Genshin Impact

List of All Sword Characters

Genshin Impact - List of Sword Users and Best Characters

Here is the list of characters that use Swords in Genshin Impact, arranged by rarity, element, and region. We also have the rankings for the best Sword characters to get a better idea on their roles and strengths!

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Character Rarity Element Nation
5★ Geo Geo Mondstadt
5★ Dendro Dendro Sumeru
5★ Cryo Cryo Inazuma
5★ Hydro Hydro Inazuma
5★ Geo Geo Fontaine
5★ Hydro Hydro Fontaine
5★ Anemo Anemo Mondstadt
5★ Anemo Anemo Inazuma
5★ Electro Electro Liyue
5★ Hydro Hydro Sumeru
5★ Cryo Cryo Liyue
5★ Anemo Anemo Mondstadt
5★ Dendro Dendro Sumeru
5★ Electro Electro Inazuma
5★ Geo Geo Liyue
5★ Hydro Hydro Fontaine
4★ Pyro Pyro Mondstadt
4★ Cryo Cryo Mondstadt
4★ Dendro Dendro Inazuma
4★ Cryo Cryo Sumeru
4★ Anemo Anemo Fontaine
4★ Electro Electro Inazuma
4★ Hydro Hydro Liyue

List of Swords

Best Sword Characters

Best Sword Characters Ranked

SS Tier
Genshin - Bennett ImageGenshin - Xingqiu ImageGenshin - Kazuha ImageGenshin - Alhaitham ImageGenshin - Furina Image
S Tier
Genshin - Jean ImageGenshin - Ayaka ImageGenshin - Ayato ImageGenshin - Shinobu ImageGenshin - Nilou Image
A Tier
Genshin - Keqing ImageGenshin - Albedo ImageGenshin - Traveler (Dendro) ImageGenshin - Chiori Image
B Tier
Genshin - Traveler (Electro) ImageGenshin - Lynette ImageGenshin - Layla ImageGenshin - Kirara Image
C Tier
Genshin - Kaeya ImageGenshin - Qiqi Image
D Tier
Genshin - Traveler (Geo) ImageGenshin - Traveler (Anemo) ImageGenshin - Traveler (Hydro) Image

Characters are shown in no particular order.

SS Tier Sword Characters

Character Roles and Strengths
Genshin - Bennett Bennett As a Support
・Elemental Burst provides heals, ATK Buffs, and also Pyro infusion at C6.
・Has a high Elemental Recharge rate as he can spam his skill.
Genshin - Xingqiu Xingqiu As a Sub-DPS
・Elemental Burst and Skill provides DMG reduction, resistance to interruption, and off-field Hydro application, with a bit of healing after the duration. He's currently one of the two top tier characters who can reliably setup reactions like Vaporize and Bloom for your Main DPS.
Genshin - Kazuha Kazuha As a Sub-DPS
・Infusion of elements with his Swirls enables to drive multiple reactions at once within a wide AoE. He can also use Swirl to trigger Hyperbloom and Burgeon, especially when built with full EM.
・Great with AoE combat and can easily chunk multiple enemies with just his Swirl.
As a Support
・Swirling increases your party's Elemental DMG based on the Element Swirled. He can also buff two Elements within a single instance.
・Pull from his Skill is great at crowd controlling enemies.
・Burst increases Elemental Mastery in an area.
Genshin - Alhaitham Alhaitham As a DPS
・Dendro application is superb to set up and trigger powerful reactions like Hyperbloom, Burgeon, and Spread.
・Good AoE coverage and overall team damage is top-tier. He also requires minimal investment.
Genshin - Furina Furina As a Sub-DPS
・Elemental Skill can apply Hydro off-field with a semi-infinite duration due to her cooldown times.
・High-damage scaling.
・May not necessarily outpace the likes of Xingqiu or Yelan in terms of Hydro application.
As a Support
・Universal buffing for all team-comps as long as you have a healer.
・HP Drain opens up new playstyles to other characters that don't have HP fluctuations in their kit.
・Healing mode with her Pneuma form is useful for easing overworld exploration.

S Tier Sword Characters

Character Roles and Strengths
Genshin - Jean Jean As a Support
・Elemental Skill and Charge attack can crowd control enemies.
・Elemental Burst acts as a powerful burst AoE heal for the whole party. Her burst field also creates a field of persistent healing.
・C4 provides Anemo RES shred for Anemo DPS characters.
Genshin - Ayaka Ayaka As a DPS
・Infuses Cryo element in Normal and Charged Attacks after sprinting, which makes her infusion near-permanent.
・Elemental Burst has high scaling and its damage potential is her defining trait. With her best supports, she can rival the top-tier DPS, but needs high investment.
Genshin - Ayato Ayato As a DPS
・Wide range and continuous damage for his Hydro-infused Normal Attacks after using Elemental Skill.
・Can self-buff with his Normal Attack-increasing Elemental Burst.
・Can act as a driver for Hydro-related Elemental Reactions with his on-field and off-field Hydro application.
As a Sub-DPS
・Elemental Burst is quadratic, and has a large coverage to supply decent Hydro application.
・Duration of Elemental Burst is lengthy, and can be used as the starting ability for your rotations.
Genshin - Shinobu Shinobu As a Sub-DPS
・Currently one of the best Hyperbloom trigger and considered a must-have for any teams that require her mobile Electro application and healing for this reaction.
・ Her kit also allows her to use the Elemental Mastery scaling as an added bonus for healing, which lets her free a slot for another DPS that would've been occupied by a healer.
As a Support
・Elemental Skill heals in intervals, and has a short cooldown, but otherwise only active for your on-field character.
Genshin - Nilou Nilou As a DPS
・Nilou as a Main DPS focuses on her on-field Elemental Skill version as a tradition Hydro DPS for Vaporize or Freeze, but her overall damage requires a lot of investment to make it worthwhile.
As a Sub-DPS
・Focus on Dendro Core Reaction Damage with Bloom, which is top-tier for AoE content.
・Talents are exclusive to Dendro + Hydro team comps, which makes her restricted to a niche team comp.

A Tier Sword Characters

Character Roles and Strengths
Genshin - Keqing Keqing As a DPS
・Good with either Aggravate or Physical build. Recent introduction of the element bumped up her performance and became competitive with other Quicken DPS.
Genshin - Albedo Albedo As a Sub-DPS
・Elemental Skill creates a semi-permanent field that gives free damage, but can be easily destroyed from boss attacks or field mechanics.
・His current best weapon cannot be obtained anymore.
Genshin - Traveler (Dendro) Traveler (Dendro) As a Sub-DPS
・Electro Lotus Lamp transfigurations deals fast Dendro damage.
・Elemental Skill scales with Elemental Mastery, which synergizes well when built for triggering Dendro Elemental Reactions.
Genshin - Chiori Chiori As a Sub-DPS
・Great Geo applicator for Crystallize with good off-field damage especially for teams with Navia or Itto.
・Allows fast swap to the next party member under her with her Elemental Skill.

B Tier Sword Characters

Character Roles and Strengths
Genshin - Traveler (Electro) Traveler (Electro) As a Support
・Elemental Skill helps in filling up the active character's energy and increases their Energy Recharge.
・Electro Traveler's usage is highly situational. Moreoever, other characters that fulfill the same niche has more utility.
Genshin - Lynette Lynette As a Sub-DPS
・Decent off-field Viridescent Venerer debuffer, but there are better options.
・Requires more constellation to be decent.
・Good exploration skill.
Genshin - Layla Layla As a Support
・Provides very strong shields
・Her constant off-field DMG from her Elemental Skill makes it ideal to use the Tenacity of the Millelith Artifact set for a permanent buff.
・Breaking her shield ends her off-field DMG from her Elemental Skill and ends the Artifact buff.
Genshin - Kirara Kirara As a Support
・Can shield effectively against Bloom Cores or for other general purposes.

C Tier Sword Characters

Character Roles and Strengths
Genshin - Kaeya Kaeya As a DPS
・Can either be built as a Cryo or Physical Main DPS, both of which has sufficient tools to achieve.
As a Sub-DPS
・Low Elemental Skill cooldown and good Cryo coverage for Freeze, Melt, or Superconduct.
・Elemental Skill will persist on the Main DPS especially with his C2, although his damage scaling isn't that high.
Genshin - Qiqi Qiqi As a Support
・Her healing is extremely potent to keep your party alive, although her cooldowns are very high.
・She cannot regenerate enough energy on her own to keep her Elemental Burst up.

D Tier Sword Characters

Character Roles and Strengths
Genshin - Traveler (Geo) Traveler (Geo) As a Sub-DPS
・High Elemental Skill DMG.
・Can block enemies with Elemental Skill and Burst.
C4 increases Elemental Burst Recharge Rate.
Genshin - Traveler (Anemo) Traveler (Anemo) As a Sub-DPS
・Provides AoE crowd control with Elemental Skill and Burst.
Genshin - Traveler (Hydro) Traveler (Hydro) As a Sub-DPS
・Clunky playstyle with an unremarkable Elemental Burst.
・Unreliable when it comes to applying Hydro.

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All Playable Characters
Faruzan Faruzan Heizou Heizou Jean Jean Kazuha Kazuha
Lynette Lynette Sayu Sayu Sucrose Sucrose Traveler (Anemo) Traveler (Anemo)
Venti Venti Wanderer Wanderer Xianyun Xianyun Xiao Xiao
Aloy Aloy Ayaka Ayaka Charlotte Charlotte Chongyun Chongyun
Diona Diona Eula Eula Freminet Freminet Ganyu Ganyu
Kaeya Kaeya Layla Layla Mika Mika Qiqi Qiqi
Rosaria Rosaria Shenhe Shenhe Wriothesley Wriothesley Alhaitham Alhaitham
Baizhu Baizhu Collei Collei Kaveh Kaveh Kirara Kirara
Nahida Nahida Tighnari Tighnari Traveler (Dendro) Traveler (Dendro) Yaoyao Yaoyao
Beidou Beidou Cyno Cyno Dori Dori Fischl Fischl
Keqing Keqing Lisa Lisa Raiden Raiden Razor Razor
Sara Sara Shinobu Shinobu Traveler (Electro) Traveler (Electro) Yae Miko Yae Miko
Albedo Albedo Chiori Chiori Gorou Gorou Itto Itto
Navia Navia Ningguang Ningguang Noelle Noelle Traveler (Geo) Traveler (Geo)
Yun Jin Yun Jin Zhongli Zhongli Ayato Ayato Barbara Barbara
Candace Candace Furina Furina Kokomi Kokomi Mona Mona
Neuvillette Neuvillette Nilou Nilou Tartaglia Tartaglia Traveler (Hydro) Traveler (Hydro)
Xingqiu Xingqiu Yelan Yelan Amber Amber Bennett Bennett
Chevreuse Chevreuse Dehya Dehya Diluc Diluc Gaming Gaming
Hu Tao Hu Tao Klee Klee Lyney Lyney Thoma Thoma
Xiangling Xiangling Xinyan Xinyan Yanfei Yanfei Yoimiya Yoimiya

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Alice Alice Arlecchino Arlecchino Capitano Capitano Clorinde Clorinde
Columbina Columbina Dainsleif Dainsleif Dottore Dottore Emilie Emilie
Iansan Iansan Pantalone Pantalone Pierro Pierro Pulcinella Pulcinella
Sandrone Sandrone Sethos Sethos Sigewinne Sigewinne Skirk Skirk
Tsaritsa Tsaritsa Varka Varka

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2 Anonymous11 months

I think they should make more Pyro Sword characters, Bennett seems lonely.

1 Heyover 1 year

Kaeya>>>QiQi and traveler. You better change this tier list! its a crime

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