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Genshin Impact - Xinyan Rating and Best Builds

Xinyan is a 4-Star Pyro Claymore character in Genshin Impact. Learn about Xinyan'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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Xinyan Rating and Info

Character Information

Xinyan
Xinyan Icon
Rating: B Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★
Element: Pyro ImagePyro

Weapon: Claymore ImageClaymore

EN Voice Actor: Laura Stahl
JP Voice Actor: Takahashi Chiaki

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Xinyan's Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Stat
Lvl 20 2,413 77 172 ATK 0%
Lvl 80 10,425 232 743 ATK 24%

Xinyan's Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths
• Can provide Shields and Physical DMG Boost.
• Elemental Skill and Burst deal a combination of Physical and Pyro DMG.
Weaknesses
• Split scales off of either DEF for shields or ATK for DMG.
• Must hit multiple enemies to maximize Pyro DMG on her Elemental Skill.

Best Builds for Xinyan

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Main, Sub, and Support Builds for Xinyan

Recommended Roles for Xinyan
Genshin - Main-DPS Main DPS

Physical DPS
Genshin - Sub-DPS Sub DPS

Burst Sub-DPS
Genshin - Support Support

Shield Support

Physical Main DPS

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

This Xinyan build finds use in both her Normal Attacks and her Elemental Burst to deal the most damage possible while being on the field.

Burst Sub-DPS

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

This Xinyan build focuses on dealing high Physical DMG through using her Elemental Burst. This build is very effective when you have her 2nd Constellation unlocked.

Shield Support

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Main Stats
Genshin - HourglassSands: DEF% or Energy Recharge
Genshin - GobletGoblet: DEF%
Genshin - CircletCirclet: DEF%
Substats DEF%, Energy Recharge

This Xinyan build utilizes her Elemental Skill to provide a strong shield and to trigger the Tenacity of the Millelith artifact set buffs. This is only effective when you manage to hit more than one enemy with her Elemental Skill.

Xinyan's Talent Priority

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

If she were to be a Main DPS, upgrade her Normal Attack talents for the most on-field DMG followed by her Elemental Burst.

For Sub-DPS, level up her Elemental Burst first to deal the most Physical DMG in a quickswap team.

And if she were to be a Support character, level up her Elemental Skill first to have increased Shield durability.

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Best Artifacts Ranked

Artifact Artifact Bonuses
1st Genshin - Emblem of Severed Fate Image Emblem 2-PC: Energy Recharge +20%.
4-PC: Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
2nd Genshin - Bloodstained Chivalry Image Bloodstained 2-PC: Physical DMG Bonus +25%.
Genshin - Pale Flame Image Pale Flame 2-PC: Physical DMG Bonus +15%.
3rd Genshin - Tenacity of the Millelith Image Tenacity 2-PC: HP +20%
4-PC: When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the ATK of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and their Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s. This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using this artifact set is not on the field.

Best 4-Star Artifact for Xinyan

Artifact Artifact Bonuses
Genshin - Martial Artist Image Martial Artist 2-PC: Increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 15%.
4-PC: After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 25% for 8s.

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Top 3 Xinyan Weapons

Weapon Weapon Information
1st Genshin Impact - Redhorn Stonethresher Image Redhorn Stonethresher Bonus Stat: CRIT DMG 19.2%
Skill Effect: DEF is increased by 28%. Normal and Charged Attack DMG is increased by 40% of DEF.
2nd Genshin Impact - Skyward Pride Image Skyward Pride Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge 8.0%
Skill Effect: Increases all DMG by 8%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal, or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80% of ATK as DMG to enemies along its path. Lasts for 20s or 8 vacuum blades.
3rd Genshin Impact - Sacrificial Greatsword Image Sacrificial Greatsword Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge 6.7%
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.

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Weapon Weapon Information
Genshin Impact - Whiteblind Image Whiteblind Bonus Stat: DEF 11.3%
Skill Effect: On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 6% for 6s. Max 4 stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.5s.

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Xinyan Best Team Comp

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Best Characters and Strategies

Character Element Weapon
Genshin Impact - Bennett ImageBennett
· Pyro Elemental Resonance Boosts ATK.
· Elemental Burst can further increase DPS.
Genshin Impact - Albedo ImageAlbedo
· Can easily apply shields via Crystalize reactins.
· Provides supplemental DMG within large AoE.
Genshin Impact - Diona ImageDiona
· Can easily apply Shields with Elemental Skill.
· Elemental Burst provides Heals.
Genshin Impact - Tartaglia ImageTartaglia
· Xinyan's shield can protect Tartaglia while in melee stance.
· Can Trigger Vaporize under Xinyan's shield.

Xinyan Best Constellations

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Constellation and Effects

Xinyan's Constellations
C1 Fatal Acceleration
Upon scoring a CRIT hit, increases ATK SPD of Xinyan's Normal and Charged Attacks by 12% for 5s.
This can only occur once every 5s.
C2 Impromptu Opening
Riff Revolution's Physical DMG has its Crit Rate increased by 100%, and will form a shield at Shield Level 3: Rave when cast.
C3 Double-Stop
Increases the Level of Sweeping Fervor by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Wildfire Rhythm
Sweeping Fervor's swing DMG decreases opponent's Physical RES by 15% for 12s.
C5 Screamin' for an Encore
Increases the Level of Riff Revolution by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Rockin' in a Flaming World
Decreases the Stamina Consumption of Xinyan's Charged Attacks by 30%.
Additionally, Xinyan's Charged Attacks gain an ATK Bonus equal to 50% of her DEF.

Best Constellations Rating and Explanation

Rating Constellation Effect / Merits
C2 ★★★ • Riff Revolution's Physical DMG has its CRIT Rate increased by 100%, and will form a shield at Shield Level 3: Rave when cast.
C4 ★★☆ • Sweeping Fervor's swing DMG decreases opponent's Physical RES by 15% for 12s

C2 Crits and Instantly Creates Shield

Having Xinyan's C2 makes her initial Burst cast to CRIT every time it's casted. If you want her to support the party, C2 also immediately creates her Level 3 shield. C4 also reduces Physical RES, which is great for herself and Physical team comps!

Xinyan Ascension and Talent Materials

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Xinyan 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

Xinyan Talent Level-Up Materials

Daily Domain Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Boss Drops
Wed/Sat/Sun
Genshin Impact - Teachings of Gold Image Teachings of Gold
Treasure Hoarders
Genshin Impact - Treasure Hoarder Insignia Image Treasure Hoarder Insignia
Childe Challenge Reward
Genshin Impact - Tusk of Monoceros Caeli Image Tusk of Monoceros Caeli
Genshin Impact - Guide to Gold Image Guide to Gold Genshin Impact - Silver Raven Insignia Image Silver Raven Insignia
Genshin Impact - Philosophies of Gold Image Philosophies of Gold Genshin Impact - Golden Raven Insignia Image Golden Raven Insignia

Talent Materials per Level

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Elemental Skill creates a Pyro Shield

Xinyan's Elemental Skill attacks nearby enemies with Pyro DMG, and forms a shield. The amount of DMG absorption that the shield can handle is based on her DEF stat, along with the number of enemies hit by the attack.

Hitting 3 enemies with the attack will conjure flames on her shield, dealing AoE Pyro DMG to nearby enemies for a certain period of time.

Explosive Elemental Burst

Xinyan's Elemental Burst is a brief Pyro damage over time blast, with an initial Physical DMG burst that launches enemies. This Pyro Blast will last for a brief amount of time, and is also great for taking down Cryo shields.

With C2, this initial Physical Damage will always crit and form the best shield level.

Passive Talent creates more DEF-boosting Food

Xinyan Cooking Bonus

Similar to Noelle, Xinyan's Passive Talent allows her to cook more DEF boosting food. this allows you to create more dishes while saving more ingredients in the process.

Xinyan Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Dance on Fire

Talent Description
Perform up to 4 consecutive strikes.
Charge Attack
Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous spinning attacks against all nearby enemies.
At the end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.
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 76.5%
2-Hit DMG 74%
3-Hit DMG 95.5%
4-Hit DMG 115.8%
Charged Attack Spinning DMG 62.5%
Charged Attack Final DMG 113%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost 40.0/s
Max Duration 5.0s
Plunge DMG 74.6%
Low/High Plunge DMG 149%/186%

Sweeping Ferver

Talent Description
Xinyan brandishes her instrument, dealing Pyro DMG on nearby enemies, forming a shield made out of her audience's passion. The shield's DMG Absorption scales based on Xinyan's DEF and on the number of enemies hit.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Swing DMG 170%
Shield Lvl 1 DMG Absorption 104.0% def + 501
Shield Lvl 2 DMG Absorption 122.4% def + 589
Shield Lvl 3 DMG Absorption 144.0% def + 693
DoT 33.6%
Shield Duration 12.0s
CD 18s

Riff Revolution

Talent Description
Strumming rapidly, Xinyan launches nearby enemies and deals Physical DMG, hyping up the crowd.
The sheer intensity of the atmosphere will cause explosions that deal Pyro DMG to nearby enemies.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Skill DMG 341%
Pyro DoT 40%
Duration 2.0s
CD 15.0s
Energy Cost 60

The Show Goes On, Even Without An Audience...

Talent Description
Decreases the number of enemies Sweeping Fervor must hit to trigger each level of shielding.
・Shield Level 2: Lead-In requirement reduced to 1 enemy hit.
・Shield Level 3: Rave requirement reduced to 2 enemies hit or more.

...Now That's Rock 'N' Roll!

Talent Description
Characters shielded by Sweeping Fervor deals 15% increased Physical DMG.

A Bad Recipe

Talent Description
When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on an DEF-boosting dish, Xinyan has a 12% chance to obtain double the product.

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Xinyan's In-Game Information

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Thoughts About Xinyan

Character In-Game Thoughts
Genshin Impact - Beidou ImageBeidou She's got a great personality, that one! The guys in the crew love that rock and roll of hers. Me? We have common ground, just... not when it comes to taste in music.
Genshin Impact - Chongyun ImageChongyun I avoid Xinyan's performances like the plague. That heated atmosphere... Even if you don't intend to get involved, it still... Let's just say that it gets me all hot and bothered.
Genshin Impact - Keqing ImageKeqing You know what, I think her music rocks. Too noisy by traditional standards, for sure, but I don't care. Good music is good music. And good music should reach the widest possible audience.
Genshin Impact - Qiqi ImageQiqi ...Who?
Genshin Impact - Xiangling ImageXiangling Xinyan always comes to the Wanmin Restaurant for a late-night snack! She gobbles up all the new dishes that the likes of Xingqiu and Chongyun don't go near... and nine out of ten times, she enjoys them too! She's great!
Genshin Impact - Xingqiu ImageXingqiu Where does Xinyan perform? Anywhere from Chihu Rock to Yujing Terrace — no spot is untouched by her disruptive presence... A quiet day when I can curl up with a good book is a rare treasure indeed.
Genshin Impact - Yun Jin ImageYun Jin The elders of the troupe are always harping on about rock 'n' roll being a bad influence. Needless to say, they never approve of me going to see Xinyan's shows. "It's for your own good," they say. Hmph, all it's really about is their inability to accept anything new. Whatever, those old fogies can't tell me what to do. I'm going to keep rocking out at Xinyan's gigs, every week, and that's that.

Xinyan's Thoughts About Others

Character In-Game Thoughts
Genshin Impact - Baizhu ImageBaizhu About Baizhu
Dr. Baizhu's prescriptions are the tops at preserving my voice. I did an impromptu performance for him as thanks, but... the snake he keeps around his neck fainted away. Haha, now it ducks up Dr. Baizhu's sleeve every time I'm around. I only discovered afterwards that snakes are very sensitive to vibrations.
Genshin Impact - Beidou ImageBeidou About Beidou
Her? She speaks her mind and has a big heart, and we get on great. The Crux's adventures are real epic. They've given me tons of inspiration in the past! I even wrote them a song. Nowadays, I just need to sing the first line, and most all sailors will join in. It's fast becoming a new sea shanty, it is.
Genshin Impact - Chongyun ImageChongyun About Chongyun
He's one interesting guy. He looks introverted enough, but there was this one time when he came to one of my performances. A friend brought him or something, and he had some words for me, but I couldn't hear 'em over the music. Before I knew it, he was right up there on the stage with me, singing and rockin' his heart out. Guess you really can't judge a book by its cover!
Genshin Impact - Hu Tao ImageHu Tao About Hu Tao
I've no clue what she's thinking going around looking all happy-clappy like that when she's the head of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. Always greets me cheerily too, saying "I like people who play with fire, they're good for business" or somethin' like that... She's a bit bizarre, I tell you.
Genshin Impact - Ningguang ImageNingguang About Ningguang
Y'know, the Millelith used to get in my way all the time. Can't set up a stage here, can't perform there. Real bother, it was... Ahem. But after I wrote to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, I heard that the Tianquan amended one of Liyue's... Uh, some rule or something. She designated some spots for performances to take place, so long as you apply. 'sigh' It's still a load of trouble if you ask me, but it's better than being harangued by those Millelith every time, so...
Genshin Impact - Xiangling ImageXiangling About Xiangling
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 - Yun Jin ImageYun Jin About Yun Jin
Tell you a secret ー but you gotta keep it that way, you hear? She’s fond of rock ‘n’ roll. Comes to watch me at least three times a week no matter how packed her schedule is. You’d think that the head of Heyu Tea House’s troupe would be into finer arts and all, eh? But I guess it gets suffocating after a while. Haha.
Genshin Impact - Zhongli ImageZhongli About Zhongli
There was this one fellow who invited me to perform at his place, back when there weren't many who would give my music the time of day. I was touched, let me tell you what. Like, hey, someone gets it! I agreed right away... But when I got there, I found out that he was the consultant at the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. What a weird guy. I mean, how was that appropriate?

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