Honkai: Star Rail Xueyi Character Guide

Xueyi is a DPS character who strongly focuses on depleting Toughness. Her Ultimate can deplete enemy Toughness while ignoring Weakness Type, and she gains Charges whenever an ally reduces an enemy's Toughness. When her Charges are stacked to their maximum capacity, her follow-up attack can be triggered.

Introduction

Xueyi is a DPS character who strongly focuses on depleting Toughness. Her Ultimate can deplete enemy Toughness while ignoring Weakness Type, and she gains Charges whenever an ally reduces an enemy's Toughness. When her Charges are stacked to their maximum capacity, her follow-up attack can be triggered.


Skills Overview

Basic Attack - Mara-Sunder Awl

Deals 50%—110% of Xueyi's ATK as Quantum DMG to a single target enemy.


Skill - Iniquity Obliteration

Deals Quantum DMG equal to 70%—154% of Xueyi's ATK to a single enemy, and Quantum DMG equal to 35%—77% of Xueyi's ATK to any adjacent enemies.


Ultimate - Divine Castigation

Deals Quantum DMG equal to 150%—270% of Xueyi's ATK to a single target enemy. This attack ignores Weakness Types and reduces the enemy's Toughness. When the enemy's Weakness is Broken, the Quantum Weakness Break effect is triggered.
In this attack, the more Toughness is reduced, the higher the DMG will be dealt, up to a max of 36%—64.8% increase.


Talent - Karmic Perpetuation

When Xueyi reduces enemy Toughness with attacks, Karma will be stacked. The more Toughness is reduced, the more stacks of Karma are added, up to 8 stacks.
When Xueyi's allies reduce enemy Toughness with attacks, Xueyi gains 1 stacks of Karma.

When Karma reaches the max number of stacks, consumes all current Karma stacks and immediately launches a follow-up attack against an enemy target, dealing DMG for 3 times, with each time dealing Quantum DMG equal to 45%—99% of Xueyi's ATK to a single random enemy. This follow-up attack will not add Karma stacks.


Technique - Summary Execution

Immediately attacks the enemy. After entering combat, deals 80% of Xueyi's ATK as Quantum DMG to all enemies.


Ascension 2 - Clairvoyant Loom

Increases DMG dealt by this unit by an amount equal to 100% of Break Effect, up to a maximum DMG increase of 240%.


Ascension 4 - Intrepid Rollerbearings

If the enemy target's Toughness is equal to or higher than 50% of their Max Toughness, deals 10% more DMG when using Ultimate.


Ascension 6 - Perspicacious Mainframe

Xueyi will keep a tally of the number of Karma stacks that exceed the max stack limit, up to 6 stacks in the tally. After Xueyi's Talent is triggered, she will gain a corresponding number of tallied Karma stacks.


TLDR

With Xueyi, everything is about Karma. Every time Xueyi reduces the enemy's Toughness, she'll get Karma, every time an ally reduces the enemy's Toughness, Xueyi gains another Karma. Once she gains enough Karma (8 stacks at E0, 6 stacks at E6), she will activate her Talent to deal a follow-up attack, which is one of her best damage outputs. The only downside is this attack will target random opponents.

Another of her damage output is from her Ultimate. Xueyi will deal damage that ignores Weakness Types and reduces the enemy's Toughness, which indirectly helps her to stack Karma.


Traces Priorities

Ultimate > Talent = Skill > Basic ATK


Recommended Light Cones

  1. On the Fall of an Aeon (5⭐)
  2. Brighter Than the Sun (5⭐)
  3. Indelible Promise (4⭐)
  4. Under the Blue Sky (4⭐)
  5. The Moles Welcome You (4⭐)
  6. Nowhere to Run (4⭐)

1) On the Fall of an Aeon

Whenever the wearer attacks, their ATK is increased by 8~16% in this battle. This effect can stack up to 4 time(s). After a character inflicts Weakness Break on an enemy, the wearer's DMG increases by 12~24% for 2 turn(s).

2) Brighter Than the Sun

Increases the wearer's CRIT Rate by 18~30%. When the wearer uses their Basic ATK, they will gain 1 stack of Dragon's Call, lasting for 2 turns. Each Stack of Dragon's Call increases the wearer's ATK by 18~30% and Energy Regeneration Rate by 6.0~10.0%. Dragon's Call may be stacked up to 2 times.

3) Indelible Promise

Increases the wearer’s Break Effect by 28~56%. When the wearer uses their Ultimate, increases their CRIT Rate by 15~30%, lasting for 2 turn(s).

3) Under the Blue Sky

Increases the wearer's ATK by 16~32%. When the wearer defeats an enemy, the wearer's CRIT Rate increases by 12~24% for 3 turn(s).

4) The Moles Welcome You

When the wearer uses Basic ATK, Skill, or Ultimate to attack enemies, the wearer gains one stack of Mischievous. Each stack increases the wearer's ATK by 12~24%.

5) Nowhere to Run

Increases the wearer's ATK by 24~48%. Whenever the wearer defeats an enemy, they restore HP equal to 12~24% of their ATK.


Recommended Relics

  1. Relics
    • Iron Cavalry Against the Scourge
    • The Wind-Soaring Valorous
    • Genius of Brilliant Stars
    • Thief of Shooting Meteor
  2. Planar Set
    • Inert Salsotto
    • Talia: Kingdom of Banditry

Cavern Relics

Relic Set (Iron Cavalry Against the Scourge)

2 Piece: Increases Break Effect by 16%.
4 Piece: If the wearer's Break Effect is 150% or higher, the Break DMG dealt to the enemy target ignores 10% of their DEF. If the wearer's Break Effect is 250% or higher, the Super Break DMG dealt to the enemy target additionally ignores 15% of their DEF.

Relic Set (The Wind-Soaring Valorous)

2 Piece: Increases ATK by 12%.
4 Piece: Increases the wearer's CRIT Rate by 6%. When the wearer uses a follow-up attack, increases the DMG dealt by Ultimate by 36%, lasting for 1 turn(s).

Relic Set (Genius of Brilliant Stars)

2 Piece: Increases Quantum DMG by 10%.
4 Piece: When the wearer deals DMG to the target enemy, ignores 10% DEF. If the target enemy has Quantum Weakness, the wearer additionally ignores 10% DEF.

Relic Set (Thief of Shooting Meteor)

2 Piece: Increases Break Effect by 16%.
4 Piece: Increases the wearer's Break Effect by 16%. When the wearer inflicts Weakness Break on an enemy, regenerates 3 Energy.

Planar Ornaments

Planetary Set (Inert Salsotto)

2 Piece: Increases the wearer's CRIT Rate by 8%. When the wearer's current CRIT Rate reaches 50% or higher, the wearer's Ultimate and follow-up attack DMG increases by 15%.

Planetary Set (Talia: Kingdom of Banditry)

2 Piece: Increases the wearer's Break Effect by 16%. When the wearer's SPD reaches 145 or higher, the wearer's Break Effect increases by an extra 20%.

Main & Sub Stats Priority

Main Stat PrioritySub Stats Priority
Body: Crit Rate / Crit DMG
Feet: SPD / ATK
Planar Sphere: ATK / Quantum DMG Bonus
Link Rope: Break Effect
Crit Rate / Crit DMG
SPD
Break Effect
ATK

Team Recommendations

1) Break Goes Brr Team

Xueyi: Main DPS
Harmony Trailblazer: Buffer
Ruan Mei: Buffer
Gallagher: Healer + Break DMG Buff

2) Trio Quantum Team

Xueyi: Main DPS
Silver Wolf: Debuffer
Ruan Mei: Buffer
Fu Xuan / Lynx: Shielder / Healer

3) Mono Quantum Team

Xueyi: Sub-DPS
Silver Wolf: Debuffer
Seele: Main DPS
Fu Xuan: Shielder

4) Follow-Up Team

Xueyi: Main DPS
Topaz & Numby / Himeko: Stacker for Xueyi's Karma
Asta / Any other suitable Harmony or Nihility: Buffer
Fu Xuan: Shielder


Eidolons

Best Eidolons: E1, E2, E4 & E6

E1: Dvesha, Inhibited ⭐
Increases the DMG dealt by the Talent's follow-up attack by 40%.

E2: Klesha, Breached ⭐
Talent's follow-up attack reduces enemy Toughness regardless of Weakness types. At the same time, restores Xueyi's HP by an amount equal to 5% of her Max HP. When breaking Weakness, triggers the Quantum Break Effect.

E3: Duḥkha, Ceased
Skill Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.
Basic ATK Lv. +1, up to a maximum of Lv. 10.

E4: Karma, Severed ⭐
When using Ultimate, increases Break Effect by 40% for 2 turn(s).

E5: Deva, Enthralled
Ultimate Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.
Talent Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.

E6: Saṃsāra, Mastered ⭐
The max stack limit for Karma decreases to 6.

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