Xiao talents, abilities, and Ascension materials – Genshin Impact

Untold potential.

Genshin Impact

While there is no set release date for Xiao’s Banner just yet, interest in this Genshin Impact character is running high as people try to decide if they will use their hard-earned Fates and Primogems to roll on the upcoming Ganyu Banner, or potentially wait for Xiao to arrive.

Xiao is a polearm user, combining rapid attacks with his Anemo abilities to dish out damage. While the type of character who always wants to be in the fight, he can be squishy and will need to be accompanied by strong healers. In this article we will run through everything we know about the character to date, but nothing here is set in stone until he arrives in the game.


  • Normal Attack: Perform up to 6 rapid strikes.
  • Charged Attack: Dive down and impact the ground, causing damage relative to the falling height. Can only be triggered in mid-air.

Elemental Skill

Lemniscatic Wind Cycling

Xiao Lunges forward, dealing Anemo DMG to enemies along the path. Can be used in mid-air. At base Constellation he will have two charges. Will do 229% skill damage, and has a cooldown of 10 seconds.

Elemental Burst

Bane of all Evil

Takes on the form of the yaksha that terrified both demons and archons alike millennia ago. For its duration, increases Xiao’s attack range and DMG, while converting damage type to Anemo and enhancing Xiao’s Jumping Ability. Maintaining this form continuously drains Xiao’s HP.

Xiao receives a 68.8% damage increase, loses 3% HP per second. The Burst lasts for 15 seconds and has a 15 second cooldown.


  • Starting Bane of All Evil increases Xiao’s DMG by 5%. After this, Xiao’s DMG continues to increase by 5% every 3s until the skill ends. Max 25% increase.
  • When Lemniscatic Wind Cycling is used, increases all subsequent Lemniscatic Wind Cycling’s DMG by 10% for 6s. Max 3 stacks. Duration refreshes with new stacks.
  • Decreases all party member’s falling DMG by 20%.


1Dissolution Eon – Destroyer of WorldsIncreases Lemniscatic Wind Cycling’s charges by 1.
2Annihilation Eon – Blossom of KaleidosWhen in party but not the currently active character, Xiao’s Energy Recharge is increased by 25%.
3Evil Conqueror – Wrath DeityIncreases Lemniscatic Wind Cycling’s skill level by 3. The maximum level is 15.
4Transcension – Extinction of SufferingWhen Xiao’s HP falls below 50%, gains a 100% DEF Bonus.
5Evolution Eon – Origin of IgnoranceIncreases Bane of All Evil’s skill level by 3. The maximum level is 15.
6Evil Conqueror – Vigilant YakshaDuring Bane of All Evil, hitting 2 or more enemies with a Charged Attack grants Lemniscatic Wind Cycling 1 additional charge and reduces Lemniscatic Wind Cycling’s CD by 1 second.

Ascension Materials


We know that you need Teachings, Guides and Philosophies of Prosperity to level up Xiao’s talents, in conjunction with Slime Condensate, Secretions, and Concentrate. We do not know the volume per level at this time.


LevelMoraBoss Drop MaterialBoss Drop MaterialLocal SpecialityEnemy Drop Material
Vayuda Turquoise Sliver ×1
Qingxin ×3

Slime Condensate ×3
Vayuda Turquoise Fragment ×3

Juvenile Jade ×2

Qingxin ×10

Slime Condensate ×15
Vayuda Turquoise Fragment ×6

Juvenile Jade ×4

Qingxin ×20

Slime Secretions ×12
Vayuda Turquoise Chunk ×3

Juvenile Jade ×8

Qingxin ×30

Slime Secretions ×18
Vayuda Turquoise Chunk ×6

Juvenile Jade ×12

Qingxin ×45

Slime Concentrates ×12
Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone ×6

Juvenile Jade ×20

Qingxin ×60

Slime Concentrates ×24