Genshin Impact Tier List – All Characters Ranked

Not sure who to form a party out of? Our Genshin Impact tier list is here to help you. In this guide, we rank all of the characters from S tier to D tier, allowing you to waste no time …

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Not sure who to form a party out of? Our Genshin Impact tier list is here to help you. In this guide, we rank all of the characters from S tier to D tier, allowing you to waste no time in guessing which characters to use in the Genshin Impact 4.0 update. What’s more, we’ll keep it updated alongside new character additions and balance patches. So, we recommend that you bookmark this page and check back often.

Genshin Impact is one of the most popular gacha RPG games at the moment, and there’s no sign of it dwindling in popularity. With incredible world-building, rich storylines, and engaging characters, Genshin Impact allows you to immerse yourself in the world of Teyvat.

Progress through the story and complete side quests to receive rewards – multiple Genshin Impact events take part during the year which allow you to obtain even more freebies. Gather resources found throughout the world, take part in Domain challenges, and defeat World Bosses – what’s not to love?

You can learn more about it on the game’s official website. If you’re looking for something more Genshin content, check out our Genshin Impact events guide, Genshin Impact Scaramouche build guide, and our Genshin Impact Faruzan build guide.

Genshin Impact Tier List

Now, we’ll go through our actual tier list, including an explanation of the tiers and some FAQs.

Tiers Explained

Before we move onto the tier list though, we thought we’d quickly explain what our tiers mean:

  • S Tier: These are the best characters currently available in the game, and you should definitely aim to add them to your party. They should also be the first choice to level up and gain access to equipment.
  • A Tier: These characters are perfect for filling gaps in a party – particularly when you haven’t unlocked enough S tiers, or there aren’t enough S tiers to fill a party in the first place. You should investigate these characters and see which one will counter your party’s weakness.
  • B Tier: Characters in this tier can really help during the early phases of the game, when you haven’t unlocked many characters, but they fade later on. Definitely use them when you lack S and A characters, but swap them out as much as possible.
  • C Tier: The only real difference between C and D tier is that C tier characters can occasionally have niche uses. They may be great at a particular game mode, or be exceptionally powerful early on. A late-game party shouldn’t have any though.
  • D Tier: We don’t recommend using these characters under any circumstance, unless you absolutely have to because you have nothing else. They underperform at all stages of the game, and in all game modes.

S Tier

The best characters in the game. Extremely strong, and well worth the material grind.

  • Nahida
  • Kokomi
  • Raiden
  • Hu Tao
  • Kazuha
  • Ayaka
  • Xingqiu
  • Zhongli
  • Yelan
  • Alhaitham
  • Baizhu
  • Lyney
  • Furina
  • Xianyun

A Tier

Great characters in their own right that are great for filling gaps in your party.

  • Scaramouche
  • Klee
  • Yae Miko
  • Bennett
  • Xiangling
  • Sucrose
  • Albedo
  • Childe
  • Ganyu
  • Itto
  • Yoimiya
  • Jean
  • Fischl
  • Shenhe
  • Diona
  • Eula
  • Nilou
  • Ayato
  • Yaoyao
  • Kirara
  • Kaveh
  • Charlotte
  • Navia

B Tier

These characters are great for specific uses, but some may require certain team members to work properly.

  • Layla
  • Kuki Shinobu
  • Cyno
  • Yun Jin
  • Gorou
  • Diluc
  • Yanfei
  • Traveler
  • Heizou
  • Barbara
  • Xiao
  • Tighnari
  • Venti
  • Mona
  • Beidou
  • Dehya
  • Mika
  • Lynette
  • Gaming

C Tier

These can fulfil niche roles, but aren’t as strong as other characters.

  • Keqing
  • Qiqi
  • Beidou
  • Collei
  • Rosaria
  • Faruzan
  • Sayu
  • Ningguang
  • Sara
  • Lisa
  • Kaeya

D Tier

Usable, but pretty weak at the moment.

  • Kaeya
  • Xinyan
  • Noelle
  • Candace
  • Aloy
  • Amber
  • Chongyun
  • Razor
  • Dori
  • Thoma

Genshin Impact Tier List FAQ

Now we’ll answer a bunch of questions you may have about Genshin Impact or tier lists in general.

What Is A Tier List?

A tier list is a list of characters that you can unlock in a game – particularly a gacha game – ordered from best to worst. We rank from S tier to D tier, with S being best and D being worst.

The purpose of a tier list is to help you, the player, determine who the best characters to unlock are, so you can save time and money. Once you know who the best characters are, you can form a party out of them and ignore the others.

How Did We Pick Our Genshin Impact Tier List?

We used a combination of the following factors when deciding on our Genshin Impact tier list:

  • Personal experience
  • Community feedback
  • General consensus from other tier lists

However, it’s worth noting that tier lists are subjective by nature. This is based on our experience with the game, but yours may vary. So, we recommend that you take this with a pinch of salt and play Genshin Impact for yourself.

How Often Do We Update Our Genshin Impact Tier List?

We update this tier list regularly to ensure that it always follows the latest meta. Typically, you can expect an update around the following happenings:

  • A new character releases
  • Balance changes

There may be a small delay between the above two events as we’ll return to the game to check out the new character for ourselves, or to see how the balance patches have affected things.

With experience writing for GameRant and in SEO copywriting, Adele loves to combine her adoration for gaming and writing. She'll talk your ear off about anything fantasy, and if she's not typing away at her desk, she's probably playing an RPG somewhere.