Xiangling Quick TL;DR DPS and Support Build Guide

Xiangling Portrait

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

Summon some raccoon, panda bear hybrid thing that spits supa hot fire in an AoE cone (but he’s not a rapper!) Guoba also gets picked up by any Anemo ability with Swirl, so he goes on a ride along with the enemies
He spews in a larger range. Supa Hot Fire, he spit dat
Make sure to pick up this chili after the bear disappears for a free 10% ATK boost. Eat ya vegetables kids
Summons three spinning fidget spinners around your character that does constant pyro damage. IT STAYS WHEN YOU SWAP CHARACTERS! Positioning is important since the fidget spinners are kinda wonky

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)

Has base Phys DMG scaling and keeps her damage buffed

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!

WEAPON #2 (Recommended for Support): Skyward Spine

How do I get it D: ? – It’s time to roll boys (gacha)

Has scaling Energy Recharge which helps you spam ultimate. This is probably one of the most overtuned weapons. Has CRIT% + ATK SPD + a built in AoE burst that procs almost every other attack, grouping enemies for Guoba + Q

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 or White Tassel are great alternatives

ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for DPS): Bloodstained Chivalry + Gladiator’s Finale

How do I get it D: ? – Bloodstained at Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern Domain (AR 35 locked, 20 Resin per run). Gladiators at any World Boss (40 Resin per run)

Increases her white DPS
Overall buff is always consistent

Why not 4-set Gladiator’s 2Board? Since Crescent Pike’s weapon skill procs additional, independent damage instances, plus the fact the weapon also provides Phys DMG%, it will overall provide a higher DMG bonus than the 35% normal attack DMG 4-set Gladiator’s provides

ARTIFACT #2 (Recommended for Support): Crimson Witch + Noblesse Oblige

How do I get it D: ? – Crimson at Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula Domain (AR 30 locked, 20 Resin per run). Noblesse at Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern Domain (AR 35 locked, 20 Resin per run)

Boosts Guoba and Q damage
Fidget spinners hurt

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

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):


Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK% (ATK if ATK% is main stat) > EM

Main stats (Support):


Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK% > ATK/EM

If you want other characters let me know. Hope this helped. Bye.