Layla - Genshin Impact


Genshin Impact 3.6: Layla Talents, Constellations and Passives

Abhimannu Das
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Layla is a Cryo support in Genshin Impact and she can also be used to apply Cryo off-field.
Genshin Impact 3.6's first-half banners will feature Layla as one of the 4-stars.
The other 4-stars on Layla's banner in 3.6 are Kuki Shinobu and Dori.

Layla is a Cryo support unit that can deal off-field damage and protect your team with a shield. She is one of the better 4-star units that was released recently and she can be a replacement for Diona in Freeze teams. If you do not have Zhongli, she can be a decent replacement for him. She is also great for open-world exploration. Here is everything you need to know about Layla’s Talents, Constellations and Passives in Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact 3.6 - Layla: Should you pull? 

Layla is worth pulling for only if you lack shielders or need a unit for Cryo resonance. She can be a defensive unit in Freeze teams but when you compare her to Diona you lose out on healing in exchange for a more powerful shield.

Unlike 5 stars, there is no guarantee that you will be able to snag a 4-star of your choice. There are instances of people spending over a hundred wishes and not getting the 4-star that they need so you should never pull for a low rarity unit unless you are okay with getting the featured 5-star or using up your pity.

Genshin Impact 3.6 - Layla: Talents

Elemental Skill - Nights of Normal Focus: Puts forth a shield known as the Curtain of Slumber, dealing AoE Cryo DMG.

The Curtain of Slumber's DMG Absorption is based on Layla's Max HP and absorbs Cryo DMG with 250% effectiveness. When the shield is deployed, Layla will have Cryo applied to her briefly.

Night Stars and Shooting Stars

While the Curtain of Slumber is active, it will create 1 Night Star that will be attached to it every 1.5s. When a character protected by this shield uses an Elemental Skill, 2 Night Stars will be created. Night Stars can be created once every 0.3s in this way. A maximum of 4 Night Stars can be accumulated at any one time.

Once the Curtain of Slumber has accumulated 4 Night Stars and there are opponents nearby, these Night Stars will transform into homing Shooting Stars that will be fired off in sequence, dealing Cryo DMG to any opponents hit.

If the Curtain of Slumber's duration ends or it is destroyed, the Night Stars will disappear. If they are already being fired off as Shooting Stars, these Shooting Stars will last until this wave of shots ends.

  • Shield Duration: 12 seconds

  • Duration: 12 seconds

New Night Stars cannot be created until the previous wave of Shooting Stars has been fired completely.

Elemental Burst - Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker: Unleashes a Celestial Dreamsphere that constantly fires Starlight Slugs at opponents within its AoE, dealing Cryo DMG.

When a Starlight Slug hits, it will generate 1 Night Star for nearby Curtains of Slumber. Each Curtain of Slumber can gain 1 Night Star this way every 0.5s.

  • Cooldown: 12 seconds

  • Duration: 12 seconds

  • Energy cost: 40

Genshin Impact 3.6 - Layla: Constellations 

C1 - Fortress of Fantasy: The Shield Absorption of the Curtain of Slumber generated by Nights of Formal Focus is increased by 20%.

Additionally, when unleashing Nights of Formal Focus, she will generate a shield for any nearby party members who are not being protected by a Curtain of Slumber. This shield will have 35% of the absorption of a Curtain of Slumber, will last for 12s, and will absorb Cryo DMG with 250% effectiveness.

C2 - Light’s Remit: When Shooting Stars from Nights of Formal Focus strike opponents, they will each restore 1 Energy to Layla. Each Shooting Star can restore Energy to her in this manner once.

C3 - Secrets of the Night: Increases the Level of Nights of Formal Focus by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.

C4 - Starry Illumination: When Nights of Formal Focus starts to fire off Shooting Stars, it will grant all nearby party members the Dawn Star effect, causing their Normal and Charged Attack DMG to increase based on 5% of Layla's Max HP. Dawn Star can last up to 3s and will be removed 0.05s after dealing Normal or Charged Attack DMG.

C5 - Stream of Consciousness: Increases the Level of Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.

C6 - Radiant Soulfire: Shooting Stars from Nights of Formal Focus deal 40% increased DMG, and Starlight Slugs from Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker deal 40% increased DMG.

Additionally, the interval between the creation of Night Stars via Nights of Formal Focus is decreased by 20%.

Genshin Impact 3.6 - Layla: Passives

Like Nascent Light: While the Curtain of Slumber is active, the Deep Sleep effect will activate each time the Curtain gains 1 Night Star:

  • The Shield Strength of a character under the effect of the Curtain of Slumber increases by 6%.

  • This effect can have a maximum of 4 stacks and persists until the Curtain of Slumber disappears.

Sweet Slumber Undisturbed: The DMG dealt by the Shooting Stars fired by Nights of Formal Focus is increased by 1.5% of Layla's Max HP.

Shadowy Dream-Signs: When Layla crafts Character Talent Materials, she has a 10% chance to receive double the product.

For more Genshin Impact content you can check out our character breakdowns for Baizhu and Kaveh, who are set to appear in the next patch. If you are more interested in rerun banners, you can check out our guides for Nahida and Nilou.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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