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Xingqiu Guide for Genshin Impact 4.5. See what kind of character is Xingqiu, review, Best build, materials, weapon choices, artifact, tier, kit for Xingqiu.

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Xingqiu Character Profile

Rarity4 Star
Element HydroHydro
BirthdayOctober 9
Special DishAll-Delicacy Parcels
Voice ActorEN: Cristina Vee Valenzuela
JP: Junko Minagawa
CN: Yajing Tang
KR: Kwak Kyu-mi
How To Get?
Obtained through Wishes

Xingqiu is the second son of the Guild leader of Feiyun Commerce Guild and a book-lover. He practices the Guhua Clan swordsmanship and tries to act chivalrous. He also writes under the penname "Zhenyu".

Xingqiu Talents & Skill Details

Normal Attack: Guhua Style

Normal Attack

Performs up to 5 rapid strikes.
1-Hit DMG46.6%50.4%54.2%59.6%63.4%67.8%73.7%79.7%85.6%92.1%99.6%
2-Hit DMG47.6%51.5%55.4%60.9%64.8%69.3%75.3%81.4%87.5%94.2%101.8%
3-Hit DMG28.6%+28.6%30.9%+30.9%33.2%+33.2%36.5%+36.5%38.8%+38.8%41.5%+41.5%45.2%+45.2%48.8%+48.8%52.5%+52.5%56.4%+56.4%61.0%+61.0%
4-Hit DMG56%60.5%65.1%71.6%76.2%81.4%88.5%95.7%102.9%110.7%119.6%
5-Hit DMG35.9%+35.9%38.8%+38.8%41.7%+41.7%45.9%+45.9%48.8%+48.8%52.1%+52.1%56.7%+56.7%61.3%+61.3%65.9%+65.9%70.9%+70.9%76.6%+76.6%

▲Use side-scroll to see percentage per level.

Charged Attack

Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.
Charged Attack47.3%+56.2%51.2%+60.7%55.0%+65.3%60.5%+71.8%64.4%+76.4%68.8%+81.6%74.8%+88.8%80.9%+96.0%86.9%+103.2%93.5%+111.0%101.1%+120.0%

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Plunge Attack

Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Plunge DMG63.9%69.1%74.3%81.8%87%92.9%101.1%109.3%117.5%126.4%135.3%
Low Plunge DMG128%138%149%164%174%186%202%219%235%253%271%
High Plunge DMG160%173%186%204%217%232%253%273%293%316%338%

▲Use side-scroll to see percentage per level.

Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen (Elemental Skill)

Xingqiu performs a twin strikes with his sword, dealing Hydro DMG. At the same time, this ability creates the maximum number of Rain Swords, which will orbit your active character.

Rain Sword

The Rain Swords have the following properties:
・When a character takes DMG, the Rain Sword will shatter, reducing the amount of DMG taken.
・Increase 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 initial maximum number of Rain Swords is 3.

Using this ability applies the Wet status onto the character.
Skill DMG168%+191%181%+206%193%+220%210%+239%223%+253%235%+268%252%+287%269%+306%286%+325%302%+344%319%+363%336%+382%357%+406%
Reduction Ratio

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Guhua Sword: Raincutter (Elemental Burst)

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

Rainbow Bladework

・Your active character's Normal Attack will trigger consecutive sword rain attacks, dealing Hydro DMG.
・Rain Swords will remain at the maximum number through out the ability's duration.
Sword Rain DMG54.3%58.3%62.4%67.8%71.9%76%81.4%86.8%92.3%97.7%103%109%115%
Energy Cost80808080808080808080808080

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Passive Skills


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.

Blade Of Amidst Raindrops

Xingqiu gains a 20% Hydro DMG Bonus.

Flash Of Genius

When Xingqiu crafts Character Talent Materials, he has a 20% chance to refund a portion of the crafting materials used.

Xingqiu Ascension Materials

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Talent Materials For Xingqiu

Xingqiu 's Recommended Talent Priority

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

Xingqiu Tier, Character Review & Rating

Xingqiu's Tier & Ratings


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What Kind Of Character Is Xingqiu?

Xingqiu Is A Hydro Off-Field DPS

Xingqiu is a character that excels at follow-up damage using his Elemental Burst. He can inflict multiple hits of Hydro enabling powerful reactions like Vaporize and Bloom. He also has minor healing and provides small resistance to interruption.

Strengths & Weakness Of Xingqiu

- A great off-field Hydro DPS.
- Consistent Hydro applicator.
- Flexible and can fit in any team comp.
- Produces a lot of damage even with low investment.
- Long cooldown for Elemental Skill.
- High energy cost for Elemental Burst.
 ↳ Can be solved by equipping Sacrificial Sword.

Xingqiu Best Build

Xingqiu Off-Field DPS

WeaponSacrificial SwordSacrificial Sword
Substitute1. Freedom-SwornFreedom-Sworn
2. Primordial Jade CutterPrimordial Jade Cutter
3. Favonius SwordFavonius Sword
4. Sapwood BladeSapwood Blade (F2P)
5. Skyrider SwordSkyrider Sword (F2P)
BestEmblem Of Severed FateEmblem Of Severed Fate x4
Artifact StatsSands: ATK%
Goblet: Hydro DMG Bonus
Circlet: CRIT Rate / DMG
Priority Sub-Stats 1. CRIT Rate or DMG
2. ATK%
3. Energy Recharge
4. Elemental Mastery

Consistent Hydro Application & Off-Field Damage

Xingqiu's Elemental Burst provides continuous Hydro application and coordinated attacks with the active character's Normal Attack. This build focuses on his Burst's damage output while maintaining its uptime.

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Xingqiu Best Weapon

Xingqiu Off-Field DPS Weapon

Best Weapons For Off-Field DPS Build

BestSacrificial SwordSacrificial SwordEnergy Recharge 61.3% (Lvl. 90)
- ER substat is convenient for Burst uptime
- Has a chance to reset Skill CD periodically
└ Can give more Energy to Xingqiu which is great for sustaining Burst uptime
2ndFreedom-SwornFreedom-SwornElemental Mastery 198 (Lvl. 90)
- Can give buffs to the team periodically
└ Additional Normal, Charged, & Plunge DMG and ATK%
- EM substat amplifies elemental reaction damage
3rdPrimordial Jade CutterPrimordial Jade CutterCRIT Rate 44.1% (Lvl. 90)
- CRIT Rate makes it convenient to achieve good CRIT stat ratio
└ Currently has the highest CRIT Rate for a sword
- Additional ATK base on HP
└ HP stat can also increase the HP recovery when his Skill & Burst duration ends
4thFavonius SwordFavonius SwordEnergy Recharge 61.3% (Lvl. 90)
- ER substat is convenient for Burst uptime
- Chance to provide more Energy periodically upon CRIT Hits
└ Good battery for other characters in the team
F2PSapwood BladeSapwood BladeEnergy Recharge 30.6% (Lvl. 90)
- ER substat is convenient for Burst uptime
- Gain EM bonus periodically
└ Great for Dendro-related reactions
- Craftable which makes it easier to refine
F2PSkyrider SwordSkyrider SwordEnergy Recharge 52.1% (Lvl. 90)
- ER substat is convenient for Burst uptime
- Increases ATK% & Movement SPD temporarily upon using Burst
- Easy to refine & upgrade since it is 3*
7thThe Alley FlashThe Alley FlashElemental Mastery 55 (Lvl. 90)
- EM substat amplifies elemental reaction damage
- Highest base attack for 4* sword
- Increases DMG but becomes disabled for a period when Xingqiu gets hit

Maintain The Uptime Of Elemental Burst

Sacrificial Sword is the best weapon for Xingqiu since it can surely sustain the uptime of his Burst especially when the passive has been triggered. But if you can already keep his Burst's uptime without using Sacrificial Sword, it is recommended to choose the other ones in the list.

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Xingqiu Best Artifacts

Xingqiu Off-Field DPS Artifacts

Best Artifacts For Off-Field DPS Build

BestEmblem Of Severed FateEmblem Of Severed Fate
Substitute 1Noblesse ObligeNoblesse Oblige
Heart Of DepthHeart Of Depth
Substitute 2GladiatorAny ATK%
Heart Of DepthHeart Of Depth
Substitute 3Noblesse ObligeNoblesse Oblige

Recommended Artifact Stats

Flower Icon Main: Flat HP
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / Energy Recharge / ATK%
Feather Icon Main: Flat ATK
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate/ Energy Recharge / ATK%
Sands Icon Main: ATK%
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / Energy Recharge / Elemental Mastery
Goblet Icon Main: Hydro DMG Bonus%
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / Energy Recharge / ATK%
Crown Icon Main: CRIT Damage / Rate
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / Energy Recharge / ATK%

Use A Complete Noblesse Oblige If You Want A Buffer

Whenever Xingqiu uses his Burst, the effect of 4-piece Noblesse Oblige gives ATK% buff to everyone in the team. Only use a complete Noblesse Oblige if you want him to be a buffer and if you do not have another character that uses it in the team since the buff does not stack.

Elemental Mastery Sands Is Good For Reaction Comps

Besides ATK%, you can also go for EM Sands to increase the damage of all Hydro-related reactions.

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Xingqiu Best Team Comp

Premium Party For Xingqiu

Sub DPSSub DPSMain DPSSupport
XingqiuXingqiuYelanYelanHu TaoHu TaoZhongliZhongli
- Xingqiu and Yelan produces Hydro Resonance increasing the HP and boosting the damage of Hu Tao through reaction.
- Xingqiu and Hu Tao produces consistent Vaporize reaction.
- Hydro Resonance also affects the HP shield of Zhongli.
- Zhongli can also increase the damage that Xingqiu produces because of its universal debuff from shields.

Other Characters That Works With Xingqiu

YelanYelanYae MikoYae Miko
- For Yelan replacement, it is ideal to choose an off-field DPS who can trigger an elemental reaction with Xingqiu's Burst.
Hu TaoHu TaoDilucDiluc
- Xingqiu works well with any melee main DPS since his Skill & Burst produces a surrounding barrier that consistently applies Hydro to nearby enemies.
- It is ideal to choose a support that is beneficial to the team especially the main DPS. If you are not good at dodging, it is safe to go for healers.

Free-To-Play Party

Sub DPSSub DPSSupportMain DPS
- This team is one of the most powerful teams in-game.
- Xingqiu, Xiangling, & Chongyun can trigger continuous reactions such as Vaporize, Melt, & Freeze.
- Bennett greatly boosts all of the damage produced by the team.

Xingqiu Wish & Constellation Guide

Should You Get Or Wish For Xingqiu?

Pull If You Need A Support & DPS


Xingqiu is a powerful off-field DPS & a great Hydro applicator making him a flexible character that fit in any team comp. He is a must-have character and has one of the most frequent Hydro infliction among characters. It is recommended to pull for his constellation to further amplify his abilities.

Best Constellation For Xingqiu

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.

How To Use Xingqiu's Skills & Rotation

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.
*At constellation 4, use Elemental Burst after Elemental Skill for bigger damage.

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 a significant amount of damage to enemies.

Additional Defense & Healing

Additional Defense & Healing

The Elemental Skill of Xingqiu will also release floating swords that will decrease the damage you receive and heal you depending on Xingqiu's Max HP.

Recovery Is Not As High As Support Healers

However, it does not make Xingqiu a substitute for healers but just an added HP regen because the amount of HP it can heal is low and the CD of his Skill & Burst takes time making it unreliable for healing. This is ideal for characters who do not require much healing such as Hu Tao.

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 active character's Normal Attack.

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 who can fit in different teams.

At Constellation 2, Elemental Burst Decreases Hydro Resistance Of Enemies

At Constellation 2, Elemental Burst Decreases Hydro Resistance Of Enemies

Upon unlocking Constellation 2, every enemy that gets hit by the sword needles from Elemental Burst will have their Hydro RES decreased by 15 percent increasing the damage of Xingqiu.

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This ri¢h f€mb0y is doing wonders with my Wanderer.

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Can I use haran geppaku futsu on xingqiu?

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Can I go with Keqing, Ayaka, Xingxiu, and Xiangling? I mean they are the only good character in my acc.

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Are you sure Atk% Artifacts better than Crit Dmg% Artifacts ?

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Like really, I am not sure that xing qiu could be a DPS

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