Genshin Impact Xinyan – build, banner, and skills

Our recommended build for Genshin Impact’s Xinyan

Xinyan pointing to the ground

Despite rock ‘n’ roll not being a particularly popular music style in Genshin Impact’s Liyue, Xinyan has managed to gather a few dedicated fans by performing throughout the city. She lives to fight back against prejudices using her music to awaken the hearts and minds of those around her.

Our Genshin Impact Xinyan build guide will tell you exactly which weapons and artifacts are best when you use the claymore-wielding pyro character in a main DPS role. We also outline what each of her skills does and let you know exactly what items you need in order to ascend her to the max level.

To keep up to date with everything happening in Teyvat, check out our Genshin Impact update guide. If you need help with other popular pyro characters, take a look at our recommended builds for Genshin Impact’s Hu Tao and Genshin Impact’s Xiangling. Finally, if you’re unsure which characters to use, head over to our Genshin Impact tier list for assistance.

When is the next Xinyan banner?

Xinyan appears in the Genshin Impact banner, Tapestry of Golden Flame, alongside Genshin Impact’s Yoimiya, Genshin Impact’s Sayu, and Genshin Impact’s Diona.

The best Genshin Impact Xinyan build

Xinyan is best suited to a main DPS role. Unfortunately, she doesn’t excel in any position, but our guide will help you make her the best she can be. We recommend using her in a party with Genshin Impact’s Bennett to boost her attack with pyro elemental resonance.

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Which weapon should you use?

The best weapon for Xinyan is The Unforged. However, if you’ve managed to acquire the Wolf’s Gravestone first, you can also use that in the meantime.

Weapon Effect
The Unforged Shield strength is increased by 20%. Hits that land on enemies increase attack by 4% for eight seconds. This can only occur once every 0.3 seconds. The attack increase is boosted by 100% when protected by a shield
Wolf’s Gravestone Attack is increased by 20%. Alongside this, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increase all party members’ attack by 40% for 12 seconds. This can only occur once every 30 seconds

Which artifact set should you use?

We recommend using two items from each set mentioned below, or a full set of Gladiator’s Finale items.

Artifact set Effect
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%
Bloodstained Chivalry Two equipped: Physical damage is increased by 25%
Four equipped: Charged attack damage is increased by 50% and stamina cost is decreased to zero for ten seconds after an enemy is killed

Xinyan surrounded by a pyro shield

What are Xinyan’s skills?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Dance on Fire Performs up to four consecutive strikes
Dance on Fire (charged) Slowly drains stamina to perform a spinning attack. At the end of the attack, she performs a slash
Dance on Fire (plunging) Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground, dealing AoE damage on impact
Sweeping Fervor Deals AoE pyro damage and forms a shield. The shield’s damage absorption scales to Xinyan’s defence and the number of enemies hit.
  • Zero – one enemy hit grants Shield Level one: Ad Lib
  • Two enemies hit grants Shield Level two: Lead-In
  • Three enemies hit grants Shield Level 3: Rave. This level also deals AoE pyro damage

When the shield is unleashed, Xinyan is infused with pyro. The shield also has 250% pyro damage absorption

Riff Revolution Launches nearby enemies, dealing physical damage and causing explosions that deal AoE pyro damage

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
“The Show Goes On, Even Without an Audience…” The number of enemies you must hit to activate Sweeping Fervor’s shields is decreased.
  • Shield level two is reduced to one enemy hit
  • Shield level three is reduced to two or more enemies hit
“…Now That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll!” Characters shielded by Sweeping Fervor get a 15% damage increase
A Rad Recipe When pulling off a perfect cook on a defence-boosting dish, Xinyan has a 12% chance to obtain double the product

What are Xinyan’s constellations?

To level up Xinyan’s constellations, you need to receive her as a duplicate when making a wish. Here’s every bonus you receive.

Constellation Effect
Fatal Acceleration Critical hits increase the attack speed of Xinyan’s normal and charged attacks by 12% for five seconds. This can only occur once every five seconds
Impromptu Opening Riff Revolution’s physical damage crit rate is increased by 100%. It will also form a shield at Shield Level three: Rave when cast
Double Stop Increases the level of Sweeping Fervor by three
Wildfire Rhythm The swing damage of Sweeping Fervor decreases the enemy’s physical resistance by 15% for 12 seconds
Screaming for Encore Increases the level of Riff Revolution by three
Rocking in Flaming The stamina consumption of charged attacks is decreased by 30%. Xinyan’s charged attack also gains an attack bonus equal to 50% of her defence

Xinyan in front of a white background

What does it cost to ascend Xinyan?

You need a lot Violetgrass in order to ascend Xinyan. We recommend searching around the mountain area near Mingyun Village to build up a good stock.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One Agnidus Agate Sliver, three Violetgrass, three Treasure Hoarder Insignia
40 40,000 Three Agnidus Agate Fragment, two Everflame Seed, ten Violetgrass, 15 Treasure Hoarder Insignia
50 60,000 Six Agnidus Agate Fragment, four Everflame Seed, 20 Violetgrass, 12 Silver Raven Insignia
60 80,000 Three Agnidus Agate Chunk, eight Everflame Seed, 30 Violetgrass, 18 Silver Raven Insignia
70 100,000 Six Agnidus Agate Chunk, 12 Everflame Seed, 45 Violetgrass, 12 Golden Raven Insignia
80 120,000 Six Agnidus Agate Gemstone, 20 Everflame Seed, 60 Violetgrass, 24 Golden Raven Insignia

If you’re low on mora and primogems, take a look at our Genshin Impact codes list for some freebies.

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