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This is Game8's Genshin Impact Character Tier List. See the latest character rankings of 2.1, as well as the best characters for Main DPS, Sub-DPS, and Support roles. We'll update with any changes to the rankings and all new characters, so continue checking back for the latest tier list updates!

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Genshin - Hu Tao DPS RankGenshin - Ganyu DPS RankGenshin - Ayaka DPS RankGenshin - Eula DPS RankGenshin - Xiao DPS Rank
Genshin - Xingqiu Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Venti Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Kazuha Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Raiden Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Ganyu Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Albedo Sub-DPS Rank
Genshin - Zhongli Support RankGenshin - Raiden Support RankGenshin - Bennett Support RankGenshin - Diona Support RankGenshin - Venti Support RankGenshin - Kazuha Support RankGenshin - Sucrose Support Rank
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Genshin - Raiden DPS RankGenshin - Yoimiya DPS RankGenshin - Diluc DPS RankGenshin - Klee DPS RankGenshin - Tartaglia DPS RankGenshin - Aloy DPS RankGenshin - Keqing DPS Rank
Genshin - Hu Tao Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Klee Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Fischl Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Mona Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Zhongli Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Ayaka Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Tartaglia Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Xiangling Sub-DPS Rank
Genshin - Sara Support RankGenshin - Albedo Support RankGenshin - Jean Support RankGenshin - Mona Support Rank
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Genshin - Yanfei DPS RankGenshin - Ningguang DPS RankGenshin - Noelle DPS RankGenshin - Razor DPS Rank
Genshin - Kaeya Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Yoimiya Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Sayu Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Rosaria Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Chongyun Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Sucrose Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Traveler (Electro) Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Sara Sub-DPS Rank
Genshin - Sayu Support RankGenshin - Qiqi Support RankGenshin - Barbara Support RankGenshin - Xingqiu Support RankGenshin - Traveler (Electro) Support RankGenshin - Amber Support RankGenshin - Xinyan Support RankGenshin - Tartaglia Support Rank
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Genshin - Fischl DPS RankGenshin - Beidou DPS RankGenshin - Sayu DPS RankGenshin - Xinyan DPS RankGenshin - Mona DPS Rank
Genshin - Jean Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Beidou Sub-DPS Rank
Genshin - Chongyun Support RankGenshin - Rosaria Support RankGenshin - Noelle Support RankGenshin - Traveler (Geo) Support RankGenshin - Aloy Support RankGenshin - Klee Support Rank
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Genshin - Jean DPS RankGenshin - Chongyun DPS RankGenshin - Rosaria DPS RankGenshin - Amber DPS Rank
Genshin - Traveler (Geo) Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Lisa Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Amber Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Traveler (Anemo) Sub-DPS Rank
Genshin - Ningguang Support RankGenshin - Lisa Support Rank
DPS Sub-DPS Support
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Genshin - Ganyu C0Genshin - Hu Tao C0Genshin - Ayaka C0
Genshin - Venti C0Genshin - Kazuha C0Genshin - Raiden C0Genshin - Ganyu C0Genshin - Albedo C0
Genshin - Zhongli C0Genshin - Raiden C0Genshin - Venti C0Genshin - Kazuha C0Genshin - Jean C0
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Genshin - Xiao C0Genshin - Eula C0
Genshin - Mona C0Genshin - Zhongli C0Genshin - Ayaka C0Genshin - Tartaglia C0Genshin - Fischl C0Genshin - Xingqiu C0
Genshin - Bennett C0Genshin - Albedo C0Genshin - Sucrose C0Genshin - Diona C0Genshin - Mona C0
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Genshin - Raiden C0Genshin - Yoimiya C0Genshin - Diluc C0Genshin - Klee C0Genshin - Tartaglia C0Genshin - Aloy C0Genshin - Yanfei C0Genshin - Keqing C0
Genshin - Yoimiya C0Genshin - Xiangling C0Genshin - Sayu C0Genshin - Rosaria C0Genshin - Chongyun C0Genshin - Sucrose C0
Genshin - Qiqi C0Genshin - Barbara C0Genshin - Sayu C0Genshin - Tartaglia C0
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Genshin - Razor C0Genshin - Ningguang C0Genshin - Jean C0Genshin - Sayu C0
Genshin - Traveler (Electro) C0Genshin - Sara C0Genshin - Jean C0Genshin - Kaeya C0Genshin - Traveler (Geo) C0Genshin - Traveler (Anemo) C0
Genshin - Traveler (Electro) C0Genshin - Sara C0Genshin - Chongyun C0Genshin - Rosaria C0Genshin - Xingqiu C0
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Genshin - Rosaria C0Genshin - Xinyan C0Genshin - Beidou C0Genshin - Noelle C0Genshin - Chongyun C0
Genshin - Lisa C0Genshin - Amber C0
Genshin - Noelle C0Genshin - Xinyan C0Genshin - Ningguang C0Genshin - Lisa C0
DPS Sub-DPS Support
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Genshin - Eula C6Genshin - Xiao C6Genshin - Hu Tao C6Genshin - Ayaka C6
Genshin - Xingqiu C6Genshin - Raiden C6Genshin - Venti C6Genshin - Ganyu C6Genshin - Albedo C6Genshin - Kazuha C6
Genshin - Zhongli C6Genshin - Raiden C6Genshin - Venti C6Genshin - Bennett C6Genshin - Albedo C6Genshin - Kazuha C6Genshin - Diona C6
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Genshin - Ganyu C6Genshin - Tartaglia C6Genshin - Raiden C6Genshin - Yoimiya C6Genshin - Diluc C6Genshin - Kazuha C6Genshin - Klee C6
Genshin - Mona C6Genshin - Zhongli C6Genshin - Klee C6Genshin - Hu Tao C6Genshin - Ayaka C6
Genshin - Sucrose C6Genshin - Mona C6Genshin - Jean C6Genshin - Sara C6
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Genshin - Yanfei C6Genshin - Keqing C6Genshin - Ningguang C6Genshin - Noelle C6Genshin - Razor C6
Genshin - Tartaglia C6Genshin - Xiangling C6Genshin - Fischl C6Genshin - Kaeya C6Genshin - Sayu C6Genshin - Yoimiya C6Genshin - Sucrose C6Genshin - Beidou C6
Genshin - Sayu C6Genshin - Qiqi C6Genshin - Barbara C6Genshin - Tartaglia C6Genshin - Xingqiu C6Genshin - Xinyan C6Genshin - Traveler (Electro) C6
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Genshin - Beidou C6Genshin - Rosaria C6Genshin - Fischl C6Genshin - Mona C6Genshin - Xinyan C6Genshin - Sayu C6
Genshin - Traveler (Electro) C6Genshin - Rosaria C6Genshin - Sara C6Genshin - Jean C6Genshin - Chongyun C6
Genshin - Klee C6Genshin - Amber C6Genshin - Chongyun C6Genshin - Rosaria C6Genshin - Traveler (Geo) C6
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Genshin - Jean C6Genshin - Chongyun C6Genshin - Amber C6
Genshin - Lisa C6Genshin - Traveler (Anemo) C6Genshin - Traveler (Geo) C6Genshin - Amber C6
Genshin - Noelle C6Genshin - Lisa C6Genshin - Ningguang C6

Tier List Criteria and Notes

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Constellation levels listed in the Tier List are considered the ideal level for that character's role.
For example:
• Ningguang gains a small support passive at C4, but no further impactful support passives past C4. Thus Ningguang is added to Support B Tier at C4.
• Xingqiu is already a high ranked Sub-DPS and is considered at his best at C4 and above.

Ranking Critera and Role Breakdown

Tier List Overview Criteria

Genshin - SS Rank Icon ・Characters that perform above and beyond others in their respective roles.
・Characters that easily become core party members.
S Rank Icon ・Characters with high performance in their respective roles, but don't push the limits in terms of Talents and Constellations.
A Rank Icon ・Characters with solid performance in their respective roles.
・Characters that shine in specific party compositions.
B Rank Icon ・Functional characters that will be quickly replaced due to their talents, stats, etc.
C Rank Icon ・Characters with limited combat utility.
・Characters more suited for exploration.

Role Breakdown

Role Function
DPS ・The main damage dealer of the party.
・Normal and Charged Attacks are the focus of their DMG.
Sub DPS ・Uses Elemental Skills or Bursts to provide Elemental Reactions to support main DPS.
・Characters with flexible Elemental Skill or Burst utility.
・Typically swapped out after Skill or Burst use.
Support ・Provides support via Elemental Skills, Burst or Passive Talents.
・Provides buffs, debuffs, shields or heals.

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Tier List Latest Updates

Tier List Changes (September 15)

Added Character Summary
09/15 Raiden Image Raiden DPS Artifact: 4x Emblem of Severed Fate
09/08 Aloy Image Aloy C0 DPS Rank: A
09/08 Sara Image Sara Support Rank: A -> S
C6 Sub-DPS Rank: B
C6 Support Rank: S

Previous Changes
Update Date Character Summary
09/08 Traveler (Electro) Image Traveler (Electro) Sub-DPS Rank: B -> A
Support Rank: B -> A
C6 Sub-DPS Rank: B
C6 Support Rank: A
09/06 Sara Image Sara Sub-DPS: C0 -> C4
Support: C0 -> C2
09/01 Raiden Image Raiden Main DPS Rank: S C0
Sub/Support Rank: SS C0
C0 Main DPS Rank: S
C0 Sub/Support Rank: SS
C6 Main DPS Rank: S
C6 Sub/Support Rank: SS
09/01 Sara Image Sara Tier List Sub-DPS: A C0
Tier List Support: A C0
C0 Main DPS Rank: B
C0 Sub/Support Rank: B
08/12 Aloy Image Aloy Tier List Main DPS: S C0
Tier List Support: B C0

New Characters in Version 2.1

Character Element Weapon
Sara Image Sara (4★)
Raiden Image Raiden (5★)
Kokomi Image Kokomi (5★)

Baal and Sara's rate-up banner is now live with Version 2.1, while Kokomi's will be available on September 21, 2021.

Baal and Sara's Banner Info

Aloy in Version 2.1 - 2.2

Aloy ImageAloy

Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn will be available as a collab character for Version 2.1 for PlayStation users, and in Version 2.2 for other platforms.

Aloy Rating and Best Builds

Best DPS Characters in Genshin

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SS Rank DPS Characters

Character Assumed Build
Genshin Impact - Hu TaoHu Tao Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Staff of Homa Image Staff of Homa
・Deals large amounts of Pyro DMG with her Elemental Skill.
・Sacrifices HP for even more DMG output.
・Works great in Co-op play.
Genshin Impact - GanyuGanyu Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Amos Amos' Bow
・Level 2 Charged Shot is great vs mobs of enemies.
・Using her Charged Shot after her Elemental Burst creates a high damage skill combo.
C6 removes the charge up for her Charged Shot after her Elemental Skill.
Genshin Impact - AyakaAyaka Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Mistsplitter Reforged Image Mistsplitter Reforged
・Infuses Cryo element in Normal and Charged Attacks after sprinting.
・Increases Normal and Charged ATK DMG After Skill.
C6 increases Charged Attack DMG by 298%.
Genshin Impact - EulaEula Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Song of Broken Pines Image Song of Broken Pines
・High Physical DMG output
・ High Burst DMG especially with Melt reaction
Genshin Impact - XiaoXiao Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Primordial Jade Winged-Spear Image Primordial Jade Winged-Spear
・Elemental Burst increases overall DPS.
・Normal Attacks and Elemental Skill set up high DMG combos.
・Easily fights in midair against aerial enemies.

S Rank DPS Characters

Character Assumed Build
Genshin Impact - RaidenRaiden Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Engulfing Lightning Image Engulfing Lightning
・Deals high Electro DMG.
・Increases team's Elemental Burst DMG.
・Flexible because of the weapon switch during the Elemental Burst.
Genshin Impact - YoimiyaYoimiya Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Thundering Pulse Image Thundering Pulse
・Elemental Skill infuses normal attacks with Pyro.
・Even without her Elemental Skill, Yoimiya can deal high Pyro DMG with her Charged Attacks.
・More constellation levels will increase damage output.
Genshin Impact - DilucDiluc Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Skyward Pride Image Skyward Pride
・Pyro Element meshes well with the claymore for heavy firepower
・Elemental Skill has a short cooldown time.
・Elemental Burst is powerful with a wide range.
Genshin Impact - KleeKlee Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds Image Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
・Attacks primarily with wide-range damage, cleaning up swaths of foes.
・Powerful explosive attacks allow her to take advantage of Elemental Reactions.
Genshin Impact - TartagliaTartaglia Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Skyward Harp Image Skyward Harp
・Deals large amounts of damage in Melee Mode.
・Gets insanely strong at full constellation.
・Switches from Bow to dual blades.
Genshin Impact - AloyAloy Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Thundering Pulse Image Thundering Pulse
・Deals high Cryo DMG.
・Can increase own ATK DMG with Elemental Skill.
Genshin Impact - KeqingKeqing Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Primordial Jade Cutter Image Primordial Jade Cutter
・Powerful AoE attacks and Elemental Reactions.
・Can easily attack the weak point of enemies.

A Rank DPS Characters

Character Assumed Build
Genshin Impact - YanfeiYanfei Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds Image Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
・Strong Charged attacks.
・With Scarlet Seals her damage and range increases.
Genshin Impact - NingguangNingguang Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Memory of Dust Image Memory of Dust
・High single target DMG.
・C1 Attacks Deal AoE DMG
・Jade Screen blocks projectiles and grants buffs.
Genshin Impact - NoelleNoelle Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Whiteblind Image Whiteblind
・Balances ATK and DEF stats for great sustain DMG.
・Elemental Burst boots DMG.
C6 further boosts DMG based on DEF
Genshin Impact - RazorRazor Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Wolf Wolf's Gravestone
・Uses his burst to increase his damage output greatly.
・High damage from the combination of claymore and melee attacks.

B Rank DPS Characters

Character Assumed Build
Genshin Impact - FischlFischl Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Skyward Harp Image Skyward Harp
・Constant DMG from Normal attacks and Oz.
・Easy to set up Elemental Reactions with.
Constellations boost Oz's up time and DMG.
Genshin Impact - BeidouBeidou Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Wolf Wolf's Gravestone
・Counter stance and shield provide great defense and offense.
. ・C1 Increases reliability of Beidou's shield.
Genshin Impact - SayuSayu Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Katsuragikiri Nagamasa Image Katsuragikiri Nagamasa
・High damage from her rolling attack when Elemental Skill is held.
・Elemental Burst provides continous damage.
・C6 increases total damage output.
Genshin Impact - XinyanXinyan Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Skyward Pride Image Skyward Pride
・Great against multiple enemies.
・Burst increases Physical DMG.
・Can increase Physical DMG with Constellations.
Genshin Impact - MonaMona Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - The Widsith Image The Widsith
・Powerful Charge Attacks
・DMG increases with Energy Recharge.
C1 can further boost Vaporize DMG..

C Rank DPS Characters

Character Assumed Build
Genshin Impact - JeanJean Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Primordial Jade Cutter Image Primordial Jade Cutter
・Can launch enemies with her Charge attack and Elemental Skill.
・Large AoE Elemental Burst is great against many enemies.
Genshin Impact - ChongyunChongyun Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Skyward Pride Image Skyward Pride
・Elemental Skill changes melee attacks to the Cryo Element, allowing for easy Elemental Reaction setup.
Constellations further boost Elemental Skill DMG.
Genshin Impact - RosariaRosaria Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Dragonspine Spear Image Dragonspine Spear
・Can deal decent amounts of Physical DMG.
・Her Elemental Skill teleports her behind enemies and raises her CRIT Rate.
・At C6, she also lowers enemies' Physical RES by -20%.
Genshin Impact - AmberAmber Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Skyward Harp Image Skyward Harp
・Fires 2 arrows per aimed shot.
・Shooting Baron Bunny with a fully charged aimed shot manually detonates it.

Best Sub DPS Characters in Genshin

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SS Rank Sub-DPS Characters

Character Assumed Build
Genshin Impact - XingqiuXingqiu Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Sacrificial Sword Image Sacrificial Sword
・Elemental Burst and Skill provides DMG reduction as well as Elemental Reaction Triggers.
・High Recharge Rate on Elemental Skill keeps Rainsword uptime high.
Genshin Impact - VentiVenti Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Elegy for the End Image Elegy for the End
・Powerful crowd control from Elemental Burst.
・High energy recharge rate.
Constellations reduce enemy elemental resistances.
Genshin Impact - KazuhaKazuha Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Freedom-Sworn Image Freedom-Sworn
・Can pull and stun enemies to make them easier to hit and burst down.
・Burst increases Elemental Mastery in an area.
Genshin Impact - RaidenRaiden Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Engulfing Lightning Image Engulfing Lightning
・Deals high Electro DMG.
・Can set up Electro reactions with her Elemental Skill.
Genshin Impact - GanyuGanyu Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Elegy for the End Image Elegy for the End
・All Skills have an AoE effect great against mobs of enemies.
・Elemental Skill provides a decoy to reduce aggro.
With high Energy Recharge her Elemental Burst is almost always up.
Genshin Impact - AlbedoAlbedo Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Primordial Jade Cutter Image Primordial Jade Cutter
・Persisting AoE Elemental Skill
・Elemental Burst deals multiple damage instances
Elemental Burst Damage Increases at C2

S Rank Sub-DPS Characters

Character Assumed Build
Genshin Impact - Hu TaoHu Tao Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Staff of Homa Image Staff of Homa
・High Elemental Burst DMG
Burst Applies Blood Blossom at C2
・Great as a Burst spam unit.
Genshin Impact - KleeKlee Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - The Widsith Image The Widsith
At C4 Klee deals 555% AoE DMG if swapped out during her Elemental Burst.
・Bombs can be set before being swapped out.
・Can quickly apply Pyro enemies or environment.
Genshin Impact - FischlFischl Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Elegy for the End Image Elegy for the End
・Oz stays on the field to deal continuous Electro DMG.
・Skill and Burst keep Oz uptime high.
C6 further increases Oz's DMG based on Fish's ATK and uptime.
Genshin Impact - MonaMona Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - The Widsith Image The Widsith
・Elemental Skill can provide crowd control to support Main DPS.
・Elemental Burst massively amplifies Vaporize DMG.
C1 increases Elemental Reaction DMG further.
Genshin Impact - ZhongliZhongli Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Staff of Homa Image Staff of Homa
・High Attack Elemental Recharge and Burst DMG.
・Shields support Main DPS and is strong against Geo enemies.
・Powerful crowd control via Petrify from Elemental Burst.
Genshin Impact - AyakaAyaka Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Mistsplitter Reforged Image Mistsplitter Reforged
・Provides Cryo application through Special Sprint and Elemental Skill.
・Elemental Skill decently covers a wide area.
C2 improves Elemental Burst.
Genshin Impact - TartagliaTartaglia Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - The Stringless Image The Stringless
・Reliable massive DMG from Elemental Burst.
・Can quickly and easily trigger multiple Vaporize Reactions
・Ranged and melee stances offers flexibility against various enemies.
Genshin Impact - XianglingXiangling Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Skyward Spine Image Skyward Spine
・Can inflict multiple instances of Pyro DMG with Elemental Skill and Burst.
・Elemental burst persists on Main DPS.
・Best paired with other Pyro units.

A Rank Sub-DPS Characters

Character Assumed Build
Genshin Impact - KaeyaKaeya Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Sacrificial Sword Image Sacrificial Sword
・Low Elemental Skill cooldown
・Elemental Skill will persist on Main DPS.
Genshin Impact - YoimiyaYoimiya Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Thundering Pulse Image Thundering Pulse
・After activating her Elemental Burst switch to your main DPS and trigger Elemental Reactions using Hydro or Cryo.
Genshin Impact - SayuSayu Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Katsuragikiri Nagamasa Image Katsuragikiri Nagamasa
・Since the Elemental Burst is continous, it is easy to keep triggering Elemental reactions.
・Elemental Skill is easy to use.
Genshin Impact - RosariaRosaria Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Staff of Homa Image Staff of Homa
・Continuously inflicts Cryo DMG with her burst.
・Burst is great for AoE DMG.
・At C2, the duration of her Burst is increased.
・Easily sets up Melt reactions when combined with Pyro characters.
Genshin Impact - ChongyunChongyun Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Wolf Wolf's Gravestone
・Elemental Skill changes melee attacks to the Cryo Element, allowing for easy Elemental Reaction setup.
Constellations further boost Elemental Skill DMG.
Genshin Impact - SucroseSucrose Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Image Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers
・Can group up enemies with Elemental Burst.
・Elemental Burst makes multiple swirl and elemental reaction triggers
Genshin Impact - Traveler (Electro)Traveler (Electro) Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Skyward Blade Image Skyward Blade
・Provides consistent Electro application with Elemental Burst off-field.
・Can produce a lot of Elemental Reactions.
C6 improves Elemental Burst.
Genshin Impact - SaraSara Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Elegy for the End Image Elegy for the End
・Deals high Electro DMG from Burst.

B Rank Sub-DPS Characters

Character Assumed Build
Genshin Impact - JeanJean Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Skyward Blade Image Skyward Blade
・Elemental skill is effective against multiple enemies.
・Elemental Skill has a large AoE and provides heals.
C2 Increases party mobility and ATK speed.
Genshin Impact - BeidouBeidou Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - The Unforged Image The Unforged
・Can aim for continuous Electro DMG.
・Burst works great when surrounded by enemies.
At C4, she gets additional Electro DMG, increasing her Bursts as well.

C Rank Sub-DPS Characters

Character Assumed Build
Genshin Impact - Traveler (Geo)Traveler (Geo) Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Summit Shaper Image Summit Shaper
・High Elemental Skill DMG.
・Can block enemies with Elemental Skill and Burst.
C4 increases Elemental Burst Recharge Rate.
Genshin Impact - LisaLisa Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - The Widsith Image The Widsith
・Elemental Skill and Burst have wide AoE.
C2 provides DEF buff and makes her debuff easier to apply.
Genshin Impact - AmberAmber Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - The Stringless Image The Stringless
・Can quickly and easily apply Pyro DMG with Charge Attack or Burst.
・Can taunt enemies to support Main DPS.
Genshin Impact - Traveler (Anemo)Traveler (Anemo) Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Festering Desire Image Festering Desire
・Provides AoE crowd control with elemental Skill and Burst.
・High Elemental SKill Recharge Rate.

Best Support Characters in Genshin

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SS Rank Support Characters

Character Assumed Build
Genshin Impact - ZhongliZhongli Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Skyward Spine Image Skyward Spine
・Can quickly deploy shields and petrify enemies.
C2 provides shields in Co-op via Elemental Burst.
Genshin Impact - RaidenRaiden Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Engulfing Lightning Image Engulfing Lightning
・Increases the team's DMG and Energy Recharge.
・Increases the team's Elemental Burst DMG.
・Lets you easily set up Electro reactions.
Genshin Impact - BennettBennett Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Aquila Favonia Image Aquila Favonia
・Elemental Burst provides heals, ATK Buffs and Pyro infusion.
・High Elemental Recharge Rate.
C1 Increases Elemental Burst utility.
Genshin Impact - DionaDiona Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Sacrificial Bow Image Sacrificial Bow or
・Constantly provides shields and heals.
C1 increases Elemental Burst Recharge Rate
Buffs shielded character's DMG at C6.
Genshin Impact - VentiVenti Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Elegy for the End Image Elegy for the End
・Provides strong consistent crowd control.
・Elemental Skill can be uses to dodge attacks and crowd control small enemies.
Genshin Impact - KazuhaKazuha Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Freedom-Sworn Image Freedom-Sworn
・Great at crowd controlling enemies.
・Burst increases Elemental Mastery in an area.
Genshin Impact - SucroseSucrose Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Image Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers
・Elemental Burst provides crowd control.
・Can lower enemy elemental resistances.
Constellations provide more charges for her Elemental Skill.

S Rank Support Characters

Character Assumed Build
Genshin Impact - SaraSara Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Skyward Harp Image Skyward Harp
・Increases party members' ATK.
Genshin Impact - AlbedoAlbedo Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Harbinger of Dawn Image Harbinger of Dawn
・Constant shields via Crystallize Reactions.
・Elemental Skill can support Bow and Catalyst users
C6 boosts party DMG within Elemental SKill AoE.
Genshin Impact - JeanJean Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Favonius Sword Image Favonius Sword or
・Elemental Skill and Charge attack can crowd control enemies.
・Elemental Burst acts as a burst AoE heal.
C6 provides DMG Reduction for Elemental Burst.
Genshin Impact - MonaMona Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Image Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers
・Elemental Burst debuffs enemies.
・Elemental burst also provides crowd control for small enemies.
・Decoy can kite enemies.

A Rank Support Characters

Character Assumed Build
Genshin Impact - SayuSayu Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Wolf Wolf's Gravestone
・Recovers HP with her Elemental Burst.
・Restores HP when Elemental Reactions occur.
・The amount of HP recovered can be increased with Elemental Mastery.
Genshin Impact - QiqiQiqi Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Summit Shaper Image Summit Shaper
・Easy-to-use melee attack sets her apart.
・Cryo attacks can create Elemental Reactions to freeze enemies' movement.
・Skills are easy to use together with other characters.
Genshin Impact - BarbaraBarbara Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Image Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers
・Boasts top-class healing abilities.
・At Constellation Level 6, gains the ability to revive downed teammates to 100% health.
Genshin Impact - XingqiuXingqiu Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Sacrificial Sword Image Sacrificial Sword
・Rainswords provide DMG reduction, Heals based on Xinqiu's Max hp and DMG.
・High Elemental Recharge ensures constant uptime on Rainswords.
Genshin Impact - Traveler (Electro)Traveler (Electro) Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Skyward Blade Image Skyward Blade
・Elemental Skill helps in filling up energy.
・Elemental Skill also increases Energy Recharge.
C2 decreases enemies' Electro RES Elemental Burst.
Genshin Impact - AmberAmber Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - The Stringless Image The Stringless
C6 increases party speed and ATK.
・Elemental Skill provides crowd control.
Genshin Impact - XinyanXinyan Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Skyward Pride Image Skyward Pride or
・Elemental Skill provides shield and Pyro DMG.
・Shield provides Physical DMG Buff.
Genshin Impact - TartagliaTartaglia Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - The Stringless Image The Stringless
・Passive Talent increases the party's Normal Attack lvl by 1.
・Supports Main DPS DMG by simply being in the party.

B Rank Support Characters

Character Assumed Build
Genshin Impact - ChongyunChongyun Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Wolf Wolf's Gravestone
・Elemental Skill increases ATK Speed and provides Cryo DMG infusion for melee characters.
・High Recharge Rate makes Elemental Skill application constant.
Genshin Impact - RosariaRosaria Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Favonius Lance Image Favonius Lance
・Her Burst increases CRIT Rate for all party members by 15% of Rosaria's CRIT Rate.
・Aim to make Rosaria's CRIT Rate 100%.
At C6, she decreases enemy Physical RES by -20%, a very strong debuffer for Physical DMG mains!
Genshin Impact - NoelleNoelle Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Whiteblind Image Whiteblind or
・Elemental Skill shields and provides Heals.
・Shield can activate as emergency defense even when not on the field.
Genshin Impact - Traveler (Geo)Traveler (Geo) Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Festering Desire Image Festering Desire
C1 increases Elemental Burst Crit Rate.
・Provides shields via Crystallize reactions.
Genshin Impact - AloyAloy Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Thundering Pulse Image Thundering Pulse
・Combat Override increases the team's ATK.
・Can help you farm Fowl in Teyvat.
Genshin Impact - KleeKlee Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Image Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers
・Reduces enemy defense by 23% when using a skill at C2 .
At C6 Klee's Burst grants party wide energy recharge and Pyro DMG Bonus.

C Rank Support Characters

Character Assumed Build
Genshin Impact - NingguangNingguang Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Memory of Dust Image Memory of Dust or
・Jade Screen provides Geo DMG buff when passing through.
C4 adds AoE defense buff to Jade Screen
Genshin Impact - LisaLisa Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Image Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers or
・Lowers enemy DEF by 15% from passive talent.
・Excellent at cleaning up small enemies.

Exploration Tier List

Tier List Summary

Genshin - SS Rank Icon
Genshin - Venti Exploration RankGenshin - Mona Exploration RankGenshin - Yanfei Exploration RankGenshin - Klee Exploration RankGenshin - Xiao Exploration RankGenshin - Albedo Exploration RankGenshin - Kazuha Exploration Rank
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Genshin - Kaeya Exploration RankGenshin - Razor Exploration RankGenshin - Amber Exploration RankGenshin - Keqing Exploration RankGenshin - Qiqi Exploration RankGenshin - Ningguang Exploration RankGenshin - Zhongli Exploration Rank
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Genshin - Traveler (Geo) Exploration RankGenshin - Rosaria Exploration RankGenshin - Diluc Exploration RankGenshin - Chongyun Exploration RankGenshin - Beidou Exploration RankGenshin - Xinyan Exploration RankGenshin - Noelle Exploration Rank
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Genshin - Ganyu Exploration RankGenshin - Diona Exploration RankGenshin - Fischl Exploration RankGenshin - Bennett Exploration RankGenshin - Barbara Exploration RankGenshin - Jean Exploration Rank
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Genshin - Tartaglia Exploration RankGenshin - Traveler (Anemo) Exploration RankGenshin - Xiangling Exploration RankGenshin - Hu Tao Exploration RankGenshin - Xingqiu Exploration RankGenshin - Sucrose Exploration RankGenshin - Lisa Exploration Rank

Best Exploration Characters In-Depth

Best Exploration Characters In-Depth

Character Element Rarity Weapon
Venti Image Venti Wind ImageAnemo (Wind) ★5 Bow
・Can fly upwards with Elemental Skill.
・Can reduce stamina consumed when gliding.
Mona Image Mona Water ImageHydro (Water) ★5 Catalyst
・Can sprint across water allowing for unimpeded crossing.
Yanfei Image Yanfei Fire ImagePyro (Fire) ★4 Catalyst
・Using Yanfei will show the exact location of all nearby Liyue Specialty items.
・She can also be used to mine with her Charged Attack.
・Catalyst user: Can quickly apply Pyro.
Klee Image Klee Fire ImagePyro (Fire) ★5 Catalyst
・Using Klee will show the exact location of all nearby Mondstadt Specialty items.
・She can also be used to mine with her normal attacks.
Xiao Image Xiao Anemo Image (Anemo) ★5 Polearm
・Consumes less Stamina while climbing using Passive Talent.
・Elemental Skill can be used to dash across gaps and reach elevated areas faster.
Albedo Image Albedo Geo Image (Geo) ★5 Sword
・Elemental Skill can be used to reach elevated areas quicker.

Tier List Criteria

DPS Rating Criteria

High Damage From All Sources

Characters with high damage from Normal and Charged Attacks, Elemental Skill and Burst. Talents and Constellations should also further improve overall damage output. Also effective against Bosses and Elite enemies as well as groups of smaller enemies.

Sub-DPS Rating Criteria

High Skill and Burst Damage, and Energy Recharged are of High Value

Sub attackers should have high damaging skills and bursts that can be refreshed quickly with high energy recharge.

Various Ways to Apply Elements

Sub-DPS should be able to apply elemental statues to enemies in various ways either due to effects of their skills and burst or through certain conditions set by their Talents and Constellations.

Vaporize and Melt are Prioritized

Due to Vaporize and Melt having the higher potential damage of all the reactions, Pyro, Cryo and Hydro characters are valued highly as Sub-DPS.

Support Rating Criteria

Shields, Heals and Buffs are Highly Valued

Characters that can effectively apply shields for defense, buff stats or provide heals are valued as Support characters.

Support Effectiveness and Criteria is also Taken into Account.

The difficulty of use, and amounts of buffs and heals based on a characters constellations and talents are all taken into consideration when rating characters.

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