There are a lot of characters in Genshin Impact, each specializing in one of seven different elements. Creating the best and most synergistic team can be tough — to make things easier on you, we’ve put together this ranking of the best Electro characters in Genshin Impact. With this guide, you’ll know exactly who’s worth pulling for and who you’re better off skipping.

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10 Best Electro Characters, Ranked Good to Best Overall

Before we jump into the list, let’s make sure we’re all on the same page. First and foremost, there are no bad characters, only bad players (we’re kidding!). Each character has their own unique strengths, weaknesses, and playstyles. Some will mesh better with your gameplay than others, and some won’t be fun to play regardless of how strong the meta says they are.

Our ranks are based on how useful characters are, how easy it is to play them, and how many roles they’re able to fill. While we do take constellations into account, they aren’t the most important factor. Generally speaking, we assume all characters are at Constellation Level 0. 

If you find yourself maining characters lower or higher on the list, it just means you enjoy their mechanics and that’s what’s important. Don’t worry about forcing yourself into playing specialized teams because they’re supposed to be stronger than what you actually enjoy playing.

Now that we’ve covered that, let’s get into the rankings!

10/10

Traveler (Support)

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Starting off our list of the best Electro characters in Genshin Impact is the one and only — okay, yes, we know there are two of them, but you can only play one — Traveler!

The Traveler is a 5-star Sword character in the game with a variety of skills and talents. With each new nation they’ve been to, they’ve been able to resonate with the local Statues of Seven to manipulate numerous elements. Being able to manipulate Electro energy is just a small facet of what they can do. 

Why the Traveler is so good

Story-wise, the Traveler is obviously very important, but we’re here to focus on mechanics and fighting ability. 

While resonating with the Electro element, the Traveler’s strength lies in their Elemental Burst. Bellowing Thunder knocks back nearby enemies and deals Electro DMG to them while summoning a Lightning Shroud. This Shroud calls for Falling Thunder when your active character’s Normal or Charged Attacks hit enemies. When Falling Thunder hits enemies, it deals Electro DMG and generates Energy for the character that summoned it. This effect can be generated once every 0.5 seconds.

That’s a lot of jargon to say that the Traveler can deal Electro DMG even when off the field, is great for triggering Elemental Reactions and is also a huge help at regenerating energy. More energy means less time between using Elemental Bursts for both the Traveler and other party members.

The Traveler’s Elemental Skill, Lightning Blade, can be handy in a bind but is less helpful than their Elemental Burst. When used, Lightning Blade creates three thunder shadows that deal Electro DMG to enemies and leave behind Abundance Amulets after hitting them. Abundance Amulets, when obtained by allied characters, will restore Elemental Energy and increase Energy Recharge by 20% for the next 15 seconds. 

The increased Energy Recharge and Elemental Energy essentially make the Traveler a charging pack for the rest of your team. While they can’t do much damage themselves, they’re still very helpful as a Support character.

Drawbacks

As mentioned above, the Traveler’s damage potential isn’t great. Their main effects are Suffs for the rest of your party. Their own ability to deal damage is honestly pretty bad, which can make it hard to use them. Especially for players who are more used to the other Elemental abilities the Traveler can use. 

Another downside to using the Traveler’s Electro Talents is that their Elemental Burst, the strongest move they have, costs a lot of energy. While using their Elemental Skill will certainly help recoup energy more quickly, it’s a bit of a pain to have to keep the Traveler on the field long enough to trigger the Energy Recharge buff. 

Overall, the Traveler isn’t a bad character, it’s just that there are much better Electro characters out there. 

Artifacts

The best artifact sets for the Traveler will synergize with their Elemental Burst and/ or grant buffs to other party members. We also recommend these stats for individual artifacts:

  • Energy Recharge
  • Electro DMG Bonus
  • CRIT Rate or DMG

As for specific artifact sets, we recommend the 5-star Noblesse Oblige set. It increases Elemental Burst DMG and grants a buff to your whole team. The Emblem of Severed Fate artifact set is also pretty good and increases Elemental Burst DMG along with Energy Recharge, though it does not buff the rest of your team. 

Players wanting a 4-star artifact set alternative should consider The Exile set. It’s sort of a mix of both of our recommended 5-star sets. Like the Noblesse Oblige set, it grants a buff to your whole team, but focuses on Energy Recharge (like the Emblem of Severed Fate set) rather than Elemental Burst DMG.

9/10

Razor (DPS)

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At number nine on our list of the best Electro characters in Genshin Impact is the wolf boy of Monstadt, Razor! Razor is a 4-star Electro Claymore character who grew up in the wilds of Wolvendom outside of Monstadt City. While he may not have grown up with humans, his pack has slowly been growing since he was introduced to them. 

Why Razor is so good

Razor’s playstyle is pretty unique in Genshin Impact. No other character plays quite like him (with the exception of Cyno, who was released much, much later), which makes him a very fun addition to your team. 

While he does focus more on Physical DMG than Electro, that doesn’t mean he can’t do both. It does mean, however, that players should place higher priority on his Normal Attacks to get the most out of his Physical DMG potential. 

Making his Normal Attacks even more important is Razor’s Elemental Burst, Lightning Fang. When activated, Razor summons the Wolf Within and a transparent, werewolf-like illusion appears above Razor’s head and deals Electro DMG to nearby enemies. 

While summoned, the Wolf Within also fights alongside Razor for 15 seconds and deals Electro DMG along with Razor’s Normal Attacks. During this time, it also grants Razor a ton of buffs including upping his attack speed and Electro RES, granting immunity to the Electro-Charged status, and increasing resistance to interruption.

Because Razor’s main way of dealing damage through his Elemental Burst is still using his Normal Attacks, it’s really important to not switch him on and off the field too quickly. Once he’s off the field, the Wolf Within disappears and can’t be summoned again until the next time Razor uses his Elemental Burst.

Razor’s Elemental Skill, Claw and Thunder, has him lash out with a Thunder Wolf Claw, dealing Electro DMG to nearby enemies. When hitting an enemy, Razor gains an Electro Sigil. He can have up to three Sigils, and each Sigil increases his Energy Recharge rate. 

Drawbacks

Razor is a pretty good Melee character, but that’s all he is. His attacks have almost no range, so if you’re up against anything that floats, you’re probably SOL. Aside from his limited range, Razor’s damage is honestly not that great.

It’s hard to use him to trigger Elemental Reactions, and the DMG dealt by the Wolf Within is just 40% of Razor’s Normal Attack DMG. 

That means Razor can only do one job, and he unfortunately doesn’t do it that well. He’s still really fun to play, but you can’t add him to most teams very easily. It takes some serious thought to put him on a team and actually be able to add much to it. 

Artifacts

When looking for artifacts for Razor, the best stats to look for are the following:

  • ATK%
  • Physical DMG Bonus
  • CRIT Rate or DMG

Since Razor tends to deal more Physical DMG, we recommend the 5-star Pale Flame artifact set. It increases Physical DMG by 25% and grants an ATK buff after hitting enemies with Elemental Skills.

As a 4-star alternative artifact set, the Martial Artist set is a good choice. It increases Normal and Charged Attack DMG by a base of 15% and by an additional 25% after using an Elemental Skill. 

8/10

Lisa (Support)

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The Librarian for the Knights of Favonius takes our eighth spot on the best Electro characters in Genshin Impact

Lisa is a 4-star Electro Catalyst character and one of the few in the game players get for free without Wishing. Being a default character doesn’t mean she isn’t good, though. With the right Lisa build, she can be a serious force to be reckoned with.

Why Lisa is so good

As a Catalyst wielder, Lisa is great to have on teams that rely on Elemental Reactions. Her Normal Attacks deal Electro DMG all the time, which makes her a great choice to hop onto the field, set off an Elemental Reaction, then switch back out with your main DPS character. 

The great thing with Lisa that we haven’t seen with characters lower on the list, though, is that she can take on more than one role depending on how you build her. Her best role is as a Support, but she can also make a really good Sub-DPS, too.

Her Elemental Burst summons a Lightning Rose that deals Electro DMG to nearby opponents by creating a large Electro field. While on the field, the Lightning Rose continuously knocks back enemies and deals more Electro DMG as well. While each individual discharge of Electro energy isn’t all that powerful, enemies hit by multiple discharges of power will start taking quite a bit of damage. The huge range on the field covered by the Lightning Rose also means being able to hit a lot of enemies within it, too. 

Lisa’s Ascension Talents make her Elemental Burst even better by applying debuffs to enemies caught up in it, which is where most of her Support abilities come from. 

Another pro to Lisa’s Elemental Burst is that it can interact with puzzles, so players stuck on Electro puzzles in Inazuma can use her to forcefully solve some of them. 

Lisa’s Elemental Skill, Violet Arc, sends out homing Lightning Orbs that apply the Conductive status to enemies and deal Electro AOE DMG. Holding her Elemental Skill deals a larger amount of Electro AOE DMG. Enemies with the Conductive status take even greater DMG.

Drawbacks

The biggest drawback to Lisa is that most players are unfamiliar with things like Elemental Reactions, buffs/debuffs, and status effects when they get her. She is a default party member, but most players will still be learning to use Elemental Skills and Elemental Bursts when they have her. 

That means it’s easy for her to be overlooked as players acquire newer characters with easier-to-understand mechanics. On top of that, she has a high energy cost, so her strongest attack isn’t able to be used frequently. 

Lisa’s base HP and attack speed are also pretty low, meaning it’s easy for her to get hit by enemy attacks and go down. 

Artifacts

We recommend the following artifact stats for Lisa:

  • Energy Recharge
  • Electro DMG Bonus
  • CRIT Rate or DMG

While it isn’t a bad idea to increase Lisa’s Electro DMG, we actually recommend the 5-star Noblesse Oblige artifact set. It will increase her Elemental Burst DMG as well as your whole team’s ATK after using her Elemental Burst.

If you really want to focus on her Electro DMG potential, though, give her the 5-star Thundering Fury artifact set. Make sure to take advantage of the increased Elemental Reaction DMG with this set!

The Exile makes for a good 4-star alternative artifact, especially if Lisa is in a Support role. It will buff your party and help recover some of the Energy spent on Lisa’s Elemental Burst.

7/10

Keqing (DPS)

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Our number seven spot on the best Electro characters in Genshin Impact goes to the Yuheng of the Liyue Qixing! 

Keqing is about as close to an atheist as you can get in a world where the gods literally walk beside you. She’s a powerful and determined young woman who is eager to shape her destiny with her own hands. She’s also the second 5-star Electro Sword character on our list.

Why Keqing is so good

The first thing to talk about when it comes to Keqing is her Elemental Skill, Stellar Restoration. When used, Keqing throws a Lightning Stiletto that deals Electro DMG to enemies in a small AOE and places a Stiletto Mark. The Stiletto Mark can be placed midair if the Elemental Skill is held.

Using Stellar Restoration again causes Keqing to blink to the Stiletto Mark and slash out with her sword, dealing AOE Electro DMG. Using a Charged Attack rather than Stellar Restoration a second time will instead deal AOE Electro DMG at the Stiletto Mark’s location. 

Without seeing the move for yourself, it can be hard to visualize the capabilities of Keqing’s Elemental Skill. It basically allows her to teleport around a battlefield and even past obstacles when used correctly. There is, of course, only so much range for this ability, but it’s incredibly helpful for snagging regional-oculi and general exploration.

Keqing’s Elemental Burst, Starward Sword, deals AOE Electro DMG as Keqing whirls over and around opponents within a certain field. She deals multiple attacks which each deal Electro DMG leading up to the final massive attack, which also deals AOE Electro DMG. 

Drawbacks

Keqing is a really good character to have, but there are some unfortunate drawbacks. Her Charged Attacks consume a lot of stamina, so players who aren’t keeping an eye on her consumption may find themselves unable to dodge attacks or even drowning in shallow water. 

It’s also pretty hard for Keqing to deal consistent Electro DMG. Her Elemental Skill does have a short cooldown, but it doesn’t have a wide range of effect and players will have to hold the Elemental Skill button in order to aim it properly.

Artifacts

For Keqing, we recommend the following stats: 

  • ATK%
  • Electro DMG Bonus
  • CRIT Rate or DMG

We typically recommend 4-piece artifact sets, but for Keqing we actually are going to recommend some two-piece artifact sets. For the first artifact set, we recommend the 5-star Thundering Fury set, which will increase Electro DMG. For the second artifact set, we recommend any ATK increase artifact set. Gladiator’s Finale is usually a good choice, since it’s a common drop from quests and bosses. 

For a 4-star artifact set alternative, we recommend the Martial Artist set. It will increase Keqing’s Normal and Charged Attack DMG which will work well with her role as a DPS.

6/10

Kuki Shinobu (Support)

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In our sixth spot of the best Electro characters in Genshin Impact is the Deputy Leader of the infamous Arataki Gang of Inazuma.

Kuki Shinobu is an intelligent young woman and a 4-star Electro Sword wielder. She was the first Electro healer added to the game and values freedom above all else.  

Why Shinobu is so good

Shinobu’s Elemental Skill, Sanctifying Ring, creates a Grass Ring of Sanctification. This Ring is created at the cost of a portion of her HP and deals Electro DMG to enemies nearby. For 12 seconds, it will periodically heal active characters and continue dealing Electro DMG to nearby enemies. 

Shinobu’s Ascension Talents further increase the DMG and Healing granted by her Ring of Sanctification at the 1st and 4th Ascensions. 

Shinobu’s Elemental Burst, Gyoei Narukami Kariyama Rite, deals Electro DMG in an AOE as she stabs into the ground with her sword. The AOE creates a field wthat deals continuous Electro DMG to enemies within it based on Shinobu’s HP.

Despite being a Sword wielder, Shinobu is actually really good at consistently dealing Electro DMG, which makes her perfect for triggering Elemental Reactions. Both her Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst have lasting effects that deal Electro DMG even when she’s off the field.

Drawbacks

Despite being able to trigger Elemental Reactions fairly easily, Shinobu herself doesn’t have very high DMG potential. Her attacks don’t deal much damage on their own, which makes it hard for her to stand on her own without a stronger DPS character to back up. 

Shinobu’s Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst both work best when she has low HP, too, meaning it can be tricky to keep her alive in tough mobs of enemies. One mistimed dodge and your healer may be down for the count. Players should also be cautious of using her Talents near water, as they can and will kill Shinobu at low health via the Electro-Charged Reaction.

Artifacts

The best artifact stats to look for for Shinobu are:

  • HP%
  • Electro DMG Bonus
  • Healing Bonus

As for artifacts, it’s important to increase Shinobu’s HP as much as possible to increase the healing and DMG her Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst deal. That’s why we recommend the 5-star Tenacity of the Millelith artifact set. 

For players who aren’t using characters that can create shields frequently, we recommend the 5-star Ocean-Hued Clam artifact set. It doesn’t increase HP, but it will increase Shinobu’s Healing Bonus and will help compensate for her low HP.

As a 4-star alternative artifact set, we recommend The Exile set. The Energy Recharge will help Shinobu trigger wide scale Elemental Reactions more frequently through use of her Elemental Burst. 

5/10

Kujo Sara (Support)

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Taking the fifth spot in our list of the best Electro characters in Genshin Impact is the tengu general of Inazuma, Kujo Sara!

Sara is a 4-star Electro Bow wielder who is fiercely loyal to both her adoptive family and the Shogun of Inazuma. Her determination and cunning have made her a formidable enemy, even to 5-star characters in Genshin lore. 

Why Sara is so good

Sara’s best Talent is her Elemental Skill, Tengu Stormcall. When activated, she quickly teleports backward and summons the protection of the Crowfeather. 

While protected by the Crowfeather, Sarah gains Crowfeather Cover for 18 seconds, which is consumed when she fires a fully-charged Aimed Shot. This Shot leaves a Crowfeather behind on impact. Each Crowfeather will trigger Tengu Juurai: Ambush, which deals Electro DMG and grants active characters in an AOE an ATK Bonus based on Sara’s Base ATK. 

If that’s a little confusing, Sara is essentially able to create multiple areas of effect where Electro is applied to enemies and allied characters can get ATK bonuses.That’s pretty helpful for setting up stronger attacks with your main DPS character. It allows for both easy Elemental Reaction triggering and Elemental Burst ATK bonuses, too.

Sara’s Elemental Burst, Subjugation: Koukou Sendou, deals AOE Electro DMG before spreading out and dealing four more bouts of AOE Electro DMG. Active characters within the AOE of any of these Electro attacks will also be given the same ATK bonus Sara grants in her Elemental Skill.  

Drawbacks

Players who know how to use Sara well will be able to use her to grant very reliable buffs to their party — more reliable than most other Support characters in the game, honestly. The tough part is understanding when and where those buffs trigger. The AOE of her buffs is less obvious than most other Support characters’ buffs, so in the heat of battle, it can be easy to forget where your character needs to be.

Additionally, it takes some setup to fully utilize Sara’s Elemental Skill ATK buff. Since it doesn’t automatically trigger after her Elemental Skill is used, players will have to be in a position to fully charge her Aimed Shot before being able to get the ATK buff for other characters. 

Artifacts

The best artifact stats for Sara will be those with:

  • Energy Recharge
  • Electro DMG Bonus
  • CRIT Rate or DMG

For artifact sets, we recommend the 5-star Noblesse Oblige artifact set. It will help compensate for the set up of her Elemental Skill ATK buff and grant your party an automatic buff after using her Elemental Skill, regardless of where they physically stand. 

There aren’t currently any great 4-star artifact sets for Sara, but we do recommend The Exile to increase Energy Recharge for her and all other party members.

4/10

Beidou (Sub-DPS)

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In our number four spot of the best Electro characters in Genshin Impact is the captain of The Crux! She is a renowned sailor in Liyue who often works with the Tianquan of the Liyue Qixing. 

Beiou is a 4-star Electro Claymore user like Razor. Unlike Razor though, Beidou specializes in using an enemies’ strengths against them and is able to provide help for her team even off the field.

Why Beidou is so good

Beidou’s Elemental Skill, Tidecaller, allows her to absorb and reflect damage dealt to her back at enemies. By holding her Elemental Skill button, she stores energy in her greatsword and deals Electro DMG based on the amount of DMG she took while holding a defensive position. 

Simply pressing the Elemental Skill button has Beidou swing out with her sword and deal a smaller amount of Electro DMG. 

When used well, Beidou can absorb most hits even by strong bosses and return those hits with an Electro edge. As just about the only character in Genshin Impact with a counter, she’s pretty unique. 

Beidou’s Elemental Burst, Stormbreaker, creates a Thunderbeast’s Targe around herself and deals Electro DMG to nearby enemies. The Thunderbeast’s Targe creates a lightning discharge when Normal and Charged Attacks hit that can jump between multiple enemies and deal Electro DMG. The Thunderbeast’s Targe also increases resistance to interruption and decreases DMG taken by the active character. 

Both her Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst make Beidou a fantastic Sub-DPS to have on your team since she’s able to take heavy hits, return them, then pop off Electro DMG even while off field through her Elemental Burst. 

Drawbacks

Like any good fighting game with counters, though, Beidou’s counter requires very precise timing that can be hard to nail. Players who don’t understand her Elemental Skill or who just have a crummy internet connection may find themselves missing out on big damage and taking a lot more than they wanted if they miss the timing. 

It will take some practice for most players to understand the timing of Beidou’s Elemental Skill and which hits are worth taking. It will also take some practice to avoid dodging and instead start taking hits, too. 

Aside from adjusting your playstyle to accommodate her counter, Beidou also doesn’t have many ways to get more Energy. Since her Elemental Skill will need to be held to be most effective, she won’t be able to use it to recover Energy very much. That means the high cost of her Elemental Burst can make it hard to use often. 

Artifacts

Players should prioritize the following artifact stats for Beidou:

  • Energy Recharge
  • Electro DMG Bonus
  • CRIT Rate or DMG

Depending on your Beidou build, you may want different artifacts for her. For the best Sub-DPS build, we recommend the 5-star Emblem of Severed Fate artifact set. It will boost the DMG dealt through her Elemental Burst, but does require higher Energy Recharge than other builds.

A good 4-star alternative artifact set is the Berserker set. Since Beidou will most likely be taking some hits, players can benefit from the increased CRIT Rate the set grants when HP is below 70%. 

3/10

Fischl (Sub-DPS)

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Who else but the Prinzessin der Verurteilung could take third place in the best Electro characters in Genshin Impact? That’s right, we’re talking about Fischl von Luftschloss Narfidort!

Fischl is a 4-star Electro Bow wielder whose vision manifested along with the dark raven Oz, who became her first companion. They currently work as investigators for the Adventurer’s Guild in Monstadt.

Why Fischl is so good

Fischl is one of the best characters to have if you want to trigger Elemental Reactions (only beat out by our number two and number one spots!). Her Elemental Skill Nightrider summons Oz and deals Electro DMG in a small AOE around wherever he is summoned. 

Oz will linger on the field for 10 seconds and attack enemies with Feikugel, which deals Electro DMG. Each of Oz’s attacks can generate Elemental Particles, which is fantastic for generating Energy for your party. 

Fischl’s Elemental Burst, Midnight Phantasmagoria, also summons Oz, but rather than simply appearing as in her Elemental Skill, Fischl and Oz temporarily merge. While merged, Fischl takes on Oz’s form and can fly low to the ground for a few seconds. Enemies in Fischl’s path will be dealt Electro DMG from lightning strikes.

Once Oz and Fischl separate, Oz will remain on the field as if Fischl had used her Elemental Skill. If he was already on the field, his time remaining on it will reset back to 10 seconds. 

Since Oz deals Electro DMG, it’s easy to trigger Elemental Reactions over a long period of time by switching out to other characters on your team. His attacks are especially great for triggering Overloaded or Aggravate Reactions. 

Drawbacks

At low constellation levels, Fischl is fantastic for applying Electro to enemies, but she unfortunately doesn’t do that much damage to them. Oz can help weaken enemies, but his attacks are also not the strongest and he only targets one enemy at a time. He has range but outside of Fischl’s Elemental Burst he doesn’t have much AOE. 

Another weakness of Fischl’s is that she doesn’t do great against enemy mobs. Her Elemental Burst makes them somewhat easier to manage, but if she doesn’t have the Energy (and especially if Oz is in cooldown), the Prinzessin will find herself in trouble.

Artifacts

For the best results, players will want artifacts with the following stats:

  • Elemental Mastery
  • Electro DMG Bonus
  • CRIT Rate or DMG

For newer players, we recommend the 5-star artifact set Thundering Fury. It will increase Fischl’s Electro DMG Bonus and also the damage dealt by Electro Elemental Reactions. 

If you are a little further into the plot of Genshin Impact, though, we actually recommend the 5-star artifact set Gilded Dreams. Available in Sumeru, this artifact set increases Elemental Mastery and grants buffs depending on the Elemental Type of the other characters on your team after triggering Elemental Reactions. 

If you’re looking for a 4-star alternative artifact set, we recommend the Instructor set. It also increases Elemental Mastery by 80 like the Gilded Dreams set. Rather than granting buffs based on Elemental Type, though, it just increases Elemental Mastery by another 120 after triggering Elemental Reactions. 

2/10

Yae Miko (Sub-DPS)

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In our number two spot of the best Electro characters in Genshin Impact is the Lady Guuji of Inazuma and the Grand Narukami Shrine.

Yae Miko is a 5-star Electro Catalyst character whose cunning and mischievousness has made her infamous throughout Inazuma. She is also a close confidant to Ei, the Electro Archon.

Why Miko is so good

As a catalyst wielder, Miko’s strength is of course going to lay in Elemental Reactions and applying Electro to enemies. 

Miko’s Elemental Skill, Yakan Evocation: Sesshou Sakura, summons a single Sesshou Sakura, which greatly helps apply Electro. Up to three Sesshou Sakura can exist on the field at once, and each will periodically strike nearby enemies with lightning. This lightning deals Electro DMG. 

As more Sesshou Sakura gather on the field, their level increases which also boosts the DMG dealt by them. Each Sesshou Sakura will stay on the field for 14 seconds, which means ample time to apply Electro to enemies and chip away at their HP while your DPS finishes them off.

Miko’s 4th Ascension Passive Talent, Enlightened Blessing, will further help chip away at enemies’ HP by increasing damage dealt by Sesshou Sakura. DMG is increased by 0.15% for every point of Elemental Mastery Miko possesses. 

Meanwhile, Miko’s Elemental Burst, Great Secret Art: Tenko Kenshin, manifests an image of the Sky Kitsune and causes lightning to fall upon foes of the Grand Narukami Shrine. This lightning deals AOE Electro DMG. Nearby Sesshou Sakura on the field will be transformed into lightning as well and deal additional AOE Electro DMG.

Drawbacks

Miko is a very powerful character to have on your team. She’s great at a lot of things, but speed is unfortunately not one of them. Trying to use her Charged Attacks can be rather annoying because she has a long animation to set them off, and they’re also bound to land, unlike other Catalyst characters’ attacks.

This means trying to target floating enemies with Miko’s Normal Attacks can be tricky if the terrain is mountainous. Luckily, the Sesshou Sakura do help with that, but they’re not very strong unless you clust them up. 

Miko’s Sesshou Sakura also don’t just target enemies. If there are objects nearby that you can interact with (or even just animals), they may become targets for the Sesshou Sakura’s lightning as well.

Artifacts

The best artifact stats for Yae Miko are as follows:

  • Energy Recharge
  • Electro DMG Bonus
  • CRIT Rate or DMG

For Miko, we recommend the 5-star Thundering Fury artifact set. It will increase her Electro DMG Bonus while also increasing Electro-related Elemental Reactions. If your team doesn’t trigger Elemental Reactions often, consider swapping in a two-piece ATK increase artifact set like the Gladiator’s Finale

As a 4-star alternative artifact set, we recommend the Scholar artifact set. It will increase Energy Recharge while also giving Elemental Particles to characters who carry a bow or wield a catalyst. The Gambler artifact set’s two-piece effect is pretty good too, since it increases Elemental Skill DMG by 20%. 

We recommend mixing artifact sets for players who want to use the Gambler set, since the Elemental Skill cooldown for Miko is already pretty short. 

1/10

Raiden Shogun (DPS)

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It’s finally time for our number one pick for the best Electro characters in Genshin Impact! It should come as no surprise that our number one pick is the indomitable Raiden Shogun and the Electro archon herself!

The Raiden Shogun is a 5-star Electro Polearm character with a complicated history and an identity shrouded in mystery. She’s been known by many names, partly due to the fact that she and her twin sister shared a single identity for many years. To her enemies, she is the Electro Archon, but to her friends, she is just Ei.  

Why the Raiden Shogun is so good

The Raiden Shogun is one of the most versatile characters in Genshin Impact. Depending on the way you build her, she can be a strong Support, a great Sub-DPS, or even a ferocious DPS in her own right. 

Her range of roles is largely thanks to her Elemental Skill, Transcendence: Baleful Omen. When used, she unveils a shard of her personal plane Euthymia. Doing so deals Electro DMG to nearby enemies and grants party members and allied characters the Eye of Stormy Judgment. 

Characters with the Eye of Stormy Judgment will have AOE Electro DMG dealt to enemies when they deal DMG. Characters with the Eye of Stormy Judgment also have their Elemental Burst DMG increased as well. Electro DMG dealt by the Eye of Stormy Judgment can occur once every 0.9 seconds. Characters not in your party (ie in co-op mode) will only deal 20% of the normal Electro DMG. 

On top of her crazy useful Elemental Skill, the Raiden Shogun’s Elemental Burst, Secret Art: Musou Shinsetsu, deals a massive amount of AOE Electro DMG. After using her Elemental Burst, the Raiden Shogun also switches her weapon to the Musou no Hitotachi sword for a short time. Attacks made with this sword will be infused with Electro DMG and also generate Energy for all nearby party members. 

While wielding the Musou no Hitotachi, the Raiden Shogun’s resistance to interruption is increased and she becomes immune to Electro-Charged reaction DMG. 

Drawbacks

There really aren’t many downsides to the Raiden Shogun. She’s really strong, incredibly useful in multiple roles, and can fit into most teams seamlessly. 

One odd thing to note, though, is that she can’t cook food. The game will block you from attempting to select her in the cooking screen with a notice saying she cannot cook. Not really an issue, since all acquired characters can cook in her place, but it’s still odd. 

Artifacts

The best stats for the Raiden Shogun can vary depending on her build, but in general, look for artifacts with these stats:

  • Energy Recharge
  • ATK%
  • Electro DMG Bonus
  • CRIT Rate or DMG

Overall, the best artifact set for the Raiden Shogun is the 5-star Emblem of Severed Fate set. It increases Energy Recharge while also relying on it to further increase Elemental Burst damage.

There are multiple 4-star artifact sets that can work well with the Raiden Shogun. We primarily recommend The Exile for its increased Energy Recharge, or the Gambler for the increased Elemental Skill DMG. 

Join the High Ground

That’s it for our list of the best Electro characters in Genshin Impact! Do you think we nailed it, or should we revisit the ranks? Let us know in the comments below, and if you’re looking for more generally ranked characters, check out our list of the best 5-star characters! We’re always adding more content on Genshin Impact, so be sure to check back for more tips and guides soon.

Happy gaming!

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