Tighnari Guide and Best Builds

Tighnari Guide and Best Builds for Genshin Impact

Tighnari is a 5-star Dendro Bow user from the Avidya Forests in Sumeru. Released in version 3.0, Tighnari is a ranged DPS character with strong Charged Attacks and Dendro abilities who excels with single target damage.

Last updated on Mar 21, 2024 at 12:15 by Tectonix
B Rating
Dendro Element
Bow Weapon
Zachary Gordon EN Voice Actor
Kobayashi Sanae JP Voice Actor

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Fantastic On-field DPS.
  • +Great Dendro Application.
  • +Amazing Elemental Trigger.
  • +Able To Play At Ranged.
X Weaknesses
  • -Does Not Support Other Characters.
  • -Primarily Single Target Damage.

Tighnari Main DPS Build

Tighnari's primary method of damage comes from his Charge attacks and his Elemental Burst. He is quite sought after for Quicken and Aggravate teams with great Elemental Mastery scaling and the ability to apply Dendro quite consistently with his abilities. His Energy Recharge requirements are quite straight forward with 150% ER for a single skill per burst. Tighnari is incredibly flexible and a great choice for a ranged DPS.

BiS Weapon Hunter's Path
Alternate Weapons
  1. Aqua Simulacra
  2. Polar Star
  3. Skyward Harp
  4. Scion of the Blazing Sun
  5. Slingshot
Best Artifacts
  • 4-piece Options
    1. Deepwood Memories
    2. Gilded Dreams
    3. Wanderer's Troupe
  • 2-piece Option #1
    • Gilded Dreams — Elemental Mastery +80
    • Deepwood Memories — Dendro DMG Bonus +15%
  • 2-piece Option #2
    • Gladiator's Finale — ATK +18%
    • Wanderer's Troupe — Elemental Mastery +80
Main Stats
  • Sand Stats: Elemental Mastery or ATK %
  • Goblet Stats: Dendro DMG
  • Circlet Stats: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substat Priority
  1. Energy Recharge to requirement
  2. CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
  3. Elemental Mastery
  4. ATK %
Talent Priority
  1. Normal Attack
  2. Elemental Skill
  3. Elemental Burst

Hunter's Path is a great 5-star weapon for Tighnari, providing a boost to CRIT Rate and a flat Elemental DMG boost for his charged attacks which can stack up to 160% of his Elemental Mastery. As for weapon alternatives, both the Aqua Simulacra and Polar Star offer CRIT stats with the Simulacra is focused around CRIT DMG and Polar Star around CRIT RATE as well as a damage boosting passive skills for each of them. As for non 5-star alternatives, the 3-star Slingshot offers a great F2P choice or the Scion of the Blazing Sun for a 4-star choice.

As for Tighnari's artifacts generally the 4-piece Deepwood Memories is going to work with him, unless you have another Dendro team member using the set. In that case, use Gilded Dreams or Wanderer's Troupe as it is the next best choice. This decision can play into your weapon selection somewhat as the passive bonus for Wanderer's is an unconditional buff while Gilded Dreams set offers a more custom buff depending on your team composition.


Combos and How to Play Tighnari

Tighnari is a very straight forward ranged user focused around Charged Attacks with limited roles for anything other than a Dendro DPS. Similar to Ganyu's charge attacks, Tighnari has two stages of his Charged Attack. The first phase is a standard Dendro charge shot, similar to any other bow user in the game. His second stage Charged Attack fires normally with a Dendro strike of damage, but then transforms into multiple projectiles to home in on the enemy. These additional projectiles will still track to a nearby enemy even if the initial hit is missed. The drawback to his second staged Charged Attack is the delay while you prepare your shot. However, this is where Tighnari's abilities offer a fantastic synergy with his charged attacks.

His Elemental Skill, Vijnana-Phala Mine, creates a field of Dendro energy that produces illusions to taunt the enemies inside the AoE, taking the focus off of Tighnari. It also grants him the Vijnana Suffusion effect which grants him a rapid charge time for three of his charged attacks. This buff is represented by green orbs that float around him and stay with him even after he is swapped out, helping to setup some great Elemental Reactions with his teammates before having to use his rapid charged attacks. This is particular effective within Quicken and Aggravate teams. His Elemental Burst, Fashioner's Tanglevine Shaft is a series of 6 Dendro attacks that can be focused on a single target or multiple enemies, allowing for some flexibility with it's use.


Tighnari's Best Team Comps

Tighnari works well with quickswap teams, focusing on teammates who have short on-field time with abilities that can stay on-field or buff Tighnari's damage. The ideal team will be a combination of other Electro and Dendro aligned characters to support him while he fights on-field. Tighnari does not synergize well with characters who require extensive on-field time or require Normal attacks to trigger reactions.


Double Electro Team

Main DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS Shielder
Tighnari Fischl Yae Miko Zhongli

A very straight forward team with two great off-field Electro characters for Tighnari to create reactions with. Both Fischl and Yae Miko have turret like abilities that can target enemies on the battlefield and dish out some decent Electro damage, Fischl also helps to act as a battery for Yae. Zhongli helps to provide Tighnari with shielding, Elemental RES Shred and Interruption REs so he can perform his rotations quite easily.


Tighnari Aggravate Swirl Team

Main DPS Sub DPS Support Swirl Support
Tighnari Fischl Kuki Shinobu Kaedehara Kazuha

For this Aggravate team, Tighnari is our main DPS with the majority of his time on-field using charged attacks and his Elemental Burst, Fashioner's Tanglevine Shaft, constantly hitting the enemies with Dendro. Kuki Shinobu and Fischl are great off-field supports for both damage and healing, applying Electro to create Aggravate, Kaedehara Kazuha can add Swirl Electro on the field and buff the team's damage.


Tighnari Quickbloom

Main DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS Support
Tighnari Raiden Shogun Furina Baizhu

This Quickbloom team has such fantastic synergy with all of its teammates. Furina's creates an added buff for Tighnari to take advantage of through her Fanfare stacks from her Elemental Burst. Baizhu helps to keep our Dendro application going on-field as well as grants bonus damage towards any bloom reactions and has a nice shield/off-heal mechanic to help the team with survivability. Lastly, Raiden Shogun adds powerful Electro damage with great Electro Application as well as helping this team regenerate their Elemental Bursts more quickly.


Tighnari's Ascensions, Talents, and Constellations

Tighnari's Ascensions Tighnari's Talents Tighnari's Constellations

Tighnari's Ascension Passives and Materials

Unlock Ascension Passive Explanation
With Character Encyclopedic Knowledge Displays the location of nearby resources unique to Sumeru on the mini-map.
1st Ascension Keen Sight After Tighnari fires a Wreath Arrow, his Elemental Mastery is increased by 50 for 4s.
4th Ascension Scholarly Blade For every point of Elemental Mastery Tighnari possesses, his Charged Attack and Fashioner's Tanglevine Shaft DMG are increased by 0.06%. The maximum DMG Bonus obtainable this way is 60%.

Tighnari requires a range of materials to ascend to the 6th ascension. Starting from the second ascension he gains additional Bonus Dendro DMG as he levels, giving a total of 28.8% Bonus Dendro DMG at the final ascension. The total cost to upgrade all ascensions is:

Source Quantity
Mora 420,000 Mora
Boss Material 46x Majestic Hooked Beak
Ascension Material
Local Specialty 168x Nilotpala Lotus
Enhancement Material
  • 18x Fungal Spores
  • 30x Luminescent Pollen
  • 36x Crystalline Cyst Dust

Tighnari's Talents

Listed below is each talent and a brief explanation of how they work.

Type Talent Name Brief Explanation
Normal Normal Attack: Khanda Barrier-Buster Standard normal attack dealing 4 consecutive shots. Charged Attack is a Dendro Attack with two level of charge, with level two adding additional projectiles that follow up after the initial hit. Plunging Attacks fire off a shower of arrows, dealing AoE DMG upon impact with the ground.
Elemental Skill Vijnana-Phala Mine Creates a field of illusions to taunt enemies and grants Tighnari Vijnana Suffusion Stacks which reduce the time it takes for him to reach a level 2 charge attack. This can occur up to three times before the buff is gone and will stay with Tighnari even if he is swapped out.
Elemental Burst Fashioner's Tanglevine Shaft Fires 6 Tanglevine Shafts that track opponents and deal Dendro DMG. After the initial strike, they will create a secondary wave of projectiles that can target nearby enemies for Dendro DMG.

To upgrade a single talent to level 10, it costs:

Source Quantity
Mora 1,625,500 Mora
Special Material 1x Crown of Insight
Boss Material 6x The Meaning of Aeons
Domain Material
  • 3x Teachings of Admonition
  • 21x Guide to Admonition
  • 38x Philosophies of Admonition
Enhancement Material
  • 6x Fungal Spores
  • 22x Luminescent Pollen
  • 31x Crystalline Cyst Dust

Tighnari's Constellations

Almost all of Tighnari's constellations are useful and push him to become stronger and stronger, but he functions at C0 without any issues. His constellations helps to increase his DPS significantly, focusing on damage buffs and critical stat increases.

# Name Explanation
C1 Beginnings Determined at the Roots Tighnari's Charged Attack CRIT Rate is increased by 15%.
C2 Origins Known From the Stem When there are opponents within the Vijnana-Khanda Field created by Vijnana-Phala Mine, Tighnari gains 20% Dendro DMG Bonus. The effect will last up to 6s if the field's duration ends or if it no longer has opponents within it.
C3 Fortunes Read Amongst the Branches
  • Increases the Level of Fashioner's Tanglevine Shaft by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Withering Glimpsed in the Leaves

When Fashioner's Tanglevine Shaft is unleashed, all nearby party members gain 60 Elemental Mastery for 8s. If the Fashioner's Tanglevine Shaft triggers a Burning, Bloom, Quicken, or Spread reaction, their Elemental Mastery will be further increased by 60. This latter case will also refresh the buff state's duration.

C5 Comprehension Amidst the Flowers
  • Increases the Level of Vijnana-Phala Mine by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Karma Adjudged From the Leaden Fruit

Wreath Arrow's charging time is decreased by 0.9s, and will produce 1 additional Clusterbloom Arrow upon hit. This arrow deals 150% of Tighnari's ATK as DMG.



  • 21 Mar. 2024: Guide added.
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