Genshin Impact

List of All Catalyst Characters

Genshin Impact - List of Catalyst Users and Best Characters

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

List of All Catalyst Users

Upcoming Catalyst Users

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All Catalyst Users

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

List of All Catalyst Weapons

Best Catalyst Characters

Best Catalyst Characters Ranked

SS Tier
Genshin - Kokomi ImageGenshin - Baizhu ImageGenshin - Nahida ImageGenshin - Neuvillette Image
S Tier
Genshin - Sucrose ImageGenshin - Mona ImageGenshin - Yae Miko ImageGenshin - Wriothesley ImageGenshin - Xianyun Image
A Tier
Genshin - Wanderer ImageGenshin - Charlotte Image
B Tier
Genshin - Lisa ImageGenshin - Klee ImageGenshin - Ningguang ImageGenshin - Yanfei ImageGenshin - Heizou Image
C Tier
Genshin - Barbara Image
D Tier
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Characters are shown in no particular order.

SS Tier Catalyst Characters

Character Roles and Strengths
Genshin - Kokomi Kokomi As a DPS
・Decent Hydro driver for Bloom and Electro-Charged reactions, and self-sufficient as she can heal for herself.
・Her kit not allowing her to crit requires her to use teams and artifacts that would introduce damage for her.
As a Sub-DPS
・Has a persistent off-field Hydro application with her Elemental Skill that can be refreshed with her Elemental Burst.
・When using the Clam artifact, her heals would also deal good off-field damage.
As a Support
・Has an incredibly strong and reliable healing which can also apply Hydro off-field.
・A staple for Freeze and certain Bloom teams.
Genshin - Baizhu Baizhu As a Support
・Great comfort healer for all content.
・Provides decent shielding that can act as an interrupt resistance.
・Applies decent off-field Dendro for reactions.
Genshin - Nahida Nahida As a DPS
・Dendro Normal Attacks easily enables Dendro Reactions.
・One of the best Dendro Core drivers in the game.
As a Sub-DPS
・A must have for any Dendro focused team comps, especially with her C2 constellation.
・Elemental Skill has great off-field damage and can apply Dendro multiple times with a long duration.
As a Support
・Can provide up to 250 Elemental Mastery to the character on the field inside her low-energy cost Elemental Burst.
・C2 Unlocks multiple Dendro reaction-based buffs.
Genshin - Neuvillette Neuvillette As a DPS
・Outstanding and constant damage on his Charged Attack damage.
・Self-sufficiency lets him be a one-man army.
・C1 constellation removes his major weaknesses.

S Tier Catalyst Characters

Character Roles and Strengths
Genshin - Sucrose Sucrose As a Sub-DPS
・Good driver for Swirling multiple Elements for multiple reactions and deal persistent damage.
As a Support
・Elemental Skill and Burst provides crowd control.
・Swirling increases your party's Elemental Mastery by a great deal, which enables your party to have increased reaction damage.
Genshin - Mona Mona As a Sub-DPS
・Elemental Skill applies Hydro off-field but only to a limited area.
・Elemental Burst massively amplifies reaction DMG.
As a Support
・Elemental Burst debuffs enemies to increase the damage dealt by your Main DPS.
・Elemental Burst also provides a small crowd control for smaller enemies.
Genshin - Yae Miko Yae Miko As a Sub-DPS
・Elemental Skill is easy to use, has a short cooldown, and does a lot of damage, but needs lengthy setup.
・Damage is competitive when run with a Dendro team comp for Aggravate.
Genshin - Wriothesley Wriothesley As a DPS
・Good single-target focused Main DPS who specializes in triggering melt or freeze reactions in close-combat.
・Kit is incomplete without his C1. This constellation also fixes his anti-synergy with certain healers.
・Struggles against spread-out packs of mobs.
Genshin - Xianyun Xianyun As a Support
・Enables plunging playstyle with healing and great buffs for her dedicated teams.

A Tier Catalyst Characters

Character Roles and Strengths
Genshin - Wanderer Wanderer As a DPS
・Normal Attacks have a wide AoE and can home in on enemies.
・Requires proper dedicated supports to perform well at low constellations.
・Elemental Skill allows him to float mid-air, making exploration easy.
Genshin - Charlotte Charlotte As a Sub-DPS
・Elemental Skill can apply Cryo off-field to opponents marked like Nahida, although to a much less degree in strength and numbers.
・Constellations increase Charlotte's efficiency with off-field Cryo application.
As a Support
・Good panic healing when stuck in a pinch, although the AoE for it is small.
・Constellation improves her efficiency with healing.

B Tier Catalyst Characters

Character Roles and Strengths
Genshin - Lisa Lisa As a Sub-DPS
・Elemental Burst provides good off-field Electro application in an AoE.
C2 provides DEF buff and makes her debuff easier to apply.
As a Support
・Lowers enemy DEF by 15% from passive talent.
Genshin - Klee Klee As a DPS
・Attacks primarily with Normal and Charged Attacks, cleaning up swaths of foes.
・Her clunky playstyle isn't for everyone and requires min-maxing her rotations to play optimally.
Genshin - Ningguang Ningguang As a DPS
・Decent Geo DPS damage with a combination of her Normal and Charged Attacks.
・Requires high investment on her constellations to play optimally.
Genshin - Yanfei Yanfei As a DPS
・Good Pyro Normal and Charged attacks user, but scaling for damage is to be expected for a regular 4-star character like her.
・Stamina consumption is big but made easier with C1.
Genshin - Heizou Heizou As a DPS
・Focuses on Swirl DMG or CRIT to do DPS. Can be used as either a driver for Viridescent Venerer, or as a quick-swap burst damage dealer.
・Elemental Skill can easily deal max DMG easily with Swirls as a Catalyst user, although his other damage sources aren't up to par.

C Tier Catalyst Characters

Character Roles and Strengths
Genshin - Barbara Barbara As a Support
・Has burst healing and aura to sustain the party. Although her Elemental Skill cooldown and Burst cost is high.
・At Constellation Level 6, gains the ability to revive downed teammates to 100% health.

D Tier Catalyst Characters

Character Roles and Strengths
There are no characters in this tier!

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Playable Characters

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 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 Chiori Chiori
Clorinde Clorinde Columbina Columbina Dainsleif Dainsleif Dottore Dottore
Emilie Emilie Iansan Iansan Pantalone Pantalone Pierro Pierro
Pulcinella Pulcinella Sandrone Sandrone Sigewinne Sigewinne Skirk Skirk
Tsaritsa Tsaritsa Varka Varka

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