Top 5 Genius Invokation TCG Character Cards in Genshin Impact

Rhodeia, Fischl, Ganyu, and Keqing are among the strongest character cards in Genshin Impact’s Genius Invokation TCG. Read on to find out why! (Photo: HoYoverse)

Character cards are the heart and soul of your deck Genshin Impact‘s Genius Invocation TCG.

Just like the playable characters from the main game, the character cards in the Genius Invokation TCG have different weapon types, elemental alignments, and different skill sets that, when used effectively and in the right composition, will ensure you win every duel.

As of Genshin Impact version 3.3, there are total 27 character cards in Genius Invokation TCG.

While most of them are playable characters, others are world bosses and enemies.

The list of currently available character cards includes Barbara, Bennett, Chongyun, Collei, Cyno, Diluc, Diona, Fatui Pyro Agent, Fischl, Ganyu, Jadeplume Terrorshroom, Jean, Kaeya, Kamisato Ayaka, Keqing, Maguu Kenki, Mirror Maiden, Mona , Ningguang, Noelle, Razor, Rhodeia of Loch, Stonehide Lawachurl, Sucrose, Xiangling, Xingqiu and Yoimiya.

However, players don’t have an unlimited number of invites they can use to acquire each and every character card, so you’ll need to choose carefully which ones you want to get.

Although you can choose the cards you prefer and build your deck as you see fit, the character cards listed will be our recommendations for your decks to have a good basis to move forward while dueling:

Ganyu

(Photo: HoYover)

(Photo: HoYover)

Cryo is one of the strongest elements in the Genius Invokation TCG, as it allows you to block enemy cards from moving with the Freeze reaction, deal piercing damage to all three enemy cards with Superconduct, or greatly increase the damage of an attack with Melt.

The ability to trigger these reactions alone makes Cryo characters a good choice in the Genius Invokation TCG, and two of these characters are among the strongest ever in the game.

The first of these two is Ganyu. Just like in the main game, Ganyu is all about splash damage in the Genius Invokation TCG with his special normal attack “Frostflake Arrow” and Elemental Burst “Celestial Shower”.

Frostflake Arrow hits all three enemy character cards when used, dealing 2 Cryo DMG to the active character and 2 piercing DMG to the remaining standby characters. However, this powerful skill costs 5 Cryo elemental dice, so you need lucky rolls or the right support cards to use it consistently.

Frostflake Arrow does even more damage if you use Ganyu’s talent card, “Undivided Heart”.

Meanwhile, Celestial Shower deals 1 cryo DMG to the active character and 1 piercing DMG to the rest of the standby. He also summons 1 Sacred Cryo Pearl which does the same effect during the end phase for two turns.

Ganyu can quickly outrun the enemy board with the right setup, so make sure you have support cards that give her as many elemental dice as possible to use. Equipping the Blizzard Strayer artifact card or having the Cryo Resonance cards, if you’re using it alongside another Cryo character, will help a lot in this regard.

Ayaka

(Photo: HoYover)

(Photo: HoYover)

The other high level Cryo character in Genius Invokation TCG besides Ganyu is Kamisato Ayaka.

While Ganyu is all about damaging the entire enemy board, Ayaka excels at jumping in and out of combat and dealing tons of single target damage.

Ayaka’s bread and butter is her passive skill “Kamisato Art: Senho”, which converts the physical DMG inflicted by her normal attacks into Cryo DMG each time she switches to being the active character.

This allows you to start your turns with your other characters before switching to Ayaka and triggering one of the strong Cryo-related elemental reactions. For example, you can start your turn with Diluc and use her ability to apply Pyro to an enemy, then switch to Ayaka and use her normal attack, which will then activate Melt and greatly increase her damage.

Ayaka’s Cryo-infused normal attacks can be further enhanced by her “Kanten Senmyou Blessing” talent card, which increases the Cryo DMG she gains from Kamisato Art: Senho while allowing you to spend one less elemental die when switching to her.

Strengthen your Ayaka by equipping her with weapon cards to increase her damage and artifact cards to reduce her elemental dice usage.

Support cards like Katheryne and ‘Leave it to me!’ they’re especially nice to have, as they’ll let you switch to Ayaka and attack with her in just one turn.

Fischl

(Photo: HoYover)

(Photo: HoYover)

Another strong element in the Genius Invokation TCG is Electro, which can trigger a variety of elemental reactions that can suit different playstyles.

Overload increases the damage of your attack also forcing your opponent to switch cards and disrupt their strategy, Electro-Charged and Superconduct allow you to deal piercing DMG to take down the enemy team, while Bloom and Quicken allow you to deal stronger damage single target.

When it comes to enabling these strong electro-related reactions, Fischl is definitely the best option out there thanks to his “Nightrider” ability. It allows her to deal 1 Electro DMG to her target which is enough to trigger reactions, but what makes it so good is that it also summons Oz to deal additional Electro DMG during the end phase for two rounds.

While her ability makes Fischl the ideal support character, she can also be the main source of damage herself. Her burst, “Midnight Phantasmagoria”, deals 4 Electro DMG to the target and 2 Piercing DMG.

Equipping his talent card, “Stellar Predator,” also helps in this regard by giving his Electro DMG bonus when using normal attacks when Oz is on the field.

You can reliably start games with Fischl as the active character to summon Oz before quickly switching to other characters to trigger as many reactions as possible. To help you with this, artifact cards and support cards like “When the Crane Returns” are indispensable in your deck.

Keqing

(Photo: HoYover)

(Photo: HoYover)

While Fischl is the Electro character of choice for dealing damage and triggering reactions off the field, Keqing is your best bet when you want someone to stand up and deliver.

Keqing’s ability, “Stellar Restoration”, deals 3 Electro DMG to your target and creates a special card “Lightning Stilleto”. You can use Lightning Stiletto to instantly turn Keqing into your active character and have her use Stellar Restoration and give her an Electro infusion.

With that, you can start the game with Keqing as the active character to use his ability and create a Lightning Stilleto card. You can then switch to your other characters to use their abilities and apply the necessary elements, after which you can use Lightning Stilleto to bring back Keqing and trigger reactions.

While Keqing’s Stellar Restoration combo is great for single target damage, he can also clear the entire field with his “Starward Sword” barrage.

At a cost of 4 Electric dice and 3 energy, Keqing can deal 4 Electric DMG to his main target and 3 Piercing DMG. If the entire enemy team is affected by elements like Dendro or Pyro, Keqing can finish them off in one hit with his flurry.

Make Keqing even stronger with weapon cards, artifact cards, and resonance cards. She is also advised to have support cards that can quickly give her energy to use her flurry.

Rhodeia by Loch

(Photo: HoYover)

(Photo: HoYover)

Hydro is another strong element in the Genius Invokation TCG, capable of triggering a variety of reactions that suit virtually any playstyle.

Whether you want to boost single-target damage with Vaporize or Blossom, deal penetrating DMG with Electric Charge, or stop enemies in their tracks with Freeze, Hydro has you covered. Or in other words, “The power of water is its ability to take any shape…”

While Rhodeia of Loch is one of the more annoying world bosses in the main game, she is also one of the strongest characters in the Genius Invokation TCG.

Her strength comes from her ability to flood the battlefield with summons that deal Hydro DMG to enemies during the end phase, allowing her to set hydro-related reactions. Not only that, a Rhodeia flanked by an army of summons is also capable of eliminating an enemy with a single attack.

Rhodeia’s core skills are “Oceanic Mimic Summoning” and “The Myriad Wilds”, which allow her to summon three types of Oceanic Mimics. Oceanic Mimic Summoning summons one Mimic at the cost of 3 Hydro dice while The Myriad Wilds summons two Mimics at the cost of 5 Hydro dice.

There are three types of ocean mimics: the ferret, the frog, and the raptor. The Ferret inflicts 2 Hydro DAN with 2 uses, the Frog inflicts 2 Hydro DAN for 2 uses also reducing the damage received by the active character, while the Raptor inflicts 1 Hydro DAN with 3 uses.

Once you have all three summons on the field, you can use Rhodeia’s “Tide and Torrent” blast to take out a single enemy at a cost of 3 Hydro dice and 3 energy. Deals a base 2 Hydro DMG, but will deal another 2 DMG for each friendly summon on the field.

Having all three Mimics on the field allows Tide and Torrent to deal 8 Hydro DMG. Nothing can survive this, especially if it also triggers damage-boosting reactions like Vaporize when it hits.

Having artifact cards or support cards that give dice allows Rhodeia to summon her army of Mimics as quickly as possible. Once all three are in the field, she uses her flurry of hers to deliver a fatal blow to an enemy. If they, or another waiting character, still remain somehow, the Mimics can finish them off during the final stage.

If you haven’t dived into the beautiful world of the Genius Invokation TCG yet, then read our guide to help you channel the heart of the cards and send all opposing duelists to the Shadow Rhea— err, I mean the Abyss.

Yan Ku is a full-time dog parent, part-time gamer (gacha), and part-time writer.

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