Regardless of your playstyle, everyone has a fun time exploring new areas. I remember going into a tunnel in the Chasm and getting out in Sumeru to a beautiful environment. I’ve not slept for a few days because I’m so much into exploring the Teyvat and doing world quests here and there.
Now we know that with exploration comes materials, and unique flora and fauna. The new Nilotpala Lotus or Lunar Lotuses are a mesmerizing addition. Players have been collecting them here and there to ascend Tighnari and stacking a couple of them to bet on their future relevance.
To emphasize Nilotpala Lotus and its uses, in this Nilotpala Lotus guide, I’ll go over their uses and locations where you can find them. Trust me, I understand how frustrating it is to get new materials for a character you want to ascend and hunt over the internet.
Worry not; I’ll accompany you on this journey because I, too, have to ascend Tighnari. So, why not we be Traveling buddies for now? Oh wait, we have Paimon too. Alright! Let’s dive straight onto the topic.
Nilotpala Lotus, What Is It?
Nilotpala Lotus, also known as Lunar Lotus in the game, is a beautiful flower that’s a regional specialty in the Sumeru Area. A regional specialty is an item that can be found in a region and not outside of it.
So, you can only find Nilotpala Lotus in the Sumeru region and not in other areas like Liyue, Mondstadt, or Inazuma. Nilotpala Lotus has a beautiful yellow-colored bud with blue petals covering it and has green-colored floating leaves around it.
A unique aspect of these flowers is that they bloom at night with vibrant yellow color. I must say there is so much beautiful flora in Sumeru that I’m in complete love with, and Nilotpala Lotus is a sure-shot pick for that.
Nilotpala lotus is new to the game. The lotus has limited uses and is not used in many places. That way, you can be assured that you don’t need to farm a ton of them because you rarely would be using them. However, it may be possible that we may have some characters, weapons, or recipes that use this lotus in the future.
But for now, only one character uses these lotuses for his ascension. Who’s that character, and what can you make with this lotus? Let’s know about that in the next section.
Ascension, Availability, and Crafting
As we know, Sumeru has dropped recently with two Dendro characters introduced in this update, Tighnari, and Collei. Between both of them, Tighanari uses Nilotpala Lotus for his ascension. If you are someone like me who has Tighnari, then you should start farming for these lotuses.
I like Tighnari’s playstyle and find him helpful in Sumeru exploration, so I always keep him on my exploration team. It’s my opinion that Bow characters are pretty helpful in exploring the Sumeru region because, many a time, you will have to shoot Dendrograna at withering zones.
Tighnari’s been a lifesaver, and there are so many exploration mechanics where you need to apply Dendro; having a suitable Dendro applicator is a must. This doesn’t mean Collei or the Dendro Traveler is bad. Use whichever character you want to use for exploration, and you can do any tasks that can do any tasks that come your way.
As for the availability of Nilotpala Lotuses, you cannot purchase them from any shop in 3.0, and you have to farm them from the overworld. Besides Tighnari, no other Genshin character will use these Lotuses. So, all we can do is wait for upcoming updates to know whether we’ll have to use these lotuses or not.
As for Tignari, the best thing I found is his passive “Encyclopaedic Knowledge,” which displays the location of nearby resources unique to Sumeru on your mini-map. Unique resources basically mean regional specialties. While exploring with Tighnari at my party, I’m quite happy to quickly spot the resources and pack them in my bag.
In crafting, you can use Nilotpala Lotus to make Dendroculus Resonance stone which you will be able to obtain after reaching level 8 in the Sumeru reputation system. I would say that’s still a few weeks away because you cannot level up your reputation in one go at all.
But, if you don’t want to go through all the hassle of hunting for Dendroculi on your own, then you should pack some of these lotuses to craft the Deendroculus resonance stone. These stones help in finding the oculi, and once you use them, you will see a big blue marker on your mini-map where you can discover Dendroculus.
A word of caution is that don’t create a lot of resonance stones because you won’t be able to destroy them. I crafted a bunch of Geoculus resonance stones. Eventually, I found out that I was not able to destroy them at all. Since then, they have been sitting in my inventory, and I’m pretty sure they’ll occupy space there for a long time.
Nilotpala Lotus Locations
Nilotpala Lotuses near water bodies, lakes, or river banks will be found. I was trying to find these lotuses and ran into a group of gators. It was pretty funny and amusing at the same time because before encountering Gator raja in the game, my friend messaged me a picture of it, and I was wondering whether I would be able to find him. Where can you find him? Well, let that be a secret for now, but here’s a hint. You will find him near water bodies where a bunch of Nilotpala lotuses are.
Alright, coming back to the locations, I’ve attached a few screenshots from the online interactive map so that you can follow them there. If you are able to find the lunar lotuses from these snapshots, then well and good; otherwise, hop onto the online map and get them fast!
I must say the official Genshin Impact map has improved a lot, and the interactivity is excellent. You can save your progress, make routes and even make them in different colors so that you can easily pick your favorite color and share it with your friends.
A Few Questions
That was it for the Nilotpala lotus guide and time has come to go through a few questions that you may have after going through this guide. Take another bite from your snack’s packet and roll over these questions in a flash.
Question: I recently got Tighnari. Should I ascend him or wait for another Dendro character in the future?
Answer: Personally, I love Tighnari’s playstyle and his skills, as it’s quite fun to shoot fast shots with a bow, and I don’t have to worry about recharging his burst with a battery character. His elemental burst cost is 40, and that makes his burst easy to recharge and use occasionally. Most of the time, I just use him to spam his elemental burst on enemies and see beautiful green vine-like animation.
Also, Tighnari’s passive will help you find regional specialties in Sumeru, making your farming relatively easier. I think you should also focus on a character’s passive besides their overall damage or support potential because sometimes quality of life changes matter too. If you have a character who can display regional specialties on the mini-map, that will save you a lot of time in farming. On top of that, Tighnari’s low burst cost means you can spam his burst often. Well, there sure are some ups and downs to his overall role in the team, but I presume that’s more suited in his character guide.
Question: I want to ascend my Tighnari fast. What should I do?
Answer: Trust me, even though I want to ascend Tighnari as fast as possible, I’ve been so into Dendro reactions that I cannot make up some time for it. But worry not! That’s not gonna happen with you. I’ll share my personal strategy to farm for materials and ascend a character fast so that you can get your Tighnari to the maximum level.
Alright, first things first, recently the friend limit has been increased to 60, which means you can co-op with other people or make new friends. So, hop onto other people’s worlds and ask them whether you can farm in their world. Not everyone will have Tighnari, so there are chances that some of them would let you farm in their world, and you can easily grab a bunch of them. Another tip is to mark the locations of lotuses on your map so that you don’t have to open the online map again. Once you dive into a friend’s world, you can teleport to the pinned locations and efficiently save your time to farm.
Question: How many lotuses should I farm?
Answer: It depends on your style of gameplay, honestly. If you are someone who likes to farm a bunch of materials so that they can be relieved not to worry about running out of supplies, then feel free to dedicate your time. However, if you have Tighnari, then you might need more than a hundred of them to ultimately ascend him to the maximum level. Even I have Tighnari on my account, and I’m gonna take out some time to farm for these lotuses as I want to maximize his damage potential.
Or, if you are a casual player, then I should say don’t farm for these lotuses with dedicated time but don’t ignore them either. You will be doing daily commissions and world quests, so if you see them in a water body, go take a detour and collect them. That way, if you want to craft a Dendroculus resonance stone in the future, then you can craft that easily and use them to collect Oculi. With that said, whatever your gameplay style is, don’t forget to enjoy the game and collect if you see anything shiny. Just don’t pull a whopperflower out of the ground trying to collect that sweet plant.
Nilotpala Lotus Guide: Final Remarks
Nilotpala Lotuses are a beautiful addition to the game and truly deserve to be a regional specialty. Although these lotuses have limited uses as of now, I’m sure we will find some new uses for them in upcoming patches. But for now, I suggest you farm a bunch of them so that you can be ready to use them if any opportunity arises.
Many players are yet to start the archon quests or even the world quests in the Sumeru region, so feel free to take your time and enjoy the mesmerizing experience. I won’t spoil the archon quests or world quests but be assured that Hoyoverse has done a phenomenal job with them this time.
One tip would be not to speedrun the quests because they’re once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Genshin, and you really don’t get to relive the experience. Take your time, go through the story, get to know the characters then hop onto the farming. Once you are done with the quests, all that’s left is exploration, daily commissions, and material farming.
I hope you found something of value in this guide, and I’ll soon meet you in another interesting Sumeru guide to joining you on this adventurous journey.
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