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List of Sub DPS Characters and Rankings

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 A
Genshin Impact Ayato Ayato (5★)
Hydro Sword B
Genshin Impact Chiori Chiori (5★)
Geo Sword A
Genshin Impact Dehya Dehya (5★)
Pyro Claymore C
Genshin Impact Furina Furina (5★)
Hydro Sword SS
Genshin Impact Ganyu Ganyu (5★)
Cryo Bow A
Genshin Impact Kazuha Kazuha (5★)
Anemo Sword SS
Genshin Impact Kokomi Kokomi (5★)
Hydro Catalyst B
Genshin Impact Mona Mona (5★)
Hydro Catalyst A
Genshin Impact Nahida Nahida (5★)
Dendro Catalyst SS
Genshin Impact Nilou Nilou (5★)
Hydro Sword S
Genshin Impact Raiden Raiden (5★)
Electro Polearm SS
Anemo Sword D
Dendro Sword B
Geo Sword D
Hydro Sword D
Genshin Impact Venti Venti (5★)
Anemo Bow A
Genshin Impact Yae Miko Yae Miko (5★)
Electro Catalyst S
Genshin Impact Yelan Yelan (5★)
Hydro Bow SS
Genshin Impact Zhongli Zhongli (5★)
Geo Polearm B
Genshin Impact Amber Amber (4★)
Pyro Bow D
Genshin Impact Beidou Beidou (4★)
Electro Claymore A
Genshin Impact Chongyun Chongyun (4★)
Cryo Claymore C
Genshin Impact Collei Collei (4★)
Dendro Bow A
Genshin Impact Fischl Fischl (4★)
Electro Bow S
Genshin Impact Kaeya Kaeya (4★)
Cryo Sword C
Genshin Impact Lisa Lisa (4★)
Electro Catalyst C
Genshin Impact Lynette Lynette (4★)
Anemo Sword B
Genshin Impact Rosaria Rosaria (4★)
Cryo Polearm A
Genshin Impact Sayu Sayu (4★)
Anemo Claymore C
Genshin Impact Shinobu Shinobu (4★)
Electro Sword S
Genshin Impact Sucrose Sucrose (4★)
Anemo Catalyst A
Genshin Impact Thoma Thoma (4★)
Pyro Polearm B
Genshin Impact Xiangling Xiangling (4★)
Pyro Polearm SS
Genshin Impact Xingqiu Xingqiu (4★)
Hydro Sword SS

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 - Furina Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Xingqiu Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Yelan Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Xiangling Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Kazuha Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Raiden Sub-DPS Rank
Genshin - S Tier
Genshin - Nilou Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Fischl Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Yae Miko Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Shinobu Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Navia Sub-DPS Rank
Genshin - A Tier
Genshin - Chiori Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Albedo Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Venti Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Ganyu Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Mona Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Beidou Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Collei Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Rosaria Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Sucrose Sub-DPS Rank
Genshin - B Tier
Genshin - Ayato Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Kokomi Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Thoma Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Traveler (Dendro) Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Lynette Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Zhongli Sub-DPS Rank
Genshin - C Tier
Genshin - Kaeya Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Dehya Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Lisa Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Chongyun Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Sayu Sub-DPS Rank
Genshin - D Tier
Genshin - Xinyan Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Traveler (Geo) Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Amber Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Traveler (Anemo) Sub-DPS RankGenshin - Traveler (Hydro) Sub-DPS Rank

Character Tier Lists

Who do YOU think is the best Sub DPS?

Albedo 111
Ayaka 13
Ayato 10
Ganyu 15
Jean 8
Kazuha 678
Kokomi 11
Raiden 147
Shenhe 7
Tartaglia 2
Traveler 6
Venti 37
Yae Miko 69
Yelan 168
Zhongli 16
Amber 4
Beidou 27
Chongyun 17
Fischl 45
Kaeya 11
Lisa 3
Rosaria 9
Sara 3
Sayu 6
Sucrose 6
Thoma 6
Xiangling 73
Xingqiu 195
Shinobu 11
Collei 10
Candace 7
Nilou 10
Nahida 65
Layla 5
Dehya 4
Kirara 2
Lynette 3
Furina 38
Charlotte 2
Navia 3

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Best Sub DPS Characters in SS Tier

Character Strengths
Genshin - Nahida Nahida ・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.
Genshin - Furina Furina ・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.
Genshin - Xingqiu Xingqiu ・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 - Yelan Yelan ・Sub-DPS character with a powerful Elemental Burst that can be used to set up or trigger Hydro Elemental Reactions, while also buffing her active characters' damage.
・Elemental Skill deals competitive damage and gives a lot of energy to funnel for her burst. Moreover, her Elemental Skill can group enemies closer together.
Genshin - Xiangling Xiangling ・Elemental Burst snapshots all buffs before activation, and the damage tick is frequent and consistent. Because of this, she's currently the best Pyro DPS for AoE.
・Best paired with other Pyro units who can battery her Burst.
Genshin - Kazuha Kazuha ・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.
Genshin - Raiden Raiden ・Can trigger Hyperbloom cores easily as a Sub DPS with her Elemental Skill. Her Skill can also be used for other reactions such as Superconduct, Electro-Charged, or Overloaded.

Sub DPS Characters in S Tier

Character Strengths
Genshin - Shinobu Shinobu ・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.
Genshin - Navia Navia ・Great quick-swap potential as she can obtain charges with her Elemental Burst before swapping to damage opponents with her Elemental Skill.
・Her kit doesn't enable teams other than pure damage.
Genshin - Nilou Nilou ・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.
Genshin - Fischl Fischl ・Oz stays on the field to deal continuous Electro DMG, but needs full constellations to achieve the optimal level.
・Rotating between Elemental Skill and Burst let's Oz have permanent field time.

Sub DPS Characters in A Tier

Character Strengths
Genshin - Chiori Chiori ・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.
Genshin - Albedo Albedo ・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 - Venti Venti ・Powerful crowd control and Swirl damage to one location from Elemental Burst.
・High energy recharge rate.
・Struggles with enemies that are harder to pull-in.
Constellations reduce enemy elemental resistances.
Genshin - Ganyu Ganyu ・Elemental Burst can easily set up Cryo reactions, especially Freeze.
・Her Burst can be used off-cooldown, provided you have enough Energy Recharge with another Cryo character.
Genshin - Mona Mona ・Elemental Skill applies Hydro off-field but only to a limited area.
・Elemental Burst massively amplifies reaction DMG.
Genshin - Beidou Beidou ・Works great as an off-field Electro Sub-DPS, which arcs and spreads to and from enemies.
・Has a high energy cost and requires another either high ER or Electro batteries.
Genshin - Collei Collei ・Deals off-field Dendro damage, perfect for triggering Elemental Reactions.
・Elemental Burst AoE is small, so enemies can easily get outside of the AoE.
Genshin - Sucrose Sucrose ・Good driver for Swirling multiple Elements for multiple reactions and deal persistent damage.

Sub DPS Characters in B Tier

Character Strengths
Genshin - Ayato Ayato ・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 - Kokomi Kokomi ・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.
Genshin - Thoma Thoma ・Elemental Burst applies Pyro, which can be used as the best trigger currently for Burgeon reactions.
・C2 increases the duration of his Elemental Burst, and C4 solves his energy issues.
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.
Genshin - Lynette Lynette ・Decent off-field Viridescent Venerer debuffer, but there are better options.
・Requires more constellation to be decent.
・Good exploration skill.
Genshin - Zhongli Zhongli ・Elemental Burst DMG has high scaling and can be used to chunk and petrify enemies.
・His Geo Pillar has low scaling and can easily be destroyed by boss attacks or field mechanics.

Sub DPS Characters in C Tier

Character Strengths
Genshin - Kaeya Kaeya ・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 - Dehya Dehya ・Provides consistent off-field Pyro damage to set up reactions like Burgeon.
・Needs more constellations as a 5-star to perform optimally.
Genshin - Lisa Lisa ・Elemental Burst provides good off-field Electro application in an AoE.
C2 provides DEF buff and makes her debuff easier to apply.
Genshin - Chongyun Chongyun ・Elemental Burst is a quick-swap nuke that can deal high amounts of damage, especially with its low energy cost.
Genshin - Sayu Sayu ・Elemental Skill allows her to be a driver for Swirl-related reactions, but has to be on-field to do this.
・Her Elemental Burst, especially at high constellations, enable her to apply Viridiescent Venerer to opponents, but has a high energy requirement.

Sub DPS Characters in D Tier

Character Strengths
Genshin - Xinyan Xinyan ・Elemental Skill can provide a weak off-field Pyro DMG over time, which is decent albeit inconsitent for Burgeon or other Pyro-related reactions.
・C2 guarantees a CRIT Hit from using Xinyan's Elemental Burst, which can be used for quick-swap builds.
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.
Genshin - Traveler (Anemo) Traveler (Anemo) ・Provides AoE crowd control with Elemental Skill and Burst.
Genshin - Traveler (Hydro) Traveler (Hydro) ・Clunky playstyle with an unremarkable Elemental Burst.
・Unreliable when it comes to applying Hydro.

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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Baizhu Baizhu Collei Collei Kaveh Kaveh Kirara Kirara
Nahida Nahida Tighnari Tighnari Traveler (Dendro) Traveler (Dendro) Yaoyao Yaoyao
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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)
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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
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Xiangling Xiangling Xinyan Xinyan Yanfei Yanfei Yoimiya Yoimiya

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4 S-nonymous027about 2 months

Yae Miko does a better job of being a sub-DPS than Raiden. Alhaitham + Raiden gives 35,000 DPS while Alhaitham + Yae Miko gives 50,000 DPS. Put Yae Miko in SS tier and Raiden in S tier instead.

3 Anonymous6 months

Raiden and Yelan are both amazing sub dps in almost any team which is why I think they are best

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