The Best Genshin Impact Chongyun Build

June 21, 2022: Chongyun will feature in Arataki Itto's rerun banner, which will start today! Get those Primogems ready.

What is the best Genshin Impact Chongyun build? An exorcist from Liyue, Chongyun has never seen a spirit with his own eyes, since he possesses such excessive positive energy that they flee terrified before he can even lay eyes on them. On the battlefield, he excels as a Cryo DPS unit, freezing everything in his way as he tries to become stronger.

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How Do I Get Chongyun in Genshin?

Between June 21 and July 20, Chongyun is available in Arataki Itto's banner rerun at a boosted rate. Good luck obtaining him! Chongyun is otherwise obtainable by spending wishes in the Wanderlust Invocation standard banner.

What Are the Best Chongyun Builds?

Chongyun can be either a Support or DPS Cryo unit since he can tackle the frontlines and also has a consistent pool of tools to trigger Cryo-related Reactions, so in the end, it will depend on the team you build around him and your equipment.

Below are two of the best Chongyun builds right now. You can keep reading to find out the hows and whys of these particular Chongyun builds, but if you've used this character before, you'll quickly understand the thought process behind his best weapon and artifact choices.

Best Weapon
Alternative Weapon
Best Artifacts
Alternative Artifacts
Cryo DPS
Wolf's Gravestone
Prototype Archaic
Blizzard Strayer
Gladiator's Finale

Cryo DPS

While Wolf’s Gravestone is the perfect choice for this build, it is also a difficult weapon to obtain, so as a great alternative you can craft Prototype Archaic.

Since this is a Cryo DPS build, Blizzard Strayer is logically the best option, but you can also mix a few parts of Gladiator’s Finale, making a 2-2 hybrid setup.

What Are the Best Team Comps for Chongyun?

Chongyun will be the starter point of all combos as he needs to apply Cryo first, and then Klee works well with him to finishing triggering that elemental reaction. Venti can offer great crowd control as well as Swirl Reactions, and Fischl will buff the entire team while also being able to trigger Electro-related reactions.

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What Are the Best Weapons for Chongyun?

The Wolf's Gravestone is the only real good option for this build, but being a five-star weapon it can be tricky to obtain, so if you’re looking for a craftable option you can obtain the Prototype Archaic in the Forge, if you still don’t have the former.

How to Obtain
Wolf's Gravestone
Wolfish Tracker: Increases Attack by 20%. On hit, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increases all party members' Attack by 40% for 12 seconds. Can only occur once every 30 seconds.
Prototype Archaic
Crush: On hit, Normal or Charge Attacks have a 50% chance to deal an additional 240% Attack damage to enemies with a small AoE. Can only occur once every 15 seconds.
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What Are the Best Artifacts for Chongyun?

Depending on which build you choose to make, you may need the Blizzard Strayer and Gladiator's Finale sets for DPS purposes. How many of these you choose to equip on her will depend on your gameplay, so it is suggested that you test different builds, see how they work as mixed or full sets and you can decide then.

Two-Piece Effect
Four-Piece Effect
Gladiator's Finale
Attack +18%
If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack damage by 35%
Blizzard Strayer
Cryo damage Bonus +15%
When a character attacks an enemy affected by Cryo, their Critical Rate is increased by 20%. If the enemy is Frozen, Critical Rate is increased by an additional 20%.

Chongyun Artifact Stats

Given Chongyun's set of skills, you want to develop Elemental Mastery as the main stat and focus on boosting Attack as the sub-stat.

Main Stat
Sub Stats
Critical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack, Elemental Mastery
Critical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack%, Elemental Mastery
Critical Rate, Critical Damage, Elemental Mastery, Energy Recharge
Cryo Damage Bonus%
Critical Rate, Critical Damage, Attack%, Elemental Mastery
Critical Rate / Critical Damage
Critical Rate/ Critical Damage, Attack%, Elemental Mastery, Energy Recharge

What Are Chongyun's Skills and Talents?

Chongyun shines as a DPS, with heavy attacks that can wipe entire groups of enemies by using both his AoE Elemental Skill and his extremely aggressive Elemental Burst. The cherry on top is that both abilities deal great Cryo Damage, which can be further improved by triggering Elemental Reactions with other characters.

Normal Attack
Performs up to 4 consecutive strikes.
Charged Attack
Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous swirling attacks against all nearby enemies. At end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.
Plunging Attack
Descends from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE damage upon landing.
Elemental Skill - 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 damage. After a short delay, all the damage done through Normal and Charged Attacks by Sword, Greatsword, and Polearm-wielding characters will be converted to Cryo damage.
Elemental Burst - Spirit Blade - Cloud-Parting Star
Chongyun summons 3 giant spirit blades in mid-air that fall one by one after a short delay, exploding as they hit the ground. When that happens, they will deal AoE Cryo damage and launch enemies.
Talent#1 - Steady Breathing
Sword, Claymore, or Polearm-wielding characters within the field created by Spirit Blade - Chonghua's Layered Frost have their Normal Attack Speed increased by 8%.
Talent#2 - Rimechaser Blade
When the field created by Spirit Blade - Chonghua's Layered Frost disappears, another spirit will be summoned to strike nearby enemies, dealing 100% of Chonghua's Layered Frost's Skill damage as AoE Cryo damage. Enemies hit by this blade will have their Cryo Resistance decreased by 10% for 8 seconds.
Talent#3 - Gallant Journey
When dispatched on an expedition in Liyue, the time consumed is reduced by 25%.
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What Are Chongyun's Constellations?

If you get to pull Chongyun multiple times, you will eventually reach a level of the constellation that will turn her into an excellent DPS unit, with improvements on all her Skills and their respective cooldowns, making Chongyun a great offensive addition to your party.

Ice Unleashed
The last attack of Chongyun's Normal Attack combo releases 3 ice blades. Each blade deals 50% of Chongyun's Attack as Cryo damage to all the enemies in its path.
Atmospheric Revolution
Elemental Skills and Elemental Bursts cast within the Frost Field created by Spirit Blade - Chongyun's Layered Frost have their cooldown time decreased by 15%.
Increases the Level of Spirit Blade - Cloud-parting Star by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Frozen Skies
Chongyun regenerates 1 Energy every time he hits an enemy affected by Cold or Frozen status effects. This effect can only occur once every 2 seconds.
The True Path
Increases the level of Spirit Blade - Chongyun's Layered Frost by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Rally of Four Blades
Spirit Blade - Cloud-parting Star deals 15% more damage to enemies with a lower percentage of their Max HP remaining than Chongyun. This skill will also summon 1 additional spirt blade.

What Are Chongyun's Ascension Materials?

Ascending Chongyun boosts his HP and Attack stats more than anything else, a welcomed improvement that makes him a great DPS. Farming the Cryo Regisvine can take a bit, but for improving a unit as helpful as Chongyun is for your team it's worth the effort.

Ascension Rank
Required Level
Required Materials
20000 Mora, Shivada Jade Sliver x1, Cor Lapis x3, Damaged Mask x3
40000 Mora, Shivada Jade Fragment x3, Hoarfrost Core x2, Cor Lapis x10, Damaged Mask x15
60000 Mora, Shivada Jade Fragment x6, Hoarfrost Core x4, Cor Lapis x20, Stained Mask x12
80000 Mora, Shivada Jade Chunk x3, Hoarfrost Core x8, Cor Lapis x30, Stained Mask x18
100000 Mora, Shivada Jade Chunk x6, Hoarfrost Core x12, Cor Lapis x45, Ominous Mask x12
120000 Mora, Shivada Jade Gemstone x6, Hoarfrost Core x20, Cor Lapis x60, Ominous Mask x24

What Are Chongyun's Talent Level Up Materials?

An important part of building Chongyun is remembering to level up her talents and abilities. The order in which you go about this will change slightly depending on the role you expect him to play in your team, but here's the most common Chongyun talent upgrade order:

  • Elemental Skill
  • Normal Attack
  • Elemental Burst
Daily Drops
Enemy Drops
Weekly Drops
Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of Diligence
Damaged/Stained/Ominous Mask
Dvalin's Sigh

And that's everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Chongyun! You now have all the info you need to make the most of the Frozen Ardor in combat. Good luck!

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