[Top 10] Genshin Impact Best 4-Star DPS

Liyue is a city full of fantastic people

We’ve already explained many times the different roles characters can play in a team when playing Genshin Impact. If we rank the best DPS characters or the best support characters, most of them will be 5-stars.

Then, what if we ranked only 4-star characters? In this guide, we’ll show you the best 10 4-star DPS and the reasons why they are ranked as such. Enjoy!

10. Rosaria

We start the top with Rosaria, the nun from Mondstatd that takes on all the sinister jobs to secure the city. Rosaria is as good a DPS as any other. Based on Cryo attacks, her battle style consists in spamming her skill and burst, which works fantastically to clear small camps of hilichulrs in seconds.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Elemental Skill and Burst is strong against mobs
  • Talents provide consistent Cryo DMG and CRIT Rate
  • Passive Talent increases party's Movement SPD at night (18:00-6:00)

9. Xinyan

Next, we find Xinyan, the rock star hatchling from Liyue. She’s mostly used as a support because of her powerful shield and buffs. However, not many people know that when built with care, Xinyan’s burst can deal more Physical Damage than any other character in the game, making her an amazing DPS.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Can provide Shields and Physical DMG Boost.
  • Elemental Skill and Burst deal a combination of Physical and Pyro DMG

8. Chongyun

This boy from Liyue is an exorcist whose job is, well, exorcising demons. To that end, he uses Cryo attacks in the purifying area he creates with his elemental skill. Moreover, his burst is as highly damaging as Xinyan’s, this time with the possibility of constant spamming thanks to its low energy cost.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Elemental Skill converts melee damage into cryo for the team.
  • Low Elemental Burst energy cost
  • Elemental Skill allows him to move across the water.

7. Fischl

In 7th place, we find Fischl, a young adventurer that works for the Adventurer Guild in Mondstadt. With her Electro Vision, she makes a fantastic DPS. She’s mainly used as a battery or enabler because of her skill, Oz. However, sub-DPS is the best position for her, due to her support capabilities and her high attack speed.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • High Attack speed.
  • Elemental Skill and Burst persist after swapping.
  • Provides a lot of Electro particles.
  • Easily applies Electro and triggers Elemental Reactions.

6. Kaeya

Kaeya is one of the captains of the Order of Favonious, who guide Mondstadt through the right path. You can build him around Physical or Cryo Damage. In any case, he’ll be an outstanding DPS, dealing tons of damage from his normal attacks or his skill and burst. Don’t forget the powerful elemental reactions and the off-field damage!

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Short cooldowns for easy Cryo application.
  • Decent Auto-Attack and Elemental Skill DMG multipliers.
  • Elemental Burst persists after swapping characters.

5. Razor

Into the second half, we find Razor. A parentless boy who was raised in the forests of Mondstadt. His playstyle combines both Physical Damage from his normal attacks and Electro Damage from his skill and burst. He’s mostly built around Physical Damage, but any kind of build will make him unstoppable.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Naturally high Physical DMG
  • Combines Physical DMG and Electro.
  • Elemental Burst gives large damage and defense boost.

4. Beidou

Beidou is the captain of the Crux float. Having sailed the 7 seas and fought marine monsters all around the world, she’s a seasoned fighter with an amazing DPS. Not only can she deal tons of damage with her burst and normal attacks, but her skill creates a counter-shield that can protect from any attack and deflect the damage!

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Perfect Counters reward players with High Electro DMG.
  • Can provide off-field Electro with Elemental Burst.

3. Noelle

In the 3rd place of the podium, we find the maid Noelle. Even as a maid, she possesses super-strength and amazing battle abilities. She can create a shield around her teammates as well as heal them. Moreover, her DPS is outstanding, increasing, even more, when her claymore is infused with the Geo Element after her elemental burst. 

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Elemental Burst turns Normal Attacks into Wide Range Geo DMG.
  • Naturally high DEF.
  • Elemental Skill can recover HP for all characters.

2. Ningguang

Ninnguang can be said to be the ruler of Liyue. Watching over Liyue Harbor in her floating mansion, she decides the path the region follows. However, political power is not the only thing she has. Her normal attacks, charged attacks, and elemental burst are like Geo cannonballs to her enemies, who can’t realise the danger until it’s too late.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Shield protects against ranged attacks
  • Can increase the party's Geo DMG with Jade Screen.
  • High Elemental Burst DMG.
  • Useful for fighting from a long-range.

1. Yanfei

Finally, we get to the top. Yanfei can be said to be the best 4-star DPS in Genshin Impact. There’re many reasons for this, as stated below. However, the main one is her damage output. Sometimes it makes you forget she’s not a 5-star character. Low skill cooldowns, fast charged attacks with lock-on, and easy elemental reaction triggering. What more could you ask for?

What Makes This Character Great:

  • High DMG output, especially with Charged Attacks.
  • Normal Attacks are long-ranged and can lock on targets.
  • Skill and Burst have short CD and deal AoE DMG.
  • Can easily trigger Elemental Reactions with Pyro element.


Now, you’ll probably have a better idea about who deals the most damage out of the 5-star characters. Even if you don’t use them as your main DPS; just having Yanfei as a sub-DPS triggering elemental reactions, or Noelle dealing damage while shielding; can make a huge increase in your team’s overall damage.


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