Genshin Impact Character Tier List: Best Characters in Ver.3.8 End

The centerpiece of Genshin Impact is undoubtedly its rich collection of characters. Some of them have sad pasts, while others have outgoing personalities. Some are exuberant, while some are gloomy, dull, or lazy. Players like Genshin characters not only because of their skill sets but also because they characteristically resemble people’s personalities, and that’s also what makes some of them incredibly popular among the masses. Generally speaking, there’s no good or bad character in the game as long as you like it, but if you’re someone who takes the game a bit too seriously, and wants to be the best like no one ever was, here’s a Genshin Impact character tier list as of version 3.8 to help you build the best team compositions.

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Genshin Impact S-Tier Characters

S-Tier Genshin Impact characters are those that are some of the best characters in the game and would help you level up and clear the top floors of the Abyss. They add an insane amount of value to the team when combined with other characters, or are usually well off on their own. Here are all the S-Tier characters in Genshin Impact.

1. Bennett

If you ask Genshin players about the best support character in the game, Bennett is probably what will come in their minds first. Bennett is a Pyro and sword character that can deal decent damage, apply Pyro to aid vaporize teams, buff your party members, and heal them if they’re low. His healing and damage-dealing abilities scale off of his HP stat.

Bennett Genshin Impact

Running Bennett with Nobless Oblige which scales off HP will both increase the healing capabilities and attack to increase the overall damage output of the team.

2. Xiangling

Xiangling Genshin Impact

Xiangling was one of the first characters in the game and was known for her high damage. The same still stands true now, except some Pyro characters have replaced her. Xiangling does continuous and pretty significant Pyro damage; hence, she’s great as an off-field character or a sub-DPS. She’s great with vaporize reactions hence using her with Childe or Ayato will help you get the best out of her.

She’s flexible with artifacts and has some of the best-scaled constellations in the game, and is also one of the best damage dealers used in the abyss. Overall, Xiangling is flexible Pyro Sub-DPS unit that both low and high AR players can use in Genshin Impact.

3. Hu Tao

Hu Tao is the best Pyro unit in the game for two reasons — she deals insane damage with vaporise reactions and her C1 constellation makes her charged attack consume no stamina. Hu Tao’s skill imbues Pyro and her normal attacks deal Pyro damage by sacrificing a part of her HP. She works best with units such as Xingqiu or Yelan who deal and apply continuous and constant Hydro damage.

Hu Tao Genshin Impact Character tier list

Building Hu Tao is simple — you prioritize crit rate and crit damage on your weapons and artifacts as much as possible. The best artifact set for Hu Tao is the Crimson Witch of Flames and the best weapon is, hands down, the Staff of Homa. Some of the free-to-play alternatives are Deathmatch and Blackcliff Pole.

4. Ganyu

Ganyu is a DPS/sub-DPS unit in Genshin Impact. Her utility lies in her charged attack skill “Frostflake Arrow” where she deals AOE damage once it hits an enemy. Her elemental skill is great to buy time by changing the focus of enemies, and her elemental burst “Celestial Shower” starts a ice shard shower, dealing continuous cryo damage. It also boosts cryo damage by 20% if you’re inside the burst’s range.

Ganyu Genshin Impact

This makes her a great character to use in parties with another Cryo character such as Ayaka. Ganyu’s constellations can also bump her output and support significantly. Pair her with the Blizzard Strayer artifact set and no enemy stands a chance.

5. Ayaka

Ayaka is one of the best Cryo units in the game. She’s a DPS and can deal crazy amounts of damage when used with the right weapons, artifacts, and team compositions. She’s great in freeze compositions. The easiest way to build her would be by using Blizzard Strayer. Although, if you already have a good crit rate on her, we’d recommend going for 2pc Noblesse Oblige and 2pc Blizzard Strayer.

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As for her skills, being a DPS character, her main damage comes from Elemental Burst “Kamisato Art: Soumetsu” where Ayaka unleashes swirls of cryo that deal continuous cryo damage to the enemies. You can go through our dedicated Ayaka Guide for best builds, weapons, and more.

6. Raiden Shogun

Raiden Shogun is one of the best Electro units in Genshin Impact. While she’s not your typical DPS character (Although she could be if built right), she’s usually referred to as “the battery” because she supplies energy to the team. She’s ideal as a sub-DPS and support.

Raiden Shogun Genshin Impact

As for her abilities, her elemental skill deals electro damage every 0.9 seconds and her elemental burst unleashes a powerful slash, dealing bulk damage. Overall, she’s one of the best characters in Genshin Impact and deserves the S rank.

7. Yae Miko

Yae Miko Genshin Impact

Miko is the Fox envoy in Genshin Impact, an electro character that uses a catalyst. She’s mostly a support character but some people do use her as a DPS. Her elemental skill summons three turrets that deal continuous electro damage, and finally, her elemental burst showers a lightning glow that can offer hefty damage. Overall, she’s a great unit deserving of the S tier in our Genshin Impact character tier list.

8. Kadehara Kazuha

During his release, Kazuha didn’t take the Genshin world by storm, but players soon started realizing his worth later in the game. His elemental skill Chihayaburu helps group enemies, absorbs the element they’re affected by, and swirls the same.

kazuha Genshin Impact Character Tier List

Every time Kazuha swirls, his passive grants all party members a 0.04% elemental damage bonus per elemental mastery point of the element he swirled for eight seconds; Hence, you will have to build Kazuha with great amounts of EM to get the most out of him. His other passive deceases the stamina cost while sprinting.

9. Wanderer

Wanderer is an Anemo and Catalyst user and one of the only few characters in Genshin Impact that can fly using their ability. His elemental skill allows him to freely glide and attack anemo slashes mid-air but has its own stamina bar. Wanderer’s elemental burst is a kick that unleashes a series of anemo damage.

Wanderer Genshin Impact

He also infuses elements and grants swirl buffs accordingly; hence, pairing him with the right type of characters can bring huge improvements to your team. He’s also great for exploration and is also a viable DPS character. Therefore, he’s one of the best Genshin Impact characters in the S-Tier.

10. Nahida

Nahida aka the god of wisdom is an S-tier Archon. For starters, her skill can bind and inflict Dendro to the enemies and any reaction that occurs to an enemy will also occur to the ones that are bound. Her elemental burst casts a dendro domain that helps you carry out Dendro reactions.

Nahida Genshin Impact Character Tier List

Besides, she can also read people’s minds in the open world using her elemental skill, which is cool. One of the best ways to build Nahida is to maximize her elemental mastery stats. Besides, if you also want to deal a good amount of dendro damage, try 4PC Deepwood Memories.

11. Alhaitham

Alhaitham, formerly known as the “Dendro Keqing” is one of the coolest male characters in Genshin Impact. He uses a sword and is a Dendro character that has a unique playstyle, deals loads of damage with his signature and a few free-to-play weapons and is overall quite easy to build. He can produce tons of damage given you use his mirrors correctly.

Alhaitham Genshin Impact

Besides, he also doesn’t need heavy investment but in talents, and you’d be fine with his C0 as it still deals plenty of damage. He’s also known as a hyper carry, meaning he doesn’t need elemental reactions to be a valuable asset in the team. All in all, he’s one of the best characters you can pull in Genshin Impact.

12. Albedo

Albedo is a strong Geo unit, probably one of the best units after Zhongli. His elemental skill helps him do AoE damage every three seconds. This damage scales off of his defense stats; hence, using a defense-based weapon such as the Cinnabar Spindle is essential for him. His elemental burst is, well, a burst (?) that deals a huge amount of Geo damage.

Albedo Genshin Impact

He can also help recharge the bursts of Geo characters in the team and boost the entire team’s elemental mastery, making him a good support and sub-DPS character if you have other Geo characters in your party.

13. Zhongli

Zhongli needs no introduction. If you’re a beginner and Zhongli’s banner has just appeared, get him as he can provide good value to the team. His shielding abilities are the strongest in the game and very tanky. This shield can also come in handy when using characters that sacrifice their HP for increased damage such as Xiao and Hu Tao.

Zhongli Genshin Impact

The best part about Zhongli is he can also be used as a sub-DPS. His elemental skill lays a pillar and a shield, whereas his burst unleashes a meteor on the face of enemies, absolutely annihilating them. Overall, he is hands down one of the best characters in Genshin Impact.

14. Yelan

Yelan is a bow user with Hydro vision; using and understanding her and her abilities is quite simple. First up, her elemental skill allows her to run fast and bind the enemies with a blue thread, which then deals Hydro damage once her skill ends. As for her burst, it works much like Xingqiu’s, except it’s like a projectile and hits the enemies no matter what.

Yelan Genshin Impact

Yelan is a great support or sub-DPS character that can do a decent amount of damage while applying hydro to aid in elemental reactions. She’s best used with Hu Tao as you can create some massive damage with Vaporise reactions. Not to mention, Yelan’s also very unique-looking.

15. Xingqiu

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At C6, Xingqiu is a better overall Hydro applicator and is better in terms of overall damage than Yelan, so don’t feel bad about losing your 50-50 while pulling for Yelan. Xingqiu can carry your account if you have characters such as Hu Tao and want to build a good vape team to either fight powerful enemies or clear the Abyss. However, one of the cons of him is his abysmally high energy costs due to which he takes time to charge his elemental burst. Besides that, he’s a good Genshin character.

16. Nilou

Nilou Genshin Impact

The reception for Nilou wasn’t that great until people started using her and realizing the potential in Bloom and Hyperbloom. And it’s not just her kit, players seem to really like her design and character in general. Nilou is built to be used for Bloom reactions as her passive also increases the same. The current weapons rooster isn’t very diverse for Nilou but granted you give her good artifacts that scale off HP%, Crit, and Elemental Mastery, she’s going to come in handy in the abyss. Just make sure she scales off well with HP because Bloom itself is not a good reaction as it inflicts damage to your team.

Genshin Impact A-Tier Characters

A-Tier characters are those that are great with certain team compositions but aren’t that great all by themselves. Most Genshin Impact A-Tier characters are support characters. Here are the best A-Tier characters in Genshin Impact.

1. Yoimiya

Yoimiya Genshin Impact

Yoimiya is a DPS character that’s quite easy to build and use. Although, not many use her because there are better Pyro characters in the game than her. Take Hu Tao for example, the overall damage output of Hu Tao is far greater than Yoimiya’s, mainly because her attack deals splash damage, whereas Yoimiya’s attack locks on a single target.

2. Yanfei

Yanfei Genshin Impact character tier list

Yanfei is also a pyro character and suffers from the same issue as Yoimiya. Hu Tao is a better Pyro character than her’ Although, Yanfei’s one of the easiest characters to build in the game and requires fewer resources too. She uses a Catalyst, and given how many Catalysts there are in Genshin, there are a few that can pair pretty well with Yanfei.

3. Chongyun

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Chongyun is a Cryo character who wields a claymore. If built well, he can do tons of damage with his burst. He’s a sub-DPS and is used mostly in melt comps. Since he’s a four-star character, he’s easy to build, has tons of potential weapon choices that can work, and is very easy to play. Overall, we definitely see lower AR level accounts maining him, but at some point, you’ll have to let go of him as there are better options such as Ayaka and Ganyu.

4. Diona

Diona Genshin Impact

Diona is a Cryo Bow user, a shielder, and a supporting character whose main focus is elemental burst and skill. For starters, she can act like a cryo battery, recharging the energy of cryo members in the party. Besides, she also has a decent shield, reduces stamina consumption and increases attack speed, and is overall pretty easy to build. To this day, she’s a great support character to have on your team in Genshin Impact.

5. Eula

Eula Genshin Impact character tier list

Eula is a five-star Cryo Claymore user who mainly depends on physical damage. She’s well suited in a superconduct team with Fischl or Raiden shogun thanks to her elemental skill and burst which grant her faster attack speed. Hence, she also feels a bit faster which makes her fun to use because claymore users have a slow attack speed, or that’s at least what our eyes perceive. Overall, she’s a decent unit, albeit a pretty niche one, because physical damage is one of the things in the game that’s not liked very much.

6. Shenhe

Shenhe Genshin Impact

Shenhe is a five-star Cryo Polearm user who’s mainly used as a support character in Genshin. She can decrease the enemy’s Cryo and physical resistance while doing decent damage by herself, making her a pretty niche character. We say niche because other than a team full of cryo characters such as Ganyu and Ayaka or even Eula, she won’t fit anywhere else. This makes her an A-Tier character in Genshin.

7. Layla

Layla Genshin Impact character tier list

Layla is a four-star Cryo sword character whose main selling point is her shielding abilities and continuous Cryo application. The more you focus on her HP, the more powerful shielding she will provide. Besides, thanks to her Cryo application, you can create Melt, Shatter, or Superconduct comps. Overall, she’s not an extraordinary character but just a good option if you lack Cryo support characters.

8. Fischl

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Fischl is, again, a great support and off-field DPS character in Genshin. Now, people would’ve preferred to see her in S-Tier but we had to include her in A-Tier because Raiden Shogun and Yae Miko are better Electro units. Although, Fischl does good and continuous electro damage when built right. She’s best used for overloaded, superconduct, Hyperbloom, and Aggravate comps.

9. Keqing

Keqing Genshin Impact character tier list

I wanted to put Keqing in S-Tier, and I think a lot of people underestimate her damage output, but Raiden Shogun and Miko are still better than Keqing. For starters, Keqing is an electro and sword character in Genshin who can deal pretty significant damage. Her elemental skill allows her to unleash an anchor that deals damage and teleport to the same and do slash damage. The star of the show is her elemental burst which unleashes a series of slashes with loads of damage. She’s best used with Superconduct, Hyperbloom, and Aggravate comps.

10. Cyno

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Cyno or the General Mahamatra of Sumeru received quite a good reception when he was first announced. The problem with Cyno is he’s not very F2P-friendly and is quite hard to build. He’s an electro polearm character and a DPS unit. Although, if you do think you could afford to build him, he can shell out some insane number when built right by keeping elemental mastery in mind, which increases his critical damage bonus. Overall, Cyno is a good damage dealer but hard to build.

11. Jean

Jean Genshin Impact character tier list

Jean is an Anemo sword character and she’s kind of a confusing one to use. For starters, her elemental skill can do some pretty good damage and can heal all the party members but the skill also has a knock back which will make it difficult to kill hordes of enemies. Holding the skill to collect enemies will take time and is not very efficient. Although, Jean’s elemental burst deals continuous swirl damage and heals in bulk, making her a great overall support character than a DPS. Her design is dope though.

12. Venti

Venti Genshin Impact

Venti is the Anemon archon, a bow user who creates an Anemo vortex that pulls enemies in and inflicts continuous swirl damage. His passive allows him to generate energy particles for the team, acting as a battery. He could’ve been an S-Tier character if his damage was a bit better. Nonetheless, he’s a very good unit for crowd control. He’s also very good for exploration as his elemental skill can take him high.

13. Heizou

Heizou Genshin Impact character tier list

Heizou is a catalyst and Anemo user who’s quite different from the rest of Genshin’s characters. He doesn’t use a catalyst when fighting but uses his arms and legs. As for the damage, he shows potential as a bulk damage dealer from both his burst and regular attacks. He’s fun to play, easy to build, and we could see a lot of low-level players using him to get through difficult quests. He also has lots of free-to-play weapon options.

14. Xiao

Xiao Genshin Impact

Xiao is a mixed bag. Some players absolutely love using him (and are going to hate this take), while others despise his gameplay. As for his damage output, it’s not bad; it’s the aftermath that’s bad. His elemental skill is good, but the burst leaves him too vulnerable. When built right he can do crazy amounts of damage with his plunging attacks.

15. Ningguang

Ningguang Genshin Impact character tier list

Ningguang is a Geo catalyst user that most people would place in B-Tier; however, we think she’s still pretty good to date as an overall damage dealer and has potential as a sub-DPS. An ideal usage scenario would be to use her in mono Geo teams, but with her elemental skill and burst, she can slot into most teams. Her skill blocks enemy attacks and projectiles so you can easily take down enemies if you have someone like Ganyu or Yoimiya.

16. Noelle

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Another underrated Genshin Geo character. Lots are going to disagree with the take but Noelle is easily A-Tier when built right. She wields a claymore and is usually considered to be a pretty moderate damage dealer. However, knowing how to use her is important to bring the most out of her shielding, healing, and geo-attack abilities. Build her with C6, get a Bennett, use her shield, and wipe out all the enemies. While her shield is not as good as Zhongli’s, it can come in handy. Not to forget, her healing ability is pretty useful and makes her a good character for beginner Genshin players.

17. Arataki Itto

Arataki Itto Genshin Impact

Itto is also a Geo character and wields a claymore. He’s considered to be a very F2P-friendly option and his damage output, when built well, could shell out insane numbers. The problem with Itto is that his elemental burst leaves him quite open, and while he can do good damage, he cannot take much due to his HP.

18. Yun Jin

Yun Jin Genshin Impact

Yun Jin is a Geo character, a polearm user, and a decent option for those who want a shielding character that also does a decent amount of Geo damage. Her shielding properties are pretty strong, and when paired with the artifacts Husk of Opulent Dreams, can dish out respectable damage. Her passive further increases the normal attack damage of characters in the party. Overall, she’s a great Genshin character design-wise and also support-wise.

19. Mona

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Mona is a Hydro character and a catalyst user who best works as a sub-DPS. You may have seen people use Mona’s burst before doing crazy damage and that’s because her burst bumps the burst damage of other characters in your party. She’s also a great Hydro applicator thanks to her elemental skill. That said, if you’re someone who’s new to Genshin and just got Mona, and have a good DPS character that can nuke enemies, you’ll level up sooner.

20. Childe

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One of the 11th Fatui Harbingers is on our Genshin A-Tier character list for a few reasons. Childe is a Hydro character and a bow user with great overall damage output. Childe is unique because he can use both Hydro slashes like two daggers and a bow, which have their two unique elemental burst animations. One of the reasons why Childe is an A-tier character is because of his elemental skill cooldown, which converts his bow into two daggers, and lasts up to 30 seconds. The skill has a cooldown of up to 45 seconds, which forces you to use his bow.

21. Sangonomia Kokomi

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Kokomi is a Hydro character and a catalyst user. Her main ability is to heal party members and apply Hydro to the enemies. Her elemental skill doesn’t disappear when you switch characters and she continues to heal party members. This makes her a great character to be used in freeze comps with Ganyu and Ayaka. But besides healing and coming in useful in freeze comps, she doesn’t have much use, making her a “good enough” Genshin character but not extraordinary by any means.

22. Kamisato Ayato

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Kamisato Ayato is a Hydro sword character and the elder brother of Ayaka. His elemental skill lets him unleash a series of quick slashes whose animations look great. His elemental burst is much like Ganyu’s but it’s Hydro, and increases his normal attack damage with Hydro. The problem with Ayato is that he’s meant to be a DPS and an on-field character, and you can’t really carry out reactions since he requires more than six seconds of field time.

Genshin Impact B-Tier Characters

B-Tier characters are those that can shell out decent damage but have been mostly outdone by other similar characters and suffered power creeps. Either way, they’re still okay and can act as decent replacements for S and A-tier characters in Genshin.

1. Diluc

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One of the first characters in Genshin Impact that suffered massive power creep is Diluc. At the start, he was one of the best Pyro DPS characters but Hu Tao soon took the crown. Either way, he could still be a decent damage dealer and can be used for Vaporise or Melt reactions.

2. Klee

Kaeya Genshin Impact

Klee was also one of the victims of the Genshin power creep, although the main issue with her is her slow attack speed being a Pyro catalyst user. She can shell out some insane numbers if built right, but her damage per second is not even close to characters such as Hu Tao, Yanfei, or even Xiangling.

3. Kaeya

Kaeya Genshin Impact

Kaeya, like most Genshin characters, started out pretty well until Liuye arrived and Ganyu had her first banner. Before that, he was considered to be a decent Cryo character, thanks to his ultimate and continuous Cryo application for good superconduct and freeze comps. Although, not many use him these days thanks to characters such as Ayaka and Ganyu.

4. Qiqi

Qiqi Genshin Impact

The Genshin Impact community hates Qiqi, and while a part of the reason could be because she’s always the most common character people get when they lose their 50-50s, the other reason is her kit. One of the reasons or every reason to not use her is because she’s too weak, with the only exception being her elemental skill which provides quite the healing capabilities. Other than that, she’s a pretty mediocre character. Although, you could try building a physical damage Qiqi and she should be decent.

5. Rosaria

Rosaria Genshin Impact

Rosaria is a Cryo sub-DPS and a polearm character. While her elemental skill isn’t much useful, her elemental burst can do some serious initial damage and consistently apply cryo to the enemies in its vicinity. Although the reach of her ultimate attack demands grouping enemies, she could come in handy in freeze comps with Kazuha and Kokomi.

6. Mika

Mika Genshin Impact

Mika is a very recent character and a unique one too. He’s a Cryo character and uses a polearm to do cryo damage. He’s best used as a support character as his elemental skill increases the attack speed and sprint speed of all the party members, and his elemental burst grants all party members pretty good healing.

7. Beidou

Beidou Genshin Impact

Beidou is an Electro and a claymore user. Beidou’s selling point is her burst as using it decreases or even stops the incoming damage while applying electro to the enemies. Her skill allows her to collect and return all the damage from enemies and apply electro to them, making her a great addition to superconduct teams. While she’s easy to build, she’s still very niche, and not everyone likes her gameplay.

8. Kujou Sara

Kujou Sara Genshin Impact

It feels like the only reason Sara was added to the game was to boost Raiden Shogun’s burst damage output. Sara is an Electro, bow user who has some decent multipliers on her elemental burst. She can deal decent damage when built right and can also aid in increasing the damage of party members, especially works well with Raiden Shogun (Grants 60% electro crit damage). Although, her kit could be confusing at times and might take a bit of head-scratching to build her well.

9. Kuki Shinobu

Kuki shinobu Genshin Impact

Kuki Shinobu is also an Electro, sword Genshin character whose main selling point is to heal and apply Electro to the enemies. Before Sumeru, she didn’t really fit the meta, but now she’s pretty handy for mainly burgeon and hyperbloom reactions; although, we also see her being used in Aggravate and Quicken reactions. Another plus point is her healing abilities, but all in all, there are better electro characters that can do way better than Shinobu; so, we recommend using them unless you really love Kuki’s design.

10. Faruzan

Faruzan Genshin Impact

Faruzan is a great character, albeit a pretty niche one. She’s a bow user and a support/DPS character, can crowd control, and shed the anemo resistance of enemies. Although she doesn’t scale well in terms of damage output, she’s best used as a support character as she also grant Anemo bonus for all Anemo characters in your party. Hence, the best use case for her is when used with characters such as Xiao, Heizou, or DPS Jean.

11. Sucrose

Sucrose Genshin Impact

Sucrose is another Anemo catalyst user and some of her selling points are crowd control, and boosting the damage output of other characters thus boosting their elemental masteries. Although to get the most out of her, you’ll need to unlock her constellations, and energy recharge is a problem with her. All in all, she’s a great support character, but Kazuha is a better pick in our Genshin tier list.

12. Sayu

Sayu Genshin Impact

Sayu is an Anemo, catalyst weilder who’s great for exploration and healing. She also buffs units with Viridescent Venerer but has high elemental burst energy requirements to recharge her burst and provide value to the team, since her burst is one of the most important things for her to perform. Nearly every Anemo character outshines her, which doesn’t make her an appealing Anemo unit.

13. Tighnari

Tighnari Genshin Impact

Tighnari is a Dendro, bow character, and is best used as a DPS character. Although he’s not one of the strongest DPSes in the game, he does have some cool tricks up his sleeves. For starters, his elemental burst can redirect enemy fire, and his elemental skill scales off of his elemental mastery stats, maximizing his damage. However, much like Yoimiya, he’s usually only targeting one enemy at a time, which makes him a bad DPS character in Genshin.

14. Yaoyao

Yaoyao Genshin Impact character tier list

Yaoyao is a Dendro, polearm character that’s mainly useful for support roles. She can apply continuous Dendro to the enemies, allowing you to switch characters and carry out reactions, and at the same time provides healing via both her burst and skill. She can act as a better Dendro traveler, and that’s all she has going for her. Otherwise, her gameplay can be tardy and average at best. Her character design is one of the finest, though.

15. Baizhu

Baizhu Genshin Impact

One of the most anticipated Dendro characters from Liuye wasn’t very good upon his release. Baizhu is a Dendro, catalyst user and he’s an excellent healer with decent damage and a pretty underwhelming shield, perhaps a five-star Dendro Noelle with a catalyst? While he’s a good support character, he has a terribly slow attack speed, range, and scaling, making Yaoyao feel like a better option than him.

16. Kaveh

Kaveh Genshin Impact

Kaveh is a Dendro, a Claymore user, and a DPS character. He deals good amounts of Dendro damage with elemental reactions. This character needs loads of energy to build up his ultimate that can be used to trigger Hyperbloom Dendro cores, but his overall gameplay is a bit underwhelming and average at best.

17. Gorou

Gorou Genshin Impact character tier list

Gorou is a Geo, bow character who’s meant to be used as a support character. He boosts the defense and Geo damage bonus of characters. This means characters like Noelle and Zhongli can make use of both the damage and defense to shell out some amazing damage numbers. Besides that, Gorou is just an average damage dealer, and this makes him a very niche character.

Genshin Impact C-Tier Characters

C-Tier characters are pretty meh in this Genshin character tier list. If a character’s included in C-tier, it means there are better alternatives than them in the game. Nonetheless, here’s the tier list of C-tier characters in Genshin.

1. Dehya

Dehya Genshin Impact character tier list

Dehya is a Pyro, a claymore user with a unique fighting style. Prior to her release, she showed promising results with great damage and passives, but Hoyoverse decided to nerf her which hit her sales. To top it off, they made her a standard banner character, and no one wanted to pull for her. Dehya can make a decent DPS still but suffers from her overall damage output and power creep.

2. Thoma

Thoma Genshin Impact

Thoma is pretty underwhelming. He’s a Pyro, a polearm user who uses a shield and applies Pyro continuously to the enemies. Now, the problem here is his continuous Pyro application as it tends to ruin other reactions. Hydro + Pyro has a 2x damage multiplier compared to applying Pyro first and then using Hydro. When you consider this, Yanfei is a far better Pyro applicator and shielder than Thoma.

3. Razor

Razor Genshin Impact

Razor isn’t a bad character, but currently, there are characters that exceed his damage output. He still does quite well in superconduct and free comps. However, he has dull defensive stats and like many characters, his burst doesn’t stay after you switch. All in all, he’s a decent Genshin character with good damage output, and will definitely help newcomers level up quicker.

4. Collei

Collei Genshin Impact character tier list

Collei aka the Dendro Amber is a pretty average support character, but pretty good design-wise. She suffers due to the same thing as Amber, i.e., underwhelming damage output. Although her elemental burst is decent and can help you carry out Dendro reactions with ease. Still, according to the stats, Dendro Traveler seems to be a better choice due to their low energy requirements and cost of building.

5. Candace

Candace Genshin Impact character tier list

Candace was one of the first Sumeru desert characters introduced to players. She’s, again, average at best due to her underwhelming damage output. Her elemental skill is a shield that you can press and hold to absorb damage to plunge into the enemies. Her elemental burst imbues Hydro to all of the party’s characters and increases the attack percentage. This doesn’t work well with Ayato and hence is very niche, making her a pretty bad character. Although, design-wise she looks like a five-star character.

Genshin Impact D-Tier Characters

D-Tier characters in this tier list are just straight-up bad and do not bring enough value to include in the team.

1. Amber

Amber Genshin Impact

Amber’s overall damage output isn’t great, and almost every player switches her out as soon as they get new characters. It’s almost as if she was meant to be replaced.

2. Xinyan

Xinyan Genshin Impact character tier list

Xinyan is, again, an underwhelming character. Her damage output is bad and doesn’t scale that much. She also shields but the same isn’t that tanky and breaks easily. All in all, we wouldn’t recommend using her.

3. Aloy

aloy Genshin Impact

Aloy was a gift from Hoyoverse for collaborating with Sony on the official Genshin Impact launch. For those unaware, she’s a character from the Horizon series on PlayStation. In Genshin, she doesn’t really have a good use, neither is she any good as a damage dealer or support, making her a D-Tier character.

4. Lisa

Lisa Genshin Impact character tier list

Lisa has a lot of cons but one of the major cons is her slow attack speed and how she moves away from the enemies. Her elemental skill, which does the most damage, should be held for almost five seconds for her to unleash good damage.

5. Dori

Dori Genshin Impact

Dori is just straight-up a weak character, probably one of the weakest characters in Genshin Impact. She’s an Electro character, uses a claymore, and is considered a support character. Compared to her, using Fischl just makes so much sense. People also seem to hate her personality, which we have no problem with.

6. Barbara

Barbara Genshin Impact character tier list

Barbara isn’t a bad character; it is just that she doesn’t go with other characters or is not needed. Her passives and constellations favor hydro characters and outside of that, she doesn’t really have much of a use. Build her only if you don’t have a Hydro character or a healer.

Edited by Abubakar Mohammed

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