In Genshin Impact, the Light of the Leaf Slash is a 5-star one-handed sword that greatly increases the critical damage of the character equipped with it. This is a signature weapon for al-Haytham. In this guide, you will learn how to get and upgrade it, as well as what other characters you can give it to.
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General information about the Light of the Leaf Slash
How to get the Light of the Leaf Slash
As with other legendary weapons in the game, this blade can only be obtained through Prayers. An increased chance of its drop should be expected as part of the special weapon banner “Incarnation of the Divine”. The next one, by the way, will be released in the first half of Patch 3.4, which is January 18, 2023.
Leaf Cut Light stats
- Rarity: 5 stars
- Basic Attack Size: 44 to 542
- Crit Damage: 19.2% to 88.2%
Passive Ability: Increases critical strike chance by 4~8%. When elemental damage is dealt with normal attacks, the Leaf Cut effect occurs, increasing the damage of normal hits and elemental skills by 120~240% of Elemental Mastery. After 28 activations or after 12 seconds, this bonus disappears. It can occur no more than once every 12 seconds.
How to level the Light of the Leaf Cut
The table below shows all the materials and their quantities needed to maximize the exaltation of this one-handed sword.
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Copper Forest Dew Amulet x5
< /p> Desolate shell x5
Faded Red Silk x3
Iron Forest Dew Amulet x5
< /p> Empty shell x18
Faded Red Silk x12
Iron Forest Dew Amulet x9
9x Hard Shell
Banded Red Silk x9
Silver forest dew amulet x5
Banded Red Silk x14
Silver Forest Dew Amulet x9
Golden-weaved red silk x14
Golden Forest Dew Amulet x6
Labeled shell x27
18×18 Goldenweave Red Silk
The screenshot below shows the total number of resources required to fully upgrade this blade:
If we talk about the methods for obtaining these materials, they are presented in the list below:
- Copper, Iron, Silver, and Gold Forest Dew Amulets can be obtained from the Tower of Contemptible Pride dungeon on Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays, or crafted using Alchemy.
- Devastated, Hardened, and Marked Shells can be harvested from Red Vultures, Flying Serpents, and Sacred Bone Scorpions found in the Hadramavet Desert. See the Sumeru interactive map for their exact location.
- Faded, banded, and gold-woven red silks drop from the hermits that live in Sumeru. Their location is also indicated on the interactive map.
How to awaken the Light of the leaf cut
By awakening this one-handed sword, you can increase the effectiveness of its passive ability. To do this, you will need duplicate blades, which again can only be obtained as part of Prayers, and pestilence. So this leveling is a very expensive pleasure.
Which characters can use the Light of the Leaf Slash
Although this weapon cannot boast of a high base attack, it significantly increases critical damage (up to 88.2%) and slightly increases the chance of a critical strike (up to 8%), so it is well suited for basic damage dealers, who often crit is very important.
However, to maximize the potential of this blade, a character capable of dealing elemental damage with normal strikes, i.e. possessing infusion, is required. The increase in damage depends on the mastery of the elements of the hero, so it is desirable that he plays from reactions and is going to MC.
Given all these conditions, we can distinguish several characters who can almost fully reveal the capabilities of this sword. They are listed in the table below.
|There is nothing unusual here, because the Light of the Leaf Cut was created specifically for this hero. For example, thanks to Dendro's infusion that occurs after applying an elemental skill, al-Haytham can easily activate the weapon's passive, and the damage of his abilities depends on the mastery of the elements, so he will definitely need to download this attribute. In addition, he performs the function of main-DD in the squad and plays from Dendro reactions.|
|She will get a significant damage boost thanks to the crit boost, which is quite important when playing with Freeze. When running fast (sprinting), she activates Cryo Infusion, so Ayaka will be able to activate the passive of the sword almost at any time, thereby increasing the damage from her skills and normal strikes even more. In addition, she usually takes the place of the main damage dealer in the squad. On the other hand, the heiress of the Kamisato clan is rarely collected for elemental mastery, plus, she needs a large increase in attack power, which the Light of the Leaf Slash cannot give, so we advise giving it to Ayaka only if you do not have more interesting options for her .|
|With the help of an elemental skill, he can imbue his normal attacks with Hydro damage, which makes it easier to activate the passive of the sword. Plus, the crits given by the blade are very useful to him, since he often performs the function of a main damage in a team. In Budding or Steam units (for example, in the company of Nahida or Hu Tao), you can collect it for elemental mastery, thereby receiving a significant increase in damage. In such commands, the Light of the Leaf Slash can even rival Ayato's signature weapon, Haran Geppaku Futsu.|
|Receives a Hydro infusion when entering the Sword Dance state, so activating the weapon's passive shouldn't be a problem. However, in most cases, Neela performs the function of a sub-DD and plays from Budding, which is why she practically does not need crits. For this reason, we advise you to give her this sword only if she is used as a main damage dealer and if there are no more interesting options.|
|Easily activates the passive of the sword thanks to the Electro infusion that occurs in the case of the open talent “Heavenly Repentance” and the use of an elemental skill. In the squad, as a rule, she plays the role of a main-DD, so the crits given by the blade will be useful to her. However, most of all, she will be able to unleash the potential of weapons only in units for Stimulation and its derivatives, where it is important to pump the mastery of the elements of the heroine.|
Thus, when using this one-handed sword at the very beginning of the fight, you will need to activate the infusion for your main damage (sprint for Ayaka, E-shka for Ayato, and so on). Then for 12 seconds, you will only need to attack enemies with normal attacks or elemental skills.
After the buff ends, you can activate the elemental explosion of the main damage or switch to other characters to create reactions, heal or apply buffs. Be sure to increase Elemental Mastery as much as possible on a unit equipped with Light of the Leaf Slash.