Chongyun is a Cryo claymore user whose main role is a damage dealer who can also build supportive artifacts to buff melee characters. See Chongyun's best builds, weapon, artifacts, team comp, and our rating of this character in this Genshin Impact guide!
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EN Voice Actor: Beau Bridgland
JP Voice Actor: Saito Soma
|Lvl 20||2,366||71||140||ATK 0%|
|Lvl 80||10,223||208||603||ATK 24%|
• Enables niche Cryo infusion builds for the party.
• One of the only few characters who can buff ATK SPD.
• Low Elemantal Burst energy cost for quick swap Burst.
• Elemental Skill helps cross rivers or long stretches of seas.
• Slow Normal Attacks as a Main DPS.
• Area of Effect on his Skill is small.
• Few characters benefit from his infusion meta-wise.
• Claymore disrupts Freeze reaction outside of Shatter builds.
• Anti-synergy with characters who don't want his Cryo infusion.
Goblet: Cryo DMG Bonus
Circlet: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
|Substats||CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG, ATK%, Elemental Mastery|
Chongyun in this Main DPS build is for increasing the damage he can do with his Normal or Charged Attacks while infused with Cryo. This is best used for team comps that focus on Frozen or Shatter reactions.
Sands: ATK% or Energy Recharge
Goblet: Cryo DMG Bonus
Circlet: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
|Substats||Energy Recharge, CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG, ATK%, Elemental Mastery|
This Sub DPS build would use his Elemental Skill and Burst to set-up Cryo reactions and damage opponents before immediately swapping. Pairing him with the Sacrificial Greatsword weapon works well to keep his skill field up.
Sands: Energy Recharge or ATK%
Goblet: Cryo DMG Bonus
Circlet: CRIT Rate or Crit DMG
|Substats||Energy Recharge, CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG, ATK%|
Just like the Sub-DPS build, this Support build for Chongyun uses his Elemental Skill and Burst to help the party. However, it trades DMG from the Emblem of Severed Fate with a party-wide buff from the Nobless set instead.
|Main DPS||Sub-DPS & Support|
|1st||Normal Attack||Elemental Burst|
|2nd||Elemental Skill||Elemental Skill|
|3rd||Elemental Burst||Normal Attack|
Depending on the build, you will want to prioritize Chongyun's Normal Attack or Elemental Burst first. However, you can simply leave Chongyun's Normal Attack alone for Sub-DPS and Support builds.
2-PC: Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
4-PC: Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
|2nd||Emblem of Severed Fate||
2-PC: Energy Recharge +20%.
4-PC: Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
|3rd||Blizzard Strayer||2-PC: Cryo DMG Bonus +15%|
|Gladiator's Finale||2-PC: Cryo DMG Bonus ATK +18%|
2-PC: Energy Recharge +20%
4-PC: Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for all party members (excluding the wearer) every 2s for 6s. This effect cannot stack.
Bonus Stat: ATK 10.8%
Skill Effect: Increases ATK by 20%. On hit, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increases all party members' ATK by 40% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.
Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge 8.0%
Skill Effect: Increases all DMG by 8%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal, or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80% of ATK as DMG to enemies along its path. Lasts for 20s or 8 vacuum blades.
Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge 6.7%
Skill Effect: After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.
Bonus Stat: ATK 6.0%
Skill Effect: On hit, Normal or Charge Attacks have a 50% chance to deal an additional 240% ATK DMG to enemies with a small AoE. Can only occur once every 15s.
|Recommended Weapons||How to Get|
This Main DPS build for Chongyun can be good for both single target and multiple enemies. Adding an Anemo character to debuff enemies by using the Viridescent Venerer set and to group enemes will be ideal.
Zhongli could be placed in the support slot, just keep his pillar away from the fight to prevent it from stealing shatters.
Chongyun with Hydro and Pyro party members is a good budget team to mix Elemental Reaction DMG.
This Melt team for Chongyun focuses on triggering Melt Elemental Reaction. Chongyun's Elemental Skill at C2 works very well with Bennett's, making his Elemental Skill have a very short cooldown.
The last attack of Chongyun's Normal Attack combo releases 3 ice blades. Each blade deals 50% of Chongyun's ATK as Cryo DMG to all enemies in its path.
Elemental Skills and Elemental Burst cast within the Frost Field created by Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost have their CD time decreased by 15%.
Increases the Level of Spirit Blade: Cloud-parting Star by 3.
Maximum Upgrade level is 15.
Chongyun regenerates 1 Energy every time he hits an enemy affected by Cryo.
This effect can only occur once every 2s.
The True Path
Increases the Level of Spirit Bade: Chongyun's Layered Frost by 3.
Maximum upgrade Level is 15.
Rally of Four Blades
Spirit Blade: Cloud-parting Star deal 15% more DMG to enemies with a lower percentage of their Max HP remaining than Chongyun. This skill will also summon 1 additional spirit blade.
|Rating||Constellation Effect / Merits|
• Elemental Skill and Bursts cast within Chongyun's Elemental Skill has reduced coodlwon.
• Does not reduce the cooldown prior to an Elemental Skill or Burst being cast within the field.
• Straight DMG increase, useful for any role.
• Condition to trigger effect is very easy as a Sub-DPS.
Chongyun's 2nd Constellation provides a very unique and strong buff that shortens the cooldown of any Elemental Skill or Burst that's used while his Elemental Skill is in effect. For what he lacks in DMG, he makes up in utility!
Cor Lapis ×3
Damaged Mask ×3
Cor Lapis ×10
Damaged Mask ×15
Cor Lapis ×20
Stained Mask ×12
Cor Lapis ×30
Stained Mask ×18
Cor Lapis ×45
Ominous Mask ×12
Hoarfrost Core ×12
Cor Lapis ×60
Ominous Mask ×24
Hoarfrost Core ×20
|Daily Domain Drops||Enemy Drops||Weekly Boss Drops|
Teachings of Diligence
|Dvalin Challenge Reward
|Guide to Diligence||Stained Mask|
|Philosophies of Diligence||Ominous Mask|
Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost
Chongyun's Elemental Skill, Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost, spawns a circular area where all melee attacks made by your active character are converted into Cryo.
This is great for setting up Melt and Frozen reactions with Pyro characters, or for simply boosting Chongyun's damage.
In addition, triggering Superconduct with Chongyun's Elemental Skill will not be as useful, as characters under his circle cannot deal Physical damage anyways.
Chongyun's Ascension Passive, Steady Breathing, increases the Normal ATK Speed of characters by 8% within his field.
This is a great tool for fast and consistent Cryo attacks, or for trying out interesting builds with non-Cryo characters!
As Chongyun can freeze enemies, he can also Shatter them as a claymore user. Shatter breaks frozen enemies but will deal an extra instance of Physical damage.
When paired with Xingqiu, you can consistently freeze enemies then deal more damage as you shatter them with Chongyun!
Chongyun is not only able to freeze the surface of water with his Elemental Skill, but the skill also enables him to continue freezing with Normal and Charged Attacks, making him a good choice when crossing bodies of water.
|Perform up to 4 consecutive strikes.
Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous spinning attacks against all nearby enemies.
At end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
|Attribute||Effect (Lvl 1)|
|Charged Attack Spinning DMG||56.2%|
|Charged Attack Final DMG||102%|
|Charged Attack Stamina Cost||40.0/s|
|Low/High Plunge DMG||149%/186%|
|Chongyun strikes the ground with his greatsword, causing a Cryo explosion in a circular AoE in front of him that deals Cryo DMG.
After a short delay, the cold air created by the Cryo explosion will coalesce into a Chonghua Frost Field, within which all DMG done through Normal and Charged Attacks by Sword, Claymore, and Polearm-wielding characters will be converted to Cryo DMG.
A crystal-clear ring, and all is silent. The rivers move not, and the clouds are heavy with frost. The altar gates open, and evil is banished.
|Attribute||Effect (Lvl 1)|
|Performing the secret hand seals, Chongyun summons 3 giant spirit blades in mid-air that fall to the earth one by one after a short delay, exploding as they hit the ground. When the spirit blades explode, they will deal AoE Cryo DMG and launch enemies.
As ice doth give the biting frost birth, My transcendent blade shakes heaven and earth. Heed my summons and come hence!
|Attribute||Effect (Lvl 1)|
|Sword, Claymore, or Polearm-wielding characters within the field created by Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost have their Normal ATK SPD increased by 8%.|
|When the field created by Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost disappears, another spirit blade will be summoned to strike nearby enemies, dealing 100% of Chonghua's Layered Frost's Skill DMG as AoE Cryo DMG. Enemies hit by this blade will have their Cryo Res decreased by 10% for 8s.|
|When dispatched on an expedition in Liyue, time consumed is reduced by 25%.|
|All Current Wish Banners|
|Epitome Invocation||Farewell of Snezhnaya|
|Gentry of Hermitage||Wanderlust Invocation|
Chongyun is available at a normal rate on all Standard Wish Banners except Beginner's Wish. This means you can get him from Wanderlust Invocation, Epitome Invocation, and the current Character Event Wishes.
|Hu Tao||All yang and no yin? Huh, who knew such people existed in this world?|
|Shenhe||It's hard for me to believe that... I still have living relatives in this world. If he has any difficulties with his training, I am more than willing to help enlighten him. However, he will need to meet me alone in the mountains. Their family is too... sociable. I wouldn't know how to turn down their invitations without being impolite.|
|Xiangling||Chongyun? I always see him on his way to eat at Wanmin Restaurant with Xingqiu... Ah... or perhaps I should say I see him being dragged there by Xingqiu? Chongyun doesn't eat hot food. Every time the hot food arrives, Xingqiu politely apologizes and proceeds to try every dish. I just wanna dig in with him! The look on Chongyun's face is priceless. They're quite interesting, those two.|
|Xingqiu||Ah, deat Chongyun. Though he understands me quite well, one has to exercise caution when teaming up with him to go on a quest. He is making good progress in the martial arts, but I would say that he hasn't quite internalized the chivalric code yet... He needs more practice. Especially at eating spicy food...|
|Xinyan||He's one interesting guy. He looks introverted enough, but there was this one time when he came to one of my performances. A friend brought him or something, and he had some words for me, but I couldn't hear 'em over the music. Before I knew it, he was right up there on the stage with me, singing and rockin' his heart out. Guess you really can't judge a book by its cover!|
About Hu Tao
The Wangsheng Funeral Parlor is a reputable institution that acts with integrity. But whenever I see that cheeky smile that says, "It's nothing you exorcists need to worry about," it just makes my blood boil... Whoa, deep breaths, Chongyun. Stay calm.
She looks like a zombie, but as an exorcist, I feel there's... something different about her. Hmm, her name is also absent from all the praised names I've seen... Where exactly does she fit in among the deities?
The elders in my clan have mentioned her before. The fate of her family... 'sigh' It's something we can all symphatize with. I originally thought we would be able to bring a long-lost relative back into our clan. The elders were overjoyed, too, when they heard she was still alive — they even prepared gifts for her, and picked an auspicious day for a grand reunion. What we hadn't counted on was that most of the time, she's extremely difficult to track down. Wait a minute, based on our relative positions in the family tree, does that mean that I... There's no way I'd have to call her "Auntie Shenhe"... right?
Xiangling's cooking is universally praised, but I personally don't touch any of her spicy dishes. Why? Oh, you know — just, uh... personal preference, that's all. I mean, come on, Mushroom Slime Stew... Does that sound appetizing to you?
The Conqueror of Demons himself has defended Liyue side-by-side with we exorcists for generations, day after day, night after night. I have the utmost respect for Xiao. It’s just… Why must he be so disparaging towards us? He says our repertoire is lacking and our power is trivial. I’m sorry, but I just can’t accept that.
I do admire Xingqiu for his devotion to chivalry and his martial arts proficiency. However - I must warn you that he definitely has a mean side, too. If you find that you fall foul of any of his antics, come to me and we'll form a "Victims of Xinggiu" alliance. There is strength in numbers.
I avoid Xinyan's performances like the plague. That heated atmosphere... Even if you don't intend to get involved, it still... Let's just say that it gets me all hot and bothered.
I met her once, back I'd just become an exorcist. I'd taken a commission to perform an exorcism in someone's home, and was just leaving at the end when I ran into her. She wrote my name down in a booklet — I guess she just wanted to confirm I wasn't doing anything suspicious.. Anyway, it was just that one time, I never saw her again after that.
Now that I think about it, it's probably because the sight of me meditating motionless must be pretty boring to watch. Not exactly suspicious.
That Zhongli from the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor seems to be quite an incredible man. Just think, common folk might gang up to commit a murder, we exorcists vanquish demons - but he alone buries the bodies of the adepti.
|Genshin Impact Version 1.0|
|Release Date||September 28, 2020|
Chongyun was released on September 28, 2020 as one of the standard characters during the game's official launch.
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