Nilou Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact Nilou: Elemental Skill, Burst & Constellations Explained

A detailed breakdown of Nilou's Elemental Skill, Burst & Constellations.

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.

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Genshin Impact Nilou – Skills and Abilities Explained

Genshin Impact Nilou Character
Image source: HoYoverse

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

NormalPerform up to three sword strikes
ChargedConsume stamina to perform a whirling slash
PlungingDrop from mid-air to the ground dealing AoE damage

Elemental Skill

Dance of the Seven RealmsNilou 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.
Sword DanceFires 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.
Whirling StepsUnleashes a water wheel that deals AoE Anemo damage and creates a Tranquillity effect that follows your character, applying wet to nearby enemies.

Elemental Burst

Dance of the Lotus: Distant Dreams, Listening SpringCauses 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 LotusThere is a chance to gain double food when perfect cooking is achieved.
Court of Dancing PetalsIf 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 AeonsFor 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 MoonDance of the Seven Realms gains 65% increased watery moon damage, and Tranquillity’s duration is extended by six seconds.
The Starry Skies Their Flower RainWhen 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.
Beguiling ShadowstepBoosts Dance of the Lotus: Distant Dreams, Listening Spring by three levels. Max upgrade is 15.
Fricative PulseWhen 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.
Twirling LightBoosts Dance of the Seven Realms by three levels. Max upgrade is 15.
Frostbreaker’s MelodyFor 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.

The above information is sourced from Honey Impact.

That’s everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Nilou’s abilities and skills. Before leaving, don’t forget to check out some of our other Genshin Impact-related content here at Twinfinite, like How To Complete Tablet Analytics Event, and How To Complete Ley Line Overflow Event in Genshin Impact 3.0.

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