Who are the Seven Archons in Genshin Impact?

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The world of Genshin Impact is full of unique and mysterious characters, and each one is powerful in their own right. Members of the Adventurer's Guild and the Liyue Qixing, for example, are capable of keeping the world safe from Abyssal interference and monster attacks. There are beings in Teyvat more powerful than mortals, though—the god-like Archons. Inheriting their power directly from Celestia, these beings are called The Seven and each rule over a nation of Teyvat.

Each Archon wields divine power, and represent an Ideal that shapes the way they oversee their people. They're responsible for providing Visions to mortals with ambition, and have been heavily involved in guiding historical figures of Teyvat's past. But as influential and powerful as the Archons are, most of their background has been shrouded in mystery. So who are the Seven Archons in Genshin Impact?

Note: Genshin Impact spoilers for each character follow.

The Seven

The Anemo Archon

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  • Alias: Venti, Barbatos, Drunken Bard, God of Freedom
  • Gnosis Element: Anemo
  • Divine Ideal: Freedom
  • Nation: Mondstadt
  • Weapon: Bow
  • Character Info: Venti

The drunken bard, Venti, started life out as a simple elemental wind spirit during the Archon War. He befriended a young boy of Mondstadt during this time, who taught him to sing and play the lyre. These two remained friends for some time until the boy lost his life, an unfortunate casualty of the nation's revolt against the God of Storms, Decarabian. In an unexpected twist, the fall of the God of Storms imbued Venti with great power as the new Anemo Archon, and he used this power to alter his appearance in honor of the friend he had lost.

As the God of Freedom, Venti prefers to take a back-seat approach with the nation of Mondstadt. He believes the people of Mondstadt should be able think and choose for themselves, not relying on gods, and so removed himself from public view long ago. He's recently made a reappearance in Mondstadt as a traveling bard, though, singing tales of his exploits and drinking Dandelion Wine to blend in with the mortals. He recently had his gnosis stolen by the Cryo Archon for reasons unknown.

The Geo Archon

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  • Alias: Zhongli, Rex Lapis, Morax, God of Contracts
  • Gnosis Element: Geo
  • Divine Ideal: Contracts
  • Nation: Liyue
  • Weapon: Polearm
  • Character Info: Zhongli

Zhongli is the oldest member of The Seven, being over 6000 years old. He has experienced much of Teyvat's history firsthand, including the Cataclysm, and gained his status as Geo Archon through participating in—and surviving—the Archon War. Before establishing Liyue and leading the Adepti, Zongli was also originally the co-ruler of the Guili Assembly alongside the God of Dust, Guizhong. The Guili Assembly was eventually dissolved, though, after Guizhong was slain during a brutal battle.

After years of leading the people of Liyue toward prosperity, Zhongli decided to step down and let humanity take control of their lives in his absence. To this end, Zhongli faked his own death and started to live amongst the mortals as a consultant for the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. He no longer has his gnosis, as he appears to have given it to the Cryo Archon as part of a yet unknown agreement.

Related: Celestia Location and Release Date in Genshin Impact

The Electro Archon

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  • Alias: Ei, Raiden Shogun, Baal, Beelzebul, God of Eternity
  • Gnosis Element: Electro
  • Divine Ideal: Eternity
  • Nation: Inazuma
  • Weapon: Polearm
  • Character Info: Raiden Ei

The moniker Baal was once held by a pair of twin sisters, Makoto and Ei. Makoto would act as the face of the Raiden Shogun, making public appearances and attending meetings, while Ei assumed the role of the Kagemusha, acting as the Raiden Shogun's blade in the shadows. The two sisters lived happily this way until the Cataclysm struck, claiming Makoto's life and causing Ei to seclude herself from the world. Ei was greatly effected by the loss of her sister, and so began experimenting with ways to craft a copy of Makoto.

She created multiple automatons and cast them aside, until there was an automaton worthy of acting as a vessel for the divine. Satisfied with her work, Ei then retreated into her Plane of Euthymia, leaving the task of governing Inazuma and the title of Raiden Shogun to her creation. Obsessed with with attaining Ei's dream of an unchanging Inazuma, the Raiden Shogun then enacted the Vision-Hunt Decree, claiming that Visions and ambition are a threat to her ideal of Eternity.

The Dendro Archon

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  • Alias: Little Lord Kusanali, Flower Archon, God of Wisdom
  • Gnosis Element: Dendro
  • Divine Ideal: Wisdom
  • Nation: Sumeru
  • Weapon: N/A
  • Character Info: N/A

Kusanali is the current Dendro Archon and youngest member of The Seven, being only 500 years old. The original Dendro Archon perished in Khaenri'ah during the Cataclysm, eventually leading to Kusanali's ascension to Archon status. She oversees Sumeru and the Sumeru Academy, and is adored by her people, but not much else is currently known about her background.

The Hydro Archon

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  • Alias: God of Justice
  • Gnosis Element: Hydro
  • Divine Ideal: Justice
  • Nation: Fontaine
  • Weapon: N/A (She appears to have wielded a Catalyst in the past)
  • Character Info: N/A

The God of Justice is the current Hydro Archon, residing in Fontaine. She places great importance on upholding laws and respecting the courtroom, and has claimed that only The Tribunal can judge anyone, including her. The God of Justice gained her Archon status after the previous Hydro Archon passed away, but not much else is known about her yet.

Related: What is Snezhnaya in Genshin Impact?

The Pyro Archon

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  • Alias: Murata, God of War
  • Gnosis Element: Pyro
  • Divine Ideal: War
  • Nation: Natlan
  • Weapon: N/A (She appears to have wielded a Claymore in the past)
  • Character Info: N/A

Murata is the Pyro Archon overseeing the nation of Natlan. She is described by Venti as being a wayward, warmongering wretch, and that ancient warriors used to perform rites of combat and celebrate victories in her name. Not much else is currently known about the Pyro Archon.

The Cryo Archon

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  • Alias: The Tsaritsa
  • Gnosis Element: Cryo
  • Divine Ideal: Love (formerly)
  • Nation: Snezhnaya
  • Weapon: N/A
  • Character Info: N/A

The Tsaritsa is the enigmatic and mysterious Cryo Archon, ascending to godhood at some point before the Cataclysm. She created the Fatui and its Harbingers, using them to enact her plan of divine revenge from the safety of Snezhnaya. These agents are deeply devoted to her and never hesitate to enforce her will.

The Tsaritsa was involved in an unknown tragedy in the past, possibly related to the Cataclysm, which caused her to become embittered and disillusioned with Celestia. She has since been described as a god with no love left for her people, nor do they have any love left for her. The Cryo Archon is currently collecting the gnosis' of other Archons and plotting a rebellion against Celestia, but not much else is currently known about her.

Only three of the seven Archons have been formally introduced in Genshin Impact so far, so be sure to check back in here at Pro Game Guides for future updates as more Archons are revealed! Looking for more great Genshin Impact content? Check out Who are the Eleven Fatui Harbingers in Genshin Impact?

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