Genshin Impact Qiqi Guide - best build, strengths and weaknesses

All you need to know about Qiqi

Genshin Impact Qiqi Guide - best build, strengths and weaknesses
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Welcome to Pocket Gamer's detailed Genshin Impact Qiqi guide! Qiqi is a zombie who was raised from the dead by the Adepti. She works at Baizhu’s pharmacy in Liyue Harbor and has a relatively quiet and subdued personality. She is a hard worker and will only stop doing her current task if she has finished it or if she is hugged sufficiently.

Qiqi carries a notebook to keep track of her daily duties, which also helps her as she tends to be forgetful. For some reason, Qiqi absolutely can’t stand Hu Tao and asserts that she has a “punchable face.”

In the Qiqi guide below you will find the following features: 

Character Appearance

Qiqi Appearance

Qiqi Element / Tier / Rarity / Weapon

Cryo / A Tier / 5* Rarity / Sword

In Genshin Impact, Qiqi is a strong healer who can actually use her Cryo powers while healing the team. Her Burst also tags enemies with a Talisman, and any character that damages that enemy will recover HP, making for an easy re-up whenever spirits are running low.

How to get Qiqi

You can obtain Qiqi in the permanent banner, Wanderlust Invocation.

Genshin Impact Qiqi Combat Info (Strengths and Weaknesses)

Qiqi Strengths


  • Qiqi’s Burst offers a tremendous helping of healing power
  • Her Skill also provides healing and deals Cryo damage


  • She is relatively slow, which affects her running and climbing speeds
  • It can take a while to recharge her abilities

Best Build for Qiqi in Genshin Impact

Qiqi is a great healer, but she also can be a great setup for Elemental combos, as her attacks last on the field, letting you pair any other elements to debuff or amplify damage. If you’re going for Support, equipping her with a Skyward Blade will not only increase her CRIT rate but will also increase her normal and charged attack damage. Using a Noblesse Oblige set will also increase her burst DMG, which in turn means more heals.

Qiqi - Best Artifacts and Weapons

Noblesse Oblige

ATK% / Cryo DMG / CRIT Rate Set Bonuses:
  • (2) Elemental Burst DMG +20%
  • (4) Using an Elemental Burst increase all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
How to Obtain: Clear Pool & Mountain Cavern Domain reward

Skyward Blade

  • Base Attack: 46
  • Rating: 5*
  • Bonus Effect: Energy Recharge 12%
Skill: Sky-Piercing Fang Crit Rate increased by 4%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using Elemental Burst: Increases Movement SPD by 10%, increases ATK SPD by 10%, and increases the DMG of Normal and Charged Attack hits by 20% for 12s. How to Obtain: Gacha

Best Party Members to match Qiqi with in Genshin Impact

Premium (Gacha) Team

In Genshin Impact, Qiqi can act as a solid Sub-DPS, healing and dealing Cryo damage while other characters switch in to get their hits. Diluc will be the primary DPS, as his elemental attacks will apply Melt to enemies. Use Bennett for Support as he can heal and his attacks boost damage output for the team. Utilize Venti to control crowds and spread combos to other enemies not even in the main scuffle.

F2P Team

Qiqi will not only heal, but can dish out some serious Cryo damage in her wake. Use Xiangling for the Melt reaction with Qiqi’s Cryo to put the hurt on with her higher damage output. Fischl is great to support the team with her Skill that stays on the field, plus she offers a Superconduct reaction. Amber can be used to fill in the gaps with damage when other characters are on cooldown.

Talents / Skills / Passive

Qiqi Talents

Ancient Sword - Normal Attack

Normal: Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.

Charge Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes. Plunge Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact. Skill Attributes:
  • 1-Hit DMG 37.8%
  • 2-Hit DMG 38.9%
  • 3-Hit DMG 24.2% + 24.2%
  • 4-Hit DMG 24.7% + 24.7%
  • 5-Hit DMG 63%
  • Charged Attack DMG - 64.3% + 64.3%
  • Charged Attack Stamina Cost - 20
  • Plunge DMG - 63.9%
  • Low/High Plunge DMG - 128%/160%

Adeptus Art: Herald of Frost - Elemental Skill

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

Herald of Frost

When Qiqi hits a target with her Normal or Charged Attacks, she regenerates HP for your characters in the party and all nearby allied characters.

Regenerates a certain amount of HP at regular intervals for your active character. Follows the character around, dealing Cryo DMG to enemies in its path.

  • Skill DMG - 96%
  • Regeneration on Hit - 10.56% ATK + 67
  • Continuous Regeneration - 69.60% ATK + 451
  • Herald of Frost DMG - 36%
  • Duration - 15s
  • CD 30s

Adeptus Art: Preserver of Fortune - Elemental Burst

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

Fortune-Preserving Talisman

When enemies affected by this Talisman takes DMG, the character that dealt this DMG regenerates HP.

Skill Attributes
  • Skill DMG - 285%
  • Healing - 90% ATK + 577
  • Duration - 15s
  • CD - 20s
  • Energy Cost - 80

Life-Prolonging Methods - 1st Ascension Passive

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 - 4th Ascension Passive

When Qiqi hits enemies 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 - Unlocked Automatically

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

Talent Leveling Materials

Gained from Enemy Drops (Samachurls):

  • Divining Scroll
  • Sealed Scroll
  • Forbidden Curse Scroll

Acquired from Domains (Monday/Thursday/Sunday):

  • Teachings of Prosperity
  • Guide to Prosperity
  • Philosophies of Prosperity

Obtained after defeating Bosses (Lupus Boreas Challenge):

Tail of Boreas


Qiqi Constellation

Ascetics of Frost

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

Frozen to the Bone

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

Ascendant Praise

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

Divine Suppression

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

Crimson Lotus Bloom

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

Rite of Resurrection

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.

Genshin Impact Qiqi Ascensions costs

Phase 1
  • Lv.20→Lv.40
  • Mora Cost: 20,000
  • Violetgrass ×3
  • Shivada Jade Sliver ×1
  • Divining Scroll ×3
Phase 2
  • Lv.40→Lv.50
  • Violetgrass ×10
  • Shivada Jade Fragment ×3
  • Divining Scroll ×15
  • Hoarfrost Core ×2
Phase 3
  • Lv.50→Lv.60
  • Mora Cost: 60,000
  • Violetgrass ×20
  • Shivada Jade Fragment ×6
  • Sealed Scroll ×12
  • Hoarfrost Core ×4
Phase 4
  • Lv.60→Lv.70
  • Mora Cost: 80,000
  • Violetgrass ×20
  • Shivada Jade Chunk ×3
  • Sealed Scroll ×18
  • Hoarfrost Core ×8
Phase 5
  • Lv.70→Lv.80
  • Mora Cost: 100,000
  • Violetgrass ×45
  • Shivada Jade Chunk ×6
  • Forbidden Curse Scroll ×12
  • Hoarfrost Core ×12
Phase 6 (MAX)
  • Lv.80→Lv.90
  • Mora Cost: 120,000
  • Violetgrass ×60
  • Shivada Jade Gemstone ×6
  • Forbidden Curse Scroll ×24
  • Hoarfrost Core ×20

Base Stats

At Level 1, Qiqi starts with 963 HP, 22 ATK, and 72 DEF.

Wishes / Availability

Qiqi can be received at the regular rate in the Wanderlust Invocation Standard Wish, which is always available.

You know, we also have a Genshin Impact character tier list if you want to check how well Qiqi performs in comparison to other characters! Also, stay aware, soon enough we plan to make a Genshin Impact characters hub with all of the available characters and their detailed guides!

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