The “Quick TL;DR” guide series:
I’ll get straight to it.
PSA #1: Supports are like cheese. They kinda get stinky and boring if you eat it by itself, but pair it with other foods (DPS)? They make everything taste better (unless you’re lactose intolerant)
PSA #2: Both Xingqiu’s abilities scale off ATK. He may be a nerd, but he’s been studying the blade. Literally. Don’t steal his books, otherwise he’ll cry and get you wet
Does 2 quick hydro slashes infront of him. Creates 3 swords that breaks when hit giving damage reduction. STAYS WHEN YOU SWAP CHARACTERS. 20% of Hydro DMG% = More damage reduction
PSA #3: Max swords is 3, meaning you get 3 hits with damage reduction. The additional damage reduction gained from Hydro DMG% caps at 24%
IMPORTANT TIP: The wet is only applied during the slashes and goes away instantly. The sword ring does NOT apply wet to yourself, but will apply wet to nearby enemies.
Also heals you, so you get extra beefy
Pushes enemies back on activation. Summons hydro 3 swords when you do normal attacks. Will always keep your E at max stacks (even when they break, it just makes another sword)
PSA #4: THE Q EFFECTS STAY WHEN YOU SWAP CHARACTERS. THIS IS WHAT MAKES XINGQIU AMAZING. FREE WET PROCS EVERYWHERE
He basically stays strapped with the Super Soaker 9000
WEAPON #1 (Recommended for tsunami): Skyward Blade
How do I get it D: ? – It’s time to roll boys (gacha)
Has base Energy Recharge scaling and has amazing synergy with Xing’s Q
WEAPON #2 (Recommended for early waterpark fun): Fillet Blade
How do I get it D: ? – Go slap some monsters and steal their chests
Has base ATK scaling and fits support playstyle extremely well
Cool Steel, Iron Sting, and Skyrider Sword all felt really good as well. If you aren’t able to get Fillet Blade to R5 (or just have been unlucky), then feel free to take any of the other weapons mentioned!
ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for hydro pump): Noblesse Oblige
How do I get it D: ? – Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern Domain (AR 35 locked, 20 Resin per run)
Use Q and just swap immediately to your DPS and watch the waterworks
ARTIFACT #2 (Recommended for early hunger relief): The Exile
How do I get it D: ? – Confront Stormterror Domain (60 Resin per run) or steal some chests
Xing’s Q is a whopping 80 energy, so run this if you want it back faster
PSA #5: The playstyle is extremely straightforward. Swap to Xing, use E, use Q, swap to DPS (or whoever you want to pair wet proc with). If you’re running Fillet Blade, slap an enemy real quick after using Q.
Main stat: ATK% (Hydro DMG% on Goblet)
Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK/Elemental Mastery > Elemental Recharge
If you want other characters let me know. Hope this helped. Bye.