Chongyun (Chinese: 重云 Chóngyún) is a playable character in Genshin Impact.
|“||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 - congenital positivity.||”|
–Description from Official Website
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 successful exorcisms, he has never seen a single ghost or demon.
Chongyun believes 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 the haunts of evil spirits to prove himself an able and professional exorcist even without his unique physical condition.
Yet, when will that condition stop being a stumbling block on his path to self-realization? - in-game Character Detail 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."
Congenital positivity is an exceedingly rare physiology that makes the body susceptible to heating up due to an overabundance of positive energy. If unchecked, those who possess such a form can easily become hot-blooded. Chongyun is a particularly serious case, his shifts in mood are explosive, and he remembers nothing from such episodes. However, Chongyun's condition is also his greatest asset, for all he needs to do to expel evil spirits is to sit awhile in whatever dark corner they may haunt.
As such, Chongyun's path as an exorcist has been smooth as smooth can be. However, he himself does not approve of this manner of doing things. In his honest and upright heart, leaning on his unique physiology to exorcise evil is but a cheap trick. An exorcist must, in his estimation, perform their duties with an exorcist's arts.
To counteract this congenital positivity, Chongyun has several disciplines that he practices. He does not go out in the sun or wear thick clothes, and he abstains from hot beverages and hot and spicy food. He takes up no quarrels, and he indulges no tempers. Yet despite searching high and low, and far and wide, he has been unable to find a lasting solution to his condition.
This troubled the young exorcist. The evil spirits were expelled, yes, but if things kept going like this, how would he ever prove himself to be a qualified exorcist?
As he sits atop an ice-capped mountain chewing on a snow bun, Chongyun cannot help but sigh. The road ahead is still long indeed. - Description from forum announcement.
Chongyun is a positive and honorable young man with a passion for sweets.
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.
|Combat Talent - Normal/Charged Attack||Demonbane||Normal Attack: Perform up to 4 consecutive strikes.|
Charged Attack: Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous swirling attacks against all nearby enemies. At the end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.
|Combat Talent - Elemental Skill||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 Attacks by Sword, Claymore and Polearm-wielding characters will be converted to Cryo DMG.
|Combat Talent - Elemental Burst||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 blades explode, they will deal AoE Cryo DMG and launch enemies.
|Passive Talent 1||Steady Breathing||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%.|
|Passive Talent 2||Rimechaser Blade||When the field created by Spirit Blade - Chonghua's Layered Frost disappears, another spirit 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.|
|Passive Talent 3||Gallant Journey||When dispatched on an expedition in Liyue, time consumed is reduced by 25%.|
|Materials used for leveling talents:|
|Talent Level-Up Material||
Teachings of "Diligence"
Guide to "Diligence"
Philosophies of "Diligence"
|Common Ascension Material||
|Weekly Boss Material|
|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 enemies 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 enemy affected by Cold or Frozen status effects. 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 enemies 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.
Cor Lapis x3
Damaged Mask x3
Hoarfrost Core x2
Cor Lapis x10
Damaged Mask x15
Hoarfrost Core x4
Cor Lapis x20
Stained Mask x12
Hoarfrost Core x8
Cor Lapis x30
Stained Mask x18
Hoarfrost Core x12
Cor Lapis x45
Ominous Mask x12
Hoarfrost Core x20
Cor Lapis x60
Ominous Mask x24
The character's base stats before and after each ascension:
¹Note: This is the stat without your character's weapon ATK value (since it is variable).
²Note: Characters get specialized stats starting at ascension 2