Xingqiu is a playable Hydro character in Genshin Impact. He is one of the most powerful and thus popular champions. We decided to write this guide to help you learn more about Xingqiu. In our Genshin Impact Xingqiu Build and Best Team Comp post, you will learn about Xingqiu’s talents, how they work and how to upgrade them. Also, you will read about his Constellations that will help you make Xingqiu even more powerful. After that, we have written Genshin Impact Xingqiu Build where you’ll see weapon and artifact set. And at last, we have mentioned the best team comps for Xingqiu as the Sub DPS hero.
The whole information is presented in tables. You can use the navigation bar above to move quickly to the information block that you are most interested in.
Below you can see the list of talents that Xingqiu uses during the fight. Each of them we have described with the main characteristics.
Normal Attack: Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.
Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen
Xingqiu performs twin strikes with his sword, dealing Hydro DMG. At the same time, this ability creates the maximum number of Rain Swords, which will orbit your active character. The Rain Swords have the following properties: When a character takes DMG, the Rain Sword will shatter, reducing the amount of DMG taken. Increase the character's resistance to interruption. 20% of Xingqiu's Hydro DMG Bonus will be converted to additional DMG Reduction for the Rain Swords. The maximum amount of additional DMG Reduction that can be gained this way is 24%. The initial maximum number of Rain Swords is 3. Using this ability applies the Wet status onto the character.
Guhua Sword: Raincutter
Initiate Rainbow Bladework and fight using an illusory sword rain, while creating the maximum number of Rain Swords.Rainbow Bladework: Your active character's Normal Attacks will trigger consecutive sword rain attacks, dealing Hydro DMG. Rain Swords will remain at the maximum number throughout the ability's duration. These effects carry over to other characters.
1st Ascension Passive
When a Rain Sword is shattered or when its duration expires, it regenerates the current character's HP based on 6% of Xingqiu's Max HP.
Blades Amidst Raindrops
4th Ascension Passive
Xingqiu gains a 20% Hydro DMG Bonus.
Flash of Genius
When Xingqiu crafts Character Talent Materials, he has a 25% chance to refund a portion of the crafting materials used.
Xingqiu Talent GIFs
Every talent can be upgraded up to level 15. But to do so you will need to gather materials on particular days. The list of the needed materials for leveling Xingqiu’s talents is mentioned in the next block.
Talent Leveling Materials
So here you can see all materials that you will need in order to level up Xingqiu’s talents.
Some of them are required at the beginning for low levels and others are more advanced. We just wanted to focus your attention on material types in general.
In Genshin Impact characters have a specific upgrade system called constellation. You will need to get a specific item called Stella Fortuna to increase the level of constellation. Each character has their own version of Stella Fortuna, which you get by obtaining a duplicate of the character from Wishes.
The Scent Remained
Increases the maximum number of Rain Swords by 1.
Rainbow Upon the Azure Sky
Extends the duration of Guhua Sword: Raincutter by 3s.
Weaver of Verses
Increases the Level of Guhua Sword: Raincutter by 3.
Throughout the duration of Guhua Sword: Raincutter, the DMG dealt by Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen is increased by 50%.
Embrace of Rain
Increases the Level of Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen by 3.
Hence, Call Them My Own Verses
Activating 2 of Guhua Sword: Raincutter's sword rain attacks greatly enhances the third sword rain attack. On hit, the third sword rain attack also regenerates 3 Energy for Xingqiu.
Every Genshin Impact character has own set of constellations above you can see Xingqiu constellations list with descriptions.
In addition, there are ascension phases that increase the level cap for your character. After Xingqiu reaches the 20th level he can be ascended to the next ascension phase, up to phase 6, which allow getting 90th level.
Varunada Lazurite Sliver
Varunada Lazurite Fragment
Varunada Lazurite Fragment
Varunada Lazurite Chunk
Varunada Lazurite Chunk
Varunada Lazurite Gemstone
In order to level up ascension phases you’ll need materials. So the list of those required for Xingqiu is listed above.
Below you can see the best weapon option for playing Xingqiu in Genshin Impact. Accompanied by the best Xingqiu artifact set and its stat priorities.
Sub DPS Build
In case you place this champion on Sub DPS position you can take the build below. You will find it more effective for sub DPS role in the comp.
After dealing damage to an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.
Heart of Depth
2-Piece Bonus: Hydro DMG Bonus +15%
2-Piece Bonus: Elemental Burst DMG +20%
Artifact Main Stats Priority
Sands of Eon
Sub Stats Priority
Goblet of Eonothem
Hydro DMG Bonus%
Circlet of Logos
Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen >>> Guhua Sword: Raincutter >>> Guhua Style
Weapon Substitutes: Skyward Blade, Favonius Sword, Festering Desire, Iron Sting.
At the very bottom, you can see talent priority for Xingqiu. You should focus on Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen, after that Guhua Sword: Raincutter and in the end on Guhua Style.
Best Team Compositions for Xingqiu
When you play Genshin Impact everything depends not only on your main character but also on the composition. You should learn how elements complement each other and build the best team for your main. Below you can see the best team composition for Xingqiu with Main DPS, Sub DPS characters and one support. Also, we have included alternative characters for each role that go well with Xingqiu too.
Xingqiu is a good Sub DPS even though the most damage he deals comes from his Burst that also spreads hydro to enemies which enables the ability to trigger elemental reactions. Thanks to the team above you can provoke Vaporize effect with Diluc’s Pyro, who will deal a lot of damage and act as main DPS. And Chongyun and Diona both Cryo characters trigger Cryo resonance and provoke Frozen reaction with Hydro and that’s great crowd control. After that, you can again swap to Diluc and provoke Melt reaction for additional damage. Diona will support the spread of Cryo when Chongyun is on cooldown and can also provide healing.
Good characters for this comp: Klee, Venti, Sucrose, Xiangling, Kaeya, Barbara.
Team Characters Information
Below you can see the characters from the best Xingqiu team comp. So you can learn more about other champions too.
Crimson Witch of Flames (x4)
Pyro DMG Bonus +15%
Increases Overloaded and Burning DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental Skill increases the 2-Piece Set Bonus by 50% of its starting value for 10s. Max 3 stacks.
Blizzard Strayer (x4)
Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
When a character attacks an opponent affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the opponent is Frozen, CRIT Rate is increased by an additional 20%.
Noblesse Oblige (x4)
Elemental Burst DMG +20%
Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
As you can see each of them has recommended weapon and artifact set as well. So if you want to become really powerful in Genshin Impact you should upgrade all your composition team members.
If you are still not sure what champion you want to pick as main we have Genshin Impact characters tier list with explanations on how to build your best team.
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- June 30, 2021