Genshin Impact Keqing build

Fierce and headstrong, Genshin Impact's Keqing as formidable 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

Let’s meet Genshin Impact’s Keqing, Yuheng of the Liyue Qixing, and a very useful five-star electro-sword wielder. She 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 strong 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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Now, let’s see how to build Genshin Impact’s Keqing into a fearsome fighter.

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What’s the best Genshin Keqing build?

Keqing best fits a DPS role due to her on-field attacks – she’s a five-star electro sword wielder with useful mechanics that make traversing the overworld a breeze. There are two ways to build Keqing – you can focus on 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, a 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!

What’s the best Genshin Keqing weapon?

The best sword for electro Keqing is Mistsplitter Reforged, given that she doesn’t have a signature weapon. It offers high crit damage and base attack, along with a passive that compliments her kit very well. However, the 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 How to obtain
Mistsplitter Reforged (five-star) Bonus effect: 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. Obtain one stack of Mistplitters Emblem when a normal attack deals elemental damage, when casting an elemental burst, and when their energy is less than 100%. Each stack’s duration calculates independently
Weapon banner (alongside Ayaka)
Primordial Jade Cutter (five-star) Bonus effect: Crit rate
Skill: Increases HP by 20%. Also provides an attack bonus based on 1.2% of the Keqing’s max HP
Weapon banner
The Black Sword (four-star) Bonus effect: 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
Battle Pass reward
Lion’s Roar (four-star) Bonus effect: Attack
Skill: Increases damage against enemies affected by pyro or electro by 20%
All banners

What are the best Genshin Keqing artifacts?

For aggravate teams, we recommend equipping Keqing with four pieces of Thundering Fury. 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 How to obtain
Thundering Fury Two equipped: Electro damage bonus
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 second. Can only occur once every 0.8 seconds
Midsummer Courtyard domain
Gladiator’s Finale Two equipped: Increases attack
Four equipped: Increases Keqing’s normal attack damage by 35%
Weekly and world bosses, artifact strongbox
Shimenawa’s Reminiscence Two equipped: Increases attack
Four equipped: When casting an elemental skill, if Keqing has 15 or more energy, she loses 15 energy and normal/charged/plunging attack damage increases by 50% for ten seconds. This effect will not trigger again during that duration
Momiji-Dyed Court domain

Artifact stat recommendations

As with a lot of older Genshin units, Keqing doesn’t scale off anything in particular. Therefore she can be easy to build! We recommend stacking up as much attack as possible, with electro-damage bonus and crit stats thrown in for good measure.

Main stats:

  • Goblet: Electro damage bonus, attack
  • Sands: Attack
  • Circlet: Attack

Sub stats:

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

Genshin Impact's Keqing tucking her hair behind her ear

What are Genshin Keqing’s skills?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Normal attack: Yunlai Swordsmanship Normal: Perform up to five strikes
Charged: Performs two powerful strikes
Plunging: Deals AoE damage on impact
Elemental skill: Stellar Restoration Press: Deals electro AoE in a small area by tossing a Lightning Stiletto
Hold: Adjust the direction of the attack
Elemental burst: 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 Impact 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
C1: Thundering Might Recasting Stellar Restoration while a Lightning Stiletto is active causes Keqing to deal 50% of her attack as AoE electro damage
C2: Keen Extraction When Keqing’s normal and charged attacks hit enemies affected by electro, they have a 50% chance of producing an Elemental Particle
C3: Forseen Reformation Increases the level of Starward Sword by three
C4: Attunement For ten seconds after Keqing triggers an electro-elemental reaction, her attack increases by 25%
C5: Beckoning Stars Increase the level of Stellar Restoration by three
C6: 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

What are Genshin Impact Keqing’s ascension materials?

Ascending Keqing greatly increases her crit damage, so we recommend gathering the ascension materials and leveling her up as soon as possible. You can find Whopperflowers all over Teyvat for the nectar drops. 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.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One vajrada amethyst sliver, three cor papis, three whopperflower nectar
40 40,000 Three vajrada amethyst fragments, two lightning prism, ten cor lapis, 15 whopperflower nectar
50 60,000 Six vajrada amethyst fragments, 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

Genshin Impact's Keqing holding her glowing sword

What are Genshin Impact Keqing’s talent 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 drop from the Dominator of Wolves weekly boss in Mondstadt.

Talent 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 prosperity, two rings of Boreas
Ten 700,000 12 energy nectar, 16 philosophies of prosperity, two rings of Boreas, one crown of insight

What are the best Genshin Impact Keqing team comps?

Keqing can provide some electro application but excels as a DPS when supported by other characters. Nonetheless, she can slot into quite a few different types of teams.

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Keqing Nahida Kuki Shinobu Zhongli
Keqing Yelan Fischl Kazuha
Keqing Beidou Fischl Zhongli

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. We suggest a new Hoyoverse game, too – here’s the Honkai Star Rail tier list and what we know about any Honkai Star Rail codes.