Genshin Impact is a unique, fast-paced 2D fighting game that features some of the best 4-star characters in gaming. This list includes Gatchaman’s Ken Washio, Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and Fubuki from Girls Frontline Online with their impressive movesets and traits.
The “who is the best 4-star in genshin impact” is a question that has been asked many times. The 10 characters that are listed below are all 4-star characters and have their own strengths.
Let’s be honest about it. In a game like this, half of us roll on new banners for the 4-star heroes in Genshin Impact, which is absolutely great. Characters of lesser rarity may be just as excellent as, if not better than, 5-star characters! Plus, getting numerous copies (constellations) for your 4-stars is a lot easier!
Most players will wind up having a few of 4-star characters at C6 just by rolling with free primogems if they play the game consistently. Given how much constellations may alter a character’s gameplay, this is a major advantage for 4-star heroes.
As a result, we’re going to go through our list of the finest 4-star characters in Genshin Impact today. We’ll rate our top 10 from best to worst, explain why, and show you how to utilize them most successfully.
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What’s Here & Why
Before we get started, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- This list is meant to give you a broad idea of what each character has to offer.
- All ascension passives will be unlocked since we’ll be working with max levels (90) characters.
- Certain characters will become substantially more helpful depending on your team’s composition.
- Every character is feasible if you devote enough time to them and form a support group around them. As a result, feel free to play as any of your favorite characters. Meta choices are only important for immaculate Spiral Abyss runs.
Genshin Impact’s Top 10 4-Star Characters
Let’s take a closer look at each of these four-star personalities.
Bennett is number one (Pyro Sword)
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Burst Support is the role of the burst supporter.
Bennett is widely regarded as the finest 4-star character in the game, despite being the unluckiest adventurer in all of Teyvat and ostracized by practically all exploring teams. This is due to his burst offering the game’s greatest ATK boost.
Bennett generates a field for 12 seconds that supercharges any friendly standing in it with a percentage of his basic attack (primary stat of his weapon + ATK of his character level). You’re effectively receiving all of Bennett’s ATK as a bonus at max skill level.
This is why so many teams use Bennett. Start a battle with Bennett’s burst, then cycle through the rest of your team’s bursts and combos to deliver enormous damage. Combine this with the 4-piece Noblesse Oblige artifact set to increase the power of his burst and give the whole party a 20% ATK boost (which also lasts as long as his burst conveniently).
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Also, since Bennett is a Pyro, if you have another Pyro on your team, you may use Pyro Resonance to get a continual 25% ATK benefit for the whole team.
Bennett’s burst has a cheap energy cost (just 60), thus if you build enough Energy Recharge on him, you may have it on standby again by the time the cooldown goes out.
Bennett has one of the finest abilities for manufacturing energy particles for the squad, which helps. We suggest utilizing the tap form of his talent to keep the cooldown short so you can switch to Bennett often for additional energy.
If you’re running Bennett at C0, make sure the active character you’re playing has at least 70% health to benefit from his burst’s ATK increase. Bennett’s blast, on the other hand, will heal you (which is nice, but not ideal for doing damage).
Thankfully, attaining C1 will eliminate this limitation, giving you both an ATK boost and healing. Additionally, as a bonus, it adds extra 20% to Bennett’s ATK! When he reaches C5, his burst’s skill level will be raised even higher, giving it even more ATK and healing.
IMPORTANT: Avoiding C6 is highly advised. While the Pyro infusion is beneficial to Pyro characters, it makes Bennett’s burst ineffective (if not harmful) for all other elemental characters. Bennett’s C6 should be avoided until miHoYo gives the option to turn constellations off.
Xiangling is the second name for Xiangling (Pyro Polearm)
| Image: miHoYo via Jeffrey Hsu/HGG | The god of the stove and a rising star in the culinary world.
Off-Field DPS is the role of this character.
Because completing Floor 3 of the Spiral Abyss guarantees every player one copy of Xiangling, the rising star chef of Liyue is a familiar sight in most teams. Thankfully, she’s also one of the greatest 4-star off-field DPS characters, slashing and burning foes into ingredients for later use.
Xiangling is most known for her immensely strong burst, which creates a flaming tornado that spins around your active character for 10 seconds. The tornado spins around quickly, causing significant damage and applying Pyro to whatever it touches.
This lets you to switch to another character who can benefit from Xiangling’s continual Pyro application to spark strong elemental reactions (ideally Melt or Vaporize).
When she claims her supper is fighting back…while battling people, we’re always worried. | Image courtesy of Jeffrey Hsu/HGG and miHoYo
She may also utilize her ability to summon Guoba, who would constantly spout fire at any close enemy. Guoba’s flames will lower their Pyro resistance by 15% if you have Xiangling at C1, making her burst strike even harder. Guoba will leave a chili pepper behind when he vanishes, which will offer the character who picks it up a 10% ATK bonus for 10 seconds.
Just keep in mind that Guoba is fully immobile, and his aiming is a little haphazard, so don’t depend on him for damage or energy production. To guarantee he receives some hits, we suggest throwing him near your primary target.
If you can get Xiangling to C4 or C6, her burst becomes even more helpful. The first gives her burst an extra 4 seconds of duration, for a total of 14 seconds, while the second gives the whole squad a 15% Pyro damage increase while her burst is active.
You’ll have to rely on the rest of your squad to fill up Xiangling’s burst gauge since her burst needs 80 energy and her talent isn’t particularly consistent in creating energy. To further increase her Energy Recharge and make her burst strike even stronger, we suggest using the 4-piece Emblem of Severed Fate artifact set.
3. Xingqiu Xingqiu Xingqiu X (Hydro Sword)
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Off-Field Support is my job title.
Those in need will always be protected by the chilvarous bookworm and heir to Liyue’s Feiyun Commerce Guild. It’s appropriate for someone whose skill and burst center on defending the group while fending off foes.
For one reason, Xingqiu is towards the top of our list. Xingqiu is one of the finest 4-star characters in Genshin Impact for setting up and triggering elemental reactions since no one else in the game can apply Hydro as often as he can.
His ability is a straightforward double strike that gives Hydro damage to foes while also generating three rain swords surrounding your active character for 15 seconds.
These rain swords minimize damage suffered, let you avoid being stunned, and apply Hydro to foes who come into touch with your character every few seconds. When they expire or break, they also heal a tiny amount dependent on Xingqiu’s maximum HP.
It never hurts to have a little rain… | Image courtesy of Jeffrey Hsu/HGG and miHoYo
Xingqiu’s burst is essentially a more powerful version of his talent. Your rain sword barrier will be maxed up for 15 seconds, and each regular attack performed by your active character will send a hail of rain blades at your target. These blades do a lot of Hydro damage and apply Hydro at a rapid pace to the adversary.
As a result, Xingqiu is one of Genshin Impact’s finest off-field supporters. Change to a character that can reliably apply a different element and watch the elemental reactions wreak havoc on your enemies.
Xingqiu has just two disadvantages. The first is that his ability has a high cooldown of 21 seconds and produces little energy. If you can get your hands on the Sacrificial Sword weapon, you can greatly improve his skill’s uptime.
The second is that his blast costs 80 energy, thus making sure he has enough Energy Recharge is crucial. As his burst is his distinguishing strength, we highly suggest the 4-piece Emblem of Severed Fate artifact set to assist mitigate this problem.
While none of Xingqiu’s constellations are required for him to operate, his C2 lengthens his burst by 3 seconds and lowers foes’ Hydro resistance. If you can get him to C6, you’ll be able to aid him with his energy problems since every third rain blade from his burst will give him 3 energy.
4. Sugar (sucrose) (Anemo Catalyst)
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Role: Sub-DPS & Set Up
Sucrose is perhaps the finest Anemo character in Genshin Impact, outshining even Venti and Kazuha in certain circumstances, despite being a 4-star character. Mondstadt’s shy bio-alchemist provides some of the best crowd control in Genshin Impact, as well as tremendous Elemental Mastery bonuses.
Let’s take a look at Sucrose’s passives before we get into her playstyle. Swirl gives party members of the matching element a 50 Elemental Mastery bonus for 8 seconds when she activates it (ex. Swirl with Pyro, Pyro members get the buff). All other party members will get 20% of Sucrose’s Elemental Mastery for 8 seconds if she hits an opponent with her skill or burst.
Elemental Mastery should naturally be stacked on Sucrose’s primary stat. Even more so if you equip her with the 4-piece Viridescent Venerer artifact set, which increases her overall damage and shreds foes’ elemental resistances.
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Her skill and burst both produce a gigantic vacuum, sucking foes towards the center, knocking them out, and spreading any components inside the vortex to all struck enemies. The distinction between the two is that the skill only works once, whilst the burst absorbs another element and keeps the effect running for 6 seconds.
Her skills, when paired with her passives, make her ideal for clumping foes together, weakening them, and boosting her party’s Elemental Mastery before unleashing improved assaults on your perfectly clumped adversaries.
The more foes you capture in your vortex, the more energy you produce. This frequently creates a nice little feedback loop for fueling your team’s burst gauges, which is particularly handy since Sucrose’s burst costs 80 energy to cast.
Furthermore, all of her constellations double down on her capacity to achieve what we just spoke about. Her C1 gives her talent an extra charge, enabling you to more easily place adversaries at will. C4 reduces the cooldown on her skill by 7 seconds for every 7 normal/charged strikes, which is a beneficial thing because you may spread the element from one adversary to another with your basic attacks. Finally, depending on whatever element is absorbed in her burst, C6 enhances your party’s elemental damage by 20%.
Noelle is number five (Geo Claymore)
One day, she’ll be the best knight in the world. She’ll be able to take care of herself whenever she learns to do so. | Image: miHoYo via Jeffrey Hsu/HGG
Main DPS/Carrying role
Monstadt’s faithful female knight-in-training is more than equipped to be one of the city’s most stalwart defenders. If only she didn’t have the unfortunate habit of carrying everyone’s troubles on her shoulders, as shown by her ability to carry a whole squad by herself.
Noelle is an all-in-one tank, DPS, and healer. While properly geared Noelle is perhaps the greatest 4-star character in Genshin Impact, she does take a lot of effort to completely bring out her potential.
Her ability forms a 12-second barrier around the group that is very efficient at absorbing damage. If a party member’s health drops below 30%, a secondary instance of the shield will activate, lasting 20 seconds for that character alone. Only once every 60 seconds is this possible.
While protected by her talent, each of her strikes has a 50% chance of healing the whole party. While the skill’s cooldown is somewhat high (24 seconds), every four assaults from Noelle reduces it by one second.
Noelle will sweep away even a swarm of ruin guards. | Image: miHoYo via Jeffrey Hsu/HGG
Thankfully, her burst is focused on remaining on the field and swinging until all foes have been defeated. Noelle’s sword is infused with Geo for 15 seconds, doubling in size and gaining an ATK boost dependent on her DEF. By the conclusion of her burst, you’ll usually have her skill on standby again, and if you have enough Energy Recharge, you may trigger her burst again to restart the cycle.
You’ll want to stack DEF as high as can since everything about Noelle scales with it (shield strength, healing, burst damage). To double down on the DEF and Geo damage bonuses, aim for the 4-piece Husk of Opulent Dreams artifact set.
Noelle is another character that improves significantly with each constellation level, similar to Sucrose. While both her skill and burst are engaged, her C1 ensures that each strike heals. When C4’s shield is depleted, she unleashes a tremendous Geo explosion. C6’s burst damage is amplified even more, and the duration of each opponent slain is increased by one second.
Fischl, number six (Electro Bow)
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Off-Field Support is my job title. & Sub DPS
The self-proclaimed princess from another realm and her devoted raven companion Oz provide every squad they’re assigned fresh possibilities. Fischl may either set up Electro reactions for her team or blast adversaries with a shower of arrows, with a concentration on continual Electro damage.
Fischl’s versatility and usefulness make her one of the greatest 4-star characters in Genshin Impact, with a diversified moveset befitting an alien monster. Her ability transports Oz to her selected location, destroying all around opponents with lightning bolts for 10 seconds. She may also charge a shot at Oz, doing tremendous AoE damage.
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Unfortunately, the talent has a 25-second cooldown, but she may get around it by transforming into Oz, crashing into adversaries, then redeploying him into the field with her burst. Furthermore, initiating any Electro-reaction with your active character while Oz is active causes foes to take damage equal to 80 percent of Fischl’s ATK.
To optimize Fischl’s damage output, we suggest using a 2-piece Thundering Fury and 2-piece ATK artifact combination.
If you manage to raise Fischl’s constellation to C1, you’ll be able to turn her into a decent normal attacker, since each shot will trigger a second attack worth 22 percent of her ATK. Combine this with her relatively high attack speed and the ability to cancel animations, and she transforms into a machine gun.
If you achieve C6, Oz’s duration is increased by 2 seconds, and he joins your active character’s regular attacks while he is active.
Ningguang is number seven (Geo Catalyst)
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Main DPS is my role.
The governing Tianquan of Liyue and arguably Teyvat’s wealthiest individual. She’s all about establishing authority and weaponizing her money on the battlefield, as befits her temperament.
If you want to annihilate large groups of foes with AoE, Ningguang is the greatest 4-star champion for the job. However, you’ll need her at C1 to maintain a continual AoE presence, since all of her standard strikes will cause an AoE explosion on hit.
It’s not difficult to get to C1 thanks to Paimon’s Exchange and the free Liyue character from each year’s Lantern Rite. Aside from that, she’s still a master at inflicting single-target damage.
Ningguang receives 1 Star Jade every time she strikes an adversary with a standard attack (empowered ammunition for her charged attack). You’ll want to cycle from three standard strikes into a charged attack whenever feasible, since she can hold up to three of them at once. This is especially useful since her charged strike consumes no energy while she possesses a Star Jade.
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Her talent, which conjures a giant jade barrier in front of her, adds to her assault. This screen may deflect enemy projectiles, and stepping across it for 10 seconds gives that player a 12 percent Geo damage bonus. A appropriate introduction for Liyue’s monarch.
Furthermore, if Ningguang performs her burst while the jade screen on her talent is still up, it will do considerably more damage! It also helps that her burst only costs 40 energy, so you’ll be able to keep hammering your opponents. Just make sure you have adequate room around you, since the surroundings might impede her burst’s missiles.
You’ll probably want Ningguang to be your primary DPS if you’re running her. You’ll want to pair a 2-piece Archaic Petra with a 2-piece ATK artifact set to optimize her damage output.
In terms of the rest of her constellations, Ningguang receives a significant enhancement at C2, enabling her to recast her talent instantaneously if it is destroyed (takes too much damage, she casts her burst, or deploys another screen). When you use C6’s burst, you’ll get a staggering 7 Star Jades, enabling you to quickly follow up with the mother of all charged strikes.
Diona is number eight (Cryo Bow)
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Shield/Healer Support is my role.
The small cat-girl with a vengeance against the wine business is next on our list, thanks to her incredible shielding/healing powers, outstanding energy production, and one-of-a-kind ability to lower stamina costs.
To begin, we’d want to emphasize that Diona’s value stems only from her role as a support. Even when constructed for it, she has a poor damage output and instead scales solely with HP (both for shield strength and healing done).
To that end, her most prominent feature is her talent, which, depending on whether you press or hold the button, unleashes 2 or 5 missiles. When the missiles collide with an adversary, they create a shield surrounding the group that lasts longer with each subsequent missile. We highly advise utilizing the hold form of her talent whenever possible, since the shield absorbs more damage.
In addition, when the group is protected, you move 10 percent quicker and use 10% less stamina. Given the scarcity of mobility buffs, much alone ones that reduce stamina use, this is great. You’ll want to keep Diona’s shield up and running as much as possible.
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Surprisingly, Diona’s skill is one of the few in the game that increases the duration of its impact as talent level increases. You want to get her skill to at least talent level 7 as soon as possible to get the most out of it (2.4 seconds per missile, 12 seconds total).
Her burst generates a cold mist in front of her that lasts for a few moments, causing damage and weakening opponents’ attacks by 10% while healing party members inside it. Unfortunately, she’ll have to spend a lot of Energy Recharge to keep it going, since it consumes 80 energy.
With that in mind, if you don’t have anybody else running it in your party, we suggest opting with a 4-piece Noblesse Oblige artifact set to make Diona an opener. Otherwise, use a combination of 2-piece Emblem of Severed Fates and 2-piece Tenacity of the Millelith to give her additional Energy Recharge and HP, which will help her be more effective.
If at all feasible, obtain Diona C1, which gives her a 15 energy return every time she uses her burst to aid with her expensive cost. If you reach C6, you may supercharge her blast to give friends inside it either extra healing or a large Elemental Mastery benefit, depending on their health.
Beidou (nine) (Electro Claymore)
Being captain has many perks, like the ability to drink anytime you want. | Image: miHoYo Hsu Jeffrey/HGG
On our list of the top 4-star characters in Genshin Impact, the famous leader of The Crux and Ningguang’s perpetual headache is undoubtedly the most hardest to master. Anyone who frequently plays her will tell you how much fun (and how deadly) it is to properly counter your opponents’ strikes.
Beidou is a peculiar example in that she is one of the few characters in the game that want to be struck. At the very least, while she’s practicing her expertise. You may either press her talent to swing her sword in a broad arc right away, or keep it down to construct a shield that absorbs damage while charging up her strike.
To increase the damage of her talent, you must either be struck twice while holding the shield OR tap the skill at the precise instant Beidou is hit. The most optimal approach to play Beidou is to tap the skill and use it as a counter strike, however both techniques guarantee you inflict maximum damage, have a better chance of staggering the adversary, extend the range, and produce more energy.
When used at maximum charge or as a counter, the skill increases the damage and speed of Beidou’s normal/charged attacks by 15% for 10 seconds, thereby turning Beidou into a monster.
The counter-offensive is in full swing. | Tenfold vengeance. Image courtesy of Jeffrey Hsu/HGG and miHoYo.
Her burst, on the other hand, creates a lightning aura surrounding the group for 15 seconds, reducing damage received and decreasing the probability of getting stunned. Each normal/charged assault you make against an adversary will also trigger lightning to arc between surrounding targets.
You may opt to shift to another character to take use of the Electro aura to trigger responses or to double down on Beidou’s counterattack and make her even more of a menace while her burst lasts between character transfers.
You’ll want to keep Beidou’s burst as much as possible since it’s so helpful. To assist offset the 80 energy cost, we suggest choosing the 4-piece Emblem of Severed Fates artifact set. 2-piece Thundering Fury and 2-piece ATK are more handy if you want to make her your party’s primary DPS.
Beidou, like her closest friend/headache Ningguang, reaps the advantages of C1, which provides her with a 15 percent health shield everytime she utilizes her burst. C4 also causes Beidou desire to be struck right in the face in order to charge her usual strikes with Electro damage for 10 seconds.
Yun Jin is number ten (Geo Polearm)
With the spear, he’s really a method actor. | Image: miHoYo via Jeffrey Hsu/HGG
Support is my role.
The opera singer and actress is the game’s newest 4-star character, but she’s already earned a spot at the bottom of our list thanks to her amazing party-wide buffs. She’s also a complete iron wall, which she acquired through dealing with criticism.
Yun Jin’s skill, like Beidou’s, is a counter-attack that rewards hitting back at the right time or suffering hits for a short amount of time. Unlike Beidou, though, Yun Jin’s skill damage output is proportional to her DEF.
Yun Jin’s burst is similar in that it creates a party-wide aura. This aura, on the other hand, comes with a one-time flourish of Geo damage and a hefty 12 second benefit to the following 30 regular attacks dependent on Yun Jin’s DEF. It’s worth noting that each hit consumes one instance of the boost (hitting 4 enemies with one strike will consume 4 stacks).
Flags are flying — each attack is as ferocious as her performance. Image courtesy of Jeffrey Hsu/HGG and miHoYo.
The attack bonus will scale with Yun Jin’s DEF the more different components you have in the party. However, depending on the makeup of your squad, an Elemental Resonance may not be worthwhile, so keep that in mind.
It’s quite simple to replenish Yun Jin’s gauge since her burst only costs 60 energy and she earns more Energy Recharge as she levels up. In light of this, we suggest equipping the 4-piece Husk of Opulent Dreams artifact set to boost her DEF and deliver devastating rapid swap counter assaults with her talent.
In terms of constellations, you’ll want to get to C2 as soon as possible, since it offers a flat 15% damage bonus to the party’s regular attacks. C4 boosts her DEF even further, making her skills more more effective, while C6 boosts her burst attack speed by a whopping 12 percent.
Be a part of the High Ground
That concludes our ranking of the top 10 4-star characters in Genshin Impact. Let us know in the comments if there’s a character you think deserves to be on our list, or if you’d want us to focus on another character in particular.
As usual, keep tuned for the most up-to-date Teyvat tutorials, tips, and articles. We wish you the best of success on your travels, and we’ll see you again soon!
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