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Genshin Impact Xiangling Guide: Best weapons, artifact sets, and materials required for ascension

All you need to know about Xiangling, and the ways to unleash his maximum potential.

Genshin Impact is an adventure RPG released by miHoyo in 2020. In a short period, the game has become one of the most successful adventures RPG titles ever to have been released. This guide will be looking into one of the most popular characters in Genshin Impact, Xiangling, and the best weapons, artifacts, and materials required for her ascension.

How to get Xiangling

Xiangling can be obtained from both Event and Standard Banners. Each 20 days Event and Weapon Banner will change. Sometimes Xiangling will be a rate-up character. Since she is a 4-star character, she is available in all the banners, including Weapon Banner.

Xiangling: Playstyle and skillset of the character

Genshin Impact Xiangling Guide

The character Xiangling is a 4-star Pyro polearm user. She may not be Genshin Impact’s most powerful character, but she does have a few characteristics that make her very suitable for the party. Xiangling can be used as DPS, sub-DPS, and also as Burst Support, her constellation is Condensed Pyronado. The following are her talents, skills, and attacks:

Dough-FuNormal Attack
Xiangling can perform up to 5 consecutive strikes with her polearm 
Dough-FuCharge Attack
It consumes a certain amount of stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to enemies along the way. 
Dough-FuPlunging Attack
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG and there are Low/High Plunge DMG to perform. 
Guoba AttackElemental Skill
Summons Guoba the Panda. Guoba continuously breathes fire, dealing AoE Pyro DMG. 
Pyronado Elemental Burst
Displaying her mastery over both fire and polearms, Xiangling sends a Pyronado whirling around her. The Pyronado will move with your character for so long as the ability persists, dealing Pyro DMG to all enemies in its path. 

Xiangling’s constellation

1Crispy Outside, Tender InsideOpponents hit by Guoba’s attack have their Pyro Res reduced by 15% for 6s.
2Oil Meets FireThe last attack in a normal Attack sequence applies the implode status onto the opponent for 2s. An explosion will occur once this duration ends, dealing 75% of Xiangling’s ATK as AoE Pyro DMG.
3Deep-fry Increases the Level of Pyronado by 3.
The maximum upgrade level is 15.
4Slowbake Pyronado’s duration is increased by 40%.
5Guoba MadIncreases the Level of Guoba Attack by 3.
The maximum upgrade level is 15.
6Condensed PyronadoFor the duration of Pyronado, all party members receive a 15% Pyro DMG Bonus.

Xiangling’s Passive

  • Crossfire: It increases the flame range of Guoba by 20%
  • Beware, It’s Super Hot!: When Guoba Attack’s effects end, Guoba leaves a chili pepper on the spot where it disappeared. Picking up a chili pepper increases ATK by 10% for 10s.
  • Chef de Cuisine: When Xiangling cooks an ATK boosting dish perfectly, she has a 12% chance to receive double the product.

Special Dish

Each character in the Genshin Impact game will have a special Dish. Xiangling’s specialty dish is Wanmin Restaurant’s Boiled Fish. This is the signature dish of the Wanmin Restaurant, combining Xiangling’s heartfelt passion for cuisine. Anyone who tastes it will gain a pure appreciation for gourmet food amid the hearty and addictive blend of flavors.

Genshin Impact Xiangling Guide
Wanmin Restaurant’s Boiled Fish

Sets to farm for Xiangling in Genshin Impact

Xiangling has many roles to play so there are many artifact sets according to her role. There are four artifacts are used now and they are Noblesse Oblige, Crimson Witch of Flames, Gladiator’s Finale, and Emblem of Severed Fate.

Stats to look on artifacts

ArtifactMain statSub Stat
Crit Rate
Crit Damage
Energy Recharge
Crit Rate
Crit Damage
Energy Recharge
SandsATK%/Energy RechargeATK%
Crit Rate
Crit Damage
Energy Recharge
GobletPyro Damage%ATK%
Crit Rate
Crit Damage
Energy Recharge
CircletCrit Rate/Crit DamageATK%
Crit Rate
Crit Damage
Energy Recharge

Materials required for ascension of Xiangling

The materials needed to ascend Xiangling from Level 1 to Level 90 are as follows:

Genshin Impact Xiangling Guide
Materials required for the ascension of Xiangling
1xAgnidus Agate Sliver
9xAgnidus Agate Fragment
9xAgnidus Agate Chunk
6xAgnidus Agate Gemstone
46xEverflame Seed
168xJueyun Chili
18xSlime Condensate
30xSlime Secretions
36xSlime Concentrate
Experience414 Hero’s wit, 13 Adventurer’s XP, 22 Wanderers advice, and 1,672,000 Mora

Talent Upgrade Materials for Xiangling

3XTeachings of Diligence
21XGuide to Diligence
38XPhilosophies of Diligence
6XSlime Condensate
22XSlime Secretions
31XSlime Concentrate
6XDvalin’s Claw
1XCrown of Insight

Best Weapons for Xiangling in Genshin Impact

As Xiangling is support and sub-DPS character, weapons with high base Attack, Energy recharge would be a great addition to her ability.

  • Engulfing Lightning(5*)
  • Skyward Spine(5*)
  • Primordial Jade Winged spear(5*)
  • The Catch(4*)
  • Favonius Lance(4*)
  • Dragon’s Bane(4*)
Genshin Impact Xiangling Guide
Engulfing Lightning

Best builds for the character

Xiangling is one of the most flexible characters. Xiangling can act as DPS, Sub-DPS, and an excellent Support. She is very flexible and easy to build. Mostly Xiangling is used as Burst Support.

Main DPS Build

WeaponArtifact Set
Skyward Spine4-Piece Set Crimson Witch of Flames
WeaponArtifact Set
Engulfing Lightning4-Piece Set Emblem of Severed Fate


WeaponArtifact Set
Skyward Spine4-Piece Set Noblesse Oblige

Best Team Comp

Xiangling is an excellent DPS, SUB-DPS, and also as Burst support. But there is some team comp where Xiangling plays a major role. Her elemental Burst Pyronado does not have any internal cool Down so she can continuously do vaporization or Melt Reaction. The best team to run Xiangling is with Tartaglia(child), Ganyu, Xingqiu, and Venti.

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