In the recent Genshin Impact 3.1 preview Livestream, HoYoverse teased three new characters, and one of them is Nilou. She is an upcoming 5-Star Sword user who uses the Hydro element to combat her opponents. This Genshin Impact guide will explain everything about Genshin Impact Nilou’s Elemental Skill, Burst & Constellations so that you can make a wise decision before spending primogems.
Genshin Impact Nilou – Skills and Abilities Explained
As we’ve already mentioned earlier, Nilou is an upcoming 5-Star Hydro character that will be released along with the 3.1 version. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the character’s abilities:
Normal Attack: Dance of the Bowstring Moon
Perform up to three sword strikes
Consume stamina to perform a whirling slash
Drop from mid-air to the ground dealing AoE damage
Dance of the Seven Realms
Nilou enters the Pirouette state, dealing Hydro damage based on her max HP. When in Pirouette, normal and elemental attacks will make her enter the Sword Dance and Whirling Steps stances respectively, converting her damage into Hydro. In these stances, Nilou’s third dance step will end Pirouette. Nilou is unable to use charged attacks when under the effect of Pirouette or Lunar Prayer.
Fires a watery moon that deals Hydro damage to opponents and grants Nilou the Lunar Prayer. This effect converts normal attacks into Sword Dance techniques, with the final hit unleashing a watery moon.
Unleashes a water wheel that deals AoE Anemo damage and creates a Tranquillity effect that follows your character, applying wet to nearby enemies.
Dance of the Lotus: Distant Dreams, Listening Spring
Causes a Lotus of Distant Waters to bloom, dealing AoE Hydro damage based on Nilou’s max HP, while applying the Lingering Aeon effect to those it hits. Opponents with Lingering Aeon will take Hydro damage periodically.
White Jade Lotus
There is a chance to gain double food when perfect cooking is achieved.
Court of Dancing Petals
If all party members are a mixture of Dendro and Hydro, Nilou’s Dance of the Seven Realms grants the Golden Chalice’s Bounty effect. This lasts for 30 seconds, and increases elemental mastery by 60 for ten seconds when hit by a Dendro attack. Triggering Bloom will also create Bountiful Cores instead of Dendro Cores. These have a larger AoE when bursting, but cannot trigger Hyperbloom or Burgeon.
Dreamy Dance of Aeons
For every 1,000 points of HP above 30,000, damage dealt by Bountiful Cores will increase by 8%. The max increase possible via this is 300%.
Dance of the Waning Moon
Dance of the Seven Realms gains 65% increased watery moon damage, and Tranquillity’s duration is extended by six seconds.
The Starry Skies Their Flower Rain
When characters with Golden Chalice’s Bounty deal Hydro damage, that opponent’s Hydro resistance is decreased by 35% for ten seconds. When a Bloom reaction deals damage, their Dendro resistance is decreased by 35% for ten seconds. This constellation only functions if Court of Dancing Petals is unlocked.
Boosts Dance of the Lotus: Distant Dreams, Listening Spring by three levels. Max upgrade is 15.
When the third dance step of Dance of the Seven Realms hits opponents, Nilou gains 15 elemental energy. Damage from her Dance of the Lotus: Distant Dreams, Listening Spring is also increased by 50% for eight seconds.
Boosts Dance of the Seven Realms by three levels. Max upgrade is 15.
For every 1,000 points of HP, Nilou’s crit rate and crit damage are increased 0.6% and 1.2% respectively. The max boost this way is 30% crit rate and 60% crit damage.