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Xiao Best Build & Team Comp

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Xiao is a character in Genshin Impact 2.0. See the best builds, best team comp, weapons, artifacts, roles, Anemo DPS Build, best polearm, & voice actor for Xiao!

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Xiao Character Type

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Xiao Character Overview & Evaluation

Elemental Burst Grants Buff In Exchange Of HP

Xiao's burst would not only power up all of his attacks, it also turn all of his attack into anemo and make his jump reach higher heights.

Continues Plunge Attack For Maximum Damage

Xiao Plunge
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His plunge attack would also deal a wide AOE Anemo damage. The burst makes spamming plunge attacks easier and deal tremendous amounts of damage.

Elemental Skill Can Be Used While On Air

Xiao's Elemental skill features a swift stabbing attack that starts off with two charges. It travels long distances and can be used even in mid-air making it an ideal skill for attacking and dodging. It can also hit weak points of enemies.

Changes Battle Style At C6

Xiao, at max constellations, will no longer rely on plunge attack for damage but instead the maximum damage can be produced by mixing plunge and Elemental Skill.

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

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

Xiao Skills / Talents

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

Dissolution Eon: Heaven Fall
Unlocked at LB1
Lemniscatic Wind Cycling's charges by 1.
Annihilation Eon: Blossom of Kaleidos
Unlocked at LB2
When in the party and not on the field, Xiao's Energy Recharge is increased by 25%.
Conqueror of Evil: Wrath Deity
Unlocked at LB3
Increases the Level of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Trancesion: Extinction of Suffering
Unlocked at LB4
When Xiao's HP falls below 50%, he gains a 100% DEF Bonus.
Evolution Eon: Origin of Ignorance
Unlocked at LB5
Increases the Level of Bane of All Evil by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Conqueror of Evil: Guardian Yaksha
Unlocked at LB6
Lemniscatic Wind Cycling, and for the next 1s, he may use Lemniscatic Wind Cycling while ignoring its CD.

*LB=Limit Breaking, which can be done by acquiring the same character.

Xiao Voice Actor & Profile

Basic Info & Voice Actor

Rarity5 Star
How To Get
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 Skins List

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Xiao Favorite Decoration Set

Favorite Housing Decoration Set

Favorite Decoration Set
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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His ascension material is wrong

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Why is Xiao in "released character" section?

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