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Xingqiu Guide Genshin Impact : Build, Weapons and Artifacts

Xingqiu Guide Genshin Impact

Xingqiu is one of the best 4-star characters on Genshin Impact. Behind his youthful appearance, the Hydro fighter is an excellent DPS support. He applies the Hydro element wonderfully, which makes it very easy to create elemental reactions. Very popular in the Abyss, he is an asset not to be neglected in your team. To play him well and make the most of his potential, we have written this complete guide to Xingqiu from Genshin Impact. Our tips and tricks will tell you which artefacts and weapons to equip him with, who to play him with, etc.

How to get Xingqiu in Genshin Impact ?

Portrait of Xingqiu in Liyue

Xingqiu is a 4 star character. You have a small chance to get him every time you make wishes in the Permanent Banners and Event Banners.

Xingqiu's banner in Genshin Impact

You have an increased chance of unlocking Xingqiu in the second part of update 2.4 from Genshin Impact. He is featured in the Zhongli (Mounts and Markets) and Ganyu (Passing Doubt) banners from 25 January until 15 February 2022.

Constellations of Xingqiu

Constellations of Xingqiu

To make your Xingqiu even stronger, several of its constellations are particularly worthwhile:

  • The C1 Evergreen Perfume adds a sword of rain;
  • C2 Rainbow on Azure Sky extends the duration of Xingqiu's elemental rampage by 3 seconds and reduces the Hydro RES of enemies hit by the ability;
  • The C6 Gathering of Items greatly increases the damage of the elemental rampage. And as you hit enemies, more swords will appear.

How to play Xingqiu in Genshin Impact ?

Gameplay of Xingqiu in Genshin Impact

Xingqiu is played as a support and allows you to apply the Hydro element to your enemies. It's a great way to inflict repeated elemental reactions, whether it's Evaporation, Electrocution, Frost, etc.

Xingqiu's elemental ability statistics in Genshin Impact - Guhua Sword: Driving Rain 

Xingqiu's gameplay in Genshin Impact is very simple and relies on his two elemental skills. His elemental attack Guhua Sword: Driving Rain chains together two Hydro sword strikes and deploys rain swords around the active character. This soaks enemies, reduces damage taken, increases resistance to interruption and even heals your characters slightly when the swords break. Beware of Cryo enemies, however; Xingqiu's rain swords will also wet him. This will make him easier to freeze.

Xingqiu's skill in Genshin Impact - Guhua Sword: Rain and Rainbow

But it doesn't stop there; Xingqiu proves even more powerful with his elemental rampage Guhua Sword: Rain and Rainbow. He conjures up swords of rain inflicting Hydro damage and, when your characters attack, more swords materialise.

We advise you to improve Xingqiu's basic skills as much as possible. On the other hand, it is useless to improve his basic attack which you will not use.

What is the best equipment for Xingqiu?

To be able to use the Hydro element to its full potential in Genshin Impact, your Xingqiu must use his elemental rampage as often as possible. However, this is expensive (80 energy points). You should therefore choose equipment that increases its energy recharge as much as possible (to at least 180%).

The best weapons for Xingqiu

Xingqiu fights with a sword with one hand. To optimize its build, bet on weapons attributing energy recharge.

Best weapon for Xingqiu in Genshin Impact : Ritual sword [4★]
Ritual Sword [4★]

The best option is theRitual Sword [4★]. In addition to providing a fair amount of energy recharge, it also gives (at level 1) a 40% chance to reset the elemental skill's cooldown when dealing damage.

If you don't have it, opt for other weapons that have energy recharge as a secondary statistic:

Weapon for Xingqiu: Azure Vault Blade [5★]
Azure Vault Blade [5★]
Weapon for Xingqiu: Sword of Favonius [4★]
Sword of Favonius [4★]
Weapon for Xingqiu: Suppurating Fang [4★]
Suppurating fang [4★]
  • Azure Vault Blade [5★]: increases CRIT rate and after an elemental rampage attack and movement speed are also boosted ;
  • Sword of Favonius [4★]: restores energy from critical hits;
  • Suppurating Fang [4★]: increases the damage of the elemental attack and its CRIT rate.
Weapon for Xingqiu: Heavenly Sword 3★
Heavenly Sword [3★]

And if you don't have any of these swords, you can also equip theHeavenly Sword [3★].

The best artefacts for Xingqiu

For a good support build, several artifact sets will work very well with Xingqiu:

Artifact for Xingqiu: Emblem of Broken Destiny
Emblem of Severed Fate
Artifact for Xingqiu: Ancient Royal Ritual
Noblesse Oblige
Artifact for Xingqiu: Soul of the Deep
Heart of Depth
  • The 4-piece Emblem of broken destiny 4-piece set boosts energy recharge by 20% and elemental rampage damage by 25% of energy recharge.
  • 2 pieces of the set Ancient royal ritual to increase the damage of the elemental rampage and 2 pieces of theSoul of the Deepwhich gives a 15% bonus to DMG Hydro.
  • 4 pieces of the Ancient Royal Ritual set: the complete set increases theATK of all characters after casting the elemental rampage.

For stats, we recommendATK% or energy recharge on the hourglass, Hydro damage bonus on the cup and critical rate or critical damage on the crown. For the subs stats, bet as much as possible onATK%, critical rate and critical damage, a lot of energy recharge and a bit of elemental mastery.

Xingqiu's climbing materials in Genshin Impact

If you want to raise Xingqiu to level 90 in Genshin Impact, you will need to collect the following resources:

  • 419 Hero's Wit and 2.1 million Moras;
  • 1 Sliver, 9 Fragments, 9 Chunks and 6 Gemstones of Varunada Lazurite as well as 46 Cleansing heart, which you obtain on theOceanid.
  • 168 Silk flowers: you will find them in Liyue. Find them on the interactive map of Teyvat. You can also grow them in your own home. Serenitea Pot.
  • 18 damaged masks, 30 dirty masks and 36 sinister masks to loot from Hilichurl.

Which team should Xingqiu play in?

Best team to play Xingqiu in Genshin Impact : national team

Xingqiu shines especially in teams that promote elementary reactions such as :

  • A Pyro team to do a lot of evaporation with for example Hu Tao Kazuha and Bennett. It is also possible to play Xingqiu with Diluc.
  • A "perma freeze" team aiming at freezing the enemies: Ayaka, Diona and Kazuha or Chongyun, Sucrose and Diona for a team composed of only 4-star heroes.
  • An electrocution team with Kokomi, Fischl and Beidou.
  • The "national" team, which is considered one of the strongest teams in Genshin Imapact and often used in the abyss. By playing Xingqiu with Raiden, Xiangling and Bennett, you will be able to chain together elemental reactions and inflict massive damage.

What is the age and size of Xingqiu from Genshin Impact ?

Xingqiu is the second son of the director of the trade guild and has a lot of influence in Liyue. He is about 1.62m tall and is reportedly 17 years old. He was born on 9 October.

Portrait of Xingqiu

Thus, Xingqiu is a character not to be underestimated in Genshin Impact ! With a well optimized build, he will be THE support to put in all the teams to maximize your damages in the dungeons or the abysses!

Hazulia Passionate about fantasy and science-fiction, I am constantly exploring many worlds in my head, in my texts and of course in video games! These last few months, it's Genshin Impact that takes up part of my days... But I also enjoy card games, fighting games, management games, manga, series, movies, etc.

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