[Top 15] Genshin Impact Best Characters That Are Amazing (2022 Edition)

The first festival on Inazuma was amazing!

More and more characters are being included in the world of Genshin Impact. Last month Kamisato Ayato arrived, bringing a wholesome event with lots of characters. In a bit, the archer Yelan and the ninja Kuki Shinobu will also come to Teyvat.

In this updated guide, we’ll rank the top 15 characters right now in the game. This top is continuously changing, with new characters and strategies being included and all. Some remain the same, but some are new.

15. Xiangling (Enabler, Sub-DPS)

Xiangling is a 4-star character, but she’s still in the top 15 of all time. It’s even more impressive because she has been in the game since the start. Although her main job and dream are being a cook in her father’s restaurant, she’s impressive in battle as well.

Her main ability is her burst tornado. It’s not impressive on its own. However, the passive buffs that it entails, its range, and its capabilities as a support are amazing. Every character wants to be helped by Xiangling.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • High ATK Speed.
  • High AoE Elemental Burst DMG.
  • Elemental Burst has strong Pyro application on enemies.
  • Persistent Elemental Burst after switching out.

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

14. Xingqiu (Enabler, Healer, Sub-DPS, Battery)

Xingqiu, being Xiangling’s friend, is in the same situation as her. He works both as a light novel writer for Inazuma Yae Publisher, and as a businessman for his family’s clan. However, his battle spirit is worth looking at.

His burst is also his main ability. It launches water swords at enemies, even if Xingqiu isn’t the one on the field, creating elemental reactions. Together with his healing skill, he has an amazing kit.

What Makes This Character Great: 

  • Elemental Skill provides DMG reduction.
  • Elemental Burst provides consistent Hydro application.
  • High ATK speed.

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

13. Diona (Enabler, Healer, Shielder, Battery)

This cat-eared girl became playable a bit afterward. However, she entered the ranks and never got thrown out of them. Bartender or not, her cocktails can heal even the most dangerous wounds of your team.

By using her burst, you can create a healing zone for your allies, that's also a danger zone for your enemies. It applies Cryo, readying them for elemental reactions, and deals tons of damage. Her shield is also worth mentioning, ready to stop powerful incoming hits.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Health Recovery and Shield Strength both scale with her HP.
  • Elemental Burst can apply constant Cryo on enemies.
  • Passive Skill allows her to create more restorative food when cooking.

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

12. Bennett (Enabler, Healer, Sub-DPS)

And finally the 4th 4-star support in the list, and the best of all: our good boy Bennett. This little adventurer from Mondstadt has really bad luck, and he says it’s even contagious. Well, I don’t believe it.

Just by using his elemental burst, which by the way is almost always charged, your team's attack stat can increase up to 100%. This is really amazing and burst teams, who deal tons of damage in a few seconds, benefit extremely from this little support.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Provides powerful ATK buff and healing.
  • Chargeable and spammable Elemental Skill.
  • Can easily apply pyro to set up reactions.

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

11. Yae Miko (DPS)

At the highest place in the newest region included is Yae Miko. Half-kitsune but fully mischievous, this woman is a priestess and a familiar of the Electro Archon. As her master, she excels at burst damage and energy recharging. 

Using kitsune tokens increases her burst damage, while also inflicting some damage to the enemies in short periods. Those tokens also help recharge energy for the whole team and her nuker burst. People say if you see her burst, it’s the last thing you see…

What Makes This Character Great: 

  • Quick Elemental Skill cooldown.
  • Elemental Skill can be used to dodge enemies.
  • Charged Attacks deal AoE Electro DMG.
  • Elemental Skill has a wide targeting range.
  • Elemental Burst deals high AoE Electro DMG. 

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

10. Albedo (Sub-DPS, Shielder)

An alchemist studying DragonSpine. In this mountain where a dragon fell to his death and where an ancient civilization met its end, this knight of Favonious studies day and knight both of these happenings.

Even if he’s a bookworm, you can never be too careful in battle. His skill, being the one with the shortest CD, can create an area that deals Geo damage to the enemies within it when they are hit. His own attacks are not too powerful, but it also works when you change character so it’s okay.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Provides large AoE of Supplemental Geo DMG.
  • Has one of the lowest Elemental Skill CDs 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

9. Venti (Enabler, CC, DPS)

Obviously, the Anemo Archon has to be in the top 15. Even if people call him a drunkard, even if he has been asleep for 3000 years, don’t forget he is still a god. He can destroy you with the flick of a finger.

But if you are on his good side, he can be an outstanding ally. The vortex his arrows can create can attract enemies from the whole field, even if they are heavy like Fatui. Once in that vortex, they can’t do anything but receive damage until they die.

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

8. Hu Tao (DPS, Healer)

Going to Liyue we find the 8th candidate. Hu Tao owns a Funeral Parlor, as well as a Pyro vision. Combining her knowledge of the dead and her battle skills, she’s both a great nuker and DPS.

Although she loses ⅓ of her HP by using her elemental skill, it’s not a problem, because her burst fully heals her while dealing damage. Together with the ES Pyro infusion, burns to her enemies and, some elemental reactions, you can destroy the Abyss.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • High Charged Attack and Elemental Burst DMG.
  • High Base CRIT DMG.
  • High Base HP and DEF.
  • Provides CRIT Rate for other party members.

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

7. Kokomi (DPS, Healer, Enabler)

All the people from Inazuma are really pretty. It’s just undeniable. But Kokomi’s aesthetics surpass everyone’s. Her cool and collected personality and her beautiful style are just the cherries on top of her battle prowess.

She’s the best healer in the game when it comes to actual battle. She’s a fabulous enabler as well using her jellyfish, and her burst increases her damage to make it even higher than a usual DPS. She has everything you could wish for.

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

6. Zhongli (Shielder, Sub-DPS)

If the Anemo Archon was included, obviously the Archon who rules over the Geo element has to be included as well. Even more so if he’s the best shielder in the game. When Zhongli was added to the game, it was really life-changing.

His shield can’t be penetrated. By anything. At all. He was good and all, but he even received a buff, which makes him perfect as a sub-DPS. His burst and its petrification are just broken, and his pillar can do great combos with other Geo structures like Albedo’s or Gorou’s.

What Makes This Character Great:

  • Large AoE Geo Damage.
  • Tough shield that can withstand through 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

5. Kamisato Ayato (DPS, Enabler)

The newest character in the game, Kamisato Ayato, is Ayaka’s brother and the other head of the Kamisato Clan and the Yashiro Commission. Both of these siblings have the same work and help each other. Being taught by the same master, they even have similar battle styles.

After using his skill, Ayato can infuse his attacks with the Hydro element, and increase its damage, range, and velocity. If that was not enough, his burst cover a huge area and inflicts Hydro damage on enemies, also increasing 8again) his normal attacks’ damage.

What Makes This Character Great: 

  • Skill increases damage, range, and speed of normal attacks
  • His burst covers wide area and helps with reactions
  • Good combination with other characters with huge burst, like Ganyu or Zhongli 

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

4. Raiden Shogun (DPS, Battery, Enabler)

In 4h place, we find the Raiden Shogun, Baal, Belzebuub, Ei, whatever you want to call her. It doesn’t matter, because she will cut you in half anyway. As a goddess exerting power over the Electro element, she’s obviously one of the best DPS in the game.

The Shogun’s best point is her elemental burst. He uses her hidden katana and deals a big nuke. After that, for a limited time, her basic attacks will be Electro-infused and deal additional damage. But don’t worry! Even after the burst fever time stops, her elemental skill will allow you to keep dealing Electro damage.

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

3. Ganyu (DPS)

Ganyu being the best DPS in the game is one thing all Genshin Impact players can agree on. It doesn’t matter if you have her or not, everyone knows how devastating she is. And her attacks are not the only thing devastating about this adepti. Her beauty and intellect make everyone wait for her banner desperately.

She has a fairly simple playstyle. Charged attacks. That’s it. Not only are they powerful enough by themselves, but they explode, dealing extra damage afterward as well. She’s also very versatile in that she can dash backward if the enemies are getting near. However you use her, she’s definitely amazing.

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

2. Kamisato Ayaka (DPS)

Now in second place, we find the princess from the Yashiro Commission. Known to everyone as the Shirasagi Himegimi, or Heron Princess. For always trying their best, she and her brother both received a vision. In her case is the freezing Cryo Vision.

This vision allows her to infuse her katana with the Cryo element after sprinting, thus dealing high Cryo damage to her enemies without any cooldown or energy required. If spamming those attacks wasn’t enough, both her elemental skill and burst deal enormous damage as well.

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

1. Arataki Itto (DPS)

The gold medal goes to Aratakki Itto. Even if Ganyu or Ayaka deal more damage, the difference is very little, and Itto is more versatile. His playful self created an ability kit from his vision that allows him to run amok.

While his own basic attacks are amazing, after using his oni powers and infusing them with Geo element they are ten times better. Moreover, if you dash your attack combo doesn’t reset, and he can even teleport to the nearest enemy to attack. And don’t forget his double that helps divide the enemies! He’s just too strong.

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/es/wiki/Arataki_Itto


Right now these are the best characters, but this could change any moment now. There are two characters ready to go out next month, and tons who we know are coming but don’t know when, like Scaramouche or Cyno. So use this guide to, well,  guide you, but know it can change in a moment so just use whatever suits you best! 


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