Ultimate Layla Guide for Genshin Impact: Best Builds, Weapons, Materials, & more

HoYoverse added the latest 4-star sword-wielding cryo character, Layla, in Genshin Impact. Layla is a cryo character who can act as a strong support character by providing a shield to her teammates. Layla was first introduced in the game during the second phase of Genshin Impact 3.2.

She just joined as a student at the Rtawahist Darshan, where she is pursuing a Theoretical Astrology concentration. Layla has accomplished admirably in the eyes of her professors and peers despite being unwell and frequently sleep-deprived. Layla always claims that her prosperity is a result of “The Stars’ Blessing” and sleepwalking.

Layla is a strong support character in the game who can greatly provide support to the team with her unique abilities. In this article, we will guide you with the best build, weapons, materials, and more on Layla.

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Genshin Impact Layla: Talents

Normal Attack

Sword of the Radiant Path (normal)Performs up to 3 rapid strikes.
Sword of the Radiant Path (charged)Consumes a certain amount of Stamina before unleashing 2 rapid sword strikes.
Sword of the Radiant Path (plunge)Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Elemental Skill

Nights of Formal FocusCreates the Curtain of Slumber, a shield that deals AoE Cryo DMG.
The shield’s DMG Absorption is dependent on Layla’s maximum HP and it effectively absorbs Cryo DMG by 250%.

Night Stars and Shooting Stars
Every 1.5 seconds while the Curtain of Slumber is active, 1 Night Star will be produced and linked to it. Two Night Stars will be produced whenever a character covered by this shield performs an elemental skill. In this approach, Night Stars can be generated once every 0.3s. The most Night Stars that may be gathered at once is 4.

When there are enemies nearby and the Curtain of Slumber has gathered 4 Night Stars, these Night Stars change into homing Shooting Stars that are shot off sequentially, inflicting Cryo DMG to any enemies struck.

The Night Stars will vanish if the Curtain of Slumber is destroyed or its time expires. New Night Stars cannot be created until the previous wave of Shooting Stars has been fired completely.

Elemental Burst

Dream of the Star-Stream ShakerReleases a Celestial Dreamsphere that continually hurls Cryo DMG-dealing Starlight Slugs against enemies inside its area of effect.

A Starlight Slug will produce 1 Night Star for nearby Curtains of Slumber when it impacts. This method may add 1 Night Star to each Curtain of Slumber every 0.5 seconds.

Passive Skills

Like Nascent LightEvery time the Curtain of Slumber obtains 1 Night Star while it is in operation, the Deep Sleep effect begins to take effect.
– Characters who are under the influence of the Curtain of Slumber get a 6% boost in shield strength.
– This effect can stack up to four times and lasts until the Curtain of Slumber is gone.
Sweet Slumber UndisturbedNights of Formal Focus increases the DMG inflicted by the Shooting Stars by 1.5% of Layla’s maximum HP.
Shadowy Dream-Signs10% of the time that Layla creates Character Talent Materials, she has the opportunity to get twice as much.

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Genshin Impact Layla: Constellations

1Fortress of FantasyNights of Formal Focus enhance the Shield Absorption of the Curtain of Slumber by 20%.
She will also create a shield for any party members nearby who aren’t covered by a Curtain of Slumber when she unleashes Nights of Formal Focus. This shield will last 12 seconds, absorb Cryo DMG with 250% efficiency, and have 35% of the absorption of a Curtain of Slumber.
2Light’s RemitShooting Stars from Nights of Formal Focus will restore 1 Energy to Layla whenever they hit an enemy. She is allowed one such restoration of Energy each Shooting Star.
3Secrets of the NightIncreases the Level of Nights of Formal Focus by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4Starry IlluminationAll party members in the immediate area will receive the Dawn Star effect as Nights of Formal Focus begins to emit Shooting Stars, increasing their Normal and Charged Attack DMG by 5% of Layla’s Max HP.
Dawn Star will disappear 0.05 seconds after dealing Normal or Charged Attack DMG, and it can endure up to 3 seconds.
5Stream of ConsciousnessIncreases the Level of Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6Radiant SoulfireStarlight Slugs from Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker and Shooting Stars from Nights of Formal Focus both deal 40% more DMG.
Additionally, there is a 20% reduction in the time between Nights of Formal Focus while creating Night Stars.

Genshin Impact Layla: Ascension Materials

LevelGemsEnemy DropsBoss DropsSpecialtyMora
20x1 Shivada Jade Sliverx3 Divining Scrollx3 Nilotpala Lotus20,000
40x3 Shivada Jade Fragmentx15 Divining Scrollx2 Perpetual Caliberx10 Nilotpala Lotus40,000
50x6 Shivada Jade Fragmentx12 Sealed Scrollx4 Perpetual Caliberx20 Nilotpala Lotus60,000
60x3 Shivada Jade Chunkx18 Sealed Scrollx8 Perpetual Caliberx30 Nilotpala Lotus80,000
70x6 Shivada Jade Chunkx12 Forbidden Curse Scrollx12 Perpetual Caliberx45 Nilotpala Lotus100,000
80x6 Shivada Jade Gemstonex24 Forbidden Curse Scrollx20 Perpetual Caliberx60 Nilotpala Lotus120,000

Genshin Impact Layla: Talent Materials

LevelBooksCommon DropsTrounce MatsCrown of InsightMora
1-2x3 Teachings of Ingenuityx6 Divining Scroll12,500
2-3x2 Guide to Ingenuityx3 Sealed Scroll17,500
3-4x4 Guide to Ingenuityx4 Sealed Scroll25,000
4-5x6 Guide to Ingenuityx6 Sealed Scroll30,000
5-6x9 Guide to Ingenuityx9 Sealed Scroll37,500
6-7x4 Philosophies of Ingenuityx4 Forbidden Curse Scrollx1 Mirror of Mushin120,000
7-8x6 Philosophies of Ingenuityx6 Forbidden Curse Scrollx1 Mirror of Mushin260,000
8-9x12 Philosophies of Ingenuityx9 Forbidden Curse Scrollx2 Mirror of Mushin450,000
9-10 (max)x16 Philosophies of Ingenuityx12 Forbidden Curse Scrollx2 Mirror of Mushinx1Crown of Insight700,000

Genshin Impact Layla: Best Artifact

1. Tenacity of the Millelith

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SetSet Bonus
Tenacity of the Millelith2-Piece: HP +20%
4-Piece: When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the ATK of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and their Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s. This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using this artifact set is not on the field.

2. Blizzard Strayer

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SetSet Bonus
Blizzard Strayer2-Piece: Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
4-Piece: When a character attacks an enemy affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the enemy is Frozen, CRIT Rate is increased by an additional 20%.

Genshin Impact Layla: Best weapon

Key of Khaj-NisutSunken Song of the Sands
HP increased by 20%. When an Elemental Skill hits opponents, you gain the Grand Hymn effect for the 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 the 20s.
Favonius SwordWindfall
CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small number of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. It can only occur once every 12s.

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