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Genshin Impact 2.6 tier list - All characters ranked from best to worst

With the inclusion of Kamisato Ayato, we now have a 49 character roster in Genshin Impact 2.6, and here's which ones are the best and worst.
Genshin Impact 2.6 tier list - All characters ranked from best to worst

Genshin Impact 2.6 update is here with a brand new playable character, Kamisato Ayato, and now, we have a total of 49 playable characters in the game to choose from. Each character has a different set of stats including attack, defense, crit rate etc that are dependent on the type of build you are using.

Some characters are great to lead the team from the front by dealing high amount of damage while some characters keep the party safe using their defensive shields. We have created a character tier list ranking all the characters from best to worst so that you can decide which characters you should be pulling in Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact 2.6 character tier list

Genshin Impact characters ranked from best to worst.
Genshin Impact characters ranked from best to worst. (Picture: Tiermaker)

The characters in the tier list are listed under five levels explained as follows:

  • SS-Tier: The best characters in the game, taking into account the current metagame.
  • S-Tier: Characters that are remarkable and very good, useful for whatever situation you face.
  • A-Tier: Good characters who can balance our team if we don't have the best.
  • B-Tier: Not-so-bad characters, but they should be replaced by better ones as soon as you get the chance to do so.
  • C-Tier: The ones you must avoid, only for emergency use or if you don't have a character to fill in a specific role.

Here is the complete tier list of Genshin Impact characters after patch 2.6 based on their roles.

Best characters (overall)

Genshin Impact 2.6 update brings 49th character into the game.
Genshin Impact 2.6 update brings 49th character into the game. (Picture: HoYoverse)
  • SS-Tier: Ayaka, Ayato, Bennet, Hu Tao, Kazuha, Zhongli, Raiden Shogun, Xingqiu, Shenhe
  • S-Tier: Childe, Ganyu, Eula, Itto, Mona, Sara, Sucrose, Venti, Xiangling, Xiao, Diluc
  • A-Tier: Albedo, Diona, Yun Jin, Beidou, Fischl, Jean, Yae Miko
  • B-Tier: Gorou, Klee, Kokomi, Rosaria, Yoimiya, Kaeya, Keqing, Ningguang, Sayu, Thoma, Xinyan, Yanfei, Traveler
  • C-Tier: Barbara, Qiqi, Aloy, Chongyun, Lisa, Razor, Amber

Best characters (DPS and Sub-DPS)

Genshin Impact 2.6 best DPS and Sub-DPS tier list.
Genshin Impact 2.6 best DPS and Sub-DPS tier list. (Picture: HoYoverse)
  • SS-Tier: Ganyu, Hu Tao, Ayaka, Ayato, Xiao, Raiden Shogun
  • S-Tier: Itto, Eula, Diluc, Childe, Kazuha, Xingqiu, Sara, Shenhe, Xiangling, Xiao, Diluc, Yae Miko
  • A-Tier: Klee, Beidou, Yoimiya, Bennet, Sucrose, Venti, Fischl, Jean, Keqing, Sayu, Xinyan, Yanfei, Traveler
  • B-Tier: Albedo, Diona, Mona, Yun Jin, Gorou, Klee, Kokomi, Rosaria, Yoimiya, Kaeya, Ningguang, Noelle, Thoma, Aloy
  • C-Tier: Qiqi, Chongyun, Lisa, Razor

Best characters (Support)

Best support characters in Genshin Impact 2.6 update.
Best support characters in Genshin Impact 2.6 update. (Picture: HoYoverse)
  • SS-Tier: Bennet, Zhongli, Kazuha, Raiden Shogun, 
  • S-Tier: Diona, Venti, Sucrose, Barbara, Kokomi, Jean, Sara, Shenhe
  • A-Tier: Albedo, Gorou, Mona, Sayu, Thoma, Rosaria, Xinyan
  • B-Tier: Noelle, Qiqi, Yun Jin, Chongyun, Ninnguang, Xingqiu, Traveler
  • C-Tier: Amber, Aloy, Lisa

Note: The rankings are based on our own personal opinion that may vary from person to person. 

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Featured image courtesy of HoYoverse.