Genshin Nahida build, banner, and more

Genshin's Nahida is an adorable dendro support, whose skills help her allies unleash powerful elemental reactions. Find out about her skills, weapon, and more

Genshin Nahida sat on a glowing green swing

The latest in the line-up of playable archons, Genshin Nahida is a powerful yet adorable character, dancing her way into many exciting team comps. So let’s take a look at her build, skills, weapon, banner, and what’s behind that mischievous, knowing little smile. With a wonderfully unique kit, this dendro catalyst support is here to help your lineups blossom into elemental reaction powerhouses.

For more information on the wise nation of Sumeru, check out our Genshin Impact Sumeru, Genshin Impact Alhaitham, Genshin Impact Dehya, and Genshin Impact Nilou guides. We’ve also got a handy-dandy Genshin Impact tier list, along with all of the new Genshin Impact codes so you can get saving for those new characters.

Genshin Nahida

When is Genshin Nahida’s banner?

Genshin Nahida’s banner runs from November 2 – 18, 2022, and runs concurrently with a Genshin Yoimiya rerun. For more information on current and upcoming banners, be sure to check out our Genshin Impact banner guide.

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What’s the best Genshin Nahida build?

Nahida is a powerful support unit capable of buffing her allies, applying dendro to enemies, and enabling powerful elemental interactions with her kit. Her burst offers different effects when used with a cryo, pyro, or electro, meaning she can likely slot into a variety of team comps depending on what type of reactions you want to dish out.

What is Genshin Nahida’s best weapon?

When picking the best Nahida weapon, her signature weapon A Thousand Floating Dreams is ultimately the best choice as it’s tailored perfectly for her kit. Kagura’s Verity is also a good choice, with its skill and high crit damage base stat offering some great damage output, though this sacrifices some elemental master.

Nahida relies heavily on elemental mastery, and getting your EM to around 1,000 is a good goal, though going beyond that is pretty pointless. It’s tough to get to 1k elemental mastery through artifacts alone, especially with EM main stat artifacts having such a low drop rate, so it’s always a good call to equip her with a weapon with elemental mastery as a base stat.

If you can’t get your hands on A Thousand Floating Dreams or Kagra’s Verity, there are some other affordable options. The craftable weapon Mappa Mare is a good choice, and at R5 it nearly pulls as much weight as the five-star options.

Alternatively, you can go with Sacrificial Fragments, which offers good elemental mastery and a chance to reset her skill’s cooldown. However, it doesn’t reset the cooldown on the application of her Seeds of Skandha, so it only really benefits you through increased dendro application.

Finally, we have the wildcard – Magic Guide. At R5, Magic Guide is a surprisingly strong choice for Nahida when paired up with hydro or electro units. It’s not as flexible as other choices, and as a three star, it naturally doesn’t offer as much elemental mastery, but it’s certainly a viable choice.

To see a super detailed breakdown of stats for all the different Nahida weapons, check out this post by u/Lillie_31 on the r/Nahida_Mains subreddit.


Weapon Description How to obtain
A Thousand Floating Dreams Base stat: elemental mastery
Skill: party members other than the equipping character provide the equipping character with buffs based on whether their elemental type is the same or not. Increases elemental mastery if their elemental type is the same as the equipping character. If not, increases the equipping character’s damage bonus from their elemental type. Max three stacks. Additionally, increases all nearby party members elemental master by a set amount. Multiple effects of this type from other weapons can’t stack
Kagura’s Verity Base stat: crit damage
Skill: gain the Kagura Dance effect when Nahida uses an elemental skill, which increases her skill damage by 12% for 16 seconds. Maximum three stacks. She also gains 12% all elemental damage bonus when she possesses three stacks.
Mappa Mare Base stat: elemental mastery
Skill: when Nahida triggers an elemental reaction, she gains 8% elemental damage bonus for ten seconds. Maximum two stacks
Forged via blacksmith
Sacrificial Fragments Base stat: elemental mastery
Skill: after Nahida deals damage to an opponent with her elemental skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own cooldown. This can only occur once every 30 seconds
Magic Guide Base stat: elemental mastery
Skill: increases damage against opponents affected by hydro or electro by 12%

Genshin Impact Nahida splash art and a brief overview of her skills from the 3.2 livestream

What are the best Genshin Nahida artifacts?

Generally, you should equip Nahida with Deepwood Memories. However, if for whatever reason you already have a dendro character on her team with the Deepwood Memories set, you can give her Gilded Dreams instead, which is brilliant for her personal damage.

Artifact set Description Where to get
Deepwood Memories Two equipped: 15% dendro damage bonus
Four equipped: after hitting an enemy with an elemental skill or burst, the targets’ dendro resistance decreases by 30% for eight seconds. This effect can trigger even if the equipping character isn’t on the field
Spire of Solitary Enlightenment domain in Sumeru
Gilded Dreams Two equipped: elemental master +80
Four equipped: within eight seconds of triggering an elemental reaction, the equipping character gains buffs based on the elemental type of other party members. Increases attack by 14% for each member whose elemental type is the same as the equipping character, and increases elemental mastery by 50 for every member with a different elemental types. Each of the buffs count up to three characters. This effect can trigger once every eight seconds, even when the character is not on the field
Spire of Solitary Enlightenment domain in Sumeru

Artifact stat recommendations

As you can probably guess, elemental mastery is the way to go with Nahida. If possible, you should aim to equip her with a full set of EM mainstats, as elemental mastery benefits her more than even dendro damage bonus.

However, as mentioned in the weapons section, elemental mastery mainstat pieces have an incredibly low drop rate (those of you who have tried to farm a Genshin Kazuha EM build will know this pain). Depending on her team comp, her second highest priority stat is energy recharge, and after that, additional crit rate and crit damage is always nice.

We’re still doing the numbers on the best balance of stats and what to aim for, but we currently believe that the hierarchy is EM > energy recharge > crit rate = crit damage.

What are Genshin Nahida’s skills?

During the Genshin 3.2 livestream, Hoyoverse gave us a closer look at Nahida’s skills, which seem to line up perfectly with Honey Impact’s beta information on her. Keep in mind that the stats and details below are based on Honey Impact’s data, and may be tweaked before Nahida’s final release.

Nahida normal attack

Skill Description
Akara (normal) Perform up to four attacks that deal dendro damage to opponents in front of you
Akara (charged) Consume a set amount of stamina to deal AoE dendro damage to opponents in front of you after a short casting time
Akara (plunge) Plunge toward the ground from mid-air, damaging all opponents in your path and dealing dendro AoE damage upon impact with the ground

Nahida elemental skill

Skill Description
All Schemes to Know Send for karmic bonds to deal AoE dendro damage, marking up to eight opponents hit with the Seed of Skandha. Alternatively, hold the skill button to enter aiming mode, allowing you to select a limited number of opponents within your frame. During this time, Nahida’s interruption resistance increases. Aiming mode lasts up to five seconds and can select a maximum of eight opponents. Opponents marked by the Seed of Skandha are linked to eachother up to a certain distance. After you trigger elemental interactions on opponents marked by a Seed of Skandha, or they take damage from dendro cores, Nahida unleashes Tri-Karma Purification on the opponent and all connected opponents, dealing dendro damage basd on her attack and elemental mastery. There’s a limit to how often you can trigger Tri-Karma Purification

Nahida elemental burst

Skill Description
Illusory Heart Summon the Court of Dreams and a Shrine of Maya AoE field. The effects of the Shrine of Maya field are based on the elemental types present in your party. If pyro is present, while Nahida remains in the Shrine of Maya, the damage dealt by her Tri-Karma Purification increases. For electro, while Nahida remains in the Shrine of Maya, the interval between each Tri-Karma Purifaction decreases. For hydro, the Shrine of Maya’s duration is increased. If there are two party members of the aforementioned elemental types present when you deploy the field, the effects increase further. Even if Nahida leaves the field, these bonuses still take effect as long as party members are within the Shrine of Maya

Nahida passive skills

Skill Description
On All Things Meditated Nahida can use All Schemes to Know to interact with harvestable items within a fixed AoE. This skill has some other, hidden effects too… Try pointing it at passersby!
Compassion Illuminated When unleashing Illusory Heart, the Shrine of Maya increases the elemental mastery of the active character within its field by 25% of the party member with the highest elemental mastery. You can gain a maximum of 250 elemental mastery this way
Awakening Elucidated Each point of Nahida’s elemental mastery beyond 200 grants 0.1% bonus damage and 0.03% crit rate to Tri-Karma Purification from All Schemes to Know. Tri-Karma Purification can gain maximum of 80% bonus damage and 24% crit rate in this way

Genshin Nahida balancing on a glowing green step and looking surprised

What are Genshin Nahida’s constellations?

If you manage to pull more than one copy of Nahida, you can unlock special bonuses through constellations. Here are each of Nahida’s constellations.

Constellation Description
C1: The Seed of Stored Knowledge When Nahida unleashes the Shrine of Maya and the elemental types of the party members are being tabulated, the count adds one to the number of pyro, electro, and hydro characters respectively
C2: The Root of All Fullness Opponents marked by Seeds of Skandha are affected by the following effects. Burning, bloom, hyperbloom, and burgeon reaction damage can score crit hits. Crit rate and crit damage are fixed at 20% and 100% respectively. Within eight seconds of being affected by quicken, aggravate, or spread, their defence decreases by 30%
C3: The Shoot of Conscious Attainment Increases the level of All Schemes to Know by three. Max upgrade level is 15
C4: The Stem of Manifest Inference When 1/2/3/(4 or more) nearby opponents are affected by All Schemes to Know’s Seeds of Skandha, Nahida;s elementa mastery increases by 100/120/140/160
C5: The Leaves of Enlightening Speech Increases the level of Illusory Heart by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15
C6: The Fruit of Reason’s Culmination When Nahida hits an opponent affected by Seeds of Skandha with normal or charged attacks after unleashing Illusory Heart, she uses Tri-Karma Purifaction Karmic Oblivion on the opponent and all connected opponents, dealing dendro damage based on 200% of Nahida’s attack and 400% of her elemental mastery. Damage dealt by Tri-Karma Purifaction: Karmic Oblivion is considered elemental skill damage, and you can trigger it once every 0.2 seconds. This effect can last up to ten seconds and is removed after Nahida unleashes six instances of Tri-Karma Purification: Karmic Oblivion

Genshin Impact Nahida sitting on a tree

What are Genshin Nahida’s ascension materials?

If you want to ascend Nahida, you need the following materials. You need to defeat the dendro hypostasis introduced in version 3.2 to earn quelled creepers. You can farm kalpalata lotus in Sumeru’s jungle, and gather spores by defeating fungi.

To increase her talents, you need more spores, along with admonition talent books.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One Nagadus Emerald Sliver, three kalpalata lotus, three fungal spores
40 40,000 Three Nagadus Emerald Fragment, two quelled creepers, ten kalpalata lotus, 15 fungal spores
50 60,000 Six Nagadus Emerald Fragment, four quelled creepers, 20 kalpalata lotus, 12 luminescent pollen
60 80,000 Three Nagadus Emerald Chunk, eight quelled creepers, 30 kalpalata lotus, 18 luminescent pollen
70 100,000 Six Nagadus Emerald Chunk, 12 quelled creepers, 45 kalpalata lotus, 12 crystalline cyst dust
80 120,000 Six Nagadus Emerald Gemstone, 20 quelled creepers, 60 kalpalata lotus, 24 crystalline cyst dust

That’s everything we’ve got on Genshin Impact’s Nahida so far. In the meantime, head over to our list of the best games like Genshin Impact to find something new to play.