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Check this Xiao Build Guide for Genshin Impact. See Artifact Builds, best team, weapons, team comps, tier, recommended talents and constellations, F2P builds, weapons and more about Xiao.

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Xiao Character Tier & Rating

5 StarAnemoAnemoPolearm
How To Get?
Obtained through Wishes (Limited Banner)
Character TierReroll Tier
Character Tier
Reroll Tier

Xiao's Tier Poll

Should You Pull For Xiao ?

Pull If You Need A DPS

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. It is recommended to pull for his constellation to upgrade his talents that can significantly improve his playstyle & maximize overall damage.

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.

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.
- Blast enemies away making it difficult to deal continues damage.
 ↳ You have to chase the enemies thrown off.
- Energy management is needed for consistency.

Xiao Best Build & Weapon

Xiao Anemo DPS Build

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

BestVermillion HereafterVermillion Hereafter
4-Piece Set
Substitute 1In Remembrance of Viridescent FieldsViridescent Venerer
2-Piece Set
GladiatorGladiator's Finale
2-Piece Set

Recommended Artifact Stats

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

Premium Team

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.

・Xiao's attacks will be boosted by Bennett while providing heal.
・Albedo can provide energy while being a great Sub-DPS especially when paired with Zhongli.
・Zhongli will provide shield for the longetivity of Xiao and also additional debuff to enemies.

Substitute Characters

・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.
AlbedoAlbedoRaiden ShogunRaiden Shogun・Raiden Shogun can also provide damage and energy but she requires more on-field time compared to Albedo.
ZhongliZhongliXinyanXinyan・Can provide shield while spreading Pyro status.
・If you are also using Bennett in the team, Pyro Resonance will further boost the ATK of Xiao.
ZhongliZhongliDionaDiona・Diona can also provide powerful shields especially when she is equipping Sacrificial Bow.
・She will also fulfill one healing slot.

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.

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!

Xiao Ascension Materials

Materials Needed for Talent Ascension

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)

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Anonymous 6

vermillion hereafter set should be his best set as it is his dedicated set. Also it's 18% atk at 2 piece

Anonymous 5

vermillion hereafter set does not give Anemo DMG +15% at 2 piece. it gives ATK +18%.

Anonymous 4

Con 4 Albedo best Sub dps, Skill outlasts Xiaos burst and 30% plunging dmg bonus Support with benny heal/attack gain = op xiao

Anonymous 3

LB6's description makes no sense

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His ascension material is wrong

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