Xinyan Quick TL;DR DPS and Support Build Guide

Xinyan Portrait

PSA #1: A DPS is the lead singer of the group, who gets all the girls/guys and lives in the spotlight. A support are the guitarists and drummers who make sure the lead singer isn’t just singing a Capella like an idiot

PSA #2: Both Xinyan’s abilities scale off ATK, but her E does benefit from DEF. She’s a really cool character with a much appreciated pyro application, but holy crap does the little drum on her back makes so much noise whenever she moves…

Literally uses her drum to slap enemies infront and next to her (DOESN’T HIT ENEMIES BEHIND HER). Bread and butter of her kit

PSA #3: Must hit 3 enemies with E to gain the strongest shield + do AoE pyro damage pulses

  • Pulses 6 times total in 12 seconds (1 pulse = 2 seconds)
  • Pulse range is not that big, so always stay within melee distance

The AoE pyro aura extends roughly past her normal attack range in every direction around the character, making it extremely potent at applying pyro shields

WARNING: Currently there is a bug with the inconsistency with the AoE pyro aura when you achieve a level 3 shield. Sometimes the aura may go into effect, other time’s it won’t

Reduces number of enemies hit from 3 to 2 to gain the max shield + AoE pulses
Basically a free 15% Phys DMG buff for 12s

Keep in mind this passive is only active when you unlock Ascension 4 for Xinyan (character level 70)

This passive makes her both an extremely versatile character. Not only will it benefit her as a main DPS role, but also as an amazing support buffer to DPS characters like Razor, Keqing, Zhongli, and Xiangling; who excel at dealing Phys DMG

Strums guitar like a madlass. Does one giant AoE Phys DMG attack. Knocks away enemies. Spawns fire pillars that continuously do pyro DMG to enemies nearby

WEAPON #1 (Recommended for DPS): Snow-Tombed Starsilver

How do I get it D: ? – Dragonspine + Forge (Prototype x1, Crystal Chunk x50, White Iron Chunk x50)

Has base Phys DMG% scaling and the weapon skill hits like a truck

This weapon is best in slot hands down for C2 Xinyan, as you can utilize both the Phys DMG% scaling + since you’re most likely running cryo for superconduct, you will proc the 2nd part of the weapon skill!

If you have Wolf’s Gravestone, it works great as well. Otherwise, Whiteblind will do just fine if you’re not ready for Dragonspine content yet!

WEAPON #2 (Recommended for Support): Whiteblind

How do I get it D: ? – Forge (Prototype x1, Crystal Chunk x50, White Iron Chunk x50)

Has base DEF% scaling and provides a juicy ATK/DEF buff to further strengthen shield

Favonius Greatsword is also extremely favorable since her E can generate a lot of orbs (likewise with Sacrificial Greatsword). If you’ve spent all your claymore prototypes making Animus, you can honestly run that too.

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

How do I get it D: ? – Any World Boss (40 Resin per run)

ATK buff + 4-set bonus really benefits normal attack heavy characters like Xinyan

Here are the total DPS numbers between 4-set Gladiator’s vs. 2-set Bloodstained + 2-set Gladiator’s:

4-set Gladiator’s
2-set Bloodstained + 2-set Gladiator’s

While typically characters with Phys DMG% buffs/debuffs, as well as weapons that provide Phys DMG% scaling perform better with the artifact combination, due to the lack of a Phys DMG% weapon for claymore users, this isn’t the case for Xinyan

ARTIFACT #2 (Recommended for Support): Noblesse Oblige

How do I get it D: ? – Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern Domain (AR 35 locked, 20 Resin per run)

Her Q has insane scaling, but makes it stronger + her team as well

Main stats for DPS:


Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK > EM

Main stats for Support:


Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK% > DEF or EM

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