Genshin Impact – Best Xinyan Builds Guide (4-Star / Pyro)

Xinyan: DPS Build

Equipment

Weapon

  • 1. Skyward Pride (5✩)
  • 2. The Unforged (5✩)
  • 3. Wolf’s Gravestone (5✩)
  • 4. Song of Broken Pines (5✩)
  • 5. Serpent Spine (4✩)*
  • 6. Snow-Tombed Starsilver (4✩)
  • 7. Prototype Archaic (4✩)
  • 8. Lithic Blade (4✩)(1 Stack)
  • 9. Blackcliff Slasher (4✩)
  • 10. Skyrider’s Greatsword (3✩)[R5]

Artifact

  • 1. Pale Flame (2) Bloodstained Chivalry (2)
  • 2. Retracing Bolide (4)
  • 3. Physical DMG +25% set (2) +18% ATK set (2)
  • 4. Gladiator’s Finale (4)
  • 5. Bloodstained Chivalry (4)*

Artifact Stats

Main Stats

  • Sands – ATK%
  • Goblet – Physical DMG
  • Circlet – Crit Rate / DMG

Substats

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

Talent Priority

  • 1. Normal Attack
  • 2. Burst
  • 3. Skill

Ability Tips

Xinyan’s ES grants you a pyro status upon contact with shield. No matter how many times you switch your characters, it’ll still apply pyro every instant you switch with shield. This allows you to cleanse every single elemental status that has been applied to you.

If the status doesn’t get cleansed, switch on that character one more time with the shield. Pyro doesn’t cleanse Hydro very efficiently, take Cecilia Garden for example, you’ll have to apply pyro on your character 4 times before actually cleansing the hydro status.

Gameplay Tips

Regarding Weapon Choices:

  • Serpent Spine: It is worth noting that an [R5] Serpent Spine can outperform all 5 star weapons at [R1] with proper stack management

Regarding Artifact Sets:

  • Bloodstained Chivalry (4): Despite how dependant Xinyan’s playstyle can get with Charged Attacks, Bloodstained Chivalry Full Set is still not recommended due to it only coming in effect after a kill.

Xinyan: Support Build

Equipment

Weapon

  • 1. Sacrificial Greatsword (4✩)
  • 2. Luxurious Sea-Lord (4✩)
  • 3. Prototype Archaic (4✩)
  • 4. Whiteblind (4✩)
  • 5. Skyward Pride (5✩)
  • 6. Favonius Greatsword (4✩)

Artifact

Sub-DPS:

  • 1. Noblesse Oblige (4)
  • 2. Bloodstained Chivalry / Pale Flame (2) / Noblesse Oblige (2)
  • 3. Noblesse Oblige (2) +18% ATK set (2)
  • 4. Bloodstained Chivalry (2) +18% ATK set (2)

Run DPS stats if the sets above is what you’re using.

Shield Support:

  • 1. Tenacity of the Millelith (4)*
  • 2. Husk of Opulent Dreams (2) Defender’s Will (2)
  • 3. Husk of Opulent Dreams (2) Noblesse Oblige (2)
  • 4. Defender’s Will (2) Noblesse Oblige (2)
  • 5. The Exile (4)

Artifact Stats

Main Stats

  • Sands – DEF% / ATK% / Energy Recharge
  • Goblet – Physical DMG / DEF%
  • Circlet – DEF% / Crit Rate / Crit DMG

Substats

  • 1. DEF% / ATK%
  • 2. Crit Rate / DMG (Crit DMG if C2)
  • 3. Energy Recharge (If shield support, ER takes priority over ATK%)

Talent Priority

  • 1. Skill
  • 2. Burst

Gameplay Tips

Regarding Artifact Sets:

  • Noblesse Oblige (4): This set can be used on Xinyan if nobody else on the team is using this set for the partywide ATK buff.

Regarding Tenacity of the Millelith (4) and Sacrificial Greatsword:

Xinyan support is mostly used for her Shield and/or Elemental Burst damage. If you want to use her as a Physical Support, she needs both her Ascension 4 Talent and [C4] to maximize her support capabilities, making her a somewhat expensive choice to be considered for Physical Support role. However, the Tenacity of the Millelith set gives her a new role with a lower Constellation level prerequisite.

Tenacity of the Millelith: This set gives Xinyan a unique role among the shielders. Currently, Xinyan is one of the few shielders in the game who can make full use of the Tenacity set’s effects. If you can maximize the uptime of Xinyan’s Level 3 shield, she can provide a constant 30% Shield Strength and 20% Atk boost to the team (as long as the pulses hit an enemy). This means that Sacrificial Greatsword and Xinyan’s [C2] are crucial to making this set shine on her. This set isn’t as recommended for her if you have neither of the two.

Shield uptime is also crucial to maximizing her Physical/Shield Support capabilities. If you have neither Sacrificial Greatsword nor at least [C2] (but ideally [C4]) on Xinyan, you may want to build her as a Burst Support instead of Physical/Shield Support.

At [C2], her burst “Riff Revolution” has a 100% Crit Rate, which means you can build solely Crit Dmg (instead of trying to get a 1:2 Crit Rate:Crit DMG ratio) if you’re building her as a Physical Burst support.
Generally not recommended for Pyro Applications, as the pulses only happen at Shield Level 3, and are not very efficient at breaking Cryo shields.

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