In this Genshin Impact Ningguang build guide, we outline the best weapons and artifacts for this stunning four-star geo character, highlight her skills and role, and list all the ascension materials you need to level her up. 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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Genshin Impact Ningguang
What’s the best Genshin Ningguang build?
Ningguang is a unique character best used in mono-geo or geo flex teams, however, she can be highly versatile and slot into plenty of teams as a sub-DPS. She deals high single-target damage and has great range, and can fluidly adjust to rotations based on your requirements.
On the other hand, she is quite limited by her kit solely focusing on single-target damage, she relies on you understanding how to properly use geo constructs, and requires investment into both her and her best geo supports to truly shine. Additionally, while her constellations are not a necessity, they have a great impact on her damage.
Ningguang works well when paired up with other geo characters like Genshin Impact’s Zhongli or Genshin Impact’s Albedo, as their geo elemental resonance increases geo damage.
What’s the best Genshin Ningguang weapon?
While Memory of Dust is easily the best weapon for Ningguang in a DPS role, as it is a gacha only pull, it may be tough to get hold of. Luckily, Prototype Amber is also a handy weapon for her, and can be forged quite easily through the Blacksmith.
|Weapon||Effect||How to obtain|
|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%||Gacha|
|Lost Prayer to the Sacred winds||Increases movement speed by 10%. When in battle, Ningguang gains an 8% elemental damage bonus every four seconds. Max four stacks. Lasts until she falls or leaves combat||Gacha|
|Prototype Amber||Using an elemental burst regenerates four energy every two seconds for six seconds. Additionally, all party members will regenerate 4% HP every seconds for this duration||Forge via Blacksmith|
|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||Battle Pass reward|
What are the best Genshin Ningguang artifacts?
Ningguang can equip up to five artifacts. Feel free to choose between a full set of four, or two sets of two, to make the most of the effects.
|Artifact set||Effect||How to obtain|
|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
|Domain of Guyun in the Sea of Clouds, Guyun Stone Forest|
|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
|Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern domain in Minlin, Mt. Aozang|
|Retracing Bolide||Two equipped: increases shield strength by 35%
Four equipped: while protected by a shield, gain an additional 40% normal and charged attack damage
|Domain of Guyun in the Sea of Clouds, Guyun Stone Forest|
If you’re struggling to get a full set of the artifacts above, these are a good choice to use in the meantime. They can be found easily on your travels.
|Martial Artist||Two equipped: increases normal attack and charged attack damage by 15%
Four equipped: after using elemental skill, increases normal attack and charged attack damage by 25% for eight seconds
Ningguang artifact stat recommendations
The main stats on your Ningguang’s artifacts should always be attack %, geo damage, and crit. When it comes to substats, your top priority should be meeting the energy recharge requirement for your team.
Her energy recharge requirements vary greatly, from 100% to 140% recommended. To get a more accurate insight into your personal Ningguang energy recharge requirements, use this energy recharge calculator.
- Sands – Attack%
- Goblet – geo damage%
- Circlet – either crit rate or crit damage (try to maintain a 1:2 rate to damage ratio)
- Energy recharge (until requirements are met)
- Crit damage/crit rate
- Extra energy recharge
What are Genshin 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 Genshin 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 screens increase 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 are Genshin Ningguang’s ascension materials?
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|
What are Genshin Ningguang’s talent materials?
You can upgrade each of Ningguang’s attacks to a maximum of level ten. Here are all the materials you need to get one of her attacks to max level.
You can farm her talent books from the Taishan Mansion domain on Monday, Thursday, and Sunday, and you can get the insignias from Fatui skirmishers, cicin mages, and pyro ages. The Spirit Locket of Boreas are, unsurprisingly, drops from the weekly Wolf of the North Boreas boss.
|Two||12.5k||Six recruit’s insignia, three teachings of prosperity|
|Three||17.5k||Three sergeant’s insignia, two guide to prosperity|
|Four||25k||Four sergeant’s insignia, four guide to prosperity|
|Five||30k||Six sergeant’s insignia, six guide to prosperity|
|Six||37.5k||Nine sergeant’s insignia, nine guide to prosperity|
|Seven||120k||Four lieutenant’s insignia, four philosophies of prosperity, one Spirit Locket of Boreas|
|Eight||1260k||Six lieutenant’s insignia, six philosophies of prosperity, one Spirit Locket of Boreas|
|Nine||450k||Nine lieutenant’s insignia, 12 philosophies of prosperity, two Spirit Locket of Boreas|
|Ten||700k||12 lieutenant’s insignia, 16 philosophies of prosperity, two Spirit Locket of Boreas, one Crown of Insight|
Genshin Impact Ningguag skin
As a part of the Genshin Impact 2.4 update, Ningguang got a beautiful new skin, ‘Orchard’s Evening Gown’. You could get it for free during the limited time event, ‘Fleeting Colours in Flight’, by meeting all of the conditions in the quest ‘the Moon’s Comely Glow’. But, if you missed the event, it’s now available in the shop for 1,680 genesis crystals. Find out more about the stunning fits you can deck your characters out with in our Genshin Impact skins guide.
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.