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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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Ningguang Rating and Basic Information

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 Stat
Lvl 20 2,108 69 123 Geo DMG Bonus 0%
Lvl 80 9,110 198 534 Geo DMG Bonus 24%

Ningguang Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths
• Shield provides protection against ranged attacks.
• Can increase the party's Geo DMG with Jade Screen.
• High Elemental Burst DMG.
• Useful for fighting from a long range.
Weaknesses
• Slow ATK Speed.
• Auto target Normal Attacks are not great vs multiple enemies.

Ningguang's Recommended Constellations

Constellation Constellation Bonus
C2 When Jade Screen is shattered, its CD will reset. Can occur every 6s.
C6 When Starshatter is used, Ningguang gains 7 Star Jades.

C6 Massively Increases DPS

Ningguang gains 7 Star Jades when she uses her Elemental Burst with C6, increasing overall DPS afterwards. Ningguang's C2 also resets Elemental Skill CD when the Jade Screen is destroyed, giving you more chances to use it for support or energy.

How to Get Ningguang

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Ningguang is available at a normal rate on all Standard Wish Banners except Beginner's Wish. This means you can get her from Wanderlust Invocation, Epitome Invocation, and the current Character Event Wish.

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Bought From the Starglitter Exchange

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As a 4-star character, Ningguang has a chance to appear in the Starglitter Exchange every month. She can be traded for 34 Masterless Starglitter.

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Best Build For Ningguang

Ningguang's Roles and Builds

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Ningguang Main DPS Build

Geo Main DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
Memory of Dust ImageMemory of Dust
Set Bonus
• Gain a 15% Geo DMG Bonus.
• ATK +18%.
Talent Priority
Normal Attack: Sparkling Scatter
Shoots gems that deal Geo DMG.
Upon hit, this grants Ningguang 1 Star Jade.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonATK%

Goblet of EonothemGeo DMG Bonus

Circlet of LogosCRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
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.
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.

Ningguang Support Build

Geo Support

Weapon Artifact Set
Prototype Amber ImagePrototype Amber
Set Bonus
• Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
• Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
Talent Priority
Jade Screen
Ningguang 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 EonEnergy Recharge

Goblet of EonothemGeo DMG Bonus

Circlet of LogosCRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substats ・Energy Recharge
・CRIT Rate
・CRIT DMG
・ATK%

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers ImageThrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Bonus Stat: HP
・When switching characters, the new character taking the field has their ATK increased by 24% for 10s. This effect can only occur once every 20s.
Favonius Codex ImageFavonius Codex Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
・CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.

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 Gladiator's Finale • ATK +18%.
• If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.
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.

List of Artifacts and Set Bonuses

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 Solar Pearl Image Solar Pearl Base Stats
Base Attack: 42
Bonus Effect: CRIT Rate 6.0%
Skill Effect
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.

Best F2P Weapon

Name Stats (Lv.1)
Mappa Mare Image Mappa Mare Base Stats
Base Attack: 42
Bonus Effect: Elemental Mastery 36
Skill Effect
Triggering an Elemental reaction grants a 8% Elemental DMG Bonus for 10s. Max 2 stacks.

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Recommended Party Members for Ningguang

Best Characters and Strategies

Character Element Weapon
Genshin Impact - Zhongli ImageZhongli
· 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
· AoE DMG buff and heals via Elemental Burst.
Genshin Impact - Noelle ImageNoelle
· Geo Elemental Resonance increases overall Geo DMG.
· Provides shields and heals.
Genshin Impact - Albedo ImageAlbedo
· Geo Elemental Resonance increases overal Geo DMG.
· Jade Screen buffs Albedo's Geo DMG.
· Albedo's Supplemental Geo DMG boosts total DPS.

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 a time. Using a Charged Attack will fire all Star Jades at the enemy as well for increased DMG.

A good way to maximize Ningguang's DMG 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

Placing the Jade Screen 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 DMG

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

Walk through Jade Screen 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 use your shield immediately and walk through it before attacking or using her Burst for an increase in DMG.

The Geo DMG 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

Genshin - Ningguang Elemental Burst
Starshatter

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

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

Ore Collector

Genshin - Ningguang Exploration
Trove of Marvelous Treasures

Trove of Marvelous Treasures, Ningguang's exploration passive, marks nearby Ore 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 a good choice for Ore farming.

Ore Chunks and Crystals Farming Guide

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
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Fatui
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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
Ningguang 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

Constellations and Effects

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.

Ningguang Character Skins

List of Ningguang's Character Outfits

Ningguang's Character Skins

How to Get Ningguang's Character Skin

You can get Ningguang's Lantern Rite character skin, Orchid's Evening Gown, by buying it from the shop for 1680 Genesis Crystals!

It was previously obtainable for free in the Fleeting Colors in Flight Event where you needed to complete the conditions for The Moon's Comely Brow to get it.

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