Constellations in Genshin Impact is a character improvement mechanic which is similar to Passive Talents. A higher level of constellation either increases the effectiveness of the character or adds new capabilities to existing abilities. Because of that, some characters' tiers rely on their constellation level.

Genshin Impact character constellation tier list is categorized into 6 levels, from C0 being the lowest to C6 granting most powerful strength if unlocked. To improve the Constellations of each character, players need to get dupes of him or her to exchange for Stella Fortuna, which is pretty expensive.

Genshin Impact Razor Constellation
Example of Genshin Impact Razor Constellation (C6)

Having said that, there are several c0 characters who do not need constellation levels to be effective. Check the list of the strongest characters for F2P players in Genshin Impact below.

1 - Ganyu

Ganyu has the DPS to break the game even at C0, which makes her extremely f2p friendly. The reason behind her power is the ability to do double-charged shots, which deal an absurd amount of damage. While that makes her hyper-focused on aimed bow builds, the damage potential is definitely worth the effort.

Genshin Impact Ganyu
Ganyu in Genshin Impact

Her combination of high attack, crit damage sub stat, innate crit rate boosts, and high modifiers make her effective on all enemies without Cryo damage resist. The best gear for her is Amos' bow and  Wanderer's Troupe x4. Overall, she is amongst the strongest characters for F2P players in Genshin Impact.

2 - Hu Tao

Hu Tao C0 is one of the strongest Pyro DPS you can get with low investment. The main reason behind her power is the Sanguine Rouge passive talent, which gives her a whopping 33% damage bonus when her HP is at 50% or below.

Hu Tao
Hu Tao in Genshin Impact

This is pretty tricky to play around and risky against powerful enemies. To deal with this issue, you need to be either good at dodging or use a character with shielding skills. The best build for Hu Tao is the Staff of Homa and Crimson Witch of Flames x4 set.

3 - Ayaka

Ayaka has extensive potential as both Elemental and regular DPS, even at C0. She has strong build options for F2P players and is incredible at locking down enemies in a freeze team. This is why she is amongst the best c0 characters in Genshin Impact.

Kamisato Ayaka
Ayaka in Genshin Impact

Furthermore, her dash is super fast, uses less stamina and has more invincibility frame than other dashes. This means you will have a much easier time fighting dangerous enemies. The best build for Ayaka currently is the Mistsplitter Reforged sword and the Blizzard Strayer x4 artifact set.

4 - Venti

Venti is probably the best crowd control support in Genshin Impact, even without any investment at C0. His high Energy Recharge rate and great Elemental Burst group up enemies, enabling players to grind content much faster.

Venti in Genshin Impact

This "grouping" ability alone makes Venti the top option tactically in most comp, as the more enemies you hit, the higher your damage output. The best build for Venti is the Elegy for the End bow and the artifact set Viridescent Venerer x4. Venti's support ability is amongst the strongest characters for F2P players in Genshin Impact.

5 - Zhongli

After fan outrage, miHoYo has buffed Zhongli massively, resulting in a powerful character even at C0. One aspect of Zhongli that makes him overpowered as a support is his ability to create scaling shields based on his max HP. If set up correctly, you can protect your weaker characters with shields that can over 20,000 damage.

Zhongli in Genshin Impact

While his normal attack damage is low, Zhongli can still work as a DPS with his elemental skills. The best build for Zhongli is the Staff of Homa, Noblesse Oblige x2 and Archaic Petra x2.

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