In this Genshin Impact character guide, I’ll help you build the best team composition of your favorite character Keqing. We’ll be focusing on this electric swordswoman and my second favorite character in the game.
Keqing is an Electrotype and specializes in lightning-fast attacks and the unique stats that she gets from ascension is crit damage percentage. So being able to crit consistently will be a big source of damage output.
Her elemental skill turns her basic attack into electro damage and this allows her flexibility in terms of builds. We have to take both her element and kit into heavy consideration when we build a comp around her. Our goal is to find a team that can set her up for success and amplifies her damage as much as possible.
I won’t go too much into Keqing’s build since we already have a separate guide on how to build Keqing. You can build her in two ways: electro or auto. Generally, electro builds do more AoE and prioritize elemental reaction damage while auto builds are great for single target and mobile enemies. I’ll be providing team comps for both builds so that you can pick the playstyle you like the most.
Before we even begin picking certain characters to fill into our composition we need to look at what elemental reactions we want to consistently trigger. You should spend some time figuring out what each elemental reaction does by checking out our elemental reaction guide.
For the electro build, we want to focus on Electrocharge and Overload. Electrocharge builds off your electrical damage and bounces around wet enemies and an AoE. Overload has the highest single target damage output within all electro reactions. Swirl allows you to group for Keqing’s burst and helps to spread Electrocharge and Overload among mobs. It’s a very good reaction to fit into your party.
Auto Attack Build
We want to focus only on Superconduct because it reduces the enemy’s physical resistance and allows our basic attacks to hit harder.
Element User Priority
Swirl isn’t really relevant since this build is all about single target damage so if we’re looking at elemental reactions in the vacuum the priority for the electro build is Hydro/Pyro and then Anemo. We do not want any cryo for the electro build. The priority for the auto-build is well, Cryo.
In addition to elemental reactions, we need to take a quick look at elemental resonance that is having redundant elements in a single party. For electro Keqing, two resonance points are good.
High Voltage gives you a hundred percent electro particles/orbs when you trigger an Electro reaction. Taking advantage of ascension rank 4 passive which gives you extra energy recharge after you cast your burst. This resonance will help you fill your burst meter very quickly. You will almost always be able to spam your burst on cooldown.
Fervent Flames gives you a flat 25 attack boost to your party. This is just generally a very solid resonance that can fit in almost any comp depending on the circumstances. You can even take both to your party and I have some comps that do.
For auto Keqing, only one resonance point is viable. Shattering Ice increases your crit rate against cryo-affected users by 15%. I didn’t include Fervent Flames in here because in the auto Keqing builds, you don’t want to inflict any other elemental reactions outside of Superconduct.
Electro Keqing Teams
Let’s look at the best builds for electro Keqing.
|Keqing Team #1|
For this comp, you group enemies into a giant AoE Electrocharged vortex, and then you laugh as mobs get shredded in seconds.
Mona’s secondary carry will provide a lot more damage to the combo as well as a consistently inflicting Electrocharge. I don’t have Beidou listed as a great official alternative since Fischl’s turrets always get you a lot more electrical energy regen which pairs super well with Keqing’s ascension rank 4 passive. You will always have your ultimate ready to go and be able to spam it on cooldown.
Although Beidou’s burst is great for inflicting electro immediately, Keqing doesn’t need any help with that because her elemental skill is already a very low cooldown and makes all of her attacks electro.
|Keqing Team #2|
If you don’t have Venti, Sucrose or Jean would do fine here. This is similar to the concept in comp #1. However, you’re inflicting overload instead of Electrocharge. This is the budget version for the best in the slot but does a lot of damage so don’t underestimate it.
|Keqing Team #3|
If you don’t have venti, you can replace that with Sucrose or Jean. This is pretty much comp #1 however, I believe this one is worse than comp #2 since Xingqui and Barbara really have low value in this comp. Their only job here is to apply wet. Xingqui’s burst pairs well with Keqing’s quick basic attacks but the problem I have with Xingqui is his absurdly long cooldowns whereas in comp #2 Bennett or Xiangling can inflict overload but they also have a ton of utility outside of that and can get their rotations out much more frequently.
|Keqing Team #4|
This comp picks up double resonance to give you more energy and an attack percentage boost. With short cooldowns on all your supports, you’d be able to generate turrets and buffs to help Keqing keep up DPS and inflicting elemental reactions.
This is less effective against mobs due to the lack of an Anemo user but you’re able to focus fire down single target enemies really quickly.
Honestly in this comp, a combo sequence isn’t very needed because you’re relying a lot on weaving those basic attacks in and then spamming your cooldowns as much as possible.
|Keqing Team #5|
This is a free-to-play build specifically barbara with thrilling tales refinement rank 5. You’re taking Amber here for the attack percentage from the resonance and then as long as you abuse Barbara’s item as well as Xiangling’s pepper at ascension rank 4 to keep buffing Keqing. This comp will help Keqing do the most damage as possible in a free-to-play setting.
This team definitely hits the weakest out of all the comps I’ve identified but you’ll be able to sustain through prolonged fights with Barbara and being able to keep rotating through buffs will make sure that Keqing is basically buffed for the entire duration of an engagement.
|Phys DMG Keqing Team #6|
This is my best in the slot for Physical Keqing. Cryo resonance allows us a 15% crit rate and along with ascension rank 4, Keqing gets a total of 30% increased crit rate after she uses her burst. This combined with the buff from Thrilling Tales gives Keqing a huge steroid to shred any single enemy in her path.
Kaeya is a cryo spam bot and Qiqi can provide both cryo and help sustain Keqing. Lisa is there just to be a Thrilling tales holder and also allow us to regenerate Keqing’s burst just a bit faster so we can utilize it for the buff since auto Keqing doesn’t have great energy regen to begin with.
This is a very important note, do not run Chongyun. His ice field turns your basic attacks into cryo damage which defeats the entire purpose of the Superconduct build. As with all auto Keqing builds we need to make sure to only use E to inflict Superconduct. Do not press E again or your damage will turn into electro. Rather you will need to use your charge attack to break the E.
For auto builds in general there isn’t a combo sequence to follow. The playstyle revolves around spamming cryo abilities and inflicting it with Keqing either Q or the first half of E for Superconduct and then going through a full Keqing auto-attack sequence.
|Phys DMG Keqing Team #7|
This comp is my free-to-play for Physical Keqing and features Kaeya, Geo Traveler, and barbara with Thrilling Tales refinement rank 5.
This is the best free-to-play version for Physical Keqing in my opinion. I’d much rather build electro Keqing as a free-to-play because this build is definitely a lot more sub-optimal.
Barbara replaces Lisa as a Thrilling Tales holder because we do need some sustain. Geo Traveler is there to be your burst support. It helps give shields that will give Keqing an auto-attack boost.
Like the previous comp, there isn’t a combo sequence to follow. Just spam Kaeya’s elemental skill on cooldown to inflict Superconduct with Keqing. Whenever you run out of Superconduct look for traveler poke with his E and make sure that whenever Thrilling Tail’s cooldown is back up, you switch from Barbara to Keqing to give her the auto-attack boost.
Wrapping It Up!
I’d really like to hear from you guys as to what your favorite team is so far. Again let me know which of these comps you’re most excited about trying and if you have any results from these comps make sure to let me know below.