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Chongyun - Best Build & Team

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Chongyun is a character in Genshin Impact. Guide includes skills and build, how to get Chongyun, voice actor, best team, best artifact, best artifacts, & best weapons!

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Character TypeDPSSupport

Chongyun Character Overview & Evaluation

Powerful Claymore User

Chongyun's main weapon is the Claymore, meaning he can deal large damage while also temporarily making enemies recoil back. The 2nd to 4th parts of his basic attack combo are what cause enemies to flinch, so make sure not to miss those!

Inflicts Cryo Status And Deals Huge Damage

Chongyun's Elemental Skill will inflict enemies with the Cryo status, making them ripe for an elemental reaction using Electro abilities. This will lower their defenses, making your basic attacks do even more damage!

Check Out More On Elemental Combos Here

Chongyun - Best Build & Weapon

Character Builds
Cryo DPS BuildCryo Burst Support

Main DPS Build

This build makes Chongyun the main damage dealer of the team. It increases Chongyun's elemental skill, burst and normal attack.

Recommended Weapon

WolfWolf's Gravestone Increases ATK by 20%. On hit, attacks against enemies with less than 30% HP increase all party members' ATK by 40% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.
Weapon Substitute
Serpent SpineSerpent Spine Every 4s a character is on the field, they will deal 6% more DMG and take 3% more DMG. This effect has a maximum of 5 stacks and will not be reset if the character leaves the field, but will be reduced by 1 stack when the character takes DMG.
Skyward PrideSkyward Pride Increases all DMG dealt by 8%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80% of ATK as DMG to opponents along its path. Lasts for 20s or 8 vacuum blades.

Recommended Artifacts

GladiatorGladiator's Finale
4-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
ATK +18%
4-Piece Set
If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%

Recommended Artifact Stats

Artifact Main Stat
Sub Stat
Feather Icon Flat ATK (Unchangeable)
① CRIT Rate
③ ATK%
④ Elemental Mastery
Flower IconFlat HP (Unchangeable)
① CRIT Rate
③ ATK%
④ Elemental Mastery
Sands IconATK%
① CRIT Rate
③ Elemental Mastery
④ Energy Recharge
Goblet Icon Cryo DMG Bonus
① CRIT Rate
③ ATK%
④ Elemental Mastery
Crown Icon CRIT Rate/ CRIT DMG
② ATK%
③ Elemental Mastery
④ Energy Recharge

Free-To-Play (F2P) Cryo Burst Support

This build uses budget friendly items to boost the support ability of Chongyun. In this build, Chongyun acts as a cryo support and is only on the field to cast his long lasting skill and powerful elemental burst.

Recommended Weapon

Prototype ArchaicPrototype Archaic On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks have a 50% chance to deal an additional 240% ATK DMG to opponents within a small AoE. Can only occur once every 5s.
Weapon Substitute
Sacrificial GreatswordSacrificial GreatswordAfter damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.
Favonius GreatswordFavonius GreatswordCRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Prticles, which will 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.

Recommended Artifact

Blizzard StrayerBlizzard Strayer
2-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
Royal FloraNoblesse Oblige
2-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Elemental Burst DMG +20%

Recommended Artifact Stats

Artifact Main Stat
Sub Stat
Feather Icon Flat ATK (Unchangeable)
① ATK%
③ Elemental Mastery
④ CRIT Rate
Flower IconFlat HP (Unchangeable)
① ATK%
③ CRIT Rate
④ Elemental Mastery
Sands Icon ATK%
② Energy Recharge
③ Elemental Mastery
④ CRIT Rate
Goblet Icon Cryo DMG Bonus%
① ATK%
② CRIT Rate
③ Energy Recharge / Elemental Mastery
Crown Icon CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
② ATK%
③ Energy Recharge
④ Elemental Mastery

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Chongyun - Ascension Materials

Materials Needed for Ascension

Lv 20- Shivada Jade Sliver x 1
- Cor Lapis x 3
- Damaged Mask x 3
Lv 40- Shivada Jade Fragment x 3
- Hoarfrost Core x 2
- Cor Lapis x 10
- Damaged Mask x 15
Lv 50- Shivada Jade Fragment x 6
- Hoarfrost Core x 4
- Cor Lapis x 20
- Stained Mask x 12
Lv 60- Shivada Jade Chunk x 3
- Hoarfrost Core x 8
- Cor Lapis x 30
- Stained Mask x 18
Lv 70- Shivada Jade Chunk x 6
- Hoarfrost Core x 12
- Cor Lapis x 45
- Ominous Mask x 12
Lv 80- Shivada Jade Gemstone x 6
- Hoarfrost Core x 20
- Cor Lapis x 60
- Ominous Mask x 24

Chongyun - Talent Materials For Level-Up

Chongyun - Skills / Talents

TalentTalent Category
Normal Attack: Demon BaneNormal Attack: Demon BaneNormal Attack
Spirit Blade: ChonghuaSpirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered FrostElemental Skill
Gallant JourneyGallant JourneyElemental Burst
Steady BreathingSteady BreathingPassive Skill 1
Rimechaser BladeRimechaser BladePassive Skill 2
Gallant JourneyGallant JourneyPassive Skill 3

Normal Attack: Demon Bane

Normal Attack

Perform up to 4 consecutive strikes.

1-Hit DMG70.0%
2-Hit DMG63.1%
3-Hit DMG80.3%%
4-Hit DMG101%

Charged Attack

Drains Stamina over time to perform a continuous spinning attacks against all nearby enemies. At the end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash attack.

Charged Attack Spinning DMG56.3%
Charged Attack Final DMG102%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost40.0/s

Plunging Attack

Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Plunge DMG74.6%
Low/High Plunge DMG149%/186%

Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost

Chongyun strikes the ground with his greatsword, causing a Cryo explosion in a circular AoE in front of him that deals Cryo DMG.
After a short delay, the cold air created by the Cryo explosion will coalesce into a Chonghua Frost Field, within which all DMG done through Normal and Charged Attack by Sword, Claymore and Polearm-wielding characters will be converted to Cryo DMG.

Skill DMG172%
Enchantment Duration2.0s
Field Duration10.0s

Spirit Blade: Cloud-parting Star

Performing the secret hand seals, Chongyun summons 3 giant spirit blades in mid-air that fall to the earth one by one after a short delay, exploding as they hit the ground.
When the spirit blade explodes, they will deal AoE Cryo DMG and launch enemies.

Skill DMG142%
Energy Cost40

Steady Breathing

Sword, Claymore, or Polearm-wielding characters within the field created by the Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost have their Normal ATK SPD increased by 8%.

Rimechaser Blade

When the field created by Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost disappears, another spirit blade will be summoned to strike nearby enemies, dealing 100% of Chonghua's Layered Frost's Skill DMG as AoE Cryo DMG.
Enemies hit by this blade will have their Cryo RES decreased by 10% for 8s.

Gallant Journey

When dispatched on an expedition in Liyue, time consumed is reduced by 25%

Chongyun - Constellation

Ice Unleashed
Unlocked at LB1
The last attack of Chongyun's Normal Attack combo releases 3 ice blades.
Each blade deals 50% of Chongyun's ATK as Cryo DMG to all enemies in its path.
Atmospheric Revolution
Unlocked at LB2
Element Skills and Element Bursts cast within the Frost Field created by Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost have their CD time decreased by 15%.
Unlocked at LB3
Increases the Level of Spirit Blade: Cloud-parting Star by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Frozen Skies
Unlocked at LB4
Chongyun regenerates 1 Energy every time he hits an enemy affected by Cryo. This effect can only occur once every 2s.
The True Path
Unlocked at LB5
Increases the Level of Spirit Blade: Layered Frost by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Rally of Four Blades
Unlocked at LB6
Spirit Blade: Cloud-parting Star deals 15% more DMG to enemies with a lower percentage of their Max HP remaining than Chongyun.
This skill will also summon 1 additional spirit.

*LB=Limit Breaking, which can be done by acquiring the same character.

Chongyun - Voice Actor & Profile

Basic Info & Voice Actor

Rarity4 Star
How To Get
Voice Actor (EN)
Beau Bridgland
Voice Actor (JA)
Sōma Saitō
Hangout (Date) Event
Hangout Event - All Branches & Endings
September 7


Affiliation: Liyue
Throughout its long history, Liyue has never had a lack of rumors and myths regarding all manner of evil spirits and demons.
And regardless of the truth of such rumors, someone has to do something about them.
Chongyun was born into a renowned family of exorcists, and has possessed a natural ability to drive away evil spirits from a young age due to his congenital positivity.
His powers of exorcism are far beyond the norm; his mere presence is sufficient to scatter evil spirits.
However, this has proven to be an inconvenience for Chongyun himself, for though he has undertaken hundreds of exorcism, he has never come face-to-face with a single ghost or demon.
Chongyun believes in his heart that a true exorcist should exorcize evil with charms and swordsmanship.
This natural ability that he has... is just not orthodox.
Therefore, he has dedicated himself to the study of exorcism techniques and martial arts, as well as seeking haunts of evil spirits to prove himself an able and professional exorcist even without his unique physical condition.
Yet when that condition stop being a stumbling block on his path to self-realization?

How Tall Is Chongyun?

There is no in-game and official data regarding the height of Chongyun. We compared characters and Chongyun is Medium comparatively.

Effects In-Game

Character height gives advantages and disadvantages in-game. For instance, smaller characters will need to swim even at shallow waters but they easily dodge some enemies attacks or enter narrow entrances of caves.

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Anonymous 3

Wouldn't it make more sense to also include the Blizzard Strayer set in his main DPS build and also the Snow-Tombed Starsilver 2 handed sword? He's Cryo, it makes sense. I use that sword on him as well as the Blizzard Strayer set and he does m***ive amounts of damage.

Memdrake 2

i have had this question for so long and i really need an answer before i start using talent books on him.
Does the cryo damage(when a weapon is infused with cryo) scales with his basic attacks OR with his E?

Anonymous 1

yikes, you guys didnt even mention cryo artifact set

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