Nahida and Baizhu are two 5-star Dendro characters who will have a banner in Genshin Impact 3.6. Nahida will be available in the first phase of the banner, while Baizhu can be summoned during the second phase. Whales who spend a lot of money will not have any difficulty obtaining both characters. However, those who are free-to-play or have a limited budget must choose carefully since they will not have many Intertwined Fates or Primogems to use, unless they save up a lot through several updates.

For the average player, Nahida is likely to be a better investment. This is not to say that Baizhu is not good, but the Dendro Archon is one of the best characters in the entire game. Therefore, players should consider their options before spending their resources to obtain either character.

Why players should invest on Nahida over Baizhu

Nahida and Baizhu are both Dendro Catalysts, making it pointless to compare their Normal, Charged, or Plunging Attacks since they are the same. However, their other abilities are entirely different, particularly in the roles they play, which sets them apart.

Nahida Genshin Impact
The Dendro archon gets a rerun fairly early, while Eula's rerun is still nowhere to be seen.

Nahida has several advantages that make her an excellent character in Genshin Impact:

  • Since her introduction, she has been one of the most frequently used characters in the Spiral Abyss.
  • She deals excellent damage overall.
  • Her Elemental Skill is simple to use and can hit multiple enemies at once.
  • Her Elemental Burst has a long range, and it only costs 50 Energy.
  • She can easily trigger Dendro from almost anywhere on the battlefield.
  • She excels both on the field and off the field, helping her team deal more damage by increasing their Elemental Mastery.
  • Her Constellations may be more desirable than summoning a new character.

In conclusion, Nahida is an outstanding character in Genshin Impact, with many strengths that make her a valuable addition to any team.

Genshin Impact Baizhu Card 1
Baizhu's kit is nowhere near as versatile.

In comparison, Baizhu has the following to offer:

  • His Elemental Skill, Burst, and one of his Passives provide healing to the entire party.
  • His Elemental Burst also provides a weak shield to the party.
  • One of his Passives can boost the team's damage based on his Max HP.
  • He works better with Everlasting Moonglow (if you didn't get Kokomi) and HP-based artifacts that you may already have.
  • Some players might prefer to get new characters rather than obtaining C1 of an older unit.

Both Nahida and Baizhu are good characters, but the Dendro Archon is more useful in general content.

Baizhu's weaknesses

There aren't many characters in Genshin Impact that can surpass the Dendro Archon, and Baizhu faces a few challenges that make it difficult to recommend him over Nahida. These issues include:

  • High Energy Cost: His Elemental Burst requires 80 Energy, which is a lot in Genshin Impact.
  • Elemental Burst Cooldown: Although his Elemental Burst lasts for only 14 seconds, it has a cooldown of 20 seconds.
  • Limited Dendro application: Compared to the Dendro Archon, Baizhu's Dendro application isn't as seamless to use.
  • Fairly low damage: Baizhu's damage is also relatively low, and he uses split scaling, meaning that to get better heals, you need to build for HP.
  • Uncertain role in the meta: His full relevance in the meta is yet to be realized, whereas the Dendro Archon is one of the best characters in the entire game.

In Genshin Impact 3.6, obtaining either character would benefit a player's account. However, it's more critical to prioritize getting Nahida in the first phase than Baizhu in the second half.

Baizhu Ascension Materials

Most of Baizhu's materials are available for farming and players can pre-farm them right now if they plan to pull for him.

Ascension Phase Stone Boss
Phase 1 Nagadus Emerald Sliver x1 Violet Grass x3 Fungal Spores x3 20000
Phase 2 Nagadus Emerald Fragment x3 Evergloom Ring x2 Violet Grass x10 Fungal Spores x15 40000
Phase 3 Nagadus Emerald Fragment x6 Evergloom Ring x4 Violet Grass x20 Luminescent Pollen x12 60000
Phase 4 Nagadus Emerald Chunk x3 Evergloom Ring x8 Violet Grass x30 Luminescent Pollen x18 80000
Phase 5 Nagadus Emerald Chunk x6 Evergloom Ring x12 Violet Grass x45 Crystalline Cyst Dust x12 100000
Phase 6 Nagadus Emerald Gemstone x6 Evergloom Ring x20 Violet Grass x60 Crystalline Cyst Dust x24 120000

Genshin Impact Baizhu Talent Materials

Level Up
Mora Special
Teachings of Gold x3 Fungal Spores x6 12500
Guide to Gold x2 Luminescent Pollen x3 17500
Guide to Gold x4 Luminescent Pollen x4 25000
Guide to Gold x6 Luminescent Pollen x6 30000
Guide to Gold x9 Luminescent Pollen x9 37500
Philosophies of Gold x4 Crystalline Cyst Dust x4 New boss material x1 120000
Philosophies of Gold x6 Crystalline Cyst Dust x6 New boss material x1 260000
Philosophies of Gold x12 Crystalline Cyst Dust x9 New boss material x2 450000
Philosophies of Gold x16 Crystalline Cyst Dust x12 New boss material x2 700000 Crown of Insight x1

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