Best Cryo Character in Genshin Impact

At the time of writing, there are sixteen Cryo characters in Genshin Impact. They’re some of the most powerful and capable characters in the game, boasting unique abilities that can decimate enemies or protect themselves against devastating attacks. They’re an impressive bunch for sure, but who is the best Cryo character in Genshin Impact? Below, you’ll see the full list of Cryo characters in Genshin Impact, along with their weapon category, which is enough to get started.

It’s worth bearing in mind that, in some cases, the ‘best cryo character in Genshin Impact’ can be considered a subjective argument. After all, some players will just get on better with some characters than others. That’s not a bad thing, as what works for one person might not work for another. However, we’ve built this breakdown based on the character’s overall damage capabilities and the abilities that they have – mixed in with a little sentiment from the community, of course.

All Cryo Characters in Genshin Impact

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Here’s our breakdown of all the Cryo characters in Genshin, which we’ll cover before we get into the breakdown of which one of them is considered ‘the best’:

  1. Wriothesley (Catalyst)
  2. Rosaria (Polearm)
  3. Mika (Polearm)
  4. Shenhe (Polearm)
  5. Layla (Sword)
  6. Kaeya (Sword)
  7. Qiqi (Sword)
  8. Freminet (Claymore)
  9. Ganyu (Bow)
  10. Cryo Traveler (Sword)
  11. Eula (Claymore)
  12. Charlotte (Catalyst)
  13. Aloy (Bow)
  14. Chongyun (Claymore)
  15. Ayaka (Sword)
  16. Diona (Bow)

There’s a unique character in that list, by the way. If you’re an eagle-eyed gamer, you’ll have spotted ‘Aloy’, who is the one and only ‘crossover’ character in Genshin Impact. She comes into the game from Guerrilla’s Horizon: Zero Dawn (and Forbidden West), toting a bow and devastating Cryo-based powers.

Top Cryo Characters in Genshin Impact

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So, out of that list, who can be considered the best Cryo character in Genshin Impact? Let’s take a look at the top three and you can decide for yourself which one is worthy of that title.


Ayaka is a hyper-powerful Cryo character with some unique, show-stopping abilities. She boasts three elemental attacks, all based on the Cryo set, and they’re part of what makes her one of the best Cryo characters in the game. She can summon a ferocious snow familiar that blasts enemies with ice wind, unleash a sprint attack that shields her in a fog of blistering ice, and she can send shards of razor-sharp ice hurtling towards enemies. Not only that but using these abilities almost always results in a buff being applied to Ayaka for a short period of time.

Attack Stats: 27 – 79, 318 – 342


There’s a consensus among the community that Ganyu is the best Cryo character in Genshin Impact, but again, you can make your own mind up about that claim. She’s a main DPS that makes use of a bow, and her damage output is almost unparalleled. She’s a fantastic support character, and when paired with an effective healer, she’s nigh unstoppable. Her abilities scale massively, and the level of Cryo-based damage dealt by her attacks makes her one of the strongest characters in the class.

Attack Stats: 26 – 68, 311 – 335


Eula boasts the most powerful Ult in the entire game, making her a contender for the title of best Cryo character in Genshin Impact. She’s dramatically powerful and wields a massive ice-bound Claymore that can unleash devastating attacks with ease. In a fight, each hit makes her stronger and more defensive, and she can effortlessly hold her own against most enemy types. Some will argue that she’s more physical than she is Cryo, but there’s no doubting those abilities.

Attack Stats: 27 – 69, 318 – 342

So, that’s the list – those are our three frontrunners for the title of best Cryo character in Genshin Impact. Do you side with one of these characters, or do you perhaps have one in mind that you think is more worthy of that title?

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