Genshin Impact: Qiqi Build Guide 2022

Himel Mahmud
By Himel Mahmud
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Credit: HoYoverse

Here is an updated build guide for Qiqi, one of the best healers in Genshin Impact.

Qiqi is a playable 5-star Cryo sword character in Genshin Impact. Resurrected as a zombie by the Adepti, she has ended up in Baizhu’s care and now works at Bubu Pharmacy in Liyue Harbor. Qiqi has a quiet yet polite demeanor when dealing with customers at the pharmacy. As a zombie, Qiqi has trouble retaining memories and can quickly forget about people. She is also fond of coconut milk and finches for reasons unknown, though she initially mistakes the former as “Cocogoat” milk.

Qiqi is one of the first 5-star characters ever introduced to Genshin Impact. She is mainly a healer who can heal the characters in the party, which scales off her attack and has impressive burst damage. Players can obtain Qiqi from the Standard and Character Event banners.

Below is a comprehensive build guide for Qiqi, one of the best healers in Genshin Impact.

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Qiqi Build Guide


Normal Attack:
Ancient Sword Art

Normal Attack: Performs up to five 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.

Elemental Skill:
Adeptus Art: Herald of Frost

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.

Elemental Burst:
Adeptus Art: Preserver of Fortune

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.

Passive Talents

Life-Prolonging Methods

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.

Aristocratic Dignity

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.

Former Life Memories

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

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Qiqi Constellations

Ascetics of Frost
(Unlocked at C1)
When the Herald of Frost hits an opponent marked by a Fortune-Preserving Talisman, Qiqi regenerates 2 Energy.
Frozen to the Bone
(Unlocked at C2)
Qiqi’s Normal and Charge Attack DMG against opponents affected by Cryo is increased by 15%.
Ascendant Praise
(Unlocked at C3)
Increases the Level of Adeptus Art: Preserver of Fortune by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Divine Suppression

(Unlocked at C4)
Targets marked by the Fortune-Preserving Talisman have their ATK decreased by 20%.
Crimson Lotus Bloom
(Unlocked at C5)
Increases the Level of Adeptus Art: Herald of Frost by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Rite of Resurrection
(Unlocked at C6)
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.
Qiqi Constellations

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Qiqi Artifact Set Guide

Qiqi is primarily played as a healer, but she can also be played as a Physical damage dealer, depending on her build. Here are the best artifact sets for Qiqi.

  • Ocean-Hued Clam
    2-piece set: Healing Bonus +15%
    4-piece set: 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.
  • Maiden Beloved
    2-piece set: Character Healing Effectiveness +15%
    4-piece set: Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10s.

Best Weapons for Qiqi

Qiqi has some good weapon options, including some free-to-play ones. These are the best weapon options for Qiqi:

Skyward Blade

Skyward Blade. Credit: HoYoverse
Skyward Blade. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 46, at Level 90: 608
Energy Recharge: 12.0%, at Level 90: 55.1%

CRIT Rate increased by 4%. 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% of ATK. Skypiercing Might lasts for 12s.

Aquila Favonia

Aquila Favonia. Credit: HoYoverse
Aquila Favonia. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 48, at Level 90: 674
Physical DMG Bonus: 9.0%, at Level 90: 41.3%

ATK is increased by 20%. Triggers on taking DMG: the soul of the Falcon of the West awakens, holding the banner of the resistance aloft, regenerating HP equal to 100% of ATK and dealing 200% of ATK as DMG to surrounding opponents. This effect can only occur once every 15s.

Lion’s Roar

Lion's Roar. Credit: HoYoverse
Lion’s Roar. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 42, at Level 90: 510
ATK: 9.0%, at Level 90: 41.3%

Increases DMG against enemies affected by Pyro or Electro by 20%.

Prototype Rancour

Prototype Rancour. Credit: HoYoverse
Prototype Rancour. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 44, at Level 90: 565
Physical DMG Bonus: 7.5%, at Level 90: 34.5%

On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 4% for 6s. Max 4 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s.

Amenoma Kageuchi

Amenoma Kageuchi. Credit: HoYoverse
Amenoma Kageuchi. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 41, at Level 90: 454
ATK: 12.0%, at Level 90: 55.1%

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 Energy for each seed consumed.

The Flute

The Flute. Credit: HoYoverse
The Flute. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 42, at Level 90: 510
ATK: 9.0%, at Level 90: 41.3%

Normal or Charged Attacks grant a Harmonic on hits. Gaining 5 Harmonics triggers the power of music and deals 100% ATK DMG to surrounding enemies. Harmonics last up to 30s, and a maximum of 1 can be gained every 0.5s.

Festering Desire

Festering Desire. Credit: HoYoverse
Festering Desire. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 42, at Level 90: 510
Energy Recharge: 10.0%, at Level 90: 45.9%

Normal or Charged Attacks grant a Harmonic on hits. Gaining 5 Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 16% and Elemental Skill CRIT Rate by 6%

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Qiqi has several good weapons available, including a couple of free-to-play options. Aquila Favonia and Skyward Sword are the two best options for Qiqi because of their high base attack and the weapon passive. Skyward Blade is the best overall weapon because of the high energy recharge.

Qiqi requires ATK for her healing, so ATK% weapons are great for her. The Flute, Lion’s Roar, and Amenoma Kageuchi are the best 4-star weapons for Qiqi.

Qiqi Builds

Standard Healer Build
4-piece Ocean-Hued Clam or 4-piece Maiden Beloved
Flower, Feather, ATK%, ATK%, ATK% or Healing Bonus

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Qiqi is primarily played as a healer; even if she is built like a DPS-type character, her kit allows her to heal her teammates. Even if Qiqi is a Cryo support character, she can still deal Cryo damage to opponents with her elemental skill and burst.

Qiqi’s elemental skill Adeptus Art: Herald of Frost will have her summon the Herald of Frost, attacking surrounding opponents with Cryo attacks. When the Herald of Frost is present, Qiqi’s normal and charged attacks will regenerate HP for all party members. The active character or the one followed by the Herald of Frost will restore HP periodically.

The Adeptus Art: Preserver of Fortune, Qiqi’s elemental burst allows her to release the Adeptus power sealed within her body. These talents will deal Cryo damage to nearby opponents and then mark those targets with a Fortune-Preserving Talisman. When a character hits an opponent marked by a Fortune-Preserving Talisman, that character will regenerate HP.

One of Qiqi’s passive talents, A Glimpse Into Arcanum, gives Qiqi a 50% chance to apply a Fortune-Preserving Talisman on enemies she hit with a standard or charged attack. After marking the enemies, hitting them with Qiqi or any other character will provide healing to the entire party.

Her elemental skill can briefly apply Cryo when Herald of Frost hits an enemy, and it can apply Cryo again in a short period. Other characters can take advantage of her Cryo application and dish out elemental damage. With a proper team rotation, Qiqi’s elemental burst can output decent damage with an elemental damage bonus.

Best Team Comp

Since Qiqi is a pure healer, she can fit into any team that requires a healer. Here are some popular team comps for Qiqi.

  1. Xiao, Venti, Qiqi, Zhongli
  2. Diluc, Qiqi, Xingqiu, Sucrose
  3. Keqing, Qiqi, Barbara, Diona

Qiqi Ascension Materials

These materials are needed to ascend Qiqi from level 1 to level 90.

Lv.20 → Lv.40Violet Grass ×3
Shivada Jade Sliver ×1
Divining Scroll ×3
Mora x20,000
Lv.40 → Lv.50Violet Grass ×10
Shivada Jade Fragment ×3
Divining Scroll ×15
Hoarfrost Core ×2
Mora x40,000
Lv.50 → Lv.60Violet Grass ×20
Shivada Jade Fragment ×6
Sealed Scroll ×12
Hoarfrost Core ×4
Mora x60,000
Lv.60 → Lv.70Violet Grass ×30
Shivada Jade Chunk ×3
Sealed Scroll ×18
Hoarfrost Core ×8
Mora x80,000
Lv.70 → Lv.80Violet Grass ×45
Shivada Jade Chunk ×6
Forbidden Curse Scroll×12
Hoarfrost Core ×12
Mora x100,000
Lv.80 → Lv.90Violet Grass ×60
Shivada Jade Gemstone ×6
Forbidden Curse Scroll ×24
Hoarfrost Core ×20
Mora x120,000
Qiqi Ascension Materials

Talent Upgrade Materials for Qiqi

Below are the total number of materials required to level up the talents of Qiqi. Please multiply these materials by 3 because there are three types of upgradable talents for Qiqi.

3Teachings of Prosperity
21Guide to Prosperity
38Philosophies of Prosperity
6Divining Scroll
22Sealed Scroll
31Forbidden Curse Scroll
6Tail of Boreas
1Crown of Insight
Talent Materials for Qiqi

That’s it for the updated Qiqi guide for new and old players. Keep an eye on GameRiv for more build guides and future Genshin Impact content.

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Himel Mahmud is a writer and social media manager at GameRiv. He is a former FIFA professional. He is also a social media and digital marketing expert.