Is Xiangling Better Than Xinyan?

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Both Xiangling and Xinyan are known as the playable Pyro characters in the game called Genshin Impact. is Xiangling better than Xinyan? Or other way around? Find out the answer to the question by reading every word below.

A lot of people think that Xiangling and Xinyan are similar and share the same level. However, some of them prefer Xiangling due to the fact that she is able to be acquired for free in the game. Here is the fact of these two so that in the end, you can conclude which one is better.


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You can get Xiangling for free after reaching Adventure Rank 20. Basically, you will need to unlock the name of the dungeon where you climb through progressively tougher floors to claim rewards called Spiral Abyss. There is a different reward on each floor and for Floor 3 Chamber 3, Xiangling is the reward. In addition, there is also a 2.2% of you to pull XIangling in the permanent Wanderlust Invocation banner, which also has another 13 four star fighters and five stronger five star fighters.

Xiangling details:

  • Sex: Female
  • Rarity: 4 stars
  • Birthday: November 2nd
  • Titles: Exquisite Delicacy, Chef de Cuisine
  • Element: Pyro (Fire)
  • Weapon: Polearm
  • Constellation: Trulla
  • Nation: Liyue
  • Affiliation: Wanmin Restaurant
  • Special Dish: Wanmin Restaurant’s Boiled Fish
  • Method to Obtain: Wishes, clear Floor 3 Chamber 3 of the Spiral Abyss
  • Released Date: September 28, 2020

The stats of Xiangling:

HP Attack Defense Ascension Bonus Stat
Level 20 2342 72 144 Elemental Mastery 0
Level 80 10122 210 623 Elemental Mastery +96

Recommended weapons:

  • Kunwu’s Iris Rift, Primordial Jade Winged Spear, Skyward Spine (5 starts)
  • Dragon’s Bane, Blackcliff Pole, Deathmatch, Prototype Grudge (4 stars)
  • Halberd, White Tassel (3 stars)

Recommended artifacts:

  • Crimson Witch of Flames Set (highly recommended)
  • Gladiator’s Finale Set, Instructor Set, Heart of Bravery Set, Resolution of Sojourner Set (alternatives)

The talents or skills of Xiangling:

  • Normal Attack: Dough-Fu: She can perform up to five consecutive spear strikes.
  • Gouba Attack: Gouba Attack summons the magic panda of Xiangling who splits fire on opponents more than once over a few seconds.
  • Pyronado: A spinning polearm is summoned by Pyronado wreathed in flames that circles Xiangling dealing huge Pyro damage.
  • Crossfire: The flame range of Gouba is increased by 20%.
  • Beware, It’s Super Hot: When the effect of Gouba Attack fades, Gouba leaves pepper on the location when it disappears.
  • Chef de Cuisine: When Xiangling cooks an ATK boosting dish well, there is a 12% chance of her to get double the product.

The strong points of Xiangling:

  • Wide ranged Elemental Burst
  • High attack speed
  • Persistent Elemental Burst after switching

The weak points of Xiangling:

  • Aiming Gouba can be hard
  • Gouba does not deal consistent Pyro DMG


Xinyan genshin impact

Xinyan refers to a guitarist that has a southern accent. She features a Pyro Vision and uses a claymore as her weapon of choice.

Xinyan details:

  • Sex: Female
  • Rarity: 4 stars
  • Birthday: October 16th
  • Titles: Balzing Riff, Rock n Roll Musician
  • Element: Pyro (Fire)
  • Weapon: Claymore
  • Constellation: Fila Ignium
  • Nation: Liyue
  • Affiliation: Liyue Harbor
  • Special Dish: Rockin’ Riffin’ Chicken!
  • Method to Obtain: Wishes
  • Released Date: December 01, 2020

The stats of Xinyan:

HP Attack Defense Ascension Bonus Stat
Level 20 2413 77 172 ATK 0
Level 80 10425 232 743 ATK +24%

Recommended weapons:

  • Wolf’s Gravestone (5 stars), Skyward Pride (5 stars) (highly recommended)
  • Sacrificial Greatsword (4 stars), Rainslasher (4 stars), Serpent Spine, Prototype Aminus (4 stars) (alternatives)

Recommended artifacts:

  • Crimson Witch of Flame Set, Noblesse Oblige Set, Gladiator’s Finale + Bloodstained Chivalry Set (highly recommended)
  • Noblesse Oblige Set, Instructor Set, The Exile Set (alternatives)

The talents or skills of XInyan:

  • Normal Attack: Dance on Fire: This one performs for the maximum of 4 consecutive strikes.
  • Sweeping Fever: The instrument is brandished by XInyan, dealing Pyro DMG on nearby opponents, making a shield from the passion of the crowd. The DMG Absorption of the shield scales based on the DEF of Xinyan and on the amount of the opponents hit.
  • Riff Revolution: Punching rapidly, the closest opponents are launched by Xinyan. She also deals with Physical DMG, hyping up the crowd. The explosions that deal Pyro DMG to the nearby opponents can be caused by the sheer intensity of the atmosphere.
  • The Show Goes On, Even Without An Audience: This one can decrease the amount of opponents Sweeping Fervor. It must hit to trigger every level of shielding. The Shield Level 2: Lead-in requirement reduced to 1 opponent hit and Shield Level 3: Rave requirement reduced to 2 opponent hit or more.
  • …Now That’s Rock N Roll: Each character that is shielded by Sweeping Fervor deals 15% increased Physical DMG.
  • A Bad Recipe: Once a Perfect Cooking is obtained on a DEF-boosting dish, there is a 12% chance of Noelle to get double the product.

The strong points of Xinyan:

  • Shields and Physical DMG Boost provider
  • Elemental Skill and Burst deal a mix of Physical and Pyro DMG

The weak points of Xinyan:

  • Should hit more than one opponent to maximize Pyro DMG on her Elemental Skill


Some people do think that Xiangling is better than Xinyan, especially the possibility of her to be obtained for free. If you visit some forums and communities, there are also some people who think Xinyan is better for some reasons. In fact, both of them are similar and are on the same level. The whole “which one is better” thing is subjective. Sometimes, the facts speak volume but we can all agree that preference also takes the role. Since it is not that objective and everyone clearly has a different opinion about which one is best, the decision is in your hand.

If you want to know the other voices about Xiangling and Xinyan, feel free to visit the communities or forums related to Genshin Impact. Most of them do not require you to sign in to see the discussion so you can access everything easily. However, if you want to join the discussion, signing in is a must.

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