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Xinyan is a character in Genshin Impact 3.1 that uses Pyro Claymore. See best builds, teams, weapons, skills, weapon, team comp, talent material, tier for & rating!

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Xinyan Character Tier & Rating

4 StarPyroPyroClaymore
How To Get?
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Character TierReroll Tier
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Xinyan's Tier Poll

Should You Pull For Xinyan ?

Pull If You Need A DPS & Shielder


Xinyan can used as Physical DPS or Shielder. When she hit at least 2 enemies with her elemental skill, her shield pulsates which can inflict Pyro damage to nearby enemies. Although Xinyan's constellation improves her combative & supportive capabilities, it is not recommended to aim for Xinyan when pulling unless Xinyan's rate is boosted.

Constellation 2 For Burst Support Xinyan

With Constellation 2, the Elemental Burst of Xinyan will have a 100% Crit Rate. With this, you can just build the Crit Damage of Xinyan if you are only using her as a Burst Support.

Constellation 4 Furthers The Physical Damage

With the 4th Constellation of Xinyan, she can decrease the Physical resistance of enemies further increasing her already powerful Elemental Burst and becomeing a descent support in Physical Comps.

Strengths & Weakness Of Xinyan

- Can cast a shield for protection.
- Can also inflict intermittent Pyro damage to nearby enemies when it hit at least 3 enemies upon casting
- Her shield and damage requires different stats.
↳ Defense for Shield, ATK for Damage.

Xinyan Best Build & Weapon

Physical Sub-DPS

This build increases the damage of Xinyan's elemental burst and enhances her energy production enabling Xinyan to spam her burst dealing tremendous damage to enemies.

Recommended Weapon

Skyward PrideSkyward Pride Increases all DMG dealt by 8%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80% of ATK as DMG to opponents along its path. Lasts for 20s or 8 vacuum blades.
Weapon Substitute
Sacrificial GreatswordSacrificial GreatswordAfter damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.
Blackcliff SlasherBlackcliff SlasherAfter defeating an enemy, 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.
Snow-Tombed StarsilverSnow-Tombed StarsilverHitting an enemy with Normal and Charged Attacks has a 60% chance of forming and dropping an Everfrost Icicle above them dealing 80% AoE ATK DMG. Enemies affected by Cryo are dealt 200% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 10s.

Recommended Artifacts

BestPale FlamePale Flame
[2-Piece Set]
Bloodstained ChivalryBloodstained Chivalry
[2-Piece Set]
Substitute 1Bloodstained ChivalryBloodstained Chivalry
[2-Piece Set]
Noblesse ObligeNoblesse Oblige
[2-Piece Set]

Recommended Artifact Stats

Feather Icon Main: Flat ATK
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / ATK% / Energy Recharge
Flower Icon Main: Flat HP
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / ATK% / Energy Recharge
Sands Icon Main: ATK%
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / Energy Recharge
Goblet Icon Main: Physical DMG Bonus
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / ATK% / Energy Recharge
Crown Icon Main: CRIT Damage / Rate
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / ATK% / Energy Recharge

Pyro Support Shielder

This build enhances Xinyan's shields making them bulkier for your team's survival. Aim to hit 2 or more opponents to get the level 3 shield. She also works well with Physical DPS characters because of the DMG bonus (passive) she provides when shielded.

Recommended Weapon

Redhorn StonethresherRedhorn StonethresherDEF is increased by 28%. Normal and Charged Attack DMG is increased by 40% of DEF.
Weapon Substitute
WhiteblindWhiteblindOn hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 6% for 6s. Max 4 stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.5s.
Sacrificial GreatswordSacrificial GreatswordAfter damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.
Favonius GreatswordFavonius GreatswordCRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Prticles, which will 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.

Recommended Artifacts

BestTenacity of the MillelithTenacity of the Millelith
[4-Piece Set]
Substitute 1Noblesse ObligeNoblesse Oblige
[4-Piece Set]

Recommended Artifact Stats

Feather Icon Main: Flat ATK
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / Energy Recharge / DEF%
Flower Icon Main: Flat HP
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / Energy Recharge / DEF%
Sands Icon Main: DEF% / Energy Recharge
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / ATK%
Goblet Icon Main: DEF%
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / ATK% / Energy Recharge / ATK%
Crown Icon Main: DEF%
Sub: CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate / ATK% / Energy Recharge

You Can Use ER Sands If You're Having Energy Issues

ER Sands is only recommended if you lack good energy recharge substats and if you're having difficulty maintaining her elemental burst's uptime. You'll want at least 150% energy recharge for Xinyan.

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Xinyan Best Team Comp

Premium For Xinyan

Xinyan works well as a Sub-DPS and a Physical Support because of the high amount of Physical Damage & buff she can provide. Pyro reactions does not contribute much with Physical Comps so think of it as an extra instead.

XinyanXinyanEulaEulaRaiden ShogunRaiden ShogunBennettBennett
- Xinyan can increase the Physical DMG of DPS with her shields making her a great Sub-DPS for Eula.
- Eula will be the main DPS and can also deal Melt with Xinyan.
- Fischl can activate super-conduct with Eula enabling Xinyan's burst to deal more DMG.
- Bennett's Elemental Burst will work well with Xinyan as it can heal her and amp up her damage further. Additionally, Bennett and Xinyan will have Pyro Resonance
EulaEulaRazorRazor - Razor is a physical character which will be more powerful with Xinyan's Physical Damage Buff.
Raiden ShogunRaiden ShogunFischlFischl
- If you don't have Fischl, Beidou can also help at triggering Superconduct. If you are using Razor, Rosaria would be a better support.
BennettBennettKuki ShinobuKuki Shinobu- Kuki Shinobu's Electro spread works well with any physical comps.

Free To Play Friendly Party

DPSSub DPSSupportSupport
- Xinyan will act as the team's main damage dealer. She can provide powerful Physical Attacks for the team.
- Lisa and Kaeya can produce superconduct further increasing the damage of Xinyan.
- Barbara will be the generic healer.

How To Use Xinyan ?

Recommended Rotation For Xinyan

Recommended Rotation
1Start with her Elemental Skill and switch character.
2Deal damage using other characters.
3Once Elemental Burst is available, unleash it!
4 Repeat from no. 1

Uses Of Xinyan's Elemental Skill

Use To Get A Pyro Shield

With every use of Xinyan's Shield, you will get a Pyro shield that will last until it's depleted or expired. It will stay on the field even if you switch out of Xinyan.

Apply Pyro To Enemies Off-Field

Hitting more than 2 enemies using Xinyan's Elemental Skill will upgrade the shield enabling it to deal off-field Pyro. This is great for Pyro Reactions at Swirl or Overload Comps .

Shielded Characters Will Have Increase Physical Damage

Physical Damage Xinyan

Upon unlocking the second Ascension of Xinyan, the person being protected by the shield have a Physical Damage buff.

Uses Of Xinyan's Elemental Burst

Powerful One-Shot Physical Damage

Physical Damage Xinyan

Affect Multiple Enemies With Pyro

Xinyan's Burst is an explosive release of Pyro! When you need to deal damage to enemies or if you need to apply Pyro to multiple of them, this is an easy way to do so.

At Constellation 2, It Also Provides Shield

At Constellation 2, using Elemental Burst will also provide your character with a shield. This makes Xinyan a stable Shield Provider for the team. Pre-C2 Xinyan tends to have unstable Shields without Sacrificial Greatsword.

Xinyan Ascension Materials

Materials Needed for Level Ascension

Violetgrass Farming Routes

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Talent Materials For Xinyan

Xinyan 's Recommended Talent Priority

TalentLevel Up Priority
Normal Attack: Dance on Fire★★・・・
Sweeping Fervor (Elemental Skill)★★★★★
Riff Revolution (Elemental Burst)★★★★・

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Anonymous 5

Pro tip: Never take tier lists seriously, they are always put together by people, hence they are biased.

How ever, why does she have to be this bad? She was one of my first units and only fire unit with amber during dragonspine, i always found her burst useless beyond belief

Anonymous 4


Anonymous 3

I don't understand why she is ranked so low in the tier list? She obviously ranks higher

Anonymous 2

pov: you pulled c3 xinyan on yoimiya banner and have no good pyro

Anonymous 1

Her shield does not imbue allies or herself with pyro. It generates a Pyro DoT if 2+ enemies have been hit with her second talent. 3+ without.

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