Genshin Impact Xiangling Guide: Best weapons, artifact sets, and materials required for ascension

Genshin Impact is an adventure RPG released by miHoyo in 2020. In a short period, the game has become one of the most successful adventures RPG titles ever to have been released. This guide will be looking into one of the most popular characters in Genshin Impact, Xiangling, and the best weapons, artifacts, and materials required for her ascension.

How to get Xiangling

Xiangling can be obtained from both Event and Standard Banners. Each 20 days Event and Weapon Banner will change. Sometimes Xiangling will be a rate-up character. Since she is a 4-star character, she is available in all the banners, including Weapon Banner.

Xiangling: Playstyle and skillset of the character

Genshin Impact Xiangling Guide

The character Xiangling is a 4-star Pyro polearm user. She may not be Genshin Impact’s most powerful character, but she does have a few characteristics that make her very suitable for the party. Xiangling can be used as DPS, sub-DPS, and also as Burst Support, her constellation is Condensed Pyronado. The following are her talents, skills, and attacks:

Dough-Fu Normal Attack
Xiangling can perform up to 5 consecutive strikes with her polearm  
Dough-Fu Charge Attack
It consumes a certain amount of stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to enemies along the way.  
Dough-Fu Plunging Attack
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG and there are Low/High Plunge DMG to perform.  
Guoba Attack Elemental Skill
Summons Guoba the Panda. Guoba continuously breathes fire, dealing AoE Pyro DMG.  
Pyronado  Elemental Burst
Displaying her mastery over both fire and polearms, Xiangling sends a Pyronado whirling around her. The Pyronado will move with your character for so long as the ability persists, dealing Pyro DMG to all enemies in its path.  

Xiangling’s constellation

Level Name Effects
1 Crispy Outside, Tender Inside Opponents hit by Guoba’s attack have their Pyro Res reduced by 15% for 6s.
2 Oil Meets Fire The last attack in a normal Attack sequence applies the implode status onto the opponent for 2s. An explosion will occur once this duration ends, dealing 75% of Xiangling’s ATK as AoE Pyro DMG.
3 Deep-fry  Increases the Level of Pyronado by 3.
The maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Slowbake  Pyronado’s duration is increased by 40%.
5 Guoba Mad Increases the Level of Guoba Attack by 3.
The maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Condensed Pyronado For the duration of Pyronado, all party members receive a 15% Pyro DMG Bonus.

Xiangling’s Passive

  • Crossfire: It increases the flame range of Guoba by 20%
  • Beware, It’s Super Hot!: When Guoba Attack’s effects end, Guoba leaves a chili pepper on the spot where it disappeared. Picking up a chili pepper increases ATK by 10% for 10s.
  • Chef de Cuisine: When Xiangling cooks an ATK boosting dish perfectly, she has a 12% chance to receive double the product.

Special Dish

Each character in the Genshin Impact game will have a special Dish. Xiangling’s specialty dish is Wanmin Restaurant’s Boiled Fish. This is the signature dish of the Wanmin Restaurant, combining Xiangling’s heartfelt passion for cuisine. Anyone who tastes it will gain a pure appreciation for gourmet food amid the hearty and addictive blend of flavors.

Wanmin Restaurant’s Boiled Fish

Sets to farm for Xiangling in Genshin Impact

Xiangling has many roles to play so there are many artifact sets according to her role. There are four artifacts are used now and they are Noblesse Oblige, Crimson Witch of Flames, Gladiator’s Finale, and Emblem of Severed Fate.

Stats to look on artifacts

Artifact Main stat Sub Stat
Flower HP ATK%
Crit Rate
Crit Damage
Energy Recharge
Plume Attack ATK%
Crit Rate
Crit Damage
Energy Recharge
Sands ATK%/Energy Recharge ATK%
Crit Rate
Crit Damage
Energy Recharge
Goblet Pyro Damage% ATK%
Crit Rate
Crit Damage
Energy Recharge
Circlet Crit Rate/Crit Damage ATK%
Crit Rate
Crit Damage
Energy Recharge

Materials required for ascension of Xiangling

The materials needed to ascend Xiangling from Level 1 to Level 90 are as follows:

Materials required for the ascension of Xiangling
1x Agnidus Agate Sliver
9x Agnidus Agate Fragment
9x Agnidus Agate Chunk
6x Agnidus Agate Gemstone
46x Everflame Seed
168x Jueyun Chili
18x Slime Condensate
30x Slime Secretions
36x Slime Concentrate
420,000 Mora
Experience 414 Hero’s wit, 13 Adventurer’s XP, 22 Wanderers advice, and 1,672,000 Mora

Talent Upgrade Materials for Xiangling

3X Teachings of Diligence
21X Guide to Diligence
38X Philosophies of Diligence
6X Slime Condensate
22X Slime Secretions
31X Slime Concentrate
6X Dvalin’s Claw
1X Crown of Insight
1,652,500 Mora

Best Weapons for Xiangling in Genshin Impact

As Xiangling is support and sub-DPS character, weapons with high base Attack, Energy recharge would be a great addition to her ability.

  • Engulfing Lightning(5*)
  • Skyward Spine(5*)
  • Primordial Jade Winged spear(5*)
  • The Catch(4*)
  • Favonius Lance(4*)
  • Dragon’s Bane(4*)
Engulfing Lightning

Best builds for the character

Xiangling is one of the most flexible characters. Xiangling can act as DPS, Sub-DPS, and an excellent Support. She is very flexible and easy to build. Mostly Xiangling is used as Burst Support.

Main DPS Build

Weapon Artifact Set
Skyward Spine 4-Piece Set Crimson Witch of Flames
Weapon Artifact Set
Engulfing Lightning 4-Piece Set Emblem of Severed Fate


Weapon Artifact Set
Skyward Spine 4-Piece Set Noblesse Oblige

Best Team Comp

Xiangling is an excellent DPS, SUB-DPS, and also as Burst support. But there is some team comp where Xiangling plays a major role. Her elemental Burst Pyronado does not have any internal cool Down so she can continuously do vaporization or Melt Reaction. The best team to run Xiangling is with Tartaglia(child), Ganyu, Xingqiu, and Venti.

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