10 Most Underrated Genshin Impact Characters That Are Surprisingly Strong!

Who doesn't know Genshin Impact? The game developed by miHoYo is loved by so many of its players across the globe. Even though there are so many characters, some still made it to the list of the most underrated Genshin Impact characters.

Genshin Impact is an action role-playing adventure game released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS in September 2020 and for PlayStation 5 in April 2021. The game is also planned to be released on Nintendo Switch later on.

Genshin Impact takes place in the fantasy world of Teyvat, home to seven nations tied to different elements and ruled by different gods. The story follows the Traveler, who has traveled across so many worlds with their twin sibling before they got separated in Teyvat. The Traveler will then travel to Teyvat with the help of a companion named Paimon as they got involved in the affairs of Teyvat's nations.

The game features an anime-style open-world environment and an action-based battle system. The game is free to play and monetized through a gacha mechanics called “Wish.” Every month, the banner for these “Wish” will change and introduce the players to new characters, from 5-starred to 4-starred characters.

However, among the available characters, a lot of them are underrated. The reason is mostly because their kits and weapons can confuse some players. Here are some underrated Genshin Impact characters that you might want to reconsider using.

10 Most Underrated Genshin Impact Characters


1. Amber


Even though each player will get Amber in the early game as a gift to new players, Amber is one of the most underrated characters in Genshin Impact. Her skill and burst attack deal minuscule damage, while her normal attack is relatively terrible.

But, players sometimes forgot that Amber is a sniper, which means her playstyle is indeed a bit harder than the other characters. Most of her damage comes from her charge attacks. Not to mention, Amber is also useful to use when gliding using the wing glider in the game since she is a remarkable glider.

To add to those positive sides, with Amber's pyro vision, she can maximize the damage of Melt. With a proper build and gameplay, the girl can definitely shine.

2. Qiqi


Who knew that this precious little zombie can become invincible on the battlefield? Qiqi's skill and burst can heal a great number of HP. Even though her skill doesn't have a proper Cryo application and Qiqi does not generate energy particles, players can actually make Qiqi a sub-DPS.

If players arrange her build correctly, Qiqi can deal much damage while continuously healing her teammates. This small character can be unbeatable on the battlefield since she has the highest defense in the game so far.

3. The Traveler

The Traveller

If we're talking about the most underrated Genshin Impact characters, The Traveller is undoubtedly one of them. The Traveler is the first 5 -starred character players get in Genshin Impact. However, the traveler seemed to be forgotten as new characters starts to appear in each banner. Players, however, should not forget that this character is powerful for it's flexibility. Unlike any other characters, they can switch elements via The Sacred Statue.

Additionally, players don't have to farm materials for weeks to ascend this character since players can just use the materials obtained from the Adventure Rank reward.

4. Noelle


Even though you have to Wish to get Noelle, Noelle is supposedly the easiest character to get via Wish. She is guaranteed obtainable from the Novice Wish, a banner that only cost 8 Acquainted Fates for 10 wishes. This being said, just like other free characters, Noelle is often underestimated.

Little did they know, Noelle is actually one of the best supports in the game. Noelle can both provide shield and heal. And if players obtain her final constellation, Noelle can also be a DPS.

5. Xinyan


Xinyan is also one of the most underrated Genshin Impact characters. Some players find it hard to benefit from Xinyan's weapon. As a character that used a claymore, the attack speed can be very slow. Building her on defense will make her a shield character, while equipping Physical artifacts will make her a DPS. However, building her with Pyro is nor recommended.

Xinyan is best used as a Physical DPS since her constellations are designed to improve her DPS talents. If players do not own her constellations, she can actually provide support for other physical characters.

6. Lisa


Just like Amber, Lisa is one of the first free characters players can obtain at the start of the game. Like other starter characters, this Purple Witch is often unused for being free. The major reason is probably that Lisa is not the easiest character to use. When playing as Lisa, players have to know how to stack a Conductive on the enemies. Not only that, they also need to properly time her skills to deal a great damage.

7. Keqing

Most Underrated Genshin Impact Characters

If the other is often benched for being free, Keqing is often benched for being Electro. Her normal attack damage is low, but her attack speed is remarkable. Also, all of her attacks have the blink feature, which allows her to reach the enemy and even avoid attacks quickly.

Her ultimate may also seem like it deals great damage, but it also allows players to be invincible for a few seconds. Keqing's burst attack also has a low energy requirement, which gives players a chance to spam her burst easily.

She might not be the best DPS, but if the players know how to utilize her, Keqing can easily make up the small attack numbers.

8. Kaeya

Most Underrated Genshin Impact Characters

Along with Lisa and Amber, Kaeya is also a free character. With that being said, most players don't give him the attention he deserves as they are focusing more on the gacha characters, which is unfortunate.

Kaeya is a very strong and reliable character. He is capable of assisting any character, as well as the capability of being the main DPS. Kaeya has the highest normal attack damage multiplier compared to the other sword-wielding characters. In addition, his Cryo element can easily trigger the Superconduct reaction, which causes even more physical damage.

9. Barbara


Even though Barbara is being used in early gameplays, she often got benched in the late game since so many players thought that she can't do anything else except for healing. The other reason is that Barbara is a Hydro character, which means if the players are facing Cryo enemies, they can easily become frozen.

However, what the players don't know is that the wet system from Barbara is actually good for cleansing numerous debuffs, like the pyro debuff. Her healing skills can also be crucial in domains that need energy regeneration.

10. Beidou


Of course, Beidou just had to make it to the list of the most underrated Genshin Impact characters. Electro characters have been considered to be weaker than the other elements since Electro elements don't possess any amplifying reactions, like melt or vaporize. This makes the players often drive away from characters that mainly rely on Electro.

But, Beidou doesn't need elemental reactions to perform. This character can be a viable main DPS, and her skill is one of the most unique skills in the game. With her skill, Beidou can enter a defensive stance. When she takes damage during this time, Beidou can be allowed to counterattack and deal massive damage.