A lot of new Genshin Impact characters have been introduced. But these five characters still remain helpful in the current game meta. Let's check out the top all-time best Genshin characters who are still reliable here.

#1. Zhongli

The Geo Archon remains the best shielder in Genshin Impact till now, even at C0. Moreover, his Geo pillar summoned by his elemental skill can shred the elemental shield of enemies to deal higher damage to them.

Zhonglis Skill
Zhongli's skill can burst provide a reliable shield and DMG buffs. 

This shield is very necessary for on-field characters who need to stay on the battleground to unleash attacks. His elemental skill also damages enemies massively. He often plays as the sub-DPS in aggressive teams to counter big bosses in Spiral Abyss.

#2. Ganyu

Ganyu is one of the most reliable Cryo DPS units with AoE elemental skill and burst. Her AoE attacks can mark a large number of enemies with Cryo auras and trigger continual Frozen, Melt, and Superconduct reactions.

Ganyus Ice Lotus And Pearl
Ganyu's ice lotus and pearl deal AoE Cryo DMG and Application to enemies.  

Her ice lotus and sacred Cryo pearl are still active when she is off-field, making Ganyu an excellent off-field DPS unit. Moreover, her charged attack deals significant damage when she is on-field. So, you can use her as the main damage dealer when countering flying bosses.

#3. Raiden Shogun

Raiden Shogun remains a Meta DPS throughout many updates as her element is aggressive. She can trigger many formidable elemental reactions when cooperating with Dendro, Pyro, Hydro, Hydro, and Dendro or Bountiful Cores. Electro resonance is also a powerful reaction.

Raiden Shogun In Meta
Raiden Shogun can recharge everyone's burst. 

The Electro Archon can create tons of elemental particles to charge energy for her teammates. That's how she remains one of the best meta-involved characters in the game up to now.

#4. Kaedehara Kazuha

Kazuha is always the most picked character throughout several Spiral Abyss seasons due to his shield-shredding skill and crowd-control ability. His elemental skill can gather and throw enemies into the air.

Kazuha Is A Meta Sub Dps
Kazuha is a meta sub-DPS and top-picked character in Spiral Abyss. 

Moreover, his wind swirls can shred solid shields of Abyss Mages to deal high damage to them. When unleashing the elemental burst, Kazuha can spread the AoE of active elements on the battleground. Therefore, he is always one of the top-picked sub-DPS and supporters in Spiral Abyss.

#5. Xingqiu

Xingqiu was released very early in the game. When a lot of old characters have gone out of the meta, this Hydro sub-DPS is still trusted like a 5-star Hydro unit in many teams, especially the national team.

Xingqiu Is The Best 4 Star Character
Xingqiu is one of the best 4-star characters.

Xingqiu is not good for the Hydro application role but he also provides moderate damage reduction with his sword shield. Moreover, his elemental burst also has a slight healing effect. Though his ability and power are comparable with a 5-star Hydro unit, Xingqiu's kit is cheaper to build and optimize.

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