Everything we know about Genshin Impact’s Tighnari

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Tighnari is one of the three characters that is arriving with the Sumeru update, and like Collei, he’s also an archer that belongs to the brand new Dendro element that’s being introduced in version 3.0. Dendro is the power of plants, and though it already exists in Genshin Impact in a minor form, the Sumeru update is the first time we’ll see Dendro vision characters.

So, what do we know about the fox boy? Unlike Collei, who features in the Genshin Impact prequel manga, we don’t know much about him except that he’s the head of the Avidya Forest rangers; a new location that we should get to visit when Sumeru arrives. His kit of abilities also sounds pretty wild, firing arrows that break up into multiple homing projectiles. 

In this Genshin Impact Tighnari guide, I’ll explain his possible release date, as well as his newly-revealed abilities so you can get a better idea of what this five-star Dendro character is capable of.

Release date

What is the Tighnari release date? 

Tighnari will release alongside Sumeru in version 3.0 on August 24. His banner, Viridescent Vigil, will run throughout the first phase of the update with Collei as a four-star alternative.

“I brought back a specialty from the desert, two packs of honeyed dates, which helps to replenish your energy, whether in the morning or at night.” —An anonymously source◆ Tighnari◆ Verdant Strider◆ Avidya Forest Watcher◆ Dendro◆ Vulpes Zerda#GenshinImpact pic.twitter.com/we5Mx9w53cJuly 11, 2022

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Tighnari’s abilities

Thanks to Honey Hunter we already know Tighnari’s abilities, constellations, and passives, though these might change before he’s actually released.

Normal attack: Khanda Barrier-Buster
NormalFires up to four consecutive shots with a bow.Charged Fires a precise charged shot that deals more damage. Charge level one fires an arrow that deals Dendro damage. Charge level two fires a Wreath Arrow that deals Dendro damage and spawns four Clusterbloom Arrows that track opponents and deal Dendro damage.PlungingFires off a shower of arrows before hitting the ground, dealing AoE damage on impact.

Elemental skill
Vijnana-Phala MineTighnari throws a Vijnana Stormheart that deals AoE Dendro damage and creates a Vijnana-Khanda field that confuses enemies within. Tighnari also gains the Vijnana-Penetrator effect which decreases Wreath Arrow charge time by 1.5 seconds. This effect ceases after three Wreath Arrows are fired.

Elemental burst
Fashioner’s Tanglevine ShaftFires six Tanglevine Shafts that track opponents and deal Dendro damage. After these hit, they create another wave of Tanglevine Shafts.

Encyclopedic KnowledgeDisplays the location of nearby Sumeru resources on the mini-map.Keen SightAfter firing a Wreath Arrow, Tighnari’s elemental mastery is buffed by 50 for four seconds.Scholarly BladeFor every point of Tighnari’s elemental mastery, his charged attack and Fashioner’s Tanglevine Shaft damage are increased by 0.05 percent. The max bonus from this is 50 percent.

Beginnings Determined at the RootsTighnari’s charged attack crit rate is increased by 15 percent.Origins Known From the StemWhen opponents are within the Vajna-Khanda Field, Tighnari gains 20 percent increased Dendro damage for six seconds.Fortunes Read Amongst the BranchesIncreases the level of Tanglevine Fashioner’s Shaft by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15.Withering Glimpsed in the LeavesWhen Fashioner’s Tanglevine Shaft is used, all party members gain 60 elemental mastery for eight seconds. If it triggers Burning, Bloom, Aggravate, or Spread reactions, their elemental mastery will be buffed by a further 60 and the duration of the buff will be refreshed.Comprehension Amidst the FlowersIncreases the level of Vijnana-Phala Mine by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15. Karma Adjudged From the Leaden FruitWreath Arrow’s charge time is decreased by 0.9 seconds and produces an extra Clusterbloom Arrow on hit.

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