Best Nahida Genshin Impact build: Artifacts, weapons, more

Cassidy Stephenson
Nahida sitting in Genshin Impact

With Nahida’s rerun banner coming up, Genshin Impact players should consider pulling for the character. Here’s everything you need to know to effectively build her.

As Lesser Lord Kusanali, Nahida is a powerful Dendro character who was freed from the Sanctuary of Surasthana. Some of Nahida’s strengths include her excellent off-field damage and her Elemental Mastery bonus through her Elemental Burst.

You can have a chance to pull for Nahida from January 31, 2024, to February 20, 2024, alongside 4-star units Gaming, Noelle, and Faruzan.

If you’re hoping to acquire your first Nahida or more Constellations, keep reading to learn the Artifacts and weapon you should choose.


Nahida abilities in Genshin Impact

Nahida Genshin Impact
Nahida plays off of Dehya’s kit perfectly

Normal Attack: Akara

  • Normal Attack: Performs up to four attacks that deal Dendro damage to opponents in front of her.
  • Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of stamina to deal AoE Dendro damage to opponents in front of her after a short casting time.
  • Plunging Attack: Calling upon the might of Dendro, Nahida plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all opponents in her path. Deals AoE Dendro damage upon impact with the ground.

Elemental Skill: All Schemes to Know

Sends forth karmic bonds of wood and tree from her side, dealing AoE Dendro DMG and marking up to 8 opponents hit with the Seed of Skandha.
When held, this skill will trigger differently.

Enters Aiming Mode, which will allow you to select a limited number of opponents within a limited area. During this time, Nahida’s resistance to interruption will be increased.

When released, this skill deals Dendro DMG to these opponents and marks them with the Seed of Skandha.

Aiming Mode will last up to 5s and can select a maximum of 8 opponents.

Seed of Skandha
Opponents who have been marked by the Seed of Skandha will be linked to one another up til a certain distance.

After you trigger Elemental Reactions on opponents who are affected by the Seeds of Skandha or when they take DMG from Dendro Cores (including Burgeon and Hyperbloom DMG), Nahida will unleash Tri-Karma Purification on the opponents and all connected opponents, dealing Dendro DMG based on her ATK and Elemental Mastery.

You can trigger at most 1 Tri-Karma Purification within a short period of time.

Elemental Burst: Illusory Heart

Manifests the Court of Dreams and expands the Shrine of Maya. When the Shrine of Maya field is unleashed, the following effects will be separately unleashed based on the Elemental Types present within the party.

  • Pyro: While Nahida remains within the Shrine of Maya, the DMG dealt by Tri-Karma Purification from “All Schemes to Know” is increased.
  • Electro: While Nahida remains within the Shrine of Maya, the interval between each Tri-Karma Purification from “All Schemes to Know” is decreased.
  • Hydro: The Shrine of Maya’s duration is increased.

If there are at least 2 party members of the aforementioned Elemental Types present when the field is deployed, the aforementioned effects will be increased further.

Even if Nahida is not on the field, these bonuses will still take effect so long as party members are within the Shrine of Maya.

Nahida Constellations

Nahida's Constellations in Genshin Impact

Lucky enough to get multiple copies of Nahida? Here are what buffs you can expect from her Constellations:

  • Level One – The Seed of Stored Knowledge: When the Shrine of Maya is unleashed and the Elemental Types of the party members are being tabulated, the count will add 1 to the number of Pyro, Electro, and Hydro Characters respectively
  • Level Two – The Root of All Fullness: Opponents that are marked by Seeds of Skandha applied by Nahida herself will be affected by the following effects:
    • Burning, Bloom, Hyperbloom, and Burgeon Reaction DMG can score CRIT Hits. CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG are fixed at 20% and 100% respectively.
    • Within 8s of being affected by Quicken, Aggravate, Spread, DEF is decreased by 30%.
  • Level Three – The Shoot of Conscious Attainment: Increases the Level of All Schemes to Know by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Level Four – The Stem of Manifest Inference: When 1/2/3/(4 or more) nearby opponents are affected by All Schemes to Know‘s Seeds of Skandha, Nahida’s Elemental Mastery will be increased by 100/120/140/160.
  • Level Five – The Leaves of Enlightening Speech: Increases the Level of Illusory Heart by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Level Six – The Fruit of Reason’s Culmination: When Nahida hits an opponent affected by All Schemes to Know‘s Seeds of Skandha with Normal or Charged Attacks after unleashing Illusory Heart, she will use Tri-Karma Purification: Karmic Oblivion on this opponent and all connected opponents, dealing Dendro DMG based on 200% of Nahida’s ATK and 400% of her Elemental Mastery.
    • DMG dealt by Tri-Karma Purification: Karmic Oblivion is considered Elemental Skill DMG and can be triggered once every 0.2s.
    • This effect can last up to 10s and will be removed after Nahida has unleashed 6 instances of Tri-Karma Purification: Karmic Oblivion.

Best Nahida Artifacts in Genshin Impact

The only Artifact set we recommend using for Nahida is Deepwood Memories. This will increase her Dendro DMG bonus in addition to decreasing enemies’ Dendro RES after hitting them with her Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst.

Artifact Set Bonuses
Deepwood Memories Flower
Deepwood Memories
2-piece: Dendro DMG Bonus +15%
4-piece: After Elemental Skills or Bursts hit opponents, the targets’ Dendro RES will be decreased by 30% for 8s. This effect can be triggered even if the equipping character is not on the field.

Best Nahida weapon in Genshin Impact

Nahida’s best weapon is her signature, A Thousand Floating Dreams. This 5-star Catalyst will increase her Elemental Mastery up to 3 maximum stacks. It will also improve party members’ Elemental Mastery by 40.

For 4-star alternatives, we recommend using either Sacrificial Fragments or The Widsith. These are great options if you want to build Nahida as a Main or sub-DPS.

Weapon Details
A Thousand Floating Dreams in GenshinA Thousand Floating Dreams Equipping Character gains buffs based on other party members’ elemental type. If their elemental type is the same as the equipping character, Elemental Mastery is increased by 32. If not, the equipping character’s elemental DMG Bonus is increased by 10%. Each effect can stack by a maximum of 3. All nearby party members will also gain an additional 40 Elemental Mastery.
Sacrificial Fragments catalyst in Genshin Impact
Sacrificial Fragments
After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.
The Widsith catalyst weapon in genshin impact
The Widsith
When a character takes the field, they will gain a random theme song for 10s. This can only occur once every 30s. Recitative: ATK is increased by 60%. Aria: Increases all Elemental DMG by 48%. Interlude: Elemental Mastery is increased by 240.

Nahida Talent Level-up and Ascension Materials

The following tables contain what materials you’ll need to level up Nahida’s Talents and fully ascend the character:

Talent Level-up MaterialsTeachings of Ingenuity x9Guide to Ingenuity x63Philosophies of Ingenuity x114
Common MaterialsFungal Spores x18Luminescent Pollen x66Crystalline Cyst Dust x93
Weekly Boss Materials Puppet Strings x18
Ascension LevelMoraMaterials
120,000Nagadus Emerald Silver x1Kalpalata Lotus x3Fungal Spores x3
240,000Nagadus Emerald Fragment x3Quelled Creeper x2Kalpalata Lotus x10Fungal Spores x15
360,000Nagadus Emerald Fragment x6Quelled Creeper x4Kalpalata Lotus x20Luminescent Pollen x12
480,000Nagadus Emerald Chunk x3Quelled Creeper x8Kalpalata Lotus x30Luminescent Pollen x18
5100,000Nagadus Emerald Chunk x6Quelled Creeper x12Kalpalata Lotus x45Crystalline Cyst Dust x12
6120,000Nagadus Emerald Gemstone x6Quelled Creeper x20Kalpalata Lotus x60Crystalline Cyst Dust x24

Nahida Genshin Impact trailer

If you want to watch Nahida’s character demo, you can check out the video below:

Best Nahida team comp

The best team comp with Nahida would focus on off-field Hyperbloom damage alongside Alhaitham, Yelan, and Kuki Shinobu. This party would involve Nahida’s Dendro application and ensure her teammates’ Elemental Reactions.

You could also use Nahida as a sub-DPS in a team consisting of Raiden Shogun, Yae Miko, and Kazuha. This composition would allow Electro characters to cause the Aggravate Elemental Reaction.

That’s everything you need to know to maximize Nahida’s potential. For more helpful Genshin Impact guides, check out our coverage below:

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