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Genshin Impact

Xiao

By
Ben Chard
,
Claire Farnworth
,
Matt Chard
, &
Shane Williams

Overview

Rarity Tier Weapon Vision
S-tier Polearm Anemo

Biography

Details
Name Xiao
Sex Male
Birthday April 17th
Constellation Alatus Nemeseos
Region Liyue
Affiliation Liyue Adeptus
How to Obtain Event Wish - Invitation to Mundane Life

Introduction

One of the “Mighty and Illuminated Adepti” guarding Liyue, also heralded as the “Guardian yaksha.” Despite his appearance as a young man, occasional legends about him have been documented in ancient books for thousands of years. He is especially fond of Wangshu Inn’s Almond Tofu. The reason is that the dish tastes just like the “dreams” he used to devour.

Skills Talents

Talents Icon Name Notes
Normal Attack Whirlwind Thrust Normal Attack Perform up to 6 rapid strikes. Charged Attack Dive down and impact the ground, causing damage relative to the falling height. Can only be triggered in mid-air.
Elemental Skill Lemniscatic Wind Cycling He lunges forward, dealing Anemo DMG to enemies along the path. Can be used in mid-air. Has 2 charges to begin with.
Elemental Burst Bane of All Evil Takes on the form of the yaksha that terrified both demons and archons alike millennia ago. For its duration, increases Xiao’s attack range and DMG, while converting damage type to Anemo and enhancing Xiao’s jumping ability. Maintaining this form continuously drains Xiao’s HP.

Passive Talents

Type Icon Name Info
Talent 1 / Ascension 1 Evil Conqueror - Tamer of Demons Starting Bane of All Evil increases Xiao’s DMG by 5%. After this, Xiao’s DMG continues to increase by 5% every 3s until the skill ends. Max 25% increase.
Talent 2 / Ascension 4 Dissolution Eon - Heaven Fall When Lemniscatic Wind Cycling is used, increases all subsequent Lemniscatic Wind Cycling’s DMG by 10% for 6s. Max 3 stacks. Duration refreshes with new stacks.
Talent 3 / Unlocked Auto Transcension - Gravity Defier Decreases all party member’s falling DMG by 30%.The greatest effect out of all Talents of the same type prevails.

Constellations

Level Icon Name Effect
1 Dissolution Eon - Destroyer of Worlds Increases Lemniscatic Wind Cycling’s charges by 1.
2 Annihilation Eon - Blossom of Kaleidos When in party but not the currently active character, Xiao’s Energy Recharge is increased by 25%.
3 Evil Conqueror - Wrath Deity Increases the Level of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Transcension - Extinction of Suffering When Xiao’s HP falls below 50%, gains a 100% DEF Bonus.
5 Evolution Eon - Origin of Ignorance Increase the Level of Bane of All Evil by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Evil Conqueror - Vigilant Yaksha During Bane of All Evil, hitting 2 or more enemies with a Charged Attack grants Lemniscatic Wind Cycling 1 additional charge and reduces Lemniscatic Wind Cycling’s CD by 1s.

Ascension

Ascension Max Lv. Mora ElementalMaterial 1 ElementalMaterial 2 LocalSpecialty CommonMaterial
1st 20 20,000 1 Vayuda Turquoise Silver None 3 Qingxin 3 Slime Condensate
2nd 40 40,000 3 Vayuda Turquoise Fragment 2 Juvenile Jade 10 Qingxin 15 Slime Condensate
3rd 50 60,000 6 Vayuda Turquoise Fragment 4 Juvenile Jade 20 Qingxin 12 Slime Secretions
4th 60 80,000 3 Vayuda Turquoise Chunk 8 Juvenile Jade 30 Qingxin 18 Slime Secretions
5th 70 100,000 6 Vayuda Turquoise Chunk 12 Juvenile Jade 45 Qingxin 12 Slime Concentrate
6th 80 120,000 6 Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone 20 Juvenile Jade 60 Qingxin 24 Slime Concentrate

Builds

Anemo DPS Build

This build empowers Xiao’s Normal Attack and low CD Elemental Skill damage.

  • Weapons
Weapon Type Rarity Icon Notes
Primordial Jade Winged-Spear Polearm On hit, increases ATK by 3.2/3.9/4.6/5.3/6% for 6s. Max 7 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. Full stacks increase Skill DMG by 12/16/20/24/28%.

or

Weapon Type Rarity Icon Notes
Halberd Polearm Normal Attacks deal an additional 160/200/240/280/320% DMG. Can only occur once every 10s.
  • Artficat Sets
Artifact Set Icon 2 Piece Bonus 4 Piece Bonus
Gladiator’s Finale ATK +18% If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    miHoYo
  • Platforms
    Android, iOS, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Adventure
  • Guide Release
    31 October 2020
  • Last Updated
    2 August 2021
    Version History
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  • Based on version 1.6
  • An interactive Map of Teyvat showing the location of all; Anemoculus, Geoculus, Statues of the Seven, World Quests, Shrines, Plants, Monsters, Enemies, Chests and Minerals.
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  • How to conquer the Spiral Abyss
  • All Weekly Bosses covered with expert strategies
  • How to get all the optimal outcomes on Hangout Events
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