Best Free Characters in Genshin Impact | Amber, Xiangling, and More

Genshin Impact is an incredibly popular game that features tons of characters. Players have to acquire these characters in order to strengthen their team and defeat strong bosses such as the Golden Wolflord and the Fellflower. Plus, getting strong characters will allow you to complete various quests such as the Eye of Watatsumi quest. That is why this guide will rank the best free characters in Genshin Impact.

Since there are many new players coming to the game on a daily basis, getting characters that require Primogems can be quite difficult. With that said, we will show you the best free characters in Genshin Impact that you can acquire after completing their quests.

Genshin Impact: Best Free Characters

There are a few free characters that you can get in Genshin Impact. Some of these characters are quite strong while others are good to have in the early game. There are a few limited-time free characters such as Aloy from the Horizon series but we will not be talking about her because she is exclusive only to PlayStation 4 and 5. With that said, let’s dive straight in.

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Best Free Characters in Genshin Impact
  • Rarity: 4-star
  • Element: Pyro
  • Weapon: Bow

Amber is the first free character introduced to the player in Genshin Impact. She is a ranged character that uses the element pyro. She was a beloved member of the team but as the ranged meta kept improving, Amber couldn’t quite keep up. Pyro archers such as Yoimiya are a better option than Amber. She mostly focuses on fast-paced combat at a close range.

However, if you manage to set a good team, you can cover the weaknesses of Amber. You should have a strong DPS character if you wish to use Amber in your team. As far as free characters go, Amber is a great early game choice that will perform quite well.


Best Free Characters in Genshin Impact
  • Rarity: 4-star
  • Element: Hydro
  • Weapon: Catalyst

Moving on to our Catalyst user that has the element of Hydro. Barbara is a decent healer and an overall good free character. However, her flaws are quite noticeable but she is still a good character to have in your squad. There aren’t that many healers present in the game so players might want to keep Barbara around when it comes down to free characters.


Kaeya Genshin Impact
  • Rarity: 4-star
  • Element: Cryo
  • Weapon: Sword

If you’re looking for a free sword user that uses the Cryo element. Apart from looking cool, he has some unique abilities that make him special. Kaeya can make ice bridges on top of water bodies. He is great if you want to explore the map. Having him on your team can help you cross water easily due to the ice bridge ability. If you want Kaeya on your team, you should make sure that you have a good DPS alternative as well.


Lisa Genshin Impact
  • Rarity: 4-star
  • Element: Electro
  • Weapon: Catalyst

Moving on to our first and only free Electro user, Lisa. Having her on your team is essential since she is a great electro user and deals tons of damage. She has the potential to excel at both DPS and support. Depending on your team’s needs, you can build Lisa accordingly.

Keep in mind that she is a relatively difficult character to master as most of her attacks can be interrupted if she is hit. Out of the free characters, you should pair her with Amber to unlock her full potential.

Related: Genshin Impact Redeem Codes (Free Primogems)


Traveler Genshin Impact
  • Rarity: 5-star
  • Element: All (interchangeable)
  • Weapon: Sword

The Traveler is the main character of Genshin Impact and is the one that you start with. You can name this character whatever you like and have the option to pick either a female or a male. The Traveler is possibly the only free 5-star character that can use 3 types of elements.

If built properly, you can use the Traveler to be a good source of crowd control and support your team. The best part is that you can use a variety of builds on this character to adapt them to any team composition.


Xiangling Genshin Impact
  • Rarity: 4-star
  • Element: Pyro
  • Weapon: Polearm

Xiangling is one of the fan-favorite characters that many players prefer having in their team. She has a good source of DPS and can be useful support using her Pyro element. She excels against a group of enemies that surround her. Also, fun fact, she is the first character in the game that uses a polearm.

If you are planning on making a team with only free characters, you definitely must include Xiangling due to her reliability and prowess in combat.

Those are all the free characters that you can get in Genshin Impact as of right now. There are a few limited-time characters that can be obtained but the ones mentioned in this list can be acquired at any time during the game. We would love to know your thoughts about which free character is your favorite and why.

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema

By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.

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