The best Genshin Impact builds for each character

How to get the most out of your Genshin Impact characters

Several Genshin Impact characters smiling together

Looking for the best Genshin Impact builds? Genshin Impact characters are obtainable through banners, which give you a chance to pull various characters and weapons through Wishes. Some characters are more powerful than others – as our Genshin Impact tier list will attest – but no matter who you pull, we’re here to help you get the best performance out of them.

When putting together a Genshin Impact team, you’ll need to take into account Genshin Impact elemental reactions – each character specialises in the use of one particular element, apart from the Traveler, who is able to wield both Anemo and Geo. Swapping your teammates out and using different elements in sequence produces powerful effects, so we recommend using a varied lineup.

Some characters are best suited to damage, while others perform better in a support role – depending on the build you choose, you can capitalise on different aspects of their toolkit to help them serve your team better. In order to buff your characters, you need to equip them with Genshin Impact artifacts and Genshin Impact weapons. You can also upgrade your character’s Constellations, but this requires obtaining a duplicate of that character from a Wish. Here are the best Genshin Impact builds for each character:

The best Genshin Impact builds for each character:

Genshin Impact's new character Ayaka in Inazuma

Ayaka

Cryo Sword

The best Genshin Impact Ayaka build is:

DPS BUILD

  • Mistsplitter Reforged
  • Blizzard Strayer (four-set)

Kazuha from Genshin Impact 1.6 clutching his sword as enemies begin to approach him

Kazuha

Anemo Sword

The best Genshin Impact Kazuha build is:

DPS BUILD

  • Freedom-Sworn
  • Viridescent Venerer (four-set)

Genshin Impact Eula standing in front of a city at sunset

Eula

Cryo Claymore

The best Genshin Impact Eula build is:

DPS BUILD

  • The Song of Broken Pines
  • Pale Flame two-set & Bloodstained Chivalry two-set

Yanfei

Pyro Catalyst

The best Genshin Impact Yanfei build is:

DPS BUILD

  • Solar Pearl
  • Crimson Witch of Flames artifact set

Rosaria from Genshin Impact holding onto her Dragonspine Spear from her best build.

Rosaria

Cryo Polearm

The best Genshin Impact Rosaria build is:

DPS BUILD

  • Dragonspine Spear
  • Berserker artifact set

Hu Tao holding the Staff of Homa polearm

Hu Tao

Pyro Polearm

The best Genshin Impact Hu Tao build is:

DPS BUILD

  • Guide to Afterlife
  • Crimson Witch of Flames artifact set

Xiao

Anemo Polearm

The best Genshin Impact Xiao build is:

DPS Build

  • Primordial Jade Winged-Spear
  • Gladiator’s Finale artifact set & Viridescent Venerer artifact set

Ganyu, the Cyro Archer in Genshin Impact

Ganyu

Cryo Bow

The best Genshin Impact Ganyu build is:

DPS build

  • Amos’ Bow
  • Wanderer’s Troupe artifact set

Support build

  • Skyward Harp
  • Blizzard Strayer artifact set

Diluc

Pyro Claymore

The best Genshin Impact Diluc build is:

DPS build

  • Wolf’s Gravestone or Prototype Archaic
  • Crimson Witch of Flames artifact set

Venti

Anemo Bow

The best Genshin Impact Venti build is:

Support build

  • Favonius Warbow or The Stringless
  • Viridescent Venerer or Noblesse Oblige artifact sets

Klee is using her Sparks 'n' Splash ability while running through a group of enemies. This skill is a big part of her best build in Genshin Impact.

Klee

Pyro Catalyst

The best Genshin Impact Klee build is:

DPS build

  • Skyward Atlas or Solar Pearl
  • Crimson Witch of Flames four-set or Crimson Witch of Flames two-set and Gladiator’s Finale two-set

Jean, one of the characters in Genshin Impact, is the leader of the Knights of Favonius, and is one of the stronger Anemo characters with some of the best healing builds.

Jean

Anemo Sword

The best Genshin Impact Jean build is:

DPS build

  • Aquila Favonia or Prototype Rancour
  • Gladiator’s Finale four-set or Gladiator’s Finale two-set and Bloodstained Chivalry two-set

Albedo

Geo Sword

The best Genshin Impact Albedo build is:

Sub DPS build

  • Harbinger of Dawn or Festering Desire
  • Archaic Petra four set

Genshin Impact Zhongli standing in Liyue Harbour

Zhongli

Geo Polearm

The best Genshin Impact Zhongli build is:

Support build

  • Archaic Petro
  • Skyward Spine or Favonius Lance

Ningguang in the middle of her standing idle animation in Genshin Impact

Ningguang

Geo Catalyst

The best Genshin Impact Ningguang build is:

DPS build

  • Archaic Petra two-piece
  • Gladiator’s finale two-piece
  • Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds

Lisa, one of the free characters in Genshin Impact, is an Electro mage who has a witch's hat. She is the librarian of the group and has a decent build for beginners.

Lisa

Electro Catalyst

The best Genshin Impact Lisa build is:

Support build

  • Skyward Atlas or Favonius Codex
  • Noblesse Oblige set or Thundering Fury set

Keqing

Electro Sword

The best Genshin Impact Keqing build is:

DPS build

  • Aquila Favonia
  • Bloodstained Chivalry or Gladiator’s Finale artifact set

Fischl, the bow-wielding Electro character, looking off into the distance in front of Genshin Impact's main island

Fischl

Electro Bow

The best Genshin Impact Fischl build is:

Support build

  • The Stringless
  • Two-piece Thundering Fury set and the two-piece Gladiator’s Finale set

Genshin Impact Qiqi surrounded by white ghosts

Qiqi

Cryo Sword

The best Genshin Impact Qiqi build is:

Support build

  • Sacrificial Sword or Skyward Blade
  • Noblesse Oblige or Maiden Beloved artifact set

Genshin Impact Tartaglia riding a wave in Liyue

Tartaglia (Childe)

Hydro Bow

The best Genshin Impact Tartaglia (Childe) build is:

DPS build

  • Skyward Harp or Rust
  • Heart of Depth or Ocean Conqueror

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Mona

Hydro Catalyst

The best Genshin Impact Mona build is:

Sub DPS build

  • The Widsith or Skyward Atlas
  • Noblesse Oblige or Ocean Conqueror artifact set

best-genshin-impact-characters-xiangling

Xiangling

Pyro Polearm

The best Genshin Impact Xiangling build is:

DPS build

  • Crescent Pike, Skyward Spine or White Tassel
  • Gladiator’s Finale two-set and Crimson Witch of Flames two-set or Bloodstained Chivalry two-set

Razor in Genshin Impact

Razor

Electro Claymore

The best Genshin Impact Razor build is:

DPS build

  • Wolf’s Gravestone
  • Gladiator’s Finale or Thundering Fury artifact set

Genshin Impact Barbara surrounded by musical notes

Barbara

Hydro Catalyst

The best Genshin Impact Barbara build is:

Support build

  • Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers or Prototype Amber
  • Maiden Beloved artifact set

Genshin Impact Sucrose standing in Mondstadt

Sucrose

Anemo Catalyst

The best Genshin Impact Sucrose build is:

Sub DPS build

  • Sacrificial Fragments
  • Viridescent Venerer artifact set

Genshin Impact's Chongyun conjuring a swirl of ice around him

Chongyun

Cryo Claymore

The best Genshin Impact Chongyun build is:

DPS build

  • Wolf’s Gravestone or Skyward Pride
  • Gladiator’s Finale two-set and Blizzard Strayer two-set or Martial Artist two-set

Genshin Impact Diona feeding two adorable kittens

Diona

Cryo Bow

The best Genshin Impact Diona build is:

Support build

  • Sacrificial Bow or Favonius Warbow
  • Noblesse Oblige artifact set

Genshin Impact Bennett giving a thumbs-up

Bennett

Pyro Sword

The best Genshin Impact Bennett build is:

Support build

  • Festering Desire
  • Noblesse Oblige artifact set

DPS build

  • Festering Desire
  • Crimson Witch two-set and Noblesse Oblige two-set

Genshin Impact Xinyan smiling in Liyue harbour

Xinyan

Pyro Claymore

The best Genshin Impact Xinyan build is:

DPS build

  • The Unforged
  • Noblesse Oblige two-set and Bloodstained Chivalry two-set

Genshin Impact Xingqiu smiling and showing off his ruffled sleeves

Xingqiu

Hydro Sword

The best Genshin Impact Xingqiu build is:

Sub DPS build

  • Skyward Blade or Sacrificial Sword
  • Noblesse Oblige artifact set

Genshin Impact Noelle holding a claymore, surrounded by golden prisms

Noelle

Geo Claymore

The best Genshin impact Noelle build is:

DPS build

  • Whiteblind
  • Retracing Bolide artifact set

Support build

  • White Iron Greatsword
  • Maiden Beloved artifact set

Genshin Impact Kaeya wearing a white fur cape and smiling

Kaeya

Cryo Sword

The best Genshin Impact Kaeya build is:

Support build:

  • Sacrificial Sword
  • Instructor artifact set

DPS build:

  • The Flute
  • Gladiator’s Finale artifact set

best-genshin-impact-characters-traveler

Traveler

Geo/Anemo Sword

The best Genshin Impact Traveler build is:

Anemo build

  • Iron Sting
  • Viridescent Venerer or Instructor artifacts

Geo build

  • Sacrificial Sword
  • Gambler artifacts

Ningguang, a four-star Geo character in Genshin Impact

Ningguang

Geo Catalyst

The best Genshin Impact Ningguang build is:

DPS build

  • Memory of Dust or Skyward Atlas
  • Archaic Petra two-set, and either Gladiator’s Finale two-set, or Noblesse Oblige two-set

Genshin Impact Beidou smiling while holding a weapon

Beidou

Electro Claymore

The best Genshin Impact Beidou build is:

DPS build

  • Wolf’s Gravestone, Prototype Archaic, or Rainslasher
  • Thundering Fury two-set and Gladiator’s Finale two-set, or Berserker

Genshin Impact Amber grinning and tipping her goggles

Amber

Pyro Bow

The best Genshin Impact Amber build is:

DPS build

  • Prototype Crescent or Sharpshooter’s Oath
  • Wanderer’s Troupe artifacts

Support build

  • Stringless bow
  • Lavawalker Noblesse Oblige artifact set

Those are the best Genshin Impact builds for each character – we’ll be sure to keep our list updated when Genshin Impact new characters arrive. Wondering when you’ll have a chance to pull someone new? Our Genshin Impact banners guide has everything you need to know about upcoming reruns.

Original article written by Marloes Valentina Stella

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