Genshin Impact 3.2 Phase II banners are ready now. There are many reasons why you should roll the new 4-star Cryo character Layla. One of them is her amazing AoE supporting ability. Besides, she can create a Cryo shield. Check out how to build Layla as a strong supporter and shielder in your team here.

I. Build Layla As A Shielder

Layla is not the first and only Cryo shield maker in Genshin Impact. But she is preferred when this shield-making ability combines with her elemental skill and bursts.

#1. Artifacts

When building the shield for Layla, you should use artifacts and weapons to stack HP for her. Therefore, it’s impossible to focus on DMG when using Layla as a shielder. The Tenacity of the Milelith is the best artifact set for this build.

  • 2-piece Tenacity of the Milelith set: Boost her HP by 20%;
  • 4-piece Tenacity of the Milelith set: ATK is buffed by 20% and shield strength is boosted by 30%. The buff duration is 3s and CD is 0.5s. Moreover, it’s also triggered in both the on-field and off-field states of your character.
Layla Can Trigger A Cryo Shield
Layla Can Trigger A Cryo Shield

#2. Recommended Swords

In addition to artifacts, you should use one of the following weapons for Layla to build her shield strength.

  • Sacrificial Sword: a 4-star weapon that is easy to obtain and good enough for Layla’s shield build. This sword also reset the CD on her Elemental skill.
  • Key of Khaj-Nisut or Primordial Jade Cutter: 5-star weapons which are rarer but better to give her HP buff, and boost the strength of Layla’s shield and her DMG.
She Needs Proper Gears
She needs proper gears

II. Best Build For Layla’s Support Role

While making a robust Cryo shield, Layla also supports nearby party members with her elemental skills and bursts. By using proper artifacts and weapons for Layla, she can give her teammate essential buffs.

#1. Artifacts

There are two recommended artifact sets for Layla’s support build with different effects.

  • Tenacity of the Milelith

If you use 4 pieces of the Tenacity of the Milelith artifact set for Layla, she will buff the ATK of nearby teammates by 20% with her elemental skill. This buff lasts 3 seconds and is triggered every 0.3 seconds. In addition, her shield strength is also buffed.

  • Noblesse Oblige

Alternatively, you can equip a 4-piece Noblesse Oblige set to make Layla an important Cryo supporter in any team. This set will trigger a 20% ATK buff for the whole Layla team in 12 seconds. It’s a great buff with low energy cost.

Layla Is A Useful Supporter
Layla is a useful supporter.

#2. Recommended Weapons

In addition to artifacts, Layla also needs proper weapons to perform better in the supporting position.

  • Key of Khaj-Nisut & Freedom-Sworn are the two best weapons for Layla's support role which give her ATK bonuses and Normal/Charged/Plunging DMG.
  • Favonius Sword boosts the Energy Recharge status for Layla to make her a good Cryo battery for your team.

Those are the best gears to build Layla as a supporter and shielder in Genshin Impact 3.2.

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