Genshin Impact tier list August 2023: best characters in 3.8

Our Genshin Impact tier list helps you find out where your favorite characters rank, so you can work out if you should roll for Kokomi or Wanderer in 3.8.

Genshin Impact tier list - Kokomi's official splash art against a forest background

We’ve spent a bunch of time with each of the Genshin Impact characters, ranking them against each other in numerous different areas to come up with this Genshin Impact tier list. There are also rumors of new characters on the way, and we plan to update this guide with them as soon as they’re available. So, as a result, we recommend that you bookmark this list and keep checking back to keep on top of the latest changes.

If you’re looking for other Hoyoverse games to play, we thoroughly recommend checking out our Honkai Star Rail tier list and Honkai Star Rail codes guides, we’ve also got information on each of the Honkai Impact characters and some Honkai Impact codes. For those of you who are only interested in Genshin, go ahead and browse our Genshin Impact codes list and Genshin Impact next banner guide.

Here are the best Genshin Impact characters:

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If you’re looking for the best healers, tanks, and damage dealers, we’ve made that clear in the following tier lists.

Genshin Impact DPS tier list

Tier Genshin Impact tier list
S Alhaitham, Ayaka, Ayato, Cyno, Diluc, Eula, Ganyu, Hu Tao, Itto, Nahida, Raiden Shogun, Tartaglia, Tighnari, Wanderer, Xiao
A Heizou, Keqing, Klee, Kokomi, Nilou, Noelle, Ningguang, Yanfei, Yoimiya
B Aloy, Beidou, Candace, Fischl, Kaveh, Mona, Razor, Rosaria, Xinyan, Yun Jin
C Dehya

Genshin Impact sub-DPS tier list

Tier Genshin Impact characters
S Albedo, Ayaka, Ayato, Fischl, Ganyu, Kazuha, Nahida, Nilou, Raiden Shogun, Tartaglia, Venti, Xingqiu, Yelan
A Baizhu, Beidou, Candace, Collei, Heizou, Kaeya, Kirara, Kokomi, Kuki Shinobu, Layla, Mona, Rosaria, Sara, Shenhe, Xiangling, Yae Miko, Zhongli
B Chongyun, Jean, Sucrose, Sayu, Traveler (anemo, dendro, and geo), Thoma
C Lisa
D Amber

Genshin Impact support tier list

Tier Genshin Impact tier list
S Baizhu, Bennett, Diona, Dori, Kazuha, Nahida, Raiden Shogun, Sucrose, Venti, Yaoyao, Zhongli
A Albedo, Barbara, Candace, Faruzan, Gorou, Jean, Kirara, Kokomi, Kuki Shinobu, Layla, Mika, Mona, Sara, Sayu, Shenhe, Thoma, Traveler (dendro), Qiqi, Yelan, Yun Jin
B Ayato, Chongyun, Ningguang, Noelle, Rosaria, Xinyan, Xingqiu
C Traveler (electro and geo)

Who are the best Genshin Impact characters?

The following characters are all ranked S-tier in our list of the best overall Genshin Impact characters.

Genshin Impact tier list - Alhaitham with his arm outstretched against a white background


In Genshin Impact, Alhaithm is great in a main DPS role, but can also slot into sub-DPS if the need arises. He’s a five-star character that wields a sword and has a dendro element.

Ayaka against a white background


If you’re after an amazing cryo damage dealer, Genshin Impact’s Ayaka is the girl for you. She wields a sword and is a five-star character with great burst potential.

Genshin Impact tier list - Ayato holding a water sword above his head against a white background


Ayaka’s brother is also great in a main or sub-DPS role but uses hydro damage instead or cryo. Genshin Impact’s Ayato is a five-star character that wields a sword.

Genshin Impact tier list - Baizhu with his hand up to a snake against a white background


Genshin Impact’s Baizhu is one of the best support characters in the game that can both shield and heal with his catalyst. He’s a five-star character and wields a catalyst.

Genshin Impact tier list - Bennett with his thumb up against a white background


Now for a four-star option, Genshin Impact’s Bennett is a great choice for a support character with some handy attack buffs. He wields a sword and his element is pyro.

Genshin Impact tier list - Tartaglia with his hand raised above his head against a white background


If you need a hydro DPS with strong multi-target damage, Genshin Impact’s Childe is the character for you. He’s a five-star character that wields a bow.

Genshin Impact character tier list - Cyno against a white background


Now for another DPS character, this time one who harnesses the electro element. Genshin Impact’s Cyno is a five-star character who wields a polearm.

Genshin Impact tier list - Diluc pulling on his glove against a white background


Genshin Impact’s Diluc has been a fan-favorite character who fits into a main DPS role for some time now. He wields a claymore, harnesses the pyro element, and is a five-star rarity.

Genshin Impact tier list - Diona looking concerned while she pours some wine against a white background


If you’re in need of an adorable cryo support character, look no further than Genshin Impact’s Diona. She’s a four-star rarity so slightly easier to obtain and she wields a bow.

Genshin Impact character tier list - Dori against a white background


Another adorable support option is the five-star electro character Genshin Impact’s Diona. She wields a claymore and is great at regenerating energy for your team.

Genshin Impact tier list - Eula holding a sword behind her back against a white background


If you’re in need of a strong five-star cryo DPS unit capable of dishing out high-impact physical damage with her claymore, look no further than Genshin Impact’s Eula.


Genshin Impact’s Ganyu wields a bow and is a five-star rarity character. She harnesses the cryo element and fits nicely into the role of ranged DPS.

Genshin Impact tier list - Hu Tao running away from the camera and looking back against a white background

Hu Tao

This polearm-wielding five-star pyro character fits amazingly into a main DPS role. Genshin Impact’s Hu Tao dishes out harsh single-target damage and succeeds in all game modes.

Genshin Impact tier list - Itto holding a large club over his shoulder against a white background


Looking for a geo character to fit the main DPS role? Genshin Impact’s Itto is your man. He’s a five-star claymore wielder and is brilliant against both bosses and mobs.

Genshin Impact tier list - Kazuha removing a wind sword from its sheath against a white background


Genshin Impact’s Kazuha is a five-star anemo character that has strong supporting capabilities. He wields a sword and has good off-field elemental applications as well.

Genshin Impact tier list - Nahida with her arm above her head summoning a green star


This pint-sized dendro support unit is a five-star character who wields a catalyst. Genshin Impact’s Nahida does a great job at buffing your team and dealing light damage.

Genshin Impact tier list - Raiden pulling a sword out of her cleavage against a white background


One of Pocket Tactics’ favorite characters is Genshin Impact’s Raiden. She’s a five-star electro character who wields a polearm and fits perfectly into a main or sub-DPS slot.

Genshin Impact character tier list - A boy with bunny ears and a floating ball of flowers


Genshin Impact tier list - Venti holding his harp against a white background


Genshin Impact tier list - Wanderer holding the brim of his hat against a white background


Genshin Impact tier list - Xiao removing his mask against a white background


Genshin Impact tier list - Xingqiu with his arm outstretched against a white background


Genshin Impact tier list - Yelan casting ice magic above her head against a white background


Genshin Impact tier list - Zhongli holding a polearm against his back against a white background


And that’s it for our Genshin Impact tier list. We recommend that you check out our Genshin Impact reroll instructions to learn how to get your favorite character from day one. For something a little less Hoyoverse, head on over to our Pokédex and Pokémon promo code guides.