Lyney holds the bow the First Great Magic in a theatre.
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Best Characters for the First Great Magic in Genshin Impact

The First Great Magic is a fantastic 5-star bow that works best for DPS bow characters like Lyney and Ganyu. This guide will break down the Genshin Impact The First Great Magic bow, and the best characters to use it with.

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The weapon screen in the character index in Genshin Impact. Lyney holds his bow the First Great Magic with the weapon's description to the right.

With Crit Damage, Attack, and Movement Speed boosts the First Great Magic has a lot to offer. As Lyney’s signature weapon, it synergizes best with his moveset, but if you don’t have him, don’t worry. The First Great Magic is a fantastic bow that works great on multiple different characters.

Genshin Impact The First Great Magic Stats and Skills

With a Crit Damage bonus of 14.4 percent and a base attack of 46, the First Great Magic is a great bow for DPS characters. In addition to its insane damage potential, it provides the following effects:

  • Increases Charged Attacks’ damage by 16 percent.
  • Attack is increased for every character on the team that is the same Elemental type as the user:
    • One increases Attack by 16 percent. Two increases Attack by 32 percent.
    • Three increases Attack by 48 percent.
  • Movement speed is increased for every character on the team that is of a different Elemental type than the user:
    • One increases movement speed by four percent.Two increases movement speed by seven percent.
    • Three increases movement speed by 10 percent.

This means that the First Great Magic is best on characters who do the following:

  • Damage dealing relies on Crit Rate and Crit Damage.
  • Have a charged attack-based play style.
  • Characters who play on teams with other characters of the same elemental type.

Best Characters for Genshin Impact The First Great Magic Bow

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Lyney

The First Great Magic is Lyney’s signature weapon, so it is his best weapon and vice-versa. As a result, he synergizes with it better than every other character. Lyney’s Passive Talent increases his attack based on how many Pyro characters are on his team. The First Great Magic gives him a boost on top of that.

Furthermore, Lyney’s battle style also relies on doing Charged Attacks. When his HP increases or decreases, his Crit Rate and Crit Damage is increased. His Charged Attacks decrease his HP, while his Elemental Skill (also known as the E Skill) restores the HP he has lost. His signature bow provides him even more damage for his Charged Attacks on top of that.

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Ganyu

Ganyu is another 5-star character that relies a lot on doing Charged Attacks. She also has really high base Crit Damage, so the First Great Magic provides her with a fantastic boost. Like Lyney, Ganyu’s Charged Attacks have different levels of charge:

  • The first level of charge works like a normal Charged Attack, dealing Cryo damage.
  • The second level of charge deals AoE Cryo damage.

Because it’s her main skill, Ganyu benefits a lot from the First Great Magic’s stat boosts. Depending on what kind of team she’s on, she might not be able to benefit from the First Great Magic’s Attack boost as much as she would like, which is why the movement speed boost might be more useful.

As a Charged Attacker, one of Ganyu’s biggest weaknesses is that she can be easily interrupted. She’s also pretty frail. If her movement speed is boosted, she’s able to move faster while charging up, increasing her chances of not getting hit.

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Tighnari

The best way to make use of Tighnari’s Charged Attacks is by using his Elemental Skill (E-Skill). This skill has him throw a device which will:

  • Create an area of effect of Dendro.
  • Distracts enemies caught within it.
  • Allow him to do Charged Attacks quicker.

Without this skill, his Charged Attacks are quite slow, so this skill is the best way to go. To make the most out of the First Great Magic’s Attack bonus, have Tighnari work on teams that rely on Dendro reactions like Bloom, Aggravate, and Burn.

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Yoimiya

Yoimiya has really strong normal attack damage for an archer, so you’ll have plenty of change when using her Charged Attacks. Her Charged Attack tracks moving targets, which is helpful if you’re fighting small or quick enemies. You’ll have time to charge the shot without worrying about missing.

Furthermore, one of her passive abilities allows her to increase her Pyro damage from her normal attacks, so the First Great Magic can use that to increase her overall Pyro damage output on top of that, providing overall good synergy.

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Fischl

The First Great Magic is great for Fischl if you’re building her to be a main DPS. Oz covers her Electro damage output, so you don’t necessarily need Electro application, but if you prefer using her Charged Attacks or if you like that extra Electro application, this is a good bow for her.

One of the First Great Magic’s greatest strengths for Fischl is the Crit Damage boost. Not only will this apply to her, but it will apply to Oz as well. If you have her C1 and a relatively high Crit Rate, you have the potential to trigger a huge amount of Crit Damage three times at once.

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Faruzan

Faruzan is similar to Tighnari in that she relies a lot on using her Elemental Skill (E-Skill) to quickly fire Charged Attacks. These Charged Attacks also give the benefit of hitting multiple enemies at once and grouping them together.

The First Great Magic gives her a leg up on other bow users because she hits multiple enemies at once with the Crit Damage and Attack boost. Her Elemental Skill (E-Skill) has a pretty short cooldown too, so you could be looking at near-permanent uptime on these attacks.

Genshin Impact is now available on Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.


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