What is the best Genshin Impact Keqing build? Keqing is one of the members of the Liyue Qixing, holding the title of “Yuheng” within that group. An independent, straightforward person, she’s a descendant of a proud lineage of the nation of Liyue. Ever the responsible, she takes matters into her own hands before allowing any deity to control her fate.
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How Do I Get Keqing in Genshin?
Keqing is currently obtainable by spending wishes in the Wanderlust Invocation Standard banner, and in the past, she was showcased in the Event banner “Dance of Lanterns”. Good luck at getting her!
What Are the Best Keqing Builds?
Keqing is one of the strongest characters in-game, displaying unrivaled speed in combat as one of the best DPS units. You can either try to focus on her Electro abilities or her overall Critical Rate, but no matter the approach her insane mobility makes Keqing a very good option as the Main DPS of your team in almost any context.
Below are two of the best Keqing builds right now. You can keep reading to find out the hows and whys of these particular Keqing builds, but if you've used her/her before, you'll quickly understand the thought process behind her best weapon and artifact choices.
|Role||Best Weapon||Alternative Weapon||Best Artifacts||Alternative Artifacts|
|Electro DPS Build||Primordial Jade Cutter||Prototype Rancour||Thundering Fury (4 Pieces)||Gladiator's Finale (2 Pieces) & Thundering Fury (2 Pieces)|
|Crit DPS Build||Primordial Jade Cutter||The Black Sword||Berserker (4 Pieces)||-|
Electro DPS Build
Since the idea of this build relies on spamming your Elemental Skills and triggering reactions with your party members, there is not a real difference between the weapons suggested above, it’s more about what’s convenient for you since both swords act perfectly well, whether is HP Regeneration or stat-boosting.
About the artifacts, Thundering Fury provides a more than interesting effect while using the 4 Pieces of this set. That being said, if you wanna feel safer and invest in extra Attack, you can also mix a 2-2 set of Thundering Fury and Gladiator's Finale.
Crit DPS Build
This build relies on Keqing natural Critical Rate and Critical damage without focusing too much on elements. With a great native Critical Rate and a significant augment to Keqing’s HP, the Primordial Jade Cutter sword plays really well as an all-rounder piece of equipment.
On the artifact side, the Berserker set gives a ridiculous amount buff on Critical Rate when you use the 4 Pieces and it's really easy to get, which makes it the perfect choice.
What Are the Best Team Comps for Keqing?
With Keqing as Main DPS, you can form a team that works in tandem with her abilities but also as separate characters. Venti and Sucrose provide both crowd control tools and Anemo AoEs to trigger the proper Swirl reaction, Qiqi as a healer will boost Keqing's damage output by triggering Superconduct, and Xingqiu will work as a superb Sub-DPS that can also trigger a reaction applying Wet to Keqing's attacks, increasing her damage output.
What Are the Best Weapons for Keqing?
The Primordial Jade Cutter, which boosts Critical Rate while also giving her more HP, is easily the best option for her. That being said, you can also find an equally good alternative in the form of the Black Sword, a Battle Pass Reward that gives Keqing HP Regen with every Critical hit. Last but not least, if you’re looking for a craftable option, you can craft the Prototype Rancour if you still don’t have any of the former.
|Weapon||Rarity||Stats||Skills||How to Obtain|
|Primordial Jade Cutter||4-Star||Critical Rate||Protector's Virtue: HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an Attack Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder’s Max HP.||Wishes|
|The Black Sword||4-Star||Critical Rate||Justice: Increases damage dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks by 20%. Additionally, regenerates 60% of Attack as HP when Normal and Charged Attacks score a Critical Hit. This effect can occur once every 5 seconds.||Wishes|
|Prototype Rancour||4-Star||Physical damage Bonus||Smashed Stone: On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase Base Attack and Defense by 4/4.5/5/5.5/6% for 6 seconds. Can stack up to 4 times and only occur once every 0.3 seconds.||Crafting|
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What Are the Best Artifacts for Keqing?
Depending on which build you choose to make, you may need the Thundering Fury and Gladiator's Finale sets in case you want to use Keqing as an Electro DPS, or Berserker for Crit DPS purposes. How many of these you choose to equip on her will depend on your gameplay, so it is suggested that you test different builds, how they work as mixed or full sets and you can decide then.
|Artifacts||Two-Piece Effect||Four-Piece Effect|
|Thundering Fury||Electro damage Bonus +15%||Increases damage caused by Overloaded, Electro-Charged and Superconduct by 40%. Triggering such effects decreases Elemental Skill cooldown by 1 second. Can only occur once every 0.8 seconds.|
|Berserker||Critical Rate +12%||When HP is below 70%, Critical Rate increases by an additional 24%.|
|Gladiator's Finale||Attack +18%.||If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack damage by 35%.|
Keqing Artifact Stats
Given Keqing's set of skills, you want to develop Attack as the main stat and focus on boosting Crit Values and Electro Damage as sub-stats.
|Slot||Main Stat||Sub Stats|
|Feather||ATK||Critical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack%, Elemental Mastery|
|Flower||HP||Attack%, Critical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack|
|Hourglass||Attack%||Attack, Critical Rate, Critical Damage, Elemental Mastery|
|Goblet||Electro Damage Bonus%||Attack%, Attack, Critical Rate, Critical Damage|
|Headpiece||Critical Damage||Critical Rate, Attack, Attack%, Elemental Mastery|
What Are Keqing's Skills and Talents?
Keqing's abilities are mostly offensive, with her Elemental Burst being the best of them all with its high damage output. However, the Elemental Skill may be the most useful, since teleporting away from tight situations is a tool that not every character has, which makes Keqing a really versatile unit in combat.
|Normal Attack||Performs up to 5 rapid strikes.|
|Charged Attack||Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 sword strikes.|
|Plunging Attack||Keqing descends from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE damage upon impact.|
|Elemental Skill - Stellar Restoration||Hurls a Lightning Stiletto that when hits its target, deals Electro damage to enemies in a small AoE, and places a Stiletto Mark on the spot hit. Hold Hold to adjust the direction in which the Stiletto shall be thrown. Stilettos thrown by holding can be suspended in mid-air, allowing Keqing to jump to them when using Stellar Restoration a second time. Lightning Stiletto If Keqing uses Stellar Restoration again or a Charged Attack while its duration lasts, it will clear the Stiletto Mark and produce different effects: If she uses Stellar Restoration again, she will blink to the location of the Mark and release one slash attack that deals AoE Electro damage. When blinking to a Stiletto that was thrown from a holding attack, Keqing can leap across obstacles. If she uses a Charged Attack, she will ignite a series of thundering cuts at Mark's location, dealing AoE Electro damage.|
|Elemental Burst - Starward Sword||Keqing unleashes an AoE that deals Electro damage. She then blends into the shadow of her blade, striking a series of thunderclap-blows to nearby enemies simultaneously that deal multiple instances of Electro damage. The final attack deals massive AoE Electro damage.|
|Talent#1 - Thundering Penance||Within 5 seconds of recasting Stellar Restoration while a Lightning Stiletto is present, Keqing's Normal and Charged Attacks are converted to Electro damage.|
|Talent#2 - Aristocratic Dignity||When casting Starward Sword, Keqing's Critical Rate is increased by 15%, and her Energy Recharge is increased by 15%. This effect lasts for 8 seconds.|
|Talent#3 - Land's Overseer||When dispatched on an expedition in Liyue, time consumed is reduced by 25%.|
What Are Keqing's Constellations?
If you get to pull Keqing multiple times, you will eventually reach a level of the constellation that will turn her into an excellent DPS unit, with improvements on all her Skills and their respective cooldowns, making Keqing a great character to wipe entire rooms full of enemies.
|Thundering Might||Recasting Stellar Restoration while a Lightning Stiletto is present causes Keqing to deal 50% of her Attack as AoE Electro damage at the start point and terminus of her Blink.|
|Keen Extraction||When Keqing's Normal and Charged Attack's hit enemies affected by Electro, they have a 50% chance of producing an Elemental Particle. This effect can only occur once every 5 seconds.|
|Foreseen Reformation||Increases the Level of Starward Sword by 3, up to a maximum of 15.|
|Attunement||For 10 seconds after Keqing triggers an Elemental Reaction, her Attack is increased by 25%.|
|Beckoning Stars||Increase the Level of Stellar Restoration by 3, up to a maximum of 15.|
|Tenacious Star||When initiating a Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill, or Elemental Burst, Keqing gains a 6% Electro damage Bonus for 8 seconds.|
What Are Keqing's Ascension Materials?
Ascending Keqing boosts her HP, Attack, and Critical Damage stats more than anything else, a welcomed improvement that makes her a great DPS. Farming the Electro Hypostasis can take a bit, but for improving a unit as helpful as Keqing is for your team it's worth the effort.
|Ascension Rank||Required Level||Required Materials|
|1||20||20000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Sliver x1, Cor Lapis x3, Whopperflower Nectar x3|
|2||50||40000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Fragment x3, Lightning Prism x2, Cor Lapis x10, Whopperflower Nectar x15|
|3||60||60000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Fragment x6, Lightning Prism x4, Cor Lapis x20, Shimmering Nectar x12|
|4||70||80000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Chunk x3, Lightning Prism x8, Cor Lapis x30, Shimmering Nectar x18|
|5||80||100000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Chunk x6, Lightning Prism x12, Cor Lapis x45, Energy Nectar x12|
|6||90||120000 Mora, Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone x6, Lightning Prism x20, Cor Lapis x60, Energy Nectar x24|
What Are Keqing's Talent Level Up Materials?
An important part of building Keqing is remembering to level up her talents and abilities. The order in which you go about this will change slightly depending on the role you expect her to play in your team, but here's the most common Keqing talent upgrade order:
- Elemental Burst
- Elemental Skill
- Normal Attack
|Daily Drops||Enemy Drops||Weekly Drops|
|Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of Prosperity||Whopperflower/Shimmering/Energy Nectar||Ring of Boreas|
And that's everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Keqing! You now have all the info you need to make the most of Yuheng of the Liyue Qixing in combat. Good luck!