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Best DPS

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Matt Chard

This page is designed to help you discover who is the highest damage dealer in the game based of the current version of the game, version 1.3. Their overall DPS (damage per second) is determined by their Single Target Damage and Area of Effect effectiveness. We have come to this conclusion from studying the community’s findings as well as our own independent testing.

A picture of Diluc, Keqing, and Ganyu, side by side.

This is all calculated at Constellation Level 0, mainly because not that many people will have it leveled to max and it can dramatically change the outcome of the rankings, for example, Noelle sits at quite a low tier of the DPS rankings but if you were to get her to max constellation, she’d be near the top.

With all that in mind, in our opinion Diluc and Ganyu sit at the top, mainly due to their low cooldowns, high ratios in their stats and how easy it is to reach their max potential. We are currently testing Xiao and Hu Tao’s DPS at the moment and it looks like Xiao will definitely be near the top with Hu Tao not too far away.

Icon Name Element Weapon Single target Area of Effect
Genshin Impact Screenshot Eula Genshin Impact Screenshot Genshin Impact Screenshot Genshin Impact Screenshot Genshin Impact Screenshot
Genshin Impact Screenshot Diluc Genshin Impact Screenshot Genshin Impact Screenshot Genshin Impact Screenshot Genshin Impact Screenshot
Genshin Impact Screenshot Ganyu Genshin Impact Screenshot Genshin Impact Screenshot Genshin Impact Screenshot Genshin Impact Screenshot
Genshin Impact Screenshot Klee Genshin Impact Screenshot Genshin Impact Screenshot Genshin Impact Screenshot Genshin Impact Screenshot
Genshin Impact Screenshot Keqing Genshin Impact Screenshot Genshin Impact Screenshot Genshin Impact Screenshot Genshin Impact Screenshot
Genshin Impact Screenshot Tartaglia Genshin Impact Screenshot Genshin Impact Screenshot Genshin Impact Screenshot Genshin Impact Screenshot
Genshin Impact Screenshot Kaeya Genshin Impact Screenshot Genshin Impact Screenshot Genshin Impact Screenshot Genshin Impact Screenshot

Eula

Eula, a Cryo-based Claymore user.

Eula attacks the fastest out of the Claymore users which increases her DPS considerably. On top of that, her Elemental Skill can reduce the enemies physical resistance, increasing her DPS even more, and she has fantastic AOE from her Elemental Burst which hits hard. With the correct build, she is one of the top DPS.

Recommended Weapon and Artifact Set

Type Weapon Icon Notes
Genshin Impact Screenshot Song of Broken Pines Genshin Impact Screenshot Increases ATK by 20%. On hit, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increase all party members’ ATK by 40% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s. Rebel’s Banner Hymn: A part of the “Millennial Movement” that wanders amidst the winds. Increases ATK by 16%, and when Normal or Charged Attacks hit opponents, the character gains a Sigil of Whispers. This effect can be triggered once every 0.3s. When you possess four Sigils of Whispers, all of them will be consumed and all nearby party members will obtain the “Millennial Movement: Banner-Hymn” effect for 12s. “Millennial Movement: Banner-Hymn” increases Normal ATK SPD by 12% and increases ATK by 20%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Whispers for 20s. Of the many effects of the “Millennial Movement, buffs of the same type will not stack.
Artifact Set Icon 2 Piece Bonus 4 Piece Bonus
Pale Flame Genshin Impact Screenshot Physical DMG +25% When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, ATK is increased by 9% for 7s. This effect stacks up to 2 times and can be triggered once every 0.3s. Once 2 stacks are reached, the 2-set effect is increased by 100%.

or

Artifact Set Icon 2 Piece Bonus 4 Piece Bonus
Bloodstained Chivalry Genshin Impact Screenshot Physical DMG +25% After defeating an opponent, increases Charged Attack DMG by 50%, and reduces its Stamina cost to 0 for 10s. Also triggers with wild animals such as boars, squirrels and frogs.

Diluc

Diluc is arguably the strongest DPS in the game mainly due to his low cooldowns which allows him to use his Elemental Skill: Searing Onslaught and his Elemental Burst: Dawn which deals major damage in a quick amount of time. On top of all that, his stats have high ratios.

Recommended Weapon and Artifact Set

Type Weapon Icon Notes
Genshin Impact Screenshot Wolf’s Gravestone Genshin Impact Screenshot Increases ATK by 20%. On hit, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increase all party members’ ATK by 40% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.
Artifact Set Icon 2 Piece Bonus 4 Piece Bonus
Gladiatior’s Finale Genshin Impact Screenshot ATK + 18% If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore, or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.

or

Artifact Set Icon 2 Piece Bonus 4 Piece Bonus
Crimson Witch of Flames Genshin Impact Screenshot Pyro DMG Bonus +15% Increases Overloaded and Burning DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental Skill increases 2-Piece Set effects by 50% for 10s. Max 3 stacks.

Ganyu

Ganyu is another one for the top spot, she is a bow user with a unique second charge to her charged attack which deals AoE damage as the arrow splits into three projectiles, and if the first attack CRITS then the other projectiles will also CRIT, her Burst is in an AoE and rains down icicles for Cryo damage. Once again, she has high CRIT ratios making her a top tier DPS.

Recommended Weapon and Artifact Set

Type Weapon Icon Notes
Genshin Impact Screenshot Amos Bow Genshin Impact Screenshot ATK is increased by 20%. Triggers on taking DMG: the soul of the Falcon of the West awakens, holding the banner of the resistance aloft, regenerating HP equal to 100% of ATK and dealing 200% of ATK as DMG to surrounding enemies. This effect can only occur once every 15s.
Artifact Set Icon 2 Piece Bonus 4 Piece Bonus
Wanderer’s Troupe Genshin Impact Screenshot Elemental Mastery +80 Increases Charged Attack DMG by 35% if the character uses a Catalyst or Bow.

or

Artifact Set Icon 2 Piece Bonus 4 Piece Bonus
Glacier and Snowfield Genshin Impact Screenshot Cryo DMG +15% Increases Superconduct DMG by 100%. Increases Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental Burst increases Cryo DMG Bonus by 30% for 10s.

Klee

Klee would be nearer to Diluc’s level if her Elemental Skill was on a lower cooldown and was a bit more reliable to trigger elemental reactions, because of this it drops her tier a bit, but saying that, she is still extremely powerful and one of the best for your DPS slot.

Recommended Weapon and Artifact Set

Type Weapon Icon Notes
Genshin Impact Screenshot Skyward Atlas Genshin Impact Screenshot Increases Elemental DMG Bonus by 12%. Normal Attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favor of the clouds. Which actively seek out nearby enemies to attack for 15s, dealing 160% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 30s.
Artifact Set Icon 2 Piece Bonus 4 Piece Bonus
Gladiatior’s Finale Genshin Impact Screenshot ATK + 18% If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore, or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.

and

Artifact Set Icon 2 Piece Bonus 4 Piece Bonus
Crimson Witch of Flames Genshin Impact Screenshot Pyro DMG Bonus +15% Increases Overloaded and Burning DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental Skill increases 2-Piece Set effects by 50% for 10s. Max 3 stacks.

Use two of pieces of each set to get the ATK +18% and Pyro DMG + 15%.

Keqing

Keqing’s strength comes in her flexibility, she can move around the battlefield quickly thanks to her ability to blink (teleport). She has strong attacks and a very potent Burst and the only thing stopping her reaching the best is her stamina issues.

Recommended Weapon and Artifact Set

Type Weapon Icon Notes
Genshin Impact Screenshot Aquila Favonia Genshin Impact Screenshot ATK is increased by 20%. Triggers on taking DMG: the soul of the Falcon of the West awakens, holding the banner of the resistance aloft, regenerating HP equal to 100% of ATK and dealing 200% of ATK as DMG to surrounding enemies. This effect can only occur once every 15s.
Artifact Set Icon 2 Piece Bonus 4 Piece Bonus
Gladiatior’s Finale Genshin Impact Screenshot ATK + 18% If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore, or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.

and

Artifact Set Icon 2 Piece Bonus 4 Piece Bonus
Thundering Fury Genshin Impact Screenshot Electro DMG Bonus +15% Increases damage caused by Overloaded, Electro-Charged and Superconduct by 40%. Triggering such effects decreases Elemental Skill CD by 1s. Can only occur once every 0.8s.

Use two pieces of each set to receive ATK +18% and Electro +15%.

Tartaglia

Tartaglia is a unique character because he has stances, he can change between a Bow and Melee by using his Elemental Skill: Foul Legacy: Raging Tide. He has decent single target damage but he shines with his AoE damage output.

Recommended Weapon and Artifact Set

Type Weapon Icon Notes
Genshin Impact Screenshot Skyward Harp Genshin Impact Screenshot Increases CRIT DMG by 20%. Hits have a 60% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% Physical ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 4s
Artifact Set Icon 2 Piece Bonus 4 Piece Bonus
Heart of Depth Genshin Impact Screenshot Hydro DMG +15% After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.

Kaeya

Athough he is overshadowed by Ganyu, Kaeya is still a fantastic DPS, he has a high Burst ratio dealing lots of damage from it as well as having a strong physical attack, and he fits nicely in a Permafrost team.

Recommended Weapon and Artifact Set

Type Weapon Icon Notes
Genshin Impact Screenshot Skyward Blade Genshin Impact Screenshot On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 6% for 6s. Max 4 stacks (24% total). Can only occur once every 0.5s
Artifact Set Icon 2 Piece Bonus 4 Piece Bonus
Blizzard Strayer Genshin Impact Screenshot Cryo DMG Bonus +15% When a character attacks an enemy affected by Cryo. their CRIT Rate is increased by an additional 20%.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    miHoYo
  • Platforms
    Android, iOS, PC, Switch, PS4
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    31 October 2020
  • Last Updated
    30 May 2021
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This guide for Genshin Impact includes the following:

  • Based on version 1.4
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  • Combat Information and Elemental Effects & Combinations
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