The second son of the Feiyun Commerce Guild, Xingqiu has had a reputation for being studious and polite ever since he was a young child. But there is another side to the mild-mannered Xingqiu everyone knows. A daring, adventurous and much more mischievous side...Description from Official Website
A young man carrying a longsword who is frequently seen at book booths. He has a heart of gold and yearns for justice and fairness for all.In-game character attributes text
Second son of the Feiyun Commerce Guild, Xingqiu has had a reputation for being studious and polite ever since he was a young child. Parents in Liyue Harbor would speak adoringly of him, all secretly hoping that their own children would show as much promise as Xingqiu.
But even at a young age, mild-mannered Xingqiu had a wilder side too. Unbeknownst to his father and elder brother, he would sit for hours in the classroom reading fiction, having hollowed out used textbooks and snuck martial arts novels inside. After classes, he'd go out exploring and looking for all sorts of little ways to cause mischief.
Sometimes, his antics would even end up embroiling the Feiyun Commerce Guild in controversy. Luckily for Xingqiu, he always managed avoid blame by hiding behind an insurmountable wall of eloquent filibustering. Since no-one had quite what it took to beat him in an argument, eventually people simply learned to put up with his eccentricities.
An avid reader, Xingqiu's lifelong dream is to be the real-life embodiment of the chivalrous heroes from the pages of his books. For Xingqiu, chivalry is more than a standard of conduct — it's a mindset. The most chivalrous of all are not deterred by setbacks, nor do they stop to indulge their sense of satisfaction when things turn out as hoped. Instead, their minds are focused at all times on seizing the next opportunity to advance the cause of compassion and justice.
Despite his young age, Xingqiu has already mastered the chivalric code and cultivated the eccentric mindset that comes along with it. This gave him a knack for the style of martial arts practiced by the Guhua Clan, and he gained some renown for effectively starting a Guhua renaissance. However, eager devotees who flock to the Guhua Clan's gates in search of the master himself may be disappointed to hear the gatekeeper's awkward response: "The master is off in the mountains taking some time to himself right now... Maybe try again another day."Description from forum announcement
To most people, Xingqiu appears to be a polite young man who takes his studies seriously, but he also has a more mischievous side to him. In the presence of close friends and family, he is gregarious and chatty, but shows more restraint than his elder brother. He is known to be somewhat messy, as his elder brother and the maids the family had hired have noted his room to be disorganized, while his writing is barely legible to most readers. Unlike his older sibling, who is devoted to the guild's success, Xingqiu is more reluctant to do so, putting him at odds with his family.
He is good friends with Hu Tao and Chongyun, though he pranks the latter consistently. He is an avid reader and spends most of his time looking for rare books at Wanwen Bookhouse when he is not preoccupied with his duties, writing his own books from time to time, with "A Legend of Sword" being one of his books. While it did not garner the popularity he wished for in Liyue, he is unexpectedly popular in Inazuma and Fontaine after an Inazuman merchant took the book back home with them; however, Xingqiu was initially unaware of its popularity in Inazuma.
Being the second son of the Feiyun Commerce Guild, Xingqiu is extremely wealthy and possesses a significant amount of influence, albeit he only resorts to using the guild as backup if the situation cannot be handled otherwise. Wishing to become a real life embodiment of the heroes he reads in stories, Xingqiu has a strong sense of justice and was able to revitalize the Guhua Clan despite being one of its younger members. He despises those who resort to underhanded methods or badmouths chivalrous heroes. Despite his apparently carefree personality, he is also intelligent, capable of rectifying the problem in his own unique way and has done so in a manner that people simply give up arguing against him if he gets himself in trouble. He claims that when his older brother takes over, he would have to do all the work for him; likewise, Yanfei has a positive view on him, as she was impressed by how he was able to keep up with her train of thought compared to the rest of his family.
He enjoys baked goods and Yue-style food. He despises carrots as a result of his mother mashing them up into something unknown, as he cuts himself off before explaining what it ended up as, claiming that thinking of it makes him sick.
Xingqiu has dark, navy blue hair with asymmetrical bangs and golden amber eyes. He has a slight frame and a light skin tone. He typically wears a blue earring with a gold tassel on his right ear. He is the only character who wears a single right earring. Other characters either have two earrings, a single left earring, or none at all. His vision is pinned to the bottom of the left side of his coat on top of a span of frilled, white fabric. A tassel made of amber which matches his eyes hangs from the vision.
His attire consists of a long coat of silk which gradients from black at the collar, to shades of navy blue as the material descends. The coat's underside is a contrasting yellow with a faint, wavy pattern decorating the fabric, alluding to his Hydro vision. His collar and shoulder plates are rimmed with a gold, metallic material and to the right side of his chest sits a large circular brooch. It's embedded with a blue jewel, alike the center of his collar, coat buttons and sleeve cuffs (front and side). Underneath, Xingqiu wears a white long-sleeved shirt with a frilled seam to the right, revealed by the slit of his coat behind two overlapping ribbon-like buttons.
He additionally wields distinct, frilled sleeves which extend from his coat's baggy, gold pair. A clover-like ribbon of white, black and yellow is pinned to the right side of his belt.Beneath this hangs a pair of rectangular ribbons, one in white covering a notably longer, black ribbon. Both of them wield gold decals at their ends. He also wears a pair of navy-blue shorts with ends of black that are mostly concealed by the length of his coat. On his right leg, Xingqiu wears a garter with a blue tassel, just below the knee. His footwear consists of a pair of white high-calf boots, black at the heels and soles with gold motifs. His outfit, Azure Silk, is described as fine robes woven from the high-quality silk sold by the Feiyun Commerce Guild.
|Guhua Style||Normal Attack|
|Normal Attack: Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.|
Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.
|Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen||Elemental Skill|
|Xingqiu performs twin strikes with his sword, dealing Hydro DMG. At the same time, this ability creates the maximum number of Rain Swords, which will orbit your active character.|
The Rain Swords have the following properties:
|Guhua Sword: Raincutter||Elemental Burst|
|Initiate Rainbow Bladework and fight using an illusory sword rain, while creating the maximum number of Rain Swords.
|Hydropathic||1st Ascension Passive|
|When a Rain Sword is shattered or when its duration expires, it regenerates the current character's HP based on 6% of Xingqiu's Max HP.|
|Blades Amidst Raindrops||4th Ascension Passive|
|Xingqiu gains a 20% Hydro DMG Bonus.|
|Flash of Genius||Utility Passive|
|When Xingqiu crafts Character Talent Materials, he has a 25% chance to refund a portion of the crafting materials used.|
|Talent Leveling Materials|
18 Damaged Mask
66 Stained Mask
93 Ominous Mask
|1||The Scent Remained||Increases the maximum number of Rain Swords by 1.|
|2||Rainbow Upon the Azure Sky||Extends the duration of Guhua Sword: Raincutter by 3s.|
Decreases the Hydro RES of opponents hit by sword rain attacks by 15% for 4s.
|3||Weaver of Verses||Increases the Level of Guhua Sword: Raincutter by 3.|
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
|4||Evilsoother||Throughout the duration of Guhua Sword: Raincutter, the DMG dealt by Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen is increased by 50%.|
|5||Embrace of Rain||Increases the Level of Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen by 3.|
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
|6||Hence, Call Them My Own Verses||Activating 2 of Guhua Sword: Raincutter's sword rain attacks greatly enhances the third sword rain attack. On hit, the third sword rain attack also regenerates 3 Energy for Xingqiu.|
Each Constellation activation requires a Stella Fortuna.
10 Silk Flower
15 Damaged Mask
20 Silk Flower
12 Stained Mask
30 Silk Flower
18 Stained Mask
45 Silk Flower
12 Ominous Mask
60 Silk Flower
24 Ominous Mask
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)
- Beginners' Wish (Indefinite until all 20 wishes have been made)
- All Character Event Wishes and Weapon Event Wishes
- Stand by Me event (February 10, 2021 - March 7, 2021)
Xingqiu was available in 1 Paimon's Bargains Starglitter Exchange:
Lv. 1 Blackcliff Longsword
Lv. 1 Blackcliff Slasher
Lv. 1 Blackcliff Pole
Lv. 1 Blackcliff Agate
Lv. 1 Blackcliff Warbow
Xingqiu was promoted or featured with a drop-rate boost in 4 Event Wishes:
|Adrift in the Harbor/2021-01-12|
|Moment of Bloom/2021-03-02|
|Born of Ocean Swell/2021-05-18|
- Dialogue in Yae Publishing House's Invitation
- (EN & JP) Twitter - VA Announcement
- (CN) Genshin Impact - Official Character page
- (KR) Twitter - VA Announcement
- Description from Official Website
- Description from forum announcement
- Xingqiu's Character Stories "Vision" and messages on the Stone Gate and Qingce Village Bulletin Boards
- Albedo and Hu Tao's voice-overs "About Xingqiu"
- About Xingqiu - "Xingqiu's Troubles"
- Yanfei's voice-overs - "About Xingqiu"