Xiao Genshin Impact is an SS-tier main DPS. He can carry your team to victory. But you need to know how to utilize his abilities and power. Here's a completed guide on how to use and build Xiao in this game.

1. Xiao Genshin Impact Gameplay

In Genshin Impact, Xiao is one of the most favorite characters. This Anemo character is one of the best choices for the main DPS role in almost all combat vs mobs and dangerous bosses in Genshin Impact. However, many players still don't know how to use his skills perfectly.

Genshin Impact Xiao Fanart
Xiao is one of the most favorite characters in Genshin Impact.
  • Air Dash with Elemental Skills

Xiao's Lemniscatic Wind Cycling elemental skill allows him to move nimbly and cause huge Anemo damage in two consecutive straight lines. Then, enemies and bosses cannot aim and attack him when Xiao approach and attack them. He can move out of the enemy's attack area quickly.

Besides, you can also combine it with the Plunged attack when falling from the mid-air. In addition, you can combo it with normal attacks to reach the distant enemies quickly and dash through the enemy's attacks. His elemental skill also helps you restore stamina when climbing.

Genshin Impact Xiao Best Weapon
Genshin Impact Xiao move very fast.
  • Elemental Burst buffs mobility & damage

Bane of All Evil is Xiao's elemental burst. After using the elemental burst, his attack damage also increases drastically. He causes more DMG to enemies with his normal attacks, charged attacks, and plunged attacks. Xiao will leap into the air and perform four consecutive plunged attacks.

Xiao Movement
After using the elemental burst of Xiao, his attack damage also increases drastically.
  • Increase plunged attacks during Elemental Burst

During the elemental burst phase, you can launch Xiao back to the air to increase the number of plunged attacks by using a double jump. As soon as he lands on the air after the plunged attack, use the double jump to cancel the landing animation.

Plunged Attack Of Xiao
Xiao's plunged attack is very powerful, so you should try to maximize the number of these attacks.

Then, you can increase the plunged attacks during his elemental burst. His plunged attack is really OP. Therefore, you should use it effectively and wisely to eliminate enemies. During his plunged attack, Xiao takes no damage from enemies' attacks and falling from height.

2. Xiao Genshin Impact Build

Before learning how to build Xiao Genshin Impact, you need to understand his strengths and weaknesses. Then, choose the best weapons, artifacts, and teammates for him.

Strengths and weakness of Xiao

Xiao is good for combat vs mobs and bosses. He is nimble and powerful in close combat. Besides, this character is a good choice for exploration due to his flying skill. However, he needs to drain HP to boost his DMG.

Xiao Elemental Burst
Xiao is a powerful DPS fighter in Genshin Impact with insane flying skills and plunged attacks.

Best weapons for Xiao

Primordial Jade Winged-Spear is the best weapon for the DPS build of Xiao. The base damage and bonus CRIT Rate of this polearm are high. It can boosts the DMG Xiao causes to enemies with all attacks.

There are some alternative weapons that you can use if you don't have Primordial Jade Winged-Spear in your arsenal. The Staff of Homa is the second-best choice due to its high base damage and bonus CRIT DMG. Blackcliff Pole, Deathmatch, and White Tassel are other weapon recommendations for this character.

Best Build For Xiao Genshin
Primordial Jade Winged-Spear is the best weapon to make Xiao a powerful and dangerous DPS fighter.

Best artifacts for Xiao

The best artifact for Xiao includes two pieces of the Viridescent Venerer set and two pieces of the Gladiator's Finale set. The last artifact can be an item of the Berserker set. This artifact combo helps increase the Anemo DMG of Xiao by 15%. Besides, his ATK increases by 18%, and his CRIT Rate increases by 12%.

Xiao Best Artifact
The Viridescent Venerer set and the Gladiator's Finale are the two best artifacts for Xiao.

Best team for Xiao

As Xiao is the main Anemo DPS, he needs some supporters and sub-DPS. The best elements to combine with his element are Pyro and Cryo. Xiao's elemental burst can increase the area of the Cryo and Pyro skills and bursts.

Xiao And His Best Team
Xiao needs some supporters and sub-DPS.

These supporters will contribute to DMG to eliminate enemies faster and create shields to protect all party members from enemies' attacks. Besides, Bennett can also play as a healer to heal party member's HP when he uses his elemental skills or bursts. He is one of the best healers in Genshin Impact.

3. Materials For Xiao Ascension

To make Xiao more powerful and dangerous to enemies, you also need to collect his ascension materials to level up this character. Here are all ascension materials for Xiao and their sources.

  • Qingxin flower grows in the wild in Liyue. It often spawns on the high mountains, vertical rock cliffs, and stone forests. You have more chances to get it when exploring Jueyun Karst, Guyun Stone Forest, and Bubu Pharmacy.
Genshin Impact Qingxin Flower Locations
Genshin Impact Qingxin flower locations in Liyue.
  • Vayuda Turquoise series: collect them by defeating Anemo Hypostates and crafting.
  • Slime drop series: collect them by defeating slimes and crafting.
  • Juvenile Jade: collect it by defeating Primo Geovishaps over level 30.
Xiao Ascension Materials
All ascension and talent materials you need to collect and build Xiao.

Besides, complete more quests and event missions to collect more Her's Wit books and level up Xiao. To make his attack more powerful, you need to clear some domains and collect Xiao's talent materials, including the Prosperity series, Shadow of the Warrior, and Slime drop series.

Xiao Genshin Fanart
An adorable fanart of Xiao Genshin Impact.

Those are all you need to know in how to build and use Xiao Genshin Impact effectively and appropriately.

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