“Fantastical Evening Star” Layla is a 4* sword-wielding Cryo character released in the second half of Genshin Impact Version 3.2 Update. She is featured as one of the rate-up 4* characters on the double rerun banners of “Childe” Tartaglia and “Astute Amusement” Yae Miko. Layla is the first Cryo character from Sumeru and she is the second Cryo character (after Diona) with the ability to generate a shield. This guide will discuss all the information about Layla in Genshin Impact along with the best artifacts, best weapons, and talent materials.
Layla: Playstyle and skillset of the character
|Name / Description||Type|
|Sword of the Radiant Path||Normal Attack|
|Performs up to 3 rapid strikes.|
|Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.|
|Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.|
|Nights of Formal Focus||Elemental Skill|
|Puts forth a shield known as the Curtain of Slumber, dealing AoE Cryo DMG. The Curtain of Slumber’s DMG Absorption is based on Layla’s Max HP and absorbs Cryo DMG with 250% effectiveness. When the shield is deployed, Layla will have Cryo applied to her briefly.|
Night Stars and Shooting Stars 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 the Curtain of Slumber has accumulated 4 Night Stars 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 opponents 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.
|Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker||Elemental Burst|
|Unleashes a Celestial Dreamsphere that constantly fires Starlight Slugs at opponents within its AoE, dealing Cryo DMG.|
When a Starlight Slug hits, it will generate 1 Night Star for nearby Curtains of Slumber. Each Curtain of Slumber can gain 1 Night Star this way every 0.5s.
Layla’s Passive Talents
Ascension 1 passive
While the Curtain of Slumber is active, the Deep Sleep effect will activate each time the Curtain gains 1 Night Star: The Shield Strength of a character under the effect of the Curtain of Slumber increases by 6%. This effect can have a maximum of 4 stacks and persists until the Curtain of Slumber disappears.
Ascension 4 passive
The DMG dealt by the Shooting Stars fired by Nights of Formal Focus is increased by 1.5% of Layla’s Max HP.
When Layla crafts Character Talent Materials, she has a 10% chance to receive double the product.
Elemental skill: Nights of Formal Focus
Creates a shield that scales off Layla’s max HP and briefly applies Cryo to herself. Generates Night Stars which are fired off in volleys of four homing Shooting Stars. Shooting Stars DMG scales off ATK. If the shield is destroyed while it contains Night Stars, they are also destroyed. However, if Shooting Stars were being fired when the shield breaks, the Night Stars will remain until this wave of Shooting Stars is all fired off.
Elemental burst: Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker
Summons an orb that fires a homing Starlight Slug every 1.5s. Starlight Slug DMG scales off HP. Night Stars’ generation is doubled while her burst is active.
Ascension 1 Passive: Like Nascent Light
Increases Layla’s Shield Strength. Each character gets their own stack of Deep Sleep.
Ascension 4 Passive: Sweet Slumber Undisturbed
Gives additional HP scaling to the Shooting Stars generated by Layla’s skill. Although, the DMG increase is pretty negligible.
In this section of the guide, we will discuss the different constellations of Layla in Genshin Impact.
|C1||Fortress of Fantasy: The Shield Absorption of the Curtain of Slumber generated by Nights of Formal Focus is increased by 20%. Additionally, when unleashing Nights of Formal Focus, she will generate a shield for any nearby party members who are not being protected by a Curtain of Slumber. This shield will have 35% of the absorption of a Curtain of Slumber, will last for 12s, and will absorb Cryo DMG with 250% effectiveness.|
|C2||Light’s Remit When Shooting Stars from Nights of Formal Focus strike opponents, they will each restore 1 Energy to Layla. Each Shooting Star can restore Energy to her in this manner once.|
|C3||Secrets of the Night Increases the Level of Nights of Formal Focus by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.|
|C4||Starry Illumination When Nights of Formal Focus starts to fire off Shooting Stars, it will grant all nearby party members the Dawn Star effect, causing their Normal and Charged Attack DMG to increase based on 5% of Layla’s Max HP. Dawn Star can last up to 3s and will be removed 0.05s after dealing with Normal or Charged Attack DMG.|
|C5||Stream of Consciousness Increases the Level of Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.|
|C6||Radiant Soulfire Shooting Stars from Nights of Formal Focus deal 40% increased DMG, and Starlight Slugs from Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker deal 40% increased DMG. Additionally, the interval between the creation of Night Stars via Nights of Formal Focus is decreased by 20%.|
|C1||Increases the DMG absorption of Layla’s shield and grants a weaker version of the shield to co-op teammates.|
|C2||Generates energy for Layla when Shooting Stars hit opponents. This is great since she will be off-field and will be unable to pick up the Cryo particles generated by her skill.|
|C3||Increases skill level by 3, which in turn increases the strength of her shield and the DMG from Shooting Stars.|
|C4||When Layla’s skill starts to fire Shooting Stars, all nearby teammates will receive a flat buff to their next normal or charged attack. The buff window is 3s and it only affects one attack. For example in the case of Ganyu’s charged shot level 2, only the initial arrow will receive the buff, not the bloom.|
|C5||Increases their burst level by 3, which increases her DMG by a very small amount.|
|C6||Increases her DMG by a little, but since she is not meant to be played as a DMG dealer, it is not that important.|
Character level and skill should equally be the top priority for upgrading, followed by burst level. Normal attack is irrelevant.
Best Artifacts Build for Layla in Genshin Impact
|Triple Cryo team||110%|
|Double Cryo team||150-160%|
|Layla as the only Cryo||180%|
Artifact main stats
|ER until the requirement is fulfilled > HP% Some crit rate might be required if Favonius Sword is being|
|4pc Tenacity of the Millelith||It might be difficult to have 100% uptime on the 4pc effect, but it increases shield strength and buffs ATK nonetheless.|
|4pc Noblesse Oblige||It is entirely possible to have 100% uptime on the 4pc effect. This build will have a slightly weaker shield than the one above.|
|Any combo of 2pc Tenacity of the Millelith, 2pc Blizzard Strayer, 2pc Emblem of Severed Fate||2pc Tenacity will buff shield strength, and 2pc Blizzard will buff her own personal DMG. 2pc Emblem will help solve energy issues. It is advisable to go for either of the two builds above instead of this one.|
Best Weapons for Layla in Genshin Impact
|Key of Khaj-Nisut||Best-in-slot for shield strength due to the massive HP% substat. But it is also the best-in-slot for Nilou, who is a 5* character with great DMG potential in the right team. It might be difficult or downright impossible to equip this weapon on Layla.|
|Favonius Sword||The best option other than the Key of Khaj-Nisut. It will fulfill Layla’s ER requirements and will let her function as a battery for teammates.|
|Primordial Jade Cutter||The HP% bonus is useful for Layla, unlike other sword users.|
Materials required for the Ascension of Layla
In this guide, we will discuss the materials required for Layla for leveling and ascension all the way to max level 90 in Genshin Impact.
|Ascension 1||1x Shivada Jade Silver, 3x Nilotpala Lotus, 3x Divining Scroll , 20K Mora|
|Ascension 2||3x Shivada Jade Fragment, 10x Nilotpala Lotus, 15x Divining Scroll , 2x Perpetual Caliber, 40K Mora|
|Ascension 3||6x Shivada Jade Fragment, 20x Nilotpala Lotus, 12x Sealed Scroll , 4x Perpetual Caliber, 60K Mora|
|Ascension 4||3x Shivada Jade Chunk, 30x Nilotpala Lotus, 18x Sealed Scroll , 8x Perpetual Caliber, 80K Mora|
|Ascension 5||6x Shivada Jade Chunk, 45x Nilotpala Lotus, 12x Forbidden Curse Scroll, 12x Perpetual Caliber, 100K Mora|
|Ascension 6||6x Shivada Jade Gemstone, 60x Nilotpala Lotus, 24x Forbidden Curse Scroll, 20x Perpetual Caliber, 120K Mora|
|Total||1x Shivada Jade Silver, 9x Shivada Jade Fragment, 9x Shivada Jade Chunk, 6x Shivada Jade Gemstone, 168x Nilotpala Lotus, 18x Divining Scroll , 30x Sealed Scroll , 36x Forbidden Curse Scroll, 46x Perpetual Caliber, 420K Mora|
Talent materials (for one talent)
|Level 2||3x Teachings of Ingenuity, 6x Divining Scroll, 12.5K Mora|
|Level 3||2x Guide to Ingenuity, 2x Sealed Scroll, 17.5K Mora|
|Level 4||4x Guide to Ingenuity, 4x Sealed Scroll, 25K Mora|
|Level 5||6x Guide to Ingenuity, 6x Sealed Scroll, 30K Mora|
|Level 6||9x Guide to Ingenuity, 9x Sealed Scroll, 37.5K Mora|
|Level 7||4x Philosophies of Ingenuity, 4x Forbidden Curse Scroll, 1x Mirror of Mushin, 120K Mora|
|Level 8||6x Philosophies of Ingenuity, 6x Forbidden Curse Scroll, 1x Mirror of Mushin, 260K Mora|
|Level 9||12x Philosophies of Ingenuity, 9x Forbidden Curse Scroll, 2x Mirror of Mushin, 450K Mora|
|Level 10||16x Philosophies of Ingenuity, 12x Forbidden Curse Scroll, 2x Mirror of Mushin, 1x Crown of Insight, 700K Mora|
|Total||3x Teachings of Ingenuity, 21x Guide to Ingenuity, 38x Philosophies of Ingenuity, 6x Divining Scroll, 22x Sealed Scroll, 31x Forbidden Curse Scroll, 6x Mirror of Mushin, 1x Crown of Insight, 1,652,500 Mora|
- Name: Extravagant Slumber
- Description: Layla’s specialty. The scattered nuts are like stars dotted in the deep and quiet night sky. After just one bite, your body and mind after a day’s work suddenly felt relaxed and peaceful. When you told Layla about that feeling, she showed a mixed expression of joy and regret — “Th—That’s great! Ah, if only it could work for me too.”
- Effect: Restores 26% of Max HP to the selected character and regenerates 570 HP every 5s for the 30s.
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