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Overview

Xiao (Chinese: Xiāo, "Mountain Demon") is a playable Anemo character in Genshin Impact.

He is an adeptus, under the name Alatus, and the sole surviving member of the five foremost Yakshas dispatched by Morax to subdue the demonic spirits that plagued Liyue. He currently resides at Wangshu Inn and mostly restrains himself from large crowds and social interactions.

Combat Info

Ascensions and Stats

Ascension
Phase
Level Base
HP
Base
ATK1
Base
DEF
Special Stat2
(CRIT Rate)
0✦ 1/20 991 27 62
20/20 2,572 71 161
Ascension Cost (0 → 1)
Item Mora.png 20,000 Mora
1✦ 20/40 3,422 94 215
40/40 5,120 141 321
Ascension Cost (1 → 2)
Item Mora.png 40,000 Mora
2✦ 40/50 5,724 157 359 4.8%
50/50 6,586 181 413
Ascension Cost (2 → 3)
Item Mora.png 60,000 Mora
3✦ 50/60 7,391 203 464 9.6%
60/60 8,262 227 519
Ascension Cost (3 → 4)
Item Mora.png 80,000 Mora
4✦ 60/70 8,866 243 556 9.6%
70/70 9,744 267 612
Ascension Cost (4 → 5)
Item Mora.png 100,000 Mora
5✦ 70/80 10,348 284 649 14.4%
80/80 11,236 308 705
Ascension Cost (5 → 6)
Item Mora.png 120,000 Mora
6✦ 80/90 11,840 325 743 19.2%
90/90 12,736 349 799

1 Does not include weapon ATK value.
2 Characters gain special stats starting with 2✦.
Total Cost (0 → 6)

Item Mora.png 420,000 Mora
Item Qingxin.png 168 Qingxin

Talents

IconNameType
Talent Whirlwind Thrust.pngWhirlwind ThrustNormal 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 below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Xiao does not take DMG from performing Plunging Attacks.
Constellation Effects
Talent Levels past 10 require Normal Attack Level Increase methods, with Tartaglia's Master of Weaponry Passive Talent being the only method currently available.
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1-Hit DMG (%)27.54
+
27.54
29.42
+
29.42
31.3
+
31.3
33.8
+
33.8
35.68
+
35.68
37.87
+
37.87
40.69
+
40.69
43.51
+
43.51
46.32
+
46.32
49.14
+
49.14
51.96
+
51.96
2-Hit DMG (%)56.9460.8264.769.8873.7678.2984.1189.9395.76101.58107.4
3-Hit DMG (%)68.5573.2377.984.1388.8194.26101.27108.28115.29122.3129.31
4-Hit DMG (%)37.66
+
37.66
40.23
+
40.23
42.8
+
42.8
46.22
+
46.22
48.79
+
48.79
51.79
+
51.79
55.64
+
55.64
59.49
+
59.49
63.34
+
63.34
67.2
+
67.2
71.05
+
71.05
5-Hit DMG (%)71.5476.4281.387.892.6898.37105.69113.01120.32127.64134.96
6-Hit DMG (%)95.83102.37108.9117.61124.15131.77141.57151.37161.17170.97180.77
Charged Attack
Charged Attack DMG (%)121.09129.34137.6148.61156.86166.5178.88191.26203.65216.03228.42
Charged Attack Stamina Cost25
Plunging Attack
Plunge DMG (%)81.8388.4995.16104.67111.33118.94129.41139.88150.35161.76173.18
Low Plunge DMG (%)163.63176.95190.27209.3222.62237.84258.77279.7300.63323.46346.29
High Plunge DMG (%)204.39221.02237.66261.42278.06297.07323.21349.36375.5404.02432.54
Talent Lemniscatic Wind Cycling.pngLemniscatic Wind CyclingElemental Skill
Xiao lunges forward, dealing Anemo DMG to opponents in his path.
Can be used in mid-air.
Starts with 2 charges.
Constellation Effects
Talent Levels past 10 require Elemental Skill Level Increase methods, such as Constellations and Event bonuses.
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Skill DMG (%)252.8271.76290.72316334.96353.92379.2404.48429.76455.04480.32505.6537.2
CD10s
Talent Bane of All Evil.pngBane of All EvilElemental 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.

  • While donning the Yaksha Mask, Xiao's Interruption Resistance is increased.
  • Xiao can perform ~10 plunge attacks over this skill's duration.
  • Xiao's plunge attacks have their AoE increased, producing multiple spears from the ground around where he lands as a visual enhancement.
  • In this state, Xiao's Elemental Skill, Lemniscatic Wind Cycling, will not generate elemental particles, though all other sources still generate energy normally.
  • Xiao's Passive Talent 1, Conqueror of Evil: Tamer of Demons, affects Bane of All Evil as follows: "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%."
Constellation Effects
Talent Levels past 10 require Elemental Burst Level Increase methods, such as Constellations and Event bonuses.
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Normal/Charged/Plunging Attack DMG Bonus (%)58.4561.9565.457073.57781.5586.190.6595.299.75104.3108.85113
Life Drain3% Current HP Per Second2.5% Current HP Per Second2% Current HP Per Second
Duration15s
CD18s
Energy Cost70
Talent Conqueror of Evil: Tamer of Demons.pngConqueror of Evil: Tamer of Demons1st 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%.
  • Casting Bane of All Evil grants the initial 5% damage bonus and an additional 5% damage bonus every 3 seconds afterwards. The maximum damage bonus is granted after 12 seconds.
Talent Dissolution Eon: Heaven Fall.pngDissolution Eon: Heaven Fall4th 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.pngTranscension: Gravity DefierUtility Passive
Decreases climbing Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%.
Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.
  • Xiao must be alive and in the active party for Transcension: Gravity Defier to take effect.

Talent Upgrade

Talent
Level
Required
Ascension
Mora
[Subtotal]
Common Materials
[Subtotal]
Talent Level-Up Materials
[Subtotal]
1 → 2 2✦
Item Mora.png 12,500 Mora
[12,500]
[6]
[3]
2 → 3 3✦
Item Mora.png 17,500 Mora
[30,000]
[3]
[2]
3 → 4
Item Mora.png 25,000 Mora
[55,000]
[7]
[6]
4 → 5 4✦
Item Mora.png 30,000 Mora
[85,000]
[13]
[12]
5 → 6
Item Mora.png 37,500 Mora
[122,500]
[22]
[21]
6 → 7 5✦
Item Mora.png 120,000 Mora
[242,500]
[4]
[4]
[1]
7 → 8
Item Mora.png 260,000 Mora
[502,500]
[10]
[10]
[2]
8 → 9 6✦
Item Mora.png 450,000 Mora
[952,500]
[19]
[22]
[4]
9 → 10
Item Mora.png 700,000 Mora
[1,652,500]
[31]
[38]
[6]
[1]

Total Cost (1 → 10 for one talent)

Item Mora.png 1,652,500 Mora

Constellation

IconNameLevel
Constellation Dissolution Eon: Destroyer of Worlds.pngDissolution Eon: Destroyer of Worlds1
Increases Lemniscatic Wind Cycling's charges by 1.
Constellation Annihilation Eon: Blossom of Kaleidos.pngAnnihilation Eon: Blossom of Kaleidos2
When in the party and not on the field, Xiao's Energy Recharge is increased by 25%.
Constellation Conqueror of Evil: Wrath Deity.pngConqueror of Evil: Wrath Deity3
Increases the Level of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Constellation Transcension: Extinction of Suffering.pngTranscension: Extinction of Suffering4
When Xiao's HP falls below 50%, he gains a 100% DEF Bonus.
Constellation Evolution Eon: Origin of Ignorance.pngEvolution Eon: Origin of Ignorance5
Increases the Level of Bane of All Evil by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Constellation Conqueror of Evil: Guardian Yaksha.pngConqueror of Evil: Guardian Yaksha6
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 one Xiao's Stella Fortuna Xiao's Stella Fortuna.

Availability

Event Wishes

Xiao was promoted or featured with a drop-rate boost in 3 Event Wishes:

Wish Featured Duration
Invitation to Mundane Life 2021-02-03.png
Invitation to Mundane Life 2021-02-03
AnemoCharacter Xiao Thumb.png Xiao
February 3, 2021 – February 17, 2021
Invitation to Mundane Life 2022-01-05.png
Invitation to Mundane Life 2022-01-05
AnemoCharacter Xiao Thumb.png Xiao
January 5, 2022 – January 25, 2022
Invitation to Mundane Life 2022-05-31.png
Invitation to Mundane Life 2022-05-31
AnemoCharacter Xiao Thumb.png Xiao
May 31, 2022 – June 21, 2022

Other Languages

LanguageOfficial Name
EnglishXiao
Chinese
(Simplified)

Xiāo
Chinese
(Traditional)

Xiāo
Japaneseしょう
Shou
Korean
So
SpanishXiao
FrenchXiao
RussianСяо
Syao
ThaiXiao
VietnameseXiao
GermanXiao
IndonesianXiao
PortugueseXiao

Change History

Released in Version 1.3
Version 2.7
  • Updates to character voice-overs:
    • Removed from all languages:
      • "Disengaging Wind Glider"

Version 2.6

  • Updates to character voice-overs:
    • New for All Languages:
      • "About Yelan"

Version 2.4

  • Updates to character voice-overs:
    • Updated for All Languages:
      • "About Shenhe" (Now unlocked)

Version 2.2

  • Updates to character voice-overs:
    • New for All Languages:
      • "About Shenhe" (Currently locked)

Version 1.6

  • Updates to character voice-overs:
    • Updated audio for English:
      • "Elemental Skill #3" Combat
      • "Elemental Skill #4" Combat
    • Updated audio for Japanese:
      • "Chat: Corruption"

Version 1.4


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.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Twitter: EN & JP VA Announcement
  2. Weibo: 拾枝杂谈-「魈:降魔大圣」
  3. Archived, Official Genshin Impact Korean Website: Xiao
  4. Twitter: KR VA Announcement

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