Here are the complete lists of talent and ascension materials for Keqing in Genshin Impact. Learn more about her talent stats, base stats, constellations, and community ratings on this page.
|BASIC INFO AND COMMUNITY RATINGS|
|– Cheap to build.
– Massive electro damage.
– Provides multiple and awesome playstyles.
|– Charged attack stamina issues.
– Electro element at disadvantage.
Keqing Base Stats
Keqing gains bonus stats on her Crit DMG percentage for every ascension phase.
Keqing Ascension Materials
These are the total materials needed to reach the max ascension level for Keqing. They can be acquired from Electro Hypostasis, Stormterror, Childe, and Whopperflower. As for Cor Lapis, it can be collected in the Liyue region. See our Cor Lapis farming guide below.
Keqing Talent Materials
These are the lists of total talent materials for Keqing. The Prosperity books are available every Monday, Thursday, and Sunday in Taishan Mansion located near Jueyun Karst.
Like her personality, Keqing’s swordwork is both swift and uncompromising. This along with her control of electro brings a shockingly abrupt end to any enemy.
|Yunlai Swordsmanship | Attack|
|Normal||Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.|
|Charge||Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.|
|Plunge||Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.|
|Attributes||Level 1||Level 10|
|4-Hit DMG||31.48% + 34.4%||62.22% + 68%|
|Charged Attack DMG||76.8% + 86%||151.81% + 170%|
|Charged Attack Stamina Cost||25||25|
|Low/High Plunge DMG||127.84% / 159.68%||252.7% / 315.64%|
Her 5 hit attack sequence is a standard three-hit combo followed by a 4th hit that hits twice and she vanishes for a short period. For a 5th hit, she reappears and charges in with some delay at the end. Because of so much delay, it’s usually not worth going for the last hit. You want to first learn how to optimize her 4 hit combo and cancel her vanishing animation. You can do this by dashing, jumping, switching out to another character, using her elemental skill, or burst. Don’t dash too much though because you need stamina for charge attacks and jumping is good when you’re out of stamina.
Charge attack spams is a very strong attack sequence that makes it a very viable DPS. After a first attack, hold down attack to do a charge attack and hold down attack right after a charge attack to repeat the process. Practice the timing or you’ll get stuck in a charge attack animation. You can repeat this process over and over until you run out of stamina. Also, note that you do get pushed back when fighting smaller non-stationary enemies. It’s the most effective use on bosses, larger enemies, or even frozen ones who don’t go flying away and keeps Keqing in place.
For smaller enemies, it’s most effective as a finisher or you have to chase after them when they go flying but if you do hit them follow it up with an elemental skill or immediately dash after the charge attack to chase them. To save stamina you can do a charge attack while holding forward and jump. Charge attack spams will drain your stamina so make sure to spend it carefully as you need to dash and avoid enemy attacks as well.
If you are constantly run into a stamina issue, I recommend this 4-hit charge sequence. What it essentially does is when you are out of stamina, instead of waiting and just aimlessly running around and waiting for your stamina to recharge, you can use the first 4-hits of your normal attack and then follow that with a charge attack.
You will notice as you are normal attacking, your stamina will be recharging and by the time you finish your 4th normal hit, you will have enough to use your charge attack. This is an important DPS rotation to use especially in Spiral Abyss so do familiarize yourself with the timing.
|Stellar Restoration | Skill|
|Hurls a Lightning Stiletto that annihilates her opponents like the swift thunder. When the Stiletto hits its target, it deals Electro DMG to opponents 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 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 Mark’s location, dealing AoE Electro DMG.
|Attributes||Level 1||Level 15|
|Lightning Stiletto DMG||50.4%||119.7%|
|Thunderclap Slash DMG||84% × 2||199.5% × 2|
|Cooldown||7.5 Seconds||7.5 Seconds|
Keqing will throw out a lightning stiletto that does minimal initial damage. If you press your elemental skill again, you will teleport to that point and in combat, this will be auto aimed.
You can hold down your elemental skill so that you can aim it anywhere and you can follow it up with either a plunge attack or glide and for fun, you can also do a double plunge attack.
For the important part, once you teleport to your stiletto her first passive talent allows you to infuse your attacks into electro damage and lasts for 5 seconds. You need to keep using your elemental skill for optimal DPS for Electro build Keqing.
Her skill cooldown is 7.5 seconds so there is a 2.5-second downtime where she can’t do optimal DPS but remember her passive talent only activates once you teleport to a stiletto and the 5-second timer starts then. To avoid this 2.5-second downtime and optimize your DPS you can do two techniques:
- Throw out your stiletto first and then use your elemental burst and then press your element of skill again. This will ensure you have 100% uptime with your electro infusion.
Throw out your stiletto and switch to another character. This works great with Anemo characters with a 4-piece Viridescent Venerer set to lower the enemy’s electro resistance.
You can combine both techniques for greater results with your Keqing.
|Starward Sword | 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 opponents simultaneously that deal multiple instances of Electro DMG. The final attack deals massive AoE Electro DMG.|
|Attributes||Level 1||Level 15|
|Consecutive Slash DMG||24% * 8||57% * 8|
|Last Attack DMG||188.8%||448.4%|
|Cooldown||12 Seconds||12 Seconds|
Keqing will disappear and start with an initial slash followed by 8 consecutive slashes with a final slash at the end. The AoE is pretty wide and it’s great to use when there are a lot of enemies. It has a cooldown of 12 seconds and a very low energy cost of 40.
It’s great for invincibility or iframes to avoid taking damage when she vanishes and it can reach some enemies that are high up as well. She can reappear faster if you quickly attack, dash, jump, use your elemental skill or switch out characters. As mentioned before, make sure to use your element of skill and then your burst and elemental skill again for optimal DPS.
With her second passive talent, you can use her elemental burst and increase your crit rate and energy recharge by 15% for 8 seconds so it’s ideal that you use your burst as soon as you can. This will be especially important for physical Keqing as a user burst mainly for the crit rate, iframes, and for elemental reactions.
Keqing Passive Talents
Unlock 2 more passive talents for Keqing on her first and fourth ascension phase.
|After recasting Stellar Restoration while a Lightning Stiletto is present, Keqing’s weapon gains an Electro Infusion for 5s.|
|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.|
|When dispatched on an expedition in Liyue, time consumed is reduced by 25%.|
New constellation’s passive abilities can be unlocked for Keqing each time you obtain a character’s specific item called Stella Fortuna and these upgrades can permanently enhance her in various ways.
|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.|
|When Keqing’s Normal and Charged Attacks hit opponents affected by Electro, they have a 50% chance of producing an Elemental Particle. This effect can only occur once every 5s.|
|Increases the level of Starward Sword by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.|
|For 10s after Keqing triggers an Electro-related Elemental Reaction, her ATK is increased by 25%.|
|Increases the level of Stellar Restoration by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.|
|When initiating a Normal Attack, a 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.|