Genshin Impact Nahida, Lesser Lord Kusanali - Release date, Vision, weapon, and more

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Statue of the Seven in Genshin Impact
August 11: Nahida, known as Lesser Lord Kusanali, appears in and narrates a new trailer from Hoyoverse.

Another of the recently leaked Genshin Impact characters hailing from the upcoming region is Nahida, or Lesser Lord Kusanali - the Dendro Archon of Sumeru.

We first hear of Kusanali in Chapter I, when Zhongli mentions her, and then are told to seek her out by Yae Miko when the Traveler gets to Sumeru. But who is Kusanali? This guide will run through what we know about the character so far, and what we can assume about her.

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Genshin Impact - Kusanali Release Date

There are currently no rumours suggesting which part of Version 3 that Kusanali will release in. Previous Archon characters have not been released at a specific time in the updates, so we're not sure when she will come.

Mihoyo added a sneaky Sumeru trailer to the Version 2.8 Special Program, with a voiceover that is supposed to be Kusanali herself. This implies we will be introduced to her sooner rather than later.

We hear the same voice during the Summertime Odyssey event while attempting to contact Venti on the Dodoco communication device. Communication fails, and a young, female voice answers telling the Traveler to explore on their own and not to worry.

The same voice comes to Traveler without a body, seemingly straight to their mind, when the quest is over. There's a brief Dendro element sigil that appears in the air, too, confirming who the disembodied voice is: Nahida.

What Is Kusanali's Elemental Vision?

Kusanali, as Archon of the element, will hold a Dendro Vision. She is among four confirmed Dendro characters, including Collei, Alhaitham, and Tighnari.


Who Is Kusanali In Genshin Impact?

Statue of the seven in Sumeru
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Lesser Lord Kusanali, known by her real name Nahida, is the Dendro Archon, or Flower God, of the Sumeru region. As Archon, she is also the God of Wisdom, and is worshipped by those in Sumeru; hence the focus on scholars and education within the lore and story we've seen already. The 'Lesser Lord' title is given to her as a term of endearment.

She is one of The Seven and rose to the title after the previous Dendro Archon passed away in the Cataclysm event some 500 years ago. Despite this age, she is the youngest of the Seven. Her birthday is celebrated among her people as the Sabzeruz Festival.

She appeared briefly in the Sumeru Preview Teaser 3, sitting in a tree. We are not given any information about her whatsoever, nor do we actually see her Vision.


What Weapon Does Kusanali Use?

We'll have to wait for more information to find out what weapon Kusanali might use, and which ones are best to equip her with. It may be likely that she will use a Catalyst.

What Are Kusanali's Skills?

Each Genshin Impact character has two skills and a passive ability. One of the skills takes longer to charge, and is a stronger attack. For now, there is no confirmed or leaked information as to Kusanali's abilities and skills.