Genshin Impact: Best Xiao Supports and team comps

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Xiao is a unique on-field Anemo DPS character that has high damage potential in Genshin Impact. With some key support characters, he can be taken even further. Here are the five best characters to use with Xiao in Genshin Impact.

Xiao’s 5 best Supports

5) Bennett

Bennett is the game’s best Support hands down, but works even better with Xiao. Bennett’s Elemental Burst buffs the attack of and heals characters within its field, two things Xiao wants. Xiao’s own Elemental Burst ticks away his health, and having a reliable way of healing can make Xiao feel more comfortable to play.

Bennett’s Burst also has an interesting synergy: it only heals when the character inside is below 70% health. It can actually heal over 70%, but the healing only triggers when a character is below that threshold. Since Xiao constantly loses health, you’ll actually trigger the healing effect more often as you’ll just dip below 70%.

4) Albedo

The synergy of Albedo’s off-field damage with Xiao is simple, but elegant. Albedo’s Elemental Skill leaves behind a field centered around a flower that deals Geo damage whenever an enemy inside the field is hit. While you won’t be Crystallizing the Anemo attacks, the coordinated strikes will generate Particles to fuel Xiao’s Burst.

3) Traveler (Anemo/Electro)

Anemo Traveler is one of the only ways to debuff Anemo Resistance to enemies. Their Elemental Burst creates a large tornado that traps smaller enemies together while decreasing their Anemo Resistance. Once they’re gathered, Xiao can make quick work of them. Larger enemies can’t be pushed, but they’ll still have their Anemo Resistance shredded.

Electro Traveler is actually a great battery. They provide a massive amount of Energy by increasing Energy Recharge and restoring Energy directly. You can then prioritize Attack and Damage on your Xiao’s Artifacts and Weapons.

Xiao's best Weapons and Artifacts. light. Builds

2) Sucrose

Sucrose has a key role for Xiao: she provides a steady stream of Anemo Particles to fuel his Elemental Burst. Her Passive Talents that buff Elemental Mastery can also prove useful when Xiao triggers Swirl reactions.

Most importantly, Sucrose is a Catalyst user who can hold Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers. This is a three-star Weapon that can be easily refined. At Refinement 5, it gives a massive 48% Attack buff for 10 seconds to the character that Sucrose switches into. This huge attack buff scales well with Xiao’s kit, especially if his Artifacts and Weapons are built for Crit or Anemo damage.

Ascension. How to Ascend Xiao and his Talents. light

1) Zhongli

Xiao has a unique role as an on-field Anemo DPS. Normally, Anemo is a support for other elements. There’s not many ways to buff Anemo, as you can’t Swirl itself. That’s where Zhongli comes in.

With Zhongli’s Jade Shield on, it lowers the resistance of nearby enemies to the active character’s Element. This is one of the only ways to debuff Anemo Resistance, and can provide a massive boost to Xiao’s damage especially since he’s always up close to enemies. Of course, the Jade Shield will also protect him from damage.