Best Genshin Impact Characters

Some of the best and most highly advantageous; Here's a list of our favorite characters in Genshin Impact.

So far, there are 33 characters in Genshin Impact. Filtering through all of these remarkable characters to find the best one, can become a bit of a challenge.

Best Genshin Impact Characters

With different elemental abilities, stats, and weapons to choose from that ultimately depend on personal playstyle; these characters rank at different tiers and offer a variety of advantages for players to explore and utilize. Check out our list of the best Genshin Impact Characters.

Diluc

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"As the wealthiest gentleman in Mondstadt, the ever-dapper Diluc always presents himself as the epitome of perfection. Bit behind the courteous visage, burns a zealous soul that has sworn to protect Mondstadt at all costs, allowing him to mercilessly vanquish all who threaten his city.

The tycoon of a winery empire in Mondstadt, unmatched in every possible way."

The very dashing and noble business man Diluc, is arguably the strongest character in the game. Wielding a Claymore, naturally charged with the Pyro Element, and maybe a bit of an attitude problem; The Darknight Hero oversees Mondstadt the only way he feels is right: His way. Diluc possesses Talents like Dawn, which summons a fiery Phoenix to deal great Pyro Damage to opponents and Blessing of Phoenix, which adds an additional four seconds to Dawn and provides The Uncrowned King of Mondstadt with a Pyro Damage Bonus.

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Bennett

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"The Few young adventurers that the Mondstadt Adventurers' Guild has always found themselves tangled up in baffling bouts of bad luck. He is the only active member of his own adventure group, known as 'Benny's Adventure Team' after all the other members decided to 'take leave' following a series of unfortunate incidents. As a result, the tema is currently on the verge of being dissolved.

A righteous and good-natured adventurer from Mondstadt, who's unfortunately extremely unlucky."

Bennett is a Sword-wielding explorer with an optimistic outlook on life, that burns bright through his Pyro Element. He is very well-behaved, but has a history of having terrible luck that often leads to trouble for him and those around him. With no regards towards his ill-fated mishaps, his attitude towards life remains promising. His Talents include Passion Overload, which can deal great Pyro Damage that ends with a crucial explosion when charged up to its max and Fantastic Voyage, the elemental burst skill that begins with a jumping slam attack will ultimately end with extreme Pyro Damage that saturates the enemies within range in a field of fire for 12 seconds.

Klee

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"Knights of Favonius Spark Knight! Forever with a bang and a flash! -And then disappearing from the stern gaze of Acting Grand Master Jean. Sure, time in solitary confinement gives lots of time to think about new gunpowder formulas... But it'd still be better to not be in solitary in the first place.

An explosives expert and a regular at the Knights of Favonius' confinement room. Also known as Fleeing Sunlight."

The super-adorable and energetic Klee, contains the Pyro Element and has an incredible knack for designing and creating explosing devices. Along with her love of all things fluffy, she absolutely adores the sound of freshly detonated explosives- KABOOM! She enjoys playing in the city, which genuinely consists of tossing her alarming creations all over the place, naively; resulting in trouble that she ultimately hates atoning for. Klee wields a Catalyst and a few of her Talents include; Jumpy Dumpty, which bounces three times, while igniting and dealing some crazy Area of Effect Pyro Damage and Sparks N' Splash, which summons five times four Sparks N' Splash that attacks near by opponents with Area of Effect Pyro Damage.

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Eula

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"A rebellious descendant of the old aristocracy, who is always out on the battlefield. As one born into the old aristocracy, carrying the bloodline of sinners, Eula has needed a unique approach to the world to navigate the towering walls of prejudice peacefully. Of course, this did not prevent her from severing ties with her clan.

The Spindrift Knight, a scion of old aristocracy, and the Captain of the Knights of Favonius Reconnaissance Company.

Eula wields a Claymore and has the Element of Cryo. She is passionate in declaring vengeance on enemies in attempt to reclaim her family name, but she also carries herself with great elegance. Even with an unparalleled sense of humor that sometimes consists of a repertoire of contentious remarks that are simply just accessories to her charm. She swiftly frosts her blade for a prompt sharpening, before unleashing her Talent, Icetide Vortex. Delivering swift slashes that deals in Cryo Damage, it also gives The Spindrift Knight a stackable buff of Grimheart, which increases her resistance to interruption and defense when it strikes an opponent. Her Elemental Burst Talent, Glacial Illumination deals Cryo Damage to opponents nearby with a flash of Favonius Bladework; creating a Lightfall Sword that follows her around for a certain amount of time and ends with a violent explosion.

HuTao

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"The 77th Director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. She took over the business at a rather young age and does her utmost to flawlessly carry out a person's last rites and preserve the world's balance of yin and yang. Aside from this, she is also a talented poet whose many "masterpieces" have passed around Liyue's populace by word of mouth.

It would be best not underestimate someone as whimsical as her. However, should you enjoy surprises, then I believe a visit is in order."

Guided by the Pyro Element and wielding a Polearm weapon; Hu Tao is highly intelligent and is proud of the noble work she does at the funeral parlor and the position she holds, as director. Where her erratic personality can often rub some people the wrong way, others are smitten by her interesting nature. Director Hu unquestionably hates to be bored, which likely sparked her love for the art of pranking people! Her Talents include Guide to Afterlife, which consumes a portion of her HP to knock enemies into the Paramita Papilio State and Charged Attacks apply the Blood Blossom effect that deals Pyro Damage to affected enemies every four seconds. Spirit Soother will command blazing spirits to attack enemies, dealing Pyro Damage within a large Area of Effect and regenerates a percentage of Hu Tao's Max Health.

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Ganyu

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"Graceful and quiet by nature, yet the gentle disposition of qilin sees not even the slightest conflict with even the most arduous of workloads. After all, Ganyu firmly believes that all the work she does is in honor of her contract with Rex Lapis, seeking the well-being of all living things within Liyue.

The secretary to the Liyue Qixing. The blood of both human and illuminated beast flows within her veins."

The god-like hybrid, Little Miss Ganyu carries a Bow and acquires the Cryo Element. As a result of her half-qilin heritage; she is very composed, soft-spoken, and forever listless. Naturally, she is a bona fide vegetarian, and often gets sensitive about her horns, her weight, and her amnesiac ways. No matter how intense her workload may be, she completes any task she takes on, although she gets nervous under pressure. Her Elemental Skill, Trail of the Qilin leaves a single Ice Lotus behind to deal Area of Effect Cryo Damage and progressively taunt the opponents to attack. Ganyu's Elemental Burst, Celestial Shower fuses frost and snow from the atmosphere to summon a Sacred Cryo Pearl that gradually rains shards of ice within the Area of Effect and dealing massive Cryo Damage.

Venti

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"A bard that seems to have arrived on some unknown wind - sometimes sings songs as old as the hills, and other times he sings poems fresh and new. Likes apples and lively places but is not a fan of cheese or anything sticky. When using his Anemo power to control the wind, it often appears as feathers, as he's fond of that which appears light and breezy.

One of the many bards of Mondstadt, who freely wanders the city's streets and alleys."

Venti also handles a Bow as his weapon of choice, and possesses the Element of Anemo; With a carefree spirit and playful attitude, he is also quite philosophical, as he is a god. The Windborne Bard has no money and it is possible that he is suffering from alcoholism, as a way of coping with the loss of good friend. When he is in need of food or alcohol, he roams Mondstadt for audiences to serenade the people with his songs for money, or drinks. Though, his vocal talents can't be so bad, as he has won multiple awards for his musical abilities. His Elemental Skill, Skyward Sonnet will summon a Wind Domain at the opponent’s location to launch opponents into the air, dealing Area of Effect Anemo Damage. His Elemental Burst Skill, Wind's Grand Ode fires an arrow made from fusing winds to create a massive Stormeye that swallows everything in its path and deals continuous Anemo Damage. The Stormeye will deal additional Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro damage, if it comes into contact with any of these elements.

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Mona

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"A mysterious young astrologer proclaims herself to be "Astrologist Mona Megistus" and possesses abilities to match the title. Erudite, but prideful. Though she is often strapped for cash and lives a life of thrift, she is resolved never to use astrology for profit... It is this very resolution that has caused her to fret about money constantly.

A mysterious young astrologer who proclaims herself to be 'Astrologist Mona Megistus,' and who possesses abilities to match the title. Erudite, but prideful."

Mona wields a Catalyst and acquires the Element of Hydro. The Enigmatic Astrologer takes her passion seriously and is often in a financial crisis, due to spending her last on her studies. She is renowned in her work, as she fuses her astrology skills with hydromancy. She can easily figure out people's traits, intentions, and their fates, just by knowing their constellation. This and her very blunt nature, allows her to have extremely low resilience for disrespect. Her Mirror Reflection of Doom Elemental Skill fuses waterspouts that conjures an illusory Phantom of fate and continuously taunts opponents by attracting their fire. Stellaris Phantasm is Mona's Elemental Burst Skill that summons sparkling waves and creates a reflection of the starry sky, applying the Illusory Bubble status which soaks opponents and immobilizes them inside a pocket of destiny.

Xingqiu

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"The second son of the Feiyun Commerse Guild, Xingqiu has had a reputation for being studious and polite, ever since he was a child. But there is another side to the mild-mannered Xingqiu everyone knows. A daring, adventurous, and much more mischievous side.

A young man carrying a longsword who is frequently seen at book booths. He has a heart of gold and yearns for justice and fairness for all."

Xingqiu also possesses the Element of Hydro and brandishes a Sword for a weapon. The Guhua Guru of Feiyun Fame is highly approachable and loves to chat. He loves to read and is a collector of rare books. Though he takes his studies very seriously, he has a lighthearted personality and can be quite messy at times. Obviously a highly intellectual individual; his integrity is solid and he is very humble, in regards to his wealth and the influence he retains. His Elemental Skill, Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen allows Xingqiu to perform twin strikes with his sword that deal Hydro Damage, while creating an orbit of Rain Swords around him that increases his Resistance to Interruption and converts Hydro Damage Bonus to additional Damage Reduction for the Rain Swords. His Elemental Burst Skill, Guhua Sword: Raincutter allows Xingqiu to fight with Rainbow Bladework, which uses an illusory sword rain to trigger a number of sword rain attacks that deal Hydro Damage.

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Zhongli

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"Wangsheng Funeral Parlor's mysterious consultant. Handsome, elegant, and surpassingly learned. Though no one knows where Zhongli is from, he is a master of courtesy and rules. From his seat at Wangsheng Parlor, he performs all manner of rituals.

A mysterious expert contracted by the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. Extremely knowledgeable in all things."

Zhongli possesses the Geo Element and wields a Polearm. He is known to be placid, but can be eccentric at times. As a god, Vago Mundo has accumulated an abundance of experiences and memories, which contributes to his nostalgic gloominess that often fills the air around him. His Elemental Skill, Dominus Lapidis commands every mountain, rock, and inch of land filled with the power of Geo to form into a Stone Stele that stands for 30 seconds and deals Area of Effect Geo Damage and concludes with a Geo energy explosion. His Elemental Burst Skill Planet Befall summons a meteor down to earth that deals massive Geo Damage to all opponents caught in the Area of Effect and applies the Petrification status, rendering them unable to move from the AoE.

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