In the open world of Genshin Impact, there are many characters to take into consideration. From offensive to defensive, players should know how to play in every position to get the most out of the experience. With so many different activities, Genshin will test the skills of players in every area.

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This is especially true when it comes to healers, the last line of hope when everything else has failed. They can make for the best final resort when it comes down to the wire, turning the situation from hopeless to winnable.

Updated August 11, 2021, by Sid Natividad: When it comes to healers, Genshin Impact is noticeably less generous. It certainly doesn't release as many healer-type characters as it does with DPS carry characters. That's why the handful of healers you get in the game for your dying party is a precious bunch.

What's more, even a few of them are actually dedicated healers. Some only moonlight as field medics. For that matter, healers in Genshin Impact are a rare breed that you ought to be thankful for especially if you don't have a certain Geo Achon to protect your unlucky posterior. So we're adding more to this Genshin Impact healer roster.

7 Xingqiu

Xingqiu promo Image
  • Weapon: Sword
  • Element: Hydro
  • Other roles: Sub-DPS

He's not exactly a healer but Xingqiu is reliable enough in a pinch; he can save your DPS carry with a sliver of HP. His two abilities both heal the on-field character for a small amount, which is good enough if you're desperate for some recovery and your characters are way too bloated from the NREs you're feeding them.

The good thing about Xingqiu's healing that situationally makes him preferable compared to the other healers is that he doesn't overdo it. For most characters, that's just mediocre healing but for someone like Hu Tao, he's the perfect field nurse. If you do manage to snag a C6 Xingqiu, then you can likely forego a dedicated healer as he can heal even better at that state.

Healing abilities

  • Elemental Skill, Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen - Regenerates HP after its duration, assuming you don't use up all the swords.
  • Elemental Burst, Guhua Sword: Raincutter - Regenerates HP after its duration.
  • Passive Talent, Hydropathic - Makes it so Xingqiu's Rain Swords (from Skill/Burst) will heal based on 6 percent of his HP.

6 Bennett

Bennett Close-up
  • Weapon: Sword
  • Element: Pyro
  • Other roles: Sub-DPS, Support

If you do have Bennett, you can forget about all the other healers for one team because he'll carry everyone. Bennett has one of the fastest healing rates in the game and it's also persistent, not an instant HP dump. That lets other characters tank through attacks as long as they're in Bennett's healing circle.

For melee characters who are also main DPS, Bennett's Elemental Burst is an enabler. It also doesn't just heal - Bennett's healing can buff the ATK tremendously at the same time so none of his abilities go to waste. The cooldown is also only three seconds longer than the Burst's duration so it's practically on every combat if you have the energy.

Healing ability

  • Elemental Burst, Fantastic Voyage - Heals any character standing in the circle based on Bennett's HP if their HP is less than 70 percent.

5 Jean

Jean Trailer Upgrade
  • Weapon: Sword
  • Element: Anemo
  • Other roles: Main DPS, Support

While Jean is a great healer in her own right, what makes her so devastating is her high attack power that goes along with it. Scaling them both together delivers a lethal combination that makes every member of the team better off for it.

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This becomes obvious when Jean uses her Dandelion Breeze ability, sacrificing her own attack power to regenerate the entire team and deal amino damage at the same time. This can also be focused on one player with Dandelion Field and deals damage to all who approach the teammate.

Jean's most passive effect is her Wind Companion talent, which makes use of her high attack to heal team members with 15 percent of the damage landed on the enemy. As long as she has some backup, Jean is great in any position and really creates a rising tide for all ships on her side.

Healing ability

  • Elemental Burst, Dandelion Breeze - Jean creates a healing field that regenerates HP based on her ATK.
  • Passive Talent, Wind Companion - Hits by Normal Attacks have a chance to regenerate HP equal to some of Jean's ATK.

4 Qiqi

Healer in Genshin Impact Move
  • Weapon: Sword
  • Element: Cryo
  • Other roles: Main DPS

Playing a somewhat quieter role than Jean, Qiqi is like a time bomb waiting to explode. She can heal - but only with large bursts of attack, ones that have a long cooldown effect and will leave the character in a vulnerable position.

Qiqi has to be geared up in purely offensive gear to be the most effective, even having a revive at the height of her abilities. She's a more extreme choice that can come in highly effective if timed right, putting more pressure on the player than the character.

Qiqi's lean towards Cryo damage can also create a slow chipping effect for the other side, clinging to a character will both passively heal in intervals and give off damage to enemies. Qiqi can be extremely effective, only needing a little more planning when compared to other characters.

Healing Abilities

  • Elemental Skill, Adeptus Art: Herald of Frost - Creates a Cryo spirit around Qiqi/swapped character that hits enemies with Cryo attacks and regenerates HP.
  • Elemental Burst, Adeptus Art: Preserver of Fortune - Marks enemies with a Fortune-Preserving Talisman that lets their attackers leech back some of the damage as HP.
  • Passive Talent, A Glimpse into Arcanum - When Qiqi hits enemies with her Normal and Charged Attacks, she has a chance to apply a Fortune-Preserving Talisman.

3 Barbara

barbara trailer healer
  • Weapon: Catalyst
  • Element: Hydro
  • Other roles: Support

Unlike the other healers, Barbara's healing powers are scaled with her own health points. The more health she has, the better she is at giving it back to her teammates. She's the character that can be set up strictly as a healer to be the most effective, without having to hard focus the attack stat.

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Instead of using single attacks to give back health to her allies, Barbara requires consistency more than anything. Regular attacks with Barbara's Let The Show Begin ability will give back health depending on how high her own is. She's also capable of dishing out a revive when her constellations hit max, a rare ability that can change the tide of battle.

At the end of it all, Barbara's Shining Miracle ability is the most straightforward heal of the game, restoring all players' health scaled with her own health bar. If you want a straightforward approach to healing without anything complicated, Barbara's the simplest choice.

Healing abilities

  • Elemental Skill, Let the Show Begin - Surrounds Barbara with temporary water droplets whereupon each attack she performs will heal the party for the skill's duration.
  • Elemental Burst, Shining Miracle - An instant big heal that scales off Barbara's HP.

2 Noelle

Build Promotion For Healer
  • Weapon: Claymore
  • Element: Geo
  • Other roles: Main DPS

While not often considered, Noelle's stat combinations make for one of the most durable characters in the healing position. Scaling with her defense stat, her healing abilities are second to her skill at blocking damage in the first place.

Breastplate will bring up a stone wall that will protect players while dealing out Geo damage to enemies, supplementing Noelle's weaker healing abilities by removing the factor altogether. It also helps that she's one of the most capable characters in the game with the Geo element, giving her a big bump with certain enemies.

The best part about Noelle is her effectiveness at the very beginning of the game, taking advantage of slow starters and getting ahead quickly. Her first constellation will give the setting for her healing abilities to activate with every single attack, all while behind her Breastplate defenses.

Healing ability

  • Elemental Skill, Breastplate - Generates a temporary shield for Barbara whereupon each attack she performs has a chance to heal the party based on Noelle's DEF for the skill's duration.

1 Diona

Healing Character
  • Weapon: Bow
  • Element: Cryo
  • Other roles: Support

While most don't consider Diona a healing character, she can definitely be made into one with a little effort. Specifically, players have to aim for the Maiden Beloved build to get the most out of her limited healing abilities.

All Maiden artifacts will give Diona a healing boost, something that's needed as it completely relies on one move, her burst attack. Signature Mix is an area of effect attack that heals characters within its range while also inflicting Cryo damage on enemies.

While this is a pretty risky character to put the team's healing hopes on, some don't need as much of a safety net if they are equipped with an airtight defense. This presents Diona as one of the best options in the game given that her additional support abilities make her more effective in other areas.

Healing ability

  • Elemental Burst, Signature Mix - Diona creates a healing field that regenerates the HP based on her HP.

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