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Nilou is a premier DPS for any player wishing to take advantage of Bloom reactions. Despite her delicate features, she is able to strike enemies with attacks that deal high amounts of damage. Before you begin to use Nilou, though, you will want to look at the guide below to get a handle on her skills and constellations.

Nilou's official character card.


Rarity Tier Weapon Vision
(5 Stars) N/A Sword Hydro


Name Nilou
Sex Female
Constellation Lotos Somno
Region Sumeru
Affiliation Zubayr Theater
How to Obtain Event Wish: Star of Zubayr Theater

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Nilou is an elegant character who uses elements of dance in her attacks. She attacks using a sword and is a main DPS who can implement powerful Hydro infusions with her elemental burst. She thrives on Dendro reaction teams and is made to work well with Dendro characters.

Skills Talents

Talents Icon Name Notes
Normal Attack SwordHydro.png Dance of Samser Perform three consecutive strikes. Charging causes Nilou to damage enemies with a powerful swirl.
Elemental Skill TalentDanceofHaftkarsvar.png Dance of Haftkarsvar Nilou activates the Pirouette state. This allows her to deal Hydro damage with her normal attack. Her three consecutive attacks will be altered, and on the last step, she will release AoE Hydro damage. The damage done in this state is based on Nilous health.
Elemental Burst TalentDanceofAbzendegiDistantDreams ListeningSpring.png Dance of Abzendegi: Distant Dreams, Listening Spring Nilou unleashes a powerful Hydro AoE that scales off of her health.

Passive Talents

Type Icon Name Info
Talent 1 / Ascension 1 TalentCourtofDancingPetals.png Court of Dancing Petals When Nilou is in a Hydro and Dendro only team, this ability will increase the party’s elemental mastery by 100 points after Nilou does the third step of her elemental burst. This will last for ten seconds. Additionally, Bountiful Cores now replace the Dendro ones when triggering Bloom reactions but have a larger AoE. This effect is called Golden Chalice’s Bounty.
Talent 2 / Ascension 4 TalentDreamyDanceofAeons.png Dreamy Dance of Aeons After Nilou’s health reaches 30,000 every additional 1,000 points increases the Bountiful Cores damage by 9 percent with a cap of 400 percent extra damage.

Nilou’s Constellation

Level Icon Name Effect
1 ConstellationDanceoftheWaningMoon.png Dance of the Waning Moon Luminous Illusion does 6 percent more damage, and Tranquility’s Aura will last six seconds longer.
2 ConstellationTheStarrySkiesTheirFlowersRain.png The Starry Skies Their Flowers Rain Golden Chalice’s Bounty decreases opponents Hydro and Dendro resistance by 35 percent while active if they are hit with a Hydro attack.
3 ConstellationBeguilingShadowstep.png Beguiling Shadowstep Dance of Abzendegi: Distant Dreams, Listening Spring can now be leveled to 15.
4 ConstellationFricativePulse.png Fricative Pulse When using Nilou’s elemental skill, Dance of Haftkarsvar’s. She will gain 15 elemental energy particles on the third step of her attack, and her elemental burst damage will increase by 50 percent for an eight-second period.
5 ConstellationTwirlingLight.png Twirling Light Dance of Haftkarsvar can now be leveled to 15.
6 FrostbreakerMelody.png Frostbreaker’s Melody For every 1,000 points of health Nilou has, she will receive a 0.6 percent increase to crit rate and a 1.2 percent increase to crit damage. The max increase this constellation is able to hit is 30 percent and 60 percent.

Nilou Team Composition

Candace card in Genshin Impact character introduction trailer.

Nilou, like some other characters in Genshin Impact, is made to work with certain teams. Ideally, Nilou will be run only with other Hydro characters, with at least your fourth slot being used for a character who can apply the Dendro element when off-field. Here is an example of what type of team Nilou best functions on

  • Nilou
  • Nahida
  • Candace
  • Collei

While she can be run in taser teams with characters like Fischl, her talents will be rendered useless.


Ascension Max Lv. Mora ElementalMaterial 1 ElementalMaterial 2 Local Specialty Common Material
1st 20 20,000 VarunadaLazuriteSilverItemsGenshinImpact.png1 Varunada Lazurite Sliver None ItemPadisarah.png3 ItemFungalSpores.png3
2nd 40 40,000 VarunadaLazuriteFragmentItemsGenshinImpact.png3 Varunada Lazurite Fragment ItemPerpetualCaliber.png2 ItemPadisarah.png10 ItemFungalSpores.png15
3rd 50 60,000 VarunadaLazuriteFragmentItemsGenshinImpact.png3 Varunada Lazurite Fragment ItemPerpetualCaliber.png4 ItemPadisarah.png20 ItemLuminescentPollen.png12
4th 60 80,000 VarunadaLazuriteChunkItemsGenshinImpact.png3 Varunada Lazurite Chunk ItemPerpetualCaliber.png8 ItemPadisarah.png30 ItemLuminescentPollen.png18
5th 70 100,000 VarunadaLazuriteChunkItemsGenshinImpact.png3 Varunada Lazurite Chunk ItemPerpetualCaliber.png12 ItemPadisarah.png45 ItemCrystallineCystDust.png12
6th 80 120,000 VarunadaLazuriteGemstoneItemsGenshinImpact.png6 Varunada Lazurite Gemstone ItemPerpetualCaliber.png20 ItemPadisarah.png60 ItemCrystallineCystDust.png24

Best Weapons Ranked

Rating Icon Weapon Base Attack Bonus Effect Skill Effect
Best WeaponKeyofKhajNisut.png Key of Khaj-Nisut 44 Health HP increased by 20%. When an Elemental Skill hits opponents, you gain the Grand Hymn effect for 20s. This effect increases the equipping character’s Elemental Mastery by 0.12% of their Max HP. This effect can trigger once every 0.3s. Max 3 stacks. When this effect gains 3 stacks, or when the third stack’s duration is refreshed, the Elemental Mastery of all nearby party members will be increased by 0.2% of the equipping character’s max HP for 20s.
Second Best FreedomSworn.png Freedom-Sworn 46 Elemental Mastery A part of the “Millennial Movement” that wanders amidst the winds. Increases damage by 10%.When the character wielding this weapon triggers Elemental Reactions, they gain a Sigil of Rebellion. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s and can be triggered even if said character is not on the field. When you possess 2 Sigils of Rebellion, all of them will be consumed, and all nearby party members will obtain “Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance” for 12s. Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance“ increases Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack DMG by 16% and increases ATK by 20%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Rebellion for 20s. Of the many effects of the “Millennial Movement,” buffs of the same type will not stack.

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Icon Set Bonus Bonus
Best GildedDreamsIcon.jpg + TenacityoftheMillelithFlowerofAccoladesArtifactsGenshinImpact.png Tenacity of the Millelith + Gilded Dreams + 20 percent health Plus 80 elemental mastery
Second Best TenacityoftheMillelithFlowerofAccoladesArtifactsGenshinImpact.png HeartofDepthGildedCorsageArtifactsGenshinImpact.png Tenacity of the Millelith + Heart of Depths + 20 percent health + 15 percent Hydro damage.
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    Action RPG, Adventure
  • Guide Release
    31 October 2020
  • Last Updated
    31 July 2023
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