Keqing Quick TL;DR Physical DPS Build Guide


PSA #1: DPS are glorified firework shows, and your team is just there to help ignite the firework

PSA #2: Both Keqing’s abilities scale with ATK. SHE IS LITERALLY THE MOST WEEB CHARACTER. Teleports behind you “nothing personal kid” – if it were a character

Throws a electro kunai. If it hits someone, it zaps them and leave a mark on the spot. You can hold to choose where to cast the mark (EVEN IN THE AIR BRO, TOP TIER EXPLORATION POGGERS)

PSA #3: Buckle up, cause Keqing one complicated character. The mark she leaves can do 2 things

1) Tap E again after casting E to teleport to the mark and slap a sucka with your sword
2) Use a Charged Attack and it’ll blow up the mark with slashes

Both do AoE electro damage

Somehow, if a lightening kunai wasn’t enough, she makes her sword also start doing electro damage. IT LASTS 5 SECONDS

This can be extremely annoying if you’re up against enemies with high electro resistance or just purely immune to them (e.g.: electro slimes)

Keqing summons her inner ninja and literally flexes that she’s been studying the blade while you read this guide

It has 3 layers of damage:
1) When you cast ultimate, it will do AoE electro damage
2) She will then proceed to jump around like a coked up bunny, doing electro damage to any enemies in the area
She then whispers “nothing personal kid” and does a final massive AoE electro damage proc

Honestly, I don’t even think I can make a funny joke about this. She just says frick this and gains 15% CRIT. The energy recharge makes her get her ultimate back near instantly

Talent Leveling Order: Normal > E > Q

WEAPON #1 (Recommended for best DPS): Aquila Favonia

How do I get it D: ? – It’s time to roll boys (gacha)

Has base Phys DMG% scaling and increases her damage, as well as gives her sustain

WEAPON #2 (Recommended for early DPS): The Flute

How do I get it D: ? – It’s time to roll boys (gacha)

Has base ATK% scaling and releases a nice burst of Physical DPS from the proc

Prototype Rancour at higher refinement is also extremely viable for Phys DPS Keqing. If you’re extremely down on your luck on prototype drops, and have the BP, The Black Sword is also another viable weapon

PSA #4: But 2Board, electro% builds are poggers for lategame. It’s true because later enemies (especially for Abyss) have higher resistance stat and barriers. You can reduce resistance by proc’ing hyperconduct (cryo + electro) and deal with barriers by using reactions. This build is still viable for (current) “end-game” content!

ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for best DPS): Pale Flame

How do I get it D: ? – Ridge Watch Domain (AR 30 locked, 20 Resin per run)

Increases Normal/Charged Attack damage + able to sustain the ATK buff consistently by herself

Fun fact: Keqing’s Charged Attack enchantment after using E does refresh/stack the 4-set bonus. While this does seem bad for her overall Normal/Charged Attack combo DPS, the ATK buff gained easily makes up for her sustained DPS

In Abyss, you can run 4-set Bloodstained and spam Charged Attack to grind through enemies

ARTIFACT #2 (Recommended for early DPS): Gladiator’s Finale

How do I get it D: ? – Any World Boss (40 Resin per run)

Boosts Keqing’s Normal/Charged Attack a lot

PSA #5: This is a literal normal/charged attack build. Just as how you can run DPS Fischl with Physical DMG + CRIT, the same applies for this build. If you want a build that utilizes Keqing’s skill/burst, swaps out for Thundering Fury and try to roll for Electro DMG%.

Main stats:


Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK (ATK% if not main stat) > EM

If you want other characters let me know. Hope this helped. Bye.


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  1. Will you update this guide for the Pale Flame set coming on next update? Keqing could reliably proc its 4-set bonus, and it promises an additional 25% physical damage in addition to what you’d normally get on a 2-Glad 2-Blood set.

    • I am slowly updating the older guides (been busy writing new ones first)! But to answer your question for Phys Keqing, 4-set Pale Flame is bis!

  2. *the flute is top 2nd best weapon*
    (black sword, primordial jade cutter, lion’s roar, summit shaper)