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Genshin Impact tier list October 2022


We’ve spent a bunch of time with each of the Genshin Impact characters, ranking them against each other in numerous different areas to come up with this Genshin Impact tier list. There are also rumours of new characters on the way, and we plan to update this guide with them as soon as they’re available. So, as a result, we recommend that you bookmark this list and keep checking back to keep on top of the latest changes.

If you’re looking for other Hoyoverse games to play, we thoroughly recommend checking out our Honkai Star Rail release date and Honkai Star Rail characters guides, we’ve also got information on each of the Honkai Impact characters and some Honkai Impact codes. For those of you who are only interested in Genshin, go ahead and browse our Genshin Impact codes list and Genshin Impact next banner guide. Now, let’s get into our Genshin tier list.

Overall best Genshin Impact tier list

Tier Genshin Impact characters
S Ayaka, Ayato, Bennett, Cyno, Diluc, Diona, Dori, Eula, Ganyu, Hu Tao, Itto, Kazuha, Raiden Shogun, Tartaglia, Tighnari, Venti, Xiao, Xingqiu, Yelan, Zhongli
A Albedo, Barbara, Beidou, Collei, Fischl, Gorou, Heizou, Jean, Kaeya, Keqing, Klee, Kuki Shinobu, Kokomi, Mona, Nilou, Ningguang, Qiqi, Rosaria, Sara, Sayu, Shenhe, Sucrose, Thoma, Traveler (dendro), Yanfei, Xiangling, Yae Miko, Yoimiya, Yun Jin
B Aloy, Candace, Chongyun, Noelle, Razor, Xinyan
C Lisa, Traveler (anemo, electro, and geo)
D Amber

Best DPS Genshin Impact tier list

Tier Genshin Impact characters
S Ayaka, Ayato, Cyno, Diluc, Eula, Ganyu, Hu Tao, Itto, Raiden Shogun, Tartaglia, Tighnari, Xiao
A Heizou, Keqing, Klee, Kokomi, Nilou, Noelle, Ningguang, Yanfei, Yoimiya
B Aloy, Beidou, Candace, Fischl, Mona, Razor, Rosaria, Xinyan, Yun Jin
C
D

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Best Sub-DPS Genshin Impact tier list

Tier Genshin Impact characters
S Albedo, Ayaka, Ayato, Fischl, Ganyu, Kazuha, Nilou, Raiden Shogun, Tartaglia, Venti, Xingqiu, Yelan
A Beidou, Candace, Collei, Heizou, Kaeya, Kokomi, Kuki Shinobu, Mona, Rosaria, Sara, Shenhe, Xiangling, Yae Miko, Zhongli
B Chongyun, Jean, Sucrose, Sayu, Traveler (anemo, dendro, and geo), Thoma
C Lisa
D Amber

Best Support Genshin Impact tier list

Tier Genshin Impact characters
S Bennett, Diona, Dori, Kazuha, Raiden Shogun, Sucrose, Venti, Zhongli
A Albedo, Barbara, Candace, Gorou, Jean, Kokomi, Kuki Shinobu, Mona, Sara, Sayu, Shenhe, Thoma, Traveler (dendro), Qiqi, Yelan, Yun Jin
B Ayato, Chongyun, Ningguang, Noelle, Rosaria, Xinyan, Xingqiu
C Traveler (electro and geo)
D
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Upcoming Genshin Impact characters

The following Genshin Impact characters will likely arrive alongside a future update, and we’ll add them to our Genshin Impact tier list upon arrival:

Make sure you don’t waste your valuable primogems, try out a Genshin Impact wish simulator first.

Genshin Impact character list

Genshin Impact tier list - Albedo holding his hand out against a white background

Albedo

Albedo is a well-known alchemist in the service of the Knights of Favonius. He is renowned for his limitless, obscure knowledge, and research is his one true love. If you need some help with this character, take a look at our Genshin Impact Albedo guide.

Genshin Impact tier list - Aloy holding a bow against a white background

Aloy

You may recognise Genshin Impact’s Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn. She wields a bow and harnesses the power of cryo.

Genshin Impact tier list - Amber smiling widely against a white background

Amber

A three-time winner of the Gliding Championship in Mondstadt, Amber is an Outrider in the Knights of Favonius. If you’re on the lookout for a good build, head over to our Genshin Impact Amber guide.

 

Genshin Impact tier list - Ayaka holding her hand above her head against a white background

Ayaka

Ayaka is the daughter of the Yashiro Commission’s Kamisato Clan. You can learn all about her best build by visiting our Genshin Impact Ayaka guide.

Genshin Impact tier list - Ayato holding a water sword above his head against a white background

Ayato

Genshin Impact’s Ayato is the brother of Ayaka, head of the Kamisato Clan, and Yashiro Commissioner. He’s a very handsome man, and loves drinking boba.

Genshin Impact tier list - Barbara jumping and winking against a white background

Barbara

The most popular bard of Mondstadt, Genshin Impact’s Barbara is also the Deaconess of the Favonius Church.

Genshin Impact tier list - Beidou holding a large claymore against a white background

Beidou

Bane of all sea beasts, Genshin Impact’s Beidou is a powerful warrior that can draw lightning into her sword.

Genshin Impact tier list - Bennett with his thumb up against a white background

Bennett

The last remaining member of Benny’s Adventure Team, Bennett is known for his unfortunate luck. We also have a handy guide to help you master Genshin Impact’s Bennett.

Genshin Impact character tier list - Candace against a white background

Candace

Genshin Impact’s Candace hails from Sumeru and wields a polearm. She has a hydro vision.

Genshin Impact tier list - Chongyun in a fighting pose against a white background

Chongyun

You might not think it to look at him, but Genshin Impact’s Chongyun is actually a famous exorcist, and very capable of ridding the land of evil spirits.

Genshin Impact character tier list - A green haired girl holding a bow and arrow

Collei

Genshin Impact’s Collei is a four-star dendro bow wielder that is a forest ranger trainee from Sumeru.

Genshin Impact character tier list - Cyno against a white background

Cyno

Genshin Impact’s Cyno is a polearm-wielder with an electro vision. He’s known for his quick wit and love of honeyed dates.

Genshin Impact tier list - Diluc pulling on his glove against a white background

Diluc

By day, he runs a business, but by night he’s a legendary hero. No, we’re not referring to Batman. We’re talking about Genshin Impact’s Diluc, who runs the Dawn Winery and is, secretly, the Darknight Hero. If you want to know how to master this character, take a look at our Genshin Impact Diluc guide.

Genshin Impact tier list - Diona looking concerned while she pours some wine against a white background

Diona

This bartender at the Cat’s Tail is curious, as she absolutely hates alcohol despite producing some of the best wine in the region. Here’s our recommended build for Genshin Impact’s Diona.

Genshin Impact character tier list - Dori against a white background

Dori

This adorable little character is Genshin Impact’s Dori. She’s a four-star claymore-wielder with an electro vision.

Genshin Impact tier list - Eula holding a sword behind her back against a white background

Eula

This claymore-wielding cryo character is great in a main DPS role. You can find our recommended build for Genshin Impact’s Eula right here.

Genshin Impact tier list - Fischl with her arms in front of her face against a white background

Fischl

An investigator for the Adventurers’ Guild, Genshin Impact’s Fischl is a bit of an odd character that travels with a night raven, Oz.

Genshin Impact tier list - Ganyu holding a blue orb  against a white background

Ganyu

A half-human, half-Qilin hybrid. Ganyu is known for being quiet, graceful, and gentle. However, among friends, Ganyu’s true personality shines and she shows off her wild side. Make sure you take a look at our Genshin Impact Ganyu guide!

Genshin Impact tier list - Gorou holding a bow against a white background

Gorou

Genshin Impact’s Gorou is known as the puppy general and is the leader of the Watatsumi resistance. Despite his appearance, his great determination and courage have earned the respect and trust of all the soldiers under his command.

Genshin Impact tier list - Heizou lifting his knee against a white background

Heizou

Genshin Impact’s Heizou is the first male catalyst in the game and is known as a bit of a rogue detective around Inazuma.

Genshin Impact tier list - Hu Tao running away from the camera and looking back against a white background

HU TAO

Genshin Impact’s Hu Tao is out now! She will enter the ranks of our tier list as soon as we have a chance to play her.

Genshin Impact tier list - Itto holding a large club over his shoulder against a white background

Itto

Genshin Impact’s Itto is a half-oni and the head of the Arataki gang. He loves taking part in ramen-eating and beetle-fighting competitions.

Genshin Impact tier list - Jean holding the hilt of her sword against a white background

Jean

As Grandmasters of the Mondstadt Knights, Genshin Impact’s Jean is a pretty big deal. She is confident, loyal, and tackles challenges head-on.

Genshin Impact tier list - Kaeya repositioning his eye patch against a white background

Kaeya

A trusted member of the Knights of Favonius, Genshin Impact’s Kaeya is a powerful warrior in his own right.

Genshin Impact tier list - Kazuha removing a wind sword from its sheath against a white background

Kazuha

Genshin Impact’s Kazuha is a five-star anemo character from Inazuma.

Genshin Impact tier list - Keqing with her hand under her chin against a white background

Keqing

It’s safe to say that Keqing isn’t really a fan of the gods, preferring that humanity solve its own problems. For more information, take a look at our Genshin Impact Keqing guide.

Genshin Impact tier list - Klee leaping toward you against a white background

Klee

Absolutely explosive mad, is Klee, who goes so far as to refer to her bombs as treasure. What would she do without Jean to help her? If you need some help getting to grips with this explosive master, take a look at our Genshin Impact Klee guide!

Genshin Impact tier list - Kokomi with a fish floating above her outstretched hand against a white background

Kokomi

Genshin Impact’s Kokomi is the divine priestess of Watatsumi Island in Inazuma. She is a fine strategist, and someone you can count on during times of war.

Genshin Impact tier list - Kuki Shinobu wielding a sword against a white background

Kuki Shinobu

In Genshin Impact, Kuki Shinobu is a member of the Arataki gang alongside the boisterous Itto.

Genshin Impact tier list - Lisa pushing her hat up her head against a white background

 

Lisa

An intelligent witch that loves a nap, Lisa is the librarian for the Knights of Favonius. You score this electro character for free pretty early on, if you’d like some help mastering her, we’ve created a Genshin Impact Lisa build guide.

Genshin Impact tier list - Mona summoning some floating purple triangles against a white background

Mona

An arrogant astrologer, Mona isn’t in it for the money. Which she should be, considering how much grief it causes her. If you’re interested in trying out the hydro character, take a look at our Genshin Impact Mona guide

Genshin Impact tier list - Nahida with her arm above her head summoning a green star

Nahida

This adorable little character is Genshin Impact’s Nahida. She may look unassuming, but she’s actually the current dendro Archon. Nahida wields a catalyst.

Genshin Impact tier list - Nilou raising her hand against a white background

Nilou

Genshin Impact’s Nilou is an elegant woman and an amazing dancer. She wields a sword and has a hydro vision.

Genshin Impact tier list - Ningguang with her hand under her chin against a white background

Ningguang

Living in the skies above Liyue, Genshin Impact’s Ningguang owns the Jade Chamber.

Genshin Impact tier list - Noelle smiling for the camera against a white background

Noelle

Though a maid for the Knights of Favonius, Genshin Impact’s Noelle dreams of becoming a knight herself someday.

Genshin Impact tier list - Qiqi holding her hand up against a white background

Qiqi

An alchemist that cannot die, Qiqi is very forgetful. That explains why she’s always whipping out that notebook. If you need some help with this character, take our Genshin Impact Qiqi guide!

Genshin Impact tier list - Raiden pulling a sword out of her cleavage against a white background

Raiden Shogun

Genshin Impact’s Raiden Shogun is the exalted ruler of Inazuma and the power of thunder incarnate. She’s not one to be messed with.

Genshin Impact tier list - Razor holding a large sword over his shoulder against a white background

Razor

Growing up amongst wolves, Genshin Impact’s Razor is more at home in the forest than cities. Having said that, he chooses to fight with a massive sword rather than his teeth and nails. That’s probably for the best.

Genshin Impact tier list - Rosaria with her arm raised and back to you against a white background

Rosaria

Genshin Impact’s Rosaria is a sister of the Church of Favonius, who you might remember from your quest with Albedo over in Dragonspine.

Genshin Impact tier list - Sara with her arm sweeping out to the left against a white background

Sara

Genshin Impact’s Sara is the leader of the Tenryou Commission’s forces. She has sworn allegiance to Raiden Shogun. You can find a full Genshin Impact Sara guide right here.

Genshin Impact tier list - Sayu jumping backwards against a white background

Sayu

Genshin Impact’s Sayu is an adorable girl with a tanuki hoodie who wields a claymore and harnesses the power of anemo. Her elemental burst involves throwing a large Muji-Muji Daruma.

Genshin Impact tier list - Shenhe holding two fingers up against a white background

Shenhe

Genshin Impact’s Shenhe is a five-star character with a cryo vision. She wields a polearm and hails from the beautiful Liyue region.

Genshin Impact tier list - Sucrose pushing her glasses up her nose against a white background

Sucrose

This alchemist wants to improve people’s lives with the power of alchemy, which is very admirable. If you need some help mastering this anemo character, take a look at our Genshin Impact Sucrose guide.

Genshin Impact tier list - Tartaglia with his hand raised above his head against a white background

Tartaglia

It’s unclear what motivates Genshin Impact’s Tartaglia, who is a member of the Eleven Harbingers. Intriguingly, he fights with a bow as it’s the weapon that he’s weakest with, so who knows what power lurks within?

Genshin Impact tier list - Thoma swinging a polearm against a white background

Thoma

Genshin Impact’s Thoma is the housekeeper for the Kamisato Clan and is known as a fixer around his homeland of Inazuma. He has a serious side, but is generally a pretty laidback guy.

Genshin Impact character tier list - A boy with bunny ears and a floating ball of flowers

Tighnari

This boy with bunny ears is Genshin Impact’s Tighnari. He’s the lead ranger of the Dawson Rainforest and is very knowledgeable about the nation’s flora.

Genshin Impact tier list - a male and female Traveler facing each other  against a white background

 

Traveler

Traveler is the protagonist of Genshin Impact! They have the ability to switch between anemo, dendro, geo, and electro elements by resonating with the Statues of the Seven. Take a look at our Genshin Impact Traveler guide for help.

Genshin Impact tier list - Venti holding his harp against a white background

Venti

This bard can ride the very winds themselves into battle, which makes more sense when you realise he is actually the god, Barbatos. We’ve also got some tips on how to master this character in our Genshin Impact Venti guide.

Genshin Impact tier list - Xiangling with a polearm held behind her back against a white background

Xiangling

By day, the head chef of a prestigious restaurant and by night a powerful warrior that uses the power of flames to destroy her enemies. If you need some help with this character, take a look at our Genshin Impact Xiangling guide!

Genshin Impact tier list - Xiao removing his mask against a white background

Xiao

Despite looking like a young man, Xiao is actually an ancient guardian, potentially thousands of years old. He hasn’t quite made it to our tier list yet, but if you want some more details on this new character, take a look at our Genshin Impact Xiao beginners guide.

Genshin Impact tier list - Xingqiu with his arm outstretched against a white background

Xingqiu

Merchant Xingqiu is well known in Liyue Harbor, due to being born into the Feiyun Commerce Guild. You can find out more in our Genshin Impact Xingqiu guide!

Genshin Impact tier list - Xinyan jamming on her guitar against a white background

Xinyan

Liyue’s sole rock ‘n’ roll musician, Genshin Impact’s Xinyan rebels from the social norm. Her music soothes the souls of the weary.

Genshin Impact tier list - Yae Miko holding a stick with ribbons on against a white background

Yae Miko

Genshin Impact’s Yae Miko is the head shrine maiden of Grand Narukami Shrine. She is the editor-in-chief of Yae Publishing, and is not fully understood by mortal folk.

Genshin Impact tier list - Yelan casting ice magic above her head against a white background

Yelan

Genshin Impact’s Yelan is a bow-wielding, hydro character who claims to work for the Ministry of Civil Affairs, but is classed as a ‘non-entity’ on their list.

Genshin Impact tier list - Yanfei wielding her weapon against a white background

Yanfei

Genshin Impact’s Yanfei is the child of an Adeptus and a human. She is currently in the care of Madame Ping.

Genshin Impact tier list - Yoimiya holding a bow against a white background

Yoimiya

Genshin Impact’s Yoimiya is a five-star pyro character, who wields a bow and hails from the gorgeous new Inazuma region.

Genshin Impact tier list - Yun Jin wielding a polearm against a white background

Yun Jin

In Genshin Impact, Yun Jin is known to be a fantastic opera singer and dancer. She also brews tea at the Heyu Tea House. She’s a four-star geo character who wields a polearm.

Genshin Impact tier list - Zhongli holding a polearm against his back against a white background

Zhongli

Wangsheng Funeral Parlor’s calm, reserved, and polite consultant. Zhongli is known to have bad spending habits, so should not be trusted with your mora. Want to master this character? Take a look at our Genshin Impact Zhongli guide.

And that’s it for our Genshin Impact tier list and Genshin Impact character guide. We recommend that you check out our Genshin Impact reroll instructions to learn how to get your favourite character from day one. For something a little less Hoyoverse, head on over to our Tower of Fantasy tier list, Tower of Fantasy codes, and Tower of Fantasy characters guides!

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