Genshin Impact Tighnari - release date, build, best weapon, and more

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Tighnari from Genshin Impact
August 13, 2022: Tighnari is officially due with Genshin Impact 3.0, starting August 24.

Looking for a prime Genshin Impact Tighnari build for the big 3.0 release? A name that has been circulating for a while now is Tighnari - a new character coming in the Version 3.0 update of Genshin Impact - and with the update right around the corner, it's time to pay close attention.

The Sumeru region keeps growing and growing with new leaks and rumours surfacing daily. We've heard of quite a few characters now, and know that the Dendro Element will finally release, along with a new Archon and quests. In terms of specific characters, remember that all of the information here is leaked, and unconfirmed.

Keep up to date with all the leaks and news about Genshin Impact with our pages for Version 2.8, the later Version 3.0, and everything we know about the Dendro Vision. There's also our Genshin Impact codes page for free Primogems.

Tighnari in Genshin Impact
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Genshin Impact Tighnari release date

Tighnari will be a 5-Star character with a banner releasing immediately in the Version 3.0 update to Genshin Impact, on August 24.

His Viridescent Vigil banner will feature Collei, and a couple of other 4-Stars. After his banner, he will be added to the standard pool.


What is Tighnari's element?

A leaked shot of Tighnari in Genshin Impact
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Tighnari, Verdant Strider, is one of the first Dendro users to come to Genshin Impact. The Dendro users seem to be the specialty of the new region Sumeru, and will focus on Dendro reactions with other Elements.


What weapon does Tighnari use?

Tighnari is one of two Dendro bow users coming in the beginning of Version 3.0, the other being Collei. They will likely be best equipped with the new bows coming in the update, though we're not sure on the stats for those yet.

Tighnari's bow shots have two levels of power, with the second dealing more Dendro damage than the first, while summoning more arrows to attack the target.

Whatever the case, we recommend equipping him with the new Dendro Artifact sets: Deepwood Memories and Gilded Dreams. The first set applies a Dendro DMG boost, and the second increases Elemental Mastery.

What are Tighnari'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 Tighnari, these are:

  • Skill 1 - Tighnari can throw an AOE Dendro object, generating a field where enemies will be afflicted with Dendro damage.
  • Skill 2 - The second skill fires tracking arrows towards enemies, which of course deal Dendro damage.
  • Passive - Tighnari's passive skill will show the location of Sumeru-specific resources nearby.

Judging by these skills, especially the passive, it seems that Tighnari is very similar to Inazuma's Gorou, and not just because of the ears.

What is Tighnari's Constellation?

Tighnari's Constellation is Vulpes Zerda - the Latin for 'Fennec Fox'. This is likely what Tighnari's ears and tail are based on, too. A leak has speculated his skills, which are:

  • C1 - Charged attack CRIT rate increased by 15%
  • C2 - Vijnana-Phala Mine: when enemies enter this field, Tighnari gains 20% Dendro DMG boost.
  • C3 - Increases Fashioner's Tanglevine Shaft by +3.
  • C4 - All party members gain +60 Elemental Master for 8s when Fashioner's Tanglevine Shaft is used. If it creates Dendro reactions, and extra +60 is added.
  • C5 - Increases Vijnana-Phala Mine by +3.
  • C6 - Wreath's Arrow charge time is decreased, and gains an extra hit.

Tighnari's Ascension and Talent Materials

Material Amount Needed
Nagadus Emerald Sliver, Fragment, Chunk, Gemstone1, 9, 9, 6
Hooked Beak46
Lunar Lotus168
Fungal Spores18
Luminescent Pollen30
Crystalline Cyst Dust36

According to leaks, Tighnari will need the following materials to be completely levelled up to level 90:

Material Amount Needed
Magatsu Mitake Narukami No Mikoto18
Fungal Spores18
Luminescent Pollen66
Crystalline Cyst Dust93

Tighnari's supposed Talent upgrades require these materials, as well as an unnamed Sumeru-specific upgrade material:


Who is Tighnari?

The lead ranger of the Avidya Forest is Tighnari, who looks out for visitors to the area. In fact, he specifically tells you to look out for poisonous mushrooms.

His cosmetic appearance is similar to Gorou, with ears and a tail - though Tighnari's ears stick straight up. He is a short male character model.

For more Genshin Impact guides, be sure to check out the Genshin Impact tier list. For specifics, see our Genshin Impact 3.0 hub (replacing the 2.9 leaks page), the preliminary Nahida build, and the Genshin Impact 3.1 hub if you're already looking toward the future.