For a 3-year-old game with over 60 million Travellers playing monthly, I can say for certain that there are a lot of ways to enjoy Genshin Impact. Teyvat has something for every kind of player: the Serenitea Pot for brilliant designers, the riveting plot lines for the lore heads, and the Genius Invokation TCG for card game enthusiasts. The game’s combat system is another aspect loved by many. If you’re the type who likes unlocking your character’s full potential, you also probably love seeing high DPS (in this case, damage per screenshot) numbers and vanquishing Teyvat’s most savage beasts.
If you’re wondering which main DPS to build next, here are 5 Genshin Impact units for massive damage output.
Childe, also known as Tartaglia, is a Hydro-attuned character who wields a bow in his ranged stance and razor-sharp water blades in his Hydro stance. His kit makes him a highly versatile Hydro unit, with his Elemental Skill allowing for fast melee combos and his Elemental Burst allowing for devastating nukes. When combined with the right artifacts, weapons, and teammates, Childe can easily defeat bosses with one hit.
Hu Tao, the 77th Director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor, is a Pyro polearm user known for her incredible Elemental Burst damage potential. Her unique mechanics, such as the ability to sacrifice HP in exchange for increased damage, make her a popular choice for players seeking to dish out massive Pyro damage. Having the same element as one of the game’s strongest damage boosters, Bennett, also gives the player more flexibility in creating team comps, as the duo already unlocks Fervent Flames, the Elemental Resonance that increases ATK by 25%.
As Inazuma’s Electro Archon and ruler, Raiden Shogun uses the Musou Shinsetsu to deal massive AOE damage. This top-tier unit also makes her teammates shine by boosting their Elemental Burst damage with the Baleful Omen, making her an essential pick for Electro-based compositions. The colossal multipliers on her Elemental Burst earned her a spot on this list, reaching up to 721% of her ATK at Level 10. Team her up with supports like Mona, Kujou Sara, and Kazuha, and you’ll see the true power of an Archon.
As a Hydro catalyst user with one of the strongest debuffs in the game, Mona is often used as a damage-boosting support wielding the Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers. However, what many players tend to overlook is the significant scaling effect present in her Elemental Burst, Stellaris Phantasm. Featuring an impressive 796% Explosion Damage alongside an additional 60% Damage Bonus facilitated by the Omen debuff, achieving damage figures in the seven-digit range becomes effortlessly achievable for her.
Eula Lawrence, the Spindrift Knight, is a Cryo claymore wielder known for her high physical damage output. With Grimheart shredding her enemies’ Physical RES and the huge multipliers on her Elemental Burst, she can deal devastating physical damage in the millions without difficulty. Her natural inclination to Superconduct makes her ridiculously strong, as it shreds another 40% off of the enemy’s Physical RES. Stack all these debuffs and multipliers, and you’ll get yourself a dragon slayer!
These five Genshin Impact units are the perfect match for players who like to push characters past their limits and uncover their full potential. Pair them with the systematic use of buffs, team rotations, and min-maxed stats, and it’s only a matter of time before you start sharing jaw-dropping damage numbers with friends. Who’s your favourite hard-hitter in Genshin Impact? Let us know in the comments!