Best Ningguang build in Genshin Impact

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Ningguang—Tianquan of Liyue's Qixing, a highly savvy businessman who pulls the strings of the country's massive trading industry, a certified Mora lover, and the first four-star user of Geo Catalyst. Players can obtain the elusive Lady of the Jade Chamber through Standard and Limited Banner summons, and occasionally through Starglitter Exchange from Paimon's Bargains.

Don't be fooled by its four star status. With the right build, Ningguang shines against enemies (especially bosses) of almost any element and can carry your team as a main or burst DPS. Here is his best version of the location along with alternatives depending on your team composition.



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Ningguang's skills scale on offense, so she benefits from the higher base stats of five-star catalysts, most of which work well with her. The three below are his best weapons.

  • Skyward Atlas (best for Burst DPS)
  • Memory of Dust (great overall)
  • Lost Prayer to Holy Winds (best for primary DPS)

For four-star weapons, Ningguang's best location is the Dodoco Tales at Refinement 5. If you missed the Golden Apple Archipelago event, these finalists are also perfect for her:

  • Solar Pearl (best for Burst DPS)
  • The Widsith (great overall)

Artifacts

Many artifacts work well with Ningguang, but these are some of the best options for maximizing his damage. Keep in mind that your weapon will determine the best artifact sub-stats to cast for. Prioritize increasing his critical rate, critical damage, and attack stats.


You want to aim for at least 40% crit rate, 170% crit damage, and 1 attack to make her viable against tougher enemies, but going higher is always better!


Best Overall Overall:

  • 2-piece Archaic Petra and 2-piece Gladiator's Finale or Shimenawa's Reminiscence
  • Set Bonus: +15% Geo Damage and +18% Attack.
  • This set is amazing for Ningguang in any constellation, but it especially shines when you build it to spam its elemental burst.

Best-in-Slot for Burst-Free Building

  • Reminiscence of Shimenawa in 4 pieces.
  • Set Bonus: After casting an elemental skill with at least 15 energy, you gain +50% damage for dipping/normal/charged attacks for 10 seconds. Lose 15 Energy in the process.
  • This set will grant Ningguang an insane amount of damage from his normal and charged part. Attacks. But you have to put her on a strict rotation to take advantage of the set bonus, thereby losing burst damage.

Related: Best Genshin Impact Artifacts | Genshin Impact Artifact Tier List

Talents

All three of Ningguang's talents increase his damage output, but if you're conserving resources, consider this priority:

  • DPS principal : Sparkling Scatter>Starshatter>Jade Screen
  • Burst DPS: Starshatter>Jade Screen>Sparkling Scatter

Combat tips and tricks

Ningguang is easy to use as a quick-swap character (Burst DPS) or field transport (Main DPS). Take advantage of georesonance, as it will give +15% shield strength and +15% damage and -20% enemy geo resistance for shielded characters. On that note, Ningguang's best support is Zhongli, which can deliver 100% shield uptime plus Geo Resonance.



Here are some quick tips to further enhance your Ningguang gameplay:

  • When auto-attacking, use a Normal > Normal > Charged Attack spin for better control.
  • When using normal or charged attacks, press the forward button (W for PC, swipe up for mobile and left stick up for Playstation) to cancel the animation. This will increase his attack speed.
  • In combat, drop Ningguang's elemental skill, drop through the jade screen for a 12% bonus geo damage (at least Ascension 4), then unleash his elemental burst. This will break the screen but grant an additional projectile.

Check out our farming guide for Diluc and Ningguang in Genshin Impact to help you create your next DPS character!


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