Xingqiu is a playable character in Genshin Impact and this character is a male. His birthday is on October 9th. You need to know the important things of him namely the best builds of him so that you can play this character well.
The Best Xingqiu Builds
The best build that can be used by Xingqiu is Hydro Support build. Xingqiu can be a source of Hydro reactions because of the Elemental Burst ability that he has. Also, he can provide damage reduction and healing that can be useful for his party members. Xingqiu will be very powerful when he is paired with a Hydro DPS unit at Constellation level 2.
In the list below, you are able to see the Hydro Support Build which is the best build for Xingqiu.
- Sacrificial Sword
After he damages an enemy by using Elemental Skill, the skill will have a 40/50/60/70/80% opportunity to end its own CD. Every 30/26/22/18/14 seconds, it can only happen once.
- Favonius Sword
This is an alternative to Sacrificial Sword. The hits of CRIT have a 60/70/80/90/100% opportunity to be able to produce 1 Elemental Orb which will be able to regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Every 12/10.5/9/7.5/6 seconds it can only happen once.
It has Elemental Burst DMG +20%. If you use an Elemental Burst, it can increase ATK by 20% for 12 seconds for all party members. It is important for you to know that this effect is not able to stack.
Or, you are able to use this artifact. It has Hydro DMG Bonus +15%.
The Skills Talents of Xingqiu
Xingqiu has some skills talents as you are able to see in the description below.
- Guhua Style (Normal Attack)
In Normal Attack, he can perform up to 5 rapid strikes. In Charged Attack, it uses up a certain amount of stamina to be able to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes. In Plunging Attack, it is described that plunging from mid air to be able to strike the ground below and then damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG when being hit by the impact.
- Guhua Sword – Fatal Rainscreen (Elemental Skill)
By using his sword, Xingqiu will do twin strikes and it deals Hydro DMG. Simultaneously, this ability is able to make the maximum number of Rain Swords which will orbit the character. The properties below are possessed by the Rain Swords.
- If a character takes DMG, the Rain Sword will break and it reduces the amount of DMG which is taken.
- It can increase the resistance of the character to interruption.
There is about 20% of Xingqiu’s Hydro DMG Bonus which will be changed to additional DMG Reduction for the Rain Swords. The maximum number of additional DMG Reduction which is able to be obtained this way is 24%. The initial maximum number of Rain Swords is 3. If you use this ability, you can implement the Wet status onto the character.
- Guhua Sword – Raincutter (Elemental Burst)
You can start Rainbow Bladework and then fight using an illusory sword rain while making the maximum number of Rain Swords. Here are some notes that you need to know about Rainbow Bladework.
- The consecutive sword rain attacks will be triggered by the normal attacks and it deals Hydro DMG.
- Rain Swords will stay at the maximum number throughout the duration of the ability.
These effects can be carried over to the other characters.
The Passive Talents of Xingqiu
There are some passive talents which are possessed by Xingqiu. Those are listed below.
It can be unlocked at Ascension 1. When a Rain Sword is destroyed or when its duration is expired, it will regenerate the HP of the current character based on 6% of Xingqiu’s Max HP.
- Blades Amidst Raindrops
It can be unlocked at Ascension 4. Xingqiu is able to get a 20% Hydro DMG bonus.
- Flash of Genius
It can be unlocked automatically. When Xingqiu makes character talent materials, he possesses a 25% opportunity to be able to refund a portion of the crafting materials which are used.
The Constellation of Xingqiu
- The Scent Remained
It is the constellation Lv 1. It can increase the maximum number of Rain Swords by 1.
- Rainbow Upon the Azure Sky
It is the constellation Lv 2. It can extend the duration of Guhua Sword – Raincutter by 3 seconds. It can decrease the Hydro RES of opponents hit by sword rain attacks by 15% for 4 seconds.
- Weaver of Verses
It is the constellation Lv 3. It can increase the level of Guhua Sword – Raincutter by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
It is the constellation Lv 4. The DMG which is dealt by Guhua SWord: Fatal Rainscreen is increased by 50% along the duration of Guhua Sword: Raincutter.
- Embrace of Rain
It is the constellation Lv 5. It can increase the level of Guhua SWord – Fatal Rainscreen by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
- Hence, Call Them My Own Verses
It is the constellation Lv 6. If you activate 2 of Guhua Sword – Raincutter’ sword rain attacks, it will increase the DMG of the third. Xingqiu will be able to regenerate 3 Energy when sword rain attacks hit opponents.
Xingqiu is the second son of the Guild Manager of the Feiyun Commerce Guild. It is a group which is influential in Liyue. Xingqiu is a self-proclaimed practitioner of the arts of the Guhua Clan. On the surface, he looks polite and takes his studies seriously. However, he hides a more adventurous, mischievous side to him. He usually spends most of his time looking for rare books when he is not busy with his dusties.
In terms of appearance, Xingqiu has dark navy blue hair and he has asymmetrical bangs and golden amber eyes. He also has a slight frame and light skin tone. He wears a blue earring with a gold tassel on his right ear. For your information, he is the only character who wears a single right earring. Other characters usually wear two earrings, no earrings or a single left earring.