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Xianyun Genshin Impact

Xianyun Genshin Impact

Cloud Retainer, one of the last remaining Adeptus in Liyue has finally unveiled her human form, and is a playable character in Genshin Impact since. Xianyun is a 5-star Anemo buffer and healer, boasting an interesting yet niche kit that centers around plunge attacks. In order to maximize her potential in her role, players must first grasp her playstyle, kit and core mechanics. Find out more by reading this Xianyun Genshin Impact guide, showcasing her lore, talents, constellations and how to get her.

Who is Xianyun Genshin Impact?

Xianyun has joined the list of the Genshin Impact characters. She is a catalyst-wielding 5-star character and one of the many Anemo supports.

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Prior to knowing her as Xianyun, you might have first encountered her as Cloud Retainer, the Adepti of Liyue Harbor. Glimpses of her human form have been offered through Madame Ping and Guizhong's backstory during the 2023 Lantern Rite.

Cloud Retainer, together with other Adepti have fought to defend their people under Morax's leadership. She also has a knack for mechanisms and often competes with others including the God of Dust, Guizhong.

Is Xianyun good in Genshin?

Xianyun is a 5-star Anemo support who who introduces a unique and fun mechanic that essentially enables characters who have different playstyles, to use plunge attacks to deal damage.

To top it off, she brings a myriad of damage and attack buffs from her kit. While it can only cater to a few characters, her teamwide healing is rather exceptional too, perfect for teams requiring reliable sustain.

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That said, Xianyun Genshin Impact is a good character to add to your team. In addition to all of these, Xianyun also makes the exploration easier as she can cast consecutive leaps allowing her to cover long distances with ease.

However, the only downside is that Xianyun only favors a type of playstyle that only a few characters can pull off. Hence, she may not be able to slot herself into other team composition.

How to play Xianyun Genshin Impact?

Before learning Xianyun in this Xianyun Genshin Impact Guide, one must know that she has quite a niche kit, being the only support exclusively focused on buffing plunge attack DPS.

Xianyun Genshin Impact Talents

Cloud Retainer enters the Cloud Transmogrification state upon activating her elemental skill, which causes her to not take any fall damage. At the same time, she will use the Skyladder essentially giving her the ability to leap forward.

Skyladder can be used three times and while in mid-air similar to Xiao and Kazuha's skill, dealing Anemo Damage to targets hit. Should Xianyun do a plunge attack, the damage will be converted into Driftcloud Wave which metes out AOE anemo damage. The more Skyladder you use, the greater damage Driftcloud Wave will deal and the larger the AOE will be upon landing.

Her elemental burst on the other hand, is pretty reliable for a team composition requiring teamwide healing such as Furina teams. Upon casting Stars Gather at Dusk, Xianyun will instantly heal her allies based on her ATK, and will continue to restore health over time. The interesting part of her ultimate is the Starwicker mechanism.

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While Starwicker is in effect, the active character will have the ability to jump higher and, therefore will be able to do plunge attacks. Each plunge attack will also be accompanied by another AOE Anemo damage.

Without a doubt, Xianyun brings ample utility and buffs to the team, but that doesn't end there. Her passive talents, when unlocked, can be much more beneficial to plunging attacks. Not only will it increase the plunging attacks' crit rate, but will also ramp up the shockwave damage by 200% of Xianyun's ATK.

Xianyun Genshin Impact Constellations

If used mainly as a support, C2 can be a great stopping point, or C4 if you need more healing from her.

  • Xianyun's C1 provides an additional charge of her elemental skill, meaning that it will decrease her energy recharge requirement.

  • C2 on the other hand is a must-have if you're looking to further enhance the damage bonus she brings as it doubles the effect of the second ascension passive from 200% to 400%, along with a 20% attack bonus for Xianyun.

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  • Meanwhile, Xianyun's C4 adds another source of healing as each leap she makes restores the health of nearby characters based on her attacks.

  • Finally, C6 opens up a new playstyle for Xianyun that essentially gives her the ability to become an on-field Plunge attack DPS. If C6 is activated, her elemental skill will not go on cooldown 16s after using her burst. Within this time window, she can use White Clouds at Dawn repeatedly for up to 8 times, allowing for a total of ten plunge attacks against her opponents.

As we wrap up this Xianyun Genshin Impact guide, it is evident that while she has a niche set of talents, there's no arguing that she does an excellent job in her unique role.

After finally understanding her kit, you may now start upgrading her and her stats with the help of our Xianyun Genshin Impact ascension materials guide and build guide. Moreover, you can find all of her best teams by visiting our Xianyun best teams article. If these articles prove to be of help, do not hesitate to use the rest of Mobi.gg's Genshin Impact tips articles.

FAQ - Xianyun Genshin Impact

How to get Xianyun?

Xianyun is a 5-star Anemo Catalyst that players can only acquire for a limited period through Xianyun's Wish Banner: The Crane Soars Skyward. This banner runs from January 1, 2024 until February 20, 2024.

How old is Xianyun?

Xianyun is revealed to be born on April 11. Much like other Adepti in Liyue, Xianyun or the Cloud Retainer has lived for a very long time and is believed to have existed for over 4000 years.

How big is Xianyun?

Xianyun is one of the tall female characters in Genshin Impact, standing at a height of 170cm

Heizo
Heizo A writer with a love-hate relationship with role-playing games, gacha, MOBA, and first-person shooters. In her free time, you'll usually find her either whiffing her shots or recovering from a massive tilt.
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