Genshin Impact 3.1 is coming out at the end of September, with Cyno, Nilou and Candace making their debut. Amongst them, Nilou is probably the most hyped - she is a 5-star Hydro character who fights with dance moves. In this article, Gurugamer is going to reveal everything you need to know about the new Genshin Impact Nilou character.

Nilou's whole kit is based on MAX HP, just like the majority of Hydro DPS characters. Her ascension stat is HP%.


1. Nilou Normal Attack: Dance of the Bowstring Moon

  • 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.

2. Nilou Elemental Skill: Dance of the Seven Realms

Enters the Pirouette state, dealing Hydro DMG to nearby opponents based on Nilou’s 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 watery moon 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 watery moon.
  • Whirling Steps: Nilou unleashes a hurtling 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 or exits these states.

  • Pirouette Duration 10s
  • Lunar Prayer Duration 8s
  • Tranquility Aura Duration 12s
  • CD 18s

3. Nilou Elemental Burst: Dance of the Lotus - Distant Dreams, Listening Spring

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.

Nilou Burst

After an interval, opponents affected by Lingering Aeon will take Hydro DMG.

  • Energy cost: 70
  • Cooldown: 18s

4. Nilou Passive Talent

White Jade Lotus

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

Court of Dancing Petals

When all characters in the party are either Dendro or Hydro, and there is at least one Dendro and Hydro character, the flowery steps of Nilou’s Dance of the Seven Realms will grant all nearby characters the Golden Chalice’s Bounty for 30s.

Characters under the effect of Golden Chalice’s Bounty will have their Elemental Mastery increased by 60 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 a upper numerical limit with Dendro Cores. Bountiful Core DMG is considered DMG dealt by Dendro Cores produced by Bloom.

Dreamy Dance of Aeons

Each 1,000 points of Max HP above 30,000 will cause the DMG dealt by Bountiful Cores created by characters affected by Golden Chalice’s Bounty to increase by 8%. The maximum increase in Bountiful Core DMG that can be achieved this way is 300%.

5. Nilou Constellations


Dance of the Waning Moon

Dance of the Seven Realms will be enhanced as follows:

  • Watery moon DMG is increased by 65%.
  • The Tranquility Aura’s duration is extended by 6s.

The Starry Skies Their Flowers Rain

After characters affected by the Golden Chalice’s Bounty deal Hydro DMG to opponents, 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

Increases the Level of Dance of the Lotus: Distant Dreams, Listening Spring by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.

Fricative Pulse

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

Twirling Light

Increases the Level of Dance of the Seven Realms by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.

Frostbreaker’s Melody

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 is 30% and 60% respectively.

6. Nilou Talent Materials

So far only the names of the common materials have been revealed.

Level Up
Teachings of Praxis x3 Fungal Spores x6
Guide to Praxis x2 Luminescent Pollen x3
Guide to Praxis x4 Luminescent Pollen x4
Guide to Praxis x6 Luminescent Pollen x6
Guide to Praxis x9 Luminescent Pollen x9
Philosophies of Praxis x4 Crystalline Cyst Dust x4 Tears of the Calamitous God x1
Philosophies of Praxis x6 Crystalline Cyst Dust x6 Tears of the Calamitous God x1
Philosophies of Praxis x12 Crystalline Cyst Dust x9 Tears of the Calamitous God x2
Philosophies of Praxis x16 Crystalline Cyst Dust x12 Tears of the Calamitous God x2

7. Nilou Ascension Materials

Below are the ascension materials of Nilou. All of them are from Sumeru so players would not be able to pre-farm.

Ascension Phase Stone Boss
Phase 1 Varunada Lazurite Sliver x1 Padisarah x3 Fungal Spores x3
Phase 2 Varunada Lazurite Fragment x3 Perpetual Caliber x2 Padisarah x10 Fungal Spores x15
Phase 3 Varunada Lazurite Fragment x6 Perpetual Caliber x4 Padisarah x20 Luminescent Pollen x12
Phase 4 Varunada Lazurite Chunk x3 Perpetual Caliber x8 Padisarah x30 Luminescent Pollen x18
Phase 5 Varunada Lazurite Chunk x6 Perpetual Caliber x12 Padisarah x45 Crystalline Cyst Dust x12
Phase 6 Varunada Lazurite Gemstone x6 Perpetual Caliber x20 Padisarah x60 Crystalline Cyst Dust x24

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