Xiangling is known as the queen of Polearms and is a popular sub-DPS character because of her adaptability with any polearm.

She was first introduced as a reward character in version 1.0 of Genshin Impact. Xiangling is a Pyro polearm character from Liyue and is a renowned chef at Wanmin Restaurant, where she excels at making spicy Liyue food.

In this article, we will cover everything you need to know on how to make the best Xiangling build and make her worthy of becoming one of the best sub-DPS in your national team comp.

Xiangling ascension and talent materials

Genshin Impact Xiangling ascension materials
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Xiangling’s one of the simplest characters to build as her kit makes her a good Pyro applicator in your team. She scales up on attack, but she could also be built around on energy recharge stat.

To ascend Xiangling, you must collect “Jueyun Chili,” one of Liyue’s specialties, and farm several slimes across Teyvat. Her boss drop “Everflame Seed ” could be obtained by defeating the Pyro Regisvine found in Liyue.

Here is the complete list of Xiangling’s ascension materials.

201 Agnidus Agate Sliver
3 Slime Condensate
3 Jueyun Chili
403 Agnidus Agate Fragment
15 Slime Condensate
10 Jueyun Chili
2 Everflame Seed
506 Agnidus Agate Fragment
12 Slime Secretions
20 Jueyun Chili
4  Everflame Seed
603 Agnidus Agate Chunk
18 Slime Secretions
30 Jueyun Chili
8 Everflame Seed
706 Agnidus Agate Chunk
12 Slime Concentrate
45 Jueyun Chili
12 Everflame Seed
806 Agnidus Agate Gemstone
24 Slime Concentrate
60 Jueyun Chili
20 Everflame Seed
Genshin Impact Xiangling talent materials
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Most of Xiangling’s damage comes from her burst Pyronado and her pet bear Gouba. These skills infuse Pyro into enemies even while Xiangling isn’t in the field.

Players should prioritize upgrading her Elemental Burst first and her Elemental Skill next. You could skip her normal attack to save resources since you won’t be needing it most of the time.

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Her talent materials are the same as her ascension materials, so farm as many slimes as possible. Her talent books can be farmed on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday in the domain called Heart of the Flames, Located in Liyue.

Lastly, her boss materials could be obtained by defeating Dvalin in his trounce domain located in Stormterror’s Lair situated in Mondstadt.

Here is the list of Xiangling’s Talent materials.

23 Teachings of Diligence
6 Slime Condensate
32 Guide to Diligence
3 Slime Secretions
44 Guide to Diligence
4 Slime Secretions
56 Guide to Diligence
6 Slime Secretions
69 Guide to Diligence
9 Slime Secretions
74 Philosophies of Diligence
4 Slime Concentrate
1 Dvalin’s Claw
86 Philosophies of Diligence
6 Slime Concentrate
1 Dvalin’s Claw
912 Philosophies of Diligence
9 Slime Concentrate
2 Dvalin’s Claw
1016 Philosophies of Diligence
12 Slime Concentrate
2 Dvalin’s Claw
1 Crown of Insight

Best Polearm for Xiangling

Genshin Impact Xiangling weapon
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Xiangling’s Elemental Burst Pyronado requires  a whopping 80 energy cost to charge, Therefore, using a polearm with an energy recharge stat can serve as a battery while still dealing damage.

Alternatively, if a character with high energy recharge, such as Bennett or Raiden, is in your team, opting for a polearm with a Crit Rate stat and Elemental Mastery passive can be beneficial.

Engulfing Lightning

Base ATK
Energy Recharge

Timeless Dream: Eternal Stove
ATK increased by 28% of Energy Recharge over the base 100%. You can gain a maximum bonus of 80% ATK. Gain 30% Energy Recharge for 12s after using an Elemental Burst.
“The Catch”

Base ATK
Energy Recharge

Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 16% and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate by 6%.
Staff of the Scarlet Sands

Base ATK

Heat Haze at Horizon’s End
The equipping character gains 52% of their Elemental Mastery as bonus ATK. When an Elemental Skill hits opponents, the Dream of the Scarlet Sands effect will be gained for 10s: The equipping character will gain 28% of their Elemental Mastery as bonus ATK. Max 3 stacks.
Ballad of the Fjords

Base ATK

Tales of the Tundra
When there are at least 3 different Elemental Types in your party, Elemental Mastery will be increased by 120.
Favonius Lance

Base ATK
Energy Recharge

CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.
Skyward Spine
Base ATK
Energy Recharge

Black Wing
Increases CRIT Rate by 8% and increases Normal ATK SPD by 12%. Additionally, Normal and Charged Attacks hits on opponents have a 50% chance to trigger a vacuum blade that deals 40% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.

“Engulfing Lightning” provides a high base attack and substantial energy recharge, which synergizes perfectly with Xiangling’s need to frequently use her Elemental Burst. The passive ability boosts her ATK based on her Energy Recharge, making it easier to maintain high DPS while ensuring her burst is ready as often as possible.

Alternatively, “The Catch” is an excellent free-to-play option that boosts Elemental Burst damage and CRIT rate, directly enhancing Xiangling’s main source of damage. The energy recharge substat also helps maintain her burst uptime.

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If you’re opting for an elemental reaction build on Xiangling, Staff of the Scarlet Sands and Ballad of the Fjords offer a high base ATK and CRIT rate, These polearms also give elemental mastery passives which could be beneficial for reaction-based teams. 

Lastly, If your team lacks a battery for her Elemental Burst, Favonius Lance and Skyward Spine  are excellent for energy generation, ensuring Xiangling’s Elemental Burst is always ready. This could be useful in teams that rely on frequent bursts.

Best Artifacts for Xiangling 

Genshin Impact Xiangling artifact
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Choosing the right artifact set for Xiangling is essential to maximize her damage output and overall effectiveness in various team compositions. Here are some of the best artifact sets we had listed that synergizes well with her playstyle.

Emblem of Severed Fate

Energy Recharge +20%
Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.

Crimson Witch of Flames2-Pieces:
Pyro DMG Bonus +15%
Increases Overloaded, Burning, and Burgeon DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using Elemental Skill increases the 2-Piece Set Bonus by 50% of its starting value for 10s. Max 3 stacks.
Noblesse Oblige

Elemental Burst DMG +20%
Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
Gilded Dreams2-Pieces:
Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
Within 8s of triggering an Elemental Reaction, the character equipping this will obtain buffs based on the Elemental Type of the other party members. ATK is increased by 14% for each party member whose Elemental Type is the same as the equipping character, and Elemental Mastery is increased by 50 for every party member with a different Elemental Type. Each of the aforementioned buffs will count up to 3 characters. This effect can be triggered once every 8s. The character who equips this can still trigger its effects when not on the field.
Flower of Paradise Lost
Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
The equipping character’s Bloom, Hyperbloom, and Burgeon reaction DMG are increased by 40%. Additionally, after the equipping character triggers Bloom, Hyperbloom, or Burgeon, they will gain another 25% bonus to the effect mentioned prior. Each stack of this lasts 10s. Max 4 stacks simultaneously. This effect can only be triggered once per second. The character who equips this can still trigger its effects when not on the field.

The Emblem of Severed Fate is the best-recommended artifact set for Xiangling since it boosts her performance by enhancing her Energy Recharge and Elemental Burst DMG. The 2-piece set increases Energy Recharge by 20%, which ensures her Pyronado is readily available.

The 4-piece set further increases her Elemental Burst DMG. This makes Emblem of Severed Fate ideal for maximizing Xiangling’s burst damage output.

Alternatively, If you want to maximize her Pyro DPS potential, The Crimson Witch of Flames set is excellent for amplifying Xiangling’s Pyro DMG and reaction-based playstyle.

The 4-piece set enhances Overloaded, Burning, and Burgeon DMG by 40% and Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%, making it an excellent choice for teams focusing on Pyro reactions.

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Combining the 2-piece Noblesse Oblige with a 2-piece Crimson Witch of Flames increases her Elemental Burst DMG by 20% and gives 15% Pyro DMG bonus. 

Lastly, Suppose you’re opting for an elemental mastery build. The 4-piece Gilded Dreams set is beneficial for boosting Elemental Mastery and leveraging reactions.

But, If you want a constant Elemental Mastery boost, Combining a 2-piece Gilded Dreams set, and a 2-piece Flower of Paradise Lost set also does considerable damage.

This concludes our best Xiangling build guide in Genshin Impact. For more build guides and tutorials you may check out our Wanderer Build Guide or Arlecchino build guide here!

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