Tighnari is a 5-star Dendro character from the region of Sumeru. He is first introduced when the Traveler arrives in the forest of Sumeru. He uses a bow in battle.
Tighnari is one of the Forest Watchers of the Avidya Forest tasked with overseeing the forest and helping anyone within its region. He likes to resolve problems quickly and is very informative about the forest and its flora. He serves as a mentor to Collei.
Tighnari is quite intelligent for his age and has been sought out by many of the scholars within the Sumeru Akademiya, but he chooses to maintain a lifestyle in the forest. He finds the atmosphere of Sumeru City to be too noisy and limits his visits to the city as much as he can.
Tighnari Skill Talents
Tighnari is a DPS character that relies on his charged shots to deal Dendro DMG to the enemy.
Tighnari’s normal attack, Khanda Barrier-Buster, performs up to 4 attacks on the enemy with his bow. His aimed shot has 2 charges. The first charge will create a Dendro-infused arrow to deal damage to the enemy. With his second charge, he will fire off a Wreath Arrow that will produce 4 Clusterbloom Arrows and track down nearby enemies to deal Dendro DMG. This effect will be Tighnari’s main source of damage as a DPS character.
Tighnari’s elemental skill, Vijnana-Phala Mine, throws out a Vijnana Stormheart that will inflict AoE Dendro damage to the enemy and create a Vijnana-Khanda Field that taunts enemies with illusions. He will also gain the Vijnana Suffusion effect which decreases his charging time for his normal attack by 2.4 seconds, allowing his Wreath Arrow to become fully charged very quickly. This effect disappears after he fires off 3 Wreath Arrow or the 12-second duration ends. The field has a duration of 8 seconds with the elemental skill requiring 12 seconds to cool down. This skill is good for taunting enemies while also significantly reducing the charged time of his Wreath Arrow. At ascension 4, Tighnari’s burst damage is increased when enemies are within his field.
His burst, Fashioner’s Tanglevine Shaft, shoots out 6 Tanglevine Shafts that will track down enemies and deal Dendro DMG. When the original shaft hits the enemy, they will launch another Tanglevine at the enemy to deal additional Dendro DMG. Tighnari’s burst has a quick cooldown of 12 seconds and requires 40 seconds, allowing it to be easily charged up. This burst is great for quick bursts of Dendro DMG on the enemy.
In co-op, Tighnari can be used as a damage dealer and apply Dendro to enemies.
Tighnari Passive Talents
Tighnari’s ascension talent boosts his overall charged attack and burst damage, while giving him an elemental damage boost. His passive talent displays Sumeru’s unique resources on the minimap for easier resource collecting in the region.
Tighnari’s passive talent, Encyclopedic Knowledge, shows all unique resources in Sumeru when he is in the party. This is a good talent for exploration to easily show the location of resources in the minimap.
His first ascension talent, Keen Sight, boosts his elemental mastery when he fires off a Wreath Arrow from his second level charged shoot. This talent power-ups Tighnari’s elemental reaction damage and only requires the use of his charged shoot to activate. The increased elemental mastery also benefits his ascension 4 talent buff.
At ascension 4, Tighnari’s gains Scholarly Blade, which increases the damage of his charged attack and elemental burst based on the amount of elemental mastery he processes. This ability can boost his damage output by up to 60% if he processes 1000 Elemental Mastery, which can be earned through Sucrose or other buffs. This talent allows Tighnari to deal increased damage with both his charged attack and burst.
Tighnari gains a Dendro DMG based on his ascension rank, further boosting the damage he can produce.
Displays the location of nearby resources unique to Sumeru on the mini-map.
Unlocked at Ascension 1
After Tighnari fires a Wreath Arrow, his Elemental Mastery is increased by 50 for 4s.
Unlocked at Ascension 4
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’s constellations offer a variety of effects ranging from increasing the team’s elemental mastery to boosting his Crit Rate and Dendro DMG.
At C1: Beginnings Determined at the Roots, Tighnari gains increased Crit Rate for his Charged attack, allowing him to deal critical hits more often. This Tighnari is good for his charged attack, but does not apply to his other skills.
C2: Origins Known From the Stem boosts Tighnari’s damage when his elemental skill field has enemies in it. The buff will remain for 6 seconds after the field disappears or all enemies exit the field.
C4: Withering Glimpsed in the Leaves is a support constellation that boosts the elemental mastery of the team when Tighnari uses his burst. If his burst triggers a Dendro reaction, the elemental mastery gain is increased and will refresh the buff’s duration. This constellation allows Tighnari to boost his own reaction damage while raising the party’s as well.
C6: Karma Adjudged From the Leaden Fruit decreases the charging time of his charged shot and will produce an extra Clusterbloom to deal extra damage to the enemy. This extra bloom will deal 150% of Tighnari’s attack. This constellation does allow shorter charging time for his shots and also deals additional damage to the enemy.
|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||Increase 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.|
Tighnari’s main source of damage comes from his level 2 charged shot that creates a Wreath Arrow that will track down enemies to deal Dendro DMG. With the use of his elemental skill, Tighnari is also able to shorten the charged time of this arrow, allowing him to effortlessly fire off 3 Wreath Arrows with a reduced charge time. This Main DPS build for Tighnati focuses on his charged shot with empowered Dendro DMG.
For this build, you will want to pair Tighnari with Electro character that can trigger the Dendro reactions Quicken. This reaction applies a Quicken aura to the enemy that will trigger a different effect depending on if Dendro or Electro comes into contact with them. Each effect a flat damage bonus to the enemy. Both Yae Miko and Fischl are great options as they can deal passive Electro DMG with their elemental skill off the field. The last character should be a Geo character for shielding or an Anemo character like Sucrose or Kazuha to spread the element around to other enemies.
Tighnari’s signature weapon is the 5-star Hunter’s Path. This weapon has passive in Crit Rate with a skill that boosts elemental damage. After hitting an enemy with a charged attack, Tighnari will gain the Tireless Hunt which boosts his charged attack damage based on his elemental mastery stat. The effect will be canceled after 10 seconds or after 12 charged attacks are fired. This weapon fits great with Tighnari’s kit, but he can also utilize other 5-star bows like Aqua Simulacra or Skyward Harp.
For 4-star weapons, the craftable Prototype Crescent is an excellent option with its ability to boost ATK and increase movement speed when Tighnari hits a weak point with his aimed shot. The Viridescent Hunt is also a good option to raise Crit Rate and deal additional damage to the enemy with its effect. The craftable Hamayumi is also decent, boosting ATK and normal/charged attack damage.
The Messenger is a good option for the early game due to its passive stat in Crit DMG and the skills to deal additional damage to the enemy when he hits a weak point on the enemy. The Slingshot is also great for raising Crit Rate and normal attack damage.
Tighnari’s recommended artifact set is the 4-piece Deepwood Memories. This set raises Dendro DMG and decreases the Dendro defenses of enemies after Tighnari’s burst or skill hits them. If another Dendro character already has this set to reduce the Dendro resistance of enemies, opt for the 4-piece Gilded Dreams, which raises Elemental Mastery and increases ATM or EM depending on the element of the characters in the party. For the early game, the Martial Artist is a good set to power up Tighnari’s normal and charged attack damage.
Artifact stats for Tighnari:
- Sands: Elemental Mastery
- Goblet: Dendro DMG%
- Circlet: Crit DMG or Crit Rate
For the artifact sub-stats, focus on EM, Crit Rate, Crit DMG, and ATK%.
Main DPS Version 2
This build for Tighnari is similar to the first one, but uses the Gilded Dreams artifact set to increase his elemental mastery and ATK power.
Tighnair’s teammates will consist of Collei or the Dendro Traveler to trigger the Dendro resonance to raise the EM of the team and boos elemental reaction damage. They should be equipped with the 4-piece Deepwood Memories to decrease the enemy’s Dendro defense. Kazuha, Venti, or Sucrose will be ideal to spread elements around. Fischl will deal passive Electro DMG to trigger reactions, but can be replaced with another support or healer.
For his recommended weapon, any 5-star weapon will be viable, but the Aqua Simulacra or Hunter’s Path are great options for a DPS Tighnari. The Aqua Simulacra boosts Crit DMG and increases the user’s ATK when enemies are nearby. The Hunter’s Path raises Crit Rate, elemental damage, and charged attack damage.
For his 4-star weapon, Tighnari can use the Viridescent Hunt from the battle pass due to its Crit Rate passive and ability to deal additional damage to enemies. Other good options are the Prototype Crescent, Hamayumi, or Blackcliff Warbow.
Recommended artifact stats for Tighnari:
- Sands: Elemental Mastery
- Goblet: Dendro DMG%
- Circlet: Crit DMG or Crit Rate
His sub-stats should focus on Crit DMG, Elemental Mastery, Crit Rate, and ATK%.
Recommended Party Members
Sucrose can share her Elemental Mastery with the team and spread elements to enemies.
Yae Miko can summon turrets to deal passive Electro DMG to the enemy
Fischl’s elemental skill can deal passive Electro DMG on the enemy.
Kazuha will provide crowd control and increase the elemental damage of any element he swirls with.
Collei with the Deepwood Memories can decrease the enemy’s Dendro resistance and her skills can deal and apply Dendro to enemies.
Dendro Traveler will act as a sub-DPS to deal damage and apply Dendro to enemies.
|Elemental Skill shortens charged time of charged shot||Requires a shield to avoid knockback while using his charged attack|
|Passive talent show resources of Sumeru on the mini-map for exploration||Long charged time of charged attack without his elemental skill effect|
|Short cooldown and energy requirement for burst||A majority of his damage comes from his charged attack|
With the release of the Dendro element, Tighnari is capable of releasing powerful shots of Dendro with his charged attack, dealing damage to the enemy and triggering reactions. He is one of the first characters you are introduced to in Sumeru and acts as a protector of the forest with vast knowledge of plant life.
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