Mika is a Cryo support with a unique fighting style in Genshin Impact. He uses a polearm as his primary weapon, but also wields a crossbow.
Rest assured, all you have to do is equip him with a polearm. Crossbows do not exist as weapon items in the game and are only shown in his combat animations.
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Mika has buffs that scale on his max HP and increases physical damage that favors full physical team composition. These criteria are crucial in determining which build is best for Mika. It also depends on what role he should play in his team between pure healer, buffer or even main DPS.
Additionally, the stats you want to boost with his gear will change based on the constellations you get on him. Constellation levels are unlocked when you draw duplicate Mika in Event Wishes. When you reach C4, Mika gains more energy charge, so you don’t need her as much for weapons. If that’s the case, prioritize the percentage HP gain (for more healing).
Here are the best Genshin weapons on Mika, keeping those elements in mind.
Best weapons for Mika in Genshin Impact
The weapon is the element of Mika’s gear that will have the most aggressive stats. Generally, players focus on HP or healing in his artifacts, so most of his attack is certainly increased by his weapons.
Best five star polearms for Mika in Genshin Impact
The best weapons in Genshin Impact are five star weapons. However, most of them are quite difficult to get as they are generally only available in banners where you have to desire them. Here are the best five star weapons for Mika in Genshin Impact.
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You can choose this if you want to play Mika as a buffer rather than a pure healer, as it grants critical damage as an additional status and passively increases HP percentage.
The Staff of Homa can also be used if you’re willing to equip Mika as the main DPS on your team thanks to the critical damage.
The weapon is only available in special banners. It was swapped out after patch 3.4 so players will have to wait quite a while before they see it again.
Staff of the Scarlet Sands
The Staff of Scarlet Sands gives a decent crit rate as a bonus, so it’s very good for Mika if you’re willing to play him as a main DPS or if you plan on keeping him on the field and you’ve reached C4.
This is also a decent weapon for Mika for the energy charge it grants. It also grants attack speed and increases the same buff that Mika grants with his elemental ability. Swap that out when you reach C4 with him.
Best four star polearms for Mika in Genshin Impact
If you’re a beginner or unwilling to put as many resources into Mika’s gear compared to other characters, four-star weapons can be good compromises if you manage to refine them. Here are the best four star weapons for cryo support.
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Remember that Deathmatch, a polearm you can get by purchasing a Battle Pass, works on Mika just like any other polearm user. It is very good for him as a main DPS or even a healer with its HP percentage increase.
The Favonius Lance is generally the first choice for supports thanks to the passive that reduces the amount of energy required to charge abilities and also grants a great energy charge. If you take this weapon, you’ll need to build up a bit of Crit Rate to maximize its potential. You need about 30 percent.
It is only available through Wishes. Luckily, it’s used very often in weapon banners. On March 21st, it will come back along with the release of Mika in Shenhe and Kamisato Ayaka’s banners. You can get it through the Epitome Invocation.
Prototype Star Glitter
If you want to build Mika as a buffer and need more energy charge but don’t have the Staff of Homa, you can use the Prototype Starglitter instead. It grants Energy Charge as a main stat and is easy to craft. To craft a Starglitter Prototype, all you need is a Northlander Polearm Billet, Crystal Chunks, and White Iron Chunks.
Free-to-play weapon for Mika
There are free-to-play weapons that are also very good on Mika. Since they’re easy to refine and level up, they might even be better than four-star or five-star games if you’re still stuck with them at low levels.
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You can always get this weapon with the standard banner or in random chests. It’s very easy to get and refine. The weapon isn’t ideal because of its passive niche (more damage done to slimes), but it gives a decent percentage HP gain. This weapon can be used more generally on support characters whose abilities scale with max HP.
This is a viable choice if you want to play Mika as your main DPS. Like the tassel opposite, it is also obtainable through wishes and random chests. It is strong due to the Critical Rate sub-stat and physical damage increase, which fits with Mika’s overall playstyle and synergy with other characters.