Keqing Guide: Skills, Weapon, Artifacts, Team Build

Keqing Guide: Skills, Weapon, Artifacts, Team Build - Genshin Impact

By KoeniginYU
Last updated:
  • [Overview]

  • [Skills]

  • [Weapon Choice]

  • [Artifacts Sets]

  • [Team Build]


Keqing, Yuheng Star, one of the seven Qixing Stars of Liyue. She’s the one that is admired by the Liyue God and the people.


As an Electro five stars’ character, she uses the sword as her weapon.


With some high-speed combat skills, fascinating story background, straight character, and cute “Cat Ears” on her head. Keqing is one of the most popular characters in Genshin Impact.

[Weapon Choice]

Remember, choose the Weapon with high Crit DMG for Keqing. Due to her Elemental Skill can continuously deal heavy CRIT to enemies.

Here is the weapon priority list. This also includes choices for Free 2 play players.




Primordial Jade Cutter


HP increased by 20/25/30/35/40%. Additionally, provides an ATK bonus based on 1.2/1.5/1.8/2.1/2.4% of the weilder's Max HP.


Skyward Blade


CRIT Rate increased by 4%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using an Elemental Burst


The Black Sword

(buy BP Pass)

Increase DMG dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks by 20%. Additionally, regenerates 60% of ATK as HP when Normal and Charged Attack score a CRIT Hit. This effect can occur once every 5s.


Lion's Roar


Deal +20% DMG to enemies afflicted by the Electro or Pyro status.


Festering Desire


Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 16% and Elemental Skill CRIT Rate by 6%


Prototype Rancour


On hit, the Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 4% for 6s. Max 4 stacks. This effect can only occure once every 0.3s.


Fillet Blade


On hit, has a 50% chance to deal 240% ATK DMG to a single enemy. Can only occur once every 15s.

[Artifacts Sets]

When using Keqing as a main DPS in the team, I prefer the set like:

①  2 Thundering Fury sets + 2 Gladiator sets + 1 free

②  4 Thundersoother Sets + 1 free

However, if you can’t collect the nice status of the set, 2 Thundersoother+ 2 Gladiator is also a good temporary choice.

Two Thunder Artifacts farm location: Midsummer Courtyard, Mondstadt.

Gladiator Artifacts farm location: Drop randomly by all bosses and dungeons/domains, in both Mondstadt and Liyue.



Thundering Fury

2-Piece Set: Gain a 15% Electro DMG Bonus.


Gladiator's Finale

2-Piece Set: ATK +18%



2-Piece Set: Electro RES increased by 40%

4-Piece Set: Increases DMG against enemies affected by Electro by 35%.

[Team Build]

As Keqing is an electro damage dealer, the party should:

  • providing heals

  • gather enemies after Keqing using her Elemental Burst.

  • provide Elemental Reactions, especially the pyro, hydro, and cryo.

  • provide shield.

Basic: *(If you are totally f2p, and no extra good characters for Keqing at the moment)

  1. Keqing + Xingqiu + Xiangling + Kaeya

  2. Keqing + Barbara + Xiangling + Fischl

Barbara and Xingqiu can heal, Kaeya’s elemental burst will provide the shield and the reactions, and Xiangling’s / Fischl’s Aoe can be spread in Keqing’s damage.

Advanced: *(More choices in the list below)

  1. Keqing + Xingqiu + Xiangling + Diona

  2. Keqing + Xiangling + Barbara+ Diona

  3. Keqing + Sucrose + Xiangling + Barbara

  • Noelle can only give the shield to Keqing, but she’s a Geo character. So that she couldn’t give the elemental reaction to Keqing.

Intermediate: Keqing+ 5 or 4 Stars Healer + 5 or 4 Stars Support

Support 1 provides the Elements that increase her elemental damages.

Support 2 can provide the shield buff for her.



Support 1

(Gather Enemies or Provide the Elemental reactions )

Support 2

(Shield Buff)

5 Stars



Zhongli / Albedo

4 Stars

Barbara / Xingqiu

Sucrose/ Fischl/ Xiangling/Kaeya



Your priority is to level Elemental skill and burst, before basic attacks.

Having a Pyro character will allow dealing Overload combos.

Due to her short skill cooldowns, I recommend keeping enemies electrified.


Skill Talent




Normal Attack -

Yunlai Swordsmanship

Normal Attack,

Charged Attack,

Plunging Attack.




Stellar Restoration -

Elemental Skill


  • Short Click

When the Stiletto hits the target, it deals Electro DMG to enemies in a small AoE, and places a Stiletto Mark near the enemies.

  • Long Hold

If you long hold the elemental skill, you can put it in the direction you want. And then Keqing will teleport to that place after press the elemental skill in a short time again.

  • Lightning Stiletto

When Keqing uses Stellar Restoration again or uses a Charged Attack while its duration lasts, it will clear the old Stiletto Mark and create different effects:

  1. If she uses Stellar Restoration again, she will teleport to the new location of the Mark and unleashed one slashing attack that deals AoE Electro DMG. When blinking to a Stiletto that was thrown from a Long Hold attack, Keqing can leap across the different areas.

  2. If Keqing uses a Charged Attack, she will light a series of thundering cuts at Mark's place, and dealing AoE Electro DMG.



Elemental Burst - Starward Sword

An Eletro AoE multiple hit thunder attack.

Best to use when there are 2+ enemies around, and they either have: pyro, cryo, hydro effects on them for combos.



Post author KoeniginYU avatar KoeniginYU
Youtube/Twitch: Koenigin Yu I create gaming and anime contents here, both on Youtube and Twitch. Please feel free to comment and let me know how I can improve, or request for me to review a game. ♪(・ω・)ノ