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Genshin Impact Cryo Characters: Best to Use

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Cyro Characters use ice type elements in Genshin Impact. Qiqi and Ganyu are known as the two superb cyro characters.

Cyro is one of the four elements that reacts with electro, pyro and hydro. It is useful because it is the only element that is able to crowd control by freezing the enemy when it is used with hydro. When it is combined with electro or pyro, they create increased damange or reduction of target's physical damage resistance.

Six cryo characters are currently available in Genshin Impact and two characters have been announced to be joining soon. Here is a list of current playable characters.

  • Chongyun
  • Diona
  • Ganyu
  • Kaeya
  • Qiqi
  • Rosaria

Genshin Impact Cryo Characters: Best to Use

Out of the list, Qiqi and Ganyu are known to be the best characters not only among cyro, but the whole Genshin Impact character list. Let us explore why this is so.

1. Qiqi

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Qiqi, the Cryo healer, is named as one of the best characters in Genshin Impact. She is a sword champion with a supporting role. The gaming community rate her healing ability and attack statistics to be both high. Every time she damages her enemy, she heals her teammates. Because the healing scale is based off of her attack statistics, the stronger she becomes the more healing she will be able to do. Her ultimate also has a wide range that can be combined well with other elements to create reactions.

2. Ganyu

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Ganyu is a ranged bow character that possesses incredible passive skills. She can be used as a DPS or a support character. The key is her second charged shot burst that becomes a Frostflake Arrow. It deals Cyro damage to the target and its surroundings as well, allowing an opportunity to freeze multiple enemies with hydro. Other than that, her first charging shot also embeds Cyro damage. Her key damage comes from Cyro elemental damage and elemental reactions, thus having a good supporting character can escalate her damage.

Incoming Cryo Characters

In April 2021, miHoYo announced two new characters through the official 1.5 trailer. Eula is one of the two introduced characters that is a Cryo type. She is expected to join the game soon with a wish banner. Ayaka is another Cryo character that is expected to enter Genshin Impact as well.