Xiao Guide: Skills, Weapon, Best Artifacts, Team Build 2022 - Genshin Impact

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Xiao Guide: Skills, Weapon, Best Artifacts, Team Build 2022

 Genshin Impact Guide: Xiao

(Xiao/魈 Xiāo/"Demon"/魈ショウ/소)

  •  Xiao [Overview]

  • Xiao [Biography]

  • Xiao [Skills]

  • Xiao [Weapon Choice]

  • Xiao [Artifacts Sets]

  • Xiao [Team Build]

  • Xiao [Ascensions]

  • Xiao [Talent Ascension Materials]

  • Xiao [Background]

  • Xiao [Game History]

 Xiao

 Xiao [Overview]

 Xiao, the bane of all evil, a Vigilant Yaksha, is an Adeptus and the only remaining member of the Five Yakshas in Liyue. As an Anemo 5 stars’ character, he uses the weapon, polearm.

 

With a unique combat skill, captivating story background, and simple element reaction mechanism, Xiao can be one of the best popular characters in Genshin Impact.

 Xiao 2

 Xiao [Biography]

Title: Vigilant Yaksha

Allegiance: Liyue Adeptus

Rarity: 5 stars

Birthday: 17th, April

Nation: Liyue

Constellation: Alatus Nemeseos

Weapon: Polearm

Favorite food: Almond Tofu

Special Dish: “Sweet Dream”

English VA: Laila Berzins

Chinese VA: Jinchuan (金船)

Japanese VA: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (松岡 禎丞)

Korean VA: Sim Kyuhyuk (심규혁)

 

 

 Xiao [Skills]

If your materials are not enough to level up all the talents skills. I suggest leveling up the Normal Attack and Bane of All Evil - Elemental Burst at first. Then your damage will be increased once you after using the elemental skills. What’s more, if you use the elemental recharging weapons and artifacts on your other characters in the, you can enhance the elemental skills of Xiao later.

This is only for the situation that you don’t have enough materials or mora to enhance Xiao.

However, you will gather all the items at the end to enhance all the skills to the cap. Good luck!

Xiao

Skill Talent

Details

 

Normal Attack

 

Normal Attack
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.

Lemniscatic Wind Cycling - 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.

Bane of All Evil - Elemental Burst

 

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 overridden by any other elemental infusion.
In this state, Xiao will continuously lose HP.
The effects of this skill end when Xiao leaves the field.

Xiao

Passive Talent

Details

 

Evil Conqueror - Tamer of Demons
Unlocked at 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
Unlocked at 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

Constellations

Details

 

Dissolution Eon - Destroyer of Worlds
Constellation Lv. 1

Increases Lemniscatic Wind Cycling's charges by 1

Annihilation Eon - Blossom of Kaleidos
Constellation Lv. 2

When in the party but not on the field, Xiao's Energy Recharge is increased by 25%.

Evil Conqueror - Wrath Deity
Constellation Lv. 3

Increases the Level of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling by 3.
The maximum upgrade level is 15.

Transcension - Extinction of Suffering
Constellation Lv. 4

When Xiao's HP falls below 50%, he gains a 100% DEF Bonus.

Evolution Eon - Origin of Ignorance
Constellation Lv. 5

Increase the Level of Bane of All Evil by 3.
The maximum upgrade level is 15.

Evil Conqueror - Vigilant Yaksha
Constellation Lv. 6

While under the effects of Bane of All Evil, hitting at least 2 opponents with Xiao's Plunging Attack will immediately grant him 1 charge of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling and for the next 1s, he may use Lemniscatic Wind Cycling while ignoring its CD.

 Xiao [Weapon Choice]

If you are the lucky one, who gets the 5 stars’ weapon from the Wish. I think it is better to use Primordial Jade Winged Spear for Xiao. It has a higher ATK and DMG than the others.

However, for the normal players and f2p players, you can also get the other polearms from the events, crafting, or the banners in Wish for Xiao. This table will list the possible weapons that can be used for Xiao when you want to use Xiao as the main damage dealer.

Weapon

Details

 

 

Primordial Jade Winged-Spear

One hit, increases ATK by 3.2% 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%.

 

 

Deathmatch

If are there at least 2 enemies nearby, ATK increased by 16% and DEF increased by 16%. If there are fewer than 2 enemies nearby, ATK is increased by 24%.

 

 

Blackcliff Pole

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

 

 

Prototype Starglitter

After using an Elemental Skill, increases Normal and Charged Attack DMG by 8% for 12s. Max 2 stacks.

 

 

White Tassel

Increases Normal Attack DMG by 24%

 

 

Halberd

Normal Attacks deal an additional 160% DMG. Can only occur once every 10s.

 Xiao [Artifacts Sets]

As a main DPS in the team. The best artifacts set is: 4 Vermillion Hereafter Sets +1 free.

Of course, you can also choose 4 Viridescent Sets +1 free, or 2 sets + 2 sets + 1 free, if you don’t have enough good artifacts at the moment.

Artifact

Details

Viridescent Venerer

Anemo DMG +15%

2-Piece Set

 

 

Vermillion Hereafter

  • 2-Piece: ATK + 18%
  • 4-Piece: After using an Elemental Burst, the character will gain a stack called the Nascent Light effect which will increase their ATK by 8% for 16 seconds. When the character loses health, their attack will further increase by 10%. This effect can be triggered once every 0.8 seconds and a total of ATK+66% can be obtained. The Nascent Light stack will be dispelled when the character leaves the field. If an Elemental Burst is used again during the duration of Nascent Light, the original Nascent Light will be dispelled.

The Best Aritfacts for Xiao

 Farm Location:

Viridescent Artifacts farm location: Valley of Remembrance, Mondstadt.

* Domain unlock Level: 25

* Domain discover Reward: 5 Primogems, 50 Adventure EXP.

Farm location Valley fo RemembranceGladiator Artifacts farm location: Drop randomly by all bosses and dungeons/domains, in both Mondstadt and Liyue.

Vermillion Hereafter Farm Location: The Fulao Vae Domain, Chasm, Liyue

 Xiao [Team Build]

Xiao can use his Elemental Burst skill and jump above the enemies and do the damage. At the same time, his HP will be reduced while using his skills. There are two plans (Plan A and Plan B) I recommend only from my game experiences. Maybe you have more plans for it. Just leave the comments below, I am glad to share the building with you.

When using Xiao as Main DPS in a team, the other teammates could:

- provide heals for moving party members.

- gather enemies, provide energy while providing Elemental Resonance.

- provide shield while spreading status.

Mostly, we can use 2 Anemo characters+ 1 healer + 1 Support. But there are also some other choices you can use behind.

Basic: *(If you are totally f2p, and no extra good characters for Xiao at the moment)

①Xiao+Barbara+Xiangling+Noelle

②Xiao+Barbara+Xiangling+Fischl

Barbara can heal, Noelle will provide the shield, and Xiangling’s Fire Aoe can be spread in Xiao’s damage.

Advanced: *(More choices in the list below)

①Xiao+Xingqiu+Fischl+Diona

②Xiao+Xingqiu+Sucrose+Xinyan

③Xiao+Sucrose+Bennett+Fischl

④Xiao+Sucrose+Xinyan+Barbara

⑤Xiao+Barbara+Fischl+Xiangling

⑥Xiao+Bennett+Xingqiu+Fischl

⑦Xiao+Noelle+Bennett+Fischl

*Sucrose can gather enemies.

Bennett can Heal and increase the elemental dmg. Xingqiu,

Noelle, Barbara can give Xiao a shield and healing buff.

Xinyan can provide the shield buff and also give the elemental reaction with other characters for Xiao.

Intermediate: Xiao+ 5 or 4 Stars Healer + Venti+ 5 or 4 Stars Support

Support 1 provides the Elements that increase Xiao’s elemental damages.

Support 2 can provide the shield and keeps Xiao’s DEF.

Novice: Xiao+ 5 Stars Heealer + Venti+ 5 Stars Shield Supports.

Plan A

Healer

Support 1

(Gather Enemies or Provide the Elemental reactions )

Support 2

(Shield Buff)

5 Stars

 

 

 

Jean /  Qiqi

Venti

Zhongli / Albedo

4 Stars

 

 

 

Barbara / Xingqiu

Sucrose/Bennett/Fischl/ Xiangling/Xinyan

Noelle  /  Diona

Plan B:

Support 1 (Anemo Recharging & Gather Enemies)

Support 2 (Provide the Elemental reactions)

Plan B

Healer

Support 1

 (Anemo Recharging & Gather Enemies )

Support 2

(Provide the Elemental reactions)

5 Stars

 

 

 

Jean /  Qiqi

Venti/ Yelan 

Zhongli / Albedo

4 Stars

 

 

 

Barbara / Xingqiu

Sucrose/ Anemo Traveler

Bennett/Fischl/ Xiangling/Xinyan/ Noelle  /  Diona

 Tips:

*The main character couldn’t offer any elemental buff to Xiao, only give Xiao Elemental Recharging Buff. Moreover, Traveler's Gust Surge will below all the enemies away, and Xiao needs to gather the monsters. It will use you more time to fight, while Xiao chases enemies instead of fights them. So I recommend you to use Sucrose here if you want to build an Anemo Team.

* Sucrose can only gather the small and light enemies. If you want to lift up the heavier enemies, such as big Hilichurls or Agents, I prefer to use Jean.

Ascension

Level

Mora

Elemental

Elemental

Local

Common

Phase

 

Material 2

Specialty

Material

 

Material 1

 

 

 

1

20-40

20

 

Vayuda Turquoise Sliver ×1

None

 

Qingxin ×3

 

Slime Condensate ×3

2

40-50

40

 

Vayuda Turquoise Fragment ×3

 

Juvenile Jade ×2

 

Qingxin ×10

 

Slime Condensate ×15

3

50-60

60

 

Vayuda Turquoise Fragment ×6

 

Juvenile Jade ×4

 

Qingxin ×20

 

Slime Secretions ×12

4

60-70

80

 

Vayuda Turquoise Chunk ×3

 

Juvenile Jade ×8

 

Qingxin ×30

 

Slime Secretions ×18

5

70-80

100

 

Vayuda Turquoise Chunk ×6

 

Juvenile Jade ×12

 

Qingxin ×45

 

Slime Concentrate ×12

6/MAX

80-90

120

 

Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone ×6

 

Juvenile Jade ×20

 

Qingxin ×60

 

Slime Concentrate ×24

 Xiao [Talent Ascension Materials]

Level

Materials

Mora Cost

Lv2

 

Teachings of Prosperity

 

x12500

x3

Slime Condensate

x6

Lv3

 

Guide to Prosperity

 

x17500

x2

 

Slime Secretions

x3

Lv4

 

Guide to Prosperity

 

x25000

x4

 

Slime Secretions

x4

Lv5

 

Guide to Prosperity

 

x30000

x6

 

Slime Secretions

x6

Lv6

 

Guide to Prosperity

 

x37500

x9

 

Slime Secretions

x9

Lv7

 

Philosophies of Prosperity

 

 

 

 

 

x120000

x4

 

Slime Concentrate

x4

 

Shadow of the Warrior

x1

Lv8

 

Philosophies of Prosperity

 

x260000

x6

 

Slime Concentrate

x6

 

Shadow of the Warrior

x1

Lv9

 

Philosophies of Prosperity

 

x450000

x12

 

Slime Concentrate

x9

 

Shadow of the Warrior

x2

Lv10

 

Philosophies of Prosperity

 

 x700000

x16

 

Slime Concentrate

x12

 

Shadow of the Warrior

x2

 

Crown of Insight

x1

 Xiao [Background]

Xiao is an adept who has the appearance of a young man, but his true age is something over two thousand years. He always stays in Wangshu Inn and enjoys the quietness and the loneliness. At the same time, Wangshu Inn is also an important location for Xiao to start his travel, which fights with the evils.

On the one hand, Xiao is an immortal Adeptus. On the other hand, he is a young warrior, who protects Liyue. In the course of his long battle against the remnants of defeated gods all over Liyue, he has become poisoned by their nefarious energy.

On holidays of the festive season, people will pray with incense, set off fireworks and lanterns; visit family members and friends, and hope that the immortals will bless. The lanterns rise up into the night sky, look like they are the shiny stars in the Liyue’s nights.

For thousands of years, Xiao always watches this beautiful sight alone from a mountaintop, and just like anyone else, he senses the sentiment behind them, and he understands that the reason people craft these beautiful things is to remember those who fought alongside him in the past. He knows, the people in Liyue wouldn’t pray to Xiao. As a demon-hunting Yaksha, Xiao is not a lucky star that promises fame and fortune — he is the evil spirits to death.

However, Xiao doesn’t care if the locals pray him or not, because he has a contract that he had to fulfill, a protector Yasha, a protector in Liyue.

Xiao always keeps his distance from human society. As a Yaksha, he doesn't know how to interact with ordinary people, nor does he know what his place is among all the excitement and noise.

 

 Xiao [Height]

About Xiao's Height, welcome to check here.

 

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