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Xingqiu is a character in Genshin Impact. Learn about Xingqiu's stats, strengths and weaknesses, best Artifacts build, and our rating of the character in this complete profile!

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Xingqiu Rating and Basic Info

Xingqiu
Xingqiu Icon
Rating: S Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★
Element: Water ImageHydro (Water)

Weapon: Sword ImageSword

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

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S Icon B Icon SS Icon C Icon

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, supplememental Hydro DMG and heals.
• High attack speed.
Weaknesses
• Low base damage.
• Long Cooldowns.
• Requires Constellations for consistent utility.

How to Use Xingqiu

Easy-to-use close range attacks are great for beginners

Xingqiu Normal Attack

Xingqiu uses a Sword, the most basic of the five Weapon types, to execute quick and easy melee attacks. Compared to characters with claymores, Xingqiu loses the advantage of the spinning held attack, but his attacks are easy to land hits with, making him great to start out with while getting the ropes of the gameplay.

That said, his attack range is rather small, so you'll need to play evasively and use the Dash frequently to avoid being surrounded by foes.

Avoid enemies' Electro attacks

Xingqiu Elemental Skill

Xingqiu must watch out for Electro attacks when fighting. His Elemental Skill “Fatal Rainscreen”, equips him with the Hydro Element, making him vulnerable to the Electro-Charged Reaction and dealing more damage than one would expect.

After initiating his Elemental Skill, take care to Dash frequently and avoid enemy attacks to avoid taking damage as much as possible.

Use when crafting Character Talent Materials

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, so it's worth taking the effort to select Xingqiu whenever you craft these items.

Story Quest - Xingqiu

Fabulae Textile Chapter Bookworm Swordsman Act 2 Act 3

Best Build For Xingqiu

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Xingqiu Sub DPS Builds

Hydro Burst DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
Skyward Blade ImageSkyward Blade
Set Bonus
• Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
• Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
Talent Priority
Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen
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.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priory
Sands of EonEnergy Recharge

Goblet of EonothemHydro DMG Bonus

Circlet of LogosCRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substats ・Energy Recharge
・CRIT DMG
・CRIT Rate.
・Elemental Mastery

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.
Favonius Sword ImageFavonius Sword Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
・CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.

Energy Recharge Build

Weapon Artifact Set
Skyward Blade ImageSkyward Blade
Set Bonus
• 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.
Talent Priority
Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen
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.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priory
Sands of EonEnergy Recharge/ E.Mastery/HP

Goblet of EonothemATK% or Elemental Mastery or HPor Hydro DMG Bonus

Circlet of LogosATK% or HP
Substats ・Energy Recharge
・ATK%
・HP
・Elemental Mastery

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.
Favonius Sword ImageFavonius Sword Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
・CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.

Best Artifacts and Weapons for Xingqiu

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Set Bonuses
Best • Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
• Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
Second Best • 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.
Third Best • Energy Recharge +20%
• Gaining Energy gives 3 Energy to all party members who have a bow or a catalyst equipped. Can only occur once every 3s.

List of Artifacts and Set Bonuses

Best Weapons Ranked

Rating Weapon Stats (Lv.1)
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.
Second 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.
Third Best Favonius Sword Image Favonius Sword Base Stats
Base Attack: 41
Bonus Effect: Energy Recharge 13.3%
Skill Effect
CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.

List of Swords

Recommended Party Members for Xingqiu

Character Element Weapon
Genshin Impact - Chongyun ImageChongyun Frost Icon Claymore Icon
· Can easily trigger Frozen reactions.
· Elemental Skill turns Melee Normal Attacks into Cryo DMG.
Genshin Impact - Razor ImageRazor Lightning Icon Claymore Icon
· Razor can easily trigger Elecro-Charged for additional Physical DMG.
Genshin Impact - Barbara ImageBarbara Water Icon Catalyst Icon
· High healing ability.
· Can easily apply Electro-charged.
Genshin Impact - Diluc ImageDiluc Fire Icon Claymore Icon
· High Burst DMG.
· High DMG via Vaporize triggers.

Ascension and Talent Materials

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

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

Talent Description
When Albedo crafts Weapon Ascension Materials, he has a 10% chance to receive double the product.

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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6 Anonymous6 days

His skill dmg is very high, the swords grant dmg reduction and healing, and his burst does great damage, combos amazingly and lasts a long time, all while also providing dmg reduction and healing. He deserves his S rating.

5 Anonymous14 days

>>4 this one is outdated and poorly rated thats why

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