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Genshin Impact Ningguang Build Guide - Everything You Need to Know

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From his floating palace, the “Jade Chamber”, Ningguang observes all Liyue below her. 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. On the battlefield, her Geo abilities make her a great ally and an excellent DPS unit.

How to get Ningguang

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Ningguang is obtainable by spending wishes in the Wanderlust Invocation standard banner, and in the past, she was part of the Stand By Me Event, where you could obtain her. Good luck!

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Character Overview, Skills, and Talents

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.

Normal Attack - Sparkling Scatter

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. The Jade Screen endurance scales based on Ningguang's Max HP, it's 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

Ningguang sends 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.

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Passive Talents

Backup Plan
When Ningguang is in possession of Star Jades, her Charged Attack does not consume Stamina.

Strategic Reserve
A character that passes through the Jade Screen will gain a 12% Geo damage Bonus for 10 seconds.

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.

Constellation - Opus Aequilibrium

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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.

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Best Weapons for Ningguang

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Solar Pearl
Bonus Stats: Critical Rate
Skill - 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.

Memory of Dust
Bonus Stats: Attack
Skill - 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%

Eye of Perception
Bonus Stats: Attack
Skill - 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.

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Best Artifacts for Ningguang

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Archaic Petra
2 Piece Bonus: Gain a 15% Geo damage Bonus.
4 Piece Bonus: Upon obtaining an Elemental Shard Created through a Crystallize Reaction, all party members gain a 35% damage Bonus for that particular element for 10 seconds. Only one form of Elemental damage Bonus can be gained in this manner at any one time.

Noblesse Oblige
2 Piece Bonus: Elemental Burst damage +20%.
4 Piece Bonus: Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' Attack by 20% for 12 seconds. This effect cannot stack.

Retracing Bolide
2 Piece Bonus: Increases Shield Strength by 35%
4 Piece Bonus: While protected by a shield, gain an additional 40% Normal and Charged Attack damage.

Gladiator's Finale
2 Piece Bonus: ATK +18%.
4 Piece Bonus: If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.

Example Builds for Ningguang


Geo DPS Build
Weapon - Solar Pearl
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.

Artifacts - Archaic Petra (2 Pieces) and Noblesse Oblige (2 Pieces)
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
Weapon - Eye of Perception or Memory of Dust
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.

Artifacts - Noblesse Oblige (4 Pieces) or Gladiator’s Finale(2 Píeces)
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.