Xiao is a 5-Star character who wields the power of Anemo in Genshin Impact. He is someone who speaks less but fights wonderfully. He is not a very flexible character to team up with other characters. But he does good in a few different teams. In this Xiao guide you will know everything about him including the best builds, artifacts, weapons and more.
Talents and Playstyle
His play style is simple than other members of his team. He functions as a hyper-carry. That means most of the team’s damage will come from him. The other members of the team will help him increase his damage and do damage from off-field.
Skill and Burst Talent
|Lemniscatic Wind Cycling (Elemental Skill)
|Xiao’s elemental skill is a pretty standard skill that can be cast mid-air. His Lemniscatic Wind Cycling deals Anemo DMG to his opponents. This skill is perfect for a quick damage during battles. Use this skill right before you cast your burst to make efficient use of the energy particles.
|Bane of All Evil (Elemental Burst)
|Xiao’s elemental bust goes through a state that lasts for 15s. Throughout the state Xiao continuously loses HP. However, during that state, Xiao gains a lot of things such as increased jumping ability, increased attack AoE and attack DMG, converts his attacks into Anemo DMG that cannot be overridden by any other elemental infusion.
Xiao has pretty good passive talents as well. They are the Transcension: Gravity Defier, Decrease the Stamina consumption of the whole party. Thus, climbing mountains is now easy for Xiao.
Do you need constellations for Xiao
You really do not need Xiao’s Constellations because they are not the best. For a free to play players or minimum-paying players, C0 is Xiao good enough. However, if you want to get the constellation then you will have to make him C6 to see any good increase in damage.
Best Artifact sets for Xiao in Genshin Impact
There are two distinctive sets Xiao can use. The Vermillion set and the Viridescent set along with an atk% set. Here are all the sets for Xiao in Genshin Impact.
This set wasn’t released back when Xiao first came out. But ever since its release, this has been the best set for him to use. That is because the set is tailor-made for him.
|2-PC: ATK +18%
4-PC: 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 further increase can occur this way a 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.
Rather than a full set of four-piece, the two-piece set Viridescent with an Atk% 2-piece like Vermillion is also good for Xiao. With the two-piece set, Xiao can deal great Anemo damage. And the attack percentage 2-piece will increase his attack to make him deal more damage.
|2-piece effect: Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
Best Weapon for Xiao in Genshin Impact
Xiao has a few good weapon he can use. His signature weapon is the Primordial Jade Winged Spear. But other five star crit weapon like the Staff of Homa is also good for him. Among the four star, Deathmarch and Blackcliff is works pretty good for their crit stat.
Primordial Jade Winged-Spear
It is his signature weapon. The high base attack and crit sub-stat help him a lot to achieve a high crit ratio in the game. On top of that, the skill further increases his damage making it one of the best weapon to use with him.
|CRIT Rate 4.8%
|On hit, increases ATK by 3.2% 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%.
Staff of Homa
The second best weapon for Xiao is the Staff of Homa. Besides increasing HP, its skill provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8% of the wielder’s Max HP. The best thing is, when the wielder’s HP is less than 50%, this ATK Bonus is increased by an additional 1% of Max HP.
|CRIT DMG 14.4%
|HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8% of the wielder’s Max HP. When the wielder’s HP is less than 50%, this ATK Bonus is increased by an additional 1% of Max HP.
If you don’t have any of the five-star weapons, deathmatch will do fine. Even though its effect is not the best, because of its crit sub-stat, it will still work better than most of the four-star weapons in the game.
|CRIT Rate 8.0%
|If there are at least 2 enemies nearby, ATK and DEF is increased by 16%. If there are less than 2 enemies nearby, ATK is increased by 24%.
Ascension Materials for Xiao in Genshin Impact
|Vayuda Turquoise Silver x1,
Slime Condensate x3
|Vayuda Turquoise Fragment x3,
Juvenile Jade x2,
Slime Condensate x15
|Vayuda Turquoise Fragment x6,
Juvenile Jade x4,
Slime Secretions x12
|Vayuda Turquoise Chunk x3,
Juvenile Jade x8,
Slime Secretions x18
|Vayuda Turquoise Chunk x6,
Juvenile Jade x12,
Slime Concentrate x12
|Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone x6,
Juvenile Jade x20,
Slime Concentrate x24
|Enemy Drops (Slime)
|Domain Drops (Mon/Thur/Sun)
|Teachings Of Prosperity,
Guide To Prosperity,
Philosophies Of Prosperity.
|Big Boss Drops
|Shadow Of The Warrior
Best Team Comps for Xiao in Genshin Impact
Xiao being the hyper carry, the team needs to be focused around him. So the other members will aid Xiao by increasing his damage or by doing damage themselves from the off-field.
1. Double Anemo Hypercarry
This team focuses on keeping Xiao burst up at all the times. Bennett will boost the attack while providing healing. Fischl will do off-field dps and sucrose will act as a battery to keep Xiao’s burst at all the time. Here is the characters you need for the team:
2. Double Geo Hypercarry
This team focuses on having geo charters to support Xiao. Having two geo characters will also give the geo resonance which increases the attack for Xiao. Here Xiao is the hyper carry, Jean as a healer, and Zhongli will provide resistance shred as well as a shield for geo resonance. Finally, Albedo will do off-field DPS and activate the geo resonance. Here are the members for this team:
Effect: Increases all party members’ ATK by 114 for 300s.
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