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Genshin Impact - Chongyun Rating and Best Builds

Chongyun is a 4-Star Cryo Claymore character in Genshin Impact. Learn about Chongyun's build, ascension materials, best weapons, best artifacts, talent priority, skills, teams, and our rating of the character in this build guide!

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Character Information

Chongyun
Chongyun Icon
Rating: B Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★
Element: Cryo ImageCryo

Weapon: Claymore ImageClaymore

EN Voice Actor: Beau Bridgland
JP Voice Actor: Saito Soma

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Chongyun's Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Stat
Lvl 20 2,366 71 140 ATK 0%
Lvl 80 10,223 208 603 ATK 24%

Chongyun's Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths
• Elemental Skill buffs Normal and Charged attack Melee characters.
• Low Elemantal Burst energy cost
• Elemental Skill allows him to move across water.
Weaknesses
• Relies on Elemental Skill to deal damage.
• Normal Attacks are very slow.
• Does not work well with Physical-damage characters.
• Low Elemental Burst DMG.

Best Builds for Chongyun

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Main DPS, Sub-DPS, and Support Builds for Chongyun

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Burst Support

Cryo Main DPS Build

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Main Stats
Genshin - HourglassSands: ATK%
Genshin - GobletGoblet: Cryo DMG Bonus
Genshin - CircletCirclet: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substats CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG, ATK%, Elemental Mastery

This Main DPS cookie-cutter build for Chongyun can work for any team comp where he's primarily on-field. Gladiator's Finale can be replaced with any +18% ATK artifact such as the Shimenawa's or Echoes of An Offering.

Cryo Sub DPS Build

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Genshin - HourglassSands: ATK% or Energy Recharge
Genshin - GobletGoblet: Cryo DMG Bonus
Genshin - CircletCirclet: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substats Energy Recharge, CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG, ATK%, Elemental Mastery

This Sub-DPS build for Chongyun will mostly use his Elemental Skill and Burst off-cooldown. A Sacrificial Greatsword works very well with Chongyun since using his skill again will trigger his second passive (Steady Breathing) early, decreasing the enemy's cryo resistance.

Cryo Burst Support

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Genshin - HourglassSands: Energy Recharge or ATK%
Genshin - GobletGoblet: Cryo DMG Bonus
Genshin - CircletCirclet: 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.

Chongyun's Talent Priority

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.

Best Artifacts for Chongyun

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Best Artifacts Ranked

Artifact Artifact Bonuses
1st Genshin - Noblesse Oblige Image Noblesse 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 Genshin - Emblem of Severed Fate Image Emblem 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 Genshin - Blizzard Strayer Image Blizzard 2-PC: Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
Genshin - Gladiator Gladiator 2-PC: Cryo DMG Bonus ATK +18%

Best 4-Star Artifact for Chongyun

Artifact Artifact Bonuses
Genshin - The Exile Image The Exile 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.

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Top 3 Chongyun Weapons

Weapon Weapon Information
1st Genshin Impact - Wolf Wolf's Gravestone 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.
2nd Genshin Impact - Skyward Pride Image Skyward Pride Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge 8%
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.
3rd Genshin Impact - Sacrificial Greatsword Image Sacrificial Greatsword 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.

Best Free-to-Play Weapon for Chongyun

Weapon Weapon Information
Genshin Impact - Prototype Archaic Image Prototype Archaic 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.

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Best Party for Chongyun

Chongyun Main DPS Teams
Chongyun Sub-DPS & Support Teams

Cryo Freeze Team

Main DPS Sub-DPS Sub-DPS Support
Genshin - Chongyun Icon Chongyun Genshin - Shenhe Icon Shenhe Genshin - Xingqiu Icon Xingqiu Genshin - Jean Icon Jean

This Main DPS build for Chongyun can be good for both single target and multiple enemies. Shenhe plays a key role in buffing Chongyun's Cryo DMG while also dealing AoE DMG from her burst.

Original National Team

Sub-DPS Main DPS Sub-DPS Sub-DPS
Genshin - Chongyun Icon Chongyun Genshin - Bennett Icon Bennett Genshin - Xiangling Icon Xiangling Genshin - Xingqiu Icon Xingqiu

This is a throwback to the Original ''National Team'' back in the early days of Genshin. Until now, it's still a very good budget team that deals its damage primarily through Elemental Reactions.

Melt Team

Sub-DPS Main DPS Sub-DPS Sub-DPS
Genshin - Chongyun Icon Chongyun Genshin - Bennett Icon Bennett Genshin - Xiangling Icon Xiangling Genshin - Rosaria Icon Rosaria

This Melt team for Chongyun puts him in either the Sub-DPS or Support role. It focuses on triggering a Melt Elemental Reaction to do big DMG. Chongyun's Elemental Skill at C2 works very well with Bennett's, making his Elemental Skill have a very short cooldown.

Chongyun Best Constellations

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Constellation and Effects

Chongyun's Constellations
C1 Ice Unleashed
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.
C2 Atmospheric Revolution
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%.
C3 Cloudburst
Increases the Level of Spirit Blade: Cloud-parting Star by 3.
Maximum Upgrade level is 15.
C4 Frozen Skies
Chongyun regenerates 1 Energy every time he hits an enemy affected by Cryo.
This effect can only occur once every 2s.
C5 The True Path
Increases the Level of Spirit Bade: Chongyun's Layered Frost by 3.
Maximum upgrade Level is 15.
C6 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.

Best Constellations Rating and Explanation

Rating Constellation Effect / Merits
C2 ★★★ • 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.
C6 ★★☆ • Straight DMG increase, useful for any role.
• Condition to trigger effect is very easy as a Sub-DPS.

C2 Provides a Unique Buff

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 for it in utility!

Chongyun Ascension and Talent Materials

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Chongyun Ascension Materials

Lv.20→Lv.40
Lv.40→Lv.50
Cor Lapis ImageCor Lapis ×10
Lv.50→Lv.60
Cor Lapis ImageCor Lapis ×20
Lv.60→Lv.70
Cor Lapis ImageCor Lapis ×30
Lv.70→Lv.80
Cor Lapis ImageCor Lapis ×45
Lv.80→Lv.90
Cor Lapis ImageCor Lapis ×60

Chongyun Talent Level-Up Materials

Daily Domain Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Boss Drops
Tue/Fri/Sun
Genshin Impact - Teachings of Diligence Image Teachings of Diligence
Hilichurls
Genshin Impact - Damaged Mask Image Damaged Mask
Dvalin Challenge Reward
Genshin Impact - Dvalin Dvalin's Sigh
Genshin Impact - Guide to Diligence Image Guide to Diligence Genshin Impact - Stained Mask Image Stained Mask
Genshin Impact - Philosophies of Diligence Image Philosophies of Diligence Genshin Impact - Ominous Mask Image Ominous Mask

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Convert Normal Attacks to Cryo

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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.

Does Not Synergize with Physical Characters

Genshin - Chongyun - Interactions with Physical Characters

Because Chongyun's Elemental Skill converts Physical damage to Cryo damage, it is not synergistic with characters that deal primarily physical damage such as Razor, Keqing, and Eula.

In addition, triggering Superconduct with Chongyun's Elemental Skill will not be as useful, as characters under his circle cannot deal Physical damage anyways.

Increased Attack Speed Within His Skill Field

Genshin - Chongyun - Cryo Infusion Elemental Skill
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!

More Damage with Shattered

Genshin Impact - Chongyun - Shatter
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!

Can Freeze Water to Walk Across

Chongyun - Ice Bridge

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.

Chongyun Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Demonbane

Talent Description
Perform up to 4 consecutive strikes.
Charge Attack
Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous spinning attacks against all nearby enemies.
At end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.
Plunge Attack:
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 70.0%
2-Hit DMG 63.3%
3-Hit DMG 80.3%
4-Hit DMG 101%
Charged Attack Spinning DMG 56.2%
Charged Attack Final DMG 102%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost 40.0/s
Max Duration 5.0s
Plunge DMG 74.6%
Low/High Plunge DMG 149%/186%

Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost

Talent Description
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.
Flavor Text:
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.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Skill DMG 172%
Delay 2.0s
Duration 10.0s
CD 15.0s

Spirit Blade: Cloud-parting Star

Talent Description
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.
Flavor Text:
As ice doth give the biting frost birth, My transcendent blade shakes heaven and earth. Heed my summons and come hence!

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Skill DMG 142%
CD 12.0s
Energy Cost 40

Steady Breathing

Talent Description
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%.

Rimechaser Blade

Talent Description
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.

Gallant Journey

Talent Description
When dispatched on an expedition in Liyue, time consumed is reduced by 25%.

How to Get Chongyun

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Chongyun is a featured 4-star character in Itto's banner rerun from June 21, 2022 to July 12, 2022.

The other 4-star characters featured with him are Gorou and the new 4-star Electro Sword user, Kuki Shinobu. Chongyun is also available at normal rate on all Standard Banners.

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Genshin Impact - Hu Tao ImageHu Tao All yang and no yin? Huh, who knew such people existed in this world?
Genshin Impact - Shenhe ImageShenhe 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.
Genshin Impact - Xiangling ImageXiangling 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.
Genshin Impact - Xingqiu ImageXingqiu 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...
Genshin Impact - Xinyan ImageXinyan 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!

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