With such a huge cast of characters present in Genshin Impact, there’s a lot to learn if you want to get the most out of all your team members. The potential character count can also cause the player to ignore some of the characters that are actually some of the best. Xingqiu may not be a particularly strong member when you first encounter him, but his fighting skills are just as sharp as his passion for knowledge and justice. Here are all the ingredients you need to create the best Genshin Impact Xingqiu.
Best Genshin Impact Xingqiu Build
Xingqiu is a four-star character focused on the element hydrogen, also known as water. He usually wields a long sword and his best use would be in a support role. You can use his Hydro ability to activate some good elemental combos, but for the most part, he will focus on reducing the amount of damage your party gets.
Best Genshin Impact Xingqiu Weapons
Skyward Blade – This five-star sword is Xingqiu’s best choice for his abilities to shine. It increases his healing by 20%, increases his crit rate by 4%, and gives him an 80% chance to create Glass Beads. The latter can only happen once every 9 seconds.
Fillet Blade – If you don’t have access to the Skyward Blade, this three-star sword still works fine. Each attack has a 50% chance to deal 240% to 400% damage to a target once every 11 to 15 seconds depending on the amount of damage dealt.
Best Genshin Impact Xingqiu Artifacts
Xingqiu should be equipped with the full Noblesse Oblidge Artifact. With two pieces fitted, he gets + 20% Elemental Burst damage, but what you really want is a full set of four. That will activate his Elemental Burst to increase the party’s attack by 20% for the next 12 seconds. Naturally, you can’t suppress that effect, but it’s powerful enough as of now.
Xingqiu Abilities And Skills
Genshin Impact Xingqiu is a sword user and plays quite as you might expect. His normal attack is a traditional five-hit combo, his active attack deals two consecutive hits, and his downward strike is a small AOE.
Xingqiu’s Elemental Skills are where his build style gets interesting. Fatal Rainscreen is a dual attack that deals Hydro damage, but also summons the maximum amount of Sword Rain around him. Rain Swords will break one by one once he is hit, but simultaneous damage reduction, with up to 24% reduced damage. They last for 15 seconds and their cooldown is 21 seconds.
For an Elemental Burst, Genshin Impact Xingqiu has Raincutter. This skill also creates as many Rain Swords as possible, but can also launch Rainbow Bladework. When active, Rainbow Bladework will cause Xingqiu’s attack to trigger additional rain-sword attacks that deal additional Hydro damage. This ability also lasts 15 seconds and has a cooldown of 20 seconds.
Xingqiu’s Passive Talents
Hydropathic further improves Xingqiu’s Rain Swords by healing the current character with 6% of Xingqiu’s maximum HP whenever one of the swords is broken.
Blades Amidst Raindrops by comparison is a bit boring, but still very useful. This gives Xingqiu a 20% increase in his Hydro damage.
Finally, out of combat, Flash of Genius gives Genshin Impact Xingqiu a 25% chance to get back some of the materials used in crafting.