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Wuthering Waves Lingyang build and guide

Wuthering Waves’ Lingyang is an adorable lion dancer and five-star glacio unit, and in this guide, we uncover his best weapons, echoes, and how to ascend him.

Wuthering Waves' Lingyang's character art on a glacio-blue background

You can’t help but feel drawn to Wuthering Waves’ Lingyang thanks to his confidence and energetic personality. As a five-star glacio gauntlet-wielder, he makes up part of the standard banner roster, offering dynamic and powerful offensive options for your team. In this build guide, we take an in-depth look at his skills, stats, and resonance chain, as well as highlighting his best weapons and echoes.

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Here’s everything in our Wuthering Waves Lingyang build:

Who is Wuthering Waves’ Lingyang?

Lingyang is a five-star glacio character who uses the gauntlets weapon type.

He’s also a talented and friendly member of the Jinzhou Liondance Troupe. Lingyang is extremely passionate about his role and he’s also exceptionally good at what he does. Plus, he’s got the most adorable little ears hidden in his hair – what’s not to love?

We’re still getting to grips with Lingyang’s kit and combat style following the Wuthering Waves release date, but we’ll be sure to update this guide as we learn more.

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What are Lingyang’s stats?

Here are all of Lingyang’s base stat values at level one and level 90 (max level). These are the values before adding equipment and weapons.

Stat Level one Level 90
HP 831 10,388
Attack 39 438
Defense 99 1,210
Max energy 125 125
Crit rate 5% 5%
Crit damage 150% 150%
Healing bonus 0% 0%
Glacio damage 0% 0%

What are Lingyang’s skills?

Here are all of Lingyang’s skills and abilities:

Lingyang active skills

Skill Effect
Basic attack: Majestic Fists Perform up to five consecutive attacks, dealing glacio damage
Basic attack: Feral Roars After casting resonance skill Furious Punches, replaces the fifth basic attack strike with Feral Roars, dealing glacio damage
Heavy attack Hold the basic attack and consume stamina to deal additional glacio damage
Mid-air attack Consume stamina mid-air to perform a plunging attack that deals additional glacio damage
Dodge counter After a successful dodge, use the basic attack to deal glacio damage to the enemy
Resonance skill: Ancient Arts Attack the target enemy, dealing glacio damage
Resonance skill: Furious Punches When the third, fourth, or fifth basic attack strikes or any Feral Roars hit the target enemy, replace Ancient Arts with Swift Punches. If Lingyang uses his basic attack after casting Feral Roars and Swift Punches, the chain starts from the third basic attack strike. Using this resonance skill doesn’t reset his basic attack stage
Resonance liberation: Strive: Lion’s Roar Attack the enemy, dealing large amounts of glacio damage, and receive the Lion’s Vigor blessing for 50 seconds.
Lion’s Vigor Increases Lingyang’s glacio damage bonus by 50%
Intro skill: Lion Awakens Enter the battlefield, dealing glacio damage
Outro skill: Frosty Marks Release a shock wave centered on the skill target which deals glacio damage equal to 587.94% of Lingyang’s attack to targets within range

Lingyang passive skills

Skill Effect
Forte circuit: Unification of Spirits Lion’s Spirit – Lingyang can hold up to 100 Lion’s Spirit. Casting Furious Punches, Lion Awakens, or Strive: Lion’s Vigor restores Lion’s Spirit.
Heavy attack: Glorious Plunge – Lingyang’s heavy attack changes to Glorious Plunge when Lion’s Spirit is full.
Mid-air attack: Tail Strike – when Lion’s Spirit is less than 100, use a basic attack after a heavy attack in mid-air to perform Tail Strike

Striding Lion Casting Glorious Plunge makes Lingyang enter the Striding Lion state. When Lion’s Spirit is full, use a basic attack after casting Lion Awakens or Strive: Lion’s Vigor to enter the Striding Lion state. In the Striding Lion state, Lingyang can launch attacks mid-air and can get back in the air by using Glorious Plunge. Lion’s Spirit is continuously consumed and the Striding Lion state ends five seconds after it runs out. In the Lion’s Vigor state, Lingyang consumes Lion’s Spirit 50% slower, extending the Striding Lion state by up to ten seconds.

Lingyang’s basic attack becomes Feral Gyrate, letting him perform up to two consecutive attacks that deal glacio damage. His resonance skill becomes Mountain Roamer.

When Lion’s Spirit is less than ten, use basic attack to perform Stormy Kicks, after which the mid-air attack Radiant Plunge becomes available.

Consuming Lion’s Spirit restores Concerto energy.

Inherent skill: Lion’s Pride Increases Lion Awakens’ damage by 50%
Inherent skill: Diligent Practice In the Striding Lion state, Mountain Roamer skills performed in the three seconds following a basic attack deal additional glacio damage, equal to 150% of Mountain Roamer’s damage, considered resonance skill damage

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What is Lingyang’s resonance chain?

If you manage to get your hands on multiple copies of Lingyang, you can unlock the next stage of his resonance chain. Here are all of Lingyang’s resonance chain skills.

Resonance chain sequence Effect
Sequence one – Lion of Light, Blessings Abound During resonance liberation Lion’s Vigor, Lingyang’s anti-interruption is enhanced
Sequence two – Dominant and Fierce, Power Unbound Lion Awakens additionally recovers ten resonance energy. This can trigger once every 20 seconds
Sequence three – Jaw-Dropping Feats, Loud and Wide During Lion’s Vigor, Lingyang’s basic attack damage bonus increases by 20%, and his resonance skill damage bonus increases by 10%
Sequence four – Immortals Bow, in Reverence Flawed Frosty Marks increases all team members’ glacio damage bonus by 20% for 30 seconds
Sequence five – Seven Stars Shine, Stepped upon High Strive: Lion’s Vigor deals additional glacio damage equal to 200% of Lingyang’s attack
Sequence six – Demons Tremble, Divine Power Nigh In the Striding Lion state, during the first three seconds after every instance of Mountain Roamer, the basic attack damage bonus for Lingyang’s next basic attack increases by 100%

What is the best weapon for Lingyang?

Wuthering Waves Lingyang’s best weapon is Abyss Surges, a five-star pair of gauntlets that buffs his personal damage output and energy regeneration.

If you’re looking for a four-star alternative, we recommend Hollow Mirage as it provides a solid attack and defense buff each time you use Lingyang’s resonance liberation.

Lingyang weapon Effect
Abyss Surges Increases energy regeneration by 12.8%. Hitting a target with Lingyang’s resonance skill increases his basic attack damage bonus by 10%, lasting for eight seconds. Hitting a target with basic attacks increases his resonance skill damage bonus by 10%, lasting for eight seconds
Hollow Mirage Releasing Lingyang’s resonance liberation grants him three stacks of Iron Armor. Each stack increases attack and defense by 3%, stacking up to three times. When Lingyang takes damage, reduce the number of stacks by one

What are the best echoes for Lingyang?

From our early testing and as of the second closed beta, these are the best echoes for Lingyang.

Slot Echo
Main echo Lampylumen Myriad
Sub-echo slot one Roseshroom
Sub-echo slot two Autopuppet Scout
Sub-echo slot three Sabyr Boar
Sub-echo slot four Glacio Prism

Equipping Lingyang with these echoes activates the following bonuses:

  • Freezing Frost
    • Two equipped: increases glacio damage by 10%
    • Five equipped: increases glacio damage by 10% for 15 seconds after Lingyang uses his basic or heavy attack. This can stack up to three times
  • Moonlit Clouds
    • Two equipped: increases energy regeneration by 10%

Wuthering Waves' Lingyang smiling cutely while looking down at the ground

What are Lingyang’s ascension materials?

You can level Lingyang all the way up to level 90, but you need to use certain materials to ascend him at specific points along the way.

In order to fully ascend Lingyang, you need the following materials:

Rank Shell credits Ascension materials
Rank one – level 20 5k Four LF whisperin cores
Rank two – level 40 10k Four MF whisperin cores, four coriolus, and three sound-keeping tacet cores
Rank three – level 50 15k Eight MF whisperin cores, eight coriolus, and six sound-keeping tacet cores
Rank four – level 60 20k Four HF whisperin cores, 12 coriolus, and nine sound-keeping tacet cores
Rank five – level 70 40k Eight HF whisperin cores, 16 coriolus, and 12 sound-keeping tacet cores

That’s everything you need to know about Wuthering Waves’ Lingyang. For more in-depth character builds, head over to our Wuthering Waves Yinlin, Wuthering Waves Encore, and Wuthering Waves Calcharo pages. If you fancy trying out a different open-world adventure, check out our Genshin Impact codes and Genshin Impact tier list.