Genshin Impact 3.6: Nilou Talents, Constellations and Passives

Abhimannu Das
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Nilou - Genshin Impact


Nilou will return with Ganyu and Nahida as part of Genshin Impact 3.6 reruns.
Kaveh and Baizhu are the two new characters who will be showing up in patch 3.6.
Nilou is a Hydro unit centered around the Bloom reaction and her teams can dish out some serious damage.

Nilou is set to return during Genshin Impact’s 3.6 update for her very first rerun. She launched in 2022 and was received with mixed reviews from fans. Her teams feel niche due to the restrictive team building if you want to take advantage of her passive, but she is quite powerful as a unit meant to be used in Bloom teams. If you are considering pulling for Nilou, here’s what you need to know about her Talents, Constellations and Passives.

Genshin Impact 3.6 Nilou: Should you pull for her? 

Nilou is a Hydro unit centered around the Bloom reaction. While her kit might feel restrictive as she requires you to run only Dendro and Hydro characters to get the most value out of her, her teams perform fairly well. She is strong,  but she is not a must-have unit if you are lacking core support units. Do check out her gameplay in the Test Run during her banner and if her playstyle looks fun to you, consider using your primogems for her.

Genshin Impact 3.6 Nilou: Talents

Elemental Skill - Dance of Haftkarsvar: 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 based on the type of said dance step:

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 the Wet status 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.

  • Pirouette Duration: 10 seconds

  • Lunar Prayer Duration: 8 seconds

  • Tranquility Aura Duration: 12 seconds

  • Cooldown: 18 seconds

Elemental Burst - Dance of Abzendegi: Distant Dreams, Listening Spring: 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.

  • Cooldown 18 seconds

  • Energy Cost: 70

Genshin Impact 3.6 Nilou: Constellations

C1 - Dance of the Waning Moon: Dance of Haftkarsvar will be enhanced as follows:

  • Luminous Illusion DMG is increased by 65%.

  • The Tranquility Aura's duration is extended by 6s.

C2 - The Starry Skies Their Flowers Rain: 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.

C3 - Beguiling Shadowstep: Increases the Level of Dance of Abzendegi: Distant Dreams, Listening Spring by 3.

C4 - Fricative Pulse: 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.

C5 - Twirling Light: Increases the Level of Dance of Haftkarsvar by 3.

C6 - Frostbreaker’s Melody: 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.

Genshin Impact 3.6 Nilou: Passives

Court of Dancing Petals: When all characters in the party are all Dendro or Hydro, and there is 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 30 seconds.

  • 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.

Dreamy Dance of Aeons: 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%.

White Jade Lotus: When Perfect Cooking is achieved on Food with Adventure-related effects, there is a 12% chance to obtain double the product.

For more Genshin Impact content you can check out our character breakdowns for Baizhu and Kaveh, who are set to appear in the next patch. You can also check out our “Should you pull” guides for Ayaka and Shenhe.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.