A Look Into the Primordial Jade Cutter

The Primordial Jade Cutter is a 5-star sword, released as part of the Primordial Jade series. Considered to be one of the best weapons in the game, this sword is suitable for DPS characters and gives them the edge they need to deal with high damage numbers.

With this sword receiving a rerun in the upcoming 2.5 weapons banner, learn everything there is to know about the Primordial Jade Cutter. This way, when the time comes to roll for it, you’ll be prepared.

In-Game Description

A ceremonial sword masterfully carved from pure jade. There almost seems to be an audible sigh in the wind as it is swung.

Ascension Materials

  • 5 x Mist Veiled Lead Elixir
  • 14 x Mist Veiled Mercury Elixir
  • 14 x Mist Veiled Gold Elixir
  • 6 x Mist Veiled Primo Elixir
  • 23 x Mist Grass Pollen
  • 27 x Mist Grass
  • 41 x Mist Grass Wick
  • 15 x Treasure Hoarder Insignia
  • 23 x Silver Raven Insignia
  • 27 x Golden Raven Insignia

Primordia Jade Cutter Stats and Passive

At level 90, the Primordial Jade Cutter has a base ATK of 542 and a Crit Rate substat of 44.1%.

Its passive increases a character’s HP by 20% and provides an ATK bonus based on 1.2% of the character’s max HP.

Who Can Use the Primordial Jade Cutter?

Compared to other 5-star weapons, Primordial Jade Cutter’s base ATK is low, reaching only 542. However, it makes up for it with its passive that not only provides 20% HP but also an ATK bonus based on 1.2% of HP.

Not just that but the sword also has a 44.1% Crit Rate. Combined with the Crit Rate points characters get during ascension, with just the Jade Cutter, the wielder can have a Crit Rate of 49% at least.

Now comes the question of who can use this weapon.


Keqing has always been an in-demand Electro character and for good reason. When ascended, the secondary stat she gains is Crit DMG and by level 90, she has 39% Crit DMG. Thanks to the 44.1% Crit Rate provided by the Primordial Jade Cutter, travellers can easily focus on getting a good amount of Crit DMG from Keqing’s artifacts.

Due to her base ATK at level 90 and a fully levelled flower artifact, Keqing should have around 20k HP. Thanks to the Jade Cutter’s passive, this will only add to her ATK bonus and make her a force to be reckoned with.


Much like Keqing, Ayaka also has Crit DMG as her ascension substat. Along with the Crit Rate provided by the Jade Cutter, she’ll deal high damage numbers on the field with ease.


While the Sacrificial Sword is the best weapon for Xingqiu, for a sub-DPS build, the Primordial Jade Cutter isn’t a bad option. With enough Crit DMG, Xingqiu can deal a good amount of damage with his attacks.

His passive, Hydropathic, also gains with the use of the Primordial Jade Cutter. Thanks to it, when a Rain Sword is shattered or when its duration expired, it regenerates the current character’s HP. This regeneration is based on 6% of Xingqiu’s max HP. With this, not only can Xingqiu be a reliable sub-DPS but also an emergency healer.


The Primordial Jade Cutter is not only a good weapon but in some cases, it can be a game-changer for a character. However, you need to know exactly who to give this sword to. For instance, when given to Bennett, the Primordial Jade Cutter will increase the amount of HP healed due to his elemental burst. However, since the weapon has a lower base ATK, the ATK boost given by his elemental burst will also be low.

It’s just a matter of knowing exactly what a weapon can do and what your characters need.

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