Genshin Impact Xiangling build | Pocket tactics

by Ana Lopez

Xiangling from Genshin Impact is known as the chef of Wanmin Restaurant in Liyue. She likes to cook spicy and regularly experiments with unique ingredients to create surprising new dishes. So let’s see what tasty combos we can make with our Genshin Xiangling building guide, featuring her skills, zodiac signs, best weapons and artifacts, and more.

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Genshin Impact Xiangling

Genshin Impact Xiangling hugs Guoba

What is the best Genshin Xiangling build?

Xiangling is a super-important sub-DPS staple in many of the top ‘National’ team formations. Available as a free character to anyone who braves the third floor of the Spiral Abyss, she is a versatile little bean capable of applying pyro and dealing damage off the field. Her AoE burst is incredibly powerful and perfect for basic reaction combos, and she scales very well with high investments and external buffs, such as Bennett’s burst.

On the other hand, her energy costs are quite high and she relies on Bennett in most of her team compositions to manage energy and buffing. Guoba also has a limited range and can be very inconsistent with aiming, which can negatively impact your health and damage without someone like Kazuha sucking it into enemies. Her high pyro application can also complicate basic aura setups.

However, every account should realistically have a built-in Xiangling in their ranks, as she can prove invaluable in many scenarios and isn’t too expensive to build.

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What is the best Genshin Xiangling weapon?

Xiangling’s best weapon depends a lot on the team compositions you hope to place her in. Overall, The Catch is a great all-round choice and is completely free to play.

If you somehow have an extra copy of Staff of Homa or Engulfing Lightning, those are brilliant options. Or, if you plan on using Xiangling on a team without Bennett, go with Favonius Lance or Kitain Cross Spear to help her battery yourself.

Beyond that, if you want a full statistic of how other polearms stack up against each other, check out the Keqingmain’s Xiangling weapons section.

Weapon Effect
The catch Basic Stats: charge energy
Skill: increases elemental burst damage by 16% and elemental burst crit rate by 6%
Staff of Homa Basic Stats: critical damage
Skill: increases HP by 20%. Also provides an attack bonus based on 0.8% of the user’s max HP. If the user’s HP is less than 50%, this attack bonus is increased by another 1% of HP
Lightning engulfed Basic Stats: charge energy
Skill: increases attack by 28% energy charge from base 100%. You can get a maximum bonus of 80% attack. Get 30% energy charge for 12 seconds after using an elemental burst
Favonius Lance Basic Stats: charge energy
Skill: critical hits have a 60% chance of generating elementary particles. These regenerate six energy for Xiangling. Can only occur once every 12 seconds
Kitain cross spear Basic Stats: basic mastery
Skill: increases elemental ability damage by 6%. After their elemental ability hits an opponent, the wielder loses three energy by regenerating three energy every two seconds for the next six seconds. Can be activated even when the character is not on the field

Genshin Impact Xiangling: A chibi of Xiangling who gets hit on the head while carrying a plate of food, with Baizhu and Keqing in the background.

What Are The Best Genshin Xiangling Artifacts?

In general, a four-piece set of Emblem of Severed Fate is the best option for Xiangling, regardless of her team composition. Four pieces of Gilded Dreams is also a good option, especially in overvape teams where it is paired with Sucrose.

Crimson Witch of Flames is also a good option, although it falls behind in some team compositions and can be very expensive and inefficient to craft.

Artifact set Effect
Emblem of the cut fate Two equipped: recharge energy +20%
Four equipped: increases elemental burst damage by 25% of the energy charge. You can get up to 75% bonus damage this way
Gilded dreams Two equipped: elemental mastery +80
Four equipped: within eight seconds of triggering an elemental type from the other party members. Attack increases by 14% for each member whose element type is the same as the equipment character, and element mastery increases by 50 for each member with a different element type. Each buff has a maximum of three characters. You can activate this effect once every eight seconds, even if you are not on the field
Crimson witch of flames Two equipped: Pyro damage increased by 15%
Four equipped: Increases overload and fire damage by 40%. Increases evaporation and melting damage by 15%. Elemental skills increase the effect of a two-piece set for ten seconds by 50%

Artifact stats recommendations

Main stats

  • Sand – Recharge energy / elemental mastery / attack %. Basic Control is only recommended for reverse vape and overload or overvape teams using Xiangling as a trigger. In general, you should use energy charge with non-energy charge weapons and elemental mastery or attack% with energy charge weapons
  • Cup – bonus for pyro damage
  • Circles – crit/crit damage (generally try to keep a ratio of 1:2)


  • Charge energy as needed (this varies, but 200% gives you flexibility and comfort)
  • Completion rate/crit damage
  • Elemental mastery
  • Attack%

Genshin Impact Xiangling serves food while Chongyun and Xingqiu eat in the background

What are Genshin Xiangling’s skills?

Active Skills:

Skill Effect
Dough-Fu Performs up to five spear attacks
Dough-Fu (charged) Expends stamina to jump forward and deal damage along the way
Dough Fu (diving) Deals AoE damage on impact with the ground
Guoba attack Summons Guoba the panda, who deals AoE pyro damage
Pyronado Summons a Pyronado to deal AoE damage that moves with her

Passive Skills:

Skill Effect
Crossfire Increases Guoba’s attack range by 20%
Watch out, it’s super hot! Guoba’s attacks leave a chili, which when picked up increases the attack by 10%
chef de cuisine When you lash out a perfect cook on an attack-enhancing dish, Xiangling has a 12% chance of doubling the product

What Are Genshin Xiangling’s Zodiac Signs?

Here’s every bonus you get when you level up Xiangling’s constellations!

Constellation Effect
Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside Enemies hit by Guoba’s AoE gain 15% less pyro resistance for six seconds
Oil meets fire The last hit in a normal attack sequence applies the implode state for two seconds. When the duration is up, an explosion will treat 75% of Xiangling’s attack as AoE pyro damage
Deep frying Increases Pyronado’s level by three
Bake slowly Increases Pyronado duration by 40%
Guoba mad Increases the level of Guoba Attack by three
Condensed Pyronado All party members receive a 15% pyro damage boost for the duration of Pyronado

Genshin Impact Xiangling serves food ti Beidou and Xinyan

What Are Genshin Xiangling’s Ascension Materials?

Each time you climb Xiangling, she gains an increase in her elemental mastery.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One Agnidus Agate Sliver, Three Jueyun Chili, Three Slime Condensate
40 40,000 Three Agnidus Agate Fragment, Two Everflame Seed, Ten Jueyun Chili, 15 Slime Condensate
50 60,000 Six Agnidus Agate Fragment, Four Everflame Seed, 20 Jueyun Chili, 12 Slime Secretions
60 80,000 Three Agnidus Agate Chunk, eight Everflame Seed, 30 Jueyun Chili, 18 Slime Secretions
70 100,000 Six Agnidus Agate Chunk, 12 Everflame Seed, 45 Jueyun Chili, 12 Slime Concentrate
80 120,000 Six Agnidus Agate Gemstone, 20 Everflame Seed, 60 Jueyun Chili, 24 Slime Concentrate

Genshin Imact Xiangling: Chibi art of Xiangling and Hu Tao cooking together - Hu Tao is having a lot of fun, and Xiangling looks terrified.

What are Genshin Xiangling’s talent level-up materials?

Make sure you have your slime concentrate with you, as this is where you’ll find all the talent level-up materials you need to raise one of Xiangling’s talents to level ten.

Level Materials
Two 12.5k mora, six slime condensate, three teachings of diligence
Three 17.5k mora, three mucus secretions, two Guide to Diligence
Four 25k mora, four mucus secretions, four Guide to Diligence
Five 30,000 mora, six mucous secretions, six Guide to Diligence
Six 37.5k mora, nine mucous secretions, nine Guide to Diligence
Seven 120k mora, four Slime Concentrate, four Philosophies of Diligence, one Dvalin’s Claw
Eight 260k mora, six Slime Concentrate, six Philosophies of Diligence, one Dvalin’s Claw
Nine 450k mora, nine slime concentrate, 12 Philosophies of diligence, two Dvalin’s Claw
Ten 700,000 mora, 12 Slime Concentrate, 16 Philosophies of Diligence, two Dvalin’s Claw, one Crown of Insight

Need help with other pyro characters? Have a look at our Genshin Impact Hu Tao and Genshin Impact Diluc guides for additional help.

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