Genshin Impact Xingqiu is a Hydro character who can play as a useful supporter. Moreover, the chance to get this character is also higher than 5-star Hydro characters. Check out how to build Xingqiu here.

Xingqiu Character Profile

Xingqiu is a playable Hydro character in Genshin Impact. He uses a sword and wears Azure Silk outfits. When this character is off duty, he often reads books. Xingqiu comes from Feiyun Commerce Guild Guhua Clan in Liyue. You can obtain him from Wishes or Paimon's Bargains.

Genshin Impact Xingqiu
Xingqiu is known as a bookworm Feiyun Commerce Guild Guhua Clan in Liyue.

Although he has an innocent face and small body, Xingqiu is very dangerous in boss fights. He can support Pyro, Electric, and Cryo characters to create powerful elemental reactions, such as Vaporize, Frozen, and Electro-Charged.

Xingqiu's Skills

Xingqiu also has a normal attack, a charged attack, a plugged attack, an elemental skill, and an elemental burst.

  • Guhua Style is his normal attack. Xingqiu performs 5 consecutive strikes with his sword.
Genshin Xingqiu Normal Attack
The normal attack of Xingqiu is called Guhua Style.
  • When you hold the normal attack button to do the charged attack, he will perform 2 rapid sword strikes when consuming some stamina.
  • When Xingqiu attack from the air, he will deal AoE DMG on enemies with his plugged attack.
Xingqiu Normal Attack
Xingqiu causes wet effects and Hydro DMG with his elemental skills.
  • Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen is the elemental skill of Xingqiu. This Hydro swordsman performs two rain strikes and causes a wet effect and Hydro DMG to the opponents.
  • Guhua Sword: Raincutter is the elemental burst of this character. He creates a Hydro shield with consecutive sword rain attacks that cause greater Hydro DMG and wet effect.
Xingqiu Elemental Shield
The elemental burst of Xingqiu makes a Hydro shield around him.

Xingqiu's Talents

Genshin Impact Xingqiu has three passive talents unlocked when you obtain and ascend him.

  • Hydropathic (1st Ascension): It helps this character heal HP when using elemental skills or elemental bursts.
  • Blades Amidst Raindrops (4th Ascension): It gives this character a 20% Hydro DMG Bonus.
  • Flash of Genius (After obtained): This character has a 25% chance of getting material refunds when crafting a Genshin Impact Xingqiu talent material.
Xingqiu Talents
Xingqiu's talents give this character many additional effects.

Genshin Impact Xingqiu Build

Xingqiu can be built as a supporter or a sub-DPS. He has a high attack speed. Moreover, his elemental skills and bursts can heal his HP during combat. However, his cooldowns are long while the base damage is low.

Xingqiu Consistent Source Hydro
Xingqiu can be built as a supporter or a sub-DPS.

Therefore, he is not a prior choice for the sub-DPS role if you have better sub-DPS characters. Here are the best weapons, artifacts, and team build for Xingqiu.

Genshin Impact Xingqiu Artifacts

Two pieces in the Noblesse Oblige set and two pieces in the Heart of Depth set are the best artifacts for Xingqiu. This combination will increase the Elemental Burst DMG by 20%. Besides, he will obtain a 15% Hydro DMG Bonus.

Xingqiu Ability
Equip 2 pieces in the Noblesse Oblige set and 2 pieces in the Heart of Depth set to Xingqiu.

Alternatively, you can use some pieces in the Gladiator's Finale set and The Exile set instead. The Gladiator's Finale set helps increase his ATK by 18%. It's more recommended for sub-DPS build. Meanwhile, the Exile set increases the Energy Recharge by 20%. It's better for the supporter role.

Best Weapons For Xingqiu

Genshin Impact Xingqiu is a swordsman. The best weapon for his sub-DPS role is the Sacrificial Sword. The base damage of this weapon is 41 and Energy Recharge is 13.3%. It's the best choice for Hydro sub-DPS. Moreover, this sword also gives players a small chance to end Xingqiu's elemental skill cooldowns.

Xingqiu Sacrificial Sword
The best weapon for his sub-DPS role is the Sacrificial Sword.

If you want to build power based on his Burst Sub DPS, choose a Skyward Blade for Xingqiu. Its base damage is a bit higher than that of the Sacrificial Sword but the Energy Recharge is a little lower. Moreover, this blade also increases the CRIT Rate by 4% and ATK SPD by 10% during the elemental burst. Besides, the DMG of Normal attack and Charged attack hits will also be increased by 20% for 12s.

Best Team Build With Xingqiu

As a Hydro character, Xingqiu Genshin Impact can play as a supporter or sub-DPS. Therefore, you will need some main DPS characters in this team. It's highly recommended to use a Cryo DPS or Pyro DPS. Genshin Impact Chongyun and Ganyu are two Cryo DPS that form the best build for Xingqiu.

Genshin Impact Xingqiu Build
Xingqiu will make opponents wet before other characters use their elements to cause reactions.

When Xingqiu makes opponents wet with his elemental attacks, Ganyu and Chongyun can freeze them and destroy frozen enemies with their powerful elemental attacks.

Xingqiu And Chongyun
Xingqiu and Chongyun will cause a powerful Frozen reaction.

Besides, you can trust some Pyro DPS characters, such as Diluc, Klee, and Hu Tao. These can make severe wounds for wet enemies with the Vaporize reactions. Moreover, these Pyro characters are really dangerous with their powerful elemental skills and elemental bursts.

Xingqiu And Klee
Xingqiu and Klee can make Vaporize reactions.

If you need a supporter to increase the AoE of these elemental hits, Sucrose and the new character Kazuha are ideal choices. It's greater if you have Venti because his elemental burst is more useful. When countering dangerous bosses, recruit a character who can create a shield, such as Diona or Noelle.

Xingqiu's Talent Materials

To make Xingqiu more powerful, let's collect and craft needed talent materials to upgrade him. Here are all materials you need to level up this character:

  • Enemy Drops: Damaged Mask, Stained Mask, and Ominous Mask.
  • Domain Drops: Teachings of Gold, Guide to Gold, and Philosophies of Gold.
  • Material from defeating Big Boss: Tail of Boreas can be collected by defeating Lupus Boreas.

To defeat Lupus Boreas, you will need some Pyro DPS characters, such as Hu Tao, Klee, and Xiangling.

This is the best guide to build Genshin Impact Xingqiu and some required materials to upgrade his talents. Xinqiu is more useful than you think.

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