Genshin Impact Character Tier List

Genshin Impact was named the best game of 2020 on both Google Play and Apple’s App Store. As the highest-grossing mobile game, the company continues to add to their game with the addition of high-end characters.

Recent updates have led to the addition of new characters being added to the Genshin Impact character tier list.

If you haven’t had the chance to play Genshin Impact, we recommend that you stock up on these iTunes or Google Play Gift Cards (iOS or Android). You’ll be able to stock up on Primogems and unlock some of these high-end characters.

Speaking of characters, a lot of characters from S Tier to D Tier have been added that are really exciting and look like a blast to play.

 

Genshin Impact Tier List Definitions

Want to play the strongest characters? You’ll need an S Tier character like Diluc (he was just added). Every tier has viable options available to play, but there are obviously stronger and weaker character tiers.

The tiers based on their strength are:

  • S Tier – your strongest tier
  • A Tier
  • B Tier
  • C Tier
  • D Tier – your weakest tier

Of course, you’ll also be able to choose from numerous class types, including DPS, Healer and Support.

I recommend that you watch more gameplays and streamers on Twitch or YouTube to see all of these new characters in action. You’ll be able to better learn how they play and if they’re any good by watching the stream.

New Characters Added to the Genshin Impact Character Tier List

S Tier

Venti

venti

Element: Anemo

Weapon: Bow

Elemental Skill: Skyward Sonnet; a powerful gust of wind that throws enemies into the air and holds them in place.

Elemental Burst: Wind’s Grande Ode; A massive fire arrow that carries enemies forward while dealing damage.

Background:

Venti is a master of stunning enemies and is the go-to choice when outnumbered. His Skyward Sonnet can make solving puzzles a little easier and aids in climbing, too. His ability to stun enemies and do massive damage makes him a top contender for best character in the game.

Diluc

diluc

Element: Pyro

Weapon: Claymore

Elemental Skill: Searing Onslaught; An ability that can be triggered three times in a row and involves a forward slash that does pyro damage.

Elemental Burst: Dawn; Ignites his blade and unleashes a fire phoenix that knocks enemies back and deals a lot of pyro damage.

Background:

Diluc is a massive damage dealer, with great special attacks as long as you’re not playing against characters with fire resistance. Even his regular attacks do massive damage. If paired with someone that stuns, the duo can decimate enemies.

Fischl

fischl

Element: Electro

Weapon: Bow

Elemental Skill: Nightrider; Summons a swarm of ravens to attack enemies

Elemental Burst: Midnight Phantasmagoria; Turn into a raven, fly away fast while doing a lot of electro damage to surrounding enemies.

Background:

Fischl is a character that is best at staying back and offering mobility and utility. Nightrider is often used and then players will switch to stronger DPS classes to do a lot of damage. When surrounded, she’s invaluable thanks to mobility that allows her to escape while doing damage.

Qiqi

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Element: Cryo

Weapon: Sword

Elemental Skill: Adeptus Art: Herald of Frost; Damage all nearby enemies with cryo and causes Qiqi to heal on regular attacks.

Elemental Burst: Adeptus Art: Preserver of Fortune; Deals damage and marks all nearby enemies. When attacked, the hits will heal her and other players.

Background:

Qiqi is a top pick for any team because of her massive healing and ability to rapidly regenerate health. When she attacks enemies using her abilities, the damage will heal players. The more attack boosts she has, the more healing power she’ll have.

Tartaglia (Childe)

childe

Element: Hydro

Weapon: Bow/Daggers

Elemental Skill: Foul Legacy: Raging Tide; An ability where he’s switched into melee stance and uses Hydro dagger damage.

Elemental Burst: Havoc: Obliteration; Switches to bows or daggers, depending on distance, to perform AoE damage to all enemies.

Background:

A strong character that buffs all of the team’s normal attacks while also being an effective damage dealer at both range and melee. He can also debuff enemies and cause them to explode on occasion.

A Tier

Albedo

albedo

Element: Geo

Weapon: Sword

Elemental Skill: Solar Isotoma; An AoE attack caused by a flower that generates damage as it begins to bud. Blossoms are created when players are hit by the bud to cause more damage.

Elemental Burst: Tectonic Tide; A blast of geo crystals that is made more powerful if any Solar Isotoma buds are around.

Background:

A very reliable DPS that is able to do significant geo damage while also offering utility thanks to his ability to help team members levitate.

Mona

mona

Element: Hydro

Weapon: Catalyst

Elemental Skill: Reflection of Doom; A water phantom that deals water damage and taunts enemies.

Elemental Burst: Stellaris Phantasm; Traps enemies in a bubble and immobilizes weaker enemies. Enemies also receive a curse when they’re attacked in the bubble, dealing further damage.

Background:

Mona’s ability to run across water makes her very useful, and her phantom’s ability to taunt is very helpful. Her DPS is not great, but it’s not weak either. She can be very useful in the right group.

Keqing

keqing

Element: Electro

Weapon: Sword

Elemental Skill: Stellar Restoration; An orb that sticks to enemies and deals electro damage. She can perform the ability again to teleport to the target and deal a slashing attack.

Elemental Burst: Starward Sword; Perform a series of sword attacks in front of her that hits all enemies.

Background:

Mobile and great at DPS, she is fun to play and can be seen all across the battlefield slicing away at her foes. With the massive damage from Starward Sword, she’s a fantastic addition to any party.

Jean

jean

Element: Anemo

Weapon: Sword

Elemental Skill: Gale Blade; Pull enemies to you and throw them in your desired direction to cause massive burst damage.

Elemental Burst: Dandelion Breeze; Knock enemies back and heals all allies in the area.

Background:

Jean is a strong character that offers utility, decent damage and provides some healing. While less favoured than Qiqi, her elemental burst is a strong ability that is very beneficial when surrounded by enemies.

Bennett

bennett

Element: Pyro

Weapon: Sword

Elemental Skill: Passion Overload; A fast pyro slash that can be charged up to attack and launch enemies. The ability can also be held for the second phase, where the attack hits three times and causes an explosion that sends everyone in the air.

Elemental Burst: Fantastic Voyage; Leap and attack an enemy. The ability will create a field of energy that regenerates all allies’ health below 70%. Allies above 70% health will receive an attack boost.

Background:

Bennett is a support character that adds a lot of pyro damage and buffs to his teammates that can then finish off foes on the battlefield.

Barbara

barbara

Element: Hydro

Weapon: Catalyst

Elemental Skill: Let the Show Begin; An ability that allows Barbara’s attacks to heal and also causes periodic healing.

Elemental Burst: Shining Miracle; A party and self-heal.

Background:

A decent healer and a free character that is easy to obtain. Barbara’s Shining Miracle is a very strong heal that can help overcome early burst damage. The more health she has, the better her heals are.

Razor

razor

Element: Electro

Weapon: Claymore

Elemental Skill: Claw and Thunder; A fast attack that adds a sigil increasing Razor’s energy recharge rate. The sigil can stack three times and a holding attack can be performed that consumes all of the sigils, increases energy and creates a lightning storm.

Elemental Burst: Lightning Fang; Rapidly claw opponents as you become possessed by a spirit wolf.

Background:

Razor is a strong damage dealer that requires a lot of skill to master. Claw and Thunder is a bit complicated to master, but once you do, you’ll be able to deal massive damage.

Diona

diona

Element: Cryo

Weapon: Bow

Elemental Skill: Icy Paws; Start firing paws at your enemies causing damage and shielding Diona for every paw that hits.

Elemental Burst: Signature Mix; An AoE created by a cocktail she throws on the ground. Any enemies within the area will suffer damage and all allies in the circle will be healed.

Background:

Diona is a great healer and utility character that benefits greatly from her own shields. The shields make her durable, while her healing keeps players in the match for longer.

Sucrose

sucrose

Element: Anemo

Weapon: Catalyst

Elemental Skill: Astable Anemohypostasis Creation – 6308; Create a wind spirit that draws in enemies and deals damage.

Elemental Burst: Forbidden Creation – Isomer 75/Type II; Create a large wind spirit that draws in one character at a time and throws them.

Background:

Sucrose offers great crowd control, which can benefit any team. She’s a great choice for anyone that wants to set up combos.

Xinyan

xinyan

Element: Pyro

Weapon: Claymore

Elemental Skill: Sweeping Fervor; Apply a shield to yourself while dealing significant pyro damage to those around you. Scales when more enemies are damaged.

Elemental Burst: Rift Revolution; Hurl enemies into the air and then damage them with pyro explosions.

Background:

She’s a consistent damage dealer that can cause massive damage to those around her. She also brings nice crowd control to the group, which can help when setting up combos.

Zhongli

zhongli

Element: Geo

Weapon: Polearm

Elemental Skill: Tapping Dominus; An AoE which calls on a stone stele that comes out of the ground and does damage. All Geo objects nearby explode if you hold it, and he’s given a shield that does more damage.

Elemental Burst: Planet Befall; Call a meter that deals significant damage and immobilizes foes.

Background:

A character that had so much potential, but is now nerfed. You can still do a lot of damage if you somehow level up his constellation to level 6.

Xiao

xiao

Element: Anemo

Weapon: Polearm

Elemental Skill: Lemniscatic Wind Cycling; Lunge forward causing damage to all enemies in your path.

Elemental Burst: Bane of All Evil; Enter a demonic form that increases damage, converts all damage to anemo and increases jumping ability.

Background:

An ancient guardian, Xiao performs rapid attacks and require you to be very mobile on the field. His elemental burst is an awesome ability that causes him to deal significant damage in demon form.

B Tier

Xiangling

xiangling

Element: Pyro

Weapon: Polearm

Elemental Skill: Guoba Attack; Call a giant fire breathing panda to scorch your enemies.

Elemental Burst: Pyronado; A massive attack calling forth a spinning polearm that encircles the character in flames.

Background: One of the top two or three damage dealers in the game. Her only downside is that you need to focus a lot on positioning if you’re going to be effective on the field.

Xingqiu

xingqiu

Element: Hydro

Weapon: Sword

Elemental Skill: Fatal Rainscreen; Surround yourself with swords that absorb damage each time you’re hit.

Elemental Burst: Raincutter; Surround yourself with additional swords that attack alongside you.

Background:

A highly defensive character that is best suited for playstyles that would rather go on the defensive than attacking.

Traveller (Anemo)

traveller anemo

Element: Anemo

Weapon: Sword

Elemental Skill: Palm Vortex; Pull enemies to you and then hurl them backwards to cause significant damage.

Elemental Burst: Gust Surge; Call forth a tornado that sweeps in, gathers up all enemies and does AoE damage.

Background:

A strong main character that can setup large damage in a short amount of time. If you’re aligned with Anemo, try this character out.

Chongyun

chongyun

Element: Cryo

Weapon: Claymore

Elemental Skill: Chonghua’s Layered Frost; Hit the ground creating a frost field that makes all regular attacks deal cryo damage.

Elemental Burst: Cloud-parting Star; Call an ice spike to hit enemies and throw them in the air.

Background:

A solid, durable fighter that offers decent damage, but lacks that extra ability to really push them higher in the tier list. Layered frost can provide groups with a nice setup for damage-dealing combos.

Klee

klee

Element: Pyro

Weapon: Catalyst

Elemental Skill: Jumpy Dumpty; Calls forth a bomb that bounces, explodes and leaves land mines on the ground.

Elemental Burst: Sparks ‘n’ Splash; Fires three lasers at enemies for ten seconds.

Background:

Klee jumps around on lists because she’s difficult to master, but once you do, you’ll realize that she does massive DPS. She can easily be the top damage dealer on any team.

C Tier

Kaeya

kaeya

Element: Cryo

Weapon: Sword

Elemental Skill: Frostgnaw; A blast of cryo that goes in front of him.

Elemental Burst: Glacial Waltz; Three icicles surround him causing damage to any attacking enemies.

Background:

Kaeya is a fun looking character, but his damage is underwhelming. He doesn’t bring much to the team and is easily replaced by higher tier characters.

Lisa

lisa

Element: Electro

Weapon: Catalyst

Elemental Skill: Violet Arc; Fire an orb that chases and electrocutes enemies. Hold to create a large scale storm that deals significant damage to surrounding enemies.

Elemental Burst: Lightning Rose; Summon a lamp that zaps all enemies that get too close.

Background:

Lisa is a good early character that really needs her elemental skill to be charged up to cause massive damage. Her regular attacks lack damage to make her a top choice on a team.

Traveller (Geo)

geo traveller

Element: Geo

Weapon: Sword

Elemental Skill: Starfell Sword; Pull the earth up under enemies. Use the new hill to defend against enemies.

Elemental Burst: Wake of Earth; Throw a shockwave of crystals at enemies, causing them to be knocked back and also creates an AoE ring that can be used to block enemies.

Background:

Traveller is a neat addition that allows you to change your character’s affinity to geo. She’s great for keeping or gaining distance from enemies, and you’ll need her abilities to complete some open-world puzzles.

 

Beidou

beidou

Element: Electro

Weapon: Claymore

Elemental Skill: Tidecaller; Hold to use her claymore as a shield or press to cause a rapid slash. If attacked, the damage is stored and can be released in front of her.

Elemental Burst: Stormbreaker; Attacks causing lightning to go from one enemy to another and decreases damage taken by her.

Background:

A situational character with a lot of defensive potential that often doesn’t translate well on the battlefield.

Ningguang

ningguang

Element: Geo

Weapon: Catalyst

Elemental Skill: Jade Screen; A massive barrier that blocks all incoming ranged attacks.

Elemental Burst: Starshatter; Throw crystalline projectiles at enemies.

Background:

Ningguang is a defensive player that brings some utility with her jade screen. Her elemental burst does add pressure to enemies and causes good damage as well.

Noelle

noelle

Element: Geo

Weapon: Claymore

Elemental Skill: Breastplate; Noelle is encased in armour that deals damages to enemies and absorbs some damage. The breastplate also provides a chance for each attack to heal her and her teammates.

Elemental Burst: Sweeping Time; Empower her sword, causing the non-first attacks to deal with larger area attacks and increase attack damage.

Background:

Noelle is one of the game’s underwhelming characters primarily because her elemental skill is very subpar. She can do steady damage with her elemental burst, which is fun to use.

D Tier

Amber

amber

Element: Pyro

Weapon: Bow

Elemental Skill: Explosive Puppet; Taunt your enemies and explode to do massive damage.

Elemental Burst: Fiery Rain; The sky opens up and a shower of fire arrows come falling down.

Background:

Amber is one of the worst characters in the game, but she can be useful early on. She’s really only an entry-level character, but she needs significant upgrades to make her viable.

If you’re just getting started with the game, you’ll want to know about the Genshin Impact The Chalk Prince and the Dragon and the Genshin Impact Event Wish Secretum Secretorum.

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