Genshin Impact Nahida materials - Ascension, Talents, and farming locations

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Nahida firing a slingshot in her Genshin Impact combat trailer
November 2, 2022: Nahida's banner is live now, with Bennett, Noelle, and Razor.

The next 5-Star to join the cast is nearly here, so let's get farming the Nahida materials in Genshin Impact! You'll need them to fully ascend her and max out her talents.


Nahida, also known as Lesser Lord Kusanali, is the Dendro Archon of the Sumeru region. New in the Version 3 updates, the area is flush with vegetation, and has tons of enemies and new bosses to fight in order to find those crucial materials that the new characters need. Nahida's first banner is live now, so let's get farming!

Elsewhere, check out our Genshin Impact banner schedule to see who's coming up, and our guide to all things coming in Version 3.1, including new characters Candace and Nilou.

What materials do I need to level up Nahida in Genshin Impact?

Nahida is a very powerful character as an Archon, and as such relies on some strong bosses to drop the right materials. You'll need to hunt down the brand new Dendro Hypostasis, and fight the looming Balladeer now that he's introduced in Version 3.2.

Ascension Level Materials
20 1 Nagadus Emerald Sliver, 3 Kalpalata Lotus, 3 Fungal Spores
403 Nagadus Emerald Fragments, 10 Kalpalata Lotus, 15 Luminescent Pollen, 2 unnamed boss drop
506 Nagadus Emerald Fragments, 20 Kalpalata Lotus, 12 Luminescent Pollen, 4 unnamed boss drop
603 Nagadus Emerald Chunks, 30 Kalpalata Lotus, 18 Luminescent Pollen, 8 unnamed boss drop
706 Nagadus Emerald Chunks, 45 Kalpalata Lotus, 12 Crystalline Cyst Dust, 12 unnamed boss drop
806 Nagadus Emerald Gemstones, 60 Kalpalata Lotus, 24 Crystalline Cyst Dust, 20 unnamed boss drop

Nahida is a Dendro unit and requires the Nagadus Emeralds that were added in Sumeru. Fortunately, our Nagadus Emeralds guide will help you out on that front!

Ascension materials

In terms of totals, this is how many of each item we're looking at:

  • Nagadus Emerald Sliver - 1
  • Nagadus Emerald Fragment - 9
  • Nagadus Emerald Chunk - 9
  • Nagadus Emerald Gemstone - 6
  • Quelled Creeper - 46
  • Kalpalata Lotus - 186
  • Fungal Spores - 18
  • Luminescent Pollen - 30
  • Crystalline Cyst Dust - 36
  • 2,092,400 Mora
Nahida sat on a tree trunk in the Genshin Impact Version 3.1 trailer

What are Nahida's Talent materials?

The main thing Nahida will need to level up her talents is a boss drop from the Balladeer. This item has now been named as Puppet Strings, one of three new drops. These are only needed for the later levels though, so don't worry too much about not being able to farm in advance.

Nahida's talents can be raised from level one to level ten. To do that, you'll need some more Sumeru items:

Talent material Amount needed
Teachings of, Guide to, Philosophies of Ingenuity9, 63, 114
Fungal Spores, Luminescent Pollen, Crystalline Cyst Dust 18, 66, 93
Puppet Strings6

Material farming locations

  • Nagadus Emeralds
    • These are the Dendro ascension gem, and can be found as drops from the Jadeplume Terrorshroom, and the upcoming Dendro Hypostasis.
  • Kalpalata Lotus
    • These flowers grow near the top of cliffs, on the cliff face. Areas near Yasna Monument and Vanarana hold a few in particular.
  • Quelled Creeper
    • The Quelled Creeper is the new specific drop from the Dendro Hypostasis. We'll update with new info as we get it!
  • Fungal Spores, Luminescent Pollen, Crystalline Cyst Dust
    • Fungal Spores and the two crafting items after them are dropped by Floating Fungi in Sumeru and The Chasm.
  • Teachings, Guides, Philosophies of Ingenuity
    • These tablets can be earned as reward by completing the Steeple of Ignorance in Sumeru on a Tuesday and Friday.
  • Crowns of Insight
    • Used to upgrade Combat Talents from level 9 to level 10, you can get these from upgrading the Frostbearing Tree, Sacred Sakura, and Lumenstone Adjuvant. They are often included in event rewards, too.

Get ready for the latest Genshin Impact update by checking out our tier list! We've also got builds for new and upcoming characters Nahida, Dehya, and Alhaitham, coming to Sumeru soon!