Genshin Impact Nilou release date, element, and more

Get up on the stage, as Genshin Impact's Nilou is inviting you to dance. Could she be the first hydro Sumeru character? And when can we pull her? Let's see

Genshin Impact Nilou dancing

One of the fresh faces coming to Genshin Impact, Nilou is an elegant and graceful lady, dancing her way onto the roster of playable characters in the near future. Setting foot off the beaten path, her love of art and dance sets her aside from other Sumeru characters who are known for their grounded rationality and wisdom, but she certainly doesn’t let that stop her – and we love her for it.

But, aside from being a talented dancer, who exactly is Genshin Impact’s Nilou? Well, that’s what we’re here to find out. We’ve gathered every crumb of confirmed information, along with a couple of theories and explanations, going over her potential element, release date, and more. Of course, we’ll update this guide as Hoyoverse announces any new Nilou facts.

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Who is Genshin Impact’s Nilou?

Nilou appears in the third Genshin Impact Sumeru teaser trailer, gracefully dancing on a stage. In a land like Sumuru that values rationality and wisdom, she went off the beaten path, instead choosing to pursue art and dance. This makes her a bit of a rebel in a way, and sees her shunned by her peers for her frivolity, but she’s dedicated to her craft and seems pretty good at it from what we’ve seen.

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Nilou wears a headdress with a golden halo over it, along with flowing blue dancer’s garments and multiple bangles and accessories. She has black and gold horns atop her head which seem reminiscent of Azhada’s, though we’re unsure if they’re actual horns or another part of her headdress.

What is Genshin Impact Nilou’s element?

Hoyoverse has yet to confirm Nilou’s element, though we can see several blue jewels attached to her costume, which leads us to believe that she’s a hydro wielder. As a dancer and a potential hydro character, we wonder if she has some ties to Genshin Impact’s Fontaine, the nation known as the hub of culture and the arts, that’s also associated with hydro. Of course, this is pure speculation – we’ll have to wait and see.

What is Genshin Impact Nilou’s weapon?

Like her element, Hoyoverse has yet to confirm Nilou’s weapon. As she’s potentially a hydro dancer, we imagine she would suit a catalyst, which would allow her to dance as she attacks (similar to Genshin Impact’s Barbara), or perhaps a mobile weapon like the sword, allowing her a similar attack pattern to Genshin Impact’s Xingqiu. Once again, we don’t know anything for sure yet, so stay tuned as we’ll let you know as soon as more info comes out.

Genshin Impact Nilou stood on a stage

When is Genshin Impact Nilou’s banner?

We’re unsure of Genshin Impact Nilou’s release date, banner, or even whether she’s a four or five-star character at the moment. However, due to drip marketing, we doubt she’ll join the roster in version 3.0, so it’s likely she’ll become playable from version 3.1 onward, though we may meet her through quests before then.

What are Genshin Impact Nilou’s skills?

Once again, Hoyoverse is keeping its lips zipped when it comes to Nilou’s skills and role. We’ll update this guide as soon as we know more.

That’s everything we know about Genshin Impact’s Nilou so far. To kill some time before you can finally set out on your Sumeru adventure, check out our list of the best games like Genshin Impact.