While 4-star characters are usually considered weaker than 5-stars in Genshin Impact, some of them are exceptions to this rule. Some of them are even considered equal to or even better than 5-stars. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the 5 4-star characters who are just as good as 5 stars in Genshin Impact.

1. Bennett

Bennett is a good support for Pyro characters, with the ability to cover almost everything. Outside of buffing damage, he can also heal, cleanses and activate Pyro Resonance to increase the whole team's attack.

However, players can definitely use Bennett outside of Pyro teams as general support. Healing and ATK boost are useful in most circumstances. He can also function as a powerful Main DPS especially when his Burst is active - players would need to build him correctly for that, however.

Bennett Genshin

2. Xingqiu

When it comes to Hydro element support, Xingqiu is probably the best amongst all characters. No other characters can apply Hydro as frequently as him... while staying off-field. Most of Xingqiu's DMG comes from his Burst. It spread hydro easily making it a lot easier to deal Hydro Reactions.

Xingqiu Talents

Most players find his healing and damage reduction to be valuable. This is why Xingqiu is splashable in a lot of teams, making him one of the most popular 4 stars in Genshin. Players usually pair him with Xiangling and Bennett to create a cheap and powerful lineup.

3. Xiangling

Xiangling is one of the strongest and most flexible Sub-DPS characters in the game. She has high ATK Speed and high AoE Burst damage with a strong Pyro application that persists even after switching out. There's a reason fans called her "the Pyro Archon" - she performs better than a lot of 5-star characters.


C4 Xiangling is actually SS tier, with her Burst lasting 40% longer. Similar to Xiangling, both her skills are useful in applying Pyro off-field, making her a great Pyro Enabler for reverse melt and reverse vaporize builds.

4. Diona

Diona is the prime support for Cryo/Freeze teams, as she comes with a very versatile kit. Players can heal and generate shields with her, and both abilities scale with her HP. Diona's Elemental Burst can apply Cryo constantly, allowing Cryo DPS like Ayaka and Ganyu to make use of their Cryo resonance. Lastly, her passive skill allows players to craft more restorative food when cooking.


However, Diona's damage potential and HP are fairly low. Players need to have an actual DPS character to make up for these weaknesses.

5. Sucrose

Kazuha is the best support in Genshin Impact, and Sucrose is pretty much a poor man's Kazuha. She can boost the team's Elemental Mastery with her own, alongside gathering enemies together with her CC.


The most clunky part of her kit is her 80 energy cost Burst. Players need to stack a decent amount of ER artifact on her so that she can cast it more frequently. Higher constellations on her also help with this problem.

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