Genshin Impact is an open world RPG with a lot of focus on exploration. Players usually have to climb mountains, swim through water, or glide through long stretches to get items. While most characters cannot help much in exploring, some are super useful. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 5 best characters for exploration in Genshin Impact.

1. Venti

The Anemo Archon Venti is probably the best when it comes to exploration. Being the God of Freedom, Venti allows players to fly from one end of the map to the other.

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Venti's current also affect teammates in co-op.

Venti's Elemental skill has a special function - when charged, it launches Venti into the air and creates an air current for 20 seconds. This allows all allied characters to traverse the environment much more easily and effortlessly scale cliffs.

Furthermore, he also has a passive that reduces gliding stamina consumption for all party members. This lets player characters glide 20% further than normal.

2. Kamisato Ayaka

Ayaka "the submarine" is the master of water travel in Genshin Impact. She is one of the two characters with an alternative sprint in the game. With her special sprint, Ayaka can run below the water surface, which is faster than swimming.

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Ayaka can get through any body of water.

The best part is that when the sprint duration expires, Ayaka jumps out of the water and freezes it. Afterwards, players can just wait until her stamina get back up to continue travelling. Furthermore, she can also create ice bridges with her skill, burst and even basic attacks.

3. Kazuha

Kazuha, besides being in the top 5 best characters in Genshin, is also great for open world exploration. Kazuha's elemental skill lifts him into the air, allowing the scale of small cliffs and short distance gliding. Players can even cast it mid-air to prolong flights.

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There is a reason that Kazuha is one of the most wanted reruns in Genshin.

Kazuha is also no slouch on the ground. His passive ability decreases sprinting stamina consumption for party members by 20, allowing the team to move around faster.

4. Zhongli

Zhongli is a pro at creating rock pillars. In lore, he rained thousands of rock pillars to the sea just to trap some god. He is not that overpowered in game, but at least he can summon one Geo pillar for you to climb and continue exploring.

Zhongli's Geo Pillars allow players to climb when needed.

Players can summon these Geo pillars anywhere. If you position yourself correctly, it is possible to create pillars from the walls or even diagonally instead of vertically.

5. Xiao

Xiao is a master climber, with a passive ability that decreases climbing stamina consumption for party members by 20%. This allows players to get through the many cliffs in Genshin more efficiently.

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Xiao's ability allows him to use plunging attacks.

His skill is also a great tool to combo with normal gliding. Players can use it in mid air to move horizontally without spending gliding stamina.

6. Yelan

Yelan's Lingering Lifeline is also one of the most versatile skills. You can either tap this ability for a quick dash forward, or you can hold it for a high-speed sprint that lasts three seconds. Players can use this skill to move around the map quicker, which allow them to get from farming spot to farming spot.

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Yelan is the current top tier support in Genshin Impact.

Additionally, Yelan's first constellation gives Lingering Lifeline a second charge, which means players can double the distance covered. Combo this with something like Xiao's Gliding, for example, players should be able to continuously run around as long as the ability is off-cooldown.

7. Wanderer

Wanderer is the first character in Genshin Impact with the ability to fly freely and not just glide in one direction. This makes exploration much easier, as you can just fly to the top of cliffs without having to actually climb them.

Scaramouche's Charged attacks also get more powerful while he is flying.

Hovering around is free, but air movement cost flying points. Upon reaching constellation 6, Wanderer can literally fly around indefinitely, as his attacks have a chance to regenerate flying points. If the enemy does not have the ability to hit a hovering target, Wanderer is pretty much invulnerable.

8. Keqing

Keqing's ability basically allows her to teleport to the dagger she threw. But it only works diagonally, so you will have to get used to it a bit before you can use it properly.

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Keqing's teleport needs a bit of practice.

9. Mona

Mona also has an alternate sprint similar to Ayaka. She cloaks herself within the water's flow, consuming stamina to move rapidly. This also applies the Wet status to nearby opponents when she reappears.

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Mona's sprint gives players an easier time exploring, but it does not freeze the water surface like Ayaka's.

10. Sayu

Sayu has left Genshin Impact players with a very unique take on what exploration can be. Her elemental skill allows her to roll much faster than other characters can sprint, all without consuming as much stamina.

Genshin Impact New Character Sayu
Sayu's rolling synergizes with Yelan's sprint - players can cross the whole map in the blink of an eye.

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