The Best Genshin Impact Ningguang Build

Genshin Impact's Ningguang

Genshin Impact's Ningguang
July 11, 2022: Ningguang features in Klee and Kazuha's rerun banners, beginning July 13.

A formidable and somewhat intimidating character in Genshin Impact is Geo Catalyst user, Ningguang. Geo characters can be confusing to set up, so here is the best Ningguang build.

From her floating palace, the “Jade Chamber”, Ningguang observes all of Liyue below. Holding the title of “Tianquan of the Liyue Qixing”, she’s a professional businesswoman that embodies law and order across the nation and controls all the commerce in it.

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Genshin Impact - When Is The Next Ningguang Banner?

Ningguang will be available as a boosted-rate 4-Star during Kazuha and Klee's rerun banners in update 2.8, starting on July 13. She may also feature during Yoimiya's rerun in the second half of the update, too.

What Is The Best Ningguang Build?

Ningguang excels as a DPS, especially after unlocking the later levels of her Constellation. Having some of the highest amounts of Elemental Burst damage position her well as a Geo Main DPS, or as a Sub DPS within the right team, which really depends on your equipment of choice.

Below are two of the best Ningguang builds right now. You can keep reading to find out the hows and whys of these particular Ningguang builds, but if you've used this character before, you'll quickly understand the thought process behind his best weapon and artifact choices.

Best Weapon
Best Artifacts
Geo DPS Build
Solar Pearl
Archaic Petra (4 Pieces)
Tank DPS Build
Eye of Perception
Tenacity of the Millelith (4 Pieces)

Geo DPS Build

Solar Pearl is easily the best option for this Setup with its boost on Critical Rate and Elemental Burst damage. If you can’t afford to get your hands on this weapon, Eye of perception works as a great alternative.

The best option by far is a mix of those two sets that will buff your Geo Damage and your Elemental Burst damage. If you can’t get to form a 2 Piece bonus of Noblesse Oblige, Gladiator’s Finale is a good replacement

Sub DPS Build

Eye of Perception works for an offensive approach, but if you want to relegate Ningguang to a more passive role and focusing on another Main DPS, then Memory of Dust is the weapon you want.

Noblesse Oblige will give Ningguang the necessary boost for her to excel by using her Elemental Burst, which will also buff your party teammates’ Attack after that. If you can’t complete the 4 Piece set, a 2-2 mix with Gladiator’s Finale works as well.

What Are the Best Weapons for Ningguang?

Ningguang's Weapon screen
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Weapons like the Solar Pearl and Memory of Dust are the only real good options for these builds. You can also find a more affordable and equally good alternative in the form of the Eye of Perception. Last but not least, if you’re looking for a craftable option, you can obtain the Prototype Amber if you still don’t have any of the former.

How to Obtain
Memory of Dust
Golden Majesty: Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases Attack by 4% for 8 seconds. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3 seconds. While protected by a shield, this Attack increase effect is increased by 100%
Solar Pearl
Critical Rate
Solar Shine: Normal Attack hits increase Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst damage by 20% for 6 seconds. Likewise, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits increase Normal Attack damage by 20% for 6 seconds.
Eye of Perception
Echo: Normal and Charged Attacks have a 50% chance to fire a bolt of Perception, dealing 240% Attack as damage. This bolt can bounce between enemies a maximum of 4 times. This effect can occur once every 12 seconds.

What Are the Best Team Comps for Ningguang?

Ningguang can work as a great Sub-DPS while paired with a unit like Zhongli shielding her and the rest of the party. Bennett will boost the party as a support/healer that can use Pyro reactions to inflict more damage, and Xingqiu will use her Elemental Burst to add additional damage.


What Are the Best Artifacts for Ningguang?

Ningguang's Artifact screen
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Depending on which build you choose to make you may need the Noblesse Oblige and Gladiator's Finale sets, in case you want to use Ningguang as a DPS unit. How many of these you choose to equip on her will depend on your gameplay, so it is suggested that you test different builds, see how they work as mixed or full sets and you can decide then.

Two-Piece Effect
Four-Piece Effect
Archaic Petra
15% Geo Damage bonus
Upon obtaining an Elemental Shard created through a Crystalize Reaction, all party members gain 35% Damage to that particular element for 10 seconds. Only one form of Elemental Damage bonus can be gained in this manner at any one time
Tenacity of the Millelith
HP increased by 20%
When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the Attack of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and their Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3 seconds. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5 seconds. This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using this artifact set is not on the field.
Noblesse Oblige
Elemental Burst damage +20%.
Using an Elemental Burst increases the entire party’s Attack by 20% for 12 seconds. This effect cannot stack.
Retracing Bolide
Increases Shield Strength by 35%
While protected by a shield, gain an additional 40% Normal and Charged Attack damage.

Ningguang Artifact Stats

Given Ningguang's set of skills, you want to develop Attack as the main stat and focus on boosting Critical Damage as the sub-stat.

Main Stat
Sub Stats
Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Elemental Mastery / Energy Recharge
Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Attack
Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Attack
Geo Damage Bonus%
Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Attack
Critical Damage / Critical Rate
Critical Damage/Critical Rate, Attack%, Attack, Elemental Mastery / Energy Recharge

What Are Ningguang's Skills and Talents?

Ningguang shines as a DPS, and on the battlefield, her Geo abilities make her a great ally and an excellent DPS unit. Her Jade Screen acts as a great shield for incoming projectiles, but you can also use it for offensive purposes, since deploying it can inflict damage. Last, Starshatter provides a massively offensive ranged attack.

Normal Attack
Shoots gems that deal Geo damage. Upon hit, this grants Ningguang 1 Star Jade.
Charged Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to fire off a giant gem that deals Geo damage. If Ningguang has any Star Jades, unleashing a Charged Attack will cause the Star Jades to be fired at the enemy as well, dealing additional damage.
Plunging Attack
Ningguang descends towards the ground from mid-air, dealing AoE Geo damage upon landing.
Elemental Skill - Jade Screen
Ningguang creates a Jade Screen dealing AoE Geo damage. Jade Screen Blocks enemy projectiles. Endurance scales based on Ningguang's Max HP. Jade Screen is considered a Geo Construct and can be used to block certain attacks, but cannot be climbed. Only one Jade Screen may exist at any one time.
Elemental Burst - Starshatter
Gathering a great number of gems, Ningguang scatters them all at once, sending homing projectiles at her enemies that deal massive Geo damage. If Starshatter is cast when a Jade Screen is nearby, the Jade Screen will fire additional gem projectiles at the same time.
Talent#1 - Backup Plan
When Ningguang is in possession of Star Jades, her Charged Attack does not consume Stamina.
Talent#2 - Strategic Reserve
A character that passes through the Jade Screen will gain a 12% Geo damage Bonus for 10 seconds.
Talent#3 - Trove of Marvelous Treasures
Displays the location of nearby ore veins (Iron Ore, White Iron Ore, Crystal Ore, and Magical Crystal Ore) on the mini-map.
Ningguang's Constellation screen
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What Are Ningguang's Constellations?

If you get to pull Ningguang 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 Ningguang a great Sub-DPS for your party.

Piercing Fragments
When a Normal Attack hits, it deals AoE damage.
Shock Effect
When Jade Screen is shattered, its cooldown will reset. Can occur once every 6 seconds.
Majesty be the Array of Stars
Increases the Level of Starshatter by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Exquisite be the Jade, Outshining All Beneath
Jade Screen increases nearby characters' Elemental Resistance by 10%.
Invincible be the Jade Screen
Increase the Level of Jade Screen by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Grandeur be the Seven Stars
When Starshatter is used, Ningguang gains 7 Star Jades.

What Are Ningguang's Ascension Materials?

Ascending Ningguang boosts his Geo Damage Bonus stats more than anything else, a welcomed improvement that makes him a great DPS. Farming the Geo Hypostasis can take a bit, but for improving a unit as helpful as Ningguang is for your team it's worth the effort.

Ascension Rank
Required Level
Required Materials
20000 Mora, Prithiva Topaz Sliver x1, Cor Lapis x3, Slime Condensate x3
40000 Mora, Prithiva Topaz Fragment x3, Basalt Pillar x2, Cor Lapis x10, Slime Condensate x15
60000 Mora, Prithiva Topaz Fragment x6, Basalt Pillar x4, Cor Lapis x20, Slime Secretions x12
80000 Mora, Prithiva Topaz Chunk x3, Basalt Pillar x8, Cor Lapis x30, Slime Secretions x18
100000 Mora, Prithiva Topaz Chunk x6, Basalt Pillar x12, Cor Lapis x45, Slime Concentrate x12
120000 Mora, Prithiva Topaz Gemstone x6, Basalt Pillar x20, Cor Lapis x60, Slime Concentrate x24

What Are Ningguang's Talent Level Up Materials?

An important part of building Ningguang 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 him to play in your team, but here's the most common Ningguang talent upgrade order:

  • Elemental Skill
  • Elemental Burst
  • Normal Attack
Daily Drops
Enemy Drops
Weekly Drops
Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of Prosperity
Recruit's/ Sergeant's/ Lieutenant's Insignia
Spirit Locket of Boreas

And that's everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Ningguang! You now have all the info you need to make the most of the Tianquan of the Liyue Qixing in combat. Good luck!

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