Xiangling Support and Physical DPS Build Guide

Xiangling Splash Art
Xiangling Build Guide

Xiangling is 4 star pyro polearm wielder who can act as main dps (physical dps) and pyro support/ pyro dps (prioritizing her elemental burst). She is top tier character and can be obtained for free by clearing Floor 3, Chamber 3 of the Spiral Abyss.

Overview

Xiangling elemental skill, Guoba Attack will summon fire breathing panda on the field, dealing AoE Pyro DMG every 1.5 seconds 4 times.

First ascension will increase Guoba fire range by 20%, and after 4th ascension Guoba will leave a chili pepper on the spot where it disappeared. Picking up a chili pepper increases ATK by 10% for 10s.

Passive Crossfire
Passive – Crossfire (1st Ascension)
Passive - Beware, It's Super Hot!
Passive – Beware, It’s Super Hot! (4th ascension)

Guoba works well with swirl and other elemental reaction. My favorite is summoning Guoba and then fire it to the group of enemy with Anemo Traveler elemental burst, creating fire tornado in the process.

The only flaw of this thing, sometimes Guoba will missed suppossed attack direction. Imagine when you are in Dragonspine, try to attack the enemy or lit a torch, but Guoba fires off his flame in opposite direction.

Xiangling Elemental Burst Pyronado will summon pyronado that whirling around her. Pyronado will move along with character and stays even when you switch to another character. So you can just summon pyronado, switch to your DPS and then whoop enemy with elemental reaction. For example, melt with Ganyu and Vaporize with Childe.

Physical DPS Build

Weapon

5Star Primordial Jade
Primordial Jade Winged Spear
4Star Crescent Pike
Crescent Pike

Primordial Jade Winged Spear with it’s CRIT Rate substats is the best weapon for Xiangling Physical build, and Crescent Pike with it’s Physical DMG Bonus% placed second. Crescent Pike is craftable weapon so it’s your best F2P option.

If you are early game player, 3 star polearms like White Tassel with CRIT Rate substats can be good too. You can use it until you have enough material to craft Crescent Pike.

Artifacts

4 Pale Flame Set Bonus
4 Pale Flame Set Bonus

The best artifact set for physical build is 4 Pale Flame from Ridge Watch domain. 2 set will give 25% Physical DMG increase, and 4 set effect will active as long as Guoba hit the enemy.

The other good set for this build is mix match between other physical dmg/polearm character specific artifact set: 4 Gladiator, 2 Pale Flame + 2 Bloodstained Chivalry, or 2 Pale Flame/2 Bloodstained + 2 Gladiator/2 Shimenawa for it’s juicy 18% ATK increase.

Artifact Stats and Substats

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ATK%Physical DMG Bonus%CRIT Rate%/CRIT DMG%
Substats
CRIT Rate% > CRIT DMG% > ATK%/ATK > Energy Recharge%

Burst DPS/Pyro Support/Pyro DPS Build

Weapon

5Star Skyward SpineSkyward SpineThe Catch Polearm The Catch (available soon)
4Star Favonious LanceFavonius Lance4 Star Polearm Prototype StarglitterPrototype Starglitter

When it comes to pyro support, your focus will be using Pyronado as often as possible and make sure it’s ready to use after CD. Because of this, the recommended weapon is the one with Energy Recharge substats.

Of course, if you have enough Energy Recharge from substats it’s better using weapon with ATK and CRIT Rate/CRIT DMG:

5Star Primordial Jade
Primordial Jade Winged Spear
5Star Staff Of Homa
Staff of Homa
4 StarPolearm Deathmatch
Deathmatch
4Star Lithic Spear
Lithic Spear

Artifacts

For artifact, you first choice is newly released 4 Emblem of Severed Fate. 2 set will give +20% more Energy recharge, and 4 set will give her elemental burst increase by 25% of Energy Recharge (max 75%).

This set is recommended to use with Energy Recharge weapon for it’s juicy elemental burst increase.

2 Crimson Witch + 2 Noblesse Set Bonus
2 Crimson Witch + 2 Noblesse Set Bonus

Another good set for burst dps is 2 Crimson Witch of Flames + 2 Noblesse Oblige. 2 set Crimson Witch will give 15% Pyro DMG Bonus while 2 Noblesse will boost elemental burst DMG by 20%.

4 Crimson Witch of Flames Set Bonus
4 Crimson Witch of Flames Set Bonus

You can also go with 4 Crimson Witch of Flames which will boost elemental reaction damage.

4 Noblesse Oblige Set Bonus
4 Noblesse Oblige Set Bonus

If you want to use Xiangling as pure support, 4 Noblesse Oblige can be an option too.

Artifact Stats and Substats

For Pyro DPS go for ATK%, and Energy Recharge% if you are running her as support.

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ATK%/Energy Recharge%Pyro DMG Bonus%CRIT Rate%/CRIT DMG%
Substats
CRIT Rate% > CRIT DMG% > ATK%/ATK > Elemental Mastery > Energy Recharge%