Genshin Impact Xiao’s best build in 2.7

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Xiao finally returns to Genshin Impact in Update 2.7! If you’re going to shoot for him, check out our best Xiao Build.

It’s been a few months since Xiao has been available in a Genshin Impact banner, so now’s your chance to try and get it!

This character, who has his own place in our Genshin Impact Best Boy ranking, is a fan favorite in the game.

Xiao is a 5-star Anemo character who uses polearms in combat.

It is well known that Xiao is one of the best DPS in the game! This is due to the fact that his attacks are very fast and powerful, hitting multiple enemies at once.

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If you want to get the most out of Xiao, you need to focus on increasing his attack and elemental skill damage. This is because its cooldown will allow you to do it multiple times!

Since Update 2.7 has just been released, you have a chance to pick up Xiao today!

This is our best version of Xiao in 2.7!

Xiao’s abilities in Genshin Impact

Here’s everything you need to know about Xiao’s abilities:

Normal attacks: whirling thrust

  • Perform up to six consecutive strikes.

Charged Attack:

  • When charged, its normal attack consumes stamina to perform an upward thrust.

Diving attack:

  • Dive through the air and smash the ground, dealing damage based on the height of the fall.
  • Xiao takes no damage from diving attacks, no matter how high he falls.

Elemental Skill: Lemniscatic Wind Cycling

Xiao dashes forward, dealing Anemo damage to enemies in her path. Lemniscatic Wind Cycling starts with two charges and can also be used in the air.

Using this skill will generate three Elemental Particles when used against an opponent, however, it will not generate any particles if their Elemental Burst is active.

This skill is very useful when exploring, as Xiao can use it twice in a row to cross large gaps in the environment.

Elemental Burst: Bane of All Evil

During her Elemental Burst, Xiao wears the Yaksha Mask to greatly increase her jump ability, AOE range, and attack damage, which becomes Anemo damage.

Unfortunately, Xiao continuously loses health while wearing the Yaksha Mask.

This effect ends once Xiao is removed from the field or replaced by another character.

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Xiao’s Passive Skills

  • Conqueror of Evil: Tamer of Demons: While under the effects of her Elemental Burst, all damage Xiao deals is increased by 5%.
  • Damage increases by an additional 5% for every 3 seconds the ability is active. The maximum damage bonus is 25%.
  • Dissolution Eon: Heaven Fall: Using his elemental skill increases his damage by 15% on subsequent uses.
  • This effect lasts 7 seconds and has a maximum of 3 stacks. Gaining a new stack refreshes the duration of the effect.
  • Transcension: Gravity Defier: Decreases Stamina consumed while climbing by 20% for all party members.
  • Not stackable with passive talents that provide the exact same effects.

The constellations of Xiao

  • Eon Dissolution – Destroyer of Worlds: Increases elemental skill charges by 1.
  • Eon Annihilation – Flower of Kaleidos: While in a group but not in the field, Xiao’s energy recharge increases by 25%.
  • Conqueror of Evil: Wrath Deity: Increases elemental skill level by 3 up to a max buff of 15.
  • Transcension – Extinction of suffering: When Xiao’s HP drops below 50%, he gains a 100% defense bonus.
  • Eon Evolution – Origin of Ignorance: Increase Xiao’s Elemental Burst level by 3 to a maximum of 15.
  • Conqueror of Evil: Guardian Yaksha: While under the effects of his Elemental Blast, hitting at least 2 opponents with Xiao’s Dive Attack will immediately grant him 1 Elemental Skill Charge.
  • For the next second, he can use his elemental skill while ignoring its cooldown.

Best weapons for Xiao in Genshin Impact

By far the best weapon for Xiao is the Jade-Winged Primal Spear! This gun was basically made for him.

This polearm has one of the highest attack stats along with a secondary stat that increases the user’s critical hit rate.

Hitting enemies increases the user’s attack stat by 3.2% for six seconds, and this can stack up to seven times. The maximum damage increase with seven stacks is 12%.

Primal Jade Spear

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However, if you can’t get this weapon, there are two other options that work great for Xiao.

thorn to the sky has the same attack stat as Primordial Jade-Winged Spear. It increases energy recharge and increases both normal attack speed and critical hit rate.

The other option is the Homa’s Staff. It increases the attack bonus by 1% of your maximum health when it is below 50%.

It also increases overall health by 20% and will give you a 0.8% attack bonus based on your max health.

If you are looking for the best free to play option, we recommend Starglitter prototype.

While his attack stat is a little lower than we’d like, his energy refill is great. His passive skill also increases the user’s attack by 8% for 12 seconds.

Best Artifacts for Xiao in Genshin Impact

There are three different Artifact sets that we recommend you use with Xiao.

The first is The vermilion afterlife 4 piece set: After using her Elemental Burst, Xiao gains the Nascent Light effect. This increases his attack by 8% for 16 seconds.

Its attack increases by 10% when its HP decreases. This can happen a maximum of four times and be triggered once every 0.8 seconds.

This effect ends when Xiao leaves the field.

Vermillion Hereafter Genshin Impact

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The second set of artifacts for Xiao is Gladiator’s Final 4 piece set: It increases Xiao’s normal attack damage by 35%.

If you can’t get your hands on any of these artifact sets, you can always use Viridescent Veneer 4 Piece Set: Whirlwind damage is increased by 60%. Additionally, your enemy’s elemental resistance is reduced by 40% for ten seconds.

This is our best build for Xiao! Be sure to try shooting for him these days, he’s definitely worth it!

If you’re not sure, you can always test it when you play the Perilous Trail event!

However, Xiao isn’t the only character to be re-released in this new update, Arataki Itto is also making a comeback! Be sure to check out our best build for him.

If you’re more interested in the new characters joining Genshin Impact, here are all the details on Yelan!

We’ve also made a complete build guide for Kuki Shinobu, the other new character coming to Genshin Impact soon!

However, you may not have enough Primogems to draw for all of these characters. Fortunately, you can still participate in events to save!

Check out the latest Genshin Impact web event, To Ensnare a Prey. You can get many rewards for completing it!

Although the 2.7 update has just been launched, we already have some leaks regarding the 2.8 version, such as the return of the Golden Apple Archipelago.

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