Genshin Impact All Characters Complete Guide

In the vibrant world of Genshin Impact, characters play a vital role, acting as the multifarious roles a player can assimilate into their party and take control of. Each character is carefully designed with distinct traits, wielding unique powers of diverse elements, employing specific weapons, and exhibiting individualistic appearance, statistics, strengths, and weaknesses, to name a few.

As a player, you will encounter these fascinating characters as you progress through the narrative or via the ‘Gacha’ system, embodied as ‘Wishes’. A party of up to four members can be assembled, and the active characters can be interchanged at any point during the game. This article provides a comprehensive list of all playable characters in Genshin Impact.

A Subjective Tier List of Top Genshin Characters

This tier list is more of an opinion piece and can differ depending on individual playstyles, as each character in Genshin Impact exhibits unique strengths and elemental prowess. It also fluctuates based on the particular segment of Genshin Impact a player is striving to conquer. A character’s tier is dependent on their effectiveness in different builds and team compositions and is grounded in their base stats and damage output. However, these factors shouldn’t be the only criteria when choosing a team character.


It’s worth mentioning that some higher-tier characters might excel more as support roles rather than frontline warriors. Occasionally, lower-ranking characters outshine some five-star ones due to these factors. A tabulated list is available below for those who prefer to categorize characters according to in-game ranking.

Remember, if your beloved character is in a lower tier, it doesn’t imply they lack value in a team or build. Variables shift when swapped upgraded weapons and ascensions come into play. This list has also considered each character’s unique weapons, abilities, and team versatility. For the best talents, players can refer to our Top 10 Best Character Talents Guide.

Most would concur that Amber’s character, albeit not favored by many, holds her unique traits. Her abilities lean towards the lower spectrum, and her damage output is not as substantial as one might ideally expect given her elemental skill’s long cooldown.

SS – Bennett, Eula, Kazuha, Zhongli, Hu Tao, Ganyu, Venti S – Albedo, Klee, Ayaka, Diluc, Keqing, Itto, Mona, Raiden Shogun, Tartaglia, Xiao A – Barbara, Fischl, Jean, Rosaria, Razor, Yanfei, Xiangling, Yoimiya, Kokomi, Thoma B – Chongyun, Diona, Xingqui, Sayu, Kujou Sara, Sucrose, Gorou, Yun Jin, Shenhe C – Aloy, Beidou, Kaeya, Noelle, Lisa, Ningguang, Qiqi D – Amber

Acquiring Genshin Characters: How Does It Work?

Playable characters in Genshin Impact are predominantly unlocked by performing ‘Wishes’, employing Intertwined Fates or Acquaint Fates. These can be purchased using Primogems, available through special events, quests, or exchanged for Masterless Stardust or Masterless Starglitter at Paimon’s Bargains. On certain occasions, playable characters like Amber, Kaeya, and Lisa can be secured through Archon Quests during the game’s Prologue Chapter, or by completing Permanent Events or Limited Time Events.

Genshin Impact: Leveling Up Characters

Just as in any Action RPG, players’ characters in Genshin Impact mainly accrue Character EXP by overcoming monsters and completing quests. Nevertheless, the most efficient method of leveling up is through the utilization of Character EXP Materials such as the Hero’s Wit, Adventurer’s Experience, and Wanderer’s Advice. Players must amass a certain quantity of these Character EXP Materials or at least accumulate sufficient EXP through quests and combat to reach the maximum character level of 90.

Understanding Constellations in Genshin Impact

Constellations in Genshin Impact serve as a character progression mechanism that lets players enhance their characters by learning Passive Talents, which boost effectiveness and combat prowess. To unlock a character’s Constellation, a player must use a Stella Fortuna specific to that character. A Stella Fortuna can be obtained by acquiring a duplicate character from Wishes or buying the same character from Paimon’s Bargains.

However, the Traveler’s or Twins’ Constellations differ from the rest of the characters. They unlock their Constellations using materials obtained through completing quests, receiving Adventure Ranks rewards, and making offerings.

Total Number of Genshin Characters

As of now, Genshin Impact boasts 42 playable characters, inclusive of 6 announced characters set to be introduced in forthcoming updates and patch notes.

Navigating the Character Menu in Genshin Impact

The Character Menu in Genshin Impact is a comprehensive dashboard where players can manage their current party members to their full potential. It provides an overview of attributes, equipped weapons, artifacts, talents, constellations, character profile including birthday, affiliations, lore, voice lines, upgrades, and much more.

The Concept of Character Ascension in Genshin Impact

In addition to leveling up, characters in Genshin Impact can undergo ascension to advance to higher stages once they achieve the requisite Adventure Ranks 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 55. Each character can ascend six times. To initiate the ascension process, access the Character Menu and select the ‘Ascend’ button at the bottom right. The required materials for ascension will be displayed, and information on where to find any missing materials can be easily located by clicking on the required item.

Upon reaching the 1st and 4th Ascension Phases, characters learn their 1st and 2nd Passive Combat Talents. The 3rd Passive Utility Talent becomes available without the need for further ascension. The 2nd Ascension Phase yields a flat bonus attribute boost, which applies to one of the base attributes and continues to increase in the 3rd, 5th, and 6th Ascension Phases. Notably, reaching Ascension Phases 1, 3, and 5 also rewards the player with an Acquaint Fate.

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