Keqing is a member of the Liyue Qxing in Genshin Impact. Determined that humans can shape their destiny, she works hard to ensure that commerce and trade thrive in Liyue, following in the steps of Rex Lapis. This is the complete guide to playing Keqing in Genshin Impact.
Attacks and Skills
Attack: Yunlai Swordsmanship – Keqing wields a sword that can perform up to 5 consecutive attacks. Charging this attack releases two quick strikes that cost stamina.
Elemental Skill: Stellar Restoration – A Stilleto is tossed out a short distance that deals Electro damage in a small AOE. If held, the direction of the Stilleto can be controlled. If this ability is cast again, Keqing teleports to the location of the Stilleto. If a charge attack is performed instead, a series of thundering cuts happen at the Stilleto’s location, dealing Electro AOE damage.
Elemental Burst: Starward Sword – Keqing dashes around, dealing a series of cuts that deal Electro damage in a circle that covers a wide area. The final attack of this ability deals a large amount of AOE Electro damage.
Thundering Penance: Ascension 1 – After recasting Stellar Restoration while a Lightning Stiletto is present, Keqing’s weapon gains an Electro Infusion for 5s.
Aristocratic Dignity: Ascension 4 – 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%.
C1: 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.
C2: Keen Extraction – When Keqing’s Normal and Charged Attacks hit opponents affected by Electro, they have a 50% chance of producing an Elemental Particle. This effect can only occur once every 5s.
C3: Foreseen Reformation – Increases the level of Starward Sword by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4: Attunement – For 10s after Keqing triggers an Electro-related Elemental Reaction, her ATK is increased by 25%.
C5: Beckoning Stars – Increases the level of Stellar Restoration by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6: Tenacious Star – 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.
Artifacts and builds for Keqing
The best artifact build for Keqing is a 2-piece Gladiator’s Finale and 2-piece Thundering Fury. This increases both Attack damage output and Electro damage. Because Keqing has built-in Crit Damage in her kit, she can be easily turned into a a strong single target damage dealer. Look for artifacts that increase Crit Damage, Crit Rate and Attack sub stats.
An alternative build would be a 4-piece Thundersoothers set, which will increase her damage against enemies affected by Electro.