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.
How to get Chongyun
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
Performs up to 4 consecutive strikes.
Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous swirling attacks against all nearby enemies.
At end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.
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
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%.
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.
When dispatched on an expedition in Liyue, the time consumed is reduced by 25%.
Constellation - Nubis Caesor
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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%.
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%.
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
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.