Full Guide Video –
INTRO – 0:00
Hey, what’s going on guys, how is everybody doing? Today we’re going to be taking a deep dive into Razor, one of the most powerful and destructive DPS units in Genshin Impact. We’ll be talking about the stats you should be prioritizing, how to build your artifact sets, what weapons he will get the most damage from, and what talents you should focus on. We’ll be judging these from a free to play beginner level all the way up to being an end game primary DPS. So without further ado, let’s jump right into it.
HERO OVERVIEW – 0:34
Razor is an absolute powerhouse when it comes to damage. While he might not be as flashy as Diluc or as versatile as Fischl, Razor is more than capable of holding his own on the battlefield and putting out some insanely high numbers. Razor is best suited to be your primary DPS unit and will not perform to his maximum potential in a supporting role. His kit is all about pumping out as much raw damage as possible and is not necessarily built to support other units using his skill or burst, leaving electro damage on the field. Because of this, we’ll be looking to build Razor maximizing his damage output and relying on our support units to spark up elemental reactions.
TALENTS – 1:15
Razor’s Normal Attack “Steel Fang” will perform 4 crushing attacks. The attacks become even more powerful when we take into consideration that upon ascension, Razor’s Physical Damage will get a small percentage boost. His Charged Attack will spin him around like a whirlwind, draining stamina over time, but slashing all nearby enemies in his path. At the end of the sequence he’ll perform a powerful slash, sending enemies flying. If you jump from above, Razor will perform a plunging attack dealing AoE damage and knocking back all enemies unfortunate enough to be on the ground beneath him.
Claw and Thunder is Razor’s primary skill. Activating it with a short press will unleash a giant Thunder Wolf Claw dealing Electro Damage to the enemies in front of him. When a blow has landed, Razor will gain an electro sigil, which increases his energy recharge rate. Razor can hold up to three of these sigils simultaneously and acquiring a new one refreshes their duration. Holding the skill will gather all of Razor’s electro energy and smash the ground causing a giant lightning storm over a small area of effect. This in turn will cause massive Electro damage and clear all of Razor’s sigils, which will be converted into energy, fueling his burst attack.
Razor’s wolf instincts run wild when he unleashes Lightning Fang. A giant electro wolf will be summoned which will deal electro damage to all nearby foes. This will clear all electro sigils and be turned into energy. For the duration of the burst, the wolf will fight alongside Razor, dealing Electro damage, raising Razor’s Attack Speed, causing him to be immune from an ElectroCharged status, and reducing his likelihood to be staggered by an incoming attack.
When upgrading your talents, make sure to prioritize Razor’s normal attack first. This is what we will be using for most of our damage, and it is vital to the DPS of our build that this is as high as possible.
Razor doesn’t stop there at getting the most damage out of this kit. After ascending for the first time, Razor will unlock Awakening, a passive talent that will decrease Claw and Thunder’s cooldown by 18 percent. Using your burst will also now reset the cooldown of Claw and Thunder creating situations where you can use your skill, followed by a burst, and then immediately use your skill again for maximum combo potential. At ascension four, Razor unlocks Hunger, providing him nourishment in the form of energy whenever his health drops below 50%. And finally, when out in the world, it’s only natural that his wolvish nature will allow him to explore the land at full speed. So Razor will aid your whole team on their journey, decreasing their sprinting Stamina Consumption by 20%.
STAT PRIORITIZATION – 3:42
When it comes to building Razor’s stats and getting the most damage out of him, there are two main stats we want to prioritize. Attack Percent will spread out an increase of damage across both his physical attack and the electro damage he does with his skill and burst. However, because the majority of the damage Razor does is built on his basic attack, physical damage bonus will be critical to this build. Razor has the luxury of increasing his physical damage bonus innately upon ascension, but because of the way damage is calculated, we’ll get the most bang for our buck from this type of bonus. Next we’ll want to look for Crit Rate and Crit Damage in this order. Since the majority of our attacks will not be causing elemental reactions for additional damage, his Critical Hits are the primary way we’re going to be able to drastically increase Razor’s damage. Lastly, we’ll want to focus on Energy Recharge. Because of the attack speed increase and a decrease in chance to be staggered from his burst, we want to maximize the amount of time Razor’s burst is active so that we can do the most damage possible. While we do have some built in recharge from his talents and skill, a little extra help never hurt anybody.
CONSTELLATIONS – 4:53
If you even need to question how many constellations you should build for when it comes to Razor, the question I have for you is, “how much damage do you want to do?”
Razor’s first constellation Wolf’s Instinct will increase his damage by ten percent for eight seconds any time he picks up an elemental orb or particle. Constellation two, Suppression, increases our Crit Rate against any enemy with less than 30% health by ten percent. Constellation three, Soul Companion, will increase the level of you Lightning Fang by three levels. Constellation four, Bite, will cause any enemies dealt damage by Claw and Thunder to have their defense reduced by 15% for seven seconds. Constellation five, Sharpened Claws, gives an added boost to our burst, increasing it’s level by three. And finally constellation six, Lupus Fulguris, will cause Razor’s sword to charge up and attack with a massive bolt of lightning, dealing 100% of Razor’s Attack as electro damage.
While constellations one and two should be the priorities, it’s really hard to pass up on the additional damage that cons six provides. But that honor should only be held for the true whales out there.
WEAPONS – 6:04
Like man and dog, a main dps hero and his weapon are best friends, so let’s equip Razor with the best of the best. For free to play, or early game players, Prototype Aminus will provide a steady stream of damage while also having the chance to proc an AoE attack. This will be helpful in many situations as dealing with multiple enemies at a time is not one of Razor’s best traits. For three star weapons, Skyrider Greatsword and Debate Club will treat you just fine. But these weapons should be viewed as stepping stones on your way up to four star and even potentially five star weapons.
The cream of the crop, for you mid to late game players, we’re pulling out all the stops. The best weapon without a doubt for Razor, and it’s in the name, is Wolf’s Gravestone. With an insanely high base attack stat, an attack sub stat, and a base attack increase in the passive, this mighty sword will hit your enemies like an absolute truck. On top of that, hitting enemies with less than thirty percent hp, will provide all your party’s base attack with a decent sized boost.
Skyward Pride, Serpent Spine, and Royal Greatsword are great alternatives if you haven’t had the best luck at acquiring a Wolf’s Gravestone.
ARTIFACTS – 7:17
When it comes to artifacts in the early game, the set bonus is not as important as the stats we prioritize on them. For that, we can look back at the stat priorities we set at the beginning of this video. But if you are lucky enough to have some decent sets, Berserker will be your bread and butter for early game builds as this will be the easiest way to get any kind of crit rate. The Resolution of the Sojourner and Brave Heart sets will also work extremely well. For all of these, I suggest a two piece set.
For later game players, we can put a little more oomph behind Razor’s claymore. Gladiator’s Finale will provide us with an 18 percent attack boost, increasing the damage of all of our attacks. If you’re lucky enough to have a cohesive four piece set, this will provide the most damage possible from any of the sets we have access to. If using a two piece set though, we could continue using our Berserker pieces from the early game, but because we cannot acquire Berserker on a five star piece, these will get outclassed very quickly. Instead, we’ll look towards Bloodstained Chivalry. This set will increase our Physical Damage by 25 percent, a huge bonus, but unfortunately not as much as the Gladiator four piece set.
CLOSE – 8:26
When it comes to damage, Razor is an absolute beast. He’ll tear through enemies without even a moment’s hesitation. Hopefully you guys have found this guide useful and it will help you in building your own Razor. If you liked what you saw and want to see more content from me, head over to my twitch page twitch dot tv slash xjazz207 or you can support me right here on youtube by clicking subscribe and hitting the notification bell so that you never miss a video. But guys, that’s all I have for today, I hope that you did enjoy. I will see all you guys in the next video, peace.