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Xingqiu is a character in Genshin Impact 2.6 that uses Hydro Sword. See best builds, teams, weapons, skills, artifacts, team, weapon, voice actor for Xingqiu!

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Xingqiu Best Build & Weapon

Xingqiu Hydro Burst DPS

Xingqiu's best skill is his Elemental Burst that is able to make any character produce outstanding damage. This further increase the damage that it produces while making it be able to frequently casted.

Recommended Weapon

Sacrificial SwordSacrificial SwordAfter damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.
Weapon Substitute
Skyward BladeSkyward Blade CRIT Rate increased by 4%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using an Elemental Burst:Increases Movement SPD by 10%, increases ATK SPD by 10%, and increases the DMG of Normal and Charged Attack hits by 20% for 12s.
Favonius SwordFavonius SwordCRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Prticles, which will 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.
Festering DesireFestering Desire Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 16% and Elemental Skill CRIT Rate by 6%
Harbinger Of DawnHarbinger Of DawnWhen HP is above 90%, increase CRIT Rate by 14%.

Recommended Artifacts

Emblem Of Severed FateEmblem Of Severed Fate
4-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Energy Recharge + 20%
4-Piece Set
Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
HydroHeart Of Depth
2-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Hydro DMG Bonus +15%
Royal FloraNoblesse Oblige
2-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Elemental Burst DMG +20%

Recommended Artifact Stats

Artifact Main Stat
Sub Stat
Feather Icon Flat ATK (Unchangeable)
② CRIT Rate
③ ATK%
④ Energy Recharge
Flower IconFlat HP (Unchangeable)
② CRIT Rate
③ ATK%
④ Energy Recharge
Sands Icon ATK%
② CRIT Rate
③ Flat ATK
④ Energy Recharge
Goblet Icon Hydro DMG Bonus%
② CRIT Rate
③ ATK%
④ Energy Recharge
Crown Icon CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate
① CRIT Damage/CRIT Rate
② ATK%
③ Flat ATK
④ Energy Recharge

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Xingqiu Best Team Comp

Best Party For Xingqiu

Most of Xingqiu's DMG comes from his Burst. It spread hydro easily making it alot easier to deal Hydro Reactions. The team make use of Hydro Reaction for an easier battle against any opponents.

Premium Team

- Chongyun Skill with Xingqiu will freeze enemies easily for a safer DPS.
- Diona will support the spread of Cryo when Chongyun is on cooldown and can also provide healing.
- Sucrose will increase the DMG from reactions and gather enemies.
Character Substitutes
ChongyunChongyun RosariaRosaria - Rosaria can also spread Cryo well enabling a Freeze Comp.
SucroseSucroseVentiVenti - Venti can gather enemies and even if they are flying, they can be hit by Hydro Swords.
DionaDionaBennettBennett- Bennett boost ATK of Xingqiu

Free To Play Friendly Party

DPSSub-DPSHealReaction & Battery
- Kaeya can spread Cryo freezing enemies and giving energy to Xingqiu
- Xiangling and Xingqiu can easily deal Vaporize DMG to enemies.
- Barbara's healing will be enhanced by Hydro Resoance.

Xingqiu Ascension Materials

Materials Needed for Ascension

Xingqiu Talent Materials For Level-Up

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Xingqiu's Recommended Talent Priority

TalentLevel Up Priority
Normal Attack: Guhua Style★★★・・
Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen (Elemental Skill)★★★★・
Guhua Sword: Raincutter (Elemental Burst)★★★★★

Xingqiu's Skills & Talent List

TalentTalent Category
Normal Attack: Guhua StyleNormal Attack: Guhua StyleNormal Attack
Guhua Sword: Fatal RainscreenGuhua Sword: Fatal RainscreenElemental Skill
Guhua Sword: RaincutterGuhua Sword: RaincutterElemental Burst
Blades Amidst RaindropsBlades Amidst RaindropsPassive 2
Flash of GeniusFlash of GeniusPassive 3

Normal Attack: Guhua Style

Normal Attack

Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.

1-Hit DMG46.6%
2-Hit DMG47.6%
3-Hit DMG28.6%+28.6%
4-Hit DMG56.0%
5-Hit DMG35.9%+35.9%

Charged Attack

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

Charged Attack DMG47.3%+56.2%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost20.0

Plunging Attack

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

Plunge DMG63.9%
Low/High Plunge DMG128%/160%

Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen

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 Sword is 3. Using this ability applies the Wet status onto the character

Skill DMG168%+191%
Damage Reduction Ratio20%

Guhua Sword: Raincutter

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
Sword Rain DMG54.3%
Energy Cost80


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

Blades Amidst Raindrops

Xingqiu gains a 20% Hydro DMG Bonus.

Flash of Genius

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

Xingqiu Character Set Up
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▲Builds▲Team▲Ascension Mats
Talent Priority▼Constellation
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Xingqiu Constellations

Recommended Constellation

Constellation 2 For Hydro Resistance Debuff

With Constellation 2, Xingqiu will be able to reduce the Hydro resistance of enemies hit by his sword rain attacks effectively boosting not only Xingqiu's personal damage but also the team through Hydro reactions.

Constellation 6 For Highest Increase In DPS

Xingqiu is a high investment character even with his constellations. Having him at C6 will optimize him to deal even biggest damage with every use of his Skill and Burst. He is usable even without constellation, but he shines best at C6.

Xingqiu Constellations

The Scent Remained
Unlocked at C1
Increases the maximum number of Rain Swords by 1.
Rainbow Upon the Azure Sky
Unlocked at C2
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
Unlocked at C3
Increases the Level of Guhua Sword: Raincutter by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Unlocked at C4
Throughout the duration of Guhua Sword: Raincutter, the DMG dealt by Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen is increased by 50%.
Embrace of Rain
Unlocked at C5
Increases the Level of Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Hence, Call Them My Own Verses
Unlocked at C6
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.

*C=Constellations, To upgrade constellations, you must aquire the same character more than once.

Xingqiu Character Set Up
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▲Talent PriorityConstellation
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How To Use Xingqiu ?

Recommended Rotation For Xingqiu

Recommended Rotation
1Use Elemental Skill to collect energy, use Elemental Burst and change to your main DPS.
2Deal damage with your main DPS until the rain swords run out.
3Repeat number 1.

Uses Of Xingqiu's Elemental Skill

Mainly Used To Gather Energy For Xingqiu's Burst

The primary use of Xingqiu's Elemental skill is to use it as Battery for Xingqiu's Elemental Burst. It can also deal significant amount of damage to enemies.

Additional Defense & Healing

The Elemental Skill of Xingqiu will also release floating sword that will decrease the damage you receive and heal you depending on Xingqiu's Max HP. This, however, does not make Xingqiu a substitute for healers but just an added bonus because the amount of heals is low and the cooldown of the skill is long making it unreliable source of healing.

Uses Of Xingqiu's Elemental Burst

▲ Remains after switching characters and is extremely effective at combos.

Off-Field Damage

Xingqiu's Elemental Burst will shoot enemies with Hydro blade that sync with the attacking character's normal and charge attack. Using Xingqiu's Burst is like having another character attack with you.

Hydro Application

Every hit by the flying blade will inflict Hydro on the target enabling easy Hydro reactions. This makes Xingqiu a flexible support and sub-DPS that fits different kind of teams.

Strengths Of Xingqiu

Lasting Hydro Application & Powerful Off-Field Damage

Xingqiu has one of the most flexible and consistent Hydro Application in-game and this is all due to his Elemental Burst. He will also greatly contribute to the damage especially at higher constellation

Constellations Are Relatively Easier To Obtain And Greatly Boost His Power

Xingqiu, as a 4 star character, has constellations that are easier to obtain and is sometimes guaranteed to be obtained at Paimon Shop. His Constellations does not only provide additional debuff, it can also multiply the number of swords Xingqiu's Elemental Burst releases.

Weaknesses Of Xingqiu

Rain Swords Does Not Trigger At Plunge Attacks & Aim Shots

The rain swords does not trigger at Plunge Attacks and Charge Attacks from Bow users making Xingqiu a less suitable support for characters that uses them as main source of damage such as Xiao and Ganyu. You can work around this by inserting one normal attack between combos.

Requires High Energy Recharge For Consistency

Xingqiu's main use is within his Elemental Burst. For this Elemental Burst to be consistently up, you need to at least have around 160% Energy Recharge. Because of this, Xingqiu works great with Sacrificial Sword and Emblem Of Severed Fate.

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Xingqiu Profile & Voice Actor

Xingqiu Basic Info & Voice Actor

Rarity4 Star
Voice Actor (EN)
Cristina Vee Valenzuela
Voice Actor (JA)
Junko Minagawa
October 9


Affiliation: Liyue
Every merchant in Liyue Harbor nows of Xingqiu from the Feiyun Commerce Guild. All see him as kind and well-mannered young man who is an excellent student, a top talent in every sense. As the second-born son of the family, Xingqiu is not required to shoulder the burden of managing the Guild's affairs. However, Xingqiu possesses a unique scholarly talent among his peers - that is, the offspring of Liyue's wealthiest merchants - and was often praised by his tutors as a young student. Xingqiu's elder brother, while he was learning the family business from their father, firmly believed that Xingqiu would become a great asset to the business one day. However, little did he know that Xingqiu, after finishing the dauntingly thick volumes on commerce and philosophy, would hollow them out and sneak martial art novels into them, which he read incessantly thereafter. Sometimes, Xingqiu suddenly disappears for hours at a time with no explanation. When asked why, he simply replies: "A moment of solitude."

Xingqiu Story Overview

Second Son Of The Feiyun Guild Manager

Xingqiu is the second son of the Guild Manager of the Feiyun Guild Commerce. He indeed comes from a wealthy family that holds a remarkable influence inside Liyue.

He Loves Literature

He likes to accompany himself with a good book while he is on a journey. He often spends his days at the Wanwen Bookhouse, and he also is the author of the book titled "Legend of Sword" which is unexpectedly famous in Inazuma.

Voicelines About Xingqiu

Voicelines About Xingqiu
YanfeiYanfei The Feiyun Commerce Guild is one of my oldest clients. Their approach to business is meticulous and thorough, and every business meeting I7ve had with them has always been attended by the head of the house himself. Last time, though, I happened to meet their youngest, Xingqiu. To my complete surprise, the lad had no trouble keeping up with my train of thought. He was very eloquent, too, and had excellent manners. Mm, definitely not a simpleton.
AlbedoAlbedoOh, Xingqiu? I find his written works quite interesting. The Yae Publishing House in Inazuma has been asking that I cooperate with a different author for greater royalties. Hmph, do I seem the type to be swayed by a few extra Mora?
ChongyunChongyunI do admire Xingqiu for his devotion to chivalry and his martial arts proficiency. However ー I must warn you that he definitely has a mean side, too. If you find that you fall foul of any of his antics, come to me and we'll form a "Victims of Xingqiu" alliance. There is strength in numbers.

Has His Own Story Quest

Xingqiu Story Quest

Players will encounter Xingqiu on his own story quest titled Fabulae Textile Chapter 1: Act I: Bookworm Swordsman. It can only be unlocked after completing Lisa's quest: Troublesome Work and upon reaching Adventure Rank 26.

Appeared In A World Quest

Xingqiu in World Quest

Xingqiu will appear once again in one of Inazuma's world quest named, Yae Publishing House's Invitation whereas traveler will need Xingqiu's assistance on the said quest.

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Xingqiu - Special Dish, Favorite Decor, & How Tall?

Special Dish Of Xingqiu

Dish Ingredients
All-Delicacy ParcelsAll-Delicacy Parcels RiceRice x3
Shrimp MeatShrimp Meat x3
CarrotCarrot x2
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Favorite Decoration Of Xingqiu

Favorite Decoration Sets
Glittering StreetGlittering StreetFeiyun Study RoomFeiyun Study Room -

How Tall Is Xingqiu?

There is no in-game and official data regarding the height of Xingqiu. We compared characters and Xingqiu is Medium comparatively.

Effects In-Game

Character height gives advantages and disadvantages in-game. For instance, smaller characters will need to swim even at shallow waters but they easily dodge some enemies attacks or enter narrow entrances of caves.

How To Get Xingqiu?

Get Xingqiu From Wish Banners

The rate drop for Xingqiu is boosted at the following wish banners.

Banner AppearancesBanner Duration
Ganyu BannerGanyu Banner1/25/22 - 2/15/2022
Zhongli BannerZhongli Banner1/25/22 - 2/15/2022
Kokomi BannerKokomi Banner09/21 - 10/12/2021
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Like really, I am not sure that xing qiu could be a DPS

Quick Fix 5

Hourgl*** main stat is listed as Atk%, but substat also lists Atk%; should be switched to flat Atk

Phishy 4

Mona or Xinq ?
Which is better in combo with Chongyun's Elemntal Skill ?

xingqiu 3

Xingqiu as dps
xingqiu as sub dps
Xiangling for heal
This is great

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*Free 2 play party friendly team errata *

Xingqiu appears twice, Kaeya is using a disguise? XD

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