Genshin Impact Version 3.2 is building up hype with the final act of Sumeru’s Archon Quest and players are excited to meet the two new upcoming characters in the update. Nahida and Layla have already been confirmed through their official splash arts and they look phenomenal. Layla is the new upcoming 4-star character and despite Genshin’s recent string of disappointing 4-stars, players are excited to see what Layla brings to the table.
Layla’s Talents in Genshin Impact Version 3.2
Layla is a 4-star, sword-wielding, Cryo shielder who scales off of HP and if that sounds familiar then yes- we already have Diona.
Diona is a reliable 4-star shielder and a healer but Layla has been leaked to only be a shielder. Some leaks suggest that her shield is thus stronger and might just be the strongest 4-star shield but that remains to be seen in practice. As for Layla’s damage potential- she’s nothing special and players will have to test her out in practice to gauge her damage numbers and efficiency.
Below are all the confirmed features of her kit- though her scaling should still be subject to change so we can’t rely on any numbers for now.
Normal Attack: Sword of the Radiant Path
Normal Attack: Performs up to 3 rapid strikes.
Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.
Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
E. Nights of Formal 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.
New Night Stars cannot be created until the previous wave of Shooting Stars has been fired completely.
“She and I are like two master artisans who have never met, yet who sit at the same cushioned seat, embroidering the same dream-flower.”
Q. 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.
“Sleep now, sleep now; and may many destinies be revealed before your slumbering eyes, within your star-paved dreams.”
Layla’s passive talents are divided between strengthening her shield and increasing the damage of her E’s Shooting Stars.
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.
When Layla crafts Character Talent Materials, she has a 10% chance to receive double the product.
Since Layla’s a Cryo character and from Sumeru no less, we’ll also have to check how well she synergises in Dendro teams if she even does because we know Cryo doesn’t react with Dendro. Any character could be a make or break depending on their scaling but from her raw abilities she looks like a very reliable shielder and support.