Chongyun (Chinese: 重云 Chóngyún, "Layered Clouds") is a playable Cryo character in Genshin Impact.

An exorcist from Liyue, Chongyun was born with excessive yang (positive) energy, which has proven to be both a help and a hindrance. It makes him a very effective exorcist, but it also means he has never seen a spirit for himself — they flee before he can even lay eyes on them. It has also made him particularly susceptible to any kind of heat or strong emotion, which leads to some rather... unexpected results.



An exorcist who roams the land with Liyue as his base of operations, evil spirits fleeing wherever he goes. As the heir to a clan of exorcists, he has always possessed abilities superior to most. However, these abilities are not the result of training, but of an inborn trait - a pure yang spirit.

Description from Official Website[4]


Chongyun is a positive and honorable young man with a passion for sweets. He takes his duties as an exorcist seriously and usually has a stoic, composed personality, although this isn't always the case.

Despite being an exorcist, Chongyun has yet to exorcise or even see a spirit with his own eyes—his excessive positive energy terrifies all spirits in range. He is a hard worker, expressing his disdain towards his positive energy, considering it to be a cheap trick. He also doesn't show much fondness for his Cryo Vision, believing that vigorous training is the key to becoming stronger. His noble nature often means that whenever he is commissioned to exorcise spirits, he hesitates at the thought of accepting payment when he did nothing.

Because of his excessive positive energy, Chongyun is very susceptible to everything that warms him up—fiery events, food, drinks, clothing and even the sun itself; even thinking about them can trigger a flare-up. If this occurs, Chongyun often enters a manic state in which he becomes exceptionally excited, friendly and illogical, usually causing extreme chaos, although he may simply faint instead. When the former happens, Chongyun has no memory of what he had just done, but is aware that he had done something embarrassing and apologizes for any trouble he causes. He is aware of this and will do anything to avoid getting flare-ups, indicated with him wearing lightweight, lightly-colored clothes and only eating cold food, expressing a fondness for Inazuman dishes; when this is not available, he improvises on the go, such as his signature dish, which is his take on the original and popsicles.

His friends believe his true personality is that whenever he flares up without inhibitions and self-control.


Chongyun is a teenage boy with light blue hair reaching his ears, pale skin, and ice-blue cat slit eyes.

Chongyun usually wears a symmetrical white hooded jacket with navy embroidery. Under this, he wears a blue shirt with gold decals over white pants with gold cuffs, along with a dark navy undershirt. He also wears black and gold slippers. He has bandages around his right wrist and right ankle. He wears his Vision on the left side of his belt.

Combat Info


Icon Name Type
Talent Demonbane.png Demonbane Normal Attack
Normal Attack: Perform up to 4 consecutive strikes.

Charged Attack: Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous swirling attacks against all nearby opponents. At the end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.
Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Talent Spirit Blade Chonghua's Layered Frost.png Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost Elemental Skill
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 Sword, Claymore and Polearm-wielding characters' weapons will be infused with Cryo.

Talent Normal Sprint.png Default Sprint Alternate Sprint
Talent Spirit Blade Cloud-Parting Star.png Spirit Blade: Cloud-Parting Star Elemental Burst
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 blades explode, they will deal AoE Cryo DMG and launch opponents.

Talent Steady Breathing.png Steady Breathing 1st Ascension Passive
Sword, Claymore, or Polearm-wielding characters within the field created by Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost have their Normal ATK SPD increased by 8%.
Talent Rimechaser Blade.png Rimechaser Blade 4th Ascension Passive
When the field created by Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost disappears, another spirit blade will be summoned to strike nearby opponents, dealing 100% of Chonghua's Layered Frost's Skill DMG as AoE Cryo DMG.Opponents hit by this blade will have their Cryo RES decreased by 10% for 8s.
Talent Gallant Journey.png Gallant Journey Utility Passive
When dispatched on an expedition in Liyue, time consumed is reduced by 25%.
Talent Leveling Materials


Level Icon Name Effect
1 Ice Unleashed Ice Unleashed 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 opponents in its path.
2 Atmospheric Revolution Atmospheric Revolution Elemental Skills and Elemental Bursts cast within the Frost Field created by Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost have their CD time decreased by 15%.
3 Cloudburst Cloudburst Increases the level of Spirit Blade: Cloud-Parting Star by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Frozen Skies Frozen Skies Chongyun regenerates 1 Energy every time he hits an opponent affected by Cryo. This effect can only occur once every 2s.
5 The True Path The True Path Increases the level of Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Rally of Four Blades Rally of Four Blades Spirit Blade: Cloud-Parting Star deals 15% more DMG to opponents with a lower percentage of their Max HP remaining than Chongyun. This skill will also summon 1 additional spirit blade.

Each Constellation activation requires a Stella Fortuna.


Level Mora Character Ascension
1 20
20,000 None
2 40
3 50
4 60
5 70
6/MAX 80

Base Stats

The character's base stats before and after each Ascension:

0 1 1,003 19 54
20 2,366 48 140
1 20 3,054 62 180
40 4,574 93 270
2 40 5,063 103 299 6.0%
50 5,824 118 344
3 50 6,475 131 382 12.0%
60 7,236 147 427
4 60 7,725 157 456 12.0%
70 8,485 172 501
5 70 8,974 182 530 18.0%
80 9,734 198 575
6/MAX 80 10,223 208 603 24.0%
90 10,984 223 648

1 Does not include weapon ATK value.
2 Characters get specialized stats starting at Ascension 2.


Paimon's Bargains

Chongyun was not available in any Paimon's Bargains.


Event Wishes

Chongyun is featured in 2 event wishes:

Wish Name
Wish Gentry of Hermitage 2020-12-01.png Gentry of Hermitage
Wish Moment of Bloom 2021-03-02.jpg Moment of Bloom

Change History

Released in Version 1.0
Version 1.0
  • Chongyun was released.



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