The Best Genshin Impact Xinyan Build

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On the battlefield, Xinyan develops as a great Physical DPS, making her a great addition to any team, regardless of how she is built. What is the best Genshin Impact Xinyan build?

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She's a fiery rock 'n' roll star who came back to spread it across the nation of Liyue. Her intense spirit makes her unleash her Pyro Vision while performing, thus earning a bad reputation with the Milleith trying to disrupt her performance shows every night in order to preserve people’s safety.

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How Do I Get Xinyan in Genshin?

Xinyan is obtainable by spending wishes in the Wanderlust Invocation standard banner, and in the past as a pickable option in the Stand by Me event. As a 4-Star character, she will feature in others' banners. Good luck obtaining her!

What Are the Best Xinyan Builds?

Xinyan's Wish screen

Xinyan shines as a Physical DPS, and if you want to take a different approach she also does an amazing job as a Tanky DPS with her shield-based abilities. Her Pyro abilities don’t do too much in terms of triggering Elemental Reactions, but she compensates by being an excellent standalone offensive unit.

Below are two of the best Xinyan builds right now. You can keep reading to find out the hows and whys of these particular Xinyan 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 Build Wolf's GravestonePrototype ArchaicPale Flame (4 Pieces)Pale Flame (2 Pieces) & Bloodstained Chivalry (2 Pieces)
Shield DPS BuildThe UnforgedSacrificial Greatsword Retracing Bolide (4 Pieces)Gladiator’s Finale (4 Pieces)

Physical DPS Build

The Wolf’s Gravestone bonuses on Attack make it the best option for this setup. However, since it’s a difficult weapon to obtain you can use Sacrificial Sword or Prototype Archaic as temporary replacements.

On the Artifact's side Pale Flame and its bonus on Attack is the best option by far, but if you can’t afford to complete the set, Gladiator’s Finale should help as a great alternative.


Shield DPS Build

With its bonuses on Shields, The Unforged is the perfect candidate for this build. However, it can be a tricky weapon to get, so you can alternatively use Prototype Archaic or Sacrificial Sword

With the objective of fortifying the Shield-based abilities of Xinyan, the Retracing Bolide artifact set is by far the best option. In case you don’t have it yet, you can use Gladiator’s Finale temporarily

What Are the Best Team Comps for Xinyan?

Xinyan and her skills make her a great DPS unit within teams that don't pay that much attention to reactions. For that very reason, a great potential teammate could be Eula as Main DPS since she benefits from the boost on Physical damage that Xinyan provides. As for the rest of the team, the duo Fischl + Bennet provide support in the form of offensive stat buffs and healing.

Character Element
Xinyan's Weapon screen

What Are the Best Weapons for Xinyan?

The Redhorn Stonethresher or The Unforged are easily the best options for Xinyan, but you can also find a more affordable and equally good alternative in the form of the Sacrificial Sword. Last but not least, if you’re looking for a craftable option, you can obtain the Prototype Archaic if you still don’t have any of the former.

Weapon Rarity Stats Skills How to Obtain
Redhorn Stonethresher5-StarCrit DMGGokadaiou Otogibanashi: Increases DEF and Normal + Charged ATK damage more with each refinement level.Wishes
The Unforged5-StarAttackGolden Majesty: Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases Attack by 4% for 8 seconds, stacking up to 5 times. Can only occur once every 0.3 seconds. While protected by a shield, Attack increase effect is increased by 100%.Wishes
Sacrificial Greatsword 4-StarEnergy RechargeComposed: After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own cooldown. Can only occur once every 30 seconds.Wishes
Prototype Archaic4-StarAttackCrush: On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks have a 50% chance to deal an additional 240/300/360/420/480% Attack damage to enemies within a small radius. Can only occur once every 15 seconds.Forge
Xinyan's Artifacts screen

What Are the Best Artifacts for Xinyan?

Depending on which build you choose to make, you may need the Pale Flame or Bloodstained Chivalry sets in case you want to use Xinyan as a Physical DPS, or Retracing Bolide for Shield 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
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
EmblemEnergy Recharge +20%Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained.

What Are Xinyan's Skills and Talents?

Xinyan shines as a DPS, and you can focus on the Physical Damage and Pyro AoE that her Elemental Burst offers, or the Shield-based benefits that the Elemental Skill provides. Regardless of the approach you take, Xinyan is a very versatile unit that can help a lot on your team.

Attack Effect
Normal AttackPerforms up to 4 consecutive strikes.
Charged AttackDrains Stamina over time to perform continuous spinning attacks against all nearby enemies. At the end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.
Plunging AttackPlunges from mid-air to strike the ground, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE damage upon impact.
Elemental Skill - Sweeping FervorXinyan brandishes her instrument, dealing Pyro damage on nearby enemies, forming a shield made out of her audience's passion. The shield's damage Absorption scales based on Xinyan's Defense and on the number of enemies hit. -Hitting 0-1 enemies grants Shield Level 1: Ad Lib. -Hitting 2 enemies grants Shield Level 2: Lead-In. -Hitting 3 or more enemies grants Shield Level 3: Rave, which will also deal intermittent Pyro damage to nearby enemies. The shield has the following special properties: -When unleashed, it infuses Xinyan with Pyro. -It has 250% damage Absorption effectiveness against Pyro damage.
Elemental Burst - Riff RevolutionStrumming rapidly, Xinyan launches nearby enemies and deals Physical damage to them, hyping up the crowd. The sheer intensity of the atmosphere will cause explosions that deal Pyro damage to nearby enemies.
Talent#1 - "The Show Goes On, Even Without an Audience..."Decreases the number of enemies Sweeping Fervor must hit to trigger each level of shielding. Shield Level 2: Lead-In requirement reduced to 1 enemy hit. Shield Level 3: Rave requirement reduced to 2 enemies hit or more.
Talent#2 - "...Now That's Rock 'N' Roll!"Characters shielded by Sweeping Fervor deal 15% increased Physical damage.
Talent#3 - A Rad RecipeWhen Perfect Cooking is achieved on a Defense-boosting dish, Xinyan has a 12% chance to obtain double the product.
Xinyan's Constellation screen

What Are Xinyan's Constellations?

If you get to pull Xinyan 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 Xinyan a great addition to your party.

Constellation Effect
Fatal AccelerationUpon scoring a Critical hit, increases Attack Speed of Xinyan's Normal and Charged Attacks by 12% for 5 seconds. Can only occur once every 5 seconds.
Impromptu OpeningRiff Revolution Physical damage has its Crit rate increased by 100% and will form a shield at Shield Level 3: Rave when cast.
Double-StopIncreases the Level of Sweeping Fervor by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Wildfire RhythmSweeping Fervor's swing damage decreases opponents Physical Resistance by 15% for 12 seconds.
Screamin' for an EncoreIncreases the Level of Riff Revolution by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Rockin' in a Flaming WorldDecrease the stamina consumption of Xinyan Charged Attacks by 30%. Additionally, Xinyan Charged Attack gains an Attack bonus equal to 50% of her Defense.

What Are Xinyan's Ascension Materials?

Ascending Xinyan boosts her 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 Xinyan is for your team it's worth the effort.

Ascension Rank Required Level Required Materials
12020000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Sliver x1, Violetgrass x3, Treasure Hoarder Insignia x3
25040000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Fragment x3, Everflame Seed x2, Violetgrass x10, Treasure Hoarder Insignia x15
36060000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Fragment x6, Everflame Seed x4, Violetgrass x20, Silver Raven Insignia x12
47080000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Chunk x3, Everflame Seed x8, Violetgrass x30, Silver Raven Insignia x18
580100000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Chunk x6, Everflame Seed x12, Violetgrass x45, Golden Raven Insignia x12
690120000 Mora, Agnidus Agate Gemstone x6, Everflame Seed x20, Violetgrass x60, Golden Raven Insignia x24

What Are Xinyan's Talent Level Up Materials?

An important part of building Xinyan 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 Xinyan talent upgrade order:

  • Elemental Skill
  • Elemental Burst
  • Normal Attack
Daily Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Drops
Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of GoldTreasure Hoarder/Silver Raven/Golden Raven InsigniaTusk of Monoceros Caeli