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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!

List of All Sword Users

All Sword Users

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

List of Swords

Upcoming Sword Users

Character Rarity Element Nation
5★ Hydro Hydro Sumeru
?★ Dendro Dendro Sumeru

New and Upcoming Characters

Best Sword Characters

Best Sword Characters Ranked

SS Tier
Genshin - Bennett ImageGenshin - Xingqiu ImageGenshin - Ayaka ImageGenshin - Kazuha ImageGenshin - Ayato Image
S Tier
Genshin - Jean ImageGenshin - Albedo ImageGenshin - Shinobu ImageGenshin - Traveler (Dendro) Image
A Tier
Genshin - Qiqi ImageGenshin - Keqing ImageGenshin - Traveler (Electro) Image
B Tier
Genshin - Kaeya Image
C Tier
Genshin - Traveler (Geo) ImageGenshin - Traveler (Anemo) Image

Characters are shown in no particular order.

SS Tier Sword Characters

Character Roles and Strengths
Genshin - Bennett Icon Bennett As a Sub-DPS
・Elemental Burst provides heals and buffs ATK.
・Elemental Skill has low cooldown, making for easy Pyro application.
C1 Increases Elemental Burst utility.
As a Support
・Elemental Burst provides heals, ATK Buffs, and Pyro infusion.
・High Energy Recharge Rate.
C1 Increases Elemental Burst utility.
Genshin - Xingqiu Icon Xingqiu As a Sub-DPS
・Elemental Burst and Skill provides DMG reduction as well as Elemental Reaction Triggers.
・High Recharge Rate on Elemental Skill keeps Rainsword uptime high.
As a Support
・Rainswords provide DMG reduction, Heals based on Xinqiu's Max hp and DMG.
・High Energy Recharge ensures constant uptime on Rainswords.
Genshin - Ayaka Icon Ayaka As a DPS
・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%.
As a Sub-DPS
・Provides Cryo application through Special Sprint and Elemental Skill.
・Elemental Skill decently covers a wide area.
C2 improves Elemental Burst.
Genshin - Kazuha Icon Kazuha As a Sub-DPS
・Can pull and stun enemies to make them easier to hit and burst down.
・Burst increases Elemental Damage in an area.
As a Support
・Great at crowd controlling enemies.
・Burst increases Elemental Mastery in an area.
Genshin - Ayato Icon Ayato As a DPS
・Damage and range of Normal Attacks are increased after using Elemental Skill.
・Increases Normal Attack damage of characters inside AoE of Elemental Burst.
・Max HP and damage output increase at C2.
As a Sub-DPS
・Elemental Burst is a good starting point for Elemental Reactions.
・Duration of Elemental Burst is long so you can activate it just after 2s of it ending.
・Elemental Burst also deals Hydro DMG and buff Normal Attack DMG.
As a Support
・Elemental Burst increases Normal Attack DMG for all characters inside AoE.
・Great for supporting characters who use Normal Attacks.
・C4 increases Normal Attack SPD as well when using Elemental Burst.

S Tier Sword Characters

Character Roles and Strengths
Genshin - Jean Icon Jean As a DPS
・Can launch enemies with her Charge attack and Elemental Skill.
・Large AoE Elemental Burst is great against many enemies.
As a Sub-DPS
・Elemental skill is effective against multiple enemies.
・Elemental Skill has a large AoE and provides heals.
C2 Increases party mobility and ATK speed.
As a Support
・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 - Albedo Icon Albedo As a Sub-DPS
・Persisting AoE Elemental Skill
・Elemental Burst deals multiple damage instances
Elemental Burst Damage Increases at C2
As a Support
・Constant shields via Crystallize Reactions.
・Elemental Skill can support Bow and Catalyst users
C6 boosts party DMG within Elemental SKill AoE.
Genshin - Shinobu Icon Shinobu As a Sub-DPS
・Provides consistent Electro DMG every 1.5s.
・Best suited for Superconduct and Electro-Charged teams.
・C4 Increases her off-field DMG.
As a Support
・Healing deals DMG to enemies and has a short cooldown.
Genshin - Traveler (Dendro) Icon 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.
As a Support
・Excellent support unit for applying Dendro while off-field, which helps with enabling Dendro Elemental Reactions.
・Elemental Burst is flexible for multiple teams.
・Currently the best unit for off-field Dendro application.

A Tier Sword Characters

Character Roles and Strengths
Genshin - Qiqi Icon Qiqi As a DPS
・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.
As a Support
・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 - Keqing Icon Keqing As a DPS
・Powerful AoE attacks and Elemental Reactions.
・Can easily attack the weak point of enemies.
・Good with either Physical Damage or Aggravate build.
Genshin - Traveler (Electro) Icon Traveler (Electro) As a Sub-DPS
・Provides consistent Electro application with Elemental Burst off-field.
・Can produce a lot of Elemental Reactions.
C6 improves Elemental Burst.
As a Support
・Elemental Skill helps in filling up energy.
・Elemental Skill also increases Energy Recharge.
C2 decreases enemies' Electro RES Elemental Burst.

B Tier Sword Characters

Character Roles and Strengths
Genshin - Kaeya Icon Kaeya As a DPS
・Constantly freezes enemies.
・Good at clearing mobs of enemies.
・Good alternative if no other choice for Cryo Main DPS.
As a Sub-DPS
・Low Elemental Skill cooldown.
・Elemental Skill will persist on Main DPS.
・Great Sub-DPS for a Cryo Main DPS team.

C Tier Sword Characters

Character Roles and Strengths
Genshin - Traveler (Geo) Icon Traveler (Geo) As a Sub-DPS
・High Elemental Skill DMG.
・Can block enemies with Elemental Skill and Burst.
C4 increases Elemental Burst Recharge Rate.
As a Support
C1 increases Elemental Burst Crit Rate.
・Provides shields via Crystallize reactions.
Genshin - Traveler (Anemo) Icon Traveler (Anemo) As a Sub-DPS
・Provides AoE crowd control with elemental Skill and Burst.
・High Elemental SKill Recharge Rate.
As a Support
・Elemental Skill can be used for Crowd Control.
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