Genshin Impact allows players to use a variety of characters of many different element types. Most recently, Version 2.4’s Lantern Rite event allowed players to invite a 4-star character from Liyue into their team. Character Archives may differ from player to player, but it is very likely that many have possession of the same unit that allows them to use great 4-star character Elemental Bursts.
Typically, 4-star characters are more obtainable than their 5-star counterparts since a 4-star character or weapon is guaranteed with every 10-pulls using Genshin Impact’s Wish system. Additionally, aside from events, select 4-stars are given for free after the completion of certain milestones. For example, Xiangling is awarded for completing Floor 3, Chamber 3 of the Spiral Abyss, and Barbara is awarded for completing the early quest, “A Long Shot” during \”Prologue Act III: Song of the Dragon and Freedom.\”
As their pull rate on Genshin Impact’s banners is higher than 5-star characters, it is very likely that players have more 4-star characters than 5-star characters. This is beneficial since many 4-star characters are made to support 5-star characters with ease. In some situations, 4-star characters may also be able to suitably carry players if they have yet to obtain a 5-star character. Many 4-star characters have Elemental Bursts that provide exceptional utility that benefits the entire team.
Genshin Impact: Bennett’s Elemental Burst For Massive DMG Boost
As one of the most popular 4-star characters in Genshin Impact, Pyro Sword-user Bennett is commonly used by players who favor high DMG numbers. Bennett is typically used as a support, though he can also fill the role of a sub-DPS. His Elemental Burst – Fantastic Voyage – heals characters within its radius up to 70% HP and then provides a substantial DMG Bonus when characters are above the 70% threshold. At C1, this barrier is neutralized and the DMG Bonus also receives an additional 20% of Bennett’s base ATK. This Elemental Burst is a crucial component in damage showcases, such as one-hit boss kills in Genshin Impact. As both a healer and a buffer, Bennett aids tremendously in challenges such as the Spiral Abyss or Domains.
Genshin Impact: Xingqiu’s Elemental Burst For Off-Field DMG Support
Xingqiu is a Hydro Sword-user mostly used for off-field support. His Elemental Burst – Guhua Sword: Raincutter – creates an Illusory Sword rain attack that triggers with every Normal Attack. As this Burst remains active even after swapping characters, Xingqiu makes for a great sub-DPS in teams that favor the Vaporize reaction. This means that Xingqiu will pair well with other characters such as Pyro-users Xiangling and Hu Tao, who are able to easily apply Pyro to Vaporize enemies with the inflicted Wet status. Additionally, Xingqiu can perform well in Freeze team compositions with Cryo-users such as Ayaka and Eula, who tend to prioritize Normal Attacks in between cooldowns.
Genshin Impact: Xiangling’s Pyronado For Consistent Vaporize Reactions
Similar to Xingqiu, Genshin Impact’s Pyro-user Xiangling can act as the team’s sub-DPS or main DPS. Xiangling’s Elemental Burst, Pyronado, summons a large Pyro-infused cyclone that revolves around the character, inflicting Pyro DMG. Since this Burst is a reliable Pyro applicator, Xiangling works well in teams that favor Vaporize and Melt reactions. By unlocking all six of her Constellations, Xiangling’s Pyronado is given three extra levels, a 40% duration increase, and a 15% Pyro DMG Bonus buff to all party members while the Burst is active. This can be helpful for players who intend to use Xiangling as a sub-DPS to support a Pyro-DPS such as Hu Tao or a Hydro-DPS such as Childe. Xiangling can easily unleash her Pyronado and swap out to support from off the field, or she can stay on the field and successfully Vaporize or Melt any enemy that stands in her way.
Genshin Impact: Diona’s Burst Gives An Elemental Mastery Boost While Healing
With the recent banners of Genshin Impact’s Cryo-users Ganyu and Shenhe, Cryo Bow-user Diona is a popular support choice. In addition to enabling Cryo Resonance in team compositions with a Cryo DPS, Diona is able to keep her team alive by acting as both their healer and shield. Diona’s Elemental Burst, Signature Mix, allows her to throw a specially brewed mix that deals AoE Cryo DMG. Following the explosion, it also establishes a field that continuously deals Cryo DMG to opponents while also healing characters within the AoE.
The continuous Cryo DMG can aid Pyro DPS characters, as it allows for them to have a reliable source of Cryo for their Pyro attacks to react against. At C6, Diona is able to increase the Elemental Mastery of characters within the Burst’s range by 200 when their HP is above 50%. As Elemental Mastery is crucial in providing strong Elemental Reactions, this is incredibly helpful for Melt or Freeze team compositions.
Genshin Impact: Sucrose’s Elemental Burst For Mob Control & Swirl
Genshin Impact’s Anemo Catalyst-user Sucrose is a support character who is able to contribute by Swirling enemies together. Her Elemental Burst, Forbidden Creation, Isomer 75 / Type II – forms a Large Wind Spirit that pulls and launches all enemies within its range while dealing AoE Anemo DMG. If Hydro, Pyro, Cryo, or Electro comes into contact with the Wind Spirit while it is active, it will absorb the element and inflict corresponding DMG. This Burst is valuable against enemies who move in mobs, such as Hilichurls and Fatui opponents. Since the Burst is able to absorb elements, Sucrose can help keep enemies inflicted with these specific elements. This makes for strong and consistent Elemental Reactions from a player’s main DPS. Additionally, at C6, Sucrose grants party members a 20% Elemental DMG Bonus for the infused element, which will benefit the entire team.
4-star characters have earned their spot in Genshin Impact teams, whether is it to fill the role of the main DPS, sub-DPS, or support. Players who have an excess of under-leveled 4-star characters should consider investing in them. In turn, these characters will be able to contribute to the team’s overall strength and functionality, which will aid in future challenges.