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Weapon #1308

The Alley Flash
Base Attack45
Secondary StatElemental Mastery
Secondary Stat Value12
Special (passive) AbilityItinerant Hero
Special (passive) Ability DescriptionIncreases DMG dealt by the character equipping this weapon by 12%. Taking DMG disables this effect for 5s.
In-game DescriptionA straight sword as black as the night. It once belonged to a thief who roamed the benighted streets.
Stat Progression
LevelBase AtkElemental MasteryAscension Materials
Special Ability Progression (Refine)
Refine Material:
The Alley Flash
Refine Level 1Increases DMG dealt by the character equipping this weapon by 12%. Taking DMG disables this effect for 5s.
Refine Level 2Increases DMG dealt by the character equipping this weapon by 15%. Taking DMG disables this effect for 5s.
Refine Level 3Increases DMG dealt by the character equipping this weapon by 18%. Taking DMG disables this effect for 5s.
Refine Level 4Increases DMG dealt by the character equipping this weapon by 21%. Taking DMG disables this effect for 5s.
Refine Level 5Increases DMG dealt by the character equipping this weapon by 24%. Taking DMG disables this effect for 5s.
Weapon Gallery
Item Story

A mighty and noble longsword that bursts forth like a flash of light from the depths of the night.
To the end, not even once was the sword's edge marred by blood.
It is said that over the generations, many swords crafted for the noblest of knights have been based on this design.

The darkened blade blended into the nights of yore with ease,
For in those days, people feared to light fires in the nighttime.
According the songs of some bards, it was stained black during the age of the aristocracy.

Reading the tales and songs of his upright ancestors sowed seeds of rebellion in the young noble's heart.
When the time came, he forsook his venerable house, stole this sword, and hid himself in the streets.
There he roamed the dark alleys and taverns like the common folk, and put his noble swordsmanship to use by robbing the rich to give to the poor.
Under cover of night, the sword from an opulent arsenal leaped across roofs and streets in the hands of one with equally noble blood.
The blade's pristine edge remained unblemished, as did the heart of the gentleman thief who had forsaken his corrupt lineage.

But wine and song and youth would fade, and many things would happen.
In the end, when under moonlight he buried his beloved blade and fled across the sea,
He remembered that night when he had stolen it from his family's vault,
And he remembered his vow to his family, to past and present, to his land, and to his sworn brother Eberhart:
"Even if only by a little, I want to use my strength to turn this dark world around."


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    • Mona'sRightBreastPad on 22 August 2021 at 7:36 pm
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    Everyone gangsta until dainsleif gets released and this is his weapon

    • Sushi Maker Kae on 18 August 2021 at 6:47 am
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    I see people recommend this to use on Bennett. But when i use this, it did crappy job compared to R5 skyrider sword i really fond of. It charges his elemental burst faster which is what Bennett do best.

      • TheOnlyE on 22 August 2021 at 6:50 am
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      Skyrider Sword has a far lower base attack, so it gives a much smaller attack bonus compared to the Alley Flash, which is the highest base attack 4-star sword. If you can stack ER on artifacts, then you won’t need ER on your weapon.

    • Seven on 30 June 2021 at 5:41 pm
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    I don’t think Kazuha will get much out of this weapon just because the EM is too low. Just run it on Bennett because the base ATK is high.

    • KleeKlee on 27 June 2021 at 5:33 am
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    if you guys want to fit this to someone.. i strongly suggest BENETTE coz this sword has the highest DMG of all 4*.

      • VeryUnlucky on 29 June 2021 at 12:21 am
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      Talent 9, C1 Bennet with level 90 Festering Desire gives 796 atk to the team. C5 ontop of that gives around 860-870atk. This is without 4set Noblesse which could easily take this bonus to over 1000atk total. This sword has 110 more base atk then all other free options. This is roughly 20% better but ima ignore the percentages and just say that a ftp build would be equal to the massive 1200+ atk increases whale Bennets have. If this isnt on your Bennet, than your not making the most of it. And quick reminder that Kazuha IS a support, you can turn him into a dps, but he IS a support mainly, so maximising that would give you the most of his character. Maximise a characters specialty and that will take you a long way in this game.

    • Meru on 23 May 2021 at 10:31 pm
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    I don’t really like that sword for Kazuha cause gives u a very poor elemental maestry and he just need that stat to make him strong… i prefer the Iron String to him

      • SpicySushii on 23 June 2021 at 12:09 am
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      High EM won’t really make Kazuha that much stronger, his EM is more for boosting your party

        • Enufim on 27 June 2021 at 2:30 am
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        Not neccessarily, everybody knows that after the recent EM 1.6 patch Swirl is doing wonders for damage and I’m sure we’ve all seen it first hand. Having more EM on Kazuha is great for both his sub dps/support role and for buffing his swirl reactions in general.

        Iron sting is better than this weapon imo, the obvious higher EM substat paired with that great skill which grants him even more elemental damage on his E and Burst just benefit him so well.

        From what I’ve seen so far his swirl rate won’t be as good as Sucrose but his Elemental burst damage paired with swirl will be very good.

        • Klee Klee on 27 June 2021 at 5:31 am
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        Kazuha’s KIT is for Support.. hes not viable as DPS if you cant go C6. which IRONICALLY still needs EM.

    • Adam on 25 April 2021 at 7:19 pm
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    This sword is belong to Kazuha

      • Tairo on 27 April 2021 at 6:00 am
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      I was about to declair this for everyone but you first, damn so fast bro.

      • Simmer on 7 May 2021 at 11:37 am
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      No, iron sting looks much better, because this sword only 55 em and iron sting is 165 em

        • foha on 7 May 2021 at 10:33 pm
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        It depends. This sword is way less accessible than the F2P iron sting, which is also very good.

        But for DPS Kazuha, I think this sword wins if you build him for it:

        In damage calculations, ATK% has diminishing returns compared to DMG%, because ATK% boosts are based entirely on weapon base damage and character stats, which Kazuha has a shortage of.

        DMG%, instead, is a raw multiplier applied after all other calculations. This thing gives a huge DMG% modifier at R5 if you are lucky/crazy enough to have that.

        For the EM, pairing him with a 3-artifact EM sucrose can give him ~180 EM whenever she uses her E.
        Pairing him with an Albedo will boost his EM by 200 when he uses Q.
        Together, these two give an easy 200 EM on demand for big combos.

      • Klee Klee on 25 June 2021 at 11:35 pm
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      can we stop talking about “this item belongs to someone..” this statement is so USELESS and meaningless. are we that dumb to just say something unnecessary just for the sake of a POST?

      and yes, someone has to say something for things to stop. i dont care if it means me looking like a bad guy.

    • Big Hilichurl on 22 March 2021 at 8:45 am
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    Awesome weapon for anemo MC, I hit like a truck now with this

    • Gordon on 15 March 2021 at 10:05 am
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    when this use to have crit sub stat it would of been amazing for free to play to pull on the banner, now its basically high base support weapon its big pass, support don’t need high base weapons only if you whale.

    • . on 15 March 2021 at 7:47 am
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    Base atk nerfed to 620 🙁

    • Alcbane on 14 March 2021 at 1:20 am
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    I think the array weapon serie will become weapon exclussive banner again like Lithic spear & Blade we will never get it from permanent banner.

      • Nat on 14 March 2021 at 10:12 am
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      “we heard your feedbacks about event exclusive 4* items, continuing with version 1.4 we will keep ignoring you, moneh moneh (✿◠‿◠)”

      mihoyo most likely

        • Nat on 15 March 2021 at 4:50 am
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        It’s official, they’re eXcLuSiVe 4 stars… again. Whale 4 stars, not even a year and we’re getting whale 4 stars, disgusting.

          • loki on 24 March 2021 at 5:07 pm
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          “whale 4 stars” chill. it’s not even THAT good. if anything the liyue weapons are “whale 4 stars” since they scale so hard on refinements

    • UC on 13 March 2021 at 11:45 am
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    This is the most highest Basic Stat weapon in 4 star catagory. Execpt it’s desgined for support

    • petank0 on 12 March 2021 at 10:10 am
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    the change is disappointing but yall high if you genuinely thought a company as greedy as mihoyo would keep a 4* which stats and passive rivals 5* weapons

      • blbl on 13 March 2021 at 9:24 pm
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      Dude, have you seen jade cutter ? his stats is above 5* xD
      even if it was a 5*, 44crit is totally above what a5* should provide

        • ap42 on 15 March 2021 at 4:20 am
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        jade cutter is a 5* sword.

        • loki on 24 March 2021 at 5:05 pm
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        wow so true!! now compare jade cutter’s base atk and passive to the typical 5*

    • Cocogoat on 10 March 2021 at 6:54 am
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    from one of the best 4* sword possible, now main DPS bennett is the only one I think can make full use of this sword. EM for melt and high base atk for Q, the passive is good. Xingqiu is the other hand cant really procs vaporize since hydro > pyro and he applies it too fast

    • LiZhenQi on 9 March 2021 at 9:17 pm
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    The weapon’s passive seems good on Albedo, because his E doesn’t rely on ATK.

      • Charles on 16 March 2021 at 1:35 am
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      If albedo doesn’t rely on atk, why would you choose a sword that only has a good scaling on its base atk

      • Lulito on 1 April 2021 at 4:11 am
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      Better use Harbringer of Dawn. 28%crit rate +47%crit dmg~ 3* cheap to upgrade.

    • Bonk on 9 March 2021 at 8:28 pm
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    good for Bennet I supposed

    • Arimil on 9 March 2021 at 10:52 am
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    This shit got murdered, it’s basically trash now.

    • Anon on 9 March 2021 at 6:59 am
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    Isn’t this the weapon keqing has on her banner and summon splash

      • Sleepless Knight on 12 March 2021 at 7:33 am
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      nope, it’s a reskin of the favonius sword

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