Compound Bow is a 4-star Bow that can only be obtained by forging it at any blacksmith’s. Keep reading to find out what materials you’ll need to gather for Ascension, Compound Bow’s Stats, and the best characters to use the Compound Bow in Genshin Impact.
Compound Bow Ascension Materials
Once you have obtained the Compound Bow from forging it and maxed it to Level 20, it can be further leveled up through Ascension. The materials you will need to Ascend the Compound Bow are as follows:
|Level 20||Grain of Aerosiderite x3
Fragile Bone Shard x3
Recruit’s Insignia x2
|Level 40||Piece of Aerosiderite x3
Fragile Bone Shard x12
Recruit’s Insignia x8
|Level 50||Piece of Aerosiderite x6
Sturdy Bone Shard x6
Sergeant’s Insignia x6
|Level 60||Bit of Aerosiderite x3
Sturdy Bone Shard x12
Sergeant’s Insignia x9
|Level 70||Bit of Aerosiderite x6
Fossilized Bone Shard x9
Lieutenant’s Insignia x6
|Level 80||Chunk of Aerosiderite x4
Fossilized Bone Shard x18
Lieutenant’s Insignia x12
Where to find Compound Bow Ascension materials
Grain of Aerosiderite, Piece of Aerosiderite, Bit of Aerosiderite and Chunk of Aerosiderite are obtained by completing the Domain of Forgery: Trial Grounds of Thunder every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Dismal Prisms, Crystal Prisms and Polarizing Prisms are obtained by defeating Geovishap Hatchlings, which can be found throughout Liyue.
Recruit’s Insignia, Sergeant’s Insignia and Lieutenant’s Insignia are obtained by defeating Fatui Agents, which can be found all over Teyvat.
Compound Bow Stats
The Compound Bow starts with 41 Base ATK and a 15% Physical DMG Bonus substat. At Level 90, these stats become 454 Base ATK and 69% Physical DMG Bonus, giving it a Base ATK on par with that of the Favonius Warbow and Hamayumi. This gives it the joint lowest Base ATK of the 4-star Bows.
The in-game weapon effect description:
Normal Attack and Charged Attack hits increase ATK by 4% and Normal ATK SPD by 1.2% for 6s. Max 4 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s.
Compound Bow Refinement
In Genshin Impact, you can Refine a weapon by feeding it an identical weapon to itself, which increases some of the weapon’s effects in turn. With each Refinement of the Compound Bow, the % that ATK and ATK SPD is increased by also increases.
Best Characters to use the Compound Bow
Thanks to its Physical DMG Bonus substat, this bow is quite niche. This is because most Bow characters don’t favour using their Normal Attacks, and instead their utility comes from their Charged Attacks, Skills and Bursts. The Compound Bow also has a low Base ATK, and as a result it’s not the most desirable. However, that being said there are a couple cases where you may want to use the Compound Bow. Its best user is Fischl, and is used in a build called ‘Machine Gun Fischl.’ This build capitalises off of Fischl’s fast Normal Attack animations and animation-cancelling, as well as the ATK SPD bonus that the this bow provides.
Combined with Physical DMG Bonus Artifacts and the Superconduct Reaction, this build turns Fischl into a hard-and-fast hitting machine worthy of the build’s nickname. While this build isn’t typically recommended over her Electro build due to her Electro application being so good, the Machine Gun build is a fun challenge!
A Physical Amber build can also make use of this bow, although Amber tends to work best as a Pyro Support. That being said, she can be a viable Physical unit as long as you have two other characters on your team that can trigger Superconduct. As long as you bear that in mind, Amber will be able to work well with this bow.