The Best Xiangling Build in Genshin Impact: Artifacts, Weapons, and More

Check out a build sure to cook all your enemies to a crisp!

by Franklin Bellone Borges

Considered by many as one of the best overall units in Genshin Impact, Xiangling is, like both Bennett and Xingqiu, a must-have for all who wish to face all of the dangers lurking in the abyss. But how should you build her? Now, in no order to help you awaken the full potential of one of the game’s best Pyro offensive supports, here’s the best Xiangling build in Genshin Impact

The Best Xiangling Build in Genshin Impact: Best Artifacts 

Before we begin, it’s important to point out that, although Xiangling can work as a main DPS in set compositions (that’s right), our build will be focused on bringing her full potential as a sub, or in this case burst DPS, capable of dealing massive Pyro damage at low intervals through the use of her Elemental Burst and while in the right compositions. With that said, for our build, the best artifacts for Xiangling would be either a 4-piece Crimson Witch of Flames, for those looking to up the damage of her whole kit, or a 4-piece Emblem of Severed Fate, for those looking to increase her burst damage to the limit.

 You can check out the best main stats for each artifact piece below:

  • Flower of Life: HP%
  • Plume of Death: ATK%
  • Sands of Eon: ER% (Emblem) / ER or ATK (Crimson Witch)
  • Goblet of Eonothem: Pyro Damage Bonus
  • Circlet of Logos: CRIT Rate% / DMG (Depending on your weapon of choice).

The Best Weapons for Xiangling

Taking into account that our build will be focused on empowering Xiangling’s Burst damage and in some cases uptime to the utmost, we recommend the use of weapons focused on increasing either her Burst or her elemental/reaction damage. With that said, 5-star wide, our main recommendation would be the use of the Staff of Homa, although the weapon should always, ALWAYS, stay with Hu Tao.

If the staff of Homa is not an option for you, our main recommendation would be the use of The Catch (R5) or the Wavebreaker’s Fin (R5). If you plan on using her in reaction-focused compositions, a fully refined Dragon’s Bane would also be one of our main choices. Using the Deathmatch can also work really well as its Crit stat will make building around it way easier.

 To recap, here are the best 5 and 4-star weapons for Xiangling:

  • 5-Star: Staff of Homa.
  • 4-Star: Deathmatch / Wavebreaker’s Fin (R5) / The Catch (R5)
  • F2P Alternative: The Catch

What Talents Should You Prioritize?

As you will be making frequent use of both Guoba Attack and Pynonado, with almost no intervals, we recommend that you level both of them up simultaneously, and only then focus on her normal/charged attacks later on.

Are Her Constellations a Must?

As with almost all 4-star characters, in order to bring the most out of Xiangling, it is highly advisable that you unlock all of her constellations, as all of them, especially her fourth (Slowbake), and her sixth (Condensed Pyronado), can be true game changers.

The Best Teams for Xiangling in Genshin Impact 

Aside from the widely known Raiden National composition, which is the best for Xiangling, she can also work as a great addition to all teams focused on both dealing high amounts of Burst damage and focused on the use of either Melt/Vaporize. 

It’s also important to point out that while equipped with a full Crimson Witch of Flames set, she can also work really well as Burst DPS while paired with a C6 Bennett, thanks to his ability to infuse her Polearm with the element. 

You can check out a few teams sure to bring the best out of Xiangling below: 

  • Raiden Shogun + Xingqiu/Yelan + Bennett + Xiangling (Raiden National)
  • Tartaglia + Xingqiu/Yelan + Bennett + Xiangling
  • Kamisato Ayato + Bennett + Yun Jin + Xiangling
  • Kamisato Ayato / Yelan + Bennett + Kazuha + Xiangling

Genshin Impact is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and mobile devices. 

- This article was updated on February 1st, 2023

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Franklin is a writer and journalist. A video game fanatic with more than 3 years of experience, his work can also be seen on sites such as The Click, Games Atlas, and Try Hard Guides. When not writing, he is most likely making his wallet cry while playing Gacha Games or trying to stay composed as we get closer to the release of Final Fantasy XVI.