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
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.
|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.
|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.
|Default Sprint||Alternate Sprint|
|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.
|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%.|
|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.|
|Gallant Journey||Utility Passive|
|When dispatched on an expedition in Liyue, time consumed is reduced by 25%.|
|Talent Leveling Materials|
18 Damaged Mask
66 Stained Mask
93 Ominous Mask
|1||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||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||Increases the level of Spirit Blade: Cloud-Parting Star by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.|
|4||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||Increases the level of Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.|
|6||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.
10 Cor Lapis
15 Damaged Mask
20 Cor Lapis
12 Stained Mask
30 Cor Lapis
18 Stained Mask
45 Cor Lapis
12 Ominous Mask
60 Cor Lapis
24 Ominous Mask
The character's base stats before and after each Ascension:
1 Does not include weapon ATK value.
2 Characters get specialized stats starting at Ascension 2.
- Standard Wish Wanderlust Invocation (Indefinite)
- Stand by Me event (February 10, 2021 - March 07, 2021)
Chongyun was not available in any Paimon's Bargains.
Chongyun is featured in 2 event wishes:
|Gentry of Hermitage|
|Moment of Bloom|