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Xiao Guide for Genshin Impact 4.6. See Xiao's, best build, f2p weapon, artifacts, team with Xianyun, & tier for Xiao.

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Xiao Tier & Review

Xiao
RarityElementWeapon
5 StarAnemoAnemoPolearm
How To Get?
Only available in Limited-Time Banners where he is featured
DPSSub-DPSSupportHealer
S---
All Character Tier List

**The Tiers above are ranked in 6 levels. With SS being the highest and D the lowest.
Tiers: SS → S → A → B → C → D

** Tiers above are at Zero Constellations

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What Kind Of Character Is Xiao?

Xiao is an Anemo DPS character that deal damage mainly using Plunge Attacks. His Elemental Burst increases his jump height and increases the range of his Plunge Attacks while increasing DMG Bonus.

Strengths & Weakness Of Xiao

Strengths
- Powerful and consistent AoE damage through his Elemental Burst.
- Does not rely on reactions to deal huge damage.
- Greatly increases DMG Bonus with Elemental Burst.
Weakness
- Knocks back enemies, making it tricky to deal continues damage and use supports that limites you to a certain area.
 ↳ You have to chase the enemies thrown off.
- Energy management is needed for consistency.
- Healer is needed because of his HP drain.

Xiao Best Build

Xiao Anemo Hypercarry 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
2. CRIT DMG
3. ATK%
4. Energy Recharge
Best Team XiaoFaruzanXianyunFurina

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

WeaponDetails
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
6th
(F2P)
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

Artifacts
BestVermillion HereafterVermillion Hereafter
4-Piece
Substitute 1Desert Pavilion ChronicleDesert Pavilion Chronicle
(4-Piece)
Substitute 2Viridescent VenererViridescent Venerer
(2-Piece)
GladiatorAny ATK% Piece

(2-Piece)
Substitute 3Marechaussee HunterMarechaussee Hunter
(4-Piece)

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%.

When Using Marechaussee Hunter Focus On Increasing CRIT DMG and ATK

For Marechaussee Hunter, you will already get a huge amount of CRIT Rate, focusing on CRIT DMG and ATK would be better for your build when using this Artifact Set.

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Xiao Best Team Comp

Premium Team For Xiao

Main DPSSub-DPSSupportSupport
XiaoXiaoFurinaFurinaXianyunXianyunFaruzanFaruzan
Details
- Mono-Anemo team featuring Xiao as main DPS.
- Jean will act as a battery for Xiao and also provides team-wide healing to easily get more stacks from Furina.
- Faruzan will greatly increase Anemo DMG and shred Anemo Resistance.
- Furina will provide amazing DMG Bonus and additional damage off-field.

Other Characters That Works With Xiao

CharacterSubDetails
FurinaFurinaAlbedoAlbedo - Albedo works amazing at double Geo Teams.
XianyunXianyunJeanJean
CharlotteCharlotte
SayuSayu
BennettBennett
- When using Furina, it is important to have a team-wide heal. If you are not using Furina, Bennett will do.
FaruzanFaruzanZhongliZhongli- You can use Zhongli in double geo teams with Xiao and provides Anemo Resistance.

Free To Play Friendly Party

Main DPSSub-DPSBatterySupport
XiaoXiaoXianglingXianglingLynetteLynetteBennettBennett
Details
- 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
- Lynette 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 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)
★★★★★

Xiao Skill 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 Wish & Constellation Guide

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

RatingConstellation
Effect
★★★★★C1: Dissolution Eon: Destroyer Of Worlds
Increases Lemniscatic Wind Cycling's charges by 1.
★★・・・C2: Annihilation Eon: Blossom Of Kaleidos
When in the party and not on the field, Xiao's Energy Recharge is increased by 25%.
★★★・・C3: Conqueror Of Evil: Wrath Deity
Increases the Level of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
★・・・・C4: Transcension: Extinction Of Suffering
When Xiao's HP falls below 50%, he gains a 100% DEF Bonus.
★★★★・C5: Evolution Eon: Origin Of Ignorance
Increases the Level of Bane of All Evil by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
★★★★・C6: Conqueror Of Evil: Guardian Yaksha
While under the effects of Bane of All Evil, hitting at least 2 opponents with Xiao's Plunging Attack will immediately grant him 1 charge of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling, and for the next 1s, he may use Lemniscatic Wind Cycling while ignoring its CD.

Best At Constellation 1

Xiao's Constellations are not highly valuable to his kit, but his C1 does offer an easier way of getting energy, as well as for exploration.

Xiao Skills & Talents Details

Normal Attack: Whirlwind Thrust

Normal Attack

Effect
Performs up to 6 consecutive spear strikes.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11
1-Hit DMG27.5%+27.5%29.4%+29.4%31.3%+31.3%33.8%+33.8%35.7%+35.7%37.9%+37.9%40.7%+40.7%43.5%+43.5%46.3%+46.3%49.1%+49.1%52.0%+52.0%
2-Hit DMG56.9%60.8%64.7%69.9%73.8%78.3%84.1%89.9%95.8%101.6%107.4%
3-Hit DMG68.6%73.2%77.9%84.1%88.8%94.3%101.3%108.3%115.4%122.3%129.3%
4-Hit DMG37.7%+37.7%40.2%+40.2%42.8%+42.8%46.2%+46.2%48.8%+48.8%51.8%+51.8%55.6%+55.6%59.5%+59.5%63.3%+63.3%67.2%+67.2%71.0%+71.0%
5-Hit DMG71.5%76.4%81.3%87.8%92.7%98.4%105.7%113%120.3%127.6%135%
6-Hit DMG95.8%102.4%108.9%117.6%124.1%131.8%141.6%151.4%161.2%171%180.8%

▲You can check the percentage with sideward scroll.

Charged Attack

Effect
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to perform an upward thrust.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11
Charged Attack DMG121%129%138%149%157%166%179%191%204%216%228%
Stamina Cost2525252525252525252525

▲You can check the percentage with sideward scroll.

Plunge Attack

Effect
Plunges from mid-air to strike ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact. Xiao does not take DMG from performing Plunging Attacks.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11
Plunge DMG82%89%95%105%111%119%129%140%150%162%173%
Low Plunge DMG164%177%190%209%223%238%259%280%301%323%346%
High Plunge DMG204%221%238%261%278%297%323%349%375%404%433%

▲You can check the percentage with sideward scroll.

Lemniscatic Wind Cycling

Effect
Xiao lunges forward, dealing Anemo DMG to opponents in this path.
Can be used mid-air.
Starts with 2 charges.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13
Skill DMG253%272%291%316%335%354%379%404%430%455%480%506%537%
CD10s10s10s10s10s10s10s10s10s10s10s10s10s

▲You can check the percentage with sideward scroll.

Bane Of All Evil (Elemental Burst)

Effect
Xiao dons the Yaksha Mask that set gods and demons trembling millennia ago.

Yaksha's Mask

Effect
・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 continuously lose HP.
The effects of this skill end when Xiao leaves the field.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13
DMG Bonus**58.5%62.0%65.5%70.0%73.5%77.0%81.6%86.1%90.7%95.2%99.8%104.3%108.9%
HP Drain
(Current HP/s)
3%3%3%2.5%2.5%2.5%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%
Duration15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s
CD18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s
Energy Cost70707070707070707070707070

** Normal / Plunge / Charged ATK DMG Bonus

▲You can check the percentage with sideward scroll.

Passive Skill

Conqueror Of Evil: Tamer Of Demons

Effect
While under the effects of Bane of All Evil, all DMG dealt by Xiao increases by 5%. DMG increases by a further 5% for every 3s the ability persists. The maximum DMG Bonus is 25%.

Dissolution Eon: Heaven Fall

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

Transcension: Gravity Defier

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

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Anonymous 12

I don’t understand artifacts

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)

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blast my chemical romance when pulling

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