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‘Genshin Impact’: meet the most powerful characters in Teyvat

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Genshin Impact boasts a star-studded cast of characters. While each character is unique, players who keep track of the game’s lore know that some characters are more powerful than others.

At first, many believed Genshin Impact to be a Zelda: Breath of the Wild imitation. But in the few months, since MiHoYo first released the game, it has garnered unprecedented success. Now, the game has continued to expand its vast open-world.

Genshin Impact and the character power system

Part of the appeal the game has with players, apart from the battle system and stunning open-world, is the characters that bring the game to life. And with the release of Xiao, Genshin Impact has yet again added another powerful and lore-rich name to the game. Now each of these characters brings something unique to the table. However, not every character is as good as others.

Now, which characters can be considered the most powerful in Teyvat. While one might consider their overall battle ability and factors such as damage, support, sustained DPS, among others, these aren’t the only things that make a character powerful. If it were true, then characters like Diluc, Klee, Xiao, and Venti would no doubt take the lead. But one would also need to consider their lore, their wealth, and the influence they hold over Teyvat.

Here are five of the most powerful characters in Genshin Impact as of this article’s writing:

Xiao – the last Yaksha

Xiao is a relatively new character that came out in the recent update 1.3. And while the character may look young, he’s actually thousands of years old. Being the last remaining Yaksha in Teyvat, this Adeptus was tasked with exterminating the demons following the Archon Wars.

Being both a Yaksha and an Adeptus, one could only imagine the power that this character holds. The very mention of Xiao’s name ignites both fear and respect from his fellow Adepti. But what stands out the most from Xiao is that being thousands of years old, he has perfected the art of battle. And this coupled with the historical importance of the Yakshas makes him one of the most powerful characters in the game so far.

The only flaw to Xiao is that he mostly stays away from other people and thus his political power is also limited, if not non-existent.

Tartaglia (Childe)

As one of the foremost figures in Fatui and being no. 11 of the Harbingers, the name Tartaglia definitely holds quite the influence. Going by his alias, “Childe,” the hydro character is considered one of the most dangerous of the Harbingers. Along with that, he doesn’t fall short on Mora.

Equipped with powerful swordsmanship, marksmanship, and both Vision (elemental powers) and Delusion (powers granted by their Archon, Traristsa), this thrill-seeking and chaos-loving master spy now resides in Liyue to further the Fatui’s influence in the region. With a good balance of wealth, influence, and battle powers, Tartaglia ranks fourth on this list.

Ningguang – Lady of the Jade Chamber

If there is one character on Genshin Impact that has it all, it would definitely be Ningguang. The official website of the game describes the character as the embodiment of law, order, fortune, and wit and for good reason.

Ningguang is the Tianquan of the Liyue Qixing, the governing authority of Liyue. Not only that, but she is also the wealthiest individual in all of Teyvat. Her position and wealth make her one of the most powerful in all of Teyvat, a status she worked hard to achieve.

But her greatest achievement would no doubt be the floating Jade Palace that watches all over Liyue. While Ningguang may not be the best character out there in terms of battle prowess, the influence she wields in Teyvat is tremendous.

Zhongli – the Geo Archon

Other names associated with Zhongli are Morax and Rex Lapis. And both these names refer to the Geo Archon, one of The Seven Archons that preside over Teyvat, and the gods that the people worship.  In other words, Zhongli is the Geo God who shed his godly form in order to experience the world through the eyes of a mortal.

But mortal may be a bit of an understatement for the patron of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor member. For, in fact, he is the oldest living god and one of the last remaining of the original Seven Archons.

Having lived for a long time and accumulating unfathomable knowledge throughout his 6,000 years, Zhongli is no doubt influential. The god of Liyue, this geo Archon is said to have formed the terrain in Liyue and that the formations there used to be his throwing spears during the Archon Wars.

If not for the fact that Zhongli is always so relatively poor and clueless about Mora (despite being its creator), he would definitely have ranked higher on this list. Reception for this character may have been lukewarm at first but since the new update, he has become a force to reckon with on the battlefield.

Venti – the Anemo Archon

Beneath that gentle, free-spirited, and wine-loving exterior lies the Anemo Archon, Barbatos. Just like Zhongli, Venti is a mortal vessel of Barbatos, an Archon who shed its godly shell to see the world through a mortal’s eyes.

What sets Venti apart, though, is that he thrives in a team-battle setting. This Anemo character deals with massive damage and provides great support. His elemental burst can add additional Hydro, Pyro, Electro, and Cryo damage. All that coupled with his godly background puts Venti in a league of his own.

But even as the god who presides over Mondstadt, Venti doesn’t hold much political influence. This is because he chose not to meddle in the city-nation’s government affairs. Despite this, the people of Mondstadt freely live by his teachings. And because of Mondstadt’s devotion to Barbatos, he is arguably one of the most influential figures in the city-nation.

More powerful characters on Genshin Impact

The Traveler can certainly be considered a bit of a wild card on Genshin Impact. The Traveler does not have Vision but can gain elemental powers nonetheless. Not much is known about The Traveler as of yet. However, because this character comes from another world, it is possible that The Traveler is also a god.

They seemed to possess the power of flight and speed but who knows what abilities they have. More than that, as the Genshin Impact story progresses, the Traveler continues to grow their influence on Teyvat, establishing multiple relationships with several notable individuals and organizations.

So while The Traveler may not be the most powerful character on Genshin Impact yet. There’s no doubt that they will be in the future.

Featured image courtesy of Genshin Impact/Facebook

Carlo Rodriguez

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