Genshin Impact character guide: All playable characters, Passive Talents, Elemental Burst attacks, and more

Genshin Impat Character ArchiveSource: Android Central

Having the right characters in your party can really make the difference for beating a challenge or solving a puzzle in Genshin Impact. There are 41 playable Genshin Impact characters, including the Traveler you start with. I’ve listed them all in alphabetical order along with their Element, weapon, starting Passive Talent, and Elemental Burst attack. If any other characters are added to the game, I’ll definitely update this list.

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Genshin Impact All playable characters

Here are all of the 41 playable characters that you can unlock in Genshin Impact listed alphabetically. Click on the character’s name to learn even more about them.

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Every character’s Passive Talents and Elemental Burst attacks

Source: SonyChongyun using Spirit Blade – Cloud-Parting Star.

Each Genshin Impact character has Passive Talents that automatically work without you doing anything, along with special Elemental Burst attacks that correspond with their element type. We’ve listed these characters in alphabetical order. When you acquire them, each character has one Passive Talent, but you can unlock more by leveling up.

Stat guide

To understand the abilities of each character, it’s best to know what these terms mean:

Name Short for What it means
AoE Area of Effect A designated area on the battlefield affected by a certain move.
CD Cooldown The amount of time it takes for a special attack to recharge and be used again.
DMG Damage Indicates how much an opponent gets injured due to an attack.
ATK Attack Your ability to inflict damage.
SPD Speed How fast the characters can move to perform various functions.
CRIT Critical Hit When an attack does more damage than average.
HP Health Points Makes up the total amount of health a character or opponent has.


Name What it does
Normal Attack Favonius Bladework – Weiss Perform up to five rapid strikes. When charged, it consumes stamina to unleash two rapid sword strikes.
Elemental Skill Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma Creates a Solar Isotoma using alchemy that deals AoE Geo DMG.
Elemental Burst Rite of Progeniture: Tectonic Tide Geo crystals surge from Albedo and deal AoE Geo DMG in front of him.
Passive Talent 1 Flash of Genius Albedo has a 10% chance to receive double the product when crafting weapon ascension materials.
Passive Talent 2 Calcite Might Transient Blossoms generated by Abiogenesis: Solar Isotoma deal 25% more DMG to opponents whose HP is below 50%.
Passive Talent 3 Homuncular Nature Using his Elemental Burst increases the Elemental Mastery of nearby party members by 125 for 10s.

Note: Albedo can only be acquired through Character Event Wishes.


Name What it does
Normal Attack Rapid Fire Perform up to four consecutive shots with a bow. When charged, more precise shot that builds Cryo DMG if fully charged.
Elemental Skill Frozen Wilds Throws a Freeze Bomb that deals Cryo DMG. Bomb scatters into Chillwater Bomblets. If an enemy is hit, Aloy builds up to four Coil Stacks in a Rushing Ice state, increasing her Normal Attack DMG as Cryo DMG.
Elemental Burst Prophecies of Dawn Aloy throws a Power Cell and detonates it, dealing Cryo DMG.
Passive Talent 1 Easy Does It When Aloy is in the party, animals that produce Fowl, Raw Meat, or Chilled Meat won’t startle if approached.
Passive Talent 2 Combat Override Aloy’s Attack increases by 16% for 10 seconds when she receives a Coil Stack. Nearby party members’ Attack increases by 8%.
Passive Talent 3 Strong Strike Aloy’s Rushing Ice state increases her Cryo DMG bonus by 3.5% per second, to a maximum increase of 35%.


Name What it does
Normal Attack Sharpshooter Shoot up to five consecutive shots with a bow and arrow. When charged, it can perform a precise Aimed Shot that inflicts Pyro DMG.
Elemental Skill Explosive Puppet Taunts enemies drawing them toward itself before exploding and inflicting Pyro DMG.
Elemental Burst Fiery Rain A shower of arrows rains down on your enemies and inflicts Pyro DMG.
Passive Talent 1 Gliding Champion The party’s gliding stamina consumption is reduced by 20%.
Passive Talent 2 Precise Shot When Aimed Shot hit on weak spots, her Base ATK increases by 15% for 10s.
Passive Talent 3 Every Arrow Finds Its Target Increases the CRIT Rate of Fiery Rain by 10%, and AoE by 30%.


Name What it does
Normal Attack Kabuki Perform five quick strikes. When charged, use stamina to unleash a stream of sword ki.
Elemental Skill Hyouka Summons ice, launching enemies, and dealing cryo AoE DMG.
Elemental Burst Soumetsu Summons a storm of icy winds, dealing Cryo DMG while moving forward and then exploding.
Passive Talent 1 Amatsumi Kunitsumi Sanctification After using Hyouka, normal/charged attacks deal 30% more DMG.
Passive Talent 2 Kanten Senmyou Blessing When Senho cryo hits an enemy, Ayaka restores 10 Stamina and gains 18% Cryo DMG for 10 seconds.
Passive Talent 3 Fruits of Shinsa When Ayaka crafts Weapon Ascension Materials, she has a 10% chance to receive double the product.


Name What it does
Normal Attack Whisper of Water Shoot up to four splash attacks that deal Hydro DMG.
Elemental Skill Let the Show Begin Creates a temporary Melody Loop around Barbara. When Barbara makes her Normal Attacks, other party members gain health. Her Charged Attacks regenerate party health by four times the amount of healing.
Elemental Burst Shining Miracle Heals party members and allies with 17.6% her HP + 1,694.
Passive Talent 1 With My Whole Heart There’s a 12% chance of getting two food items when achieving Perfect Cooking.
Passive Talent 2 Glorious Season When Barbara uses Melody Loop, party members’ stamina consumption reduces by 12%.
Passive Talent 3 Encore Whenever Barbara gains an Elemental Orb/Particle during Let the Show Begin, the Memory Loop is extended by 1s with a max extension limit of 5s.


Name What it does
Normal Attack Oceanborne Perform up to five consecutive strikes. When charged, performs continuous slashes before unleashing one big strike.
Elemental Skill Tidecaller Swings blade and deals Electro DMG. When held down, she uses her weapon as a shield. This increases her resistance to interruption and has 250% Electro DMG Absorption Efficiency.
Elemental Burst Stormbreaker increases interruption resistance and decreases DMG taken.
Passive Talent 1 Conqueror of Tides The party’s swimming stamina consumption decreases by 20%.
Passive Talent 2 Retribution Counterattacking with Tidecaller at the right moment grants the maximum DMG Bonus.
Passive Talent 3 Lightning Storm After using Tidecaller, both SPD and DMG of Normal and Charged Attacks increases by 15% for 10s.


Name What it does
Normal Attack Strike of Fortune Perform up to five rapid strikes. When charged, releases two rapid strikes.
Elemental Skill Passion Overload Sword deals Pyro DMG. When held, does even more Pyro DMG.
Elemental Burst Fantastic Voyage Deals Pyro DMG to enemy and creates an Inspiration Field that slowly heals any party members at 70% or less.
Passive Talent 1 It Should Be Safe When dispatched to Mondstadt, time taken on the task reduces by 25%
Passive Talent 2 Rekindle Decreases Passion Overload’s CD by 20%.
Passive Talent 3 Fearnaught When inside an area created by Fantastic Voyage, Passion Overload CD is reduced by 50%, and Bennet cannot take launch DMG.


Name What it does
Normal Attack Demonbane Performs up to four consecutive strikes. When charged, performs continuous swirling attacks.
Elemental Skill Spirit Blade – Chonghua’s Layered Frost He strikes the ground causing an ice explosion that deals Cryo DMG. After that, it creates a Chonghua Frost Field that turns all Normal and Charged Attacks into Cryo DMG.
Elemental Burst Spirit Blade – Cloud-Parting Star Summons three giant blades that fall to earth and explode to deal Cryo DMG.
Passive Talent 1 Gallant Journey When dispatched to Liyue, the time to complete the task is reduced by 25%.
Passive Talent 2 Steady Breathing Attack SPD increases 8% for all characters with Swords, Claymores, and Polearms within the Chongua’s Layered Frost field.
Passive Talent 3 Rimechaser Blade When the Chonghua’s Layered Frost field disappears, another spirit shows up to deal 100% of Chonhua’s Layered Frost’s Skill DMG as AoE Cryo DMG. Enemies hit feel Cryo RES decreases by 10% for 8s.


Name What it does
Normal Attack Tempered Sword Perform four consecutive strikes. When charged, performs continuous slashes ending in a powerful strike.
Elemental Skill Searing Onslaught Performs forward slash that deals Pyro DMG. Can be used three times in a row.
Elemental Burst Dawn Creates a fiery Phoenix that crashes into enemies and causes AoE Pyro DMG before exploding. Diluc’s Charge Attacks deal Pyro DMG for short time.
Passive Talent 1 Tradition of the Dawn Knight Refunds 15% ore when crafting Claymores.
Passive Talent 2 Relentless Diluc’s Charge Attack Stamina Cost decreases by 50%, and duration increases 3s.
Passive Talent 3 Blessing of the Phoenix Diluc gains 20% Pyro DMG Bonus while effect is in place.


Name What it does
Normal Attack Kätzlein Style Shoot five consecutive shots with your bow. When charged, will deal Cryo DMG.
Elemental Skill Icy Paws Fires an Icy Paw that deals Cryo DMG to opponents and forms a shield on hit.
Elemental Burst Signature Mix Throws a cold brew that deals AoE Cryo DMG and creates a Drunken Mist in an AoE.
Passive Talent 1 Complimentary Bar Food Diona has a 12% chance to obtain double the product when she achieves perfect cooking on a dish with restorative effects.
Passive Talent 2 Cat’s Tail Secret Menu Characters shielded by Icy Paws have their Movement SPD increased by 10%, and their Stamina Consumption decreased by 10%.
Passive Talent 3 Drunkards’ Farce Opponents who enter the AoE of Signature Mix have 10% decreased ATK for 15s.


Name What it does
Normal Attack Favonius Bladework – Edel Perform up to five consecutive strikes. When charged, drains stamina and ends on a powerful slash.
Elemental Skill Icetide Vortex Deals Cryo DMG with a blade. Grimheart can stack up to two times and increases Eula’s resistance to interruption and DEF. Holding makes Eula consume all Grimheart stacks and deal AoE Cryo DMG to opponents before her.
Elemental Burst Glacial Illumination Uses Greatsword to deal Cryo DMG to close enemies and creates Lightfall Sword that follows her for up to 7s. Lightfall Sword increases Eula’s resistance to interruption.
Passive Talent 1 Roiling Rime While doing Holding Mode of Icetide Vortex, if two Grimheart stacks are used, a Shattered Lightfall Sword appears and explodes, dealing 50% Physical DMG of Lightfall Sword made with Glacial Illumination.
Passive Talent 2 Wellspring of War-Lust When Glacial Illumination is initiated, Icetide Vortex CD resets, and Eula gains one Grimheart stack.
Passive Talent 3 Aristocratic Introspection Whenever she crafts Character Talent Materials, there’s a 10% chance Eula receives double the product.

Note: Eula can only be acquired through Character Event Wishes.


Name What it does
Normal Attack Bolts of Downfall Shoot up to five consecutive shots with a bow and arrow. When charged, can perform a precise Aimed Shot with Electro DMG.
Elemental Skill Nightrider Summons a night raven named Oz who deals Electro DMG in small AoE.
Elemental Burst Midnight Phantasmagoria Summons Oz to protect Fischl and fight enemies with Electro DMG.
Passive Talent 1 Mein Hausgarten When dispatched to Mondstadt, the time taken to complete the task reduces by 25%.
Passive Talent 2 Stellar Predator When Fischl hits Oz with a fully charged Electro shot, Oz reacts with Thundering Retribution dealing AoE Electro DMG equal to 152.7% of arrow’s DMG.
Passive Talent 3 Lightning Smite If Fischl creates an Electro-related Elemental Reaction when Oz is on the field, all enemies are struck with Electro DMG.


Name What it does
Normal Attack Liutian Archery Shoot up to six consecutive shots with a bow and arrow. When charged, it increases Cryo DMG.
Elemental Skill Trail of the Qilin Ganyu dashes backward, dealing AoE Cryo DMG. An Ice Lotus taunts enemies.
Elemental Burst Celestial Shower Summons a Sacred Cryo Pearl that exorcises evil
Passive Talent 1 Preserved for the Hunt Refunds 15% of the ores used when crafting Bow-type weapons.
Passive Talent 2 Undivided Heart After firing a Frostflake Arrow, the CRIT Rate of subsequent Frostflake Arrows increases by 20% for 5s.
Passive Talent 3 Harmony between Heaven and Earth Celestial Shower grants a 20% Cryo DMG Bonus to active members in the AoE.

Note: Ganyu can only be acquired through Character Event Wishes.

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