Genshin Impact Tighnari build

If you go down to the woods today, be sure to take dendro bow wielder, Genshin Impact's Tighnari! Find out about his best build, skills, and more, right here

Genshin Impact Tighnari among flowers

Genshin Impact’s Tighnari is an intuitive forest ranger, and a five-star dendro bow wielder. As the first five-star dendro character, he has a unique kit with the ability to temporarily disorientate his enemies and inflict dendro from afar. So let’s take a look at this nature-loving scholar, as we dive into the best Genshin Tighnari build, including skills, weapons, artifacts, and more.

Of course, Tighnari isn’t the only character from Genshin Impact’s Sumeru, with Genshin Impact’s ColleiGenshin Impact’s Dori, Genshin Impact’s Candace, and more also joining the ranks. You can find out all about them, along with info on Genshin Impact’s next banner, right here on Pocket Tactics.

Genshin Impact Tighnari

Genshin Impact Tighnari

Who is Genshin Impact’s Tighnari?

Tighnari is the lead ranger of the Dawson rainforest and is responsible for both maintaining the land’s ecology and ensuring the safety of anyone who enters it. As is befitting for the nation of scholars, he is extremely knowledgeable in his area and is certainly the type of person you want around during a hefty expedition due to his vast understanding of the flora and fauna around him.

Tighnari is a five-star dendro bow wielder whose kit seems similar to that of Genshin Impact’s Ganyu, meaning he’ll likely excel as a DPS or sub-DPS.

What’s the best Genshin Impact Tighnari build?

Genshin Impact’s Tighnari is a dendro bow wielder, capable of sniping enemies from a wide range with powerful charged shots. He has amazing dendro application through most of his moves, with great AoE options, and deals high single-target damage. Tighnari’s elemental burst is also very strong, and has low burst cost, meaning you can use it more frequently.

He relies heavily on his level two charged attacks which take some time to wind up and may take a little getting used to. However, he’s a powerful DPS, and also makes for a brilliant sub-DPS with high utility.

What are Genshin Impact Tighnari’s skills?

Here are all the details we currently know about Tighnari’s skills.

Tighnari normal attacks

Skill Effect
Khanda Barrier-Buster (normal attack) Perform up to four consecutive shots with a bow
Khanda Barrier-Buster (charged) Perform a more precise aimed shot with increased damage. While aiming, the power of dendro accumulates on the arrowhead There are two different levels of charge.
Charge level one: fire an arrow carrying the power of flora, dealing dendro damage
Charge level two: fire a Wreath Arrow that deals dendro damage. Upon hit, the Wreath Arrow creates four Clusterbloom Arrows that track nearby enemies and deal dendro damage on hit
Khanda Barrier-Buster (plunge) Fire off a shower of arrows in mid-air, before fallinf and striking the ground, dealing AoE damage on impact

Tighnari elemental skill

Skill Effect
Vijnana-Phala Mine Throw a Vijanana Stormheart ahead, dealing AoE dendro damage and creating a Vijnana-Khanda field that inflicts enemies in range with confusion. Tighnari also gains the Vijnana Penetrator effect, decreasing the next Wreath Arrow’s charge time by 1.5 seconds. This effect dissipates once the skill duration ends, or after you fire three Wreath Arrows

Tighnari elemental burst

Skill Effect
Fashioner’s Tanglevine Shaft (elemental burst) Combine the power of all seeds to fire six Tanglevine Shafts that track opponents, dealing dendro damage. Upon hit, the Tanglevine Shafts create a secondary wave of Tanglevine Shafts that can also track opponents and deal dendro damage on hit

Tighnari passive

Skill Effect
Keen Sight After Tighnari fires a wreath arrow, his elemental mastery increases by 50 for four seconds
Scholarly Blade For every point of elemental mastery Tighnari possesses, his charged attack and elemental burst damage increase by 0.06%. Maximum damage bonus is 60%
Encyclopaedic Knowledge Displays the location of nearby resources unique to Sumeru on the minimap

What’s the best Genshin Tighnari weapon?

Hunter’s Path is a five-star bow released alongside Tighnari. It’s easily his best in show, and its skill and stats are perfectly tailored to his kit. Aqua Simulacra and Polar Star are also brilliant five star options for him.

Alternatively, The Stringless is a great four-star substitute, as it boosts Tighnari’s elemental mastery, and burst and skill damage.

Weapon Effect How to obtain
Hunter’s Path Bonus effect: +crit rate
Skill: gain 12% bonus to all elemental damage, and gain the Tireless Hunt effect after hitting an opponent with a charged attack. This effect increases charged attack damage by 150% of elemental master. The effect expires after 12 charged attacks or ten second. You can only obtain one instance of Tireless Hunt every 12 seconds
Aqua Simulacra Bonus effect: +crit damage%
Skill: increases HP by 16%. When there are opponents nearby, Tighnari’s damage increases by 20%. This takes effect whether the character is on-field or not
Polar Star Bonus effect: +crit rate%
increases elemental skill and elemental burst damage by 12%. After a normal attack, charged attack, elemental skill, or elemental burst hits an enemy, gain one stack of Ashen Nightstar for 12 seconds. When 1/2/3/4 stacks of Ashen Nightstar are present, Tighnari’s attack increases by 10/20/30/48%
The Stringless Bonus effect: +elemental mastery
Skill: increases elemental skill and elemental burst damage by 24%

What are the best Genshin Tighnari artifacts?

The best artifact set for Tighnari depends on how you want to use him. If you plan on making him your main DPS and have no other dendro characters on your team, Deepwood Memories is the best choice.

However, if you have another dendro character with Deepwood Memories equipped on your team, you can go for a more charge-attack focused build for Tighnari with Wanderer’s Troupe, which helps you spread elemental reactions.

Alternatively, you can build Tighnari with Gilded Dreams for a more elemental reaction heavy build, making the most of his dendro application. With this build, you should ensure that you have other characters capable of applying hydro, pyro, or electro damage.

Artifacts Effect How to obtain
Deepwood Memories Two equipped: dendro damage bonus +15%
Four equipped: after elemental skills or bursts hit opponents, the targets’ dendro resistance is decreased by 30% for eight seconds. This effect can be triggered even if the equipping character is not on the field
Spire of Solitary Enlightenment domain, near Gandha Hill in Sumeru
Wanderer’s Troupe Two equipped: elemental mastery +80
Four equipped: increases charged attack damage by 35% if the character equipped with Wanderer’s Troupe uses a catalyst or a bow.
World bosses, weekly bosses, or the Wanderer’s Troupe artifact strongbox
Gilded Dreams Two equipped: elemental mastery +80
Four equipped: within eight seconds of triggering an elemental reaction, Tighnari obtains buffs based on the elemental type of his other party members. Attack increases by 14% for each member whose elemental type is the same as his, and his elemental mastery increases by 50 for every different elemental type. Each of the buffs count up to three characters. This effect can trigger once every eight seconds, even when Tighnari isn’t on the field
Spire of Solitary Enlightenment domain, near Gandha Hill in Sumeru

Tighnari artifact stat and sub-stat recommendations

Main stats: 

  • Sands: attack percentage or elemental mastery
  • Goblet: dendro damage bonus
  • Circlet: crit rate or crit damage


  • Crit damage/crit rate (try to maintain a 2:1 ratio)
  • Attack percentage
  • Elemental mastery

Genshin Impact Tighnari touching his ear and looking up thoughtfully

What are Genshin Tighnari’s ascension materials?

In order to ascend Tighnari, you need the following materials. Read on to see where to find each of the new drops.

Level Mora Ascension materials
20+ 20,000 One nagadus emerald sliver, three fungal spores, three nilotpala lotus
40+ 40,000 Three nagadus emerald fragment, 15 fungal spores, ten nilotpala lotus, two majestic hooked beak
50+ 60,000 Six nagadus emerald fragment, 12 luminescent pollen, 20 nilotpala lotus, four majestic hooked beak
60+ 80,000 Three nagadus emerald chunk, 18 luminescent pollen, 30 nilotpala lotus, eight majestic hooked beak
70+ 100,000 Six nagadus emerald chunk, 12 crystalline cyst dust, 45 nilotpala lotus, 12 majestic hooked beak
80+ 120.000 Six nagadus emerald gemstone, 24 crystalline cyst dust, 60 nilotpala lotus, 20 majestic hooked beak

Tighnari’s talent level-up materials include fungal spores, luminescent pollen, and crystalline cyst dust, along with the new Admonition talent books and Genshin Impact Raiden weekly boss drop, The Meaning of Aeons.

Here’s where to get all the materials you need:

  • Nagadus emeralds and majestic hooked beaks are dropped by the new Sumeru world boss, Jadeplume Terrorshroom
  • Fungal spores, luminescent pollen, and crystalline cyst dust are dropped by Sumeru fungi enemies
  • Nilotpala lotus can be picked around water bodies in Sumeru
  • Admonation talent books come from the Domain of Mastery: Full Moon in Sumeru

What are Genshin Tighnari’s constellations?

Gaining more than one copy of Tighnari allows you to unlock his constellations, each of which offers a unique bonus.

Constellation Effect
C1 – Beginnings Determined at the Roots Increases Tighnari’s charged attack crit rate by 15%
C2 – Origins Known From the Stem When there are opponents within the Vijana-Khanda Field created by Vijnana-Phala Mine, Tighnari gains 20% dendro damage bonus. The effect lasts up to six seconds if the field’s duration ends or if it no longer has opponents in it
Fortunes Read Amongst the Branches Increases the level of Fashioner’s Tanglevine Shaft by three
Withering Glimpsed in the Leaves When Fashioner’s Tanglevine Shaft is unleashed, all party members gain 60 elemental mastery for eight seconds. If the Fashioner’s Tanglevine Shaft triggers a burning, bloom, aggravate, or spread reaction, their elemental mastery is further increased by 60, and the buff stat’s duration is refreshed
Comprehension Amidst the Flowers Increases the level of Vijana-Phala Mine by three
Karma Adjudged from the Leaden Fruit Wreath Arrow’s charging time is decreased by 0.9 seconds, and produces one additional Clusterbloom Arrow on hit

That’s it for our Genshin Impact Tighnari build guide. To find out where all the characters rank, head over to our Genshin Impact tier list. Or check out our Tower of Fantasy characters guide to explore a different open world adventure.