Genshin Impact Qiqi Healer and Support Build Guide
Qiqi works as an excellent support character with her ability to heal herself and her teammates. She is a 5-star Cryo sword user and is currently the best healer in the game and will make sure your team never dies with her ability to apply Fortune-Preserving Talisman. Enemies marked by Fortune-Preserving Talisman will regain health once you deal damage to that enemy.
For her normal attack, Ancient Sword Art, she unleashes 6 rapid melee attacks on her enemies. It is easy to use, but is nothing special until you ascend to her 4th stage, which will give her the ability to trigger Fortune-Preserving Talisman with her normal attack. However, I wouldn’t focus on leveling this skill as much as her other skills. I wouldn’t recommend her as your main DPS, but Qiqi can be a combat healer, as she can heal and damage enemies at the same time.
Elemental Skill – Adeptus Art: Herald of Frost
The elemental skill of Qiqi, Adeptus Art: Herald of Frost, will deal both cryo damage to nearby enemies over time and regenerate health for the party based on her attack stats. This skill will still work if you switch characters! It can also be used to trigger the freeze elemental reaction to stop enemy movement. With a high attack stat, her continuous regeneration makes her a stable healer for any team. You will want to prioritize getting this skill level as high as possible so you can get the best possible heal regeneration. This skill scales off her attack, so the higher her attack, the more you will heal!
Passive Talent – Life-Prolonging Methods
Life-Prolonging Methods boosts Qiqi’s healing potential when switched to another character. As long as her elemental skill is in effect, elemental reactions caused by the skill will increase the health regained by 20%.
Elemental Burst – Adeptus Art: Preserver of Fortune
For her elemental burst, Adeptus Art: Preserver of Fortune, Qiqi releases a cryo explosion that marks nearby enemies with Fortune-Preserving Talisman. This skill is effective in hitting a group of enemies, but will also give you the chance to recover any lost health. At lower ascension levels, Qiqi’s burst will be the only way to apply Fortune-Preserving Talisman. This skill should also be maxed to increase her healing potential. The 80-second cooldown is also pretty long, so her ability to mark enemies will be hindered until ascension level 4. It also uses a lot of energy, so it will take a while to recharge her elemental burst unless you prioritize energy recharge on her artifacts.
Passive Talent – A Glimpse into Arcanum
A Glimpse into Arcanum makes Qiqi even deadlier with her normal attacks. When she attacks, there is a 50% chance to apply Fortune-Preserving Talisman. This is an effective way of healing a weak ally if her elemental burst is not ready yet. However, there is a 30-second cooldown, so this ability can not be spammed. It doesn’t hinder her ability to heal, as you can switch between her skill talents to heal.
Note: Qiqi gets a Healing Bonus% boost that scales with her ascension levels.
As a 5-star character, Qiqi doesn’t need a high constellation level to be viable on a team. She can be quite useful at constellation level 4, as she will debuff the attack of the enemies by 20%. At constellation level 6, she can even revive her teammates, potentially saving you from losing the battle. This ability can be quite useful in co-op as it gives the team another chance of beating the boss. Overall, her constellations provide her a powerful boost, but is not needed.
This healer build for Qiqi focuses on making sure your team is always healthy in both single play and co-op. I would focus on leveling up both her elemental skill and burst because that is where her healing kit is focused on. Her normal attack will only be used to apply Fortune-Preserving Talisman, so it isn’t your highest priority.
For her recommended weapon, the Skyward Sword is a 5-star weapon that has the secondary effect of energy recharge. This build will depend heavily on using her elemental skill and burst, so energy recharge is important so you can use those skills faster. It has one of the highest base power for a sword and has the Sky-Piercing Fang ability. This ability grants the user increased CRIT Rate, Movement SPD, ATK SPD, and on her normal attack when she uses her elemental burst. The effect will allow Qiqi to hit faster and deal more damage overall.
The Sacrificial Sword can also be used since it has energy recharge for its secondary stat. The ability, Composed, works well to combat Qiqi’s long cooldown as it has a chance to reset her elemental skill cooldown. It is also a 4-star weapon, which is easier to obtain than the Skyward Sword.
The Favonius Sword is another option you can use, but it relies on CRIT hits to activate its skill. Since this build doesn’t focus on CRIT Rate, it will be more based on luck when it does activate so I wouldn’t recommend it compared to the other two weapon choices above.
The best artifact set for a healer is the Maiden Beloved. At a 4-piece set, Qiqi will gain 15% healing effectiveness, and using her elemental skill & burst will increase healing to the party. Attack and energy recharge should be your top stats for your artifacts as that would guarantee you the best healing output. Energy recharge will also allow you to use your skills faster. Healing Bonus will also be nice as it would stack with Qiqi’s healing bonus she gets from her ascension levels.
If you want to focus on a more DPS build for Qiqi, this utility build will work best if she is your main damage dealer. Her skills scale with her attack, making her a viable damage dealer if you do choose to go down that route. This build will focus on both her healing potential and deal damage at the same time. You will want to focus on Qiqi’s normal attack and elemental skill to balance healing and attacking. Her elemental burst can take less priority if you want to conserve resources.
Her weapon of choice is the Aquila Favonia, a 5-star weapon, that increases physical damage. Its passive effect, Falcon’s Defiance, increases ATK by 20% and deals damage to nearby enemies, and heals Qiqi based on her attack stat. This weapon is incredible for this build because it allows Qiqi to deal damage while keeping herself healthy.
The Flute is another solid option because of its ability to unleash up to 200% ATK DMG to surrounding enemies. This pairs well with Qiqi’s rapid melee strikes, as she can easily collect 5 Harmonic chords to trigger The Flute’s effect.
Other options include the Prototype Rancour or the Fillet Blade. The Prototype Rancour serves as a substitute for the Aquila Favonia. When you hit an enemy, Qiqi’s ATK and DEF will increase based on the weapon’s refinement level. This weapon can also be easily obtained through boss fights! The Fillet Blade can be used in the early game since it is a 3-star weapon. In the late game, however, the Fillet Blade will struggle to deal damage to the enemies and isn’t recommended.
Qiqi’s artifact set should remain as the Maiden Beloved to increase her overall healing output. In this build, her healing is focused more on herself than on healing her teammates. You can also choose to use a 2-piece Gladiator’s Finale to give her +18% ATK along with a 2-piece Maiden Beloved. A 4-piece Noblesse Oblige set will also work if you plan on using her elemental burst often. The stats on her artifacts should still have a focus on ATK and Energy Recharge so she can hit hard and use her skills more frequently.