Meet Diverse World of Genshin Impact Characters and Their Art

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Do you know the difference between cryo, hydro, pyro, and anemo? We created Genshin Impact Characters guide with interesting facts( age, height, element)

The gameplay of Genshin Impact heavily depends on which characters you are using. More importantly, it depends on their elemental affinity and how it interacts with their abilities. There are elements corresponding to the basic elements such as electricity, fire, ice, water, air, and nature. Each element has its own use and synergy with others through special elemental reactions. These cover a wide range of possibilities such as freezing, melting, shocking, and many more. 

Each character in Genshin Impact can utilize these possibilities to differing degrees. The most powerful characters are those that best utilize these mechanics. These are usually those that we see higher up on the meta-tier lists and are most commonly used. However, sometimes a B-tier character is the perfect support to bring your team to the next level.

difference between cryo hydro pyro and anemo

Who are the most powerful characters in the Genshin Impact Tier List?

The meta just like in any game rapidly changes depending on the current enemies and character roster. A single support character can define a team and make characters drastically more powerful. Depending on the needs of the team many characters can fit in the roles but some rules do apply. Usually, teams will consist of a support, main and side damage dealer, and finally a healer. The healer spot can be flexible if your team can output insane amounts of damage to a point where mechanics and enemies don’t matter. 

However, this only happens in situations where you have very powerful gear and many constellations on your characters. For players just starting out you should always try and have at least some healing.

Genshin Impact Tier List

Here is our Genshin Impact character tier list of the top 5 characters in each grade. Each position is based on characters that do not have any constellations associated with them.


  • Razor
  • Kaeya
  • Noelle
  • Traveler (Geo)
  • Dehya


  • Diluc
  • Eula
  • QiQi
  • Barbara
  • Heizou


  • Keqing
  • Xiao
  • Jean
  • Itto
  • Cyno


  • Ayato
  • Albedo
  • Mona
  • Yoimiya
  • Venti


  • Bennet
  • Xiangling
  • Xingqiu
  • Yelan
  • Zhongli


  • Kazuha
  • Hu Tao
  • Nahida
  • Kokomi
  • Alhaitam

Is there a difference between male and female Genshin Impact Characters?

Each character in Genshin Impact is unique and has unique traits and characteristics. A female character like Yoimiya is a Pyro blow user, while Kazuha is an Anemo sword user. They differ in their abilities as well as their element and weapons but also in personality and physical traits. The only character with little to no difference in visuals and personality is the Traveler and their many elemental variants. 

Overall the whole cast of playable characters has a wide range of abilities, elements, and personalities to choose from. For many players what determines their favorite characters is their power level and place in the tier lists. But many players stick to their favorite characters no matter their tier or status in the meta.

What are the Best Genshin Impact Characters?

Genshin Impact characters cover 7 different elements and each has a top-tier character for it. For Hydro we have Yelan, a stellar Sub DPS that can output loads of damage when off the field. 

As for Cryo, we have Ayaka, a Main DPS with some of the highest damage output in good team composition. With Pyro, we have Hu Tao, a Main DPS that synergizes well with vaporize supports to deal lots of damage. For Anemo we have Kazuha, generally the best debuff and grouping character that fits into any team composition. With Electro we have Raiden, the Archon of Inazuma, and her massive DPS. For Geo, we have Zhongli the best shielder in the whole game. Finally, for Dendro we have Alhaitham the best Main DPS for the element.

Genshin Impact 5-star Characters

Each of the characters we have listed above happens to be a 5-star character. For those unfamiliar this essentially means that they are usually more powerful than 4-star characters and very difficult to obtain. To pull a 5-star character from a banner it is a 0.6% chance compared to 2.5% for a 4-star character. Furthermore, the pity to get a 5-star is at 90 compared to 10 for 4-star characters.

7 Elements Characters in Genshin Impact

Here are all the playable characters in the game sorted by their element. We also included a little insight into their kit and their primary use in a team.

1. Hydro Characters

  • Kokomi- Heavy healing support that applies a lot of hydro
  • Nilou- Beefy high HP support
  • Yelan- Great high damage off-field Sub DPS
  • Xingqiu- Great high Damage off-field Sub DPS
  • Childe- Fast-paced and versatile Main DPS
  • Mona- Great debug character with amazing combo potential
  • Ayato- High damage low mobility Main DPS
  • Barbara- Heavy healing support
  • Candace- Damage buffing support

2. Cryo Characters

  • Ayaka- High damage burst Main DPS
  • Ganyu- High damage ranged DPS
  • Shenhe- Cryo only support
  • Diana- Very good healing support
  • Layla-  Damage buffing support
  • Mika- Healing support
  • Rosaria- Damage dealing support
  • Eula- Physical Main DPS
  • Qiqi- Highest heals in the game
  • Chongqun- Physical Main DPS
  • Aloy- Situational Sub DPS
  • Kaeya- Good supportive DPS

3. Anemo Characters

  • Kazuha- Ultimate Anemo Support and Grouper
  • Faruzan-  Damage buffing support
  • Jean- Healing support
  • Venti- Grouping Sub DPS
  • Wanderer- Great Anemo Main DPS
  • Xiao- High damage Main DPS
  • Sucrose- Great grouping support
  • Heizou- Decent Sub DPS
  • Sayu- Healing Support
  • Traveler (Anemo)- Decent Sub DPS

4. Pyro Characters

  • Hu Tao- High Damage Main DPS
  • Bennett- Healing Damage Buffing Support
  • Xiangling- High Damage off-field Sub DPS
  • Yoimiya- Amazing Main DPS
  • Diluc- Combo Main DPS
  • Klee- Ranged Main DPS
  • Yanfei- Niche Main DPS
  • Dehya- Tanky buff Support
  • Amber- Okay Sub DPS
  • Thoma- Shielding Damage Support
  • Xinyan- Physical Main DPS

5. Electro Characters

  • Raiden- High Damage Burst Main DPS
  • Yae Miko- Off Field Sub DPS
  • Fischl- Off-Field Sub DPS
  • Kuki Shinobu- Great Healing Support
  • Sara- Damage Buffing Support
  • Cyno- Electro Main DPS
  • Keqing- Flashy and quick Main DPS
  • Beidou- Burst Sub DPS
  • Traveler (Electro)- Electro Support
  • Lisa- Debuffing Support
  • Dori- Healing Support
  • Razor- Physical Main DPS

6. Geo Characters

  • Zhongli- Shielding Support
  • Albedo- Burst Sub DPS
  • Garou- Buffing Support
  • Yun Jin- Shielding Support
  • Itto- High Damage Main DPS
  • Traveler (Geo)- Situational Sub DPS
  • Nigguang- Ranged Main DPS
  • Noelle- AOE Main DPS

7. Dendro Charachters 

  • Alhaitham- High Damage Main DPS
  • Nahida- Healing Support
  • Baizhu- Healing Support
  • Tighnari- Ranmged Sub DPS
  • Traveler (Dendro)- Healing Support
  • Collei- Buffing Support
  • Kirara- Damage Support
  • Yaoyao- Buffing Support
  • Kaveh- Buffing Support

Does Genshin Impact Characters Have Age?

Yes, each Genshin Impact character has their age and many other unique attributes. These range from their name, age, birthday, height, and finally element.

Genshin Characters Profile Table

The Traveler(Aether, Lumine)500+?5’1’’-5’4’’SwordAnemo. Geo, Electro, Dendro
Albedo<500September 135’14’’SwordGeo
Arataki Itto100+June 15’91’’ClaymoreGeo
AyakaKamisato18-20September 285’2’’SwordCryo
AyatoKamisato22-24March 265’91’’SwordHydro
Beidou22-27February 145’6’’ClaymoreElectro
Baizhu25-27April 255’91’’CatalystDendro
Barbara Pegg16-17July 55’1’’CatalystHydro
KazukaKadehara24-25October 295’2’’SwordAnemo
DilucRagnvindr22April 305’10’’Claymore Pyro

Genshin Impact Characters Birthday Art

genshin impact characters birthday

Each character in Genshin Impact has a set birthday date that is celebrated in the game each year. Usually, you can interact with the character in the game for some special dialogue and some artwork is released for them. The game celebrates a character’s birthday also by grating you that character’s Special Dish and other gifts. This applies to characters that you haven’t even unlocked yet.


How old is Raiden Shogun?

Raiden Shogun is around 3000 years old. Not much is known especially if she was alive during the Archon War.

How old is Alhaitham?

Alhaitam is anywhere from 25 to 27 years old.

How old is Yoimiya?

Yoimiya is anywhere from 18 to 20 years old.

What is a contextual Vector?

Contextual Vectors in Genshin impact are visuals that signify specific elements. Their purpose is to make the gameplay more intuitive and straightforward.

How old is Zhongli?

Zhongli also known as Morax is over 6000 years old during the events of the game.

How old is Hu Tao?

Hu Tao is 19 years old when the Traveler meets her in Genshin Impact.

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