Hoyoverse first published drip marketing for Genshin Layla in the lead up to the version 3.1 update, showing her to be an elven Sumeru native and student of theoretical astrology. Layla is a cryo character capable of providing shields for her allies and dealing damage from off the field. So let’s take a look at the best Genshin Layla build, including top tier weapons and artifacts, ascension materials, and more.
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Who is Genshin Layla?
According to the official Genshin Impact Instagram, Layla is a Rtawahist student who specialises in theoretical astrology. She’s a dutiful student who works tirelessly, drawing star charts to help support her thesis. Her teachers have very high expectations of her, meaning her desk is always piled high with a seemingly endless stack of papers for her to work through.
Check out Layla’s character demo below to find out more!
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So far, we know that Genshin’s Layla is a cryo sword-wielder, and seems to play a hybrid role of sub-DPS and support. She’s capable of summoning a shield to protect herself and her allies, as well as both buffing her allies and applying cryo to her opponents, even from off-field. We’ll update this guide as soon as we’ve had the chance to test her out!
Here’s everything we know about Genshin Layla’s talents and skills so far.
Genshin Layla normal attack
|Sword of the Radiant Path (normal)||Perform up to three rapid strikes|
|Sword of the Radiant Path (charged)||Consume a set amount of stamina to unleash two rapid sword strikes|
|Sword of the Radiant Path (plunge)||Plunge from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE damage on impact|
Genshin Layla elemental skill
|Nights of Formal Focus||Put forth a shield called the Curtain of Slumber, dealing AoE cryo damage. The Curtain of Slumber’s damage absorption is based on Layla’s max HP and absorbs cryo damage with 250% efficacy. After deploying the shield, Layla has cryo applied to her briefly.
Night Stars and Shooting Stars – while the Curtain of Slumber is active, it creates one Night Star that attaches to it every 1.5 seconds. When a character protected by the shield uses an elemental skill, they create two Night Stars. You can create Night Stars once every 0.3 seconds in this way, and can accumulate a maximum of four Night Stars at any time. Once the Curtain of Slumber accumulates four Night Stars and there are opponents nearby, the Night Stars transform into homing Shooting Stars that fire off in sequence, dealing cryo damage to any opponents hit. If the Curtain of Slumber’s duration ends or it’s destroyed, the Night Stars disappear. If they are already firing off as Shooting Stars, these Shooting Stars last until the wave of shots end. You can’t create new Shooting Stars until the previous wave of Shooting Stars has completed
Genshin Layla elemental burst
|Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker||Unleash a Celestial Dreamsphere that constantly fires Starlight Slugs at opponents within its AoE, dealing Cryo damage. When a Starlight Slug hits, it generates one Night Star for nearby Curtains of Slumber. Each Curtain of Slumber can gain one Night Star this way every 0.5 seconds|
Genshin Layla passive skills
|Shadowy Dream-Signs||When Layla crafts character talent materials, she has a 10% chance to receive double the product|
|Like Nascent Light||While the Curtain of Slumber is active, the Deep Sleep effect activates each time the Curtain gains one Night Star, increasing the shield strength of the character under the effect of the Curtain of Slumber by 6%. This effect can have a maximum of four stacks and persists until the Curtain of Slumber disappears|
|Sweet Slumber Undisturbed||The damage dealt by the Shooting Stars fired by Nights of Formal Focus increases by 1.5% of Layla’s max HP|
If you pull a duplicate of Layla on her banner, you can unlock one of her constellations. Here are all six of her constellations.
|C1: Fortress of Fantasy||The shield absorption of the Curtain of Slumber generated by Nights of Formal Focus increases by 20%. Additionally, when unleashing Nights of Formal Focus, she generates a shield for any nearby party members who are not being protected by a Curtain of Slumber. This shield has 35% of the absorption of a Curtain of Slumber, lasts for 12 seconds, and absorbs cryo damage with 250% efficacy|
|C2: Light’s Remit||When Shooting Stars from Nights of Formal Focus strike opponents, they each restore one energy to Layla. Each Shooting Star can restore energy to her in this manner once|
|C3: Secrets of the Night||Increases the level of Night of Formal Focus by three. Max upgrade level is 15|
|C4: Starry Illumination||When Nights of Formal Focus starts to fire off Shooting Stars, it grants all nearby party members the Dawn Star effect, causing their normal and charged attack damage to increase based on 5% of Layla’s max HP. Dawn Star can last up to three seconds and is removed 0.05 seconds after you deal normal or charged attack damage|
|C5: Stream of Consciousness||Increases the level of Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker by three. Max upgrade level is 15|
|C6: Radiant Soulfire||Shooting Stars from Nights of Formal Focus deal 40% increased damage, and Starlight Slugs from Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker deal 40% increased damage. Additionally, the interval between the creation of Night Stars via Nights of Formal Focus decreases by 20%|
Genshin Layla ascension materials
Here are all the materials you need to level both Layla and her talents.
|20+||20k mora, one shivada jade sliver, three nilotpala lotus, three divining scrolls|
|40+||40k mora, three shivada jade fragments, two perpetual caliber, ten nilotpala lotus, 15 divining scrolls|
|50+||60k mora, six shivada jade fragments, four perpetual caliber, 20 nilotpala lotus, 12 sealed scrolls|
|60+||80k mora, three shivada jade chunks, eight perpetual caliber, 30 nilotpala lotus, 18 sealed scrolls|
|70+||100k mora, six shivada jade chunks, 12 perpetual caliber, 45 nilotpala lotus, 12 sealed scrolls|
|80+||120k mora, six shivada jade gemstones, 20 perpetual caliber, 60 nilotpala lotus, 24 sealed scrolls|
These are the materials and mora required to get each talent up to level ten.
|Two||12.5k mora, three Teachings of Ingenuity, three divining scroll|
|Three||17.5k mora, two Guide to Ingenuity, three sealed scroll|
|Four||25k mora, four Guide to Ingenuity, four sealed scroll|
|Five||30k mora, six Guide to Ingenuity, six sealed scroll|
|Six||37.5k mora, nine Guide to Ingenuity, nine sealed scroll|
|Seven||120k mora, three Philosophies of Ingenuity, four forbidden curse scrolls, one Mirror of Mushin|
|Eight||260k mora, six Philosophies of Ingenuity, six forbidden curse scrolls, one Mirror of Mushin|
|Nine||450k mora, 12 Philosophies of Ingenuity, nine forbidden curse scrolls, two Mirror of Mushin|
|Ten||700k mora, 16 Philosophies of Ingenuity, 12 forbidden curse scrolls, two Mirror of Mushin, one Crown of Insight|
That’s everything we’ve got on Genshin Impact’s Layla right now, but we’ll be sure to update this guide as soon as we learn more. In the meantime, head over to our Tower of Fantasy tier list and start exploring a different world today.