Razor Guide and Best Builds

Razor Guide and Best Builds for Genshin Impact

Razor is a 4-star Electro character armed with a claymore in Genshin Impact. He focuses on brawling with physical damage attacks, with added Electro damage from his abilities. While paired with off-field supports to add elemental reactions to his capabilities, his damage is quite impressive. Razor is one of the best users of Superconduct, adding to his damage output with Electro focused reactions.

Last updated on Nov 29, 2023 at 13:29 by Tectonix
C Rating
Electro Element
Claymore Weapon
Todd Haberkorn EN Voice Actor
Uchiyama Kouki JP Voice Actor

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Fast Attacker with Claymore.
  • +High Physical Damage output.
  • +High energy recharge.
  • +Can be built into Electro Damage.
X Weaknesses
  • -Burst cancels after Character change.
  • -Electro Damage has weak reactions.
  • -Needs to be close range.

Razor DPS Build

Razor primarily deals Physical DMG with his claymore, adding Electro DMG with both his Elemental Skill and Burst. With this added Electro DMG, Razor can trigger Elemental Reactions with many of this teammates increasing his on on-field DPS and versatility as a team member.

BiS Weapon Wolf's Gravestone
Alternate Weapons
  1. Song of Broken Pines
  2. The Unforged
  3. Serpent Spine
  4. Lithic Blade
  5. Luxurious Sea-Lord
Best Artifacts
  1. Pale Flame — 4-piece
  2. Gladiator's Finale — 4-piece
  3. Pale Flame + Bloodstained Chivalry — 2-piece bonuses
  4. Gladiator's Finale + Bloodstained Chivalry — 2-piece Bonuses
Main Stats
  1. Sand Stats: ATK %
  2. Goblet Stats: Physical DMG
  3. Circlet Stats: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substat Priority
  1. ATK %
  2. CRIT Rate
  4. Energy Recharge
Talent Priority
  1. Normal Attack
  2. Elemental Burst
  3. Elemental Skill

Wolf's Gravestone and Song of Broken Pines are great choices for a 5-star weapon for Razor, and they are extremely close in what they offer us. The Wolf's Gravestone can grant a massive boost in ATK power whenever you strike a enemy with low health (below 30%), but the downside is that this ability has a cooldown. The attack buff only lasts for 12 seconds with no way to increase it. It can only occur once every 30s, this means we have a dead period in between triggers where you will have no buff.

The Song of Broken Pines offers a weaker flat attack bonus but is permanently applied while using the weapon. The skill triggers through normal and charged attacks, by applying a sigil for every strike. Once you gain 4 sigils you will activate a party wide buff for an ATK SPD and an ATK % buff for 12 seconds. This can occur once every 20 seconds. Overall, both weapons suffer from the drawback of a dead period between buffs, but the strength of the each makes up for this small drawback.

The top F2P weapon, the 4-star Serpent Spine claymore is a great addition to have, with its bonus CRIT Rate on the base weapon and a stacking buff to overall damage every four seconds. However, as you gain stacks of damage increases, your character will also gain stacks of damage received along side it. Basically, making you do more damage, but also making you more vulnerable as you stack the buff. This effect can be nullified by having a shielder in your party or a solid back up healer to heal any extra damage Razor may take.

Lastly, most of Razors equipment offers boost to his overall Physical and Attack DMG. These artifacts can be split into groups of 2 or full sets, but you are mainly looking to use which sub stats are the best. However, if you choose to use the Thundersoother set, you will want to put more emphasis on Energy Recharge (target 80-100%) so you can keep his Electro DMG up at all times.


Combos and How to Play Razor

Razor is the definition of a Main DPS. He stakes his claim as an on-field fighter with off-field supports jumping in and out of the battle to augment his abilities. First, lets talk about his Normal Attack which will be used as his primary attack since we save his Electro powers for the right opportunities. Razor's normal attack combination is fairly straight forward, 3 hits for when you do not have your Elemental Burst Lightning Fang and use a 4 hit combo for when you do have the ability triggered. Otherwise, Razor is a straight forward play style that focuses on positional gameplay to maximize the use of his claymore for big AoE attacks.

His abilities are quite powerful when you at the right time. Razor's Elemental Skill, Claw and Thunder, can be performed by tapping the key to initiate a simple dash forward with an Electro attack or holding the key down to perform a AoE slam attack of Electro DMG. Each version gains Electro Sigils that be used with his Burst ability, Lightning Fang, with 3 Sigils from tapping the skill and 5 Sigils from holding the skill. The Sigils get absorbed by Lightning Fang for more SPD and DMG during his burst ability.


Razor's Best Team Comps

Razor is an on-field DPS with excellent attack power and mediocre survivability. So we will be targeting off-fielders and support characters that can offer elemental reactions for his Electro abilities to trigger, Damage buffers to keep Razor's DPS high, and finally healers or shielders to keep him on the field despite taking any damage.


Razor Main DPS

Main DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS Support
Razor Xingqiu Fischl Diona

This is a great mix of elemental reactions, shielding and some limited healing. Razor and Fischl's Nightrider provide some excellent synergy on the battlefield and with Xingqiu's Hydro element used in combination with Diona's Icy Paws to freeze enemies. With this combination on the field, we can trigger Superconduct with Razor's Electro skills. Overall, this is a very simple style to play keeping Fischl's Oz out on the field with Razor and using Xingqiu/Diona combos to freeze. There should be no need for any battery and Razor will be the primary on-field character with Diona's shields to support him fighting.


Razor Hypercarry

Main DPS Support Support Shielder
Razor Kujou Sara Bennett Zhongli

This Hypercarry team focuses a double damage buff for Razor and a powerful shield to keep him in the fight without worrying about healing. We start with Zhongli's shielding from Dominus Lapidis, then Kujou Sara's Subjugation: Koukou Sendou can be activated. Lastly, Bennett's Fantastic Voyage can be saved for high HP enemies or used in regular rotation for a massive attack buff. This combo allows Razor to stay right in the enemies face and output a ton of damage, while making quick character switches to keep energy going and allow for Elemental Reactions.


Razor Hyperbloom Team

Main DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS Support
Razor Nahida Xingqiu Baizhu

This Hyperbloom team focuses less on Razor's Physical DMG and more on Elemental Mastery and CRIT stats for triggering Hyperbloom. This can alter our choices for Artifacts and sub stats, focusing more on Elemental Mastery with artifacts such as Gilded Dreams or Flower of Paradise Lost. If you choose to play this build, it will take some patience and dedication to get use to playing around with Dendro cores(made from Bloom reactions) and triggering them with Electro. When you trigger Hyperbloom, they become homing missiles, chasing down the enemies and exploding. This style of game play is very rewarding once you understand how the build needs to be played and can cycle your elemental attacks in the correct order.


Razor's Ascensions, Talents, and Constellations

Razor Ascensions Razor Talents Razor Constellations

Razor's Ascension Passives and Materials

Unlock Ascension Passive Explanation
With Character Wolvensprint Decreases sprinting Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%. Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.
1st Ascension Awakening Decreases Claw and Thunder's CD by 18%. Using Lightning Fang resets the CD of Claw and Thunder.
4th Ascension Hunger When Razor's Energy is below 50%, increases Energy Recharge by 30%.

Razor requires a range of materials to ascend to the 6th ascension. Starting from the second ascension he gains additional Physical DMG as he gains levels, totalling 30.0% increased Physical DMG at the final ascension. The total cost to upgrade all ascensions is:

Source Quantity
Mora 420,000 Mora
Boss Material 46x Lightning Prism
Ascension Material
Local Specialty 168x Wolfhook
Enhancement Material
  • 18x Damaged Mask
  • 30x Stained Mask
  • 36x Ominous Mask

Razor's Talents

Listed below is each talent and a brief explanation of how they work.

Type Talent Name Brief Explanation
Normal Normal Attack: Steel Fang Standard Normal Attack dealing 4 consecutive strikes. Charged Attack is a continuous spinning attack against all nearby enemies. Plunging Attack strike the ground below with an AoE DMG circle.
Elemental Skill Claw and Thunder Deals additional Electro DMG to opponents in front of Razor. Allows Electro Sigils to be gained with each strike, up to 3. When held down, it unleashes an AoE Electro attack around Razor. Allows Electro Sigils to be gained with each strike, up to 5.
Elemental Burst Lightning Fang This skill summons The Wolf Within from Razor which will damage all nearby opponents with Electro DMG. It also increases his ATK SPD and Electro RES.

To upgrade a single talent to level 10, it costs:

Source Quantity
Mora 1,625,500 Mora
Special Material 1x Crown of Insight
Boss Material 6x Dvalin's Claw
Domain Material
  • 3x Teachings of Resistance
  • 21x Guide to Resistance
  • 38x Philosophies of Resistance
Enhancement Material
  • 6x Damaged Mask
  • 22x Stained Mask
  • 31x Ominous Mask

Razor's Constellations

Almost all of Razor's constellations are useful and push him to become stronger and stronger. Typically, you want to aim for his max constellation Lupus Fulguris (C6) as he is a 4-star character and as long as he is attached to a banner, you will eventually reach the max constellation. His constellations helps to increase his DPS significantly, focusing on damage buffs and CRIT Rate stat increases.

# Name Explanation
C1 Wolf's Instinct Picking up an Elemental Orb or Particle increases Razor's DMG by 10% for 8s.
C2 Suppression Increases CRIT Rate against opponents with less than 30% HP by 10%.
C3 Soul Companion
  • Increases the Level of Lightning Fang by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Bite When casting Claw and Thunder, opponents hit will have their DEF decreased by 15% for 7s.
C5 Sharpened Claws
  • Increases the Level of Claw and Thunder by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Lupus Fulguris
  • 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.


  • 29 Nov. 2023: Guide added.
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