Genshin Impact pick rates: Most popular characters as of 2.8 update

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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 2.8.

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 units 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 2.8 update, with some interesting picks topping the Genshin Impact pick rate charts, based on data from the Spiral Abyss.

Updated August 4, 2022, with new pick rate stats.


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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 95.7% pick rate, according to stats from Spiral Abyss Analytics, drawing on data from over 5,000 players. Bennett (92.0%), Zhongli (91.0%), Venti (86.2%), and Kokomi (83.6%) also feature in the top five.

Genshin Impact pick rates list in update 2.8

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

Character Element Pick Rate
#1 Kazuha Anemo 95.7%
#2 Bennett Pyro 92.0%
#3 Zhongli Geo 91.0%
#4 Venti Anemo 86.2%
#5 Kokomi Hydro 83.6%
#6 Raiden Shogun Electro 82.0%
#7 Yelan Hydro 81.6%
#8 Xingqiu Hydro 80.9%
#9 Ayaka Cryo 79.6%
#10 Xiangling Pyro 76.1%
#11 Hu Tao Pyro 73.5%
#12 Albedo Geo 69.5%
#13 Ganyu Cryo 68.6%
#14 Shenhe Cryo 66.2%
#15 Yoimiya Pyro 62.7%
#16 Ayato Cryo 61.1%
#17 Arataki Itto Geo 59.5%
#18 Yae Miko Electro 50.8%
#19 Diona Cryo 48.1%
#20 Sucrose Anemo 44.1%
#21 Mona Hydro 41.9%
#22 Xiao Anemo 38.1%
#23 Eula Cryo 31.6%
#24 Childe Hydro 30.8%
#25 Gorou Geo 25.8%
#26 Fischl Electro 25.1%
#27 Jean Anemo 24.7%
#28 Rosaria Cryo 23.5%
#29 Klee Pyro 18.9%
#30 Yun Jin Geo 16.1%
#31 Beidou Electro 13.5%
#32 Sara Electro 11.8%
#33 Diluc Pyro 8.6%
#34 Yanfei Pyro 7.2%
#35 Chongyun Cryo 6.9%
#36 Ningguang Geo 6.5%
#37 Noelle Geo 6.0%
#38 Thoma Pyro 6.0%
#39 Kaeya Cryo 5.2%
#40 Qiqi Cryo 4.7%
#41 Keqing Electro 4.7%
#42 Traveler Anemo 3.6%
#43 Barbara Hydro 3.3%
#44 Sayu Anemo 2.4%
#45 Xinyan Pyro 1.3%
#46 Lisa Electro 1.0%
#47 Amber Pyro 1.0%
#48 Razor Electro 1.0%
#49 Aloy Cryo 0.3%

As mentioned above, this pick rate data is based on the Spiral Abyss, 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 2.8. For more tips and tricks, make sure to check out our Genshin Impact guides:

Best Genshin Impact characters: Ranked tier listHow to get Mora | How to get free characters | What is Pity in Genshin Impact? | Where to buy apples | Genshin Impact cross-save: How to link accounts | All Cryo characters | All Electro characters | All Geo characters | All Pyro characters | Is Genshin Impact on Steam? | Genshin Impact banner: What is the current banner? | Is there a Genshin Impact anime show? | Genshin Impact daily login rewards

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