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Genshin Impact - Keqing Rating and Best Builds

Keqing is a character in Genshin Impact. Learn about Keqing's stats, strengths and weaknesses, best Artifacts build, and our rating of the character in this complete profile!

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Keqing Rating and Basic Info

Keqing
Keqing Icon
Rating: S Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★★
Element: Electro ImageElectro

Weapon: Sword ImageSword

EN Voice Actor: Kayli Mills
JP Voice Actor: Kitamura Eri

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Keqing's Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Bonus Stat
Lvl 20 2,646 88 161 CRIT DMG 50%
Lvl 80 12182 300 743 CRIT DMG 88.4

Keqing Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths
• Elemental Skill can hit weak points and has low CD.
• Can teleport using Elemental Skill.
• Very fast Charge Attack with High multipliers.
Weaknesses
• Charged Attack's stamina cost is higher than the other sword users.
• Requires Character Ascension Phase 2 for consistent Electro DMG.

How to Get Keqing

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How to Use Keqing

Quick and Versatile Normal and Charged Attacks

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Keqing is one of the fastest sword users in the game.

Her quick Normal Attack deals a high of damage, along with quick movement that allows her to avoid enemy attacks. This makes her a strong Main DPS character that can hold her own in most fights.

Her Charged Attack is also very strong, and can be used in quick succession. This is very effective for boss battles and other large enemies, as you can deplete their HP very fast.

Stellar Restoration is Great for Combat and Exploration

Genshin - KeqingKeqing's Elemental Skill, Stellar Restoration, enables her to reposition herself quickly in combat, while dealing high damage to enemies.

You can hold and aim this skill, giving you more control on where to position yourself when fighting. Blinking to the location of the marker allows her to deal a devastating slash attack, and lets her Normal Attack deal Electro DMG
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You can also use the Lightning Stilleto as a ranged attack that deals AoE Electro DMG when hit by your Charged Attack.

Stellar Restoration is also an effective tool for exploration. This allows her to climb small cliffs painlessly, go over obstacles, and even reach areas that would be otherwise much more difficult to access.

Elemental Burst Clears Mobs Effectively

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Her Elemental Burst, Starward Sword, unleashes a quick and devastating series of Electro slashes in an AoE, with the final strike dealing AoE Electro DMG.

This makes her very effective against enemy mobs, especially in Domains like the Spiral Abyss. This is also very useful during boss fights, helping you deal high damage without getting damaged.

Her Passive Talent Reduces Expedition Time

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Land's Overseer allows Keqing to complete Expeditions in a shorter amount of time. This comes in handy when mining for ores or gathering resources.

Best Builds For Keqing

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Keqing DPS Builds

Electro Main DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
Primordial Jade Cutter ImagePrimordial Jade Cutter
Set Bonus
• Electro DMG Bonus +15%
• ATK +18%.
Talent Priority
Normal Attack: Yunlai Swordsmanship
Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonATK%

Goblet of EonothemATK% or Electro DMG Bonus

Circlet of LogosATK% or CRIT Rate
Substats ・ATK%
・CRIT Rate
・CRIT DMG

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Summit Shaper ImageSummit Shaper 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, ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
The Black Sword ImageThe Black Sword Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate
・Increases DMG dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks by 20%. Additionally, regenerates 60% of ATK as HP when Normal and Charged Attacks score a CRIT Hit. This effect can occur once every 5s.

Physical DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
Primordial Jade Cutter ImagePrimordial Jade Cutter
Set Bonus
• ATK +18%.
• When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal/Charge/Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50% for 10s. This effect will not trigger again during that duration.
Talent Priority
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.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonATK%

Goblet of EonothemATK% or Physical DMG Bonus

Circlet of LogosATK% or CRIT Rate
Substats ・ATK%
・CRIT Rate
・CRIT DMG

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
The Black Sword ImageThe Black Sword Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate
・Increases DMG dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks by 20%. Additionally, regenerates 60% of ATK as HP when Normal and Charged Attacks score a CRIT Hit. This effect can occur once every 5s.
Prototype Rancour ImagePrototype Rancour Bonus Stat: Physical DMG
・On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 4% for 6s. Max 4 stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.3s.

Best Artifacts and Weapons for Keqing

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Set Bonus
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%.
Second Best Thundering Fury • Electro DMG Bonus +15%
• Increases damage caused by Overloaded, Electro-Charged and Superconduct by 40%. Triggering such effects decreases Elemental Skill CD by 1s. Can only occur once every 0.8s.
Third Best Shimenawa's Reminiscence • ATK +18%.
• When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal/Charge/Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50% for 10s. This effect will not trigger again during that duration.

Alternative Artifact Set

Set Bonus
Berserker • CRIT Rate +12%
• When HP is below 70%, CRIT Rate increases by an additional 24%.

List of Artifacts and Set Bonuses

Best Weapons Ranked

Rating Weapon Stats (Lv.1)
Best Primordial Jade Cutter Image Primordial Jade Cutter Base Stats
Base Attack: 44
Bonus Effect: CRIT Rate 9.6%
Skill Effect
HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder’s Max HP.
Second Best Aquila Favonia Image Aquila Favonia Base Stats
Base Attack: 48
Bonus Effect: Physical DMG 9%
Skill Effect
ATK is increased by 20%. Triggers on taking DMG: the soul of the Falcon of the West awakens, holding the banner of resistance aloft, regenerating HP equal to 100% of ATK and dealing 200% of ATK as DMG to surrounding enemies. This effect can only occur once every 15s.
Third Best The Black Sword Image The Black Sword Base Stats
Base Attack: 42
Bonus Effect: CRIT Rate 6.0%
Skill Effect
Increases DMG dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks by 20%. Additionally, regenerates 60% of ATK as HP when Normal and Charged Attacks score a CRIT Hit. This effect can occur once every 5s.

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Recommended Party Members for Keqing

Character Element Weapon
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・Can trigger Superconduct to reduce Physical DMG.
· Can utilize Keqing's Constellation lv. 4 for additional ATK%
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· Provide shields for durability.
·High Burst Damage along with Petrify.
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· Quick and easy Overload triggers.
· Elemental Bursts Boosts ATK and provides healing up to 70%.
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·Elemental Burst combines to generate Electro-Charged Reactions.
· Xingqiu provides Keqing with DMG reduction and healing.

Keqing Ascension and Talent Materials

Keqing Ascension Materials

Lv.20→Lv.40
Lv.40→Lv.50
Cor Lapis ImageCor Lapis ×10
Lv.50→Lv.60
Cor Lapis ImageCor Lapis ×20
Lv.60→Lv.70
Cor Lapis ImageCor Lapis ×30
Lv.70→Lv.80
Cor Lapis ImageCor Lapis ×45
Lv.80→Lv.90
Cor Lapis ImageCor Lapis ×60

Keqing Talent Level-Up Materials

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Mon/Thu/Sun
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Whopperflowers
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Talent Materials per Level

Keqing Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Yunlai Swordsmanship

Talent Description
Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.
Charge Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.
Plunge Attack:
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 41.0%
2-Hit DMG 41.0%
3-Hit DMG 54.4%
4-Hit DMG 31.5%+34.4%
5-Hit DMG 67.0%
Charged Attack DMG 76.8%+86.0%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost 25.0
Plunge DMG 63.9%
Low/High Plunge DMG 128%/160%

Stellar Restoration

Talent Description
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.
Hold Attack:
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.
Elemental Absorption:
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.
Flavor Text:
"Humans are like moths, endlessly chasing the flame we call gods and adepti. But this light that I have here is my own."

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Lightning Stiletto DMG 50.4%
Slashing DMG 168%
Thunderclap Slash DMG 84*2
CD 7.5s

Starward Sword

Talent Description
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.
Flavor Text:
The swiftest technique in Keqing's personal arsenal is fast enough to bring stars crashing down.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Skill DMG 88%
Consecutive Slash DMG 24%*8
Last Attack DMG 189%
CD 12.0s
Energy Cost 40

Thundering Penance

Talent Description
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

Talent Description
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

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

Keqing Constellations

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Thundering Might 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 When Keqing's Normal and Charged Attacks 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 Increases the Level of Starward Sword by 3.
Attunement For 10s after Keqing triggers an Electro-related Elemental Reaction, her ATK is increased by 25%.
Beckoning Stars Increases the Level of Stellar Restoration by 3.
Tenacious Star When initiating a Normal Attack, a Charged Attack, Elemental Skill of 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.

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