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Genshin Impact - Character Tier List

This is Game8's Genshin Impact Character Tier List as of January 2022. See the latest and updated character rankings of Version 2.4, 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 - Ayaka DPS RankGenshin - Ganyu DPS RankGenshin - Itto DPS RankGenshin - Raiden DPS Rank
Genshin - Xingqiu Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Ayaka Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Albedo Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Raiden Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Xiangling Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Kazuha Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Venti Sub-DPS Rank
Genshin - Zhongli Support RankGenshin - Bennett Support RankGenshin - Kazuha Support RankGenshin - Raiden Support RankGenshin - Diona Support Rank
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Genshin - Eula DPS RankGenshin - Xiao DPS RankGenshin - Yoimiya DPS RankGenshin - Tartaglia DPS Rank
Genshin - Ganyu Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Shenhe Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Tartaglia Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Fischl Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Zhongli Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Mona Sub-DPS Rank
Genshin - Mona Support RankGenshin - Sucrose Support RankGenshin - Yun Jin Support RankGenshin - Venti Support RankGenshin - Sara Support RankGenshin - Gorou Support RankGenshin - Shenhe Support RankGenshin - Albedo Support Rank
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Genshin - Noelle DPS RankGenshin - Yanfei DPS RankGenshin - Ningguang DPS RankGenshin - Diluc DPS RankGenshin - Klee DPS RankGenshin - Kokomi DPS Rank
Genshin - Kaeya Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Beidou Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Kokomi Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Rosaria Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Sara Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Sucrose Sub-DPS Rank
Genshin - Jean Support RankGenshin - Kokomi Support RankGenshin - Barbara Support RankGenshin - Qiqi Support RankGenshin - Sayu Support Rank
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Genshin - Keqing DPS RankGenshin - Mona DPS RankGenshin - Razor DPS RankGenshin - Fischl DPS RankGenshin - Qiqi DPS RankGenshin - Beidou DPS RankGenshin - Yun Jin DPS Rank
Genshin - Sayu Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Chongyun Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Jean Sub-DPS Rank
Genshin - Traveler (Electro) Support RankGenshin - Rosaria Support RankGenshin - Xinyan Support RankGenshin - Thoma Support RankGenshin - Traveler (Geo) Support RankGenshin - Chongyun Support Rank
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Genshin - Rosaria DPS RankGenshin - Xinyan DPS RankGenshin - Aloy DPS Rank
Genshin - Lisa Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Thoma Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Traveler (Geo) Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Amber Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Traveler (Anemo) Sub-DPS Rank
Genshin - Xingqiu Support RankGenshin - Ningguang Support RankGenshin - Noelle Support Rank
DPS Sub-DPS Support
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Genshin - Ayaka C0Genshin - Ganyu C0Genshin - Hu Tao C0
Genshin - Ayaka C0Genshin - Albedo C0Genshin - Raiden C0Genshin - Kazuha C0Genshin - Venti C0
Genshin - Zhongli C0Genshin - Kazuha C0Genshin - Raiden C0Genshin - Diona C0
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Genshin - Itto C0Genshin - Eula C0Genshin - Xiao C0Genshin - Yoimiya C0Genshin - Tartaglia C0
Genshin - Ganyu C0Genshin - Tartaglia C0Genshin - Xingqiu C0Genshin - Xiangling C0Genshin - Zhongli C0Genshin - Mona C0
Genshin - Albedo C0Genshin - Mona C0Genshin - Venti C0Genshin - Bennett C0
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Genshin - Raiden C0Genshin - Yanfei C0Genshin - Diluc C0Genshin - Klee C0Genshin - Kokomi C0
Genshin - Fischl C0Genshin - Beidou C0Genshin - Kaeya C0Genshin - Kokomi C0Genshin - Rosaria C0
Genshin - Jean C0Genshin - Kokomi C0Genshin - Barbara C0Genshin - Qiqi C0Genshin - Yun Jin C0Genshin - Sayu C0
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Genshin - Keqing C0Genshin - Ningguang C0Genshin - Mona C0Genshin - Noelle C0Genshin - Razor C0Genshin - Yun Jin C0
Genshin - Shenhe C0Genshin - Sayu C0Genshin - Sara C0Genshin - Sucrose C0Genshin - Jean C0Genshin - Chongyun C0
Genshin - Sucrose C0Genshin - Sara C0Genshin - Shenhe C0Genshin - Gorou C0Genshin - Rosaria C0Genshin - Traveler (Electro) C0Genshin - Xinyan C0
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Genshin - Qiqi C0Genshin - Aloy C0
Genshin - Lisa C0Genshin - Thoma C0Genshin - Traveler (Geo) C0Genshin - Amber C0Genshin - Traveler (Anemo) C0
Genshin - Thoma C0Genshin - Xingqiu C0Genshin - Ningguang C0
DPS Sub-DPS Support
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Genshin - Xiao C6Genshin - Itto C6Genshin - Ayaka C6Genshin - Eula C6Genshin - Hu Tao C6
Genshin - Ayaka C6Genshin - Albedo C6Genshin - Xingqiu C6Genshin - Kazuha C6Genshin - Raiden C6Genshin - Xiangling C6Genshin - Venti C6
Genshin - Raiden C6Genshin - Kazuha C6Genshin - Zhongli C6Genshin - Albedo C6Genshin - Venti C6Genshin - Diona C6Genshin - Bennett C6
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Genshin - Ganyu C6Genshin - Raiden C6Genshin - Yoimiya C6
Genshin - Ganyu C6Genshin - Shenhe C6Genshin - Tartaglia C6Genshin - Zhongli C6Genshin - Mona C6Genshin - Fischl C6
Genshin - Yun Jin C6Genshin - Jean C6Genshin - Mona C6Genshin - Sucrose C6Genshin - Shenhe C6Genshin - Gorou C6Genshin - Sara C6
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Genshin - Tartaglia C6Genshin - Diluc C6Genshin - Klee C6Genshin - Noelle C6Genshin - Yanfei C6Genshin - Ningguang C6Genshin - Kokomi C6
Genshin - Beidou C6Genshin - Kaeya C6Genshin - Kokomi C6Genshin - Rosaria C6Genshin - Sucrose C6Genshin - Sara C6
Genshin - Barbara C6Genshin - Qiqi C6Genshin - Kokomi C6Genshin - Thoma C6Genshin - Sayu C6
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Genshin - Mona C6Genshin - Keqing C6Genshin - Fischl C6Genshin - Razor C6Genshin - Qiqi C6
Genshin - Sayu C6Genshin - Jean C6Genshin - Chongyun C6
Genshin - Traveler (Electro) C6Genshin - Rosaria C6Genshin - Amber C6Genshin - Xinyan C6Genshin - Traveler (Geo) C6Genshin - Chongyun C6
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Genshin - Yun Jin C6Genshin - Beidou C6Genshin - Rosaria C6Genshin - Xinyan C6
Genshin - Lisa C6Genshin - Thoma C6Genshin - Traveler (Geo) C6Genshin - Amber C6Genshin - Traveler (Anemo) C6
Genshin - Xingqiu C6Genshin - Ningguang C6Genshin - Noelle 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 C Tier at C4.
• Xingqiu is a high ranked Sub-DPS and is considered at his best at C6.

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 (January 18)

Added Character Summary
01/18 Multiple Adjustments to the Main Tier List DPS Tier List
Ganyu: S -> SS
Raiden: S -> SS
Yoimiya: A -> S
Tartaglia: A -> S
• Swapped Ningguang & Diluc in A
01/18 Multiple Adjustments to the C0 Tier List DPS Tier List
Ganyu: S -> SS
Tartaglia: A -> S
Yoimiya: A -> S
Sub DPS Tier List
Shenhe: A -> B
01/18 Adjustments to the C6 Tier List DPS Tier List
Kokomi: B -> A

Previous Changes
Update Date Character Summary
01/05 Shenhe Image Shenhe Sub-DPS Rank: S C2
Support Rank: S C6
C0 Sub-DPS Rank: A
C0 Support Rank: B
C6 Sub-DPS Rank:S
C0 Support Rank: S
01/05 Yun Jin Image Yun Jin Main DPS Rank: B C0
Support Rank: S C6
C0 Main DPS Rank: B
C0 Support Rank: A
C6 Main DPS Rank:C
C0 Support Rank: S
12/14 Itto Image Itto Main DPS Rank: S C0
C0 Main DPS Rank: S
C6 Main DPS Rank: S
12/14 Gorou Image Gorou Support Rank: S C4
C0 Support Rank: B
C6 Support Rank: S
12/9 Main Tier List Updated all Tier Lists and recommended weapons and artifacts.
12/7 Tier List • Updated all three tier lists. Full Tier List change log to be added soon.

Featured Characters in Version 2.4

Character Element Weapon
Zhongli Image Zhongli (5★)
Ganyu Image Ganyu (5★)

Phase 2 of Version 2.4 is now live! Ganyu's first rerun banner, Adrift in the Harbor, and Zhongli's second rerun banner, Gentry of Hermitage, are now also both live and available.

2.4 Release Date and Patch Notes

Upcoming Characters in Version 2.5

Genshin Impact Version 2.5
Genshin Impact Update 2.5 Release Date
Release Date February 16, 2022

There are no announcements yet on the featured banners for Version 2.5. We'll update this section once new information gets released, so be sure to check back soon!

Possible Featured Characters

Character Element Weapon
Yae Miko Image Yae Miko (TBD)

Although it is not yet confirmed, Yae Miko's character profile was announced on Genshin Impact's official Twitter account a few days before the release of Version 2.4, hinting that she may become a playable featured character in the upcoming Version 2.5 update of the game.

Update 2.5 Release Date and Patch Notes

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 - 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 - 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 - IttoItto Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Redhorn Stonethresher Image Redhorn Stonethresher
・High Crit Rate and Charged Attack damage.
・Elemental Skill can taunt enemies.
・Elemental Burst increases overall DPS.
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.

S Rank DPS Characters

Character Assumed Build
Genshin Impact - EulaEula Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Song of Broken Pines Image Song of Broken Pines
・Elemental Burst can deal lots of damage especially when paired with Pyro for Melt reactions
・ Consuming 2 stacks from Elemental Skill debuffs enemies and raises DPS output
Genshin Impact - XiaoXiao Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Staff of Homa Image Staff of Homa
・Elemental Burst increases overall DPS.
・Normal Attacks and Elemental Skill set up high DMG combos.
・Easily fights in midair against aerial enemies.
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 - TartagliaTartaglia Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Thundering Pulse Image Thundering Pulse
・Deals large amounts of damage in Melee Mode.
・Gets insanely strong at full constellation.
・Switches from Bow to dual blades.

A Rank DPS Characters

Character Assumed Build
Genshin Impact - NoelleNoelle Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Redhorn Stonethresher Image Redhorn Stonethresher
・Balances ATK and DEF stats for great sustain DMG.
・Elemental Burst boots DMG.
C6 further boosts DMG based on DEF
Genshin Impact - YanfeiYanfei Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Memory of Dust Image Memory of Dust
・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 - DilucDiluc Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Redhorn Stonethresher Image Redhorn Stonethresher
・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 - KokomiKokomi Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Everlasting Moonglow Image Everlasting Moonglow
・Damage and Heals are dependent on HP.
・Use to deal Hydro DMG.
・Weapons and artifacts that raise Crit Rate or Crit Damage are not recommended.

B Rank DPS Characters

Character Assumed Build
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.
Genshin Impact - MonaMona Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds Image Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
・Powerful Charge Attacks
・DMG increases with Energy Recharge.
C1 can further boost Vaporize DMG..
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.
Genshin Impact - FischlFischl Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Rust Image Rust
・Constant DMG from Normal attacks and Oz.
・Easy to set up Elemental Reactions with.
Constellations boost Oz's up time and DMG.
Genshin Impact - QiqiQiqi Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Aquila Favonia Image Aquila Favonia
・DPS whose main source of damage is Physical Damage.
・Pair with Electro character to trigger Superconduct and deal AoE Cryo damage and lower enemy defense.
Genshin Impact - BeidouBeidou Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - The Unforged Image The Unforged
・Counter stance and shield provide great defense and offense.
. ・C1 Increases reliability of Beidou's shield.
Genshin Impact - Yun JinYun Jin Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Primordial Jade Winged-Spear Image Primordial Jade Winged-Spear
・Holding Elemental Skill can deal large Geo damage.
・Elemental Burst can buff normal attack damage.

C Rank DPS Characters

Character Assumed Build
Genshin Impact - RosariaRosaria Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Staff of Homa Image Staff of Homa
・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 - XinyanXinyan Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Redhorn Stonethresher Image Redhorn Stonethresher
・Great against multiple enemies.
・Burst increases Physical DMG.
・Can increase Physical DMG with Constellations.
Genshin Impact - AloyAloy Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Rust Image Rust
・Deals high Cryo DMG.
・Can increase own ATK DMG with Elemental Skill.

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 - 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 - AlbedoAlbedo Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Cinnabar Spindle Image Cinnabar Spindle
・Persisting AoE Elemental Skill
・Elemental Burst deals multiple damage instances
Elemental Burst Damage Increases at C2
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 - XianglingXiangling Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Engulfing Lightning Image Engulfing Lightning
・Can inflict multiple instances of Pyro DMG with Elemental Skill and Burst.
・Elemental burst persists on Main DPS.
・Best paired with other Pyro units.
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 - VentiVenti Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Polar Star Image Polar Star
・Powerful crowd control from Elemental Burst.
・High energy recharge rate.
Constellations reduce enemy elemental resistances.

S Rank Sub-DPS Characters

Character Assumed Build
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 - ShenheShenhe Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Calamity Queller Image Calamity Queller
・Can deal continuous AoE Cryo damage with Elemental Burst.
・C2 increases effectivity of 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 - FischlFischl Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - The Stringless Image The Stringless
・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 - 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 - 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.

A Rank Sub-DPS Characters

Character Assumed Build
Genshin Impact - KaeyaKaeya Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Favonius Sword Image Favonius Sword
・Low Elemental Skill cooldown
・Elemental Skill will persist on Main DPS.
Genshin Impact - BeidouBeidou Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Katsuragikiri Nagamasa Image Katsuragikiri Nagamasa
・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.
Genshin Impact - KokomiKokomi Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Everlasting Moonglow Image Everlasting Moonglow
・Damage can be icreased with more HP.
・Attacks are imbued with Hydro.
・Weapons and artifacts that raise Crit Rate or Crit Damage are not recommended.
Genshin Impact - RosariaRosaria Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - The Catch Image The Catch
・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 - SaraSara Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Skyward Harp Image Skyward Harp
・Deals high Electro DMG from Burst.
Genshin Impact - SucroseSucrose Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - The Widsith Image The Widsith
・Can group up enemies with Elemental Burst.
・Elemental Burst makes multiple swirl and elemental reaction triggers

B Rank Sub-DPS Characters

Character Assumed Build
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 - ChongyunChongyun Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Luxurious Sea-Lord Image Luxurious Sea-Lord
・Elemental Skill changes melee attacks to the Cryo Element, allowing for easy Elemental Reaction setup.
Constellations further boost Elemental Skill DMG.
Genshin Impact - JeanJean Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Primordial Jade Cutter Image Primordial Jade Cutter
・Elemental skill is effective against multiple enemies.
・Elemental Skill has a large AoE and provides heals.
C2 Increases party mobility and ATK speed.

C Rank Sub-DPS Characters

Character Assumed Build
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 - ThomaThoma Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Staff of Homa Image Staff of Homa
・Elemental Burst deals a lot of Pyro damage.
・C2 increases the duration of his Elemental Burst.
Genshin Impact - Traveler (Geo)Traveler (Geo) Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Skyward Blade Image Skyward Blade
・High Elemental Skill DMG.
・Can block enemies with Elemental Skill and Burst.
C4 increases Elemental Burst Recharge Rate.
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 - Freedom-Sworn Image Freedom-Sworn
・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 - Favonius Lance Image Favonius Lance
・Can quickly deploy shields and petrify enemies.
C2 provides shields in Co-op via Elemental Burst.
Genshin Impact - BennettBennett Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Skyward Blade Image Skyward Blade
・Elemental Burst provides heals, ATK Buffs and Pyro infusion.
・High Elemental Recharge Rate.
C1 Increases Elemental Burst utility.
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 - 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 - DionaDiona Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Sacrificial Bow Image Sacrificial Bow
・Constantly provides shields and heals.
C1 increases Elemental Burst Recharge Rate
Buffs shielded character's DMG at C6.

S Rank Support Characters

Character Assumed Build
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.
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.
Genshin Impact - Yun JinYun Jin Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Engulfing Lightning Image Engulfing Lightning
・Boosts normal attack damage with Elemental Burst.
・Normal attack damage buff increases when in party with different elements.
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 - SaraSara Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Skyward Harp Image Skyward Harp
・Increases party members' ATK.
Genshin Impact - GorouGorou Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Elegy for the End Image Elegy for the End
・Great Geo Support that provides Geo DMG, shields, and buffs.
・Using Elemental Burst at C4 will heal active characters within its AoE.
Genshin Impact - ShenheShenhe Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Calamity Queller Image Calamity Queller
・Buffs attacks with Elemental Skill.
・Can decrease enemies' physical defense.
・Provides constant Cryo damage with Elemental Burst.
Genshin Impact - AlbedoAlbedo Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Cinnabar Spindle Image Cinnabar Spindle
・Constant shields via Crystallize Reactions.
・Elemental Skill can support Bow and Catalyst users
C6 boosts party DMG within Elemental SKill AoE.

A Rank Support Characters

Character Assumed Build
Genshin Impact - JeanJean Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Skyward Blade Image Skyward Blade
・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 - KokomiKokomi Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Everlasting Moonglow Image Everlasting Moonglow
・Multiple ways to heal.
・Stamina consumption while swimming is decreased.
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 - QiqiQiqi Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Skyward Blade Image Skyward Blade
・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 - 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.

B Rank Support Characters

Character Assumed Build
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 - 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 - XinyanXinyan Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Sacrificial Greatsword Image Sacrificial Greatsword
・Elemental Skill provides shield and Pyro DMG.
・Shield provides Physical DMG Buff.
Genshin Impact - ThomaThoma Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Staff of Homa Image Staff of Homa
・Ideal for the support role to give shields against Pyro element.
・C6 boosts DPS of all characters shielded with his Elemental Skill.
Genshin Impact - Traveler (Geo)Traveler (Geo) Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Skyward Blade Image Skyward Blade
C1 increases Elemental Burst Crit Rate.
・Provides shields via Crystallize reactions.
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.

C Rank Support Characters

Character Assumed Build
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 - NingguangNingguang Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Memory of Dust Image Memory of Dust
・Jade Screen provides Geo DMG buff when passing through.
C4 adds AoE defense buff to Jade Screen
Genshin Impact - NoelleNoelle Weapon Artifact
Genshin Impact - Redhorn Stonethresher Image Redhorn Stonethresher
・Elemental Skill shields and provides Heals.
・Shield can activate as emergency defense even when not on the field.

Exploration Tier List

Tier List Summary

Genshin - SS Rank Icon
Genshin - Ayaka Exploration RankGenshin - 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 - Sayu Exploration RankGenshin - Gorou Exploration RankGenshin - 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 - Yoimiya Exploration RankGenshin - Kokomi Exploration RankGenshin - Itto Exploration RankGenshin - 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 - Sara Exploration RankGenshin - Thoma Exploration RankGenshin - Traveler (Electro) Exploration RankGenshin - Aloy Exploration RankGenshin - Ganyu Exploration RankGenshin - Diona Exploration RankGenshin - Fischl Exploration RankGenshin - Bennett Exploration RankGenshin - Barbara Exploration RankGenshin - Jean Exploration Rank
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Genshin - Yun Jin Exploration RankGenshin - Raiden Exploration RankGenshin - Eula Exploration RankGenshin - Shenhe Exploration RankGenshin - 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.
Kazuha Image Kazuha Anemo Image (Anemo) ★5 Sword
・Jump high with Elemental Skill.
・Passive allows sprinting for longer with a decreased stamina consumption.

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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