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Genshin Impact - Xiangling Rating and Best Builds

Xiangling is a 4-Star Pyro Polearm character in Genshin Impact. Learn about Xiangling's build, ascension materials, best weapons, best artifacts, talent priority, skills, teams, and our rating of the character in this build guide!

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Xiangling Rating and Info

Character Information

Xiangling Icon
Rating: S Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★
Element: Pyro ImagePyro

Weapon: Polearm ImagePolearm

EN Voice Actor: Jackie Lastra
JP Voice Actor: Ozawa Ari

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Xiangling's Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Stat
Lvl 20 2,342 72 144 Elemental Mastery 0
Lvl 80 10,122 210 623 Elemental Mastery 96

Xiangling's Strengths and Weaknesses

• High AoE Elemental Burst DMG.
• Elemental Burst has strong Pyro application on enemies.
• Elemental Burst retains its DMG buffs even after switching out.
• High Elemental Burst energy cost.
• Elemental Skill does not deal consistent Pyro DMG.
• Elemental Skill's attacks can be difficult to manage.

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Sub-DPS Builds for Xiangling

Recommended Roles for Xiangling
Genshin - Main DPS Sub DPS

Pyro Sub-DPS
Burst Sub-DPS

Pyro Sub DPS

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Main Stats
Genshin - HourglassSands: ATK% or Elemental Mastery
Genshin - GobletGoblet: Pyro DMG Bonus
Genshin - CircletCirclet: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substats Energy Recharge, CRIT DMG, CRIT Rate, ATK%, Elemental Mastery

This Sub-DPS build for Xiangling focuses on increasing the DMG she provides with her Elemental Burst. Elemental Mastery Main Stats should only be considered if Xiangling will be triggering Elemental Reactions. Generally, ATK% for the Sands piece will be the better choice.

Burst Sub-DPS

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Main Stats
Genshin - HourglassSands: Energy Recharge
Genshin - GobletGoblet: Pyro DMG Bonus
Genshin - CircletCirclet: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substats CRIT DMG, CRIT Rate, Energy Recharge, ATK%

Compared to the Pyro Sub-DPS build, this one is more suited for Xiangling if she needs more Energy Recharge to reliably have her Elemental Burst ready after cooldown. This build is best used for teams where there isn't much Pyro Energy Particles to go around like in solo Pyro Team comps.

Xiangling's Talent Priority

Main DPS
1st Elemental Burst
2nd Elemental Skill
3rd Normal Attack

Xiangling's primary role as a Sub-DPS is to deal damage with her Elemental Burst, so it needs to be prioritized first with her Elemental Skill at 2nd. Her Normal Attack is left for last unless you need her to act as a Main DPS.

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Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Set Bonus
Best Emblem of Severed Fate • Energy Recharge +20%.
• Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
Second Best Crimson Witch of Flames • Pyro DMG Bonus +15%.
• Increases Overloaded, Burning, and Burgeon DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental Skill increases 2-Piece Set effects by 50% for 10s. Max 3 stacks.
Third Best Noblesse Oblige • Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
• Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

Alternative Artifact Set

Set Bonus
The Exile • Energy Recharge +20%
• Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for all party members (excluding the wearer) every 2s for 6s. This effect cannot stack.

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Xiangling Best Weapons

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Top 3 Xiangling Weapons

Weapon Weapon Information
1st Genshin Impact - Engulfing Lightning Image Engulfing Lightning Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge 12.0%
Skill Effect: ATK increased by 28% of Energy Recharge over the base 100%. You can gain a maximum bonus of 80% ATK. Gain 30% Energy Recharge for 12s after using an Elemental Burst.
2nd Genshin Impact - Staff of the Scarlet Sands Image Staff of the Scarlet Sands Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate 9.6%
Skill Effect: The equipping character gains 52% of their Elemental Mastery as bonus ATK. When an Elemental Skill hits opponents, the Dream of the Scarlet Sands effect will be gained for 10s: The equipping character will gain 28% of their Elemental Mastery as bonus ATK. Max 3 stacks.
3rd Genshin Impact - Staff of Homa Image Staff of Homa Bonus Stat: CRIT DMG 14.4%
Skill Effect: HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8% of the wielder’s Max HP. When the wielder's HP is less than 50%, this ATK Bonus is increased by an additional 1% of Max HP.

Best Free-to-Play Weapon for Xiangling

Weapon Weapon Information
Genshin Impact - The Catch Image The Catch Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge 10.0%
Skill Effect: Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 16% and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate by 6%.

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Xiangling Best Team Comp

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Best Characters and Strategies

Character Element Weapon
Genshin Impact - Xingqiu ImageXingqiu
· Increased DMG due to Vaporize Reactions.
· Rainswords provide multiple hits of Elemental Reactions.
Genshin Impact - Kazuha ImageKazuha
· Can gather enemies in one area.
· Elemental Burst can be infused with Xiangling's Pyro.
Genshin Impact - Tartaglia ImageTartaglia
· Consistent Vaporize reactions with Tartaglia as your Main DPS.
Genshin Impact - Ganyu ImageGanyu
· Increased DMG due to Melt Reactions.
· Xiangling can provide consistent Pyro for Ganyu.

Xiangling Best Constellations

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Constellation and Effects

Xiangling's Constellations
C1 Crispy Outside, Tender Inside
Enemies hit by Guoba's attacks have their Pyro RES reduced by 15% for 6s.
C2 Oil Meets Fire
The last attack in a Normal Attack sequence applies the Implode status onto the enemy for 2s. An explosion will occur once this duration ends, dealing 75% of Xiangling's ATK as AoE Pyro DMG.
C3 Deepfry
Increases the Level of Pyronado by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Slowbake
Pyronado's duration is increased by 40%.
C5 Guoba Mad
Increases the Level of Guoba Attack by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Condensed Pyronado
For the duration of Pyronado, all party members receive a 15% Pyro DMG Bonus.

Best Constellations Rating and Explanation

Rating Constellation Effect / Merits
C1 ★★☆ • Pyro Resistance reduction on enemies substantially increases her DMG and any other Pyro character.
C4 ★★★ • Pyronado lasting longer simply equals to more Pyro based reactions and more damage.

C4 Is for a better all around Sub-DPS

Pyronado is the tool that makes Xiangling an overall amazing Sub-DPS character. Pyronado having amazing consistency in applying Pyro on enemies is what makes Elemental Reaction team comps very strong, so extending its duration is a huge boost to party DMG.

Xiangling Ascension and Talent Materials

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Xiangling Ascension Materials

Mora ImageMora ×20,000
Mora ImageMora ×40,000
Mora ImageMora ×60,000
Mora ImageMora ×80,000
Mora ImageMora ×100,000
Mora ImageMora ×120,000

Xiangling Talent Level-Up Materials

Daily Domain Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Boss Drops
Genshin Impact - Teachings of Diligence Image Teachings of Diligence
Genshin Impact - Slime Condensate Image Slime Condensate
Dvalin Challenge Reward
Genshin Impact - Dvalin Dvalin's Claw
Genshin Impact - Guide to Diligence Image Guide to Diligence Genshin Impact - Slime Secretions Image Slime Secretions
Genshin Impact - Philosophies of Diligence Image Philosophies of Diligence Genshin Impact - Slime Concentrate Image Slime Concentrate

Talent Materials per Level

How to Use Xiangling

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Versatile and Fast Normal Attack

Xiangling Auto Attacks

Xiangling has one of the fastest Normal Attacks in the game, which allows you to pull off different combos and attack variations. Due to this, Xiangling has high mobility and is great at evading. In Constellation Level 2, the final hit of her Normal Attack will apply Pyro DMG.

Use Guoba for Combat and Exploration

Gouba Fire Breath
Xiangling's Elemental Skill summons Guoba, a small bear that spits fire. Melt and Vaporize are very strong reactions that can heal high amounts of damage. With this in mind, you should switch into Hydro or Cryo characters after summoning Guoba.

Chili Pepper Increases Damage

Chili Pepper Gouba
Once Xiangling reaches Ascension 4, Gouba will leave a Chili Pepper after disappearing. Picking up the Chili Pepper will increase the character's attack damage by 10%! Though small, this is nevertheless an excellent addition to Xiangling's toolkit as a sub DPS.

Elemental Burst is very effective against mobs

Xiangling Ulti

Xiangling's Elemental Burst, the Pyronado, launches a fire ring that spins around her for a number of seconds. This is very effective against enemy mobs, and a great way to set up quick Elemental Reactions like Melt, Vaporize, and Overload.

Passive lets you cook more ATK-boosting food

Xiangling Passive

Attack food is best made by Xiangling. When she cooks ATK boosting food, she has as 12% chance of cooking two of the same dish.

Xiangling Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Dough-Fu

Talent Description
Performs up to five consecutive spear strikes.
Charge Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to enemies along the way.
Plunge Attack:
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 42.1%
2-Hit DMG 42.1%
3-Hit DMG 26.1%+26.1%
4-Hit DMG 14.1%*4
5-Hit DMG 71.0%
Charged Attack DMG 122%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost 25.0
Plunge DMG 63.9%
Low/High Plunge DMG 128%/160%

Guoba Attack

Talent Description
Summons Guoba the Panda. Guoba continuously breathes fire at the enemy, dealing AoE Pyro DMG.
Flavor Text:
Guoba loves to eat spicy food. Problem is, his stomach can't handle something this spicy.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Flame DMG 111%
CD 12.0s


Talent Description
Displaying her mastery over both fire and polearms, Xiangling sends a Pyronado whirling around her.
The Pyronado will move with your character for so long as the ability persists, dealing Pyro DMG to all enemies in its path.
Flavor Text:
There will never be enough heat. Never.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit Swing DMG 72.0%
2-Hit Swing DMG 88.0%
3-Hit Swing DMG 110%
Pyronado DMG 112%
Duration 10.0s
CD 20.0s
Energy Cost 80


Talent Description
Increases the flame range of Guoba by 20%.

Beware, It's Super Hot!

Talent Description
When Guoba Attack's effect ends, Guoba leaves a chili pepper on the spot where it disappeared. Picking up a chili pepper increases ATK by 10% for 10s.

Chef de Cuisine

Talent Description
When Xiangling cooks an ATK-boosting dish perfectly, she has a 12% chance to receive double the product.

How to Get Xiangling

Beat Floor 3 of the Spiral Abyss

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Players can get a free copy of Xiangling by simply completing Floor 3, Chamber 3 of the Spiral Abyss! Players do not need to full 3 star the chamber, so going in without a fully ascended level 90 character is not needed.

The Spiral Abyss can be unlocked once the player reaches Adventure Rank 20!

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As a 4-star character, Xiangling has a chance to appear in the Starglitter Exchange every month. She can be traded for 34 Masterless Starglitter.
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Xiangling's In-Game Information

Character Thoughts on Xiangling

Character In-Game Thoughts
Genshin Impact - Beidou ImageBeidou Culinary Skills: When we're out on the open ocean, the one thing we do all miss is Xiangling's cooking. When spirits are low, just thinking of her fried jueyun chili, bursting with flavor... It gives everyone just that little extra kick.
Food Tasting: Xiangling huh? She sometimes uses some... interesting ingredients in her dishes to bring about some, ah... intriguing flavors. Though... there's no way she can improve without having someone to taste-test - a role that I am more than happy to fill. .
Genshin Impact - Chongyun ImageChongyun Xiangling's cooking is universally praised, but I personally don't touch any of her spicy dishes. Why? Oh, you know — just, uh... personal preference, that's all. I mean, come on, Mushroom Slime Stew... Does that sound appetizing to you?
Genshin Impact - Diona ImageDiona Xiangling once gave me a "so-awful-it-goes-with-nothing" food combination she came up with, saying how it tasted absolutely terrible, blah blah blah... It didn't work, no use at all. All my little cat ears heard that night was "One more cup of that good stuff!" 'sigh'<
Genshin Impact - Ganyu ImageGanyu Xiangling is a celebrity! Um, but... I try to avoid her restaurant. Just... because. No reason. ...Okay, fine. It's not a big secret anyway. It's because you can smell her cooking all the way from the other end of the street. And once you get a whiff, I mean, that's it. You're gone. Next thing you know, you're ordering your second, maybe third round... You just can't control it. Even though I only eat the vegetarian dishes, I don't know what it is. But that is not a road I want to go down again... Not after...
Genshin Impact - Hu Tao ImageHu Tao Xiangling's a riot! Only a little ''boo'' and she jumps, she's so easy to scare! Being in the industry that I am, I just love these kinds of people the most. Gotta keep it in check, though, in case Guoba ends up toasting me instead.
Genshin Impact - Keqing ImageKeqing Yeah, the up-and-coming chef from Wanmin Restaurant... I get that she's gifted and everything, I just think her cooking can be a bit hit-or-miss. I was all ready to hire her for a small banquet once, and give her full control over the menu... but the amount of lizard and slime in her sample dishes quickly turned me off that idea!
Genshin Impact - Ningguang ImageNingguang That girl from Wanmin Restaurant... Her suspicion towards me is always written all over her face... Hehe, I wonder what face she would make if only she knew how much I helped finance that restaurant...
Genshin Impact - Xingqiu ImageXingqiu When you first spot Xiangling out and about, the first thing you should do is check the look on her face. Especially when she's just coming back from collecting new ingredients — the more excited she looks, the more dangerous it is to approach. Because if she sees you, she'll force you to taste-test her latest concoction... I usually get Chongyun to handle these situations, hehe...
Genshin Impact - Xinyan ImageXinyan I have dinner at the Wanmin Restaurant often. If Xiangling's got some time one her hands, we'll chat till it's real late. Eh? You wanna know what I order? See... I actually eat everything she makes. It's never the same thing, and the flavor's different each time, too. Ooh, she's the rock star of the culinary world, he is!
Genshin Impact - Yelan ImageYelan Ah, Xiangling, the lovely little chef. Her ingredients are always top quality, easily as good as Liuli Pavilion and Xinyue Kiosk. Sometimes I go to her for dried Jueyun Chilis... She doesn't seem to understand why I eat them in the way that I do, and I don't feel like trying to explain it to her, either. It's just a family tradition.

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