The best Genshin Impact Nahida build

Here's the best Genshin Impact Nahida build for this five-star character including weapons and artifacts for the best sub-DPS build.

The best Nahida build in Genshin Impact

Looking for the best Genshin Impact Nahida build? Nahida is the first Dendro catalyst user and, unlike other archons, won’t be taking the role of main DPS. Instead, she can be built as sub-DPS or support, making use of powerful Dendro reactions.

The Dendro Archon, Lesser Lord Kusanli, is on the current Genshin Impact banner in the 3.6 release date update. If you haven’t been paying much attention to Genshin Impact over the past few months, you may be surprised to know that Nahida is one of the best characters in the game. Check out our Genshin Impact tier list to discover what makes her special, and learn about what weapon and artifacts you need to realise Nahida’s true potential.

Genshin Impact Nahida sub-DPS build

Nahida’s main focus is her elemental skill, which sends forth karmic bonds of wood and tree from her side, dealing AoE Dendro damage and marking eight enemies with a seed. The Seed of Skandha links opponents, and once elemental damage is inflicted on these enemies, they take damage from Dendro Cores and Nahida inflicts Dendro damage based on her attack and elemental mastery.

The best Genshin Impact Nahida build is:

  • Weapon: A Thousand Floating Dreams
  • Artifacts: Gilded Dreams (four-piece)

The five-star catalyst, A Thousand Floating Dreams, arrives on the weapon banner alongside Nahida, and so far it looks like the best option. It has the most elemental mastery out of all the catalysts in the game, while also providing party members with buffs based on their elemental type. This weapon also increases the elemental mastery of the elemental which is the same as the equipped character.

Of course, if you don’t manage to pull this weapon, there are other options. The four-star Sacrificial Fragments has a decent elemental mastery and makes use of Nahida’s elemental skill, giving it a 40% chance to end its own critical damage.

For artifacts, we’ve chosen the four-piece Gilded Dreams to increase the team’s elemental mastery. Nahida is best placed in a highly reactive team due to her elemental burst, which benefits from having different elements on the team. Nahida unleashes a Shrine of Maya, a field ability which buffs the elements Pyro, Electro, and Hydro – also benefiting her elemental skill in some cases by decreasing the interval between using Tri-Karma Purification, or increasing the damage inflicted.


That’s all we have on the best Genshin Impact Nahida build. You can also pick up Layla, Kuki Shinobu, and Dori, making this one of the best banners to wish on in a very long time. Don’t forget to check out the latest Genshin Impact codes to collect as many Primogems as you can before the banner expires.