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Genshin Impact: The Best Build for Chongyun

Genshin Impact: The Best Build for Chongyun

The Liyue exorcist has come to Genshin Impact as a 4-star, claymore-wielding character with Cryo affinity. Here's what we think is the best build for Chongyun in Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact: The Best Build for Chongyun

Subtitled the Frozen Ardor, Chongyun is now available in Genshin Impact.

A claymore wielder, he is aligned with the Cryo element. Thanks to his ability to apply Cryo easily, we think he's great as a support DPS alongside a Pyro main, such as Diluc.

You can get Chongyun from the Wanderlust Invocation banner. 

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The best weapons for Chongyun in Genshin Impact

Given we're using Chongyun as a support/Burst DPS instead of a main DPS, we've gone with the Skyward Pride claymore. As well as raising DMG, it has a nice little passive AoE proc that will remain after you've switched him out again.

For a more budget-friendly option, go with the Sacrificial Greatsword. Having a chance at resetting the cooldown of your Elemental Skill is always a bonus for sub-DPS characters.

Skyward Pride


Energy Recharge

Sky-ripping Dragon Spine

Increases all DMG by 8/10/12/14/16%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80/100/120/140/160% of ATK as DMG to opponents along its path. Lasts for 20s or 8 vacuum blades.

Sacrificial Greatsword


Energy Recharge


After dealing damage to an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40/50/60/70/80% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30/26/24/20/16s.

The best Artifacts for Chongyun in Genshin Impact

We've gone for a classic 2/2 pairing of Noblesse Oblige and Blizzard Strayer for this build, as it increases both Elemental Burst DMG and Cryo DMG. 

However, you could also just run the four-set Noblesse, as that will empower your main DPS once they are switched back in following Chongyun's Elemental Burst.

Noblesse Oblige

(2) Elemental Burst DMG +20%

(4) Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

Blizzard Strayer

(2) Electro DMG Bonus +15%

(4) Using an Elemental Burst increase all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

Talent and Constellation priority for Chongyun in Genshin Impact

As a sub-DPS, you'll want to focus on maxing Chongyun's Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost Elemental Skill first, as it is a huge source of DMG. 

Then focus on Spirit Blade - Cloud-Parting Star, Chongyun's Elemental Burst. 

Constellation-wise, you'll want to try and unlock both Atmospheric Revolution (C2) and Rally of Four Blades (C6) to increase the effectiveness of both his Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst.

The best stat priority and substat priority for Chongyun in Genshin Impact

ATK and Energy Recharge are good shouts for stat priority with Chongyun, as is Cryo DMG Bonus to amplify his skills. A little Elemental Mastery never went amiss, either.

Stat Priority

  • ATK%
  • Energy Recharge
  • Cryo DMG Bonus

Substat Priority

  • ATK%
  • Energy Recharge
  • Elemental Mastery
  • CRIT Rate

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