Genshin Impact Xinyan

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Xinyan (Chinese: 辛焱 Xīnyàn, “Spicy Blaze”) is a playable 4-star female Pyro Claymore character in Genshin Impact.

The release date of Genshin Impact Xinya was December 1, 2020, in version 1.2. This ultimate guide introduces everything about Xinyan: birthday, builds, rating, strengths and weaknesses, voice actors (English and other three languages), how to get Xinyan, ascension materials, talents and skills, constellations (from C1 to C6), the best team combo for Xinyan, weapons, and artifacts.

Genshin Impact Xinyan Rating and Basic Info

Genshin Impact Xinyan Information


4 Star




October 16th


Fila Ignium




Liyue Harbor

Special Dish

Rockin’ Riffin’ Chicken!

Release Date

December 01, 2020, version 1.2

Xinyan Strengths and Weaknesses



Voice Actors for Xinyan in Genshin Impact


Laura Stahl


Yaxin Wang (王雅欣)


Chiaki Takahashi (たかはし智秋)


Kim Chae-ha (김채하)

How to Obtain Xinyan in Genshin Impact​

Xinyan is a 4-star character who seldomly get rate-ups from character banners.

Pull from Version 2.5 Banners

Xinyan is currently featured on the rerun banners of the Raiden Shogun and Kokomi. The other 4-stars that are featured alongside her are Sara and Bennett! Xinyan is also available at a normal rate on all Standard Banners.

Bought From the Starglitter Exchange

As a 4-star character, Xinyan has a chance to appear in the Starglitter Exchange every month for 34 Masterless Starglitter. As of now, Xinyan hasn’t appeared yet in this shop.

Genshin Impact Xinyan Ascension Materials


Violetgrass ×3

Agnidus Agate Sliver ×1

Treasure Hoarder Insignia ×3


Violetgrass ×10

Agnidus Agate Fragment ×3

Treasure Hoarder Insignia ×15

Everflame Seed ×2


Violetgrass ×20

Agnidus Agate Fragment ×6

Silver Raven Insignia ×12

Everflame Seed ×4


Violetgrass ×30

Agnidus Agate Chunk ×3

Silver Raven Insignia ×18

Everflame Seed ×8


Violetgrass ×45

Agnidus Agate Chunk ×6

Golden Raven Insignia ×12

Everflame Seed ×12


Violetgrass ×60

Agnidus Agate Gemstone ×6

Golden Raven Insignia ×24

Everflame Seed ×20

Genshin Impact Xinyan Talents (Skills)

Dance on Fire

Dance on Fire

Normal Attack

Normal Attack

Performs up to 4 consecutive strikes.

Charged Attack

Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous spinning attacks against all nearby opponents.

At the end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.

Plunging Attack

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

Sweeping Fervor

Sweeping Fervor

Elemental Skill

Xinyan brandishes her instrument, dealing Pyro DMG on nearby opponents, forming a shield made out of her audience’s passion.

The shield’s DMG Absorption scales based on Xinyan’s DEF and on the number of opponents hit.

Hitting 0 – 1 opponents grants Shield Level 1: Ad Lib.

Hitting 2 opponents grants Shield Level 2: Lead-In.

Hitting 3 or more opponents grants Shield Level 3: Rave, which will also deal intermittent Pyro DMG to nearby opponents.

The shield has the following special properties:

When unleashed, it infuses Xinyan with Pyro.

It has 250% DMG Absorption effectiveness against Pyro DMG.

Riff Revolution

Riff Revolution

Elemental Burst

Strumming rapidly, Xinyan launches nearby opponents and deals Physical DMG to them, hyping up the crowd. The sheer intensity of the atmosphere will cause explosions that deal Pyro DMG to nearby opponents.

"The Show Goes On, Even Without An Audience..."

1st Ascension Passive

Decreases the number of opponents Sweeping Fervor must hit to trigger each level of shielding.Shield Level 2: Lead-In requirement reduced to 1 opponent hit.

Shield Level 3: Rave requirement reduced to 2 opponents hit or more.

"...Now That's Rock 'N' Roll!"

4th Ascension Passive

Characters shielded by Sweeping Fervor deal 15% increased Physical DMG.

A Rad Recipe

A Rad Recipe

Utility Passive

When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a DEF-boosting dish, Xinyan has a 12% chance to obtain double the product.

Genshin Impact Xinyan Constellations from C0 to C6

Fatal Acceleration​

Fatal Acceleration

Constellation 1

Upon scoring a CRIT Hit, increases ATK SPD of Xinyan’s Normal and Charged Attacks by 12% for 5s.

Can only occur once every 5s.

Impromptu Opening

Impromptu Opening

Constellation 2

Riff Revolution’s Physical DMG has its CRIT Rate increased by 100%, and will form a shield at Shield Level 3: Rave when cast.



Constellation 3

Increases the Level of Sweeping Fervor by 3.

Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Wildfire Rhythm

Wildfire Rhythm

Constellation 4

Sweeping Fervor’s swing DMG decreases opponent’s Physical RES by 15% for 12s.

Screamin' for an Encore

Screamin' for an Encore

Constellation 5

Increases the Level of Riff Revolution by 3.

Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Rockin' in a Flaming World

Rockin' in a Flaming World

Constellation level 6

Decreases the Stamina Consumption of Xinyan’s Charged Attacks by 30%. Additionally, Xinyan’s Charged Attacks gain an ATK Bonus equal to 50% of her DEF.

Best Genshin Impact Xinyan Team Combo





– Xinyan can increase the Physical DMG of DPS with her shields making her a great Sub-DPS for Eula.

– Eula will be the main DPS and can also deal Melt with Xinyan.

– Fischl can activate super-conduct with Eula enabling Xinyan’s burst to deal more DMG.

– Bennett’s Elemental Burst will work well with Xinyan as it can heal her and amp up her damage further. Additionally, Bennett and Xinyan will have Pyro Resonance

Best Genshin Impact Xinyan Builds

Xinyan’s shielding capabilities even though it’s built into her kit are nowhere near as good as the other characters that can shield. Because of this, like said above, the most viable build for her would be the DPS build. She can fit the sub DPS or main DPS category easily with the help of her constellations.

Best Weapons for Xinyan in Genshin Imact

These weapons fit Xinyan with only a few priority differences depending on role. If you’re going for a main DPS Xinyan, you can go for Skyward Pride as it gives the crit rate needed to proc some of her constellations.

If you want a general claymore, you can go for Sacrificial Greatsword or Wolf’s Gravestone. Sacrificial Greatsword also covers a ton of Energy Recharge requirements needed for a consistent elemental burst up time as a sub DPS.

Wolf's Gravestone​

Wolf's Gravestone

Increases ATK by 20%. On hit, attacks against opponents with less than 30% HP increase all party members’ ATK by 40% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.

Skyward Pride

Skyward Pride

Increases all DMG by 8%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80% of ATK as DMG to opponents along its path. Lasts for 20s or 8 vacuum blades.

Sacrificial Greatsword

Sacrificial Greatsword

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.

Best Artifacts for Xinyan in Genshin Impact

2-piece Pale Flame and 2-piece Bloodstained Chivalry is the generalist set for Xinyan, which is also considered her best set. For main stats, look out for ATK Sands, Physical DMG% Goblet, and a Crit Rate Circlet.

Crit rate is very important for Xinyan as this is what procs her damage-boosting constellations.

Pale Flame

Pale Flame

  • 2-piece effect: Physical DMG +25%
  • 4-piece effect: When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, ATK is increased by 9% for 7s. This effect stacks up to 2 times and can be triggered once every 0.3s. Once 2 stacks are reached, the 2-set effect is increased by 100%.
Bloodstained Chivalry

Bloodstained Chivalry

  • 2-piece effect: Physical DMG +25%
  • 4-piece effect: After defeating an opponent, increases Charged Attack DMG by 50%, and reduces its Stamina cost to 0 for 10s. Also triggers with wild animals such as boars, squirrels and frogs.

FAQs about Genshin Impact Xinyan

Xinyan has been pretty underrated for some time now, but thanks to a lot of hard work from the dedicated fans over on r/Xinyan Mains and the awesome information they’ve put into the A Guide to Liyue’s Rockstar Google doc, we’ve found she can make a great sub-dps and main DPS if you invest enough into her.

Approximately 16-17 years old. The age of Xinyan is not obviously stated in the game. 

Xinyan’s birthday is on October 16th. 

As a physical attacker, Xinyan falls off due to a lack of strong artifacts and weapons.

Players may also not want to deal with building a character mostly centered around dealing large amounts of physical damage when that character can interfere with the superconduct reaction.

Although Xinyan is unfortunately often regarded as the worst of Genshin’s claymore characters, she actually can work quite well with Eula.

The best team for Xinya includes Eula, Fischl, and Bennett.