Best Build for Qiqi in Genshin Impact

Best Build for Qiqi in Genshin Impact
Qiqi is a 5-star Cryo Cryo sword character in Genshin Impact. This guide covers the best builds, weapons and artifacts for Qiqi.

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent healing
  • Simple playstyle
  • Long downtime on skill and burst
  • Completely dependent on a battery
  • Weak constellations
  • On-field healer
  • Cannot do much other than healing


Ancient Sword Art
Ancient Sword Art
Normal Attack

Normal Attack
Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.

Charged Attack
Consumes a certain amount 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.

Adeptus Art Herald of Frost
Adeptus Art: Herald of Frost
Elemental Skill

Using the Icevein Talisman, Qiqi brings forth the Herald of Frost, dealing Cryo DMG to surrounding opponents.

Herald of Frost
On hit, Qiqi's Normal and Charged Attacks regenerate HP for your own party members and nearby teammates. Healing scales based on Qiqi's ATK.
Periodically regenerates your active character's HP.
Follows the character around, dealing Cryo DMG to opponents in their path.

Adeptus Art Preserver of Fortune
Adeptus Art: Preserver of Fortune
Elemental Burst

Qiqi releases the adeptus power sealed within her body, marking nearby opponents with a Fortune-Preserving Talisman that deals Cryo DMG.

Fortune-Preserving Talisman
When opponents affected by this Talisman take DMG, the character that dealt this DMG regenerates HP.


Former Life Memories
Former Life Memories
Utility Passive

Displays the location of nearby resources unique to Liyue on the mini-map.

Life-Prolonging Methods
Life-Prolonging Methods
Ascension 1

When a character under the effects of Adeptus Art: Herald of Frost triggers an Elemental Reaction, their Incoming Healing Bonus is increased by 20% for 8s.

A Glimpse Into Arcanum
A Glimpse Into Arcanum
Ascension 4

When Qiqi hits opponents with her Normal and Charged Attacks, she has a 50% chance to apply a Fortune-Preserving Talisman to them for 6s. This effect can only occur once every 30s.


Ascetics of Frost
Ascetics of Frost
Level 1

When the Herald of Frost hits an opponent marked by a Fortune-Preserving Talisman, Qiqi regenerates 2 Energy.

Frozen to the Bone
Frozen to the Bone
Level 2

Qiqi's Normal and Charge Attack DMG against opponents affected by Cryo is increased by 15%.

Ascendant Praise
Ascendant Praise
Level 3

Increases the Level of Adeptus Art: Preserver of Fortune by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Divine Suppression
Divine Suppression
Level 4

Targets marked by the Fortune-Preserving Talisman have their ATK decreased by 20%.

Crimson Lotus Bloom
Crimson Lotus Bloom
Level 5

Increases the Level of Adeptus Art: Herald of Frost by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Rite of Resurrection
Rite of Resurrection
Level 6

Using Adeptus Art: Preserver of Fortune revives all fallen party members nearby and regenerates 50% of their HP.
This effect can only occur once every 15 mins.


For a detailed breakdown of the best Qiqi teams go to the Qiqi team guide page.


Support Build

Qiqi provides strong healing with the right build, but she can feel clunky. Her field-time requirement, long cooldowns, and lack of particle generation can make her frustrating to play. She is however a solid pick in Co-Op Domains.

Talent Priority

Skill > Burst
Leveling both of her talents will increase her healing. Skill is only prioritized over burst since the burst takes so long to charge.

Stat Priority

Main stats: ER/ATK/Healing Bonus or ATK
Substats: ER/ATK
ER is prioritized over ATK since Qiqi does not generate her own particles. ATK can be prioritized if she has enough ER from other sources.

Weapon Weapons
Best Weapon

Sacrificial Sword is almost a requirement on Qiqi since it solves her horrible skill uptime.

Sacrificial Sword
Energy Recharge
Star Star Star Star
After dealing damage to an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40~80% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30~16s.
Weapon Variations
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Decent Heal and Uptime

These weapons provide ER, helping recharge Qiqi's burst.

Skyward Blade
Energy Recharge
Star Star Star Star Star
Sky-Piercing Fang

CRIT Rate increased by 4~8%.

Gains Skypiercing Might upon using Elemental Burst: Increases Movement SPD by 10%, increases ATK SPD by 10%, and Normal and Charged hits deal additional DMG equal to 20~40% of ATK. Skypiercing Might lasts for 12s.
Favonius Sword
Energy Recharge
Star Star Star Star
CRIT hits have a 60~100% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12~6s.
F2P Options
Festering Desire
Energy Recharge
Star Star Star Star
Undying Admiration
Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 16~32% and Elemental Skill CRIT Rate by 6~12%.
Iwakura Succession
After casting an Elemental Skill, gain 1 Succession Seed. This effect can be triggered once every 5s. The Succession Seed lasts for 30s. Up to 3 Succession Seeds may exist simultaneously. After using an Elemental Burst, all Succession Seeds are consumed and after 2s, the character regenerates 6~12 Energy for each seed consumed.
Isshin Art Clarity
When a Normal, Charged, or Plunging Attack hits an opponent, it will whip up a Hewing Gale, dealing AoE DMG equal to 180% of ATK and increasing ATK by 15% for 8s. This effect can be triggered once every 8s.
Skyrider Sword
Energy Recharge
Star Star Star
Using an Elemental Burst grants a 12~24% increase in ATK and Movement SPD for 15s.
Artifact Artifacts
Great Healing

These set combinations massively boost her healing output, but may end up excessive if using ATK sands and weapon.

2 Character Healing Effectiveness +15%.
4 Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10s.
Artifact Variations
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Any combination

These 2-piece sets provide very similar performance.

2 Character Healing Effectiveness +15%.
2 Healing Bonus +15%.
2 ATK +18%.
2 ATK +18%.
2 ATK +18%.
2 ATK +18%.
Decent Uptime

If Qiqi still needs ER, you can swap in one or two of the sets below. 4 star set artifacts may be used on Flower and Plume as they provide sacrificable stats.

2 Energy Recharge +20%.
2 Energy Recharge +20%.
2 Energy Recharge +20%.
Niche Sets

4PC Ocean-Hued Clam will boost Qiqi's healing as well as her damage output. Qiqi will need to reach the 30k HP cap in order to maximize her damage output. If her healing is still excessive, you can swap out ATK% for ER.

2 Healing Bonus +15%.
4 When the character equipping this artifact set heals a character in the party, a Sea-Dyed Foam will appear for 3 seconds, accumulating the amount of HP recovered from healing (including overflow healing).

At the end of the duration, the Sea-Dyed Foam will explode, dealing DMG to nearby opponents based on 90% of the accumulated healing. (This DMG is calculated similarly to Reactions such as Electro-Charged, and Superconduct, but it is not affected by Elemental Mastery, Character Levels, or Reaction DMG Bonuses). Only one Sea-Dyed Foam can be produced every 3.5 seconds. Each Sea-Dyed Foam can accumulate up to 30,000 HP (including overflow healing). There can be no more than one Sea-Dyed Foam active at any given time.

This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using this artifact set is not on the field.

Although the 2PC effect is wasted on Qiqi, she can provide great uptime on the 4PC effect if she uses a Sacrificial Sword. This gives your team a decent 20% ATK buff as long as her skill is active. Effectively a pseudo-4PC Noblesse set.

2 HP +20%.
4 When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the ATK of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and their Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s. This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using this artifact set is not on the field.

All Cryo Characters