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Which Catalyst Weapons Would Work for Nahida in Genshin Impact?

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Which Catalyst Weapons Would Work for Nahida in Genshin Impact?

With a new character in Genshin Impact comes the whole question about how to outfit them. People can only equip certain kinds of weapons, after all. Also, based on their roles and stats, you may want to focus on certain traits. Both Nahida and her A Thousand Floating Dreams catalyst weapon will appear on Genshin Impact banners starting on November 2, 2022. However, there are a number of different pieces of equipment, both four-star and five-star, that could fit for her.

Yes, A Thousand Floating Dreams is Considered the “Default” Weapon for Nahida in Genshin Impact.

So, when HoYoVerse introduces a new five-star unit in Genshin Impact, there’s always a limited weapon banner with a piece of equipment designed specifically for their needs. In the cast of Nahida, that is the A Thousand Floating Dreams catalyst. Its primary stat is Elemental Mastery, which can hit 265 if a person gets it to level 90. (Naturally, its attack also grows as you build it up, with 542 as the maximum.)

In addition to promoting Elemental Mastery, so Nahida’s Dendro attacks will hit hard, this catalyst offers buffs for her and her party members. If the other people in her party are also Dendro characters, she will get an additional 32 points of Elemental Mastery per character. If they are from different elements, she’ll get a 10% damage bonus for every one of them. Also, the other people in their party will all get 40 points more added to their Elemental Mastery because Nahida is around and equipped this weapon.

What About Other Five-Star Weapons?

Aside from Elemental Mastery, you’d want to really focus on elemental damage and attack power for Nahida. So another good option could be Kagura’s Verity, a catalyst introduced alongside Yae Miko and “made” for her. However, its nature means it is also fantastic for a lot of mages you may want to have on-field. Its primary stat is critical damage, which can get up to 66.2% at level 90. (Its attack can get to 608 at that point.)

Its special ability is Kagura Dance of the Sacred Sakura, which increases Elemental Skill damage. This will go up to 12-24% and you can have three stacks of the Kagura Dance effect kick in after using Elemental Skills. If you have three stacks, there’s a 12-25% All Elemental DMG bonus that kicks in. It isn’t boosting Elemental Mastery for her, but it will help maximize her damage output.

Which Four-star Catalyst Weapons Could I Use with Nahida in Genshin Impact?

Oh, well, are people lucky for Nahida. There are two catalysts you can get from banners that are fantastic for her, as well as one craftable one that can really help you out.

To make things easier, here’s a list with the descriptions for the two four-stars from banners that would be well-suited for her.

  • Sacrificial Fragments: This prioritizes attack and Elemental Mastery. It will hit 221 Elemental Mastery and 454 attack at level 90. Its ability allows it a 40% chance for an Elemental Skill to end its own cooldown after hitting an enemy every 30 seconds.
  • Wandering Evenstar: It also prioritizes attack and Elemental Mastery. It will hit 165 Elemental Mastery and 510 attack at level 90. Its ability gives the character wielding it character 24% of its Elemental Mastery as bonus attack damage and party members to get 30% of that 24% bonus every ten seconds.

If you’ve been playing for a while, odds are you already have a Sacrificial Fragments on-hand. It’s been in the game since launch. Wandering Evenstar only appeared when Sumeru did after 3.0, so you might not own it yet.

Finally, there’s always Mappa Mare. This is a four-star catalyst you can craft if you get a Northlander Catalyst Billet from a weekly boss fight. At level 90, its attack will be 565 and its Elemental Mastery will be 110. Its ability increases Elemental damage by 8% for 10 seconds if your character triggers an Elemental reaction on a foe.

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and the 3.2 update that brings the Nahida and A Thousand Floating Dreams catalyst weapon will appear on November 2, 2022.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.