Genshin Impact Navia build

There are plenty of fabulous friends to make in the wonderful, watery world of Fontaine, and one of them is Genshin Impact’s Navia. This elegant young woman oozes charm and elegance, and we can’t wait to find out what secrets she’s hiding beneath that fancy hat. So let’s take a look at her best build, including artifacts, weapons, and more.

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Now, hold onto that lacy parasol, as we take a look at the best Genshin Impact’s Navia build.

What’s the best Navia build?

Best weapon Verdict
Weapon substitutes
  • Serpent Spine
  • Beacon of the Reed Sea
  • Redhorn Stonethresher
Best artifact set Nighttime Whispers in the Echoing Woods
Alternate artifacts
  • Marechaussee Hunter
  • Golden Troupe
Main stats
  • Sands – attack% or energy recharge
  • Goblet – geo damage bonus
  • Circlet – crit rate or crit damage
Sub stats
  • Energy recharge
  • Crit rate/damage
  • Attack%

Navia is a five-star geo claymore wielder with a unique kit that makes use of the crystallize reaction. Her skill offers good, front-loaded damage, and the fact that she scales off attack means she can benefit from a variety of buffs, including Genshin Impact Bennett‘s elemental burst.

Navia’s best weapon is her signature five-star claymore, Verdict, and her best artifact set is Nighttime Whispers in the Echoing Woods. When building Navia you should keep in mind that she’s quite energy-hungry, so you should focus on getting enough energy recharge first, then boosting her crit and attack.

When leveling up Navia’s talents, we recommend prioritizing her elemental skill first, then her normal attack, then her elemental burst.

How to use Navia

Navia is best suited to the role of on-field DPS, where her elemental skill acts as her main source of damage. The damage of her skill is boosted through her Crystal Shrapnel Charges, which you earn through the crystallize reaction and her elemental burst.

This means that you should aim to start your rotation with Navia’s elemental burst, then swap to her teammates to apply elements and trigger crystallize reactions, then swap back to Navia to use her skill and normal attack combos. 

What’s the best weapon for Navia?

Navia’s best weapon is her signature five-star claymore, Verdict. It provides her with both attack% and skill damage%. However, don’t worry if you don’t manage to snap it up – as highlighted in this Keqingmains Navia quick guide, Verdict’s stats aren’t significant enough to make it vastly superior to other five-star weapons or even Serpent Spine.

Speaking of which, the four-star battle pass claymore Serpent Spine is actually one of Navia’s strongest weapons, offering heaps of damage. It’s on par with other five-star options at lower refinement ranks, and can outperform Verdict at R5 – so if you have one on hand, it’s certainly a great choice.

Alternatively, you can go with Beacon of the Reed Sea or Redhorn Stonethresher if you have those available. Or, for a more accessible option, Tidal Shadow is Navia’s best craftable option – however, its passive does require her to be healed in order to activate, so just keep that in mind if you decide to go with this option.

Weapon Effect How to obtain
Verdict Bonus stat: crit rate
Skill: increases attack by 20%. When characters in your party obtain elemental shards from crystallize reactions, the wielder gains one seal, increasing elemental skill damage by 18%. The seal lasts for 15 seconds, and the wielder can have up to two seals at once. All of the wielder’s seals disappear 0.2 seconds after their elemental skill deals damage
Serpent Spine Bonus stat: crit rate
Skill: for every four seconds that the wielder is on the field, they deal 6% more damage and take 3% more damage. This effect has a maximum of five stacks and doesn’t reset if the wielder leaves the field, but loses one stack whenever the wielder takes damage
Battle Pass
Beacon of the Reed Sea Bonus stat: crit rate
Skill: after the character’s elemental skill hits an opponent, their attack increases by 20% for eight seconds. After the character takes damage, their attack increases by 20% for eight seconds. These effects can trigger even when the wielder isn’t on the field. Additionally, when not protected by a shield, the character’s max HP increases by 32%
Redhorn Stonethresher Bonus stat: crit damage
Skill: increases defense by 28%, and normal and charged attack damage by 40% of defense
Tidal Shadow Bonus stat: attack
Skill: after the wielder is healed, their attack increases by 24% for eight seconds. This can trigger even when the character isn’t on the field
Forging (purchase diagram from Estelle in Fontaine)

What are Navia’s best artifacts?

Navia’s best artifact set is Nighttime Whispers in the Echoing Woods, as it provides both attack% and geo damage bonus.

Alternatively, Marechaussee Hunter is a strong option if you’re pairing Navia up with Genshin Impact’s Furina so she can reliably make the most of the four-piece effect.

Golden Troupe is also a good option, providing a decent boost to her elemental skill, burst, and normal attacks – but generally, neither of these options are comparable to Nighttime Whispers in the Echoing Woods, so it’s definitely worth spending some resin to farm!

Artifact set Effect Where to obtain
Nighttime Whispers in the Echoing Woods Two equipped: increases attack by 18%
Four equipped: after using an elemental skill, gain 20% geo damage bonus for ten seconds. While under a shield granted by the crystallize reaction, the above effect increases by 150%, and this additional increase disappears one second after that shield is lost
Waterfall Wen domain in Fontaine
Marechaussee Hunter Two equipped: increases normal and charged attack damage by 15%
Four equipped: when current HP increases or decreases, crit rate increases by 12% for five seconds. Max three stacks
Denouement of Sin domain in Fontaine
Golden TRoupe Two equipped: increases elemental skill damage by 20%
Four equipped: increases elemental skill damage by 25%. Additionally, when the wielder is not on the field, their elemental skill damage increases by a further 25%. This effect clears two seconds after the character takes to the field
Denouement of Sin domain in Fontaine

Artifact stat recommendations

Main stats:

  • Sands – attack% or energy recharge
  • Goblet – geo damage bonus
  • Circlet – crit rate or crit damage


  • Energy recharge to requirement
  • Crit rate/damage
  • Attack%

What are the best Navia team comps?

Navia performs best in a team with one other geo character, then two characters of different elements, in order to make the most of the geo resonance buff and her Mutual Assistance Network passive.

Navia works particularly well with Furina, Zhongli, or Bennett, though there are many other options that you can try out.

Here are some examples of strong Navia team comps.

What are Navia’s abilities?

Here are all of Navia’s skills and passives.

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Normal attack: Blunt Refusal Normal: Navia performs up to four consecutive strikes
Charged: Navia drains stamina over time to perform continuous spinning attacks against all nearby opponents. At the end of the move, she performs a more powerful slash
Plunging: Navia plunges from above to deal a hefty strike to opponents
Elemental skill: Ceremonial Crystalshot When characters in Navia’s party obtain an elemntal shard from a crystallize reaction, Navia gains one Crystal Shrapnel stack. She can have up to six stacks of Crystal Shrapnel at once. Each time she gains a Crystal Shrapnel, the duration of her pre-existing stacks resets.
Using this move, Navia consumes all Crystal Shrapnel stacks and fires her gunbrella, unleashing multiple Rosula Shardshots that penetrate opponents, dealing geo damage.
When she consumes 0/1/2/3 or more stacks of Crystal Shrapnel, 5/7/9/11 Rosula Shardshots fire respectively. The more Rosula Shardshots strike an opponent, the greater the damage dealt to them. When all 11 Shardshots strike, the attack deals 200% of Navia’s original damage.
Additionally, when Navia consumes more than three stacks of Crystal Shrapnel, every stack consumed afterward increases the damage of her gunbrella by 15%.Hold: enter aiming mode, continually collecting elemental shards created by crystallize. Upon release, Navia fires Rosula Shardshots in the same manner as when you tap the skill. She gets two initial charges.Arkhe: Ousia
Periodically, when Navia fires her gunbrella, a Surging Blade gets summoned, dealing Ousia-aligned geo damage
Elemental burst: As the Sunlit Sky’s Singing Salute On the orders of the President of Spina di Rosula, Navia calls for a magnificent Rosula Dorata Salute. This unleashes a massive cannon bombardment on opponents in front of her, dealing AoE geo damage and providing Cannon Fire Support, dealing geo damage to nearby opponents for a short while.
When cannon attacks from the Salute hit opponents, Navia gains one stack of Crystal Shrapnel. This can trigger once every 2.4 seconds.

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Undisclosed Distribution Channels For four seconds after using Ceremonial Crystalshot, the damage dealt by Navia’s normal, charged, and plunging attacks gets converted into geo damage, which cannot be overridden by other infusions, and the damage dealt by these moves increases by 40%
Mutual Assistance Network For each pyro/electro/cryo/hydro party member, Navia gains 20% increased attack. This effect can stack up to two times.
Painstaking Transaction Navia gains 25% more rewards when dispatched on a Fontaine Expedition for 20 hours

What are Navia’s constellations?

If you manage to pull more than one copy of Navia, you can unlock a special buff called a constellation. Here are all of her constellations.

Constellation Effect
C1: A Lady’s Rules for Keeping a Courteous Distance Each stack of Crystal Shrapnel consumed when Navia uses Ceremonial Crystalshot restores three energy to her (up to nine energy) and decreases the cooldown of As the Sunlit Sky’s Singing Salute by one second (up to three seconds)
C2: The President’s Pursuit of Victory Each stack of Crystal Shrapnel consumed increases the crit rate of this Ceremonial Crystalshot instance by 12%. Crit rate can increase by up to 36% in this way. Additionally, when Ceremonial Crystalshot hits an opponent, one Cannon Fire Support Shot from As the Sunlit Sky’s Singing Salute strikes near the location of the hit. Up to one instance of Cannon Fire Support can trigger each time you use Ceremonial Crystalshot, and damage dealt is considered elemental burst damage
C3: Businesswoman’s Broad Vision Increases the level of Ceremonial Crystalshot by three, up to a maximum of level 15
C4: The Oathsworn Never Capitulate When As the Sunlit Sky’s Singing Salute hits an opponent, that opponent’s geo res decreases by 20% for eight seconds
C5: Negotiator’s Resolute Negotiations Increases the level of As the Sunlit Sky’s Singing Salute by three, up to a maximum of 15
C6: The Flexible Finesse of Spina’s President If you consume more than three stacks of Crystal Shrapnel when using Ceremonial Crystalshot, each stack consumed beyond the first three increases the crit damage of that Cermonial Crystalshot by 45%, and any stacks beyond the first three return to Navia

Genshin Impact's Navia smiling and pointing

What are Navia’s ascension materials?

To ascend Navia, the first thing you need is a stack of geo gems – prithiva topaz, to be precise. Next, you need spring of the first dewdrops, which are found in Fontaine’s Morte region. She also needs transoceanic drops which unfortunately come from the cute and cool underwater critters in Fontaine, so, you best get hunting. The boss drop she needs is the artificed spare clockwork component – Coppelius, which drop from the ‘Nemesis of Coppelius’ version of the Icewind Suite boss.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One prithiva topaz sliver, three spring of the first dewdrops, and three transoceanic pearls
40 40,000 Three privitha topaz fragments, two artificed spare clockwork component – Coppelius, ten spring of the first dewdrops, and 15 transoceanic pearls
50 60,000 Six privitha topaz fragments, four artificed spare clockwork component – Coppelius, 20 spring of the first dewdrops, and 12 transoceanic chunks
60 80,000 Three privitha topaz chunks, eight artificed spare clockwork component – Coppelius, 30 spring of the first dewdrops, and 12 transoceanic chunks
70 100,000 Six privitha topaz chunks, 12 artificed spare clockwork component – Coppelius, 45 spring of the first dewdrops, and 12 xenochromatic crystals
80 120,000 Six privitha topaz gemstones, 20 artificed spare clockwork component – Coppelius, 60 spring of the first dewdrops, and 24 xenochromatic crystals

What are Navia’s talent materials?

Navia requires a stack of equity talent books, which you can farm in Fontaine’s Pale Forgotten Glory domain. The lightless silk strings require you to fight the All-Devouring Narwhal weekly boss, also located in Fontaine.

Talent level Mora Materials
Two 12,500 Six transoceanic pearls and three teachings of equity
Three 17,500 Three transoceanic chunks and two guides to equity
Four 25,000 Four  transoceanic chunks and four guides to equity
Five 30,000 Six transoceanic chunks and six guides to equity
Six 37,500 Nine transoceanic chunks and nine guides to equity
Seven 120,000 Four xenochromatic crystals, four philosophies of equity, and one lightless silk strings
Eight 260,000 Six xenochromatic crystals, six philosophies of equity, and one lightless silk strings
Nine 450,000 Nine xenochromatic crystals, 12 philosophies of equity, and two lightless silk strings
Ten 700,000 12 xenochromatic crystals, 16 philosophies of equity, two lightless silk strings, and one crown of Insight

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