09 Jun 2021 4:58 PM +00:00

Genshin Impact Chongyun Build Guide - Everything You Need to Know

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 to get Chongyun

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Chongyun is obtainable by spending wishes in the Wanderlust Invocation standard banner. Good luck obtaining him!

Character Overview, Skills, and Talents

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.

Normal Attack - Demonbane

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.

Chongyun Passive Talents

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%.

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.

Gallant Journey
When dispatched on an expedition in Liyue, the time consumed is reduced by 25%.

Constellation - Nubis Caesor

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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.


Best Weapons for Chongyun

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Wolf's Gravestone
Bonus Stat: Attack
Skill - 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
Bonus Stat: Attack
Skill - 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.


Best Artifacts for Chongyun

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Gladiator's Finale
2 Piece Bonus: Attack +18%.
4 Piece Bonus: If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack damage by 35%.

Blizzard Strayer
2 Piece Bonus: Cryo damage Bonus +15%
4 Piece Bonus: 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%.

The Exile
2 Piece Bonus: Energy Recharge +20%
4 Piece Bonus: Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for all the other party members every 2 seconds, for 6 seconds. This effect cannot stack.

Example Builds for Chongyun

Cryo DPS
Weapon - Wolf's Gravestone or Prototype Archaic
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.

Artifacts - Blizzard Strayer
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.