Conquer Inazuma with these Genshin Impact 2.2 guides
Looking for the best Genshin Impact characters? Version 2.2 is drawing to a close, and although there were not many new faces besides Aloy and Thoma, we got to see both Hu Tao and Childe again. Hopefully these rebroadcasts were a sign of things to come and we might be able to get Albedo, Xiao or even Eula in version 2.3.
This also makes sense when you consider that we are likely to get part of the Oni gang leader, Arataki Itto, and the wolf boy general Gorou in the next version, which would leave some banner spaces open to older characters. But while there are always new and stronger characters coming to Genshin, it can be hard to know who is worth investing in or using in your party.
Each character is viable, but very few players have each one or ever will, simply because of how the banner system works. That means you have to settle for what you have, especially if you’re a player without money who does not want to postpone Primogems in an attempt to get every new character that appears. This is where this Genshin Impact tier list comes in. Below we will try to give you an idea of the overall strength and usefulness of each character as well as their usual role, which will hopefully give you an idea of whether or not you want to use them.
Each Genshin Impact character can be powerful if you build them right, but if you want to aim for the eternally elusive meta, this roster will help you get started.
Upcoming Genshin Impact characters
The only brand new Genshin Impact character we have in version 2.2 is the four-star Pyro polar transducer, Thoma, which everyone already knows from Inazuma’s archon quest. Thoma is available on the re-release of Hu Tao’s banner, Moment of Bloom, which is out right now. Since he is a four star, you also have a far better chance of actually getting him.
There are also Oni bad-boy, Arataki Itto and furry general, Gorou, but we are still waiting for confirmation if they will come in version 2.3, which we will get when the next version’s special program comes out.
Here are the best Genshin Impact characters
That best Genshin Impact ratings is:
|S||Ganyu, Hu Tao, Raiden Shogun, Venti, Bennett, Xingqui, Zhongli, Albedo, Ayaka|
|ONE||Thoma, Aloy, Kazuha, Klee, Jean, Sara, Diluc, Kokomi, Yanfei,, Yoimiya, Eula, Mona, Tartaglia, Xiao, Diona, Saccharose, Keqing, Ningguang, Razor, Fischl, Sayu|
|B||Barbara, Beidou, Chongyun, Kaeya, Noelle, Rosaria, Qiqi, Xiangling, Xinyan|
|C||Lisa, Traveler (Anemo and Geo), Amber|
Genshin Impact tier list
New Genshin Impact characters
The latest new Genshin Impact character is Thoma, a four-star Pyro rod swing that you can currently wish for on Hu Tao’s ‘Moment of Bloom’ banner.
All in all, his greatest strength is his ability to create Pyro shields by using his elemental skills and blasting. When in its burst state, he can also refresh these shields by attacking, and even stacking them, increasing damage resistance and refreshing cooling. This makes him a strong support.
Thoma may not be as good as Xingqiu, but he feels pretty similar in some ways, with a damage-reducing ability and an outburst that follows up on regular attacks with elemental attacks in the form of his Scorching Ooyoroi. His most unique trait is his ability to stack shields, and it will be interesting to see if that becomes the new standard for supporting characters.
How to get Genshin Impact ratings
To get Genshin Impact characters, use the game’s gacha system to ‘wish’ on a banner. You use Genshin Impact Primogems to purchase Intertwined Fate or Acquaint Fate that match a single wish and can be used individually or in sets of ten for a guaranteed four-star hero.
Different banners have different characters and boosted drag speeds, so if you want a certain character and do not want to spend money, it is better to save your Primogems and wait for them to appear. Genshin Impact Compassion and Soft Compassion Systems are also important to understand:
- After nine wishes without four stars, the tenth wish is guaranteed four-star.
- After 89 wishes without a five star, the 90th is guaranteed a five star. From 75 wishes onwards, the chance of drawing a five-star for each wish increases until it hits 100% on the 90th.
- After 79 wishes on a weapon banner without five stars, the 80th is guaranteed five stars. From 65 wishes onwards, the chance of drawing a five-star for each wish increases until it hits 100% on the 80th.
If you drag someone you already have, they will be converted to an item that lets you unlock a Constellation upgrade to your current version of the character. Genshin Impact also gives you five free characters (and one that is technically free):
- Amber: The course of history
- Noelle: Use ten of your free starter wishes on the beginner banner
- Kaeya: The course of history
- Lisa: The course of history
- Barbara: Complete the ‘Song of the Dragon and Freedom’ quest
- Xiangling: Clear floor three, chamber three in Spiral Abyss
You buy additional characters from a rotating pool at Paimons Bargains with Masterless Starglitter, a resource you gather through wishes. Its smaller twin, Masterless Stardust, is also earned through wishes and can be used to buy both kinds of destiny.