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Weapon #3401

Vortex Vanquisher
Base Attack46
Secondary StatATK
Secondary Stat Value10.8
Special (passive) AbilityGolden Majesty
Special (passive) Ability DescriptionIncreases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
In-game DescriptionThis sharp polearm can seemingly pierce through anything. When swung, one can almost see the rift it tears in the air.
Stat Progression
LevelBase AtkATKAscension Materials
Special Ability Progression (Refine)
Refine Material:
Vortex Vanquisher
Refine Level 1Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
Refine Level 2Increases Shield Strength by 25%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 5% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
Refine Level 3Increases Shield Strength by 30%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 6% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
Refine Level 4Increases Shield Strength by 35%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 7% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
Refine Level 5Increases Shield Strength by 40%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 8% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
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Item Story

This was an ancient time, when ships sailed alongside sea monsters.
In those days, Liyue Harbor was not at peace, not from those creatures from the deep.

They say that a great shadow once dwelled within the oceanic abyss.
With great vortexes and whirlpools it would smash even the strongest of ships, and drag its prey down into the sunless depths.
They also say that a divine island would emerge from the sea, rainbow-clad and fog-shrouded...
All who are fortunate enough to set foot on that isle will find treasures buried for time incalculable.
Still others say that this island is a great monster in a threadbare torpor.

Most legends that pass between sailors and skippers are such bizarre ones as these. But there is one story that they all believe.
They believe that Rex Lapis once wielded a spear that pierced the rainbow, pinning the churning vortex that had once terrorized the oceans in the center of the deep sea.

Legends have it that since then, one can often see dolphins and whales congregate about that patch of ocean, singing.
Some hold that they mourn for the god that they revered, and sing many a winding dirge for it.
Others claim that they do so in awe of Rex Lapis' great power, that he could indeed pierce the rainbow's arc and bring down the sun.

But folk legend also holds this.
That one day, the vortex, consigned to a dead stillness by the Lord of Geo's divine spear, will once again begin to wake.
When the wind once again brings the stench of the depths onshore, that will be the omen of a hurricane as large as a nine-headed hydra.
Who, then, will be able to subdue That Which Lies in the Deep?


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    • Flynn on 4 January 2022 at 1:27 pm
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    I think this will be Good to someone who has a support Zhongli, for example.. put this to Xiao (that is if your xiao has a lot Crit% on artifacts), then let zhongli shield Xiao to double the passive of the weapon. It gives 20% shield str to Xiao and 49.6% attack from substat, also the passive gives 20% more attack and will multiply to two if he is shielded.

    • vanquish THIS on 30 December 2021 at 4:23 pm
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    I’m glad 2.5 banners dodge this piece of garbage. I thought mhy is done with garbage weapon banners after they see homa+elegy sales. Hopefully, we won’t be seeing its brothers in 2.5.

    • need vortex on 30 December 2021 at 12:19 am
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    MIHOYO PLEASE BUFF THIS WEAPON It’s seriously the best looking polearm in the game. Even if they didn’t buff it, i would still want it just for the looks

    • Kazuha touched a loli on 28 December 2021 at 5:40 pm
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    LMAO dude, this garbage is gonna get placed on Zhongli’s rerun, the nerve of Mihoyo to give this terrible weapon a banner without a buff, this thing needs a 100% rework to be BiS on zhongli, otherwise it is absolutely useless.

    • xposs on 26 December 2021 at 10:52 pm
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    For the love of all that is good and true, please rerun with Zhongli’s banner in v2.4!

    • SaltyZhongMain on 24 November 2021 at 3:07 pm
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    If only the substat is HP, then Zhongli would actually have a use for this, but mihoyo hates money I guess

    • (ru/en) Sosof on 7 October 2021 at 12:01 pm
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    PLS come home with Childe’s signature bow..

    • Dasd on 7 October 2021 at 3:38 am
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    Have you guys tried this with Xianling/Rosaria to see if its passive works?

    I was thinking vortex vanquisher could be really good on Thoma.

    • Vortex on 24 September 2021 at 4:59 pm
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    let’s see which is the lucky candidate that gets pair with this garbage. Homa or new childe bow.

    • PEPGA on 24 September 2021 at 5:33 am
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    Does the passive work off-field, planning to build a big pp dmg Zhongli atk% build.

    Yes i know Homa and Jade is better but they have 0 style points.

      • Luxray on 2 October 2021 at 9:09 pm
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      You can’t get the stacks off-field. The shield strenght doesn’t work off-field either. Basically, unless you play main dps Zhongli, it’s like this weapon has no passive

    • xiaotime on 14 September 2021 at 2:56 am
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    Is this currently the highest attack polearm and is better than primordial jade spear if don’t need the crit rate for xiao

    • Haru on 5 September 2021 at 10:21 am
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    Good for Thoma right?

      • Mami on 7 September 2021 at 3:51 am
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      • fat guy on 21 September 2021 at 12:14 pm
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      not at all

      • Lhyf on 18 October 2021 at 10:04 am
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      For dps yes, but not the best in slot. For support nah

    • BiBo on 24 August 2021 at 11:34 pm
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    If this polearm ever returns and mihoyo gives us the Option to mask a weapon as another as long as the other weapon is registred in the compendium I totally would mask homa staff as vanquisher.

    • E on 4 August 2021 at 10:21 pm
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    I remember when it had this passive: Increases Normal Attack SPD by 10/12/14/16/18%. Increases DMG against enemies affected by any element by 24/30/36/42/48%
    Why they changed it… this weapon could be super good

    • xposs on 12 July 2021 at 8:35 am
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    Ugh, when is this gonna rerun. I feel robbed when this didn’t rerun with Zhongli’s rerun.

      • 09 on 29 August 2021 at 7:11 am
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      same bro same

    • Futaba #2 on 30 May 2021 at 7:42 pm
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    On Zhongli Main DPS:

    Staff of Homa > Primordial Jade Winged-Spear > Crescent Pike > Vortex Vanquisher

    These four weapons are very strong. And Vortex Vanquisher is worthy of being a 5* weapon.

    Vortex Vanquisher is essentially Wolf’s Gravestone except it trades some Atk for shield strength in the passive.

      • Bernard on 12 July 2021 at 9:11 am
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      Hello, for Zhong main, homa isn’t the best option. You hit harder with the pike.

        • Futaba #2 on 20 July 2021 at 8:11 am
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        I assumed Staff of Homa is better because it also gives you HP% which Zhongli has very high base HP. But you could be right, and if you are, then it would be PJWS that’s the best, not Crescent Pike. Much math has been done that shows PJWS is stronger than Crescent Pike.

          • Adam on 30 August 2021 at 7:42 pm
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          Homa is way better. The stat gain is crazy. The most optimal way to play zhongli is as shield and ulti bot. With homa you hit like a truck and your shield is strong af. The guy above is clearly troling. Psychical dps zhongli is meme build anyway.

            • Lumar on 11 December 2021 at 10:47 pm

            Wrong, the Pike scales with the physical DMG you get by sets and goblet, at R5 gives you 40% of total DMG (if I’m not wrong) once you collect some particles. Zhongli phys DPS ain’t a meme, it’s actually one of the best against 3 big enemies or 2 paired with Beidou, Xingqiu and Fischl, not to mention that the kick has 6 hits and the Pike brings you extra DMG there, so you could be doing easily more DMG than the Homa on physical, on the other hand; Homa it’s the best for hybrid build or nuker, but not for physical DPS, and I don’t think the Pike will ever be replaced as the best in slot for physical in the near future, and after all of that, it’s free. This also comes from a Zhongli main.

    • Jack on 15 May 2021 at 8:22 pm
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    Golden Majesty should have a passive that scales with shield strength.
    Each stack converts 0.01% of your shield into flat attack at R1 for example.

      • Swollo on 31 July 2021 at 2:42 pm
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      Seriously signature weapons like this should be boosted. Idk what Mihoyo are thinking.

    • lame on 3 May 2021 at 1:38 am
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    Best looking polearm but this will forever be powercrept by every other polearm that will be released. Can’t even properly use this as a support weapon when it only buffs shields for one character. The very least Mihoyo could do to save this series is to just make the buff party wide.

    • ΞYWΛX on 1 May 2021 at 4:15 pm
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    yes definitely

    • xposs on 23 March 2021 at 7:05 pm
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    Please rerun soon. I don’t care that Vortex Vanquisher is not the best spear for Zhongli, I just want my Zhongli to look even better.

      • potato on 11 May 2021 at 3:10 pm
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      it will be together with song of the broken pines, that is very close 😀

        • potato on 25 May 2021 at 3:22 pm
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        and its not lel

          • 09 on 31 May 2021 at 2:58 am
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          Honestly wondering why it didnt get a rerun with the Zhongli rerun

            • Pablo on 5 July 2021 at 4:22 pm

            because they themselves realised that homa is better, and they did its banner not long ago, so probably not many people wants vortex. And it’s totally true

    • ZhongDong on 16 March 2021 at 5:58 am
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    Nah, worst is skyward.

      • Tephra on 26 April 2021 at 1:17 pm
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      Skyward Spine is great for both Rosaria and Burst Support Zhongli, this one

      Isn’t really good for anything

        • Futaba #2 on 30 May 2021 at 7:45 pm
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        Wrong. This is significantly more powerful than Skyward Spine for Burst Support Zhongli.

    • Thunder on 15 March 2021 at 3:29 pm
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    Staff of Home is better for Zhongli?

    • Stefano421 on 3 March 2021 at 1:25 pm
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    Why?? I was thinking of getting that for my Zhongli should I aim for something else??

      • curtana on 25 April 2021 at 6:04 am
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      The staff of Homa is better since it scales by dmg and HP which is a win for Zhongli do to his shield and elemental scaling by hp also

    • Cull on 21 February 2021 at 8:48 am
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    Worst 5 star spear in the game thus far

      • ΞYWΛX on 1 May 2021 at 4:16 pm
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      but the best looking xD

      • Cardinal on 3 May 2021 at 12:33 pm
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      Not the worst, as long as all the conditions are met

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