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Xiao’s Artifacts, Weapons, And Team Compositions Guide

Xiao’s Talents are very clear-cut, however, his Artifacts are super complex. His weapons are also not too difficult to understand, and he synergizes well with almost every character in Genshin, but the best sets will be explained in this guide!



Do not mistake this as a 4-Piece Set, the 4-Piece Set just gives you increased Swirl Damage, but Swirl Damage is useless when playing Xiao. The 2-Piece Set, however, gives you an increased 15% Anemo Damage Bonus. Anemo Damage is EXTREMELY useful as Xiao; this is most potent when using his Ultimate and his Elemental Skill. So, using this 2-Piece Set is always a massive win.


Gladiator’s Finale as a 2-Piece is super useful and as a 4-Piece it’s even stronger. Having the 2-Piece Set of Gladiator’s Finale gives you an 18% BOOST in overall Attack Damage. However, if you get the 4-Piece Set, then you get a 35% increase in damage as well as a cosmetic energy Sword, Claymore, or Polearm which just LOOKS super cool. This Artifact is hard to find, so for most team comps you’re better off using Viridescent Venerer.



This is by far the best Spear overall for Xiao. This Spear has a base attack damage of 48, as well as massive amounts of CRIT chance at 22.1%. It also has a passive ability: on hit, it will increase attack damage by 3.2% for 6 seconds. This passive also stacks up to 7 times, making it a total of 22.4% increased attack damage. While in this phase, the damage you deal to the enemies is also increased by 12%, making it an overall 34.4% damage increase. That is just insane overall and it is the highest DPS weapon on Xiao.


Right off the bat, Skyward Spine is SUPER pretty to look at. It has a base damage of 48, same as the Jade Spear, but it’s better in that it brings a ton of Energy Recharge per hit, and boy, Xiao does like Energy Recharge. It has an increased CRIT chance of 8%, which is great but not as high as the Jade Spear. Along with that, it comes with an increased 12% attack speed. Charged Attacks have a 50% chance of doing an extra 40% Attack Damage in a specific radius. This is the second-best option for Xiao as a weapon.


Since Xiao is a selfish Ultimate, he brings nothing much to the team but requires a ton of Anemo. So, having another Anemo support character is very important for a good team composition with Xiao. You also need a healer on your team for obvious reasons, as well as a character with tons of passive resistance and defending.


Venti is one of the best characters to run with Xiao, mainly because she is an Anemo character who generates a ton of energy on her own. She also remains far away from the action as she is a ranged DPS character, so she can collect a bunch of energy without having to use too much of her own reserves. Having a Venti on your team leads to you saving up a bunch of Energy and you can safely spam your Ultimate as Xiao.


Now, you can go with any healer you like, but our pick is Bennett. Bennett is just super cool as a character and has an insane damage boost as well as the best heals in the game. However, for this particular option, you can choose any healer you’re comfortable with, but we do recommend you use Bennett as he is just top-notch.


Jeanlee’s recent changes have made him so strong that there’s no way you should pick another character for passive abilities. Even when he’s off the field, Jeanlee’s shield and a ton of different resistances make him the best stand-out pick to be in a team with Xiao. This is a must-pick character in usually any team composition now, but definitely add him to one with Xiao and watch the power unfold.


Xiao’s a very easy-to-understand character. However, his selfish DPS nature allows a ton of different team compositions to work with him well as a group of supports. We hope you liked this guide that detailed the best artifacts to run, the best weapons to use, and the best teams to have with Xiao in Genshin Impact.


AuthorCurtis Pyke
ProgramFreedom! Scholarship
PublisherMGN TV
GameGenshin Impact

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