Genshin Impact Xingqiu

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Xingqiu (Chinese: 行秋 Xíngqiū, “Progression of Autumn”) is a playable 4-star female Hydro Sword character in Genshin Impact.

The release date of Genshin Impact Xingqiu was September 28, 2020, in the first version. This ultimate guide introduces everything about Xingqiu: birthday, builds, rating, strengths and weaknesses, voice actors (English and other three languages), how to get Xingqiu, ascension materials, talents and skills, constellations (from C1 to C6), the best team combo for Xingqiu, weapons, and artifacts.

Genshin Impact Xingqiu Rating and Basic Info

Genshin Impact Xingqiu Information


4 Star




October 9th


Fabulae Textile
Story Quest Chapter




Feiyun Commerce Guild
Guhua Clan

Special Dish

All-Delicacy Parcels

Release Date

September 28, 2020, Version 1

Xingqiu Strengths and Weaknesses



Voice Actors for Xingqiu in Genshin Impact


Cristina Vee Valenzuela


Yajing Tang (唐雅菁)


Junko Minagawa (皆川純子)


Gwak Gyu-mi (곽규미)

How to Get Xingqiu in Genshin Impact​

Xingqiu is a 4-star character who receives decent rate-ups from character banners.

Pull from Any Active Banner

Xingqiu is available at a normal rate on all Standard Wish Banners except Beginner’s Wish. This means you can get him from Wanderlust Invocation, Epitome Invocation, and the current Character Event Wish.

Bought From the Starglitter Exchange

Xingqiu is also currently available in the Starglitter Exchange in Genshin Impact!. He can be traded for 34 Masterless Starglitter.

Genshin Impact Xingqiu Ascension Materials


Silk Flower ×3

Varunada Lazurite Sliver ×1

Damaged Mask ×3


Silk Flower ×10

Varunada Lazurite Fragment ×3

Damaged Mask ×15

Cleansing Heart ×2


Silk Flower ×20

Varunada Lazurite Fragment ×6

Stained Mask ×12

Cleansing Heart ×4


Silk Flower ×30

Varunada Lazurite Chunk ×3

Stained Mask ×18

Cleansing Heart ×8


Silk Flower ×45

Varunada Lazurite Chunk ×6

Ominous Mask ×12

Cleansing Heart ×12


Silk Flower ×60

Varunada Lazurite Gemstone ×6

Ominous Mask ×24

Cleansing Heart ×20

Genshin Impact Xingqiu Talents (Skills)

Guhua Style

Guhua Style

Normal Attack

Normal Attack

Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.

Charged Attack

Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.

Plunging Attack

Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen

Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen

Elemental Skill

Xingqiu performs twin strikes with his sword, dealing Hydro DMG. At the same time, this ability creates the maximum number of Rain Swords, which will orbit your active character.

The Rain Swords have the following properties:

When a character takes DMG, the Rain Sword will shatter, reducing the amount of DMG taken.

Increases the character’s resistance to interruption.

20% of Xingqiu’s Hydro DMG Bonus will be converted to additional DMG Reduction for the Rain Swords.

The maximum amount of additional DMG Reduction that can be gained this way is 24%.

The initial maximum number of Rain Swords is 3.

Using this ability applies the Wet status onto the character.

Guhua Sword: Raincutter

Guhua Sword: Raincutter

Elemental Burst

Initiate Rainbow Bladework and fight using an illusory sword rain, while creating the maximum number of Rain Swords.

Rainbow Bladework

Your active character’s Normal Attacks will trigger consecutive sword rain attacks, dealing Hydro DMG.

Rain Swords will remain at the maximum number throughout the ability’s duration.



1st Ascension Passive

When a Rain Sword is shattered or when its duration expires, it regenerates the current character’s HP based on 6% of Xingqiu’s Max HP.

Blades Amidst Raindrops

Blades Amidst Raindrops

4th Ascension Passive

Xingqiu gains a 20% Hydro DMG Bonus.

Flash of Genius

Flash of Genius

Utility Passive

When Xingqiu crafts Character Talent Materials, he has a 25% chance to refund a portion of the crafting materials used.

Genshin Impact Xingqiu Constellations

The Scent Remained

The Scent Remained

Constellation level 1

Increases the maximum number of Rain Swords by 1.

Rainbow Upon the Azure Sky

Rainbow Upon the Azure Sky

Constellation level 2

Extends the duration of Guhua Sword: Raincutter by 3s.

Decreases the Hydro RES of opponents hit by sword rain attacks by 15% for 4s.

Weaver of Verses

Weaver of Verses

Constellation level 3

Increases the Level of Guhua Sword: Raincutter by 3.

Maximum upgrade level is 15.



Constellation level 4

Throughout the duration of Guhua Sword: Raincutter, the DMG dealt by Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen is increased by 50%.

Embrace of Rain

Embrace of Rain

Constellation level 5

Increases the Level of Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen by 3.

Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Hence, Call Them My Own Verses

Hence, Call Them My Own Verses

Constellation level 6

Activating 2 of Guhua Sword: Raincutter’s sword rain attacks greatly enhances the third sword rain attack. On hit, the third sword rain attack also regenerates 3 Energy for Xingqiu.

Best Genshin Imact Xingqiu Team Combo





– Chongyun Skill with Xingqiu will freeze enemies easily for a safer DPS.

– Diona will support the spread of Cryo when Chongyun is on cooldown and can also provide healing.

– Sucrose will increase the DMG from reactions and gather enemies.

Best Genshin Impact Xingqiu Builds

Xinqgiu is one of the best Hydro sub DPS characters. He deals a lot of damage and applies hydro consistently. One problem he has is the aforementioned energy recharge which can be alleviated with C6. Luckily, Xingqiu is a 4-star character so getting his C6 won’t be as bad as getting constellations for a 5-star character.

Best Weapons for Xingqiu in Genshin Impact

Xingqiu’s energy recharge problems can be solved by Sacrificial Sword. However, if you’re more into damage, you can choose any of the other weapon choices in the table.

Primordial Jade-Cutter

Primordial Jade Cutter

HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder’s Max HP.

Sacrificial Sword​

Sacrificial Sword

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.

Harbinger of Dawn

Harbinger of Dawn

When HP is above 90%, increases CRIT Rate by 14%.

Best Genshin Impact Xingqiu Artifacts

Xingqiu’s best artifact set is Emblem of Severed Fate as long as you have high ER, so pairing this with Sacrificial Sword is a great combination.

However, if you have low ER, it’s not going to be worth it. 4-piece Noblesse Oblige is viable if there are no other users of the artifact in the party.

Alternatively, you can also go for 2-piece Heart of Depth and 2-piece Noblesse Oblige as a general set. Main stats to look out for are Energy Recharge/ATK Sands, Hydro DMG% Goblet, Crit Rate/Crit Damage Circlet depending on your crit rate.

Emblem of Severed Fate

Emblem of Severed Fate

  • 2-piece effect: Energy Recharge +20%
  • 4-piece effect: Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
Noblesse Oblige​

Noblesse Oblige

  • 2-piece effect: Elemental Burst DMG +20%
  • 4-piece effect: Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
Heart of Depth

Heart of Depth

  • 2-piece effect: Hydro DMG Bonus +15%
  • 4-piece effect: After using an Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.

FAQs about Genshin Impact Xingqiu

Xingqiu is a young man that spends a lot of time keeping up appearances. His best friend Chongyun, however, is more than aware of the boy’s true personality.

Chongyun often has to put up with Xingqiu when he is acting like his true self, which often leads poor Chongyun to endure pranks.

Approximately 17 years old. The age of Xingqiu is not obviously stated in the game. 

Xingqiu’s birthday is on October 9th. 

Xingqiu is great alongside any Pyro character, all of whom will provide the Vaporize Elemental Reaction, which increases the damage dealt with affected enemies, by mixing their Pyro attacks with Xingqiu’s Hydro attacks.

Pair Xingqiu up with your best Pyro main DPS — such as Chongyun to make the best team build up Xingqiu.

 The ages of Genshin Impact all characters are not clear in the game. You may get their ages in their lory or background story.

Ningguang was “in her early years” during an incident 10 years ago (probably, she was younger than 18). Xingqiu started training in martial arts 7 years ago, which he began when he was young. Chongyun is Xingqiu’s best friend, and they are the same age, or almost.

Xingqiu’s Normal Attacks have lackluster DMG for him to be a Main DPS. While he can do Normal Attacks while his Elemental Burst is activated, it is much more effective to switch to the Main DPS character who can provide reactions that compliment Xingqiu’s Burst.

Xingqiu is a passably good healer by using both their Elemental Burst and Elemental Skill. These techniques also grant other benefits like damage reduction and shroud other attacks in the “Wet” status effect. These benefits remain even when you switch characters.

Iron Sting: Inflicting Elemental DMG on an enemy increases all of Xingqiu’s DMG by 6% for 6 seconds with a maximum of 2 stacks. This effect only occurs once every 1 second.

It’s not the best weapon for Xingqiu. The Primordial Jade Cutter is the most recommended 5-star weapon for Xingqiu.

Even it’s a 4-star weapon, Sacrificial Sword is the definitive choice for Genshin Impact players seeking to build Xingqiu in a supportive role.

Not only does it bolster Elemental Recharge (a stat that’s highly useful for Xingqiu support), but it also has a good chance to reset the cooldown of his Elemental Skill.

To best build Xingqiu, players will need to start with the Blades Amidst Raindrops passive. This talent adds a 20% Hydro DMG Bonus to Xingqiu’s character, which will be incredibly important for the Hydro Support build. This passive becomes unlocked at Ascension 4.

Since this build still emphasizes Xingqiu’s Elemental abilities, the Artifacts are the same: 2-piece Heart of Depth and 2-piece Noblesse Oblige or Gambler. The best Genshin Impact Xingqiu artifacts also include the Emblem of Severed Fate.

Genshin Impact Xingqiu comes from Liyue Harbor. 
As the second son of the Feiyun Commerce Guild, Xingqiu has had a reputation for being studious and polite ever since he was a young child. Parents in Liyue Harbor would speak adoringly of him, all secretly hoping that their own children would show as much promise as Xingqiu.