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Xinyan

Xinyan
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TitleBlazing Riff
AllegianceLiyue Harbor
Rarity
Weapon TypeClaymore
Element
Birthday16 October
Astrolabe NameFila Ignium
Chinese Seiyuu王雅欣
Japanese Seiyuuたかはし 智秋
English SeiyuuLaura Stahl
Korean Seiyuu김채하
In-game DescriptionLiyue's sole rock 'n' roll musician. She rebels against ossified prejudices using her music and passionate singing.
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 DEFATK%CRIT RateCRIT DMGAscension
193921670%550
202413541720%550
x1
x3
x3
x20000
20+3114692220%550
4046651033330%550
x3
x2
x10
x15
x40000
40+51631153686%550
5059391324236%550
x6
x4
x20
x12
x60000
50+660414747112%550
60737916452612%550
x3
x8
x30
x18
x80000
60+787817556212%550
70865319261712%550
x6
x12
x45
x12
x100000
70+915120365218%550
80992722070818%550
x6
x20
x60
x24
x120000
80+1042523174324%550
901120124979924%550
Attack Talents
Normal Attack: Dance on Fire
Normal Attack
Perform up to 4 consecutive strikes.
Charged Attack
Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous spinning attacks against all nearby opponents.
At the end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.
Plunging Attack
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
1-Hit DMG76.54%82.77%89%97.9%104.13%111.25%121.04%130.83%140.62%151.3%161.98%172.66%183.34%194.02%204.7%
2-Hit DMG73.96%79.98%86%94.6%100.62%107.5%116.96%126.42%135.88%146.2%156.52%166.84%177.16%187.48%197.8%
3-Hit DMG95.46%103.23%111%122.1%129.87%138.75%150.96%163.17%175.38%188.7%202.02%215.34%228.66%241.98%255.3%
4-Hit DMG115.84%125.27%134.7%148.17%157.6%168.38%183.19%198.01%212.83%228.99%245.15%261.32%277.48%293.65%309.81%
Charged Attack Spinning DMG62.55%67.64%72.73%80%85.09%90.91%98.91%106.91%114.91%123.64%132.36%141.09%149.82%158.55%167.27%
Charged Attack Final DMG113.09%122.3%131.5%144.65%153.86%164.38%178.84%193.31%207.77%223.55%239.33%255.11%270.89%286.67%302.45%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost40/s40/s40/s40/s40/s40/s40/s40/s40/s40/s40/s40/s40/s40/s40/s
Max Duration5s5s5s5s5s5s5s5s5s5s5s5s5s5s5s
Plunge DMG74.59%80.66%86.73%95.4%101.47%108.41%117.95%127.49%137.03%147.44%157.85%168.26%178.66%189.07%199.48%
Low/High Plunge DMG149.14%
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186.29%
161.28%
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201.45%
173.42%
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216.62%
190.77%
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238.28%
202.91%
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253.44%
216.78%
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270.77%
235.86%
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294.6%
254.93%
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318.42%
274.01%
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342.25%
294.82%
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368.25%
315.63%
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394.24%
336.44%
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420.23%
357.25%
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446.23%
378.06%
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472.22%
398.87%
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498.21%
Sweeping Fervor
Xinyan brandishes her instrument, dealing Pyro DMG on nearby opponents, forming a shield made out of her audience's passion.
The shield's DMG Absorption scales based on Xinyan's DEF and on the number of opponents hit.
• Hitting 0–1 opponents grants Shield Level 1: Ad Lib.
• Hitting 2 opponents grants Shield Level 2: Lead-In.
• Hitting 3 or more opponents grants Shield Level 3: Rave, which will also deal intermittent Pyro DMG to nearby opponents.
The shield has the following special properties:
• When unleashed, it infuses Xinyan with Pyro.
• It has 250% DMG Absorption effectiveness against Pyro DMG.
Xinyan insists that these pyrotechnics are the apex of performative art, and that they are physical phenomena that have nothing to do with her Vision.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
Swing DMG169.6%182.32%195.04%212%224.72%237.44%254.4%271.36%288.32%305.28%322.24%339.2%360.4%381.6%402.8%
Shield Level 1 DMG Absorption104.04% DEF
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501
111.84% DEF
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551
119.65% DEF
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605
130.05% DEF
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663
137.85% DEF
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726
145.66% DEF
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793
156.06% DEF
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864
166.46% DEF
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939
176.87% DEF
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1018
187.27% DEF
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1101
197.68% DEF
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1189
208.08% DEF
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1281
221.09% DEF
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1377
234.09% DEF
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1477
247.1% DEF
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1581
Shield Level 2 DMG Absorption122.4% DEF
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589
131.58% DEF
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648
140.76% DEF
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712
153% DEF
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780
162.18% DEF
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854
171.36% DEF
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932
183.6% DEF
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1016
195.84% DEF
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1104
208.08% DEF
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1197
220.32% DEF
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1296
232.56% DEF
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1399
244.8% DEF
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1507
260.1% DEF
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1620
275.4% DEF
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1737
290.7% DEF
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1860
Shield Level 3 DMG Absorption144% DEF
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693
154.8% DEF
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762
165.6% DEF
+
837
180% DEF
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918
190.8% DEF
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1005
201.6% DEF
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1097
216% DEF
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1195
230.4% DEF
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1299
244.8% DEF
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1409
259.2% DEF
+
1524
273.6% DEF
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1646
288% DEF
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1773
306% DEF
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1905
324% DEF
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2044
342% DEF
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2188
DoT33.6%36.12%38.64%42%44.52%47.04%50.4%53.76%57.12%60.48%63.84%67.2%71.4%75.6%79.8%
Shield Duration12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s
CD18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s18s
Riff Revolution
Strumming rapidly, Xinyan launches nearby opponents and deals Physical DMG to them, hyping up the crowd.
The sheer intensity of the atmosphere will cause explosions that deal Pyro DMG to nearby opponents.
Xinyan used to end all her performances with this move. She didn't stop because it was dangerous, however, but because she didn't have a more epic finale in case someone shouted "Encore!"
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
Skill DMG340.8%366.36%391.92%426%451.56%477.12%511.2%545.28%579.36%613.44%647.52%681.6%724.2%766.8%809.4%
Pyro DoT40%43%46%50%53%56%60%64%68%72%76%80%85%90%95%
Duration2s2s2s2s2s2s2s2s2s2s2s2s2s2s2s
CD15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s
Energy Cost606060606060606060606060606060
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
A Rad Recipe
When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a DEF-boosting dish, Xinyan has a 12% chance to obtain double the product.
"The Show Goes On, Even Without An Audience..."
Decreases the number of opponents Sweeping Fervor must hit to trigger each level of shielding.
• Shield Level 2: Lead-In requirement reduced to 1 opponent hit.
• Shield Level 3: Rave requirement reduced to 2 opponents hit or more.
"...Now That's Rock 'N' Roll!"
Characters shielded by Sweeping Fervor deal 15% increased Physical DMG.
Constellations
Fatal Acceleration
Upon scoring a CRIT Hit, increases ATK SPD of Xinyan's Normal and Charged Attacks by 12% for 5s.
Can only occur once every 5s.
Impromptu Opening
Riff Revolution's Physical DMG has its CRIT Rate increased by 100%, and will form a shield at Shield Level 3: Rave when cast.
Double-Stop
Increases the Level of Sweeping Fervor by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Wildfire Rhythm
Sweeping Fervor's swing DMG decreases opponent's Physical RES by 15% for 12s.
Screamin' for an Encore
Increases the Level of Riff Revolution by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Rockin' in a Flaming World
Decreases the Stamina Consumption of Xinyan's Charged Attacks by 30%. Additionally, Xinyan's Charged Attacks gain an ATK Bonus equal to 50% of her DEF.
Ascension Rewards
AscensionReward
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5
NameCard
Xinyan: Song's End
TypeNamecard Style
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In-game Slang
In-game Description
Namecard style.
Xinyan only has time to examine her instrument carefully after the performance is over. Even in silence, it is a beauty.
Card Item
Xinyan
Rarity
In-game SlangUnlocks the associated character
In-game Description
Liyue's sole rock 'n' roll musician. She rebels against ossified prejudices using her music and passionate singing.
Specific Food
Rockin' Riffin' Chicken!
TypeSpecial Dish
Original FoodJueyun Chili Chicken
Rarity
EffectIncreases all party members' CRIT Rate by 16% for 300s. In Co-Op Mode, this effect only applies to your own character(s).
In-game SlangFood
In-game Description
Xinyan's specialty. Its demonic appearance hides an absolutely demonic spiciness. Eat it, tear up, eat some more, and don't stop till you drop! Surely only a demon could have invented such a dish!
Obtained from recipe
Xinyan
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Fowl
x 2+
Jueyun Chili
x 1+
Pepper
x 1
Character GallerySounds
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Party Switch when teammate is 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 (High)
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Battle Skill #1
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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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Open World Gliding (End)
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Open World Idle
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Fainting
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Idle Performance
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Quotes
Hello
Xinyan's the name, an' rock 'n' roll's the game — and I'm the only one who plays it in Liyue Harbor. Been thinking about staging concerts elsewhere lately, but... Hmm... Well, word is that you've been all over the place, Traveler. So, what say you sign me up for your world tour? Anywhere's good!
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Chat: Vigor
If there's fire in your soul, you gotta rock 'n' roll. So c'mon! Let's get movin'!
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Chat: New Song
I just came up with an awesome new riff, wanna hear it?
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Chat: Look!
Whatever's going on over there... Looks pretty rock 'n' roll to me!
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When It Rains
It's really comin' down... Would be all sorts of bad if my guitar got wet.
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When Thunder Strikes
This rain ain't clearin' any time soon... but the show's still on, people!
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When It Snows
Hmm... How do we attract more folks in this weather? Right! How about we stage a rock-till-you-drop snowstorm endurance challenge?
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When the Wind Is Blowing
Ack! Gotta find some cover, quick, or my hairdo's gonna fall apart!
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Good Morning
Mornin'! I was just warmin' my voice up. We're in real good shape today.
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Good Afternoon
Alright, that's a wrap! *yawns* If there's nothin' else, I'll go take a nap somewhere...
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Good Evening
Almost about to go live over here. You comin'?
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Good Night
Me? Oh, I've got a guitar to maintain, tunes to rewrite... I mean, I just got offstage, there's no way I can sleep right now.
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About Xinyan: Frightening
Not afraid of me, are you? Some folks say I've got eyes like knives, that I don't wear my clothes right, that I don't speak right. They give me a pretty wide berth, too. Really, can't a girl sport her own style without bein' looked at like she's some weird creature outta who-knows-where?
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About Xinyan: Rock 'N' Roll
Rock 'n' roll came to Liyue from Fontaine, so I guess you could call it a new thing. But it's not too hot around here. Most think it's an awful racket not fit for human ears. And that's why I appreciate everyone who does come listen, haha!
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About Us: The Audience
You wanna hear me play? Come to the front — it sounds best from there! *clears throat* Alright then, comin' at you from the one and only rock stage in Liyue!
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About Us: Kindred Spirits
And here I was wonderin' why we got on so well! So you're not from this world, and that's why you don't care for its rules. Now that's how life should be like! Lose the red tape, and live free!
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About Us: Invitation
I'd sure love to add some extra flavor to my rock 'n' roll. Wanna get on the drums next time? You've got a good sense of rhythm. ...You've never played? Don't sweat it, it's a question of soul, not skill! Give it a go, I just know you'll be great!
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About the Vision
I'm guessin' that I'm the only person in Teyvat who uses the fire from their Vision in rock performances. Some say I should respect that power more... But the way I see it, the gods gave the Vision to me, so they like my style, don'cha think?
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Something to Share: Naming
I made this guitar myself, y'know? Based it off a rock 'n' roll instrument from Fontaine at first, but it stopped looking like the original real fast. I wanted to give it a rad name, like "The Fyre Lyre," or "The Jadebreaker," or "The Hill Stiller." Still, feels like we're missin' something... Any ideas?
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Something to Share: Opera
You ever heard of opera? It's what those rich guys listen to at their banquets. It's all tenor this and falsetto that... Gettin' so uptight about music, ugh — it's just not rock 'n' roll.
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Interesting Things
My favorite stage outfit's one I made by hand outta Silk Flowers. You must've seen those flowers before, haven'tcha? Passion-red, they are — a perfect match for my music!
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About Xiangling
I have dinner at the Wanmin Restaurant often. If Xiangling's got some time on her hands, we'll chat till it's real late. Eh? You wanna know what I order? See... I actually eat everything she makes. It's never the same thing, and the flavor's different each time, too. Ooh, she's the rock star of the culinary world, she is!
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About Zhongli
There was this one fellow who invited me to perform at his place, back when there weren't many who would give my music the time of day. I was touched, let me tell you what. Like, hey, someone gets it! I agreed right away... But when I got there, I found out that he was the consultant at the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. What a weird guy. I mean, how was that appropriate?
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About Ningguang
Y'know, the Millelith used to get in my way all the time. Can't set up a stage here, can't perform there. Real bother, it was... Ahem. But after I wrote to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, I heard that the Tianquan amended one of Liyue's... Uh, some rule or something. She designated some spots for performances to take place, so long as you apply. *sigh* It's still a load of trouble if you ask me, but it's better than being harangued by those Millelith every time, so...
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About Baizhu
Dr. Baizhu's prescriptions are the tops at preserving my voice. I did an impromptu performance for him as thanks, but... the snake he keeps around his neck fainted away. Haha, now it ducks up Dr. Baizhu's sleeve every time I'm around. I only discovered afterwards that snakes are very sensitive to vibrations.
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About Beidou
Her? She speaks her mind and has a big heart, and we get on great. The Crux's adventures are real epic. They've given me tons of inspiration in the past! I even wrote them a song. Nowadays, I just need to sing the first line, and most all the sailors will join in. It's fast becoming a new sea shanty, it is.
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About Chongyun
He's one interesting guy. He looks introverted enough, but there was this one time when he came to one of my performances. A friend brought him or something, and he had some words for me, but I couldn't hear 'em over the music. Before I knew it, he was right up there on the stage with me, singing and rockin' his heart out. Guess you really can't judge a book by its cover!
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About Hu Tao
I've no clue what she's thinking, going around looking all happy-clappy like that when she's the head of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. Always greets me cheerily too, saying "I like people who play with fire, they're good for business" or somethin' like that... She's a bit bizarre, I tell you.
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About Yunjin
Tell you a secret — but you gotta keep it that way, you hear? She's real fond of rock 'n' roll. Comes to watch me at least three times a week no matter how packed her schedule is. You'd think that the head of Heyu Tea House's troupe would be into finer arts and all, eh? But I guess it gets suffocating after a while. Haha.
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More About Xinyan: I
You wanna know more about me? Haha! Well, aren't you just odd? Most people would do just the opposite. Well, where should we start? ...Eh, I guess we'll start with rock 'n' roll.
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More About Xinyan: II
Back when I was little, the adults all said I had to be more girly, that I should learn and study all these things. Wasn't ever any good at it, though, and I'd often get roasted bad. Rock 'n' roll's a different story. No-one ever taught me, but I can do it just fine. And of course, the adults say "that's unladylike!" *sigh* Talk about prejudice.
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More About Xinyan: III
Say, do you notice anything different 'bout me today? I did some facial massages to relax my mouth and eyes, and practiced smiling less broadly in front of a mirror for half an hour. So, how'd it go? Do I look a bit less fierce than usual? ...Even scarier? Huh, okay...
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More About Xinyan: IV
Thanks for staying to jam with me! It's almost time for lunch. I've brought your share as well! We've got tomatoes, sausages, fried eggs... Say what? I don't seem like the type? H—Hey now, don't you look down on me. M—Making a nice-looking meal was no problem at all!
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More About Xinyan: V
I believe in rock 'n' roll's spirit of resistance, but I don't think it means that I have to go around shoving it in people's faces. I'm perfectly capable of living normally. I can sew, I can grow flowers and keep fish, and make nice-looking meals. I'm allowed to like anything... or anyone I want, right?
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Xinyan's Hobbies
Hobbies? Rock 'n' roll, of course! You ever have that something you put your all into? When everything you love comes together into one thing, the place and time loses all importance. You just need to enjoy it to the fullest, and express yourself to your heart's content! Haha... Ah, I can never get enough of that feeling.
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Xinyan's Troubles
*sigh* I send children a-crying every time I accidentally lock eyes with them on the road. *sigh* If only there was a way to make me look a little less scary. But I've tried everythin', and nothing sticks...
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Favorite Food
The lunch down at the Liyue dockyards rocks! Ahh, oily, meaty... Bit skimpy on the vegetables, but I could never get tired of it! Far as I'm concerned, a whole day in the dockyards is worth it just for the lunch!
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Least Favorite Food
Not that I'm picky, but I can't stand bland food. If it's supposed to be salty or spicy, make it salty or spicy! You can't have a good time if you don't go all-in on the flavor! Even if all I had on hand were enough ingredients for one serving of Jewelry Soup, I'd make sure I'd do right by them!
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Birthday
Happy birthday! I made some embroidery especially for you. Check it out — I sewed both our images on in the style of Fontaine's dolls. Pretty cute, eh? ...Why are you looking at me like that? Wh—What, it's not that weird that I can do embroidery!
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Feelings About Ascension: Intro
That's the groove, alright! That's what I'm talkin' about!
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Feelings About Ascension: Building Up
I'm on fire lately. Look out for my next performance!
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Feelings About Ascension: Climax
With such power, who knows what never-before-seen bangers I'll be able to come up with? Thanks so much! My next work won't disappoint!
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Feelings About Ascension: Conclusion
I feel your awesome, overflowing passion! Tell you what, I'll write you a rock song. It'll be your song — and I'll play it just for you!
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Stories
Character Details
Rock 'n' roll originates in Fontaine and is just starting to find its feet in Liyue Harbor, where Xinyan is pioneering the art.

Every night, she slings on her self-built instrument, steps onto her self-constructed stage, and plays her self-composed songs to a crowd of enthusiastic supporters.

Her music reflects her personality: bold and defiant, loud and proud.

She is no virtuoso, but this doesn't bother her dedicated fans one bit as they let loose and enjoy the show, singing their hearts out and shaking off the stress of the day.

In the heat of the moment, the fire that leaps from Xinyan's Vision seems ready to turn night into day.

"She is a rare rock 'n' roll talent and a master performer who really knows how to create an atmosphere," said a review of one of her live shows in The Steambird.

Living in Liyue is expensive, especially when you want to enjoy the finer things in life. But as Xinyan would say to those tied down by worldly worries:

"If you know how to rock, then it's easier to roll."
Character Story 1
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 2
Xinyan does not adhere to traditional performance norms at all. Anything can be used as her instrument.

The pillars on-stage, the floorboards, the cheers and yells of the audience, and even the explosions and sparks created by her Vision are valid brushes with which she paints her performance.

The impromptu stage often starts to burn somewhere after the halfway mark of the performance, till all that's left is a smoking pile of charcoal.

After many warnings, the Millelith were finally forced to tighten their patrols and try to find ways to stop Xinyan from staging her performances.

The subsequent battles of wits tended to turn out in Xinyan's favor — she was often able to find a place to perform, set up a stage with frightening speed, and begin a raucous night with her audience.

The more reliable word on the street is that many patrolling Millelith were themselves infected by the "spirit of rock 'n' roll," becoming her loyal fans in the process.

Xinyan would get wind of the Millelith's latest patrol plans from these "friends of rock," and was thus able to avoid their eyes with ease.

Eventually, tiring of the lack of results, and in the absence of any evidence that anyone was harmed during Xinyan's performances, the Millelith came to adopt a "one eye open, one eye shut" approach to her actions.
Character Story 2
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 3
Xinyan is tall, has a sharp gaze, and always wears her stage costume in public to keep herself in the right mood for her music.

In the eyes of bystanders, this makes her quite the imposing sight as she walks down the street, and many assume she means trouble.

When she lines up to buy a snack, people in front of her in the queue will panic and move well out of her way.

If she happens to lock eyes with a young child, even for a brief moment, they will run crying to their parents.

Even when she has done nothing at all, Xinyan is often suspected of wrongdoing, purely because her fierce appearance makes her look like some sort of heinous villain in the eyes of some people.

Xinyan didn't care all that much about how other people saw her, but she did think that it wasn't a good thing to scare others and make trouble for them, if she could at all help it. Thus, she constantly looked for ways to make a change.

Every day when she woke up in the morning, she would look at herself in the mirror and massage her face with her fingers to stretch and relax her eyes a little.

She would even practice smiling and study expressions — verbal and facial alike — of great elegance.

After a significant amount of practice, she once came across a group of children bullying another child, and instinctually she went over to rescue the bullied child.

She gave the kid what she thought was a friendly smile and a gentle pat on the head. To say that the upset child quietened down after this would not be incorrect...

However, the reality of the matter was that the child was stood there frozen in fear as urine dribbled down their pants.

As for the would-be bullies, they screamed and fled in panic.

"Run! Run! The angry lady's turned into a monster! Sh—She's gonna eat us all!"

"Hey!!! I ain't gonna eat y'all! ...And I ain't no monster, either!"

But it was to no avail. The moment she raised her voice, all her hard work was undone.
Character Story 3
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
Xinyan has one standard by which she judges all things: is it or isn't it "rock 'n' roll?"

All that is just and upright — standing up for those who have been wronged, taking on challenges — is "rock 'n' roll," and all that is reprehensible — fearing the wicked, oppressing the kind, dirty tricks, scheming ways — is "not rock 'n' roll."

Rock is the spirit of rebellion and resistance, yes, but patently immoral acts are nonetheless "not rock 'n' roll."

Xinyan reserves the right to make these judgments, and whether these judgments are based on results or her mood, the difference between the things covered by these two opposing terms is clear.

The only catch is that these standards sound odd in certain contexts.

Due to her fierce appearance, Xinyan nearly has no friends, with Xiangling of Wanmin Restaurant being one of the few exceptions with whom she can speak most freely.

Xinyan has a special reason for coming to Wanmin Restaurant — for musical inspiration.

Whenever Xiangling is researching new recipes, others may run for the hills, but not Xinyan. She intentionally eats all the experimental products, and amid the taste bud explosion that results from the never-before-seen flavors, inspiration flows into her mind.

"Tell you what, Xiangling, that dish rocked!"

Though Xinyan considers this to be the highest praise, Xiangling finds it a little hard to be happy about such ratings.
Character Story 4
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 5
The eternal subject of rock 'n' roll is resistance.

But the thing that Xinyan resists is not a concrete thing, but rather, the conceptual shackles of "prejudice."

She was born into a poor family, and her parents placed great stock in her, giving her the best of what little they had in the hopes that she would be able to rise to "become a phoenix."

Of course, this "phoenix" would have to be something that they would recognize.

But things don't always turn out as planned. Xinyan grew to be taller than most girls, and her looks were far from anything that might be considered "cute." Nor was she any good at any of the feminine arts, whether it was cooking, chores, needlework.

So, since her childhood was so deeply impacted by such "prejudices," Xinyan understands how terrifying they could be.

Yet becoming a rock 'n' roll star has not caused her to give up on these other arts.

This is not only because she hates losing, but because she feels that "giving up because you have no talent" is itself a prejudiced belief.

Not long ago, a fan of Xinyan's named Yunjin was invited to her place as a guest.

But if Xinyan hadn't opened the door herself, Yunjin would have thought that she had the wrong house.

The house was spick and span, the windows were clean, and the home ornaments were hand-made and immaculately arranged.

The cooktop was still moist, indicating that someone had been cooking not long before, and there was half-sewn cloth by the bedside that looked much like the decorations Xinyan wore during her performances.

Why, this was practically the room of some refined lady of reputable upbringing, with nary any spirit of rock 'n' roll to be found!

Xinyan was quite worried that this fan of hers would find the difference between their impression of "rock 'n' roll" and this reality too jarring.

Unexpectedly, Yunjin's support and fandom would only grow more intense after this.
Character Story 5
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
The way Xinyan sees it, many adults fail to realize their potential because they are tied down by prejudice, giving in to fear and endless anxiety.

They do not understand what life is about, or where they are going.

She wrote these thoughts into her songs, but invited scorn from the very same adults. "What does this brat know?"

Even so, Xinyan did not waver. After all, such mockery was born of prejudice towards her age.

And if prejudice were something so easily overthrown, there would be no value in resisting it, would there?

She believes that rock 'n' roll is like a seed. After every performance, some seeds might sprout within the hearts of those adults who listen.

When they wake up the next day, perhaps they might receive some inspiration, or perhaps a change of mood will come over them...

Even if it only changes their thinking a little bit... Perhaps they might find that the real-life troubles they are facing are nothing but a storm in a teacup.

Of course, few people other than her audience and the "friends of rock" would credit this to rock 'n' roll.

But people do nonetheless say this around the tables after tea.

"Well, having a girl who plays rock 'n' roll is pretty interesting, no?"
Xinyan's Instrument
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
Xinyan's main instrument is a hand-made lyre of a very unique design. She based it off the rock 'n' roll instruments that were imported from Fontaine before adding additional modifications based on personal understanding.

For example, she mounted a crescent-shaped axe-blade on the tail end of the instrument so it might serve as a weapon in a pinch.

She also connected it to her Vision, allowing it to spew flames and sparks. Its internals can also spew flame, all the better for it to self-destruct if it falls into the wrong hands, preventing its misuse...

The list of modifications goes on, and they are too numerous to count.

This instrument is thus unique, and its sound profile is also special.

—Sorry, what? What do you mean, "these modifications sound like they have nothing to do with music?"

Sounds like you, too, need to attend one of her performances. You'll understand then.
Vision
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
Xinyan was someone who never fit in in Liyue Harbor, and she only found where she belonged when she encountered rock 'n' roll.

But because she lived in a land that had no place for rock 'n' roll yet, she needed to be able to attract enough attention.

She immersed herself in the world of music, looking for a way to move people's hearts. She broke many an instrument and played till calluses formed on both hands, but still, it was unsatisfactory.

"Who'd want to listen to this racket?"

The rotten-tomato reviews she received were starting to get to her. She wondered if she should quit.

Sitting on top of Mt. Tianheng, she looked down over Liyue Harbor. But though the lights lit the streets and alleys of the harbor, they could not light the flame of the spirit of rock 'n' roll.

She considered leaving, to go someplace where rock 'n' roll was appreciated. But would this not be running away? Would it not be a betrayal of rock 'n' roll's spirit of resistance?

No, she would not leave. She would become a "flame" that could light Liyue Harbor up.

She started experimenting with the use of fire to move people, adding sparks and explosions to her music.

But this was no mean feat for an ordinary person.

Who knows how many times she must have burnt her fingers or blown her instrument up. But still, she continued to practice every single day on top of Mt. Tianheng.

And perhaps it was that the gods themselves had great expectations of this new form of music that would soon grace the seven nations...

But regardless, the boiling-hot Vision would be the final stroke of perfection.

Xinyan dashed down the mountain and began her very first rock 'n' roll concert in Liyue Harbor.

Thus did her musical journey begin, with showers of sparks and explosions keeping time.

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    • King DeDeDe on 18 April 2021 at 10:15 pm
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    I took a look at my c4 Xinyan and realized she could be a very good support for Eula, and perhaps also make use of the Pale Flame set that is coming in 1.5. These are some calculations I did of my Zhongli’s current shield in comparison to a possible Xinyan shield if I ever decide to level her up, feel free to take a look if you think it will help you.

    ZHONGLI SHIELD
    Zhongli lvl80+
    hp → 34.291 (base + sands+goblet + some more artifact substats)
    shield scales → 20.5% hp + 2.311 flat (talent lvl8)
    7.029 + 2.311 = 9.340
    shield strength 55% bonus = 14.477 (2piece artifact + vortex vanquisher)
    shield strength 80% bonus with 1st passive = 16.812 (same as above but with zhongli’s 1st passive fully stacked)

    GEO SHIELD HAS 150% DMG ABSORPTION GLOBAL
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    XINYAN SHIELD
    Xinyan lvl80 FLAT (not ascended)
    def → 708 base
    sands 46.6% def = 329 + goblet 46.6% def = 329
    possible total def = 1.366 (can be even more with substats or ascending her)
    shield scales → 201.6% def + 1097 (talent lvl6)
    2.753 + 1097 = 3.850 shield
    possible shield strength 35% bonus = 5.197 (2 piece artifact)

    PYRO SHIELD HAS 250% ABSORPTION AGAINST PYRO
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    Overall not bad for a 4* PhysDmg support character that can constantly apply pyro and have double shield uptime if you have her c2. Zhongli is still be best shield provider in the game no contest… but I do believe I will actually level up my Xinyan to pair her with Eula since my Zhongli is already taken by Xiao in another abyss team.

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      • King DeDeDe on 20 April 2021 at 8:33 pm
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      New calculations for a fully ascended Xinyan taking into consideration the new Tenacity of the Millelith artifact set

      Xinyan lvl 80+ base def 743
      talent lvl11 → 273% def + 1.646 flat (talent lvl8 + c3)

      base def + sands def% + goblet def% → 1.435 total def (can be more with artifact substats + def% claymore)
      3.917 + 1.646 = 5.563 shield
      shield strength 30% → 1.668 + 5.563 = 7.231 (new tenacity 4pc set)

      base def sands def% + goblet def% + HELMET def% → 1.781 total def (can be more with artifact substats + def% claymore)
      4862 + 1646 = 6.508 shield
      shield strength 30% → 1.952 + 6.508 = 8.460 (new tenacity 4pc set)

      Basically you need to start the battle casting her E/Q, giving you a 6k+~ pyro shield; make sure the pulsing pyro waves hits enemies to constantly obtain the 30% shield strength and 20% atk bonus the new artifact set will provide. Wait up to 11 seconds to cast her Q/E to make full use of the shield duration, and if an enemy was hit with the pyro waves recently the new shield will be around 8k+~. The pyro waves pulse around every 2,5~ secs, you can basically keep a full uptime of the 4pc set bonus if you have enough energy.

      You could equip a Energy Recharge% sands and do globet+helmet def%, or use a Energy Recharge% weapon / def% claymore. I will give her a R5 Lithic Blade since it’s just gathering dust on my inventory ever since I got hard trolled on the Homa/Gravestone weapon banner (don’t roll weapon banner kids! its a scam).

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    • Misaka_10032 on 16 April 2021 at 1:50 am
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    Planning on using her in this comp- Eula (R2 WGS), Fischl (C6, R4 Stringless), Xinyan (C4, R5 Sacrificial), DIona (C4, R4 Sacrificial). Any suggestion how should I build her? I am currently thinking 2x Bloodstain and 2x Noblesse with Def% sands and Pyro Cup. She’ll use E as frequently (hence Pyro cup) as possible to Phys support for Eula and break shields. To compensate for lesser Q damage I am thinking of using Noblesse instead of Gladiator. I don’t have resources to test several build so any suggestion would be appreciated.

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      • Dolphina on 18 April 2021 at 6:25 am
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      She is suppose to be built for physical damage. Instead you can put a physical dmg bonus goblet on her! For artifacts, do 2piece Glad and 2piece Bloodstained.

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      • AlexHT on 18 April 2021 at 1:14 pm
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      i’d build her as a burst support isntead of focusing her pyro damage in the elemental skill, you already have a c5 sac gs, if you put a energy recharge sands you will always be able to use her burst when it’s off cooldown. plus if you have her c2 you can just ignore crit rate, which would make her elemental skill never crit anyway so the damage would be poor, the pyro cup wouldn’t change anything. so 2 bloodstained 2 noblesse – physical dmg% – crit dmg% – ER%

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    • GiftedWithWings on 8 April 2021 at 9:50 am
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    Don’t Belittle Xinyan. Many Do And Miss Out On How Amazing Of A Character She Is. Point Made When It Comes To How There’s A Drought Of Comments Here About Her. She’s A Physical And Pyro Character, More Physical Than The Latter, But Her DMG Output Is Insane. (I Main Xinyan Because I Like Her Character Design And I Want Others To Give Her A Try A Well, Focusing On Her Physical Capabilities, She’s Doing 20k Pyro DMG And 16k Physical DMG Despite My Build [With No Food Buffs Or Support Buffs]).

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    • Dolphina on 24 March 2021 at 10:50 am
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    super good character. use her 🙂

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