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Genshin Impact - List of Sub DPS Characters

See the list of Sub DPS characters here to know the best off-field DPS in Genshin Impact. Get to know their rarity, element, and rankings in this list!

List of Sub DPS Characters

Character Element Weapon Rating
Genshin Impact Albedo Albedo (5★)
Geo Sword Genshin - S Icon
Genshin Impact Ayaka Ayaka (5★)
Cryo Sword Genshin - S Icon
Genshin Impact Ayato Ayato (5★)
Hydro Sword Genshin - A Icon
Genshin Impact Ganyu Ganyu (5★)
Cryo Bow Genshin - S Icon
Genshin Impact Jean Jean (5★)
Anemo Sword Genshin - B Icon
Genshin Impact Kazuha Kazuha (5★)
Anemo Sword Genshin - SS Icon
Genshin Impact Kokomi Kokomi (5★)
Hydro Catalyst Genshin - A Icon
Genshin Impact Mona Mona (5★)
Hydro Catalyst Genshin - S Icon
Genshin Impact Nahida Nahida (5★)
Dendro Catalyst Genshin - SS Icon
Genshin Impact Nilou Nilou (5★)
Hydro Sword Genshin - S Icon
Genshin Impact Raiden Raiden (5★)
Electro Polearm Genshin - SS Icon
Anemo Sword Genshin - C Icon
Dendro Sword Genshin - A Icon
Geo Sword Genshin - C Icon
Genshin Impact Venti Venti (5★)
Anemo Bow Genshin - S Icon
Genshin Impact Yae Miko Yae Miko (5★)
Electro Catalyst Genshin - S Icon
Genshin Impact Yelan Yelan (5★)
Hydro Bow Genshin - SS Icon
Genshin Impact Zhongli Zhongli (5★)
Geo Polearm Genshin - A Icon
Genshin Impact Amber Amber (4★)
Pyro Bow Genshin - C Icon
Genshin Impact Beidou Beidou (4★)
Electro Claymore Genshin - S Icon
Genshin Impact Chongyun Chongyun (4★)
Cryo Claymore Genshin - B Icon
Genshin Impact Collei Collei (4★)
Dendro Bow Genshin - A Icon
Genshin Impact Fischl Fischl (4★)
Electro Bow Genshin - SS Icon
Genshin Impact Kaeya Kaeya (4★)
Cryo Sword Genshin - B Icon
Genshin Impact Layla Layla (4★)
Cryo Sword Genshin - A Icon
Genshin Impact Lisa Lisa (4★)
Electro Catalyst Genshin - B Icon
Genshin Impact Rosaria Rosaria (4★)
Cryo Polearm Genshin - A Icon
Genshin Impact Sayu Sayu (4★)
Anemo Claymore Genshin - B Icon
Genshin Impact Shinobu Shinobu (4★)
Electro Sword Genshin - S Icon
Genshin Impact Sucrose Sucrose (4★)
Anemo Catalyst Genshin - A Icon
Genshin Impact Thoma Thoma (4★)
Pyro Polearm Genshin - A Icon
Genshin Impact Xiangling Xiangling (4★)
Pyro Polearm Genshin - SS Icon
Genshin Impact Xingqiu Xingqiu (4★)
Hydro Sword Genshin - SS Icon

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

Best Sub DPS Characters

Sub DPS Characters Ranked

Genshin - SS Tier
Genshin - Nahida Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Raiden Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Xingqiu Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Kazuha Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Yelan Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Xiangling Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Fischl Sub-DPS Rank
Genshin - S Tier
Genshin - Yae Miko Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Nilou Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Venti Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Ganyu Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Albedo Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Mona Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Ayaka Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Shinobu Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Beidou Sub-DPS Rank
Genshin - A Tier
Genshin - Ayato Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Sucrose Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Rosaria Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Collei Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Kokomi Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Thoma Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Traveler (Dendro) Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Layla Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Zhongli Sub-DPS Rank
Genshin - B Tier
Genshin - Jean Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Lisa Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Heizou Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Kaeya Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Chongyun Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Xinyan Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Sayu Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Candace Sub-DPS Rank
Genshin - C Tier
Genshin - Traveler (Anemo) Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Amber Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Traveler (Geo) Sub-DPS Rank

Character Tier Lists

Who do YOU think is the best Sub DPS?

Albedo 79
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Ayaka 8
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Ayato 4
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Ganyu 8
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Jean 4
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Kazuha 321
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Kokomi 7
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Raiden 70
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Shenhe 2
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Tartaglia 2
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Traveler 4
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Venti 26
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Yae Miko 29
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Yelan 68
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Zhongli 13
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Amber 3
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Beidou 16
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Chongyun 14
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Fischl 19
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Kaeya 5
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Lisa 3
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Rosaria 5
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Sara 1
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Sayu 6
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Sucrose 6
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Thoma 4
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Xiangling 37
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Xingqiu 90
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Shinobu 3
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Collei 4
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Heizou 1
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Candace 4
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Nilou 4
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Nahida 25
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Layla 2
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Best Sub DPS Characters in SS Tier

Rank Character Strengths
1 Genshin - Nahida Nahida ・A must have for any Dendro focused team comps.
・ Elemental Skill has great off-field damage and can apply Dendro multiple times.
・ Elemental Skill has a long duration.
2 Genshin - Raiden Raiden ・Deals high Electro DMG.
・Can set up Electro reactions with her Elemental Skill.
3 Genshin - Xingqiu Xingqiu ・Elemental Burst and Skill provides DMG reduction as well as Elemental Reaction Triggers.
・High Recharge Rate on Elemental Skill keeps Rainsword uptime high.
4 Genshin - Kazuha Kazuha ・Can pull and stun enemies to make them easier to hit and burst down.
・Burst increases Elemental Damage in an area.
5 Genshin - Yelan Yelan ・Sub-DPS character that can easily apply the Hydro element.
・Elemental Skill can deal a lot of damage.
・Powerful Elemental Burst that can be used to set up and trigger Elemental Reactions.
6 Genshin - Xiangling Xiangling ・Can inflict multiple instances of Pyro DMG with Elemental Skill and Burst.
・Elemental burst persists on Main DPS.
・Best paired with other Pyro units.
7 Genshin - Fischl Fischl ・Oz stays on the field to deal continuous Electro DMG.
・Rotating between Elemental Skill and Burst let's Oz have permanent field time.
C6 transforms Fischl into one of the best off-field Electro damage dealer.

Sub DPS Characters in S Tier

Rank Character Strengths
1 Genshin - Yae Miko Yae Miko ・Elemental Skill deals Electro over time making it a good starting point for Elemental Reactions.
・Having Yae Miko at C2 increases the damage and range of her Elemental Skill.
2 Genshin - Nilou Nilou ・Focus on Dendro Core Reaction Damage.
・Provides very strong Hydro and Dendro debuffs at C2.
・Talents are exclusive to Dendro + Hydro team comps.
3 Genshin - Venti Venti ・Powerful crowd control from Elemental Burst.
・High energy recharge rate.
Constellations reduce enemy elemental resistances.
4 Genshin - Ganyu Ganyu ・All Skills have an AoE effect great against mobs of enemies.
・Elemental Skill provides a decoy to reduce aggro.
With high Energy Recharge her Elemental Burst is almost always up.
5 Genshin - Albedo Albedo ・Persisting AoE Elemental Skill
・Elemental Burst deals multiple damage instances
Elemental Burst Damage Increases at C2
6 Genshin - Mona Mona ・Elemental Skill can provide crowd control to support Main DPS.
・Elemental Burst massively amplifies Vaporize DMG.
C1 increases Elemental Reaction DMG further.
7 Genshin - Ayaka Ayaka ・Provides Cryo application through Special Sprint and Elemental Skill.
・Elemental Skill decently covers a wide area.
C2 improves Elemental Burst.
8 Genshin - Shinobu Shinobu ・Provides consistent Electro DMG every 1.5s.
・One of the best Hyperbloom enablers in the game.
・C4 Increases her off-field DMG.
・Consolidates healing and Electro DPS for any Electro based team comp.
9 Genshin - Beidou Beidou ・Can aim for continuous Electro DMG.
・Burst works great when surrounded by enemies.
At C4, she gets additional Electro DMG, increasing her Bursts as well.

Sub DPS Characters in A Tier

Rank Character Strengths
1 Genshin - Ayato Ayato ・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.
2 Genshin - Sucrose Sucrose ・Can group up enemies with Elemental Burst.
・Elemental Burst makes multiple swirl and elemental reaction triggers
3 Genshin - Rosaria Rosaria ・Continuously inflicts Cryo DMG with her burst.
・Burst is great for AoE DMG.
・At C2, the duration of her Burst is increased.
・Easily sets up Melt reactions when combined with Pyro characters.
4 Genshin - Collei Collei ・Deals off-field Dendro damage, perfect for triggering Spread Elemental Reactions.
・Elemental Burst has a wide area of effect.
5 Genshin - Kokomi Kokomi ・Damage can be increased with more HP.
・Attacks are imbued with Hydro.
・Weapons and artifacts that raise Crit Rate or Crit Damage are not recommended.
7 Genshin - Thoma Thoma ・Elemental Burst deals a lot of Pyro damage.
・C2 increases the duration of his Elemental Burst.
8 Genshin - Traveler (Dendro) Traveler (Dendro) ・Electro Lotus Lamp transfigurations deals fast Dendro damage.
・Elemental Skill scales with Elemental Mastery, which synergizes well when built for triggering Dendro Elemental Reactions.
9 Genshin - Layla Layla ・Able to deal constant off-field Cryo damage with her Elemental Skill.
・Breaking her shield ends her Elemental Skill

Sub DPS Characters in B Tier

Rank Character Strengths
1 Genshin - Jean Jean ・Elemental skill is effective against multiple enemies.
・Elemental Skill has a large AoE and provides heals.
C2 Increases party mobility and ATK speed.
2 Genshin - Lisa Lisa ・Elemental Skill and Burst have wide AoE.
C2 provides DEF buff and makes her debuff easier to apply.
3 Genshin - Heizou Heizou ・Uses his Elemental Skill and Burst to Swirl opponents with Viridescent Venerer.
・Easy quick swap option because of his low Energy Requirement.
4 Genshin - Kaeya Kaeya ・Low Elemental Skill cooldown.
・Elemental Skill will persist on Main DPS.
・Great Sub-DPS for a Cryo Main DPS team.
5 Genshin - Chongyun Chongyun ・Elemental Skill changes melee attacks to the Cryo Element, allowing for easy Elemental Reaction setup.
Constellations further boost Elemental Skill DMG.
6 Genshin - Xinyan Xinyan ・Elemental Skill can deal Pyro DMG over time when it hits a certain amount of enemies.
・C2 guarantees a CRIT Hit from using Xinyan's Elemental Burst.
7 Genshin - Sayu Sayu ・Since the Elemental Burst is continous, it is easy to keep triggering Elemental reactions.
・Elemental Skill is easy to use.
8 Genshin - Candace Candace ・Elemental Burst scales with more HP.
・Huge power spike when C6 is unlocked

Sub DPS Characters in C Tier

Rank Character Strengths
1 Genshin - Traveler (Anemo) Traveler (Anemo) ・Provides AoE crowd control with elemental Skill and Burst.
・High Elemental SKill Recharge Rate.
2 Genshin - Amber Amber ・Can apply AoE Pyro with Burst.
・Use Elemental Skill to taunt enemies away from Main DPS.
・C6 Constellation provides party-wide buffs with Elemental Burst.
3 Genshin - Traveler (Geo) Traveler (Geo) ・High Elemental Skill DMG.
・Can block enemies with Elemental Skill and Burst.
C4 increases Elemental Burst Recharge Rate.

What is a Sub DPS in Genshin Impact?

Genshin - Fischl as a Sub DPS

Sub-DPS characters are off-field damage dealers that deploy Elemental Skills or Bursts to provide Elemental Reactions and supplement damage for the Main DPS. Like Supports, they are typically swapped out after Skill or Burst use to give way for the Main DPS.

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