Genshin Impact: Ningguang Quick Character Guide

Owner of the Jade Chamber in the skies above Liyue, there are stories abound about Ningguang, with her elegance and mysterious smile.

Owner of the Jade Chamber in the skies above Liyue, there are stories abound about Ningguang, with her elegance and mysterious smile.
As a Tianquan of the Liyue Qixing, not only does she embody law and order, she also represents fortune and wit.

This guide is based on the Community Character Builds by the Genshin Helper Team.


Talent Priorities

Burst > Normal Attack > Skill

Ningguang's Elemental Skill has a 6-second internal cooldown on generating energy, so for the sake of maintaining Elemental Burst uptime, wait 6 seconds to cast again if you need energy. It also breaks when cast on top of another Geo Structure, you can intentionally use a structure to break your first screen.


Constellations

Best Constellations: C2, C3 & C6

C1: Piercing Fragments
When a Normal Attack hits, it deals AoE DMG.

C2: Shock Effect
When Jade Screen is shattered, its CD will reset.
Can occur once every 6s.

C3: Majesty Be the Array of Stars
Increases the Level of Starshatter by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

C4: Exquisite be the Jade, Outshining All Beneath
Jade Screen increases nearby characters' Elemental RES by 10%.

C5: Invincible Be the Jade Screen
Increases the Level of Jade Screen by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

C6: Grandeur Be the Seven Stars
When Starshatter is used, Ningguang gains 7 Star Jades.


Recommended Weapons

  1. Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds (5✩)
  2. Kagura's Verity (5✩)
  3. Skyward Atlas (5✩)*
  4. Memory of Dust (5✩)*
  5. Solar Pearl (4✩)*
  6. The Widsith (4✩)*
  7. Flowing Purity (4✩)*
  8. Eye of Perception (4✩)
  9. Dodoco Tales (4✩)
  10. Wine and Song (4✩)
  11. Mappa Mare (4✩)
  12. Hakushin Ring (4✩)*

1) Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds (ATK: 608 • Crit Rate: 33.1%)

Increases Movement SPD by 10%. When in battle, gain an 8/10/12/14/16% Elemental DMG Bonus every 4s. Max 4 stacks. Lasts until the character falls or leaves combat.


2) Kagura's Verity (ATK: 608 • Crit DMG: 66.2%)

Gains the Kagura Dance effect when using an Elemental Skill, causing the Elemental Skill DMG of the character wielding this weapon to increase by 12/15/18/21/24% for 16s. Max 3 stacks. This character will gain 12/15/18/21/24% All Elemental DMG Bonus when they possess 3 stacks.


3) Skyward Atlas (ATK: 674 • ATK: 33.1%)

Increases Elemental DMG Bonus by 12/15/18/21/24%. Normal Attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favor of the clouds. which actively seek out nearby opponents to attack for 15s, dealing 160/200/240/280/320% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 30s.
Note: Without Bennett, this weapon performs better than Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds.


4) Memory of Dust (ATK: 608 • ATK: 49.6%)

Increases Shield Strength by 20/25/30/35/40%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4/5/6/7/8% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
Note: Without Bennett, this weapon performs better than Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds and Skyward Atlas.


5) Solar Pearl (ATK: 510 • Crit Rate: 27.6%)

Normal Attack hits increase Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG by 20/25/30/35/40% for 6s. Likewise, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits increase Normal Attack DMG by 20/25/30/35/40% for 6s.
Note: At [R5] this weapon performs better than The Widsith [R5] and Kagura's Verity. It is recommended to add a Normal Attack before casing Ningguang's other abilities.


6) The Widsith (ATK: 510 • Crit DMG: 55.1%)

When a character takes the field, they will gain a random theme song for 10s. This can only occur once every 30s.
Recitative: ATK is increased by 60/75/90/105/120%.
Aria: Increases all Elemental DMG by 48/60/72/84/96%.
Interlude: Elemental Mastery is increased by 240/300/360/420/480.
Note: At [R5] this weapon performs better than Kagura's Verity on average.


7) Flowing Purity (ATK: 565 • ATK: 27.6%)

When using an Elemental Skill, All Elemental DMG Bonus will be increased by 8/10/12/14/16% for 15s, and a Bond of Life worth 24% of Max HP will be granted. This effect can be triggered once every 10s. When the Bond Of Life is cleared, every 1,000 HP cleared in the process will provide 2/2.5/3/3.5/4% All Elemental DMG Bonus, up to a maximum of 12/15/18/21/24%. This effect lasts 15s.
Note: Ningguang's best F2P weapon. Becomes stronger if you can clear the Bond of Life every rotation, which makes a healer more valuable in her team.


8) Eye of Perception (ATK: 454 • ATK: 55.1%)

Normal and Charged Attacks have a 50% chance to fire a Bolt of Perception, dealing 240/270/300/330/360% ATK as DMG. This bolt can bounce between opponents a maximum of 4 times. This effect can occur once every 12/11/10/9/8s.


9) Dodoco Tales (ATK: 454 • ATK: 55.1%)

Normal Attack hits on opponenets increase Charged Attack DMG by 16/20/24/28/32% for 6s. Charged Attack hits on opponents increase ATK by 8/10/12/14/16% for 6s.


10) Wine and Song (ATK: 565 • Energy Recharge: 30.6%)

Hitting an opponent with a Normal Attack decreases the stamina consumption of sprint or alternate sprint by 14/16/18/20/22% for 5s. Additionally, using a sprint or alternate sprint ability increases ATK by 20/25/30/35/40% for 5s.


11) Mappa Mare (ATK: 565 • Elemental Mastery: 110)

Triggering an Elemental reaction grants a 8/10/12/14/16% Elemental DMG Bonus for 10s. Max 2 stacks.


12) Hakushin Ring (ATK: 565 • Energy Recharge: 30.6%)

After the character equipped with this weapon triggers an electro elemental reaction, nearby party members of an Elemental Type involved in the elemental reaction receive a 10/12.5/15/17.5/20% Elemental DMG Bonus for their element, lasting 6s. Elemental Bonuses gained in this way cannot be stacked.
Note: This weapon performs better than Mappa Mare when an Electro character is in the party.



Recommended Artifacts

  1. Nighttime Whispers in the Echoing Woods (4)*
  2. Archaic Petra (2) and [Choose Two] Noblesse Oblige (2) / +18% ATK set (2) / Emblem of Severed Fate (2)*
    ~= Husk of Opulent Dreams (4)*
  3. Thundersoother (4)*
    ~= Lavawalker (4)*
  4. Archaic Petra (4)*
  5. Emblem of Severed Fate (4)*

1) Nighttime Whispers in the Echoing Woods (4)*

2-Piece Bonus: ATK +18%
4-Piece Bonus: After using an Elemental Skill, gain a 20% Geo DMG Bonus for 10s. While under a shield granted by the Crystallize reaction, the above effect will be increased by 150%, and this additional increase disappears 1s after that shield is lost.
Note: This ranking assumes Ningguang consistently has a crystallize shield.

2) Archaic Petra (2) and [Choose Two] Noblesse Oblige (2) / +18% ATK set (2) / Emblem of Severed Fate (2)*

Emblem of Severed Fate (2): This set performs worse than other options when Ningguang does not need to build Energy Recharge%.

3) Thundersoother

2-Piece Bonus: Electro RES increased by 40%
4-Piece Bonus: Increases DMG against opponents affected by Electro by 35%.
Note: This set performs better than Archaic Petra (2) Emblem of Severed Fate (2) if (IF) an Electro aura is always present on the enemy.

3) Lavawalker

2-Piece Bonus: Pyro RES increased by 40%
4-Piece Bonus: Increases DMG against opponents that are Burning or affected by Pyro by 35%.
Note: This set performs better than Archaic Petra (2) Emblem of Severed Fate (2) if a Pyro aura is always present on the enemy.

4) Archaic Petra

2-Piece Bonus: Geo DMG Bonus +15%
4-Piece Bonus: Upon obtaining a crystal created through a Geo Elemental reaction, all party members gain 35% damage bonus for that particular element for 10s. Only one form of elemental DMG can be gained in this manner at any one time.
Note: This set tends to be the best set for overall team damage in many cases. However, Archaic Petra is extremely resin-inefficient to farm and is therefore only recommended to be farmed over time from the artifact strongbox.

5) Emblem of Severed Fate

2-Piece Bonus: Energy Recharge +20%
4-Piece Bonus:
Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
Note: This set will perform better than Archaic Petra (2) +18% ATK set (2) if you need the Energy Recharge and you do not use Charge Attacks more than normal.


Artifact Main StatsArtifact Sub Stats
Sands - ATK%
Goblet - Geo DMG
Circlet - Crit Rate / DMG
Crit Rate / DMG
ATK%
Energy Recharge
Flat ATK

Team Compositions

Due to Ningguang having a really low Base ATK and no ATK conversion mechanics, external ATK buffers such as Bennett are recommended as a support for Ningguang to bump up her ATK stat.

Geo Resonance Team #1

Ningguang: Main DPS
Zhongli: Shielder + Elemental RES Shred
Albedo: Sub-DPS + Battery || Yae Miko: Electro Resonance + Sub-DPS
Fischl: Sub-DPS + Battery

Geo Resonance Team #2

Ningguang: Main DPS
Albedo: Sub-DPS + Battery
Bennett: Pyro Resonance + Healer + Buffer
Xiangling: Sub-DPS

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