Genshin Impact is a swap-based team game, with players swapping characters in and out to deal damage. While some characters must stay on the field to deal damage, other characters can just cast their skill, be switched out, and still be effective. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 10 best sub DPS Genshin Impact characters in 2022.

This tier list will only consider the C0 performance of characters.

1. Albedo

Albedo is the best Sub DPS character in Genshin, with the ability to provide high supplemental Geo DMG in an AOE with his burst. Furthermore, he also buffs the team with an additional 125 Elemental Mastery, improving their reaction damage.

Albedo is the most versatile amongst best sub DPS Genshin Impact characters.

The best part about Albedo is that he can use DEF % Artifacts like Noelle, lowering the build's difficulty.

2. Ayaka

While Ayaka is an excellent main DPS, players can definitely build her around the Sub DPS role, casting Burst whenever it is off cooldown. Ayaka's Elemental Burst deals multiple bouts of Cryo DMG and is very effective against larger enemies as it doesn't pass through them, making you deal more DMG.

Genshin Impact Ayaka Best Build
Ayaka can deal some pretty crazy Cryo Burst damage.

Lastly, Ayaka's high innate Crit Damage makes building around her kit pretty simple.

3. Raiden Shogun 

Raiden Shogun is a top-tier Electro character who can deal high damage as both main and sub DPS. Besides her innate high stats, Raiden also has an excellent kit that increases the team's Elemental Burst damage and Energy Recharge. As spamming Elemental Burst is one of the most common, cookie-cutter strategies in the game, Raiden Shogun is a staple of the best team comps for Genshin's hardest content.

Raiden allows teams to spam bursts continuously.

4. Kazuha

Kazuha rivals Venti for the position of the best Anemo user in Genshin Impact. His crowd control and damage are similar to Venti, however, he has a very powerful team buff. Whenever Kazuha triggers Swirls, he gives his team an Elemental damage buff based on his Elemental Mastery. This allows Kazuha to fit in pretty much every team except for Physical. At C2, his Burst also gives an extra EM on top of that, allowing the team to deal massive reaction damage.

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Kazuha is a must-have character in Spiral Abyss.

5. Venti

Venti is an Archon, one of the gods in the world of Genshin Impact... and that's enough reason for him to be broken. His Elemental Burst is one of the best crowd control in the game, with the ability to group up enemies and absorb elements. He completely dominates in fights with smaller enemies.

Venti Genshin Impact
Venti is the best support amongst bow users Genshin Impact.

With the right bow, Venti can also deal massive damage, even without his constellations unlocked. His naturally high energy regeneration makes him an excellent battery for the team. The best bow for Venti is the Elegy for the End.

6. Zhongli

Zhongli is the best Shielder in the game and also one of the most powerful characters lore-wise. His tough shield can withstand all types of enemy attacks, allowing players to get away with any type of squishy lineups.

Furthermore, he is no slouch when it comes to dealing damage. Zhongli can dish out huge AoE Geo damage with his Elemental Burst, which also inflicts Petrify.

Zhongli is the go-to flex pick for best sub DPS in Genshin Impact.

7. Mona

Outside of her elemental burst, Mona is a fairly underwhelming character with low HP and DEF. She mainly deals damage using her powerful burst, which also provides the team with a DMG buff.

Mona Hydro
Mona is a fairly one-dimensional Hydro damage dealer.

To get the most out of Mona, it is best to build her around a lineup that triggers reactions like Permafrost, Vaporize, or Electro-Charged.

8. Yae Miko

Yae Miko is the newest character in Genshin Impact with the ability to dish out incredible burst damage. While her skill does not snapshot, she can just use her burst right away for the high DMG multiplier instead.

Genshin Yae Miko
Yae Miko can be an excellent sub DPS if players are running Raiden Shogun with her.

For each fox turret on the field, her burst gets an extra bolt that deals more than 200% damage.

9. Xingqiu

Despite being a 4-star character, Xingqiu is considered the best sword user in Genshin Impact. He is the most consistent Hydro support/sub DPS in the game, who can apply Hydro for highly damaging elemental reactions like Vaporize.

Xingqiu is the best 4 star sub DPS Genshin Impact

Furthermore, he can continuously heal and reduce damage taken while being off-field. Pyro reactions are currently the best DPS tool in the game, and that's why Xingqiu is one of the best sub-dps characters in the game.

10. Xiangling

Xiangling is one of the strongest and most flexible Sub DPS characters in the game. She has high ATK Speed, 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.

Xiangling is amazing burst support.

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