Chongyun is a 4-star Cryo character, who fights with a two-handed sword. The hero can be played as a main DPS or support. He applies the Cryo element wonderfully and has the particularity of being able to infuse this element into the normal attacks of your other characters. We'll be revealing our tips and tricks for optimising Chongyun's gameplay and build from Genshin Impact in this comprehensive guide. You'll learn which artifacts and weapons to equip him with, and which teams to play him in.
How to get Chongyun in Genshin Impact ?
You can unlock Chongyun in Genshin Impact by making wishes in Standard Wish or Character Event Wish.
You are more likely to invoke Chongyun when it is featured in a Character Event Wish.
Chongyun will be more powerful and relevant if you unlock his first 2 constellations.
With C1 Ice Unleashed, after a sequence of normal attacks, Chongyun unleashes 3 blades of ice forward. They deal Cryo damage at 50% of his ATK.
His C2 Atmospheric Revolution makes him a very good support. Casting an elemental skill or rampage in the area generated by Chongyun's elemental attack reduces their cooldown by 15%.
How to play Chongyun in Genshin Impact ?
Chongyun is a very good main DPS. He will be able to perform Cryo attacks with all his skills thanks to his elemental attack Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost. This generates a field of frost that remains for 10s. It attributes the Cryo element to the damage of normal and charged attacks of characters wielding a two-handed sword, a one-handed sword or a hast weapon. Once the area is gone, the enchantment lasts for another 2 seconds.
Our advice is to always cast Chongyun's elemental attack first before performing normal attacks. Especially since the Steady Breathing passive increases their speed by 8% and this applies to any character in the area wielding a one or two-handed sword or hast weapon.
You'll also be able to regularly inflict heavy damage with Spirit Blade: Cloud-Parting Star, Chongyun's elemental rampage. He deals area damage with the 3 frost swords he summons. The skill only costs 40 energy points, so you can easily cast it.
To play Chongyun as a main DPS, the trick is to increase his normal attack with which he chains 4 sword strikes, then his rampage and elemental ability.
As a support, Chongyun will be able to infuse your other characters' normal attacks with Cryo. This ability is ideal for maximum elemental reactions. He will also deal additional damage with his elemental rampage.
What is the best equipment for Chongyun?
For a DPS build, you'll need to up the ATK, the critical hit and damage rate, as well as the Cryo damage bonus of Chongyun.
If you play it as a support, you can focus more on recharging energy.
We let you discover in this guide, the best weapons and artifacts to equip on Chongyun in Genshin Impact.
The best artifacts for Chongyun
Chongyun will mostly do Cryo attacks, so the best choice of artefacts is the Blizzard Strayer set. 2 pieces of equipment increase the Cryo damage bonus by 15%. With 4, the critical rate increases by 20% when attacking an enemy affected by the Cryo element and by a further 20% if they are frozen.
If your team doesn't rely on frost, use 2 pieces of the Icebreaker set and 2 pieces of Gladiator's Finale to increase ATK by 18% (or other equivalent set).
You can also opt for the 4-piece Gladiator's Finale set to increase the damage of normal attacks by 35%.
For a support build, we recommend 2 pieces of Blizzard Strayer equipment and 2 pieces of the Noblesse Oblige artifact set to increase the damage of Chongyun's elemental rampage by 20%.
The main statistics to be promoted:
- Hourglass: ATK% or energy recharge;
- Cut: damage bonus Cryo ;
- Crown: critical damage or critical rate.
Secondary statistics :
- ATK% and ATK ;
- Critical damage ;
- Critical rate ;
- Energy recharging ;
- Basic mastery.
The best weapons for Chongyun
To complete Chongyun's equipment in Genshin Impact, we recommend the following weapons:
- Wolf's Gravestone: This is the best weapon to equip to Chongyun. It will increase his ATK considerably;
- Prototype Archaic: This two-handed sword is made directly by the blacksmith. It brings a bonus of ATK and normal attacks have a 50% chance of inflicting additional damage;
- Serpent Spine: The claymore increases your critical rate (avoid this if you play the 4-piece Icebreaker set) and damage dealt by 6% and damage received by 3% every 4 sec up to 5 times when Chongyun fights;
- Blackcliff Slasher: The sword increases the critical damage rate as well as the ATK after defeating an enemy;
- Sacrificial Greatsword: This weapon is recommended for a support build to increase your energy recharge and have a chance to reset the elemental skill recharge time.
Chongyun's climbing materials in Genshin Impact
To upgrade Chongyun to level 80+ in Genshin Impact and thus raise his ATK, you will need :
- 1 Sliver, 9 Fragments, 9 Chunks and 6 Gemstone of Shivada Jade as well as 46 Hoarfrost Core, which you will obtain by facing theCryo Regisvine;
- 168 Cor Lapis to collect in Liyue. The interactive map of Teyvat allows you to locate them quickly;
- 18 Damaged Masks, 30 Stained Masks and 36 Ominous Masks to recover from Hilichurl.
Which team should Chongyun play in?
Chongyun is ideal for creating elemental reactions related to the Cryo element. You can play him with a second Cryo character such as Diona to heal and protect or Shenhe to boost Cryo damage, a Hydro character (Mona or Xingqiu) and an Anemo character such as Sucrose, Venti or Kazuha.
Chonguyn is also part of one of the best teams on Genshin Impact : the national team. This team consists of Chongyun, Xingqiu, Xiangling and Bennett. You will be able to multiply the reactions of Melting and Evaporation.
As a support, Chongyun will work very well with Diluc. He will be able to infuse his normal attacks with Cryo to melt repeatedly. Complete the team with a second Pyro character such as Bennett or Xiangling and an Anemo hero (Sucrose or Kazuha).
However, avoid playing it with physical DPS.
How old and how tall is Chongyun in Genshin Impact ?
Chongyun is about 17 years old and approximately 1.62m tall. The young exorcist is also Shenhe's nephew.
That's it for this guide. Thanks to our tips and tricks, you now know how to play Chongyun in Genshin Impact. With the right build, he'll be able to do a lot of damage in the abyss, either as a main or support DPS. His ability to infuse other team members with the Cryo element makes him a rather unique character. His normal attacks are however quite slow.
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