Genshin Impact: Keqing Best Weapons Guide

How to pick the most effective weapons for Keqing

Keqing is a borderline overpowered character in Genshin Impact, boasting immense strength, agility, and versatility. This guide will cover the Keqing’s best weapons available in the game for both Electroqueen and Auto Keq, as well as their advantages and disadvantages. So, relax and enjoy our list of offensive juggernauts for this character. 

Key Highlights

  • Genshin Impact has a lot of characters to choose from and one of the strongest characters is Keqing, which is a 5-star and wields the electro element.
  • Keqing’s weapon of choice is swords and sword rarities range from 1 star to 5 stars but it is best to give a character like Keqing a sword rarity of 4 stars and above for her to perform optimally.
  • To know which sword suits her best, first, you have to know what playstyle of hers suits you best whether it be physical damage or electro damage Keqing.
  • The best 5-star Keqing swords are Primordial Jade Cutter, Summit Shaper, Aquila Favonia, and Mistsplitter Reforged.
  • The best 4-star Keqing swords are The Black Sword, Lion’s Roar, and Kagotsurube Isshin.
  • The 5 stars’ weapons are only available through wishing on their weapon banners which change with each major update.
  • The Black sword is obtainable through a battle pass and once you reach level 30 in battle, you have the option to choose from 5 different weapon categories of weapons and one of them being The Black Sword.
  • Kagotsurube Isshin is obtainable through completing  “Acer Palmatum Chapter: Act I – A Strange and Friendless Road,” Kaedehara Kazuha’s Story Quest.

Starting off the list with the best weapons for ElectroKeqing, we will now dive into the wide array of options present, and the clear-cut superior pieces that you should strive for with your Electroqueen build.

Before we begin, here is a quick look at the comparison between the best Keqing’s weapons in Genshin Impact.

No.WeaponRarityBase AttackCritical RatePassive
1Primordial Jade Cutter5 Stars44 - 5429.6% - 44.1%- ATK Bonus 1.2% - 2.4% of your max HP
- 20% - 40% HP Increase
2The Black Sword4 Stars42 - 510
6% - 27.6%- 20% - 40% normal and charged attack boost
- 60% - 100% of DMG regenerated as HP from critical normal & charged attacks
3Summit Shaper5 Stars46 - 60810.8% - 49.6%- 20% - 40% Shield Strength buff
- 4% - 8% Stackable ATK buff
4Aquila Favonia5 Stars48 - 674
9% - 41.3%- 20% - 40% ATK buff
- 100% - 160% of ATK regenerated as HP
- 200% - 320% of ATK dealt as damage
5Lion’s Roar4 Stars42 - 5109% - 41.3%- 20% - 36% more damage to opponents affected by Pyro and Electro

1. Primordial Jade Cutter

Keqing's Best Weapons: Primordial Jade Cutter
Primordial Jade Cutter
RarityBase AttackCritical RatePassive 
5 Stars44 – 5429.6% – 44.1%
  • ATK Bonus 1.2% – 2.4% of your max HP
  • HP Increased by 20% – 40%

The first, and the absolute best, weapon that you could attain for your Electro Keqing build is the Primordial Jade Cutter. This blade offers a ridiculous amount of critical damage with 44.1% at level ninety. This paired with Keqing’s mobile style of play makes this piece the best partner for our build. This, however, isn’t all as the passive for this weapon also gives a major attack bonus summing up to 1.2% of your max HP.

2. The Black Sword

Keqing's Best Weapons: The Black Sword
The Black Sword
RarityBase AttackCritical RatePassive 
4 Stars42 – 5106% – 27.6%
  • Normal and charged attacks boosted by 20% – 40%
  • Regenerates 60% – 100% of damage as HP from critical charged and normal attacks

Although the black sword is a 4-star weapon, when paired with Keqing, this weapon takes a close second to the jade cutter. The black sword has an extremely good base attack with a solid critical rate sub stat. The sword also has a passive which gives you a 20% boost on normal and charge attacks at refinement rank 1. This, in itself, is enough to place the black sword on this list, however, it doesn’t stop here. The passive also grants your Keqing the ability to heal herself 60% on critical normal and charge attacks making this sword one of the best weapons to wield with Keqing.

3. Summit Shaper

Keqing's Best Weapons: Summit Shaper
Summit Shaper
RarityBase AttackCritical RatePassive 
5 Stars46 – 60810.8% – 49.6%
  • Shield Strenght buffed by 20% – 40%
  • Stackable ATK buffed by 4% – 8% 

The summit shaper possesses an outstanding base attack at 608 and a huge 2nd stat attack boost of 49.6%. This sword could be an excellent weapon for your Keqing build, but the shield strength increasing passive makes the weapon a slightly poorer fit for this character. The passive also provides a tiny attack percent buff which is stackable and can be quite useful. The attack buff mentioned prior can also be doubled with the presence of a shield on your Keqing. There are no particular criteria to which shield is supposed to be used so it is relatively easy to make use of this passive. Overall, the weapon’s base damage paired with the buff provided by the passive makes it one of the best weapons for your Keqing. 

Honorable Mentions

Aquila Favonia

Keqing's Best Weapons: Aquila Favonia
Aquila Favonia
RarityBase AttackCritical RatePassive 
5 Stars48 – 6749% – 41.3%
  • ATK buffed by 20% – 40%
  • Regenerates 100% – 160% of ATK as HP
  • Deals 200% – 320% of ATK as damage

This 5-star weapon holds the highest base attack in the game at 674. The sub-stat boosts physical damage to a whopping 41%. For a physical Keqing, this weapon is the way to go. Aquila Favonia also grants the wielder a crazy attack that can occur every 15 seconds and a small healing bonus as the cherry on the cake. Overall the weapon is more suited towards a physical Keqing, but can be equally effective in the hands of an Electro Keqing.

Lion’s Roar

Keqing's Best Weapons: Lion's Roar
Lion’s Roar
RarityBase AttackCritical RatePassive 
4 Stars42 – 5109% – 41.3%
  • Deals 20% – 36% more damage to opponents affected by Electro or Pyro

The Lion’s Roar is a solid weapon with a decent base attack, boasting sub stat and passive made for Keqing. The reason this weapon seems so perfectly designed for Keqing is the fact that it is her lore weapon. The bane of fire and thunder passive allows for a 20% increase in damage to enemies affected by electro which makes it an almost constant buff for Electro Keqing. The sub stat also presents an insane attack increase to 41%. This allows the weapon to even beat out Aquila Favonia, its 5-star counterpart.

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