12 Mar 2021 8:35 AM +00:00

The Sacrificial Sword: Genshin Impact's Go-To for Xingqiu

A 4-Star sword, Genshin Impact's Sacrificial Sword outperforms any 5-star sword when placed in the hands of the S-Tier Xingqiu.

It is also a great weapon for Qiqi and Bennet, but the Skyward Blade still tops it for both of them.

How does one obtain the Sacrificial Sword, and what makes it such an amazing weapon for the Hydro swordmaster?

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Sacrificial Sword Stats

Genshin Impact's Sacrificial Sword
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STATS: The Sacrificial Sword's ability is where it's at.

Genshin Impact's Sacrificial Sword has the following stats at Level 1:

  • Base ATK: 41
  • Secondary Stat Type: Energy Recharge
  • Secondary Stat: 13.3%
  • Ability: Composed - After dealing damage to an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.
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Once refined five times, Composed's chance to end its own CD goes up to 80% while its ability to occur drops from every 30s to every 16s.

Once the Sacrificial Sword hits Level 90, its final stats are:

  • Base ATK: 454
  • Secondary Stat Type: Energy Recharge
  • Secondary Stat: 61.3%
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The only way to obtain Genshin Impact's Sacrificial Sword at this time is through the game's wish system.

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Building the Guhua Geek

Genshin Impact's Xingqiu
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XINGQIU: A Sub DPS for all occasions

When at maximum refinement, the Sacrificial Sword gives Xingqiu an 80% chance to use his Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen Elemental Skill again immediately.

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Not only does this increase his max DMG output, but it also provides a defense buffer as well as regenerates a bit of the active character's HP.

READ MORE: Genshin Impact: How to maximize Hu Tao's DPS

Combined with a 4-piece Noblesse Oblige artifact set's ability to increase Elemental Burst ATK by 20%, Xingqiu becomes an Elemental powerhouse worth of his S-Tier Sub-DPS rank.

Look for Artifacts with the following stats:

  • Flower of Life: HP
  • Plume of Death: ATK
  • Sands of Eon: HP, ATK, DEF, Energy Recharge, Elemental Mastery
  • Goblet of Eonothem: HP, ATK, DEF, Physical DMG Bonus, Elemental DMG Bonus, Elemental Mastery
  • Circlet of Logos: HP, ATK, DEF, Healing Bonus, CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG, Elemental Mastery
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This build ensures that not only will Xingqiu be able to summon Rain Swords constantly, but once he can burst, his ATK will jump, max Rain Swords will spawn when his Skill is used, and extra Hydro DMG will be done.

Without the Sacrificial Sword, the build falls apart.

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