22 Sep 2021 11:42 AM +00:00

The Best Genshin Impact Razor Build

What is the best Genshin Impact Razor build? Razor is a kid that was abandoned as an infant and raised by the Wolf of the North, Andrius, and his wolf pack in Wolvendom. After an encounter with Varka, the Grand Master of the Knights of Favonius, he has slowly started integrating with other humans again. On the battlefield, he’s a great DPS unit, with the potential to focus on either Electro or Physical approaches.

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Razor's Wish Screen
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How Do I Get Razor in Genshin?

Razor is obtainable by spending wishes in the Wanderlust Invocation standard banner. Good luck obtaining him!

What Are the Best Razor Builds?

Razor excels as either Physical or Electro DPS. He hits really hard with the greatsword and has a pool of good Electro abilities that make him a great Main DPS, but sadly lock him into that role since he doesn’t have any persisting skill that can play with others.

Below are two of the best Razor builds right now. You can keep reading to find out the hows and whys of these particular Razor builds, but if you've used him before, you'll quickly understand the thought process behind his best weapon and artifact choices.

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Role Best Weapon Alternative Weapon Best Artifacts Alternative Artifacts
Electro DPS BuildWolf's GravestonePrototype ArchaicThundering Fury (4 Pieces)Gladiator's Finale (2 Pieces) & Thundering Fury (2 Pieces)
Physical DPS BuildSong of Broken PinesWolf's GravestonePale Flame (2 Pieces) & Bloodstained Chivalry (2 Pieces)Gladiator's Finale (2 Pieces) & Bloodstained Chivalry (2 Pieces)

Physical DPS

While Wolf’s Gravestone is the perfect choice for this build, it is also a difficult weapon to obtain, so as a great alternative you can craft Prototype Archaic. The Pale Flame set is the best choice for every single Physical DPS build, and this is no exception. If you can’t complete the set yet, though, you can always use Bloodstained Chivalry as an alternative.

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Electro DPS

Similar to the Physical DPS build, the desired weapon is the Wolf's Gravestone, with the major difference relying on the Artifacts side. The Thundering Fury set is the best choice for every single Electro DPS build, but if you can’t complete the set yet, though, you can always use a 2-2 mix of Gladiator's Finale and Thundering Fury as an alternative.

What Are the Best Team Comps for Razor?

Razor can inflict outstanding damage independently of his teammates. However, his damage output can scale to the heavens if you apply reactions like Superconduct. To do that, units like Rosaria are perfect and Fischl helps with that since you won't be needing to use the Elemental Skill that often thanks to Oz. Barbara closes the team as a great healer that can apply the Wet status on yourself, further improving Electro-related reactions.

Character Element
RazorElectro
RosariaCryo
FischlElectro
BarbaraHydro
Razor's Weapon Menu
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What Are the Best Weapons for Razor?

Weapons like Wolf's Gravestone that boost Attack or Song of the Broken Pines and its boost on Physical Damage are the only real good options for these builds. You can also find a more affordable and equally good alternative in the form of the Snow-Tombed Starsilver. Last but not least, if you’re looking for a craftable option, you can obtain the Prototype Archaic if you still don’t have any of the former.

Weapon Rarity Stats Skills How to Obtain
Wolf's Gravestone5-StarAttackWolfish Tracker: Increases Attack by 20%. On hit, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increases all party members' Attack by 40% for 12 seconds. Can only occur once every 30 seconds.Wishes
Song of Broken Pines5-StarPhysical Damage BonusRebel's Banner Hymn: A part of the "Millennial Movement" that wanders amidst the winds. Increases Attack by 16%, and when Normal or Charged Attacks hit opponents, the character gains a Sigil of Whispers. This effect can be triggered once every 0.3 seconds. 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 12 seconds. "Millennial Movement: Banner-Hymn" increases Normal Attack Speed by 12% and increases Attack by 20%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Whispers for 20 seconds. Of the many effects of the "Millennial Movement", buffs of the same type will not stack.Wishes
Snow-Tombed Starsilver4-StarPhysical Damage BonusFrost Burial: Hitting an enemy with Normal and Charged Attacks has a 60% chance of forming and dropping an Everfrost Icicle above them dealing 80% AoE Attack Damage. Enemies affected by Cryo are dealt 200% Attack Damage. Can only occur once every 10 seconds.Forge
Prototype Archaic4-StarAttackCrush: On hit, Normal or Charge Attacks have a 50% chance to deal an additional 240% Attack damage to enemies with a small AoE. Can only occur once every 15 seconds.Forge
Razor's Artifact Menu
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What Are the Best Artifacts for Razor?

Depending on which build you choose to make, you may need Thundering Fury sets in case you want to use Razor as an Electro DPS Unit, or Pale Flame for Physical DPS purposes. How many of these you choose to equip on her will depend on your gameplay, so it is suggested that you test different builds, how they work as mixed or full sets and you can decide then.

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Artifacts Two-Piece Effect Four-Piece Effect
Thundering FuryElectro damage Bonus +15%Increases damage caused by Overloaded, Electro-Charged, and Superconduct by 40%. Triggering such effects decreases Elemental Skill CD by 1 second. Can only occur once every 0.8 seconds.
Pale FlamePhysical damage +25%When an Elemental skill hits an opponent, Attack is increased by 9% for 7 seconds. This effect stacks up to 2 times and can be triggered once every 0.3s. Once 2 stacks are reached, the 2 piece bonus is increased by 100%.
Bloodstained ChivalryPhysical damage +25%After defeating an opponent, increases Charged Attack damage by 50% and reduces its Stamina cost to 0 for 10 seconds.
Gladiator's FinaleAttack +18%.If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack damage by 35%.

Razor Artifact Stats

Given Razor's set of skills, you want to develop Attack as the main stat, and focus on boosting Critical Rate and Critical Damage as the sub-stat.

Slot Main Stat Sub Stats
FeatherAttackCritical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack%, Energy Recharge
FlowerHPCritical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack%, Attack
HourglassAttack%Critical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack, Energy Recharge
GobletPhysical Damage BonusCritical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack%, Attack
HeadpieceCritical Damage/Critical RateCritical Rate/ Critical Damage, Attack%, Attack, Energy Recharge

What Are Razor's Skills and Talents?

Razor shines as a Physical Main DPS, with massive damage output and versatility in his movements. While he can trigger Electro reactions with his Elemental Skill and Burst, he doesn't rely on those, focusing instead on Physical Damage. While his Elemental Skill is great, it's by using the Elemental Burst that we can see Razor's true aggressive skills, capable of wiping out entire rooms full of enemies.

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Attack Effect
Normal AttackPerforms up to 4 consecutive strikes.
Charged AttackDrains Stamina over time to perform continuous swirling attacks against all nearby enemies. At end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.
Plunging AttackDescends from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE damage upon landing.
Elemental Skill - Claw and ThunderHunts his prey using the techniques taught to him by his master and his Lupical. Press Swings the Thunder Wolf Claw, dealing Electro damage to enemies in front of Razor. Upon striking an enemy, 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. Hold Gathers Electro energy to unleash a lightning storm over a small AoE, causing massive Electro damage, and clears all of Razor's Electro Sigils. Each Electro Sigil cleared in this manner will be converted into Energy for Razor.
Elemental Burst - Lightning FangSummons the Wolf Within which deals Electro damage 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 damage. -Raises Razor's Attack Speed and Electro Resistance. -Causes Razor to be immune to damage inflicted by the Electro-Charged status. -Disables Razor's Charged Attacks. -Increases Razor's resistance to interruption
Talent#1 - AwakeningDecreases Claw and Thunder's cooldown by 18%. Using Lightning Fang resets the cooldown of Claw and Thunder.
Talent#2 - HungerWhen Razor's Energy is below 50%, increases Energy Recharge by 30%.
Talent#3 - WolvensprintDecreases all the other party members’ sprinting Stamina Consumption by 20%.
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Razor's Constellation Menu
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What Are Razor's Constellations?

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If you get to pull Razor multiple times, you will eventually reach a level of the constellation that will turn her into an excellent DPS unit, with improvements on all his Skills and their respective cooldowns, making Razor a great tool to take the offensive on the battlefield.

Constellation Effect
Wolf's InstinctPicking up an Elemental Orb or Particle increases Razor's damage by 10% for 8 seconds.
SuppressionIncreases Critical Rate against enemies with less than 30% HP by 10%.
SuppressionIncreases the Level of Lightning Fang by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
BiteWhen casting Claw and Thunder (Press), enemies hit will have their Defense decreased by 15% for 7 seconds.
Sharpened ClawsIncrease the Level of Claw and Thunder by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Lupus FulgurisEvery 10 seconds, Razor's sword charges up, causing the next Normal Attack to release lightning that deals 100% of Razor's Attack as Electro damage. When Razor is not using Lightning Fang, a lightning strike on an enemy will grant Razor an Electro Sigil for Claw and Thunder.

What Are Razor's Ascension Materials?

Ascending Razor boosts his Physical Damage Bonus stats more than anything else, a welcomed improvement that makes him a great DPS. Farming the Electro Hypostasis can take a bit, but for improving a unit as helpful as Razor is for your team it's worth the effort.

Ascension Rank Required Level Required Materials
12020000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Sliver x1, Wolfhook x3, Damaged Mask x3
25040000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Fragment x3, Lightning Prism x2, Wolfhook x10, Damaged Mask x15
36060000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Fragment x6, Lightning Prism x4, Wolfhook x20, Stained Mask x12
470 80000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Chunk x3, Lightning Prism x8, Wolfhook x30, Stained Mask x18
580100000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Chunk x6, Lightning Prism x12, Wolfhook x45, Ominous Mask x12
690120000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone x6, Lightning Prism x20, Wolfhook x60, Ominous Mask x24

What Are Razor's Talent Level Up Materials?

An important part of building Razor is remembering to level up her talents and abilities. The order in which you go about this will change slightly depending on the role you expect him to play in your team, but here's the most common Razor talent upgrade order:

  • Elemental Skill
  • Elemental Burst
  • Normal Attack
Daily Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Drops
Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of ResistanceDamaged/ Stained/ Ominous MaskDvalin's Claw

And that's everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Razor! You now have all the info you need to make the most of Legend of Wolvendom in combat. Good luck!