Genshin Impact Nilou

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Is Nilou good in Genshin Impact?

Nilou is a playable 5-star female Hydro Sword character from Sumeru Region in Genshin Impact.

The release date of Genshin Impact Nilou was October 14, 2022, in Version 3.1. This ultimate guide introduces everything about Nilou: birthday, builds, rating, strengths and weaknesses, voice actors (English and other three languages), how to get Nilou, ascension materials, talents and skills, constellations (from C1 to C6), the best team combo for Nilou, weapons, and artifacts.

Genshin Impact Nilou Rating and Basic Info

Genshin Impact Nilou Information


5 Star


Medium Female


December 3rd


Lotos Somno
(Story Quest Chapter)




Zubayr Theater

Special Dish

Swirling Steps

Release Date

October 14, 2022, Version 3.1

Nilou​ Character Strengths and Weaknesses



Voice Actors for Nilou​ in Genshin Impact


Dani Chambers


Zisu Jiuyue (紫苏九月)


Kanemoto Hisako (金元寿子)


Chae Rim (채림)

How to Obtain Nilou in Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact Nilou is a 5-star character and a very prized one. She’s one of the characters in-game that can deliver massive damage. She debuts her wish banner with Albedo during the October 14, 2022 banner.

Wish on Nilou's Banner in Version 3.1

Nilou’s release date was October 14, 2022. Her banner, Twirling Lotus, runs from October 14 – November 1, 2022, along with three other female characters: Barbara, Beidou, and Xiangling.

Event Wish on Nilou's Banner in Twirling Lotus 2023

In 2023, you can still get the Genshin Impact Nilou character in the same Event Wish named Twirling Lotus, which is between April 12, 2023 – May 2, 2023. Another three Genshin Impact characters are also available in this wish: Kuki Shinobu, Dori
and Layla.

Genshin Impact Nilou Ascension Materials


1x Varunada Lazurite Sliver
3x Fungal Spores
3x Padisarah

Mora x 20000


3x Varunada Lazurite Fragment
15x Fungal Spores
10x Padisarah
2x Perpetual Caliber

Mora x 40000


6x Varunada Lazurite Fragment
12x Luminescent Pollen
20x Padisarah
4x Perpetual Caliber

Mora x 60000


3x Varunada Lazurite Chunk
18x Luminescent Pollen
30x Padisarah
8x Perpetual Caliber

Mora x 80000


6x Varunada Lazurite Chunk
12x Crystalline Cyst Dust
45x Padisarah
12x Perpetual Caliber

Mora x 100000


6x Varuanada Lazurite Gemstone
24x Crystalline Cyst Dust
60x Padisarah
20x Perpetual Caliber

Mora x 120000

Genshin Impact Nilou​ Talents (Skills)

Dance of Samser

Dance of Samser

Normal Attack

Normal Attack
Performs up to 3 consecutive sword strikes.

Charged Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to perform a twirling slash.

Plunging Attack
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Dance of Haftkarsvar

Dance of Haftkarsvar

Elemental Skill

Nilou will enter the Pirouette state, dealing Hydro DMG to nearby opponents based on her Max HP. While she is in the Pirouette state, Nilou’s Normal Attacks and Elemental Attacks will cause her to enter the Sword Dance and Whirling Steps stances respectively, causing DMG she deals to be converted to Hydro DMG that cannot be overridden and that is considered Elemental Skill DMG. In these stances, Nilou’s third dance step will end Pirouette, and has the following effects:

  • Sword Dance: unleashes a Luminous Illusion that deals Hydro DMG to opponents it touches and grants Nilou the Lunar Prayer effect. This effect converts Nilou’s Normal Attacks into Sword Dance techniques, and her final hit will unleash a Luminous Illusion.
  • Whirling Steps: Nilou unleashes a Whirling Water Wheel that deals AoE Hydro DMG and creates a Tranquility Aura that follows your active character around and applies Wet to opponents within its AoE.

Nilou is unable to perform Charged Attacks when under the effect of Pirouette or Lunar Prayer. These effects will be removed once she leaves the field.

Dance of Abzendegi: Distant Dreams, Listening Spring

Dance of Abzendegi: Distant Dreams, Listening Spring

Elemental Burst

Begins the dance of faraway dreams and springs that hear, causing a Lotus of Distant Waters to bloom, dealing AoE Hydro DMG based on Nilou’s Max HP and applying the Lingering Aeon effect to all opponents hit. After an interval, opponents affected by Lingering Aeon will take Hydro DMG.

Court of Dancing Petals

Court of Dancing Petals

1st Ascension Passive

When all characters in the party are all Dendro or Hydro, and there are at least one Dendro character and one Hydro character:
The completion of the third dance step of Nilou’s Dance of Haftkarsvar will grant all nearby characters the Golden Chalice’s Bounty for 30s.

Characters under the effect of Golden Chalice’s Bounty will increase the Elemental Mastery of all nearby characters by 100 for 10s whenever they are hit by Dendro attacks. Also, triggering the Bloom reaction will create Bountiful Cores instead of Dendro Cores.
Such Cores will burst very quickly after being created, and they have larger AoEs.

Bountiful Cores cannot trigger Hyperbloom or Burgeon, and they share an upper numerical limit with Dendro Cores. Bountiful Core DMG has considered DMG dealt by Dendro Cores produced by Bloom.
Should the party not meet the conditions for this Passive Talent, any existing Golden Chalice’s Bounty effects will be canceled.

Celestial Dome of Sand

Celestial Dome of Sand

4th Ascension Passive

Characters affected by the Prayer of the Crimson Crown caused by Sacred Rite: Wagtail’s Tide will deal 0.5% increased DMG to opponents for every 1,000 points of Candace’s Max HP when they deal Elemental DMG with their Normal Attacks.

White Jade Lotus

White Jade Lotus

Utility Passive

When Perfect Cooking is achieved on Food with Adventure-related effects, there is a 12% chance to obtain double the product.

Genshin Impact Nilou Constellations from C0 to C6

Dance of the Waning Moon

Dance of the Waning Moon

Constellation level 1

Dance of Haftkarsvar will be enhanced as follows:Luminous Illusion DMG is increased by 65%.
The Tranquility Aura’s duration is extended by 6s.

The Starry Skies Their Flowers Rain

The Starry Skies Their Flowers Rain

Constellation level 2

After characters affected by the Golden Chalice’s Bounty deal Hydro DMG to an opponent, that opponent’s Hydro RES will be decreased by 35% for 10s. After a triggered Bloom reaction deals DMG to opponents, their Dendro RES will be decreased by 35% for 10s.
You need to have unlocked the “Court of Dancing Petals” Talent.

Beguiling Shadowstep

Beguiling Shadowstep

Constellation level 3

Increases the Level of Dance of Abzendegi: Distant Dreams, Listening Spring by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Fricative Pulse

Fricative Pulse

Constellation level 4

After the third dance step of Dance of Haftkarsvar’s Pirouette hits opponents, Nilou will gain 15 Elemental Energy, and DMG from her Dance of Abzendegi: Distant Dreams, Listening Spring will be increased by 50% for 8s.

Twirling Light

Twirling Light

Constellation level 5

Increases the Level of Dance of Haftkarsvar by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Frostbreaker's Melody

Frostbreaker's Melody

Constellation level 6

For every 1,000 points of Max HP, Nilou’s CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG will increase by 0.6% and 1.2% respectively.
The maximum increase in CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG via this method is 30% and 60% respectively.

Best Genshin Impact Nilou​ Team Combo

Building a team for Candace will mostly depend on how you utilize her support capabilities. Here are the best team compo for Genshin Impact Candace.

Genshin Impact Nilou


Nilou will be the enabler in this team, focusing on spreading Hydro on-field to trigger multiple instances of Bloom.


Kokomi will build Elemental Mastery in case she triggers the Bloom’s reactions.

Dendro Traveler

Dendro Traveler can provide off-field Dendro application and can either serve as the Aura or Trigger for elemental reactions


Collei is good and both can be used together for extra Dendro application

Genehin Impact Nilou​ Builds

There are two ways to focus Nilou’s equipment: Bursting every rotation and Bursting every other rotation.

Often, the ideal weapons and artifacts will also change depending on whether Nilou will be taking Sword Stance or Ring Stance more often.

Luckily, the weapon selection is largely the same regardless of which strategy you choose to play with Nilou, forgiving of a few exceptions that are especially good when Bursting every rotation.

Best Genshin Impact Nilou​ Weapons

Charting an exact weapon hierarchy with Nilou is genuinely close to impossible, as different weapons get better or worse depending on how many Bloom reactions Nilou owns in a rotation.

Staff of the Scarlet Sands

Key of Khaj Nisut

Base ATK 542 | CRIT Rate 44.1%

Heat Haze at Horizon’s End

The equipping character gains 52% of their Elemental Mastery as bonus ATK. When an Elemental Skill hits opponents, the Dream of the Scarlet Sands effect will be gained for 10s: The equipping character will gain 28% of their Elemental Mastery as bonus ATK. Max 3 stacks.

Festering Desire​

Festering Desire

Base ATK 510 | Energy Recharge 45.9%

Undying Admiration

Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 32% and Elemental Skill CRIT Rate by 12%. A creepy straight sword that almost seems to yearn for life. It drips with a shriveling venom that could even corrupt a mighty dragon.

Xiphos' Moonlight

Xiphos' Moonlight

Base ATK 510 | Elemental Mastery 165

Whisper of the Jinn

The following effect will trigger every 10s: the equipping character will gain 0.072% Energy Recharge for each point of Elemental Mastery they possess for 12s, with nearby party members gaining 30% of this buff for the same duration. Multiple instances of this weapon can allow this buff to stack. This effect will still trigger even if the character is not on the field.

Primordial Jade-Cutter

Primordial Jade Cutter

Base ATK 542 | CRIT Rate 44.1%

Protector’s Virtue

HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder’s Max HP.



Base ATK 608 | Elemental Mastery 1

Revolutionary Chorale

A part of the “Millennial Movement” that wanders amidst the winds. Increases DMG by 10%. When the character wielding this weapon triggers Elemental Reactions, they gain a Sigil of Rebellion. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s and can be triggered even if said character is not on the field. When you possess 2 Sigils of Rebellion, all of them will be consumed and all nearby party members will obtain “Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance” for 12s. “Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance” increases Normal, Charged and Plunging Attack DMG by 16% and increases ATK by 20%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Rebellion for 20s. Of the many effects of the “Millennial Movement,” buffs of the same type will not stack.

Sacrificial Sword​

Sacrificial Sword

Base ATK 454 | Energy Recharge 61.3%


After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 80% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 16s.

Favonius Sword

Favonius Sword

Base ATK 454 |Energy Recharge 61.3%


CRIT Hits have a 60%-100% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12-6s.

Iron Sting

Iron Sting

Base ATK 510 | Elemental Mastery 165

Infusion Stinger

Dealing Elemental DMG increases all DMG by 6-12% for 6s. Max 2 stacks. Can occur once every 1s.

Sapwood Blade

Sapwood Blade

Base ATK 565 | Energy Recharge 30.6%

Forest Sanctuary

After triggering Burning, Quicken, Aggravate, Spread, Bloom, Hyperbloom, or Burgeon, a Leaf of Consciousness will be created around the character for a maximum of 10s. When picked up, the Leaf will grant the character 120 Elemental Mastery for 12s. Only 1 Leaf can be generated this way every 20s. This effect can still be triggered if the character is not on the field. The Leaf of Consciousness’ effect cannot stack.

Best Genshin Impact Nilou​ Artifacts

The main stats on your artifacts should be the following:
Sands: Energy Recharge or HP
Goblet: HP
Circlet: HP
The bonuses that Nilou gets from HP for Bloom reactions outweighs the damage potential of Crit builds by a good margin. It really is safe to just dump as much HP as humanly possible into Nilou. You do not need an Energy Recharge Sands if you are not Bursting every rotation or if Nilou is equipping an Energy Recharge Weapon.

There is no special 4-piece set for Nilou, which means our main options are mixing and matching 2pc artifact sets that simply have the best substats. Decide if you are building ER for Nilou’s burst first, then prioritize HP before any other stat.

If you prefer a 4-piece set, for some reason, these are the only two options:
Gilded Dreams (in teams with two non-Hydro)
Emblem of Severed Fate (Burst Every Rotation only)

Otherwise, choose two piece sets between:
Tenacity of the Millelith (+20% HP)
Heart of Depths (+15% Hydro Damage)
Gilded Dreams (+80 Elemental Mastery)
Wanderer’s Troupe (+80 Elemental Mastery)
Emblem of Severed Fate (+20% Energy Recharge)

Noblesse Oblige​

Deepwood set

  • 2-piece effect: Elemental Burst DMG +20%
  • 4-piece effect (Recommended): Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
Emblem of Severed Fate

Vourukasha's Glow

  • 2-piece effect: Energy Recharge +20%.
  • 4-piece effect: Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way..
Tenacity of the Millelith

Tenacity of the Millelith

  • 2-piece effect: HP +20%.
  • 4-piece effect: When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the ATK of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and their Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s. This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using this artifact set is not on the field.

The difference between 2pc sets is minimal, so if you can”t get another 4pc set together, just use the artifacts with the best substats, though 4pc Noblesse Oblige is about 8-10% better than any 2pc combination one can throw together, thanks to Candace’s high Energy Recharge stat.

If you’re not focusing on raw damage, then it’s okay to opt for these 4-star artifacts, as they still provide valuable utility for the team. Instructor makes the team’s elemental reactions stronger, Exile gives energy to your team, and the 5-star Noblesse Oblige set is the trademark support set. Almost any team can benefit from a 4pc Noblesse Obliger-wielder.

Genshin Impact Playable Characters Lists

Genshin Impact Platforms

Right now, Genshin Impact is free to download and play on various platforms including PC, iOS, Android, and PlayStation 4 and 5.

The cross-platform save and play is also supported. 

The Nintendo Switch version is still under development with a tailer video released.

It’s not available for playing on other computer or console platforms, such as Mac, Steam, or Xbox.

Google Play

App Store


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