Xiao Genshin Impact Build Guide


A yaksha adeptus that defends Liyue. Also heralded as the “Conqueror of Demons” or “Vigilant Yaksha.”

Xiao Combat talent

Whirlwind Thrust

Performs up to 6 consecutive spear strikes.
Charged Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to perform an upward thrust.
Plunging Attack
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground from below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact. Xiao does not take DMG from performing Plunging Attacks.

1-Hit DMG 27.5% + 27.5%

2-Hit DMG 56.9%

3-Hit DMG 68.6%

4-Hit DMG 37.7% + 37.7%

5-Hit DMG 71.5%

6-Hit DMG 95.8%

Aimed Shot 43.9%

Fully-Charged Aimed Shot 124%

Plunge DMG 56.8%

Low / High Plunge DMG 114% / 142%

Lemniscatic Wind Cycling

Type: Elemental Skill

Xiao lunges forward, dealing Anemo DMG to opponents in his path.

Can be used in mid-air.
Starts with 2 charges.
Generates 3 elemental particles when hits at least 1 target.

Skill DMG 253%

Tapping CD 10s

Bane of All Evil

Type: Elemental Burst
Xiao dons the Yaksha Mask that set gods and demons trembling millennia ago.
Yaksha's Mask:
  • Greatly increases Xiao’s jumping ability.
  • Increases his attack AoE and attack DMG.
  • Converts attack DMG into Anemo DMG, which cannot be overriden by any other elemental infusion.

In this state, Xiao will continuously lose HP.
The effects of this skill end when Xiao leaves the field.

Attack DMG Bonus for Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Plunging Attack 58.5%

Life Drain 3.0 Current HP Per Seconds

Duration 15s

CD 18s

Energy Cost 70

Xiao Passive Talents

Evil Conqueror - Tamer of Demons

Ascension 1

While under the effects of Bane of All Evil, all DMG dealt by Xiao increases by 5%. DMG increases by a further 5% for every 3s the ability persists. The maximum DMG Bonus is 25%.

Dissolution Eon - Heaven Fall

Ascension 4

Using Lemniscatic Wind Cycling increases the DMG of subsequent uses of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling by 15%. This effect lasts for 7s, and has a maximum of 3 stacks. Gaining a new stack refreshes the effect’s duration.

Transcension - Gravity Defier

Unlocked Automatically

Decreases climbing Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%.
Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.

Xiao Constellation

Xiao Builds

anemo Damage build

Skill Star

Primordial Jade Winged-Spear
Crit Rate
On hit, increases ATK by 3.2/3.9/4.6/5.3/6% for 6s. Max 7 stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.3s. While in possession of the maximum possible stacks, DMG dealt is increased by 12/16/20/24/28%.
Skill Star

Skyward Spine
Energy Recharge

Increases CRIT Rate by 8/10/12/14/16% and increases Normal ATK SPD by 12%. Additionally, Normal and Charged Attacks hits on enemies have a 50% chance to trigger a vacuum blade that deals 40/55/70/85/100% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.

Skill Star

Blackcliff Pole
Crit DMG

After defeating an enemy, ATK is increased by 12/15/18/21/24% for 30s. This effect has a maximum of 3 stacks, and the duration of each stack is independent of the others.

Skill Star

Crit Rate

If there are at least 2 opponents nearby, ATK is increased by 16/20/24/28/32% and DEF is increased by 16/20/24/28/32%. If there are less than 2 enemies nearby, ATK is increased by 24/30/36/42/48%.

2 Pieces of Viridescent Venerer

Viridescent Venerer
ATK% / Anemo DMG% / Crit Rate or Crit DMG

(2) Gain a 15% Anemo DMG Bonus.


Gladiator's Finale
ATK% / Anemo DMG / Crit Rate or Crit DMG

(2) Attack DMG +20%

Xiao Ascension Costs

Xiao gets a boost to Crit Rate as they ascend.

StufeLvlKostenMat #1Mat #2Mat #3Mat #4
120200001x Vayuda Turquoise Sliver3x Qingxin3x Slime Condensate
240400003x Vayuda Turquoise Fragment2x Juvenile Jade10x Qingxin15x Slime Condensate
350600006x Vayuda Turquoise Fragment4x Juvenile Jade20x Qingxin12x Slime Secretions
460800003x Vayuda Turquoise Chunk8x Juvenile Jade30x Qingxin18x Slime Secretions
570100000 6x Vayuda Turquoise Chunk12x Juvenile Jade45x Qingxin12x Slime Concentrate
6801200006x Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone20x Juvenile Jade60x Qingxin24x Slime Concentrate

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