Genshin Impact was one of the best games of 2020 be it on console or mobile, and this was quite the feat when its initial announcement resulted in an angry PS4 gamer smashing their console. While version 1.2 has given us the fantastic Albedo and Ganyu, a lot of people are looking forward to the upcoming update 1.3. A Xiao banner is confirmed for Genshin Impact update 1.3, and here you’ll find the skills and abilities for Xiao.
With update 1.3 arriving in less than a day, there is plenty to look forward to with the Lantern Rite event boasting exclusive games, activities, food, and rewards. In addition, although she’s not confirmed, there’s still belief within the community that Hu Tao is coming out during the upcoming version.
While Hu Tao is an exciting hypothetical, below you’ll find all the skills and abilities for the Xiao banner in Genshin Impact.
Genshin Impact Xiao skills and abilities
The skills and abilities for Xiao in Genshin Impact come from the closed beta.
Xiao was a playable character in the Genshin Impact closed beta, and his skills and abilities should be the same in update 1.3.
His normal attacks, Whirtlwind Thrust, performs up to six consecutive spear strikes, his charged attack consumes stamina to perform an upward thrust, and plunging attack sees him strike from mid-air to deal AoE damage upon impact.
Lemniscatic Wind Cycling sees Xiao lunge forward to deal Anemo damage to opponents in his path, and this can be used in mid-air.
There’s also the Bane of All Evil which sees Xiao don the Yasha Mask, and this increases the character’s jumping ability along with his attack AoE and attack DMG, and attack DMG also gets converted into Anemo DMG.
In regard to Passive Talents, Gravity Defier decreases climbing stamina by 20% for party members, and Tamer of Demons increases all DMG by 5% while under the effects of Bane of All Evil.
Lastly, Heaven Fall increases the DMG of subsequent uses of Lemniscatic Wind Cycling by 15%. This effect lasts for seven seconds, and has a maximum of three stacks.
All of the above skills for Xiao come courtesy of Honey Hunter World, so check out their page for more information including Constellations.