Genshin Impact characters

There are a whole host of Genshin Impact characters in the popular ARPG gacha game, with new additions on a regular basis. Here's the full roster

Genshin Impact characters: Arataki Itto, Raiden Shogun, and Zhongli

There is an ever-growing roster of Genshin Impact characters, with developer HoYoverse regularly releasing brand new units every few months. The hugely-popular, gacha-infused ARPG game has nearly 50 playable characters, each rooted in one of Genshin’s known regions – Monstadt, Liyue, Inazuma, and Snezhnaya.

HoYoverse has also released one of the Genshin Impact characters from further afield, having worked with Guerrilla Games to bring the Horizon series’ Aloy to the world of Teyvat. While Aloy is the only non-native character in the game right now, we could very well see HoYoverse team up with other studios in the future.

But what about the denizens of Teyvat itself? Sporting a great variety of characters, ranging from tiny cat folk to wine-enjoying gods, players are spoiled for choice each time the new Genshin Impact banner rolls round.

Read on to find out more about the Genshin Impact characters, including their rarity, which element they use, how to obtain them, and more.

Genshin Impact characters

How many characters are there in Genshin Impact? Right now, there are 47 playable Genshin Impact characters. The next playable character – Kamisato Ayato – is expected to debut sometime in Genshin Impact version 2.6, though this is yet to be confirmed by HoYoverse.

Portrait Character Rarity Element Weapon Region
Albedo 5 Star Geo Sword Monstadt
Genshin Impact characters: Aloy Aloy 4 Star Cryo Bow
Genshin Impact characters: Amber Amber 4 Star Pyro Bow Monstadt
Genshin Impact characters: Arataki Itto Arataki Itto 5 Star Geo Claymore Inazuma
Genshin Impact characters: Barbara Barbara 4 Star Hydro Catalyst Monstadt
Genshin Impact characters: Beidou Beidou 4 Star Electro Claymore Liyue
Genshin Impact characters: Bennett Bennett 4 Star Pyro Sword Monstadt
Genshin Impact characters: Chongyun Chongyun 4 Star Cryo Claymore Liyue
Genshin Impact characters: Collei Collei 4 Star Dendro Bow Sumeru
Genshin Impact characters: Diluc Diluc 5 Star Pyro Sword Monstadt
Genshin Impact characters: Diona Diona 4 Star Cryo Bow Monstadt
Genshin Impact characters: Dori Dori 4 Star Electro Sword Sumeru
Genshin Impact characters: Eula Eula 5 Star Cryo Claymore Monstadt
Genshin Impact characters: Fischl Fischl 4 Star Electro Bow Monstadt
 Genshin Impact characters: Ganyu Ganyu 5 Star Cryo Bow Liyue
Genshin Impact characters: Gorou Gorou 4 Star Geo Bow  Inazuma
Genshin Impact characters: Hu Tao Hu Tao 5 Star Pyro Catalyst Liyue
Genshin Impact characters: Jean Jean 5 Star Anemo Sword Monstadt
Genshin Impact characters: Kaeya Kaeya 4 Star Cryo Sword Monstadt
Genshin Impact characters: Ayaka Kamisato Ayaka 5 Star Cryo Sword Inazuma
Genshin Impact characters: Kamisato Ayato Kamisato Ayato 5 Star Hydro Sword Inazuma
Genshin Impact characters: Kaedhara Kazuha Kazuha 5 Star Anemo Sword Inazuma
Genshin Impact characters: Keqing Keqing 5 Star Electro  Sword Liyue
Genshin Impact characters: Klee Klee 5 Star Pyro Catalyst Monstadt
Genshin Impact characters: Sangonomiya Kokomi Kokomi 5 Star Hydro Catalyst Inazuma
Genshin Impact characters: Kujou Sara Kujou Sara 4 Star Electro Bow Inazuma
Genshin Impact characters: Kuki Shinobu Kuki Shinobu 4 Star Electro Sword Inazuma
Genshin Impact characters: Lisa Lisa 4 Star Electro Catalyst Monstadt
Genshin Impact characters: Mona Mona 5 Star Hydro Catalyst Monstadt
Genshin Impact characters: Ninguang Ninguang 4 Star Geo Catalyst Liyue
Genshin Impact characters: Noelle Noelle 4 Star Geo Claymore Monstadt
Genshin Impact characters: Qiqi Qiqi 5 Star Electro Sword Liyue
Genshin Impact characters: Raiden Shogun Raiden Shogun 5 Star Electro Polearm Inazuma
Genshin Impact characters: Razor Razor 4 Star Electro Claymore Monstadt
Genshin Impact characters: Rosaria Rosaria 4 Star Cryo Polearm Monstadt
Genshin Impact characters: Sayu Sayu 4 Star Anemo Claymore Inazuma
Genshin Impact characters: Shenhe Shenhe 5 Star Cryo Polearm Liyue
Genshin Impact characters: Shikanoin Heizou Shikanoin Heizou 4 Star Anemo Catalyst Inazuma
Genshin Impact characters: Sucrose Sucrose 4 Star Anemo Catalyst Monstadt
Genshin Impact characters: Tartaglia Tartaglia (Childe) 5 Star Hydro Bow Snezhnaya
Genshin Impact characters: Thoma Thoma 4 Star Pyro Polearm Inazuma
Genshin Impact characters: Tighnari Tighnari 5 Star Dendro Bow Sumeru
Genshin Impact characters: male Traveller Aether Traveller (Aether) 5 Star Multiple Sword
Genshin Impact characters: female Traveller Lumine Traveller (Lumine) 5 Star Multiple Sword
Genshin Impact characters: Venti Venti 5 Star Anemo Bow Monstadt
Genshin Impact characters: Xiangling Xiangling 4 Star Pyro Polearm Liyue
Genshin Impact characters: Xiao Xiao 5 Star Anemo Polearm Liyue
Genshin Impact characters: Xingqiu Xingqiu 4 Star Hydro Sword Liyue
Genshin Impact characters: Xinyan Xinyan 4 Star Pyro Claymore Liyue
Genshin Impact characters: Yae Miko Yae Miko 5 Star Electro Catalyst Inazuma
Genshin Impact characters: Yanfei Yanfei 4 Star Pyro Catalyst Liyue
Genshin Impact characters: Yelan Yelan 5 Star Electro Bow Liyue
Genshin Impact characters: Yoimiya Yoimiya 5 Star Pyro Bow Inazuma
Genshin Impact characters: Yun Jin Yun Jin 4 Star Geo Polearm Liyue
Genshin Impact characters: Zhongli Zhongli 5 Star Geo Polearm Liyue

Upcoming Genshin Impact characters

Currently there are two upcoming Genshin Impact characters which have been confirmed by HoYoverse: Dainsleif and Kamisato Ayato.

Dainsleaf was initially announced back at Tokyo Games Show 2020, though it’s going to be a long time before we get to see the enigmatic Bough Keeper in action.

Kuki Shinobu, meanwhile, were announced back at the end of March 2022, and will release during Genshin Impact 2.7 – Yelan in Phase One on May 31, and Shinobu in Phase Two.

The latest Genshin Impact character to be announced is Shikanoin Heizou, who was confirmed in May 2022.

Portrait Character Rarity Element Weapon Region
Genshin Impact characters: Dainsleif Dainsleif 5 Star Sword Khaenri’ah

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How to get characters in Genshin Impact

There are several ways to obtain characters in Genshin Impact.

Primarily, players will be required to wish on Genshin Impact banners using their hard-earned Primogems. However, there are a few other methods to acquire selected characters.

  • Archon Quests
  • Amber, Kaeya, and Lisa can all be obtained from the Prologue Chapter of the main story quest
  • Paimon’s Bargains
  • Two four star characters can be snapped up from the Paimon’s Bargains shop each month in return for 34 Masterless Starglitter
  • The March 2022 characters are Ninguang and Xingqiu
  • Limited Time Events
  • Limited Time Events usually require the player to take part over a period of time, with the promise of a unit or units at the end
  • The last Limited Time Event, Prosperous Partnerships, ran from January to February 2022, and allowed players to get a free copy of either Beidou, Chongyun, Ninguang, Xiangling, Xingqiu, or Xinyan
  • PlayStation players were given Aloy for free as a Limited Time Event during Version 2.1, while PC and Mobile players received her in Version 2.3
  • Permanent Events
  • Players who complete the quest ‘A Long Shot’ (unlocked at Adventure Rank 18) will receive a copy of Barbara
  • Players who complete Floor 3, Chamber 3 of the Spiral Abyss (unlocked at Adventure Rank 20) will receive a copy of Xiangling
  • Wishing on banners
  • There are two types of banner in Genshin Impact that players can wish on: ‘Character Event Wish’ banners, and the ‘Standard Wish’ banner
  • Character Event Wish banners change every few weeks, with each featuring a selected five star character and a handful of four stars
  • The current five star characters are Raiden Shogun and Sangonomiya Kokomi
  • The current four star characters are Bennett, Kujou Sara, and Xinyan
  • Meanwhile, the Standard Wish banner hosts all of the non-Character Event Wish characters
  • The Character Event Wish banner requires Intertwined Fate wishes, while the Standard Wish banner requires Acquaint Fate wishes

And there you have it, the full run-down of all of the Genshin Impact characters currently playable in-game. If you’re wondering which characters are the best, then check out this Genshin Impact tier list from our friends over at Pocket Tactics.