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Chongyun is a character in Genshin Impact. Learn about Chongyun's stats, strengths and weaknesses, best artifact builds, and our rating of the character in this complete profile!

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Chongyun Rating

Chongyun
Chongyun Icon
Rating: A Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★
Element: Frost ImageCryo (Frost)

Weapon: Claymore ImageClaymore

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Chongyun Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths
  • Elemental Skill changes his attacks to the Frost Element, allowing for easy Elemental Reaction setup.
  • Charged spinning attack can take out foes easily.
  • Elemental Skill allows him to move across water.

How to Use Chongyun

Knock foes down with heavy attacks

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Chongyun uses a claymore, so although his attacks are slow, each blow he executes leaves a mark. Chongyun can even knock down larger enemies and sub-bosses with his claymore, which can stop an enemy's movement mid-attack and leave them vulnerable. This gives him opportunities to finish off enemies safely without taking unnecessary damage.

Effective for fighting in rain or on water

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Chongyun can take advantage of environmental effects like rain which inflict the Wet status effect to cause the Frozen Elemental Reaction. This will prevent enemies from attacking and let him take them out without risk of sudden retaliation.

Chongyun's Elemental Skill “Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost” causes the Frost element to be applied to all attacks within the area for a set period after the skill is used. Other characters with melee weapons can also take advantage of this effect. In areas with rain, this can be used to repeatedly inflict the Frozen Elemental Reaction with the character of your choice.

Can freeze water to walk across

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Chongyun is not only able to freeze the surface of water with his Elemental Skill, but the skill also enables him to continue freezing the water with standard attacks, making him a perfect choice for a smooth crossing.

The skill's effect also lasts for a relatively long period, so compared with other Frost characters, which have to wait for the cooldown on their Elemental Skill to freeze the water again and risk falling in, Chongyun is able to safely cross and create more ice with little danger.

Best Build For Chongyun

Cryo Support Build

This build mainly uses Chongyun's ability to provide consistent Cryo DMG buff using his Elemental Skill for additional DPS and elemental reactions.

Weapon Artifact Set
WolfWolf's Gravestone
or
Debate Club ImageDebate Club
Gladiator's Finale
2-Piece: ATK +18%.
4-Piece: If the wielder of this artifact set usas a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.
Primary Stat: ATK
Talent Priority
Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost
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.

Best Artifact Build for Chongyun

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Relic Build
Best
  • ATK +18%.
  • If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.
Second Best
  • Increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 15%.
  • After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 25% for 8s.
Third Best
  • ATK +18%.
  • Increases Charged Attack CRIT Rate by 30%.

Recommended Artifact Stats

Recommended Main Stats
  • crownAttack
  • gobletCryo DMG Bonus
  • hourglass.Attack
  • featherAttack
  • flowerHP
Recommended Sub-Stats:
  • Attack
  • Critical Rate
  • Critical Damage
  • Energy Recharge

List of Artifacts and Set Bonuses

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.

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.

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!

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%.

Chongyun Constellations

Chongyun Image
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.
Atmospheric Revolution Elemental Skills and Elemental Burts cast within the Frost Field created by Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost have their CD time decreased by 15%.
Cloudburst Increases the Level of Spirit Blade: Cloud-parting Star by 3.
Maximum Upgrade level is 15.
Frozen Skies 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.

Chongyun Basic Information

Stats and Element

Rarity and Element

Rarity Element
★★★★ Cryo

Stats (Lv. 20)

HP Attack Defense Elemental
2,366 71 140 0

Required Items for Ascension

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Required Items

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Required Items
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