Xiangling Quick TL;DR DPS and Support Build Guide
UPDATED FOR 2.0 😁!
PSA #1: DPS are the protagonists of your team. The rest of the members literally only exist to make the DPS look like a god
PSA #2: Both Xiangling’s abilities scale with ATK. She’s also currently the only spear user so get this girl a spear bro
A really helpful tip for her ultimate: the moment you activate it, run around a bit and slap everyone with it. The 3-stage hit damage stat is buggy, but the premise is the more you slap with fidget spinners = the more damage they do
Running in the opposite direction of the fidget spinners around your enemies also is an easy way to enhance Q damage. It’s not really recommended, as you should be normal attacking still, but it’s a neat way to quickly get pyro damage across!
PSA #3: Xiangling’s only flaw is her awkward pyro skills. Guoba is stationary and Pyronado can be inconsistent so most people run her as support > DPS compared to other DPS
Talent Leveling Order (DPS): Normal > E > Q
Talent Leveling Order (Support): Q > E > Normal
WEAPON #1 (Recommended for DPS): Crescent Pike
How do I get it D: ? – Forge (Prototype x1, Crystal Chunk x50, White Iron Chunk x50)
A GREAT alternative can be White Tassel, since it has scaling CRIT% and it has a consistent 48% damage buff to your normal attacks. Still Crescent Pike is recommended since you’ll be parsing + the weapon skill is practically made for Phys DPS
You can run Halberd as well until you have the resources to build Crescent Pike!
5-star wise for DPS, Primordial Jade-Winged Spear will be your best bet!
WEAPON #2 (Recommended for Support): Skyward Spine
How do I get it D: ? – It’s time to roll boys (gacha)
If you’re a F2P player don’t sweat the details. If you were lucky enough to get Favonius Lance, it’s a great alternative
Otherwise, Prototype Starglitter is a great replacement! The Kitain Cross Spear is pretty lackluster to Favonius so no need to really get it!
ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for DPS): Pale Flame
How do I get it D: ? – Ridge Watch Domain (AR 30 locked, 20 Resin per run)
YOU CAN EFFECTIVELY RUN 4-SET PALE FLAME. Guoba will have continuous uptime to keep the buff active, which leads to a boost in the 2x bonus so it’s an extremely good alternative if you find farming for Bloodstained tedious!
Otherwise, a great placeholder is 2x Bloodstained + 2x Pale Flame until you can farm better pieces for 4x Pale!
ARTIFACT #2 (Recommended for Support): Emblem of Severed Fate
How do I get it D: ? – Momiji-Dyed Court Domain (AR 30 locked, 20 Resin per run)
If you’re running 4x Emblem, make sure to pair with Starglitter or something with ER% to really juice the Q damage. Of course if you have 5-star alternatives, run those over 4-stars, but you still want to get as much ER% as possible!
Alternatively, 4-set Noblesse is perfectly fine as well. 4-set Crimson is a waste for Xiangling, as she can’t really get stacks due to her relatively long E CD. Or you can also run 2x Noblesse + 2x Crimson if you’re too lazy
At early stages of the game, The Exile set is also not a bad choice for supporting, as it will help you spam your Q better (since at early stages, energy recharge weapons are pretty void for polearms)
Main stats (DPS):
|ATK%||Phys DMG%||CRIT% or CRIT DMG|
Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK% (ATK if ATK% is main stat) > EM
Main stats (Support):
|ER||Pyro DMG%||CRIT% or CRIT DMG|
Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK% > ATK/EM
If you want other characters let me know. Hope this helped. Bye.