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

All you need to know about Xinyan, and the ways to unleash her maximum potential.

Xinyan is one of the most underrated characters in Genshin Impact. The 4-star character has been in the game from as early as Patch 1.1 and is yet to get her due. In this guide, we will tell you everything about Xinyan in Genshin Impact and her talent, constellation, passive skills, best weapons, best artifacts, and the materials required for ascension.

Xinyan: Playstyle and skillset of the character

Genshin Impact Xinyan guide
Genshin Impact Xinyan

The character of Xinyan is a rockstar known for her Rock ‘n’ Roll skills. The pyro claymore character is a versatile character who can fulfill many roles in a variety of teams.

Dance on FireNormal Attack
Performs up to 4 consecutive strikes. 
Dance on Fire Charge Attack
Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous spinning attacks against all nearby opponents. At end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash. 
Dance on Fire Plunging Attack
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact. 
Sweeping FervorElemental Skill
Xinyan brandishes her instrument, dealing Pyro DMG on nearby opponents, forming a shield made out of her audience’s passion.
The shield’s DMG Absorption scales are based on Xinyan’s DEF and on the number of opponents hit.
Hitting 0-1 opponent grants Shield Level 1: AdLib.
Hitting 2 opponents grants Shield Level 2: Lead-In.
Hitting 3 or more opponents grants Shield Level 3: Rave, which will also deal intermittent Pyro DMG to nearby opponents. The shield has the following special properties: When unleashed, it infuses Xinyan with Pyro.
It has 250% DMG Absorption effectiveness against Pyro DMG.
Riff RevolutionElemental Burst
Strumming rapidly, Xinyan launches nearby opponents and deals Physical DMG to them, hyping up the crowd. The sheer intensity of the atmosphere will cause explosions that deal with Pyro DMG to nearby opponents. 

Xinyan’s Passive

  • 1st Ascension Passive: Decreases the number of opponents Sweeping Fervor must hit to trigger each level of shielding.

Shield Level 2: Lead-In requirement reduced to 1 opponent hit.

Shield Level 3: Rave requirement reduced to 2 opponents hit or more.

  • 4th Ascension Passive: Characters shielded by Sweeping Fervor deal 15% increased Physical DMG.
  • Utility Passive: When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a DEF-boosting dish, Xinyan has a 12% chance to obtain double the product

Xinyan’s constellations

1 Fatal AccelerationUpon scoring a CRIT Hit, increases ATK SPD of Xinyan’s Normal and Charged Attacks by 12% for 5s. Can only occur once every 5s.
2 Impromptu Opening  Riff Revolution’s Physical DMG has its CRIT Rate increased by 100% and will form a shield at Shield Level 3: Rave when cast.  
3 Double-Stop  Increases the Level of Sweeping Fervor by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.    
4 Wildfire Rhythm        Sweeping Fervor’s swing DMG decreases the opponent’s Physical RES by 15% for 12s.
5 Screamin’ for an EncoreIncreases the Level of Riff Revolution by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Rockin’ in a Flaming WorldDecreases the Stamina Consumption of Xinyan’s Charged Attacks by 30%. Additionally, Xinyan’s Charged Attacks gain an ATK Bonus equal to 50% of her DEF.

For Xinyan her constellations are very important. For main DPS Xinyan C1 is a much-needed ATK speed bonus while C2 provides Xinyan with the highest power spike. Unfortunately, without constellations, Xinyan is a bit clunky and is overshadowed by other characters but with C2 and ahead she is an amazing unit.

Special Dish

Xinyan's special dish
Xinyan’s special dish

Each character in the Genshin Impact game will have a special dish. Its demonic appearance hides an absolutely demonic spiciness. Eat it, tear up, eat some more, and don’t stop till you drop! Surely only a demon could have invented such a dish.

Sets to farm for Xinyan in Genshin Impact

Xinyan is a weird character in the sense that her shield scales off DEF and her burst scales off ATK meaning there is a tradeoff between the two and it is up to the players to build Xinyan in either way. We suggest building a higher burst damage Xinyan for better returns.

Another thing that plagues Xinyan is her split in damage between Pyro and Physical damage, we suggest picking Physical damage over Pyro for higher and consistent damage output.

Main DPS

  • 2 pc Pale Flame and 2 pc Bloodstained Chivalry: Grants very high physical damage for both her main attack and burst.
  • 2 pc Bloodstained Chivalry/ Pale Flame and 2 pc Gladiator’s Finale/ Shimenawa’s Reminiscence : Provides physical damage bonus along with Attack buff.


  • 2 pc Pale Flame and 2 pc Bloodstained Chivalry: Grants very high physical damage for both her main attack and burst.
  • 2 pc Bloodstained Chivalry/ Pale Flame and 2 pc Noblesse Oblige: For additional burst damage.

Support: 4 pc Tenacity of Milellith.

Artifacts stats

ArtifactMain StatSub Stat Priority
FlowerHPATK%>Crit Damage > Energy Recharge > Crit Rate > ATK>DEF
PlumeATKATK%>Crit Damage > Energy Recharge > Crit Rate > ATK>DEF
SandsATK% [For Main and Sub DPS] OR DEF [Support]ATK%>Crit Damage > Energy Recharge > Crit Rate > ATK>DEF
GobletPhysical Damage Bonus  ATK%>Crit Damage > Energy Recharge > Crit Rate > ATK>DEF
CircletCrit Damage OR DEF [Support]ATK%>Crit Damage > Energy Recharge > Crit Rate > ATK>DEF

Best builds for the character

Xinyan can act as either as Main DPS, Sub DPS, or pure support used for the shield. She is best suited for the Sub DPS role and also is a good Main Dps but her support role is a niche and there are much better characters who can play this role.

Talent Priority

  • Main DPS : Normal Attack > Elemental Skill > Elemental Burst
  • Sub DPS : Elemental Burst > Elemental Skill > Normal Attack
  • Support : Elemental Skill > Elemental Burst > Normal Attack

Materials required for ascension of Xinyan

The materials needed to In this Genshin Impact Xinyan Guide, we will look at the materials required for the Ascension of Xinyan from level 1 to level 90.

1xAgnidus Agate Sliver
9xAgnidus Agate Fragment
9xAgnidus Agate Chunk
6xAgnidus Agate Gemstone
46xEverflame Seed
168xViolet Grass
18xTreasure Hoarder Insignia
30xSilver Raven Insignia
36xGolden Raven Insignia
Experience414 Hero’s wit, 13 Adventurer’s XP, 22 Wanderers advice, and 1,672,000 Mora

Talent Upgrade Materials for Xinyan

The following materials are required to level up 1 talent up to level 10.

3xTeachings of Gold
21xGuide to Gold
38xPhilosophies of Gold
6xTreasure Hoarder Insignia
22xSilver Raven Insignia
31xGolden Raven Insignia
6xTusk of Monoceros Caeli
1xCrown of Insight

Best weapons for Xinyan in Genshin Impact

Wolf’s Gravestone, Song of Broken Pines, and Skyward Pride are the best 5-star weapons.

Among 4 stars Serpent Spine, Lithic Blade, and Snow Tombed Starsilver are the best weapons with the f2p option Prototype Archaic not falling behind by much.

Best Team Comp

Xinyan pairs well in superconduct comp as she is both the main DPS and burst support as she can make use of the reduced enemy physical resistance. An example of such a team is Razor as main DPS, Rosaria/ Diona for cryo application, Xinyan, and the fourth slot can be taken by a healer preferably bennet for Pyro resonance.

Xinyan also works well in an electro-charged comp. The team comp consists of Xinyan, Sucrose, Xingqiu, and Beidou/ Fishcl. Lastly, Xinyan is a good support character for Hu tao as she provides her with the shield albeit a weak one, and also a pyro resonance for an attack buff.

That’s all for today’s Genshin Impact Xinyan Guide. Did you like our guide on Xinyan in Genshin Impact? Let us know in the comments below.

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