As the Tianquan of the Liyue Qixing, Genshin Impact’s Ningguang is much wealthier than many of the people in Teyvat. She is a hardworking businesswoman that achieved her wealth through perseverance and a strong wit. Although Ningguang has great riches, she uses her mora wisely and shies away from extravagance.
In Genshin Impact, Ningguang works best as a main DPS character. Our guide outlines the best weapons and artifacts for the four-star geo character, and also provides details on every item you need to reach ascension level six. We’ll be sure to update this guide when any balance changes occur, so be sure to keep this page bookmarked for later.
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The best Genshin Impact Ningguang build
We recommend using Ningguang as your main DPS character due to the high amounts of burst damage she can deal to a single target. Ningguang works well when paired up with other geo characters like Zhongli or Albedo, as their geo elemental resonance increases geo damage.
Which weapon should you use?
Both of the weapons mentioned below are suitable for Ningguang in a main DPS role, so feel free to equip whichever you come across first.
|Memory of Dust||Increases the strength of shields by 20%. Hits that land on enemies increase attack by 4% for eight seconds. Maximum five stacks. This can only occur once every 0.3 seconds. While protected by a shield, attack is increased by 100%|
|Solar Pearl||Normal attacks increase elemental skill and burst damage by 20% for six seconds. Elemental skill or burst hits also increase normal attack damage by 20% for six seconds|
Which artifact set should you use?
We recommend pairing up two items from each set mentioned below.
|Archaic Petra||Two equipped: Geo damage is increased by 15%
Four equipped: When you obtain an elemental shard via a crystallize reaction, party members gain a 35% damage bonus for that element for ten seconds. Only one bonus can be active at any one time
|Noblesse Oblige||Two equipped: Elemental burst damage is increased by 20%
Four equipped: Using an elemental burst increases the entire party’s attack by 20% for 12 seconds. This cannot stack
What are Ningguang’s skills?
|Sparkling Scatter||Shoots geo damage and generates a Star Jade|
|Sparkling Scatter (charged)||Consumes stamina to shoot a giant gem that deals geo damage. If Ningguang has any Star Jades, they will be fired at the same time, dealing additional damage|
|Sparkling Scatter (plunging)||Deals AoE geo damage upon impact with the ground|
|Jade Screen||Creates a Jade Screen that blocks enemy projectiles. Screen endurance scales based on Ningguang’s max HP. Only one Jade Screen may exist at any one time|
|Starshatter||Fires homing projectiles at nearby enemies, with additional projectiles being fired from the Jade Screen, if present|
|Backup Plan (unlocked at ascension one)||While Star Jades are present, charged attacks don’t consume stamina|
|Strategic Reserve (unlocked at ascension four)||Characters that pass through the Jade Screen gain a 12% geo damage bonus for ten seconds|
|Trove of Marvelous Treasures (unlocked automatically)||Displays the location of nearby ore veins on the mini-map|
What are Ningguang’s constellations?
You can level up Ningguang’s constellations when you receive her as a duplicate after making a wish.
|Piercing Fragments||Normal attacks deal AoE damage|
|Shock Effect||When a Jade Screen breaks, its cooldown will reset. This can occur once every six seconds|
|Majesty be the Array of Stars||Increases the level of Starshatter by three|
|Exquisite be the Jade, Outshining All the Beneath||Jade Screen increases nearby characters’ elemental resistance by 10%|
|Invincible be the Jade Screen||Increases the level of Jade Screen by three|
|Grandeur be the Seven Stars||Starshatter creates seven Star Jades|
What does it cost to ascend Ningguang?
Each level of ascension boosts Ningguang’s geo damage. Here’s every item you need to collect.
|20||20,000||One Prithiva Topaz Silver, three Glaze Lily, three Recruit’s Insignia|
|40||40,000||Three Prithiva Topaz Fragment, two Basalt Pillar, ten Glaze Lily, 15 Recruit’s Insignia|
|50||60,000||Six Prithiva Topaz Fragment, four Basalt Pillar, 20 Glaze Lily, 12 Sergeant’s Insignia|
|60||80,000||Three Prithiva Topaz Chunk, eight Basalt Pillar, 30 Glaze Lily, 18 Sergeant’s Insignia|
|70||100,000||Six Prithiva Topaz Chunk, 12 Basalt Pillar, 45 Glaze Lily, 12 Lieutenant’s Insignia|
|80||120,000||Six Prithiva Topaz Gemstone, 20 Basalt Pillar, 60 Glaze Lily, 24 Lieutenant’s Insignia|
That’s everything you need to know in order to master Genshin Impact’s Ningguang! If you’re looking for more games like this, take a look at our list of the best mobile RPGs on iOS and Android.