Genshin Impact Keqing build

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

Genshin Impact's Keqing eating a snack and winking

Genshin Impact’s Keqing is the Yuheng of the Liyue Qixing and a five-star electro sword wielder. She fiercely carves her own path with raw power and ability rather than allowing the gods to determine her fate. And, as you can imagine from such a fierce and driven lady, she’s a fierce fighter, too. So let’s take a look at the best Genshin Keqing build, including her top artifacts, weapons, and more.

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Genshin Impact Keqing

Genshin Impact's Keqing tucking her hair behind her ear

What’s the best Genshin Keqing build?

Keqing is a five-star electro sword wielder with a wide variety of playstyles, and useful mechanics that make traversing the overworld a breeze.

There are two main ways to play Keqing – electro or physical. Physical Keqing is generally easier to build and makes for a great unit to blast through early game content, especially with how well she works with the craftable Prototype Rancour.

However, physical Keqing doesn’t scale well in later game content, which is where she rises from the ashes as a powerful electro DPS – especially when teamed up with Genshin Impact’s Kazuha.

Electro Keqing scales better than physical Keqing, with constellations that buff her playstyle well, a kit that supports the use of a bunch of strong, off-field DPS characters alongside her, strong electro application that allows for plenty of elemental interactions, and the ability to teleport around the place like an electric ninja.

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!

For the purposes of this guide, we’ll be focusing on electro Keqing as it’s a more versatile build and your investment goes further. If you want to know more about physical Keqing, check out the amazing Keqingmains guide.

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What’s the best Genshin Keqing weapon?

Generally, the best sword for electro Keqing is Mistspliter Reforged. It offers high crit damage and base attack, along with a passive that compliments her kit very well. However, 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
Mistsplitter Reforged Base stat: crit damage
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. The wielder also obtains one stack of Mistplitters Emblem when a normal attack deals elemental damage (stack lasts five seconds), when casting an elemental burst (stack lasts ten seconds), and when their energy is less than 100% (stack disappears when energy is full). Each stack’s duration is calculated independently
Primordial Jade Cutter Base stat: crit rate
Skill: increases HP by 20%. Also provides an attack bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder’s max HP
The Black Sword Base stat: crit rate
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
Lion’s Roar Base stat: attack
Skill: increases damage against enemies affected by pyro or electro by 20%

What are the best Genshin Keqing artifacts?

For aggravate teams, we recommend equipping Keqing with four pieces of Thundering Fury or Thundersoother. 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.

Artifact set Effect
Thundering Fury Two equipped: electro damage bonus +15%
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 seconds. Can only occur once every 0.8 seconds
Thundersoother Two equipped: increases electro resistance by 40%
Four equipped: increases damage against enemies affected by electro by 35%
Gladiator’s Finale/Shimenawa’s Reminiscence Two equipped: attack +18%

Artifact stat recommendations

Main stats

  • Goblet – electro damage bonus or attack%
  • Sands – attack%
  • Circlet – attack%

Sub stats

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

Genshin Impact Keqing as seen in Lantern Rite 2023's event

What are Genshin 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 Restoration 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 Genshin 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 attacks 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, a charged attack, elemental skill or elemental burst, Keqing gains a 6% electro-damage boost for eight seconds

Genshin Impact Keqing stood in front of a folding screen

What are Genshin Keqing’s ascension materials?

Ascending Keqing greatly increases her crit damage, so we recommend gathering the ascension materials and levelling 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 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

You can find Whopperflowers all over Teyvat, which drop the nectar materials when you defeat them. 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, and can purchase some from Changsun in Liyue Harbor.

What are Genshin Impact Keqing’s talent materials?

All three of Keqing’s talents can be leveled up to ten, with the right 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 are dropped by the Dominator of Wolves weekly boss.

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 of Prosperity, two Ring of Boreas
Ten 700,000 12 energy nectar, 16 philosophies of Prosperity, two Ring of Boreas, one Crown of Insight

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.