Genshin Impact Ningguang build, weapons, and artifacts

Everything you need to know about Genshin Impact’s Ningguang, from her skills to her ascension materials

Genshin Impact's Ningguang staring into the camera

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.

Ningguang standing in front of some grassy plains

Which weapon should you use?

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

Which artifact set should you use?

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

Alternate Artifacts

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.

Artifact Effect
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 shooting geo projectiles

What are Ningguang’s skills?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
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

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
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.

Constellation Effect
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

Ningguang with her hand up to her chin in front of a white background

What does it cost to ascend Ningguang?

Each level of ascension boosts Ningguang’s geo damage. Here’s every item you need to collect.

Required level Mora Materials
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

Genshin Impact Ningguange in her new skin

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 can 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 miss the event, it will be available in the shop at a later date 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.