Xiao is a new character in Genshin Impact to be released in the 1.3 update around February 3, depending on the server. We've done the math and our predictions on which four-star characters will be joining the Xiao banner.
Xiao is probably one of the most anticipated characters in Genshin Impact and he will be joining the roster in the upcoming 1.3 update. One of the most frequently asked questions is, which four-star characters will be included in the Xiao banner?
As for the prediction, there are a couple of certain rules which four-star characters are appearing on the banner:
- First of all, the banner cannot include the starting characters Amber, Keaya or Lisa
- Banner characters cannot share the same elements
- Characters cannot appear two patches in a row
- there has to be a four-star character that uses the same talent ascension books as the main five-star
The 1.3 updates will feature two banners and based on these rules above, these are the possible four-star characters: Beidou, Razor, Xinyan, Barbara, Ningguang, Diona, and Chongyun.
Since Ningguang is the only four-star character to use the same talent ascension material as Xiao, she is pretty much certain to appear on Xiao's banner. Barbara has skipped the last four banners which means that she will most likely be a part of this one if she doesn't get completely removed from the rate up cycle.
This means that based on all the "hidden" rules the Xiao banner should lock Xiao and Ningguang with the remaining two four stars being a combination of the following characters: Barbara, Xinyan, Razor, and Diona. We will give Barbara and Beidou a slight advantage between the four, just because of their banner appearance gap.
Many fans are hoping to avoid Barbara considering that you can acquire her for free once you've done some progress in the game.