As with the various elements in the trending game Genshin Impact, players are familiar with the various roles of different characters in the gameplay. While some are the front liners, others stay at the back and support the rest of the team. With new characters being introduced, characters are best suited to specific roles.
Each role in the team is important, and players can be confused about which character fits the role best. An important role is the Sub-DPS. Sub-DPS characters can provide your squad with an additional source of Elemental Damage. They mostly rely on Elemental Skills and Elemental Bursts to deal substantial damage. These are also the characters responsible for triggering Elemental Reactions for your squad.
However, with so many characters to choose from, you might be confused as to which are the best sub-dps characters. We have you covered with this list of the best Sub-DPS characters in the game currently. Read on to see which characters top the list now and which ones are at the bottom.
Genshin Impact Best Sub-DPS Characters Tier List
This tier list is based on Sub-DPS, so some characters in the lower tiers may be in the higher tiers for other roles, such as support roles. So you may not find some familiar characters in the list as they are not suited for the Sub-DPS role, or there are better options now.
Tier S – Characters in this tier are the best in their roles and have been chosen, especially as they outperform the other characters in the Sub-DPS roles.
Tier A – These characters are also quite good in their roles and can potentially be in the S tier with the right equipment and player experience.
Tier B – The characters in this tier are good in their role as Sub-DPS but may only work best in certain team combinations.
Tier C – In this tier are the lowest performing Sub-DPS characters compared to the others, and it might be better for you to look for other alternatives and not invest in these.
|S||Raiden, Xingqiu, Kazuha, Yelan, Xiangling|
|A||Fishchl, Yae Miko, Venti, Ganyu, Albedo, Mona, Ayaka, Shinobu, Beidou|
|B||Ayato, Sucrose, Rosaria, Zhongli, Collei, Kokomi, Thoma, Traveller (Dendro)|
|C||Jean, Lisa, Heizou, Kaeya, Chongyun, Xinyan.|
The polearm-wielding character Raiden Shogun belongs to the Electro subtype. Her focus is mostly on her elemental damage. She has massive electro-elemental damage that is both active and passive. Raiden is a superb pick for any team due to her rapid energy recovery rate. She serves as Beelzebul’s vessel, the active Electro Archon of Inazuma.
One of the game’s strongest Sub-DPS characters is Xingqiu. He is a hydro sword character and is quite good in his role. His powerful Elemental Burst deals significant damage to the foes with his swords while the Rain Swords continue to circle the character.
In the game, Kazuha is an Anemo character who wields a sword. He is one of the game’s standout characters due to his double-jumping ability, which is particularly useful for many kinds of exploration. Additionally, he can utilize swirl to deal elemental damage, and his elemental skill pulls foes to do huge damage. His swirls can increase the damage output of other players. He appears as a wandering samurai from the illustrious Kaedehara Clan in the game.
Yelan is a Hydro-type character in the game who uses a bow. She is a fantastic sub-DPS character. Her abilities fill up the gaps left by other characters. Additionally, her elemental Burst boosts the current character’s attack damage, not to mention that she can deal quite a bit of damage herself. She appears as a mysterious character in the game who says she works for the Ministry of Civil Affairs.
One of the greatest Pyro characters in the game is Xiangling, and the latter levels make good use of most of her skills. Even though her polearm isn’t as powerful as other DPS characters’, the squad could use her because of her elemental talent and burst.
The character possesses electro skills and uses a bow. She can attack quite rapidly. Even after the switch, her elemental skill and burst remain active. Additionally, she constantly applies electro, gives a multitude of electro energy particles, and initiates elemental reactions.
Yae Miko is a Catalyst using Electro-type character that performs brilliantly as the team’s Sub-DPS. Her charged strike has high damage and does Electro AoE damage across a large area. Additionally, her Elemental Skill deals a large amount of damage and may be utilized to effortlessly avoid foes. Her elemental burst deals a lot of electro damage in a wide area. The nicest aspect is that she has extremely short cooldowns for all of her abilities.
Venti is an Anemo character in the game who uses a bow. He is one of the game’s greatest crowd-controlling characters. He is an excellent pick for any squad due to his quick energy regeneration and enormous damage potential. His Elemental Burst, which deals tremendous area damage and elemental Fusion, is perhaps the finest crowd control move in the game. For exploration, his elemental skill is also quite useful.
The character Ganyu uses Cryo element and a Bow. She is an optimal choice for any team’s Sub-DPS role due to her high basic crit rate. At C0, she also inflicts a ton of damage. She is equipped with a variety of AoE skills. Both her burst and elemental skill are AoE and do a ton of damage. She also provides all of the crew with Cryo assistance. She serves as Liyue Qixing’s general secretary and is an Adeptus in the game.
Albedo is a Geo character who wields a sword and serves mostly as the team’s secondary DPS. When combined with any other elemental damage, his skills’ wide area may do a lot of damage rapidly. His elemental skill’s cooldown, which is 4s, is the shortest in the whole game. He uses defensive artifacts, making his build simpler than other five-star characters.
Another Hydro Catalyst-wielding character is Mona. She stands out from other characters in the game because of how she moves, which allows for a variety of diverse methods to traverse the landscape. She is a great damage dealer. Her elemental talent makes a fictional version of herself that taunts enemies and damages them. Also, her elemental Burst deals a ton of damage while boosting the DPS of other characters. She is a skilled astrologer in the game.
Ayaka, a Cryo character who uses a sword, is now one of the game’s best damage-dealing characters. She attacks swiftly and relies on her Elemental Burst to inflict a lot of damage. She is Kamisato Ayato’s younger sister and the oldest daughter of the Kamisato Clan in-game.
Shinobu is a four-star electro character who uses a sword and is quite adaptable. This character is best suited for Superconduct and Electro-Charged teams. However, since Kuki’s healing skills only activate when she is in low health, she lags behind other support characters.
In the game, Beidou is a capable electro damage dealer. Her Elemental Burst works great when surrounded by enemies. Though it takes her a while to advance to the constellation level where she may be useful.
Ayato is a sword-wielding Hydro-based character. He is capable of serving as a damage dealer or sub-DPS for any squad. His unique ability to do massive Hydro damage across a wide area for a lengthy period makes him the sole Hydro character in the game to be able to do so. His whole team gains buffs from his elemental Burst. He may also do great damage to a single enemy or a group of adversaries. In the game, he serves as the Kamisato Clan’s current leader and is Kamisato Ayaka’s elder brother.
Sucrose is an Anemo Catalyst character. She damages enemies and launches them into the air with her elemental skill. Sucrose is pretty similar to Venti. Sucrose can use her ability to effectively manage crowds by absorbing elements with her burst.
The four-star cryo character with quite the adaptability is Rosaria. She may not deal much damage, but when coupled with the right character, she can increase allies’ attack rates and crit rates. She can be used as a Sub-DPS at times, depending on the situation.
Zhongli is a Polearm user of the Geo element. Zhongli’s whole arsenal is designed to support his entire squad. From massive shields that deflect enemy assaults to geo constructs that resonate across a wide region to his elemental Burst, which may petrify or paralyze opponents. His abilities also deal a lot of geo damage in an AOE. He plays the role of the Geo Archon’s current vessel in the game.
The character uses a Dendro bow as a weapon. She deals off-field Dendro damage, which is perfect for triggering Elemental Reactions. Her Elemental Burst has a wide area of effect which can be useful.
Kokomi is a Hydro character who uses a Catalyst. Her Elemental Burst mode may substantially boost her performance if she has a sizable amount of damage. In her Elemental Burst form, she can heal the entire squad simultaneously. Her elemental Skill can apply Hydro and cover a wide region. She is a member of the Sangonomiya Clan and the youthful Divine Priestess of Watatsumi Island in the game.
Thoma is a pyro polearm character in the game. The character’s Elemental Burst deals a lot of Pyro damage. C2 can increase the duration of his Elemental Burst. Thoma’s elemental skill and burst may provide a good shield for the teammates.
The Dendro Travelers Electro Lotus Lamp transfigurations deal fast Dendro damage. His Elemental Skill scales with Elemental Mastery, which synergizes well when builds for triggering Dendro Elemental Reactions.
In the game, Jean is an Anemo character who wields a sword. She was one of the first 5-star characters in the game. Her elemental Skill is a good instrument for crowd management. Her standard attacks heal the whole party, which is a benefit for the group. Her elemental Burst has both AoE burst and party healing capabilities.
Lisa is an Electro Catalyst character. Her Elemental Skill and Burst have wide AoE. Her C2 provides a defense buff and makes her debuff easier to apply.
Heizou uses an Anemo Vision and a Catalyst. He can use his Elemental Skill and Burst to Swirl opponents with Viridescent Venerer. He can also be an easy quick swap option because of his low Energy Requirement.
Kaeya is a Cryo sword-wielding character. The character has a low Elemental Skill cooldown. His Elemental Skill will persist on Main DPS and can be a good Sub-DPS for a Cryo Main DPS team.
Chongyun is a Cryo Claymore character. His Elemental Skill can change melee attacks to the Cryo Element, which allows easy Elemental Reaction setup. His Constellations further boost Elemental Skill damage.
She is a Pyro Claymore character. The characters’ Elemental Skill can deal Pyro damage over time when it hits a certain amount of enemies. Her C2 guarantees a CRIT Hit using Elemental Burst.