Genshin Impact: Xinyan Quick Character Guide

She rebels against ossified prejudices, using her music and passionate singing to awaken dazed souls fatigued by worldly matters.

Rock 'n' roll is an avant-garde art in Liyue Harbor and Xinyan is the pioneer in this field.
She rebels against ossified prejudices, using her music and passionate singing to awaken dazed souls fatigued by worldly matters.
If you get the chance, do not miss out on her next performance!

This guide is based on the Community Character Builds by the Genshin Helper Team.
There are multiple roles that Xinyan can play; namely Physical DPS, Pyro DPS, and Support. However, this quick guide will only cover the Physical DPS role as it is arguably the 'best' role for Xinyan and her kit.


Talent Priorities

Normal Attack > Burst > Skill

This build focuses primarily on her Physical Damage as an On-Field DPS. At [C2], she can build a 1:3 Crit Rate:Crit DMG ratio, instead of the usual 1:2 Crit Rate:Crit DMG ratio.


Constellations

Best Constellations: C2, C4 & C6

C1: Fatal Acceleration
Upon scoring a CRIT Hit, increases ATK SPD of Xinyan's Normal and Charged Attacks by 12% for 5s.
Can only occur once every 5s.

C2: Impromptu Opening
Riff Revolution's Physical DMG has its CRIT Rate increased by 100%, and will form a shield at Shield Level 3: Rave when cast.

C3: Double-Stop
Increases the Level of Sweeping Fervor by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

C4: Wildfire Rhythm
Sweeping Fervor's swing DMG decreases opponent's Physical RES by 15% for 12s.

C5: Screamin' for an Encore
Increases the Level of Riff Revolution by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

C6: Rockin' in a Flaming World
Decreases the Stamina Consumption of Xinyan's Charged Attacks by 30%. Additionally, Xinyan's Charged Attacks gain an ATK Bonus equal to 50% of her DEF.


Recommended Weapons (Physical DPS)

  1. Redhorn Stonethresher (5✩)
  2. Skyward Pride (5✩)
  3. Serpent Spine (4✩)*
  4. The Unforged (5✩)*
  5. Song of Broken Pines (5✩)
  6. Wolf's Gravestone (5✩)
  7. Luxurious Sea-Lord (4✩)
  8. Snow-Tombed Starsilver (4✩)
  9. Prototype Archaic (4✩)*

1) Redhorn Stonethresher (ATK: 542 • Crit DMG: 88.2)

DEF is increased by 28/35/42/49/56%. Normal and Charged Attack DMG is increased by 40/50/60/70/80% of DEF.


2) Skyward Pride (ATK: 674 • Energy Recharge: 36.8%)

Increases all DMG by 8/10/12/14/16%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80/100/120/140/160% of ATK as DMG to opponents along its path. Lasts for 20s or 8 vacuum blades.


3) Serpent Spine (ATK: 510 • Crit Rate: 27.6%)

Every 4s a character is on the field, they will deal 6/7/8/9/10% more DMG and take 3/2.7/2.4/2.1/1.8% more DMG. This effect has a maximum of 5 stacks and will not be reset if the character leaves the field, but will be reduced by 1 stack when the character takes DMG.
Note: At [R5], this weapon performs better than Skyward Pride.


4) The Unforged (ATK: 608 • ATK: 49.6%)

Increases Shield Strength by 20/25/30/35/40%, scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4/5/6/7/8% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
Note: This ranking is based on unshielded performance, while shielded this weapon performs better than low refinement Serpent Spine.


5) Song of Broken Pines (ATK: 741 • Physical DMG: 20.7%)

A part of the "Millennial Movement" that wanders amidst the winds. Increases ATK by 16/20/24/28/32%, and when Normal or Charged Attacks hit opponents, the character gains a Sigil of Whispers. This effect can be triggered once every 0.3s.
When you possess four Sigils of Whispers, all of them will be consumed and all nearby party members will obtain the "Millennial Movement: Banner-Hymn" effect for 12s. "Millennial Movement: Banner-Hymn" increases Normal ATK SPD by 12/15/18/21/24% and increases ATK by 20/25/30/35/40%.
Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Whispers for 20s. Of the many effects of the "Millennial Movement, " buffs of the same type will not stack.


6) Wolf's Gravestone (ATK: 608 • ATK: 49.6%)

Increases ATK by 20/25/30/35/40%. On hit, attacks against opponents with less than 30% HP increase all party members' ATK by 40/50/60/70/80% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.


7) Luxurious Sea-Lord (ATK: 454 • ATK: 55.1%)

Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 12/15/18/21/24%. When Elemental Burst hits opponents, there is a 100% chance of summoning a huge onrush of tuna that deals 100/125/150/175/200% ATK as AoE DMG. This effect can occur once every 15s.


8) Snow-Tombed Starsilver (ATK: 565 • Physical DMG: 34.5%)

Hitting an opponent with Normal and Charged Attacks has a 60/70/80/90/100% chance of forming and dropping an Everfrost icicle above them, dealing 80/95/110/125/140% AoE ATK DMG. opponents affected by Cryo are dealt 200/240/280/320/360% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 10s.


9) Prototype Archaic (ATK: 565 • ATK: 27.6%)

On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks have a 50% chance to deal an additional 240/300/360/420/480% ATK DMG to opponents within a small AoE. Can only occur once every 15s.
Note: At [R5], this weapon performs better than Snow-Tombed Starsilver [R5].



Recommended Artifacts (Physical DPS)

  1. Pale Flame (2) + Bloodstained Chivalry (2)
  2. Pale Flame (4)
  3. Emblem of Severed Fate (2) +25% Physical DMG set (2)
  4. +25% Physical DMG set (2) / +18% ATK set (2) / Noblesse Oblige (2) / Husk of Opulent Dreams (2) [Choose Two]

1) Pale Flame (2) + Bloodstained Chivalry (2)

Pale Flame 2-Piece Bonus: Physical DMG Bonus +25%
Bloodstained Chivalry 2-Piece Bonus:
Physical DMG Bonus +25%

2) Pale Flame (4)

2-Piece Bonus: Physical DMG Bonus +25%
4-Piece Bonus:
When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, ATK is increased by 9% for 7s. This effect stacks up to 2 times and can be triggered once every 0.3s. Once 2 stacks are reached, the 2-set effect is increased by 100%.

3) Emblem of Severed Fate (2) +25% Physical DMG set (2)

4) +25% Physical DMG set (2) / +18% ATK set (2) / Noblesse Oblige (2) / Husk of Opulent Dreams (2) [Choose Two]


Artifact Main StatsArtifact Sub Stats
Sands - ATK% / Energy Recharge
Goblet - Physical DMG
Circlet - Crit Rate / DMG
Crit Rate / DMG
ATK%
Energy Recharge
DEF%

Team Compositions

Physical Team

Xinyan: Physical DPS
Bennett: Pyro Resonance + Healer + Buffer
Fischl / Raiden Shogun: Sub-DPS + Electro Applicant for Superconduct
Rosaria: Cryo Applicant for Superconduct

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