Genshin Impact Keqing build, ascension materials, and skill

How to use Genshin Impact’s Keqing like a pro

Genshin Impact's Keqing wielding her sword

Keqing appeals to many Genshin Impact players due to her extremely high single-target DPS, and also because of her cute cat-girl looks. We recommend using Keqing as your main DPS and pairing her up with sub DPS characters like Ganyu and Xingqiu, with Bennett as support. Her passive skill also makes her an asset for Liyue exhibitions, so she is valuable outside of battle as well.

For those of you who have just obtained the electro, sword-wielding hero from a wish we’ve crafted a Genshin Impact Keqing build guide that includes information on skills, weapons, artifacts, and much more to help you master the character quickly.

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The best Genshin Impact Keqing build

Keqing’s charged attack is the strongest single-target DPS move in the game, making her an extremely valuable main DPS. When paired with a character that can trigger superconductor and a support character that can help boost damage, Keqing is formidable in battle.

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Which weapon should you use?

We recommend using a weapon that boosts crit rate or physical damage. Both weapons listed below are suitable choices.

Weapon Effect
The Black Sword Increases the damage dealt by normal and charged attacks by 20%. Regenerates 60% of attack as HP when normal and charged attacks are critical hits, this can occur once every five seconds
Lion’s Roar Increases damage against enemies affected by pyro or electro by 20%

Which artifact set should you use?

When choosing an artifact set, we recommend using either two Gladiator’s Finale and two Thundering Fury, or a full Thundersoother set. Here are the effects to make your choice easier.

Artifact set Effect
Gladiator’s Finale Two equipped: attack +18%
Thundering Fury Two equipped: 15% electro damage bonus
Thundersoother Four equipped: electro resistance increased by 40%. Damage against enemies affected by electro increased by 35%.

Keqing performing an electro move in a snow covered area

What are Keqing’s skills?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Yunlai Swordsmanship Perform up to five strikes
Yunlai Swordsmanship (charged) Performs two powerful strikes
Yunlai Swordsmanship (plunging) Deals AoE damage on impact
Stellar Restoration (press) Deals electro AoE in a small area by tossing a Lightning Stiletto
Stellar Restoration (hold) Hold to adjust the direction of the attack
Starward Sword Deals AoE electro damage, then further electro strikes

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Thundering Penance (unlocked at ascension one) Within five seconds of using Stellar Resoration a second time, normal and charged attacks do electro damage
Aristocratic Dignity (unlocked at ascension four) Starward Sword increases Keqing’s critical rate and energy recharge by 15%
Land’s Overseer (unlocked automatically) Liyue expeditions take 25% less time

What are Keqing’s constellations?

To level up Keqing’s constellations you must receive her as a duplicate when making a wish, this can be tedious, but the bonuses she receives are worth it.

Constellation Effect
Thundering Might Recasting Stellar Restoration while a Lightning Stiletto is active causes Keqing to deal 50% of her attack as AoE electro damage
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
Forseen Reformation Increases the level of Starward Sword by three
Attunement For ten seconds after Keqing triggers an electro elemental reaction, her attack is increased by 25%
Beckoning Stars Increase the level of Stellar Restoration by three
Tenacious Star When initiating a normal attack, charged attack, elemental skill or elemental burst, Keqing gains a 6% electro damage boost for eight seconds

Keqing standing against a white background with her hand up to her face

What does it cost to ascend Keqing?

Ascending Keqing greatly increases her crit damage, so we recommend gathering the ascension materials and leveling her up as soon as possible.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One Vajrada Amethyst Sliver, three Cor Lapis, three Whopperflower Nectar
40 40,000 Three Vajrada Amethyst Fragment, two Lightning Prism, ten Cor Lapis, 15 Whopperflower Nectar
50 60,000 Six Vajrada Amethyst Fragment, four Lightning Prism, 20 Cor Lapis, 12 Shimmering Nectar
60 80,000 Three Vajrada Amethyst Chunk, eight Lightning Prism, 30 Cor Lapis, 18 Shimmering Nectar
70 100,000 Six Vajrada Amethyst Chunk, 12 Lightning Prism, 45 Cor Lapis, 12 Energy Nectar
80 120,000 Six Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone, 20 Lightning Prism, 60 Cor Lapis, 24 Energy Nectar

There you have it, everything you need to know for a great Genshin Impact Keqing build. If you’re looking for more games like this, take a look at our best gacha games list.