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This is Game8's latest tier list ranking of all characters available in Genshin Impact as of October 2020. Find out our picks for the best characters currently available in the game, and vote on your favorite characters as well.

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Character Overall Rating Attacker Rating Supporter Rating Exploration Rating
Klee Image S Rank Icon Genshin - SS Rank Icon A Rank Icon A Rank Icon
・Can KO groups of regular enemies with wide-range attacks
・Fire + Catalyst makes it easy to set up Elemental Reactions
・Set-and-deploy Elemental Skill allows her to support other characters

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Tier List Changes (October 20th)

Added SS Rank

Even within the top class, there are characters that outshine the others, so we have decided to add another top rank; SS!

This means there's a lot of changes this time, so the characters who moved two spots have two arrows.

Tier Changes
Genshin - SS Rank Icon Diluc
Venti
Keqing
Fischl
S Rank Icon Klee +
Mona
Jean
Chongyun
Razor ↑↑
Ningguang ↑↑
A Rank Icon Bennett
B Rank Icon Traveler (Geo)
Sucrose
C Rank Icon Traveler (Anemo) ↓

Tier List Summary

Genshin - SS Rank Icon
Diluc Image Venti Image Keqing Image Fischl Image
S Rank Icon
Qiqi Image Klee Image Mona Image Jean Image Razor Image Chongyun Image Ningguang Image
A Rank Icon
Barbara Image Xiangling Image Noelle Image Bennett Image
B Rank Icon
Traveler (Geo) Image Kaeya Image Sucrose Image Lisa Image
C Rank Icon
Traveler (Anemo) Image Xingqiu Image Beidou Image Amber Image

NOTE: Xiao is currently unavailable in-game, so he's excluded from the above tier list. He will be readded as he becomes available in-game.

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SS Rank Characters (Strongest in the current metagame)

Character Element Rarity Weapon
Diluc ImageDiluc Fire ImagePyro (Fire) ★5 Claymore
・Pyro Elemental attacks are also great for exploration.
・Elemental Burst can hit hard on a wide area in a single blow.
・Charged attacks unleash a flurry of hits for massive damage.
Venti ImageVenti Wind ImageAnemo (Wind) ★5 Bow
・Can use the Bow to hit enemies' weak spots.
・A great ranged main.
・Anemo elemental skills can be used to avoid attacks.
Keqing ImageKeqing Lightning ImageElectro (Lightning) ★5 Sword
・Electro attacks can be used to cause Elemental Reactions with high damage output.
・Melee Attacks are easy to use, and powerful.
・Capable attacker from short or long range, and perfectly suited for battle.
Fischl ImageFischl Lightning ImageElectro (Lightning) ★4 Bow
・Oz can deal Electro attacks automatically, racking up a high DPS.
・Easy to set up Elemental Reactions with.
・Can hit from a distance and target enemies' weak spots with the Bow.

S Rank Characters (Still extremely powerful)

Character Element Rarity Weapon
Qiqi ImageQiqi Frost ImageCryo (Frost) ★5 Sword
・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.
Klee ImageKlee Fire ImagePyro (Fire) ★5 Catalyst
・Can KO groups of regular enemies with wide-range attacks.
・Fire + Catalyst makes it easy to set up Elemental Reactions.
・Set-and-deploy Elemental Skill allows her to support other characters.
Mona ImageMona Water ImageHydro (Water) ★5 Catalyst
・Unique movement style allows for high-speed actions.
・Catalyst weapon allows for Elemental damage in standard attacks.
・Elemental Skill can be set in place, allowing for easy Elemental Reaction setup.
Jean ImageJean Wind ImageAnemo (Wind) ★5 Sword
・Unique melee attack serves as a powerful main weapon.
・Anemo Element can easily combo to create Elemental Reactions.
・Able to draw enemies near, limiting their actions and allowing for easy cleanup.
Razor ImageRazor Lightning ImageElectro (Lightning) ★4 Claymore
・A character specialized for melee combat.
・Charged spinning attack can take out foes easily.
・Elemental Burst powers up Razor to provide a unique advantage.
Chongyun ImageChongyun Frost ImageCryo (Frost) ★4 Claymore
・Elemental Skill changes his attacks to the Cryo Element, allowing for easy Elemental Reaction setup.
・Charged spinning attack can take out foes easily.
・Elemental Skill allows him to move across water.
Ningguang ImageNingguang Earth ImageGeo (Earth) ★4 Catalyst
・A character specializing in defense.
・Strong shield provides protection against ranged attacks.
・Useful for fighting from a long range.

A Rank Characters (Great!)

Character Element Rarity Weapon
Barbara ImageBarbara Water ImageHydro (Water) ★4 Catalyst
・Elemental Burst heals full party for a large amount of HP.
・Catalyst weapon allows for Elemental damage in standard attacks.
・Can cover a wide area with Hydro, allowing for easy setup of Elemental Reactions.
Xiangling ImageXiangling Fire ImagePyro (Fire) ★4 Polearm
・Melee attacks are easy to use.
・Has access to strong and wide-ranged Elemental Burst
・Pyro Elemental attacks are also great for exploration.
Noelle ImageNoelle Earth ImageGeo (Earth) ★4 Claymore
・Charged spinning attack can take out foes easily.
・Has an Elemental Skill that specializes in defense.
・Elemental Skill can recover HP for all characters.
Bennett ImageBennett Fire ImagePyro (Fire) ★4 Sword
・Pyro Element is easy to combo for Elemental Reactions.
・Has a unique and powerful attack style.
・Pyro element is useful for exploration.

B Rank Characters (Good Characters)

Character Element Rarity Weapon
Traveler (Geo) ImageTraveler (Geo) Earth ImageGeo (Earth) ★5 Sword
・Close-range attacks are easy to use.
・Can create ground to move across with Elemental Skill.
・Elemental Burst can be used across a wide area simultaneously.
Kaeya ImageKaeya Frost ImageCryo (Frost) ★4 Sword
・Melee attacks are easy to use
・Cryo attacks are easy to aim at enemies
・Attacks with knockback will cause enemies to fly the opposite direction, so be aware.
Sucrose ImageSucrose Wind ImageAnemo (Wind) ★4 Catalyst
・Elemental Skill creates a scatter reaction across a wide area.
・Catalyst weapon allows for Elemental damage in standard attacks.
・Keeping an ideal distance from foes takes some getting used to.
Lisa ImageLisa Lightning ImageElectro (Lightning) ★4 Catalyst
・Elemental Skill allows her to attack foes across a wide area with one hit.
・Catalyst weapon allows for Elemental damage in standard attacks.
・Can use Electro to create powerful Elemental Reactions with high damage output.

C Rank Characters (Use until others are unlocked)

Character Element Rarity Weapon
Traveler (Anemo) ImageTraveler (Anemo) Wind ImageAnemo (Wind) ★5 Sword
・Close-range attacks are easy to use.
・Can cover a wide area with Anemo.
・Passive Talent allows regular attacks to inflict Anemo damage.
Xingqiu ImageXingqiu Water ImageHydro (Water) ★4 Sword
・Melee attacks are easy to use.
・Elemental Burst allows him to easily cover enemies with Hydro.
・Attacks multiple times in sequence, resulting in a high total damage output.
Beidou ImageBeidou Lightning ImageElectro (Lightning) ★4 Claymore
・Specializes in melee attacks.
・Charged attack provides invulnerability frames.
・Charged spinning attack can take out foes easily.
Amber ImageAmber Fire ImagePyro (Fire) ★4 Bow
・Can use the Bow to hit enemies' weak spots.
・Can be used as a long-distance main.
・Pyro element is useful for exploration.

Attacker Tier List

Tier List Summary

Genshin - SS Rank Icon
Diluc Image Keqing Image Klee Image Razor Image
S Rank Icon
Venti Image Fischl Image Xiangling Image Ningguang Image Jean Image
A Rank Icon
Chongyun Image Bennett Image Qiqi Image Mona Image
B Rank Icon
Sucrose Image Noelle Image Beidou Image Traveler (Anemo) Image Lisa Image
C Rank Icon
Xingqiu Image Kaeya Image Traveler (Geo) Image Amber Image Barbara Image

Best Attackers In-Depth

Character Element Rarity Weapon
Diluc ImageDiluc Fire ImagePyro (Fire) ★5 Claymore
・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.
Keqing ImageKeqing Lightning ImageElectro (Lightning) ★5 Sword
・Can deal damage to a wide area with her Elemental Burst.
・Able to precisely strike enemies' weak points.
・Ascension unlocks her full capabilities.
Fischl ImageFischl Lightning ImageElectro (Lightning) ★4 Bow
・Elemental Skill attacks automatically with Electro attacks, making for easy Reactions and high DPS.
・Easy to set up Elemental Reactions with.
Mona ImageMona Water ImageHydro (Water) ★5 Catalyst
・Powerful Elmental Burst hits a wide area.
・Elemental Skill can be set in place, allowing for easy Elemental Reaction setup.
Razor ImageRazor Lightning ImageElectro (Lightning) ★4 Claymore
・Elemental Burst powers up his individual fighting ability.
・The Claymore combines with his close-range abilities for high DPS.
Klee ImageKlee Fire ImagePyro (Fire) ★5 Catalyst
・Attacks primarily with wide-range damage, cleaning up swaths of foes.
・Powerful explosive attacks allow her to take advantage of Elemental Reactions.

Supporter Tier List

Tier List Summary

Genshin - SS Rank Icon
Venti Image Fischl Image Qiqi Image Barbara Image
S Rank Icon
Mona Image Ningguang Image Sucrose Image Jean Image Bennett Image
A Rank Icon
Chongyun Image Klee Image Noelle Image Xiangling Image Xingqiu Image
B Rank Icon
Kaeya Image Lisa Image Diluc Image Traveler (Geo) Image Keqing Image
C Rank Icon
Traveler (Anemo) Image Beidou Image Amber Image Razor Image

Best Supporter Characters In-Depth

Character Element Rarity Weapon
Venti ImageVenti Wind ImageAnemo (Wind) ★5 Bow
・Powerful Elemental Burst can spread Elements inflicted by allies.
・Elemental Skill can assist allies with Plunge Attacks.
・Unlockable Talent grants the ability to recover Energy for all party members.
Fischl ImageFischl Lightning ImageElectro (Lightning) ★4 Bow
・Can use Oz's automatic Electro attacks to assist with Elemental Reactions.
・Oz makes it easy to attack from a distance.
Qiqi ImageQiqi Frost ImageCryo (Frost) ★5 Sword
・Boasts top-class healing abilities.
・Elemental Skill is easy to combo into Elemental Reactions.
Barbara ImageBarbara Water ImageHydro (Water) ★4 Catalyst
・Boasts top-class healing abilities.
・At Constellation Level 7, gains the ability to revive downed teammates to 100% health.

Exploration Tier List

Tier List Summary

Genshin - SS Rank Icon
Venti Image Keqing Image Mona Image
S Rank Icon
Kaeya Image Razor Image Amber Image Diluc Image
A Rank Icon
Chongyun Image Ningguang Image Qiqi Image Klee Image Traveler (Geo) Image
B Rank Icon
Noelle Image Beidou Image Fischl Image Xiangling Image Bennett Image
C Rank Icon
Traveler (Anemo) Image Jean Image Sucrose Image Lisa Image Barbara Image Xingqiu Image

Best Exploration Characters In-Depth

Character Element Rarity Weapon
Venti ImageVenti Wind ImageAnemo (Wind) ★5 Bow
・Can fly upwards with Elemental Skill.
・Can reduce stamina consumed when gliding.
Keqing ImageKeqing Lightning ImageElectro (Lightning) ★5 Sword
・Can fly towards a specified point with Elemental Skill.
Mona ImageMona Water ImageHydro (Water) ★5 Catalyst
・Can sprint across water allowing for unimpeded crossing.
Kaeya ImageKaeya Frost ImageCryo (Frost) ★4 Sword
・Can use Cryo Elemental Skill to cross water
・Can reduce stamina consumed when sprinting.
Amber ImageAmber Fire ImagePyro (Fire) ★4 Bow
・Useful for solving fire-related puzzles.
・Can reduce stamina consumed when gliding.
Traveler (Geo) ImageTraveler (Geo) Earth ImageGeo (Earth) ★5 Sword
・Elemental Skill has the unique ability to create platforms for accessing hard-to-reach areas.

Tier List Criteria

Ranked Based on Weapon and Element

Ranking Factor
Weapon ・Weapons which can respond quickly to threats excel, so Swords (one-handed) are given priority
・Catalysts which can inflict elemental damage are ranked highly
・Bows are also useful for their ability to hit weak spots
Element ・Electro and Pyro top the list based on the high damage output of their Elemental Reactions.
・Anemo is also effective for its ease in combining with other Elements

Characters' usefulness is based primarily on their Weapon and Element, so those which combine a powerful Weapon, a powerful Element, and have five stars will rank top of the list.

Swords, Catalysts, and Bows are currently seen as the strongest weapons. Catalysts and Bows have a high potential to inflict elemental damage, and make it easier to aim for an Elemental Reaction, making them highly useful, while Swords are quick and make it easy to take out surrounding enemies fast and painlessly.

In regards to Elements, Pyro, Electro, and Anemo are currently seen to top the list. Anemo is useful for combining with other Elements, while Electric and Pyro have many Elemental Reactions which inflict additional damage, making them effective for a variety of situations.

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56 Anonymousabout 10 hours

>>49 Yea I agree Beidou is criminally underrated. Tidecaller is one of the best offensive skill I've used so far with its excellent damage, superb defensive capability and low cooldown. She can easily take down a big group of enemies single handedly.

55 GohanWaOkazuabout 21 hours

Barbara Deserve To Be In A Tier,It's Because She's The Best Healer In The Game + Useful Against Pyro + Make A Great Combo With The DPS

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