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Keqing

Driving Thunder

Character

  • Star Rank: 5 ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦
  • Alternative Names: Kokusei (JP)
  • Title: Yuheng of the Liyue Qixing
  • Organization / Circle: Liyue Qixing
  • Origin: Liyue
  • Constellation: Trulla Cementarii
  • Vision / Element: Electro / Lightning
  • Weapon: Sword

Information

  • Gender: ♀ female
  • Birthday: 20. November
  • Bodytype: Teen
  • Height: Unknown
  • Voice Actor Japanese: 喜多村英梨 / Kitamura Eri
  • Voice Actor Chinese: 谢莹 / Xieying
  • Voice Actor English: Unannounced

Description

The Yuheng of the Liyue Qixing. Keqing has much to say about Rex Lapis' unilateral approach to policymaking in Liyue ⁠— but in truth, gods admire skeptics such as her quite a lot.
She firmly believes that humanity's future should be determined by humans themselves, and that they can even do better than the archons and adepti have done for them. In order to prove this, she works harder than anyone else.

InGame Description

The Yuheng of the Liyue Qixing. Has much to say about Rex Lapis' unilateral approach to policymaking in Liyue - but in truth, gods admire skeptics such as her quite a lot.

Pro

  • Can tactical re-allocate (Blink) short distances
  • "Godmode" AoE (invincible)

Role

  • Damage Dealer

How To Unlock

Limited to gacha pulls.

Lore

Character Details

Rex Lapis has brought prosperity and plenty to Liyue Harbor, and his rule and majesty have long passed into show and shong, much to the delight of the people. But for someone in such proximity to a god, Keqing seems to lack the requisite respect the most.

"Hmph, Let's be real here, but does Morax really know everything?"

The Liyue Qixing deal with the day-to-day happenings in the Harbor, whether great or small, while Rex Lapis only descends once a year.

While history has shown that following Mora'x lead has been the right call, Keqing believes that humans should have their own pride, and that their views deserve equal importance.

As such, she often advocates different opinions from Rex Lapis, and is the first to put such views into practice.

Her radical actions have been stellar results, but they have also attracted murmurings of opprobrium among those devoted to Rex Lapis. 

As Keqing sees it, such opposition are the excuses of those who have grown complacent under the aegis of their deity, and who cannot consider the future of humanity of their own accord.

But someone must walk on the front line of the epoch and create a new path with their own hands - and the Yuheng Star is determined to do her part in this endeavor.

Character Story 1

Keqing is the daugther of an illustrious Liyue Family with a proud lineage, and she is better acquainted than most with the influence that Rex Lapis has over the people of Liyue.
Once every few years, in an almost cyclical fashion, a major reshuffle hits Liyue's economy after the Rite of Descension.
Once Rex Lapis' new policies are announced, some families celebrate while others grieve.
The poor hope it will offer them the chance to finally make their fortunes while the wealthy pray that theirs will not be swept away in the changing tides.
Rather than carefully analyzing the economic climate, merchants are more prone to makin investments based on belief.
And in present-day Liyue, this is a forgivable strategy: Rex Lapis is a powerful deity and he can be relied on for all things.
But Keqing has her reservations about all this: What if, one day, Rex Lapis stop fulfilling his duty? Then what would become of the people of Liyue?
Liyue's present prosperity is akin to a magnificent sandcastle on the beach - humanity does not have the luxury of deciding when the tide will come in.
However, Keqing has been unable to garner majority support for her views. From most people's perspective, life is but a brief, insignificant moment in Liyue's long history, and there is no point in working oneself up into an existential quandary.
This perspective, as far as Keqing concerned, is a lazy and cowardly one that denies there is any value at all in the existence of the human race. "If humans really have no value," Keqing retorts, "they why should we expect the gods to care about us so much?"
Unwilling to compromise on her beliefs, she cast her skepticism on everything - everything from Rex Lapis' loving-kindness, to the people's laziness, to the way the society runs.
Issues affectting human's fate should be handled by humans, and humans are more than capable of handling them with finesse.
Finally, the day came of her now-famous speech at the Rite of Descension.
"Rex Lapis has watched over Liyue for a millennium. But what about the next millennium? What about next ten, or the next hundred millennia? How long are we expecting this status quo to last?"
On hearing these, words, Rex Lapis burst into hearty laugther. But as for what exactly he was laughing about, only Rex Lapis himself knows.

Trivia & Additional Info

Normal Attack: Yunlai Swordsmanship

Normal Attack
Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.

Charged Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.

Pluging Attack
Plugnes from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging all enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.


Stellar Restoration

Hurls a Lightning Stiletto that annihilates her enemies like the swift thunder. When the Stiletto hits its target, it deals Electro DMG to enemies in a small AoE, and places a Stiletto Mark on the spot hit.

Hold
Hold to adjust the direction in which the Stiletto shall be thrown. Stilettos thrown by the Hold attack mode can be suspended in mid-air, allowinbg Keqing to jump to them when using Stellar Restoration for a second time.

Lightning Stiletto
If Keqing uses Stellar Restoration again or uses a Charged Attack while its duration lasts, it will clear the Stiletto Mark and produce different efefcts:

  • If she uses Stellar Restoration again, she will blink to the location of the Mark and unleash one slashing attack that deals AoE Electro DMG. When blinking Stiletto that was thrown from a Holding attack, Keqing can leap across obstructing terrain.
  • If Keqing uses a Charged Attack, she will ignite a series of thundering cuts at the Mark's location, dealing AoE Electro DMG.

"Humans are like moths, endlessy chasing the flame we call gods and adepti. But this light that I have here, is my own"


Starward Sword

Keqing unleashes the power of lightning, dealing Electro DMG in an AoE.

She then blends into the shadow of her blade, striking a series of thunderclap-blows to nearby enemies simultaneously that deal multiple instances of Electro DMG. The final attack deals massive AoE Electro DMG.

The swiftest technique in Keqing's personal arsenal is fast enough to bring stars crashing down.


Thundering Penance

Within 5s of recasting Stellar Restoration while a Stiletto is present, Keqing's Normal and Charged Attacks are converted to Electro DMG.


Aristocratic Dignity

When casting Starward Sword, Keqing's CRIT Rate is increased by 15%, and her Energy Recharge is increased by 15%. This effect lasts for 8s.


Land's Overseer

When dispatched on an expedition in Liyue, time consumed is reduced by 25%.

Thundering Might

Recasting Stellar Restoration while a Lightning Stiletto is present causes Keqing to deal 50% of her ATK as AoE Electro DMG at the start point and terminus of her Blink.


Keen Extraction

When Keqing's Normal and Charged Attack's hit enemies affected by Electro, they have a 50% chance of producing an Elemental Particle.

This effect can only occur once every 5s.


Foreseen Feformation

Increases the Level of Starward Sword by 3.


Attunement

For 10s after Keqing triggers an Electro-related Elemental Reaction, her ATK is increased by 25%.


Beckoning Stars

Increases the Level of Stellar Restoration by 3.


Tenacious Star

When initiating a Normal Attack, a Charged Attack, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst, Keqing gains a 6% Electro DMG Bonus for 8s.

Effects triggered by Normal Attacks, Charged Attacks, Elemental Skills or Elemental Bursts are considered independent entities.

Ascension Lv 1
Character Lv 20
20.000 Mora

Ascension Lv 2
Character Lv 40
40.000 Mora

Ascension Lv 3
Character Lv 50
60.000 Mora

Ascension Lv 4
Character Lv 60
80.000 Mora

Ascension Lv 5
Character Lv 70
100.000 Mora

Ascension Lv 6
Character Lv 80
120.000 Mora

Ascension Lv 6
Character Lv 80
120.000 Mora