Genshin Impact Tighnari Guide: Best weapons, artifacts and materials required for ascension

Tighnari is a five-star Dendro character in Genshin Impact and has made his debut in the all-new Sumeru 3.0 update. Tighnari is one of the first Dendro characters in Genshin Impact to be added to the game and is highly sought after by a lot of players, therefore, a guide is imminent. With the addition of Dendro, existing reactions and teams have gone through drastic changes and even Tighnari’s kit on his own is somewhat complicated to look upon. In this Genshin Impact guide, we will talk about all you need to know about Tighnari, her builds, and the materials required for her ascension.

Tighnari: Playstyle and skill-set of the character

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Tighnari is a forest watcher who oversees and protects the Avidya Forest. He is a kind person and would occasionally check upon those, who are traveling through the forest, marking their way to Sumeru City. Even though he is kind by nature, he does not allow adversaries to have their way and won’t hesitate to teach them a lesson. As for unruly people, they usually get his stern lectures.

Name/ Description Type
Khanda Barrier-Buster Normal Attack
The skill performs up to 4 consecutive shots with a bow.
Charged Attack
The skill performs a more precise Aimed shot with increased DMG. While aiming, the power of Dendro will accumulate on the arrowhead before the arrow is fired. It has different effects based on how long the energy has been charged:
Charge Level 1: The skill fires off an arrow carrying the power of flora that deals with Dendro DMG.
Charge Level 2: The skill fires off a Wreath Arrow that deals Dendro DMG. Upon hit, the Wreath Arrow will create 4 Clusterbloom Arrows that will track nearby opponents automatically and deal Dendro DMG.
Plunging Attack
The skill fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Vijnana-Phala Mine Elemental Skill
Tighnari throws a Vijnana Stormheart ahead that deals AoE Dendro DMG, creating a Vijnana-Khanda Field that creates mysterious illusions that taunt opponents and draw their fire.
Additionally, Tighnari gains the Vijnana Suffusion effect, which will decrease the Wreath Arrow’s charging time by 2.4 s. This effect will dissipate once the skill duration ends or after Tighnari has fired 3 Wreath Arrows.
Fashioner’s Tanglevine Shaft Elemental Burst
The skill combines the power of all seeds to fire 6 Tanglevine Shafts that can track opponents and deal with Dendro DMG.
After they hit, the Tanglevine Shafts will create a second wave of Tanglevine Shafts that can also track opponents and deal Dendro DMG on hit.

Tighnari’s Passive Talents

In this section of the guide in Genshin Impact, we will let players know the passive talents of Tighnari.

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  • Keen Sight: After Tighnari fires a Wreath Arrow, his Elemental Mastery is increased by 50 for 4s.
  • Scholarly Blade: For every point of Elemental Mastery Tighnari possesses, his Charged Attack and Fashioner’s Tanglevine Shaft DMG are increased by 0.06%. The maximum DMG Bonus obtainable this way is 60%.
  • Encyclopedic Knowledge: Displays the location of nearby resources unique to Sumeru on the mini-map.

Talents Leveling Priority

DPS Build

Normal Attacks = Elemental Burst = Elemental Skill

Tighnari’s Constellations

Constellation Level  Constellation Name Effect 
C1  Beginnings Determined at the Roots Tighnari’s charged attack CRIT Rate is increased by 15%.
C2 Origins Known From the Stem When there are opponents within the Vijnana-Khanda Field created by Vijnana-Phala Mine, Tighnari gains a 20% Dendro DMG Bonus. The effect will last up to 6s if the field’s duration ends or if it no longer has opponents within it.
C3 Fortunes Read Amongst the Branches Increases the Level of the Fashioner’s Tanglevine Shaft by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Withering Glimpsed in the Leaves When Fashioner’s Tanglevine Shaft is unleashed, all nearby party members gain 60 Elemental Mastery for 8s. If the Fashioner’s Tanglevine Shaft triggers a Burning, Bloom, Quicken, or Spread reaction, their Elemental Mastery will be further increased by 60. This latter case will also refresh the buff state’s duration.
C5 Comprehension Amidst the Flowers Increases the Level of Vijnana-Phala Mine by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Karma Adjudged From the Leaden Fruit Wreath Arrow’s charging time is decreased by 0.9s and will produce 1 additional Clusterbloom Arrow upon hit. This arrow deals 150% of Tighnari’s ATK as DMG.

Best Artifacts Build for Tighnari in Genshin Impact

In our Genshin Impact guide, we will discuss the artifact sets to farm and build for Tighnari.

Main DPS / Sub DPS Build

Tighnari is a powerful DPS character that can either be played as a Main DPS or a Sub-DPS character. He will also use the general DPS build, but with slight tweaks like using either an Attack Sands or an EM one. Depending on the type of build, he can also switch between Atk% and Dendro DMG bonus Goblet, but usually, elemental DMG is preferred and either a Crit Rate or Crit Damage Circlet.

Tighnari’s main source of damage comes from his charged attacks and Elemental Bursts, for which the best artifact sets for him are the Deepwood Memories and Wanderer’s Troupe sets. Deepwood Memories artifact on top of giving an additional DMG bonus can also shred targets’ Dendro resistance by a great margin, perfectly complimenting Tighanri’s kit.

On the other hand, Wanderer’s Troupe provides a flat EM buff and increased charged attack damage for him. He can also use another artifact set, Gilded Dreams, depending on the team’s comp. 

Deepwood Memories

  • Set Bonuses
  • 2-Pieces: Dendro DMG Bonus +15%.
  • 4-Pieces: After Elemental Skills or Bursts hit opponents, the targets’ Dendro RES will be decreased by 30% for 8s. This effect can be triggered even if the equipping character is not on the field.

Gilded Dreams

  • Set Bonuses
  • 2-Piece Bonus: Elemental Mastery +80
  • 4-Piece Bonus: Within 8s of triggering an Elemental Reaction, the character equipping this will obtain buffs, based on the Elemental Type of the other party members. ATK is increased by 14% for each party member whose Elemental Type is the same as the equipping character, and Elemental Mastery is increased by 50 for every party member with a different Elemental Type. Each of the aforementioned buffs will count up to 3 characters. This effect can be triggered once every 8s. The character who equips this can still trigger its effects when not on the field.

Wanderer’s Troupe

  • Set Bonuses
  • 2-Piece Bonus: Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
  • 4-Piece Bonus: Increases Charged Attack DMG by 35% if the character uses a Catalyst or Bow.

Hybrid Artifact Sets

Aside from the 4pc Artifact sets, players can also try for hybrid sets of 2pc, as they are much easier to farm and usually have better substats than that of 4pc sets. For Tighnari,  players can use 2pc Deepwood Memories + 2pc Wanderer’s Troupe / Gilded Dreams as a hybrid set.

Artifact Damage Potential Ranking

With a very invested min-maxing, Tighnari’s artifacts can be ranked in this order:

Deepwood Memories > Wanderer’s Troupe = Gilded Dreams > 2pc Deepwood Memories + 2pc Wanderer’s Troupe / Gilded Dreams

Artifact Stats Priority

In order to bring the damage potential to the maximum for any character, min-maxing will always have the utmost importance. Tighnari mainly uses his Elemental Bursts to deal damage which simplifies what sub-stat should be prioritized. Aside from the general DPS stat, players should aim to clear the ER% threshold first, because, in optimal rotations, his burst is quite important. Once ER% is not an issue, then focus on boosting CR/CD/ATK%/EM as required.

Desired Substats: CR% AND CD% > ATK% = ER% 

Artifact Type Main Stat  Sub Stat Priority
Flower HP CR%/CD% = EM = ATK% = ER%
Plume ATK CR%/CD% = EM = ATK% = ER%
Sands ATK% / EM CR%/CD% = EM = ATK% = ER%
Goblet Dendro DMG Bonus% CR%/CD% = EM = ATK% = ER%
Circlet CR / CD% CR%/CD% = EM = ATK% = ER%

ER% requirement for Tighnari

Tighnari’s main source of damage comes from his Elemental Burst and Charged Attacks.

The ER% threshold depends on what team comp Tighnari is used in, but to be on the safe side of things, they aim for at least 140%+. His Best in slot weapon won’t have Energy Recharge as a sub-stat, so all the ER% has to be acquired from artifacts substat, so farm and level up artifacts accordingly.

Best Weapons for Tighnari

Hunter’s Path is the signature weapon for Tighnari and is one of the best weapons for him by far when compared with other five-star alternatives like Polar Star and Aqua Simulacra. This weapon perfectly boosts his ability across the board with not a single wasted stat. Other five-star weapons are not that far behind, but in most situations, Hunter’s Path will usually come on top. In this section of the guide, we will discuss the best weapons for Tighnari in Genshin Impact.

It is to be noted that weapon rankings should only be taken as a reference, as damage numbers can skew depending on multiple factors, team comps, characters, artifacts, and rotations. Therefore, players should test their own characters to see what’s the best weapon for them.

Weapon Ranking for Five-star Weapons

Hunter’s Path > Polar Star = Aqua Simulacra > Skyward Harp = Thundering Pulse > Amos Bow

Hunter’s Path

  • Base ATK- 542 (Level – 90)
  • Substat- 44.1% Crit Rate
  • Weapon Passive:  At the End of the Beast-Paths

The weapon gains a 12% All Elemental DMG Bonus. Players should obtain the Tireless Hunt effect after hitting an opponent with a Charged Attack. This effect increases Charged Attack DMG by 160% of Elemental Mastery. This effect will be removed after 12 Charged Attacks or 10s. Only 1 instance of Tireless Hunt can be gained every 12s.

Polar Star

  • Base ATK– 608 (Level – 90)
  • Substat– 33.1% Crit Rate
  • Weapon Passive:  Daylight’s Augury

Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG increased by 12%. After a Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits an opponent, 1 stack of Ashen Nightstar will be gained for 12s. When 1/2/3/4 stacks of Ashen Nightstar are present, ATK is increased by 10/20/30/48%. The stack of Ashen Nightstar created by the Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill, or Elemental Burst will be counted independently of the others.

Aqua Simulacra

  • Base ATK- 542 (Level – 90)
  • Substat- 88.2% Crit Dmg
  • Weapon Passive: The Cleansing Form

HP increased by 16%. When there are opponents nearby, the DMG dealt by the wielder of this weapon is increased by 20%. This will take effect whether the character is on-field or not.

Skyward Harp

  • Base ATK– 64 (Level – 90)
  • Substat- 22.1% Crit Rate
  • Weapon Passive: Echoing Ballad

The skill increases CRIT DMG by 20%. Hits have a 60% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% Physical ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 4s.

Thundering Pulse

  • Base ATK– 608 (Level – 90)
  • Substat- 66.2% Crit Dmg
  • Weapon Passive: Rule by Thunder

The skill increases ATK by 20% and grants the might of the Thunder Emblem. At stack levels 1/2/3, the Thunder Emblem increases Normal Attack DMG by 12/24/40%. The character will obtain 1 stack of Thunder Emblem in each of the following scenarios: Normal Attack deals DMG (stack lasts 5s), casting Elemental Skill (stack lasts 10s); Energy is less than 100% (stack disappears when Energy is full). Each stack’s duration is calculated independently.

Amos’ Bow

  • Base ATK– 608 (Level – 90)
  • Substat- 49.6% Attack
  • Weapon Passive– Strong-Willed

The skill increases Normal and Charged Attack DMG by 12%. After a Normal or Charged Attack is fired, DMG dealt increases by a further 8% every 0.1s the arrow is in the air up to 5 times.

Weapon Ranking for Four-Star Weapons

Hamayumi = Viridescent Hunt > Stringless

Hamayumi

  • Base ATK- 454 (Level – 90)
  • Substat– 55.1% Atk
  • Weapon Passive: Full Draw

The skill increases Normal Attack DMG by 16% and Charged Attack DMG by 12%. When the equipping character’s Energy reaches 100%, this effect is increased by 100%.

Viridescent Hunt

  • Base ATK– 510(Level – 90)
  • Substat– 27.6% Crit Rate
  • Weapon Passive: Verdant Wind

Upon hit, Normal and Aimed Shot Attacks have a 50% chance to generate a Cyclone, which will continuously attract surrounding opponents, dealing 40% of ATK as DMG to these opponents every 0.5s for 4s. This effect can only occur once every 14s.

Stringless

  • Base ATK– 510(Level – 90)
  • Substat- 165 Elemental Mastery
  • Weapon Passive: Arrowless Song Increases Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG by 24%.

Materials required for the Ascension of Tighnari

The materials required for Tighnari’s leveling and ascension all the way to max level 90.

Ascension Level  Ascension Materials 
Level: 0-20 1x Nagadus Emerald Silver, 3x Fungal Spores, 3x Nilotpala Lotus, 20k Mora
Level: 20-40 3x Nagadus Emerald Fragment, 2x Majestic Hooked Beak, 15x Fungal Spores, 10x Nilotpala Lotus, 40k Mora
Level: 40-50 6x Nagadus Emerald Fragment, 4x Majestic Hooked Beak, 12x Luminescent Pollen, 20x Nilotpala Lotus, 60k Mora
Level: 50-60 3x Nagadus Emerald Chunk, 8x Majestic Hooked Beak, 18x Luminescent Pollen, 30x Nilotpala Lotus, 80k Mora
Level: 60-70 6x Nagadus Emerald Chunk, 12x Majestic Hooked Beak, 12x Crystalline Cyst Dust, 45x Nilotpala Lotus, 100k Mora
Level: 70-80+ 6x Nagadus Emerald Gemstone, 20x Majestic Hooked Beak, 24x Crystalline Cyst Dust, 60x Nilotpala Lotus, 120k Mora

Talent Upgrade Materials

These are the materials required for levelling up skill talents.

Level Target Materials Required 
Level 1
Level 2 3x Teachings of Admonition, 6x Fungal Spores, x12500 Mora
Level 3 2x Guide to Admonition, 3x Luminescent Pollen,  x17500 Mora
Level 4 4x Guide to Admonition, 4x Luminescent Pollen,  x25000 Mora
Level 5 6x Guide to Admonition, 6x Luminescent Pollen,  x30000 Mora
Level 6 9x Guide to Admonition, 9x Luminescent Pollen,  x37500 Mora
Level 7 4x Philosophies of Admonition, 4x Crystalline Cyst Dust, 1x The Meaning of Aeons, x120000 Mora
Level 8 6x Philosophies of Admonition, 6x Crystalline Cyst Dust, 1x The Meaning of Aeons, x260000 Mora
Level 9 12x Philosophies of Admonition, 9x Crystalline Cyst Dust, 2x The Meaning of Aeons, x450000 Mora
Level 10 16x Philosophies of Admonition, 12x Crystalline Cyst Dust, 2x The Meaning of Aeons, 1x Crown of Insight, x700000 Mora

Special Dish

In this section of guide, we will let players know the special dish about the new character of Tighnari in Genshin Impact.

  • Name: Forest Watcher’s Choice
  • In-game Description: Tighnari’s specialty.

The Forest Watcher personally picked out these edible mushrooms, not only the common ones but also a few mysterious-looking shrooms that players have never seen before. No condiments were added, for the limelight should go to the ingredients’ unmarred freshness. It must have taken him quite some time to prepare this delicious dish.

Food Effect: This item increases all party members’ DEF by 151 for 300 s. In Co-Op Mode, this effect is only applied to the own character(s).

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