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Genshin Impact - Ningguang Rating and Best Builds

Ningguang is a 4-star Geo Catalyst character in Genshin Impact. Learn about Ningguang's stats, strengths and weaknesses, Japanese voice actor, best weapon and builds, and our rating of the character in this complete profile!

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Character Information

Ningguang
Ningguang Icon
Rating: A Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★
Element: Geo ImageGeo

Weapon: Catalyst ImageCatalyst

EN Voice Actor: Erin Ebers
JP Voice Actor: Ohara Sayaka

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Ningguang's Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Bonus Stat
Lvl 20 2,108 69 123 Geo DMG Bonus 0
Lvl 80 9110 198 534 Geo DMG Bonus 24%

Ningguang Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths
• Strong shield provides protection against ranged attacks.
• Useful for fighting from a long range.
Weaknesses
• Low ATK Speed.
• Auto target Normal Attack not great vs multiple enemies.

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Ningguang is currently a rate-up character on Tartaglia's banner from October 13, 2021 until November 2, 2021. She is also still available on other banners at a normal rate!

Along with Ningguang and Tartaglia, 4-star characters Chongyun and Yanfei are also rate-ups for the current banner!

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How to Use Ningguang

Normal Attack Twice Before Charged Attack

Genshin - Ningguang - Star Jade
Ningguang with 3 Star Jade

Once you have the Backup Plan passive skill unlocked for Ningguang, your Charged Attacks won't use up any Stamina as long as you have at least 1 Star Jade. Using a Normal Attack will give 1 Star Jade, she can have up to 3 Star Jades at one time. Using a Charged Attack will fire all Star Jades at the enemy as well for increased damage.

A good way to maximize Ningguang's damage is to hit an enemy twice with normal attacks then follow up with a Charged Attack, this will give Ningguang the maximum amount of Star Jades while also decreasing the time between each charged attack.

Use Jade Screen Defensively to Block Ranged Attacks

Ningguang Jade Screen
Jade Screen

Ningguang's Jade Screen can block some ranged attacks. Placing the shield strategically can block off the ranged attackers, while letting you focus on the nearby melee opponents. If timed and placed well, you can also block some strong enemy and boss attacks.

Using the Jade Screen and then switching to a Bow class character is also a good way to pick off ranged enemies with no worry of getting hit back.

Use Jade Screen Offensively

Genshin - Ningguang - Shield
Jade Screen Damage

When the Jade Screen is summoned, enemies nearby will get knocked back and they will take a burst of Geo damage. This can be used to create some space to counter-attack.

Walk through shield for Geo DMG Bonus

After unlocking the Strategic Reserve passive, anyone who walks through the Jade Screen will receive a 12% Geo DMG bonus. A good strategy is to always use your shield immediately and walk through it before attacking or using her burst for an increase in damage.

The Geo damage bonus not only applies to Ningguang, but to any character who walks through it. Making her a nice addition to a team with other Geo characters.

Maximize Starshatter Damage

Ningguang Elemental Burst
Starshatter

Ningguang's Starshatter releases Star Jades that lock on enemies dealing a lot of Geo damage when used. Additional Star Jades will be fired when it's used near a Jade Screen.

You can increase and maximize Ningguang's damage by placing a Jade Screen nearby and walking through it before using Starshatter.

Ore Collector

Ningguang 3
Trove of Marvelous Treasures

Trove of Marvelous Treasures, Ningguang's final passive marks nearby Ore Vein locations on the minimap making it easy to find and farm as long as she's in your party. Since Ores are used to produce and level up your weapons, it's an item you definitely don't want to miss out on.

Ningguang's Normal and Charged attacks can also be used to mine ores quickly as well, making her an ideal choice for Ore farming.

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Best Build For Ningguang

Ningguang's Roles and Builds

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Ningguang DPS Builds

Geo Burst DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
Memory of Dust ImageMemory of Dust
Set Bonus
• Gain a 15% Geo DMG Bonus.
• Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
Talent Priority
Starshatter
Gathering a great number of gems, Ningguang scatters them all at once, sending homing projectiles at her enemies that deal massive Geo DMG. If Starshatter is cast when a Jade Screen is nearby, the Jade Screen will fire additional gem projectiles at the same time.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonATK%

Goblet of EonothemGeo DMG Bonus or ATK%

Circlet of LogosCRIT Rate/CRIT DMG/ATK%
Substats ・ATK%
・CRIT Rate
・CRIT DMG

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds ImageLost Prayer to the Sacred Winds Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate
・Increases Movement SPD by 10%. When in battle, gain an 8% Elemental DMG Bonus every 4s. Max 4 stacks. Lasts until the character falls or leaves combat.
Prototype Amber ImagePrototype Amber Bonus Stat: HP
・Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 4 Energy every 2s for 6s. Additionally, all party members will regenerate 4% HP every 2s for this duration.

Ningguang Sub DPS Builds

Element Sub DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
Skyward Atlas ImageSkyward Atlas
Set Bonus
• Gain a 15% Geo DMG Bonus.
• Upon obtaining an Elemental Shard Created through a Crystallize Reaction, all party members gain a 35% DMG Bonus for that particular element for 10s. Only one form of Elemental DMG Bonus can be gained in this manner at any one time.
Talent Priority
Jade Screen
Ninguang creates a Jade Screen out of gold, obsidian and her great opulence, dealing AoE Geo DMG.

Jade Screen
・Blocks enemy projectiles
・Endurance scales based on Ningguang's Max HP

Jade Screen is considered a Geo Construct and can be used to block certain attacks, but cannot be climbed. Only one Jade Screen may exist at any one time.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonATK%

Goblet of EonothemGeo DMG Bonus

Circlet of LogosCRIT Rate/CRIT DMG/ATK%
Substats ・CRIT Rate%
・CRIT DMG
・ATK%

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Solar Pearl ImageSolar Pearl Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate
・Normal Attack hits increase Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG by 20% for 6s. Likewise, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits increase Normal Attack DMG by 20% for 6s.
Memory of Dust ImageMemory of Dust Bonus Stat: ATK
・Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%

Best Artifacts and Weapons for Ningguang

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Set Bonus
Best Archaic Petra • Gain a 15% Geo DMG Bonus.
• Upon obtaining an Elemental Shard Created through a Crystallize Reaction, all party members gain a 35% DMG Bonus for that particular element for 10s. Only one form of Elemental DMG Bonus can be gained in this manner at any one time.
Second Best Noblesse Oblige • Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
• Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
Third Best Retracing Bolide • Increases Shield Strength by 35%
• While protected by a shield, gain an additional 40% Normal and Charged Attack DMG.

Alternative Artifact Set

Set Bonus
Martial Artist • Increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 15%.
• After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 25% for 8s.

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Best Weapons Ranked

Rating Weapon Stats (Lv.1)
Best Memory of Dust Image Memory of Dust Base Stats
Base Attack: 48
Bonus Effect: ATK 10.8%
Skill Effect
Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%
Second Best Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds Image Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds Base Stats
Base Attack: 46
Bonus Effect: CRIT Rate 7.2%
Skill Effect
Increases Movement SPD by 10%. When in battle, gain an 8% Elemental DMG Bonus every 4s. Max 4 stacks. Lasts until the character falls or leaves combat.
Third Best Prototype Amber Image Prototype Amber Base Stats
Base Attack: 42
Bonus Effect: HP 10.0%
Skill Effect
Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 4 Energy every 2s for 6s. Additionally, all party members will regenerate 4% HP every 2s for this duration.

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Best Characters and Strategies

Character Element Weapon
Genshin Impact - Zhongli ImageZhongli Earth Icon Polearm Icon
· Geo Elemental Resonance increases overal Geo DMG.
· Provides damage reduction via shields and crowd control via Petrify.
· Dominus Lapidus resonates with Jade Screen.
Genshin Impact - Bennett ImageBennett Fire Icon Sword Icon
· AoE DMG buff and heals via Elemental Burst.
Genshin Impact - Noelle ImageNoelle Earth Icon Claymore Icon
· Geo Elemental Resonance increases overall Geo DMG.
· Provides shields and heals.
Genshin Impact - Albedo ImageAlbedo Earth Icon Sword Icon
· Geo Elemental Resonance increases overal Geo DMG.
· Jade Screen buffs Albedo's Geo DMG.
· Albedo's Supplemental Geo DMG boosts total DPS.

Ningguang Ascension and Talent Materials

Ningguang Ascension Materials

Lv.20→Lv.40
Lv.40→Lv.50
Lv.50→Lv.60
Lv.60→Lv.70
Lv.70→Lv.80
Lv.80→Lv.90

Ningguang Talent Level-Up Materials

Daily Domain Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Boss Drops
Mon/Thu/Sun
Genshin Impact - Teachings of Prosperity Image Teachings of Prosperity
Fatui
Genshin Impact - Recruit Recruit's Insignia
Lupus Boreas Challenge Reward
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Genshin Impact - Guide to Prosperity Image Guide to Prosperity Genshin Impact - Sergeant Sergeant's Insignia
Genshin Impact - Philosophies of Prosperity Image Philosophies of Prosperity Genshin Impact - Lieutenant Lieutenant's Insignia

Talent Materials per Level

Ningguang Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Sparkling Scatter

Talent Description
Shoots gems that deal Geo DMG.
Upon hit, this grants Ningguang 1 Star Jade.
Charge Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to fire off a giant gem that deals Geo DMG.
If Ningguang has any Star Jades, unleashing a Charged Attack will cause the Star Jades to be fired at the enemy as well, dealing additional DMG.
Plunge Attack:
Gathering the might of Geo, Ningguang plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all enemies in her path. Deals AoE Geo DMG upon impact with the ground.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 28.0%
Charged Attack DMG 174%
DMG per Star Jade 49.6%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost 50.0
Plunge DMG 56.8%
Low/High Plunge DMG 114%/142%

Jade Screen

Talent Description
Ninguang creates a Jade Screen out of gold, obsidian and her great opulence, dealing AoE Geo DMG.

Jade Screen
・Blocks enemy projectiles
・Endurance scales based on Ningguang's Max HP

Jade Screen is considered a Geo Construct and can be used to block certain attacks, but cannot be climbed. Only one Jade Screen may exist at any one time.
Flavor Text:
The canvas of stars is written upon this jade screen.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Inherited HP 50.1%
Skill DMG 230%
CD 12.0s

Starshatter

Talent Description
Gathering a great number of gems, Ningguang scatters them all at once, sending homing projectiles at her enemies that deal massive Geo DMG. If Starshatter is cast when a Jade Screen is nearby, the Jade Screen will fire additional gem projectiles at the same time.
Flavor Text:
Stars shatter. Silence falls.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
DMG Per Gem 87%
CD 12.0s
Energy Cost 40

Backup Plan

Talent Description
When Ningguang is in possession of Star Jades, her Charged Attack does not consume Stamina.

Strategic Reserve

Talent Description
A character that passes through the Jade Screen will gain a 12% Geo DMG Bonus for 10s.

Trove of Marvelous Treasures

Talent Description
Displays the location of nearby ore veins (Iron Ore, White Iron Ore, Crystal Ore, Magical Crystal Ore, and Starsilver) on the mini-map.

Ningguang Constellations

Ningguang Image
Piercing Fragments When a Normal Attack hits, it deals AoE DMG.
Shock Effect When Jade Screen is shattered, its CD will reset.
Can occur every 6s.
Majesty be the Array of Stars Increases the Level of Starshatter by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Exquisite be the Jade, Outshining All Beneath Jade Screen increases nearby characters' Elemental RES by 10%.
Invincible be the Jade Screen Increases the Level of Jade Screen by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Grandeur be the Seven Stars When Starshatter is used, Ningguang gains 7 Star Jades.

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