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Xiao

Xiao
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TitleVigilant Yaksha
AllegianceLiyue Adeptus
Rarity
Weapon TypePolearm
Element
Birthday17 April
Astrolabe NameAlatus Nemeseos
Chinese Seiyuukinsen
Japanese Seiyuu松岡禎丞
English SeiyuuLaila Berzins
Korean Seiyuu심규혁
In-game DescriptionA yaksha adeptus who defends Liyue. Also heralded as the "Conqueror of Demons" and "Vigilant Yaksha."
Table of Contents
Stats
Stats
Attack Talents
Talents Material
Passive Talents
Constellations
Ascension Rewards
NameCard
Card Item
Specific Food
Gallery
Combat Sounds
Quotes
Stories
Comments
Stat Progression
LvBase HPBase ATKBase DEFCRIT RateCRIT DMGAscension
199127625%50%
202572711615%50%
x1
x3
x3
x20000
20+3422942155%50%
4051201403215%50%
x3
x2
x10
x15
x40000
40+57241573599.8%50%
5065861814139.8%50%
x6
x4
x20
x12
x60000
50+739120346414.6%50%
60826222751914.6%50%
x3
x8
x30
x18
x80000
60+886624355614.6%50%
70974426761214.6%50%
x6
x12
x45
x12
x100000
70+1034828464919.4%50%
801123630870519.4%50%
x6
x20
x60
x24
x120000
80+1184032574324.2%50%
901273634979924.2%50%
Attack Talents
Normal Attack: Whirlwind Thrust
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.
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1-Hit DMG27.54%
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27.54%
29.42%
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29.42%
31.3%
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31.3%
33.8%
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33.8%
35.68%
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35.68%
37.87%
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37.87%
40.69%
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40.69%
43.51%
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43.51%
46.32%
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46.32%
49.14%
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49.14%
51.96%
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51.96%
54.78%
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54.78%
57.59%
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57.59%
60.41%
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60.41%
63.23%
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63.23%
2-Hit DMG56.94%60.82%64.7%69.88%73.76%78.29%84.11%89.93%95.76%101.58%107.4%113.23%119.05%124.87%130.69%
3-Hit DMG68.55%73.23%77.9%84.13%88.81%94.26%101.27%108.28%115.29%122.3%129.31%136.33%143.34%150.35%157.36%
4-Hit DMG37.66%
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37.66%
40.23%
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40.23%
42.8%
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42.8%
46.22%
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46.22%
48.79%
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48.79%
51.79%
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51.79%
55.64%
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55.64%
59.49%
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59.49%
63.34%
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63.34%
67.2%
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67.2%
71.05%
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71.05%
74.9%
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74.9%
78.75%
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78.75%
82.6%
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82.6%
86.46%
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86.46%
5-Hit DMG71.54%76.42%81.3%87.8%92.68%98.37%105.69%113.01%120.32%127.64%134.96%142.28%149.59%156.91%164.23%
6-Hit DMG95.83%102.37%108.9%117.61%124.15%131.77%141.57%151.37%161.17%170.97%180.77%190.58%200.38%210.18%219.98%
Charged Attack DMG121.09%129.34%137.6%148.61%156.86%166.5%178.88%191.26%203.65%216.03%228.42%240.8%253.18%265.57%277.95%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost252525252525252525252525252525
Plunge DMG81.83%88.49%95.16%104.67%111.33%118.94%129.41%139.88%150.35%161.76%173.18%184.6%196.02%207.44%218.86%
Low/High Plunge DMG163.63%
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204.39%
176.95%
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221.02%
190.27%
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237.66%
209.3%
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261.42%
222.62%
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278.06%
237.84%
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297.07%
258.77%
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323.21%
279.7%
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349.36%
300.63%
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375.5%
323.46%
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404.02%
346.29%
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432.54%
369.12%
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461.06%
391.96%
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489.57%
414.79%
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518.09%
437.62%
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546.61%
Lemniscatic Wind Cycling
Xiao lunges forward, dealing Anemo DMG to opponents in his path.
Can be used in mid-air.
Starts with 2 charges.
According to the legends of another land, the world will someday be crushed by two great wind wheels. Xiao's mastery over polearms is transcendent, ripping his foes apart like those legendary wind wheels.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
Skill DMG252.8%271.76%290.72%316%334.96%353.92%379.2%404.48%429.76%455.04%480.32%505.6%537.2%568.8%600.4%
CD10s10s10s10s10s10s10s10s10s10s10s10s10s10s10s
Bane of All Evil
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.
Donning the Mask of the Yaksha, Xiao takes the terrifying, demon-conquering form of the Vigilant Yaksha. But this great power has also brought him great suffering. Some call him "The Bane of All Evil."
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
Normal/Charged/Plunging Attack DMG Bonus58.45%61.95%65.45%70%73.5%77%81.55%86.1%90.65%95.2%99.75%104.3%108.85%113.4%117.95%
Life Drain3% Current HP Per Second3% Current HP Per Second3% Current HP Per Second2.5% Current HP Per Second2.5% Current HP Per Second2.5% Current HP Per Second2% Current HP Per Second2% Current HP Per Second2% Current HP Per Second2% Current HP Per Second2% Current HP Per Second2% Current HP Per Second2% Current HP Per Second2% Current HP Per Second2% Current HP Per Second
Duration15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s
CD18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s
Energy Cost707070707070707070707070707070
Talent Ascension Materials (All Talents)
LevelMaterialsMora Cost
Lv2
x3
x6
x12500
Lv3
x2
x3
x17500
Lv4
x4
x4
x25000
Lv5
x6
x6
x30000
Lv6
x9
x9
x37500
Lv7
x4
x4
x1
x120000
Lv8
x6
x6
x1
x260000
Lv9
x12
x9
x2
x450000
Lv10
x16
x12
x2
x1
x700000
Passive Talents
Transcension: Gravity Defier
Decreases climbing Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%.
Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.
Conqueror of Evil: Tamer of Demons
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%.
Dissolution Eon: Heaven Fall
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.
Constellations
Dissolution Eon: Destroyer of Worlds
Increases Lemniscatic Wind Cycling's charges by 1.
Annihilation Eon: Blossom of Kaleidos
When in the party and not on the field, Xiao's Energy Recharge is increased by 25%.
Conqueror of Evil: Wrath Deity
Increases the Level of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Transcension: Extinction of Suffering
When Xiao's HP falls below 50%, he gains a 100% DEF Bonus.
Evolution Eon: Origin of Ignorance
Increases the Level of Bane of All Evil by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Conqueror of Evil: Guardian Yaksha
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.
Ascension Rewards
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NameCard
Xiao: Mask
TypeNamecard Style
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In-game Description
Namecard style.
He longs for a day to come when he will wear the mask and dance — not to conquer demons, but to the tune of that flute amid a sea of flowers.
Card Item
Xiao
Rarity
In-game SlangUnlocks the associated character
In-game Description
A yaksha adeptus who defends Liyue. Also heralded as the "Conqueror of Demons" and "Vigilant Yaksha."
Specific Food
"Sweet Dream"
TypeSpecial Dish
Original FoodAlmond Tofu
Rarity
EffectIncreases all party members' ATK by 114 for 300s. In Co-Op Mode, this effect only applies to your own character(s).
In-game SlangFood
In-game Description
Xiao's specialty. His dream is very simple, and it is merely a lovely dream.
Obtained from recipe
Xiao
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Milk
x 3+
Sugar
x 1+
Almond
x 1
Character Gallery
Sounds
Party Switch
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Party Switch when teammate is under 30% HP
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Party Switch under 30% HP
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Normal Attack
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Medium Attack
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Heavy Attack
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Taking Damage (Low)
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Taking Damage (High)
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Battle Skill #1
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Battle Skill #3
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Sprinting Starts
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Jumping
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Climbing
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Heavy Breathing (Climbing)
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Open World Gliding (Start)
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Fainting
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Quotes
Hello
If you awake to a knife at your throat, if monsters dig their claws into you, if death comes knocking at your door... Call out my name. Adeptus Xiao. I will be here when you call.
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Chat: Idleness
Reduced to just standing around... How absurd.
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Chat: Wandering Spirits
The damned will sooner die again than lay a hand on me.
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Chat: Corruption
Grrgh... Those memories, so dark...
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When It Rains
Demons do not stop for the rain. Move.
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After the Rain
The rain stopped? I don't concern myself with the weather.
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When Thunder Strikes
Many mortals fear lightning... Incomprehensible. Fear of something so common.
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When It Snows
Once the snow is thick enough, we can eat it...
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Good Morning
We're wasting time. Let's go.
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Good Afternoon
Lunch... We'll go back to Wangshu Inn.
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Good Evening
Night... When the darkness comes to envelop you. Don't stay outside.
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Good Night
Go. I'll be here.
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About Xiao: Inhuman
I'm far from human. I can't make much of human emotions.
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About Xiao: Liyue
Liyue is changing. Rapidly... Forget it. It means nothing to me.
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About us: Warnings
If a day comes where even you are taken by the darkness, it will be up to me...
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About us: Trust
Do not fall prey to the darkness. I have no mercy.

Though, perhaps you can stand your ground alone.
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About us: Drowsiness
Who's there? Oh... You think I sleep? You have no respect for the ways of the adepti.
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About us: Lantern Rite
The Lantern Rite? The time for humans to discard their glowing trash into the sea has returned... How childish...

Though, if you insist... I will go with you.
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About the Vision: Desires
Visions? Desire? Ha. Do not judge adepti by your mortal ideals. I have no desire.
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About the Vision: Reasons
Hiding? I'm hiding nothing. I just won't speak of desire to others.

Do you mortals not have a rule about spoken wishes never coming true? Hm? What do you mean that's not the same?
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Anything to share
I deal in death. If you cannot bring yourself to kill — speak my name.
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Interesting things
Dihua Islet was once deserted.

Though that was many decades... no, centuries ago...
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About Zhongli
Can I ask... Zhongli — what does he do with his days? Huh? Birds, antiques, flowers...

Hmm... What deeper meaning do they hold?
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About Beidou
Beidou? I have nothing to do with her. Though there is such a thing as the leviathan. As a mere human, she has proven her power in defeating Haishan.
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About Baizhu
You want... Baizhu to make a medicine to take away my pain? I understand your intentions, but mortal medicine has no effect on adepti.
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About Hu Tao
Hu Tao? Her liveliness is irritating. Fortunately, she is also humorous, so you need not worry about her growing into a boring human.
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About Venti
Venti? So that's the name he goes by. His tunes are... forget it.
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About Ganyu
Ganyu is neither mortal nor illuminated beast. Wandering both the mortal and adepti realms with duty as her sole guide, it was inevitable that she would become perplexed... What? Me? You believe a yaksha who knows nothing more than how to massacre countless souls and emerge unscathed is a suitable mentor for such an individual? ...Your mind occupies a very different world from that which your body inhabits.
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More about Xiao: I
I'm willing to protect you.

But don't think about getting close, and stay out of my way, or all that awaits you is regret.
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More about Xiao: II
In the thousands of years that have passed, I have taken countless wraiths. If you want no trouble, stay away from me. See me as a weapon, and nothing more.
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More about Xiao: III
Their voices... I can always hear them. Their screams, their cries, demanding more death...

This is my burden to carry. It has nothing to do with you.
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More about Xiao: IV
Morax...? What do you know of this name!?

He gave me the name Xiao, and released me from the endless pain I endured.

I will not forgive those that dare to speak against him, even you.
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More about Xiao: V
It's too late. The connection between us is too strong. Even if you wanted to, it's too late to sever it. Hm? You've never thought to sever it?

*sigh* This eternal dance of demon subjugation... My fight goes on.

But, I would like to know more about you.
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Xiao's hobbies
There's nothing timid about you, having the courage to ask about my hobbies.

So, fight me. How long do you think your body will last against my blows?
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Xiao's troubles
Trouble? Hmph. Trouble means nothing to adepti. There is no trouble that can last for a thousand years.
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Favorite food: Almond Tofu
I have no interest in mortal food. Cooking is tedious and the wait is long. The one thing I can manage to stomach is Almond Tofu.
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Favorite food: Memories
The taste of Almond Tofu feels like a fond dream...
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Least favorite food
Wait. I am expected to place slices of meat in wrappings myself? And then... eat them? Together? Ugh, humans these days do not know what they are doing.
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Birthday
This mortal concept of commemorating the day of your birth really is redundant. Wait. Have this. It's a butterfly I made from leaves.

Okay. Take it. It's an adepti amulet — it staves off evil.
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Feelings about Ascension: Intro
This is it? Nothing worth getting excited about.
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Feelings about Ascension: Building Up
New power? All it will be used for is death.
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Feelings about Ascension: Climax
The limit to one's power is self-destruction. Answer me. Why do you persist?
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Feelings about Ascension: Conclusion
Countless souls have fallen prey to these hands. I too have been swallowed by the darkness — and yet you dare to drive me on. You may think of me as... your companion. You seek to find me salvation?

...You... really are a difficult being to comprehend.
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Elemental Skill: I
Hmph.
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Elemental Skill: II
Boring.
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Elemental Skill: III
Useless.
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Plunging Attacks: I
Here!
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Plunging Attacks: II
Worthless!
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Elemental Burst: I
Disappear!
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Elemental Burst: II
Evil conquering!
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Elemental Burst: III
Lament!
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Low HP: I
Shut it.
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Low HP: II
Prepare to die, fool!
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Low HP: III
*grunts* Good.
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Fallen: I
Is this... retribution?
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Fallen: II
The day... has finally come.
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Fallen: III
Impossible...
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Light Hit Taken: I
That's it?
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Heavy Hit Taken: I
Ugh, get out of my way!
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Joining Party: I
You called?
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Joining Party: II
Evil shall be dispersed.
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Joining Party: III
Conquering demons is what I do.
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Stories
Character Details
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 Jueyun Karst to whom pilgrims flock in search of divine wisdom.

No... If any mortal witnesses Xiao unleashing his true power, it is certain to be under the direst 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 wages a constant 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 collateral damage.

Not that this is a secret worth going around silencing witnesses for.
Character Story 1
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 2
What exactly is Xiao wrestling with?

The tactful answer would be old grudges, unfulfilled dreams, the lamentations of the vanquished...

The unmitigated truth is that Xiao fights against the remnants of the defeated gods from the Archon War, which took place prior to the rise of The Seven.

Morax defeated those gods and buried their remains beneath the rocks of the earth.

However, gods are immortal. Their consciousness may diminish, but their power and hatred will always remain and spread like poison, relentlessly stirring up chaos for the world and its inhabitants.

Liyue's rulers, who are aware of the truth regarding Xiao, refer to him in his millennia-long experience as the "Bane of All Evil."

The war he fights can never be won, and will never come to an end.

It is also an invisible war that no-one will ever witness or thank him for.
Character Story 2
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 3
Xiao is not this yaksha's true name, but a name given to him in the interests of his own protection.

Back in a younger, more naive time, a god had gotten a hold of Xiao's weakness and forced him to serve as their bloodhound, in which capacity he was forced to perform cruel and violent acts.

Many died at his hand, many hopes were crushed, and he was even forced into devouring his victims' dreams. As much as it pained him to do this, he was helpless to resist.

Finally, on the battlefield of the Archon War, Morax, the Geo Archon, had a fateful encounter with the yaksha's master.

The current state of the world has already revealed the results of that battle.

Rex Lapis liberated the yaksha and gave him the name "Xiao."

"In the fables of another world, the name Xiao is that of a spirit who encountered great suffering and hardship. He endured much suffering, as you have. Use this name from now on."
Character Story 3
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
To repay his debt of gratitude to the Geo Archon, Xiao shouldered the burden of protecting Liyue in the millennia that followed.

His past of service under the evil god had rid Xiao of his innocence and gentleness. All that remained within him was the means to kill and the weight of his sins.

The only way he could be of service to mortals was in doing battle.

But what could people do for him in return?

No ordinary person would ever stop to ask such a question. The sight of Xiao, even far off in the distance, was intimidating enough to send people instantly running for their lives.

That said... if ever someone did want to show some appreciation for Xiao, there is perhaps one thing they could try.

There is a certain secret agent of the Qixing who is tasked with supporting Xiao in subduing demons. That secret agent runs a front organization called the Wangshu Inn.

Occasionally, Xiao stops by the inn for a bowl of Almond Tofu, and if you could see the look on his face when he eats it... there's no mistaking it — he clearly loves the stuff.

Nonetheless, it is not the sweet taste that Xiao hankers after. It's the texture he finds irresistible — apparently, it's very similar to that of the dreams he used to devour.
Character Story 4
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 5
What exactly is Xiao wrestling with?

To those in Liyue's corridors of power, Xiao's battle is against the evil manifestations produced by the remnants of defeated gods.

However, if you asked Xiao the same question, he may well give you an entirely different answer.

Xiao was once enslaved by an evil god and suffered immensely under his rule until finally regaining his freedom at Rex Lapis' hand.

Xiao's powers were highly regarded by the adepti and he seemed to vanquish all manner of evil demons with consummate ease.

But the evil gods also held immense power, and their lust for revenge ran deeper than mere mortals could ever contemplate. Xiao relentlessly slaughtered the endless, impure manifestations of their vengeful souls, but in doing so, he caused them to fracture. Eventually, these fragments of their hatred were able to taint Xiao's own soul.

The only way to eradicate such hatred is to accept the karmic debt it brings. The magnitude of the bad karma Xiao has accumulated over the years is enough to consume flesh, bone, and soul alike.

And yet, Xiao does not feel any hatred. Having lived for over two thousand years, no single karmic debt constitutes anything more than a fleeting memory.

No grudge can last a thousand years, nor is any debt so great that it cannot be paid off in this time.

Xiao has spent many long years alone.

But his battles have never been in vain.

Because ultimately, the one with whom Xiao wrestles is himself.
Character Story 5
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
What does Xiao fight against?

The Traveler understands very well that Xiao fights against the darkness that threatens Liyue. He fights to defends Liyue.

But who will defend him?

There was once when most of Xiao's strength was spent fighting from dusk till dawn, with him emerging victorious by a mere hair.

The reeds in the fields had been sliced to ribbons in the fierce fighting. Plucking his spear from where it had been planted in the ground, Xiao began the trek home.

Well, one says "home" — yet, where did Xiao have to return to? He was merely leaving the battlefield.

Long exhausted, Xiao felt the divine hatred that tainted his body take effect.

Limitless hate flooded his senses, and he fell to the ground in agony.

But it was also at that moment that the pain vanished without warning.

This was not by Xiao's own strength, for he had been rescued by the sound of a flute.

The clear, lovely sound of the flute came over the mountains and rivers, carried on the wind to where he lay.

And clear it continued to ring till the first light of dawn brought with it the startled flight of distant birds.

It protected Xiao, massaging his wild senses, and giving him a moment's peace.

Who was playing this music? Xiao was curious but did not pursue the matter. For he already had something approaching an answer.

The last person who could help him was one of The Seven themselves. So this person, too, must be—
Ode to Windborne Wraith
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A scholar of the Sumeru Academia once did folklore studies in Liyue, the result of which was a book called "Tour of the Land of Liyue," with separate editions being available in Sumeru and Liyue.

"Hidden Diamond and Cloudy Moon: Wonders and Folklores of Liyue" is the version available in Liyue, and has had many mystical and magical portions removed.

The "Ode to Winborne Wraith" is one of the mystical chapters that remain recorded within the complete version at the Academia.

The document mentions that though the yaksha were mighty and upright among the adepti, they were bound by their own karma to suffer great horrors and tribulations. As such, they wandered the land in a state of unending suffering.

The chapter lists many methods of comforting the yaksha, such as food offerings, holy chants, and the like. These would appease the yaksha and help them to continue defending the peace.

As noble warriors among adepti, the yaksha would often descend upon the battlefield in person. However, as conflicts grew over the millennia, they have almost been wiped out. Today, large statues of the yaksha subduing demons remain within Liyue's borders, but they have had their features destroyed.

By the by, the language used in that text was so meandering, and its contents so dense, that it sold far fewer copies than the Teyvat Travel Guide and the international cultural summaries written by El Musk.
Vision
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All adepti are known as the "mighty and illuminated" adepti, and this "illumination" refers to the light of a third "eye" that they possess: a Vision.

But do adepti receive their Visions as a form of acknowledgment from Celestia, like humans do?

Xiao no longer remembers the moment he received his Vision. To humans, this would be an unforgettable event. But for him, this was just the beginning of his endless battle.

The thing that Xiao truly cannot forget is something different.

There are a great many human festivals, and few remember the stories behind them.

The greater part of these days coincide with occasions where man-eating monsters were defeated by the adepti host. People imitated their deeds and staged exorcism rituals to remember their ancient heroism, with these practices eventually evolving into celebratory festivals.

The hatred and residual might of many of the gods defeated by Morax throughout Liyue will sometimes erupt with abnormal force amid their half-awake, half-dreaming state. Among them, the eruption that takes place during the Lantern Rite is the most extreme in scale.

Xiao has his mission to perform the time-honored "Nuo Dance of Evil Conquering," and so he fights night and day during the Lantern Rite. Thus, he has come to hate it.

Now, Xiao did not consider battle dangerous. It was due to his hard work that Liyue was kept safe. People lit their lanterns, and the blessed lights shone across the night sky and the nearshore.

At that moment, another special feeling blossomed in Xiao's heart. Loneliness? Peace? Or was it his fears for the future? The young-seeming adeptus searched his heart, only to find no answers.

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    • . on 29 July 2021 at 5:42 pm
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    xiao has the best aoe after ganyu, even then xiao plunges ignore mitachurl shields and will break any kind of abyss mage shield while ganyu needs a strong shield or else every attack no matter how weak will interrupt her, leading to a loss in dps. i have both of them and trust me wo zhongli you will spend most of your time running for your life. with decent investment and deathmatch you will easily hit 25k+ a plunge with xiao and artifact sets dont even matter since he doesnt have a BiS 4p. you dont even need to level his ult past 8 or get cons to get the most out of it whats important is his normal attack for the plunge modifiers. his er problem isnt as big as everyone makes it out to be (basically non-existent with a battery like sucrose), and a single sweet madame will get you back to full health after your ult ends

    everyone shitting on xiao here are all idiots who think dps = damage per screenshot. theres a reason why xiao is still top 3 dps. if you do 30k a plunge and you plunge 13 times an ult thats already ~390k raw anemo damage every time you ult assuming you crit every time, even more bc of his A1 passive. its true he doesnt have access to a godly 4p effect like wanderers troupe, blizzard strayer, or crimson witch, nor broken reactions like melt and vaporize, but he is still very very solid and the truth lies in his numbers. but of course, characters are useless and bad if you cant do 10 million damage single hit with them on floor 7, right? but you do you. have fun doing daily commissions with your nuke hu tao build with 7% crit rate and food buffs lmao

    (im not shitting on any character btw, im just saying that every character has strengths and weaknesses, and xiao is no different. he is still a very good dps 5 months after his release, especially after considering how he doesn’t have a good 4p set)

      • i wanna roll all inazuma's wafiu :') on 30 July 2021 at 5:11 am
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      i agree with you , sometimes people just like to talk shit about a character they didnt even fully utilize… i got xiao hutao and ganyu … and out of all this 3 i took care of xiao the most just because i like his playstyle with his selfish dps build … and what makes me even lucky is that i manage to pull homa in weapon banner for the 1st time … build him with 2 pair vv and 2 glad… my crit rate manage to go 75% with 235% crit damage with homa….in abyss i pair xiao with john lee , benneto and sucrose/venti… john lee for his shield, any anemo for battery and bennet for heal and to give that extra pump of damage… with this i manage to pull 70k – 100k damage per plunge and you dont even need constellation to make xiao a superb carry for you.. and thanks to him that i manage to 36 star the abyss pretty easily compare to hu tao ( truthfully my hu tao is still work in progress bc the pyro domain really fuck me up )

      well maybe that because of homa but still if you manage to pull jade winged that is also okay… after properly observe many xiao playstyle, if you wanna hit 40k+ you must indeed need a 5star polearm(without benet ofc)…..xiao is indeed a dps with high mainteinence but with proper build and enough time, it can be a solid dps for your team . So those who still trashtalk about xiao you can stfu okay.. its not just you who can play genshin properly…just let people do what they want to do and have fun…fucking meta slaves

      • Jesch on 30 July 2021 at 6:00 pm
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      Xiao remains to be the best consistent DPS ign, even his Constellations are fitting him much especially C6 Xiao is one of the strongest /& funniest cons you can get. And I love it BUT don’t shit on Hu Tao. I have C6 nuke tao and she is the most fun character besides Xiao. And I enjoy nuking enemies with 7% crit rate nuke tao as well as my Xiao carrying me every abyss with no problems. Cryo meta waifus are just boring af, Ayaka is AA Bot with clunky sprint & Ult, Eula is a DPS for screenshots that relies wayyyy to heavy on Ult (fcking easy to mess up) and Ganyu is boring bow CA bot, I don’t get it how people still ship for them, like the half community do. Meta Cryo waifus = bot playstyle

    • i want my money back on 20 July 2021 at 4:47 am
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    can’t believe i spent money on this guy

    • kazuha haver (ex-kazuha wanter) on 2 July 2021 at 7:56 pm
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    ahh im so tired of hearing about numbers on a screen, lets just talk about how well written he is and how much care was put into his character

      • welp on 11 July 2021 at 7:14 pm
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      I agree though a lot of people seem to not appreciate it and brush him off as “edgy and emo” when there’s much more to his character

    • Sam on 18 June 2021 at 3:34 pm
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    A suggestion for Xiao’s artifact:
    2-piece set: Cirt dmg+ 24%
    4-piece set: When using elemental burst, increase the damage of elemental skill and plunge attack by 30% for 15 seconds

      • orang on 25 June 2021 at 1:35 am
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      maybe replace the crit damage with atk% to make it more balanced, but the 4pc set doesnt seem too broken

    • Idontknowwhoiam on 9 June 2021 at 12:59 pm
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    We need Xiao artifact sets

      • macobus on 12 June 2021 at 4:07 am
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      lmao they’re making an artifact set that grants a plunging bonus, but its useless on xiao because of energy drain

        • mad on 20 June 2021 at 5:24 pm
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        You usually build at least a bit of energy recharge on Xiao.
        The energy drain of the new set is 15, which isnt a lot and could probably be granted by a single E, so you could do E -> Q -> gather particles -> E (get full 10 seconds of 50% plunge bonus). If you have any off-field support you could even gather more energy and E again during the last 5 seconds of your burst to get the damage bonus for the whole duration.

        The problem with this combo is that you will be in an awkward situation after your burst ends, unless you have someone like sucrose or venti who can refill it almost entirely instantly. But then again, one burst from Xiao is usually enough to end any fight, even in abyss.

        It is kinda situational but wont be useless imo.

          • XIaorEruNwHEn on 21 June 2021 at 6:04 pm
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          so about how much recharge would u need on xiao with a battery like venti for example?

          • Mh012 on 14 July 2021 at 5:27 pm
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          ye, the problem is “how I can ult again if it keeps drain my energy?”, and this means that Xiao cannot unleash a single E before having full energy

          • mehrdad on 19 July 2021 at 10:31 am
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          you realize that each E will take 15 energy? so the second E in you r EQE combo actually makes it worth for him.

          also using his E to get the bonus right after Q is impossible as he has no energy and unless he is fighting simple mobs like hlilichurls he cant regenerate enough energy during his Q to get 15 energy and get the buff.

          basically this set will be bad for him against bosses and even against mobs, very careful and specific ER management is needed. it might be even impossible without electro MC abilities.

          while this set might work in theory its not practical.

    • usagi-san on 8 June 2021 at 2:46 am
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    I love you so much 💘 thank you for coming home my good boy! ❤️😔

    • Peroné on 1 June 2021 at 1:56 pm
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    Why is everyone so salty lol
    I just wanted to mention wtf with his climbing noises xD
    Uwaahh, stop the numbers, enjoy the game yourself and pull for whoever you want ಠ_ಠ

    • i believe in anemo supremacy on 28 May 2021 at 4:09 am
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    y’all need to calm tf down and touch some grass. i’m just over here waiting for xiao rerun (hopefully it’s not right after kazuha because i really want kazuha) simping is such a struggle 🙁

      • mad on 20 June 2021 at 5:25 pm
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      ah, a fellow anemo-boy simp

      • kazuha haver (ex-kazuha wanter) on 26 July 2021 at 3:11 pm
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      anemo simps unite! manifesting xiao rerun for u

    • Armin Arlert on 27 May 2021 at 3:53 pm
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    Ya’ll need to shut up and sit down. No one character is better than the other. It doesn’t matter if they do more damage, this game is easy and always will be. WHO CARES about whether your fave does whale numbers in their normal attack? Nobody. Just enjoy the game, enjoy the characters and stop shitting on other characters. Shitting on other characters doesn’t make you or your fave better.

      • Eren Yeager on 30 May 2021 at 3:13 pm
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      This community is so obsessed with numbers it’s actually sad…

      • xiaotarded simp on 23 June 2021 at 2:53 am
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      xiao mains spent all their time shitting on other characters before xiao release. Now they are the clowns of the community, Yall asked for it lol

        • Saynora! on 21 July 2021 at 8:38 pm
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        They didn’t? And anyways, who says Xiao can’t hit big numbers? I’m not into meta, but Xiao is still a great dps.

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