The Best Genshin Impact Xiangling Build

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Xiangling in Genshin Impact
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October 13: Xiangling is a boosted 4-star on Nilou and Albedo's banners, starting October 14.

She's been around for a while, but remains a strong unit that fits in many teams; let's look at what the best Genshin Impact Xiangling build is!


The Head Chef 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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Xiangling's Wish screen

How do I get Xiangling in Genshin Impact?

Xiangling is obtainable by spending wishes in the Wanderlust Invocation standard banner,

and as a reward for clearing Floor 3 in the Spyral Abyss. Good luck obtaining her!

What are the best Xiangling builds?

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.

Below are two of the best Xiangling builds right now. You can keep reading to find out the hows and whys of these particular Xiangling builds, but if you've used this character before, you'll quickly understand the thought process behind her best weapon and artifact choices.

Role Best Weapon Alternative Weapon Best Artifacts Alternative Artifacts
Physical DPS BuildPrimordial Jade Winged-SpearCrescent PikePale Flame (4 Pieces)Pale Flame (2 Pieces) & Gladiator's Finale (2 Pieces)
Pyro Sub-DPSDragon's BanePrototype StarglitterCrimson Witch of Flames (4 Pieces)Crimson Witch of Flames (2 Pieces) & Gladiator's Finale (2 Pieces)

Physical DPS Build

While the best option is the Primordial Jade Winged-Spear by far, it is a certainly rare weapon, so you can also find a good alternative using the Crescent Pike polearm.

Pale Flame or Bloodstained Chivalry are the artifact sets that we want to use, since their bonuses on Physical are excellent for this approach.

Pyro Sub DPS Build

Since you're relying on inflicting as much Pyro damage as you can, you will need need a weapon like the Dragon's Bane, with bonus damage against enemies affected by our Pyro abilities.

Crimson Witch of Flames 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. However, you can also make a 2-2 mixed set with Gladiator's Finale parts.

What are the best Team Comps for Xiangling?

Xiangling works perfectly as a Main DPS, and her team should work around that. Bennet is a great Sub-DPS/Support that boosts the entire team with the dual Pyro Resonance, Rosaria spreads Cryo Element, making the Melt triggering really easy, and Sucrose will provide Swirl reactions and crowd control tools.

Character Element
Xiangling's Weapons screen

What are the Best Weapons for Xiangling?

Weapons like the Primordial Jade Winged-Spear and the Dragon's Bane are the only real good options for these builds, but you can also find a more affordable and equally good alternative in the form of the Crescent Pike. Last but not least, if you’re looking for a craftable option, you can obtain the Prototype Starglitter if you still don’t have any of the former.

Weapon Rarity Stats Skills How to Obtain
Primordial Jade Winged-Spear5-StarCritical RateEagle Spear of Justice: On hit, increases Attack by 3.2% for 6 seconds. Max 7 stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.3 seconds. While in possession of the maximum possible stacks, Damage dealt is increased by 12%.Wishes
Crescent Pike4-StarPhysical damageInfusion Needle: After picking up an Elemental Orb, Normal and Charged Attacks deal an additional 20% Attack damage for 5 seconds.Wishes
Dragon's Bane4-StarElemental MasteryBane of Flame and Water: Increases damage against enemies affected by Hydro or Pyro by 20%.Wishes
Prototype Starglitter 4-StarEnergy RecharMagic Affinity: After using an Elemental Skill, increases Normal and Charged Attack Damage by 8% for 12 seconds. Max 2 stacks.Forge
Xiangling's Artifacts screen

What are the best Artifacts for Xiangling?

Depending on which build you choose to make, you may need the Crimson Witch of Flames and Gladiator's Finale artifact sets in case you want to use Xiangling as a Pyro DPS, or Pale Flame and Bloodstained Chivalry for Physical DPS purposes. How many of these you choose to equip on her will depend on your gameplay, so it is suggested that you test different builds, see how they work as mixed or full sets and you can decide then.

Artifacts Two-Piece Effect Four-Piece Effect
Crimson Witch of FlamesPyro damage Bonus +15%Increases Overloaded and Burning damage by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt damage by 15%. Using an Elemental Skill increases the 2 Piece Bonus by 50% for 10 seconds. Max 3 stacks.
Pale FlamePhysical damage +25%When an Elemental skill hits an opponent, Attack is increased by 9% for 7 seconds. This effect stacks up to 2 times and can be triggered once every 0.3 seconds. Once 2 stacks are reached, the 2 Piece Bonus is increased by 100%
Bloodstained ChivalryPhysical damage +25%Using a Charge Attack within 10 seconds of defeating an enemy costs no stamina and deals +50% damage
Gladiator's FinaleAttack +18%.The wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack damage by 35%.

Xiangling Artifact Stats

Given Xiangling's set of skills, you want to develop Elemental Mastery as the main stat and focus on boosting Attack as the sub-stat.

Slot Main Stat Sub Stats
FeatherAttackCritical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack%, Elemental Mastery
FlowerHPCritical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack%, Elemental Mastery
HourglassAttack%Critical Rate, Critical Damage, Elemental Mastery, Energy Recharge
GobletPyro Damage Bonus%Critical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack%, Elemental Mastery
HeadpieceCritical Damage / Critical RateCritical Rate/ Critical Damage, Attack%Elemental Mastery, Energy Recharge

What are Xiangling's Skills and Talents?

Xiangling shines as a DPS, with swift attacks that can inflict a ton of damage and an Elemental Burst ability that can inflict massive Pyro Damage. Her skillset gives her great damage output but also the potential to trigger numerous Elemental Reactions.

Attack Effect
Normal AttackPerforms up to 5 consecutive spear strikes.
Charged AttackConsumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to enemies along the way.
Plunging AttackDescends from mid-air to strike the ground below, dealing AoE damage upon landing
Elemental Skill - Guoba AttackSummons Guoba the Panda, which continuously breathes fire, dealing AoE Pyro damage.
Elemental Burst - PyronadoDisplaying 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.
Talent#1 - CrossfireIncreases the flame range of Guoba by 20%.
Talent#2 - 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.
Talent#3 - Chef de CuisineWhen Xiangling cooks an Attack-boosting dish perfectly, she has a 12% chance to receive double the product.
Xiangling's Constellation screen

What are Xiangling's Constellations?

If you get to pull Xiangling multiple times, you will eventually reach a level of the constellation that will turn her into an excellent DPS unit, with improvements on all her Skills and their respective cooldowns, making Xiangling a great addition to your party.

Constellation Effect
Crispy Outside, Tender InsideEnemies hit by Guoba's attacks have their Pyro RES reduced by 15% for 6 seconds.
Oil Meets FireThe 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.
DeepfryIncreases the Level of Pyronado by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
SlowbakePyronado's duration is increased by 40%.
Guoba MadIncrease the Level of Guoba Attack by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Condensed PyronadoFor the duration of Pyronado, all party members receive a 15% Pyro damage Bonus.

What are Xiangling's Ascension materials?

Ascending Xiangling boosts her Elemental Mastery and Attack stats more than anything else, a welcomed improvement that makes her a great DPS. Farming the Pyro Regisvine can take a bit, but for improving a unit as helpful as Xiangling is for your team it's worth the effort.

Ascension Rank Required Level Required Materials
12020000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Sliver x1, Jueyun Chili x3, Slime Condensate x3
25040000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Fragment x3, Everflame Seed x2, Jueyun Chili x10, Slime Condensate x15
36060000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Fragment x6, Everflame Seed x4, Jueyun Chili x20, Slime Secretions x12
47080000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Chunk x3, Everflame Seed x8, Jueyun Chili x30, Slime Secretions x18
580100000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Chunk x6, Everflame Seed x12, Jueyun Chili x45, Slime Concentrate x12
690120000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Gemstone x6, Everflame Seed x20, Jueyun Chili x60, Slime Concentrate x24

What are Xiangling's Talent Level Up materials?

An important part of building Xiangling is remembering to level up her talents and abilities. The order in which you go about this will change slightly depending on the role you expect her to play in your team, but here's the most common Xiangling talent upgrade order:

  • Normal Attack
  • Elemental Burst
  • Elemental Skill
Daily Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Drops
Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of DiligenceSlime Condensate/Secretions/ConcentrateDvalin's Claw

And that's everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Xiangling! You now have all the info you need to make the most of the Chef of Liyue in combat. Good luck!