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Genshin Impact - Xingiu Rating and Best Builds

Xingqiu is a 4-star Hydro Sword character in Genshin Impact. Learn about Xingqiu's stats, strengths and weaknesses, Japanese voice actor, best weapon and builds, and our rating of the character in this complete profile!

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Character Information

Xingqiu
Xingqiu Icon
Rating: S Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★
Element: Hydro ImageHydro

Weapon: Sword ImageSword

EN Voice Actor: Cristina Vee Valenzuela
JP Voice Actor: Minagawa Junko

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Xingqiu's Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Bonus Stat
Lvl 20 2,202 67 163 ATK 0
Lvl 80 9514 188 705 ATK 24%

Xingqiu Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths
• Rainswords provide DMG reduction, supplemental Hydro DMG and heals.
• High attack speed.
Weaknesses
• Low base damage.
• Long Cooldowns.
• Requires Constellations for consistent utility.

How to Get Xingqiu

Pull from Standard Banners

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How to Use Xingqiu

Powerful Hydro Support

Genshin - Xingqiu Elemental Skill - Guhua Sword Fatal Rainscreen
Elemental Skill: Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen

Xingqiu's Elemental Skill and Burst provide powerful defensive and offensive support. Using Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen, is a great way to easily set up elemental reactions and provide Hydro DMG while also reducing incoming DMG and increasing resistance to interruption!

Be Careful Around Cryo Enemies

Genshin - Xingqiu Elemental Skill - Frozen

Take care when fighting Cryo enemies as his Elemental Skill does apply Wet to Xingqiu, making him susceptible to Freeze.

Rain Swords Apply Wet Status

Genshin Impact - Xingqiu Applying Wet to Enemies with his Rain Swords
Keep in mind that your Rain Swords apply the Wet status to the enemies if you are in close proximity. This might be detrimental for you if you are setting up reactions.

Elemental Enabler For Reactions

Genshin - Xingqiu Elemental Burst - Guhua Sword Raincutter
Elemental Burst: Guhua Sword Raincutter

Xingqiu's Elemental Burst, Raincutter, rains down multiple hits of Hydro to the enemy, and procs whenever you attack with your active character.

These swords individually apply Hydro to the enemy, which makes it a great tool to set up reliable reactions for your teammates.

Consistent Hydro Application for Elemental Reactions

Genshin Impact - Xingqiu Elemental Enabler Vaporize
Pairing Xingqiu's Elemental Burst with a Pyro character like Diluc, Klee or Hu Tao is best to set up rapid Vaporize reactions. Likewise, pairing Xingqiu with a Cryo character like Chongyun can set up a Freeze party composition to lock down the battlefield.

Use When Crafting Character Talent Materials

Genshin - Xingqiu Passive Skill

Xingqiu has the Passive Skill “Flash of Genius”, which grants a chance of regaining a portion of the crafting materials used in creating Character Talent Materials.

Since the materials used require grinding Domains to collect, it's best to exhaust as few as possible with each item crafted.

More Suited as a Sub-DPS

Genshin - Xingqiu

Xingqiu's Normal Attacks have lackluster DMG for him to be a Main DPS. While he can do Normal Attacks while his Elemental Burst is activated, it is much more effective to switch to a Main DPS character who can provide reactions that compliment Xingqiu's Elemental Burst.

Story Quest - Xingqiu

Learn more about Xingqiu, the Bookworm Swordsman from Liyue in his Story Quest.

Fabulae Textile Chapter Bookworm Swordsman Act 2 Act 3

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Best Builds for Xingqiu

Xingqiu's Roles and Builds

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Xingqiu Sub DPS Builds

Hydro Sub DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
Sacrificial Sword ImageSacrificial Sword
Set Bonus
• Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
• Hydro DMG Bonus +15%
Talent Priority
Guhua Sword: Raincutter
Initiate Rainbow Bladework and fight using an illusory sword rain, while creating the maximum number of Rain Swords.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonEnergy Recharge or ATK%

Goblet of EonothemHydro DMG Bonus

Circlet of LogosATK% or CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substats ・Energy Recharge
・CRIT DMG
・CRIT Rate
・ATK%

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Festering Desire ImageFestering Desire Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
・Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 16% and Elemental Skill CRIT Rate by 6%.
Iron Sting ImageIron Sting Bonus Stat: Elemental Mastery
・Dealing Elemental DMG increases all DMG by 6% for 6s. Max 2 stacks. Can occur once every 1s.

Burst Sub DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
Skyward Blade ImageSkyward Blade
Set Bonus
• Energy Recharge +20%.
• Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
Talent Priority
Guhua Sword: Raincutter
Initiate Rainbow Bladework and fight using an illusory sword rain, while creating the maximum number of Rain Swords.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonEnergy Recharge or ATK%

Goblet of EonothemHydro DMG Bonus

Circlet of LogosCRIT Rate/CRIT DMG/ATK%
Substats ・Energy Recharge
・ATK%
・CRIT Rate
・CRIT DMG

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Sacrificial Sword ImageSacrificial Sword Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
・After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.
Festering Desire ImageFestering Desire Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
・Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 16% and Elemental Skill CRIT Rate by 6%.

Best Artifacts and Weapons for Xingqiu

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 Noblesse Oblige • Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
• Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
Third Best Heart of Depth • Hydro DMG Bonus +15%
• After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.

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.

List of Artifacts and Set Bonuses

Best Weapons Ranked

Rating Weapon Stats (Lv.1)
Best Sacrificial Sword Image Sacrificial Sword Base Stats
Base Attack: 41
Bonus Effect: Energy Recharge 13.3%
Skill Effect
After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.
Second Best Skyward Blade Image Skyward Blade Base Stats
Base Attack: 46
Bonus Effect: Energy Recharge 12.0%
Skill Effect
CRIT Rate increased by 4%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using an Elemental Burst: Increases Movement SPD by 10%, increases ATK SPD by 10%, and increases the DMG of Normal and Charged Attack hits by 20% for 12s.
Third Best Festering Desire Image Festering Desire Base Stats
Base Attack: 42
Bonus Effect: Energy Recharge 10
Skill Effect
Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 16% and Elemental Skill CRIT Rate by 6%.

List of Swords

Recommended Party Members for Xingqiu

Best Characters and Strategies

Character Element Weapon
Genshin Impact - Chongyun ImageChongyun Frost Icon Claymore Icon
· Xingqiu can easily apply Hydro to enemies.
· Chongyun's Elemental Skill turns Melee Normal Attacks into Cryo DMG, so you can easily Freeze your opponents.
Genshin Impact - Klee ImageKlee Fire Icon Catalyst Icon
· Xingqiu can easily apply Hydro to enemies and Klee's Normal Attacks can easily trigger Vaporize.
· All Pyro DMG will get a massive boost from the Vaporize reaction.
Genshin Impact - Hu Tao ImageHu Tao Fire Icon Polearm Icon
· Xingqiu can easily apply Hydro to enemies.
· Hu Tao deals high DMG on her own, but will deal even higher DMG with the boost from the Vaporize reaction.
Genshin Impact - Diluc ImageDiluc Fire Icon Claymore Icon
· Xingqiu can easily apply Hydro to enemies.
· Diluc's Pyro Burst DMG will get a massive boost from the Vaporize reaction.

Xingqiu Ascension and Talent Materials

Xingqiu Ascension Materials

Lv.20→Lv.40
Lv.40→Lv.50
Lv.50→Lv.60
Lv.60→Lv.70
Lv.70→Lv.80
Lv.80→Lv.90

Xingqiu Talent Level-Up Materials

Daily Domain Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Boss Drops
Wed/Fri/Sun
Genshin Impact - Teachings of Gold Image Teachings of Gold
Hilichurls
Genshin Impact - Damaged Mask Image Damaged Mask
Lupus Boreas Challenge Reward
Genshin Impact - Tail of Boreas Image Tail of Boreas
Genshin Impact - Guide to Gold Image Guide to Gold Genshin Impact - Stained Mask Image Stained Mask
Genshin Impact - Philosophies of Gold Image Philosophies of Gold Genshin Impact - Ominous Mask Image Ominous Mask

Talent Materials per Level

Xingqiu Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Guhua Style

Talent Description
Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.
Charge Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.
Plunge Attack:
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 46.6%
2-Hit DMG 47.6%
3-Hit DMG 28.6%+28.6%
4-Hit DMG 56.0%
5-Hit DMG 35.9%+35.9%
Charged Attack DMG 46.3%+56.2%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost 20.0
Plunge DMG 63.9%
Low/High Plunge DMG 128%/160%

Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen

Talent Description
Xingqiu performs twin strikes with his swords, 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.
・Increases the character's resistance to interruption.
20% of Xingqiu's Hydro DMG Bonus will be converted to additional DMG Reduction for the Rain Sword.
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.
Flavor Text:
"Easier to slay a rain dragon than to sever the rain."

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Skill DMG 168% + 191%
Damage Reduction Ratio 20%
Duration 15s
CD 21s

Guhua Sword: Raincutter

Talent Description
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.
Flavor Text:
The "Way of the Rain Cutter" is one of the esoteric secret techniques of the Guhua Sect.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Sword Rain DMG 54.3%
Duration 15s
CD 20s
Energy Cost 80

Hydropathic

Talent Description
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

Talent Description
Xingqiu gains 20% Hydro DMG Bonus.

Flash of Genius (Xingqiu)

Talent Description
When Xingqiu crafts Character Talent Materials, he has a 25% chance to refund a portion of the crafting materials used.

Xingqiu Constellations

Xingqiu Image
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.
Decreases the Hydro RES of enemies hit by sword rain attacks by 15% for 4s.
Weaver of Verses Increases the Level of Guhua Sword: Raincutter by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Evilsoother 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.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Hence, Call Them My Own Verses Activating 2 of Guhua Sword: Raincutter's sword rain attacks greatly increases the DMG of the third. Xingqiu regenerates 3 Energy when sword rain attacks hit enemies.

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