Want to learn how to create the best build for Xiangling in Genshin Impact? Pyro Polearm wielder Xiangling may not be Genshin Impact’s most powerful character, but she does have a few characteristics that make her a very desirable recruit for your party. She’s a solid fighter, placing respectably among the B Tier on our Genshin Impact character tier list. While this is only quite good in itself, it becomes a lot more important when you take into account the fact that Xiangling is one of only two characters (alongside Barbara) who you can claim completely for free after completing the Prologue.
Xiangling is powerful enough that you might well want to consider her as your party’s main DPS character, though she can also be well-placed as a secondary damage dealer. In either case, her best weapon remains the same: the Skyward Spine. Wielding this high-end Polearm grants Xiangling hefty increases to her crit rate and attack speed. There’s also a 50% chance that her normal and charged attacks will trigger an AoE effect that deals anywhere between 40%-100% of her attack damage again, and this can be repeated every two seconds.
It’s worth noting that Xiangling’s base stats are solid but nothing amazing, and it’s her strengths as a Pyro character that really make her shine. But you shouldn’t neglect her weaponry, since a good Polearm like this really rounds out her fighting style and elevates her to the level of a pretty formidable offensive character.