Tighnari revealed in Genshin Impact: Abilities, Sumeru lore, release date

Tighnari holding bow in Genshin ImpactHoYoverse

Tighnari is finally coming to Genshin Impact ⁠— after months of leaks, the game’s first Dendro unit will headline Sumeru’s launch in Version 3.0. Here’s what we know about the five-star Bow character, including his abilities, lore, and release date.

Genshin Impact’s long-awaited Version 3.0 update is going live. After months of leaks and rumors, fans are rejoicing that the new region is here. HoYoverse have previously detailed a handful of characters from Sumeru that will be joining the game, and Tighnari is at the top of the list.

The Bow user is the first playable Dendro user in the game ⁠— and a five-star at that, featured on the first banner of the new patch. 

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Here’s everything you need to know about Tighnari, including his abilities, lore, and release date in Genshin Impact.

Who is Tighnari in Genshin Impact?

Tighnari is the Avidya Forest Watcher in Genshin Impact, with his in-game lore describing him as the Lead Ranger of the Dawson Rainforest. He prides himself on keeping the forest luscious, as well as maintaining safety for all who traverse it.

However he’s starting to notice some strange phenomena in the surroundings of Sumeru, writing to his mentor in his Character Teaser, as well as exploring it first-hand in his Character Demo. He’s working alongside other rangers like Collei to keep a track of changes over time and continue their research in ecology.

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Tighnari abilities in Genshin Impact

Tighnari’s abilities in Genshin Impact will make him the first proper Dendro DPS character, as opposed to his protege Collei providing more utility.

Tighnari’s Elemental Skill, Vijnana-Phala Mine, is a great two-in-one ability for activating Dendro reactions and also providing much-needed utility. It does AOE damage in an area, as well as summons illusions that taunt enemies and take the heat off of Tighnari and his allies. It also reduces the charge time on his Charged Attack, so you benefit by keeping him on-field.

His Elemental Burst, Fashioner’s Tanglevine Shaft, fires out a massive wave of Dendro-imbued arrows, dealing damage and also creating a secondary explosion on impact generating even more homing bolts.

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All of these DPS abilities make Tighnari a shining force as a Main DPS, although he can also work as a quick swap Sub DPS as long as you pick up Dendro particles to charge up his Burst.

Tighnari firing Dendro arrow in Genshin ImpactHoYoverse
Tighnari’s Elemental Burst, Fashioner’s Tanglevine Shaft, fires out a mass of Dendro arrows that deal plenty of damage.

Tighnari release date in Genshin Impact

Tighnari will be released immediately in the Genshin Impact Version 3.0 update, launching on August 24, 2022, so players will be able to explore the Sumeru region with him right away. 

The Forest Watcher will be available to pull on his own Viridescent Vigil banner, alongside his trainee Collei, Diona, and Fischl.