Xiao

Xiao Splash Art
Xiao Splash Art
TitleConqueror of Demons
BirthdayApril 17th
AffiliationLiyue Adeptus
VisionAnemo
ConstellationAlatus Nemeseos
WeaponPolearm
One of the “Mighty and Illuminated Adepti” guarding Liyue, also heralded as the “Guardian Yaksha.”

Xiao Best Build

DPS Build

When Xiao using his elemental burst: Bane of All Evil, he will keep losing few percent HP every second. So it’s recommended to bring healer.

He also have terrible energy recharge, his elemental skill (Lemniscatic Wind Cycling) only generates few elemental particles in one charges. Relying on his elemental skill to recharge his energy will take too long, so it’s also recommend to bring other Anemo or energy recharge support as battery.

Both Jean and Sayu can fill roles as healer and energy recharge battery. Other alternative is Bennet, besides healing you will get ATK increase buff but you will have to bring another Anemo character for battery.

5Star Primordial Jade
Primordial Jade Winged Spear
5Star Staff Of Homa
Staff of Homa
5Star Vortex Vanquisher
Vortex Vanquisher
5 Star Polearm Calamity Queller
Calamity Queller
4 StarPolearm Deathmatch
Deathmatch
4Star Lithic Spear
Lithic Spear
4Star Blackcliff Pole
Blackcliff Pole
Engulfing Lightning Polearm
Engulfing Lightning
5Star Skyward Spine
Skyward Spine
4Star Favonious Lance
Favonius Lance

The Catch for Xiao?

Unfortunately Xiao elemental burst isn’t registered as burst but instead as Anemo infused plunge attack so Xiao won’t get any DMG increase from The Catch polearm.

Vermillion Hereafter - Flowering Life
Vermillion Hereafter
(2) ATK +18%.
(4) After using an Elemental Burst. this character will gain the Nascent Light effect, increasing their ATK by 8% for 16s. When the character’s HP decreases, their ATK will further increase by 10%. This increase can occur this way maximum of 4 times. This effect can be triggered once every 0.8s. Nascent Light will be dispelled when the character leaves the field. If an Elemental Burst is used again during the duration of Nascent Light, the original Nascent Light will be dispelled.
OR
Viridescent Venerer + Gladiator's Finale
2 Viridescent Venerer + 2 Gladiator’s Finale
(2) Anemo DMG Bonus +15%.
(2) ATK +18%.
OR
Viridescent Venerer + Shimenawa's Reminiscence Artifact Set
2 Viridescent Venerer + 2 Shimenawa
(2) Anemo DMG Bonus +15%.
(2) ATK +18%.
Talent Priority
Normal Attack > Elemental Burst > Elemental Skill

Artifact Main Stats & Substats

SandGobletCirclet
ATK%Anemo DMG Bonus%CRITDMG%/CRIT Rate%
Substats
CRIT DMG% > CRIT Rate% > ATK% > Energy Recharge% > ATK
Xiao Namecard: Mask
Xiao Namecard: Mask

Ascension and Talent Level Up Materials

LevelMoraGemsBoss MaterialSpecialtyCommon
20 to 20+20.000Vayuda Turquoise Sliverx1Qingxinx3Material Slime Condensatex3
40 to 40+40.000Vayuda Turquoise Fragmentx3Juvenile Jadex2Qingxinx10Material Slime Condensatex15
50 to 50+60.000Vayuda Turquoise Fragmentx6Juvenile Jadex4Qingxinx20Material Slime Secretionsx12
60 to 60+80.000Vayuda Turquoise Chunkx3Juvenile Jadex8Qingxinx30Material Slime Secretionsx18
70 to 70+100.000Vayuda Turquoise Chunkx6Juvenile Jadex12Qingxinx45Material Slime Concentratex12
80 to 80+120.000Vayuda Turquoise Gemstonex6Juvenile Jadex20Qingxinx60Material Slime Concentratex24
LevelMoraTalent BooksCommonBoss MaterialCrown
212.500Talents Up Teachings Of Prosperityx3Material Slime Condensatex6
317.500Talents Up Guide To Prosperityx2Material Slime Secretionsx3
425.000Talents Up Guide To Prosperityx4Material Slime Secretionsx4
530.000Talents Up Guide To Prosperityx6Material Slime Secretionsx6
637.500Talents Up Guide To Prosperityx9Material Slime Secretionsx9
7120.000Talents Up Philosophies Of Prosperityx4Material Slime Concentratex4Childe Boss Shadow Of The Warriorx1
8260.000Talents Up Philosophies Of Prosperityx6Material Slime Concentratex6Childe Boss Shadow Of The Warriorx1
9450.000Talents Up Philosophies Of Prosperityx12Material Slime Concentratex9Childe Boss Shadow Of The Warriorx2 
10700.000Talents Up Philosophies Of Prosperityx16Material Slime Concentratex12Childe Boss Shadow Of The Warriorx2Event Crown Of Insightx1

Talents and Constellations

For skill and talents, we are covering Xiao combat talents, passive talents, and all 6 constellations.

TalentDescription
Xiao Talent - Whirlwind Thrust
Whirlwind 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.
Xiao Talent - Lemniscatic Wind Cycling
Lemniscatic Wind Cycling
Xiao lunges forward, dealing Anemo DMG to opponents in his path.

Can be used in mid-air.
Starts with 2 charges.
Xiao Talent - Bane Of All Evil
Bane 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.
TalentDescription
Xiao Talent - Evil Conqueror Tamer Of Demons
Evil 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%.
Xiao Talent - Dissolution Eon Heaven Fall
Dissolution 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.
Xiao Talent - Transcension Gravity Defier
Transcension: Gravity Defier
Decreases climbing Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%. Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.
LevelConstellationDescription
1Xiao Constellation - Dissolution Eon Destroyer Of Worlds
Dissolution Eon: Destroyer of Worlds
Increases Lemniscatic Wind Cycling’s charges by 1.

2

Xiao Constellation - Annihilation Eon Blossom Of Kaleidos
Annihilation Eon: Blossom of Kaleidos
When in party but not on the field, Xiao’s Energy Recharge is increased by 25%.

3

Xiao Constellation - Conqueror Of Evil Wrath Deity
Conqueror of Evil: Wrath Deity
Increases the Level of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.

4

Xiao Constellation - Transcension Extinction Of Suffering
Transcension: Extinction of Suffering
When Xiao’s HP falls below 50%, he gains a 100% DEF Bonus.

5

Xiao Constellation - Evolution Eon Origin Of Ignorance
Evolution Eon: Origin of Ignorance
Increases the Level of Bane of All Evil by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.

6

Xiao Constellation - Conqueror Of Evil Guardian Yaksha
Conqueror 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.