[Top 10] Genshin Impact Best 4-Star Supports

Xiangling cooks while Keqing eats. Good combo.

In Genshin Impact characters can have many roles in a team. Between those, we can differentiate two main groups: DPS and Supports. Somehow, 4-star characters working as supports are more popular than 5-star characters.

Do you want to know why? In this guide, we’ll show you the best 4-star support characters and why they are the best. This may help you understand why people can’t live without Bennett, or why people always use Xingqiu in Abyss.

10. Barbara

Barbara is a character we receive for free in the game. You just have to do some levelling and poof, you got yourself a fantastic healer. This cute idol mostly heals off-field, with her skill that heals the character on the field, or her burst that heals the whole party. She can also heal your team with normal attacks. And even revive a character every 15 minutes!

What Makes This Character Great:

  • High healing output.
  • Elemental Skill can burst heal or heal over time.
  • Can auto revive characters at C6.

9. Yunjin

Yunjin is an opera singer from Liyue. Her main uses are two: shielding and buffing . She can create a momentary shield to defend from an enemy attack (also dealing damage). Moreover, she can use her burst to increase every character’s normal attack damage. This is immensely useful for DPS like Ayaka or Keqing, whose gameplay is based on NAs.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Elemental Skill generates many Elemental Particles.
  • Boosts Normal ATK DMG.
  • Elemental Burst has a Low Cost.
  • Elemental Skill DMG increases per Charge Level or Parry.

8. Gorou

Next, we have Gorou. This general of the Watatsumi army possesses a Geo Vision that allows him to support that same army. He’s extremely useful in a team with other Geo characters, because his skill creates an area that increases defence, interruption resistance, and Geo Damage. With constellations, he can even heal and increase Critical Damage!

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Boosts DEF, interruption resistance, and Geo DMG.
  • Buffs the entire party's DEF after using Elemental Burst.
  • C4 can heal active characters during Elemental Burst.
  • C6 can increase Geo CRIT DMG.
  • Displays Inazuma Specialties on the minimap.

7. Noelle

The maid of the Order of Favonious, Noelle, can support your characters like any other. Shielding, healing, burst Geo damage, battery, and even easy building! Noelle is a character that simply gives you good things. Together with Gorou, they can make an unstoppable duo.

What Makes This Character Great:

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

6. Fischl

Fischl is often used as a battery for Electro characters. However, this doesn’t make her only useful for that role. She can recharge energy for any element, thanks to her elemental skill, Oz. Oz also deals noticeable damage off-field, and can be reset and repositioned just by using her burst. Fischl and Oz never disapoint.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Good off-field damage
  • Oz can be used as an Electro battery or for Electro based reactions
  • Elemental burst resets skill cooldown

5. Diona

Now, onto the first half, we find Diona. This cat-eared bartender (who, by the way, hates alcohol) can combine her Cryo Vision and bartender skills to support your team. Her two uses are creating a shield to stop enemy attacks and protect your character, and using her elemental burst to create an area that heals and infuses Cryo on enemies. Get ready to freeze!

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Elemental burst heals a ton
  • Shielding to stop attacks
  • Tons of energy with shield and burst
  • Useful for freezing or melting

4. Sucrose

Everyone loves Venti or Kazuha. Well, everyone loves a character that can crowd control enemies while buffing your team. Here’s your budget 5-star then. Sucrose’s whole kit is based on putting enemies together, increasing Elemental Mastery, and causing Swirl reactions to deal damage while controlling their positions. An alchemist + battle strategist, you may say.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Elemental resistance of enemies decreases (Viridescent Venerer)
  • Fantastic crowd control similar to Venti
  • Increases Elemental Mastery of the team

3. Xiangling

Now on the podium, we find the so-called National Team. These are the support characters that no late-game Genshin player can live without. We start with Xiangling, the cook from Liyue. Just her Pyro resonance is a good reason to use her. But if we also take into account her wide burst that infuses Pyro, recharges energy, and increases Pyro damage, you HAVE to take her.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Best for elemental reactions with Pyro
  • Burst has a huge area of effect 
  • Increases Pyro damage
  • Can cause Pyro elemental resonance and increase ATK
  • Also good as a Pyro battery

2. Xingqiu

The silver medal goes to Xingqiu. This young master from Liyue loves reading knight novels, so much that he became a swordmaster himself to support his allies. His Hydro Vision allows him to call down water swords that can protect you from attacks, plus heal when hit. His burst is his other redeeming feature. Attacking even while off-field and readying elemental reactions.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Essential on vaporize and freeze compositions
  • Off-field damage with his burst
  • Infuses Hydro just from getting near the enemy: easy to play
  • Some healing

1. Bennett

Finally the top of the top, la creme the la creme, the cherry on top: Bennett. This unlucky boy has had the luck to be on every Genshin player’s team. His elemental burst is incomparable. It can completely heal your character in seconds, while buffing your attack a ton. This burst even recharges energy and clears any debuff. There’s nothing better to offer I’m sure.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Best buff provider in-game
  • Healing is top-notch
  • Can also be used as a battery
  • Clears debuffs like corrosion


For those of you who were asking “why do people use low- rated 4-star characters in their teams?” I hope this guide has helped you understand that they aren’t only as useful as 5-star characters, sometimes they are even better! 

Noelle and Gorou, Xiangling and Xingqiu, or even Bennett and Sucrose. Combine these supports into your teams, and watch how they can level up your damage and playstyle with just two skills!


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