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Nilou is a character in Genshin Impact 3.4 that uses Hydro Sword. See best builds, teams, weapons, skills, materials, weapon, tier, rating for & best build!

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Nilou Tier

5 StarHydroHydroSword
How To Get?
Obtained through Wishes (Limited Banner)
Character TierReroll Tier
Character Tier
Reroll Tier

Strengths & Weakness Of Nilou

- Powerful Bloom reaction and amazing passive that increases Elemental Mastery of the team.
- Great Hydro Application on-field or off-field.
- Bloom Teams are amazing at group battles, with Nilou you can clear group battles in a second.
- Leveling up talents is optional since its main source of damage are Blooms.
- Very limited teams and weapon to use to maximize all of her kit.
- Performs decently at best outside her own niche.
- Very difficult for beginners to maximized since her team requires unique builds for characters.
↳ For end-game players, maximizing Nilou is fairly cheap because of not needing Talents for DMG.

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Nilou Best Build

Nilou Bloom Bot Build

WeaponKey of Khaj-NisutKey of Khaj-Nisut
Substitute1. Freedom-SwornFreedom-Sworn
2. XiphosXiphos' Moonlight
3. Iron StingIron Sting (F2P Option)
Best ArtifactWandererEM Artifacts x2
Tenacity Of The MillelithTenacity Of The Millelith x2
Artifact StatsSands: HP%
Goblet: HP%
Circlet: HP%
Priority Sub-Stats 1. HP%
2. Elemental Mastery
3. CRIT Rate Or DMG
4. Energy Recharge

This build focuses on increasing the damage of Nilou's special bloom and maximizing the buff she provides through her passive. This is a fairly easy build that provides maximum damage for Nilou provided that you fulfill the team requirements.

CRIT DMG & CRIT Rate Is Not A Priority

Since Bloom is a transformative reaction, it does not deal Critical Attacks so you will only need CRIT DMG and CRIT Rate to increase the personal damage of Nilou's Elemental Burst and Skills.

Nilou Main DPS Build

WeaponPrimordial Jade CutterPrimordial Jade Cutter
Substitute1. Haran Geppaku FutsuHaran Geppaku Futsu
2. Festering DesireFestering Desire (F2P)
3. Harbinger Of DawnHarbinger Of Dawn (F2P)
Best ArtifactHeart Of DepthHeart Of Depth x4
Artifact StatsSands: HP%
Goblet: Hydro DMG Bonus
Circlet: CRIT Rate / DMG
Priority Sub-Stats 1. CRIT Rate Or DMG
2. HP%
3. Elemental Mastery
4. Energy Recharge

This build focuses on increasing the damage of Nilou's Normal Attack enabling her to deal damage outside her Bloom. This may be a unusual build for Nilou but if you want to use Nilou outside Bloom, this build is recommended.

Requires A Balance Between HP and CRIT Stats

When using Nilou as a Hydro DPS, you need to balance HP and CRIT Stats since most of her damage scales from those stats. Primordial Jade Cutter is an amazing weapon for it since it does not only increase HP it also provides significant CRIT Stats for Nilou.

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Nilou Best Weapon

Bloom Bot Build Weapons

BestKey of Khaj-NisutKey of Khaj-NisutHP 66.2% (Lvl. 90)
- Boost HP by 80%.
- Buffs the Elemental Mastery of the Team and Nilou herself.
- Nilou's Signature Weapon.
2ndFreedom-SwornFreedom-SwornElemental Mastery 198 (Lvl. 90)
- Boost Elemental Mastery
- Provides additional Buff to the team.
- Also looks aesthetically great with Nilou.
3rdXiphosXiphos' MoonlightElemental Mastery 165 (Lvl. 90)
- Boost Elemental Mastery of the team.
- Increases the Energy Recharge of the team based on EM.
F2PIron StingIron StingElemental Mastery 165 (Lvl. 90)
- Free to Play option.
- Provides decent Elemental Mastery boost.
- Increases reaction damage of Nilou.

HP Or Elemental Mastery Increasing Weapon Are Recommended

Bloom Damage of Nilou scales from HP and Elemental Mastery. It is recommended to choose weapons that will boost those stats for bigger Bloom Damage.

On-Field Main DPS Build

BestPrimordial Jade CutterPrimordial Jade CutterCRIT Rate 44.1% (Lvl. 90)
- Increases HP and CRIT Rate Greatly.
- Also increases ATK based on HP making Normal Attack of Nilou (without Skill) deal more damage.
2ndHaran Geppaku FutsuHaran Geppaku FutsuCRIT Rate 33.1% (Lvl. 90)
- Increases DMG bonus of Elements.
- Boost CRIT Rate.
- Increases Normal ATK DMG.
3rdFestering DesireFestering DesireEnergy Recharge 45.9% (Lvl. 90)
- Great increase of Skill DMG at R5.
- Free Weapon if you have it.
- Energy Recharge increases the up-time of Elemental Burst.
F2PHarbinger Of DawnHarbinger Of DawnCRIT DMG 46.9% (Lvl. 90)
- Greatly increases CRIT Stats.
- 3 Star so it is easy to obtain and fully refine.
- HP condition can be difficult to hold without a healer.

CRIT Weapons That Increases Normal Attack Damage & HP Works Great

To increase the personal damage of Nilou and her Normal Attacks, you need a balance of CRIT Rate, Damage and HP. Weapons that boost the said stats are recommended for this build.

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Nilou Best Artifacts

Nilou Bloom Bot Artifacts

Best Artifacts For Bloom Bot Build

BestWandererWanderer's Troupe
Tenacity Of The MillelithTenacity Of The Millelith
Substitute 1Heart Of DepthHeart Of Depth
Tenacity Of The MillelithTenacity Of The Millelith
Substitute 2Flower Of Paradise LostFlower Of Paradise Lost

Artifact Stat Priority

Flower IconMain: Flat HP
Sub: HP% / Elemental Mastery / Energy Recharge / CRIT Rate & DMG
Feather IconMain: Flat ATK
Sub: HP% / Elemental Mastery / Energy Recharge / CRIT Rate & DMG
Sands IconMain:HP%
Sub: Elemental Mastery / Energy Recharge / CRIT Rate & DMG
Goblet IconMain: HP%
Sub: Elemental Mastery / Energy Recharge / CRIT Rate & DMG
Crown IconMain: HP%
Sub: Elemental Mastery / Energy Recharge / CRIT Rate & DMG

Prioritize Increasing HP

To maximize Nilou's passive, you need 75,000 HP however this is not realistic without the Signature weapon. Aim for at least 60,000 HP by choosing artifacts that boost HP and making all of the main stats of Artifacts HP%.

Flower Of Paradise Lost Is Good But Not Good For HP Building

Flower Of Paradise Lost can also work on Nilou but it is not ideal since you will have difficulty increasing HP. Nilou, in her comps, rarely triggers Bloom, so it is better to equip Flower Of Paradise Lost to her teammates instead.

Nilou On-Field Main DPS Build

Best Artifacts For On-Field Main DPS Build

BestHeart Of DepthHeart Of Depth
Substitute 1Heart Of DepthHeart Of Depth
Tenacity Of The MillelithTenacity Of The Millelith

Artifact Stat Priority

Flower IconMain: Flat HP
Sub: CRIT Rate & DMG / HP% / Elemental Mastery
Feather IconMain: Flat ATK
Sub: CRIT Rate & DMG / HP% / Elemental Mastery
Sands IconMain:HP%
Sub: Elemental Mastery / Energy Recharge / CRIT Rate & DMG
Goblet IconMain: Hydro DMG Bonus%
Sub: CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG / HP% / Elemental Mastery
Crown IconMain: CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
Sub: CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG / HP% / Elemental Mastery

Prioritize Increasing HP While Having Balanced CRIT Stats

Most of the Damage of Nilou scales from HP. To boost it, you need to have a high total HP and a decent CRIT Stats. Aiming for 40,000 HP with Artifacts, weapon and Hydro Resonance can make it possible though it requires a fairly high investment.

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Nilou Best Team Comp

Premium Team For Nilou

NilouNilouKokomiKokomiDendro TravelerDendro TravelerNahidaNahida
- Nilou will be the enabler in this team, focusing on spreading Hydro on-field to trigger multiple instances of Bloom.
- Kokomi will heal the team using its Elemental Skill preventing damage from Dendro Cores.
- Dendro Traveler and Nahida provides the off-field Dendro allowing the continuous production of Blooms.

Other Characters That Works With Nilou

KokomiKokomiXingqiuXingqiu- Xingqiu can produce a lot more damage but produces less heals which can be dangerous for Bloom.
Dendro TravelerDendro Traveler
- If you are using Tighnari, this means that you will be using Nilou as an off-field.
- Collei is also a great off-field option for more procs but with a very narrow range.

Free To Play Friendly Party

NilouNilouBarbaraBarbaraDendro TravelerDendro TravelerColleiCollei
- This team functions the same as above but has less heal and hydro infliction because Barbara has a less infliction range compared to Kokomi.

Notes About Team Comps For Nilou

To maximize the passive of Nilou, you will need to fulfill the following requirements: First, all members must be Hydro or Dendro. Second, one slot for a healer is preferred.

All Members Of The Party Must Be Either Hydro Or Dendro

Nilou Passive Team
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Nilou's passive restrict which element can you use for her teams. She can still be use outside these teams but she will perform better with Hydro and Dendro only teams because of the buff that she provides for the team. 2 Hydro and 2 Dendro Characters are recommended for resonance but the passive will still trigger even if there is an unequal amount of elements (e.g. 3 Hydro and 1 Dendro).

Healers Are Preferred

Bloom Bot

The Bloom explosions that Nilou triggers also hits the teammates so it is normal for your character's HP to decrease while using Bloom. This may cause losing all HP of the characters because of the amount of Blooms Nilou can trigger. To mitigate this, it is recommended to have one healer in the team.

Nilou Guide - How To Use Nilou?

Recommended Rotation for Nilou

Recommended Rotation
1Use off-field skills of Dendro Characters.
2Use Elemental Skill of Nilou 3 times to summon water ring.
3Switch to your main DPS or continue using Nilou to deal further damage.
4Repeat from number 1.
* Use Elemental Burst to trigger more damage when it is available.

Uses Of Elemental Skill

Nilou's Elemental Skill changes its effects depending on your action the button that you push after the skill.

Sword Dance: Gives You Hydro Infusion

Command Skill →Skill → Normal Attack

If you ended your combo with a Normal Attack, Nilou's Normal attack will be infused with Hydro and will give a ranged slash at the end. If you plan to use Nilou on-field, it is recommended to use this combo.

Whirling Steps: Releases A Hydro Aura

Command Skill → Skill → Skill

After using Skill in the final combo of the Elemental Skill, Nilou will perform a dance that will release a hydro circle around her. It will inflict continues hydro around Nilou and it will stay even after switching. This form is great for more blooms to be produced. Use this combo if you want to use Nilou off-field.

Uses Of Elemental Burst

Deal HP Scaling Damage

Elemental Burst deals powerful hits of Hydro Damage around Nilou. This scales from Nilou's HP and has the ability to crit. Enemies hit by the Elemental Burst will also receive a second explosion for a bigger damage.

Procs Reactions Every Hit

This Elemental Burst is also able to proc Bloom each of its hit making it an amazing move to produce reactions.

Nilou Ascension Materials

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Talent Materials For Nilou

Nilou 's Recommended Talent Priority

TalentLevel Up Priority
Normal Attack: Dance Of Samser★★★・・
Dance Of Haftkarsvar
(Elemental Skill)
Dance Of Abzendegi: Distant Dreams, Listening Spring
(Elemental Burst)

Should You Get Or Wish For Nilou?

Pull If You Like Playing With Bloom Reactions

Genshin Nilou

Nilou is a character that is great at her specific Niche which is Bloom reaction. If you like playing with Dendro and Hydro reactions, pulling for Nilou is recommended. She can also be put in different teams outside Blooms but as a reaction focused character.

Will Get Stronger In The Future

The main weakness of Nilou as of the moment is the lack of team members that can work with her. She will be stuck with similar parties to maximize her abilities. However, as more Dendro and Hydro characters in the future, it is expected that the potential of Nilou to be greater.

Best Constellation For Nilou

Constellation 2 For Great Damage Increase

With Constellation 2, you can decrease the Hydro and Dendro resistance of enemies enabling bigger damage from Bloom.

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O****mes 24

HoD full set don’t work with Nilou, the best artefact for her as a main dps is 2 set HoD + 2 set EM or HP

Raiden'sWife 23

Haran looks so good on her like omg??? After I'm done with Yelan I'm building an alt Hydro DPS Nilou just because the drip is unreal. It would be a total waste NOT to for real???

HavocWreaker 22

...Maybe Xinyan's elemental skilled Pyro pulsing shield could provide enough infusion to produce this effect. It's worth experimenting and could be lethal.

HavocWreaker 21

Even though half of her potential is locked behind purely bloom reactions, she can whale on groups of enemies with a consistent electrocharger like Kuki or Ei. She would work well with vape if only Bennett or Xiangling could be the catalyst on a longer uptime. Maybe Xinyan...

fusleisuend 20

This video helped me understand her game play simlpy

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