Here we will be listing all the Geo characters currently available in Genshin Impact and provide an opinionated ranking of them all based on their strength and other attributes.
Released in 2020, Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world action RPG created by the Chinese videogame developer miHoYo. Genshin Impact packs a punch with its immersive world and a refreshing lineup of characters for a free-to-play game. In Genshin Impact, players can form a party of up to 4 characters who each use one of seven forms of elemental magic to battle enemies and monsters during their adventures across Teyvat. In this guide, we will specifically be focusing on characters who draw their powers from Geo (earth).
The Geo Archon Morax grants people the power to use soil and rocks in their elemental attacks. However, unlike elements like Cryo, Pyro, Electro, and Hydro, this element does not leave a status effect on enemies unless used in collaboration with another element. That’s why to achieve a Crystalize Elemental Reaction, players need to pair them with characters with the aforementioned powers. In this guide, we will be listing all the Geo characters you can obtain in Genshin Impact and rank them in tiers.
All Geo Characters in Genshin Impact
As of writing, Genshin Impact has introduced up to 8 playable Geo characters in 2022.
Albedo is a 5-star Geo character and a Sword-wielder in Genshin Impact. He not only works as the Chief Alchemist for the Knights of Favonius but is also the Captain of their Investigation team. Through his Solar Isotoma Elemental Skill, he is able to knock off multiple enemies by causing a blast on the ground, causing AoE Geo damage.
Not only that, but he can also gain altitude by lifting himself up on a platform, allowing him to smash the ground from above and hit multiple enemies at once. His elemental burst also allows him to burst geo crystals from the ground over a large area of effect. With that being said, his strength alone makes him a great Main DPS.
Arataki Itto is a 5-star Geo character who is also a claymore wielder. He is the leader of the Arataki gang based in Inazuma. He is able to summon an akaushi bull named Ushi with the help of his Elemental Skill. Ushi aids him in combat by taunting and drawing enemies towards it, dealing Geo damage on impact. Moreover, it also rewards Itto with a single stack of Superlative Superstrength whenever it takes a hit.
Furthermore, Itto can use his Elemental Burst to tap into his Raging Oni King state and wield his special Kanabou, which imbues his Normal, Charged, and Plunged attacks with Geo DMG. In his Raging Oni King state, Itto’s attack speed is increased. Moreover, his Attack also sees a boost, but his Defence is reduced substantially. Arataki Itto is a powerhouse that can be used as the main DPS of your team.
Gorou is a 4-star Geo character and Bow wielder in Genshin Impact who serves as a General for the Watatsumi Army. Gorou can shoot Geo-crystal-infused arrows with utmost precision in his charged attacks, which allows him to deal with increased Geo DMG. With the help of his Elemental Skill, Gorou can set up his General’s War Banner, which deals AOE Geo Damage and grants DEF bonuses based on the number of Geo characters present in your party. Much like his elemental skill, Gorou’s Elemental Burst also deals AOE Geo DMG through Crystal Collapse as well as provides DEF Bonuses.
Ningguang is a 4-star Geo character and a Catalyst user. She is the Tianquan of the Seven Stars of Liyue, also known as the Liyue Qixing. Moreover, she also owns Liyue’s floating Jade Chamber. Her Jade Screen elemental skill allows her to deal AoE Geo damage to surrounding enemies and provides her with a protective barrier that deflects enemy projectiles. Moreover, her elemental burst allows her to throw a barrage of geo crystals at her enemies and could be used as a Support character for your team.
Noelle is a 4-star Geo character and who wields a Claymore. Her Breastplate Elemental Skill not provides her with a protective shield but also deals Geo damage to surrounding enemies. While armoured, if Noelle lands a hit on enemies, her allies regain some of their HP. Moreover, through her elemental burst, she is able to imbue her greatsword with the strength of stones and slash hard. She can be used as a Support healer for your party.
You can play as either of the Traveller twins when you first start off Genshin Impact’s story. They are the main protagonist of Genshin Impact’s story and are the only playable characters that can control multiple elements. Their Starfell Sword Geo Elemental Skill allows them to rip out a meteorite from the depths of the earth and deal Geo damage to surrounding enemies. Moreover, they can strike the ground hard enough to form a stone wall, dealing AoE Geo damage with their elemental burst.
Yun Jin is a 4-star Geo character who wields a Polearm. She is based in Liyue and works at Heyu Tea House as a brewer, singer, and dancer. Through her Elemental Skill, Yue is able to form a shield by taking up the Opening Flourish stance. This shield provides her with up to 150% effectiveness against Elemental and Physical damage. When the shield breaks, it deals Geo DMG to surrounding enemies. Moreover, she is also able to buff up her allies by granting them a Flying Cloud Flag Formation. Not only that, but her elemental burst also deals Geo DMG across a large area.
Next, we have the Geo Archon in flesh. Zhongli is a 5-star Geo character who uses a Polearm in Genshin Impact. He is the human vessel of Morax. Through his Dominus Lapidis elemental skill, he is able to erect a stone pillar from the ground that knocks nearby enemies out, dealing AoE Geo damage.
Not only that, but it also acts as a shield that increases Zhongli’s damage absorption to both physical and elemental damage to 150%. It also resonates with surrounding Geo constructs that deals Geo DMG to enemies. Furthermore, his elemental burst calls forth a literal meteorite from the sky that obliterates enemies before they can even know what hit them.
Best Geo Characters in Genshin Impact (A Complete Tier List)
- Best (S-tier): Albedo, Zhongli, Arataki Itto
- Good (A-tier): Ningguang, Noelle, Yun Jin, Gorou
- Average (B-tier): Traveller
Albedo, Zhongli, and Arataki Itto are our top picks for the best Geo characters in Genshin Impact. Albedo is a reliable DPS as he is able to deal tons of elemental damage over a large area with low cooldowns. So he is perfect for crowd control. Apart from his incredible base strength, he is also very fun to play as. Moreover, being able to elevate himself from plain grounds gives him a tactical advantage on the battlefield.
On the other hand, Zhongli is one of the best supports you can have at your party. His shield is literally indestructible and the best of any character shields in the game. Not only that, he too is able to cover large ground when it comes to attacking multiple enemies at once. Not to mention his insanely powerful elemental burst that literally paralyzes enemies.
Arataki Itto is also a powerhouse as his attacks can pack a punch. You can stack Superlative Superstrength up to five times through your normal attacks and then launch charged attacks that use up Superlative Superstrength instead of using up your Stamina. Itto is great against large bosses as he can deal a ton of damage in his Raging Oni King state.