Best DPS Characters in Genshin Impact

Which Genshin Impact characters pack the heaviest punch?

DPS, or Damage Per Second, is the stat that most Genshin Impact players prioritize when crafting the perfect team. If you're addicted to maxing out your damage output, try playing as some of the characters in this list and watch the numbers on your attacks skyrocket.


Weapon: Polearm

Vision: Anemo

Xiao isn't named "Demon" for nothing—he's a deadly flurry on the battlefield, and his Elemental Burst, "Bane of All Evil," only increases his damage output (even at the cost of his own health). Overwhelming enemies with his polearm attacks and converting that damage into powerful Anemo abilities, Xiao is without a doubt one of the strongest overall characters in Genshin Impact.

Hu Tao

Weapon: Polearm

Vision: Pyro

Hu Tao has quite a few things in common with Xiao. They're both polearm users, both rock great character designs, and—oh, yeah! Like Xiao, Hu Tao is brutal when it comes to swiping through enemy mobs. This Funeral Parlor Director will sacrifice her own HP to boost her attacks, but luckily her Elemental Burst allows her to regenerate a percentage of max health while dealing Pyro damage. Her passive skill even increases the entire team's critical rate!


Weapon: Catalyst

Vision: Pyro

Don't underestimate Klee by her cute appearance or small stature—there's nothing she loves more than explosives. Klee carries her fondness for all things loud and disastrous into fights, scattering damage-heavy bombs all over the place faster than foes can react. She excels at AoE damage, covering the battlefield in mines that blow away most enemies before they can even close in.

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Weapon: Bow (primary)

Vision: Hydro

"Childe" Tartaglia may be the youngest member of the Fatui Harbingers, but he has more than proven his fighting capabilities. In fact, Tartaglia loves a good challenge so much that he chooses to fight with a bow, even though it's the weapon he's least skilled with! With the Elemental Skill "Foul Legacy: Raging Tide," this character is able to switch from ranged attacks to melee, both of which inflict Hydro damage to foes and chip away at them over time with the "Riptide" status.


Weapon: Sword

Vision: Electro

Blink and you'll miss her! This workaholic Qixing is not only strong, but also the fastest character in the game. Her "Stellar Restoration" Elemental Skill teleports Keqing to any direction while transferring Electro damage to nearby enemies. Likewise, her Elemental Burst is a series of lightning-fast dashes and staggering blows, perfect for cleaning up mobs.


Weapon: Bow

Vision: Electro

Every Genshin Impact veteran knows that when there's a Fischl, there's a way. This 4-star character is easily able to stand up alongside the 5-star elites in this list with her user flexibility, since you can build Fischl any way you'd like. As a sturdy supporting character, Fischl can take out enemies from far away with her powerful bow shots before summoning Oz, who will remain on the battlefield even after switching to another character. Her Electro skills set the stage for all kinds of great elemental reactions. Fischl can even become a DPS machine herself, especially when you activate her Constellation.


Weapon: Polearm

Vision: Pyro

Xiangling is another great 4-star DPS option for players who might not have a pool of 5-star characters to choose from (hey, no judgementwe know how it goes with these gacha systems). Xiangling's Elemental Burst creates a Pyronado that whirls around her and burns enemies that get too close, making for one of the most useful Pyro skills in the game. Unlocking her first Constellation point enables her panda companion, Guoba, to lower enemy resistances to Pyro attacks, making Xiangling's battle skills even stronger.


Weapon: Bow

Vision: Cryo

Ganyu may seem sweet and endearing (and she is), but centuries of living have also fashioned her into an effective warrior. Both her Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst capture the field in deadly Cryo traps that deal tons of AoE damage while she picks off foes with her charged ice shots. Throw a little Hydro in the mix, and soon you'll have a field full of frozen enemies—all the better to shatter!


Weapon: Claymore

Vision: Pyro

The seemingly grumpy tycoon has long been hailed as the Genshin Impact DPS king, but this ranking has been thrown into question recently with the arrival of characters like Ganyu and newcomer Eula. Still, there's no denying that Diluc is more than capable of handling mobs and powerful bosses all by his lonesome, burning through the sturdiest of enemy shields and staggering foes with an onslaught of scorching attacks. There's a reason why Diluc continues to be one of the most sought-after characters in the game!

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