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Genshin Impact best characters tier list - 5 and 4 star ranked

Genshin Impact best characters

In Genshin Impact, there is no shortage of characters to choose from! But, for all that, they are not all equal. So you're wondering what are the must-haves, the essentials to face the Spiral Abyss calmly? Well, the main thing is to choose characters whose gameplay you like! You can then combine them with maximum power thanks to our Genshin Impact Tier List.

Every twenty days, miHoYo aka Hoyoverse offers new event banners with each time a five-star character, or even two, to summon. Alas, the Primogems being quickly limited, especially when playing free-to-play, you have to make careful decisions. To assist you, we will serve you the most reliable Genshin Impact Tier List you will ever find, ranking characters from God-Tier to C-Tier. Be sure to keep on reading as we will further elaborate on why you should pick these characters.

This tier list of the best Genshin Impact characters takes into account the characters available at the time of the 4.4 update.

God Tier : the best characters of the Genshin Impact Tier List

Looking for the best Genshin Impact characters in the game? Characters listed below this tier in the Genshin Impact Tier List are forces to be reckoned with and undoubtedly, must-haves. Farm as many primogems as possible and prepare for their respective banners, as obtaining them can greatly ease exploration and battles.

God Tier DPS characters possess unparalleled damage capable of shutting down enemies with a few hits. In some cases, they can even finish abyss stages on their own. Moreover, the list also consists of outstanding supports that can turn even weak characters into a menace to the enemies with their damage-boosting buffs, and sustain.

Character

Element

Role

Rank

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Alhaitham

Dendro

Main DPS

S+

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Bennett

Pyro

Support

S+

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Furina

Hydro

Sub-DPS / Support

S+

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Kazuha

Anemo

Sub-DPS / Support

S+

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Kokomi

Hydro

Support

S+

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Kuki Shinobu

Electro

Support

S+

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Nahida

Dendro

Sub-DPS / Support

S+

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Navia

Geo

Main DPS

S+

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Neuvillette

Hydro

Main DPS

S+

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Raiden Shogun

Electro

Main DPS

S+

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Xiangling

Pyro

Main DPS / Sub-DPS

S+

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Xingqiu

Hydro

Sub-DPS / Support

S+

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Yelan

Hydro

Sub-DPS

S+

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Zhongli

Geo

Support

S+

S Tier : the great characters of the Genshin Impact Tier List

In Genshin Impact, S Tier characters are indeed highly valued for their effectiveness in various roles and their potential to significantly impact gameplay. While they may not always match the raw power of the individuals at the top of this Genshin Impact Tier List, they can still deliver sizeable damage and valuable contributions to the team especially when you're able to invest in them.

Character

Element

Role

Rank

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Ayaka

Cryo

Main DPS

S

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Ayato

Hydro

Main DPS

S

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Baizhu

Dendro

Support

S

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Chevreuse

Pyro

Support

S

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Childe

Hydro

Main DPS

S

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Fischl

Electro

Main DPS / Sub-DPS

S

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Gaming

Pyro

Main DPS

S

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Dendro Traveler

Dendro

Main DPS

S

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Ganyu

Cryo

Main DPS / Sub-DPS

S

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Hutao

Pyro

Main DPS

S

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Itto

Geo

Main DPS

S

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Jean

Anemo

Support

S

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Lyney

Pyro

Main DPS

S

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Mona

Hydro

Support

S

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Nilou

Hydro

Support

S

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Tighnari

Dendro

Main DPS

S

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Wriothesley

Cryo

Main DPS

S

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Xianyun

Anemo

Support

S

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Yae Miko

Electro

Sub-DPS

S

A Tier : the good Genshin Impact characters

A-Tier characters of the Genshin Impact tier list slightly fall short of the characters above, but that does not mean they're not useful. With enough resources and a better build, they can thrive and be effective when paired with characters that can synergize with them. However, using them may require higher investments and better build in order to compete with other meta characters.

Character

Element

Role

Rank

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Albedo

Geo

Sub-DPS

A

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Beidou

Electro

Sub-DPS

A

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Cyno

Electro

Main DPS

A

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Diluc

Pyro

Main DPS

A

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Faruzan

Anemo

Support

A

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Gorou

Geo

Main DPS

A

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Keqing

Electro

Main DPS

A

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Sara

Electro

Support

A

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Shenhe

Cryo

Support

A

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Venti

Anemo

Sub-DPS / Support

A

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Xiao

Anemo

Main DPS

A

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Yaoyao

Dendro

Support

A

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Yoimiya

Pyro

Main DPS

A

B tier : the playable Genshin Impact characters

Characters in the B tier of the Genshin Impact Tier List are slightly weaker, and some of them only strive in niche situations. Players will need to put in more effort and work harder by equipping the best build and adding them to teams with the best characters in order for them to succeed.

Character

Element

Role

Rank

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Barbara

Hydro

Support

B

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Candace

Hydro

Support

B

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Charlotte

Cryo

Support

B

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Chongyun

Cryo

Support

B

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Collei

Dendro

Support

B

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Dehya

Pyro

Support

B

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Diona

Cryo

Support

B

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Eula

Cryo

Main DPS

B

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Freminet

Cryo

Main DPS

B

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Heizou

Anemo

Main DPS

B

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Kaeya

Cryo

Main DPS

B

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Electro Traveler

Electro

Support

B

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Kaveh

Dendro

main DPS

B

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Kirara

Dendro

Support

B

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Klee

Pyro

Main DPS

B

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Layla

Cryo

Support

B

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Lisa

Electro

Support

B

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Lynette

Anemo

Support

B

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Mika

Cryo

Support

B

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Ningguang

Geo

Main DPS

B

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Noelle

Geo

Main DPS

B

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Razor

Electro

Main DPS

B

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Sayu

Anemo

Support

B

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Thoma

Pyro

Support

B

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Wanderer

Anemo

Main DPS

B

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Yanfei

Pyro

Main DPS

B

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Anemo Traveler

Anemo

Main DPS / Support

B

C Tier : the worst characters of the Genshin Impact Tier List

In this ranking, the C Tier Genshin Impact characters are ranked lowest. Because they are regarded as the weakest, it is not advised to utilize them for end-game content unless they are assigned to a squad with the greatest characters and the best weapons and artifacts available. In the game's early stages, these characters can still find meaning in them.

Character

Element

Role

Rank

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Aloy

Cryo

Sub-DPS

C

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Amber

Pyro

Sub-DPS

C

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Dori

Electro

Support

C

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Qiqi

Cryo

Support

C

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Xinyan

Pyro

Support

C

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Geo Traveler

Geo

Sub-DPS

C

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Hydro Traveler

Hydro

Sub-DPS

C

Genshin Impact tier list - best DPS characters

With plenty of DPS characters in Genshin Impact, finding the right character can be a daunting task to do as each one of them boasts different playstyles that may suit well with your preferences. But if you're searching for only the best ones, you can find all of them here in this Genshin Impact Tier List.

Neuvillette: Fontaine's Best Hydro DPS

Genshin Impact Tier List Neuvillette

A strong Hydro hypercarry, you say? Well, Neuvillette has everything you need in this Genshin Impact tier list. He summons a torrent of Hydro damage in a straight line, annihilating everything in its path. With its massive range and AOE, he can effortlessly clear waves of enemies, whether solo or multiple. Not to mention, the Chief Justice of Fontaine boasts incredible self-sustain, potentially negating the need for a healer unless you're incorporating him into a Furina team.

Even at C0, Neuvillette deals significant damage, and he's also free-to-play friendly, making him one of the top choices for both beginners and experienced players.

Genshin Impact Tier List Navia

Navia is one of the few characters who excel at taking advantage of the crystallize reaction to deal front-loaded damage to enemies. She is a Geo quickswap DPS claymore character whose bread-and-butter lies in her elemental skills and burst. Despite the lack of AoE, the hard-hitting attacks she delivers through her gunbrella can be devastating. Much like every other Fontaine character in the game, Navia can inflict tons of damage, earning her a secure spot in our Genshin Impact Tier List

Genshin Impact Tier list : the best 5 star characters support

As powerful as they may be, DPS can only reveal their full potential if they are backed up by good support. And here, we will reveal the Genshin Impact tier list for the best 5-star support characters. These heroes are often ultra-versatile and will work in most teams in the game. They are sure values to invoke.

Furina: Hydro Archon brings damage boosts and healing

Genshin Impact Tier List Furina

Furina is the Hydro Archon of Fontaine, and with that you can expect that she performs well similar to all the existing archons in the game. Apart from the off-field damage that she brings through her elemental skill, she offers top-tier universal damage buff that can bring advantages to any DPS character whether they scale off ATK, HP or DEF. Upon switching Arkhe alignment, she can also use her skill to heal herself and allies. With her being an all-around support and a powerhouse, we recommend pulling for Furina.

The best 4 star Genshin Impact characters support

Let's now divert our attention to our 4-star options. While 5-star characters have better scaling and talents, 4-star characters are still valuable. In fact, you'll be surprised at how many of these characters can outdo other individuals of higher rarity. And with that, we introduce to you all of the best 4-star characters in this Genshin Impact Tier List.

Bennett: the best supporting character in Genshin Impact

Best 4-star character from Genshin Impact : Bennett

Bennett is the character that is used in almost every team at Genshin Impact. And for good reason, he quickly heals your team with his elemental rampage and boosts all characters in his circle at the same time. With it, you will do much more damage, while benefiting from healing. Furthermore, he is a Pyro hero, which is quite useful for elemental reactions. For all these qualities, Bennett is often considered the best character in Genshin Impact.

Xingqiu: the best Hydro applicator

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Very popular and in the lead in all tier list, Xingqiu stands out for his ability to apply the Hydro element. His ability and elemental unleashing allow the active character to perform coordinated Hydro attacks when performing normal attacks. With it, you can easily trigger elemental reactions. It is often played with Pyro, Dendro or Cryo characters present in our tier list Genshin of the game characters.

Xiangling: Pyro everywhere

Portrait of Xiangling

Xiangling is there to inflict great damage with its elemental rampage, which takes the form of a tornado of fire spinning around it. Once launched, you can switch to another character and enjoy great elemental reactions for 10 seconds.

Yaoyao: an excellent Dendro healer

Portrait of Yaoyao

The Dendro element has quickly established itself as one of the best in the game because of the reactions it generates. So any character who can apply Dendro off-screen already has good potential. But Yaoyao has the advantage that she can also provide quick and effective healing, either with her elemental attack or her elemental rampage. She will fill two roles on her own and leave room for other characters in your team. Also, once her first constellation is unlocked, she will provide a Dendro Damage bonus.

It is one of the best supports heroes for characters like Nilou or Alhaitham.

Kuki Shinobu : an Electro healer that works in almost all teams based on the Dendro element

Portrait of Kuki Shinobu

Kuki ShinobuKuki Shinobu, like Yaoyao, also offers two roles in one: off-camera electro applicator and healer thanks to her elemental attack. This one takes the form of a lightning ring that will follow the active character for 12 seconds (for only 15 seconds of recharge). You will be able to heal your DPS while allowing him to perform elemental reactions with the Electro element.

Shinobu is one of the best Genshin Impact support characters for teams working around the Dendro element.

Fishl: one of the best Electro support characters in Genshin Impact

Portrait of FIshl

Some of the best applicators of theElectro Offsetelement are Fischl. With her elemental attack and elemental rampage, she summons Oz, a raven that will stay on the field even when she's gone to inflict Electro damage on enemies. This is ideal if you want to do elemental reactions with the elements Dendro and Hydro for example.

Sucrose: elementary mastery boost

Portrait of Sucrose

Sucrose plays a very good character Anemo and an honorable substitute for Kazuha or Venti if you don't have them. In addition to gathering enemies and doing Dispersals, it boosts your characters' elemental control considerably. This will increase the damage caused by melting, evaporation, etc.

Diona: heal and protect

Photo by Diona

We finish this Genshin Impact best characters tier list with Diona. This adorable Cryo heroine is particularly versatile. She can protect your characters with her shield, heal them with her elemental rampage, boost them if you have unlocked all her constellations and apply the Cryo element.

That's it for the best characters in this Genshin Impact Tier List. You can use this list as a reference to know which characters to save primogems for, and invest resources on. However, don't let this tier list stop you from pulling for a character that you genuinely like as after all, enjoying the game should be a top-priority!

If this helped you, be sure to explore the rest of our Genshin Impact tips and tricks especially our Genshin Impact beginner guide that can help you kickstart your journey in the game.

Hazulia
Hazulia Passionate about fantasy and science-fiction, I am constantly exploring many worlds in my head, in my texts and of course in video games! These last few months, it's Genshin Impact that takes up part of my days... But I also enjoy card games, fighting games, management games, manga, series, movies, etc.

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