In the Version 2.8 Special Program for Hoyoverse's open-world RPG, watchers noticed that Kazuha was wielding the Genshin Impact Cursed Blade - a brand-new weapon that suits his particular set of skills. Keep reading if you're feeling a little lost. We'll cover the Cursed Blade location, stats, and who it's really for down below.
What is this mystical weapon? The 'cursed blade', called Kagotsurube Isshin, is a four-star sword obtained during Kaedehara Kazuha's newly added story quest in Version 2.8. It's free if you're willing to put in the work, making it a viable weapon for just about anyone. And it doesn't have to be used by just Kaedehara Kazuha: its stats and skills suit a few different sword users in the game.
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How Do I Get The Cursed Blade?
To get your hand on the Cursed Blade, you'll need to unlock and complete Kazuha's new story quest; 'Acer Palmatum Chapter'.
His story quest will need to be unlocked with a Story Key, and is available to anyone Adventure Rank 40 or higher. You will also need to have completed Archon Quest: Chapter II: Act III - Omnipresence Over Mortals, and also Raiden Shogun's Story Quest: "Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter: Act I - Reflections of Mortality".
What Is the Cursed Blade In Genshin Impact?
The Cursed Blade, or Kagotsurube Isshin, is a new weapon in Version 2.8, tied to Kaedehara Kazuha's story quest. The sword looks cool, and can provide a nice buff to the users' attack stats.
The weapon is said to be forged in a nation in the 'far north', likely on someone in Kazuha's forger family's trip to Snezhnaya. As we play the quest, we'll learn more!
What Are The Cursed Blade Stats?
The Cursed Blade is a 4-star weapon, with one refinement rank. Here are the stats for it:
- Base Attack at Level 1: 41
- Base Attack at Level 90: 510
- Bonus stat: ATK
- Special (Passive) Ability:
- When a Normal, Charged, or Plunging Attack hits an opponent, it will whip up a Hewing Gale, dealing AoE DMG equal to 180% of ATK and increasing ATK by 15% for 8s. This effect can be triggered once every 8s.
Who Is the Cursed Blade For? - Best Characters for Cursed Blade
The release of this sword into Genshin Impact has stirred some rumblings in the community.
Clearly it's meant as a sword for Kaedehara Kazuha, but the abilities and skills it gives don't really do his power justice. For instance, the Cursed Blade has no Elemental Mastery buffs or anything to aid healing.
The weapon should, really, be used for a DPS or Sub-DPS build to make the most of it. Ayato and Ayaka would both benefit from this sword more than Kazuha. Even Jean, with her Anemo skills. Kazuha, despite being a good damage dealer, is often built as a support character and the Cursed Blade would not help this.
Cursed Blade Ascension Materials
|1||Mask of the Wicked Lieutenant ×3, Spectral Husk ×2, Gloomy Statuette ×3|
|2||Mask of the Tiger’s Bite ×3, Spectral Husk ×8, Gloomy Statuette ×12|
|3||Mask of the Tiger’s Bite ×6, Spectral Heart ×6, Dark Statuette ×6|
|4||Mask of the One-Horned ×3, Spectral Heart ×9, Dark Statuette ×12|
|5||Mask of the One-Horned ×6, Spectral Nucleus ×6, Deathly Statuette ×9|
|6||Mask of the Kijin ×4, Spectral Nucleus ×12, Deathly Statuette ×18|
Like all other swords, to get it to a good, high, level, the Cursed Blade will need to be Ascended.The materials needed to do so are up above.
In terms of weapon refinement, the blade cannot be refined past level one. As it comes at this level, you're a little stuck in regards to upgrading it right now, but expect some limited-time event to pop up offering additional ones to use for this reason.
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