Genshin Impact: Is The Catch Good?

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The Catch R5 is an especially powerful weapon that’s basically as strong as a 5-star – plus it’s free! It’s highly recommended for you to go fishing if you don’t already have it. This is simply because of how strong and versatile the weapon is.

At Level 90 Refinement Rank 5 (R5), it has a Base ATK of 510 and 45.9% Energy Recharge. Its passive is called Shanty and it increases the wielder’s elemental burst damage by 32% and elemental burst CRIT rate by 12%.

It provides a lot of valuable stats in a single package – namely, a good amount of ER that helps charge your character’s burst, damage bonus, and CRIT.

Damage bonus and CRIT are excellent stats because these are less saturated than stats like ATK.

So any character that wants Energy Recharge and deals most of their damage through their burst can use The Catch.

Here’s a list of its synergies with all current playable polearm users.

Great Good Not Recommended
Xiangling, Rosaria, Raiden Zhongli, Shenhe Xiao, Hu Tao, Thoma, Cyno, Candace
  • Great means that The Catch is one of the character’s best weapon options.
  • Good means that The Catch works on the character, but it’s outperformed by other polearms – usually craftable, free, or gacha weapons.
  • Not recommended means that the character simply has significantly better weapon options that fit their kit more than The Catch.
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Maeri Mgdrg

Maeri is an avid gacha player currently in the clutches of Genshin Impact. She mainly focuses on character analyses, underlying game mechanics, and occasionally reading game code. She also yearns for the day that Dainsleif is finally playable.