Catalyst characters are an exceptional candidate for Elemental reactions in Genshin Impact battles considering how they can deal Elemental damage. However, there are still some downsides to this. For example, Yanfei cannot kill Pyro Slimes as they are immune to this element. The same applies to Bosses such as Pyro Regisvine or Pyro Hypostasis. To avoid this setback, it is best to feature various Elements in your party.

To build a powerful team in Genshin Impact, getting the right character with the help of a Genshin Impact tier list is a must.

Fortunately, it is not a hard feat as there’s a catalyst character of almost every Vision. To know which are the best Catalyst users Genshin Impact, read on to see their ranks.

13. Lisa

  • Best weapon: Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
The librarian is a more humble catalyst Genshin user compared to others.

Of all Catalyst users, Lisa is also a free character that can be attained early on. Compared to DPS, she is much easier to use as support. You can cast her Elemental Burst and then immediately swap her out.

The Resident Librarian is not well-known among players just like other F2P characters. She has Electro vision, which is not too useful every time, and is a bit hard to use.

12. Barbara

  • Best weapon: Prototype Amber
Genshin Impact Barbara
Barbara is a very useful supporter of your team.

Barbara is one of the free catalyst characters that players can get in Genshin Impact. The Favonius Church Sister holds Hydro Vision and has an angelic voice with healing abilities.

While she completely excels in being a Genshin healer, Barbara does not offer much to the team. Her Elemental Burst and Skill only heal, and the sole minor thing she offers is a bit of Hydro application.

However, we should note that only she can revive a fallen member with full HP and that with constellations, Barbara is good support for Hydro DPS.

11. Mona

  • Best weapon: Skyward Atlas
Mona Genshin
Mona would make a perfect team with Sucrose.

Although Mona is a support Hydro, she isn’t a healer. Her role is to battery, taunt, and increase the damage of the team with her Omen. It is created by her Elemental Burst to debuff on opponents.

She is often paired up with Sucrose to boost the entire team’s damage. However, what makes her one of the best Catalyst users Genshin Impact is that she is also feasible as a DPS, not just support.

10. Ningguang

  • Best weapon: Frostbearer Catalyst
Frostbearer Catalyst can also be used for Klee and Mona.

Although she may be a 4-star character, the Yuheng of the Qixing is a great DPS in the game. After you are familiar with her clunky Charged Attack, she will become a unit with a hard punch.

Besides, her flexibility is amazing as she can deal damage, battery herself, as well as cast a Geo damage buff. As a Geo character, Ningguang does not have to be paired with any other character to shine.

This also sparks the question of whether there will ever be a Genshin Impact Cryo Catalyst. Players are eager to see if miHoYo will ever add a Catalyst with ice properties one day. Frostbearer Catalyst Genshin Impact would also be an excellent option for a Cryo catalyst character. Sadly, there aren’t any right now.

9. Heizou

  • Best weapon: Kagura's Verity
Heizou Genshin Impact
Heizou is the only catalyst user that throw punches.

Heizou was introduced in update 2.8 and has garnered fans for his unique punching playstyle although he uses catalyst as the main weapon. Different from other Catalyst users who are mainly spellcasters, he is a martial artist. This Anemo unit can play the role of DPS and support in various team comps, owns good personal damage and can go creative with different artifact sets.

However, Heizou and Sucrose are often compared to each other and players say that he has a lack of good crowd control and worse EM sharing than her.

8. Baizhu

Genshin Impact Baizhu
Best catalyst users Genshin Impact list - Baizhu.

Baizhu is one of the newest characters with his introduction in version 3.6. Baizhu's kit makes it evident that he is designed to play a supportive role.

His repertoire includes a combination of healing and shielding abilities, with the added bonus of applying Dendro status at periodic intervals through his shield. While he can also contribute to the team's damage output with his Skill and Seamless Shield, his primary focus should be on bolstering his teammates' capabilities.

7. Yae Miko

  • Best weapon: Kagura's Verity
Genshin Impact Yae Miko
Yae Miko.

Yae Miko is a top-notch electro catalyst user in Genshin Impact. While being considered one of the greatest waifus in the game, she has an elemental skill that deals significant damage.

While Yae Miko is capable of dealing damage both physically and elementally, she is not exceptionally strong in either area, which is understandable in terms of game balance. However, her Electro element is a valuable addition to her kit, especially since her Elemental Burst requires a substantial amount of energy to use.

If you're seeking a versatile character who can take on various roles in the future, Yae Miko is a solid choice in Genshin Impact. As she still has plenty of potential for growth, having her on your team can feel like a safety net for upcoming content.

6. Kokomi

  • Best weapon: Everlasting Moonglow
Kokomi is generally stronger than Barbara.

The Watatsumi Priestess is often referred to as a 5-star Barbara as they are both Hydro healers who have a bubbly look. However, as she can outperform Barbara in many ways, Kokomi is considered the best Catalyst user Genshin Impact despite being a new character.

Her Elemental Skill casts a wide Hydro effect that deals good damage. Furthermore, Kokomi is a decent Sub-DPS when her Elemental Burst is active.

She is, though, still outshined by those that have a harder punch. Fans are hoping the devs have something for the viability of hers and other Genshin Impact healers in the future.

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5. Yanfei

  • Best weapon: Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
Yanfei proves the most powerful when her Elemental Burst is activated.

Yanfei is an outstanding Pyro DPS that has a stable rotation between her Charged and Normal Attack. This means the character can cast both Melt and Vaporize combo to enhance her damage. Although this sounds great, it also indicates that Yanfei needs a designed team to give the best performance.

On another hand, Yanfei only shines the best when she has the Elemental Burst active. That prevents her from being the top choice when it comes to the best Catalyst users Genshin Impact.

4. Klee

Klee Loves Explosion
The little ball of sunshine is among the top Catalyst users Genshin Impact.

Klee may look small and young, but you should not underestimate her. Although she cannot be swapped when her Elemental Burst is working, her explosive tactics are scarier than many other characters.

The Spark Knight's range is the shortest among the other characters, yet she has the highest DPS count among the catalyst users. Although her range is the shortest compared to others, the Spark Knight has the top DPS count among all Catalyst users.

3. Sucrose

Looking at Sucrose, the only Anemo Catalyst, players are looking forward to the release of a Genshin Impact Cryo Catalyst.

At the moment, Anemo is the best support element. Sucrose can lower the Elemental resistance of enemies with Viridescent Venerer. With Frostbearer catalyst Genshin Impact, she can be even more viable.

That’s not all. She can also crowd control the opponents and cast many Elemental Particles while offering her Elemental Mastery to her party. Thanks to this long list of supportive skills, she easily enters the top rank for the best catalyst.

2. Wanderer

  • Best weapon: Tullaytullah's Remembrance
Wanderer Genshin
Scaramouche or Wanderer easily enters the top 2 of best Catalyst users Genshin Impact.

Wanderer is widely considered to be one of the best characters and one of the best catalyst users in Genshin Impact. Thanks to his elemental skill, he can fly, sprint, and glide without draining his regular stamina, making him a highly efficient and convenient option for exploration.

Also, Wanderer is considered a Hypercarry unit that excels in on-field damage. One of his greatest advantages in battle is his flexibility in teams. All of his Talents and attacks infuse enemies with Anemo, enabling him to trigger powerful Swirl Elemental Reactions. He can fit well into various team compositions and synergize particularly well with top-tier characters like Bennet, Xiangling, Xingqiu, Raiden Shogun, and many others.

1. Nahida

  • Best weapon: A Thousand Floating Dreams
Nahida Genshin Impact
Nahida is more formidable than she looks.

And the Dendro Archon is indeed the most formidable catalyst user. She leverages Elemental Mastery to inflict significant damage on enemies. Also, with her distinctive Elemental Skill, she can tag adversaries to hurl Dendro at them, triggering powerful elemental reactions and dealing even more damage.

FYI, she is also very useful when it comes to world exploration. You can use Nahida to farm for materials without having to directly pick them up. You may also read other characters' minds, which is a feature that attracts lots of attention and talks from players.

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