BirthdayApril 17th
AffiliationLiyue Adeptus
ConstellationAlatus Nemeseos

Who is Xiao?

One of the “Mighty and Illuminated Adepti” guarding Liyue, also heralded as the “Guardian Yaksha.”

Xiao Splash Art
Xiao Splash Art

Xiao Stats and Ascension

Stats progression is the number of stats player gets when they leveling up characters. Among all stats, every character have one stats that different with other characters. In Xiao case it’s CRIT Rate%.

Stats Progression

PhaseLevelBase HPBase ATKBase DEFCRIT Rate%

Character Ascension

20 to 20+20000Vayuda Turquoise Sliverx1Qingxinx3Material Slime Condensatex3
40 to 40+40000Vayuda Turquoise Fragmentx3Juvenile Jadex2Qingxinx10Material Slime Condensatex15
50 to 50+60000Vayuda Turquoise Fragmentx6Juvenile Jadex4Qingxinx20Material Slime Secretionsx12
60 to 60+80000Vayuda Turquoise Chunkx3Juvenile Jadex8Qingxinx30Material Slime Secretionsx18
70 to 70+100000Vayuda Turquoise Chunkx6Juvenile Jadex12Qingxinx45Material Slime Concentratex12
80 to 80+120000Vayuda Turquoise Gemstonex6Juvenile Jadex20Qingxinx60Material Slime Concentratex24

Xiao Skill and Talent

For skill and talents, we are covering combat talents, passive talents, constellation, and all necessary materials to increase Xiao combat talents.

Combat Talents


Talents Whirlwind ThrustWhirlwind Thrust

  • Normal Attack: Performs up to 6 consecutive spear strikes.
  • Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to perform an upward thrust.
  • Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground from below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Xiao does not take DMG from performing Plunging Attacks.


Talents Lemniscatic Wind CyclingLemniscatic Wind Cycling

Xiao lunges forward, dealing Anemo DMG to opponents in his path.

Can be used in mid-air.
Starts with 2 charges.

Talents Bane Of All EvilBane Of All Evil

Xiao dons the Yaksha Mask that set gods and demons trembling millennia ago.

Yaksha’s Mask:

  • Greatly increases Xiao’s jumping ability.
  • Increases his attack AoE and attack DMG.
  • Converts attack DMG into Anemo DMG, which cannot be overridden by any other elemental infusion.

In this state, Xiao will continuously lose HP. The effects of this skill end when Xiao leaves the field.

Passive Talent

Talents Evil Conqueror Tamer Of DemonsEvil Conqueror: Tamer Of Demons

While under the effects of Bane of All Evil, all DMG dealt by Xiao increases by 5%. DMG increases by a further 5% for every 3s the ability persists. The maximum DMG Bonus is 25%.

Talents Dissolution Eon Heaven FallDissolution Eon: Heaven Fall

Using Lemniscatic Wind Cycling increases the DMG of subsequent uses of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling by 15%. This effect lasts for 7s, and has a maximum of 3 stacks. Gaining a new stack refreshes the effect’s duration.

Talents Transcension Gravity DefierTranscension: Gravity Defier

Decreases climbing Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%. Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.

All Talents Upgrade/ Ascension Material


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Dissolution Eon: Destroyer Of WorldsDissolution Eon: Destroyer of Worlds 

Increases Lemniscatic Wind Cycling’s charges by 1.


Annihilation Eon: Blossom Of KaleidosAnnihilation Eon: Blossom of Kaleidos

When in party but not on the field, Xiao’s Energy Recharge is increased by 25%.


Conqueror Of Evil: Wrath DeityConqueror of Evil: Wrath Deity

Increases the Level of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.


Transcension: Extinction Of SufferingTranscension: Extinction of Suffering

When Xiao’s HP falls below 50%, he gains a 100% DEF Bonus.


Evolution Eon: Origin Of IgnoranceEvolution Eon: Origin of Ignorance

Increases the Level of Bane of All Evil by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.


Conqueror Of Evil Guardian YakshaConqueror of Evil: Guardian Yaksha

While under the effects of Bane of All Evil, hitting at least 2 opponents with Xiao’s Plunging Attack will immediately grant him 1 charge of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling and for the next 1s, he may use Lemniscatic Wind Cycling while ignoring its CD.

Xiao Build, Weapon, and Artifacts

Here’s recommended build for Xiao, with some details including recommended weapon and artifacts along with the effects.

WeaponPolearm Primordial Jade Winged SpearPrimordial Jade Winged SpearOn hit, increases ATK by 3.2/3.9/4.6/5.3/6.0% for 6s. Max 7 stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.3s. While in possession of the maximum possible stacks, DMG dealt is increased by 12/15/18/21/24%.
Polearm Skyward SpineSkyward Spine

Increases CRIT Rate by 8/10/12/14/16% and increases Normal ATK SPD by 12%. Additionally, Normal and Charged Attacks hits on opponents have a 50% chance to trigger a vaccuum blade that deals 40/55/70/85/100% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.

Weapon Lithic SpearLithic SpearFor every character in the party who hails from Liyue, the character who equips this weapon gains a 7/8/9/10/11% ATK increase and a 3/4/5/6/7% CRIT Rate increase. This effect stacks up to 4 times.
Polearm DeathmatchDeathmatch

If there are at least 2 opponents nearby, ATK and DEF is increased by 16/20/24/28/32%. If there are less than 2 opponents nearby, ATK is increased by 24/30/36/42/48%.

Polearm Vortex VanquisherVortex Vanquisher

Increases Shield Strength by 20/25/30/35/40%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4/5/6/7/8% for 8s. Max 5 stacks.

Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.

Polearm Blackcliff PoleBlackcliff PoleAfter defeating an opponent, ATK is increased by 12/15/18/21/24% for 30s. This effect has a maximum of 3 stacks, and the duration of each stack is independent of the others.
Polearm Royal SpearRoyal Spear

Upon dealing damage to an opponent, increases CRIT Rate by 8/10/12/14/16%. Max 5 stacks. A CRIT hit removes all existing stacks.

Polearm White TasselWhite Tassel

Increases Normal Attack DMG by 24/30/36/42/48%.

ArtifactsGladiator's Finale + Viridescent Venerer

2 Set Gladiator’s Finale + 2 Set Viridescent Venerer

  • ATK +18%.
  • Anemo DMG Bonus +15%

Viridescent Venerer4 Set Viridescent Venerer

  • Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
  • Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent’s Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.

Gladiator's Finale4 Set Gladiator’s Finale

  • ATK +18%.
  • If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.

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