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Genshin Impact Xiangling build

With our spicy Genshin Impact Xiangling build guide you'll be Liyue's greatest chef by learning about her best weapons, materials, artifacts, and more.

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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 to make surprising new dishes and flavor combinations. 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 so that you can get the most out of her.

If you’re new to the huge open world of Teyvat, check out our Genshin Impact codes list for some extra freebies to help get you started. Once you’ve used up all your primogems wishing for a few more characters, head on over to our Genshin Impact tier list to find out where each of them ranks! We’ve also got guides for other characters like Genshin Impact Razor, Genshin Impact Qiqi, and our trusty Genshin Impact Traveler.

Let’s take a look at how to cook up the best Genshin Impact Xiangling build.

What’s the best Genshin Impact Xiangling build?

Best weapon The Catch
Weapon substitutes Staff of Homa, Engulfing Lightning
Best artifact set Emblem of Severed Fate
Artifact substitutes Crimson Witch of Flames
Main stats
  • Sands: energy recharge/elemental mastery/attack%
  • Goblet: pyro damage bonus
  • Circlet: crit rate/crit damage
  • Energy recharge
  • Crit rate/crit damage
  • Elemental mastery
  • Attack%

The best Xiangling build uses The Catch, a completely F2P-friendly weapon with great energy recharge. Alternatively, Staff of Homa or Engulfing Lightning are both great picks. Xiangling’s best artifacts are a four-piece set of Emblem of Severed Fate with energy recharge, pyro damage, attack, and crit stats.

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’s a versatile little bean capable of applying pyro and dealing damage from off-field. Her AoE burst is incredibly powerful and perfect for elemental reaction combos, and she scales very well with high investment and external buffs, such as Genshin Impact Bennett‘s burst.

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How should I use Xiangling?

As long as you have a decent battery for her, you should use Xiangling as a sub-DPS in your team, popping her skill and ultimate whenever they’re available for great pyro damage and application. 

What are the best weapons for Xiangling?

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 fully 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 How to obtain
The Catch Bonus stat: energy recharge
Skill: increases elemental burst damage by 16% and elemental burst crit rate by 6%
Buy from Kujirai Momiji of the Fishing Association
Staff of Homa Bonus stat: crit damage
Skill: HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an attack bonus based on 0.8% of Xiangling’s max HP. When her HP is less than 50%, this attack bonus increases by an additional 1% of max HP
Weapon event gacha
Engulfing Lightning Bonus stat: energy recharge
Skill: attack increased by 28% of Xiangling’s energy recharge over the base 100%. You can gain a maximum bonus of 80% attack. Gain 30% energy recharge for 12 seconds after using an elemental burst
Weapon event gacha
Favonius Lance Bonus stat: energy recharge
Skill: crit hits have a 60% chance to generate a small number of elemental particles, which will regenerate six energy for Xiangling. Can only occur once every 12 seconds
Kitain Cross Spear Bonus stat: elemental mastery
Skill: increases elemental skill damage by 6%. After an elemental skill hits an opponent, Xiangling loses three energy but regenerates three energy every two seconds for the next six seconds. This effect can occur once every ten seconds. Can trigger even when Xiangling is not on the field

What are the best artifacts for Xiangling?

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 the likes of Genshin Impact’s 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 How to obtain
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
Momiji-Dyed Court domain on Yashiori Island in Inazuma
Gilded Dreams Two equipped: elemental mastery +80
Four equipped: within eight seconds of triggering an elemental reaction, Xiangling obtains buffs based on the elemental type of the other party members. Increases attack by 14% for each party member with the same elemental type as Xiangling, and increases elemental mastery by 50 for every party member with a different elemental type. Each of the aforementioned buffs count up to three characters. This effect can trigger once every eight seconds, even when Xiangling isn’t on the field
Spire of Solitary Enlightenment domain in Avidya Forest, Sumeru
Crimson Witch of Flames Two equipped: pyro damage +15%
Four equipped: increases overloaded and burning damage by 40%, and vaporize and melt damage by 15%. Using an elemental skill increases two-piece set effects by 50% for ten seconds. Maximum three stacks
Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula domain on Bashui Plain, Wuwang Hill, Liyue

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%

What are the best Xiangling team comps?

As long as she has a reliable battery, Xiangling can fit into a huge range of team comps, whether that’s mono pyro, National, or overvape. She also fits well into free-to-play team comps as we mentioned earlier.

Here’s an example of a strong Xiangling team comp:

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Genshin Impact XianglingXiangling Raiden Shogun iconRaiden Shogun Xingqiu iconXingqiu Bennett iconBennett

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

What are Xiangling’s abilities?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Normal attack: Dough-Fu Normal: Performs up to five spear strikes
Charged: Consumes stamina to lunge forward and deal damage along the way
Plunging: Deals AoE damage on impact with the ground
Elemental skill: Guoba Attack Summons Guoba the bear, who breathes fire at enemies, dealing AoE pyro damage
Elemental burst: Pyronado Summons a Pyronado to deal AoE pyro damage that moves around the character for a set time

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Crossfire Increases Guoba’s attack range by 20%
Beware, It’s Super Hot! When Guoba’s attack’s effects end, he leaves a chili pepper on the spot where he disappeared. Picking up a chili pepper increases attack by 10% for ten seconds
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 Xiangling’s constellations?

Here’s every bonus you’ll receive when leveling up Xiangling’s constellations by pulling duplicates of her.

Constellation Effect
C1: Crispy Outside, Tender Inside Enemies hit by Guoba’s AoE will have their pyro resistance reduced by 15% for six seconds
C2: 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
C3: Deepfry Increases the level of Pyronado by three
C4: Slowbake Increases the duration of Pyronado by 40%
C5: Guoba Mad Increases the level of Guoba Attack by three
C6: Condensed Pyronado All party members receive a 15% pyro damage boost for the duration of Pyronado

What are Xiangling’s ascension materials?

Each time you ascend Xiangling, she receives an increase to her elemental mastery. You can buy Jueyun chilis from a couple different vendors or find them in the overworld in Liyue. Farm everflame seeds by beating up the pyro regisvine over and over again.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20k One agnidus agate sliver, three Jueyun chili, three slime condensate
40 40k Three agnidus agate fragment, two everflame seed, ten Jueyun chili, 15 slime condensate
50 60k Six agnidus agate fragment, four everflame seed, 20 Jueyun chili, 12 slime secretions
60 80k Three agnidus agate chunk, eight everflame seed, 30 Jueyun chili, 18 slime secretions
70 100k Six agnidus agate chunk, 12 everflame seed, 45 Jueyun chili, 12 slime concentrate
80 120k 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 Xiangling’s talent 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.

Talent level Mora Materials
Two 12.5k Six slime condensate, three teachings of diligence
Three 17.5k Three slime secretions, two guide to diligence
Four 25k Four slime secretions, four guide to diligence
Five 30k Six slime secretions, six guide to diligence
Six 37.5k Nine slime secretions, nine guide to diligence
Seven 120k Four slime concentrate, four philosophies of diligence, one Dvalin’s claw
Eight 260k Six slime concentrate, six philosophies of diligence, one Dvalin’s claw
Nine 450k Nine slime concentrate, 12 philosophies of diligence, two Dvalin’s claw
Ten 700k 12 slime concentrate, 16 philosophies of diligence, two Dvalin’s claw, one crown of insight

That’s everything you need to know about Genshin Impact’s Xiangling so that you can take on any challenge Teyvat throws your way. Why not explore Hoyoverse’s spacefaring title with our Honkai Star Rail tier list and Honkai Star Rail codes? We’ve also got build guides for Honkai Star Rail AventurineHonkai Star RaiL Sparkle, and Honkai Star Rail Himeko to help you create the best team.