Ningguang Quick TL;DR DPS Build Guide – Version 2.4 – January 2022

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UPDATED FOR 2.4 😁!

PSA #1: A DPS is yo mama. They run the house, and as long as your supports do their job, the DPS won’t get angry. Don’t forget to eat the dishes, clean your homework, and do your vegetables guys

PSA #2: Both Ningguang’s abilities scale off ATK. Meme her all you want, but she’s a goddamn rocket launcher. Remember that scene in Iron Man when Tony releases those mini homing rockets at those terrorists? That’s basically Ningguang in a nutshell

Normal attacking poops out a gem. You can have 3 gems total. More gems = more charged attack damage
Basically having a single gem = charged attack costs no stamina (SAVE YOURSELF THE 50 STAMINA PLEASE)

IMPORTANT TIP: Hold W (or any direction) while normal attacking, as it will reset the animation half way. This will allow you to get normal attacks faster = stack gems faster

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, make sure to normal attack 3 times before you charged attack. IT’S LITERALLY FREE REAL ESTATE (damage). The 3 gems you have will fly out and nuke enemies you hit with a charged attack.

Alternatively, you can also do 2 Normal Attacks > 1 Charged for a much quicker rotation of damage (arguably better too for overall DPS, but requires you to do the animation cancel antic)

Drop a literal, whole wall on your enemies. Does AoE geo damage and blocks any projectiles. Wall HP scales off Ning’s HP (but you don’t need to run HP)
WALK THROUGH FOR MORE GEO POWER

Before you do anything, put down that wall and walk through it for a free 12% Geo DMG buff (no need to if you’re not Level 70 Ning yet). Just make sure to hit an enemy with it, and not cast it in the middle of nowhere

This is what makes Ning so strong. She basically summons homing rock missiles to slap enemies. Her E will summon additional rock missiles if you Q while it’s up

IMPORTANT TIP: This will remove your wall and turn it into a spire, so you won’t have anything to hide behind. Just keep that in mind before you Q, especially if you think you’ll need the cover

Talent Leveling Order: Normal > Q > E (The reason for Normal first is because it’s still the majority of her damage. Ningguang revolves around her Normal/Charged attack combo)

WEAPON #1 (Recommended for best DPS): Skyward Atlas

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

Has base ATK% scaling and boosts Geo DMG + the weapon skill actually hurts A LOT

While Memory of Dust seems to be made for Ningguang, Skyward Atlas (and even Lost Prayer) provides much higher total DPS output. However, if you have Memory of Dust and not the aforementioned, then feel free to run it! Just make sure to pick up a crystallize gem or have a shield so you can benefit from the ATK% boost.

WEAPON #2 (Recommended for 4-star): Solar Pearl

How do I get it D: ? – Battlepass (Tier 30)

Has base CRIT% scaling and basically just makes everything in Ningguang’s kit strong AF

Solar Pearl is a solid option (and BiS among 4-stars) for Ningguang as it compliments her Normal Attack heavy kit. It’s also great for buffing the Burst when you’re Normal Attacking, and vice versa!

Really great alternative 4-star catalysts are Eye of Perception, Prototype Amber, and the Widsith. Prototype Amber is actually really nice if you want to turn Ningguang into a burst DPS, as she will not only provide energy for the team, but also act as a pseudo-healer

Yes, you can run Favonius Codex, Sacrificial Fragments, or Mappa Mare on her. They’re all fairly good, and flow well with her playstyle. The only weapon I don’t suggest is Royal Grimoire, as it seemed to have inconsistent damage output (especially if you already have high CRIT% already)

Dodoco Tales is also an extremely good catalyst as well, since it’s R5 and pretty much buffs her usual NA > CA combo

ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for best DPS): Archaic Petra + Gladiator’s Finale

How do I get it D: ? – Archaic Petra at Domain of Guyun Domain (AR 30 locked, 20 Resin per run). Gladiator’s Finale at any World Boss (40 Resin per run)

Everything in Ninggaung’s kit is Geo DMG
Boosts everything

Another combo you can take is 2x Archaic + 2x Noblesse, as it’ll turn her Q into a beast, but for more consistent damage overall, the artifact combo above will do great

For support Ningguang, 4x Archaic Petra will be best, but for DPS it’s a bit lackluster, especially against elemental-infused enemies (since she won’t benefit from picking up element-infused crystals)

ARTIFACT #2 (Recommended for early rock action): Resolution of Sojourner

How do I get it D: ? – Midsummer Courtyard Domain (AR 22 locked, 20 Resin per run)

Boosts everything + Ningguang’s main source of damage is her Charged Attack

Alternatively, at early stages of the game, just stacking two ATK +18% artifacts will also do just fine

Main stats:

SandsGobletCirclet
ATK%Geo DMG%CRIT% or CRIT DMG

Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK > EM

Remember to get ATK% instead of flat ATK substats if you don’t have it as your main stat (referring to your Goblet and Circlet)

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

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5 Responses

  1. EleneriPenneth says:

    This is honestly the only guide I’ve seen so far that tells me exactly what I want to know and gives me the stats and focus information I need to turn Ningguang into the DPS I know she can be. THANK YOU!

  2. Xxluvowo says:

    Im currently using Dodoco Tales for Ningguang as i don’t have either the Skyward Atlas or the Memory of Dust, is it still good for her?

  3. f0ba says:

    Memory of Dust should be BiS for NG, and can consider The Widsith if you are using a switch comp. but do understand you have practically a 1/3 chance useless stat and 20s downtime. But when the stars are aligned, should have a higher ceiling than even Lost Prayer.
    Artifact substat is a bit misleading. Same as why Widsith could be bad, EM does nothing for NG DPS other than boosting shield strength, which doesn’t even carry over to other characters when switching. NG doesn’t really need ER%, but it goes before EM for me.

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