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Chongyun (Chinese: 重云 Chóngyún, "Layers of 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.

Profile

Introduction

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]

Personality

A young exorcist from a family of exorcists. He does everything he can to suppress his abundance of yang energy.

In-game character attributes text

With Liyue as his base of operations, the exorcist Chongyun roams the land, ridding it of evil. As the heir to a clan of exorcists, he has always possessed abilities superior to most. However, this ability is not the result of training, but of an inborn trait he has come to term, "congenital positivity."

Description from forum announcement[5]

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, and trains despite this boon in the event that a spirit resists his excessive energy. 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, although he may simply faint. While he has no memory of what he does in this state, he considers it to be embarrassing and apologizes for any damage he causes, but most people do not mind and are even impressed by his actions in said state.[6]

Chongyun is extremely desperate to prevent any sort of flare-up and will do anything to minimize the chances of one; indicated with him wearing lightweight, lightly-colored clothes, shows great self-control and only eats 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. Possibly as a result of eating cold food often when Liyue food is known to be warm and spicy, he considers his food to be tasteless.

Chongyun's attempts to restrain his excessive positive energy also means that he has very little free time of his own and even then, doesn't have much friends to begin with, has trouble picking up social cues and appears to have low self-esteem outside of exorcism. He usually hangs out with Xingqiu during his free time; despite being pranked by him on a daily basis, he does not mind too much about it.

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

Appearance

Chongyun has 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. A knotted tassel which matches his eyes hangs from the vision. His outfit, Pure Spirit, is described to be as a traditional thaumaturge's trappings.

Combat Info

Talents

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 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
Talent
Level-Up
Materials
Common
Ascension
Materials
Weekly
Boss
Materials

Constellation

Level Icon Name Effect
1 Constellation Ice Unleashed.png 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 Constellation Atmospheric Revolution.png 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 Constellation Cloudburst.png Cloudburst Increases the Level of Spirit Blade: Cloud-Parting Star by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Constellation Frozen Skies.png Frozen Skies Chongyun regenerates 1 Energy every time he hits an opponent affected by Cryo.
This effect can only occur once every 2s.
5 Constellation The True Path.png The True Path Increases the Level of Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Constellation Rally of Four Blades.png 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 4 Star Stella Fortuna.

Ascensions

Ascension
Phase
Level Mora Character Ascension
Materials
Local
Specialties
Common
Materials
1 20
40
20,000
2 40
50
40,000
3 50
60
60,000
4 60
70
80,000
5 70
80
100,000
6/MAX 80
90
120,000

Base Stats

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

Ascension
Phase
Level HP ATK1 DEF ATK2

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

Availability

Paimon's Bargains

Chongyun was not available in any Paimon's Bargains Starglitter Exchange.

Event Wishes

Chongyun was promoted or featured with a drop-rate boost in 3 Event Wishes:

Image Name Featured
Wish Gentry of Hermitage 2020-12-01.png Gentry of Hermitage/2020-12-01
CryoCharacter Chongyun Thumb.png Chongyun
Wish Moment of Bloom 2021-03-02.jpg Moment of Bloom/2021-03-02
CryoCharacter Chongyun Thumb.png Chongyun
Wish The Heron's Court 2021-07-21.png The Heron's Court/2021-07-21
CryoCharacter Chongyun Thumb.png Chongyun

Change History

Released in Version 1.0
Version 1.5
  • Updates to character voicelines:
    • Updated audio for English:
      • "More About Chongyun II"
      • "More About Chongyun III"

Version 1.4

  • Updates to character voicelines:
    • Updated audio for Japanese:
      • "Interesting Things"

Version 1.3

  • Updates to character voicelines:
    • Updated audio for Chinese:
      • "About the Vision"
      • The majority of Battle and Exploration voice-overs

Version 1.0

  • Chongyun was released.

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