Pyro is the strongest element in Genshin Impact. It is one half of Melt/Vaporization, the two reactions with the highest damage multiplier. Because of that, Pyro characters are very popular. However, not all characters are created equal - some are much better than others. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase a tier list for all Pyro characters Genshin Impact 2022.

SS tier

Hu Tao

Hu Tao is one of the strongest damage dealers in Genshin Impact. She excels at single target damage, especially when animation canceling her Charged Attack and triggering Melt and Vaporize. It is a bit tricky to get the highest DPS out of her, as players need to keep her below 50% at all times.

Hu Tao
Hu Tao has the capability to deal insane damage at C1.

She gets a huge power spike at C1, gaining a new passive that removes the Stamina cost of her Charge Attacks.


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.

Xiangling is an amazing burst support.


Bennett is the best general support character in the game, 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.

He gets even better at C1, gaining 20% base ATK and removing the HP restriction of Fantastic Voyage. As he is a support, the best sword for Bennett is the Skyward Blade.

Bennett synergizes super well with Pyro damage dealers like Diluc or Hu Tao.

S tier


Yoimiya is a pretty divisive character amongst the Genshin Impact fanbase. Despite being Pyro with good stats and skill, her Elemental Burst is out of place and does not fit her playstyle as main DPS at all.

Yoimiya Genshin Impact
Yoimiya is a support/DPS hybrid.

However, if built right, Yoimiya can still deal some serious damage. Her Pyro Vision, her high attack stats, and her scalings are more than enough for that purpose. You can have her as sub DPS for other characters like Ganyu or Xingqiu. The best bow for DPS Yoimiya is the Thundering Pulse.

A tier


Diluc is the first S-tier DPS character in the game. After one year, he remains one of the best claymore users in Genshin Impact. Overall, Diluc's Elemental Skill and Burst play a big role in his damage - the former can be used up to three times while the latter has a low energy requirement and infuse his weapon with Pyro.

Diluc Genshin Impact 3
Diluc is no longer a top DPS but he can still serve his role pretty well.

All components of his kit give him the ability to dish out highly damaging Pyro reactions like Melt and Vaporize continuously. Diluc is one of the few characters that can stay constantly on the field without swapping out.


Klee is the best DPS Catalyst user, with a high base Pyro damage. She can easily set up Pyro Elemental Reactions with explosions. However, the best part of her kit is the charged attack - it has one of the highest scalings in the game.

She needs C2 to give her mines the ability to shred enemies' DEF by 23%. This is one of the highest DEF reduction effects in the game.

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


Yanfei is a 4 star Pyro Catalyst character in Genshin Impact. She is a DPS who can inflict Pyro easily with normal and charged attacks to deal consistent Elemental Reaction damage. Her skill and burst also have short CD and deal AoE DMG.

However, Yanfei needs decent support to reach her maximum potential, as her ER is rather low. Her Elemental Skill and Burst are also pretty short-ranged as well.

Yanfei is the most useful when her Elemental Burst is up.

B tier


Xinyan's Elemental Burst is pretty unique - instead of dealing elemental damage, it inflicts physical damage. Therefore, she should not be built around Pyro damage, as her Pyro application is very lackluster.

Overall, Xinyan is very versatile. She can work as a main DPS via her Charged Attack and Burst or as support that swaps in and out to use her skill and burst. Her vision lets her synergize with other Pyro DPS.

Xinyan Rock And Roll Musician
Amongst Pyro characters Genshin Impact, Xinyan is the only physical DPS.


Thoma is easily the weakest polearm character in Genshin Impact due to his weird kit that focuses on shields. Besides his lackluster DMG scaling, his Elemental Skill also has a long CD and his Elemental Burst has a high energy cost.

Players need to get Thoma to the highest constellation possible for him to be more useful, however, it is easier to just invest in better characters instead.

Thoma Best Polearms
Thoma is fairly hard to use as his kit is super clunky.

C tier


Amber is the first starter unit of Genshin Impact and is adored by the community as a mascot. When it comes to combat, she is amongst the weakest. Her charged attack lacks the AoE damage while her Burst doesn't deal enough.

Furthermore, her Pyro application is also too minor to be useful. While her kit can be improved with constellations, you probably can't get them as Amber only shows up in the standard banner.

Amber Genshin Impact
Amber is one of the weakest Pyro characters Genshin Impact.

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