Chongyun (Chinese: 重云 Chóngyún) is a playable Cryo character in Genshin Impact.
An exorcist from Liyue, Chongyun was born with excessive 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 - congenital positivity.
Description from Official Website
A young exorcist from a family of exorcists. He does everything he can to suppress his pure positive 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."
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. He is typically extremely stoic and composed, but this isn't always the case.
When Chongyun physically heats up, his congenital positivity causes him to enter a nearly manic state during which he loses it and becomes exceptionally friendly, illogical, and excitable— usually causing extreme chaos. Chongyun doesn't remember anything from his time in this state once he returns to normal, and is usually extremely upset by the havoc he learns he wreaked, and goes to extreme lengths to apologize for his behavior. Almost anything can send Chongyun into this state, from eating hot or spicy foods, to standing in the sun for too long, to wearing warm clothing, and he tries to avoid anything that could possibly trigger this congenital positivity at all costs.
Some of Chongyun's friends believe that this exuberant and wild personality that appears when he heats up is what Chongyun is truly like without all his inhibitions and strict 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.
|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||Passive Talent 1|
|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||Passive Talent 2|
|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||Passive Talent 3|
|When dispatched on an expedition in Liyue, time consumed is reduced by 25%.|
|Talent Leveling Materials|
Teachings of Diligence
Guide to Diligence
Philosophies of Diligence
|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.
Shivada Jade Sliver ×1
Cor Lapis ×3
Damaged Mask ×3
Shivada Jade Fragment ×3
Hoarfrost Core ×2
Cor Lapis ×10
Damaged Mask ×15
Shivada Jade Fragment ×6
Hoarfrost Core ×4
Cor Lapis ×20
Stained Mask ×12
Shivada Jade Chunk ×3
Hoarfrost Core ×8
Cor Lapis ×30
Stained Mask ×18
Shivada Jade Chunk ×6
Hoarfrost Core ×12
Cor Lapis ×45
Ominous Mask ×12
Shivada Jade Gemstone ×6
Hoarfrost Core ×20
Cor Lapis ×60
Ominous Mask ×24
The character's base stats before and after each Ascension:
|Ascension||Level||HP||ATK 1||DEF||ATK 2|
1 Does not include weapon ATK value.
2 Characters get specialized stats starting at Ascension 2.