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Xinyan is a playable Pyro character in Genshin Impact.


Rarity4 Star
Constel­lationFila Ignium
BirthdayOctober 16th
Height5'2" / 158cm
Special DishRockin' Riffin' Chicken!
How to obtainEvent Wish - Gentry of Hermitage, Wishes
AffiliationLiyue, The Red Strings
Release DateDecember 01, 2020
CVLaura Stahl (EN), Takahashi Chiaki たかはし智秋 (JP)


Xinyan is a 4-Star playable Claymore Pyro character in Genshin Impact.

Rock 'n' roll is a relatively unpopular style of music in Liyue, having recently been brought over from Fontaine. Xinyan, however, loves the sound — and she's slowly but surely amassing a fanbase of her own as she performs throughout Liyue Harbor.


  • Normal Attack: Dance on Fire

  1. Normal Attack: Performs up to 4 consecutive strikes.
  2. Charged Attack: Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous spinning attacks against all nearby opponents. At the end of the sequence, performs a more powerful slash.
  3. Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

  • Elemental Skill: Sweeping Fervor

Rock on!

Xinyan brandishes her instrument, dealing Pyro DMG on nearby opponents, forming a shield made out of her audience's passion.
The shield's DMG Absorption scales based on Xinyan's DEF and on the number of opponents hit.

  1. Hitting 0 – 1 opponents grants Shield Level 1: Ad Lib.
  2. Hitting 2 opponents grants Shield Level 2: Lead-In.
  3. Hitting 3 or more opponents grants Shield Level 3: Rave, which will also deal intermittent Pyro DMG to nearby opponents.

The shield has the following special properties:
  1. When unleashed, it infuses Xinyan with Pyro.
  2. It has 250% DMG Absorption effectiveness against Pyro DMG.

  • Elemental Burst: Riff Revolution


Strumming rapidly, Xinyan launches nearby opponents and deals Physical DMG to them, hyping up the crowd.
The sheer intensity of the atmosphere will cause explosions that deal Pyro DMG to nearby opponents.

  • 1st Ascension Passive: "The Show Goes On, Even Without An Audience..."
Decreases the number of opponents Sweeping Fervor must hit to trigger each level of shielding.
  1. Shield Level 2: Lead-In requirement reduced to 1 opponent hit.
  2. Shield Level 3: Rave requirement reduced to 2 opponents hit or more.

  • 4th Ascension Passive: "...Now That's Rock 'N' Roll!"
Characters shielded by Sweeping Fervor deal 15% increased Physical DMG.

  • Utility Passive: A Rad Recipe
When Perfect Cooking is achieved on a DEF-boosting dish, Xinyan has a 12% chance to obtain double the product.


  • Level 1: Fatal Acceleration

Upon scoring a CRIT Hit, increases ATK SPD of Xinyan's Normal and Charged Attacks by 12% for 5s. Can only occur once every 5s.

  • Level 2: Impromptu Opening
Riff Revolution's Physical DMG has its CRIT Rate increased by 100%, and will form a shield at Shield Level 3: Rave when cast.
  • Level 3: Double-Stop
Increases the Level of Sweeping Fervor by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Level 4: Wildfire Rhythm
Sweeping Fervor's swing DMG decreases opponent's Physical RES by 15% for 12s.
  • Level 5: Screamin' for an Encore
Increases the Level of Riff Revolution by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Level 6: Rockin' in a Flaming World
Decreases the Stamina Consumption of Xinyan's Charged Attacks by 30%. Additionally, Xinyan's Charged Attacks gain an ATK Bonus equal to 50% of her DEF.


Xinyan is a fan of rock 'n' roll and returned to Liyue to spread it across the nation. Despite having difficulty in improving its reputation for many reasons, she is not discouraged and continues to play, appreciating all who come to her performances. She does not have any formal training for her music, having learned it herself on the go. As such, she is very supportive of others who show interest, even if they have no experience.

Having a fiery personality, she likes standing out in her own way, but many consider her to be weird and/or terrifying as a result. While aware of this, her attempts to make herself more presentable to them ends up in failure.

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Character Mentions

The elders of the troupe are always harping on about rock 'n' roll being a bad influence. Needless to say, they never approve of me going to see Xinyan's shows. "It's for your own good," they say. Hmph, all it's really about is their inability to accept anything new. Whatever, those old fogies can't tell me what to do. I'm going to keep rocking out at Xinyan's gigs, every week, and that's that.


Xinyan always comes to the Wanmin Restaurant for a late-night snack! She gobbles up all the new dishes that the likes of Xingqiu and Chongyun don't go near... and nine out of ten times, she enjoys them too! She's great.


I avoid Xinyan's performances like the plague. That heated atmosphere... Even if you don't intend to get involved, it still... Let's just say that it gets me all hot and bothered.


Where does Xinyan perform? Anywhere from Chihu Rock to Yujing Terrace — no spot is untouched by her disruptive presence... A quiet day when I can curl up with a good book is a rare treasure indeed.

行秋 [61日目]

She's got a great personality, that one! The guys in the crew love that rock and roll of hers. Me? We have common ground, just... not when it comes to taste in music.

You know what, I think her music rocks is too noisy by traditional standards, for sure, but I don't care. Good music is good music. And good music should reach the widest possible audience.


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