Our Genshin Impact tier list will help you decide which of the various Genshin Impact characters to play in this enormous, open-world RPG on mobile. There are actually a considerable number of Genshin Impact characters, so you likely won’t know where to start when picking the ultimate character to play. Well, that’s exactly where we come in.
We’ve spent a bunch of time with each of the Genshin Impact characters, ranking them against each other in numerous different areas to come up with this Genshin Impact tier list. There are also rumours of new characters on the way, and we plan to update this guide with them as soon as they’re available. So, as a result, we recommend that you bookmark this list and keep checking back to keep on top of the latest changes.
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Overall best Genshin Impact tier list
|Tier||Genshin Impact characters|
|S||Ayaka, Bennett, Diluc, Eula, Ganyu, Hu Tao, Kazuha, Klee, Mona, Raiden Shogun, Tartaglia, Venti, Xiao, Xingqiu, Yoimiya, Zhongli|
|A||Albedo, Aloy, Barbara, Diona, Fischl, Jean, Kaeya, Keqing, Kokomi, Ningguang, Qiqi, Razor, Rosaria, Sara, Sayu, Sucrose, Yanfei, Xiangling|
|B||Beidou, Chongyun, Noelle, Xinyan|
|C||Lisa, Traveler (electro and geo)|
|D||Amber, Traveler (anemo)|
Best DPS Genshin Impact tier list
|Tier||Genshin Impact characters|
|S||Aloy, Ayaka, Diluc, Eula, Ganyu, Hu Tao, Klee, Raiden Shogun, Tartaglia, Xiao, Yoimiya|
|A||Keqing, Noelle, Ningguang, Razor, Rosaria, Yanfei|
|B||Beidou, Chongyun, Fischl, Kokomi, Mona, Sayu, Xinyan|
Best Sub DPS GENSHIN IMPACT tier list
|Tier||Genshin Impact characters|
|S||Albedo, Fischl, Ganyu, Hu Tao, Kazuha, Klee, Mona, Raiden Shogun, Tartaglia, Venti, Xingqiu|
|A||Ayaka, Chongyun, Jean, Kaeya, Kokomi, Rosaria, Sara, Sayu, Xiangling, Zhongli|
|B||Sucrose, Traveler (electro and geo)|
Best Support Genshin Impact tier list
|Tier||Genshin Impact characters|
|S||Bennett, Diona, Jean, Kazuha, Mona, Raiden Shogun, Sucrose, Tartaglia, Venti, Zhongli|
|A||Albedo, Aloy, Barbara, Chongyun, Ganyu, Klee, Kokomi, Sara, Sayu, Qiqi, Xingqiu|
|B||Amber, Hu Tao, Ningguang, Noelle|
|C||Lisa, Traveler (electro and geo), Xinyan|
Upcoming Genshin Impact characters
The following Genshin Impact characters will likely arrive alongside a future update, and we’ll add them to our Genshin Impact tier list upon arrival:
Table of Contents
- Overall best Genshin Impact tier list
- Best DPS Genshin Impact tier list
- Best Sub DPS GENSHIN IMPACT tier list
- Best Support Genshin Impact tier list
- Upcoming Genshin Impact characters
- Every Genshin Impact character
Every Genshin Impact character
Albedo is a well-known alchemist in the service of the Knights of Favonius. He is renowned for his limitless, obscure knowledge, and research is his one true love. If you need some help with this character, take a look at our Genshin Impact Albedo guide.
You may recognise Genshin Impact’s Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn. She wields a bow and harnesses the power of cryo.
A three-time winner of the Gliding Championship in Mondstadt, Amber is an Outrider in the Knights of Favonius. If you’re on the lookout for a good build, head over to our Genshin Impact Amber guide.
Ayaka is the daughter of the Yashiro Commission’s Kamisato Clan. You can learn all about her best build by visiting our Genshin Impact Ayaka guide.
The most popular bard of Mondstadt, Genshin Impact’s Barbara is also the Deaconess of the Favonius Church.
Bane of all sea beasts, Genshin Impact’s Beidou is a powerful warrior that can draw lightning into her sword.
The last remaining member of Benny’s Adventure Team, Bennett is known for his unfortunate luck. We also have a handy guide to help you master Genshin Impact’s Bennett.
You might not think it to look at him, but Genshin Impact’s Chongyun is actually a famous exorcist, and very capable of ridding the land of evil spirits.
By day, he runs a business, but by night he’s a legendary hero. No, we’re not referring to Batman. We’re talking about Genshin Impact’s Diluc, who runs the Dawn Winery and is, secretly, the Darknight Hero. If you want to know how to master this character, take a look at our Genshin Impact Diluc guide.
This bartender at the Cat’s Tail is curious, as she absolutely hates alcohol despite producing some of the best wine in the region. Here’s our recommended build for Genshin Impact’s Diona.
This claymore-wielding cryo character is great in a main DPS role. You can find our recommended build for Genshin Impact’s Eula right here.
An investigator for the Adventurers’ Guild, Genshin Impact’s Fischl is a bit of an odd character that travels with a night raven, Oz.
A half-human, half-Qilin hybrid. Ganyu is known for being quiet, graceful, and gentle. However, among friends, Ganyu’s true personality shines and she shows off her wild side. Make sure you take a look at our Genshin Impact Ganyu guide!
Genshin Impact’s Hu Tao is out now! She will enter the ranks of our tier list as soon as we have a chance to play her.
As Grandmasters of the Mondstadt Knights, Genshin Impact’s Jean is a pretty big deal. She is confident, loyal, and tackles challenges head on.
A trusted member of the Knights of Favonius, Genshin Impact’s Kaeya is a powerful warrior in his own right.
Genshin Impact’s Kazuha is a five-star anemo character from Inazuma.
It’s safe to say that Keqing isn’t really a fan of the gods, preferring that humanity solve its own problems. For more information, take a look at our Genshin Impact Keqing guide.
Absolutely explosive mad, is Klee, who goes so far as to refer to her bombs as treasure. What would she do without Jean to help her? If you need some help getting to grips with this explosive master, take a look at our Genshin Impact Klee guide!
Genshin Impact’s Kokomi is the divine priestess of Watatsumi Island in Inazuma. She is a fine strategist, and someone you can count on during times of war.
An intelligent witch that loves a nap, Lisa is the librarian for the Knights of Favonius. You score this electro character for free pretty early on, if you’d like some help mastering her, we’ve created a Genshin Impact Lisa build guide.
An arrogant astrologer, Mona isn’t in it for the money. Which she should be, considering how much grief it causes her. If you’re interested in trying out the hydro character, take a look at our Genshin Impact Mona guide
Living in the skies above Liyue, Genshin Impact’s Ningguang owns the Jade Chamber.
Though a maid for the Knights of Favonius, Genshin Impact’s Noelle dreams of becoming a knight herself someday.
An alchemist that cannot die, Qiqi is very forgetful. That explains why she’s always whipping out that notebook. If you need some help with this character, take our Genshin Impact Qiqi guide!
Genshin Impact’s Raiden Shogun is the exalted ruler of Inazuma and the power of thunder incarnate. She’s not one to be messed with.
Growing up amongst wolves, Genshin Impact’s Razor is more at home in the forest than cities. Having said that, he chooses to fight with a massive sword rather than his teeth and nails. That’s probably for the best.
Genshin Impact’s Rosaria is a sister of the Church of Favonius, who you might remember from your quest with Albedo over in Dragonspine.
Genshin Impact’s Sara is the leader of the Tenryou Commission’s forces. She has sword allegiance to Raiden Shogun.
Genshin Impact’s Sayu is an adorable girl with a tanuki hoodie who wields a claymore and harnesses the power of anemo. Her elemental burst involves throwing a large Muji-Muji Daruma.
This alchemist wants to improve people’s lives with the power of alchemy, which is very admirable. If you need some help mastering this anemo character, take a look at our Genshin Impact Sucrose guide.
It’s unclear what motivates Genshin Impact’s Tartaglia, who is a member of the Eleven Harbingers. Intriguingly, he fights with a bow as it’s the weapon that he’s weakest with, so who knows what power lurks within?
Traveler the protagonist of Genshin Impact! They have the ability to switch between anemo and geo elements by resonating with Statues of The Seven. Take a look at our Genshin Impact Traveler guide for help.
This bard can ride the very winds themselves into battle, which makes more sense when you realise he is actually the god, Barbatos. We’ve also got some tips on how to master this character in our Genshin Impact Venti guide.
By day, the head chef of a prestigious restaurant and by night a powerful warrior that uses the power of flames to destroy her enemies. If you need some help with this character, take a look at our Genshin Impact Xiangling guide!
Despite looking like a young man, Xiao is actually an ancient guardian, potentially thousands of years old. He hasn’t quite made it to our tier list yet, but if you want some more details on this new character, take a look at our Genshin Impact Xiao beginners guide.
Merchant Xingqiu is well known in Liyue Harbor, due to being born into the Feiyun Commerce Guild. You can find out more in our Genshin Impact Xingqiu guide!
Liyue’s sole rock ‘n’ roll musician, Genshin Impact’s Xinyan rebels from the social norm. Her music soothes the souls of the weary.
Genshin Impact’s Yanfei is the child of an adeptus and a human. She is currently in the care of Madame Ping.
Genshin Impact’s Yoimiya is a five-star pyro character, who wields a bow and hails from the gorgeous new Inazuma region.
Wangsheng Funeral Parlor’s calm, reserved, and polite consultant. Zhongli is known to have bad spending habits, so should not be trusted with your mora. Want to master this character? Take a look at our Genshin Impact Zhongli guide.
And that’s it for our Genshin Impact tier list and Genshin Impact character guide. We recommend that you check out our Genshin Impact reroll instructions to learn how to get your favourite character from day one.