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 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
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.
|Primordial Jade Winged-Spear||On 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%.|
|Staff of Homa||HP 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.|
|Deathmatch||If 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 Pole||After 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 Tassel||Increases Normal Attack DMG by 24%|
|2-Piece Set |
Anemo DMG +15%
| 2-Piece Set |
Recommended Artifact Stats
|Artifact|| Main Stat |
| Flat ATK (Unchangeable) |
① CRIT DMG
③ CRIT Rate
④ Elemental Mastery / Energy Recharge
|Flat HP (Unchangeable) |
① CRIT DMG
③ CRIT Rate
④ Energy Recharge / Flat ATK
① CRIT DMG
② CRIT Rate
③ Elemental Mastery/ Flat ATK
④ Energy Recharge
| Anemo DMG Bonus |
① CRIT DMG
③ CRIT Rate
④ Flat ATK
| CRIT DMG |
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.
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.
|・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.
| ・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.
|Venti||Sucrose|| ・Can also provide Anemo resonance and Crowd Control.|
・ Sucroses can also increase Xiao's Elemental Mastery.
|Zhongli||Xinyan||・Can provide shield while spreading Pyro status.|
Free To Play Friendly Party
|・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
|Lv 20||Vayuda Turquoise Sliver x 1|
Qingxin x 3
Slime Condensate x 3
|Lv 40||Vayuda Turquoise Fragment x 3|
Juvenile Jade x 2
Qingxin x 10
Slime Condensate x 15
|Lv 50||Vayuda Turquoise Fragment x 6|
Juvenile Jade x 4
Qingxin x 20
Slime Secretions x 12
|Lv 60||Vayuda Turquoise Chunk x 3|
Juvenile Jade x 8
Qingxin x 30
Slime Secretions x 18
|Lv 70||Vayuda Turquoise Chunk x 6|
Juvenile Jade x 12
Qingxin x 45
Slime Concentrate x 12
|Lv 80||Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone x 6|
Juvenile Jade x 20
Qingxin x 60
Slime Concentrate x 24
Xiao Talent Materials For Level-Up
|Big Boss Drops|
|Slime Condensate||Teachings of Prosperity||Shadow of the Warrior|
|Slime Secretions||Guide to Prosperity|
|Slime Concentrate||Philosophies of Prosperity|
Xiao Skills / Talents
|Normal Attack: Whirlwind Thrust||Normal Attack|
|Lemniscatic Wind Cycling||Elemental Skill|
|Bane Of All Evil||Elemental Burst|
|Trancension: Gravity Defier||Passive|
|Conqueror of Evil: Tamer of Demons||Passive 2|
|Dissolution Eon: Heaven Fall||Passive 3|
Normal Attack: Whirlwind Trust
Perform up to 6 consecutive spear strikes.
|1-Hit DMG||27.5% + 27.5%|
|4-Hit DMG||37.7％ + 37.7％|
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to perform an upward thrust.
|Charged Attack DMG||121%|
|Charged Attack Stamina Cost||25.0|
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.
|Low/High Plunge DMG||163.63%/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.
Bane Of All Evil
|- 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 Bonus||58.5%|
|Life Drain||3% Current HP Per Second|
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.
|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.|
Xiao Voice Actor & Profile
Basic Info & Voice Actor
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|Voice Actor (EN)|
|Voice Actor (JA)|
A yaksha adeptus who defends Liyue. Also heralded as the "Conqueror of Demons" or "Vigilant Yaksha"
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Xiao Favorite Decoration Set
Favorite Housing Decoration Set
|Favorite Decoration Set|
|Cottage Kitchen||Qingce 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.
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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