Xiao
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AnemoPolearm

Genshin Impact

Xiao Best Build

Anemo
Polearm

Best Xiao Builds

Anemo DPS Build

Xiao is an Anemo DPS that excels at dealing high AoE damage with his plunge attacks within the radius of his Elemental Burst.

Suggested Energy Recharge:120%

Best Xiao Weapons

Best
Primordial Jade Winged-Spear
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Primordial Jade Winged-Spear

CRIT Rate

On hit, increases ATK by 3.2/3.9/4.6/5.3/6% for 6s. Max 7 stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.3s. While in possession of the maximum possible stacks, DMG dealt is increased by 12/15/18/21/24%.

Optional
Deathmatch
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Deathmatch

CRIT Rate

If there are at least 2 opponents nearby, ATK is increased by 16/20/24/28/32% and DEF is increased by 16/20/24/28/32%. If there are less than 2 enemies nearby, ATK is increased by 24/30/36/42/48%.

Best Xiao Artifacts

Best

Vermillion Hereafter
Vermillion Hereafter
ATK% / Anemo DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

ATK +18%

(4)

After using an Elemental Burst. this character will gain the Nascent Light effect, increasing their ATK by 8% for 16s. When the character's HP decreases, their ATK will further increase by 10%. This increase can occur this way maximum of 4 times. This effect can be triggered once every 0.8s. Nascent Light will be dispelled when the character leaves the field. If an Elemental Burst is used again during the duration of Nascent Light, the original Nascent Light will be dispelled.

Optional

Shimenawa's Reminiscence
Shimenawa's Reminiscence
ATK% / Anemo DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

ATK +18%

Viridescent Venerer
Viridescent Venerer
ATK% / Anemo DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

Gain a 15% Anemo DMG Bonus.

Xiao Skills Talents

Whirlwind Thrust

Whirlwind Thrust

Normal Attack

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 from below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Xiao does not take DMG from performing Plunging Attacks.

Lemniscatic Wind Cycling

Lemniscatic Wind Cycling

Elemental Skill

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

Can be used in mid-air.
Starts with 2 charges.
Generates 3 elemental particles when hits at least 1 target.

Bane of All Evil

Bane of All Evil

Elemental Burst

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 overriden by any other elemental infusion.

In this state, Xiao will continuously lose HP.
The effects of this skill end when Xiao leaves the field.

Xiao Passive Talents

Conqueror of Evil: Tamer of Demons

Conqueror of Evil: Tamer of Demons

Unlocked at Ascension 1

While 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 Fall

Dissolution Eon: Heaven Fall

Unlocked at Ascension 4

Using 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.

Transcension: Gravity Defier

Transcension: Gravity Defier

Unlocked Automatically

Decreases climbing Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%.
Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.

Xiao Constellations

Dissolution Eon - Destroyer of Worlds

Dissolution Eon - Destroyer of Worlds

Constellation Lv. 1

Increases Lemniscatic Wind Cycling's charges by 1.

Annihilation Eon - Blossom of Kaleidos

Annihilation Eon - Blossom of Kaleidos

Constellation Lv. 2

When in party but not on the field, Xiao's Energy Recharge is increased by 25%.

Conqueror of Evil: Wrath Deity

Conqueror of Evil: Wrath Deity

Constellation Lv. 3

Increases the Level of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Transcension - Extinction of Suffering

Transcension - Extinction of Suffering

Constellation Lv. 4

When Xiao's HP falls below 50%, he gains a 100% DEF Bonus.

Evolution Eon - Origin of Ignorance

Evolution Eon - Origin of Ignorance

Constellation Lv. 5

Increase the Level of Bane of All Evil by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Conqueror of Evil: Guardian Yaksha

Conqueror of Evil: Guardian Yaksha

Constellation Lv. 6

While 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.

Xiao Ascension Costs

Xiao gets a boost to CRIT Rate as they ascend.

Rank
Lvl
Cost
Mat #1
Mat #2
Mat #3
Mat #4
1
20
20000
Vayuda Turquoise Sliver1
Vayuda Turquoise Sliver
Qingxin3
Qingxin
Slime Condensate3
Slime Condensate
2
40
40000
Vayuda Turquoise Fragment3
Vayuda Turquoise Fragment
Juvenile Jade2
Juvenile Jade
Qingxin10
Qingxin
Slime Condensate15
Slime Condensate
3
50
60000
Vayuda Turquoise Fragment6
Vayuda Turquoise Fragment
Juvenile Jade4
Juvenile Jade
Qingxin20
Qingxin
Slime Secretions12
Slime Secretions
4
60
80000
Vayuda Turquoise Chunk3
Vayuda Turquoise Chunk
Juvenile Jade8
Juvenile Jade
Qingxin30
Qingxin
Slime Secretions18
Slime Secretions
5
70
100000
Vayuda Turquoise Chunk6
Vayuda Turquoise Chunk
Juvenile Jade12
Juvenile Jade
Qingxin45
Qingxin
Slime Concentrate12
Slime Concentrate
6
80
120000
Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone6
Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone
Juvenile Jade20
Juvenile Jade
Qingxin60
Qingxin
Slime Concentrate24
Slime Concentrate
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