Genshin Impact – Nahida Talent and Ascension Materials complete levelling guide

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Let’s take a look at Nahida Talent and Ascension materials in our comprehensive levelling guide. As a Dendro Support and DPS, Nahida has amazing Dendro application and can enable many team comps.

Using a Catalyst, Nahida’s Skill and Burst has near-constant Dendro application, meaning you won’t have any trouble triggering reactions. Outside of this utility, Nahida is generally a fantastic character regardless of your team comps.

Elsewhere in Genshin, read our best builds for Kujou Sara, the best Raiden Shogun builds, Ayaka’s best builds, and Bennett’s best builds for a lot of useful information. Now, on to Nahida Talent and Ascension materials.

Nahida Ascension materials

Genshin Impact Nahida Ascension Materials and Talents
Nahida in the character menu in Genshin Impact (Image taken by VideoGamer)

If you’ve just obtained Nahida, she will begin at level one by default. It’s within your best interest to invest in and start levelling Nahida if you want an extremely strong character at level 80 or 90.

To Ascend your characters through the levels, Nahida needs Ascension materials at levels 20, 40, 50, 60, 70, and 80. Gathering these materials will let you increase your level cap and continue gaining EXP. These are all the Nahida Ascension Materials you’ll need to ascend her from Level 1 to 90:

Nahida Ascension PhaseNahida Ascension MaterialsMora
Level 20x1 Nagadus Emerald Sliver
x3 Kalpalata Lotus,
x3 Fungal Spores
Level 40x3 Nagadus Emerald Fragment,
x10 Kalpalata Lotus,
x15 Fungal Spores
x2 Quelled Creeper
Level 50x6 Nagadus Emerald Fragment,
x20 Kalpalata Lotus,
x12 Luminescent Pollen,
x4 Quelled Creeper
Level 60x3 Nagadus Emerald Chunk,
x30 Kalpalata Lotus,
x18 Luminescent Pollen,
x8 Quelled Creeper
Level 70x6 Nagadus Emerald Chunk,
x45 Kalpalata Lotus,
x12 Crystalline Cyst Dust,
x12 Quelled Creeper
Level 80x6 Nagadus Emerald Gemstone,
x60 Kalpalata Lotus,
x24 Crystalline Cyst Dust,
x20 Quelled Creeper

In total, Nahida needs all of these Ascension materials to Ascend from level 20 to 90 in Genshin Impact fully:

  • x1 Nagadus Emerald Sliver
  • x9 Nagadus Emerald Fragment
  • x9 Nagadus Emerald Chunk
  • x6 Nagadus Emerald Gemstone
  • x18 Fungal Spores
  • x30 Luminescent Pollen
  • x36 Crystalline Cyst dust
  • x46 Quelled Creeper
  • x168 Kalpalata Lotus
  • 420,000 Mora

World Boss drop – Quelled Creeper

Quelled Creepers are a boss drop that is farmable only from the Dendro Hypostasis. This is why we recommend farming the corrupted cube to most efficiently collect Nahida’s Ascension materials. As mentioned earlier, the Dendro Hypostasis is located in the Southern part of the Sumeru Desert.

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Farm the Dendro Hypostasis

While you can also get Nagadus Emerals from the Jadeplume Terrorshroom boss, Nahida needs the boss drop from the Dendro Hypostasis, so we recommend farming only the Dendro Hypostasis.

Location Of Dendro Hypostasis (Image taken by VideoGamer)

The Dendro Hypostasis is located in the southern region of the desert of Sumeru and will drop varying amounts of Nagadus Emeralds depending on your World Level. It is the respective Hypostasis of the Dendro element.

Local Speciality – Kalpalata Lotus

Kalpalata Lotus in the item menu
Kalpalata Lotus in the item menu (Image taken by VideoGamer)

Kalpalata Lotus is a local speciality of Sumeru and can be found all across the mountains in various locations. You won’t find any in the desert, so stick to the main Sumeru area. Even though they are located on cliffs, you can use Nahida’s Elemental Skill to collect them without the effort of climbing.

The Kalpalata Lotus will respawn every 2 days and can also be purchased from some vendors. Since they are so spread out all over the Sumeru rainforest, we recommend you make use of the Genshin Interactive Map to search for them.

Enemy material – Fungal Spores

Nahida needs a drop from the various mushroom enemies that you will run into across the land of Sumeru. An important thing to note is that if the Fungi are affected by Electro or Pyro, their drops will change and lower the chances of receiving the materials you need for Nahida. So make sure to fight them away from Pyro and Electro damage to get the correct material.

Nahida Talent materials

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Nahida’s Talents in Genshin Impact (Image taken by VideoGamer)

Now you’ve got all of the Ascension materials, you should focus on Nahida Talent Materials to improve her abilities. Levelling Talents in Genshin is massively important for improving a character’s kit. Every character has three Talents to level, increasing the stats for your Normal Attack, Skill, and Burst. To get to level 10, you will need several Talent materials and a ton of Mora. The Crown of Insight item is needed for the final level.

Nahida Talent LevelNahida Talent MaterialsMora
Level 2x3 Teachings of Ingenuity, x6 Fungal Spores12,500
Level 3x2 Guide to Ingenuity, x3 Luminescent Pollen17,500
Level 4x4 Guide to Ingenuity, x4 Luminescent Pollen25,000
Level 5x6 Guide to Ingenuity, x6 Luminescent Pollen30,000
Level 6x9 Guide to Ingenuity, x9 Luminescent Pollen37,500
Level 7x4 Philosophies of Ingenuity, x4 Crystalline Cyst Dust, x1 Puppet Strings120,000
Level 8x6 Philosophies of Ingenuity, x6 Crystalline Cyst Dust, x1 Puppet Strings260,000
Level 9x12 Philosophies of Ingenuity, x9 Crystalline Cyst Dust, x2 Puppet Strings450,000
Level 10x16 Philosophies of Ingenuity, x12 Crystalline Cyst Dust, x2 Puppet Strings, x1 Crown of Insight700,000

For one Talent, Nahida will need this number of materials:

  • x3 Teachings of Ingenuity
  • x6 Fungal Spores
  • x6 Puppet Strings
  • x21 Guide to Ingenuity
  • x22 Luminescent Pollen
  • x31 Crystalline Cyst Dust
  • x38 Philosophies of Ingenuity
  • x 1,652,500 Mora
  • x1 Crown of Insight

For levelling three Talents to level 10, you will need triple the materials.

  • x9 Teachings of Ingenuity
  • x18 Fungal Spores
  • x18 Puppet Strings
  • x63 Guide to Ingenuity
  • x66 Luminescent Pollent
  • x93 Crystalline Cyst Dust
  • x114 Philosophies of Ingenuity
  • 1,652,500 Mora
  • x3 Crown of Insight

Trounce Domain boss drop – Puppet Strings

The key Nahida Talent material you need from the Trounce Domain is the Puppet String. You can only challenge this Domain once a week, and you must beat Scaramouche. You can collect the Puppet Strings as a reward from the Scaramouche Trounce Domain located in Chinvat Ravine in the Avidya Forest in Sumeru.

Nahida’s kit explained

Nahida TalentEffect
Normal Attack: AkaraNahida performs four attacks with her Catalyst, each one inflicting Dendro DMG to the target enemy. Holding down the attack button will use stamina to perform a Charged Attack, dealing AoE Dendro DMG. Nahida can also use a can use a Plunging Attack from mid-air.
Elemental Skill: All Schemes To Know it allows her to snap at her enemies to apply the AoE Dendro Element to them. By holding the skill button to enter the Aiming Mode, you can apply the Seed of Skandha to up to 8 opponents at a time. After you trigger Elemental Reactions on opponents who are affected by the Seeds of Skandha, Nahida will unleash her Tri-Karma Purification on the opponents and all connected opponents, dealing Dendro DMG based on her ATK and Elemental Mastery.
Elemental Burst: Illusory HeartManifests the Court of Dreams and expands the Shrine of Maya. When the Shrine of Maya field is unleashed, the following effects will be separately unleashed based on the Elemental Types present within the party: Pyro: While Nahida remains within the Shrine of Maya, the DMG dealt by Tri-Karma Purification from “All Schemes to Know” is increased. Electro: While Nahida remains within the Shrine of Maya, the interval between each Tri-Karma Purification from “All Schemes to Know” is decreased. Hydro: The Shrine of Maya’s duration is increased.
If there are at least 2 party members of the aforementioned Elemental Types present when the field is deployed, the effects will be increased further.
First Passive: Compassions IlluminatedWhen unleashing Nahida’s Burst, the Shrine of Maya will gain the following effects: The Elemental Mastery of the active character within the field will be increased by 25% of the Elemental Mastery of the party member with the highest Elemental Mastery. You can gain a maximum of 250 Elemental Mastery in this manner.
Second Passive: Awakening ElucidatedEach point of Nahida’s Elemental Mastery beyond 200 will grant 0.1% Bonus DMG and 0.03% CRIT Rate to Tri-Karma Purification from All Schemes to Know.
A maximum of 80% Bonus DMG and 24% CRIT Rate can be granted to Tri-Karma Purification in this manner.
Third Passive: On all Things MeditatedNahida can use her Skill to grab materials on the field from a distance. Using her Skill to aim at a material and then use it to gather it.

That’s all you need to know about Nahida Talent and Ascension materials in Genshin Impact. Now you’ve got these down, it’s time to collect and level up her talents. For more in-depth Genshin guides, check our pages covering the best builds for Navia, Bennett Talent materials, and Furina Talent materials.

Nahida Talent and Ascension materials FAQs

When can you farm Nahida Talent books of Ingenuity?

The Teachings of Ingenuity, Guide to Ingenuity, and Philosophies of Ingenuity can be farmed on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday.

Where can you farm Fungus materials

Fungal Spores, Luminescent Pollen, and Crystalline Cyst Dust can be farmed from Fungi enemies in Sumeru.

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Jack Webb

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Genshin Impact

  • Release Date: September 28, 2020
  • Platform(s): Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Massively Multiplayer Online, RPG