Keqing
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ElectroSword

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Keqing Best Build

Electro
Sword

Best Keqing Builds

Electro DPS Build

Keqing has the highest single target charged attack DPS in the game. This build turns Keqing into a crit machine, taking advantage of the boost to CRIT DMG she gets with every ascension level.

Best Keqing Weapons

Best
Mistsplitter Reforged
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Mistsplitter Reforged

CRIT DMG

Gain a 12/15/18/21/24% Elemental DMG Bonus for every element and receive the might of Mistsplitter's Emblem. At stack levels 1/2/3, Mistsplitter's Emblem provides a 8/16/28% // 10/17/35% // 12/18/42% // 14/19/49% // 16/20/56% 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.

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The Black Sword
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The Black Sword

CRIT Rate

Increases DMG dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks by 20/25/30/35/40%.
Additionally, regenerates 60/70/80/90/100% of ATK as HP when Normal and Charged Attacks score a CRIT Hit. This effect can occur once every 5s.

Best Keqing Artifacts

Best

Gladiator's Finale
Gladiator's Finale
ATK% / Electro DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

ATK +18%

Shimenawa's Reminiscence
Shimenawa's Reminiscence
ATK% / Electro DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

ATK +18%

Optional

Gladiator's Finale
Gladiator's Finale
ATK% / Electro DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

ATK +18%

Thundering Fury
Thundering Fury
ATK% / Electro DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

Gain a 15% Electro DMG Bonus.

Physical DPS Build

This build focuses on empowering Keqing's best and most reliable source of damage, her physical charged attacks.

Best Keqing Weapons

Best
Aquila Favonia
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Aquila Favonia

Physical DMG Bonus

ATK is increased by 20/25/30/35/40%. Triggers on taking DMG: the soul of the Falcon of the West awakens, holding the banner of the resistance aloft, regenerating HP equal to 100/115/130/145/160% of ATK and dealing 200/230/260/290/320% of ATK as DMG to surrounding enemies. This effect can only occur once every 15s.

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Prototype Rancour
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Prototype Rancour

Physical DMG Bonus

On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase Base ATK and DEF by 4/4.5/5/5.5/6% for 6s. Max 4 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s.

Best Keqing Artifacts

Best

Pale Flame
Pale Flame
ATK% / Physical DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

Physical DMG +25%

(4)

When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, ATK is increased by 9% for 7s. This effect stacks up to 2 times and can be triggered once every 0.3s. Once 2 stacks are reached, the 2-set effect is increased by 100%.

Optional

Bloodstained Chivalry
Bloodstained Chivalry
ATK% / Physical DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

Physical DMG +25%

Pale Flame
Pale Flame
ATK% / Physical DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

Physical DMG +25%

Keqing Skills Talents

Yunlai Swordsmanship

Yunlai Swordsmanship

Normal Attack

Normal Attack

Performs up to 5 rapid strikes.

Charged Attack

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

Plunging Attack

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

Stellar Restoration

Stellar Restoration

Elemental Skill

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

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.

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 unleashed 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.
Starward Sword

Starward Sword

Elemental Burst

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 simultaneous that deal multiple instance of Electro DMG. The final attack deals massive AoE Electro DMG.

Keqing Passive Talents

Thundering Penance

Thundering Penance

Unlocked at Ascension 1

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

Aristocratic Dignity

Unlocked at 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

Land's Overseer

Unlocked Automatically

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

Keqing Constellations

Thundering Might

Thundering Might

Constellation Lv. 1

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

Keen Extraction

Constellation Lv. 2

When Keqing's Normal and Charged Attack's 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

Foreseen Reformation

Constellation Lv. 3

Increases the Level of Starward Sword by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Attunement

Attunement

Constellation Lv. 4

For 10s after Keqing triggers an Electro-related Elemental Reaction, her ATK is increased by 25%.

Beckoning Stars

Beckoning Stars

Constellation Lv. 5

Increase the Level of Stellar Restoration by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Tenacious Star

Tenacious Star

Constellation Lv. 6

When initiating a Normal Attack, 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.

Keqing Ascension Costs

Keqing gets a boost to CRIT DMG as they ascend.

Rank
Lvl
Cost
Mat #1
Mat #2
Mat #3
Mat #4
1
20
20000
Vajrada Amethyst Sliver1
Vajrada Amethyst Sliver
Cor Lapis3
Cor Lapis
Whopperflower Nectar3
Whopperflower Nectar
2
40
40000
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment3
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment
Lightning Prism2
Lightning Prism
Cor Lapis10
Cor Lapis
Whopperflower Nectar15
Whopperflower Nectar
3
50
60000
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment6
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment
Lightning Prism4
Lightning Prism
Cor Lapis20
Cor Lapis
Shimmering Nectar12
Shimmering Nectar
4
60
80000
Vajrada Amethyst Chunk3
Vajrada Amethyst Chunk
Lightning Prism8
Lightning Prism
Cor Lapis30
Cor Lapis
Shimmering Nectar18
Shimmering Nectar
5
70
100000
Vajrada Amethyst Chunk6
Vajrada Amethyst Chunk
Lightning Prism12
Lightning Prism
Cor Lapis45
Cor Lapis
Energy Nectar12
Energy Nectar
6
80
120000
Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone6
Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone
Lightning Prism20
Lightning Prism
Cor Lapis60
Cor Lapis
Energy Nectar24
Energy Nectar
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