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Xiao DPS Build

Xiao is a 5-Star Polearm user in Genshin Impact, that can dish out significant damage and allow you to move faster with his Elemental Skill. Xiao is a strong DPS character that relies mostly on his Plunging Attacks to destroy enemies and clear content! This Genshin Impact Xiao Build Guide is focusing on the role of DPS and will show you the best Weapons and Artifacts for this character.

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Weapon for Xiao DPS Build in Genshin Impact

Our main focus should be to boost the Damage of Xiao, so he can defeat enemies faster. To achieve this we can use Polearms that boost the ATK stat, as well as his Crit Rate and Damage. The Primordial Jade Winged-Spear seems like a great weapon for Xiao, since it boosts Crit Rate and his overall damage!

primordial jade winged-spear

Good alternative weapons include:

Artifacts for Xiao DPS Build in Genshin Impact

The Vermilion Hereafter is the best Artifact Set for Xiao! It boosts his ATK and further boosts his ATK stat when using an Elemental Burst! You can also wear a combination of Viridescent Venerer and Gladiator’s Finale!

vermillion hereafter

Our desired Stats for Artifacts are:

  • ATK%
  • CRIT Rate/DMG
  • Anemo DMG

Skills for Xiao DPS Build in Genshin Impact

Xiao’s normal attack is called Whirlwind Thrust and its effects are:

  • 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.

His Elemental Skill, Lemniscatic Wind Cycling, deals Anemo damage and can be used while in mid-air to rush forward.

His Elemental Burst, Bane of All Evil, grants Xiao an increased Jumping ability which allows him to perform powerful plunging attacks. It also increases his attack AOE and Attack damage and converts attack damage into Anemo damage, which cannot be overridden by any other Elemental Infusion. Thanks to his Elemental Burst, Xiao deals massive damage when plunging to enemies. However, he is constantly losing HP while it is active.

Best Party Members for Xiao DPS Build in Genshin Impact

There are several combinations you can do with Xiao as your main DPS. Faruzan and Sucrose can provide valuable Anemo Support. Zhongli offers shields while Bennett can offer further support!

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