Everything we know about Genshin Impact’s Tighnari

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Tighnari is one of the three characters that miHoYo has teased for 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.

Possible release date

What is the likely Tighnari release date? 

miHoYo usually previews characters before they arrive, so it looks like Tighnari will release after Genshin Impact 2.8, alongside Sumeru in version 3.0. I know that’s skipping a version, but this is what generally happens when a new region is released. For example, Inazuma arrived in version 2.0, even though it actually should have been version 1.7. 

Each Genshin update lasts for six weeks which makes the Tighnari release date likely to be around August 24. Since he’s the only five-star we currently know about, he should be featured on the first banner of the new version.

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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
Normal Fires 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.
Plunging Fires off a shower of arrows before hitting the ground, dealing AoE damage on impact.

Elemental skill
Vijnana-Phala Mine Tighnari 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 Shaft Fires six Tanglevine Shafts that track opponents and deal Dendro damage. After these hit, they create another wave of Tanglevine Shafts.

Encyclopedic Knowledge Displays the location of nearby Sumeru resources on the mini-map.
Keen Sight After firing a Wreath Arrow, Tighnari’s elemental mastery is buffed by 50 for four seconds.
Scholarly Blade For 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 Roots Tighnari’s charged attack crit rate is increased by 15 percent.
Origins Known From the Stem When opponents are within the Vajna-Khanda Field, Tighnari gains 20 percent increased Dendro damage for six seconds.
Fortunes Read Amongst the Branches Increases the level of Tanglevine Fashioner’s Shaft by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Withering Glimpsed in the Leaves When 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 Flowers Increases the level of Vijnana-Phala Mine by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Karma Adjudged From the Leaden Fruit Wreath Arrow’s charge time is decreased by 0.9 seconds and produces an extra Clusterbloom Arrow on hit.

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