We’ve spent a bunch of time with each of the Genshin Impact characters, ranking them against each other in numerous different areas to come up with this Genshin Impact tier list. There are also rumors of new characters on the way, and we plan to update this guide with them as soon as they’re available. So, as a result, we recommend that you bookmark this list and keep checking back to keep on top of the latest changes.
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Here are the best Genshin Impact characters:
If you’re looking for the best healers, tanks, and damage dealers, we’ve made that clear in the following tier lists.
Genshin Impact DPS tier list
Genshin Impact sub-DPS tier list
Genshin Impact support tier list
Who are the best Genshin Impact characters?
The following characters are all ranked S-tier in our list of the best overall Genshin Impact characters.
In Genshin Impact, Alhaithm is great in a main DPS role, but can also slot into sub-DPS if the need arises. He’s a five-star character who wields a sword and harnesses the dendro element.
If you’re after an amazing cryo damage dealer, Genshin Impact’s Ayaka is the girl for you. She wields a sword and is a five-star character with great burst potential.
Ayaka’s brother is also great in a main or sub-DPS role but uses hydro damage instead or cryo. Genshin Impact’s Ayato is a five-star character that wields a sword.
Genshin Impact’s Baizhu is one of the best support characters in the game who can both shield and heal with his catalyst. He’s a five-star dendro character.
Now for a four-star option, Genshin Impact’s Bennett is a great choice for a support character with some handy attack buffs. He wields a sword and his element is pyro.
If you need a hydro DPS with strong multi-target damage, Genshin Impact’s Childe is the character for you. He’s a five-star character that wields a bow.
Now for another DPS character, this time one who harnesses the electro element. Genshin Impact’s Cyno is a five-star character who wields a polearm.
Genshin Impact’s Diluc has been a fan-favorite character who fits into a main DPS role for some time now. He wields a claymore, harnesses the pyro element, and is a five-star rarity.
If you’re in need of an adorable cryo support character, look no further than Genshin Impact’s Diona. She’s a four-star rarity so slightly easier to obtain and she wields a bow.
Another adorable support option is the four-star electro character Genshin Impact’s Diona. She wields a claymore and is great at regenerating energy for your team.
If you’re in need of a strong five-star cryo DPS unit capable of dishing out high-impact physical damage with her claymore, look no further than Genshin Impact’s Eula.
Genshin Impact’s Ganyu wields a bow and is a five-star rarity character. She harnesses the cryo element and fits nicely into the role of ranged DPS.
This polearm-wielding five-star pyro character fits amazingly into a main DPS role. Genshin Impact’s Hu Tao dishes out harsh single-target damage and succeeds in all game modes.
Looking for a geo character to fit the main DPS role? Genshin Impact’s Itto is your man. He’s a five-star claymore wielder and is brilliant against both bosses and mobs.
Genshin Impact’s Kazuha is a five-star anemo character that has strong supporting capabilities. He wields a sword and has good off-field elemental applications as well.
This pint-sized dendro support unit is a five-star character who wields a catalyst. Genshin Impact’s Nahida does a great job at buffing your team and dealing light damage.
Genshin Impact’s Neuvillette is a five-star, pneuma-aligned, hydro character. He’s currently one of the best units in the game and is pretty handsome to boot.
One of Pocket Tactics’ favorite characters is Genshin Impact’s Raiden. She’s a five-star electro character who wields a polearm and fits perfectly into a main or sub-DPS slot.
Genshin Impact’s Tighnari is a five-star character that fits into a DPS role. He wields a bow and harnesses the dendro element to dish out quick bursts of predominantly single-target damage.
Another bow-wielder, Genshin Impact’s Venti harnesses the power of anemo and is great at crowd control. He’s a five-star character and we recommend using him for support or sub-DPS.
In Genshin Impact, Wanderer is a five-star anemo catalyst-wielder that fits perfectly into the main DPS slot. He has a unique kit that allows him to deal powerful AoE and single-target damage.
Another personal favorite DPS from the Pocket Tactics team is Genshin Imapct’s Xiao. He’s a five-star who wields a polearm and harnesses the power of anemo.
One of the few four-stars on our list, Genshin Impact’s Xingqiu is a great sub-DPS character who can help with support on occasion. He wields a sword and has a hydro element.
Genshin Impact’s Yelan is a five-star hydro bow-wielder who we recommend using in a sub-DPS role. Her talents help fill in the downtime between main DPS attacks.
If you need a geo polearm-wielder on your site we recommend Genshin Impact’s Zhongli. He’s a five-star character and the strongest shielder in the game but some distance.
That’s it for our Genshin Impact tier list. We recommend that you check out our Genshin Impact reroll instructions to learn how to get your favorite character from day one. For something a little less Hoyoverse, head on over to our Pokédex and Pokémon promo code guides.