Best Genshin Impact Waifus: The Ultimate Ranking

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There’s no lack of things to rank in Genshin Impact.

There are swords, bows, books, accessories, farming locations, quests – the list goes on and on.

And considering Genshin is all about its characters, I don’t think there’s a more important topic than its waifus.

Described by many as a “waifu simulator,” Genshin rose to fame thanks to the unrelenting barrage of alluring ladies (and gentlemen) released every month.

Some are cute, some are sexy, and others just have an unusual design.

Whatever the case, there’s a lot to love about them.

Let’s look into which of these ladies rise above the competition as Genshin’s best waifus.


15. Beidou

Beidou Genshin Impact screenshot

Characters in Genshin Impact can be split into the tiny, the regular, and the tall ones – and their personalities are more or less related to their height.

Tall characters like Beidou often have mature and dominant personalities.

She may give you pirate vibes, but Beidou is a respected captain, famous all over Liyue for her daring adventures at the head of her own fleet – The Crux.

There are two ways a relationship with Beidou as a waifu could go.

You either wait for her at the docks, looking out at the horizon dramatically for months, or you set sail with her, going on epic and dangerous adventures.


14. Fischl

Fischl from Genshin Impact

I remember when Rika Takanashi from the anime Love, Chunibyo & Other delusions was the most popular waifu.

She’s adorable, and she has a lot in common with Fischl.

Besides the utterly unnecessary eyepatch they both wear for show, Rika and Fischl are deeply immersed in their delusions of grandeur – though, granted, Fischl has real powers.

If you want the self-appointed Prinzessin der Verurteilung to be your waifu, you need to be ready to hear incomprehensible fantasy chatter all the time.


13. Hu Tao

Hu Tao Genshin Impact screenshot

Popular wisdom tells us to live every day as if it was the last.

If you want a waifu who’ll remind you regularly, look no further than Hu Tao.

It may sound a bit macabre to take a funeral parlor director as a waifu. But you’ll soon notice Hu Tao is anything but somber.

Her constant brushes with death have made her almost obsessive about living life to the fullest – which for her involves pranking people and writing poetry.

You’ll have to make an effort to keep up with the breakneck pace of Hu Tao’s life, likely putting your own life at risk.

At least you know your funeral rites will be carried out meticulously.


12. Keqing

Keqing in Genshin Impact (Screenshot)

Some people are born with revolution in their hearts.

Anyone with a distaste for the status quo would do well to consider Keqing as their waifu.

As the Yuheng of Liyue’s Qixing, Keqing is a vital part of the establishment – but don’t let that fool you.

This fencer is profoundly critical of the state of affairs in Liyue, and actively works toward giving humans more power over their own lives – rather than letting Archons and their servants run the show.

Being an armchair revolutionary won’t cut it with this dreamy freedom fighter. You better be ready to get off your butt and change the world.


11. Lumine / Female MC

Lumine / Female MC Genshin Impact screenshot

The Traveler seems to be a genius in basically all regards.

She learned the common tongue in just two months, can hold her own against Diluc in a chess game, and has the ability to channel elemental power without a Vision.

This massive power coupled with her mysterious past makes her more than a little scary – but she’s always up for adventure.

And judging from the people that surround her, she must be fun to be around.


10. Jean

Jean Screenshot from Genshin Impact

There’s something really enticing about authority, and Jean might be the best example.

As a descendant of the storied Gunnhildr clan, Jean was destined to be an important figure in Mondstadt.

She ended up being arguably the most important, as the Acting Grand Master of the Knights of Favonius.

She takes the role seriously.

So seriously that even an uneventful day can leave her exhausted.

If you’re the kind of person who likes helping their partner relax after a long day at work, Jean would give you plenty of opportunities.

With a stunning figure, gorgeous blonde hair, and delicate facial features, the Dandelion Knight is one of the greatest beauties of Mondstadt.


9. Ningguang

Ningguang Genshin Impact screenshot

Another character whose authority makes everyone sit up straight whenever she enters a room is Ningguang, the Tianquan of the Liyue Qixing.

Ningguang is Teyvat’s equivalent of Jeff Bezos.

She worked herself to the bone for years and managed to become the wealthiest person on the continent by far.

Still, rather than shooting herself off to space, she works to keep Liyue peaceful and prosperous – all while looking dashing and elegant.


8. Ganyu

Ganyu from Genshin Impact (Screenshot)

Dating authority is one thing.

But what about a mythical creature?

Ganyu may work as the secretary of the Liyue Qixing, but she’s arguably more important than the acting officials. After all, she’s been doing the job for millennia.

This adorable horned lady is half human, half Qilin – a mythical creature of Chinese origin.

This gives her a very long lifespan, though it doesn’t take away the weight of her job.

Building up a city and a system of governance with mortal co-workers has taken its toll on Ganyu, making her constantly sleepy and even forgetful.

She also gets nervous under pressure.

It’s all part of her appeal!


7. Lisa

Lisa in Genshin Impact (Screenshot)

Lisa is possibly the sexiest lady in Teyvat – and also one of the smartest.

This seductive intellectual is a powerful Electro mage considered the most brilliant graduate of her alma mater in the last two centuries.

As expected from such a character, she’s a bit of a bookworm – though regular books can be boring for one who’s attained supreme knowledge of so many things.

She uses her position as Librarian of the Knights of Favonius to gain access to restricted titles that pique her arcane interests.

Vast knowledge, a rockin’ bod, and a sultry voice – these are only a few of Lisa’s attractive traits.


6. Barbara

Barbara from Genshin Impact

If you want your church to succeed, making your deaconess an idol is a no-brainer… assuming your religion allows that.

Barbara is beloved by the people of Mondstadt for her bright demeanor and beautiful voice.

They appreciate her hard work as the deaconess of the Church of Favonius and her constant efforts to uplift the populace’s spirits.

She’s a healer of mind and soul alike. Just one look at this bundle of sunshine will make your problems vanish.

And thanks to her Hydro vision, she can also take care of flesh wounds and other ailments.

If you want a waifu who’ll make your life sweet as cotton candy, Barbara is the girl to woo.


5. Noelle

Noelle Genshin Impact screenshot

Noelle may be a 4-star character, but she’s a 5-star waifu.

This bad-ass maid can serve a 7-course meal while handling a hilichurl invasion in the kitchen, and the guests wouldn’t even realize something was off.

The deep red fabric and roses on her outfit really compliment her silky white skin. I also love the knightly armor-like accessories.

Her lore describes her as an aspiring Knight of Favonius, but I have no idea why she hasn’t been inducted.

If Amber can be a Knight, Noelle can be the damn Grand Master.


4. Amber

Amber Genshin Impact gameplay screenshot

Speaking of Amber…

This fierce but adorable archer is the last remaining Outrider of the Knights of Favonius, making her a sort of scout, always on the lookout for threats to the city or minor trouble she can solve herself.

She’s a master archer – even if her damage numbers don’t reflect that.

And she can fly a glider like no one else.

Amber is the waifu for you if you like outgoing and extroverted personalities.


3. Xiangling

Xiangling from Genshin Impact

Xiangling isn’t the most popular character in Genshin Impact.

But if you think about it, it’s easy to see why she’s one of the best waifus in the game.

Have you ever heard that the best way to a person’s heart is through their stomach?

Well Xiangling is a bit like the Gordon Ramsay of Teyvat. I think anyone dating the girl would inevitably put on a couple extra pounds – as long as they like hot and spicy food.

Despite her world-class cooking skills, Xiangling is still an innocent girl.

She gets spooked by Hu Tao regularly and might need some emotional support after a failed culinary enterprise.


2. Sucrose

Sucrose Genshin Impact gameplay

Here’s a bit of an unusual entry.

Sucrose isn’t as talked-about as some other girls, but that doesn’t make her any less waifu material.

This researcher has a passion for experimentation – especially the kind that might end with an explosion.

The repair costs might be troublesome. But there’s something about that kind of passion that I find irresistible.

She also has adorable looks – greatly enhanced by her cute animal ears.


1. Mona

Mona Genshin Impact screenshot

And first place in our waifu ranking goes to a character whose design leaves very little to the imagination.

Of course I’m talking of Mondstadt’s most notorious astrologist, Mona Megistus.

Unlike real-world astrologists who contribute to society by making relatable memes about our zodiac signs, Mona has developed actual powers – such as recognizing when she’s being lied to (so watch out).

This character will be especially appealing to anyone who’s ever had trouble making ends meet.

She spends every Mora she gets on astrology equipment – leading to her missing rent payments and having to forage for food.

Relatable, if nothing else.

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Nelson Chitty

Nelson Chitty is a Venezuelan expat living in Argentina. He’s a writer and translator passionate about history and foreign cultures. His ideal weekend is spent between leisurely playing games of Civilization VI and looking for the next seinen anime to marathon.