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Weapon #3311

"The Catch"
Base Attack42
Secondary StatEnergy Recharge
Secondary Stat Value10
Special (passive) AbilityShanty
Special (passive) Ability DescriptionIncreases Elemental Burst DMG by 16% and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate by 6%.
In-game DescriptionIn the distant past, this was the beloved spear of a famed Inazuman bandit.
Stat Progression
LevelBase AtkEnergy RechargeAscension Materials
Special Ability Progression (Refine)
Refine Material:
Ako's Sake Vessel
Refine Level 1Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 16% and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate by 6%.
Refine Level 2Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 20% and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate by 7.5%.
Refine Level 3Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 24% and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate by 9%.
Refine Level 4Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 28% and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate by 10.5%.
Refine Level 5Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 32% and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate by 12%.
Weapon Gallery
Item Story

The favored barbed spear of a famous Inazuman bandit.
It was originally a harpoon used to catch fish, but it was also very handy in battle.
They say that he even pierced the enchanted, sword-armed puppet before carrying it off.

"Haha! Once, I was the master of this ship, the 'Seiraimaru.'"
"I commanded over ten ships, and they called me the Deathless Oni of Seirai."
"Now, I am but a leaf floating upon the waves."
"If not for Janome and the people marooned on those islands,"
"Forget raising our sails again — I doubt I would have managed to make it back to my home shores."
"And yet Seirai now looks like this."
"There is no longer any place for me in the Inazuman Islands."
"Even that naggy, fretful old shrine maiden is gone..."

The bandit named Ako Domeki's voice was thick with emotion. Then he said...
"Hey, Janome! I'm now the freest man in the whole wide world!"
"Aunt Shrine Maiden! Didn't you say that you wanted to go see the world?"
"You know, go someplace else, like that Kamuna guy or that Konbumaru you always talk about?"
"You know what? Let me, Ako Domeki Zaemon, go in your stead!"
"Let me go see what the edge of the world really looks like!"

"We'll meet again where all ship routes end!"
"And when we do, it'll be my turn to tell you all about these distant lands!"


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    • jsjdadsay on 19 April 2022 at 11:37 am
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    Actually the perfect weapon for Raiden, after EL of course. Looks aside, it fits like a glove

    • Cryo Kazuha on 6 January 2022 at 7:23 am
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    Considering as a perfect weapon for Shenhe’s burst with 4pc Emblem set. This is damm good along with Lance are more on energy particles. With Kazu, Bennett are BROKEN AOE MELT DMG.

    • Cason P Snyder on 15 November 2021 at 6:51 pm
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    Is staff of homa better than the catch for raiden

      • T3X on 1 January 2022 at 10:24 am
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      No, bc Raiden is a burst-like support, burst damage and crit plus energy recharge substat makes it much better than Homa

        • asda on 11 January 2022 at 9:42 pm
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        it isnt lmao

        • idontknowyouknow? on 21 February 2022 at 3:09 am
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        lol most 5* weapon > 4* weapon for raiden, the catch substat and skill make it pseudo 5* but still a little bit below the lowest damage the 5* weapon skyward spine (but actually for me skyward spine is better (in terms of rotation not damage) than PJWS and VV for faster rotation cuz there is no need to build stack)

    • PoorBum on 26 September 2021 at 5:19 am
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    seeing this as a permanent weapon in fishing system, but also here i am who missing the Festering Desire since 1.2 and hope for a rerun, feels bad man 🙁

      • tairamcs on 13 January 2022 at 8:22 am
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      Me too. I didn’t have Festering Desire and Dodoco Tales 🙁

    • rjab on 23 September 2021 at 8:28 pm
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    Which is better? R1 primordial spear or R5 the catch for Raiden? I’m torn, please help 🥺

      • Jar on 26 September 2021 at 7:11 pm
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      they are the same,primordial spear just gives you more crit rate,but you have to farm stacks before ultimate,and R5 Catch also gives crit rate,and damage

    • phbdz on 20 September 2021 at 10:36 am
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    can I get R1 in a day?

      • Minarinnn on 27 October 2021 at 8:40 am
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      Well you can.. But it takes lot of time.. Go into other people worlds.. Ask their permission to fish.. I manage to get the catch r1 by one day and r5 the catch material by next day.. Just need lots of patient

    • Adzer on 19 September 2021 at 11:04 am
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    Are the catch is good for xiao?

      • Crowned Xiao on 20 September 2021 at 2:15 pm
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      No way. Xiao’s burst infusion doesn’t scale with Elemental Burst Damage, only affects his Normal, Charge and Pluge attack damage. This one is pretty much useless on him.

      • zzz on 20 September 2021 at 4:14 pm
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      The catch doesnt work on xiao, as his plunge attacks do not count as burst damage.

    • Jayg on 13 September 2021 at 4:57 am
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    What is better for Baal? This one or skyward?

      • Goldex on 15 September 2021 at 9:58 am
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      According to IWinToLose, skyward is better by abit but if you lack the crit rate on Baal, consider the catch.

      • lmao iwintolose on 17 September 2021 at 12:02 am
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      IWinToLose has some questionable advice lmao. Go for the Catch, Skyward’s passive is useless and doesn’t work well with Raiden’s burst.

      There’s a fully written artifact/weapon guide if you need some help.

        • Boo on 24 September 2021 at 5:10 am
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        to be honest IWTL is saying the truth.

        Spreadsheet with everything you need for radien. The diff between R5 the catch and skyward spine is so minimal than it cant be noticed.

        A) Skyward spine passive is more useful that you think, you are just saying about the burst dmg….. dont tell me you are going to use baal Burst once and then switch ……. if thats the case then you must be the biggest idiot in history…. and dont tell me : I cAn OnE sHoT eVeRyThInG WiTh OnE uSe Of ThE aBiLtY … Speaking of the passive, it give 10% atk speed with is an extra 1-2 hits than the catch and 8% CR
        B) Skyward spine is easier to build artifact on than the catch, simply, *Sand : ER , *Goblet : ATK% , Circlet : CR/CD . While the catch artifact main stat can change. in some situation Electro% is better than ATK% in other cases ER% to ATK%
        *Sand : ER, for her 4th ascend passive and burst energy
        *Goblet : ATK% , skyward spine grant 674 base atk which is so high

        B) its more recommended to give xiangling the catch than Baal for better Team dmg result.
        If you dont own skyward spine then use the catch and give xiangling Kitain Cross spear. but if you had skyward spine better off use it in baal and give the catch to xiangling.

        BTW, to the guy who just posted Skyward spine is so bad and the link of keqing main (which I am pretty sure the graph of dmg are from the theorycrafter) the diff is so low . and the dmg is just from her burst…

        From Keqing main Web (the guy above me link it)
        R5 The catch : The Catch is the perfect 4 star weapon for Raiden; it gives her the ER she needs to run high ER effortlessly and has an absolutely insane passive. It’s as good as all the other 5 star weapons and good enough to make Engulfing Lightning not a very good pull. Bare minimum for Raiden; start fishing.

        Skyward spine : Better base stats than The Catch, but a worse passive. However, Skyward’s Spine ATK speed passive is quite good, and allows you to perform harder combos more consistently on Raiden. If you rely on the ATK speed to access her high damage combos then Skyward can absolutely be worth it.

        In most cases, you are going to use her F&%@ Normal atk and not swap as soon as possible after he first slash……

        • R5 compound bow on Ganyu on 23 October 2021 at 1:06 am
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        “lmao iwintolose”

      • The Master on 24 September 2021 at 3:57 am
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      Don’t listen to this idiot lmfao. I tested them in-game, and Spine gives you more damage on on Raiden Shogun’s elemental skill procs, a does slightly more damage during her Elemental Burst. Not even mentioning the faster attacks during her ult, letting you get in another charged attack. I would only use The Catch if you don’t have Skyward Spine or Engulfing Lightning.

    • Paulifea on 8 September 2021 at 11:47 am
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    Is this weapon permanently available? I have other commitments at the moment and I don’t feel like rushing into the fishing quest

      • Patato on 8 September 2021 at 10:06 pm
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      • Sensei on 17 September 2021 at 4:23 pm
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      Maybe take time to do the fishing event for the Moonstringer fishing rod at least. You can take your time grinding the fish for thecatch, but try to get the fishing rod from event cuz it can be used in all 3 zones. This way you won’t have to grind the rods for the individual zones.

    • Ian on 6 September 2021 at 12:01 am
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    For those wondering if The Catch r5 is better than Skyward Spine r1 for Baal here is a definitive test video.

    Unbiased test on abyss floor 12 against same enemies and using same artifact set.

      • Futaba #2 on 9 September 2021 at 7:44 pm
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      Is there a reason he doesn’t show his ER throughout the entire video?

    • Chrono on 2 September 2021 at 4:52 am
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    So should I use this on Raiden Shogun or Xiangling, I have Dragon Bane R3 tho…

      • no one on 2 September 2021 at 10:19 pm
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      the catch for baal and dragon bane for xianling

      • atalone on 3 September 2021 at 2:11 am
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      definitely raiden
      suggest u use elemental mastery for xiangling

      • kana on 3 September 2021 at 2:12 am
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      def get this for raiden, its the best f2p weapon for her if u cant get her weapon, if for xiangling, id probably stick with dragins bane

      • shogunniee on 3 September 2021 at 4:25 am
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      this is one of raiden’s bis 4* weapons, so if u dont have engulfing lightning this is the second best choice (although in my opinion this is the best weapon for her)

      • Marko on 3 September 2021 at 2:00 pm
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      I honestly think this weapon also works great on Xiangling, you especially if you play her with the new artifact set that increases your burst damage even more which is all you want on her anyway. Elemental Mastery isn’t bad but you can get more than enough of that from sub stats.

      • Blank on 3 September 2021 at 4:19 pm
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      this is tied with homa for xiangling’s best in slot… depends on who you like more really, but if you only care about damage this is better on xiangling than raiden

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