Xingqiu is one of the best elemental reaction support in Genshin Impact. HE works well with perma freeze and vaporize team.
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Xingqiu Elemental Skill, Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen will performs twin strikes and dealing Hydro DMG and generate 5 elemental particles when hit at least 1 target. This attack will also creates Rain Sword which will reduce the amount of DMG taken.
The only flaw of this skill is it’s long cooldown: 21s.
Xingqiu elemental burst, Guhua Sword: Raincutter will unleash Rainbow Bladework, applying Hydro status to the enemy continuously. His rain swords will carry over to other characters, making dps character like Hu Tao, Kaeya, and Yoimiya to proc elemental reactions, and dealing high damage to the enemy.
Even at low level as long as Xingqiu rain sword is there, all dps character will able to dish out high damage with elemental reactions. If you invest on his kit, that’s even better because his elemental skill and burst will deal even more damage.
This burst will stay for 15s duration and have 20s CD, with right setup you will have it ready right after cooldown.
Because Xingqiu have 80 energy cost, your priority will be using sword with Energy Recharge substats.
Xingqiu best weapon is 4 star weapon, Sacrificial Sword. Aside from it’s energy recharge substats, with this weapon Xingqiu will be able to perform Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen twice, dealing more DMG and generating more elemental particles, recharging his burst even faster.
Other alternative is Favonius Sword and Skyward Blade. Of course, Skyward Blade being 5 star sword will deal more damage but Favonius Sword will generate 6 elemental particles every 6-12s (depend on refinement) which is important for faster energy recharge.
4 Emblem of Severed Fate
Your first choice is 4 set Emblem of Severed Fate from Momiji Dyed Court in Inazuma. 2 set will give +20% more Energy recharge, and 4 set will give Xingqiu elemental burst increase by 25% of Energy Recharge (max 75%).
2 Heart of Depth + 2 Noblesse Oblige
Classic Xingqiu burst set before Emblem of Severed Fate artifact release. 2 set Heart of Depth will give Xingqiu 15% Hydro DMG and 2 Noblesse Oblige will boost his elemental burst by 20%.
If you have enough Energy Recharge, around 160-180% from artifact substats + weapon. For Goblet you might wanna go with ATK% for extra punch. But if you have less than that, go for Energy Recharge%.
|Energy Recharge%/ATK%||Hydro DMG Bonus%||CRIT Rate%/CRIT DMG%|
|CRIT Rate% > CRIT DMG% > ATK%/ATK > Energy Recharge% > Elemental Mastery|