus
Star Star Star Star
Frost Burial
Hitting an opponent with Normal and Charged Attacks has a 60~100% chance of forming and dropping an Everfrost Icicle above them, dealing 80~140% AoE ATK DMG. Opponents affected by Cryo are dealt 200~360% ATK DMG instead by the icicle. Can only occur once every 10s.
Artifact Artifacts
Best Sets

4PC Pale Flame will offer the most damage since Razor can easily maintain stacks with his short skill CD.

2 Physical DMG Bonus +25%.
4 When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, ATK is increased by 9% for 7s. This effect stacks up to 2 times and can be triggered once every 0.3s. Once 2 stacks are reached, the 2-set effect is increased by 100%.
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This combination offers great damage since it provides a constant 50% Phys DMG buff and is only slightly weaker than 4PC Pale Flame.

2 Physical DMG Bonus +25%.
2 Physical DMG Bonus +25%.
Any Combination

These set combinations are weaker in terms of damage but are much easier to farm.

2 Physical DMG Bonus +25%.
2 Physical DMG Bonus +25%.
2 ATK +18%.
2 ATK +18%.
2 ATK +18%.
4 If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.

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