How to get characters for free in Genshin Impact

By analogy with other gacha games, the user initially has only a basic set of heroes that are issued as the story closes. However, over time, the question arises of how to get new characters in Genshin Impact, because their list is quite extensive (more than 45 heroes in the current tier list, including characters of S rank and 5 stars).

In this guide, we will describe in detail all the ways to get heroes in Genshin Impact so that players do not experience difficulties in assembling their own units.

All free characters in Genshin Impact and how to get them

The first characters for the player in Genshin Impact are the characters obtained through the story. By completing a series of starting quests, the player will be able to use the following heroes for his squads for free:

  • Traveler (Anemo, Geo, Electro; sword);
  • Amber (Pyro; bow);
  • Kaeya (Cryo; sword);
  • Lisa (Electro; catalyst);
  • Barbara (Hydro; catalyst).

After completing 3 floors of the Twisted Abyss, you can get another free character - Xiangling (Pyro, spear).

Also worth noting are the free heroes in Genshin Impact that miHoYo passes off as various near-game events. So, for example, Aloy became a gift for all players in updates 2.1-2.2 (for the release of Genshin Impact on the PlayStation). First, it was received by the owners of the consoles, and the next month - everyone else.

In many games, free characters are often the weakest, and sometimes not at all capable of closing content. Genshin Impact is one of the friendliest games in this regard, because each hero has a huge potential. Consider the features of the initial characters.


Liza can become both the main Electro DD and support, but you should be prepared for her exactingness in pumping, choosing weapons, heroes in the team (you need a shield, Hydro or Cryo element, Hiller), etc. If all conditions are met, Lisa starts to give out huge damage . At the same time, the potential of the remaining heroes is lost, since they are forced to “work only for Lisa”.


Kaeya is a versatile Cryo swordsman who remains useful no matter the stage of the game. Shows a good average result in all positions.


Amber - an archer is more suitable for the support role in the early game, at higher levels she is inferior to other heroes. We recommend choosing her for exploring the world, as her talent reduces stamina consumption while flying, and the Pyro element will help in many puzzles.


Barbara - after getting the heroine-healer, you can safely forget about food. The only negative is that Barbara imposes a status on the Hydro status, which can turn into unpleasant consequences in the battle with Cryo monsters and in the Abyss.


Noelle - You can get her in the "Beginner's Prayer" banner already at adventure rank 10. Noelle has a strong shield that will protect the squad for almost the entire battle. And thanks to the possession of a two-handed sword, it will facilitate the farming of ore.


Xiangling - can become a strong support hero or a secondary damage dealer. You can get it after passing the Twisted Abyss, 3rd floor, 3rd hall. The skill and ultimate ability of the heroine cause huge damage, not counting the restoration of energy and the constant imposition of Pyro status on enemies.

Characters for events

In every second patch of the game, the developers guarantee a free four-star character:

  • Patch 1.1 - Fischl in the Lost Stars event;
  • Patch 1.3 - a hero from Liyue to choose from in the Sea Lantern Festival event;
  • Patch 1.5 - Diona in the Enhancement Disc event: Intro;
  • Patch 2.0 (1.7) - Beidou in the Storm Imprints event;
  • Patch 2.2 - Xinyang in the Labyrinth Warriors event;
  • Patch 2.4 - a hero from Liyue to choose from in the Dyes of Transience event (Sea Lantern Festival);
  • Patch 2.6 - Xingqiu in Violet Garden Paint event (Herodori Festival).

It is enough to visit our website to always find out in a timely manner how to get characters in Genshin Impact without prayers from current events.


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