Nilou is a 5-star Hydro Sword Character in Genshin Impact. She is going to debut in the 3.1 version of Genshin Impact, where the desert portion of Sumeru is unlocked. Overall, Nilou is a Hydro sword-user who can play both DPS and support roles on Bloom teams specifically, thanks to her unique Skill that allows for varying playstyles.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase how to farm materials for Genshin Impact Nilou. By pre-farming her mats, players would be able to use Nilou right away after getting her from the gacha.

Nilou Build
Nilou is a Bloom DPS

Nilou Ascension Material

All materials to ascend Nilou are currently available.

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

Varunada Lazurite

Varunada Lazurites are gemstones of varying quality used in the ascension of characters.

Genshin Impact Where To Get Varunada Lazurite
Hydro ascension materials in Genshin Impact

Players can get them by doing the following:

  • Beat the following Normal Bosses: Aeonblight Drake, Hydro Hypostasis, Primo Geovishap, Rhodeia of Loch
  • Beat the following Weekly Bosses: Beneath the Dragon-Queller, Confront Stormterror, Enter the Golden House
  • Alternatively, players can also get them from either Souvenir Shop or Alchemy

Perpetual Caliber

Players can get 1-3 Perpetual Caliber from defeating the Aeonblight Drake, a Normal Boss challenge found in Ardravi Valley, Sumeru.

Genshin Impact How To Get Perpetual Caliber
Perpetual Caliber boss in Genshin Impact

Players will need x46 Perpetual Caliber for Lv. 90 Nilou, which requires quite a few runs.


Padisarahs grow around the plots of Pardis Dhyai, The Palace of Alcazarzaray, and Sumeru City, as well as the area around Vanarana with a few ones near Vissudha Field.

Padisarah farming route

Additionally, Dana in Pardis Dhyai gives 4 Padisarahs after following a certain dialogue branch for the first time. Jut, an NPC in the Grand Bazaar in Sumeru City, also sells 5 Padisarah with a 3-days refresh.

Fungai Spores

Players can find a lot of fungi in Sumeru's rainforest areas, especially near cliffs, trees and water bodies. These enemies drop two types of common materials when defeated, Fungal Spores and Fungal Cores. Prepare to farm this material a lot, as the Dendro Archon needs ton of them for both ascension and talent.

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Fungai spores locations

Sumeru Fungi population is high, but if you are looking for extra Fungal Spore, we recommend visiting the Underground Mines of the Chasm.

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

Praxis series

Praxis Books are Talent Level-Up Materials used to increase the level of Sumeru Characters' Talents. Players can obtain them from Steeple of Ignorance (Wednesday/Saturday/Sunday)

Tears of the Calamitous God

Tears of the Calamitous God is a Talent Level-Up Material used when leveling certain Combat Talents beyond base Level 6. Players can get them by beating the level 70+ weekly boss End of the Oneiric Euthymia.

Genshin Impact Boss Raiden Shogun
Genshin Impact Boss Raiden Shogun

Which talents should you level on Nilou?

It is highly recommended to get Nilou to level 90 to boost her base HP pool as high as possible, as well as to enable her Blooms to have the highest possible level scaling for base damage. Players should focus on Nilou's skill - her Burst can be neglected entirely and her Normal Attacks are the only talents that use her ATK stat.

Genshin Impact Nilou
Nilou is actually a pretty easy-to-build character - players don't even need all her materials.

Literally every part of Nilou's kit scales based on her MAX HP. Therefore, building artifacts for her is pretty straightforward - players only need to stack as many HP% bonus pieces as possible, which makes farming easier.

In general the best option is 2-PC Tenacity of the Milleleth for the 20 HP%, with any of the following 2-sets: 2-PC Gilded Dreams, 2-PC Heart of Depth, 2-PC Noblesse. 4-PC Deepwood Memories is also an option for the Dendro RES Shred.

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