[Top 10] Genshin Impact Best 5 Stars Characters (Latest Patch)

Finally the Archon came out of her seclusion...

Genshin Impact’s wish banners have very little probability of giving you a 5-stars character. More or less 1%. It’s true that after 90 pulls you’ll get one 5-star, but it may not be the promotional one of the banner!

Why is this? Well, because 5-stars characters are amazing and if you want one, you have to work hard for them. In this guide, we’ll show you just how good they are, and maybe even made you wish for them in one of their re-run banners.

10. Sangonomiya Kokomi (Healer, DPS, Enabler)

The Sangonomiya family, Kokomi included, has always been the one protecting the Watatsumi Island as their priestess. Kokomi’s intellect is enough to protect her island and even the whole country if she wanted. She even has the battle power to do so herself. Being a mixed healer and DPS, she can use powerful charged attacks to hit enemies in a big area, dealing tons of damage AND healing tons of HP to your party.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Excellent Healing capabilities.
  • Elemental Skill covers a wide area and can apply Hydro easily.
  • Decent DMG Output with her Normal Attacks during her Elemental Burst mode.
  • Normal Attacks during her Elemental Burst mode can heal the entire party. 

Character details: https://genshin-impact.fandom.com/wiki/Sangonomiya_Kokomi

9. Albedo (Shielder, Sub-DPS)

Next on the list is Albedo, an alchemist from Mondstatd. Origin unknown, he is part of the Order of Favonius because of his skills in alchemy and his powerful combat abilities. More useful as a support, the off-field damage Albedo offers is greater than most supports in-game. Not only that, he just needs DEF to be powerful, making him a tank as well.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Provides large AoE of Supplemental Geo DMG.
  • Has one of the lowest Elemental Skill CD at 4s.
  • Gives an additional 125 Elemental Mastery after using Elemental Burst.
  • Can use DEF % Artifacts like Noelle, lowering the build difficulty.

Character details: https://genshin-impact.fandom.com/wiki/Albedo

8. Venti (Sub-DPS, Enabler, CC)

Being the Anemo Archon, Venti, also known as Barbatos, obviously has to be in this ranking. Even though his damage is not much compared to other characters in this tier, he shines when acting as a support. His elemental burst creates a long-lasting vortex that pulls in any type of enemy while also damaging them. And don’t forget the tons of energy he gives the rest of the team!

What Makes This Character Great:

  • High Energy Recharge rate.
  • Elemental Skill makes exploration easy.
  • Great Crowd Control, Elemental Burst groups up enemies and absorbs elements.
  • Can deal massive damage without his constellations unlocked.

Character details: https://genshin-impact.fandom.com/wiki/Venti

7. Zhongli (Shielder, Sub-DPS)

We included the Anemo Archon, so obviously we have to include Morax, the Geo Archon, as well. He also shines as one of the best supports in the game. His shield can make your team literally immune to everything. And if things go out of hand, he can just petrify the whole area for you to recover for a bit. He’s just like a protective father.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Large AoE Geo Damage.
  • Tough shield that can withstand most enemy attacks.
  • Can petrify enemies with his Elemental Burst.
  • Can drain Geo Element from Enemies. 

Character details: https://genshin-impact.fandom.com/wiki/Zhongli

6. Ganyu (DPS)

Next, we find Ganyu. The Qixing’s secretary, who handles most of the bureaucracy of Liyue. She’s intelligent, diligent, and beautiful. But that can’t make us forget what she’s in the first place: a half-adepti.

Having an adepti mother, she inherited her Cryo powers and prowess at archery. She’s the best DPS right now and can be even used as a support if you want. Just one of her charged attacks and boom, no enemies in sight.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • High base CRIT DMG.
  • Multiple AoE Skills.
  • Deals massive damage even at C0
  • Provides Cryo DMG Bonus Support.

Character details: https://genshin-impact.fandom.com/wiki/Ganyu

5. Raiden Shogun (Burst DPS, Sub-DPS, Enabler, Battery)

Another Archon, huh. Well, she’s up on the list, and that’s because she acts both as a support and as a DPS. She attacks off-field, increases Energy Recharge and burst damage, and has a burst that can defeat tons of enemies in seconds. Even though she may be a little too attached to eternity, you can’t deny she has the power to defend it.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Deals high active and passive Electro DMG.
  • Has a high Energy Recharge rate.
  • Increases the team's Elemental Burst DMG.
  • Regenerates Energy for the team.

Character details: https://genshin-impact.fandom.com/wiki/Raiden_Shogun

4. Kamisato Ayato (DPS, Enabler)

Next is Ayato, one of the rulers of Inazuma. With intellect, he strategizes and battles his way through the field, using the Kamisato Sword Arts. These Arts have multiple uses that put him in this position: making his attacks Hydro-infused, increasing his speed, inflicting damage in wide areas, or even creating a clone.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Can make a dummy of himself.
  • Skill allows for quick Hydro slashes.
  • Burst has a huge AoE and is useful for elemental reactions.

Character details: https://genshin-impact.fandom.com/wiki/Kamisato_Ayato

3. Kamisato Ayaka (DPS, Enabler)

Now on the podium, we find Kamisato Ayaka, the Crane Princess of the Kamisato Clan, in Inazuma. Cool in front of her people but kind in front of her friends, she’s an outstanding person and samurai. Her gelid charged attacks can freeze tens of enemies at once, and if she takes out her hand fan…Well, sayonara.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • High Base CRIT DMG.
  • Uses a special sprint that's useful for both exploration and combat.
  • High Elemental Burst DMG.
  • Easy Cryo Application with all her Talents. 

Character details: https://genshin-impact.fandom.com/wiki/Kamisato_Ayaka

2. Arataki Itto (DPS, Shielder)

The first and only member of the Arataki Gang, Arataki Itto. The first character of the Oni race introduced in the game, Arataki Itto was supposed to be a dangerous individual. Later, we discovered his heart is soft as jelly, although not weak at all. Be careful when he unleashes his burst because devastating is too short of a word to describe his Oni powers.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • High Base CRIT Rate.
  • High Charged Attack DMG when enhanced with Superstrength Stacks from Normal Attacks & Elemental Skill.
  • Elemental Skill taunts enemies.
  • Elemental Burst increases overall DPS. 

Character details: https://genshin-impact.fandom.com/wiki/Arataki_Itto

1. Kaedehara Kazuha (Sub-DPS, Enabler, CC)

The wandering samurai Kazuha gets to be in the first place. One with nature, he commands wind to help him and you in your battles. Also good at exploring, his various skills excel at crowd-controlling enemies while dealing lots of damage thanks to his high Elemental Mastery. Right now, he’s the best support to clear domains and the Spiral Abyss.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • High Elemental Mastery buffs to support team
  • Acts like a ''battery'' for Energy Recharge
  • Powerful passive Swirl DMG as a Sub DPS
  • Easy exploration with Skill and Passive Talent 

Character details: https://genshin-impact.fandom.com/wiki/Kaedehara_Kazuha


Genshin Impact characters are getting more and more powerful as the days pass by. That’s why this tier is constantly changing and adding new people to its ranks. In this guide, updated as of May 2022, we hope to show you who is the best RIGHT NOW and who to wish for RIGHT NOW. It may change with time, so be ready for the next update!


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