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All the Black-Haired Genshin Impact Characters, Revealed

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All the Black-Haired Genshin Impact Characters, Revealed

Key Points

  • There are seven characters with explicitly black hair in Genshin Impact.
  • Venti is the Anemo Archon with black hair and is available in the Limited-Time Wish Banner.
  • Mona has long black pigtails and is a renowned astrologer.
  • Yun Jin is a famous Liyue opera figure with black hair.
  • Yelan is a unique and mysterious character with black hair who works as an intelligence agent.
  • Xinyan is a musician in Liyue with black hair who plays her own style of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
  • Tighnari is the Chief Officer of the Avidya Forest Rangers with black hair.
  • Wriothesley is a Cryo user from Fontaine with black hair who is yet to be released.

We’ve covered historical game series like Call of Duty, Mario, Counter-Strike, and Halo, but what about more recent titles? At the time of this article’s writing, you can draw from 72 available Genshin Impact characters; several more are waiting in the wings for their release!

So, there’s no shortage of unique characters to build your team with! Characters have many unique features, and hair color may or may not be important to you. Let’s look at the roster of black-haired characters in Genshin Impact.

How Many Black-Haired Genshin Impact Characters Are There?

We’ve counted seven characters with explicitly black hair. Now, we aren’t counting characters whose hair sometimes appears blue and sometimes black, or black in their portrait and blue in their model. This list is only for characters with black hair in their portrait and their model.

However, we did include characters with multi-colored hair that is predominantly black. So, you can take this list or leave it. We tried our best to determine the honest answer within the constraints of anime hair colors.

Venti

To kick off our list, we have the one, the only: Venti. Now, Venti’s hair is also partially blue. However, the predominant color of his hair is black. So, we’re putting him on this list. Venti is the Anemo Archon that rules over Mondstadt in the story, and his day job is singing songs as a bard and drinking too much wine.

This Genshin Impact character is available in the Limited-Time Wish Banner “Of Ballads and Goblets,” which re-runs regularly. So, if you aren’t able to pick him up on the current banner, don’t worry; he’ll be back. Let’s take a look at Venti’s skills.

Divine MarksmanshipNormal Attack
Normal Attack: Venti will perform up to 6 consecutive rapid-fire shots using his bow.

Charged Attack: This is a more precise shot the player can aim before firing. While charging, winds will accumulate on the arrowhead, and a fully charged shot will deal Anemo damage.

Plunging Attack: Venti fires a shower of arrows from mid-air before plunging to the ground and dealing area of effect damage on impact.
Skyward SonnetElemental Skill
Tap: Tapping the skill summons winds at an enemy’s location, dealing Anemo damage and launching enemies into the air.

Hold: Holding the skill summons winds around Venti, dealing increased Anemo damage and launching enemies around him into the air. Venti rides the winds into the air after using the Hold version of this ability.
Wind’s Grand OdeElemental Burst
Venti fires an arrow made of wind that creates a Stormeye, sucking in enemies and dealing continuous Anemo damage.

Elemental Absorption: If the Stormeye comes in contact with Hydro, Electro, Pyro, or Cryo energy, it will begin to deal additional damage of that type. Elemental Absorption can occur only once per use of Wind’s Grand Ode.
Embrace of the Winds1st Ascension
Holding Skyward Sonnet creates an updraft that characters can ride with their gliders for 20 seconds.
Stormeye4th Ascension
Venti regenerates 15 elemental energy when Wind’s Grand Ode ends. If the Stormeye absorbs a second element, it restores 15 elemental energy for all the party’s characters of that element.
WindriderUtility
Gliding stamina is decreased for the entire party by 20%. This passive does not stack with passives that grant the same effect.

Mona

Mona has long black pigtails under her massive witch hat. She’s a renowned astrologer who moved to Mondstadt to avoid her master because she accidentally read their diary. This Genshin Impact character was available at the game’s first release and is pullable on the permanent banner.

Ripple of FateNormal Attack
Normal Attack: Mona will perform up to four splash attacks, dealing Hydro damage.

Charged Attack: She will perform an area-of-effect attack that deals Hydro damage after a short casting wind-up.

Plunging Attack: Mona will plunge to the ground from mid-air, dealing Hydro area of effect damage around her on impact.
Mirror Reflection of DoomElemental Skill
Mona creates an illusory Phantom of Fate with the following properties:

Taunting nearby enemies, attracting their fire.

Deals continuous Hydro damage to surrounding enemies. Explodes upon the skill’s end, dealing area of effect Hydro damage.

Hold: Mona will also utilize the water currents to move backward during the cast animation of the skill.

Only one Phantom of Fate can exist at any given time.
Stellaris PhantasmElemental Burst
Mona applies the Illusory Bubble status to nearby enemies in a large area of effect. Illusory Bubble has the following properties:

Traps the enemies in a pocket of destiny, rendering weaker enemies entirely immobile
Makes enemies wet

When an enemy affected by Illusory Bubble takes damage, the following effect occurs:

Applies an Omen effect to the enemy, causing them to take bonus damage
Removes the Illusory Bubble effect
Deals Hydro damage
Illusory TorrentAlternate Sprint
Mona cloaks herself in water, moving at a high speed and allowing her to move across the water. When she reappears, she applies the wet status to all nearby enemies.
“Come ‘n’ Get Me, Hag!”1st Ascension
After Mona has used Illusory Torrent for at least 2 seconds, she will create a Phantom of Fate if any enemies are nearby. Phantoms created with this effect last for 2 seconds and deal 50% of the typical damage when they explode.
Waterborne Destiny4th Ascension
Mona’s Hydro damage is increased by 20% of her Energy Regeneration.
Principium of AstrologyUtility
When Moan assists with crafting weapon ascension materials, she has a 25% chance to refund some of the materials used.

Yun Jin

Yun Jin is a famous Liyue opera figure and the director of the Yun-Han Opera Troupe. She performs at the Heyu Tea House and is a playwright, having written all the recent performances for the Yun-Han Opera Troupe. She also wrote an alternative ending for “The Divine Damsel of Devastation.”

Cloud-Grazing StrikeNormal Attack
Normal Attack: Yun Jin performs up to five rapid, consecutive strikes with her spear.

Charged Attack: This attack consumes stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to all enemies in Yun Jin’s path.

Plunging Attack: Yun Jin plunges down from mid-air, dealing damage to all enemies in her path and area of effect damage on impact.
Opening FlourishElemental Skill
Tap: Yun Jin flourishes her spear, dealing Geo damage.

Hold: Yun Jin takes the Opening Flourish stance, forming a shield that absorbs physical and elemental damage up to 150% of her max HP. The shield lasts until she finishes unleashing her elemental skill or the shield breaks. Yun Jin will then release the charged energy as a first- or second-level attack, dealing Geo damage.
Cliffbreaker’s BannerElemental Burst
This skill deals area of effect Geo damage and grants Flying Cloud Flag Formation to party members.

Flying Cloud Flag Formation: When dealing normal attack damage, attacks will deal bonus damage based on Yun Jin’s defense. The effects of Flying Cloud Flag Formation are cleared after being triggered a certain number of times. When an attack hits multiple enemies, it deals damage from Flying Cloud Flag Formation in independent instances, and instances of bonus damage are counted separately for each party member.
True to Oneself1st Ascension
If you use Opening Flourish at the moment that Yun Jin is attacked, it will immediately unleash a second-level charged form of it.
Breaking Conventions4th Ascension
The bonus damage granted to normal attacks by Flying Cloud Flag Formation is increased by 2.5%/5%/7.5%/11.5% of Yun Jin’s defense when the party contains 1/2/3/4 members of different elements.
Light NourishmentUtility
When the player achieves Perfect Cooking with Yun Jin as the helper, there is a 12% to obtain double the product.

Yelan

Yelan is a unique and mysterious Genshin Impact character who claims to work for Liyue’s Ministry of Civil Affairs. However, upon looking her up, she comes up as a non-entity. She also claims to work for the Yansheng Tea House, but this turns out to be a coverup for her real job as an intelligence agent for Ningguang.

Stealthy BowshotNormal Attack
Normal Attack: Yelan performs up to 4 rapid, consecutive bow shots.

Charged Attack: Yelan will perform a charged shot that you can aim more precisely. As she charges the shot, water energy will gather at the arrowhead. A fully charged shot will deal Hydro damage.

Breakthrough: She enters a “Breakthrough” state after 5 seconds out of combat, causing her next charged shot wind-up time to decrease by 80%. When fully charged, she can fire a Breakthrough Barb that deals Hydro Damage based on Yelan’s max HP.

Plunging Attack: Yelan fires a shower of arrows from mid-air. Then plunges to ground, dealing area of effect damage on impact.
Lingering LifelineElemental Skill
Yelan fires a water lifeline that allows her to move very quickly, entangling any enemies in its path. When the lifeline finishes its movement, it explodes, dealing Hydro damage.

Tap: Tapping the skill moves Yelan a short distance forward.

Hold: Holding the skill allows Yelan to engage in swift, continuous movement with increased disruption resistance. Pressing the skill again will end the skill. 

Each opponent marked by Lingering Lifeline that explodes grants Yelan a 34% chance to reset her Breakthrough status.
Depth-Clarion DiceElemental Burst
Depth-Clarion Dice deals Hydro damage in an area of effect and creates an Exquisite Throw status, which aids Yelan’s party’s normal attacks.

Exquisite Throw: This pet follows the character around and provides the following benefits:

Initiates a coordinated attack, dealing Hydro damage based on Yelan’s HP.

This effect can occur once per second whenever your character uses a normal attack. It also occurs every time an enemy explodes from the Lingering Lifeline.
Turn Control1st Ascension
When the party is composed of 1/2/3/4 Elemental Types, Yelan’s maximum hitpoints are increased by 6%/12%/18%/30%.
Adapt with Ease4th Ascension
When Exquisite Throw is in effect, your active character deals 1% bonus damage and an additional 3.5% stacking bonus damage per second up to 50%. This effect will be dispelled and reset if Depth-Clarion Dice is cast again while it is active.
Necessary CalculationUtility
You will gain 25% more rewards when Yelan is dispatched on an expedition in Liyue for at least 20 hours.

Xinyan

Xinyan is a musician in Liyue who plays her own style of Rock ‘n’ Roll after having imported the basics from Fontaine. While this music isn’t very popular in Liyue yet, this hasn’t deterred her. She continues to amass a following while marching to the beat of her own drum in Liyue Harbor.

Dance on FireNormal Attack
When you achieve Perfect Cooking on a defense-boosting dish with Xinyan as the assistant, you have a 12% chance to gain double the product.
Sweeping FervorElemental Skill
Xinyan makes a sweeping motion with her instrument, dealing Pyro damage to nearby enemies and generating a shield. The shield’s absorption rate scales off of Xinyan’s defense and the number of enemies hit by Sweeping Fervor.

It has the following properties:

0–1 Enemies Hit: Shield Level 1: Ad-Lib
2 Enemies Hit: Shield Level 2: Lean-In
3 Or More Enemies Hit: Shield Level 3: Rave (Shield deals continuous Pyro damage to nearby enemies) Infuses Xinyan with Pyro

Shield effectiveness is 250% against Pyro damage
Riff RevolutionElemental Burst
Xinyan launches nearby enemies and creates a series of Pyro explosions, dealing damage to nearby enemies.
“The Show Goes On, Even Without An Audience…”1st Ascension
This passive decreases the amount of enemies that need to be hit to trigger Sweeping Fervor’s stage requirements.

Lean-In requirement reduced to 1 enemy hit.
Rave requirement reduced to 2 or more enemies hit.
“…Now That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll!”4th Ascension
Characters shielded by Sweeping Fevor gain an extra 15% bonus Physical damage.
A Rad RecipeUtility
When you achieve Perfect Cooking on a defense boosting dish with Xinyan as the assistant, you have a 12% chance to gain double the product.

Tighnari

Tighnari is the Chief Officer of the Avidya Forest Rangers and Collei’s mentor. Despite his lofty position, he prefers to live solitarily in the Avidya Forest. You can pull him on the permanent banner. So, drawing him is pretty easy. You can do so with regular fates and have the chance to draw him on every limited banner as well as limited Genshin Impact characters.

Khanda Barrier-BusterNormal Attack
Normal Attack: Tighnari performs up to 4 rapid, consecutive bow shots.

Charged Attack: Tighnari performs a precise, aimed shot. As he charges, the power of Dendro accumulates on the arrowhead. A fully charged arrow deals Dendro damage based on how long you charge it for.

Level 1: Discharges an arrow imbued with the power of flora, dealing Dendro damage.
Level 2: Fires a Wreath Arrow, dealing Dendro damage and splitting off into 

Plunging Attack: Tighnari releases a rain of arrows from mid-air before plunging to the ground and dealing area of effect damage.
Vijnana-Phala MineElemental Skill
Tighnari throws a Vijnana Stormheart that deals area of effect Dendro damage. The Stormheart creates a field that taunts enemies, drawing their fire.

He also gains the Vijnana Suffusion effect, decreasing the Wreath Arrow’s charging time by 2.4 seconds. Vijnana Suffusion ends once Tighnari has fired three Wreath Arrows.
Fashioner’s Tanglevine ShaftElemental Burst
Tighnari fires 6 Tanglevine Shafts that track opponents, dealing Dendro damage. Upon impact, the plants will create a second wave of shafts that track more opponents, dealing more Dendro damage.
Keen Sight1st Ascension
After firing a Wreath Arrow, Tighnari’s elemental mastery is increased by 50 for 4 seconds.
Scholarly Blade4th Ascension
For every point of elemental mastery that Tighnari has, his Charged Attack and Elemental Burst damage are increased by 0.06%, up to 60%.
Encyclopedic KnowledgeUtility
Nearby resources unique to Sumeru will be displayed on the mini-map.

Wriothesley

Wriothesley is one of the new Genshin Impact characters and a Cryo user from Fontaine. MiHoYo hasn’t released Wriothesley yet, but we expect him to become available in an upcoming patch. He is a former inmate of the Fortress of Meropide and has since become its administrator.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many Genshin Impact characters are there?

As of October 2023, there are 72 playable Genshin Impact characters.

Does hair color affect Genshin Impact gameplay?

Hair color does not affect gameplay in any notable way at the time of this article’s writing.

How many black-haired Genshin Impact characters are there?

There are seven characters in Genshin Impact with predominantly black hair.

Who are the black-haired Genshin Impact characters?

As of October 2023, Venti, Yelan, Xinyan, Yun Jin, Mona, Tighnari, and Wriothesley have predominantly black hair.

Who was the first black-haired character in Genshin Impact?

Mona was the first Genshin Impact character released with black hair.

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