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Genshin Impact


Jessica Dillon

Layla is a four-star Cryo character that is based in Sumeru. She wasn’t affiliated with the game’s main story and didn’t appear until the version 3.2 live stream, where HoYoverse officially revealed her design. If you are interested in playing Layla then keep reading below to learn everything you need to know about using her. For additional information on Layla, check out our interview with Ashely Biski, the voice of the Layla.

Layla’s official character card.


Rarity Tier Weapon Vision
4 Stars N/A Sword Cryo


Name Layla
Sex Female
Constellation Luscinia
Region Sumeru
Affiliation Sumeru Akademiya & Rtawahist
How to Obtain Standard Wish

Release Date

November 18, 2022


She always says that she’s overwhelmed writing her thesis and drawing star charts stresses her out, but she’s more resilient than anyone and refuses to fall behind… Why do I know her so well? Hehe…

Skills Talents

Talents Icon Name Notes
Normal Attack Sword_Cryo.png Sword of the Radiant Path Can perform four consecutive hits or be held for a charged attack.
Elemental Skill Talent_Nights_of_Formal_Focus.png Nights of Formal Focus Unleashes a shield that protects that party based on Layla’s health stat. In addition, Layla now uses Cryo attacks. While the Curtain of Slumber is active, it will create 1 Night Star that will be attached to it every 1.5s. When a character protected by this shield uses an Elemental Skill, 2 Night Stars will be created. Night Stars can be created once every 0.3s in this way. A maximum of 4 Night Stars can be accumulated at any one time. Once 4 Night Stars have been accumulated and there are opponents nearby, these Night Stars will transform into homing Shooting Stars that will be fired off in sequence, dealing Cryo DMG to any opponent’s hit. If the Curtain of Slumber’s duration ends or it is destroyed, the Night Stars will disappear. If they are already being fired off as Shooting Stars, these Shooting Stars will last until this wave of shots ends. New Night Stars cannot be created until the previous wave of Shooting Stars has been fired completely.
Elemental Burst Weapon_Key_of_Khaj_Nisut.png Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker Unleashes a sphere that deals AoE Cryo damage to enemies. When a shot hits an opponent, you will gain one Night Star.

Passive Talents

Type Icon Name Info
1st Ascension Like Nascent Light Characters using the shield will gain 6% strength for up to four stacks.
4th Ascension Sweet Slumber Undisturbed Shooting Stars will deal additional damage equal to 1.5% of Layla’s health.

Layla’s Constellation

Level Icon Name Effect
1 Fortress of Fantasy Layla’s shield now absorbs 50% more damage.
2 Light’s Remit When a shooting star hits an enemy, Layla gains 1 energy.
3 Secrets of the Night Layla’s elemental skill can now reach level 15.
4 Starry Illumination Shooting Stars now give your party the Dawn Star effect. This increases their normal and charge attack damage by 5% of Layla’s health. This effect lasts for three seconds and goes away after you hit an opponent.
5 Stream of Consciousness Layla’s elemental burst can now reach level 15.
6 Radiant Soulfire Shooting Stars and Starlight Slugs both deal 40% more damage. Night Stars are also produced 20% faster.


Ascension Max Lv. Mora Elemental Material 1 Elemental Material 2 Local Specialty Common Material
1st 20 20,000 Genshin Impact Screenshot1 Shivada Jade Silver N\A Nilotpala_Lotus.png3 Divining_Scroll_Items_Genshin_Impact.png3
2nd 40 40,000 Genshin Impact Screenshot3 Shivada Jade Fragment Item_Perpetual_Caliber.png2 Nilotpala_Lotus.png10 Divining_Scroll_Items_Genshin_Impact.png15
3rd 50 60,000 Genshin Impact Screenshot6 Shivada Jade Fragment Item_Perpetual_Caliber.png4 Nilotpala_Lotus.png20 Sealed_Scroll_Items_Genshin_Impact.png12
4th 60 80,000 Genshin Impact Screenshot3 Shivada Jade Chunk Item_Perpetual_Caliber.png8 Nilotpala_Lotus.png30 Sealed_Scroll_Items_Genshin_Impact.png18
5th 70 100,000 Genshin Impact Screenshot6 Shivada Jade Chunk Item_Perpetual_Caliber.png12 Nilotpala_Lotus.png45 Forbidden_Curse_Scroll_Items_Genshin_Impact.png12
6th 80 120,000 Genshin Impact Screenshot6 Shivada Jade Gemstone Item_Perpetual_Caliber.png20 Nilotpala_Lotus.png60 Forbidden_Curse_Scroll_Items_Genshin_Impact.png24


Layla provides support similar to Diona, but with a slightly better shield and no healing capabilities. She is best used as a replacement for Diona.

Best Weapons Ranked

Rating Icon Weapon Base Attack Bonus Effect Skill Effect
Best Genshin Impact Screenshot Key Of Khaj-Nisut 44 Health HP increased by 20%. When an Elemental Skill hits opponents, you gain the Grand Hymn effect for 20s. This effect increases the equipping character’s Elemental Mastery by 0.12% of their Max HP. This effect can trigger once every 0.3s. Max 3 stacks. When this effect gains 3 stacks, or when the third stack’s duration is refreshed, the Elemental Mastery of all nearby party members will be increased by 0.2% of the equipping character’s max HP for 20s.
Second Best Freedom_Sworn.png Freedom-Sworn 46 Elemental Mastery Increases DMG by 10%. When the character wielding this weapon triggers Elemental Reactions, they gain a Sigil of Rebellion. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s and can be triggered even if said character is not on the field. When you possess 2 Sigils of Rebellion, all of them will be consumed, and all nearby party members will obtain “Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance” for 12s. “Millennial Movement: Song of Resistance” increases Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack DMG by 16% and increases ATK by 20%. Once this effect is triggered, you will not gain Sigils of Rebellion for 20s. Of the many effects of the “Millennial Movement,” buffs of the same type will not stack.

Best Artifact

Rating Icon Set (2) Bonus (4) Bonus
Best Tenacity_of_the_Millelith_Flower_of_Accolades_Artifacts_Genshin_Impact.png Tenacity Of The Millelith +20% Health When Layla hits an opponent with her elemental skill, the party gets a 20% to attack and a 30% boost to shield strength. This can trigger every 0.5 seconds, even if Layla isn’t on the field.
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  • Genre
    Action RPG, Adventure
  • Guide Release
    31 October 2020
  • Last Updated
    31 July 2023
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This guide for Genshin Impact includes the following:

  • Based on version 3.0.
  • An interactive Map of Teyvat showing the location of all; Anemoculus, Geoculus, Statues of the Seven, World Quests, Shrines, Plants, Monsters, Enemies, Chests and Minerals.
  • Knowledge on all of the current known regions of Teyvat.
  • Detailed Character pages of all playable characters showing talent trees, skill builds and Ascension tables.
  • Character Tier Lists.
  • Combat Information and Elemental Effects & Combinations.
  • Weapons - Showing the current best and highest rated weapons in the game.
  • All Archon Quests including the new Sumeru Archon Quests.
  • All World Quests that are unlocked by speaking to NPCs through Teyvat. They give insight into the various locations and stories of the world.
  • All Story Quests consisting of chapters related to the background and personalities of each playable character.
  • All Domains laid bare with expert strategies including the new Sumeru Domains.
  • How to conquer the Spiral Abyss.
  • All Weekly Bosses covered with expert strategies.
  • How to get all the optimal outcomes on Hangout Events
  • Housing guide using the Serenitea Pot including a full blueprint and furnishings list.
  • All details on Gardening and Fishing.
  • Bonus Content, including Interviews from voice actors.

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