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Xinyan is a character in Genshin Impact 4.2 that uses Pyro Claymore. See best builds, teams, weapons, skills, weapon, artifacts, talent materials, rating, kit for & tier!

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Xinyan Tier

4 StarPyroPyroClaymore
How To Get?
Obtained through Wishes
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**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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Xinyan Best Build

Xinyan Sub-DPS Build

WeaponWolfWolf's Gravestone
Substitute1. Serpent SpineSerpent Spine
3. Prototype ArchaicPrototype Archaic
4. Snow-Tombed StarsilverSnow-Tombed Starsilver
Best ArtifactPale FlamePale Flame x2
Bloodstained ChivalryBloodstained Chivalry x2
Artifact StatsSands: ATK%
Goblet: Physical DMG Bonus
Circlet: Crit Rate/DMG
Priority Sub-Stats 1. Crit Rate/DMG
2. ATK%
3. Energy Recharge

This build focuses on increasing the Physical One-shot that Xinyan does during her Elemental Burst enabling her to be an amazing Physical Sub-DPS.

Shield Support Build

WeaponSacrificial GreatswordSacrificial Greatsword
Substitute1. WhiteblindWhiteblind
2. Skyward PrideSkyward Pride
3. Luxurious Sea-LordLuxurious Sea-Lord
Best ArtifactTenacity of the MillelithTenacity of the Millelith x4
Artifact StatsSands: DEF% / Energy Recharge
Goblet: DEF%
Circlet: DEF%
Priority Sub-Stats 1. CRIT Rate or DMG
2. ATK%
3. Energy Recharge

This build focuses on creating tanky shields and increasing their up-time.

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Xinyan Best Weapon

Physical Sub-DPS Weapon

Best Weapons For Sub-DPS Build

BestWolfWolf's GravestoneATK 49.6% (Lvl. 90)
- Gives additional ATK%
- Can periodically increase ATK% of the team for a duration
└ The buff gets triggered if Xinyan hit an enemy with less than 30% HP
- Competes with many characters for the weapon.
2ndSerpent SpineSerpent Spine CRIT Rate 27.6% (Lvl. 90)
- CRIT DMG makes it convenient to achieve good CRIT stat ratio
- Stacks let you deal more damage to the enemies but the damage you receive is also increased (5 stacks at max)
└ Stacks are reduced whenever you get hit.
3rdSkyward PrideSkyward PrideEnergy Recharge 36.8% (Lvl. 90)
- ER substat is convenient for Burst uptime
- Increases the damage output of Xinyan
└ After using any ability, it can produce 8 vacuum blades when attacking
Luxurious Sea-LordLuxurious Sea-LordATK 55.1% (Lvl. 90)
- Increases Elemental Burst DMG
└ Guaranteed to inflict an Aoe damage periodically
- Event-exclusive weapon which makes it easy to R5
5thLithic BladeLithic BladeATK 41.3% (Lvl. 90)
- ATK% increases overall damage
- Can provide additional ATK% & CRIT Rate
└ Passive is situational since it only takes effect when team members hail from Liyue
Snow-Tombed StarsilverSnow-Tombed Starsilver Physical DMG Bonus 34.5% (Lvl. 90)
- Free to play option
- Physical DMG sub-stat benefits Xinyan

CRIT Stats, ATK and Physical DMG Stats Works Best

When using Xinyan as a Sub-DPS you want to maximize the damage providing outputs of Xinyan which can be increased via CRIT, ATK and Physical DMG. Energy Recharge is good for higher up-time.

Shielder & Support Build Weapons

Best Weapons For Shield & Support Build

BestSacrificial GreatswordSacrificial GreatswordEnergy Recharge 30.6% (Lvl. 90)
- ER substat is convenient for Burst uptime
- Chance to reset Skill
└ Can produce additional Energy upon using Skill
2ndRedhorn StonethresherRedhorn StonethresherCRIT DMG 88.2% (Lvl. 90)
- One of the few weapons that significantly increases Defense.
- Also great for Hybrid Sub-DPS and support because of its amazing CRIT DMG.
3rdSkyward PrideSkyward PrideEnergy Recharge 36.8% (Lvl. 90)
- Energy Recharge helps with up-time of Burst..
- Increases overall DMG slightly.
- High Base ATK
F2PWhiteblindWhiteblindDEF 51.7% (Lvl. 90)
- Free to Play option.
- Provides amazing DEF Buff.

Defense & ER Stats Are Recommended

For Xinyan's Shield, you need to increase your Defense for it to be tankier. ER is also important for up-time of shields especially at C2. Sacrificial Greatsword fixes the long cooldown of shields making it the best option.

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Xinyan Best Artifacts

Physical Sub-DPS

Best Artifacts

BestPale FlamePale Flame
[2-Piece Set]
Bloodstained ChivalryBloodstained Chivalry
[2-Piece Set]
Substitute 1Bloodstained ChivalryAny Physical DMG Artifact
[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

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.

Pyro Support Shielder

Best 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

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.

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

Other Characters That Works With Xinyan

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.

Xinyan Guide - 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

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Materials Needed for Level Ascension

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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)★★★★・

Should You Get Or Wish 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.

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.

Best Constellation For Xinyan

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.

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Anonymous 8

she gets 100% crit rate on her bust from a constellation... ily I hope I'll get her C6 soon

Anonymous 7

This tier is the most realistic thing I have every seen. Xinyan is the best character in genshin and you can not change my mind.

Anonymous 6

⬇ Her burst only useful as C2 because she's create a shield via burst

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


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