Genshin Impact – Best Xingqiu Builds Guide (4-Star / Hydro)

Xingqiu: Off-Field DPS (C6) Build

Equipment

Weapon

  • 1. Primordial Jade Cutter (5✩)
  • 2. Mistsplitter Reforged (5✩)
  • 3. Haran Geppaku Futsu (5✩)
  • 4. Skyward Blade (5✩)
  • 5. Summit Shaper (5✩)
  • 6. Favonius Sword (4✩)*
  • ~= Sacrificial Sword [R3+] (4✩)*
  • 7. Festering Desire (4✩)
  • ~= Amenoma Kageuchi (4✩)
  • ~= Royal Longsword (4✩)
  • ~= Harbinger of Dawn [R5] (3✩)*
  • 8. Sacrificial Sword [R1-R2](4✩)*

Artifact

  • 1. Emblem of Severed Fate (4)*
  • 2. Noblesse Oblige (2) Heart of Depth (2)
  • 3. Noblesse Oblige (2) / Heart of Depth (2) / +18% ATK set (2) / Emblem of Severed Fate (2) [Choose Two]
  • 4. Noblesse Oblige (4)*
  • 5. Thundersoother (4)*
  • 6. Blizzard Strayer (4)*
  • 7. The Exile (2) / Scholar (2) / Emblem of Severed Fate (2) [ChooseTwo]*

Artifact Stats

Main Stats

  • Sands – Energy Recharge / ATK%*
  • Goblet – Hydro DMG
  • Circlet – Crit Rate / DMG

Substats

  • 1. Crit Rate / DMG
  • 2. ATK%
  • 3. Energy Recharge
  • 4. Elemental Mastery
  • 5. Flat ATK

**Prioritize Energy Recharge first if you can’t burst off cooldown

Talent Priority

  • 1. Burst
  • 2. Skill

Ability Tips

Activating XQ’s Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst applies Hydro to the on-field character with his shield. (Pyro in specific)

Cleansing Electro may take an additional switch for your character with the rain swords active, while Cryo would freeze you in place.

Gameplay Tips

C6 stands for “Constellation 6” and C0-C5 refers to a Xingqiu that is not yet C6.

Regarding Weapon Choices:

The weapon rankings assume you are running enough Energy Recharge to get Xingqiu’s burst up off cooldown.

  • Favonius Sword: This weapon is better than Sacrifical Sword [R3+] if you intend on using Xingqiu in teams where there is not a second hydro unit.
  • Sacificial Sword [R3+]: This weapon is better than Favonius Sword when running Xingqiu in a team with more than one hydro unit.
  • Harbinger of Dawn [R5]: At constellation 6, if you can consistently keep the passive active, this has the potential to equal Favonius Sword/Sacrificial Sword [R3+]

Regarding Artifact Sets:

  • Emblem of Severed Fate (4): If you already have an invested [C6] Xingqiu with Sacrificial Sword [R3+] then you don’t need to farm for this set.
  • Noblesse Oblige (4): Offers party-wide ATK boost, you can use this set on Xingqiu if nobody else on the party is able to use it better.
  • Blizzard Strayer (4): This set is only recommended on a freeze team to optimize Xingqiu’s stats since he can mildly disregard Crit Rate and build Crit Damage instead for more damage output. Despite it outperforming Emblem of Severed Fate (4) within this niche, it is generally not recommended to specifically farm for this set.
  • The Exile (2) / Scholar (2) / Emblem of Severed Fate (2) [Choose Two]*: This set is a cheap beginner option to maintain burst uptime well since it gives 40% Energy Recharge. Note that it is not recommended to stay on this set as Xingqiu contributes a lot of damage in his teams.

Xingqiu: Off-Field DPS (C0-C5) Build

Equipment

Weapon

  • 1. Primordial Jade Cutter (5✩)
  • 2. Favonius Sword (4✩)*
  • ~= Sacrificial Sword [R3+](4✩)*
  • 3. Mistsplitter Reforged (5✩)
  • 4. Haran Geppaku Futsu (5✩)
  • 5. Skyward Blade (5✩)
  • 6. Summit Shaper (5✩)
  • 7. Amenoma Kageuchi (4✩)
  • ~= Sacrificial Sword [R1-R2](4✩)*
  • 8. Harbinger of Dawn [R5] (3✩)

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