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Genshin Impact - Chongyun Rating and Best Builds

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

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Chongyun Rating and Basic Info

Chongyun
Chongyun Icon
Rating: S Rank Icon

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

Weapon: Claymore ImageClaymore

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

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Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Bonus Stat
Lvl 20 2,366 71 140 ATK 0
Lvl 80 10223 208 603 ATK +24%

Chongyun Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths
• Elemental Skill converts melee damage into cryo for the team.
• Elemental Skill allows him to move across water.
Weaknesses
• Relies on Elemental Skill to deal damage.
• Normal Attacks are very slow.

How to Use Chongyun

Convert Normal Attacks to Cryo


Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost

Chongyun's Elemental Skill, Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost, has the unique effect of converting all normal attacks from melee characters into Cryo element attacks similar to catalyst user normal attacks. This is great for setting up Melt and Frozen reactions with Pyro characters, or for simply boosting Chongyun's Melee Damage.

This because this skill converts Physical damage to Cryo damage, it is not synergistic with characters using physical damage focused builds.

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 the water with Normal 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 Cryo 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.

Elemental Skill Doesn't Synergize Well with Superconduct

While Chongyun brings a unique Cryo Element conversion from his Elemental Skill, it is not recommended to pair him with Electro characters that deal primarily physical damage such as Razor and Keqing. Despite being able to trigger Superconduct, which decreases physical defense, Chongyun's Elemental Skill converts all physical/normal attack damage into Cryo damage while inside of its field of effect. This means that these characters will not deal increased damage to enemies under the effect Superconduct.

Blizzard Strayer Unique Synergy

Artifact Set Bonus
Blizzard Strayer Set IconBlizzard Strayer 2-Piece: Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
4-Piece: When a character attacks an enemy affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the enemy is Frozen, CRIT Rate is increased by an additional 20%.

Rather than Superconduct, The Blizzard Strayer Set gives Chongyun a unique way to support Physical DPS build characters. Since Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost converts Normal Attacks into Cryo Attacks, a Physical DPS build character can take advantage of the Cryo damage bonus and the Critical Rate boost effects from The Blizzard Strayer set as long as they are within the AoE.

This is similar to how shield characters like Zhongli enable the use of the Retracing Bolide set on DPS characters as well.

Best Build For Chongyun

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Chongyun Sub DPS Builds

Cryo Sub DPS Build 1

Weapon Artifact Set
Skyward Pride ImageSkyward Pride
Set Bonus
• Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
• Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
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.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonATK% or Energy Recharge

Goblet of EonothemCryo DMG Bonus

Circlet of LogosATK%/CRIT Rate/CRIT DMG
Substats ・Energy Recharge
・CRIT Rate
・CRIT DMG

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
WolfWolf's Gravestone Bonus Stat: ATK
・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.
Prototype Archaic ImagePrototype Archaic Bonus Stat: ATK
・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.

Chongyun DPS Builds

Cryo DPS Build

Weapon Artifact Set
Skyward Pride ImageSkyward Pride
Set Bonus
• Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
• When a character attacks an enemy affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the enemy is Frozen, CRIT Rate is increased by an additional 20%.
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.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonATK% or Energy Recharge

Goblet of EonothemATK% or Cryo DMG Bonus

Circlet of LogosATK% or CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substats ・ATK%
・CRIT Rate
・CRIT DMG
・Energy Recharge
・Elemental Mastery

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
WolfWolf's Gravestone Bonus Stat: ATK
・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.
Prototype Archaic ImagePrototype Archaic Bonus Stat: ATK
・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.

Best Artifacts and Weapons for Chongyun

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Set Bonus
Best Gladiator's Finale • ATK +18%.
• If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.
Second Best Blizzard Strayer • Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
• When a character attacks an enemy affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the enemy is Frozen, CRIT Rate is increased by an additional 20%.
Third Best The Exile • Energy Recharge +20%
• Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for all party members (excluding the wearer) every 2s for 6s. This effect cannot stack.

List of Artifacts and Set Bonuses

Best Weapons Ranked

Rating Weapon Stats (Lv.1)
Best Skyward Pride Image Skyward Pride Base Stats
Base Attack: 48
Bonus Effect: 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.
Second Best Wolf Wolf's Gravestone Base Stats
Base Attack: 46
Bonus Effect: 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.
Third Best Prototype Archaic Image Prototype Archaic Base Stats
Base Attack: 44
Bonus Effect: 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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Recommended Party Members for Chongyun

Character Element Weapon
Genshin Impact - Diluc ImageDiluc Fire Icon Claymore Icon
· High Melt Damage.
· Can trigger reactions multiple times combining Elemental Skills.
Genshin Impact - Hu Tao ImageHu Tao Fire Icon Polearm Icon
· Can trigger huge Melt Reactions.
· Can pair up as a second DMG dealer
Genshin Impact - Xingqiu ImageXingqiu Water Icon Sword Icon
· Provides defensive buff and easily applies Hydro.
· Can keep enemies locked down with Freeze reactions.
Genshin Impact - Xiangling ImageXiangling Fire Icon Polearm Icon
· Provides easy Pyro application with Skill and Burst
· Can trigger multiple melt reactions.

Chongyun Ascension and Talent Materials

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

Talent Materials per Level

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%.

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.

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