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Genshin Impact Xiangling Build Guide - Everything You Need to Know

The Head Chief of Wanmin Restaurant in the nation of Liyue, Xiangling is a little girl who’s always accompanied by her sentient, fire-breathing toy bear, Guoba. A master of the culinary arts, she’s a passionate cook, which fits well with her Pyro abilities on the battlefield, where she excels as a Sub DPS unit.

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How to get Xiangling

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Xiangling is obtainable by spending wishes in the Wanderlust Invocation standard banner, appearing as a pickable option in the “Stand by Me” event, and as a reward for clearing Floor 3 in the Spyral Abyss. Good luck obtaining her!

Character Overview, Skills, and Talents

With high mobility and evasion, and one of the fastest attacks in the game, Xiangling works really well as a DPS, especially at triggering Elemental Reactions with her Elemental Burst. However, her Elemental Skill is kind of a letdown, so a Sub Pyro DPS or a Physical DPS build makes more sense when you put her into a team.

Normal Attack - Dough-Fu

Normal Attack
Performs up to 5 consecutive spear strikes.

Charged Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to enemies along the way.

Plunging Attack
Descends from mid-air to strike the ground below, dealing AoE damage upon landing.


Elemental Skill - Guoba Attack

Summons Guoba the Panda, which continuously breathes fire, dealing AoE Pyro damage.

Elemental Burst - Pyronado

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 damage to all enemies in its path.

Passive Talents

Increases the flame range of Guoba by 20%.

Beware, It's Super Hot!
When Guoba Attack's effect ends, Guoba leaves a chili pepper on the spot where it disappeared. Picking up a chili pepper increases Attack by 10% for 10 seconds.

Chef de Cuisine
When Xiangling cooks an Attack-boosting dish perfectly, she has a 12% chance to receive double the product.

Constellation - Trulla

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Crispy Outside, Tender Inside
Enemies hit by Guoba's attacks have their Pyro RES reduced by 15% for 6 seconds.
Oil Meets Fire
The last attack in a Normal Attack sequence applies the Implode status onto the enemy for 2 seconds. An explosion will occur once this duration ends, dealing 75% of Xiangling's Attack as AoE Pyro damage.
Increases the Level of Pyronado by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Pyronado's duration is increased by 40%.
Guoba Mad
Increase the Level of Guoba Attack by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Condensed Pyronado
For the duration of Pyronado, all party members receive a 15% Pyro damage Bonus.


Best Weapons for Xiangling

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Crescent Pike
Bonus Stats: Physical damage
Skill - Infusion Needle
After picking up an Elemental Orb, Normal and Charged Attacks deal an additional 20% Attack damage for 5 seconds.

Primordial Jade Winged-Spear
Bonus Stats: Crit Rate
Skill - Eagle Spear of Justice
On hit, increases Attack by 3.2% for 6 seconds, stacking up to 7 times. This effect can only occur once every 0.3 seconds. While in possession of the maximum possible stacks, damage dealt is increased by 12%.

Dragon's Bane
Bonus Stats: Elemental Mastery
Skill - Bane of Flame and Water
Increases damage against enemies affected by Hydro or Pyro by 20%.


Best Artifacts for Xiangling

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Crimson Witch of Flames
2 Piece Bonus: Pyro damage Bonus +15%.
4 Piece Bonus: Increases Overloaded and Burning damage by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt damage by 15%. Using an Elemental SKill increases 2 Piece Set effects by 50% for 10 seconds, stacking up to 3 times.

Noblesse Oblige
2 Piece Bonus: Elemental Burst damage +20%.
4 Piece Bonus: Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' Attack by 20% for 12 seconds. This effect cannot stack.

Gladiator's Finale
2 Piece Bonus: Attack +18%.
4 Piece Bonus: If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack damage by 35%.

Example Builds for Xiangling

Physical DPS Build
Weapon - Primordial Jade Winged-Spear or Crescent Pike
While the best option is the Primordial Jade Winged-Spear by far, we can also find a good alternative using the Crescent Pike polearm.

Artifacts - Gladiator's Finale (4 Pieces)
Gladiator’s Finale is the artifact set that we want to use since the bonuses on Attack are excellent for this approach.

Pyro Sub DPS Build
Weapon - Dragon's Bane
Since we’re relying on inflicting as much Pyro damage as we can, we need a weapon that serves a related purpose, with bonus damage against enemies affected by our Pyro abilities.

Artifacts - Crimson Witch of Flames (4 Pieces)
This is the best option for this build since not only we need that Pyro damage bonus, but also the second bonus goes really well with Xiangling’s Elemental Burst.

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