Xinyan vs. Thoma: Who Is Better?

Xinyan vs thoma

Genshin Impact’s large cast of characters can make it hard to craft a team. The key generally is to consider what your goals are and try to slot the best characters for each role. But who is better Xinyan or Thoma?

Xinyan is a powerful damage dealer and so can fit into this role nicely for most team compositions. Thoma isn’t as reliable for this, but if you need a defensive character with great support characteristics, Thomas is easily one of the best choices.

Let’s look at Xinyan versus Thoma and consider their strengths, weaknesses, potential roles in a squad as well as which one is better overall.

Xinyan’s Strengths and Abilities

Using the Pyro elemental skills, she is also a talented musician who uses these skills to inflict further damage.

Starting off with Dance on Fire, the normal attack version lands up to four consecutive strikes. Her charged attack version uses stamina over time while outputting continuous spinning attacks against all nearby enemies with a powerful swing at the end.

There is an Area of Effect (AoE) plunging attack that will deal damage upon impact.

Sweeping Fervor is the first of her elemental skills, dealing Pyro damage as well as triggering a shield which will improve depending on her defense statistics and on the number of opponents hit for this attack.

The shield will also give 250% damage absorption effectiveness but only against Pyro damage.

Next up is Riff Revolution, an elemental burst attack that will first launch nearby opponents into the air and then deal physical damage, with an after effect of small explosions that will inflict Pyro damage.

Moving on to Ascension Passives, her 1st is “The Show Goes On, Even Without An Audience…” which reduces the requirements for each level of shielding regarding Sweeping Fervor.

Her 4th Ascension Passive is “…Now That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll!” and will give a physical damage buff of 15% to any character covered by the shield from Sweeping Fervor.

Xinyan’s Utility Passive is A Rad Recipe, and is triggered if you get a Perfect Cooking designation for a defense-boosting dish which will grant a 12% chance to obtain double the product.

Boasting some powerful Constellations, first up she has Fatal Acceleration which results in increased attack speed of Xinyan’s Normal and Charged Attacks by 12% for 5 seconds but only after a critical hit.

Her next Constellation is Impromptu Opening and will synergize with Riff Revolution to up the physical damage by increasing its critical hit rate by 100%, as well as forming a shield at Level 3 Shield.

The next Constellation, Double-Stop, increases by three to a maximum level of 15 the level of Sweeping Fervor.

Wildfire Rhythm further raises Sweeping Fervor’s damage by decreasing the opponent’s Physical resistance by 15% for 12 seconds.

Xinyan‘s Constellation Screamin’ for an Encore beefs up Riff Revolution by three levels up to a maximum of 15, and the last Constellation is Rockin’ in a Flaming World which decreases charged attack’s stamina drain by 30% and gives an attack bonus equal to 50% of defense.

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Thoma’s Strengths and Abilities

Another Pyro user, Thoma is handy with tools.

The normal attack will do four consecutive spear strikes while the charged attack uses stamina to deal damage.

The plunging attack will go from the air to attack enemies on the ground, dealing AoE damage upon impact.

His elemental skill, Blazing Blessing, involves his polearm to launch forward and deliver a flame-filled kick that deals AoE Pyro damage, while also bringing up a defensive Blazing Barrier that will scale off Thoma’s HP.

It will absorb Pyro damage up to 250% more effectively and will stack with any existing Blazing Barrier.

For the elemental burst attack, Crimson Ooyoroi, Thoma again uses his polearm and slices out at his foes with flames and outputs AoE Pyro damage.

While this is in effect, any active character’s normal attacks will also trigger Fiery Collapse, dealing AoE Pyro damage and summoning a Blazing Barrier, limited to once every second.

Thoma’s 1st Ascension Passive is Imbricated Armor and will take effect when a Blazing Barrier is up, meaning this character’s Shield Strength will increase by 5% for six seconds up to five stacks.

The 4th Ascension Passive is Flaming Assault and means any damage dealt by Crimson Ooyoroi’s Fiery Collapse will go up 2.2% per Thoma’s HP.

Finally, his Utility Passive, Snap and Swing, means that when you fish successfully in Inazuma, you’ll get an additional 20% chance of scoring a double catch.

Xinyan vs. Thoma: Who Is Better?

Xinyan has better attributes for the main damage per second (DPS) build or a secondary DPS build. 

Thoma’s defensive abilities make him great for a tank or shield support, although he is no slouch in the damage department, particularly if your opponent is vulnerable to Pyro damage.

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