In the world of Genshin Impact, there are numerous powerful characters, and even more, are being introduced as time goes on. The game itself keeps everything balanced, and every character has its own strengths and weaknesses that complement other characters quite well, depending on their skills and attributes. If you’re wondering which characters are the strongest in terms of their stats and abilities, check out this guide.
But for the purposes of this list, we’ll be exploring some of the most powerful characters based on their lore, backstory, and journey throughout the world of Teyvat. From their origins to their feats and abilities, we’ll be taking a deep dive into their stories to determine which characters are the strongest.
Beware, there may be spoilers on some story beats in Genshin Impact for those who are just starting out with the game. So, without further ado, here are some of the most powerful characters in the lore of Genshin Impact in no particular order.
Let’s start with the very first archon that we meet in-game, which is Venti. This unassuming little bard is actually the current Anemo archon and patron of Mondstadt. Despite taking on a mortal appearance, he still possesses Archon-level powers. Venti, or Barbatos, was able to subdue and overthrow Decarabian, one of the old gods of Monstadt. He didn’t achieve this feat on his own, but he was able to ascend into godhood himself and became an Archon capable of reshaping the landscape of the entire region. Venti admits he is the weakest among the seven Archons since he never really pursued power and instead chose to focus on protecting Mondstadt and its people. Even after losing his Gnosis, he is still a powerful Anemo user and a force to be reckoned with.
The Traveler (Aether/Lumine)
The Traveler is the main protagonist of Genshin Impact and the player’s avatar within the game. In the world of Teyvat, Vision users are people blessed with the power of one of the seven elements. However, the Traveler is a unique individual capable of manipulating multiple elements at once.
While there are ways to use two different elements at once (like the use of Delusions), only the Traveler is able to wield different elements without relying on trinkets like Visions and Delusions. That fact alone makes the Traveler the only person capable of mastering the power of all seven elements. As of this writing, the Traveler can now wield four elements: Anemo, Geo, Electro, and Dendro.
Tartaglia is quite a unique individual as well. As mentioned above, some people in Teyvat can manipulate two elements with the help of a Delusion, and Tartaglia is one of them. Normally, Childe uses his Hydro vision in battle, but he can also wield the power of Electro through the Delusion granted to him by the Tsaritsa. But what makes Childe so formidable is his ability to utilize both elements simultaneously through his Foul Legacy transformation, a combat technique he learned from a mysterious person whom Tartaglia met during his brief time in the Abyss.
Through his Foul Legacy form, Tartaglia gains a significant boost in power and can wield Electro and Hydro elements with ease. However, that level of power comes with a price. Every time he uses this form, it leaves him completely drained and could even cause lasting damage to his body. Nevertheless, Tartaglia is still a powerful character in Genshin Impact and one of the game’s most popular characters.
Ningguang is the leader of the Liyue Qixing, the governing body of Liyue, and is one of the most powerful characters in Genshin Impact. She essentially rules Liyue, and people regard her as a powerful and intelligent leader and a highly respected figure. While wielding the power of the Geo element, Ningguang can create and manipulate crystals and use them with devastating force during combat. But what makes her so powerful is not just her mastery of Geo but also her influence and intellect.
Ningguang is known to be a shrewd negotiator and a master strategist, making her an invaluable asset in any situation. In terms of wealth, she is unrivalled in Liyue since she has amassed a vast fortune through her business dealings. She is truly a self-made individual and is considered powerful in every sense of the word. Her influence and power make her one of the most important characters in Genshin Impact, and it’s no wonder she’s one of the most popular characters in the game.
Of course, the Archon of Geo deserves a spot on this list as well. Known by many in Liyue as Rex Lapis or the God of Contracts, he has protected Liyue from many threats for thousands of years, along with help from the Adepti. However, he is also known as the God of War, Morax, who defeated the ancient god, Osial, during the Archon War.
If there’s one symbol in Liyue that shows Zhongli’s true power, it’s the Guyun Stone Forest, which is the place where his epic battle with Osial took place. Zhongli defeated Osial with the full might of the Geo element, raining down gigantic stone pillars on his enemy. Those huge pillar-like mountains in the area are remnants of Zhongli’s power and serve as a reminder of how powerful he truly is.
Genshin Impact has a vast selection of characters to choose from, each with their own unique backstory, strengths, and weaknesses. While they’re all quite enjoyable to use while playing, they also have a rich background and lore that builds up on their strengths and their character. These are just a few of the strongest characters in the game based on their lore. There are many more to come, so stay tuned for more lore-related articles!
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