11 May 2021 6:13 PM +00:00

Genshin Impact Qiqi Build Guide - Everything You Need to Know

Qiqi is a quiet and polite zombie girl that works on 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 to get Qiqi

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

Character Overview, Skills, and Talents

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 and general mobility, paired with her Cryo abilities only add to her overall usefulness within a team.

Normal Attack - Ancient Sword Art

Normal Attack
Performs up to 5 rapid strikes.

Charged Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.

Plunging Attack
Plunges 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 Frost

Using 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 the active character at regular intervals.
-Follows the character around, dealing Cryo damage to enemies in its path.

Elemental Burst - Adeptus Art: Preserver of Fortune

Qiqi 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.

Passive Talents

Life-Prolonging Methods
When 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.

A Glimpse into Arcanum
When 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.

Former Life Memories
Displays the location of nearby resources unique to Liyue on the mini-map.

Constellation - Pristina Nola

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Ascetics of Frost
When the Herald of Frost hits an enemy marked by a Fortune-Preserving Talisman, Qiqi regenerates 2 Energy.
Frozen to the Bone
Qiqi's Normal and Charge Attack damage against enemies affected by Cryo is increased by 15%.
Ascendant Praise
Increases the Level of Adeptus Art: Preserver of Fortune by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Divine Suppression
Targets marked by the Fortune-Preserving Talisman have their Attack decreased by 20%.
Crimson Lotus Bloom
Increase the Level of Adeptus Art: Herald of Frost by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Rite of Resurrection
Using 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.


Best Weapons for Qiqi

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Aquila Favonia
Bonus Stats: Physical damage
Skill - Falcon'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.

Skyward Blade
Bonus Stats: Energy Recharge
Skill - Windfall
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.

Sacrificial Sword
Bonus Stats: Energy Recharge
Skill - Composed
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.


Best Artifacts for Qiqi

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Maiden Beloved
2 Piece Bonus: Character Healing Effectiveness +15%.
4 Piece Bonus: Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10 seconds.

Blizzard Strayer
2 Piece Bonus: Cryo damage Bonus +15%
4 Piece Bonus: 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%.

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.

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

Example Builds for Qiqi

Cryo Support Build
Weapon - Sacrificial Sword or Skyward Blade
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.

Artifacts - Noblesse Oblige (4 Pieces) or Blizzard Strayer (2 Pieces)
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.

Healer Build
Weapon - Aquila Favonia
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.

Artifacts - Maiden Beloved (4 Pieces) or Gladiator’s Finale (2 Pieces)
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.