Genshin Impact Nahida build

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 Impact Nahida looking excited

The latest in the line-up of playable archons, Genshin Impact’s Nahida is both super adorable and powerful, dancing her way into many exciting team comps. So let’s take a look at Genshin Nahida‘s 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.

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Genshin Impact’s Nahida

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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. This makes her a sub-DPS. Her burst offers different effects when used with hydro, 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.

Genshin Impact Nahida wearing a crown of flowers

What is Genshin Nahida’s best weapon?

Nahida relies heavily on elemental mastery, and getting your Elemental Mastery 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.

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. However, not everyone has pockets deep enough to get that!

The next best options are Kagura’s Verity with its high crit stat offering some great damage output – though it doesn’t come with elemental mastery – and Sacrificial Fragments. This offers good elemental mastery, and a chance to reset her skill’s cooldown.

The craftable weapon Mappa Mare is a good choice, and at R5 it nearly pulls as much weight as the five-star options. 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 3-Star, it naturally doesn’t offer as much elemental mastery, but it’s certainly a viable choice in hyperbloom teams.

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.
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
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
Magic Guide Base stat: Elemental mastery
Increases damage against opponents affected by hydro or electro by 12%

Genshin Impact Nahida on a swing made of dendro energy

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.

If you’re in a pinch and haven’t had much luck with the Deepwood or Gilded set drops (trust us, we’ve been there), then a two-piece set of Wanderer’s Troupe can add to Nahida’s elemental mastery.

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
Gilded Dreams

Two equipped: Increases elemental mastery by 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 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
Wanderer’s Troupe Two equipped: Increases elemental mastery by 80
Four equipped: Not recommended
Dropped by world bosses

Artifact stat recommendations

As you can probably guess, elemental mastery is the way to go with Nahida. Elemental mastery benefits her more than a dendro damage bonus. Aim to equip her with as many elemental mastery main stats as you can – though the flower and plume pieces will always be HP and attack respectively.

However, as mentioned in the weapons section, elemental mastery main stat pieces have an incredibly low drop rate. Depending on her team comp, her second highest priority stat is energy recharge, and after that, additional crit rate and crit damage are always nice.

Genshin Nahida balancing on a glowing green step and looking surprised

What are Genshin Nahida’s skills?

Nahida is armed with some really cool skills, for both in-battle and exploration. Here is what she can do:

Nahida’s active skills:

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.
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 each other 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 based on her attack and elemental mastery. There’s a limit to how often you can trigger Tri-Karma Purification.
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’s 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 Impact Nahida in promotional artwork

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 elemental 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 showcasing her skill

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.

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, 10 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 Ccreepers, 60 Kalpalata lotus, 24 crystalline cyst dust

What talent level-up materials does Genshin Impact’s Nahida need?

Nahida relies on the Ingenuity talent books, along with more fungus drops for her talents. Later levels will need the Puppet Strings, which are a drop from The Balladeer’s weekly boss fight.

Level Mora Materials
Two 12,500 Six Fungal spores, three teachings of Ingenuity
Three 17,500 Three Luminescent pollen, two guides to Ingenuity
Four 25,000 Four Luminescent pollen, four guides to Ingenuity
Five 30,000 Six Luminescent pollen, six guides to Ingenuity
Six 37,500 Nine Luminescent pollen, nine guides to Ingenuity
Seven 120,000 Four Crystalline cyst dust, four philosophies of Ingenuity, one Puppet Strings
Eight 260,000 Six Crystalline cyst dust, six philosophies of Ingenuity, one Puppet Strings
Nine 450,000 Nine Crystalline cyst dust, 12 philosophies of Ingenuity, two Puppet Strings
Ten 700,000 12 Crystalline cyst dust, 16 philosophies of Ingenuity, two Puppet Strings, one Crown of Insight

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