TitleBlazing Riff
Occupation"The Red Strings"
WeaponWeapon Claymore
ElementElement Pyro
Day of Birth16
Month of Birth10
Vision (Introduced)Pyro
Constellation (Introduced)Fila Ignium
Chinese Seuyu王雅欣
Japanese Seuyuたかはし智秋
English SeuyuLaura Stahl
Korean SeuyuKim Chae-ha
DescriptionLiyue's sole rock 'n' roll musician. She rebels against ossified prejudices using her music and passionate singing.
Character Ascension Materials
Agnidus Agate Sliver
Agnidus Agate Fragment
Agnidus Agate Chunk
Agnidus Agate Gemstone
Everflame Seed
Treasure Hoarder Insignia
Silver Raven Insignia
Golden Raven Insignia
Skill Ascension Materials
Teachings of Gold
Guide to Gold
Philosophies of Gold
Tusk of Monoceros Caeli
Crown of Insight

Table of Content
Skill Ascension
Related Items


LvHPAtkDefCritRate%CritDMG%Bonus Atk%MaterialsTotal Materials
Agnidus Agate Sliver1
Treasure Hoarder Insignia3
Agnidus Agate Sliver1
Treasure Hoarder Insignia3
Agnidus Agate Fragment3
Everflame Seed2
Treasure Hoarder Insignia15
Agnidus Agate Sliver1
Treasure Hoarder Insignia18
Agnidus Agate Fragment3
Everflame Seed2
Agnidus Agate Fragment6
Everflame Seed4
Silver Raven Insignia12
Agnidus Agate Sliver1
Treasure Hoarder Insignia18
Agnidus Agate Fragment9
Everflame Seed6
Silver Raven Insignia12
Agnidus Agate Chunk3
Everflame Seed8
Silver Raven Insignia18
Agnidus Agate Sliver1
Treasure Hoarder Insignia18
Agnidus Agate Fragment9
Everflame Seed14
Silver Raven Insignia30
Agnidus Agate Chunk3
Agnidus Agate Chunk6
Everflame Seed12
Golden Raven Insignia12
Agnidus Agate Sliver1
Treasure Hoarder Insignia18
Agnidus Agate Fragment9
Everflame Seed26
Silver Raven Insignia30
Agnidus Agate Chunk9
Golden Raven Insignia12
Agnidus Agate Gemstone6
Everflame Seed20
Golden Raven Insignia24
Agnidus Agate Sliver1
Treasure Hoarder Insignia18
Agnidus Agate Fragment9
Everflame Seed46
Silver Raven Insignia30
Agnidus Agate Chunk9
Golden Raven Insignia36
Agnidus Agate Gemstone6


Active Skils

Normal Attack: Dance on FireNormal Attack: Dance on Fire
Normal Attack
Performs up to 4 consecutive strikes.

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.

Plunging Attack
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
1-Hit DMG76.54%82.77%89%97.9%104.13%111.25%121.04%130.83%140.62%151.3%161.98%172.66%183.34%194.02%204.7%
2-Hit DMG73.96%79.98%86%94.6%100.62%107.5%116.96%126.42%135.88%146.2%156.52%166.84%177.16%187.48%197.8%
3-Hit DMG95.46%103.23%111%122.1%129.87%138.75%150.96%163.17%175.38%188.7%202.02%215.34%228.66%241.98%255.3%
4-Hit DMG115.84%125.27%134.7%148.17%157.6%168.38%183.19%198.01%212.83%228.99%245.15%261.32%277.48%293.65%309.81%
Charged Attack Cyclic DMG62.55%67.64%72.73%80%85.09%90.91%98.91%106.91%114.91%123.64%132.36%141.09%149.82%158.55%167.27%
Charged Attack Final DMG113.09%122.3%131.5%144.65%153.86%164.38%178.84%193.31%207.77%223.55%239.33%255.11%270.89%286.67%302.45%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost40 / s40 / s40 / s40 / s40 / s40 / s40 / s40 / s40 / s40 / s40 / s40 / s40 / s40 / s40 / s
Max Duration5s5s5s5s5s5s5s5s5s5s5s5s5s5s5s
Plunge DMG74.59%80.66%86.73%95.4%101.47%108.41%117.95%127.49%137.03%147.44%157.85%168.26%178.66%189.07%199.48%
Low/High Plunge DMG149.14% / 186.29%161.28% / 201.45%173.42% / 216.62%190.77% / 238.28%202.91% / 253.44%216.78% / 270.77%235.86% / 294.6%254.93% / 318.42%274.01% / 342.25%294.82% / 368.25%315.63% / 394.24%336.44% / 420.23%357.25% / 446.23%378.06% / 472.22%398.87% / 498.21%
Sweeping FervorSweeping Fervor
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.
·Hitting 0–1 opponents grants Shield Level 1: Ad Lib.
·Hitting 2 opponents grants Shield Level 2: Lead-In.
·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:
·When unleashed, it infuses Xinyan with Pyro.
·It has 250% DMG Absorption effectiveness against Pyro DMG.

Xinyan insists that these pyrotechnics are the apex of performative art, and that they are physical phenomena that have nothing to do with her Vision.
Swing DMG169.6%182.32%195.04%212%224.72%237.44%254.4%271.36%288.32%305.28%322.24%339.2%360.4%381.6%402.8%
Shield Level 1 DMG Absorption104.04% DEF + 500.55111.84% DEF + 550.62119.65% DEF + 604.85130.05% DEF + 663.26137.85% DEF + 725.83145.66% DEF + 792.58156.06% DEF + 863.5166.46% DEF + 938.6176.87% DEF + 1017.86187.27% DEF + 1101.3197.68% DEF + 1188.91208.08% DEF + 1280.69221.09% DEF + 1376.64234.09% DEF + 1476.77247.1% DEF + 1581.06
Shield Level 2 DMG Absorption122.4% DEF + 588.89131.58% DEF + 647.78140.76% DEF + 711.59153% DEF + 780.3162.18% DEF + 853.92171.36% DEF + 932.45183.6% DEF + 1015.89195.84% DEF + 1104.23208.08% DEF + 1197.49220.32% DEF + 1295.65232.56% DEF + 1398.72244.8% DEF + 1506.69260.1% DEF + 1619.58275.4% DEF + 1737.37290.7% DEF + 1860.07
Shield Level 3 DMG Absorption144% DEF + 692.81154.8% DEF + 762.1165.6% DEF + 837.16180% DEF + 918190.8% DEF + 1004.61201.6% DEF + 1097216% DEF + 1195.16230.4% DEF + 1299.1244.8% DEF + 1408.81259.2% DEF + 1524.29273.6% DEF + 1645.55288% DEF + 1772.58306% DEF + 1905.39324% DEF + 2043.97342% DEF + 2188.32
Shield Duration12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s
Riff RevolutionRiff 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.

Xinyan used to end all her performances with this move. She didn't stop because it was dangerous, however, but because she didn't have a more epic finale in case someone shouted "Encore!"
Skill DMG340.8%366.36%391.92%426%451.56%477.12%511.2%545.28%579.36%613.44%647.52%681.6%724.2%766.8%809.4%
Pyro DoT40%43%46%50%53%56%60%64%68%72%76%80%85%90%95%
Energy Cost606060606060606060606060606060

Passive Skills

A Rad RecipeA Rad Recipe
When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a DEF-boosting dish, Xinyan has a 12% chance to obtain double the product.
"The Show Goes On, Even Without an Audience..."
Decreases the number of opponents Sweeping Fervor must hit to trigger each level of shielding.
·Shield Level 2: Lead-In requirement reduced to 1 opponent hit.
·Shield Level 3: Rave requirement reduced to 2 opponents hit or more.
"...Now That's Rock 'N' Roll!"
Characters shielded by Sweeping Fervor deal 15% increased Physical DMG.


Fatal AccelerationFatal 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.
Impromptu OpeningImpromptu 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.
Increases the Level of Sweeping Fervor by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Wildfire RhythmWildfire Rhythm
Sweeping Fervor's swing DMG decreases opponent's Physical RES by 15% for 12s.
Screamin' for an EncoreScreamin' for an Encore
Increases the Level of Riff Revolution by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Rockin' in a Flaming WorldRockin' 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.

Skill Ascension


Party Switch
Opening Chest
Normal Attack
Medium Attack
Heavy Attack
Taking Damage (Low)
Taking Damage (High)
Battle Skill #1
Battle Skill #3
Sprinting Starts
Heavy Breathing (Climbing)
Open World Gliding (Start)
Open World Idle
Idle Performance


Audio Language:
Chat: Vigor
Chat: New Song
Chat: Look!
When It Rains
When Thunder Strikes
When It Snows
When the Wind Is Blowing
Good Morning
Good Afternoon
Good Evening
Good Night
About Xinyan: Frightening
About Xinyan: Rock 'N' Roll
About Us: The Audience
About Us: Kindred Spirits
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
About Us: Invitation
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
About the Vision
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
Something to Share: Naming
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
Something to Share: Opera
Interesting Things
About Xiangling
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Zhongli
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Ningguang
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Baizhu
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Beidou
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Chongyun
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Hu Tao
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Yun Jin
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Gaming
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
More About Xinyan: I
More About Xinyan: II
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 3
More About Xinyan: III
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
More About Xinyan: IV
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 5
More About Xinyan: V
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
Xinyan's Hobbies
Xinyan's Troubles
Favorite Food
Least Favorite Food
Receiving a Gift: I
Receiving a Gift: II
Receiving a Gift: III
Feelings About Ascension: Intro
* Unlocks at ascension phase 1
Feelings About Ascension: Building Up
* Unlocks at ascension phase 2
Feelings About Ascension: Climax
* Unlocks at ascension phase 4
Feelings About Ascension: Conclusion
* Unlocks at ascension phase 6
Elemental Skill: I
Elemental Skill: II
Elemental Skill: III
Elemental Burst: I
Elemental Burst: II
Elemental Burst: III
Opening Treasure Chest: I
Opening Treasure Chest: II
Opening Treasure Chest: III
Low HP: I
Low HP: II
Ally at Low HP: I
Ally at Low HP: II
Fallen: I
Fallen: II
Fallen: III
Light Hit Taken: I
Heavy Hit Taken: I
Joining Party: I
Joining Party: II
Joining Party: III


Character DetailsRock 'n' roll originates in Fontaine and is just starting to find its feet in Liyue Harbor, where Xinyan is pioneering the art.
Every night, she slings on her self-built instrument, steps onto her self-constructed stage, and plays her self-composed songs to a crowd of enthusiastic supporters.
Her music reflects her personality: bold and defiant, loud and proud.
She is no virtuoso, but this doesn't bother her dedicated fans one bit as they let loose and enjoy the show, singing their hearts out and shaking off the stress of the day.
In the heat of the moment, the fire that leaps from Xinyan's Vision seems ready to turn night into day.
"She is a rare rock 'n' roll talent and a master performer who really knows how to create an atmosphere," said a review of one of her live shows in The Steambird.
Living in Liyue is expensive, especially when you want to enjoy the finer things in life. But as Xinyan would say to those tied down by worldly worries:
"If you know how to rock, then it's easier to roll."
Character Story 1Xinyan does not adhere to traditional performance norms at all. Anything can be used as her instrument.
The pillars on-stage, the floorboards, the cheers and yells of the audience, and even the explosions and sparks created by her Vision are valid brushes with which she paints her performance.
The impromptu stage often starts to burn somewhere after the halfway mark of the performance, till all that's left is a smoking pile of charcoal.
After many warnings, the Millelith were finally forced to tighten their patrols and try to find ways to stop Xinyan from staging her performances.
The subsequent battles of wits tended to turn out in Xinyan's favor — she was often able to find a place to perform, set up a stage with frightening speed, and begin a raucous night with her audience.
The more reliable word on the street is that many patrolling Millelith were themselves infected by the "spirit of rock 'n' roll," becoming her loyal fans in the process.
Xinyan would get wind of the Millelith's latest patrol plans from these "friends of rock," and was thus able to avoid their eyes with ease.
Eventually, tiring of the lack of results, and in the absence of any evidence that anyone was harmed during Xinyan's performances, the Millelith came to adopt a "one eye open, one eye shut" approach to her actions.
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 2
Character Story 2Xinyan is tall, has a sharp gaze, and always wears her stage costume in public to keep herself in the right mood for her music.
In the eyes of bystanders, this makes her quite the imposing sight as she walks down the street, and many assume she means trouble.
When she lines up to buy a snack, people in front of her in the queue will panic and move well out of her way.
If she happens to lock eyes with a young child, even for a brief moment, they will run crying to their parents.
Even when she has done nothing at all, Xinyan is often suspected of wrongdoing, purely because her fierce appearance makes her look like some sort of heinous villain in the eyes of some people.
Xinyan didn't care all that much about how other people saw her, but she did think that it wasn't a good thing to scare others and make trouble for them, if she could at all help it. Thus, she constantly looked for ways to make a change.
Every day when she woke up in the morning, she would look at herself in the mirror and massage her face with her fingers to stretch and relax her eyes a little.
She would even practice smiling and study expressions — verbal and facial alike — of great elegance.
After a significant amount of practice, she once came across a group of children bullying another child, and instinctually she went over to rescue the bullied child.
She gave the kid what she thought was a friendly smile and a gentle pat on the head. To say that the upset child quietened down after this would not be incorrect...
However, the reality of the matter was that the child was stood there frozen in fear as urine dribbled down their pants.
As for the would-be bullies, they screamed and fled in panic.
"Run! Run! The angry lady's turned into a monster! Sh—She's gonna eat us all!"
"Hey!!! I ain't gonna eat y'all! ...And I ain't no monster, either!"
But it was to no avail. The moment she raised her voice, all her hard work was undone.
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 3
Character Story 3Xinyan has one standard by which she judges all things: is it or isn't it "rock 'n' roll?"
All that is just and upright — standing up for those who have been wronged, taking on challenges — is "rock 'n' roll," and all that is reprehensible — fearing the wicked, oppressing the kind, dirty tricks, scheming ways — is "not rock 'n' roll."
Rock is the spirit of rebellion and resistance, yes, but patently immoral acts are nonetheless "not rock 'n' roll."
Xinyan reserves the right to make these judgments, and whether these judgments are based on results or her mood, the difference between the things covered by these two opposing terms is clear.
The only catch is that these standards sound odd in certain contexts.
Due to her fierce appearance, Xinyan nearly has no friends, with Xiangling of Wanmin Restaurant being one of the few exceptions with whom she can speak most freely.
Xinyan has a special reason for coming to Wanmin Restaurant — for musical inspiration.
Whenever Xiangling is researching new recipes, others may run for the hills, but not Xinyan. She intentionally eats all the experimental products, and amid the taste bud explosion that results from the never-before-seen flavors, inspiration flows into her mind.
"Tell you what, Xiangling, that dish rocked!"
Though Xinyan considers this to be the highest praise, Xiangling finds it a little hard to be happy about such ratings.
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
Character Story 4The eternal subject of rock 'n' roll is resistance.
But the thing that Xinyan resists is not a concrete thing, but rather, the conceptual shackles of "prejudice."
She was born into a poor family, and her parents placed great stock in her, giving her the best of what little they had in the hopes that she would be able to rise to "become a phoenix."
Of course, this "phoenix" would have to be something that they would recognize.
But things don't always turn out as planned. Xinyan grew to be taller than most girls, and her looks were far from anything that might be considered "cute." Nor was she any good at any of the feminine arts, whether it was cooking, chores, needlework.
So, since her childhood was so deeply impacted by such "prejudices," Xinyan understands how terrifying they could be.
Yet becoming a rock 'n' roll star has not caused her to give up on these other arts.
This is not only because she hates losing, but because she feels that "giving up because you have no talent" is itself a prejudiced belief.
Not long ago, a fan of Xinyan's named Yun Jin was invited to her place as a guest.
But if Xinyan hadn't opened the door herself, Yun Jin would have thought that she had the wrong house.
The house was spick and span, the windows were clean, and the home ornaments were hand-made and immaculately arranged.
The cooktop was still moist, indicating that someone had been cooking not long before, and there was half-sewn cloth by the bedside that looked much like the decorations Xinyan wore during her performances.
Why, this was practically the room of some refined lady of reputable upbringing, with nary any spirit of rock 'n' roll to be found!
Xinyan was quite worried that this fan of hers would find the difference between their impression of "rock 'n' roll" and this reality too jarring.
Unexpectedly, Yun Jin's support and fandom would only grow more intense after this.
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 5
Character Story 5The way Xinyan sees it, many adults fail to realize their potential because they are tied down by prejudice, giving in to fear and endless anxiety.
They do not understand what life is about, or where they are going.
She wrote these thoughts into her songs, but invited scorn from the very same adults. "What does this brat know?"
Even so, Xinyan did not waver. After all, such mockery was born of prejudice towards her age.
And if prejudice were something so easily overthrown, there would be no value in resisting it, would there?
She believes that rock 'n' roll is like a seed. After every performance, some seeds might sprout within the hearts of those adults who listen.
When they wake up the next day, perhaps they might receive some inspiration, or perhaps a change of mood will come over them...
Even if it only changes their thinking a little bit... Perhaps they might find that the real-life troubles they are facing are nothing but a storm in a teacup.
Of course, few people other than her audience and the "friends of rock" would credit this to rock 'n' roll.
But people do nonetheless say this around the tables after tea.
"Well, having a girl who plays rock 'n' roll is pretty interesting, no?"
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
Xinyan's InstrumentXinyan's main instrument is a hand-made guitar of a very unique design. She based it off the rock 'n' roll instruments that were imported from Fontaine before adding additional modifications based on personal understanding.
For example, she mounted a crescent-shaped axe-blade on the tail end of the instrument so it might serve as a weapon in a pinch.
She also connected it to her Vision, allowing it to spew flames and sparks. Its internals can also spew flame, all the better for it to self-destruct if it falls into the wrong hands, preventing its misuse...
The list of modifications goes on, and they are too numerous to count.
This instrument is thus unique, and its sound profile is also special.
—Sorry, what? What do you mean, "these modifications sound like they have nothing to do with music?"
Sounds like you, too, need to attend one of her performances. You'll understand then.
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
VisionXinyan was someone who never fit in in Liyue Harbor, and she only found where she belonged when she encountered rock 'n' roll.
But because she lived in a land that had no place for rock 'n' roll yet, she needed to be able to attract enough attention.
She immersed herself in the world of music, looking for a way to move people's hearts. She broke many an instrument and played till calluses formed on both hands, but still, it was unsatisfactory.
"Who'd want to listen to this racket?"
The rotten-tomato reviews she received were starting to get to her. She wondered if she should quit.
Sitting on top of Mt. Tianheng, she looked down over Liyue Harbor. But though the lights lit the streets and alleys of the harbor, they could not light the flame of the spirit of rock 'n' roll.
She considered leaving, to go someplace where rock 'n' roll was appreciated. But would this not be running away? Would it not be a betrayal of rock 'n' roll's spirit of resistance?
No, she would not leave. She would become a "flame" that could light Liyue Harbor up.
She started experimenting with the use of fire to move people, adding sparks and explosions to her music.
But this was no mean feat for an ordinary person.
Who knows how many times she must have burnt her fingers or blown her instrument up. But still, she continued to practice every single day on top of Mt. Tianheng.
And perhaps it was that the gods themselves had great expectations of this new form of music that would soon grace the seven nations...
But regardless, the boiling-hot Vision would be the final stroke of perfection.
Xinyan dashed down the mountain and began her very first rock 'n' roll concert in Liyue Harbor.
Thus did her musical journey begin, with showers of sparks and explosions keeping time.
* Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6

8 responses to “Xinyan”

  1. For my little brain who knows nothing of economics, sales should follow a basic law: wuakity price. And technically the better the quality is, the higher the chances to sell.
    But it seems that either I really don’t know anything about marketing or hoyocraperse doesn’t know it as well.
    Because missing the opportunity (again) to make a character which could easily satisfy like everyone (idk.. furina? Nahida? Neuvilette?) They prefer to make something like this.
    Really, I’d like to talk with the responsible of this. I want an interview and I want him giving the reasons.
    And I don’t mean every chara should be a furina.
    But it also doesn’t mean a chara should be a sick joke by a sick mind.
    (And don’t forget Bennett exists. Without him this chara cloud is ok. But given that Ben exists ..)

  2. Imagine how fkn absurd that C2 would be on a good character… 100% free crit rate, without any condition
    you can build her full crit dmg and atk, without caring of anything (maybe ER) and always max dmg

    • Because it doesn’t work. Once her shield breaks, she doesn’t trigger her AoE attacks anymore. Considering it’s paper thin even with full DEF build, you’ll get virtually no burgeons. Thoma can do it even if his shield breaks, and regenerates itself after it does unlike any other shielder. Shields don’t stack so it breaks regardless of having another shielder, making it practically impossible to use her that way.


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