The Best Genshin Impact Qiqi Build

What is the best Genshin Impact Qiqi build? Qiqi is a quiet and polite zombie girl that works at Bubu Pharmacy in the nation of Liyue. Resurrected by the Adepti, she has no memories of her past and has memory issues, which she tries to mitigate by carrying a journal notebook. On the battlefield, she’s a great Cryo Healer and Support unit.

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How Do I Get Qiqi in Genshin?

Qiqi is obtainable by spending wishes in the Wanderlust Invocation standard banner. Good luck getting her!

What Are the Best Qiqi Builds?

Since her Healing abilities depend on her Attack Stats, building an Attack-based setup will serve as Healing Build, which sounds nuts but translates really well into battle. Her Attack Speed, paired with her Cryo abilities only adds to her overall usefulness within a team.

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

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Role Best Weapon Alternative Weapon Best Artifacts Alternative Artifacts
Cryo Support BuildSkyward BladeSacrificial SwordNoblesse Oblige (4 Pieces)Blizzard Strayer (2 Pieces)
Healer BuildAquila FavoniaPrototype RancourMaiden Beloved (4 Pieces)Gladiator’s Finale (2 Pieces) and Maiden Beloved (2 Pieces)

Cryo Support Build

Both the Sacrificial Sword and Skyward Blade are fitting candidates for this supporting setup, and the choice lies more on your playstyle than in a significant difference.

Noblesse Oblige can be used in full in this setup with its party Attack buff, but if you want to give some extra love to the Cryo damage values you can also use a 2-2 mixed set.

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Healer Build

With its various buffs, Aquila Favonia is the best option since it gives Qiqi more sustain in the form of HP Regeneration, and improves her healing capabilities with a dramatic Attack Boost.

Maiden Beloved brings exactly what a Healer Build needs, improved Healing effectiveness, and overall better party healing. You can also do a 2-2 mixed set using two pieces of Gladiator’s Finale, since her healing depends on her Attack Stats.

What Are the Best Team Comps for Qiqi?

On the battlefield, Qiqi is a great Support/Healer, and she can work perfectly fine with a varied party composed by Diluc, since he’s a great Main DPS unit and a greatsword user that can hit heavily, making him a great asset for an offensive role. Bennett provides great elemental Resonance, and Venti will provide great crowd control.

Character Element
DilucPyro
BennettPyro
VentiAnemo
QiqiCryo
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What Are the Best Weapons for Qiqi?

Weapons like the Skyward Blade and Aquila Favonia are easily the best options for Qiqi's builds, but you can also find a more affordable and equally good alternative in the form of the Sacrificial Sword. Last but not least, if you’re looking for a craftable option, you can obtain the Prototype Rancour if you still don’t have any of the former.

Weapon Rarity Stats Skills How to Obtain
Skyward Blade5-StarEnergy RechargeWindfall: Critical Rate increased by 4%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using an Elemental Burst: Increases Movement Speed by 10%, increases Attack Speed by 10%, and increases the damage of Normal and Charged Attack hits by 20% for 12 seconds.Wishes
Aquila Favonia4-StarPhysical damageFalcon's Defiance: Attack is increased by 20%. Triggers on taking damage: the soul of the Falcon of the West awakens, holding the banner of resistance aloft, regenerating HP equal to 100% of Attack and dealing 200% of Attack as damage to surrounding enemies. This effect can only occur once every 15 seconds.Wishes
Sacrificial Sword 4-StarEnergy RechargeComposed: After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own cooldown. Can only occur once every 30 seconds.Wishes
Prototype Rancour4-StarPhysical damageSmashed Stone: On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase Attack and Defense by 4% for 6 seconds. Max 4 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3 seconds.Forge
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What Are the Best Artifacts for Qiqi?

Depending on which build you choose to make, you may need the Noblesse Oblige and Blizzard Strayer set in case you want to use Qiqi as an overall Support unit, or Maiden Beloved and Gladiator's Finale for Healer 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, see how they work as mixed or full sets and you can decide then.

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Artifacts Two-Piece Effect Four-Piece Effect
Gladiator's FinaleAttack +18%If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack damage by 35%
Blizzard StrayerCryo damage Bonus +15%When a character attacks an enemy affected by Cryo, their Critical Rate is increased by 20%. If the enemy is Frozen, Critical Rate is increased by an additional 20%.
Maiden BelovedCharacter Healing Effectiveness +15%.Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10 seconds.
Noblesse ObligeElemental Burst damage +20%.Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' Attack by 20% for 12 seconds. This effect cannot stack.

Qiqi Artifact Stats

Given Qiqi's set of skills, you want to develop Attack as the main stat and focus on boosting Energy Recharge as the sub-stat.

Slot Main Stat Sub Stats
FeatherAttackAttack%, Critical Damage, Elemental Mastery, Critical Rate
FlowerHPAttack%, Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Elemental Mastery
HourglassAttack%Critical Damage, Energy Recharge, Elemental Mastery, Critical Rate
GobletCryo Damage Bonus%Attack%, Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Energy Recharge / Elemental Mastery
HeadpieceCritical Rate / Critical DamageCritical Rate / Critical Damage, Attack%, Energy Recharge, Elemental Mastery

What Are Qiqi's Skills and Talents?

Qiqi shines as a Support, with emphasis on her Healing abilities, something that can make her a needed addition to several teams. Since her Healing scales with her Attack values, you need to put extra attention to improving her offensive stats, which benefits her Cryo triggering skills.

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Attack Effect
Normal AttackPerforms up to 5 rapid strikes.
Charged AttackConsumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.
Plunging AttackPlunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE damage upon impact.
Elemental Skill - Adeptus Art: Herald of FrostUsing the Icevein Talisman, Qiqi brings forth the Herald of Frost, dealing Cryo damage to nearby enemies. Herald of Frost -When Qiqi hits a target with her Normal or Charged Attacks, she regenerates HP for all party members and all nearby allied characters. Healing scales based on Qiqi's Attack. -Regenerates HP for current character at regular intervals. -Follows the character around, dealing Cryo damage to enemies in its path.
Elemental Burst - Adeptus Art: Preserver of FortuneQiqi releases the Adeptus power sealed within her body, marking nearby enemies with a Fortune-Preserving Talisman that deals Cryo damage. Fortune-Preserving Talisman When enemies affected by this Talisman take damage, the character that dealt this damage regenerates HP.
Talent#1 - Life-Prolonging MethodsWhen a character under the effects of Adeptus Art: Herald of Frost triggers an Elemental Reaction, their Incoming Healing Bonus is increased by 20% for 8 seconds.
Talent#2 - A Glimpse into ArcanumWhen Qiqi hits enemies with her Normal and Charged Attacks, she has a 50% chance to apply a Fortune-Preserving Talisman to them for 6s. This effect can only occur once every 30 seconds.
Talent#3 - Former Life MemoriesDisplays the location of nearby resources unique to Liyue on the mini-map.
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What Are Qiqi's Constellations?

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If you get to pull Qiqi multiple times, you will eventually reach a level of the constellation that will turn her into an excellent Support unit, with improvements on all her Skills and their respective cooldowns, making Qiqi a great tool to support your party.

Constellation Effect
Ascetics of FrostWhen the Herald of Frost hits an enemy marked by a Fortune-Preserving Talisman, Qiqi regenerates 2 Energy.
Frozen to the BoneQiqi's Normal and Charge Attack damage against enemies affected by Cryo is increased by 15%.
Ascendant PraiseIncreases the Level of Adeptus Art: Preserver of Fortune by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Divine SuppressionTargets marked by the Fortune-Preserving Talisman have their Attack decreased by 20%.
Crimson Lotus BloomIncrease the Level of Adeptus Art: Herald of Frost by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Rite of ResurrectionUsing Adeptus Art: Preserve of Fortune revives all nearby fallen characters and regenerates 50% of their HP. This effect can only occur once every 15 mins.

What Are Qiqi's Ascension Materials?

Ascending Qiqi boosts her Healing Bonus and HP stats more than anything else, a welcomed improvement that makes her a great Support. Farming the Cryo Regisvine can take a bit, but for improving a unit as helpful as Qiqi is for your team it's worth the effort.

Ascension Rank Required Level Required Materials
12020000 Mora, Shivada Jade Sliver x1, Violetgrass x3, Divining Scroll x3
25040000 Mora, Shivada Jade Fragment x3, Hoarfrost Core x2, Violetgrass x10, Divining Scroll x15
36060000 Mora, Shivada Jade Fragment x6, Hoarfrost Core x4, Violetgrass x20, Sealed Scroll x12
47080000 Mora, Shivada Jade Chunk x3, Hoarfrost Core x8, Violetgrass x30, Sealed Scroll x18
580100000 Mora, Shivada Jade Chunk x6, Hoarfrost Core x12, Violetgrass x45, Forbidden Curse Scroll x12
690120000 Mora, Shivada Jade Gemstone x6, Hoarfrost Core x20, Violetgrass x60, Forbidden Curse Scroll x24

What Are Qiqi's Talent Level Up Materials?

An important part of building Qiqi 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 Qiqi talent upgrade order:

  • Elemental Skill
  • Elemental Burst
  • Normal Attack
Daily Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Drops
Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of ProsperityDivining/Sealed/Forbidden Curse ScrollTail of Boreas

And that's everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Qiqi! You now have all the info you need to make the most of the Fortune Preserver in combat. Good luck!