Navia Build Guide – Changing the Geo Meta in Genshin Impact

Himel Mahmud
By Himel Mahmud
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Here’s a complete guide on Navia, the newest Geo 5-star character from Fontaine, and how to make her as strong as possible.

Navia, the current President of the Spina Di Rosula, is the newest playable Ousia-aligned Geo character in Genshin Impact, released in the version 4.3 update. Navia is the featured 5-star character in the limited-time banner ‘In the Name of Rosula.’

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Navia is a Geo DPS character and has brought new ways to utilize the Geo element. Her damage is based on Crystalized reactions, not like other Geo characters in the game, and her elemental skill and burst. Unlike other Geo characters, Navia has good synergy with characters of other elements and does not go well with all-Geo team comps.

Quick Look: Navia Build Guide

KitFocus On
AttributesATK%, CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG
WeaponsConsidered Judgement
Artifacts4-piece Nighttime Whispers in the Echoing Woods
TalentElemental Burst> Elemental Skill
Team RoleOn Field DPS
Quick Navia Build Overview

Talent Priority: Elemental Skill > Elemental Burst > Normal Attack

Normal Attack: Blunt Refusal

Performs up to 4 consecutive strikes.

Navia Talents
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Charged Attack

Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous spinning attacks against all nearby opponents.
At the end of the sequence, performs a more powerful slash.

Plunging Attack

Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Elemental Skill: Ceremonial Crystalshot

Navia's Elemental Burst
Navia’s Elemental Skill

When a character in the party obtains an Elemental Shard created from the Crystallize reaction, Navia will gain 1 Crystal Shrapnel stack. Navia can have up to 6 stacks of Crystal Shrapnel at once. Each time Crystal Shrapnel gain is triggered, the duration of the Crystal Shrapnel stacks you already have will be reset.

When she fires, Navia will consume all Crystal Shrapnel stacks and open her elegant yet lethal Gunbrella, firing multiple Rosula Shardshots that can penetrate opponents, dealing Geo DMG to opponents hit.

When 0/1/2/3 or more stacks of Crystal Shrapnel are consumed, 5/7/9/11 Rosula Shardshots will be fired respectively. The more Rosula Shardshots that strike a single opponent, the greater the DMG dealt to them. When all 11 Rosula Shardshots strike, 200% of the original amount of DMG is dealt.

In addition, when more than 3 stacks of Crystal Shrapnel are consumed, every stack consumed beyond those 3 will increase the DMG dealt by this Gunbrella attack by an additional 15%.

Hold
Enter Aiming Mode, continually collecting nearby Elemental Shards created by Crystallize reactions. When released, fire Rosula Shardshots with the same effect as when the skill is Tapped.

Two initial charges.

Arkhe: Ousia
Periodically, when Navia fires her Gunbrella, a Surging Blade will be summoned, dealing Ousia-aligned Geo DMG.

Elemental Burst: As the Sunlit Sky’s Singing Salute

Navia's Elemental Burst. Credit: HoYoverse
Navia’s Elemental Burst. Credit: HoyoVerse

On the orders of the President of the Spina di Rosula, call for a magnificent Rosula Dorata Salute. Unleashes a massive cannon bombardment on opponents in front of her, dealing AoE Geo DMG and providing Cannon Fire Support for a duration afterward, periodically dealing Geo DMG to nearby opponents.
When cannon attacks hit opponents, Navia will gain 1 stack of Crystal Shrapnel. This effect can be triggered up to once every 2.4s.

Passive Talents

NameDescription
Undisclosed Distribution ChannelsFor 4s after using Ceremonial Crystalshot, the DMG dealt by Navia’s Normal Attacks, Charged Attacks, and Plunging Attacks will be converted into Geo DMG which cannot be overridden by other Elemental infusions, and the DMG dealt by Navia’s Normal Attacks, Charged Attacks, and Plunging Attacks will be increased by 40%.
Mutual Assistance NetworkFor each Pyro/Electro/Cryo/Hydro party member, Navia gains 20% increased ATK. This effect can stack up to 2 times.
Painstaking TransactionGains 25% more rewards when dispatched on a Fontaine Expedition for 20 hours.
Navia’s Passive Talent

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Navia Constellations
Navia constellations
Constellation NameDescription
A Lady’s Rules for Keeping a Courteous Distance (C1)Each stack of Crystal Shrapnel consumed when Navia uses Ceremonial Crystalshot will restore 3 Energy to her and decrease the CD of As the Sunlit Sky’s Singing Salute by 1s. Up to 9 Energy can be gained this way, and the CD of “As the Sunlit Sky’s Singing Salute” can be decreased by up to 3s.
The President’s Pursuit of Victory (C2)Each stack of Crystal Shrapnel consumed will increase the CRIT Rate of this Ceremonial Crystalshot instance by 12%. CRIT Rate can be increased by up to 36% in this way.
In addition, when Ceremonial Crystalshot hits an opponent, one Cannon Fire Support shot from As the Sunlit Sky’s Singing Salute will strike near the location of the hit. Up to one instance of Cannon Fire Support can be triggered each time Ceremonial Crystalshot is used, and DMG dealt by said Cannon Fire Support this way is considered Elemental Burst DMG.
Businesswoman’s Broad Vision (C3)Increases the Level of Ceremonial Crystalshot by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
The Oathsworn Never Capitulate (C4)When As the Sunlit Sky’s Singing Salute hits an opponent, that opponent’s Geo RES will be decreased by 20% for 8s.
Negotiator’s Resolute Negotiations (C5)Increases the Level of As the Sunlit Sky’s Singing Salute by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
The Flexible Finesse of the Spina’s President (C6)If more than 3 stacks of Crystal Shrapnel are consumed when using Ceremonial Crystalshot, each stack consumed beyond the first 3 increases the CRIT DMG of that Ceremonial Crystalshot by 45%, and any stacks consumed beyond the first 3 are returned to Navia.
Navia Constellations
Nighttime Whispers in the Echoing Woods
Nighttime Whispers in the Echoing Woods

The newest artifact set, Nighttime Whispers in the Echoing Woods, is the best artifact set for Navia. 4-piece Nighttime Whispers in the Echoing Woods will increase Navia’s ATK and Geo damage after using Elemental Skill, which can be increased further when receiving a crystalized shard shield.

You can also use 2-piece Golden Troupe and 2-piece Archaic Petra artifact sets to kit Navia, increasing her elemental skill and Geo damage if you cannot farm Nighttime Whispers in the Echoing Woods artifacts.

Best Artifact Stats for Navia

ArtifactStat Priority (Main/Sub)
FlowerHP/CRIT Rate (CR), CRIT DMG (CD), Energy Recharge (ER), ATK%
FeatherATK/CR, CD, ER, ATK%
SandsATK%/CR, CD, ER
GobletGeo DMG Bonus/CR, CD, ER, ATK%
CircletCRIT Rate or CRIT DMG/ER, ATK%
Navia Artifact stats

Best Weapons for Navia

Verdict: Navia's Signature Weapon
Verdict: navia’s signature weapon

Here are the best weapons for Navia:

WeaponDescription
VerdictNavia’s signature weapon is her overall best-in-slot weapon. Considered Judgement has a high base ATK and Crit Rate, increasing Navia’s ATK by 20% and Elemental Skill damage by 18% when characters in Navia’s party receive elemental shards for Crystalized reactions.
The UnforgedBesides the signature weapon, it is the second-best 5-star weapon for Navia. Wolf’s Gravestone will provide a significant ATK% boost and will deal more damage to enemies with low HP.
Wolf’s GravestoneSkyward Pride will provide a good amount of energy recharge to Navia, so her Elemental Burst will be available quickly.
Skyward PrideThis 5-star Claymore will provide a significant ATK boost for Navia. It will also give more damage buff when Navia is shielded with Crystal shards. Overall, it’s a great weapon option for Navia.
Katsuragikiri NagamasaThis 5-star Claymore will provide a significant ATK boost for Navia. It will also give more damage buff when Navia is shielded with Crystal shards. Overall a great weapon option for Navia.
Serpent SpineSerpent Spine is the second-best 4-star Claymore weapon from the Battle Pass with a decent Crit Rate substat. The weapon will increase Navia’s damage whenever she is on the field.
best weapons for Navia
Navia Team Composition
Navia Team Comp

Navia is played as an off-field DPS character. With proper rotations, Navia can deal really good damage to enemies with her elemental skill and burst. Here are some of Navia’s best team comps:

  • Navia + Yelan + Yae Miko + Kokomi
  • Navia + Bennett + Fischl + Kaeya
  • Navia + Furina + Kazuha + Bennett
  • Navia + Bennett + Furina + Raiden Shogun
  • Navia + Albedo + Furina + Kokomi/Bennett

Navia’s playstyle differs from that of other Geo characters in Genshin Impact. Unlike other DPS characters like Ningguang and Arataki Itto, Navia does not go well with Mono-Geo teams because of her unique playstyle. Navia requires Crystallized reactions from her party to maximize her damage output.

Most of Navia’s damage comes from her Elemental Skill, which will be buffed if any of Navia’s party members receive crystal shards from crystalize reactions. This is why Navia does not need other Geo characters in her party because they will not generate other shards for Navia. She will benefit from characters of different elements because they can generate the most crystalized shards for Navia.

When Navia gains elemental shards from Crystalize reactions, she will gain 1 Crystal Sharpnel charge for her elemental skill, “Ceremonial Crystalshot,” and can hold up to 6 charges simultaneously. After stacking the Crystal Sharpnels, Navia will shoot from her Gunbrella and deal damage to enemies when her elemental skill is used. You can hold her elemental skill, and it will let Navia collect all the elemental shards around her created by Crystallize reactions to let you fire strong Rosula Sharshots.

Navia’s elemental burst, “As the Sunlit Sky’s Singing Salute,” will deal with AoE Geo damage and create several explosions in the area. Her elemental burst will hit enemies 17 times, and when you hit them with characters of other elemental abilities, they will create elemental shards for Navia. Her elemental burst is used mainly for Navia to apply Geo on the enemies and ensure she can maximize her stacks for the most damage.

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Himel Mahmud is a Staff Writer and Social Media Manager at GameRiv. A former FIFA Professional, Himel has been playing video games forever. He plays video games passionately, loves football and an avid music listener.