Xiangling (Chinese: 香菱 Xiānglíng, "Fragrant Water Caltrop") is a playable Pyro character in Genshin Impact. She can be obtained for free in the Spiral Abyss Event - People's Choice Event for clearing Floor 3, Chamber 3 of the Spiral Abyss.
She is the Head Chef at the Wanmin Restaurant and runs it alongside her father Chef Mao. As a chef, Xiangling isn't afraid to try out different recipes or "exotic" ingredients... Making her dishes sometimes quite unique.
The Head Chef at the Wanmin Restaurant and also a waitress there, Xiangling is extremely passionate about cooking and excels at her signature hot and spicy dishes. Though still young, Xiangling is a true master of the culinary arts with all the skills of a kitchen veteran. She enjoys a good reputation among the hearty eaters at Chihu Rock. There's absolutely no need to be nervous if she wants you to sample her latest creation. It will not disappoint. Promise.Description from Official Website
A renowned chef from Liyue. She's extremely passionate about cooking and excels at making her signature hot and spicy dishes.In-game character attributes text
Liyue is home to two rival culinary traditions, conveniently named the "Li" and "Yue" styles. Foodies in Liyue are staunch supporters of one style or the other, and have long been embroiled in a bitter battle to prove the superiority of their style.
In this war waged by culinary snobs, ostentation is everything, flavor gets forgotten, and nothing is a simple matter of taste. Much to the consternation of Liyue's chefs, the Li vs. Yue debate eats up all of the region's rare cooking ingredients in the pursuit of ever-more-pretentious dishes.
Born into a restaurateur family, Xiangling inherited her fair share of this consternation. But she also chose to inherit the Wanmin Restaurant and become one of the few to push back against the status quo.
"Good food is good food, period!" Xiangling's mantra is an antidote to snobbery as she sets about creating her imaginative and unconventional dishes.
From a pinch of Mist Flower and a drop of Slime Condensate to a handful of unidentified flying insects and even hilichurls' wooden clubs, Xiangling is known to be somewhat adventurous with her choice of cooking ingredients.
Naturally, her unique approach leads to the occasional disastrous dish. But Xiangling never gives up, because of what her father has always said to her: "There are many secrets to cooking; the most important of which is passion."Description from forum announcement
Xiangling loves cooking, having learned the art from her father. She does not have a discerning eye towards a specific type of cuisine, seeing that food is a way to expand and experiment. She will use anything for her recipes, even unconventional ingredients that would gross out others. Even if some of the dishes are not to her liking, Xiangling will not give up and simply press on to modify or start over from scratch.
Her unconventional cooking is what led her to acclaim in both Mondstadt and Liyue. Unlike most cooks, Xiangling is not concerned about mora, stating that food is to nourish and that the smiles on her customers' faces is more than enough for her. She dislikes having to limit herself to a specific style of cooking, seeing it as bland and unsurprising.
Outside of cooking, Xiangling is easy to scare and is often pranked by Hu Tao. Despite disliking her pranks, Xiangling does not have a grudge towards her because she occasionally brings her gifts in return for giving her a good laugh.
Xiangling has dark, indigo-black hair that she keeps in a pair of panda-like braided buns. She has golden eyes, pale skin, and a perpetual smile on her face. Xiangling wears a golden paw-shaped hair clip on one side of her bangs.
Xiangling wears a brown and gold leotard with red ribbons in the front and back, the back being larger and holding a bell. She wears a gold belt, which she uses to hold her Vision and carry around her red panda companion, Guoba. Additionally she wears brown fingerless gloves and boots, as well as a braided red ribbon around her left thigh and right arm and adhesive bandages in the shape of an X on her right knee.
|Normal Attack: Performs up to five consecutive spear strikes.|
Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to opponents along the way.
|Guoba Attack||Elemental Skill|
|Summons Guoba the Panda. After 2 seconds, Guoba starts breathing fire at an opponent, dealing AoE Pyro DMG every 1.5 seconds 4 times.|
|Displaying her mastery over both fire and polearms, Xiangling sends a Pyronado whirling around her. The Pyronado will move with your character for so long as the ability persists, dealing Pyro DMG to all opponents in its path.|
|Crossfire||1st Ascension Passive|
|Increases the flame range of Guoba by 20%.|
|Beware, It's Super Hot!||4th Ascension Passive|
|When Guoba Attack's effects end, Guoba leaves a chili pepper on the spot where it disappeared. Picking up a chili pepper increases ATK by 10% for 10s.|
|Chef de Cuisine||Utility Passive|
|When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on an ATK-boosting dish, Xiangling has a 12% chance to receive double the product.|
|Talent Leveling Materials|
|1||Crispy Outside, Tender Inside||Opponents hit by Guoba's attacks have their Pyro RES reduced by 15% for 6s.|
|2||Oil Meets Fire||The last attack in a Normal Attack sequence applies the Implode status onto the opponent for 2s. An explosion will occur once this duration ends, dealing 75% of Xiangling's ATK as AoE Pyro DMG.|
|3||Deepfry||Increases the Level of Pyronado by 3.|
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
|4||Slowbake||Pyronado's duration is increased by 40%.|
|5||Guoba Mad||Increases the Level of Guoba Attack by 3.|
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
|6||Condensed Pyronado||For the duration of Pyronado, all party members receive a 15% Pyro DMG Bonus.|
Each Constellation activation requires a Stella Fortuna.
10 Jueyun Chili
20 Jueyun Chili
30 Jueyun Chili
45 Jueyun Chili
60 Jueyun Chili
The character's base stats before and after each Ascension:
1 Does not include weapon ATK value.
2 Characters get specialized stats starting at Ascension 2.
- Standard Wish Wanderlust Invocation (Indefinite)
- Spiral Abyss Event - People's Choice (Indefinite)
- Stand by Me event (February 10, 2021 - March 07, 2021)
Xiangling is available in 1 Paimon's Bargains:
Xiangling is featured in 3 event wishes:
|Ballad in Goblets/2020-09-28|
|Adrift in the Harbor|
|Moment of Bloom|