Ningguang Quick TL;DR DPS Build Guide – Version 2.4 – January 2022
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
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
Alternatively, at early stages of the game, just stacking two ATK +18% artifacts will also do just fine
|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.