Genshin Impact’s Keqing, Yuheng of the Liyue Qixing, is a very useful five-star electro-sword wielder. She carves her own path with raw power and ability rather than allowing the gods to determine her fate. Let’s take a look at the best Genshin Keqing build, including her top artifacts, weapons, and more.
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Now, let’s see how to build Genshin Impact’s Keqing into a fearsome fighter.
|Lion’s Roar, The Black Sword
|Best artifact set
|Sands – Attack
Goblet – Electro damage bonus
Circlet – Crit rate/damage
|Attack, crit rate, crit damage
Keqing best fits a DPS role when equipped with a crit or attack-boosting weapon, and a set of Thundering Fury artifacts. Keqing has strong electro application that allows for plenty of elemental interactions, and the ability to teleport around the place like an electric ninja, which is cool.
On the downside, electro Keqing is very stamina-reliant and relies on having well-invested sub-DPS units to back her up. But those are a small price to pay for such a powerful normal banner character. Don’t feel too down if you lose your 50/50 to her – she’s bound to come in handy at some point!
How do I use Genshin Impact’s Keqing?
To best use Keqing, you should throw her elemental skill towards enemies, and follow up on it to deal a load of electro damage. This also gives her an infusion for a short time, allowing you to use that up, and then swap to other party members while her burst charges.
The best sword for electro Keqing is Mistsplitter Reforged, given that she doesn’t have a signature weapon. It offers high crit damage and base attack, along with a passive that compliments her kit very well. However, the Jade Cutter pulls into the lead if you’ve got her in a team that doesn’t use her elemental burst.
When it comes to four-star options, Lion’s Roar is a great choice for Keqing in electro-focused or electro-charged teams. Alternatively, the Black Sword is a great, well-rounded choice that allows for more team flexibility.
|How to obtain
|Mistsplitter Reforged (five-star)
|Bonus effect: Crit damage increase
Skill: Gain a 12% elemental damage bonus for all elements and receive the might of the Mistsplitter’s Emblem. At stack levels 1/2/3, Mistsplitter’s Emblem provides 8/16/28% elemental damage bonus for the wielder’s elemental type. Obtain one stack of Mistplitters Emblem when a normal attack deals elemental damage, when casting an elemental burst, and when their energy is less than 100%. Each stack’s duration calculates independently
|Weapon banner (alongside Ayaka)
|Primordial Jade Cutter (five-star)
|Bonus effect: Crit rate increase
Skill: Increases HP by 20%. Also provides an attack bonus based on 1.2% of the Keqing’s max HP
|The Black Sword (four-star)
|Bonus effect: Crit rate increase
Skill: 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
|Battle Pass reward
|Lion’s Roar (four-star)
|Bonus effect: Increases Keqing’s attack
Skill: Increases damage against enemies affected by pyro or electro by 20%
If you want to make use of dendro reactions in an aggravate team, we recommend equipping Keqing with a full set of Thundering Fury, with attack and crit sub stats.
Alternatively, for non-aggravate teams, we recommend combining two pieces of Thundering Fury with two pieces of an attack set like Gladiator’s Finale or Shimenawa’s Reminiscence for as much attack as possible.
|How to obtain
|Two equipped: Electro damage bonus
Four equipped: Increases damage caused by overloaded, electro-charged, superconduct, and hyperbloom by 40%, and the damage bonus conferred by aggravate increases by 20%. When quicken or the aforementioned elemental reactions trigger, elemental skill cooldown decreases by one second. Can only occur once every 0.8 seconds
|Midsummer Courtyard domain
|Two equipped: Increases attack
Four equipped: Increases Keqing’s normal attack damage by 35%
|Weekly and world bosses, artifact strongbox
|Two equipped: Increases attack
Four equipped: When casting an elemental skill, if Keqing has 15 or more energy, she loses 15 energy and normal/charged/plunging attack damage increases by 50% for ten seconds. This effect will not trigger again during that duration
|Momiji-Dyed Court domain
Artifact stat recommendations
As with a lot of older Genshin units, Keqing doesn’t scale off anything in particular. Therefore she can be easy to build! We recommend stacking up as much attack as possible, with an electro-damage bonus and crit stats thrown in for good measure.
- Goblet: Electro damage bonus, attack
- Sands: Attack
- Circlet: Attack
- Crit rate/crit damage (try to maintain a 1:2 ratio)
- Elemental mastery
Keqing can provide some electro application, but she really excels as a DPS when supported by other characters. She can slot into quite a few different types of teams like spread and aggravate, overcharged, and electro-charged
Here is a look at Keqing’s full kit, including each of her attacks, and what they do.
|Normal attack: Yunlai Swordsmanship
|Normal: Perform up to five strikes in a row
Charged: Performs two powerful strikes by consuming some stamina
Plunging: Deals AoE damage on impact
|Elemental skill: Stellar Restoration
|Press: Deals electro AoE in a small area by tossing a Lightning Stiletto. You can then warp to the Stiletto by pressing the elemental skill button again, dealing more AoE electro damage. You can adjust the direction of the attack by holding the skill button.
If you use a charged attack after placing a Lightning Stiletto, Keqing unleashes a series of hits at the Stilleto’s location, dealing AoE electro damage
|Elemental burst: Starward Sword
|Using the power of lightning, Keqing unleashes a small AoE of quick slashes, dealing multiple instances of electro damage to enemies nearby. The last hit of this attack ends in an electro AoE, dealing lots of damage
|Thundering Penance (unlocked at ascension one)
|When using Stellar Restoration a second time, Keqing’s normal and charged attacks become infused with electro for five seconds
|Aristocratic Dignity (unlocked at ascension four)
|Using Starward Sword increases Keqing’s crit rate and energy recharge by 15%. This lasts for eight seconds
|Land’s Overseer (unlocked automatically)
|Liyue expeditions take 25% less time if you use Keqing
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.
|C1: Thundering Might
|If Keqing recasts Stellar Restoration while a Stiletto is still active, she deals 50% of her attack stat as AoE electro damage
|C2: Keen Extraction
|When Keqing’s normal and charged attacks hit enemies affected by electro, there is a 50% chance of producing an elemental particle, which refills some of her energy
|C3: Forseen Reformation
|Increases the level of Keqing’s ultimate, Starward Sword, by three
|For ten seconds after Keqing triggers an electro-elemental reaction, her attack increases by 25%
|C5: Beckoning Stars
|Increase the level of Keqing’s elemental skill, Stellar Restoration, by three
|C6: Tenacious Star
|When performing a normal or charged attack, an elemental skill, or an elemental burst, Keqing gains a 6% electro-damage boost for eight seconds. Any effects triggered by different attacks count as separate entities
You can find Whopperflowers all over Teyvat for the nectar drops. To get lightning prisms, you need to head to Mondstadt and take on the electro Hypostasis. As for cor lapis, you can find it as a Liyue-specific mining outcrop.
|One vajrada amethyst sliver, three cor papis, three whopperflower nectar
|Three vajrada amethyst fragments, two lightning prism, ten cor lapis, 15 whopperflower nectar
|Six vajrada amethyst fragments, four lightning prism, 20 cor lapis, 12 shimmering nectar
|Three vajrada amethyst chunks, eight lightning prism, 30 cor lapis, 18 shimmering nectar
|Six vajrada amethyst chunks, 12 lightning prism, 45 cor lapis, 12 energy nectar
|Six vajrada amethyst gemstones, 20 lightning prism, 60 cor lapis, 24 energy nectar
What are Keqing’s talent materials?
Keqing requires the prosperity family of talent books, which you can get from the Domain of Mastery: Altar of Flames at Jueyun Karst. For her later levels, she needs rings of Boreas, which drop from the Dominator of Wolves weekly boss in Mondstadt.
|Six whopperflower nectar, three teachings of prosperity,
|Three shimmering nectar, two guides to prosperity
|Four shimmering nectar, four guides to prosperity
|Six shimmering nectar, six guides to prosperity
|Nine shimmering nectar, nine guides to prosperity
|Four energy nectar, four philosophies of prosperity, one ring of Boreas
|Six energy nectar, six philosophies of prosperity, one ring of Boreas
|Nine energy nectar, 12 philosophies prosperity, two rings of Boreas
|12 energy nectar, 16 philosophies of prosperity, two rings of Boreas, one crown of insight
Keqing’s talents are all good and worth upgrading, but if you have to work on one at a time, do them in this order:
- Elemental skill > elemental burst > normal attack
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. We suggest a new Hoyoverse game, too – here’s the Honkai Star Rail tier list and what we know about any Honkai Star Rail codes.