Genshin Impact Tier List

Who are the best characters in Genshin Impact? Find out with our Genshin Impact tier list, updated every patch to consider any buffs and nerfs. We factor in team synergy, overall damage output, support effectiveness, and other things like ability cooldown and reaction potential when considering the rankings.

Tier lists are entirely subjective. We try to be unbiased in our rankings, but a lot depends on who you enjoy playing. A character ranked low on the list might be one you want to play. Do not let any tier list deter you from playing a specific hero because they can all be powerful with the right gear.

At the moment, we believe Diluc, Klee, Qiqi, and Venti are great all-around picks that make great additions to any team composition. Your ideal team comp depends on which characters you have available and the artifacts you have managed to obtain. Without the right gear, a hero won’t live up to its full potential. Keep these things in mind when leveling your characters and deciding how to proceed.

Genshin Impact Tier List

Here’s our Genshin Impact tier list:

  • SS-Tier: Diluc, Klee, Qiqi, Venti
  • S-Tier: Childe, Fischl, Mona, Keqing, Razor, Chongyun, Jean, Xingqiu, Bennett
  • A-Tier: Ningguang, Xiangling, Sucrose, Barbara, Noelle, Beidou
  • B-Tier: Diona, Kaeya, Lisa
  • C-Tier: Amber, Traveler

Genshin Impact Character Breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of each character, along with their weapon-type, element, and rarity. We’ll also go into some detail about their pros, and why we rank them where they are on the tier list.

SS-Tier Character Breakdown


5-StarClaymorePyroBig area damage
Best ultimate in the game
Massive overall damage output

5-StarCatalystPyroGreat crowd control
Fire and catalyst allow for lots of elemental reactions
Cast and swap elemental abilities

5-StarSwordCryoGood for elemental reactions
Easy to use character
Synergizes well with other party members

5-StarBowAnemoAnemo skills useful outside of battle
Good choice for a main carry
Swirl damage for big numbers

S-Tier Character Breakdown


4-starSwordPyroIncredible damage and unique combo of skills
Can heal and also do damage
Pyro allows for explosive damage and big numbers

5-StarBowHydroBlended playstyle, melee and ranged
Very short cooldowns, especially with constellations
Inflicts high amounts of Hydro damage often

4-starClaymoreCryoCan deal massive cryo damage
Great for elemental damage and reactions
Can easily traverse water

4-starBowElectroBest enabler in the game
Electro is useful for elemental reactions
Allows for multiple playstyles

5-starSwordAnemoHighly sustainable support class
Scales with ATK, good for damage
Can draw in enemies and provide crowd control

5-starSwordElectroElectro attacks are useful for elemental reactions
Easy to use character
Effective at all ranges

5-starCatalystHydroHighly mobile character
Good for elemental damage
Great for setting up elemental reactions

4-starClaymoreElectroGreat choice for a main damage dealer
High area of effect elemental skills
Solid charged attack

4-starSwordHydroEasy character to use all around
High output from default attack

A-Tier Character Breakdown


4-starCatalystHydroRevive at max constellations
All-around solid support class
Bursty heals and good area coverage

4-starClaymoreElectroVery strong melee abilities
Allows for iframes
High overall damage output

4-starCatalystGeoGood option for support and DPS
Elemental abilities provide great support
Nice choice for breaking shields and

4-starClaymoreGeoTank-like support due to shields and DEF
Good charged spinning attack
Nice support elemental abilities

4-starCatalystAnemoGreat crowd control and high damage output
Good for elemental reactions and Swirl
Requires some distance and positioning

4-starPolearmPyroSkills allows for cast and swap playstyle
Great for elemental reactions
High damage and area of effect

B-Tier Character Breakdown


4-starBowCryoGood support with shield abilities
Explosive burst damage
Sunergizes well with most party members

4-starSwordCryoEasy to use character
Very low cooldown skills
Consistent overall damage

4-starCatalystElectroElemental skills deal high area damage
Good for elemental damage and reactions
Very high overall damage output with proper gear

C-Tier Character Breakdown


4-starBowPyroGood for exploiting weakpoints on enemies
Very good distance
Capable of carrying a team with high damage

5-starSwordAnemo, GeoVersatile build options
Easiest character to use in the game
Passive talents are useful in both elements

Best Carry Characters in Genshin Impact

Here is our Genshin Impact Tier List for Carries, going from best to worst in terms of the highest overall damage potential:

  • SS-Tier: Diluc, Klee
  • S-Tier: Childe, Keqing, Razor, Fischl
  • A-Tier: Ningguang, Jean, Venti, Bennett
  • B-Tier: Beidou, Noelle
  • C-Tier: Traveler, Amber

Best Support/Enabler Characters in Genshin Impact

Here is our Genshin Impact Tier List for support/enabler character. Use these to boost your carry’s damage and take your overall team synergy to the next level:

  • SS-Tier: Fischl, Venti, Xingqiu
  • S-Tier: Mona, Sucrose, Xiangling, Chongyun, Mona
  • A-Tier: Bennett, Klee
  • B-Tier: Qiqi, Diona, Lisa
  • C-Tier: Amber, Barbara, Traveler

Healer Tier List in Genshin Impact

All the Genshin Impact healers are viable, but some provide better burst healing and overall healing effectiveness. Here’s our list:

  • SS-Tier: Qiqi, Jean, Barbara
  • S-Tier: Noelle
  • A-Tier: Bennett, Diona