All Wuthering Waves Characters

In Short
  • Wuthering Waves is releasing on May 22 with seven 5-star and nine 4-star characters.
  • All the 5-star characters in Wuthering Waves are Calcharo, Encore, Jianxin, Jiyan, Lingyang, Verina, and Yinlin.
  • All the 4-star characters in Wuthering Waves are Aalto, Baizhi, Chixia, Danjin, Mortefi, Sanhua, Taoqui, Yangyang, and Yuanwu.

Wuthering Waves release is right on the horizon, launching on May 22, 2024. The game features 16 characters on release, except the protagonist Rover. If you are interested in Wuthering Waves, now is a good time to learn about all the characters in the game and get an idea of who to prioritize when it launches.

Here are all the Wuthering Waves characters in-game on release, with their element and weapon type. You can bookmark our Wuthering Waves release countdown to get to the game as soon as it releases.

Wuthering Waves Characters List

Character NameRarityElementWeapon
Calcharo5-starElectroBroadblade
Encore5-starFusionRectifier
Jianxin5-starAeroGauntlet
Jiyan5-starAeroBroadblade
Lingyang5-starGlacioGauntlet
Verina5-starSpectroRectifier
Yinlin5-starElectroRectifier
Aalto4-starAeroPistols
Baizhi4-starGlacioRectifier
Chixia4-starFusionPistols
Danjin4-starHavocSword
Mortefi4-starFusionPistols
Sanhua4-starGlacioSword
Taoqi4-starHavocBroadblade
Yangyang4-starAeroSword
Yuanwu4-starElectroGauntlet

All 5-star Wuthering Waves Characters

First, let’s take a look at all the 5-star Wuthering Waves characters on release. The game will feature a standard and limited banner on release, like most other gacha games. The standard banner is expected to feature Calcharo, Encore, Verina, Jianxin, and Lingyang, while the limited banner is expected to feature Jiyan and Yinlin.

1. Calcharo

Calcharo Wuthering Waves
Calcharo (Image Courtesy: Wuthering Waves)

Calcharo is a 5-star Electro character wielding a Broadblade as a weapon. He is considered one of the strong DPS characters in the game at the release. His kit is filled with fast attacks with many evasion-focused abilities.

2. Encore

Encore Wuthering Waves
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Encore is a 5-star Fusion character with the Rectifier weapon type. She is also a DPS character, with a strong but slow damage kit. She is very strong and can quickly melt bosses easily.

3. Jianxin

Jjianxin Wuthering Waves
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Jianxin is a 5-star Aero character wielding a Gauntlet as a weapon in Wuthering Waves. She is one of the best healers and support characters in the game on release. Her kit features some really strong team-wide healing skills while also providing shields to mitigate damage. She can also buff the damage of allies, making her a strong pick.

4. Jiyan

Jiyan Wuthering Waves
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Jiyan is a 5-star Aero character wielding a Broadblade. He is a DPS-focused character with strong on-field DPS skills. He is the Midnight Ranger’s commander and is described as righteous and resolute of heart.

5. Lingyang

Lingyang Wuthering Waves

Lingyang is a 5-star Glacio character wielding a Gauntlet as a weapon. He is a close-combat DPS unit with really good animations. He has a 5-hit fast melee attack combo and his Skill changes if used after dealing a certain number of normal attacks.

6. Verina

Verina Wuthering Waves
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Verina is a 5-star Spectro character wielding a Rectifier, and she is considered the best character to pull for on the release of Wuthering Waves. She is widely considered the best unit in the game after the CBT2, having a healer/support-focused kit.

7. Yinlin

Yinlin Wuthering Waves
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Yinlin is a 5-star Electro character wielding a Rectifier and she is widely considered as the best-designed character in the game. She has one of the strongest DPS kits in the game and is comparable, if not better, to Calcharo. Yinlin is a Huanglogese inquisitor and has an aloof and rogue-like personality.

All 4-star Wuthering Waves Characters

Other than the 5-star characters, Wuthering Waves also features a strong roster of 4-star characters. The 4-star characters will be available on both the Standard and Limited banners of Wuthering Waves, alongside the 5-star characters.

1. Aalto

Aalto Wuthering Waves
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Aalto is a 4-star Aero character in Wuthering Waves and he uses Pistols as his weapon. He is a strong character with a movement and evasion-focused DPS kit. He is the leader of the Black Shores Union and is considered Erratic and unpredictable like the mist.

2. Baizhi

Baizhi Wuthering Waves
Baizhi (Image Courtesy: Wuthering Waves)

Baizhi is a 4-star Glacio character in Wuthering Waves who uses a rectifier as a weapon. Her kit is healing-focused, with many team-wide heals available. She is an archaeologist of the Huanglong Academy and symbiotically connected with the Remnant called You’tan.

3. Chixia

Chixia Wuthering Waves
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Chixia is a 4-star Fusion character and she uses Pistols as a weapon. She has a DPS-focused kit and can be a good sub-DPS with range for your early teams. Chixia is a member of the Ministry of Development and she is described as enthusiastic and passionate.

4. Danjin

Danjin Wuthering Waves
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Danjin is a 4-star Havoc character wielding a Sword in Wuthering Waves. She is considered one of the strongest DPS in the game at the moment, even though she is a 4-star character. Danjin is a member of the Midnight Rangers and is described as strong-willed.

5. Mortefi

Mortefi Wuthering Waves
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Mortefi is a 4-star Fusion character who wields a Pistol in combat. He is a very strong off-field DPS character, with abilities increasing the damage output of on-field units. Mortefi is a Tacetite Specialist from New Federation, dwelling in Huanglong.

6. Sanhua

Sanhua Wuthering Waves
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Sanhua is a 4-star Glacio character wielding a Sword and I consider her one of the best-designed characters in the game. She is also an on-field DPS character and has some pretty damage capabilities. Sanhua is a Hierarch Guard and has a cold personality.

7. Taoqi

Taoqi Wuthering Waves
Taoqi (Image Courtesy: Wuthering Waves)

Taoqi is a 4-star Havoc character and she wields a Broadblade as a weapon. She is a support-type character and can provide shields to mitigate damage to allies. Taoqi is the acting chief officer of the Ministry of Development and she has inherited the Might of Xuanwu.

8. Yangyang

Yangyang Wuthering Waves
Yangyang (Image Courtesy: Wuthering Waves)

Yangyang is a 4-star Aero character wielding a Sword in Wuthering Waves, and she is considered one of the weaker characters at the moment. She can act as a good sub-DPS early game. She is also a member of the Midnight Rangers and is known to be an expert in acquiring information.

9. Yuanwu

Yuanwu Wuthering Waves
Yuanwu (Image Courtesy: Wuthering Waves)

Yuanwu is a 4-star Electro character wielding a Gauntlet as a weapon. He is a good off-field sub-DPS and support character. Yuanwu is the boss at the Nightingale Tea House. He also has a very cool character design.

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