Genshin Impact: Xinyan Build Guide

Abdullah Selmani
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Genshin Impact has a lot of weapons and artifact sets that would work well with Xinyan because her gear is so flexible.

Xinyan is a favorite Genshin Impact character among gamers. She was first shown on Zhongli’s special Banner. Some players may be thinking about how to get the most damage out of her.

Because Xinyan’s shield grows based on her defense, she could be a tank like Noelle if her kit is set up right.

Players of Genshin Impact are interested in her potential as a DPS character, especially as a replacement for Razor.

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Xinyan in Genshin Impact

As a 4-star character, Xinyan has her pros and cons that all players should think about when they are making her.

Pros

  • High damage up front, and you don’t have to fish for CRITs after C2+.
  • Not too much time is needed in the field.
  • It gives shields but does most of its damage.
  • It can work well as a Pyro battery.
  • Strong Pyro application.
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Cons

  • Optimal teams require Bennett for battering and buffing.
  • Reliant on staying within areas such as Bennett’s or Rosaria’s Bursts.
  • Her Charged Attacks and Burst/Skill AoE both have a short range.
  • Mid to high ER needs due to long Skill CD.
  • Pyro application is tied to her Shield
  • Reliant on C2 for best efficiency.

Before you go into the Genshin Impact: Xinyan Build Guide article below, take a minute to browse our other game guides!

Best Artifacts

There are hardly many artifacts that concentrate on enhancing characters’ defense, but here are the greatest ones for a shielder Xinyan:

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  1. Husk of Opulent Dreams: This artifact set gives Xinyan up to 54% defense, which will help her team stand against hard-hitting strikes.
  2. Defender’s Will: Just like Husk, Defender’s Will has 30% defense. When you combine both passives, Xinyan’s defense will rise by 60%.
  3. Tenacity of the Millelith: Xinyan’s Rave state allows her to deliver Pyro damage in a limited area of effect while maintaining her shield. This allows her to recharge Tenacity’s ability, granting the team 20% ATK and 30% Shield Strength.

Best Weapons

Just like artifacts, Xinyan’s Claymore should also hold the defense stat:

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  1. Whiteblind: On highest development, Whiteblind can improve Xinyan’s DEF by up to 99.7%, but without triggering the passive, it will only give 51.7% DEF.
  2. White Iron Greatsword: It’s a standard three-star Claymore that increases Xinyan’s defense by 43.9%.
  3. Sacrificial Greatsword: Sacrificial is also possible if players have a problem with Xinyan’s Energy. Furthermore, this weapon type also allows the Rockstar to reset her Skill’s cooldown.

Talent Materials

  • Talent Level-Up Material: Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of Gold
  • Common Ascension Material: Treasure Hoarder/Silver Raven/Golden Raven Insignia
  • Weekly Material: Tusk of Monoceros Caeli
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Sub-DPS Xinyan Build

For a Support Burst Xinyan, using her Elemental Burst is the way to go. This job is only active when Xinyan reaches C2 and has a 100% CRIT Rate.

Players may then concentrate on giving her as much CRIT DMG as possible with her artifact sets and Claymore.

Best Artifact for Sub-DPS Xinyan

The top two artifact setups that improve Xinyan’s effectiveness as a rapid switch DPS:

  1. Bloodstained Chivalry and Pale Flame: Boost Xinyan’s Physical DMG by 50%, vital for optimizing her Burst DMG.
  2. Noblesse Oblige: Boosts Xinyan’s Burst DMG by 20% and her team’s ATK% by 20%.
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Best Weapons for Sub-DPS Xinyan

Xinyan gives her the ability to CRIT at a 100% rate. Taking that into consideration, players can go with:

  1. Redhorn Stonethresher: This Genshin Impact Claymore is great for Xinyan. It gives her defense while greatly increasing her CRIT DMG.
  2. Blackcliff Slasher: Blackcliff weapons are known to hold the CRIT DMG trait. If players don’t have Redhorn Stonethresher, they should go for Blackcliff Slasher since it’s their best F2P choice.
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Best Teams for Xinyan

As with most characters in Genshin Impact, Xinyan can work with just about any team that uses the standard makeup of main DPS, backup DPS, healing, and support.

  • Top Tier Team
    • Main DPS: Childe/Tartaglia
    • Secondary DPS: Xinyan
    • Healer: Qiqi
    • Support: Venti
  • Budget Team
    • Main DPS: Ningguang
    • Secondary DPS: Xinyan
    • Healer: Barbara
    • Support: Jean
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Xinyan Ascension Materials

You need a lot violetgrass to climb Xinyan. We suggest looking around the hilly area near Mingyun Village to build up a good stock.

It may also be purchased at Wangshu Inn and Bubu Pharmacy in Liyue.

Required levelMoraMaterials
2020kOne agnidus agate sliver, three violetgrass, three treasure hoarder insignia
4040kThree agnidus agate fragment, two everflame seed, ten violetgrass, 15 treasure hoarder insignia
5060kSix agnidus agate fragment, four everflame seed, 20 violetgrass, 12 silver raven insignia
6080kThree agnidus agate chunk, eight everflame seed, 30 violetgrass, 18 silver raven insignia
70100kSix agnidus agate chunk, 12 everflame seed, 45 violetgrass, 12 golden raven insignia
80120kSix agnidus agate gemstone, 20 everflame seed, 60 violetgrass, 24 golden raven insignia
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Final thoughts

The flexibility of Xinyan in Genshin Impact provides several playstyles, and players love her.

Her kit stands out as an offense-defense mix of a tank, DPS or support.

Bennett is part of ideal teams as she buffs, underlining her connection together with some characters in Genshin Impact.

Check out our other Genshin Impact articles like Genshin Impact Raiden Shogun Best Builds, and Genshin Impact Navia Build Guide.

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