Frequently placed near the top of players\’ character tier lists, Genshin Impact\’s Xiangling uses the Pyro (fire) element and wields a polearm. She also has a fire-breathing panda named Guoba, which she can summon to damage enemies. Additionally, her Elemental Burst is Pyronado, a cyclone of fire that can defeat foes in seconds. She\’s a great fighter and a great cook, which is probably why so many people want her in their Genshin Impact parties.
Xiangling is considered one of the best characters in Genshin Impact. Thankfully, she can be acquired for free in the Spiral Abyss without worrying about gacha pulls, spending real money, or having good luck. To unlock the Spiral Abyss, players must first get to Adventurer Rank 20 by exploring, opening chests, completing side quests, and more. Once the Spiral Abyss is unlocked, the next step is getting there. The Spiral Abyss is found on Musk Reef, which can be reached through a portal on Cape Oath, near the southeastern tip of the Mondstadt region.
The next step is making it through Chamber 3, Floor 3 of the Spiral Abyss. Each Chamber has three floors, which means players will have to go through and complete nine challenges to get Xiangling for free. The challenges are timed battles that can sometimes be fairly grueling – especially if characters are below level 45 or 50. Players can choose a bonus at the start of each round, but they won\’t have access to healing items and must keep the same four characters the entire time. It can be a big challenge, but it may be more enticing than spending money and worrying about rerolling for characters.
Developer miHoYo have teased that more characters may be unlocked through a similar method in future updates. For now, though, this is a free way to obtain Xiangling in Genshin Impact. The Spiral Abyss can be a challenge, but it keeps people from spending money or worrying about gacha pulls.