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Genshin - List of Shield Characters

See the list of shield characters here to know the best shielder support in Genshin Impact. Get to know their rarity, element, and rankings in this list as of Version 2.7 in June 2022!

List of Shield Characters

List of All Shield Characters

Character Rarity Element Weapon
Albedo Image Albedo
5★ Geo Geo Sword Sword
Itto Image Itto
5★ Geo Geo Claymore Claymore
5★ Geo Geo Sword Sword
5★ Geo Geo Polearm Polearm
4★ Electro Electro Claymore Claymore
4★ Cryo Cryo Bow Bow
Gorou Image Gorou
4★ Geo Geo Bow Bow
4★ Cryo Cryo Sword Sword
4★ Cryo Cryo Sword Sword
4★ Geo Geo Catalyst Catalyst
Noelle Image Noelle
4★ Geo Geo Claymore Claymore
4★ Pyro Pyro Polearm Polearm
4★ Pyro Pyro Claymore Claymore
4★ Pyro Pyro Catalyst Catalyst
4★ Geo Geo Polearm Polearm

Characters marked with ♦ can create shields by triggering Crystallize reactions.

List of Shield Characters Who Require Constellations

Required Constellations
Genshin - Kaeya C4Kaeya (C4) Genshin - Beidou C1Beidou (C1) Genshin - Yanfei C4Yanfei (C4)

Certain characters can only create shields if they have managed to unlock a certain constellation.
How to Unlock Constellations

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Shield Characters Tier List

Genshin - SS Tier
Genshin - Zhongli Image
Genshin - S Tier
Genshin - Thoma Image Genshin - Layla Image Genshin - Diona Image Genshin - Noelle Image
Genshin - A Tier
Genshin - Xinyan Image Genshin - Gorou Image Genshin - Ningguang Image Genshin - Albedo Image Genshin - Yanfei C4 Genshin - Yun Jin Image Genshin - Traveler (Geo) Image Genshin - Itto Image
Genshin - B Tier
Genshin - Beidou C1
Genshin - C Tier
Genshin - Kaeya C4

Geo characters can create Crystallize shields.

Character Tier List

Who do YOU think is the Best Shielder?

Albedo 14
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Itto 8
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Zhongli 753
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Beidou 19
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Diona 57
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Gorou 3
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Kaeya 5
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Ningguang 9
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Noelle 139
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Thoma 44
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Xinyan 13
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Yanfei 16
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Yun Jin 6
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Traveler 2
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Candace 5
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Layla 48
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Best Shield Characters Ranked

Rank Character Strengths
1 Genshin - Zhongli Zhongli ・Has the sturdiest shield out of all characters.
・Debuffs enemies when the shield is active.
C2 gives instant shield on Burst use.
2 Genshin - Thoma Thoma ・Sturdy shields that can reapply itself.
・Can apply Pyro on-hit.
・Constellations improve his performance as a shielder.
3 Genshin - Layla Layla ・Shield is semi-permanent due to low cooldowns and energy cost.
・Can apply off-field Cryo on-hit.
4 Genshin - Diona Diona ・Low cooldown for shielding.
・Can upgrade own shield by holding Elemental Skill.
・Can also heal allies.
5 Genshin - Noelle Noelle ・Elemental Skill provides a sturdy shield.
・Can create shields through Crystallize.
・Can also heal allies while under her shield.
6 Genshin - Xinyan Xinyan ・Has three levels of shield hardness.
・Periodically applies pyro for the max level shield.
C2 gives instant shield on Burst use.
6 Genshin - Gorou Gorou ・Attracts Crystallize shields with Elemental Burst.
・Can create shields through Crystallize.
8 Genshin - Ningguang Ningguang ・Blocks projectiles with Elemental Skill.
・Can create shields through Crystallize.
9 Genshin - Albedo Albedo ・Low cooldown and easy to trigger the Crystallize reaction with his Elemental Skill.
・Can create shields through Crystallize.
10 Genshin - Yanfei C4Yanfei C4 gives a sturdy Pyro shield on Burst use.
・Can only shield with Constellations.
11 Genshin - Yun Jin Yun Jin ・Elemental Skill can briefly shield herself to parry attacks.
・Can create shields through Crystallize.
12 Genshin - Traveler (Geo) Traveler (Geo) ・Low cooldowns.
・Can block enemy advance through their Elemental Burst.
・Can create shields through Crystallize.
13 Genshin - Itto Itto ・Constant Geo application especially under Elemental Burst.
・Can only create shields through Crystallize.
14 Genshin - Beidou C1Beidou ・Elemental Skill can briefly shield herself to parry attacks.
C1 gives a shield on Burst use that will last even when switched.
15 Genshin - Kaeya C4Kaeya C4 gives a shield when Kaeya falls under 20% HP.
・Can only shield himself.

What is a Shield Character in Genshin Impact?

Genshin - Zhongli as a Shielder
Shield characters are Supports that have the ability to create protective barriers against most instances of damage. These shields also provide protection and resistance to interruption. A Geo character can also create protective barriers with the Crystallize reaction.

Note that Corrosion bypasses shields, making it ineffective against this detrimental status.

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