The 1.6 update saw the arrival of not Kazuha but also of a new 5-star weapon, the Freedom Sworn. Now, with the 2.3 update, the sword has returned to the weapon’s banner, giving players another chance to add it to their inventory.
However, before you invest any Primogems, go through this article as we’ll be covering everything the sword has to offer.
“A straight sword, azure as antediluvian song, and as keen as the oaths of freedom taken in the Land of Wind.“
To ascend the Freedom Sworn, you’ll need the following materials:
- 5 x Fetters of the Dandelion Gladiator
- 14 x Chains of the Dandelion Gladiator
- 14 x Shackles of the Dandelion Gladiator
- 6 x Dream of the Dandelion Gladiator
- 23 x Chaos Device
- 27 x Chaos Circuit
- 41 x Chaos Core
- 15 x Diving Scroll
- 23 x Sealed Scroll
- 27 x Forbidden Curse Scroll
How to obtain the Freedom Sworn
Since its release, the Freedom Sworn has only been made available via the weapon’s banner and only for a limited time. Unlike other 5-star weapons, unless the sword has a rate up, you will not be able to roll it no matter how lucky you are.
The Freedom Sworn cannot be gifted from one player to another nor can it be purchased from the shop or the Battle Pass.
What can the Freedom Sworn do?
Apart from the Base ATK main stat, the Freedom Sworn also has an Elemental Mastery substat. This makes it perfect for characters that have high EM needs.
The secondary weapon effect increases a character’s DMG by 10%. When an elemental reaction is triggered by a character using the weapon, they gain a Sigil of Rebellion. Once two sigils are gained, all party members will gain the effect Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance. During this, normal, charged and plunging attack DMG is increased by 16% while ATK is increased by 20%. This effect lasts for a total of 12s and once it runs out, it can’t be triggered for 20s.
Who can use the Freedom Sworn?
Currently, in the game, the best candidate for the Freedom Sworn is Kazuha. Not only is he an Anemo character who deals damage by swirling elements, but he also scales with EM. His passive talent, Poetics of Fuubutsu, gives his entire party a 0.04% Elemental DMG Bonus for the element he swirls. This percentage increases depending on the amount of EM Kazuha has.
At level 90, the Freedom Sworn will give him 198% Elemental Mastery which pairs well with Kazuha’s passive talent. The weapon will also buff his ATK as well as that of his party members.
Just keep in mind that this weapon is more suited for a support Kazuha as it can greatly increase your main DPS’s damage.
Other characters that can utilize the Freedom Sworn are Anemo Traveler and a full support Jean.
Cons of the Freedom Sworn
Genshin Impact’s weapons banner has never been forgiving, whether you’re a high spender or a F2P player. This is why, before you spend your hard-earned Primogems, it’s best to know everything about a weapon.
First and foremost, the Freedom Sworn is a support weapon. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad weapon but it does have a F2P alternative in the form of the Iron Sting.
The Iron Sting is a weapon that you can easily craft as long as you have a Northlander Sword Billet. This also means that it can easily be refined to R5. The Iron Sting has an EM substat and a secondary weapon effect that the DMG of all party members by 6% for 6s and has a 1s cooldown. At R5 this damage is increased to 24%.
Compared to the Freedom Sworn with the effects it offers, that may not seem like a lot but again, as an F2P player, you have to decide how badly you need a 5-star weapon.
If you don’t have a Kazuha, then the only other characters that truly benefit from this weapon are Anemo traveller and Jean. You can equip it to Bennett or Kaeya but in the long run, there are simply better 4-star weapons for them.
The Freedom Sworn is by no means a terrible weapon, especially not when it has that amazing secondary effect. It’s just that even when it comes to support characters, there are better 4-star alternatives.
Though if you think that your team could definitely benefit from the Freedom Sworn, then by all means, roll for it. At the end of the day, your gameplay is entirely up to you.