Best Exploration Characters in Genshin Impact
The open world of Genshin Impact is full of all kinds of tricks and puzzles ready to be explored. With so many different characters in the game, there are plenty of ways to streamline your exploration experience.
Some exploration puzzles require you to bring a user of a specific item, while others take you across large bodies of water with a Cryo user. Many of these characters are not only useful for exploration, but also useful for daily combat to minimize changes.
While effective exploration isn’t necessarily required, it certainly helps get things going as you can move from area to area. Here are some of Genshin Impact’s best exploration characters. Note: they are not listed in any particular order, as they all fill different niches.
Albedo starts off the list as a fun Geo character who can create elevators from the ground up. Its potential is somewhat affected by the fact that its elevators are difficult to place in rocky areas, but it’s useful when you need an extra elevator to grab a Geoculus or something similar.
There are many areas in Genshin Impact where you have to cross large bodies of water. Some chests, puzzles, or areas are only blocked by the water around them. In other words, a Cryo character who can safely make ice bridges across water is quite important.
As a Cryo bow user, her charged shot shoots multiple areas of Cryo, allowing her to be an incredibly effective ice bridge maker. Not only that, but she’s one of the strongest DPS main characters in the game, which should make it easier to take out enemies in your exploration.
Kazuha is arguably the best character in the game to climb mountains or high walls. You can climb an infinite wall without losing stamina by alternating between climbing and using your elemental skill.
For particularly mountainous areas, such as Liyue or Inazuma areas, Kazuha will be a lifeline. Literally, because you will no longer fall off the edge of a cliff to your inevitable death.
Keqing is another solid character for exploration due to how his elemental skill works. Similar to Kazuha, it can be used to help climb to higher areas. She can cast a mark with her elemental skill, then teleport to that location.
In addition, she is a great applier of the Electro element. This helps to erase the electro sigils which are common in parts of Inazuma. And she’s certainly viable as a primary DPS in the outside world.
Razor, or any claymore character in the game
Mining is an important part of the exploration process in Genshin Impact. Rocks are all over the outside world, which are used to create weapons and other important items when collected.
As such, it’s handy to have a character who can easily destroy these rocks. Claymore around the world can send stones faster than other characters (except Zhongli), so if you are using a Claymore character, stones won’t be a problem.
Sayu is a four star Anemo character and one of the nicest characters in the game. If you need a character who can travel long distances, Sayu is the character for you.
Using his elemental skill, you can alternate between his skill and sprinting to cover long distances quickly. She transforms into a little ball of speed, much like Sonic the Hedgehog, and she doesn’t even consume stamina while doing so.
Traveler, Geo Shape
Geo Traveler is often used to reach inaccessible places in Genshin Impact, such as clipping domains to reach out of bounds areas. This is because he can use his elemental skill to create platforms in high and hard to reach places.
Venti is similar to Kazuha or Keqing, in that you can use his elemental skill to better climb high cliffs or better distances. By holding his elemental skill, you create a current of wind that you can glide over.
Using Venti interchangeably with Kazuha and some Geo characters on the side also allows you to reach places that are normally not possible.
The meme that you always need a pyrotechnic archer holds true for many areas of Liyue and Mondstadt. The large amount of puzzles that require a Pyro user always causes a player to reluctantly use their amber out of necessity.
Thankfully, Yoimiya is useful as a DPS main character, already setting her apart from Amber. And as a Pyro archer, she can solve many easy Pyro puzzles.
Zhongli is similar to Albedo. His elemental skill places a pillar on which you can climb, allowing you to reach high places. Use the pillar to grab a misplaced objective.
Holding his elemental skill also does significant damage to the ores around Zhongli. Using the elemental skill, Zhongli is one of the best miners in the game, with his ability to quickly mine ores for his materials.