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Genshin Impact: Best Characters For Each Element

Wondering which is the best character for each element in Genshin Impact? This guide has you covered with them and their options.

Genshin Impact has different elements and thus there are best characters suited for each. Players might be considering which to go for as there are quite a number of them in this game. Hence we have not only picked the best for you but even their alternatives. So let us quickly check the best characters for each element in Genshin Impact and their options.

Best Characters for Each Element in Genshin Impact


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There are 7 different elements in Genshin Impact so here we have 6 best characters and their second-best alternatives. The reason we have 6 is there is no Dendro character in the game right now.

Before checking these characters it is important that this is just my recommendation of the best characters. Your favorite character might be different due to your build and the ones you own. You can still have fun using your favorite characters. Now let us check this list.


Best Pyro Characters in Genshin Impact

Hu Tao is the best Pyro character in Genshin Impact. The reason is she has the highest damage output compared to all other pyro characters in the game. Her moves and abilities are also balanced and well-rounded allowing her to deal both normal and pyro damage that affects both normally and in AoE effects. The minor issue with this character is she can be quite tough to obtain. Here are the second-best options after Hu Tao.

  • Bennet
  • Klee


I also suggest you check our best Pyro characters Tier list to learn more about them.

Best Hydro Characters

Kamisato Ayato is the best Hydro character in the game right now. The current head of the Kamisato clan has a nice variety of attacks in his arsenal. These include both normal and AoE Hydro damage attacks, and he also has the ability Shunsuiken which allows him to turn normal attacks into AoE Hydro damage. These are two other Hydro characters that you might find useful.


  • Mona
  • Tartaglia

Best Anemo Characters

Xiao is the best Anemo character. He is one of the last five members of the Yakshas. This character is best for you if you are willing to take a bit of risk as he has high damage but low defense thus many consider him to be glass canon. What makes him even better is that he is also a great character for exploration. In case he doesn’t work for you then you could also try using these characters.

  • Kaedehara Kazuha
  • Venti

Best Electro Characters in Genshin Impact

Raiden Shogun is the best Electro character that you can get in Genshin Impact. She is a 5-star character that uses a Polearm as her weapon. She is the current Electro Archon of Inazuma and is also the vessel of Beelzebul. Her electro damage and AoE electro damage can leave the enemy quite shocked. If she doesn’t happen to be of your liking then you could also try using the following characters.

  • Keqing
  • Yae Miko

Best Cryo Characters

Ganyu is the best Cryo Character in Genshin Impact. She is a 5-star character that uses a Bow as her signature weapon. Talking about her normal attacks she can perform up to 6 consecutive shots. If you are looking for a high DPS character, and that too of the Cryo class then she is an easy pick. She has plenty of Cryo Damage in her arsenal for both normal and AoE attacks. While she might be the best, you still have these other options to choose from.

  • Kaeya
  • Shenhe

Best Geo Character

For the best Geo Character, we have Zhongli. He is the current vessel of the Geo Archon, Morax, and the consultant of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. He is a 5-star character that is best suited for the role of support DPS but is also fairly good as a Physical DPS. Zhongli uses a Polearm as his main weapon. In case he doesn’t work for you then the next best characters are:

  • Albedo
  • Arataki Itto

That sums up this list of the best characters for each element in Genshin Impact and their alternate options. If you like exploring then you might also find useful our guide on the best characters and teams for exploration. And if you are interested in leaks then check out our guide on all known information about Varka.