Keqing (Chinese: 刻晴 Kèqíng, "Sunny Moment" or "Delicate Carving") is a playable Electro character in Genshin Impact.

As the Yuheng of the Liyue Qixing, she is someone who seeks her own answers instead of idly letting chaos run amok in Liyue. She chooses her own path with her own power and ability, instead of letting the gods determine her fate.

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Introduction

The Yuheng of the Liyue Qixing. Keqing has much to say about Rex Lapis' unilateral approach to policymaking in Liyue ⁠— but in truth, gods admire skeptics such as her quite a lot.
She firmly believes that humanity's future should be determined by humans themselves, and that they can even do better than the archons and adepti have done for them. In order to prove this, she works harder than anyone else.

Description from Official Website[4]

Personality

The Yuheng of the Liyue Qixing. Keqing has much to say about Rex Lapis' unilateral approach to policymaking in Liyue — but in truth, gods admire skeptics such as her quite a lot.

In-game character attributes text

One of the Liyue Qixing, Keqing has an uncompromising belief in actions over words. If she sees something that needs doing, she'll do it herself. For example, she traveled around Liyue and carefully memorized each detail of the land so that she may one day be able to maximize the utility of every last inch of Liyue.

Keqing deals with the day-to-day affairs of Liyue, whether great or small, while Rex Lapis only descends once a year. To many, the millennia of prosperity that Liyue has enjoyed serve to legitimize Rex Lapis' guidance of the city. But Keqing has her reservations about all this, viewing Liyue's present prosperity as akin to a magnificent sandcastle on the beach — humanity does not have the luxury of deciding when the tide will come in.

Rex Lapis has watched over Liyue for a millennium. But what about the next millennium? What about the next ten, or the next hundred millennia? How long are we expecting this status quo to last?

It is this unanswered question that drives Keqing to work relentlessly and remain diligent. From most people's perspective, there is no point in working oneself up like this. But Keqing cannot sit by idly and ignore this hidden danger.

The people of Liyue have never considered navigating the future on their own terms. But someone must walk on the front line of the epoch and forge a new path with their own hands.

Description from forum announcement[5]

Keqing is a workaholic, demanding herself to work "ten times harder than the average human" and is abnormally progressive in work-related issues. She also has a strong sense of responsibility and will not stop until a task has been completed perfectly - and by her standards, that means everything related to that task is also resolved, which unsurprisingly causes her employees to have a high turnover rate. Despite her young age, Keqing does not mind working under laborious conditions as part of her duties as the Yuheng.

Before Rex Lapis' departure from Liyue, Keqing was an adamant skeptic of the gods, believing that humans should deal with their own affairs. However, once the Qixing took on the former responsibilities of Rex Lapis, she gained new respect for him after realizing how much he had done for Liyue, but because she is known for openly defying the gods, she tries to hide the fact that she gained new respect for him. She now keeps a collection of Rex Lapis memorabilia in the name of "self-reflection". Likewise, she was initially skeptical of Visions; when she obtained hers, she took it as a challenge and an insult, desperately trying to destroy it to no avail. She eventually realized her mistake and began appreciating it for its many usages.

Outside of work, she enjoys shopping when she has the time to do so, and her favorite food is Golden Shrimp Balls. She is very attached to and reliant on her hairpins; being imbued with Electro energy, she can essentially do just about everything she needs when out in the wilderness with them. She also states that despite its weathered appearance, it is what gives it their charm.

Appearance

Keqing has fair skin and dark amethyst eyes, with oval cat-like pupils featuring diamond-shaped markings on the iris. Her light purple hair tied into waist-length twin-tails, topped by small odango-style buns resembling cat ears. There is also a small braid running along the side of her bangs.

She wears a pale lavender top with a high violet collar and ruffled dark blue skirt, layered under a deep violet overcoat. The opening of her overcoat is marked by a golden ornament, which has white flowers and purple and gold-accented feathers attached. The pattern of the feathers resembles the ones on the dangling backs of her long sleeves. In addition, she wears a golden hairpin, a tasseled choker, and dark gloves with lavender trim. Her outfit, Piercing Thunderbolt, is described to be a formidable-looking dress made using luxurious materials.

Combat Info

Talents

Icon Name Type
Talent Yunlai Swordsmanship.png Yunlai Swordsmanship Normal Attack
Normal Attack: Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.

Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.
Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Talent Stellar Restoration.png Stellar Restoration Elemental 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 the Mark's location, dealing AoE Electro DMG.
Talent Starward Sword.png Starward Sword Elemental 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.

Talent Thundering Penance.png Thundering Penance 1st Ascension Passive
After recasting Stellar Restoration while a Lightning Stiletto is present, Keqing's weapon gains an Electro Infusion for 5s.
Talent Aristocratic Dignity.png Aristocratic Dignity 4th Ascension Passive
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.
Talent Land's Overseer.png Land's Overseer Utility Passive
When dispatched on an expedition in Liyue, time consumed is reduced by 25%.
Talent Leveling Materials
Talent
Level-Up
Materials
Common
Ascension
Materials
Weekly
Boss
Materials

Constellation

Level Icon Name Effect
1 Constellation Thundering Might.png Thundering Might 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.
2 Constellation Keen Extraction.png Keen Extraction 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.
3 Constellation Foreseen Reformation.png Foreseen Reformation Increases the Level of Starward Sword by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Constellation Attunement.png Attunement For 10s after Keqing triggers an Electro-related Elemental Reaction, her ATK is increased by 25%.
5 Constellation Beckoning Stars.png Beckoning Stars Increases the Level of Stellar Restoration by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Constellation Tenacious Star.png Tenacious Star 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.

Each Constellation activation requires a Stella Fortuna 5 Star Stella Fortuna.

Ascensions

Ascension
Phase
Level Mora Character Ascension
Materials
Local
Specialties
Common
Materials
1 20
40
20,000
2 40
50
40,000
3 50
60
60,000
4 60
70
80,000
5 70
80
100,000
6/MAX 80
90
120,000

Base Stats

The character's base stats before and after each Ascension:

Ascension
Phase
Level HP ATK1 DEF CRIT DMG2

1 Does not include weapon ATK value.
2 Characters get specialized stats starting at Ascension 2.

Availability

Event Wishes

Keqing is featured in 1 event wishes:

Wish Name
Wish Dance of Lanterns 2021-02-17.jpg Dance of Lanterns/2021-02-17

Change History

Released in Version 1.0
Version 1.5
  • Voicelines: English voice-over audio for the "About Xingqiu" line was added (previously, this line did not have audio).
  • Voicelines: New voice-over line and audio for "About Yanfei" was added.

Version 1.0

  • Keqing was released.

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