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Xiao is a character in Genshin Impact 3.5 that uses Anemo Polearm. See best builds, teams, weapons, skills, weapon, artifacts, talent materials, rating for & tier!

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Xiao Tier

5 StarAnemoAnemoPolearm
How To Get?
Only available in Limited-Time Banners where he is featured
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Strengths & Weakness Of Xiao

- Powerful and consistent AoE damage through his Elemental Burst
- Does not rely on reactions to deal huge damage
- Limited support characters that fit Xiao well
- Knocks back enemies, making it tricky to deal continues damage
 ↳ You have to chase the enemies thrown off
- Energy management is needed for consistency

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Xiao Best Build

Xiao Anemo Hyoercarry Build

WeaponPrimordial Jade Winged-SpearPrimordial Jade Winged-Spear
Substitute1. Staff Of HomaStaff Of Homa
2. Vortex VanquisherVortex Vanquisher
3. DeathmatchDeathmatch
4. Blackcliff PoleBlackcliff Pole
Best ArtifactVermillion HereafterVermillion Hereafter x4
Artifact StatsSands: ATK%
Goblet: Anemo DMG Bonus
Circlet: Crit Rate/DMG
Priority Sub-Stats 1. Crit Rate/DMG
2. ATK%
3. Energy Recharge

This build will allow Xiao to act as a Hypercarry for your team, dealing high DMG by himself, which can be bolstered by his support. You don't need Elemental Mastery here since you won't be using Xiao to swirl.

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Xiao Best Weapon

Anemo Hypercarry Build

BestPrimordial Jade Winged-SpearPrimordial Jade Winged-SpearCRIT Rate 22.1% (Lvl. 90)
- Xiao's signature weapon
- Can increase DMG to up to 22.4% through its weapon skill
- Crit Rate sub-stat makes it easier to build CR/CD
2ndStaff Of HomaStaff Of HomaCRIT DMG 66.2% (Lvl. 90)
- Crit DMG sub-stat makes it easier to build CR/CD
- Weapon skill provides additional ATK depending on HP
- Will work with well with Xiao, but will require being at half health most of the time to get the most out of it
3rdVortex VanquisherVortex VanquisherATK 49.6% (Lvl. 90)
- Can work without a shielder
- High ATK stat thanks to weapon sub-stat and weapon skill
4thDeathmatchDeathmatchCRIT Rate 36.8% (Lvl. 90)
- Crit Rate sub-stat makes building CR/CD easier
- Conditional ATK increase is still reliable for Xiao
5thLithic SpearLithic Spear ATK 27.6% (Lvl. 90)
- ATK sub-stat will increase overall DMG
- Will require multiple Liyue characters in the party to make the most of its weapon skill
Blackcliff PoleBlackcliff PoleCRIT DMG 55.1% (Lvl. 90)
- Crit DMG sub-stat makes building CR/CD easier
- Best against multiple enemies but will work as a simple stat stick

Primordial Jade Winged Spear Or Staff Of Homa?

When choosing between the two, it will come down to your team comp and playstyle. The Primordial Jade Winged Spear offers a consistent DMG increase, while the Staff of Homa is more geared towards high risk, high damage gameplay. The Staff of Homa will require a shielder and healer to keep Xiao safe.

CR/CD Weapons Are Recommended

For Xiao to be an effective hypercarry, it's important for him to have a good Crit Rate & Crit DMG ratio. Having a weapon with these stats will make it easier to build CR/CD and will not limit your artifacts too much.

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Xiao Best Artifacts

Xiao Anemo Hypercarry Build Artifacts

Best Artifacts For Anemo Hypercarry Build

BestVermillion HereafterVermillion Hereafter
Substitute 1Desert Pavilion ChronicleDesert Pavilion Chronicle
Substitute 2Viridescent VenererViridescent Venerer
GladiatorGladiator's Finale
Any other ATK% two-piece artifact

Artifact Stat Priority

Flower IconMain: Flat HP
Sub: Crit Rate/DMG / ATK% / Energy Recharge
Feather IconMain: Flat ATK
Sub: Crit Rate/DMG / ATK% / Energy Recharge
Sands IconMain: ATK%
Sub: Crit Rate/DMG / ATK% / Energy Recharge
Goblet IconMain: Anemo DMG Bonus
Sub: Crit Rate/DMG / ATK% / Energy Recharge
Crown IconMain: Crit Rate/DMG
Sub: Crit Rate/DMG / ATK% / Energy Recharge

Not Much Difference Between Vermillion Hereafter / VV&Glad

When it comes to choosing between a full Vermillion Hereafter set or two-piece VV & Glad, it will boil down on which ones have better sub-stats. The artifacts are not much different when it comes to DMG output so choose the one with the better stats.

Only Build Offensive Sub-Stats

As a Hypercarry, you need to be able to deal as much damage as possible with Xiao. Because of this, you are required to only build offensive stats including Crit Rate, Crit DMG, and ATK%.

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Xiao Best Team Comp

Premium Team For Xiao

Main DPSSub-DPSBatter / SupportSub-DPS / Shield
- Very expensive team comp, but currently, the best team comp for Xiao
- Jean will act as a battery for Xiao, while providing healing for the team
- Albedo will provide on-field DPS with his Elemental Skill
- Zhongli can offer shred and a shield for Xiao

Other Characters That Works With Xiao

- Both can act as a shielder for Xiao
AlbedoAlbedoFischlFischl- Can provide on-field DPS for Xiao during his Burst
JeanJeanRaiden ShogunRaiden Shogun
- Will provide good battery for Xiao
- Raiden will even provide on-field DPS for Xiao and can act as an on-field DPS while Xiao is gathering energy

Free To Play Friendly Party

Main DPSSub-DPSEnablerSupport
- A relatively easy-to-build team comp for Xiao
- Bennett & Xiangling for Pyro resonance
- Xiangling's Burst will provide additional DPS while Xiao is using his Burst
- Sucrose will act as a battery

Notes About Team Comps For Xiao

There are not a lot of characters that can work well with Xiao so when create a team with him, you do need to build around him. Most of his good supports are 5-star characters, which makes it even harder to create teams for him.

Xiao Guide - How To Use Xiao?

Recommended Rotation For Xiao

Recommended Rotation
1Build energy by using Elemantal Skill. Use 2 in succession to get increased damage for the second one
2Switch to other characters and unleash Buff/Bursts to support Xiao
3Bring out Xiao and use Elemental Burst
4Spam Plunging Attack
5Repeat Step 1

Uses Of Xiao's Elemental Skill

Swift, High Damage Dash Attack

Xiao's Elemental Skill allows him to dash through enemies, dealing high Anemo damage to those it hits. With his Disolution Eon: Heaven Fall talent, its damage is further increased with each subsequent use.

Can Be Used To Reposition

The Lemniscatic Wind Cycling can be used even when Xiao is in the air, allowing for quick repositioning or dodging. It can also be used to rush forward in pursuit of enemies.

Uses Of Xiao's Elemental Burst

Boosts The Damage Of All Of Xiao's Attack

Xiao's Elemental Burst itself does not deal damage, but rather boosts the damage of all of Xiao's other attacks. This means Xiao's Normal, Plunge, Charged attack, and Elemental Skill during his Burst would all be boosted!

Xiao Loses Health During Burst Duration

Throughout Xiao's Elemental Burst, he will constantly lose health. This puts a risk to the Burst when used and would require a healer for the team to constantly help him.

Increase The AOE Range Of Plunge Attack

The biggest benefit of Xiao's burst is increasing the AOE of Xiao's plunge attack. With increased damage from the Burst, Xiao's deals high damage to all enemies within its field with every plunge!

Xiao Ascension Materials

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Talent Materials For Xiao

Xiao 's Recommended Talent Priority

TalentLevel Up Priority
Normal Attack: Whirlwind Thrust★★★★・
Lemniscatic Wind Cycling
(Elemental Skill)
Bane Of All Evil
(Elemental Burst)

Should You Get Or Wish For Xiao?

Pull If You Need An Anemo Hypercarry

Xiao basic info

Xiao is a top-class DPS that does not need any reaction to deal powerful damage. Despite using Anemo, he does not rely on Swirl but instead deals raw Elemental Damage. If you need another DPS, Xiao will definitely be of use. Even at C0, he's strong so you don't need too much investment in his constellations.

Best Constellation For Xiao

Constellation 1 For Easier Energy Gathering

With constellation 1, Xiao will have 3 charges of his skill enabling him to gather more energy with ease helping his Energy problems by alot.

Constellation 6 Will Change His Playstyle

At max constellation, Xiao will receive a charge of his Elemental Skill when you hit 2 enemies or more with his Plunge attacks during Elemental Burst. Because of this, your main damage source will be the Elemental Skill instead of Plunge Attacks, greatly changing his playstyle.

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Liggly 11

typo in Hyoercarry

smol boi 10

I would recommend Sayu as a good battery and healing support.

Anonymous 9

It still annoys me to see the fist time it should say "Hypercarry" (under Best Builds btw) it say "Hyoercarry"
PLS FIX IT'S incomprehensible (awful to write this word)

Anonymous 8

blast my chemical romance when pulling

Anonymous 7

How about Skyward Spine on Xiao? As i don't have any of these Polearms

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