Here are the best Genshin Impact hydro figures!
Hydro is one of the Elementals in Genshin Impact that doesn’t get enough attention. Some of the most powerful characters in the game are in this group, which might surprise you. Because of this, we wanted to go over all the characters you could unlock, talk about their special skills, strengths, and flaws, and look at how they might fit into a team.
This guide tells you everything you need to know about Hydro characters in Genshin Impact, from the flexible support Candace to the powerful DPS of Nilou and the complicated playstyle of Tartaglia. So, let’s go save Teyvat.
Candace is the clumsiest Hydro character right now, but her polearm works best in a supporting part. She has a wide range of skills, like Elemental Burst, which boosts the normal attacks of other party members. This makes her a fun character to add to a team.
She is not a top-tier character, though, because she doesn’t specialize in anything. This makes it hard to justify having her in your party when you have better choices. She also has some big flaws, like a below-average buff and a low rate of Elemental Particle production, which put her below other Hydro units.
Overall, Candace is a useful unit at best, and her Hydro injection ability is a new and unique skill. Still, every team can use this ability, and most crews have Hydro units that are better than this one.
The deacon of Mondstat is known for her ability to heal and her Elemental Skill, “Let the Show Begin,” which calls up watery musical notes that heal active characters and deal Hydro DMG to nearby enemies. Shining Miracle, her elemental burst, also heals a lot of HP for everyone in her party.
Barbara is the only nurse that players can get without making a wish. She can use Hydro right away, which helps to start Elemental Reactions. But her Elemental Skill has a long cooldown and makes active characters “wet,” which makes them more likely to be frozen or have their actions stopped by Electro-Charged responses.
Nilou is a 5-star fighter with a sword who can help either DPS or DPS. Bountiful Cores, her most strong ability, does a lot of damage over a wide area, but it can only be used by Dendro and Hydro characters, making her a niche character.
Nilou has a unique way of playing and can do a lot of damage with her Elemental Skill, but she can’t do much else because there aren’t many Dendro characters or good heals.
She can only be used on Dendro and Hydro reaction teams, which need to be more free-to-play friendly, and she can’t compete with Xingqiu and Yelan, who are the best Hydro Sub-DPS choices.
Still, Nilou is a great choice for Dendro teams because her passive skills boost Dendro Cores to an insane level, and all of her attack skills are great at making a lot of Dendro Cores quickly. Nilou has few uses in Genshin Impact, though, until more Dendro characters are added.
Mona Magistus is a 5-star Hydro Catalyst figure who sure loves the stars. Her other sprint, “Illusory Torrent,” lets her run through water and make enemies around her wet.
Her Elemental Skill, Mirror Reflection of Doom, makes a Phantom of Fate that taunts nearby foes, drawing their attention and doing continuous Hydro DMG. Lastly, her Elemental Burst, Stellaris Phantasm, gives foes caught in its large area of effect (AoE) the Illusory Bubble status. This makes weaker enemies immobile and gives attacks against them a damage bonus.
Mona is a great Support character, and she works well with teams that have a lot of Elemental Reactions. However, she can’t do much on her own because she’s not a DPS character, and her Hydro DMG needs to be better. To be most useful, she needs to buff other characters with different types.
Tartaglia, also known as Childe, is a 5-star Hydro character and the first available character from Snezhnaya. She is a member of the Fatui. Childe is special because he can change the type of weapon he uses. He mostly uses a bow, but during his Elemental Skill, he can also use a sword made of water.
Through his talents, he does a lot of damage with water, and he can give enemies the Riptide state to do more damage with water over a wide area. Childe’s Elemental Burst, Havoc: Obliteration, has different effects based on whether he is in Ranged or Melee stance.
Even though he can do a lot of damage, he can be hard to use well because of his strange moves and the long time it takes for his Elemental Skill to cool down.
Even though he only has four stars, he is a great sub-DPS fighter. His Elemental Skill, Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen, makes Rain Swords that make it harder to be interrupted and do less damage to the party while also making Elemental Particles that give the party members more Energy.
His Elemental Burst, Guhua Sword: Raincutter, also makes Rain Swords that last for 15 seconds and deal Hydro DMG to foes with Normal Attacks. Hydropathic, an Ascension Passive skill for Xingqiu, gives him health when Rain Swords break or when their time runs out.
Xingqiu, on the other hand, depends a lot on his Elemental Skill, which has a long cooldown, and his Normal Attacks don’t do much damage.To make the most of his ability, he also needs to unlock his constellation.
Kamisato Ayato, the Yashiro Commissioner, is the leader of the Kamisato Clan. He was added in Version 2.6 and is known for his high damage and unique move sets. Ayato’s Elemental Skill, Kamisato Art: Kyouka, lets him enter the Takimeguri Kanka state. Where quick hits turn Normal Attack DMG into AOE Hydro DMG.
Ayato can handle up to 15 hits at once and gain Namisen stacks while in this state. Which makes him do more damage. His Elemental Burst, Kamisato Art: Suiyuu, makes an area-of-effect (AoE) field that constantly drops Bloomwater Blades on enemies inside Spacebar Clicker. This makes Ayato one of the few Hydro characters who can handle AoE attacks that hit a lot of people.
But Ayato’s skills as a sub-DPS are limited because he uses a lot of energy. He also needs to be able to deal better with single-strike attacks that do a lot of damage. Overall, Ayato is a great addition to any party because he does a lot of damage over time and has unique moves. This is especially true when fighting mobs or clearing domains.
The person who uses Hydro Catalyst is a great healer, just like Barbara. Her Elemental Skill, “Kurage’s Oath,” summons a Bake-Kurage that heals nearby friends and deals Hydro damage to nearby enemies.
Kokomi’s Elemental Burst, Nereid’s Ascension, calls on the power of Watatsumi and deals Hydro DMG to nearby enemies. It also dresses Kokomi in a watery robe that makes her strikes stronger depending on her Max HP. When Kokomi wears her Ceremonial Garment, she is less likely to be stopped and can walk on water.
Yelan, a 5-star Hydro Bow character known for being good at different jobs like DPS, sub-DPS, and support, is at the top of the list. Her Normal Attack Talent lets her go into a state called “Breakthrough,” which shortens the time it takes for her next Charged Attack to charge and deals Hydro AoE DMG.
Her Elemental Skill, “Lingering Lifeline,” lets her run forward and make a Lifeline that explodes and does Hydro DPS damage to enemies caught in it. Holding her skill makes the run last longer and makes her less likely to be stopped.
Lastly, Yelan’s Elemental Burst, Depth-Clarion Dice, makes a floating blue die that gives a lot of Hydro DMG to enemies when active characters hit them with their Normal Attacks.