Genshin Impact 2.7 Xiao Farming Guide: All Ascension & Talent Materials

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Genshin Impact 2.7 is finally on its way after a short delay. The latest update will introduce two new characters, Kuki and Yelan, but we'll also see the return of some familiar faces.

The Anemo character, Xiao, is back just after 4 banners, the shortest period for any character in the game. The reason? Xiao is playing a very important role in the upcoming Archon Quest, Perilous Trail.

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The last of the Yakshas, Xiao will be featured in the first half of version 2.7. So here's our farming guide to prepare all you'll need for his arrival.

Release Date

Xiao will arrive in the first half of the Genshin Impact 2.7 update on May 31, 2022.

  • The server's maintenance will be around five hours for the update.
  • Players will be rewarded with 300 Primogems for the downtime.

Xiao Farming

Xiao is an Adeptus, the last remaining member of the Yakshas dispatched by Rex Lapis to quiet the demonic spirits that plagued Liyue. He also took part in the Archon War.

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Xiao is the most viable Anemo DPS in Genshin Impact, able to deal massive damage without constellations unlocked.

Ascension Materials

These are the ascension materials you'll need for Xiao:

Juvenile Jade, character level up material, dropped by the Primo Geovishap, a boss from Liyue.

  • This boss is located in an underground cave in Tianqiu Valley, Liyue.
  • Players require 46 Juvenile Jade for Lv. 90 Xiao.
  • The GeoVishap drops 2-3 of these materials once it is defeated for a cost of 40 resins.

Qingxin Flower is a local specialty of Liyue found in mountain tops and high stone peaks.

  • Players need 168 Qingxin for a Lvl 90 Xiao.
  • There are 90 Qingxin in the wild, refreshing every 48hrs.
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  • You can grow more in your Serenitea Pot and buy from Bubu Pharmacy.

Slimes - A prevalent enemy in the game. The materials dropped by these creatures are used in many places in the game.

  • Players can find these enemies in the three regions; Mondstadt, Liyue, and Inazuma
  • 18 Slime Condensate, 30 Slime Secretions, and 36 Slime Concentrate are needed to level up Xiao to Lv. 90.

Additionally, players need Vayuda Turquoise, a common crafting material in Genshin Impact for Anemo Characters to level up Xiao to the highest level, and tons of Mora.

  • Vayuda Turquoise is dropped by the following Normal Bosses:
    • Duvalin
    • Anemo Hypostasis
    • Magguu Kenki

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Talent Materials

To level up Xiao's Talents to the max, players need the following resources from fighting Slimes:

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  • 18 Slime Condensate
  • 66 Slime Secretions
  • 93 Slime Concentrate Lieutenant's Insignia

Slimes are typically found near bodies of water and near trees. The best way to defeat them is using opposite elements.

To max Xiao's Talents, players need to collect Prosperity Series, which are talent-level books that players can obtain in the domain Taishan Mansion in Jueyun Karst on Monday, Thursday, and Sunday.

Players will need:

  • 9 Teachings of Prosperity
  • 63 Guide to Prosperity
  • 114 Philosophies of Prosperity

The Golden House is the Mora factory and bank in Liyue. Players will face Childe Tartaglia to complete this Trounce Domain.

  • Childe Tartaglia will drop the Shadow of the Warrior when defeated.
    • Xiao needs 18 of these pieces for max Talent

Xiao Best Artifacts and Weapons

Here are our tips for gearing out Xiao to get the most from the conqueror.

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Best Artifacts

The best artifact built for Xiao in Genshin Impact is a combination of two pieces of Gladiator's Finale and two pieces of Viridescent Venerer while focusing on Crit Rate/Crit DMG substats.

An alternative is the new artifact set, Vermillion Hereafter and focusing on Anemo DMG with a good balance of offensive substats.

Best Weapons

The best in slot spears for Xiao is the 5-star Primordial Jade Winged-Spear, and for F2P players, the 4-star Blackcliff Pole.

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