Layla is a 4-Star Cryo Sword character in Genshin Impact. Check out Layla's best builds, best weapons, best Artifacts, team comps, Ascension Materials, and talent priority in this Layla build guide!
|Layla's Character Guides|
|Build Guide||Specialty Dish|
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EN Voice Actor: Ashely Biski
JP Voice Actor: Tomita Miyu
|Lvl 20||2,389||47||141||HP 0%|
|Lvl 80||10324||202||610||HP 24%|
• Low Elemental Burst Cost.
• Very strong shields.
• Able to have her Elemental Skill and Burst almost always activated.
• High HP.
• Slightly below average damage.
• Breaking the shield ends her Elemental Skill.
Goblet: HP% or Cryo DMG Bonus
Circlet: HP% or CRIT Rate/DMG
|Substats||HP%, CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG, Energy Recharge|
|Recommended Energy Recharge||±130% Total Energy Recharge|
This Layla support build takes advantage of the benefits that the Tenacity of the Millelith Artifact set can give to the party. Her Elemental Skill can enable the passive effect of the Artifact to have near-permanent up-time!
We highly suggest going with this support build since providing shields and buffs to your team outweighs maximizing her damage output. This build is even better if you unlock Layla's 4th Constellation.
You can opt to trade some HP% Main stats for a Cryo Goblet or a CRIT Circlet if you want more damage. If you're looking for a free-to-play weapon to further support this build, the Fleuve Cendre Ferryman will work wonders for you!
Goblet: Cryo DMG Bonus
Circlet: CRIT Rate/DMG
|Substats||Energy Recharge, CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG, HP%|
|Recommended Energy Recharge||±130% Total Energy Recharge|
This Layla build will help her deal the highest amount of damage she can provide if a Cryo Aura can be applied to the enemies. If that's not an option, then we recommend using the Emblem of Severed Fate instead.
An HP% Sands Main Stat is also helpful in strengthening her shields.
The Primordial Jade Cutter or Mistplitter Reforged are your best bets when it comes to increasing Layla's DMG output to the fullest, but the Fleuve Cendre Ferryman is an amazing free-to-play weapon should you require an immediate replacement.
2. Harbinger of Dawn (R5)
Goblet: Cryo DMG Bonus
Circlet: CRIT Rate/DMG
|Substats||CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG, Energy Recharge, HP%|
|Recommended Energy Recharge||±130% Total Energy Recharge|
This is Layla's all-purpose Sub-DPS build that you can use in any team if you simply want her to deal damage. Ensuring that she has ample balance in her stats as giving her weapons that synergize well with her Talents will make all the difference!
This build provides great versatility to Layla in accordance with her capabilities, ranging from her shields to dealing DMG off-field and setting up Cryo-related Elemental Reactions.
|Sub-DPS and Support|
Leveling up Layla's Elemental Skill should be the top priority since it enhances her shield strength and her damage. Her Elemental Burst can be leveled second while her Normal Attack can be left for last.
|1st||Tenacity of the Millelith||
2-PC: HP +20%
4-PC: When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the ATK of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and their Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s. This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using this artifact set is not on the field.
2-PC: Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
4-PC: 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%.
|3rd||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.
Layla is best used as a Support buffer with the Tenacity of the Millelith Artifact set since Layla's personal damage doesn't make a huge difference compared to simply buffing and supporting the team.
However, if you want her to deal as much damage as she can, your best bet is either using Blizzard Strayer in cases where a Cryo Aura can be applied to the enemy or Emblem of Severed Fate if not.
|1st||Key of Khaj-Nisut||
Bonus Stat: HP% 14.4%
Skill Effect: HP increased by 20%. When an Elemental Skill hits opponents, you gain the Grand Hymn effect for 20s. This effect increases the equipping character's Elemental Mastery by 0.12% of their Max HP. This effect can trigger once every 0.3s. Max 3 stacks. When this effect gains 3 stacks, or when the third stack's duration is refreshed, the Elemental Mastery of all nearby party members will be increased by 0.2% of the equipping character's max HP for 20s.
|2nd||Primordial Jade Cutter||
Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate 9.6%
Skill Effect: HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder’s Max HP.
Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge 13.3%
Skill Effect: CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.
Layla as a support is best suited with weapons that can enhance the party or enhance important personal stats. Ideal examples of weapons that do both are the Key of Khaj-Nisut which also increases her HP and the Favonius Sword which provides enough Energy Recharge for herself.
The best way to increase Layla's personal damage is by simply using weapons with CRIT substats.
|Fleuve Cendre Ferryman||
Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge 10.0%
Skill Effect: Increases Elemental Skill CRIT Rate by 8%. Additionally, increases Energy Recharge by 16% for 5s after using an Elemental Skill.
Along with Fontaine comes the new sword, Fleuve Cendre Ferryman, which can be obtained through Fontaine's Fishing Association and is Layla's best-in-slot weapon in terms of free-to-play weapons.
It provides a considerable amount of Energy Recharge in more ways than one and synergizes well with her Elemental Skill. After propping her shields up, you can immediately have her cast her Elemental Burst for off-field DMG support to deal maximum DMG!
|Recommended Weapons||How to Get|
|Layla Sub-DPS and Support Teams|
Layla can be effective in any Freeze team since this guarantees that her shield will not break from enemy attacks.
Layla can act as an enabler for Superconduct to reduce the Physical Resistance of enemies or as a simple off-field Cryo support unit that provides shields and deals damage.
Layla can come in as a simple shielder for Mono Cryo teams to enable you to run more DPS-focused characters while protecting them. Mono Cryo teams are usually used against enemies that can't be frozen.
Layla's off-field Cryo damage, along with her shield, can be useful for Pyro Main DPS characters who will be able to trigger the Melt reaction when applying Pyro DMG on Cryo-affected enemies.
Divining Scroll ×15
Nilotpala Lotus ×10
Sealed Scroll ×12
Nilotpala Lotus ×20
Sealed Scroll ×18
Nilotpala Lotus ×30
Nilotpala Lotus ×45
Nilotpala Lotus ×60
|Daily Domain Drops||Enemy Drops||Weekly Boss Drops|
Teachings of Ingenuity
|Scaramouche Boss Challenge Reward
Mirror of Mushin
|Guide to Ingenuity||Sealed Scroll|
|Philosophies of Ingenuity||Forbidden Curse Scroll|
Fortress of Fantasy
The Shield Absorption of the Curtain of Slumber generated by Nights of Formal Focus is increased by 20%.
Additionally, when unleashing Nights of Formal Focus, she will generate a shield for any nearby party members who are not being protected by a Curtain of Slumber. This shield will have 35% of the absorption of a Curtain of Slumber, will last for 12s, and will absorb Cryo DMG with 250% effectiveness.
When Shooting Stars from Nights of Formal Focus strike opponents, they will each restore 1 Energy to Layla. Each Shooting Star can restore Energy to her in this manner once.
Secrets of the Night
Increases the Level of Nights of Formal Focus by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
When Nights of Formal Focus starts to fire off Shooting Stars, it will grant all nearby party members the Dawn Star effect, causing their Normal and Charged Attack DMG to increase based on 5% of Layla's Max HP. Dawn Star can last up to 3s and will be removed 0.05s after dealing Normal or Charged Attack DMG.
Stream of Consciousness
Increases the Level of Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Shooting Stars from Nights of Formal Focus deal 40% increased DMG, and Starlight Slugs from Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker deal 40% increased DMG. Additionally, the interval between the creation of Night Stars via Nights of Formal Focus is decreased by 20%.
|Rating||Constellation Effect / Merits|
|C2||★★★||• Massively reduces her Energy Recharge requirements.|
• Provides additional buffs to a character's Normal and Charged attack DMG based on Layla's HP.
• Only a minor buff since it applies to one Normal and Charged attack per Shooting star activation.
Unlocking Layla's second Constellation massively drops her Energy Recharge requirements, to the point where you can simply forgo any Energy Recharge stats if your team composition allows it.
Layla's Elemental Skill provides her a shield that builds 1 charge every 1.5 seconds or 2 charges every time a character uses an Elemental Skill. Once 4 charges have been built up, the shield will send out a Shooting Star that will deal Cryo DMG to nearby enemies.
This effect will end if her shield breaks, so you have to also balance not getting hit too much with the shield.
Layla unleashes a Dream Sphere that constantly fires starlight slugs at opponents within its AoE. It also generates night stars for Layla's shield!
Layla's Passive Talent, Shadowy Dream-Signs, gives her a set chance to receive extra copies of Talent Level-Up materials when crafting!
|Performs up to 3 rapid strikes.
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
| Puts forth a shield known as the Curtain of Slumber, dealing AoE Cryo DMG
The Curtain of Slumber's DMG Absorption is based on Layla's Max HP and absorbs Cryo DMG with 250% effectiveness. Layla also becomes affected by Cryo for a short time when the Curtain of Slumber is created.
Night Stars and Shooting Stars
While the Curtain of Slumber is active, it will create 1 Night Star that will be attached to it every 1.5s. When a character protected by this shield uses an Elemental Skill, 2 Night Stars will be created. Night Stars can be created once every 0.3s in this way. A maximum of 4 Night Stars can be accumulated at any one time.
Once 4 Night Stars have been accumulated and there are opponents nearby, these Night Stars will transform into homing Shooting Stars that will be fired off in sequence, dealing Cryo DMG to any opponents hit.
If the Curtain of Slumber's duration ends or it is destroyed, the Night Stars will disappear. If they are already being fired off as Shooting Stars, these Shooting Stars will last until this wave of shots ends.
New Night Stars cannot be created until the previous wave of Shooting Stars has been fired completely.
|Unleashes a Celestial Dreamsphere that constantly fires Starlight Slugs at opponents within its AoE, dealing Cryo DMG.
When a Starlight Slug hits, it will generate 1 Night Star for nearby Curtains of Slumber. Each Curtain of Slumber can gain 1 Night Star this way every 0.5s.
|While the Curtain of Slumber is active, the Deep Sleep effect will activate each time the Curtain gains 1 Night Star:
·The Shield Strength of a character under the effect of the Curtain of Slumber increases by 6%.
·This effect can have a maximum of 4 stacks and persists until the Curtain of Slumber disappears
|When Layla crafts Character Talent Materials, she has a 10% chance to receive double the product.|
|All Current Wish Banners|
|Epitome Invocation||Immaculate Pulse|
|Chanson of Many Waters||Wanderlust Invocation|
Layla is available at a normal rate on all Standard Wish Banners except Beginner's Wish. This means you can get her from Wanderlust Invocation, Epitome Invocation, and the current Character Event Wishes.
A Rtawahist student who specializes in Theoretical Astrology Heavily prone to somnambulism and locked in a grinding war with sleep deprivation, the problem of restful slumber is a most troubling one to her.
|Title||Half-Awake, Half-Asleep, All Incredulous|
|Special Dish||Extravagant Slumber|
A Farewell Brief to Bustle
|Genshin Impact Version 3.2 Phase 2|
|Release Date||November 18, 2022|
Layla was officially released as a playable character during the second phase of Version 3.2 on November 18, 2022.
|Candace||An eccentric girl who always seems to be in a trance...? Yes, I believe I've seen her before - near the Wall of Samiel. I couldn't make sense of what she was saying, nor the calculations she wrote down, but she seemed to be in a much better mood after she'd finished. Perhaps this is her way of relieving stress.|
|Dehya||Ahh, the sleepy girl, yeah, I think I remember her. I ran into her once at an oasis on the outskirts of the desert. She was out with some group from the Akademiya doing astronomical observations, or something. I wasn't really paying attention. ...Huh? Candace... what now? Emissary from the stars? The heck is that all about? Almost sounds like she didn't wake up before getting out of bed.|
|Faruzan||Sometimes, she'll lower her head and keep her distance when she sees me. However, she's all smiles and greetings at night... I don't quite get her. Anyway, most kids in Rtawahist are geniuses. A quirk or two isn't anything to concern myself with.|
|Tighnari||I've heard of her, the famous "Sleepwalking Eccentric." The Rumors about her sleepwalking are really quite absurd: feats of superhuman strength, sprinting through Aaru Village at night, scaling the Wall of Samiel with her bare hands... Some even say that she can write a 100,000-word thesis while asleep! What a load of nonsense.|
I bet someone who's good enough to get a job like Scribe never has to worry about whether their projects will get approved or be successful. Wait... Oh shoot, if he's a Scribe, he probably doesn't have to do any projects in the first place. So lucky...
...Huh, I saw someone who matches that description when I woke up after sleepwalking for the first time. "Candace," huh? Now I know. I still remember the moment I woke up... All of my reports and essays were done. At the time, it felt like... like after pleading to the stars for days and days, now they'd finally heard me, and sent a messenger to help me... I felt so touched!
The General Mahamatra is really good at Genius Invokation TCG? Ooh, I wonder if... I mean, if I ever got the chance, maybe I could play a game with him. Card games like Genius Invokation TCG are always easier when you're good at mental math, so actually, I... I dunno, but... I might not necessarily lose to him.
Oh... D-Dori... ahem... I took the plunge and bought something from her once. She looked euphoric as I was settling the bill — I think she assumed I was some sort of mega-rich person. Kept relentlessly sending product ads to me in the mail afterwards. Ugh... biggest mistake of my life! I paid such a huge price for it... 'cause not only did I spend all of my scholarship money in one go, but for most of the next year, I had to survive mainly on cheap vegetables, and I couldn't buy textbooks unless they were on sale...
Has Professor Faruzan managed to get any students? People from the Haravatat Darshan say that she always has difficulty getting funding for her projects, so it's hard for her to attract students, too. *sigh*...
Oh, I know who you're talking about. Lisa Minci - the legendary Spantamad prodigy who graduated in just two years. If only I had her brains... Huh? You met her in person when you were in Mondstadt? R-Really? So... what's her studying process like? What books does she read, and what kind of work does she do? Where... Where should I start if I want to learn from her?
Mona Megistus, the Astrologist... Her astrology column in The Steambird is well-known among Rtawahist scholars. Her articles always cover super specialized topics, but can still be appreciated by non-academics. That's no easy feat... Huh? Her name seems to just roll off my tongue? Uh, that's just because... I have a lot of respect for... amazing people.
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