Genshin Impact tier list – Genshin Impact characters ranked

All Genshin Impact characters ranked in our Genshin Impact tier list

October 14, 2020 Our Genshin Impact tier list now includes upcoming characters!

Our Genshin Impact tier list will help you decide which of the various characters to play in this enormous, Zelda: Breath of the Wild-like RPG on mobile. There are actually a considerable number of Genshin Impact characters, so you likely won’t know where to start when picking the ultimate character to play. Well, that’s exactly where we come in.

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 tier list. There are also rumours of new characters on the way, and we plan to update this guide with them as soon as they’re available, and will update this to adjust to balancing changes. So, as a result, we recommend that you bookmark this list and keep checking back to keep on top of the latest changes.

If you’re looking for other games to play, we thoroughly recommend checking out our best Android games and best iOS games lists, which feature the best that mobile has to offer. We also have specific best mobile RPGs and best mobile MMORPGs lists for those looking for something similar. Anyway, let’s kick off our Genshin Impact tier list.

Genshin Impact tier list – all Genshin Impact Characters ranked:

Genshin Impact tier list – upcoming

The following characters are currently unavailable in Genshin Impact, but will reportedly arrive soon.

  • Ayaka
  • Baizhu
  • Childe
  • Dainsleif
  • Diona
  • Ganyu
  • Zhongli

Genshin Impact Tier List – S

Diluc

By day, he runs a business, but by night he’s a legendary hero. No, we’re not referring to Batman. We’re talking about Genshin Impact’s Diluc, who runs the Dawn Winery and is, secretly, the Darknight Hero. He just so happens to be one of the best characters in Genshin Impact, too.

Wielding a claymore and the power of fire, Diluc is a real force to be reckoned with.

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Element Weapon Region
Pyro Claymore Mondstadt

Active skills

Skill Effect
Tempered Sword Performs four strikes
Tempered Sword (charged) Performs a further, more powerful slash
Tempered Sword (plunging) Deals AoE damage on impact
Searing Onslaught Deals fire damage in a forward slash
Dawn Knocks back enemies, summons a phoenix that deals massive AoE damage, and adds fire damage to Diluc’s attacks

Passive skills

Skill Effect
Relentless Reduces the cost of Tempered Sword (charged) by 50% and increases its duration by three seconds
Blessing of Phoenix Dawn’s fire damage effect is 20% more powerful and lasts four seconds longer
Tradition of the Dawn Knight Refunds 15% of the ore cost when crafting claymores

Qiqi

An alchemist that cannot die, Qiqi is very forgetful. That explains why she’s always whipping out that notebook.

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Element Weapon Region
Cryo Sword Liyue

Active skills

Skill Effect
Ancient Sword Art Performs five strikes
Ancient Sword Art (charged) Performs two slashes
Ancient Sword Art (plunging) Deals AoE damage on impact
Herald of Frost Normal or charged attacks regenerate HP for all party members, regenerates playable character’s HP, and deals Cryo damage to enemies
Preserver of Fortune Deals Cryo damage to all nearby enemies and restores Qiqi’s health

Passive skills

Skill Effect
Life-Prolonging Methods Allies that trigger the effect of Herald of Frost receive a 20% incoming healing bonus
A Glimpse into Arcanum Normal and charged attacks have a 50% chance to apply the Preserver of Fortune effect
Former Life Memories Displays the location of nearby resources on the map

Venti

This bard can ride the very winds themselves into battle, which makes more sense when you realise he is actually the god, Barbatos.

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Element Weapon Region
Anemo Bow Mondstadt

Active skills

Skill Effect
Divine Archery Performs six shots
Divine Archery (charged) Performs a more precise and powerful shot
Divine Archery (plunging) Deals AoE damage on impact
Skyward Sonnet Deals AoE damage and launches enemies into the air
Wind’s Grand Ode Pulls enemies together and deals AoE damage

Passive skills

Skill Effect
Embrace of Winds Holding Skyward Sonnet causes it to last for 20 seconds
Stormeye Wind’s Grand Ode regenerates 15 energy
Windrider Decreases stamina consumption for the party by 30%

Fischl

An investigator for the Adventurers’ Guild, Fischl is a bit of an odd character that travels with a night raven, Oz.

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Element Weapon Region
Electro Bow Mondstadt

Active skills

Skill Effect
Bolts of Downfall Performs five shots
Bolts of Downfall (charged) Performs a more precise and powerful shot
Bolts of Downfall (plunging) Deals AoE damage on impact
Nightrider Summons Oz to deal AoE Electro damage
Midnight Phantasmagoria Fischl takes on Oz’s form, increasing her movement speed and striking nearby enemies with lightning. Oz remains on the battlefield when this ends

Passive skills

Skill Effect
Stellar Predator Hit Oz with a fully charged Bolts of Downfall and he will deal AoE Electro damage
Lightning Smite If an Electro elemental reaction happens when Oz is present, the enemy will receive Electro damage
Mein Housgarten Expeditions in Mondstat take 25% less time

GENSHIN IMPACT TIER LIST – A

Jean

As Grandmasters of the Mondstadt Knights, Jean is a pretty big deal. She is confident, loyal, and tackles challenges head on.

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Element Weapon Region
Anemo Sword Mondstadt

Active skills

Skill Effect
Favonius Bladework Performs up to five strikes
Favonius Bladework (charged) Launches enemies into the air
Gale Blade Launches enemies and deals AoE damage
Gale Blade (hold) Pulls enemies towards Jean
Dandelion Breeze Launches surrounding enemies and deals AoE damage while regenerating HP for all party members

Passive skills

Skill Effect
Wind Companion Normal attacks have a 50% chance to regenerate HP for all party members
Let the Wind Lead Regenerate 20% of Dandelion Breeze’s energy cost on us
Continuous Improvement When crafting talent materials, you have a 20% chance to receive an additional item

Keqing

It’s safe to say that Keqing isn’t really a fan of the gods, preferring that humanity solve its own problems.

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Element Weapon Region
Electro Sword Liyue

Active skills

Skill Effect
Yunlai Swordsmanship Perform up to five strikes
Yunlai Swordsmanship (charged) Performs two powerful strikes
Yunlai Swordsmanship (plunging) Deals AoE damage on impact
Stellar Restoration Deals AoE in a small area, and can be used again if the skill is held while in use dealing extra AoE damage
Starward Sword Deals AoE Electro DMG, then further Electro strikes

Passive skills

Skill Effect
Thundering Penance Within five seconds of using Stellar Resoration a second time, normal and charged attacks use Electro DMG
Aristocratic Dignity Starward Sword increases Keqing’s critical rate and energy recharge by 15%
Land’s Overseer Liyue expeditions take 25% less time

Mona

An arrogant astrologer, Mona isn’t in it for the money. Which she should be, considering how much grief it causes her.

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Element Weapon Region
Hydro Catalyst Mondstadt

Active skills

Skill Effect
Ripple of Fate Unleashes five Hydro attacks
Ripple of Fate (charged) Deals AoE Hydro damage
Ripple of Fate (plunging) Deals AoE Hydro damage on impact
Mirror Reflection of Doom Summons a phantom that taunts and deals Hydro damage to nearby enemies, exploding on death, dealing AoE Hydro damage.
Stellaris Phantasm Traps opponents in a bubble of water, causing the Wet status effect

Passive skills

Skill Effect
Come ‘n’ Get Me, Hag! After using Illusory Torrent for two seconds, Mona summons a phantom
Waterborne Destiny Increases Hydro damage by 20% of energy recharge rate
Principium of Astrology When crafting weapon ascension materials, Mona has a 25% chance to refund some of the materials used

Barbara

The most popular bard of Mondstadt, Barbara is also the Deaconess of the Favonius Church.

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Element Weapon Region
Hydro Catalyst Mondstadt

Active skills

Skill Effect
Whisper of Water Performs four Hydro attacks
Whisper of Water (charged) Deals AoE hydro damage
Let the Show Begin Deals AoE Hydro damage and afflicts enemies with the Wet status effect
Melody Loop This skill is triggered by ‘Let the Show Begin’, and causes Barbara’s attacks to heal party members, herself at regular intervals, and her charged attacks generate four times the healing
Shining Miracle Heals all party members

Passive skills

Skill Effect
Glorious Season Melody Loop also reduces party member’s stamina consumption by 12%
Encore Melody Loop lasts a second longer each time a character gains an elemental orb
With My Whole Heart Perfect Cooking has a 12% chance to double the product

Chongyun

You might not think it to look at him, but Chongyun is actually a famous exorcist, and very capable of ridding the land of evil spirits.

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Element Weapon Region
Cryo Claymore Liyue

Active skills

Skill Effect
Demonbane Performs four strikes
Demonbane (charged) Deals AoE damage to nearby enemies, ending with a powerful slash
Chonghua’s Layered Frost Deals AoE Cryo damage, and leaves behind a Frost Field that converts all normal and charged attacks for sword, claymore, and polearm characters to Cryo damage
Cloud-parting Star Summons three spirit blades that explode on impact, dealing AoE Cryo damage and launching enemies

Passive skills

Skill Effect
Steady Breathing The Frost Field also increases compatible characters’ attack speeds by 8%
Rimechaser Blade When the Frost Field expires, a spirit is summoned who strikes nearby enemies with AoE Cryo damage, reducing their Cryo resistance by 10%
Gallant Journey Liyue expeditions take 25% less time

Razor

Growing up amongst wolves, Razor is more at home in the forest than cities. Having said that, he chooses to fight with a massive sword rather than his teeth and nails. That’s probably for the best.

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Element Weapon Region
Electro Claymore Mondstadt

Active skills

Skill Effect
 Steel Fang Perform four slashes
Steel Fang (charged) Deals AoE damage numerous times and ends on a powerful slash
Claw and Thunder Deals AoE Electro damage and gains an Electro Sigil, increasing his energy recharge rate
 Claw and Thunder (hold) Deals AoE Electro damage and clears all Electro Sigils, recharging his energy
Lightning Fang Razor’s attacks deal Electro damage, he gains increased attack speed and Electro resistance, and is immune to damage inflicted by the Electro-charged status

Passive skills

Skill Effect
 Awakening Claw and Thunder recharges 18% faster, and recharges instantly instantly when using Lightning Fang
Hunger Razor’s energy recharges 30% faster when his energy is below 50%
Wolvensprint Decreases party members’ stamina consumption from sprinting by 20%

Xiao

Despite looking like a young man, Xiao is actually an ancient guardian, potentially thousands of years old.

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Element Weapon Region
Anemo Polearm Liyue

Active skills

Skill Effect
Whirlwind Thrust Perform six strikes
Whirlwind Thrust (charged) You can only trigger this in the air, and causes AoE damage on impact
Lemniscatic Wind Cycling Deals AoE damage in a straight line
Bane of All Evil Increases Xiao’s attack range and damage, increases his jumping ability, and and converts all damage to Anemo

Passive skills

Skill Effect
Tamer of Demons Bane of All Evil increases Xiao’s damage by 5%, and continues to increase by 5% every three seconds
Heaven Fall Lemniscatic Wind Cycling increases the damage of all subsequent uses of the skill by 10%
Gravity Defier Decreases party member’s falling damage by 20%

Xiangling

By day, the head chef of a prestigious restaurant and by night a powerful warrior that uses the power of flames to destroy her enemies.

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Element Weapon Region
Pyro Polearm Liyue

Active skills

Skill Effect
 Dough-Fu Performs five spear strikes
Dough-Fu (charged) Deals AoE damage in a straight line
Guoba Attack Summons Guoba the panda, who deals AoE Pyro damage
 Pyronado Summons a Pyronado to deal AoE damage to nearby enemies

Passive skills

Skill Effect
 Crossfire Increases Guoba’s attack range by 20%
Beware, It’s Super Hot! Guoba’s attacks leave a chili, which, when picked up, increases attack by 10%
Chef de Cuisine When pulling off a perfect cook, Xiangling has 12% chance to double the product

GENSHIN IMPACT TIER LIST – B

Klee

Absolutely explosive mad, is Klee, who goes so far as to refer to her bombs as treasure. What would she do without Jean to help her?

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Element Weapon Region
Pyro Catalyst Mondstadt

Active skills

Skill Effect
Kaboom! Deals AoE Pyro damage
Kaboom! (charged) Deals AoE Pyo damage
Jumpy Dumpty Jumpy Dumpty bounces around, dealing AoE Pyro damage, and exploding into mines on the third bounce
Sparks ‘n’ Splash Continuously deals AoE Pyro damage

Passive skills

Skill Effect
 Pounding Surprise Jumpy Dumpty and normal attacks have a 50% chance to obtain an explosive spark, which deals 50% increased damage
Sparkling Burst When a charged attack critically hits, party members gain two elemental energy

Ningguang

Living in the skies above Liyue, Ningguang owns the Jade Chamber.

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Element Weapon Region
Geo Catalyst Liyue

Active skills

Skill Effect
 Sparkling Scatter Deals Geo damage and generates a Star Jade
 Sparkling Scatter (charged) Unleashes all Star Jades to deal additional damage
Jade Screen Blocks enemy projectiles
Starshatter Fires homing projectiles at nearby enemies, with additional projectiles being fired from the Jade Screen, if present

Passive skills

Skill Effect
 Backup Plan While Star Jades are present, charged attack doesn’t consume stamina
Strategic Reserve Characters that pass through the Jade Screen gains a 12% Geo damage bonus
Meticulous Calculation When crafting character and weapon materials, you have a 20% chance to recover materials

Sucrose

This alchemist wants to improve people’s lives with the power of alchemy, which is very admirable.

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Element Weapon Region
Anemo Catalyst Mondstadt

Active skills

Skill Effect
 Wind Spirit Creation Performs four attacks
Wind Spirit Creation (charged) Deals AoE Anemo damage
Wind Spirit Creation (plunging) Deals AoE Anemo damage on impact
Astable Anemohypostasis Creation – 6308 Summons a wind spirit that deals AoE Anemo damage and pulls enemies towards them
Forbidden Creation Summons a wind spirit to pull, launch, and deal AoE Anemo damage to nearby enemies

Passive skills

Skill Effect
 Catalyst Conversion When triggering swirl effects, party members with the matching element have 50% higher elemental mastery
 Mollis Favonius When skills hit an enemy, other party members gain 20% of Sucrose’s elemental mastery as increased elemental mastery
Astable Invention When crafting character and weapon enhancement materials, has a 10% chance to double the product

Xingqiu

Merchant Xingqiu is well known in Liue Harbor, due to being born into the Feiyun Commerce Guild.

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Element Weapon Region
Hydro Sword Liyue

Active skills

Skill Effect
 Guhua Style Perform five strikes
 Guhua Style (charged) Performs two powerful strikes
Guhua Style (plunging) Deals AoE damage on impact
Fatal Rainscreen Performs two strikes and summons Rain Swords, which increase your resistance to interruption, converts 20% of your Hydro damage to damage reduction, and shatter when you take damage, reducing the damage taken
 Raincutter Your attacks can trigger Rain Sword attacks

Passive skills

Skill Effect
Hydropathic When a Rain Sword shatters or expires, it regenerates your HP by 8% of Xingqiu’s maximum HP
Blades Amidst Raindrops Gain a 20% Hydro damage bonus
Flash of Genius When crafting character talent materials, you have a 25% chance to refund a portion of the materials

Kaeya

A trusted member of the Knights of Favonius, Kaeya is a powerful warrior in his own right.

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Element Weapon Region
Cryo Sword Mondstadt

Active skills

Skill Effect
Ceremonial Bladework Perform five strikes
Ceremonial Bladework (charged) Unleash two fast sword swings
Frostgnaw Deals AoE Cryo damage in front
Glacial Waltz Summon three icicles that deal Cryo damage to enemies

Passive skills

Skill Effect
 Cold-Blooded Strike Frostgnaw also regenerates HP to Kaye equal to 15% of his attack
Heart of the Abyss Frostgnaw now produces elemental particles
Hidden Strength Decrease sprinting stamina by 20% for the party

GENSHIN IMPACT TIER LIST – C

Beidou

Bane of all sea beats, Beidou is a powerful warrior that can draw lightning into her sword.

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Element Weapon Region
Electro Claymore Liyue

Active skills

Skill Effect
 Oceanborne Perform five strikes
 Oceanborne (charged) Deals an additional, more powerful slash
Tidecaller Deals Electro damage, and can be held to absorb damage, unleashing a counterattack when released
Stormbreaker When normal and charged attacks hit, Electro damage jumps between enemies and your resistance to interruption increases

Passive skills

Skill Effect
 Retribution Using Tidecaller at the precise moment you’re hit grants a more powerful damage bonus
Lightning Storm After performing Retribution, your damage and attack speed increases by 15%
Conqueror of Tides Decreases stamina consumption for all characters by 20% when swimming

Bennett

The last remaining member of Benny’s Adventure Team, Bennett is known for his unfortunate luck.

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Element Weapon Region
Pyro Sword Mondstadt

Active skills

Skill Effect
Strike of Fortune Performs five strikes
Strike of Fortune (charged) Unleashes two rapid sword swings
Passion Overload Tap to perform a quick swing, hold slightly to perform two attacks that launch enemies, and hold completely to perform three attacks that launch Bennett and enemies
Fantastic Voyage Deals Pyro damage and creates a circle that regenerates health for those under 70% health and increases attack for those over

Passive skills

Skill Effect
Rekindle Reduces Passion Overload’s cooldown by 20%
Fearnaught While inside Fantastic Voyage’s circle, Passion Overload’s cooldown reduces by 50% and Bennett will no longer be launched
It Should Be Safe… Expeditions in Mondstadt take 25% less time

Lisa

An intelligent witch that loves a nap, Lisa is the librarian for the Knights of Favonius.

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Element Weapon Region
Electro Catalyst Mondstadt

Active skills

Skill Effect
Lightning Touch Performs four Electro attacks
Lightning Touch (charged) Deals AoE Electro damage
Violet Arc Press to unleash a homing orb that deals Electro damage and applies the ‘Conductive’ status effect, and hold to deal massive AoE Electro damage, dealing additional damage to those with the ‘Conductive’ status effect
Lightning Rose Deals AoE Electro damage

Passive skills

Skill Effect
 Induced Aftershock Charged attacks apply the ‘Conductive’ status effect
Static Electricity Field Lightning Rose now decreases enemy’s defence by 15%
Potion Insight When crafting potions, you have a 20% chance to receive a 200% yield

Noelle

Though a maid for the Knights of Favonius, Noelle dreams of becoming a knight herself someday.

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Element Weapon Region
Geo Claymore Mondstadt

Active skills

Skill Effect
 Favonius Bladework Performs four slashes
Favonius Bladework (charged) Deals AoE damage and a powerful slash at the end
Breastplate Creates a shield that regenerates health and deals AoE Geo damage
 Sweeping Time Deals AoE Geo damage, increases her AoE attack sizes, converts attacks to Geo damage, and increases attack based on Noelle’s defence

Passive skills

Skill Effect
 Devotion While in the party but not on the field, when a character’s HP drops below 30%, Noelle creates a shield that absorbs 400% of Noelle’s defence as damage
 Nice and Clean Every four normal and charged attacks decrease Breastplate’s cooldown by a second
Maid’s Knighthood Perfect cooking has a 12% chance to obtain double the product

GENSHIN IMPACT TIER LIST – D

Amber

A three-time winner of the Gliding Champion in Mondstadt, Amber is an Outrider in the Knights of Favonius.

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Element Weapon Region
Pyro Bow Mondstadt

Active skills

Skill Effect
Marksmanship Performs five shots
Marksmanship (charged) Performs a precise shot that deals increased damage
Explosive Puppet Throws a bunny that taunts opponents, exploding on death or expiration, dealing AoE Pyro damage
Fiery Rain Deals AoE Pyro damage

Passive skills

Skill Effect
 Every Arrow Finds Its Target Increases the critical hit rate of Fiery Rain by 10% and AoE by 30%
 Precise Shot Aimed Shot hits on weak spots increase your attack by 15% for ten seconds
Champion Glider Decreases gliding stamina consumption for all party members by 20%

Genshin Impact reroll: how to start over

Performing a Genshin Impact reroll is surprisingly easy. Here’s how to do it in steps:

  • Register by username on the official site
  • Reach the point in Genshin Impact that allows you to summon your first characters
  • Do so, and if you don’t get the character you want, use another account
  • Repeat this process until you get the character you want
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