Genshin Impact Xiao Best Build
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Xiao is an upcoming playable character in Genshin Impact set to release with version 1.3 update. With Genshin Impact 1.2 coming to an end, players are getting ready for Genshin Impact 1.3 update, which arrives on February 3, 2021. And, since Xiao’s banner will be live post update, we are here with some of the best weapons and artifacts that complement Xiao’s abilities and attack power.

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As always, we are covering two types of high DPS builds for Xiao, Physical High DPS build and the Elemental High DPS build. The physical high DPS build for Xiao will focus on raw ATK damage, while the elemental high DPS build will focus around Elemental Burst attacks, skills, mastery, etc. So, without any further ado, let us check out the best weapons and artifacts for Xiao.

Best Weapons for Xiao in Genshin Impact

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Here are some of the best polearm weapons for Xiao.

  • Crescent Pike – The crescent pike is a four-star polearm in Genshin Impact, best suited for Physical High DPS builds.
    • Base ATK: 44
    • Secondary Stat: Physical DMG + 7.5%
    • Weapon Skill: After picking up an Elemental Orb/Particle, Normal and Charged Attacks deal an additional 20% ATK DMG for 5s.
  • Primordial Jade Winged-Spear – The Primordial Jade Winged-Spear is a five-star polearm in Genshin Impact, best suited for Physical High DPS builds.
    • Base ATK: 48
    • Secondary Stat: Crit Rate + 4.80%
    • Weapon Skill: On a hit, increases ATK by 3.2% for 6s. Max 7 stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.3s. While in possession of the maximum possible stacks, DMG dealt is increased by 12%.
  • Skyward Spine – The Skyward Spine Winged-Spear is a five-star polearm in Genshin Impact, best suited for Elemental High DPS builds.
    • Base ATK: 48
    • Secondary Stat: Energy Recharge 8%
    • Weapon Skill: Increases CRIT Rate by 8~16% and increases Normal ATK SPD by 12%. Additionally, Normal and Charged Attack hits on opponents have a 50% chance to trigger a vacuum blade that deals 40~100% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.

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The Vortex Vanquisher is another five-star polearm, best suited for Xiao’s high DPS build.

Best Artifacts for Xiao in Genshin Impact

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The Gladiators Finale Artifact Set and the Viridescent Venerer Artifact Set are some of the best, if not the best artifacts for Xiao in Genshin Impact. With the Gladiators Finale set players can go for the high physical DPS build. And, with the Viridescent Venerer set players can achieve elemental high DPS build for Xiao.

Gladiators Finale Artifact Set Bonus

2-Piece: ATK +18%.

4-Piece: If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.

Gladiator’s Finale Artifact Set

  1. Gladiator’s Triumphus – It increases the below-mentioned stats.
    • HP
    • ATK
    • DEF
    • Healing Bonus
    • CRIT Rate
    • CRIT DMG
    • Elemental Mastery(not in percentage)
  2. Gladiator’s Intoxication – It increases the below-mentioned stats.
    • HP
    • ATK
    • DEF
    • Physical DMG Bonus
    • Elemental DMG Bonus
    • Elemental Mastery(not in percentage)
    • CRIT Rate
    • CRIT DMG
  3. Gladiator’s Longing – It increases the below-mentioned stats.
    • HP
    • ATK
    • DEF
    • Energy Recharge
    • Elemental Mastery
  4. Gladiator’s Destiny
    • Comes with an ATK bonus(always).
  5. Gladiator’s Nostalgia
    • Comes with an HP bonus(always).

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Viridescent Venerer Artifact Set Bonus

2-Piece: Anemo DMG Bonus +15%

4-Piece: Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent’s Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.

Viridescent Venerer Artifact Set

  1. Viridescent Venerer’s – It increases the below-mentioned stats.
    • HP
    • ATK
    • DEF
    • Healing Bonus
    • CRIT Rate
    • CRIT DMG
    • Elemental Mastery(not in percentage)
  2. Viridescent Venerer’s Vessel – It increases the below-mentioned stats.
    • HP
    • ATK
    • DEF
    • Physical DMG Bonus
    • Elemental DMG Bonus
    • Elemental Mastery(not in percentage)
  3. Viridescent Venerer’s Determination – It increases the below-mentioned stats.
    • HP
    • ATK
    • DEF
    • Energy Recharge
    • Elemental Mastery
  4. Viridescent Arrow Feather
    • Comes with an ATK bonus(always).
  5. In Rememberence of Viridescent Fields
    • Comes with an HP bonus(always).

That’s it for now. Do you have a better combination of weapon and artifacts for Xiao?, mention it in the comments below, and we will look into it and update this article.

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Genshin Impact is a free to play gacha-based role-playing game currently available on PC, PS4, Android, and iOS.

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