Currently, Xiao is obtained through the game\’s Wish system. This means players will need a good bit of luck to get Xiao through these RNG-based gacha pulls, especially since he\’s one of the rarest characters in Genshin Impact. For anyone lucky enough to acquire Xiao, he should make a welcome additional to any team.
Much like other DPS characters like Keqing or Diluc, the best Artifacts for Xiao should focus on his DMG or ATK stats. Genshin Impact\’s best Artifacts set for Xiao is the Gladiator\’s Finale set, since it raises ATK by 18% when two pieces are equipped. If four pieces in the set are equipped, then Xiao\’s Normal Attack DMG increases by 35% since he uses polearms in battle. However, for players who don\’t have any Gladiator\’s Finale pieces, any common Artifacts that focus on increasing damage will work just fine.
While Xiao is adept with any polearm that increases ATK or DMG, there are still some better options to choose from. The 5-star polearm, Primordial Jade Winged-Spear, is the best option. This spear increases Xiao\’s attacks by 6% and can stack up to seven times, which means it can really rack up damage. A full stack also increases Skill DMG by up to 28%. More common polearms that raise ATK stats are fine, and the Halberd is a 3-star weapon many players will find adequate. The Halberd allows Xiao\’s attacks to cause up to 320% DMG once every ten seconds.
Because of his incredible DPS, Xiao is usually ranked high on Genshin Impact character tier lists. While the odds of getting Xiao are pretty slim, he makes a great fighter for most teams. With the right Artifacts and weapons, these character builds can make Xiao even stronger in Genshin Impact.