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
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.
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.
|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
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.
|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
- 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
|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|
|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|
Here’s every bonus you’ll receive when leveling up Xiangling’s constellations!
|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|
Each time you ascend Xiangling, she receives an increase to her elemental mastery.
|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|
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.
|Two||12.5k mora, six slime condensate, three Teachings of Diligence|
|Three||17.5k mora, three slime secretions, two Guide to Diligence|
|Four||25k mora, four slime secretions, four Guide to Diligence|
|Five||30k mora, six slime secretions, six Guide to Diligence|
|Six||37.5k mora, nine slime secretions, nine Guide to Diligence|
|Seven||120k mora, four slime concentrate, four Philosophies of Diligence, one Dvalin’s Claw|
|Eight||260k mora, six slime concentrate, six Philosophies of Diligence, one Dvalin’s Claw|
|Nine||450k mora, nine slime concentrate, 12 Philosophies of Diligence, two Dvalin’s Claw|
|Ten||700k mora, 12 slime concentrate, 16 Philosophies of Diligence, two Dvalin’s Claw, one Crown of Insight|