Xingqiu Quick TL;DR Support Build Guide


PSA #1: Supports are like cheese. They kinda get stinky and boring if you eat it by itself, but pair it with other foods (DPS)? They make everything taste better (unless you’re lactose intolerant)

PSA #2: Both Xingqiu’s abilities scale off ATK. He may be a nerd, but he’s been studying the blade. Literally. Don’t steal his books, otherwise he’ll cry and get you wet

Does 2 quick hydro slashes infront of him. Creates 3 swords that breaks when hit giving damage reduction. STAYS WHEN YOU SWAP CHARACTERS. 20% of Hydro DMG% = More damage reduction

PSA #3: Max swords is 3 (unless C1), meaning you get 3 hits with damage reduction. The additional damage reduction gained from Hydro DMG% caps at 24%

IMPORTANT TIP: The wet is only applied during the slashes and goes away instantly. The sword ring does NOT apply wet to yourself, but will apply wet to nearby enemies

It is an extremely long CD, which emphasizes when you should be using it. Typically, use it after your Q is used — and obviously when your Q isn’t charged

Also heals you, so you get extra beefy

These swords will shatter on any instance of damage — this means even the fire patches on the grass. THE HEAL IS NOT THAT STRONG as it scales off Xingqiu’s Max HP. Don’t rely on it to heal you in clutch situations

Pushes enemies back on activation. Summons hydro 3 swords when you do normal attacks. Will always keep your E at max stacks (even when they break, it just makes another sword)

This is what makes Xingqiu amazing. Free Wet procs everywhere. The heal from the broken swords while Q is active WILL NOT heal the character!

He basically stays strapped with the Super Soaker 9000

Talent Leveling Order: Q > E > Normal

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

Has base Energy Recharge scaling and provides another form of energy recharge

Sacrificial Sword is also an extremely great option, and arguably better than Favonius Sword around R3. This is due to Xingqiu’s E CD matching up perfectly with Sacrificial Sword’s weapon skill CD (essentially you can almost E twice every time as long as you proc the weapon skill).

Otherwise, at lower refinement, Favonius Sword will be a bit more consistent form of energy recharge.

If you’re looking for a more DPS oriented build, Primordial Jade Cutter and Mistsplitter Reforged are both extremely strong options to boost his off-field DPS from his Q. Jade Cutter is a bit more consistent due to the latent CRIT it provides.

ARTIFACT #1 (Recommend for best DPS): Emblem of Severed Fate

How do I get it D: ? – Momiji-Dyed Court Domain (AR 30 locked, 20 Resin per run)

Use Q and just swap immediately to your DPS and watch the waterworks

4x Emblem just works great with Xingqiu as he needs all the ER he can get. It’s a great and easy way of getting his damage up, and at high ER% (around 170%+) will easily outperform Noblesse

4x Noblesse also still works! If you already already have another support running Noblesse Oblige, run 2-set Wanderer’s Troupe + 2-set Noblesse OR if your team isn’t very reaction based you can run 2-set Heart of Depth + 2-set Noblesse as well

How do I get it D: ? – Confront Stormterror Domain (60 Resin per run) or steal some chests

Xing’s Q is a whopping 80 energy, so run this if you want it back faster

The playstyle is extremely straightforward. Swap to Xing, use Q, use E, and then swap to DPS (or whoever you want to pair wet proc with). If you’re running Fillet Blade, slap an enemy real quick after using E.

Main stats:


Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK > EM

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


I spend too much time filling out spreadsheets for incoherent data, but at least I can turn them into guides :P

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    • There’s an explanation below (and clarification) as to why. If you’ve read it, you’ll see I even clearly state Sacrificial in better in 90% of the cases 🙂

      • No you don’t? You just said it’s arguably better around R3. Sac is only worse below r3 if fav has a higher refinement. At C4 it’s better regardless of refinement. At even refinement it always provides better particle generation. Favonius is only better as an edge case and that’s not what you’ve said. Having Sac sword first with a small note that Favonius is alright at lower refinement would be much clearer.