In this guide, we will be listing all the Pyro characters currently available in Genshin Impact, and provide an opinionated ranking of them all based on their strength and other attributes.
Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world action RPG created by the Chinese videogame developer miHoYo for platforms such as the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PC, Android, and iOS. Players can embark on a journey across the magical world of Teyvat, using a blend of characters in their party. Each playable character in Genshin Impact has their own source of elemental energy that they draw power from to use in battle. In this guide, we will specifically be focusing on characters affiliated with the Pyro affinity.
Pyro Characters in Genshin Impact deal Fire damage to their enemies. They draw their powers from the Pyro Archon named Murata. You can either pair them with other Pyro characters to create Elemental Resonance, which essentially increases the effectiveness of the Elemental damage. Or you can pair them with characters with other elemental affinities such as Cryo, Electro, Hydro to create Elemental reactions like Melt, Vaporize, Overloaded, and so on. In this guide, we will be listing all the Pyro characters you can obtain in Genshin Impact and rank them in tiers.
All Pyro Characters in Genshin Impact
As of writing, Genshin Impact has introduced up to 9 playable Pyro characters in 2021, with 1 upcoming Pyro character announced to be on the way.
Amber is a 4-star Pyro character and a Bow-wielder based in Mondstadt. She is also the very first person to join your party. Her Explosive Puppet Elemental Skill allows her to release the Baron Bunny which taunts enemies and lures them towards it and then explodes to take down enemies caught within the parameter of the explosion. Moreover, her Elemental Burst rains down a bunch of fire arrows, dealing Pyro damage to enemies within the area of effect. She’s probably the weakest character in the game and is only good for clearing puzzles.
Bennett is a 4-star Pyro character in Genshin Impact who uses a Sword in battle. He is also one of the most popular support characters in the game. Through his Passive Overlord Elemental Skill, Bennett is able to imbue his sword with fire and lands swift strikes to enemies that deal Pyro damage. Moreover, this move can also be charged for a greater impact. Furthermore, his elemental burst unleashes a powerful slam attack that not only deals with Pyro DMG but also heals allies within the area of effect. Not only that, but the allies’ attack damage is also boosted.
Diluc is a 5-star Pyro user and a Claymore-wielder. He is also one of the hardest hitters in the game. His Searing Onslaught Elemental Skill allows him to perform three consecutive fire-induced strikes at enemies, dealing Pyro damage. Moreover, his elemental burst lets him swing his greatsword and unleash the fires of hell, knocking down enemies within the vicinity of the blast, dealing massive AoE Pyro DMG. Furthermore, a fiery phoenix forms from his flames and flies away to ultimately explode, causing enemies to take even more fire damage. He can be played as the Main DPS of your team.
Hu Tao is another 5-star Pyro character in Genshin Impact who uses a Polearm as her choice of weapon. She is based in Liyue and the 77th Director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. She is also the first and only character in Genshin Impact who consumes their own HP to perform Elemental Skills. Through her Guide to Afterlife Elemental Skill, Hu Tao is able to enter the Paramita Papilio State that boosts her attack damage and also converts it into Pyro damage.
Not only that, she becomes more resistant to interruption, meaning you can land continuous hits using her character while in that state. Through her blood blossom effect, enemies continue to take fire damage after being hit. Furthermore, her elemental burst also forms a fiery whirlwind through her blazing spirit that deals massive AoE damage to enemies. As such, she can be played as the Main DPS of your team.
Next, we have Klee, who is another 5-star Pyro character and a Catalyst user. She is a bombing expert. Her Jumpty Dumpty Elemental Skill allows her to throw a Humpty-dumpty-shaped bomb at enemies that explode upon contact. The debris then forms into eight landmines, causing nearby enemies to explode when they step on it. It is very effective for dealing Pyro damage over a large area. Moreover, her elemental burst is also another bomb that lights everything ablaze for ten seconds and is great for crowd control through dealing AoE Pyro Damage. She can be used as the Sub DPS for your team.
Xiangling is a 4-star Pyro character and Polearm user. She is also the head chef at Liyue’s Wanming Restaurant. Through her Elemental Skill, Xiangling is able to summon a small panda-bear hybrid named Guoba, who can breathe fire like dragons and torch enemies over a small area of effect. Moreover, through her Elemental Burst, she can cause a fire imbued tornado with the swing of her polearm, dealing Pyro damage over a large area.
Xinyan is another 4-star Pyro character who wields a Claymore. In addition to that, she is also a musician based in Liyue. Her Sweeping Fervor Elemental Skill allows her to blast fire with the strum of her guitar, dealing Pyro damage to nearby enemies. Moreover, it also provides her with a protective shield that resonates like sound vibrations, blowing enemies away from her. Furthermore, through her elemental burst, she can cause fire to come blasting from the ground with the strum of her guitar, dealing AoE Pyro damage and Physical damage to enemies across a large radius. Xinyan can be played as the Main DPS of your party.
Yanfei is also a 4-star Pyro character but is a Catalyst user. She’s a legal advisor based in Liyue. Her Signed Edict Elemental Skill allows her to blast fire, dealing Pyro damage to enemies across a large area. Moreover, it also earns her the maximum number of scarlet seals if she manages to hit enemies. Her Elemental Burst also works in a similar fashion. Yanfei can be used as the main DPS of your team if you are lacking stronger alternatives.
Yoimiya is a 5-star Pyro character and a bow-user in Genshin Impact. She is the current proprietor of Inazuma’s Naganohara Fireworks and was introduced as part of the Tapestry of Golden Flames event wish banner. Her Niwabi Fire Dance elemental skill allows her to shoot Blazing arrows that deal Pyro damage to enemies when hit. Moreover, through her elemental burst, she can ignite a bunch of fireworks that deal Pyro damage across a large area, and can also mark a single enemy with Aurous Blaze that makes the enemies explode upon being hit. You can use her as your team’s sub-DPS.
Thoma is an upcoming 4-star Pyro character in Genshin Impact who is a Polearm user. His character will be available on November 2nd, 2021.
Best Pyro Characters in Genshin Impact (A Complete Tier List)
- Best (S-tier) : Diluc, Hu Tao, Bennett
- Good (A-tier) : Klee, Xingling, Xinyan, Yoimiya, Yanfei
- Average (B-tier) : Amber
Diluc is not only the best Pyro character but also one of Genshin Impact’s top-tier playable characters in general based on his base strength alone. He is able to perform four consecutive slashes with his broadsword and his plunging attack is also very powerful. Not to mention his elemental burst that deals AoE Pyro damage over a large area and can knock multiple surrounding enemies off their feet. Due to the nature of his constellation’s rewards, his attack strength is boosted in cases of both high HP and when he takes damage.
Then we have Hu Tao who can also rake in some serious Pyro damage. Her elemental skill can reward her with an attack boost of up to 400% of her base strength. Not to mention, both her elemental skill and elemental burst allows her to deal Pyro damage to multiple enemies across a large area, making her good for crowd control.
Lastly, Bennett is everybody’s top pick for a Pyro Support character due to the rewarding nature of his elemental skill and elemental bursts that both buff attacks of allies as well as heal them and deal impressive AoE Pyro damage to enemies simultaneously. He is also able to work with other characters to create strong elemental reactions.