Genshin Impact Xiangling build

With this spicy Genshin Impact Xiangling build guide you'll be Liyue's best chef, featuring all her skills, ascension materials, best artifacts, and more.

Genshin Impact Xiangling: Art of Hu Tao hugging Xiangling behind, causing Xiangling to drop a portion of steamed buns.

Genshin Impact’s Xiangling is known for being the head chef at the Wanmin Restaurant in Liyue. She loves to cook spicy foods and regularly experiments with unique ingredients in order to make surprising new dishes. So let’s see what tasty combos we can whip up with our Genshin Xiangling build guide, featuring her skills, constellations, best weapons and artifacts, and more.

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Genshin Impact Xiangling

Genshin Impact Xiangling hugging Guoba

What’s the best Genshin Xiangling build?

Xiangling is a super important sub-DPS staple in many of the top-ranking ‘National’ team comps. Available as a free character for anyone who braves floor three of the Spiral Abyss, she a versatile little bean capable of applying pyro and dealing damage from off-field. Her AoE burst is incredible powerful and perfect for elemental reaction combos, and she scales very well with high investment and external buffs, such as Bennett’s burst.

On the other hand, her energy cost is pretty high and she does rely on Bennett in most of her team comps to manage energy and buffing. Guoba also has a limited range and can be very inconsistent with targeting, which can negatively impact your energy and damage without someone like Kazuha to suck him up into enemies. Her high pyro application can also complicate elemental aura set ups.

However, every account should realistically have a built Xiangling in their ranks, as she can be invaluable in many scenarios and isn’t too expensive to build.

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What’s the best Genshin Xiangling weapon?

Xiangling’s best weapon relies heavily on what team comps you’re hoping to put her in. Generally, The Catch is a great all-round choice and is full free to play.

Alternatively, if you somehow have a spare copy of Staff of Homa or Engulfing Lightning, those are brilliant options. Or, if you’re planning on using Xiangling in a team without Bennett, you should go with Favonius Lance or Kitain Cross Spear to help her battery herself.

Outside of that, if you want a full statistical breakdown of how other polearms size up against each other, check out the Keqingmains Xiangling weapons section.

Weapon Effect
The Catch Base stat: energy recharge
Skill: increases elemental burst damage by 16% and elemental burst crit rate by 6%
Staff of Homa Base stat: crit damage
Skill: increases HP by 20%. Also provides an attack bonus based on 0.8% of the wielder’s max HP. When the wielder’s HP is less than 50%, this attack bonus increases by an additional 1% of HP
Engufling Lightning Base stat: energy recharge
Skill: increases attack by 28% of energy recharge over the base 100%. You can get a maximum bonus of 80% attack. Gain 30% energy recharge for 12 seconds after using an elemental burst
Favonius Lance Base stat: energy recharge
Skill: critical hits have a 60% chance to generate elemental particles. These regenerate six energy for Xiangling. Can only occur once every 12 seconds
Kitain Cross Spear Base stat: elemental mastery
Skill: increases elemental skill damage by 6%. After their elemental skill hits an opponent, the wielder loses three energy by regenerates three energy every two seconds for the next six seconds. Can trigger even when the character is not on the field

Genshin Impact Xiangling: Chibi art of Chongyun, Xingqiu, and Xiangling preparing food together in the Wanmin Restaurant kitchen with Guoba.

What are the best Genshin Xiangling artifacts?

Generally, a four piece set of Emblem of Severed Fate is the best option for Xiangling regardless of her team comp. Four pieces of Gilded Dreams is also a good option, especially in overvape teams where she’s paired up with Sucrose.

Crimson Witch of Flames is also a good option, though it falls behind in some team comps and can be very expensive and inefficient to farm.

Artifact set Effect
Emblem of Severed Fate Two equipped: energy recharge +20%
Four equipped: increases elemental burst damage by 25% of energy recharge. You can obtain a maximum of 75% bonus damage in this way
Gilded Dreams Two equipped: elemental mastery +80
Four equipped: within eight seconds of triggering an elemental type of the other party members. Attack increases by 14% for each member whose elemental type is the same as the equipping character, and elemental mastery increases by 50 for every member with a different elemental type. Each buff counts up to three characters. You can trigger this effect once every eight seconds, even when not on the field
Crimson Witch of Flames Two equipped: Pyro damage increased by 15%
Four equipped: Increases overload and burning damage by 40%. Increases vaporize and melt damage by 15%. Elemental skills increase the two-piece set effect by 50% for ten seconds

Artifact stat recommendations

Main stats

  • Sands – Energy recharge/elemental mastery/attack%. Elemental mastery is only recommended for reverse vape and overload or overvape teams that use Xiangling as a trigger. Generally, you should use energy recharge with non-energy recharge weapons, and elemental mastery or attack% with energy recharge weapons
  • Goblet – pyro damage bonus
  • Circlet – crit rate/crit damage (try to maintain a 1:2 ratio overall)


  • Energy recharge to requirement (this varies, but 200% gives you flexibility and comfort)
  • Crit rate/crit damage
  • Elemental mastery
  • Attack%

Genshin Impact Xiangling serving food with Chongyun and Xingqiu eating in the background

What are Genshin Xiangling’s skills?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Dough-Fu Performs up to five spear strikes
Dough-Fu (charged) Consumes stamina to lunge forward and deal damage along the way
Dough-Fu (plunging) Deals AoE damage on impact with the ground
Guoba Attack Summons Guoba the panda, who deals AoE pyro damage
Pyronado Summons a Pyronado to deal AoE damage that moves with her

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Crossfire Increases Guoba’s attack range by 20%
Beware, It’s Super Hot! Guoba’s attacks leave a chilli, which, when picked up, increases attack by 10%
Chef de Cuisine When pulling off a perfect cook on an attack-increasing dish, Xiangling has a 12% chance to double the product

What are Genshin Xiangling’s constellations?

Here’s every bonus you’ll receive when leveling up Xiangling’s constellations!

Constellation Effect
Crispy Outside, Tender Inside Enemies hit by Guoba’s AoE will have their pyro resistance reduced by 15% for six seconds
Oil Meets Fire The final hit in a normal attack sequence will apply the implode status for two seconds. When the duration ends, an explosion will deal 75% of Xiangling’s attack as AoE pyro damage
Deepfry Increases the level of Pyronado by three
Slowbake Increases the duration of Pyronado by 40%
Guoba Mad Increases the level of Guoba Attack by three
Condensed Pyronado All party members receive a 15% pyro damage boost for the duration of Pyronado

Genshin Impact Xiangling serving food ti Beidou and Xinyan

What are Genshin Xiangling’s ascension materials?

Each time you ascend Xiangling, she receives an increase to her elemental mastery.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One Agnidus Agate Sliver, three Jueyun Chili, three Slime Condensate
40 40,000 Three Agnidus Agate Fragment, two Everflame Seed, ten Jueyun Chili, 15 Slime Condensate
50 60,000 Six Agnidus Agate Fragment, four Everflame Seed, 20 Jueyun Chili, 12 Slime Secretions
60 80,000 Three Agnidus Agate Chunk, eight Everflame Seed, 30 Jueyun Chili, 18 Slime Secretions
70 100,000 Six Agnidus Agate Chunk, 12 Everflame Seed, 45 Jueyun Chili, 12 Slime Concentrate
80 120,000 Six Agnidus Agate Gemstone, 20 Everflame Seed, 60 Jueyun Chili, 24 Slime Concentrate

Genshin Imact Xiangling: Chibi art of Xiangling and Hu Tao cooking together - Hu Tao is having a lot of fun and Xiangling looks terrified.

What are Genshin Xiangling’s talent level up materials?

Make sure you keep hold of your slime concentrate, because here are all the talent level-up materials you need to ascend one of Xiangling’s talents to level ten.

Level Mora Materials
Two 12,500 Six slime condensate, three Teachings of Diligence
Three 17,500 Three slime secretions, two Guide to Diligence
Four 25,000 Four slime secretions, four Guide to Diligence
Five 30,000 Six slime secretions, six Guide to Diligence
Six 37,500 Nine slime secretions, nine Guide to Diligence
Seven 120,000 Four slime concentrate, four Philosophies of Diligence, one Dvalin’s Claw
Eight 260,000 Six slime concentrate, six Philosophies of Diligence, one Dvalin’s Claw
Nine 450,000 Nine slime concentrate, 12 Philosophies of Diligence, two Dvalin’s Claw
Ten 700,000 12 slime concentrate, 16 Philosophies of Diligence, two Dvalin’s Claw, one Crown of Insight

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