Genshin Impact allows players to take a wide array of Cryo characters to the field, all of which are capable of wielding the element in their characteristic way. With that said, and to help all who are currently deciding on which character to invest in, we decided to rank all the Cryo characters in the game.
9 – Chongyun
To start the list we have everyone’s favorite exorcist Chongyun, able to not only apply Cryo in a large area by making use of his Elemental Skill but also capable of transforming any DPS into a Cryo damage dealer for a limited time. Chongyun is also a character who can take on many roles in a composition. With that said, he is able of working well in many roles and, as is true with almost all Cryo characters, can work well when paired with Hydro and Pyro.
8 – Qiqi
Qiqi is without a doubt one of the characters who divide the community the most since many consider her a great healer while others still have nightmares when thinking about their C3 Qiqi or about what could have been a Diluc. That aside, Qiqi is a character focused mainly on healing efficiently, even if to be able to use her full potential players need to have the Sacrificial Sword. She is also able of synergizing well with almost all elements n the game.
7 – Rosaria
The mysterious and deadly protector of Mondstadt, Sister Rosaria is, like Chongyun, a character able of performing in many roles, but has in her ability to increase her teammates’ Critical Rate and overall damage her biggest strength. She is also able of dealing a good amount of constant off-field Cryo damage, which can be used to power up your main DPS and generate many reactions. You can also use her as a Physical DPS.
6 – Aloy
The newest Cryo character to arrive at Genshin Impact, available right now exclusively for PS5 and PS4 players, Aloy can work well as both a Cryo Support and as an Elemental DPS. That said, Aloy’s biggest strength lies in her Elemental Skill, Frozen Wilds, which gives her the ability to cloak her attacks in Cryo, greatly increasing her damage especially if combined with her Talents, all of which are focused on increasing her overall Elemental Damage.
5 – Kaeya
The current Cavalry Captain of the Knights of Favonius and one of the game’s starters, Kaeya’s strength lies n the fact that he can perform extremely well as both a Physical DPS, for those that have his first constellation, and as a support focused on both generating energy and enabling damaging reactions such as Melt and Freeze. Not bad, don’t you guys think?
4 – Diona
The highest-ranked 4-star Cryo character in our list, Diona excels in both her ability to generate energy and in her healing capabilities. She is also capable of generating shields for the party. Her ability to fill multiple roles in a composition extremely well is her biggest strength overall, something that holds great value no matter the composition you decide to build.
3 – Kamisato Ayaka
Considered by many as the most popular character in Genshin Impact, Ayaka’s biggest strength lies in not only her ability to apply Cryo often by coating her blade in the element but also in the fact that she can deal massive Elemental damage with her Elemental Burst ”Kamisato Art: Senho”. She is also able to completely obliterate Abyss Herald’s shields thanks to her fast strikes and the fact that she can deal non-stop elemental damage.
2 – Eula
In the second spot, we have Eula, the Spindrift Knight, and the current Captain of Knights of Favonius’ Reconnaissance Company. She is also known for being one of the game’s top 3 DPS, together with Hu Tao and Ganyu. Among all the characters in the list, Eula is also the least dependent on her Element in question, being a character whose focus lies not in her elemental damage but in her massive Physical overall damage. Eula is without a shadow of a doubt both the best Claymore wielder and the best Physical damage dealer in the game.
1 – Ganyu
Considered by many as the game’s top DPS, Ganyu is a character capable of not only dealing massive AoE and target-focused Cryo damage thanks to her insane charged ATK scaling, but also capable of damaging enemies in a huge AoE thanks to her Elemental Burst. With that said, her ability to both deal massive elemental damage by herself and to generate reactions makes her the best Cryo DPS in Genshin Impact, as well as a character capable of obliterating any non-Cryo enemy that stands in your way.
Genshin Impact is currently available for PC, via miHoYo’s official launcher and on the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and mobile devices – Android, and iOS. You can also check out our list ranking all the Pyro and Anemo characters in the game, here, and here.