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Genshin Impact pick rates: Most popular characters as of 2.6 update

Published: 12/May/2022 10:20 Updated: 12/May/2022 10:21

by Andrew Amos


In Genshin Impact, you can make almost every character viable with enough investment, however, who are the most popular characters? We’ve broken down the highest Genshin Impact pick rates as of update 2.6.

Genshin Impact can be pretty forgiving in the fact that you can build around almost any character you choose. With enough investment in Talents and levels, you can build your dream comp of your favorite team without much restriction.

Of course, some will be stronger and rank better than others, as seen in our tier list, but how you play Genshin Impact is up to you.

Despite this, some characters in the game are much more popular than others. We’ve got a list of the most popular as of the 2.6 update, with some interesting picks topping the Genshin Impact pick rate charts, based on data from the Spiral Abyss.


Updated May 12, 2022, with new pick rate stats.

An image on Kazuha in Inazuma in Genshin Impact
Surprisingly, Kazuha is the most popular character in Genshin Impact’s Spiral Abyss.

Genshin Impact pick rates: Most popular characters in Spiral Abyss

No surprises here, but a lot of the game’s five-star characters are the most popular ⁠– especially for clearing Spiral Abyss. For those who have the luxury of affording to roll on every banner, you might have some of Genshin Impact’s best picks here.

Kazuha is the most popular with a 98.4% pick rate, according to stats from Spiral Abyss Analytics, drawing on data from over 5,000 players. Kokomi (93.2%), Venti (92.8%), Ayaka (92.7%), and Bennett (86.9%) also feature in the top five.

Genshin Impact pick rates list in update 2.6

The full list of each Genshin Impact character and their pick rates can be found below:


Character Element Pick Rate
#1 Kazuha Anemo 98.4%
#2 Kokomi Hydro 93.2%
#3 Venti Anemo 92.8%
#4 Ayaka Cryo 92.7%
#5 Bennett Pyro 86.9%
#6 Xingqiu Hydro 84.4%
#7 Ganyu Cryo 83.3%
#8 Zhongli Geo 81.1%
#9 Raiden Shogun Electro 80.1%
#10 Shenhe Cryo 79.2%
#11 Ayato Cryo 78.0%
#12 Xiangling Pyro 63.3%
#13 Yae Miko Electro 60.5%
#14 Diona Cryo 57.9%
#15 Mona Hydro 55.8%
#16 Albedo Geo 55.3%
#17 Hu Tao Pyro 50.3%
#18 Sucrose Anemo 48.5%
#19 Childe Hydro 42.3%
#20 Xiao Anemo 42.0%
#21 Yoimiya Pyro 41.3%
#22 Arataki Itto Geo 31.6%
#23 Eula Cryo 31.3%
#24 Fischl Electro 30.8%
#25 Rosaria Cryo 29.6%
#26 Jean Anemo 29.2%
#27 Beidou Electro 18.3%
#28 Gorou Geo 14.5%
#29 Sara Electro 14.2%
#30 Klee Pyro 13.5%
#31 Chongyun Cryo 12.9%
#32 Yun Jin Geo 12.0%
#33 Barbara Hydro 9.7%
#34 Kaeya Cryo 8.1%
#35 Ningguang Geo 6.1%
#36 Diluc Pyro 5.6%
#37 Qiqi Cryo 5.4%
#38 Keqing Electro 5.1%
#39 Thoma Pyro 4.8%
#40 Noelle Geo 4.6%
#41 Traveler Anemo 3.7%
#42 Yanfei Pyro 3.4%
#43 Sayu Anemo 2.5%
#44 Amber Pyro 1.4&
#45 Razor Electro 1.0%
#46 Lisa Electro 1.0%
#47 Xinyan Pyro 0.8%
#48 Aloy Cryo 0.5%

As mentioned above, this pick rate data is based on the Spiral Abyss, however, so this defines strong meta picks people are using to clear high-level floors. It’s a relatively small sample size too ⁠— as while there are over 5,000 participants, Genshin has millions of active players.

It is a good indication of the game’s meta, though. The pick rates also show who is popular, and maybe who you should look at rolling for in upcoming banners (like reruns).

We will update this with each new update, so keep an eye out as one of your favorites could soon become the best pick to choose.


So, there you have it – that’s everything you need to know about Genshin Impact pick rates for update 2.6.

For more tips and tricks, make sure to check out our Genshin Impact guides:

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