Keqing is the Yuheng of the Liyue Qixing and is a respectable woman in the City of Contracts. She often advocates different opinions from Rex Lapis, believing that humans should have pride and that their views deserve equal consideration.
Keqing is the type who never rests until the work is done. She tends to work ten times harder than the average person and cannot abide by any measure of laziness or inefficiency.
The Yuheng once believed that her Electro Vision was both a challenge and an insult from the gods, and the recognition of her hard work was credited to the purple crystal instead. She even tried to destroy it countless times to no avail and eventually accepted that the Vision had become part of her life. She now believes that the source of power is far less important than the character of its user.
What is Character Ascension in Genshin Impact
Each character has a certain level cap depending on their current ascension phase, and a character can be ascended up to 6 stages to reach the maximum character level, which is 90. When a character is ascended to specific phases, passive talents and special ascension stats will also be unlocked.
Ascending a character will need several items to be used as ascension materials, and for Keqing, the materials and the required amount for each ascension phase are listed below.
Mora is Genshin Impact’s main currency unit. It is accepted in all the nations of Teyvat and is also used to upgrade weapons, artifacts, talents, and character level.
Lightning Prisms: 46
A prism that channels flowing energies and weaves them into lightning. This item is obtained when you defeat the Electro Hypostasis.
Cor Lapis: 168
This Liyue local specialty material is what you get when you break the outer shell of Cor Lapis nodes. It can only be found at the base of cliffs and in caves and mines throughout Liyue.
These mineral crystals can be obtained from boss enemies that manipulate the Electro element. Boss enemies such as Electro Regisvines, Electro Hypostasis, Primo Geovishap, the Raiden Shogun Puppet, the Thunder Manifestation, and Azhdaha.
You can also get these from quest and commission rewards and by crafting them using the ones with lower rarity levels.
The amounts needed for each are as follows: Vajrada Amethyst Sliver: 1; Vajrada Amethyst Fragments: 9; Vajrada Amethyst Chunks: 9; Vajrada Amethyst Gemstones: 6.
Whopperflower, Shimmering, and Energy Nectars
These are nectars extracted from Whopperflowers and are then used by scholars to concur a syrup that is of pure elemental energy.
The amount needed for each is as follows: Whopperflower Nectar: 18; Shimmering Nectar: 30; Energy Nectar: 36.
Ascension Phase 1
This first ascension will be done after the character reaches level 20, and they cannot proceed to the next level without ascending to the next phase. The character level cap will be increased to 40.
Mora – 20,000
Vajrada Amethyst Sliver – 1
Cor Lapis – 3
Whopperflower Nectar – 3
Unlocked Talent: Thundering Penance (1st Passive Talent)
Ascension Phase 2
Ascension Phase 2 can be reached at character level 40 and will increase the character level cap to 50. After this ascension, the character’s talents can now be upgraded or leveled up. Keqing will also unlock a special ascension stat on this phase, the Critical Damage Bonus of 9.6%.
Mora – 40,000
Vajrada Amethyst Fragments – 3
Cor Lapis – 10
Whopperflower Nectar – 15
Lightning Prism – 2
Unlocked Special Stat: 9.6% Critical Damage Bonus
Unlocked Feature: Allows leveling active talents from 1 to 2
Ascension Phase 3
After reaching level 50, Keqing can be ascended to ascension phase 3, increasing her character level cap to 60. The 3rd ascension phase will also increase the Critical Damage Bonus special stat from 9.6% to 19.2%. Additionally, Keqing’s combat talents can increase up to level 4.
Mora – 60,000
Vajrada Amethyst Fragments – 6
Cor Lapis – 20
Shimmering Nectar – 12
Lightning Prism – 4
Unlocked Stat: Critical Damage Bonus increased from 9.6% to 19.2%
Unlocked Feature: Allows leveling active talents from 2 to 4
Ascension Phase 4
At level 60, you can ascend Keqing to ascension phase 4 and upgrade her character level cap to 70. After ascending, you will unlock Keqing’s second Passive Talent called Aristocratic Dignity, and all her Combat Talents can then be leveled up to 6.
Mora – 80,000
Vajrada Amethyst Chunks – 3
Cor Lapis – 30
Shimmering Nectar – 18
Lightning Prism – 8
Unlocked Talent: Aristocratic Dignity (2nd Passive Talent)
Unlocked Feature: Allows leveling active talents from 4 to 6
Ascension Phase 5
The 5th ascension phase can be reached when Keqing is at level 70, and ascending will increase her character level cap to 80. Her special ascension stat, which is Critical Damage Bonus, will be increased to 28.8% at this phase. Keqing’s combat talents will also have an upgrade to their level cap from 6 to 8.
Mora – 100,000
Vajrada Amethyst Chunks – 6
Cor Lapis – 45
Energy Nectar – 12
Lightning Prism – 12
Unlocked Stat: Critical Damage Bonus increased from 19.2% to 28.8%
Unlocked Feature: Allows leveling active talents from 6 to 8
Ascension Phase 6
Keqing’s final ascension phase is at level 80, and it will increase her character level cap to 90. Her special ascension stat, which is Critical Damage Bonus, will be increased to 38.4%, and her combat Talents can now be upgraded to the maximum level of 10.
Mora – 120,000
Vajrada Amethyst Gemstones – 6
Cor Lapis – 60
Energy Nectar – 24
Lightning Prism – 20
Unlocked Stat: Critical Damage Bonus increased from 28.8% to 38.4%
Unlocked Feature: Allows leveling active talents from 8 to 10
What are the Talent Level Materials for Keqing
Aside from Mora and Whopperflower Nectar, you will also need a few Rings of Boreas to increase the level of Keqing’s combat talents.
Ring of Boreas
This item is a broken piece of crystallized ice from the Great Wolf King of the North. You can obtain a few of these after defeating Andrius Lupus Boreas, Dominator of Wolves in Wolvendom.
The talent level books of the “Prosperity” series are needed for Keqing’s combat talents. You can obtain these by completing the Taishan Mansion Domain of Mastery challenge: Altar of Flames.
These books include the Teachings of Prosperity, Guide to Prosperity, and the Philosophies of Prosperity. The last two can be crafted using the crafting bench in the town.
Leveling a combat talent up from level 9 to 10 will need a Crown of Insight, a special item that can only be obtained as a reward from the game’s events.
Whopperflower Nectar: 6
Shimmering Nectar: 22
Energy Nectar: 31
Teachings of Prosperity: 3
Guide to Prosperity: 21
Philosophies of Prosperity: 38
Ring of Boreas: 1
Crown of Insight: 1