Xiao (Chinese: Xiāo, "Demon"), Yaksha name Alatus, is an adeptus and the only remaining member of the Five Yakshas dispatched by Morax to subdue the demonic spirits that plagued Liyue. He currently resides in Wangshu Inn, where he secludes himself from crowds and human interactions.

Xiao was available as a playable character during the 2nd Closed Beta Test and was released on the Invitation to Mundane Life event wish on February 3rd, 2021.

Profile

Introduction

One of the "Mighty and Illuminated Adepti" guarding Liyue, also heralded as the "Guardian Yaksha."
Despite his appearance as a young man, occasional legends about him have been documented in ancient books.
He is especially fond of Wangshu Inn's Almond Tofu. The reason is that the dish tastes just like the "dreams" he used to devour.

Description from Official Website[5]

Personality

A yaksha adeptus who defends Liyue. Also heralded as the "Conqueror of Demos" and "Vigilant Yaksha."

In-game character attributes text

Xiao is shown to be quite polite, reserved, logical and determined, albeit curt and straight to the point. He is rarely in a good mood and prefers being alone. He shows almost no interest in humans and their culture, some of which he finds strange and/or pointless; however, there are a few who he finds notable, such as Hu Tao for her "interesting" humor and Beidou for defeating a leviathan by herself.

As a result of his Yaksha duties, Xiao is constantly afflicted by his negative karmic burdens due to the endless slaughter performed under the rule of an evil god. Others have taken note of the pain he constantly suffers and take pity on him, being the only Yaksha to actively protect Liyue, whereas his fellow comrades have since disappeared or died. This negative karma is also the reason he prefers being alone, as he does not wish to burden others with his own problems.

He prefers Almond Tofu because it reminds him of the dreams he consumes. He dislikes other foods and cannot stomach them.

Appearance

Xiao has medium-length black hair with teal undertones, pale skin, and amber eyes. He has green markings/tattoos around his right arm.

Xiao wears a white sleeveless shirt with a black collar, dark purple pants, and dark purple boots. He wears black and dark turquoise gloves with gold decals and a necklace. Around his left arm, Xiao wears a white and gold sleeve with a red lining. He notably carries an Anemo vision on his left glove. He is usually seen carrying his Yaksha mask on the back of his right hip.

Combat Info

Talents

Icon Name Type
Talent Whirlwind Thrust.png Whirlwind Thrust Normal Attack
Normal Attack: Performs up to 6 consecutive spear strikes.

Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to perform an upward thrust.
Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground from below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Xiao does not take DMG from performing Plunging Attacks.

Talent Lemniscatic Wind Cycling.png Lemniscatic Wind Cycling Elemental Skill
Xiao lunges forward, dealing Anemo DMG to opponents in his path.

Can be used in mid-air.
Starts with 2 charges.

Talent Normal Sprint.png Default Sprint Alternate Sprint
None
Talent Bane of All Evil.png Bane of All Evil Elemental Burst
Xiao dons the Yaksha Mask that set gods and demons trembling millennia ago.

Yaksha's Mask:

  • Greatly increases Xiao's jumping ability.
  • Increases his attack AoE and attack DMG.
  • Converts attack DMG into Anemo DMG, which cannot be overridden by any other elemental infusion.

In this state, Xiao will continuously lose HP.
The effects of this skill end when Xiao leaves the field.

Talent Conqueror of Evil Tamer of Demons.png Conqueror of Evil: Tamer of Demons 1st Ascension Passive
While under the effects of Bane of All Evil, all DMG dealt by Xiao increases by 5%. DMG increases by a further 5% for every 3s the ability persists. The maximum DMG Bonus is 25%.
Talent Dissolution Eon Heaven Fall.png Dissolution Eon: Heaven Fall 4th Ascension Passive
Using Lemniscatic Wind Cycling increases the DMG of subsequent uses of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling by 15%. This effect lasts for 7s, and has a maximum of 3 stacks. Gaining a new stack refreshes the effect's duration.
Talent Transcension Gravity Defier.png Transcension: Gravity Defier Utility Passive
Decreases climbing Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%.
Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.
Talent Leveling Materials
Talent
Level-Up
Material
Common
Ascension
Material
Weekly
Boss
Material

Constellation

Level Icon Name Effect
1 Dissolution Eon: Destroyer of Worlds Dissolution Eon: Destroyer of Worlds Increases Lemniscatic Wind Cycling's charges by 1.
2 Annihilation Eon: Blossom of Kaleidos Annihilation Eon: Blossom of Kaleidos When in party but not on the field, Xiao's Energy Recharge is increased by 25%.
3 Conqueror of Evil: Wrath Deity Conqueror of Evil: Wrath Deity Increases the Level of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Transcension: Extinction of Suffering Transcension: Extinction of Suffering When Xiao's HP falls below 50%, he gains a 100% DEF Bonus.
5 Evolution Eon: Origin of Ignorance Evolution Eon: Origin of Ignorance Increases the Level of Bane of All Evil by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Conqueror of Evil: Guardian Yaksha Conqueror of Evil: Guardian Yaksha While under the effects of Bane of All Evil, hitting at least 2 opponents with Xiao's Plunging Attack will immediately grant him 1 charge of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling and for the next 1s, he may use Lemniscatic Wind Cycling while ignoring its CD.

Each Constellation activation requires a Stella Fortuna.

Ascensions

Ascension
Phase
Level Mora Character Ascension
Material
Local
Specialty
Common
Material
1 20
40
20,000 None
2 40
50
40,000
3 50
60
60,000
4 60
70
80,000
5 70
80
100,000
6/MAX 80
90
120,000

Base Stats

The character's base stats before and after each Ascension:

Ascension
Phase
Level HP ATK1 DEF CRIT Rate2
0 1 991 27 62
20 2,572 71 161
1 20 3,422 94 215
40 5,120 141 321
2 40 5,724 157 359 4.8%
50 6,586 181 413
3 50 7,391 203 464 9.6%
60 8,262 227 519
4 60 8,866 243 556 9.6%
70 9,744 267 612
5 70 10,348 284 649 14.4%
80 11,236 308 705
6/MAX 80 11,840 325 743 19.2%
90 12,736 349 799

1 Does not include weapon ATK value.
2 Characters get specialized stats starting at Ascension 2.

Availability

Event Wishes

Xiao is featured in 1 event wishes:

Wish Name
Wish Invitation to Mundane Life 2021-02-03.jpg Invitation to Mundane Life

Change History

Released in Version 1.3
Version 1.3

Version 1.0

  • Xiao was officially introduced as an NPC.

Version 0.7.1

  • Xiao was a playable character during Closed Beta Test 2, during a past test version of the event Lantern Rite.

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