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List of All Shield Characters

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
5★ Dendro Dendro Catalyst Catalyst
4★ Electro Electro Claymore Claymore
4★ Cryo Cryo Bow Bow
4★ Cryo Cryo Sword Sword
4★ Dendro Dendro Sword Sword
4★ Cryo Cryo Sword Sword
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
5★ Geo Geo Polearm Polearm

List excludes characters who can trigger or manipulate Crystallize reaction like Gorou.

Shields from 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

Best Shield Characters

Shield Characters Tier List

Genshin - SS Tier
Genshin - Zhongli Image
Genshin - S Tier
Genshin - Thoma Image Genshin - Layla Image Genshin - Diona Image Genshin - Kirara Image
Genshin - A Tier
Genshin - Baizhu Image Genshin - Noelle Image Genshin - Xinyan Image Genshin - Yanfei C4 Genshin - Yun Jin Image
Genshin - B Tier
Genshin - Beidou C1
Genshin - C Tier
Genshin - Kaeya C4

Character Tier List

Who do YOU think is the Best Shielder?

Albedo 22
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Itto 18
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Zhongli 2222
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Beidou 51
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Diona 160
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Gorou 8
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Kaeya 20
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Ningguang 18
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Noelle 328
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Thoma 114
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Xinyan 31
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Yanfei 36
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Yun Jin 16
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Traveler 11
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Candace 14
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Layla 531
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Baizhu 26
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Kirara 83
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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 - Kirara Kirara ・Shield can refresh.
・Can tank Bloom Core DMG as it mitigates Dendro DMG the most.
6 Genshin - Baizhu Baizhu ・Decent shields that refresh overtime throughout the duration of the burst.
・Can act as a mini-interruption resistance.
7 Genshin - Noelle Noelle ・Elemental Skill provides a sturdy shield.
・Can create shields through Crystallize.
・Can also heal allies while under her shield.
8 Genshin - Xinyan Xinyan ・Has three levels of shield hardness.
・Periodically applies pyro for the max level shield.
C2 gives instant shield on Burst use.
9 Genshin - Yanfei C4Yanfei C4 gives a sturdy Pyro shield on Burst use.
・Can only shield with Constellations.
10 Genshin - Yun Jin Yun Jin ・Elemental Skill can briefly shield herself to parry attacks.
・Can create shields through Crystallize.
11 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.
12 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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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 Chiori Chiori 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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Comment

10 Anonymous25 days

1. Please add which can shield allies in Co-op. 2. Including which constellation or default. 3. Are the Co-Op shields different some how. 4. Including specific actions, if there are any. Example Kirara needs her C2 and has to bump her allies while in box form. The shield they receive is 40% of the strength of her own. P. S. Baizhu can also heal his allies.

9 Clattanoiaabout 1 month

Where's Layla & Kirara oh come on! update pls.

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