Genshin Impact Xiangling build, skills, and ascension materials

Our recommended build for Genshin Impact’s Xiangling, from her best weapons and artifacts to her ascension costs

Genshin Impact's Xiangling standing near the sea

In Genshin Impact, 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. However, sometimes her use of obscure food items leads to less than desirable results.

This four-star, polearm-wielding chef works well when used in a sub DPS role. With help from our Genshin Impact Xiangling guide, you’ll soon know which weapons and artifacts to use in order to increase her damage output considerably. We’ll also fill you in on which items you should keep in order to ascend her as soon as possible.

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The best Genshin Impact Xiangling build

Xiangling is best suited to a sub DPS role. We recommend pairing her up with an electro main DPS character, like Genshin Impact’s Keqing, in order to trigger the overload elemental reaction.

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Which weapon should you use?

Our top pick for Xiangling’s weapon is the Skyward Spine. However, as this is a five-star weapon, you need to be pretty lucky to obtain it from a wish. You may receive the Favonius Lance first, and this polearm is a suitable substitute.

Weapon Effect
Skyward Spine Crit rate is increased by 8% and normal attack speed by 12%. Also, normal and charged attacks have a 50% chance to trigger a vacuum blade that deals 40% of Xiangling’s attack as damage in a small AoE. This can only occur once every two seconds
Favonius Lance Critical hits have a 60% chance to generate elemental particles. These regenerate six energy for Xiangling. Can only occur once every 12 seconds

Which artifact set should you use?

We recommend equipping two items from each of the artifact sets below to receive a healthy boost to Xiangling’s pyro damage and attack.

Artifact set Effect
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
Gladiator’s Finale Two equipped: Attack is increased by 18%
Four equipped: If the wielder of this artifact set uses a sword, claymore, or polearm, their normal attack damage is increased by 35%

Xiangling jumping into the air next to a lake

What are 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 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

Xiangling standing in front of a white background

What does it cost to ascend Xiangling?

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

Need some help with other pyro characters? Take a look at our Genshin Impact Hu Tao and Genshin Impact Diluc guides for extra assistance.