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Xingqiu (Chinese: 行秋 Xíngqiū, "Progression of Autumn") is a playable Hydro character in Genshin Impact.

He is the second son of the Guild Manager of the Feiyun Commerce Guild, an influential group in Liyue, and is also a self-proclaimed practitioner of the Guhua Clan's arts.

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Introduction

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[5]

Personality

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[6]

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.[7] 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.[8]

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;[9] 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.[10]

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.

Appearance

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.

Combat Info

Talents

Icon Name Type
Talent Guhua Style.png 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.
Plunging Attack Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Talent Guhua Sword Fatal Rainscreen.png 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:

  • When a character takes DMG, the Rain Sword will shatter, reducing the amount of DMG taken.
  • Increase the character's resistance to interruption.
  • 20% of Xingqiu's Hydro DMG Bonus will be converted to additional DMG Reduction for the Rain Swords. The maximum amount of additional DMG Reduction that can be gained this way is 24%.
  • The initial maximum number of Rain Swords is 3.
  • Using this ability applies the Wet status onto the character.
Talent Guhua Sword Raincutter.png Guhua Sword: Raincutter Elemental Burst
Initiate Rainbow Bladework and fight using an illusory sword rain, while creating the maximum number of Rain Swords.

Rainbow Bladework:

  • Your active character's Normal Attacks will trigger consecutive sword rain attacks, dealing Hydro DMG.
  • Rain Swords will remain at the maximum number throughout the ability's duration.
  • These effects carry over to other characters.
Talent Hydropathic.png 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.
Talent Blades Amidst Raindrops.png Blades Amidst Raindrops 4th Ascension Passive
Xingqiu gains a 20% Hydro DMG Bonus.
Talent Flash of Genius.png 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
Talent
Level-Up
Materials
Common
Ascension
Materials
Weekly
Boss
Materials

Constellation

Level Icon Name Effect
1 Constellation The Scent Remained.png The Scent Remained Increases the maximum number of Rain Swords by 1.
2 Constellation Rainbow Upon the Azure Sky.png 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 Constellation Weaver of Verses.png Weaver of Verses Increases the Level of Guhua Sword: Raincutter by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Constellation Evilsoother.png Evilsoother Throughout the duration of Guhua Sword: Raincutter, the DMG dealt by Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen is increased by 50%.
5 Constellation Embrace of Rain.png Embrace of Rain Increases the Level of Guhua Sword: Fatal Rainscreen by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Constellation Hence, Call Them My Own Verses.png 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 4 Star Stella Fortuna.

Ascensions

Ascension
Phase
Level Mora Character Ascension
Materials
Local
Specialties
Common
Materials
1 20
40
20,000
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 ATK2

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

Availability

Paimon's Bargains

Xingqiu was available in 1 Paimon's Bargains Starglitter Exchange:

Month Items
March 2021
HydroCharacter Xingqiu Thumb.png Xingqiu

Event Wishes

Xingqiu was promoted or featured with a drop-rate boost in 4 Event Wishes:

Image Name Featured
Wish Adrift in the Harbor 2021-01-12.jpg Adrift in the Harbor/2021-01-12
HydroCharacter Xingqiu Thumb.png Xingqiu
Wish Moment of Bloom 2021-03-02.jpg Moment of Bloom/2021-03-02
HydroCharacter Xingqiu Thumb.png Xingqiu
Wish Born of Ocean Swell 2021-05-18.png Born of Ocean Swell/2021-05-18
HydroCharacter Xingqiu Thumb.png Xingqiu
Wish Sparkling Steps 2020-10-20.jpg Sparkling Steps/2020-10-20
HydroCharacter Xingqiu Thumb.png Xingqiu

Change History

Released in Version 1.0
Version 1.5
  • The description for Xingqiu's Constellation Lv. 6 "Hence, Call Them My Own Verses" was changed:
    • New: 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.
    • Old: Activating 2 of Guhua Sword: Raincutter's sword rain attacks greatly increases the DMG of the third. Xingqiu regenerates 3 Energy when sword rain attacks hit opponents.

Version 1.3

  • Updates to character voicelines:
    • Updated audio for Chinese:
      • Majority of the Battle and Exploration voice-overs

Version 1.2

  • Updates to character voicelines:
    • Updated audio for Korean:
      • "About Xinyan"

Version 1.0

  • Xingqiu was released.

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