Genshin Impact 2.5 Xingqiu Build Guide: Best Weapons, Artifacts & Team Compositions

Xingqiu is currently the most popular character in Genshin Impact 2.5, and the 4-star Hydro sword character fits in many team compositions.

Xinqiu is very accessible for most players, his best weapon is F2P friendly, and it is not very hard to level up due to the fact his ascension materials are available in the game for a long time.

With this in mind, Xingqiu is a great character to pick up for most travellers, and with that in mind, here is the best build for Xingqiu in Genshin Impact 2.5.

How to get Xingqiu

Xingqiu is currently available in the March Starglitter Shop in Paimon's Bargains for a price of 34 Masterless Glitter.

During Genshin Impact 2.6 Xingqiu will also be the big reward of the main event, the Irodori Festival in Inazuma, according to leaks.

Who is Xingqiu?

Xingqiu is a bookworm, and practitioner of the Guhua Clan Martial Arts. He is the second son of the Feiyun Commerce Guild as well, a very influential institution in Liyue.

Best Attributes

  • Strong outfield Hydro application with Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst.
  • Healing abilities and reducing the DMG taken from enemies with Elemental Skill.
  • High DMG output and High ATK speed.


  • Long Elemental Skill CD.
  • Constellations are needed for consistent utility at end game level.

Best Weapons

Sacrificial Sword
Energy Recharge
After dealing damage to an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 80% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 16s.
Skyward Blade
Energy Recharge
CRIT Rate increased by 8%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using Elemental Burst: Increases Movement SPD by 10%, increases ATK SPD by 10%, and Normal and Charged hits deal additional DMG equal to 40% of ATK. Skypiercing Might lasts for 12s.

Sacrificial Sword

  • The Best in Slot weapon for Xingqiu, the passive of Sacrificial Sword will refresh his Elemental Skill consistently, reducing Xingqiu Energy Problems.

Skyward Blade

  • Very good weapon when you have Xingqiu constellation C6 and or good artifacts with high Energy Recharge.
  • To use Skyward Blade max. Potential, Xingqiu will require to stay longer on the battlefield.

READ MORE: Genshin Impact 2.5: Xingqiu Farming Guide, All Ascension Materials.

Best Artifacts

Set 1
Set 2
Stats Needed
Best in Slot
Noblesse Oblige
Noblesse Oblige
Sands: Energy Recharge or ATK% - Goblet: Hydro DMG Bonus - Circlet: Crit. DMG or Crit. Rate
Emblem of Severed Fate
Emblem of Severed Fate
Sands: Energy Recharge or ATK% - Goblet: Hydro DMG Bonus - Circlet: Crit. DMG or Crit. Rate

Xingqiu's best artifact built requires a balance of Energy Recharge and Crit. Rate / Crit. DMG, high ATK artifacts are a good alternative.

  • Noblesse Oblige
    • Two pieces of this Artifact Set will provide a buff to the Elemental Burst DMG.
    • Four pieces will provide a 20% buff to the ATK of Xingqiu's Team.
    • The set is difficult to farm, however now is easier as players can obtain Noblesse Oblige pieces in exchange for not useful artifacts in the Mystic Offerings Section in the crafting table.
  • Hearth of Depth
    • If you are having a hard time getting good Noblesse Oblige Artifacts, you can use two pieces of Hearth of Depth to increase the Hydro DMG of Xingqiu.
  • Emblem of Severed Fate
    • This is an alternative built, the Emblem of Severed Fate set is in the Domain that is more resin efficient currently.
    • The set will provide Energy Recharge and reward the Elemental Burst base in the Energy Recharge.
    • Some players are testing with four pieces of this Artifact Set that provide 35% extra Electro DMG, however, this domain is very niche not very worthy.

Best Team Compositions

Main DPS

Xingiqu is currently the most popular support in the game, his Hydro Application is consistent and very strong.

Xingqiu is also very versatile, players can use him as Sub-DPS and Support in the strongest team compositions in the current meta.


This is the most popular team to clear the last floors of the Spiral Abyss. It is a variation of the National Team with Raiden Shogun.

Quick Swap team, when all characters contribute to the Damage Output, is somehow F2P friendly considering the low cost of investment, comparing the benefits.

Main DPS

  • Raiden Shogun will work as an Energy battery for Xingqiu and Xiangling's high-cost skills and high Burst DMG.


  • Xiangling will use the Hydro Application of Xingqiu to Vaporize the opposition.


  • Bennet is the healer, big buffer, and provides Elemental Resonance for Xianling.
    • Alternatives: Kazuha, Sucrose, K. Sara.

Electro Teaser

This team relies on the DMG of Electro-Charged Reaction.

Main DPS

  • Yae Miko, Raiden Shogun are good options for the Main DPS character in an Electro Teaser Team.
    • Alternative: Fischl, Beidou


  • The team requires an Electro Battery and a second Electro Character to take advantage of the Elemental Resonance.
  • There are several options, depending on which character is the Main DPS
    • Options: Yae Miko, Raiden Shogun, Fischl, Beidou, Electro Traveler

Elemental Enabler

  • The second important factor to consider in this team is the presence of strong Hydro Application.
  • Xingqiu will provide consistent hydro reaction and some healing into the mix.
    • Alternatives: Mona, Kokomi


  • Swirl reactions work very well with Electro-Charged, so the ideal support for this team is Anemo Characters. Kazuha is the best option, however, Sucrose and Venti work very well as well.

Vape Teams

For a very long time, these teams were the strongest and more popular, the build was simple, a strong Pyro Main DPS and three support characters that work to enhance the DMG of the Pyro DPS.

Main DPS

The strongest and more viable currently is Hu Tao, however, Xiangling, Klee, Diluc, Yanfei are also good options.


Xingqiu Hydro Application is perfect for Vaporizing opponents.


  • Bennet is very good in this team, his ATK buff is still king.
  • Zhongli shield and reduction of all Elements Resistance
  • Diona shield, healing, and buff to the Elemental Mastery.
  • Venti, Kazuha, Sucrose, gather enemies together for max. DMG output and Swirl will bring big numbers.


Another strong composition, however, Xingqiu is not necessarily the first choice for this team. Mona and Kokomi are more common options.

Main DPS

  • The main DPS of this team is a strong Cryo Character, Ayaka and Ganyu are the best.


  • Xingqiu will provide a high outfield DMG and hydro application to keep enemies frozen.
    • Alternatives: Mona, Kokomi

Elemental Enabler

  • Cryo Elemental Resonance is very strong, the reason why this team requires a second Cryo character. Diona C6 is the best option.
    • Alternative: Shenhe, Rosaria, Chongyun.


  • Venti is the BIS support, considering his low CD skills and the ability to pull enemies together with ease.
    • Alternatives: Sucrose, Kazuha

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