Nilou is a 5-star character in Genshin Impact. Using the Hydro element, she’ll lay waste to your opponents in conjunction with Dendro triggers. Below, we outline the best artifacts for Nilou — and why they pair well with her primary weapon — as well as viable secondary options to look out for.
Best Artifacts for Nilou in Genshin Impact
It’s safe to say that Nilou is an HP stacker. It means that HP should be the one stat you prioritize. This is because her elemental skill, elemental burst, and even some passives, scale off her max HP.
We consider Vourukasha’s Glow and Tenacity of the Millelith as the best artifacts for Nilou in Genshin Impact. The former comes from the Molten Iron Fortress domain in Sumeru, while the latter can be obtained from the Ridge Watch domain in Mondstadt.
Both of these have the same 2-piece bonus: +20% HP. As such, combining the two nets you a whopping +40% HP by default, allowing Nilou to deal more damage with her skill and burst.
Likewise, if combined with the effects from her best weapon, the Key of Khaj-Nisut, Nilou and her teammates gain extra elemental mastery (EM) based on a percentage of her max HP.
Lastly, another advantage of using this combo is the fact that you only need two pieces, and HP% is the only stat that matters. It’s easier to farm if you’re not looking for near-perfect rolls all the time.
Other Viable Artifact Sets for Nilou
4-piece Vourukasha’s Glow: The 4-piece bonus from Vourukasha’s Glow grants +10% elemental skill and burst damage by default. Moreover, you can get up to 50% extra damage from these if you take damage. Given that Nilou will get hit by Dendro Core/Bountiful Core explosions whenever Bloom is triggered, this should have fairly decent uptime. Likewise, this effect can be active even if she’s not on the field.
4-piece Flower of Paradise Lost: If you checked out Nilou’s trial, you’ll notice that she’s using this full set. Its 2-piece bonus gives +80 elemental mastery. Meanwhile, its 4-piece bonus grants +40% Bloom, Hyperbloom, and Burgeon damage. Triggering these effects in combat will also add +25% damage further, stacking up to four times and lasting 10 seconds. Coincidentally, Nilou only relies on Bloom due to a rather strict team composition.
These are what we consider the best artifacts for Nilou in Genshin Impact. If you want to learn more about the character, you can take a look at our primary guide for Nilou’s build and talents. For everything else about the game, you can visit our guides hub.
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