Genshin Impact: How to Get the Best Characters Without Paying Anything

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world game created by MiHoYo, and it is available for download for PC, PS4, iOS, and Android devices. It takes inspiration from other games, such as Breath of the Wild in terms of exploration and its open-world design. 

While many would rather play the game as it is, Genshin Impact still offers free-to-play players a chance to obtain some of the best characters in the game in different ways. Primogems are used to unlock certain characters and they can be obtained for free.

With that in mind, here are some of the best Genshin Impact characters that will truly help you reach the highest level in the game. Read on to learn how you can get the best characters for Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact: How to Get the Best Characters Without Paying Anything
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Xiangling is one of the hardest free characters to acquire in Genshin Impact. You will need to be Adventure Rank 20 and also must complete Floor 3, Chamber 3 of an Abyss challenge so you can obtain her for free. 

Xiangling is one of the few spear users in the game. She uses quick attacks with her spear and can lunge forward to deal with damage in her path. She can also summon Guoba that deals with continuous damage.


If ever you need a good support character in the game, all you will ever need is Qiqi. Qiqi offers great crowd control, damage, and party healing all in one package. 

The best part is that her healing is based on her damage so players are best advised to build damage. Not only will you be able to sustain your entire team, but you also provide a good amount of damage to help your allies in battle. 

Qiqi can only be obtained through the use of wishes. While there are a limited amount of wishes in the game, you may opt to use Primogems to obtain more wishes so you can get Qiqi successfully.


If you do find Qiqi difficult to obtain, another great substitute for her is Barbara. Barbara can be obtained as long as you have a character that was created before Version 1.1. You will be able to get her through the mail once you reach Adventure Rank 20.

What truly makes Barbara shine is her ultimate ability, Shining Miracle. This is where all of your allies will receive a burst of 20% health points using just 80 energy. She is top tier material that will always be useful in all aspects of the game.


You'll be in for a good surprise as Venti is one of the best characters in the game right now. His Skyward Sonnet summons a large burst of wind that launches all the enemies up in the air. 

Venti is a truly exciting addition to the game but obtaining him is also very challenging. You will need to be lucky enough to roll him but you can always get Primogems for free as long as you play the game.

How to Get Primogems

Genshin Impact: How to Get the Best Characters Without Paying Anything
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There is a rather big concern for players who would want to own many characters in the game like the ones listed above. One of the main methods is through the use of Wishes and Primogems

Primogems are the special currency used to purchase Acquaint Fate or Wishes for the Gacha system. They can be purchased with real money. However, there are other methods to get Primogems for free as long as you put time and effort into the game.

One good way of getting free Primogems to use is through events, such as the Elemental Crucible. Joining events will likely reward you with a decent amount of Primogems. Another way is through Commissions, which can be unlocked once you reach Adventure Rank 12.

There are many other ways to get Primogems to fund your wishes. Many of which include just playing the game such as competing the Spiral Abyss Floors 9 to 12 with 9 stars on each floor. 


Genshin Impact is one of the best games to come out in 2020. Offering a sizeable amount of action and a sense of adventure in its open-world setup, the game lets players explore and discover many areas of the map. 

Learning how to get characters in Genshin Impact for free will take more time than your average paying player, but it will be all worth it when you get to pull some of these high-tier characters in the game and add them to your party.

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