The best Zingqiu build in Genshin Impact

Turn on the waterworks.

Genshin Impact

Zingiu is a Hydro character that uses a sword in combat. Zingiu can be an interesting sub DPS character, bringing good damage reduction, additional healing, and his own damage output to the mix. As a sub DPS, you will be aiming to switch to Zingiu, use his abilities, then switch back to your main DPS.

His Elemental Skill is called Guhua Sword – Fatal Rainscreen. He will perform a double strike with his sword, dealing Hydro damage and form a screen of swords that will orbit the character. Upon taking damage a sword will shatter, reducing the damage taken and healing the character for 6% of Xingiu’s total health, as long as he has reached his first Ascension.

His Elemental Burst is called Raincutter. This will cause normal attacks to trigger a sword rain attack that deals Hydro damage, and the protective Rain Swords cannot be reduce in number while this is active.


  • Hydropathic – When a Rain Sword is shattered or when its duration expires, it regenerates the current character’s HP based on 6% of Xingqiu’s Max HP.
  • Blades Amidst Raindrops – Xingqiu gains a 20% Hydro DMG Bonus.
  • Flash of Genius – When Xingqiu crafts Character Talent Materials, he has a 25% chance to refund a portion of the crafting materials used.


1The Scent RemainedIncreases the maximum number of Rain Swords by 1.
2Rainbow Upon the Azure SkyExtends the duration of Raincutter by 3s. Decreases the Hydro RES of enemies hit by sword rain by 15% for 4s.
3Weaver of VersesIncreases the level of Raincutter by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
4EvilsootherThroughout the duration of Raincutter, the DMG dealt by Fatal Rainscreen is increased by 50%.
5Embrace of RainIncreases the level of Fatal Rainscreen by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
6Hence, Call Them My Own VersesActivating 2 of Raincutter’s sword rain attacks greatly increases the DMG of the third. Xingqiu regenerates 3 Energy when sword rain attacks hit enemies.


The Sacrificial Sword and the Favonius Sword are both good options for Xingiu, as they will both help his energy recharge with their sub stat. They can both be obtained from Wishes.


For Artifacts, Noblesse Oblige is a great option, as it will benefit the whole party. The Noblesse Oblige set can be found at the Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern in Liyue. You only need two parts to get an Elemental Burst damage increase of 20%.

You can also use two parts of the Heart of Depth set to gain a 15% damage bonus to your Hydro damage output. You can get this set from the Peak of Vindagnyr Domain in Dragonspine.