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Xiao is a character in Genshin Impact that uses Anemo Polearm. See best builds, best team comp, weapons, artifacts, ratings, voice actor, ascension materials for Xiao.

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Xiao Character Type

Character TypeDPS

Xiao Best Build & Weapon

Xiao Anemo DPS Build

This build focuses on increasing the overall damage output of Xiao. Making, not only his normal attack, but also his burst transformation attacks deal overwhelming damage.

Recommended Weapon

Primordial Jade Winged-SpearPrimordial Jade Winged-SpearOn 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%.
Weapon Substitute
Staff Of HomaStaff Of HomaHP 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.
DeathmatchDeathmatchIf are there at least 2 enemies nearby, ATK increased by 16% and DEF increased by 16%. If there are less than 2 enemies nearby, ATK is increased by 24%.
Blackcliff PoleBlackcliff PoleAfter defeating an opponent, ATK is increased by 12% for 30s. This effect has a maximum of 3 stacks, and the duration of each stack is independent of the others.
White TasselWhite TasselIncreases Normal Attack DMG by 24%

Recommended Artifacts

In Remembrance of Viridescent FieldsViridescent Venerer
2-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Anemo DMG +15%
GladiatorGladiator's Finale
2-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
ATK +18%

Recommended Artifact Stats

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

When Using Blackcliff Pole, Invest More On CRIT Rate

Since the sub stat of Blackcliff Pole is CRIT DMG, it is recommended to put more effort on CRIT rate in Artifact's sub stats compared to CRIT Damage.

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Xiao Best Team Comp

Best Party For Xiao

Xiao is a character that tends to move around the field and reduces once health with Elemental Burst. The team suggested bellow will focus on increasing the longevity of Xiao while also helping him deal more damage.

Premium Team

・Xiao's attacks will be boosted by Bennett while providing heal.
・Sucrose can provide much needed Anemo Energy to keep up Xiao's ULT.
・1.3 Zhongli prevents significant damage with his shield while providing a moving debuff. He can also CC the enemies that Sucrose could not control.
Character Substitutes
・Xiao requires a healer because of his health drain mechanic.
・Qiqi can heal Xiao even if Xiao moves a lot while Jean will also work as a battery for Xiao.
VentiVentiSucroseSucrose ・Can also provide Anemo resonance and Crowd Control.
・ Sucroses can also increase Xiao's Elemental Mastery.
ZhongliZhongliXinyanXinyan・Can provide shield while spreading Pyro status.

Free To Play Friendly Party

XiaoXiaoBarbaraBarbaraTraveler (Anemo)Traveler (Anemo)NoelleNoelle
・Xiao has a good synergy with Barbara's water ring.
・Anemo Traveler can provide energy enabling Xiao to cast his burst easily.
・Noelle can improve Xiao's survivability with her shields.

Xiao Ascension Materials

Materials Needed for Ascension

Xiao Talent Materials For Level-Up

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Xiao's Recommended Talent Priority

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

Xiao's Skills & Talent List

TalentTalent Category
Whirlwind ThrustNormal Attack: Whirlwind ThrustNormal Attack
Wind CyclingLemniscatic Wind CyclingElemental Skill
Bane of All EvilBane Of All EvilElemental Burst
Gravity defierTrancension: Gravity DefierPassive
Conqueror of EvilConqueror of Evil: Tamer of DemonsPassive 2
Dissolution EonDissolution Eon: Heaven FallPassive 3

Normal Attack: Whirlwind Trust

Normal Attack

Perform up to 6 consecutive spear strikes.

1-Hit DMG27.5% + 27.5%
2-Hit DMG56.9%
3-Hit DMG68.6%
4-Hit DMG37.7% + 37.7%
5-Hit DMG71.5%
6-Hit DMG95.8%

Charged Attack

Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to perform an upward thrust.

Charged Attack DMG121%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost25.0

Plunging Attack

Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact. Xiao does not take DMG from performing Plunging Attacks.

Plunge DMG81.83%
Low/High Plunge DMG163.63%/204.39%

Lemniscatic Wind Cycling

Xiao lunges forward, dealing Anemo DMG to opponents in his path.

- Can be used mid-air.
- Starts with 2 charges.
Skill DMG253%

Bane Of All Evil

Yaksha's Mask

- Greatly increases Xiao's jumping ability.
- Increases his attack AoE and attack DMG.
- Converts attack DMG into Anemo DMG, which cannot be overridden by any other elemental infusion.
- In this state, Xiao will continously lose HP.
- The effects of this skill ends when Xiao leaves the field.
Normal ATK/ Charged Attack/ Plunging Attack DMG Bonus58.5%
Life Drain3% Current HP Per Second
Energy Cost70

Trancension: Gravity Defier

Decreases climbing Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%. Not stackable with Passive Talents that provides the exact same effects.

Conqueror of Evil: Tamer of Demons

Bane of All Evil, all DMG dealt by Xiao increases by 5%. DMG increases by a further 5% for every 3s the ability persists.

Dissolution Eon: Heaven Fall

Lemniscatic Wind Cycling increases the DMG of subsequent uses of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling by 15%. This effect lasts for 7s, and has a maximum of 3 stacks. Gaining a new stack refreshes the effect's duration.

Xiao Constellations

Recommended Constellation

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.

Xiao Constellations

Dissolution Eon: Heaven Fall
Unlocked at C1
Lemniscatic Wind Cycling's charges by 1.
Annihilation Eon: Blossom of Kaleidos
Unlocked at C2
When in the party and not on the field, Xiao's Energy Recharge is increased by 25%.
Conqueror of Evil: Wrath Deity
Unlocked at C3
Increases the Level of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Trancesion: Extinction of Suffering
Unlocked at C4
When Xiao's HP falls below 50%, he gains a 100% DEF Bonus.
Evolution Eon: Origin of Ignorance
Unlocked at C5
Increases the Level of Bane of All Evil by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Conqueror of Evil: Guardian Yaksha
Unlocked at C6
Lemniscatic Wind Cycling, and for the next 1s, he may use Lemniscatic Wind Cycling while ignoring its CD.

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

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

Uses Of Xiao's Elemental Skill

Swift, High Damage Dash Attack

Xiao's Elemental Skill has dash through enemies, dealing high anemo damage to enemies hit. 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 itself, but rather boosts the damage of all of Xiao's attacks. This means Xiao's normal, plunge, charged attack, and elemental skill during his Burst's duration 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 support 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!

Strengths Of Xiao

A Very Effective Main DPS

Xiao has one of the highest damage ceiling in the game and can fully carry a team as its main DPS. He works well against both single-targets or multiple-targets.

High Damage, Versatile Elemental Burst

What makes Xiao powerful is his Elemental Burst. Every plunge attack deals high damage, hits all enemies within its range, and can be adjusted on the fly instead of it being a one-hit trick.

Weaknesses Of Xiao

Hard To Find Sub-DPS For

Unfortunately, due to the nature of Xiao's kit, it's hard to find a good sub-dps for Xiao. Although other characters can work, there's not a lot of option that can be paired with him.

Requires Battery For Constant Burst Up Time

Xiao's Burst requires a lot of energy and to have it up constantly, you will need a battery for him. Adding Energy Recharge to his build will lose you out on DPS and is not recommended.

Requires Support To Compensate For Burst Debuff

Since Xiao's burst shaves off his health during its duration, it's necessary to have a healer/support on his party. His burst can cause him to die on field if it's used when he's already at low health.

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Xiao Profile & Voice Actor

Xiao Basic Info & Voice Actor

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Voice Actor (EN)
Laila Berzins
Voice Actor (JA)
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
April 17


Affiliation: Liyue
A yaksha adeptus who defends Liyue. Also heralded as the "Conqueror of Demons" or "Vigilant Yaksha"

Xiao Story Overview

One Of The Five Yakshas

Xiao is the only remaining yaksha amongst the five and he was ordered to protect Liyue from the other demonic entities or spirits that will dare destroy the peace of Liyue.

Saved By Zhongli

Xiao was enslaved by a God who knew his weakness and used it against him. He forced to do some cruel and violent acts on behalf of the said God. During the Archon War, Morax (Zhongli) freed him and gave him a new name which is Xiao. After the war, Xiao pledged his forever loyalty to Morax.

Voicelines About Xiao

Voicelines About Xiao
ChongyunChongyunThe Conqueror of Demons himself has defended Liyue side-by-side with we exorcists for generations, day after day, night after night, I have the utmost respect for Adeptus Xiao. It's just... Why must he be so disparaging towards us? He says our repertoire is lacking and our power is trivial. I'm sorry, but I just can't accept that.
Hu TaoHu TaoWhat would I know of the adepti? Ai-yai-yai, that kind of stuff is top-secret! Don't come asking me about it!
ZhongliZhongliYou speak of the young adeptus of Guili Plains...*sigh* Still fulfilling his duty to this very day. Please, give this Remedium Tertiorum to him on my behalf. Oh, yes... be sure not to let Paimon eat them. Nothing of this world can withstand the power of this medicine.
GanyuGanyuHe seems like a bit of an outsider, socially. Probably just his personality... I can understand that, to be honest, but I'm not really about to try and get close to him. I mean... all the people he's ever agreed to team up with are no longer with us...
KeqingKeqingI feel like now that we live in the age of mankind's rule, it's time for the legendary boy-adeptus to be released from duty. We no linger need a defender of that kind, because we are capable of working through the challenges we face on our own strength.
QiqiQiqiAbout Name: Sounds like a historical artifact to me.
About Memory: Remind me, have I met him before?

Appeared In Archon Quests

Xiao Archon Quest

Xiao appears in two (2) acts of the Archon Quest whereas he joined and helped the traveler with his/her quest.

Archon Quest Appearancesi
Act I
Of The Land Amidst Monoliths
Act II
A New Star Approaches

Has His Own Story Quest

Xiao All That Glitters

Xiao's own story quest is consists of two acts, one is Xiao's back story, and his life as a yaksha. While the other was related to Ganyu.

Story Quests
Act IButterfly's Dream
Act II Sinae Unicoris (featured Ganyu story chapter)

Appeared In Events

Xiao Lantern Rites Festival

Xiao's has appeared in an event, as he was invited to join the traveler to watch and witness the grand event of Liyue which is the Lantern Rite Festival.

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Xiao In-Game Details

Special Dish Of Xiao

Dish Ingredients
Sweet DreamSweet Dream MilkMilk x3
SugarSugar x1
AlmondAlmond x1

Favorite Decoration Of Xiao

Favorite Decoration Sets
Cottage KitchenCottage KitchenQingce Cloud ResidenceQingce Cloud Residence -

How Tall Is Xiao?

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

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You can get Xiao through his own featured wish banner, Invitation to Mundane Life. This banner started on February 3 and ended on February 17, 2021.

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