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.
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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.
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
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.
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
|ATK%||Physical DMG Bonus%||CRIT Rate%/CRIT DMG%|
|CRIT Rate% > CRIT DMG% > ATK%/ATK > Energy Recharge%|
Burst DPS/Pyro Support/Pyro DPS Build
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:
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.
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%.
You can also go with 4 Crimson Witch of Flames which will boost elemental reaction damage.
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.
|ATK%/Energy Recharge%||Pyro DMG Bonus%||CRIT Rate%/CRIT DMG%|
|CRIT Rate% > CRIT DMG% > ATK%/ATK > Elemental Mastery > Energy Recharge%|