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The best Genshin Impact Keqing build, weapons, and more

Fierce and headstrong, Genshin Impact's Keqing as formidable in battle as she is in her work. So let's dive into her best build, artifacts, weapons, and more.

Genshin Impact Keqing's splash art on a purple background

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.

What’s the best Genshin Keqing build?

Best weapon Mistsplitter Reforged
Weapon substitutes Lion’s Roar, The Black Sword
Best artifact set Thundering Fury
Main stats Sands – Attack
Goblet – Electro damage bonus
Circlet – Crit rate/damage
Sub stats 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!

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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.

What’s the best weapon for Keqing?

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.

Weapon Effect 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
Weapon banner
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%
All banners

What are the best Keqing artifacts?

Picking the right set of artifacts for Keqing depends on how you want to use her. 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.

Artifact set Effect How to obtain
Thundering Fury 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
Gladiator’s Finale Two equipped: Increases attack
Four equipped: Increases Keqing’s normal attack damage by 35%
Weekly and world bosses, artifact strongbox
Shimenawa’s Reminiscence 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 a large attack stat, with an electro-damage bonus and crit stats thrown in for good measure.

Main stats:

  • Goblet: Electro damage bonus, attack
  • Sands: Attack
  • Circlet: Attack

Sub stats:

  • Attack
  • Crit rate/crit damage (try to maintain a 1:2 ratio)
  • Elemental mastery

Genshin Impact's Keqing tucking her hair behind her ear

What are the best Genshin Impact Keqing team comps?

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

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Keqing Nahida Baizhu Zhongli
Keqing Yelan Fischl Kazuha
Keqing Beidou Fischl Zhongli
Keqing Chevreuse Bennett Raiden Shogun iconRaiden Shogun

What are Keqing’s skills?

Here is a look at Keqing’s full kit, including each of her attacks, and what they do.

Active skills:

Skill Effect
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

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
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

What are Genshin Impact 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
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
C4: Attunement 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

Genshin Impact Keqing during the Lantern Rite quest, looking up towards the camera

What are Keqing’s ascension materials?

Keqing needs a few materials to get her ascended, but they can all be found in Mondstadt and Liyue.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One vajrada amethyst sliver, three cor papis, three whopperflower nectar
40 40,000 Three vajrada amethyst fragments, two lightning prism, ten cor lapis, 15 whopperflower nectar
50 60,000 Six vajrada amethyst fragments, four lightning prism, 20 cor lapis, 12 shimmering nectar
60 80,000 Three vajrada amethyst chunks, eight lightning prism, 30 cor lapis, 18 shimmering nectar
70 100,000 Six vajrada amethyst chunks, 12 lightning prism, 45 cor lapis, 12 energy nectar
80 120,000 Six vajrada amethyst gemstones, 20 lightning prism, 60 cor lapis, 24 energy nectar

Here’s where to get all of Keqing’s ascension materials:

  • Vajrada amethyst – obtain from normal and weekly bosses – especially the electro hypostasis – or craft via alchemy
  • Cor lapis – these rocks can be found in Liyue, especially around Mt Hulao
  • Whopperflower nectar, shimmering nectar, energy nectar – obtain from whopperflower enemies around Teyvat, especially Liyue and Mondstadt
  • Lightning prism – drops from the electro hypostasis boss in Mondstadt

What are Keqing’s talent materials?

To get Keqing’s talents leveled up nicely, you’ll need the following items.

Talent level Mora Materials
Two 12,500 Six whopperflower nectar, three teachings of prosperity,
Three 17,500 Three shimmering nectar, two guides to prosperity
Four 25,000 Four shimmering nectar, four guides to prosperity
Five 30,000 Six shimmering nectar, six guides to prosperity
Six 37,500  Nine shimmering nectar, nine guides to prosperity
Seven 120,000 Four energy nectar, four philosophies of prosperity, one ring of Boreas
Eight 260,000 Six energy nectar, six philosophies of prosperity, one ring of Boreas
Nine 450,000 Nine energy nectar, 12 philosophies prosperity, two rings of Boreas
Ten 700,000 12 energy nectar, 16 philosophies of prosperity, two rings of Boreas, one crown of insight

Here’s where to get all of Keqing’s talent materials:

  • Prosperity talent books – obtain from the Taishan Mansion domain on Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays
  • Whopperflower nectar, shimmering nectar, energy nectar – obtain from whopperflower enemies around Teyvat, especially Liyue and Mondstadt
  • Rings of Borease – drops from the Andrius weekly boss in Wolvendom, Mondstadt

Talent priority:

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.