Updated on June 12, 12:47 p.m. (GMT+8): Improved relevancy.

Genshin Impact’s 4-star sword, Cursed Blade, is all for the taking in Kaedehara Kazuha’s story quest.

The mysterious weapon debuted in version 2.8, which permanently introduces the character’s first-ever story quest in the game.

Kazuha is a 5-star Anemo character and a wandering samurai from Inazuma. We first see him as a trainee on captain Beidou’s Crux Fleet ship after he escaped from the Raiden Shogun’s vision hunt decree.

If you have him, your next task is to level him up and find a good sword for him to use in battles. To help players with their weapon dilemma, HoYoverse is giving away Kazuha’s 4-star weapon for free.

How to get the free weapon Cursed Blade for Kaedehara Kazuha in Genshin Impact

Cursed Blade sword from Genshin Impact
Credit: HoYoverse

This 4-star sword is an exclusive reward given to players who complete and take part in Kaedehara Kazuha’s story quest, Acer Palmatum Chapter – Act I “A Strange and Friendless Road”.

Requirements and criteria to unlock Kazuha’s story quest

  • Reach Adventure Rank 40 or above
  • Complete the Archon quest “Chapter II: Act III – Omnipresence Over Mortals”
  • Complete Raiden Shogun’s story quest “Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter: Act I – Reflections of Mortality”

Upon meeting the requirements and criteria for the quest, go to the Story Quests tab and use one of your keys to unlock Kazuha’s Acer Palmatum Chapter: Act 1.

Cursed Blade ascension materials

Here are the materials you’ll be needing to ascend this 4-star weapon.

0 → 15,000 Mora
3 Mask of the Wicked Lieutenant
3 Gloomy Statuette
2 Spectral Husk
1 → 215,000 Mora
3 Mask of the Tiger’s Bite
12 Gloomy Statuette
8 Spectral Husk
2 → 320,000 Mora
6 Mask of the Tiger’s Bite
6 Dark Statuette
6 Spectral Heart
3 → 430,000 Mora
3 Mask of the One-Horned
12 Dark Statuette
9 Spectral Heart
4 → 535,000 Mora
6 Mask of the One-Horned
9 Deathly Statuette
6 Spectral Nucleus
5 → 645,000 Mora
4 Mask of the Kijin
18 Deathly Statuette
12 Spectral Nucleus

Best characters who benefit from Cursed Blade

Genshin Impact, Kaedehara Kazuha
Credit: miHoYo

When a normal, charged, or plunging attack hits an opponent, this 4-star sword will whip up a Hewing Gale, dealing AoE DMG equal to 180% of ATK and increasing ATK by 15% for 8s. This effect can be triggered once every 8s.

Cursed Blade therefore works well with the following characters:

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