Genshin Impact Nilou - Release date, Vision, weapon, and more

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October 13: Nilou's banner is now live!

Another recently leaked, and now confirmed Genshin Impact character hailing from the Sumeru region is Nilou, Dance of Lotuslight, a redhead girl dressed in blue.

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The Sumeru region is the next big area coming to Genshin, following the release of the Inazuma islands. This is said to be the home of Dendro, and will finally bring Dendro Vision users to the game. Remember, all of the information here is leaked and unconfirmed.

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Genshin Impact - Nilou release date

It has been confirmed in the latest Special Program that Nilou's 5-Star banner will release in the second half of the 3.1 update, alongside an Albedo rerun.

Nilou's banner is called Twirling Lotus.

What is Nilou's elemental vision?

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Hydro is to be Nilou's Elemental Vision. Her kit and build are likely to focus on the Dendro and Hydro reaction, Overgrown. This reaction spawns seeds on the battlefield which bloom into mushrooms, dealing AoE Dendro damage.

What weapon does Nilou use?

In terms of weapon, allegedly Nilou will wield a sword. This would make her the third Hyrdo Sword user alongside Xingqiu and Kamisato Ayato.

What are Nilou's Skills?

As of yet there is no information as to Nilou's skills and abilities. Earlier leaks suggested she was a healer, but this has now been retracted.

Nilou's constellation has been named as Lotos Somno, though there is no information as to what her talents will be just yet.

What are Nilou's Ascension and Talent materials?

A recent datamine has revealed what Nilou's material needs potentially are. To ascend her to level 80, we'll need:

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  • Varunda Lazurite
  • Blightdrake drops
  • Padisarah flowers
  • Fungal Spores, Luminescent Pollen, and Crystalline Cyst Dust

As for her talents, Nilou will likely need drops from the Raiden Shogun weekly boss, along with new talent tablets in the Praxis family.

Who is Nilou?

Nilou, star of the Zubayr Theater, is a short female character model like Yanfei and has bright red hair with horns. Interestingly, the horns (cosmetic or natural) somewhat resemble those of Azhdaha.

Nilou is a dancer and performer in Sumeru, and is regarded as very talented in her craft. She is also seen as a rebel, however, given that Sumeru is the land of knowledge, which she has shunned to follow a creative career.