One of the factors you should look out for when building your team in Genshin Impact is a healer. Having a good healer or support character can give your team the necessary boost or durability your party needs when facing enemies. Healers can also help you survive the most difficult bosses in the game, like Lupus Boreas. One of the best healing and support characters in the game is Qiqi. The new character is an S-tie - Support or Sub DPS dealer.
The Best builds for Qiqi ultimately maximizes her healing potential. However, you can also focus on using her Elemental Skill to deal with an insane amount of Cryo damage. You can choose to build her as a supportive damage dealer, a healer, support, or a full-on DPS character. This guide will explain Qiqi's skills in-depth and provide the best build that optimizes her kit. The guide will also talk about the best Team compositions for Qiqi.
Ancient Sword Art
Qiqi's Normal attacks perform five rapid strikes. Her charged attack unleashes two rapid sword strikes while consuming some stamina. Qiqi's plunging attack allows her to plunge from mid-air to strike the ground below and deal AoE damage upon impact.
Herald of Frost
Qiqi's Elemental Skill is the Herald of Frost. She summons the Herald of Frost, and whenever she hits a target using her attack, she heals all of her party members. The Herald of Frost also heals the current character in intervals. And lastly, the Herald of Frost follows the current character around and deals Cryo damage to the enemies. The healing of the Herald of Frost depends on the ATK damage of Qiqi.
Preserver of Fortune
Qiqi's Elemental Burst is the Preserver of Fortune. Using this Elemental Burst marks nearby enemies with a Fortune-Preserving Talisman, dealing Cryo damage. You can also deal damage on enemies with a talisman, and that character who dealt damage will regenerate HP. A general tactic is to use this elemental burst and switch out to your preferred primary damage dealer so your main DPS can dish out damage accompanied by constant healing.
Life-Prolonging Methods is a passive that is unlocked on Qiqi's 1st Ascension. Characters that have Herald of Frost activated on them can trigger an Elemental Reaction, and their healing bonus will increase by 20% for eight seconds.
A Glimpse into Arcanum
This passive unlocks on Ascension level 4. Whenever Qiqi hits enemies with her attacks, there is a 50% chance that she will apply a Fortune-Preserving Talisman to the enemies for six seconds. The effect has a cooldown of thirty seconds.
Former Life Memories
This passive is automatically unlocked. Every time you use Qiqi, you will see the nearby resources unique to Liyue on the mini-map. This makes her one of the best characters for gathering as well.
The main focus of Qiqi's build is increasing her ATK. Her healing scales with her ATK damage, so to get the maximum damage output while healing, we will focus on increasing her ATK first. The next priority you should look into is Energy Recharge, to get to use Herald of Frost and Preserver of Fortune as much as possible. And lastly is Healing Bonus. This factor is not as important as the first two, but is a better pick than Defense and HP.
There are multiple options as weapons for Qiqi. Below are some of the good options as a weapon for Qiqi. We included three weapons obtainable by a wish, and a craftable option as well.
Skyward Blade's effect is called Fangs That Pierce The Heavens. This sword is the best weapon for Qiqi because it gives her Crit Rate +4%. You get the Skypiercing Might effect whenever you use Qiqi's elemental burst. Skypiercing Might increases your movement speed by +10% and ATK speed by +10%. The effect also increases the DMG of Qiqi's normal and charged attack hits by 20%, and these effects last for twelve seconds. However, this weapon is only obtainable by a wish.
Another suitable weapon for Qiqi is the Sacrificial Sword. Though it has a lower rarity rating, it is still a good weapon for Qiqi. Sacrificial Sword gives an effect where after damaging an opponent using an Elemental Skill, the elemental skill has a 40/50/60/70/80% chance to end its CD. The effect can occur every 30/26/22/18/14s. This effect is perfect for keeping the Herald of Frost up to provide constant healing and damage.
The Flute has a four-star rarity rating and is not as challenging to get compared to the Skyward Blade. The Flute grants Harmonic on normal and charged attacks. Once you gain five Harmonics, you trigger music's power and deal 100% ATK DMG to nearby enemies. The Harmonics effect can last up to thirty seconds, and gaining a Harmonic can be done every 0.5 seconds. The Flute is obtainable via Wish as well.
Every time your Normal or Charged Attack hits, Prototype Rancour increases ATK and DEF by 4% for six seconds. This effect stacks for a maximum of four times. The effect can occur every 0.3 seconds. To forge the Prototype Rancour, you will need the following:
- Northlander Sword Prototype x1
- Crystal Chunk x50
- White Iron Chunk x50
Qiqi’s Artifact Set
There are also multiple options for Qiqi's Artifact Set. We recommend Gladiator's Finale and Exile set if you are under Adventure Rank 40. The Noblesse Oblige is great for players over Adventurer 40. The Maiden Beloved set boosts your healing power if you want to build Qiqi as your main healer.
Gladiator's Finale has a 2-piece bonus that increases your ATK by 18%. The set's 4-piece bonus increases the wielder's Normal Attack DMG by 35% if they wield a Sword, Claymore, or Polearm. You can obtain the Artifacts by defeating Elite Bosses and Weekly Bosses at World Level 2 and above. To complete the set, you will need the following Artifact pieces:
- Gladiator's Nostalgia gives 645 to 4,780 HP depending on its rarity.
- Gladiator's Destiny gives 42 to 311 HP, depending on its rarity.
- Gladiator's Longing gives a minimum of 6.3% HP, 7.9% DEF, 6.3% ATK%, 25 Elemental Mastery, and 7.0% Energy Recharge.
- Gladiator's Intoxication gives a minimum of 6.3% of HP, 7.9% of DEF, 6.3% ATK%, 25 Elemental Mastery, 6.3% Elemental DMG Bonus, and 7.9% of Physical DMG Bonus.
- Gladiator's Triumphus gives a minimum of 6.3% HP, 7.9% DEF, 6.3% ATK%, 25 Elemental Mastery, 4.2% of CRIT Rate, 8.4% CRIT DMG, and 4.8% Healing Bonus.
The Maiden Beloved Artifact set is perfect for Qiqi if you want to maximize her healing. A 2-piece set increases Character Healing Effectiveness by 15%, and a 4-piece bonus increases the healing received by all party members by 20% for 10 seconds whenever you use an Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst. You can obtain the artifacts on the Valley of Remembrance. To complete the set, you will need the following Artifact pieces:
- Maiden's Distant Love gives a minimum of 645 HP, depending on its rarity.
- Maiden's heart-stricken Infatuation gives a minimum of 42 ATK.
- Maiden's Passing Youth gives 6.3% to 34.8% HP for a four-star rarity and Elemental Recharge of 7.0 to 38.7% for a four-star rarity.
- Maiden's Fleeting Leasure gives 6.3% HP, 7.9% DEF, 6.3% ATK. 25-187 Elemental Mastery, 6.3-46.6% Elemental DMG Bonus and 7.9% to 8.7% Physical DMG Bonus.
- Maiden's Fading Beauty gives a Maximum of 35.9 % Healing bonus.
You can also get the full Maiden's Beloved set by completing the following quests in the Adventurer's Handbook:
- Finish all Chapter 6 tasks to obtain Maiden's Fading Beauty.
- Defeat all 10 Elite bosses for Maiden's Distant Love.
- Clear the Spiral Abyss level four to five to obtain Maiden's Fleeting Leisure.
- Enhance a minimum of eight artifacts up to level 12 to get Maiden's Passing Youth.
- Finish all Chapter 7 tasks to obtain Maiden's heart-stricken Infatuation.
The Exile Set is perfect if you want to spam Qiqi's elemental skills. This set's Energy Recharge gives Energy Recharge for both the character who has the artifact set and the rest of the party. A 2-piece set increases Energy Recharge by 20%. A 4-piece set regenerates 2 energy for all party members whenever you use an Elemental Burst skill for six seconds. You can obtain the Artifacts on Confront Stormterror and Elite Bosses. To get the complete set, you will need the following Artifact pieces:
- Exile's Flower gives a minimum of 430 HP depending on its rarity.
- Exile's Feather gives a 28 to 232 ATK increase.
- Exile's Pocket Watch gives a minimum of 5.2% HP, 6.6% DEF, 5.2% ATK, 21 Elemental Mastery, and 5.8% Energy Recharge.
- Exile's Goblet gives a minimum of 5.2% HP, 6.6% DEF, 5.2% ATK, 21 Elemental Mastery, 5.2% Elemental DMG Bonus, and 6.6% of Physical Damage Bonus.
- Exile's Circlet gives a minimum of 5.2% of HP, 6.6% DEF, 5.2% ATK, 21 Elemental Mastery, 3.5% CRIT Rate, 7.0% CRIT DMG and 4.0% Healing Bonus.
If you want to use Qiqi as a support DPS, you can use the Noblesse Oblige Artifact. The artifact set increases Qiqi's Elemental damage and buffs the whole party's attack whenever she uses an Elemental burst ability. A 2-piece set increases your Elemental Burst Damage by 20%. You can obtain the Artifacts in Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern. To get the full set, you will need the following Artifact Pieces:
- Royal Flora gives a minimum of 645 HP and a maximum of 4,780 HP.
- Royal Plume gives 42 to 311 ATK increase.
- Royal Pocket Watch gives a minimum of 6.3% HP, 7.9% DEF, 6.3% ATK, 25 Elemental Mastery, and 7.0 Elemental Recharge.
- Royal Silver Urn gives a minimum of 6.3% HP, 7.9% DEF, 6.3% ATK, 25 Elemental Mastery, 6.3% Elemental DMG Bonus, and 7.9% Physical DMG Bonus.
- Royal Masque gives 6.3% HP, 7.9% DEF, 6.3% ATK, 25 Elemental Mastery, 4.2% Crit Rate, 8.4% Crit DMG, and 4.8% Healing Bonus.
You can choose between these four Artifact Sets depending on what you have and what you want to focus on. The Gladiator's Finale Set helps focuses on increasing Qiqi's attack to scale her healing. Maiden's Beloved focuses on increasing Qiqi's healing talents and overall healing received by the party. If you want to spam Qiqi's elemental skills and bursts, you can choose the Exile Set. And lastly, Noblesse Oblige is perfect for building Elemental damage on Qiqi.
Ascending your characters is a way to increase your character's level cap. There are different materials needed for each ascension, depending on the character. The materials needed for each character rely on the element they are using. Below are the following Materials needed to Ascend Qiqi:
- 1 Shivada Jade Silver
- 3 Violetgrass
- 3 Divining Scroll
- 3 Shivada Jade Fragment
- 1 Hoarfrost Core
- 10 Violetgrass
- 15 Divining Scroll
- 6 Shivada Jade Fragment
- 4 Hoarfrost Core
- 20 Violetgrass
- 12 Sealed Scroll
- 3 Shivada Jade Chunk
- 8 Hoarfrost Core
- 30 Violetgrass
- 18 Sealed Scroll
- 6 Shivada Jade Chunk
- 12 Hoarfrost Core
- 45 Violetgrass
- 12 Forbidden Curse Scroll
- 6 Shivada Jade Gemstone
- 20 Hoarfrost Core
- 60 Violetgrass
- 24 Forbidden Curse Scroll
Qiqi is a powerful healer and support. She would work well with any team composition just because of her healing powers. However, below are some team compositions to add Qiqi in, and these teams are some of the top-tier teams currently in the game.
High DPS Team
A great General and High DPS Team consists of Keqing, Diluc, Venti, and Qiqi. Obtaining these characters will require some patience and luck because they are five-star rated characters. However, combining these four characters allows your team to dish out maximum DPS, while Qiqi manages the party's HP with her insane healing. Keqing can help you maneuver the world easily, while Diluc and Venti can gather multiple enemies and crush them all at once. Qiqi is an essential part of this party to increase its survivability.
Elemental Combo Team
Another strong team in Genshin Impact consists of Diluc, Klee, Qiqi, and Venti. Combining both Diluc and Klee gives you an additional 25% attack power due to their elemental resonance. The team is great for boss and group battles, with Venti gathering the enemies in one place. Klee's skill also applies a Defense debuff, and the team deals a melt elemental combination. Adding Qiqi to this team covers the healing needed by the team.
Qiqi is a powerful healer when built right. Her skills deal Cryo Elemental damage and heal her party. Qiqi's healing scales with her ATK, so increasing her ATK is a priority if you want to make her your support and healing character. However, you can also choose different artifact sets that focus on Energy Recharging or boosting healing. Any team composition works with Qiqi due to her powerful healing. However, top-tier teams usually consist of a top-tier DPS, support DPS, and support characters like Qiqi and Venti.