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Genshin - Layla Best Builds and Teams Guide

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
Genshin - Layla Builds and RatingBuild Guide Extravagant Slumber ImageSpecialty Dish

Layla Rating and Info

Character Information

Genshin - Layla
A Rank
Voice Actors EN Voice Actor: Ashely Biski
JP Voice Actor: Tomita Miyu

Tier List Rankings

Main DPS Sub-DPS Support Exploration
N/A Genshin - A Icon Genshin - A Icon Genshin - B Icon

Character Tier List

Layla's Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Stat
Lvl 20 2,389 47 141 HP 0%
Lvl 80 10324 202 610 HP 24%

Layla's Strengths and Weaknesses

Layla's Strengths
• Low Elemental Burst Cost.
• Very strong shields.
• Able to have her Elemental Skill and Burst almost always activated.
• High HP.
Layla's Weaknesses
• Slightly below average damage.
• Breaking the shield ends her Elemental Skill.

Layla Best Builds

Layla Support Build Shield-Bot

Best Weapon
Replacement Weapons
Best Artifacts
Main Stats
Genshin - HourglassSands: HP%
Genshin - GobletGoblet: HP% or Cryo DMG Bonus
Genshin - CircletCirclet: 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 buld 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.

Layla Sub-DPS Build Cryo and Freeze

Best Weapon
Replacement Weapons
Best Artifacts
Main Stats
Genshin - HourglassSands: HP%
Genshin - GobletGoblet: Cryo DMG Bonus
Genshin - CircletCirclet: 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 keeping strengthening her shields.

All Purpose Layla Sub-DPS Build

Best Weapon
Replacement Weapons
Best Artifacts
Main Stats
Genshin - HourglassSands: HP%
Genshin - GobletGoblet: Cryo DMG Bonus
Genshin - CircletCirclet: 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.

Layla Talent Priority

Sub-DPS and Support
1st Elemental Skill
2nd Elemental Burst
3rd Normal Attack

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.

Layla Best Artifacts

Layla Artifact Rankings

Artifact Artifact Bonuses
1st Genshin - Tenacity of the Millelith Image Tenacity 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.
2nd Genshin - Blizzard Strayer Image Blizzard 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 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.

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.

List of Artifacts and Set Bonuses

Layla Best Weapons

Layla Weapon Rankings

Weapon Weapon Information
1st Genshin Impact - Key of Khaj-Nisut Image 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 Genshin Impact - Primordial Jade Cutter Image 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.
3rd Genshin Impact - Favonius Sword Image Favonius Sword 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.

Use HP or Energy Recharge Weapons for Support

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.

Use CRIT Weapons for Sub-DPS

The best way to increase Layla's personal damage is by simply using weapons with CRIT substats.

Best Free-to-Play Weapon for Layla

Weapon Weapon Information
Genshin Impact - Skyrider Sword Image Skyrider Sword Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge 11.3%
Skill Effect: Using an Elemental Burst grants a 12% increase in ATK and Movement SPD for 15s.

Skyrider Sword is a Decent Choice

The Skyrider Sword is a great Free-to-Play option that is very easy to get. It provides enough Energy Recharge for her needs and increases her damage! If you find yourself not needing ER and want more damage, then the Harbinger of Dawn is the best alternative.

All Recommended Weapons for Layla

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List of Swords

Layla Best Teams

Best Parties for Layla

Layla Sub-DPS and Support Teams

Layla Freeze Team

Support/Sub-DPS Main DPS Sub-DPS Support
Genshin - Layla Layla Genshin - Ayaka Ayaka Genshin - Shenhe Shenhe Genshin - Kokomi Kokomi
Genshin - Layla Layla Genshin - Ganyu Ganyu Genshin - Mona Mona Genshin - Venti Venti

Layla can be effective in any Freeze team since this guarantees that her shield will not break from enemy attacks.

Layla Physical Teams

Support Main DPS Sub-DPS Support/Sub-DPS
Genshin - Layla Layla Genshin - Eula Eula Genshin - Shenhe Shenhe Genshin - Shinobu Shinobu
Genshin - Layla Layla Genshin - Keqing Keqing Genshin - Fischl Fischl Genshin - Beidou Beidou

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.

Mono Cryo Teams

Support Main DPS Sub-DPS Support/Sub-DPS
Genshin - Layla Layla Genshin - Ayaka Ayaka Genshin - Shenhe Shenhe Genshin - Kazuha Kazuha
Genshin - Layla Layla Genshin - Ganyu Ganyu Genshin - Shenhe Shenhe Genshin - Kazuha Kazuha

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.

Melt Teams

Support Main DPS Support/Sub-DPS Support/Sub-DPS
Genshin - Layla Layla Genshin - Hu Tao Hu Tao Genshin - Yelan Yelan Genshin - Xingqiu Xingqiu
Genshin - Layla Layla Genshin - Diluc Diluc Genshin - Kazuha Kazuha Genshin - Bennett Bennett

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.

Layla Ascension and Talent Materials

Layla Ascension Materials

Mora ImageMora ×20,000
Mora ImageMora ×40,000
Mora ImageMora ×60,000
Mora ImageMora ×30,000
Mora ImageMora ×100,000
Mora ImageMora ×120,000

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Nilotpala Lotus Locations

Layla Talent Level-Up Materials

Daily Domain Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Boss Drops
Genshin Impact - Teachings of Ingenuity Image Teachings of Ingenuity
Genshin Impact - Divining Scroll Image Divining Scroll
Scaramouche Boss Challenge Reward
Genshin Impact - Mirror of Mushin Image Mirror of Mushin
Genshin Impact - Guide to Ingenuity Image Guide to Ingenuity Genshin Impact - Sealed Scroll Image Sealed Scroll
Genshin Impact - Philosophies of Ingenuity Image Philosophies of Ingenuity Genshin Impact - Forbidden Curse Scroll Image Forbidden Curse Scroll

Talent Materials per Level

Layla Best Constellations


Constellation and Effects

Layla's Constellations
C1 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.
C2 Light's Remit
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.
C3 Secrets of the Night
Increases the Level of Nights of Formal Focus by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Starry Illumination
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.
C5 Stream of Consciousness
Increases the Level of Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Radiant Soulfire
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%.

Recommended Constellations

Rating Constellation Effect / Merits
C2 ★★★ • Massively reduces her Energy Recharge requirements.
C4 ★★☆ • 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.

Layla's Second Constealltion is Good for Energy Recharge

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.

How to Use Layla

Elemental Skill: Nights of Formal Focus

Genshin - Layla Elemental Skill
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.

Elemental Burst: Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker

Genshin - Layla Elemental Burst
Layla unleashes a Dream Sphere that constantly fires starlight slugs at opponents within its AoE. It also generates night stars for Layla's shield!

Passive Talent: Shadowy Dream-Signs

Genshin - Layla passive talent
Layla's Passive Talent, Shadowy Dream-Signs, gives her a set chance to receive extra copies of Talent Level-Up materials when crafting!

Layla Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Sword of the Radiant Path

Talent Description
Performs up to 3 rapid strikes.
Charge Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.
Plunge Attack:
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Nights of Formal Focus

Talent Description
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.

Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker

Talent Description
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.

Like Nascent Light

Talent Description
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

Shadowy Dream-Signs

Talent Description
When Layla crafts Character Talent Materials, she has a 10% chance to receive double the product.

How to Get Layla

Pull from Version 3.2 Phase 2 Banners

Version 3.2 Phase 2 Banners
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Layla was available as rate-up in Tartaglia and Yae Miko's rerun banner which ran from November 18, 2022 until December 6, 2022.

Layla will be available in the Wanderlust Invocation in the next version!

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Layla's In-Game Information

Who is Layla?

Genshin - Who is Layla?

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.

Layla Character Profile

Title Half-Awake, Half-Asleep, All Incredulous
Gender Female
Race Elf
Height Medium
Affiliation Rtawahist
Constellation Luscinia
Birthday December 19th
Special Dish Extravagant Slumber
Furnishing Setekh Demurs
A Farewell Brief to Bustle

Layla Release Date

Genshin Impact Version 3.2 Phase 2
Genshin - Genshin Impact Version 3.2 Phase 2
Release Date November 18, 2022

Released in Version 3.2 Phase 2

Layla was officially released as a playable character during the second phase of Version 3.2 on November 18, 2022.

Layla Voicelines

Thoughts About Layla

Character In-Game Thoughts
Genshin Impact - Candace ImageCandace 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.
Genshin Impact - Faruzan ImageFaruzan 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.
Genshin Impact - Tighnari ImageTighnari 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.

Layla's Thoughts About Others

Character In-Game Thoughts
Genshin Impact - Alhaitham ImageAlhaitham About Alhaitham
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...
Genshin Impact - Candace ImageCandace About Candace
...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!
Genshin Impact - Cyno ImageCyno About Cyno
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.
Genshin Impact - Dori ImageDori About Dori
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...
Genshin Impact - Faruzan ImageFaruzan About Faruzan
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*...
Genshin Impact - Lisa ImageLisa About Lisa
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?
Genshin Impact - Mona ImageMona About Mona
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.
Genshin Impact - Nahida ImageNahida About Lesser Lord Kusanali
Dear Mighty God of Wisdom, I've been studying late into the night for days on end, please let me .pass this exam! Please, please... Zzz...

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