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Keqing - Skills & Best Build

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Check out this Genshin Impact guide on Keqing's skills and build. Including how to get Keqing, best weapon, best artifacts, talents, voice actor, & ascend materials!

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Keqing Character Overview & Evaluation

Powerful Charged Attack Combo

▲Repeatable until you run out of stamina! Also serves the function of dodging enemy attacks.

Keqing's biggest strength is her ability to chain charged attacks, leaving almost no window to be interrupted! This makes her perfect for taking on larger, more lumbering enemies that tend to stay still!

Useful For Fighting And Movement

Keqing's Elemental Skill shoots out an Electro mark, and when you hit the ability again you can teleport to that mark's location and attack. If you fit this into your combo, you can use it to deal even further damage. There are even ways to use it when just exploring the map, making this a very versatile ability.

Keqing - Best Build & Weapon

Electro-DPS CRIT Build

This build maximizes Keqing's bonus stat, CRIT DMG, her swift attacks and her Elemental Skill to continuously deal heavy CRIT to opponents.

Recommended Weapon

WeaponDetails
The Black SwordThe Black Sword Increase DMG dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks by 20%. Additionally, regenerates 60% of ATK as HP when Normal and Charged Attack score a CRIT Hit. This effect can occur once every 5s.
Weapon Substitute
LionLion's RoarDeal +20% DMG to enemies afflicted by the Electro or Pyro status.
Skyward BladeSkyward Blade CRIT Rate increased by 4%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using an Elemental Burst

Recommended Artifacts

ArtifactDetails
ThundersootherThundersoother
4-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Electro RES +40%
4-Piece Set
Increases DMG against enemies affected by Electro by 35%

Most of Keqing's damage comes from her swift attacks that is imbued by Electro because of her Elemental Skill. This makes Thundersoother produce more damage than any other artifact set. However, if you plan on building Keqing as a Electro reaction damage dealer, Thundering Fury is also an option.

Recommended Artifact Stats

Artifact Main Stat
Sub Stat
Feather Icon Flat ATK (Unchangeable)
① CRIT Rate
② CRIT DMG
③ ATK%
④ Elemental Mastery
Flower IconFlat HP (Unchangeable)
① ATK%
② CRIT Rate
③ CRIT DMG
④ ATK Flat
Sands Icon ATK%
① ATK Flat
② CRIT Rate
③ CRIT Damage
④ Elemental Mastery
Goblet Icon Electro DMG Bonus%
① ATK%
② ATK Flat
② CRIT Rate
③ CRIT DMG
Crown Icon CRIT Damage
① CRIT Rate
② Flat ATK
③ ATK%
④ Elemental Mastery

Free To Play (F2P) Electro DPS Build

This is the Free To Play build for Keqing. Serves the same function as the build above but uses weapons that are obtainable for free in-game.

Recommended Weapon

WeaponDetails
Festering DesireFestering Desire Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 16% and Elemental Skill CRIT Rate by 6%
Weapon Substitute
Prototype RancourPrototype RancourOn hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 4% for 6s. Max 4 stacks. This effect can only occure once every 0.3s.
Fillet BladeFillet Blade On hit, has a 50% chance to deal 240% ATK DMG to a single enemy. Can only occur once every 15s.

Recommended Artifact

ArtifactDetails
ThundersootherThundersoother
4-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Electro RES +40%
4-Piece Set
Increases DMG against enemies affected by Electro by 35%

Recommended Artifact Stats

Artifact Main Stat
Sub Stat
Feather Icon Flat ATK (Unchangeable)
① CRIT Rate
② CRIT DMG
③ ATK%
④ Elemental Mastery
Flower IconFlat HP (Unchangeable)
① ATK%
② CRIT Rate
③ CRIT DMG
④ ATK Flat
Sands Icon ATK%
① ATK Flat
② CRIT Rate
③ CRIT Damage
④ Elemental Mastery
Goblet Icon Electro DMG Bonus%
① ATK%
② ATK Flat
② CRIT Rate
③ CRIT DMG
Crown Icon CRIT Damage
① CRIT Rate
② Flat ATK
③ ATK%
④ Elemental Mastery

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Keqing - Ascension Materials

Materials Needed for Ascension

Lv 20- Vajrada Amethyst Sliver x 1
- Cor Lapis x 3
- Whopperflower Nectar x 3
Lv 40- Vajrada Amethyst Fragment x 3
- Lightning Prism x 2
- Cor Lapis x 10
- Whopperflower Nectar x 15
Lv 50- Vajrada Amethyst Fragment x 6
- Lightning Prism x 4
- Cor Lapis x 20
- Shimmering Nectar x 12
Lv 60- Vajrada Amethyst Chunk x 3
- Lightning Prism x 8
- Cor Lapis x 30
- Shimmering Nectar x 18
Lv 70- Vajrada Amethyst Chunk x 6
- Lightning Prism x 12
- Cor Lapis x 45
- Energy Nectar x 12
Lv 80- Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone x 6
- Lightning Prism x 20
- Cor Lapis x 60
- Energy Nectar x 24

Keqing - Talent Materials For Level-Up

Keqing - Skills / Talents

TalentTalent Category
Normal Attack: Yunlai SwordsmanshipNormal Attack: Yunlai SwordsmanshipNormal Attack
Stellar RestorationStellar RestorationElemental Skill
Starward SwordStarward SwordElemental Burst
Thundering PenanceThundering PenancePassive
Aristocratic DignityAristocratic DignityPassive 2
LandLand's OverseerPassive 3

Normal Attack: Yunlai Swordsmanship

Normal Attack

Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.

1 Hit DMG41.0%
2 Hit DMG41.0%
3 Hit DMG54.4%
4 Hit DMG31.5% + 34.4%
5 Hit DMG67.0%

Charged Attack

Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.

Charged Attack DMG76.8% + 86.0%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost25.0

Plunging Attack

Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Plunge DMG63.9%
Low/High Plunge DMG128%/160%

Stellar Restoration

Hurls a Lightning Stiletto that annihilates her enemies like the swift thunder. When the Stiletto hits its target, it deals Electro DMG to enemies in a small AoE, and places a Stiletto Mark on the spot hit.

Lightning Stiletto DMG50.4%
Slashing DMG168%
Thunderclap Slash DMG84.0%*2
CD7.5s

Hold

Hold to adjust the direction in which the Stiletto shall be thrown. Stilettos thrown by the Hold attack mode can be suspended in mid-air, allowing Keqing to jump to them when using Stellar Restoration a second time.

Lightning Stiletto

If Keqing uses Stellar Restoration again or uses a Charged Attack while its duration lasts, it will clear the Stiletto Mark and produce different effects. If she uses Stellar Restoration again, she will blink to the location of the Mark and unleash one slashing attack that deals AoE Electro DMG. When blinking to a Stiletto that was thrown from a Holding attack, Keqing can leap across obstructing terrain. If keqing uses a Charged Attack, she will ignite a series of thundering cuts at the Mark's location, dealing AoE Electro DMG.

Starward Sword

Keqing unleashes the power of lightning, dealing Electro DMG in an AoE. She then blends into the shadow of her blade, striking a series of thunderclap-blows to nearby enemies simultaneously that deal multiple instances of Electro DMG. The final attack deals massive AoE Electro DMG.

Skill DMG88.0%
Consecutive Slash DMG24.0%*8
Last Attack DMG189%
CD12.0
Energy Cost40

Thundering Penance

Within 5s of recasting Stellar Restoration while a LIghtning Stiletto is present, Keqing's Normal and Charged attacks are converted to Electro DMG.

Aristocratic Dignity

When casting Starward Sword, Keqing's CRIT Rate is increased by 15%, and her Energy Recharge is increased by 15%. This effect lasts for 8s.

Land's Overseer

When dispatched on an expedition in Liyue, time consumed is reduced by 25%.

Keqing - Constellation

SkillEffect
Thundering Might
Unlocked at LB1
Recasting Stellar Restoration while a Lightning Stiletto is present causes Keqing to deal 50% of her ATK as AoE Electro DMG at the start point and terminus of her Blink.
Keen Extraction
Unlocked at LB2
When Keqing's Normal and Charged Attack's hit enemies affected by Electro, they have a 50% chance of producing an Elemental Particle. This effect can only occur once every 5s.
Foreseen Reformation
Unlocked at LB3
Increases the Level of Starward Sword by 3.
Attunement
Unlocked at LB4
For 10s after Keqing triggers an Electro-related Elemental Reaction, her ATK is increased by 25%.
Beckoning Stars
Unlocked at LB5
Increases the Level of Stellar Restoration by 3.
Tenacious Star
Unlocked at LB6
When initiating a Normal Attack, a Charged Attack, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst, Keqing gains a 6% Electro DMG Bonus for 8s. Effects triggered by Normal Attacks, Charged Attacks, Elemental Skills and Elemental Bursts are considered independent entities.

*LB=Limit Breaking, which can be done by acquiring the same character.

Keqing - Voice Actor & Profile

Basic Info & Voice Actor

Keqing
Rarity5 starElementElectro
Weapon
Sword
How To Get
Wish
Voice Actor (EN)
Kayli Mills
Voice Actor (JA)
Eri Kitamura
Birthday
November 20

Profile

Profile
Affiliation: Liyue
Rex Lapis has brought prosperity and plenty to Liyue Harbor, and his rule and majesty have long passed into show and song, much to the delight of the people. But for someone in such proximity to a god, Keqing seems to lack the requisite respect the most. ... Hmph. Let's be real here, but does Morax really know everything?... The Liyue Qixing deal with the day-to-day happening in the Harbor, whether great or small, while Rex Lapis only descends once a year. While history has shown that following Morax's lead has been the right call, Keqing believes that humans should have their own pride, and that their views deserve equal importance. As such, she often advocates different opinions from Rex Lapis, and its the first to put such views into practice. Her radical actions have seen stellar results, but they have also attracted murmurings of opprobrium among those devoted to Rex Lapis. As Keqing sees it, such opposition are the excuses of those who have grown complacent under the aegis of their deity, and who cannot consider the future of humanity of their own accord. But someone must walk on the front line of the epoch and create a new path with their own hands - and the Yuheng star is determined to do her part in this endeavor.

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Keqing's hubby 5

useless recommendations !!

Anonymous 4

Oof, whoever wrote this guide doesn't know how Keqing works at all. Poor artifact and weapon recommendations, deceptively ignorant rating.

Anonymous 3

Try the Dark Iron Sword. In Keqing's hands, it becomes deadly. just wish they gave us more to refine it....

Anonymous 2

Only A+ despite being able to pump out ludicrous DPS, electro reactions and being able to teleport while exploring? You guys are nuts. Also as mentioned below Black Sword is super good for her as if kitted right she can pump out endless high damage crits that will heal her with BS equipped. A+...

Blooe 1

The recommended weapon section should have the Black Sword, the Filet Blade isn't as good.

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