Xiao has some of the highest damage stats in Genshin Impact, yet knowing which of his Constellations are worthwhile can be challenging.
Xiao, the 5-star Anemo Adeptus of Liyue, is one of the more substantial DPS choices in Genshin Impact, and players who expertly employ specific Constellations will be able to enhance his powerful AoE damage output. However, it should be noted that Xiao’s Constellations, particularly C1-C5, scale more towards his kit’s utility and sustain rather than his DPS. As a result, C6: “Conqueror of Evil: Guardian Yaksha” is the most optimal option when choosing which Constellations to level in Genshin Impact.
On the other hand, this observation does not mean the rest of Xiao’s Constellations are rendered ineffective. While those who mainly use Xiao for only DPS purposes will recommend avoiding upgrading his Constellation path, players who prefer Xiao over other characters may see particular Constellations in his kit as worthwhile. Additionally, it would be wise to invest some time, effort, or money into obtaining the Primordial Jade Winged-Spear, a specially tailored weapon for Xiao. The Jade Winged-Spear can scale off Xiao’s innate high stats and whichever high-tier Artifacts the player has equipped him with. As a result, unlocking his Constellations in Genshin Impact can be activated to further enhance his utility, while his gear can manage his DPS.
Although potentially expensive, Conqueror of Evil: Guardian Yaksha is the best Constellation to prioritize for Xiao because it allows him to use his dash attack skill, Lemniscatic Wind Cycling, in quick succession up to six times. However, a major drawback would be that this passive ability will only trigger when battling enemies in two or more groups. Single opponents such as bosses would cause Guardian Yaksha to lose its effectiveness.
Best Constellations for Xiao in Genshin Impact
C1: Dissolution Eon: Destroyer of Worlds is also a useful Constellation, as it increases Xiao’s dash ability by an additional charge. Xiao’s kit in Genshin Impact is built around mobility paired with damage, so being able to cast his wind cycling a third time will improve both movement and attack. Furthermore, Dissolution Eon allows Xiao to fully utilize his Ascension passive, as his dash damage will stack up to three times instead of two.
C2: Annihilation Eon: Blossom of Kaleidos buffs Xiao when he is inactive, increasing his Energy Recharge by 25%. Although this passive sounds somewhat passable, this Constellation grants Xiao less waiting time between his Elemental Bursts, meaning his rotation will become more efficient. As for the rest of the Constellations, C4 isn’t impracticable but certainly situational to the point players shouldn’t need it most of the time. Nevertheless, players should focus primarily on leveling C6 followed by C2 if they are big fans of Xiao in Genshin Impact. The rest of the Constellations will depend mainly on player preference.
Genshin Impact is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, iOS, and Android.
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