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Genshin Impact – Beacon of the Reed Sea Ascension Materials, Recommended Characters and More

The desert brings the best weapons out there, doesn't it?

Even if you’re not a big Dehya stan, you gotta agree that her signature weapon is nuts. Beacon of the Reed Sea is a 5-star Claymore introduced in the 3.5 Version of Genshin Impact, and it’s the Greatsword in the Deshret-themed series of weapons. With insane stats to boast about, this is truly a weapon worthy of being limited.

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You probably know what to expect at this point, but it’s always nice to know exactly why people are giving such praise to the weapons, because it’s totally deserved. Keep reading to find out more about it in Genshin Impact.

Beacon of the Reed Sea Weapon Overview in Genshin Impact

Base ATK46 (at Lvl 1), 608 (at Lvl 90)
SubstatCritical Rate
Base C.Rate7,2% (at Lvl 1), 33% (at Lvl 90)
Passive DescriptionAfter the character’s Elemental Skill hits an opponent, their ATK will be increased by 20 ~ 40% for 8s. After the character takes DMG, their ATK will be increased by 20 ~ 40% for 8s. The 2 aforementioned effects can be triggered even when the character is not on the field. Additionally, when not protected by a shield, the character’s Max HP will be increased by 32 ~ 64%.

This is a limited banner exclusive weapon, so the only way to get it is to try your luck at the Limited Weapon Banner whenever it’s available. Your raw chances to get it are usually pretty slim, but with enough farm (or luck, or just money) you might get your reward.

Without its passive, Beacon is the first 5-star Critical Rate Claymore in the game, making it incredibly great as a stat stick. When its passive comes online, though, it gets incredibly insane, even for characters with no HP scaling. It’s basically a free Crit Rate circlet alongside some nice attack steroids. What else could you ask for?

The only problem is that you must forego shields when using it, as the text states that you need to receive damage in order for it to proc. A Riftwolf bleeding should activate it, though, as those ignore shields.

Best Characters for Beacon of the Reed Sea in Genshin Impact

While most weapons are designed for a certain character, they end up being useful for a lot of other faces in the cast. Well, this is the case here, so here we go.

1 – Dehya

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Well, you saw that coming. It’s literally HER weapon, so why wouldn’t it be good on her? Despite her own problems, she uses all Crit, Atk and HP bonuses this weapon grants, making her use the best user, hands down.

2 – Eula

Eula mains have the same issues as Childe mains: Their Burst (AKA their biggest damage nuke) refuses to crit, no matter how many Crit Rate you’ve stacked on them. Give her this weapon and your problems will be (mostly) solved. You’ll probably not be critting anyway, but at least your normals might crit more often. But seriously, this complements her Critical Damage attribute scaling, so it’s a great choice for her.

3 – Diluc

Just because he already has the Crit Rate scaling, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be using such a powerful weapon on it. It makes building him easier, so no reason not to use it if you really like Diluc.

4 – Arataki Itto

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Literally the same case as Diluc. He’s only ranked lower because despite having a proper HP scaling, Itto comps usually bring shield users and/or generate them through Crystallize, so there might be occasions when you won’t proc its passive. Still worth running it, though as it’s just too good.

5 – Beidou

She struggles to get a good Crit Rate/Dmg ratio compared to the previously mentioned characters, so this weapon’s a high priority for her if you don’t have any energy issues. Others may do better with it, though.

Honorable Mentions

If it isn’t obvious by now, anyone should be using this weapon if they have the chance. Of course, damage-oriented characters such as Razor or Chongyun are a priority above support folks like Dori and Sayu, but you get the point. Big sword goes bonk. Big sword strong. Big sword good. 

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All Ascension Materials for Beacon of the Reed Sea

This thing needs a lot of investment to reach its maximum potential. At least it’s more than worth it in the end. Here’s all you need.

  • x5 Echo of Scorching Might
  • x14 Remnant Glow of Scorching Might
  • x14 Dream of Scorching Might
  • x6 Olden Days of Scorching Might
  • x15 Faded Red Satin
  • x23 Trimmed Red Silk
  • x27 Rich Red Brochade
  • x23 Desiccated Shell
  • x27 Sturdy Shell
  • x41 Marked Shell

And after gathering all of that, you’ll still end up needing around 1,500,000 Mora in order to level it all the way to 90. Good luck with that.

Where to Get The Scorching Might Ascension Material

The Tower of Abject Pride in the Apam Woods is the place to go for any Sumeru weapons. It heavily favors using Dendro and Electro characters, so bring them along with any other good support you have.

Where to Get Red Satin Materials

Faded Red Satin Light of Foliar Incision
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We have a full guide for where to find the Eremites that drop those, but chances are you already have many of those items to spare, as they’re all around Sumeru. You can use your Adventure Handbook to mark a few of them, too, making your hunt an easier task.

Where to Get Shells Materials

Here’s our dedicated guide for that too. The Consecrated Beasts that drop those materials are harder to find, though, being located solely in the Desert of Hadramaveth. Luckily, they drop plenty of shells when struck down, so you won’t struggle as much.

All of these materials (except the ascension ones) can also be bought with Masterless Starglitter in Paimon’s Shop. Farming them is time-consuming, so don’t shy away from just snagging at the shop, considering that you’ll still have enough to buy free Fates later.

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Patrick Souza
Patrick has been working for Prima since 2022 and joined as a Staff Writer in 2023. He's been interested in gaming journalism since college, and that was the path he took once he had his degree in hands. Diligently ignores his ever-growing backlog to keep raiding in Final Fantasy XIV, exploring in Genshin Impact or replaying some of his favorite RPGs from time to time. Loves tackling hard challenges in games, but his cats are still the hardest bosses he could ask for.