Ningguang is one of the leaders of the Liyue Qixing in Genshin Impact. As Tianquan, she is responsible for the laws and governance in Liyue Harbor. She is a successful businesswoman, and also a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield. Here is your complete guide to playing Ningguang in Genshin Impact.
Attacks and Skills
Attack: Sparkling Scatter – This attack shoots forward a gem, dealing Geo Damage and creating a 1-Star Jade. Upon using a charged attack, each Star Jade Ningguang has will be consumed, firing and dealing additional damage.
Elemental Skill: Jade Screen – Ningguang creates a Jade Screen that deals AOE Geo Damage on its summon. It can block incoming projectiles and certain attacks. The endurance of the Jade Screen scales with Ningguang’s Max HP. Only one Jade Screen can be on the field at a time.
Elemental Burst: Starshatter – When cast, Ningguang scatters a large number of gems, which crash into nearby enemies, dealing massive amounts of Geo Damage. If Starshatter is used near Jade Screen, the Jade Screen will be consumed and additional gems will be fired at enemies.
Backup Plan: Ascension 1 – When Ningguang is in possession of Star Jades, her Charged Attack does not consume Stamina.
Strategic Reserve: Ascension 4 – A character that passes through the Jade Screen will gain a 12% Geo DMG Bonus for 10s.
Trove of Marvelous Treasures – Displays the location of nearby ore veins (Iron Ore, White Iron Ore, Crystal Ore, Magical Crystal Ore, and Starsilver) on the mini-map.
C1: Piercing Fragments – When a Normal Attack hits, it deals AoE DMG.
C2: Shock Effect – When Jade Screen is shattered, its CD will reset. This effect can only take place every 6 seconds.
C3: Majesty be the Array of Stars – Increases Starshatter’s skill level by 3. Max level is 15.
C4: Exquisite be the Jade, Outshining All Beneath – Allies within a 10m radius of the Jade Screen take 10% less Elemental DMG.
C5: Invincible be the Jade Screen – Increases Jade Screen’s skill level by 3. Max level is 15.
C6: Grandeur be the Seven Stars – When Starshatter is used, Ningguang gains 7 Star Jades.
Artifacts and builds for Ningguang
As a Geo character, Ningguang greatly benefits from the Archaic Petra artifact set. At 2 pieces, she gets an additional 15% Geo Damage bonus, which will boost the damage of her attacks and abilities. To pair with this, you can run either a 2-piece Gladiator’s Finale to further boost your attack damage, or Noblesse Oblige to increase your Elemental Burst damage.
Alternatively, you can build a 4-piece Retracing Bolide which buffs shield strength. While protected by a shield you will receive a 40% damage buff to Normal and Charged attacks. This buff is almost always up due to Crystallize Reactions. For a support style build, opt for a 4-piece Archaic Petra to fully utilize Geo Crystallize Reactions.
The optimal rotation of abilities on Ningguang is fairly straight forward. First place down your Jade Screen and walk through it to receive the 12% Geo damage bonus from her 4th Ascension. Then perform 3 basic attacks to get 3 Star Jades. Then perform a Charged attack to consume the Star Jades for the bonus damage. Then when you are ready to cast Starshatter, make sure you have a Jade Screen nearby to get bonus gems fired off for extra damage.