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Nilou is a playable Hydro character in Genshin Impact.

A dancer under the Zubayr Theater, Nilou's dancing is but elegant and graceful — however, outside the stage's spotlight, she's just like any girl her age; warm, smiling, and friendly.

Gameplay Info

Ascensions and Stats

Toggle Ascension Materials

ATK[✦ 1]
Special Stat[✦ 2]
Ascension Cost (0 → 1)
Mora 20,000
Varunada Lazurite Sliver 1
Padisarah 3
Fungal Spores 3
Ascension Cost (1 → 2)
Mora 40,000
Perpetual Caliber 2
Varunada Lazurite Fragment 3
Padisarah 10
Fungal Spores 15
Ascension Cost (2 → 3)
Mora 60,000
Perpetual Caliber 4
Varunada Lazurite Fragment 6
Padisarah 20
Luminescent Pollen 12
Ascension Cost (3 → 4)
Mora 80,000
Perpetual Caliber 8
Varunada Lazurite Chunk 3
Padisarah 30
Luminescent Pollen 18
Ascension Cost (4 → 5)
Mora 100,000
Perpetual Caliber 12
Varunada Lazurite Chunk 6
Padisarah 45
Crystalline Cyst Dust 12
Ascension Cost (5 → 6)
Mora 120,000
Perpetual Caliber 20
Varunada Lazurite Gemstone 6
Padisarah 60
Crystalline Cyst Dust 24
  1. Does not include weapon ATK value.
  2. Characters gain special stats starting with 2✦.
Total Cost (0✦ → 6✦)
Mora 420,000 Mora


Talent Dance of SamserDance of SamserNormal Attack
Normal Attack
Performs up to 3 consecutive sword strikes.

Charged Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to perform a twirling slash.

Plunging Attack
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Talent Dance of HaftkarsvarDance of HaftkarsvarElemental Skill
Enters the Pirouette state, dealing Hydro DMG to nearby opponents based on Nilou's Max HP.
While she is in the Pirouette state, Nilou's Normal Attacks and Elemental Skill will cause her to enter the Sword Dance and Whirling Steps stances respectively, causing DMG she deals to be converted to Hydro DMG that cannot be overridden and that is considered Elemental Skill DMG.

In these stances, Nilou's third dance step will end Pirouette, and has the following effects:
  • Sword Dance: unleashes a Luminous Illusion that deals Hydro DMG to opponents it touches and grants Nilou the Lunar Prayer effect. This effect converts Nilou's Normal Attacks into Sword Dance techniques, and her final hit will unleash a Luminous Illusion.
  • Whirling Steps: Nilou unleashes a Whirling Water Wheel that deals AoE Hydro DMG and creates a Tranquility Aura that follows your active character around and applies Wet to opponents within its AoE.

Nilou is unable to perform Charged Attacks when under the effect of Pirouette or Lunar Prayer. These effects will be removed once she leaves the field.
Talent Dance of Abzendegi: Distant Dreams, Listening SpringDance of Abzendegi: Distant Dreams, Listening SpringElemental Burst
Begins the dance of faraway dreams and springs that hear, causing a Lotus of Distant Waters to bloom, dealing AoE Hydro DMG based on Nilou's Max HP and applying the Lingering Aeon effect to all opponents hit.
After an interval, opponents affected by Lingering Aeon will take Hydro DMG.
Talent Court of Dancing PetalsCourt of Dancing Petals1st Ascension Passive
When all characters in the party are all Dendro or Hydro, and there are at least one Dendro character and one Hydro character:
The completion of the third dance step of Nilou's Dance of Haftkarsvar will grant all nearby characters the Golden Chalice's Bounty for 30s.
Characters under the effect of Golden Chalice's Bounty will increase the Elemental Mastery of all nearby characters by 100 for 10s whenever they are hit by Dendro attacks. Also, triggering the Bloom reaction will create Bountiful Cores instead of Dendro Cores.
Such Cores will burst very quickly after being created, and they have larger AoEs.
Bountiful Cores cannot trigger Hyperbloom or Burgeon, and they share an upper numerical limit with Dendro Cores. Bountiful Core DMG is considered DMG dealt by Dendro Cores produced by Bloom.
Should the party not meet the conditions for this Passive Talent, any existing Golden Chalice's Bounty effects will be canceled.
Talent Dreamy Dance of AeonsDreamy Dance of Aeons4th Ascension Passive
Every 1,000 points of Nilou's Max HP above 30,000 will cause the DMG dealt by Bountiful Cores created by characters affected by Golden Chalice's Bounty to increase by 9%.
The maximum increase in Bountiful Core DMG that can be achieved this way is 400%.
Talent White Jade LotusWhite Jade LotusUtility Passive
When Perfect Cooking is achieved on Food with Adventure-related effects, there is a 12% chance to obtain double the product.

Talent Upgrade


Character Talent Materials
1 → 22✦
Mora 12,500 [12,500]
Fungal Spores 6 [6]
Teachings of Praxis 3 [3]
2 → 33✦
Mora 17,500 [30,000]
Luminescent Pollen 3 [3]
Guide to Praxis 2 [2]
3 → 4
Mora 25,000 [55,000]
Luminescent Pollen 4 [7]
Guide to Praxis 4 [6]
4 → 54✦
Mora 30,000 [85,000]
Luminescent Pollen 6 [13]
Guide to Praxis 6 [12]
5 → 6
Mora 37,500 [122,500]
Luminescent Pollen 9 [22]
Guide to Praxis 9 [21]
6 → 75✦
Mora 120,000 [242,500]
Crystalline Cyst Dust 4 [4]
Philosophies of Praxis 4 [4]
Tears of the Calamitous God 1 [1]
7 → 8
Mora 260,000 [502,500]
Crystalline Cyst Dust 6 [10]
Philosophies of Praxis 6 [10]
Tears of the Calamitous God 1 [2]
8 → 96✦
Mora 450,000 [952,500]
Crystalline Cyst Dust 9 [19]
Philosophies of Praxis 12 [22]
Tears of the Calamitous God 2 [4]
9 → 10
Mora 700,000 [1,652,500]
Crystalline Cyst Dust 12 [31]
Philosophies of Praxis 16 [38]
Tears of the Calamitous God 2 [6]
Crown of Insight 1 [1]


Constellation Dance of the Waning MoonDance of the Waning Moon1
Dance of Haftkarsvar will be enhanced as follows:
  • Luminous Illusion DMG is increased by 65%.
  • The Tranquility Aura's duration is extended by 6s.
Constellation The Starry Skies Their Flowers RainThe Starry Skies Their Flowers Rain2
After characters affected by the Golden Chalice's Bounty deal Hydro DMG to an opponent, that opponent's Hydro RES will be decreased by 35% for 10s. After a triggered Bloom reaction deals DMG to opponents, their Dendro RES will be decreased by 35% for 10s.
You need to have unlocked the "Court of Dancing Petals" Talent.
Constellation Beguiling ShadowstepBeguiling Shadowstep3
Increases the Level of Dance of Abzendegi: Distant Dreams, Listening Spring by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Constellation Fricative PulseFricative Pulse4
After the third dance step of Dance of Haftkarsvar's Pirouette hits opponents, Nilou will gain 15 Elemental Energy, and DMG from her Dance of Abzendegi: Distant Dreams, Listening Spring will be increased by 50% for 8s.
Constellation Twirling LightTwirling Light5
Increases the Level of Dance of Haftkarsvar by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Constellation Frostbreaker's MelodyFrostbreaker's Melody6
For every 1,000 points of Max HP, Nilou's CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG will increase by 0.6% and 1.2% respectively.
The maximum increase in CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG via this method is 30% and 60% respectively.

Each Constellation activation requires one Nilou's Stella Fortuna Nilou's Stella Fortuna.


Character Event Wishes

Nilou has been promoted or featured with a drop-rate boost in 3 Event Wishes:

Wish Featured Duration Version
Twirling Lotus 2022-10-14
Twirling Lotus 2022-10-14
NilouHydro Ni­lou Ni­lou
October 14, 2022 – November 1, 2022 3.1
Twirling Lotus 2023-04-12
Twirling Lotus 2023-04-12
NilouHydro Ni­lou Ni­lou
April 12, 2023 – May 2, 2023 3.6
Twirling Lotus 2024-07-17
NilouHydro Ni­lou Ni­lou
July 17, 2024 – TBA 4.8

Chronicled Wishes

Nilou has not been included in any Chronicled Wishes.

Other Languages

LanguageOfficial Name

Change History

Introduced in Version 3.0 • Released in Version 3.1
Version 4.2
  • Updates to character voice-overs:
    • Updates for Japanese:
      • "About Cyno":
        • Old: 教令院の人とは、あまり関わり合いたくないの。だって、彼らは歌や舞といった芸術にいい印象を持っていないから。どうやって退屈をしのいでるんだろうっていつも思うんだ。えっ…セノの場合は、「七聖召喚」をやってるの?なんだか変な感じがするね…
        • New: 教令院の人とは、あまり関わり合いたくないの。だって、彼らは歌や舞といった芸術にいい印象を持っていないから。どうやって退屈をしのいでるんだろうっていつも思うんだ。えっ…セノさんの場合は、「七聖召喚」をやってるの?なんだか変な感じがするね…

Version 3.6

  • Updates to character voice-overs:
    • Updated audio and text for English:
      • "About Us - Going on Adventures"
        • Old: I've never left Sumeru City, but... I want to go on adventures with you. Going to new places will be fine as long as I can adjust... Umm, quick question: Inazuma's beaches won't have huge sandworms that'll suddenly jump out at us, right?
        • New: I've never left Sumeru City, but... I want to go on adventures with you. Going to new places will be fine as long as I can adjust... Umm, quick question: Inazuma's beaches won't have huge Wenut that'll suddenly jump out at us, right?

Version 3.1

  • Nilou was released as a playable character.

Version 3.0

  • Nilou was introduced as an NPC.