Layla is a 4-star Cryo Sword Character in Genshin Impact. A Rtawahist student, Layla specializes in Theoretical Astrology and draws star charts tirelessly in order to write her thesis. She is going to debut in the upcoming 3.2 patch, alongside the Dendro Archon Nahida. Therefore, most players would get her in the process of trying to get the Archon.

In this article, is going to showcase a complete Genshin Impact Layla build guide, including talents, gears and team comps.

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1. Genshin Impact Layla Build

Playstyle & Talent Priority

Layla is a Cryo shield bot who can deal a bit of off-field Cryo damage in multiple instances. Additionally, she scales based on HP so building artifact on her is rather easy.

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Layla's Elemental Skill and Burst activated. She is literally sleeping, with a hanging toy on top of her.

It is rather effortless using her - players just fire off E then Q then switch to other characters. Her E generates a shield and Cryo projectiles while her Q generates Cryo projectiles only. Players should focus on Layla's Skill and Burst - her normal attack can be skipped as she usually stays off-field anyway.

Best constellation for Layla

Layla's constellations are nothing special. Her best constellation is probably C2, which gives her some energy regeneration. However, her burst already has a low energy cost so this doesn't really matter that much.

C4 improves Layla's support ability, boosting teammates' normal and charged attack damage substantially. However, it still needs a well-built Layla for the most efficiency.

C6 boosts the damage of Layla's off-field Cryo application by 40%. This just brings her damage to "average" tier, as her base kit has pretty low damage.

2. Layla Item Builds

Best weapons for Layla

As Layla is a shield bot/off-field support who doesn't deal much damage anyway, her weapon choices are rather simple:

  • Energy Regeneration: Sacrificial Sword, Festering Desire, Favonius Sword. Players can just put one of these on her if they already have another support sword user leveled. These weapons allow Layla to function better as a battery to regenerate energy for her teammates.
  • Off-field Cryo support: Freedom Sworn
  • Boost shield strength/damage: Primordial Jade Cutter, Key of Khaj-Nisut. As Layla scales based on HP, any weapon with bonus HP would be great for her. The new Key of Khaj-Nisut (Nilou's sword) is actually the best, as its secondary stat is HP%.
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If you already have one of these support weapon, gearing up Layla would take no time at all.

Best Artifact Sets for Layla

As mentioned above, Layla scales based on HP so players need to stack as many +HP% as possible on her artifacts. Outside of that, try to get Elemental Mastery and Energy Regeneration.

The best artifact set for Layla is Tenacity Of The Millelith x4. It increases both Layla's HP and shield strength. Its 4-piece bonus triggers when Layla's abilities deal damage off-field, buffing her teammates.

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Tenacity Of The Millelith

Alternatively, players can also use Noblesse Oblige x4 or Emblem Of Severed Fate x4. These support sets work well if players want a bit more damage or ER.

3. Best Layla Team Comps

Overall, Layla works decently well in Freeze and Superconduct. It is unclear if she could work as well in melt teams compared to the existing options.

Layla Freeze team

  • Layla + Ayaka + Yelan + Kokomi

Ayaka is the main DPS of the team, dealing damage and triggering Freeze with Layla's Cryo Resonance. Players can also use Ganyu in this position.

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Layla is great in freeze teams due to her ability to apply multiple instances of Cryo off-field.

Yelan and Kokomi's Hydro resonance will further boost Layla's damage and shield. They are also off-field supports that can assist Ayaka in dealing damage. The Hydro duo is pretty flexible - players can substitute the above characters with Xingqiu, Barbara, Mona...etc, based on what they have.

Ayato can also be run as the main DPS, with Layla supporting him in triggering Freeze.

Layla Physical team

  • Layla + Eula + Rosaria + Fischl

Layla's ability to apply Cryo off-field makes her a good character to use in superconduct Phys team with Eula/Razor DPS. Just add an off-field Electro applicator like Fischl and you are good to go. Layla more or less replaces the role of Diona in Phys teams.

Eula players get another option for Phys support.

Fischl triggers superconduct alongside Layla, allowing Eula/Razor to deal massive damage.

4. Layla Materials

Layla Talent Materials

So far only the names of the common materials have been revealed.

Level Up
Teachings of Ingenuity x3 Divining Scroll x6
Guide to Ingenuity x2 Sealed Scroll x3
Guide to Ingenuity x4 Sealed Scroll x4
Guide to Ingenuity x6 Sealed Scroll x6
Guide to Ingenuity x9 Sealed Scroll x9
Philosophies of Ingenuity x4 Forbidden Curse Scroll x4 Scaramouche boss drop x1
Philosophies of Ingenuity x6 Forbidden Curse Scroll x6 Scaramouche boss drop x1
Philosophies of Ingenuity x12 Forbidden Curse Scroll x9 Scaramouche boss drop x2
Philosophies of Ingenuity x16 Forbidden Curse Scroll x12 Scaramouche boss drop x2

Layla Ascension Materials

Ascension Phase Stone Boss
Phase 1 Shivada Jade Sliver x1 Kalpalata Lotus x3 Divining Scroll x3
Phase 2 Shivada Jade Fragment x3 Perpetual Caliber x2 Kalpalata Lotus x10 Divining Scroll x15
Phase 3 Shivada Jade Fragment x6 Perpetual Caliber x4 Kalpalata Lotus x20 Sealed Scroll x12
Phase 4 Shivada Jade Chunk x3 Perpetual Caliber x8 Kalpalata Lotus x30 Sealed Scroll x18
Phase 5 Shivada Jade Chunk x6 Perpetual Caliber x12 Kalpalata Lotus x45 Forbidden Curse Scroll x12
Phase 6 Shivada Jade Gemstone x6 Perpetual Caliber x20 Kalpalata Lotus x60 Forbidden Curse Scroll x24

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