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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Let’s take a look at how to cook up the best Genshin Impact Xiangling build.
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’s a versatile little bean capable of applying pyro and dealing damage from off-field. Her AoE burst is incredibly powerful and perfect for elemental reaction combos, and she scales very well with high investment and external buffs, such as Genshin Impact 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 Genshin Impact’s Kazuha to suck him up into enemies. Her high pyro application can also complicate elemental aura setups.
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 fully 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.
|Weapon||Effect||How to obtain|
|The Catch||Bonus stat: energy recharge
Skill: increases elemental burst damage by 16% and elemental burst crit rate by 6%
|Buy from Kujirai Momiji of the Fishing Association|
|Staff of Homa||Bonus stat: crit damage
Skill: HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an attack bonus based on 0.8% of Xiangling’s max HP. When her HP is less than 50%, this attack bonus increases by an additional 1% of max HP
|Weapon event gacha|
|Engulfing Lightning||Bonus stat: energy recharge
Skill: attack increased by 28% of Xiangling’s energy recharge over the base 100%. You can gain a maximum bonus of 80% attack. Gain 30% energy recharge for 12 seconds after using an elemental burst
|Weapon event gacha|
|Favonius Lance||Bonus stat: energy recharge
Skill: crit hits have a 60% chance to generate a small number of elemental particles, which will regenerate six energy for Xiangling. Can only occur once every 12 seconds
|Kitain Cross Spear||Bonus stat: elemental mastery
Skill: increases elemental skill damage by 6%. After an elemental skill hits an opponent, Xiangling loses three energy but regenerates three energy every two seconds for the next six seconds. This effect can occur once every ten seconds. Can trigger even when Xiangling 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 Genshin Impact 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.
|Artifact set||Effect||How to obtain|
|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
|Momiji-Dyed Court domain on Yashiori Island in Inazuma|
|Gilded Dreams||Two equipped: elemental mastery +80
Four equipped: within eight seconds of triggering an elemental reaction, Xiangling obtains buffs based on the elemental type of the other party members. Increases attack by 14% for each party member with the same elemental type as Xiangling, and increases elemental mastery by 50 for every party member with a different elemental type. Each of the aforementioned buffs count up to three characters. This effect can trigger once every eight seconds, even when Xiangling isn’t on the field
|Spire of Solitary Enlightenment domain in Avidya Forest, Sumeru|
|Crimson Witch of Flames||Two equipped: pyro damage +15%
Four equipped: increases overloaded and burning damage by 40%, and vaporize and melt damage by 15%. Using an elemental skill increases two-piece set effects by 50% for ten seconds. Maximum three stacks
|Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula domain on Bashui Plain, Wuwang Hill, Liyue|
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
|Normal attack: Dough-Fu||Normal: Performs up to five spear strikes
Charged: Consumes stamina to lunge forward and deal damage along the way
Plunging: Deals AoE damage on impact with the ground
|Elemental skill: Guoba Attack||Summons Guoba the bear, who breathes fire at enemies, dealing AoE pyro damage|
|Elemental burst: Pyronado||Summons a Pyronado to deal AoE pyro damage that moves around the character for a set time|
|Crossfire||Increases Guoba’s attack range by 20%|
|Beware, It’s Super Hot!||When Guoba’s attack’s effects end, he leaves a chili pepper on the spot where he disappeared. Picking up a chili pepper increases attack by 10% for ten seconds|
|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!
|C1: Crispy Outside, Tender Inside||Enemies hit by Guoba’s AoE will have their pyro resistance reduced by 15% for six seconds|
|C2: 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|
|C3: Deepfry||Increases the level of Pyronado by three|
|C4: Slowbake||Increases the duration of Pyronado by 40%|
|C5: Guoba Mad||Increases the level of Guoba Attack by three|
|C6: 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||20k||One agnidus agate sliver, three Jueyun chili, three slime condensate|
|40||40k||Three agnidus agate fragment, two everflame seed, ten Jueyun chili, 15 slime condensate|
|50||60k||Six agnidus agate fragment, four everflame seed, 20 Jueyun chili, 12 slime secretions|
|60||80k||Three agnidus agate chunk, eight everflame seed, 30 Jueyun chili, 18 slime secretions|
|70||100k||Six agnidus agate chunk, 12 everflame seed, 45 Jueyun chili, 12 slime concentrate|
|80||120k||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||Six slime condensate, three teachings of diligence|
|Three||17.5k||Three slime secretions, two guide to diligence|
|Four||25k||Four slime secretions, four guide to diligence|
|Five||30k||Six slime secretions, six guide to diligence|
|Six||37.5k||Nine slime secretions, nine guide to diligence|
|Seven||120k||Four slime concentrate, four philosophies of diligence, one Dvalin’s claw|
|Eight||260k||Six slime concentrate, six philosophies of diligence, one Dvalin’s claw|
|Nine||450k||Nine slime concentrate, 12 philosophies of diligence, two Dvalin’s claw|
|Ten||700k||12 slime concentrate, 16 philosophies of diligence, two Dvalin’s claw, one crown of insight|
As long as she has a reliable battery, Xiangling can fit into a huge range of team comps, whether that’s mono pyro, National, or overvape. She also fits well into free-to-play team comps as we mentioned earlier.
Here’s an example of a strong Xiangling team comp:
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