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Genshin Impact Xinyan Build Guide - Everything You Need to Know

A fiery rock 'n' roll enthusiast, Xinyan 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. On the battlefield, Xinyan develops as a great Physical DPS, making her a great addition to any team, regardless of how is built.

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How to get Xinyan

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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. Good luck obtaining her!

Character Overview, Skills, and Talents

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.

Normal Attack - Dance on Fire

Normal Attack
Performs up to 4 consecutive strikes.

Charged Attack
Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous spinning attacks against all nearby enemies.
At the end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.

Plunging Attack
Descends from mid-air to strike the ground, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE damage upon landing.


Elemental Skill - Sweeping Fervor

Xinyan 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 Revolution

Strumming 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.

Passive Talents

"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.

"...Now That's Rock 'N' Roll!"
Characters shielded by Sweeping Fervor deal 15% increased Physical damage.

A Rad Recipe
When Perfect Cooking is achieved on a Defense-boosting dish, Xinyan has a 12% chance to obtain double the product.

Constellation - Fila Ignium

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Fatal Acceleration
Upon scoring a CRIT hit, increases Attack Speed of Xinyan's Normal and Charged Attacks by 12% for 5 seconds. Can only occur once every 5 seconds.
Impromptu Opening
Riff Revolution Physical damage has its Crit rate increased by 100% and will form a shield at Shield Level 3: Rave when cast.
Increases the Level of Sweeping Fervor by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Wildfire Rhythm
Sweeping Fervor's swing damage decreases opponents Physical Resistance by 15% for 12 seconds.
Screamin' for an Encore
Increases the Level of Riff Revolution by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Rockin' in a Flaming World
Decrease the stamina consumption of Xinyan Charged Attacks by 30%. Additionally, Xinyan Charged Attack gains an Attack bonus equal to 50% of her Defense.


Best Weapons for Xinyan

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Wolf's Gravestone
Bonus Stats: Attack
Skill - Wolfish Tracker
Increases Attack by 20/25/30/35/40%. On hit, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increase all party members' Base Attack by 40/50/60/70/80% for 12 seconds. Can only occur once every 30 seconds.

Prototype Archaic
Bonus Stats: Attack
Skill - Crush
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.

Sacrificial Greatsword
Bonus Stats: Energy Recharge
Skill - Composed
After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30 seconds.

The Unforged
Bonus Stats: Attack
Skill - Golden 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%.


Best Artifacts for Xinyan

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Retracing Bolide
2 Piece Bonus: Increases Shield Strength by 35%
4 Piece Bonus: While protected by a shield, gain an additional 40% Normal and Charged Attack damage.

Pale Flame
2 Piece Bonus: Physical damage +25%
4 Piece Bonus: 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%

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 Xinyan

Physical DPS Build
Weapon - Wolf's Gravestone
Wolf’s Gravestone is the best option for this setup, with its bonuses on Attack. However, since it’s a difficult weapon to obtain you can use Sacrificial Sword or Prototype Archaic as temporary replacements.

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

Artifacts - Retracing Bolide (4 Pieces)
With the objective of fortifying the Shield-based abilities of Xinyan, this setup is by far the best option. In case you don’t have it yet, you can use Gladiator’s Finale temporarily.