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Xiao (Chinese: , Xiāo) was available as a playable character during the 2nd Closed Beta Test, but was not available in 3rd Closed Beta Test or version 1.0 (release). He is expected to be re-released eventually.

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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 for thousands of years. 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[1]

Personality

Xiao may have the appearance of a young man, but his true age is something over two thousand years. Fortunately, people do not tend to underestimate him on the basis of his appearance—one only needs to spend a short time with Xiao to clarify that he is not someone to be trifled with. Xiao is a man of few words. He is highly dangerous, and has the most piercing gaze you've ever seen. He enjoys a formidable reputation and high level of seniority among the adepti, but is relatively unknown in the mortal realm. This is inevitable. Xiao is not one of those popular deities to whom people pray for wealth and protection, nor is he a mystical sage of Jueyuejian to whom pilgrims flock in search of divine wisdom.

No; if any mortal is unfortunate enough to witness Xiao unleash his true power, it is certain to be under the most dire of circumstances—and they will be extremely lucky if they survive the ordeal. This is not because Xiao seeks to harm people. Rather, since Xiao is accustomed to waging war against dark forces powerful enough to devour Liyue in its entirety, any bystanders who witness him in the heat of battle are likely to end up as victims of circumstance. To be clear, this simply means that collateral damage is hard to avoid—not that Xiao goes around silencing witnesses.- in-game Character Detail text.

Appearance

Xiao has medium-length black hair, 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.

Combat Info

Talents

Type Name Icon Info
Combat Talent - Normal/Charged Attack Whirlwind Thrust Talent Whirlwind Thrust.png Normal Attack: Perform up to 6 rapid strikes.

Charged Attack: Dive down and impact the ground, causing damage relative to the falling height. Can only be triggered in mid-air.

Combat Talent - Elemental Skill Lemniscatic Wind Cycling Talent Lemniscatic Wind Cycling.png Xiao Lunges forward, dealing Anemo DMG to enemies along the path. Can be used in mid-air. Has 2 charges to begin with.
Combat Talent - Elemental Burst Bane of All Evil Talent Bane of All Evil.png Takes on the form of the yaksha that terrified both demons and archons alike millennia ago. For its duration, increases Xiao's attack range and DMG, while converting damage type to Anemo and enhancing Xiao's Jumping Ability. Maintaining this form continuously drains Xiao's HP.
Passive Talent 1 Evil Conqueror - Tamer of Demons Talent Evil Conqueror - Tamer of Demons.png Starting Bane of All Evil increases Xiao's DMG by 5%. After this, Xiao's DMG continues to increase by 5% every 3s until the skill ends. Max 25% increase.
Passive Talent 2 Dissolution Eon - Heaven Fall Talent Dissolution Eon - Heaven Fall.png When Lemniscatic Wind Cycling is used, increases all subsequent Lemniscatic Wind Cycling's DMG by 10% for 6s. Max 3 stacks. Duration refreshes with new stacks.
Passive Talent 3 Transcension - Gravity Defier Talent Transcension - Gravity Defier.png Decreases all party member's falling DMG by 20%.

Constellation

Level Name Effect
1 Dissolution Eon - Destroyer of Worlds Increases Lemniscatic Wind Cycling's charges by 1.
2 Annihilation Eon - Blossom of Kaleidos When in party but not the currently active character, Xiao's Energy Recharge is increased by 25%.
3 Evil Conqueror - Wrath Deity Increases Lemniscatic Wind Cycling's skill level by 3. Max level is 15.
4 Transcension - Extinction of Suffering When Xiao's HP falls below 50%, gains a 100% DEF Bonus.
5 Evolution Eon - Origin of Ignorance Increases Bane of All Evil's skill level by 3. Max level is 15.
6 Evil Conqueror - Vigilant Yaksha During Bane of All Evil, hitting 2 or more enemies with a Charged Attack grants Lemniscatic Wind Cycling 1 additional charge and reduces Lemniscatic Wind Cycling's CD by 1s.

Each Constellation activation requires a Stella Fortuna.

Ascensions

Ascension Max Lv. Mora Elemental
Material 1
Elemental
Material 2
Local
Specialty
Common
Material
1st 20 20,000 Item Vayuda Turquoise Sliver.png

Vayuda Turquoise Sliver x1

None Item Qingxin.png

Qingxin x3

Item Firm Arrowhead.png

Firm Arrowhead x3

2nd 40 40,000 Item Vayuda Turquoise Fragment.png

Vayuda Turquoise Fragment x3

Item Hurricane Seed.png
Hurricane Seed x2
Item Qingxin.png

Qingxin x10

Item Firm Arrowhead.png

Firm Arrowhead x15

3rd 50 60,000 Item Vayuda Turquoise Fragment.png

Vayuda Turquoise Fragment x6

Item Hurricane Seed.png
Hurricane Seed x4
Item Qingxin.png

Qingxin x20

Item Sharp Arrowhead.png

Sharp Arrowhead x12

4th 60 80,000 Item Vayuda Turquoise Chunk.png

Vayuda Turquoise Chunk x3

Item Hurricane Seed.png
Hurricane Seed x8
Item Qingxin.png

Qingxin x30

Item Sharp Arrowhead.png

Sharp Arrowhead x18

5th 70 100,000 Item Vayuda Turquoise Chunk.png

Vayuda Turquoise Chunk x6

Item Hurricane Seed.png
Hurricane Seed x12
Item Qingxin.png

Qingxin x45

Item Weathered Arrowhead.png

Weathered Arrowhead x12

6th 80 120,000 Item Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone.png

Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone x6

Item Hurricane Seed.png
Hurricane Seed x20
Item Qingxin.png

Qingxin x60

Item Weathered Arrowhead.png

Weathered Arrowhead x24

MAXED 90 MAXED

Base Stats

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

Level HP ATK¹ DEF Unknown%²
MAX Current
20 1 ? ? ? ?
20 ? ? ? ?
40 ? ? ? ?
40 ? ? ? ?
50 ? ? ? ?
50 ? ? ? ?
60 ? ? ? ?
60 ? ? ? ?
70 ? ? ? ?
70 ? ? ? ?
80 ? ? ? ?
80 ? ? ? ?
90/MAX ? ? ? ?
90/MAX ? ? ? ?

¹Note: This is the stat without your character's weapon ATK value (since it is variable).

²Note: Characters get specialized stats starting at ascension 2

Trivia

  • While visiting Qingce Village, Little Luo may mention to the Traveler that she saw a handsome, unsmiling Adeptus. Luo states that the Adeptus returned a doll some local hilichurls had stolen to her. Since none of the other known Adepti have taken human forms, this may have been Xiao.

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