Xingqiu
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HydroSword

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Xingqiu Best Build

Hydro
Sword

Best Xingqiu Builds

Hydro Sub DPS Build

Xingqiu can be a reliable source of Hydro reactions thanks to his Elemental Burst ability, while providing useful damage reduction and healing to his party members. At Constellation level 2, he becomes incredible powerful when paired with a Hydro DPS unit.

Suggested Energy Recharge:240%

Best Xingqiu Weapons

Best
Sacrificial Sword
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Sacrificial Sword

Energy Recharge

After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40/50/60/70/80% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30/26/22/18/14s.

Optional
Favonius Sword
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Favonius Sword

Energy Recharge

CRIT hits have a 60/70/80/90/100% chance to generate 1 Elemental Orb, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12/10.5/9/7.5/6s.

Best Xingqiu Artifacts

Best

Emblem of Severed Fate
Emblem of Severed Fate
Energy Recharge / Hydro DMG / ATK%
(2)

Energy Recharge +20%

(4)

Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.

Optional

Noblesse Oblige
Noblesse Oblige
Energy Recharge / Hydro DMG / ATK%
(2)

Elemental Burst DMG +20%

(4)

Using an Elemental Burst increase all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

Xingqiu Skills Talents

Guhua Style

Guhua Style

Normal Attack

Normal Attack

Performs up to 5 rapid strikes.

Charged Attack

Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.

Plunging Attack

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

Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen

Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen

Elemental Skill
Xingqiu performs twin strikes with his sword, dealing Hydro DMG. At the same time, this ability creates the maximum number of Rain Swords, which will orbit the character.
The Rain Swords have the following properties:
  • When a character takes DMG, the Rain Sword will shatter, reducing the amount of DMG taken.
  • Increases the character's resistance to interruption.

20% of Xingqiu's Hydro DMG Bonus will be converted to additional DMG Reduction for the Rain Swords.

The maximum amount of additional DMG Reduction that can be gained this way is 24%.
The initial maximum number of Rain Swords is 3.
Using this ability applies the Wet status onto the character.

Guhua Sword: Raincutter

Guhua Sword: Raincutter

Elemental Burst

Initiate Rainbow Bladework and fight using an illusory sword rain, while creating the maximum number of Rain Swords.

Rainbow Bladework

  • Normal Attacks will trigger consecutive sword rain attacks, dealing Hydro DMG.
  • Rain Swords will remain at the maximum number throughout the ability's duration.

These effects carry over to other characters.

Xingqiu Passive Talents

Hydropathic

Hydropathic

Unlocked at Ascension 1

When a Rain Sword is shattered or when its duration expires, it regenerates the current character's HP based on 6% of Xingqiu's Max HP.

Blades Amidst Raindrops

Blades Amidst Raindrops

Unlocked at Ascension 4

Xingqiu gains a 20% Hydro DMG Bonus.

Flash of Genius

Flash of Genius

Unlocked Automatically

When Xingqiu crafts Character Talent Materials, he has a 25% chance to refund a portion of the crafting materials used.

Xingqiu Constellations

The Scent Remained

The Scent Remained

Constellation Lv. 1

Increases the maximum number of Rain Swords by 1.

Rainbow Upon the Azure Sky

Rainbow Upon the Azure Sky

Constellation Lv. 2

Extends the duration of Guhua Sword - Raincutter by 3s.
Decreases the Hydro RES of enemies hit by sword rain attacks by 15% for 4s.

Weaver of Verses

Weaver of Verses

Constellation Lv. 3

Increases the Level of Guhua Sword - Raincutter by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Evilsoother

Evilsoother

Constellation Lv. 4

Throughout the duration of Guhua Sword: Raincutter, the DMG dealt by Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen is increased by 50%.

Embrace of Rain

Embrace of Rain

Constellation Lv. 5

Increase the Level of Guhua Sword - Fatal Rainscreen by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Hence, Call Them My Own Verses

Hence, Call Them My Own Verses

Constellation Lv. 6

Activating 2 of Guhua Sword - Raincutter's sword rain attacks greatly increases the DMG of the third. Xingqiu regenerates 3 Energy when sword rain attacks hit enemies.

Xingqiu Ascension Costs

Xingqiu gets a boost to ATK% as they ascend.

Rank
Lvl
Cost
Mat #1
Mat #2
Mat #3
Mat #4
1
20
20000
Varunada Lazurite Sliver1
Varunada Lazurite Sliver
Silk Flower3
Silk Flower
Damaged Mask3
Damaged Mask
2
40
40000
Varunada Lazurite Fragment3
Varunada Lazurite Fragment
Cleansing Heart2
Cleansing Heart
Silk Flower10
Silk Flower
Damaged Mask15
Damaged Mask
3
50
60000
Varunada Lazurite Fragment6
Varunada Lazurite Fragment
Cleansing Heart4
Cleansing Heart
Silk Flower20
Silk Flower
Stained Mask12
Stained Mask
4
60
80000
Varunada Lazurite Chunk3
Varunada Lazurite Chunk
Cleansing Heart8
Cleansing Heart
Silk Flower30
Silk Flower
Stained Mask18
Stained Mask
5
70
100000
Varunada Lazurite Chunk6
Varunada Lazurite Chunk
Cleansing Heart12
Cleansing Heart
Silk Flower45
Silk Flower
Ominous Mask12
Ominous Mask
6
80
120000
Varunada Lazurite Gemstone6
Varunada Lazurite Gemstone
Cleansing Heart20
Cleansing Heart
Silk Flower60
Silk Flower
Ominous Mask24
Ominous Mask
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