Genshin Impact

Xianyun (Cloud Retainer) Rating and Best Builds

Genshin Impact - Xianyun Best Builds and Weapons

Xianyun is a 5-star Anemo Catalyst user in Genshin Impact 4.4, who is best built as a Plunging Attack support. See Cloud Retainer's builds, recommended weapons and artifacts, materials, and our rating of this character in this guide!

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Xianyun (Cloud Retainer) Rating and Info

Character Information

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Voice Actors EN Voice Actor: Stephanie Panisello
JP Voice Actor: Nakatomi Mana

Tier List Rankings

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Xianyun's Stats

Lvl. 20 Base Stats
Lvl. 90 Max Stats
Stat Base Value
Stat Max Value

Base Stat Calculations

Genshin - Albedo Thinking Emoji Stats indicated above are obtained from Xianyun's base values. These numbers also exclude the character's equipped weapon, artifacts, talents, or other passive effects that are not innate to the character.
Genshin - Faruzan Thinking Emoji All characters start with 5% CRIT Rate, 50% CRIT DMG, 100% Energy Recharge, 0 Elemental Mastery, 0% Healing Bonus, and 0% Elemental DMG bonus before any additional stats are applied. The table above includes such values.
Genshin - Xianyun Thinking Emoji The Level 20 stats indicated for this character are calculated before their first ascension.

Character Stat Rankings

Xianyun Strengths and Weaknesses

• Enables the Plunge Attack playstyle for any character. She also gives big damage buffs for such playstyles while also having access to Viridescent Venerer.
• Healing is for all characters in your party, which makes her a good pair with Furina.
• ATK scaling benefits everything in her kit, including her healing, buffs, and damage. This also allows her to focus on as much Energy Recharge as she can get so she can use her Burst off-cooldown.
• Gives CRIT Rate to all party members if enemies are hit by her Elemental Skill
• Great exploration ability to access high areas.
• High Elemental Burst cost, which requires her to have a lot of Energy Recharge.
• Her Elemental Skill can be interrupted by stray heavy attacks.

Xianyun (Cloud Retainer) Best Builds

Xianyun Support Builds

Plunging Attack Support

Best Weapon
Replacement Weapons
Best Artifacts
Artifact Main Stats
Genshin - HourglassSands: Energy Recharge or ATK%
Genshin - GobletGoblet: ATK%
Genshin - CircletCirclet: ATK% or Healing Bonus%
Artifact Sub Stats Energy Recharge, ATK%

As the scaling of her healing and plunging buffs are based on her total ATK, Xianyun's best build are weapons that have an abundance of such stat like Oathsworn Eye. Try to have as much ATK and Energy Recharge as possible to fund her Elemental Burst!

Your artifacts depend on whether or not your party can benefit from Viridescent Venerer's res shred. Use Song of Days Past if your main damage dealer is a non-reactive DPS like Xiao. Otherwise, use Viridescent Venerer if your DPS can react with Anemo's swirls like Gaming or Diluc.

Burst Healer Support

Best Weapon
Replacement Weapons
Best Artifacts
Artifact Main Stats
Genshin - HourglassSands: ATK% or Energy Recharge
Genshin - GobletGoblet: ATK%
Genshin - CircletCirclet: Healing Bonus%
Artifact Sub Stats Energy Recharge, ATK%

This full healer build is for players who don't necessarily have Plunging characters and just wishes to play her as a generalist healer support. Her build will be similar but her circlet should use Healing Bonus instead for more healing.

She can also use Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers for the ATK buffs for her Main DPS. Otherwise, use ATK or Energy Recharge weapons if you don't have enough artifacts that can satisfy her energy cost requirements.

Xianyun DPS Builds

Plunging Attack DPS

Best Weapon
Replacement Weapons
Best Artifacts
Genshin - Marechaussee Hunter Image Marechaussee Hunter x4 (w/ Furina)
Artifact Main Stats
Genshin - HourglassSands: ATK% or Energy Recharge
Genshin - GobletGoblet: Anemo DMG Bonus%
Genshin - CircletCirclet: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Artifact Sub Stats Energy Recharge, CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG, ATK%

For players who want to strengthen plunging and jump buffs for herself, this Xianyun Main DPS build focuses on her personal DPS with CRIT, especially with her C6. Desert Pavilion Chronicle would be her best-in-slot to buff her Plunging Attacks.

Xianyun's Talent Priority


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


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

We recommend leveling up Xianyun's Elemental Burst first, as that talent is where most of her team utility comes from. Afterwards, level up her Elemental Skill to increase her own personal damage.

For DPS builds, if you have C6, then her Elemental Skill is your utmost priority. Otherwise, you will have to level up every talents to further increase her own personal DPS.

Xianyun (Cloud Retainer) Best Weapons

Xianyun Weapon Rankings

Crane's Echoing Call is Xianyun's expected best weapon as per the usual pattern for most 5-star releases. Alternatively, you may also equip her with any weapons that give ATK like Skyward Atlas or Oathsworn Eye (which also gives Energy Recharge).

Xianyun Support Weapons

Weapon Weapon Information
1st Genshin Impact - Crane Crane's Echoing Call Base ATK: 741
Bonus Stat: ATK 16.5%
Skill Effect: After the equipping character hits an opponent with a Plunging Attack, all nearby party members' Plunging Attacks will deal 28% increased DMG for 20s. When nearby party members hit opponents with Plunging Attacks, they will restore 2.5 Energy to the equipping character. Energy can be restored this way every 0.7s, and can be triggered off-field.
2nd Genshin Impact - Skyward Atlas Image Skyward Atlas Base ATK: 674
Bonus Stat: ATK 33.1%
Skill Effect: Increases Elemental DMG Bonus by 12%. Normal attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favor of the clouds, which actively seeks out nearby enemies to attack for 15s. Dealing 160% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 30s.
3rd Genshin Impact - Oathsworn Eye Image Oathsworn Eye Base ATK: 565
Bonus Stat: ATK 27.6%
Skill Effect: Increases Energy Recharge by 24% for 10s after using an Elemental Skill.

Xianyun DPS Weapons

Weapon Weapon Information
1st Genshin Impact - Crane Crane's Echoing Call Base ATK: 741
Bonus Stat: ATK 16.5%
Skill Effect: After the equipping character hits an opponent with a Plunging Attack, all nearby party members' Plunging Attacks will deal 28% increased DMG for 20s. When nearby party members hit opponents with Plunging Attacks, they will restore 2.5 Energy to the equipping character. Energy can be restored this way every 0.7s, and can be triggered off-field.
2nd Genshin Impact - Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds Image Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds Base ATK: 608
Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate 33.1%
Skill Effect: Increases Movement SPD by 10%. When in battle, gain an 8% Elemental DMG Bonus every 4s. Max 4 stacks. Lasts until the character falls or leaves combat.
3rd Genshin Impact - The Widsith Image The Widsith Base ATK: 510
Bonus Stat: CRIT DMG 55.1%
Skill Effect: When a character takes the field, they will gain a random theme song for 10s. This can only occur once every 30s. Recitative: ATK is increased by 60%. Aria: Increases all Elemental DMG by 48%. Interlude: Elemental Mastery is increased by 240.

Best Free-to-Play Weapon for Xianyun

Weapon Weapon Information
Genshin Impact - Oathsworn Eye Image Oathsworn Eye Base ATK: 565
Bonus Stat: ATK 27.6%
Skill Effect: Increases Energy Recharge by 24% for 10s after using an Elemental Skill.
Genshin Impact - Flowing Purity Image Flowing Purity Base ATK: 565
Bonus Stat: ATK 27.6%
Skill Effect: When using an Elemental Skill, All Elemental DMG Bonus will be increased by 8% for 15s, and a Bond of Life worth 24% of Max HP will be granted. This effect can be triggered once every 10s. When the Bond of Life is cleared, every 1,000 HP cleared in the process will provide 2% All Elemental DMG Bonus. Max 12% All Elemental DMG can be gained this way, and lasts 15s.

All Recommended Weapons for Xianyun

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List of Claymore Weapons

Best Artifacts for Xianyun (Cloud Retainer)

Xianyun Artifact Rankings

Based on your main damage dealer's element and reaction playstyle, Song of Days Past or Viridescent Venerer are Xianyun's best artifacts to equip as a Plunging Support.

As mentioned earlier, if your Main DPS is any character who can react with swirl (Pyro, Cryo, Electro, Hydro users), equip Viridescent Venerer for the RES shred debuff. Otherwise, use Song of Days Past instead.

If you haven't farmed for Song of Days Past for Xiao-teams, Nobless Oblige is a good alternative generalist option.

Best Artifacts for Xianyun Support

Artifact Artifact Bonuses
1st Genshin - Viridescent Venerer Image Viridescent Venerer 2-PC: Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
4-PC: Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.
2nd Genshin - Song of Days Past Image Song of Days Past 2-PC: Healing Bonus +15%
4-PC: When the equipping character heals a party member, the Yearning effect will be created for 6s, which records the total amount of healing provided (including overflow healing). When the duration expires, the Yearning effect will be transformed into the Waves of Days Past effect: When your active party member hits an opponent with a Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Plunging Attack, Elemental Skill, or Elemental Burst, the DMG dealt will be increased by 8% of the total healing amount recorded by the Yearning effect. The Waves of Days Past effect is removed after it has taken effect 5 times or after 10s. A single instance of the Yearning effect can record up to 15,000 healing, and only a single instance can exist at once, but it can record the healing from multiple equipping characters. Equipping characters on standby can still trigger this effect.
3rd Genshin - Noblesse Oblige Image Noblesse Oblige 2-PC: Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
4-PC: Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

Best Artifacts for Xianyun DPS

Artifact Artifact Bonuses
1st Genshin - Desert Pavilion Chronicle Image Desert Pavilion Chronicle 2-PC: Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
4-PC: When Charged Attacks hit opponents, the equipping character's Normal Attack speed will increase by 10% while Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack DMG will increase by 40% for 15s
2nd Genshin - Marechaussee Hunter Image Marechaussee Hunter 2-PC: Normal and Charged Attack DMG +15%
4-PC: When current HP increases or decreases, CRIT Rate will be increased by 12% for 5s. Max 3 stacks.
3rd Genshin - Shimenawa Shimenawa's Reminiscence 2-PC: ATK +18%.
4-PC: When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal/Charge/Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50% for 10s. This effect will not trigger again during that duration.

Best 4-Star Artifact for Xianyun

Artifact Artifact Bonuses
Genshin - The Exile Image The Exile 2-PC: Energy Recharge +20%
4-PC: 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

Xianyun (Cloud Retainer) Best Team Comp

Xianyun Vaporize Teams

Sub-DPS Main DPS Support Support
Genshin - Xianyun Xianyun Genshin - Gaming Gaming Genshin - Bennett Bennett Genshin - Furina Furina
Genshin - Xianyun Xianyun Genshin - Diluc Diluc Genshin - Bennett Bennett Genshin - Furina Furina
Genshin - Xianyun Xianyun Genshin - Hu Tao Hu Tao Genshin - Yelan Yelan Genshin - Furina Furina

Teams with characters who can benefit from Xianyun's plunging utility and healing in tandem with Furina's buffs are her best teams for Viridescent Venerer teams.

Vaporize is one such team comp. We recommend having a Main DPS that have high plunging attack scalings like Diluc, who also benefits from reactions with Hydro, are good to slot-in.

Gaming, like Xiao, also plays around plunging attacks, and it is expected that they will pair well together. You may also play around Melt by having off-field applicators like Rosaria and Layla.

Xianyun - Xiao Premium Team

Support Main DPS Support Support/
Genshin - Xianyun Xianyun Genshin - Xiao Xiao Genshin - Faruzan Faruzan Genshin - Furina Furina

Xiao has been the only character (before Gaming's release in 4.4) whose kit is designed around using Plunging Attacks. With Xianyun, his damage gets a big boost thanks to her. This team uses Song of Days Past for Xianyun.

Xianyun and Xiao also synergize well with Furina, as the former can replenish the party's HP, and the latter can decrease his own by himself. Having Faruzan in this team, especially at C6, maximizes the damage you can possibly have for him!

Xianyun Other Plunge Teams

Support Main DPS Support/
Genshin - Xianyun Xianyun Genshin - Freminet Freminet Genshin - Fischl Fischl Genshin - Shenhe Shenhe
Genshin - Xianyun Xianyun Genshin - Dehya Dehya Genshin - Furina Furina Genshin Impact - C6 BennettBennett
Genshin - Xianyun Xianyun Genshin - Chongyun Chongyun Genshin - Xiangling Xiangling Genshin - Bennett Bennett
Genshin - Xianyun Xianyun Genshin - Kaveh Kaveh Genshin - Fischl Fischl Genshin - Nahida Nahida

All Claymore characters tend to have high Plunging Attack modifiers than most weapon types, so as long as they can infuse themselves with their own element, they are all viable as your Main DPS enabled by Xianyun.

Xianyun Main DPS Team

Main DPS Sub-DPS Support/
Genshin - Xianyun Xianyun Genshin - Furina Furina Genshin - Faruzan Faruzan Genshin - Bennett Bennett

Xianyun as a Main DPS will act as a Hypercarry Driver, so you will need one Anemo Support, and other buffers like Furina and Bennett. You can also mix in other Sub-DPS like Fischl or Xiangling if you want to play as a Swirl driver, although you will want Elemental Mastery.

Xianyun Free-to-Play Team

Support Main DPS Sub-DPS Support/
Genshin - Xianyun Xianyun Genshin - Gaming Gaming Genshin - Xingqiu Xingqiu Genshin - Bennett Bennett

Most of Xianyun's best team comps consist with Furina in mind. If you don't have her, you may use the usual characters who can apply elements or buff your party members like Xingqiu, Bennett, Sucrose, or Xiangling.

Gaming can be obtained for free in the 2024 Lantern Rite, so if you want to use him with Xianyun, using Vaporize is one of his best teams!

Xianyun (Cloud Retainer) Constellations

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Constellation and Effects

Xianyun's Constellations
Genshin - Xianyun C1 C1 Purifying Wind
White Clouds at Dawn gains 1 additional charge.
Genshin - Xianyun C2 C2 Aloof From the World
After using a Skyladder from White Clouds at Dawn, Xianyun's ATK will be increased by 20% for 15s. Additionally, the effects of the Passive Talent "Consider, the Adeptus in Her Realm" will be enhanced: When the Starwicker created by Stars Gather at Dusk has Adeptal Assistance stacks, nearby active characters' Plunging Attack shockwave DMG will be increased by 400% of Xianyun's ATK. The maximum DMG increase that can be achieved this way is 18,000. Each Plunging Attack shockwave DMG instance can only apply this increased DMG effect to a single opponent. Each character can trigger this effect once every 0.4s."
Genshin - Xianyun C3 C3 Creations of Star and Moon
Increases the Level of Stars Gather at Dusk by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Genshin - Xianyun C4 C4 Mystery Millet Gourmet
After using Skyladder 1/2/3 times during one White Clouds at Dawn Cloud Transmogrification state, when a Driftcloud Wave unleashed during that instance hits an opponent, it will heal all nearby party members for 50%/80%/150% of Xianyun's ATK. This effect can be triggered once every 5s.
Genshin - Xianyun C5 C5 Astride Rose-Colored Clouds
Increases the Level of White Clouds at Dawn by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15."
Genshin - Xianyun C6 C6 They Call Her Cloud Retainer
After Xianyun uses 1/2/3 Skyladders within one Cloud Transmogrification caused by White Clouds at Dawn, the CRIT DMG of a Driftcloud Wave created in this instance of Cloud Transmogrification will be increased by 15%/35%/70%. Within 16s after Xianyun has used Stars Gather at Dusk, White Clouds at Dawn will not enter CD. This effect will be canceled once she has used White Clouds at Dawn 8 times.

Best Constellation Rating and Explanation

Rating Constellation Effect / Merits
C2 ★★★ • Doubles the Plunging Attack DMG buffs she gives during her Elemental Burst.
C6 ★★☆ • Xianyun becomes a Main DPS character at C6, letting her use her Elemental Skill in succession for a total of 8 times.

Improve Plunging Buff at C2

If you wish to invest on Plunging Teams, Xianyun's C2 effectively doubles the damage buffs she gives for them. This is highly recommended to further increase her already great damage buffs.

Xianyun Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Word of Wind and Flower

Talent Description
Summon swirling winds to perform up to 4 attacks, dealing Anemo DMG.
Charge Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina and launches a Breeze Bolt in a straight line that deals Anemo DMG to opponents along its path.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 40.30%
2-Hit DMG 38.90%
3-Hit DMG 48.90%
4-Hit DMG 64.90%
Charged Attack DMG 123.10%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost 50
Plunge DMG 56.8%
Low/High Plunge DMG 114/142%

White Clouds at Dawn

Talent Description
Xianyun enters the Cloud Transmogrification state, in which she will not take Fall DMG, and uses Skyladder once.
In this state, her Plunging Atack will be converted into Driftcloud Wave instead, which deals AoE Anemo DMG and ends the Cloud Transmogrification state. This DMG is considered Plunging Attack DMG. Each use of Skyladder while in this state increases the DMG and AoE of the next Driftcloud Wave used.
Can be used while in mid-air. Xianyun leaps forward dealing Anemo DMG to targets along her path.
During each Cloud Transmogrification state Xianyun enters, Skyladder may be used up to 3 times and only 1 instance of Skyladder DMG can be dealt to any one opponent.
If Skyladder is not used again in a short period, the Cloud Transmogrification state will be canceled.
If Xianyun does not use Driftcloud Wave while in this state, the next CD of White Clouds at Dawn will be decreased by 3s.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Skill DMG 24.80%
Driftcloud Wave DMG 116%/148%/337.6%
CD 12s

Stars Gather at Dusk

Talent Description
Brings forth a scared breeze that deals AoE Anemo DMG and heals all nearby characters based on Xinayun's ATK. It will summon the “Starwicker” mechanism.
• Continuously follows the active character and periodically heals all nearby party members based on Xianyun's ATK.
• Starts with 8 stacks of Adeptal Assistance. While Adeptal Assistance is active, nearby active characters in the party will have their jump height increased.
• When the active character completes a Plunging Attack, Starwicjer will consume 1 stack of Adeptal Assistance and deal AoE Anemo DMG.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Skill DMG 108.00%
Starwicker DMG 39.20%
Healing 92.2% ATK+577
Continuous Healing 43% ATK+269
Duration 16s
CD 18s
Energy Cost 70

Galefeather Pursuit

Talent Description
Each opponent hit by Driftcloud Waves from White Clouds at Dawn will grant all nearby party members 1 stack of Storm Pinion for 20s. Max 4 stacks. These will cause the characters' Plunging Attack CRIT Rate to increase by 4%/6%/8%/10% respectively. Each Storm Pinion created by hitting an opponent has an independent duration.

Consider, the Adeptus in Her Realm

Talent Description
When the Starwicker created by Stars Gather at Dusk has Adeptal Assistance stacks, nearby active characters' Plunging Attack shockwave DMG will be increased by 180% of Xianyun's ATK. The maximum DMG increase that can be achieved this way is 9,000. Each Plunging Attack shockwave DMG instance can only apply this increased DMG effect to a single opponent. Each character can trigger this effect once every 0.4s.

Crane Form

Talent Description
Increases gliding SPD for your own party members by 15%.

How to Use Xianyun (Cloud Retainer)

Elemental Burst

Xianyun's core kit for support is her Elemental Burst, where she unleashes her greatest invention to date: the Skywicker.

During Skywicker's duration on the field, it will follow and heal your active character, and enable active characters to increase their jump height, allowing them to make use of their Plunging Attacks!

After each Plunging Attack hits, Skywicker will also deal AoE Anemo DMG.

Jumping Buff caps at 8 Plunges

The jumping buff start with 8 stacks. Meaning, your active character can only normally do 8 plunges at max while the buff is active. Consuming all stacks will disable this effect.

Talent Increases Plunging Attack Damage

Her passive talent allows her to increase your party member's Plunging Attack damage based on her ATK when her burst stacks are active.

This means that Xianyun's healing and buffing scales with ATK, so you should equip Xianyun with artifacts and weapons that has a high number of ATK.

Elemental Skill

Casting Xianyun's Elemental Skill will enable her to perform 3 Skyladder leaps at maximum, which can all be performed either on the ground or in mid-air. This Talent is ideal for when you need to reach further heights in the overworld!

During each Skyladder leap, Xianyun can transform into her crane form and perform a Plunging Attack, dealing AoE Anemo DMG to opponents.

Xianyun (Cloud Retainer) Ascension and Talent Materials

Xianyun 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

Xianyun Talent Level-Up Materials

Daily Domain Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Boss Drops
Genshin Impact - Teachings of Gold Image Teachings of Gold
Genshin Impact - Divining Scroll Image Divining Scroll
All-Devouring Narwhal Challenge Reward
Genshin Impact - Lightless Eye of the Maelstrom Image Lightless Eye of the Maelstrom
Genshin Impact - Guide to Gold Image Guide to Gold Genshin Impact - Sealed Scroll Image Sealed Scroll
Genshin Impact - Philosophies of Gold Image Philosophies of Gold Genshin Impact - Forbidden Curse Scroll Image Forbidden Curse Scroll

Talent Materials per Level

Local Specialty and Boss Material

Uses Clearwater Jade and Solitary Suanni Ascension

Solitary Suanni Clearwater Jade on Jadestone Turtle

Her boss material and Local Specialty ascension material are from the Solitary Suanni boss and Clearwater Jade item, which is farmable in the new Chenyu Vale region in Version 4.4.

Chenyu Vale Map Guide

Jadestone Turtle Gives Her Ascension Material

Genshin - Jadestone Turtle - Jade drops
In particular, some Jadestone Turtle possess these Jades that give her ascension material shown in the infographic above, which can be removed by breaking it with heavy attacks like Claymores. This creature is found in Chenyu Vale as well!

Jadestone Turtle Locations

How to Get Xianyun

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Xianyun was available during Phase 1 of Version 4.4 from January 31, 2024 to February 20, 2024. Her banner ran alongside Nahida's banner rerun!

The 4-Stars featured on both banners are Gaming, Noelle, and Faruzan. Xianyun is not available outside her featured banner.

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Xianyun (Cloud Retainer) In-Game Information

Xianyun Voicelines

Thoughts About Xianyun

Character In-Game Thoughts
Genshin Impact - Gaming ImageGaming Aunty Xianyun always has my back. Once, she saw that my Wushou head was looking a little worse for wear, and instantly said she could make, like, ten more for me, all twice my size. She was pretty insistent - it took me forever to talk her down to just remodeling the one I already had... And boy, is this an improvement! It looks way more impressive, it's much lighter, and the lion blanket constantly rustles in the air like there's an adeptal wind making it dance. I couldn't be happier with it!
Genshin Impact - Ganyu ImageGanyu Cloud Retainer... Oh, I mean, Ms. Xianyun—we went shopping together a while back, but we ended up stopping at every single stall, and she wanted to inspect every item they sold before we could leave. When we finally remembered to get something to eat, it was already dark out. It really reminded me of the time I used to spend training in the mountains with her... Back then, time also seemed to pass in the blink of an eye...
Genshin Impact - Ningguang ImageNingguang I plan to have Lady Xianyun over for a casual conversation over tea in a few days. I happen to have in my possession a number of mechanical devices, and I would be most interested to hear her insights on their design and use. It would also be a fine opportunity to hear about her experiences as an Adeptus adapting a new life in Liyue Harbor. All I require now is a suitable candidate to deliver the invitation to her on my behalf... Would you be interested, Traveler?
Genshin Impact - Shenhe ImageShenhe The last time Master and Shuyu came to dine at Wanmin Restaurant, I noticed that Shuyu seemed to have adopted a number of Master's mannerisms. It gave me pause for thought... I grew up under Master's care, too. Is it possible that I have subconsciously picked up a thing or two from her as well...?
Genshin Impact - Yaoyao ImageYaoyao When I went to look for Master the other day, I found her chatting with a very elegant-looking lady. She said her name was "Xianyun," but her hijinks didn't fool me! I could tell it was Aunty Cloud Retainer right away! I mean, Master looked like she was really happy to see her, so how could it be a stranger? Evidently, she was an old friend!
Genshin Impact - Zhongli ImageZhongli I hear many merchants of Liyue tell tales of a Ms. Xianyun. By most accounts, she appears proud and taciturn upon first glance, yet in conversation, people find her to be forthright and fair-minded, and they are pleased to make acquaintance. I am glad to hear this. But... I have also heard a great many accounts lauding her readiness to part with large sums of Mora...

Xianyun's Thoughts About Others

Character In-Game Thoughts
Genshin Impact - Gaming ImageGaming About Gaming
One is very fond of Gaming. He is good-hearted and entertaining in conversation, but never grandiloquent. We first met when one was resting by a lake, and he very kindly shared some of his provisions with me. Later, he commented that one seemed to be a wise elder, worthier of respect than even the adepti themselves... Hehe, this wise elder will be sure to look out for him after that.
Genshin Impact - Ganyu ImageGanyu About Ganyu
One once asked Ganyu what she typically works on during her overtime hours. Her response was filled with hideous-sounding words, such as "meeting minutes," "summaries," "annual reports," "financial projections"... Hmph, were she not of qilin blood, and had one not taught to her the secrets of cultivating health, this avalanche of bureaucratic writ would have surely overwhelmed her... When you see her next, would you check that she's been drinking her Qingxin Infusion of Clear Sight on a daily basis?
Genshin Impact - Hu Tao ImageHu Tao About Hu Tao
That young lady says the most bizarre-sounding things, yet she appears to be rather highly regarded by the staff of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor, even Rex Lapis himself saw fit to serve under her in some sort of "consultancy" capacity... Allegedly, she is similarly peculiar when it comes to her taste in food. One must admit, one finds eccentrics like her rather intriguing.
Genshin Impact - Keqing ImageKeqing About Keqing
Keqing is a thoughtful child. She visits me on behalf of the Qixing every festival without fail, and always brings a gift. With such a capable and considerate colleague by her side, perhaps one needn't worry too much about Ganyu...
Genshin Impact - Ningguang ImageNingguang About Ningguang
The Tianquan conducts her business with great adroitness, and is meticulous in her speech. Hmph, one must admit that Liyue is thriving under the governance of the Qixing. One has been observing her closely in the hope of discovering her secret... Ahem, that was for your ears only — please do not relay it to her.
Genshin Impact - Shenhe ImageShenhe About Shenhe
Shenhe told me that once, when she was delivering an order for Wanmin Restaurant, she ran across the rooftops to save time. Her customer was terrified when she jumped down onto their doorstep, and was about to call for the Millelith... Fortunately, Shenhe disappeared as quickly as she arrived, leaving the food delivery behind and making haste before the customer had time to react. It seems she is growing more proficient at handling crises all the time — one could not be more pleased.
Genshin Impact - Xiangling ImageXiangling About Xiangling
One happened to mention the Supreme Cuisine Machine in conversation with Xiangling once, but one was rather taken aback when she responded by saying that a dish is inauthentic unless it is prepared by hand... Hmph, are one's devices not also the work of one's hands? Inauthentic indeed... A contest is in order! ...Although, her mastery of Liyue cuisine is indeed impressive... Yes — the contest shall have to wait until one has made a few improvements to the device...
Genshin Impact - Xiao ImageXiao About Xiao
The Conqueror of Demons is even more withdrawn than oneself, he has been sighted a mere handful of times at social gatherings over the centuries... One was interested to learn that you are on rather good terms with him, what sort of conversations do the two of you tend to have? Oh, and do let me know when you next plan to see him. Perhaps one could make some tofu pudding for you to pass on to him.
Genshin Impact - Yaoyao ImageYaoyao About Yaoyao
Yaoyao once pinched my glasses from my face and tried them on for herself, she found it terribly entertaining, and couldn't stop giggling... Ah, children are able to find all sorts of ways to amuse themselves.
Genshin Impact - Yun Jin ImageYun Jin About Yun Jin
There are many Liyue operas adapted from stories about the adepti, including some based on one's own life and exploits... One has never watched those, of course, what could be more embarrassing than watching someone else play oneself on the stage? One would, however, be interested to evaluate how well Yun Jin did in her adaptation of Shenhe's story, when one has time to go and see it.
Genshin Impact - Zhongli ImageZhongli About Zhongli
When Rex Lapis first heard of one's plan to take up residence in Liyue Harbor, he recited a long and detailed list of considerations for the furnishing and adornment of a home. Natural lighting, ventilation, bespoke woodwork, procuring porcelain, placement of plants and flowers... One's mind felt ready to explode from the deluge of information. Do all facets of life in the human world take so much effort?

Xianyun Release Date

Genshin Impact Version 4.4
Genshin Impact - Version 4.4
Release Date January 31, 2024

Xianyun makes her official debut as a playable character on January 31, 2024, as part of the first phase of Version 4.4 with Gaming.

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Xianyun is Cloud Retainer's human form, whom players met first during the events of the Archon Quest in Liyue.

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248 Anonymousabout 2 months

It would be fairly good, with C2 Furina, C6 Faruzan and C6 Benette my Xiayun was hitting 183k crits whilst on a support focused artifact set, if you build here with Marechaussee, even with lower constellations you are going to find that the buffs from Faruzan, Furina and Benette let her hit hard, and her heals means you can be almost constantly building fanfare

247 Anonymousabout 2 months

Basically a meme team, but still OK. Maybe, A-S tier team

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