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List of Main DPS Characters and Rankings

Genshin Impact - List of Main DPS Characters

See the list of Main DPS characters here to know the best damage dealers in Genshin Impact. Get to know their rarity, element, and rankings in this list!

List of Main DPS Characters

Character Element Weapon Rating
Genshin Impact Alhaitham Alhaitham (5★)
Dendro Sword Genshin - SS Icon
Genshin Impact Aloy Aloy (5★)
Cryo Bow Genshin - D Icon
Genshin Impact Ayaka Ayaka (5★)
Cryo Sword Genshin - SS Icon
Genshin Impact Ayato Ayato (5★)
Hydro Sword Genshin - S Icon
Genshin Impact Dehya Dehya (5★)
Pyro Claymore Genshin - D Icon
Genshin Impact Diluc Diluc (5★)
Pyro Claymore Genshin - B Icon
Genshin Impact Eula Eula (5★)
Cryo Claymore Genshin - A Icon
Genshin Impact Ganyu Ganyu (5★)
Cryo Bow Genshin - S Icon
Genshin Impact Hu Tao Hu Tao (5★)
Pyro Polearm Genshin - SS Icon
Genshin Impact Itto Itto (5★)
Geo Claymore Genshin - S Icon
Genshin Impact Keqing Keqing (5★)
Electro Sword Genshin - A Icon
Genshin Impact Klee Klee (5★)
Pyro Catalyst Genshin - B Icon
Genshin Impact Kokomi Kokomi (5★)
Hydro Catalyst Genshin - B Icon
Genshin Impact Lyney Lyney (5★)
Pyro Bow Genshin - S Icon
Genshin Impact Nahida Nahida (5★)
Dendro Catalyst Genshin - S Icon
Hydro Catalyst Genshin - SS Icon
Genshin Impact Raiden Raiden (5★)
Electro Polearm Genshin - SS Icon
Genshin Impact Tartaglia Tartaglia (5★)
Hydro Bow Genshin - S Icon
Genshin Impact Tighnari Tighnari (5★)
Dendro Bow Genshin - S Icon
Genshin Impact Wanderer Wanderer (5★)
Anemo Catalyst Genshin - A Icon
Cryo Catalyst Genshin - S Icon
Genshin Impact Xiao Xiao (5★)
Anemo Polearm Genshin - A Icon
Genshin Impact Yelan Yelan (5★)
Hydro Bow Genshin - A Icon
Genshin Impact Yoimiya Yoimiya (5★)
Pyro Bow Genshin - A Icon
Genshin Impact Beidou Beidou (4★)
Electro Claymore Genshin - D Icon
Genshin Impact Fischl Fischl (4★)
Electro Bow Genshin - C Icon
Genshin Impact Freminet Freminet (4★)
Cryo Claymore Genshin - B Icon
Genshin Impact Heizou Heizou (4★)
Anemo Catalyst Genshin - B Icon
Genshin Impact Kaeya Kaeya (4★)
Cryo Sword Genshin - C Icon
Genshin Impact Kaveh Kaveh (4★)
Dendro Claymore Genshin - B Icon
Genshin Impact Ningguang Ningguang (4★)
Geo Catalyst Genshin - B Icon
Genshin Impact Noelle Noelle (4★)
Geo Claymore Genshin - B Icon
Genshin Impact Razor Razor (4★)
Electro Claymore Genshin - C Icon
Genshin Impact Rosaria Rosaria (4★)
Cryo Polearm Genshin - D Icon
Genshin Impact Xinyan Xinyan (4★)
Pyro Claymore Genshin - D Icon
Genshin Impact Yanfei Yanfei (4★)
Pyro Catalyst Genshin - B Icon

Characters who can be built as a Main DPS are included.

Best Main DPS Characters

Main DPS Characters Ranked

Genshin - SS Tier
Genshin - Neuvillette DPS RankGenshin - Alhaitham DPS RankGenshin - Hu Tao DPS RankGenshin - Ayaka DPS RankGenshin - Raiden DPS Rank
Genshin - S Tier
Genshin - Lyney DPS RankGenshin - Ayato DPS RankGenshin - Ganyu DPS RankGenshin - Tartaglia DPS RankGenshin - Wriothesley DPS RankGenshin - Itto DPS RankGenshin - Tighnari DPS RankGenshin - Nahida DPS Rank
Genshin - A Tier
Genshin - Wanderer DPS RankGenshin - Cyno DPS RankGenshin - Yoimiya DPS RankGenshin - Keqing DPS RankGenshin - Xiao DPS RankGenshin - Eula DPS RankGenshin - Yelan DPS Rank
Genshin - B Tier
Genshin - Yanfei DPS RankGenshin - Heizou DPS RankGenshin - Klee DPS RankGenshin - Diluc DPS RankGenshin - Kaveh DPS RankGenshin - Ningguang DPS RankGenshin - Noelle DPS RankGenshin - Kokomi DPS RankGenshin - Nilou DPS RankGenshin - Freminet DPS Rank
Genshin - C Tier
Genshin - Razor DPS RankGenshin - Fischl DPS RankGenshin - Kaeya DPS Rank
Genshin - D Tier
Genshin - Dehya DPS RankGenshin - Rosaria DPS RankGenshin - Xinyan DPS RankGenshin - Beidou DPS RankGenshin - Chongyun DPS RankGenshin - Aloy DPS Rank

Character Tier List

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Aloy 61
Ayaka 1502
Ayato 215
Diluc 193
Eula 169
Ganyu 501
Hu Tao 934
Itto 252
Keqing 154
Klee 68
Kokomi 37
Mona 22
Qiqi 37
Raiden 461
Tartaglia 151
Xiao 820
Yoimiya 189
Fischl 31
Kaeya 72
Ningguang 52
Noelle 58
Razor 124
Rosaria 28
Xinyan 29
Yanfei 195
Yun Jin 14
Heizou 114
Tighnari 55
Cyno 63
Candace 9
Nilou 19
Nahida 37
Wanderer 140
Alhaitham 341
Dehya 23
Baizhu 9
Kaveh 14
Lyney 31
Freminet 14
Neuvillette 229
Wriothesley 37

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Best Main DPS Characters in SS Tier

Character Strengths
Genshin - Neuvillette Neuvillette ・Outstanding and constant damage on his Charged Attack damage.
・Self-sufficiency lets him be a one-man army.
・C1 constellation removes his major weaknesses.
Genshin - Alhaitham Alhaitham ・Infuses his Normal Attacks with Dendro.
・Skills scale with Elemental Mastery, which is great for a Dendro Main DPS
Genshin - Hu Tao Hu Tao ・Deals large amounts of Pyro DMG with her Elemental Skill and Charged Attacks.
・Elemental Skill infused Normal and Charged Attacks with Pyro and increase damage at the cost of sacrificing some of her HP.
・C1 lets you spam Charged Attacks without consuming Stamina.
Genshin - Ayaka Ayaka ・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 - Raiden Raiden ・Deals high Electro DMG.
・Increases team's Elemental Burst DMG and refills their Energy Recharge.
・Amazing all-in-on character that both deals great damage and supports the team.

Main DPS Characters in S Tier

Character Strengths
Genshin - Wriothesley Wriothesley ・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 - Itto Itto ・High Crit Rate and Charged Attack damage.
・Elemental Skill can taunt enemies.
・Elemental Burst increases overall DPS.
Genshin - Tighnari Tighnari ・Damage primarily comes from Charged Attacks and Elemental Bursts
・Deals big damage by using the Spread Dendro Elemental Reaction.
・Can distract most enemies with his taunt.
Genshin - Nahida Nahida ・Dendro Normal Attacks easily enables Dendro Reactions.
・One of the best Dendro Core enablers in the game.
Genshin - Lyney Lyney ・Passive talent greatly compensates the lack of Elemental Reactions in a Mono-Pyro team.
・High damage on both single target and AoE.
・Susceptible to interruptions.
Genshin - Ayato Ayato ・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.
Genshin - Ganyu Ganyu ・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 - Tartaglia Tartaglia ・Deals large amounts of damage in Melee Mode.
・Gets insanely strong at full constellation.
・Switches from Bow to dual blades.

Main DPS Characters in A Tier

Character Strengths
Genshin - Wanderer Wanderer ・Elemental Skill allows him to float mid-air, making it easy to avoid grounded melee attacks.
・Normal Attacks have a wide AoE and can home in on enemies.
Genshin - Cyno Cyno ・Damage primarily comes from burst form.
・Near permanent burst uptime.
・Multiple Electro procs.
Genshin - Yoimiya Yoimiya ・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 - Keqing Keqing ・Powerful AoE attacks and Elemental Reactions.
・Can easily attack the weak point of enemies.
・Good with either Physical Damage or Aggravate build.
Genshin - Xiao Xiao ・Elemental Burst increases overall DPS.
・Normal Attacks and Elemental Skill set up high DMG combos.
・Easily fights in midair against aerial enemies.
Genshin - Eula Eula ・Elemental Burst covers a significant amount of Eula's overall DMG to a wide range, especially if the enemy is Superconducted.
・ Consuming 2 stacks from Elemental Skill debuffs enemies and raises DPS output.
Genshin - Yelan Yelan ・Overall damage is increased and applies Hydro to attacks when Elemental Burst is used.
・Elemental Skill increases mobility and can target multiple enemies even when far apart.

Main DPS Characters in B Tier

Character Strengths
Genshin - Yanfei Yanfei ・Strong Charged attacks.
・With Scarlet Seals her damage and range increases.
Genshin - Heizou Heizou ・Focuses on Swirl DMG to do DPS, which synergizes well with the Anemo Element.
・Elemental Skill can easily deal max DMG thanks to his swirl to Elemental Skill integration.
Genshin - Klee Klee ・Attacks primarily with wide-range damage, cleaning up swaths of foes.
・Powerful explosive attacks allow her to take advantage of Elemental Reactions.
Genshin - Diluc Diluc ・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 - Kaveh Kaveh ・Good Dendro driver for Bloom-specific teams.
・Buffs Bloom Core DMG.
・Low personal DMG.
Genshin - Ningguang Ningguang ・High single target DMG.
・C1 Attacks Deal AoE DMG
・Jade Screen blocks projectiles and grants buffs.
Genshin - Noelle Noelle ・Balances ATK and DEF stats for great sustain DMG.
・Elemental Burst boots DMG.
C6 further boosts DMG based on DEF
Genshin - Kokomi Kokomi ・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.
Genshin - Nilou Nilou ・Focus on Dendro Core Reaction Damage.
・Uses HP% Mainstats to increase Dendro Core Damage.
・Has decent Hydro Aura application with the Sacrificial Sword to enable the use of two Dance forms.
Genshin - Freminet Freminet ・Can work as both a Cryo DPS and/or a Physical DPS, depending on the preferred playstyle and teamcomps.
・4-Star rarity weights down his stats to compete with other Main DPS.

Main DPS Characters in C Tier

Character Strengths
Genshin - Razor Razor ・Uses his burst to increase his damage output greatly.
・High damage from the combination of claymore and melee attacks.
Genshin - Fischl Fischl ・Constant DMG from Normal attacks and Oz.
・Easy to set up Elemental Reactions with.
Constellations boost Oz's up time and DMG.
Genshin - Kaeya Kaeya ・Constantly freezes enemies.
・Good at clearing mobs of enemies.
・Good alternative if no other choice for Cryo Main DPS.

Main DPS Characters in D Tier

Character Strengths
Genshin - Dehya Dehya ・Deals low Elemental Skill and Burst damage without multiple buffs. Needing a lot of Energy to have her Burst back again.
Genshin - Rosaria Rosaria ・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 - Xinyan Xinyan ・Great against multiple enemies.
・Burst increases Physical DMG.
・Can increase Physical DMG with Constellations.
Genshin - Beidou Beidou ・Counter stance and shield provide great defense and offense.
. ・C1 Increases reliability of Beidou's shield.
Genshin - Chongyun Chongyun ・Elemental Skill changes melee attacks to the Cryo Element, allowing for easy Elemental Reaction setup.
Constellations further boost Elemental Skill DMG.
Genshin - Aloy Aloy ・Deals high Cryo DMG.
・Can increase own ATK DMG with Elemental Skill.

What is a Main DPS in Genshin Impact?

Genshin - Diluc as a Main DPS

Main DPS characters are on-field damage dealers that provide strong amplified damage with their Skills and Burst through Elemental Reactions, with a focus on using Normal and Charged Attacks. They bear the bulk of the damage with the help of their Sub-DPS and Supports.

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Cyno Cyno Dori Dori Fischl Fischl Keqing Keqing
Lisa Lisa Raiden Raiden Razor Razor Sara Sara
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Mona Mona Neuvillette Neuvillette Nilou Nilou Tartaglia Tartaglia
Traveler (Hydro) Traveler (Hydro) Xingqiu Xingqiu Yelan Yelan Amber Amber
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