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Xiao

Genshin Xiao overview, skills, talents, elements, constellations, builds, and events.
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Xiao
Xiao
Xiao
EnglishXiao
Alternative NamesCH:魈, JP:魈(ショウ)
Rarity5★
Vision (Element)Anemo (Wind) Anemo
WeaponPolearm
ConstellationAlatus Nemeseos
CVJP: 松岡禎丞, CH: kinsen
BirthdayApril 17th
AffiliationLiyue Adeptus
RegionLiyue
AcquisitionSummon
Time LimitedNo

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Overview

Xiao is an Anemo polearm damage dealer that is both swift and hard hitting. His damage revolves around his plunging attack, which already has higher multiplier than most characters, and is further boosted by his elemental burst at the cost of some HP drain. Being a polearm character, he attacks pretty fast and the elemental skill makes him quite mobile and can be used multiple times for some burst damage. Outside of his damage dealing ability, he does not provide much as a support/utility, other than his skill/passive for traveling.

Recommended Builds

DPS Build

As a standalone damage dealer, the usual DPS build of 2 piece elemental artifact with 2 piece Gladiators Finale will work just fine. However, using a 4 piece Viridescent Venerer does have good potential to combo with your team. The elemental resistance shred that it gives will make your team deal more damage, and possibly make it worth the lack of 18% attack from using gladiators 2 piece. Since his character ascension bonus gives him crit rate, it will make building for crit damage more appealing, and just get crit rates from the substats.

For the weapons, Primordial Jade Winged-Spear may potentially be the weapon of choice for plunge attack spam playstyle. Skyward Spine can be promising if you end up struggling with his elemental burst uptime. For more obtainable weapons, Blackcliff Pole will be good on him under certain conditions, while Deathmatch is a more consistent option. Of the 2 craftable weapons, Prototype Starglitter helps with energy recharge to reach his burst faster, while Crescent Pike is good if your preferred playstyle is normal attacking, but the secondary stat of phys damage increase will be wasted since his burst imbues his attacks to Anemo element.

Team Recommendations

Using 4 piece Viridescent set bonus can be pretty strong if you pair him up with characters that can deal damage as you are attacking, like Xingqiu, Beidou, or Kaeya. His fast attack speed can also make really good use out of a c6 Fischl, increasing the damage of Oz's every shot because of viridescent bonus.

Another Anemo character can be a nice bonus for the elemental resonance. The Anemo main character can reduce an enemy's Anemo RES through their free constellations to help Xiao. Jean is another option because she can fill in the role of a healer too. If you have Jean at constellation 2, then she can also increase Xiao's attack speed.

Sucrose is potentially the best energy battery for Xiao. At C1, she gets an additional charge to her elemental skill, and equipping her with Sacrificial Fragments makes it so she can use her E 3 times. Otherwise, Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers for an attack buff for Xiao.

Venti is a very good energy battery as well. Short elemental skill cooldown, and 4th ascension passive gives 15 energy too. Sacrificial Bow for even more energy!

Zhongli's elemental skill can reduce all enemy's elemental RES, as well as providing your team with a shield, making it safer to play aggresively when you use his elemental burst.

Chongyun's elemental skill increases melee character's attack speed, and Xiao's elemental burst prevents his attacks from being converted to Cryo element so Anemo goblet mainstat won't be wasted. Constellation 2 Chongyun reduces cooldown time of skills as well

Albedo's constellation level 4 increases plunging attack damage of character's within his elemental skill by 30%.

Tartaglia (Childe) has a passive that increases normal attack talent by 1, which will increase Xiao's plunging attack damage as well.

Max Stats

LevelMax HPATKDEF
20342294215
405724157359
507391203464
608866243556
7010348284649
8011840325743

Normal Attack (Combat Talent)

Normal Attack
Performs up to 6 consecutive spear strikes.

Charged Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to perform an upward thrust.

Plunging Attack

Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Xiao does not take DMG from performing Plunging Attacks.

Elemental Skill (Combat Talent)

Xiao lunges forward, dealing Anemo DMG to opponents in his path.

Can be used in mid-air.

Starts with 2 charges.

Elemental Burst (Combat Talent)

Xiao dons the Yaksha Mask that set gods and demons trembling millennia ago.

Yaksha's Mask

  • Greatly increases Xiao's jumping ability.

  • Increases his attack AoE and attack DMG.

  • Converts attack DMG into Anemo DMG, which cannot be overridden by any other elemental infusion.

In this state, Xiao will continuously lose HP.

The effects of this skill end when Xiao leaves the field.

Passive Talents

Passive TalentEffect
Transcension: Gravity DefierDecreases climbing Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%. Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.
Conqueror of Evil: Tamer of DemonsWhile under the effects of Bane of All Evil, all DMG dealt by Xiao increases by 5%. DMG increases by a further 5% for every 3s the ability persists. The maximum DMG Bonus is 25%.
Dissolution Eon: Heaven FallUsing Lemniscatic Wind Cycling increases the DMG of subsequent uses of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling by 15%. This effect lasts for 7s, and has a maximum of 3 stacks. Gaining a new stack refreshes the effect's duration.

The 1st and the 2nd passives activation requires ascension. See Talents (Skills) Guide for more details.

Constellations

Xiao Constellations

LevelConstellationEffect
1Dissolution Eon: Destroyer of WorldsIncreases Lemniscatic Wind Cycling's charges by 1.
2Annihilation Eon: Blossom of KaleidosWhen in the party and not on the field, Xiao's Energy Recharge is increased by 25%.
3Conqueror of Evil: Wrath DeityIncreases the Level of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4Transcension: Extinction of SufferingWhen Xiao's HP falls below 50%, he gains a 100% DEF Bonus.
5Evolution Eon: Origin of IgnoranceIncreases the Level of Bane of All Evil by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6Conqueror of Evil: Guardian YakshaWhile under the effects of Bane of All Evil, hitting at least 2 opponents with Xiao's Plunging Attack will immediately grant him 1 charge of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling, and for the next 1s, he may use Lemniscatic Wind Cycling while ignoring its CD.

A Stella Fortuna is required to unlock each constellation. See Constellations Guide for more details.

Talent Level Up Materials

LevelMaterials
2Teachings of Prosperity
x3
Slime Condensate
x6
--
3Guide to Prosperity
x2
Slime Secretions
x3
--
4Guide to Prosperity
x4
Slime Secretions
x4
--
5Guide to Prosperity
x6
Slime Secretions
x6
--
6Guide to Prosperity
x9
Slime Secretions
x9
--
7Philosophies of Prosperity
x4
Slime Concentrate
x4
Shadow of the Warrior
x1
-
8Philosophies of Prosperity
x6
Slime Concentrate
x6
Shadow of the Warrior
x1
-
9Philosophies of Prosperity
x12
Slime Concentrate
x9
Shadow of the Warrior
x2
-
10Philosophies of Prosperity
x16
Slime Concentrate
x12
Shadow of the Warrior
x2
Crown of Insight
x1

Ascensions

AscensionMaterials
1Vayuda Turquoise Sliver
x1
--Qingxin
x3
Slime Condensate
x3
2Vayuda Turquoise Fragment
x3
Juvenile Jade
x2
Qingxin
x10
Slime Condensate
x15
3Vayuda Turquoise Fragment
x6
Juvenile Jade
x4
Qingxin
x20
Slime Secretions
x12
4Vayuda Turquoise Chunk
x3
Juvenile Jade
x8
Qingxin
x30
Slime Secretions
x18
5Vayuda Turquoise Chunk
x6
Juvenile Jade
x12
Qingxin
x45
Slime Concentrate
x12
6Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone
x6
Juvenile Jade
x20
Qingxin
x60
Slime Concentrate
x24

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