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The 10 Best Genshin Impact Characters Ranked

Build the best party with our Genshin Impact characters: top 10!

by Holly Alice


The Genshin Impact character roster can be intimidating, whether you are a new player or looking to try a new team. This list features the 10 most mentioned and highest rated characters – read on to discover your new favorites!

Since version 2.0’s release, players have been spoiled for choice with the amount of Genshin Impact characters. And there’s even more to come, including Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn, in an unexpected crossover. Genshin Impact now features over thirty characters; but which are the best? Many lists ranking all of the characters so far exist, but there are a few repeat names among the top-rated fighters.

Here is a definitive list of the best characters across the board as chosen by players across the world!

10 – Mona


Hydro support and sub-DPS character, Mona, is a strong suit for boss fights and exploring the world around by leaving decoys to distract enemies. Mona can dash through water and has a large elemental burst that leaves a pool of water. This can be used for some incredible elemental reactions – immobilizing many enemies at once.

9 – Klee


With power great enough to level mountains, and rumored to be the strongest member of the Knights of Favonius – is Klee. An expert with bombs, Klee boasts a high base attack and Pyro damage. She is one of the best Pyro DPS characters in Genshin Impact. Pair her with Xingqui and trigger continuous Vaporize!

8 – Xiao


Xiao is an ancient guardian focused only on DPS. He deals incredibly high elemental burst damage, and has a lunging attack that deals vast amounts of damage, too. He can trigger Swirl reactions with many different characters, which means he fits into a lot of different parties. Xiao has a jumping ability that allows many successive plunge attacks!

7 – Diluc


A former member of the Knights of Favonius, Diluc was considered one of the best. Diluc is highly rated for being a DPS character using Pyro element. He also uses a claymore, so can break shields or get in the way of enemies. And even mine ores! His attacks are long reach, and his elemental damage is high, with a short burst cooldown. Diluc has the highest base attack power and a high critical rate -which only adds to his popularity.

6 – Xingqiu


Xingqiu, a merchant, is one of the highest-rated sub-DPS characters – using Hydro, which also moves to the next character after switching out. This can create damaging combos with characters using Cryo. He can be used in every team due to being very versatile – thanks to his elemental bursts and healing skills.

5 – Keqing


Well known for her high stats, Keqing uses her Sword and Electro powers to produce high damage attacks. She is a stand-out melee fighter. Her Electro abilities allow her to teleport across the battlefield while using her powers significantly well against mobs and bosses.

4 – Venti


Venti is surely the most powerful Anemo character in Genshin Impact. He is a fantastic supporter of damage dealing characters due to his ability to summon hurricanes and absorb other elements. Able to launch enemies into the air, his passive reduces the stamina costs of gliding – for all party members!

3 – Ayaka


The daughter of the Yashiro Commission’s Kamisato Clan is one of the most recent additions to Genshin Impact. She is widely regarded as one of the top DPS characters; which only strengthens when using the right build for her. Ayaka uses Cryo and infuses her attacks with it – increasing her damage after sprinting. She is a great combo match for other characters that can support her attacks with Hydro.

2 – Hu Tao


The sheer damage output that Hu Tao has against single targets puts her high on the list. She uses Pyro to infuse her attacks, as well as a Polearm.  If built correctly into the right team (with characters who remain on the field), Hu Tao can trigger many elemental reactions in a very short space of time. Plus, if she falls below 50% health, her fire damage increases – which is why she rates so highly!

1 – Ganyu


Ganyu uses elemental skills and Cryo to beat out her enemies. The half-Qilin readily triggers elemental reactions; by raining ice shards to cover wide areas, and creating flowers that bring in foes and then explode, she deals high levels of damage. Ganyu is highly rated across the board – for DPS, sub-DPS, and support. Her base power is one of the only rivals to Diluc. She can continuously use her powers to freeze enemies, which causes constant damage!

There you have our curated list of the top 10 Genshin Impact characters. No matter which characters you choose, equipping the right Elemental Romances and Constellations (along with weapons and artifacts) can make any fighter great and will help you create a fantastic team tailored to your play style.

Genshin Impact is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, and mobile devices.

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