Xingqiu Ascension Materials, Talents & Stats

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Here are the complete lists of Xingqiu materials for his ascension and talents in Genshin Impact. Learn more about his talent scaling stats, base stats, constellations, and community ratings on this page.

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★★★★ Hydro Sword
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– Can provide competent damage and support capabilites.
– Has a good combination of rapid elemental debuff applications.
– Cheap to build for support character.
– Elemental burst cost high energy.
– Long skills cooldown

Xingqiu Base Stats

Xingqiu’s ascension stat is bonus Atk, which increases with each ascension phase.

Level Hp Atk Def Bonus Atk
20 2842 56 211 0%
40 4712 93 349 6%
50 6027 119 447 12%
60 7190 142 533 12%
70 8352 165 619 18%
80 9514 188 705 24%
90 10222 202 758 24%

Xingqiu Ascension Materials

Here is the list of Xingqiu materials needed to reach his maximum ascension level: Varunada Lazurite, Mask from Hilichurls, and Cleansing Heart. As for Silk Flower, it can be collected near Yujing Terrace in Liyue Harbor.

Varunada Lazurite Sliver
Varunada Lazurite Sliver
Varunada Lazurite Fragment
Varunada Lazurite Fragment
Varunada Lazurite Chunk
Varunada Lazurite Chunk
Varunada Lazurite Gemstone
Varunada Lazurite Gemstone
Silk Flower
Silk Flower
Cleansing Heart
Cleansing Heart
Damaged Mask
Damaged Mask
Stained Mask
Stained Mask
Ominous Mask
Ominous Mask

Xingqiu Talent Materials

The materials to level up Xingqiu’s talent are Mask from Hilichurls and Gold book series from Taishan Mansion Domain located near Jueyun Karst. His weekly boss material Tail of Boreas is a possible rewards from completing the Wolf of the North Challenge trounce domain in Mondstadt.

The total level-up materials required for each of Xingqiu’s Talents are as follows:

Teachings of Gold
Teachings of Gold
Guide to Gold
Guide to Gold
Philosophies of Gold
Philosophies of Gold
Damaged Mask
Damaged Mask
Stained Mask
Stained Mask
Ominous Mask
Ominous Mask
Tail of Boreas
Tail of Boreas
Crown of Insight
Crown of Insight

Xingqiu Talents

Xingqiu can consistently apply Hydro to enemies at a very high rate while being off the field. He also has pure support characteristics that include damage reduction, resistance to interruption, and some healing. Because Xingqiu can do all of this while being off the field almost the entire time he’s an extremely useful character in so many team compositions.

Guhua Style
Normal Attack
Normal Attack
Performs up to 5 rapid strikes.
Charge Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.
Plunge Attack
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Attributes Level 1 Level 10
1-Hit DMG 46.61% 92.14%
2-Hit DMG 47.64% 94.18%
3-Hit DMG 28.55% + 28.55% 56.44% + 56.44%
4-Hit DMG 55.99% 110.67%
5-Hit DMG 35.86% + 35.86% 70.89% + 70.89%
Charged Attack DMG 47.3% + 56.16% 93.5% + 111.01%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost 20 20
Plunge DMG 63.93% 126.38%
Low/High Plunge DMG 127.84% / 159.68% 252.7% / 315.64%

Xingqiu’s normal attack is a series of five rapid strikes with the 3rd and 5th attacks in the string being a combination of two attacks. His charge attack performs two strikes and will cause enemies to be pushed away.

Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen
Elemental Skill
Xingqiu performs twin strikes with his sword, dealing Hydro DMG. At the same time, this ability creates the maximum number of Rain Swords, which will orbit your active character.
The Rain Swords have the following properties:
  • When a character takes DMG, the Rain Sword will shatter, reducing the amount of DMG taken.
  • Increases the character’s resistance to interruption.
20% of Xingqiu’s Hydro DMG Bonus will be converted to additional DMG Reduction for the Rain Swords. The maximum amount of additional DMG Reduction that can be gained this way is 24%. The initial maximum number of Rain Swords is 3. Using this ability applies the Wet status onto the character.
Attributes Level 1 Level 15
Skill DMG 168% + 191.2% 399% + 454.1%
Damage Reduction Ratio 20% 29%
Duration 15 Seconds 15 Seconds
Cooldown 20 Seconds 20 Seconds

Xingqiu’s elemental skill is where the majority of his pure support potential lies. The elemental skill deals with two instances of hydro damage in a small AoE to enemies directly in front of him. However, he will apply Hydro to himself, but this effect only lasts for about 0.3 seconds, so exercise caution when casting this skill. The damage scaling on his elemental skill is actually quite high at 359% at talent level 1 and 503% at talent level 6.

Additionally, this skill reduces the damage taken while active by 20% at talent level 1, increasing up to 29% at talent level 10, with an additional amount based on 20% of Xingqiu’s Hydro damage bonus.

For each instance of damage taken, one of his rain swords will shatter. While not as effective as a shield, considering the other advantages of this skill, it is certainly useful. Moreover, with a 15-second duration and a 21-second cooldown, the skill will be available for the majority of the time. With Xingqiu’s first passive talent, this skill will also regenerate 6% of his max HP to the active character each time a sword is shattered.

Another advantage of this skill, particularly for melee carries, is that it applies the wet status to enemies that come into contact with the rain swords. This can be extremely useful for characters like Diluc, Keqing, or Beidou, as it allows them to trigger elemental reactions like vaporize and electrocharged even without Xingqiu’s burst ability active.

Guhua Sword: Raincutter
Elemental Burst
Initiate Rainbow Bladework and fight using an illusory sword rain, while creating the maximum number of Rain Swords.
Rainbow Bladework
  • Your active character’s Normal Attacks will trigger consecutive sword rain attacks, dealing Hydro DMG.
  • Rain Swords will remain at the maximum number throughout the ability’s duration.
Attributes Level 1 Level 15
Sword Rain DMG 54.27% 128.9%
Duration 15 Seconds 15 Seconds
Cooldown 20 Seconds 20 Seconds
Energy Cost 80 80

His elemental burst will trigger consecutive rain sword attacks throughout its duration, and these will occur through basic attacks with the active character, whether they are melee, bow, or catalyst users. However, their range is limited, and they will not work with ranged characters once they pass a certain distance from the enemy. The swords will trigger even if an opponent is not hit with your active character, and the swords can still hit in this case.

To maximize the damage from his elemental burst, it is essential to use a character whose attack animation does not exceed one second and to continuously attack for the entire 15 seconds it is active. Upon casting his burst, the maximum number of rain swords will be applied and will remain throughout its duration. This means his burst provides as much, if not more, damage mitigation than his skill.

Xingqiu Passive Talents

Unlock 2 more passive talents for Xingqiu on his first and fourth ascension phase.

1st Ascension Passive
When a Rain Sword is shattered or when its duration expires, it regenerates the current character’s HP based on 6% of Xingqiu’s Max HP.
Blades Amidst Raindrops
4th Ascension Passive
Xingqiu gains a 20% Hydro DMG Bonus.
Flash of Genius
Utility Passive
When Xingqiu crafts Character Talent Materials, he has a 25% chance to refund a portion of the crafting materials used.

Xingqiu Constellations

New constellation’s passive abilities can be unlocked for Xingqiu each time you obtain a character’s specific item called Stella Fortuna and these upgrades can permanently enhance Xingqiu in various ways.

The Scent Remained
Constellation 1
Increases the maximum number of Rain Swords by 1.
Rainbow Upon the Azure Sky
Constellation 2
Extends the duration of Guhua Sword: Raincutter by 3s. Decreases the Hydro RES of opponents hit by sword rain attacks by 15% for 4s.
Weaver of Verses
Constellation 3
Increases the Level of Guhua Sword: Raincutter by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Constellation 4
Throughout the duration of Guhua Sword: Raincutter, the DMG dealt by Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen is increased by 50%.
Embrace of Rain
Constellation 5
Increases the Level of Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Hence, Call Them My Own Verses
Constellation 6
Activating 2 of Guhua Sword: Raincutter’s sword rain attacks greatly enhances the third sword rain attack. On hit, the third sword rain attack also regenerates 3 Energy for Xingqiu.

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he is a really good support character.

I was a little disappointed when I drew xingqiu lol, but I still played anyway. Got chongyun recently and pretty happy with him already.

Xingqiu imo is a pretty good character and here is why:

1. He has damage reduction during his 1st and 2nd skill.
2. If any of the 3 swords (4 with constellation) gets shattered, Xingqiu regenerates 6%HP per each one.
3. Base stats may not be extremely good but he also has ATK% as 4th base stat which is pretty good for more dmg.
4. During his skills, he gets increased resistance to interruption which is pretty useful if you don’t have time to dodge or for pretty strong attacks.
5. The damage of the first skill is pretty good + it seems to be on a circle area and even some mid air.