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Genshin Impact Tighnari build

Our Genshin Impact Tighnari build guide teaches you all about the five-star dendro forest ranger's skills, weapons, artifacts, and more.

Genshin Impact Tighnari looking over his shoulder as he writes in a journal

Genshin Impact’s Tighnari is an intuitive forest ranger, and a five-star dendro bow wielder. 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 his best build, team comps, weapons, and more.

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Here’s everything in our Genshin Impact Tighnari build:

What’s the best Genshin Impact Tighnari build?

Best weapon Hunter’s Path
Weapon substitutes
  • Aqua Simulacra
  • Polar Star
  • Prototype Crescent
  • Viridescent Hunt
  • Slingshot
Best artifact set Deepwood Memories
Artifact substitutes
  • Wanderer’s Troupe
  • Gilded Dreams
Main stats
  • Sands: attack%/elemental mastery
  • Goblet: dendro damage bonus
  • Circlet: crit rate/damage
Sub stats
  • Crit damage/rate
  • Attack%
  • Elemental mastery

Tighnari is a five-star dendro bow-wielder who acts as a unique combination of quickswap DPS and enabler. He excels best in quicken teams, in which his dendro application contributes to triggering spread and aggravate reactions.

Tighnari’s best weapon is Hunter’s Path, and his best artifact set is Deepwood Memories. When picking artifacts for him, you should focus on boosting his attack%, crit, and elemental mastery.

When leveling up Tighnari’s skill you shoul prioritize his normal attack, then his elemental burst. You can leave his elemental skill until last, as it’s not as important as the other two.

We recommend getting Tighnari to level 90, as it significantly boosts the damage he deals with spread reactions.

Tighnari offers both high damage and very low field time for an on-field DPS character, making him great for quickswap teams. He has good range with both his burst and charged attacks, can make full use of the spread reaction, and shines brightest as a quickswap DPS or enabler in quicken teams, especially when you’re facing bosses.

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How to use Tighnari

Tighnari’s playstyle is built around quick bursts of predominantly single-target damage, allowing you to switch out to an electro DPS to keep the reactions coming.

In combat, his charged attack is the main focus of his kit. Like Genshin Impact’s Ganyu, it has two stages of charging. The first stage deals decent dendro damage, however, you should aim to charge his normal attack to stage two, as it deals far more damage.

The second charge of his normal attack transforms into a Wreath Arrow that deals standard dendro damage on hit, then generates four additional Wreath Arrows that home in on enemies and deal four more instances of dendro damage.

The main issue with this far more powerful version of his normal attack takes quite some time to charge – but the rest of his kit does much to combat this.

With his elemental skill, Tighnari throws a Vijnana Stormheart, which deals AoE dendro damage and creates a field that temporarily taunts and blinds enemies. But the most important part of this skill is that it grants him the Vijnana Suffusion effect for 12 seconds, which dramatically reduces the amount of time it takes for you to charge up his next three charged attacks.

Then there’s his burst, which is a pretty easy concept to grasp. Hit the burst button, and he fires off six projectiles that each home in on the enemy and deal instances of dendro damage. It has a low cooldown and low energy cost, and has no real caveats.

In general, the only thing you need to remember when playing Tighnari is to use his skill before you use his charged shots. Beyond that, it’s up to you.

What’s the best weapon for Genshin Impact’s Tighnari?

Hunter’s Path is Tighnari’s five-star signature weapon. 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, Prototype Crescent at R5 is his best four-star option when its passive is active. However, keeping its passive up can be tricky and depends on what enemies you’re facing. Instead, you can also go with Viridescent Hunt as a strong stat-stick, or the three-star Slingshot for a truly free-to-play option that fairs surprisingly well.

Weapon Effect How to obtain
Hunter’s Path Base stat: 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
Gacha
Aqua Simulacra Base stat: 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
Gacha
Polar Star Base stat: crit rate
Skill:
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%
Gacha
Prototype Crescent Base stat: attack
Skill: charged attack hits on weak points increase movement speed by 10% and attack by 3o% for ten seconds
Forge via blacksmith
Viridescent Hunt Base stat: crit rate
Skill: upon hit, normal and aimed shot attacks have a 50% chance to generate a cyclone which continuously attracts surrounding opponents, dealing 40% of attack as damage to them every 0.5 seconds for four seconds. This effect can only occur once every 14 seconds
Battle Pass reward
Slingshot Base stat: crit rate
Skill: if normal or charged attacks hit opponents within 0.3 seconds of being fired, the wielder’s damage increases by 36%. Otherwise, damage decreases by 10%
Gacha

What are the best artifacts for Genshin Impact’s Tighnari?

The best artifact set for Tighnari depends on how you want to use him. If you 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

Artifact stat recommendations

Main stats: 

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

Sub-stats: 

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

Genshin Impact Tighnari with a green crystalfly glowing above his hand

What are the best Genshin Impact Tighnari team comps?

While Tighnari can slot into many teams that capitalise on dendro elemental reactions such as burning or bloom, he is best suited to aggravate teams that can make the most of his catalyse potential.

Tighnari’s aggravate teams generally revolve around double dendro or double electro to boost energy generation – or you can do both double dendro and double electro. Alternatively, the fourth slot should go to a character that can offer high utility, be it grouping, buffing, shielding, or healing. You should also avoid characters who apply a high amount of pyro or hydro as they can interfere with those all-important catalyse reactions.

Here are some examples of strong Tighnari team comps. Click on the icons in the table below to open their build guide in a new tab.

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Tighnari Kazuha Fischl Kuki
Tighnari Zhongli Yae Miko Fischl
Tighnari Zhongli Nahida Kuki
Tighnari Yae Miko Fischl Yaoyao
Tighnari Collei Fischl Bennett
Tighnari Zhongli Albedo Kuki

What are Tighnari’s abilities?

Here are all of Tighnari’s abilities and passive skills.

Active abilities:

Skill Effect
Normal attack: Khanda Barrier-Buster Normal: perform up to four consecutive shots with a bow
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. At charge level one, fire an arrow carrying the power of flora, dealing dendro damage. At 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
Plunge: fire off a shower of arrows in mid-air, before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE damage on impact
Elemental skill: 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
Elemental burst: Fashioner’s Tanglevine Shaft 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

Passive skills:

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 are 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
C3: Fortunes Read Amongst the Branches Increases the level of Fashioner’s Tanglevine Shaft by three
C4: Withering Glimpsed in the Leaves When you unleash Fashioner’s Tanglevine Shaft, 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 increases by an additional 60, and the buff stat’s duration refreshes
C5: Comprehension Amidst the Flowers Increases the level of Vijana-Phala Mine by three
C6: Karma Adjudged from the Leaden Fruit Wreath Arrow’s charging time decreases by 0.9 seconds, and produces one additional Clusterbloom Arrow on hit

What are Tighnari’s ascension materials?

In order to ascend Tighnari, you need the following materials.

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

Here’s where to get all of Tighnari’s ascension materials:

  • Nagadus emeralds – drops from normal and weekly bosses
  • Nilotpala lotuses – found floating on water in the forests of Sumeru
  • Fungal spores / luminescent pollen / crystalline cyst dust – drops from fungi enemies in Sumeru
  • Majestic hooked beaks – drops from the Jadeplume Terrorshroom normal boss in Sumeru

Genshin Impact Tighnari touching his ear and looking up thoughtfully

What are Tighnari’s talent materials?

You can upgrade Tighnari’s normal attack, elemental skill, and elemental burst each to level ten. Here are all the materials you need to get one of Tighnari’s talents to max level.

Level Mora Materials
Two 12.5k Six fungal spores, three teachings of admonition
Three 17.5k Three luminescent pollen, two guide to admonition
Four 25k Four luminescent pollen, four guide to admonition
Five 30k Six luminescent pollen, six guide to admonition
Six 37.5k Nine luminescent pollen, nine guide to admonition
Seven 120k Four crystalline cyst dust, four philosophies of admonition, one the meaning of aeons
Eight 260k Six crystalline cyst dust, six philosophies of admonition, one the meaning of aeons
Nine 450k Nine crystalline cyst dust, 12 philosophies of admonition, two the meaning of aeons
Ten 700k 12 crystalline cyst dust, 16 philosophies of admonition, two the meaning of aeons, one crown of insight

Here’s where to get each of Tighnari’s talent materials:

  • Fungal spores / luminescent pollen / crystalline cyst dust – drops from fungi enemies in Sumeru
  • Admonition talent books – rewards from the Steeple of Ignorance domains on Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays
  • The meaning of aeons – drops from the Raiden Shogun weekly boss in Inazuma

Talent priority

When leveling up Tighnari’s talents, we recommend prioritizing the following:

  • Normal attack > elemental burst >> elemental skill

That’s it for our Genshin Impact Tighnari build guide. If you fancy a holiday away from Teyvat, hop aboard the Astral Express with our Honkai Star Rail update, Honkai Star Rail banner, and Honkai Star Rail codes guides, and familiarise yourself with the best Honkai-tonks through our Honkai Star Rail tier list.