Exquisite Delicacy

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Rarity ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Role DPS
Gender Female
Birthday November 2nd
Vision pyro element genshin impact wiki guidePyro
Constellation Trulla
Main Weapon Polearms
Passive Talent Chef de Cuisine
Elemental Burst Pyronado

Xiangling is a Playable Character in Genshin Impact. These playable characters are the various roles that a player can add to their party and take control of in Genshin Impact. Each character in the game is unique from one another, they are different when it comes to the element they harness, the weapon that they use, their appearance, stats, strengths, weaknesses, and many more


The Head Chef at the Wanmin Restaurant and also a waitress there, Xiangling is extremely passionate about cooking and excels at her signature hot and spicy dishes. Though still young, Xiangling is a true master of the culinary arts with all the skills of a kitchen veteran.

She enjoys a good reputation among the hearty eaters at Chihu Rock. There's absolutely no need to be nervous if she wants you to sample her latest creation. It will not disappoint. Promise.


Genshin Impact Xiangling Information

  • Role: DPS
  • Vision: Pyro
  • Constellation: Trulla
  • Main Weapon: Polearms
  • Elemental Burst: Pyronado
  • Elemental Burst Effect: Displaying her mastery over both fire and polearms, Xiangling sends a Pyronado whirling around her.
  • Character Passive Talent: Chef de Cuisine
  • Passive Talent Effect: When Xiangling cooks an ATK-boosting dish perfectly, she has a 12% chance to receive double the product.


Genshin Impact Xiangling Guides and Builds

  • Xiangling Strength: High AoE Elemental Burst DMG. Continuous Pyro DMG
  • Xiangling Weaknesses: With her summon, Guoba does not have basic ATK or targeting instincts
  • Xiangling Combat: Her abilities allow her summon a Panda that will continuously breathe fire and deal AoE Pyro DMG, but her main power and DMG will derive form her Elemental Burst, the Pyronado. This ability does great DMG even at low levels. Keep an eye out for a chili piece that her summon drops as he finishes up his summon. This will increase ATK by 10% for 10 seconds. When creating a build keep an eye out for a high energy recharge to get your burst back on cooldown.

Xiangling Best Items

  • The Catch: Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 16% and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate by 6%.
  • Engulfing Lightning:ATK increased by 28% of Energy Recharge over the base 100%. You can gain a maximum bonus of 80% ATK. Gain 30% Energy Recharge for 12s after using an Elemental Burst.
  • Emblem of Severed Fate: Energy Recharge +20%., Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be o
  • Dragon's Bane: Increases DMG against enemies affected by Hydro or Pyro by 20%.
  • Crimson Witch of Flames: Pyro DMG Bonus +15%, Increases Overloaded and Burning DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental Skill increases 2-Piece Set effects by 50% for 10s. Max 3 stacks.
  • Noblesse Oblige: Elemental Burst DMG +20%., Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.


Genshin Impact Xiangling Talents


  • Normal Attack: Performs up to 5 consecutive spear strikes.
  • Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to enemies along the way.
  • Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Guoba Attack

  • Summons Guoba the Panda. Guoba continuously breathes fire, dealing AoE Pyro DMG.


  • Displaying her mastery over both fire and polearms, Xiangling sends a Pyronado whirling around her.
  • The Pyronado will move with your character for so long as the ability persists, dealing Pyro DMG to all enemies in its path.

Crossfire (Ascension Lv. 1)

  • Modifies Guoba Attack.
  • Increases the flame range of Guoba by 20%.

Beware, It's Super Hot! (Ascension Lv. 4)

  • Modifies Guoba Attack.
  • When Guoba Attack's effect ends, Guoba leaves a chili pepper on the spot where it disappeared. Picking up a chili pepper increases ATK by 10% for 10s.

Chef de Cuisine (Unlocked Automatically)

  • When Xiangling cooks an ATK-boosting dish perfectly, she has a 12% chance to receive double the product.


Genshin Impact Xiangling Constellations

Crispy Outside, Tender Inside (Lv. 1)

  • Modifies Guoba Attack.
  • Enemies hit by Guoba's attacks have their Pyro RES reduced by 15% for 6s.

Oil Meets Fire (Lv. 2)

  • The last attack in a Normal Attack sequence applies the Implode status onto the enemy for 2s. An explosion will occur once this duration ends, dealing 75% of Xiangling's ATK as AoE Pyro DMG.

Deepfry (Lv. 3)

  • Modifies Pyronado.
  • Increases the Level of Pyronado by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.

Slowbake (Lv. 4)

  • Modifies Pyronado.
  • Pyronado's duration is increased by 40%.

Guoba Mad (Lv. 5)

  • Modifies Guoba Attack.
  • Increase the Level of Guoba Attack by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.

Condensed Pyronado (Lv. 6)

  • Modifies Pyronado.
  • For the duration of Pyronado, all party members receive a 15% Pyro DMG Bonus.


How to Get Xiangling in Genshin Impact

  • Characters are primarily be obtained by using Primogems Materials to perform Wishes or Gacha Pulls.


Xiangling Lore & Character Story

Character Details

"Coming, coming! Here's your Stir-Fried Filet! And your Mora Meat. And Fried Radish Balls, as you ordered."

In Liyue, there's a place called Chihu Rock, and there stands a restaurant known as Wanmin Restaurant.

Once must remain focused if they want to keep moving forward on the bustling streets of Liyue. Unsuspecting newcomers to this place are often lured away by wonderful culinary aromas or lead to peek inside stores by curious sounds.

Xiangling, who is both chef and waitress at the restaurant, delivers steaming delicious dishes to the tables.

"Sit anywhere you'd like. I can make whatever you want, even if it's not on the menu!" The workers at Wanmin Restaurant can recognize a regular, if not by their face, then by the first sentence out of their mouths. A customer that orders without needing a menu have been at least a few times before. However, if they ask "Is Xiangling the chef today?" then they're definitely a regular.

Character Story 1

(Unlocks at Friendship Lvl. 2)

Xiangling has destroyed many a wok in her time. Either the insides would become irreversibly charred from the heat of a Pyro Slime, or cracks would appear due to flash-freezing from a Mist Flower — or, at some step in Xiangling's unconventional cooking process, a small-scale explosion would reduce it to scrap metal.

After some heavy consideration on the part of Xiangling's father, he ultimately decided not to banish his daughter from the kitchen, despite the destruction she caused.

As reckless, imaginative, and uninhibited as she may be, it was exactly these traits that led her to create her most successful dishes. "Maybe this isn't so bad..." He tried to convince himself.

Suffice to say that payment for a new wok is a regular feature of the restaurant's monthly ledger.

Character Story 2

(Unlocks at Friendship Lvl. 3)

"There are many secrets to cooking; the most important of which is passion."

When Xiangling decided to learn to be a chef, her father handed her his own handwritten cooking journal, his life's work. That line was written on the title page. If she was any other person, she would likely have regarded it as some cheesy inspirational quote. However, Xiangling regarded it as a priceless treasure.

To her, her father only secured his footing in the forever-ongoing war between the Li and the Yue cuisines by upholding that principle.

However, at that time, the conflict between the two styles was white-hot, with many restaurants feeling the pressure that arose from it. Wanmin Restaurant was no exception.

"Good food is good food, period!"

The monopoly on luxurious ingredients such as matsutake and crabs infuriated Xiangling, her angry response to which was to take over in the kitchen. It was time for her to build upon the foundation her father gave her and make some changes.

"I'm gonna make super-delicious dishes out of any ingredient!"

Character Story 3

(Unlocks at Friendship Lvl. 4)

Xiangling's liveliness was disastrous for the hilichurls of Jueyun Karst. They one day awoke to find their fighting clubs gone.

Of course, the flora in Dihua Marsh did not fare any better. After all the work she put in, she finally created some new recipes, such as Hilichurl Club BBQ Fish and Horsetail Sticky Rice and Meat...

She'd never create anything new if she just stuck to the recipes of her predecessors. One must break with common conception if they are to carve their own path.

When Xiangling finally created her crowning achievement, the Chef's Special Cold-Dressed Fowl, her father paid the price, needing to resort to simple white congee for two days following.

"Mint and Qingxin Flower seem to induce diarrhea..."

She learned a valuable experience to add to her journal. Strange. She ate her own dishes, but nothing ever happened to her. Xiangling did feel guilty though. Maybe it was because she was young and healthy, or had somehow built up a resistance to certain toxins... One may never know.

Character Story 4

(Unlocks at Friendship Lvl. 5)

Whenever a customer asks what exactly was the perplexing creature that follows Xiangling around is, she tells them the story:

There was a sudden downpour one day when Xiangling was on her way to fetch some Violetgrass. Halfway there, she was already tired and hungry. She stumbled into a cave, and came across a strange shrine. So she sat down by the shrine, and took out two pieces of spicy cornbread.

She gobbled down one, but left the other on the shrine, intending to eat a little later, but then promptly fell asleep. When she woke up, the other spicy cornbread was gone and a mysterious creature was sitting in front of her, staring. "Was it good?" It nodded.

"More?" She took out some jerky from her backpack. The mysterious creature nodded once again.

This was how Xiangling made a new friend. It seemed to be drawn to Xiangling's cooking, as the creature started following Xiangling around wherever she went.

Xiangling named it "Guoba," after her favorite childhood snack.

Character Story 5

(Unlocks at Friendship Lvl. 6)

After sampling every dish there was in Liyue, Xiangling's culinary skills drastically improved. Her specialty spicy dishes earned the praise of even her father, a veteran chef with over two decades of experience.

She created her unique and complex flavor profile through a generous helping of chili peppers mixed with fruits and herbs for increased aroma. She also created what became the signature dish of Wanmin Restaurant: Black-Back Perch Stew, which combines the richness, color and strong flavors of Li cuisine with the fresh aromas and nutritional content of Yue cuisine.

Some have tried to copy her recipes, but try as they might they can never quite reproduce the way her cooking tastes.

"Braise fresh Violetgrass overnight. Dry, then grind to a fine powder. Sprinkle into any dish for an aromatic boost."

This is one of Xiangling's secret recipes, arrived at through a painstaking process of trial and error.

In Xiangling's case, that means countless bouts of diarrhea, countless bruised knees bashed on rocky cliffs, and countless wasted potfuls of food that didn't quite turn out as expected.

Xiangling's Map

(Unlocks at Friendship Lvl. 4)

This map of Teyvat is lined with dense notations in various colors, and if you read closely, you can find the places where Xiangling has been, and where she intends to go in future.

"The shellfish of the shallows around Guyun Stone Forest are unmatched in their freshness. They say that 'here be sea monsters'?"

"Sea monster meat tastes great. Should look for Beidou to go fight another one. Will steaming them with eggs make them taste better?"

"There's a dragon in Mondstadt? Great! I just need three days of provisions to get there."

"Valberries are sweet. Lots here. I'll bring a basket. Take some back. See if they'll grow."

"This Mondstadt restaurant's Sautéed Matsutake is way too luxurious! They should just sell the matsutake. Ooh, what if I fry some with Jueyun Chili? Sounds good already. Might as well borrow a kitchen tomorrow and give it a go."

"Haven't found the dragon yet. Am I in the right place?"


(Unlocks at Friendship Lvl. 6)

"You can make something super delicious out of any kind of ingredient."

Xiangling earned the approval of a Vision by shouldering this ideal in a wholehearted and unreserved manner. Even when she would make dishes that could be called "horrifying," her desire to keep trying to match ingredients would never waver.

"Ugh... Qingxin Fried Lizard is actually kinda bad. I think lizards should just be stone-grilled in the future."

"Slime fried rice is also rather ordinary. Maybe we'll try putting mushrooms in a slime jus next time."

Though her friends fell around her during the epic battles with the taste of her dishes and advised her to turn back, Xiangling never stopped thinking about how to turn these "special" ingredients into delicious food.

In Xiangling's innocent and persistent heart, as long as they were not poisonous, there were no good or bad ingredients.

Her Vision, after all, proves that even the gods approve of such thinking.


Xiangling Notes & Tips

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  • Other notes, tips, and trivia go here.



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