Best Keqing Builds: Stats, Weapons, Artifacts [Genshin Impact]

Last Updated: June 30, 2022 @ 20:04
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Keqing is an S-Tier main DPS character among the best characters in the Genshin Impact tier list. Also, check the latest Genshin Impact codes if you are interested.

  • Element: Electro
  • Weapon: Sword
  • Primary Stat: Critical Damage
  • Rarity: 5-star

Keqing Stats

Stats

LevelHPATKDEFCRIT DMG
2035218721550%
40588914535959.6%
50760418746469.2%
60912122555669.2%
701064726264978.8%
801218230074388.4%
901310332379988.4%

Keqing Skill Talents

Basic Attack: Yunlai Swordsmanship

Normal AttackPerform up to 5 rapid strikes.
Charged AttackConsumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.
Plunging AttackPlunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Normal Attack

Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.

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DMGLvl 1Lvl 2Lvl 3Lvl 4Lvl 5Lvl 6Lvl 7Lvl 8Lvl 9Lvl 10Lvl 11Lvl 12Lvl 13Lvl 14Lvl 15
1-Hit 41.02%44.36%47.7%52.47%55.81%59.62%64.87%70.12%75.37%81.09%86.81%92.54%98.26%103.99%109.71%
2-Hit 41.02%44.36%47.7%52.47%55.81%59.62%64.87%70.12%75.37%81.09%86.81%92.54%98.26%103.99%109.71%
3-Hit54.44%58.87%63.3%69.63%74.06%79.13%86.09%93.05%100.01%107.61%115.21%122.8%130.4%137.99%145.59%
4-Hit 31.48%
+
34.4%
34.04%
+
37.2%
36.6%
+
40%
40.26%
+
44%
42.82%
+
46.8%
45.75%
+
50%
49.78%
+
54.4%
53.8%
+
58.8%
57.83%
+
63.2%
62.22%
+
68%
66.61%
+
72.8%
71%
+
77.6%
75.4%
+
82.4%
79.79%
+
87.2%
84.18%
+
92%
5-Hit 66.99%72.45%77.9%85.69%91.14%97.38%105.94%114.51%123.08%132.43%141.78%151.13%160.47%169.82%179.17%

Charged Attack

Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.

DMG TypeLvl 1Lvl 2Lvl 3Lvl 4Lvl 5Lvl 6Lvl 7Lvl 8Lvl 9Lvl 10Lvl 11Lvl 12Lvl 13Lvl 14Lvl 15
Charged Attack DMG76.8%
+
86%
83.05%
+
93%
89.3%
+
100%
98.23%
+
110%
104.48%
+
117%
111.63%
+
125%
121.45%
+
136%
131.27%
+
147%
141.09%
+
158%
151.81%
+
170%
162.53%
+
182%
173.24%
+
194%
183.96%
+
206%
194.67%
+
218%
205.39%
+
230%
  • Charged Attack Stamina Cost: 25

Plunging Attack

Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

DMG TypeLvl 1Lvl 2Lvl 3Lvl 4Lvl 5Lvl 6Lvl 7Lvl 8Lvl 9Lvl 10Lvl 11Lvl 12Lvl 13Lvl 14Lvl 15
Plunge DMG63.93%69.14%74.34%81.77%86.98%92.93%101.1%109.28%117.46%126.38%135.3%144.22%153.14%162.06%170.98%
Low/High Plunge DMG127.84%
/
159.68%
138.24%
/
172.67%
148.65%
/
185.67%
163.51%
/
204.24%
173.92%
/
217.23%
185.81%
/
232.09%
202.16%
/
252.51%
218.51%
/
272.93%
234.86%
/
293.36%
252.7%
/
315.64%
270.54%
/
337.92%
288.38%
/
360.2%
306.22%
/
382.48%
324.05%
/
404.76%
341.89%
/
427.04%

Elemental Skill: 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.

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.
DMG TypeLvl 1Lvl 2Lvl 3Lvl 4Lvl 5Lvl 6Lvl 7Lvl 8Lvl 9Lvl 10Lvl 11Lvl 12Lvl 13Lvl 14Lvl 15
Lightning Stiletto50.4%54.18%57.96%63%66.78%70.56%75.6%80.64%85.68%90.72%95.76%100.8%107.1%113.4%209%
Slashing168%180.6%193.2%210%222.6%235.2%252%268.8%285.6%302.4%319.2%336%357%378%399%
Thunderclap Slash84%×290.3%×296.6%×2105%×2111.3%×2117.6%×2126%×2134.4%×2142.8%×2151.2%×2159.6%×2168%×2178.5%×2189%×2199.5%×2
  • Cooldown: 7.5s

Elemental Burst: Starward Sword

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.

DMG TypeLvl 1Lvl 2Lvl 3Lvl 4Lvl 5Lvl 6Lvl 7Lvl 8Lvl 9Lvl 10Lvl 11Lvl 12Lvl 13Lvl 14Lvl 15
Skill DMG88%94.6%101.2%110%116.6%123.2%132%140.8%149.6%158.4%167.2%176%187%198%209%
Consecutive Slash DMG24%*825.8%*827.6%*830%*831.8%*833.6%*836%*838.4%*840.8%*843.2%*845.6%*848%*851%*854%*857%*8
Last Attack DMG188.8%202.96%217.12%236%250.16%264.32%283.2%302.08%320.96%339.84%358.72%377.6%401.2%424.8%448.4%
  • Cooldown: 12s
  • Energy Cost: 40

Keqing's Passive Talents

Thundering Penance

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

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%.

Keqing's Constellation: Trulla Cementarii

LevelConstellationEffect
C1Thundering MightRecasting 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.
C2Keen ExtractionWhen 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.
C3Foreseen ReformationIncreases the Level of Starward Sword by 3.
C4AttunementFor 10s after Keqing triggers an Electro-related Elemental Reaction, her ATK is increased by 25%.
C5Beckoning StarsIncreases the Level of Stellar Restoration by 3.
C6Tenacious StarWhen 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.

Best Keqing Build

Electro Main DPS

WeaponArtifact Set
Mistsplitter Reforged
Mistsplitter's Edge
Alternatives
Primordial Jade Cutter
The Black Sword
Amenoma Kageuchi
Thundering Fury Set - Thunderbird's Mercy
Thundering Fury x2
Gladiator's Finale Set - Flower of Life
Gladiator's Finale x2
Base Stats
Base Attack: 48
Bonus Stat: CRIT DMG 9.6%

Mistsplitter's Edge
Gain a 12% Elemental DMG Bonus for all elements and receive the might of the Mistsplitter's Emblem. At stack levels 1/2/3, Mistsplitter's Emblem provides a 8/16/28% Elemental DMG Bonus for the character's Elemental Type. The character will obtain 1 stack of Mistsplitter's Emblem in each of the following scenarios: Normal Attack deals Elemental DMG (stack lasts 5s), casting Elemental Burst (stack lasts 10s); Energy is less than 100% (stack disappears when Energy is full). Each stack's duration is calculated independently.
Thundering Fury 2-Piece Bonus
Electro DMG Bonus +15%
Gladiator's Finale 2-Piece Bonus
ATK +18%.

Physical DPS

WeaponArtifact Set
Mistsplitter Reforged
Primordial Jade Cutter
Alternatives
Aquila Favonia
The Black Sword
Prototype Rancour
Pale Flame Set - Stainless Bloom
Pale Flame x2
Bloodstained Set - Flower of Iron
Bloodstained Chivalry x2
Base Stats
Base Attack: 44
Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate 9.6%

Protector's Virtue
HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder's Max HP.
Pale Flame 2-Piece Bonus
Physical DMG Bonus +25%
Bloodstained Chivalry 2-Piece Bonus
Physical DMG Bonus +25%

Talent Priority

Since both Keqing's build rely on Normal Attacks, you should prioritize them, followed by her Elemental Bust, and her Elemental Skill.

  • Normal Attack
  • Elemental Burst
  • Elemental Skill

Recommended Artifact Stats & Substats

Electro DPS

ArtifactMain StatSub Stat
FeatherFlat ATK (Unchangeable)ATK%
CRIT Rate
CRIT DMG
RoseFlat HP (Unchangeable)ATK%
CRIT Rate
CRIT DMG
SandsATK%ATK%
CRIT Rate
CRIT DMG
GobletElectro DMG BonusATK%
CRIT Rate
CRIT DMG
CrownCRIT Rate/ CRIT DMGATK%
CRIT Rate
CRIT DMG

Physical DPS

ArtifactMain StatSub Stat
FeatherFlat ATK (Unchangeable)ATK%
CRIT Rate
CRIT DMG
RoseFlat HP (Unchangeable)ATK%
CRIT Rate
CRIT DMG
SandsATK%ATK%
CRIT Rate
CRIT DMG
GobletPhysical DMG BonusATK%
CRIT Rate
CRIT DMG
CrownCRIT Rate/ CRIT DMGATK%
CRIT Rate
CRIT DMG

Best Artifacts and Weapons for Keqing

Best Keqing Artifacts Ranked

RatingSetBonuses
Best Artifact SetThundering Fury Set - Thunderbird's Mercy
Thundering Fury x2
Gladiator's Finale Set - Flower of Life
Gladiator's Finale x2
Thundering Fury 2-Piece Bonus
Electro DMG Bonus +15%
Gladiator's Finale 2-Piece Bonus
ATK +18%.
Second Best2x Pale Flame Set - Stainless Bloom
2x Bloodstained Set - Flower of Iron
Pale Flame 2-Piece Bonus
Physical DMG Bonus +25%
Bloodstained Chivalry 2-Piece Bonus
Physical DMG Bonus +25%
Third BestGladiator's Finale Set - Flower of Life
Gladiator's Finale x4
2-Piece Bonus
ATK +18%.
4-Piece Bonus
If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore, or Polearm,
it increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.

Best Keqing Weapons Ranked

RatingWeaponStats (Lv.1)
BestMistsplitter Reforged
Mistsplitter's Edge
Base Stats
Base Attack: 48
Bonus Stat: CRIT DMG 9.6%

Mistsplitter's Edge
Gain a 12% Elemental DMG Bonus for all elements and receive the might of the Mistsplitter's Emblem. At stack levels 1/2/3, Mistsplitter's Emblem provides a 8/16/28% Elemental DMG Bonus for the character's Elemental Type. The character will obtain 1 stack of Mistsplitter's Emblem in each of the following scenarios: Normal Attack deals Elemental DMG (stack lasts 5s), casting Elemental Burst (stack lasts 10s); Energy is less than 100% (stack disappears when Energy is full). Each stack's duration is calculated independently.
Second Best Primordial Jade Cutter
Primordial Jade Cutter
Base Stats
Base Attack: 44
Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate 9.6%

Protector's Virtue
HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder's Max HP.
Third BestThe Black SwordThe Black Sword
Base Stats
Base Attack: 42
Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate 6%
Justice
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.