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Genshin Impact Layla guide for best build, artifacts, weapons and more

Laziest Astrologer of Sumeru!

In Genshin Impact, Layla is an astrologer who is currently studying in the Sumeru Academica. She is so lazy that she developed the power to write her papers while asleep. In Phase 2 of Version 3.2, we have gotten our hands on her to incorporate into the team. Even though she is pretty new, we have a pretty good understanding of what she could do in the game. So let us discuss how to build Layla and what you need to level her up to her max potential.

Genshin Impact Layla Guide: Talents and Playstyle

Layla is a shielder support in Genshin Impact. She has the 2nd best shield in the game after Zhongli. But, her damage is pretty lacklustre. So focusing on building up her shield and as a cryo applicator is her playstyle. Since she is primarily going to be a shielder, you don’t really need to upgrade her normal attack talent. Thus you will focus on upgrading her talent as Elemental Burst> Elemental Skill> Normal Attack.

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Passive Talents

Her passive help her play with her shield more effectively. The first passive makes her shield stronger and each time a character uses a skill, her shield generates a star which helps with cryo application. This makes her synergies with a quick swap playstyle. And her second passive makes her burst scale with her HP. But since her damage can often be negligible, this is more or less useless.


Here is all the Constellation for Layla you can unlock in the game:

C1Fortress 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.
C2Light’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.
C3Secrets of the Night:
Increases the Level of Nights of Formal Focus by 3.
The maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4Starry 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.
C5Stream of Consciousness:
Increases the Level of Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker by 3.
The maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6Radiant 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%.

Best Artifact Sets for Layla in Genshin Impact

Layla needs to focus on Building HP and buffing the team. Thus there are two distinct sets she is good with. The first is Tenacity of Millelith which is the best slot for her. But if you don’t have the set farmed, you can use Nobless Oblige to buff your whole team.

1. Tenacity of Millelith 4-Piece

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Tenacity of Millelith2-Piece: HP +20%
4-Piece: When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the ATK of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and their Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s. This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using this artifact set is not on the field.

2. Nobless Oblige 4-Piece

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Nobless Oblige2-Piece: Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
4-Piece: Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

Best weapon for Layla in Genshin Impact

There isn’t any good HP scaling four-star weapon for Layla to use. So you can choose from one of the support weapons that have sufficient energy recharge on it. This way you can keep using Layla’s burst to keep applying cryo onto enemies. With that said, these are good weapons for Layla to use:

1. Key of Khaj-Nisut

The HP increase from this weapon makes Layla’s shield almost unbreakable by the normal enemy. So if you have the weapon you should definitely use it on Layla. But if you don’t have it, you don’t need to pull for the weapon.

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Base ATK44
Bonus EffectHP% +14.4%
SkillSunken Song of the Sands
HP increased by 20%. When an Elemental Skill hits opponents, you gain the Grand Hymn effect for the 20s. This effect increases the equipping character’s Elemental Mastery by 0.12% of their Max HP. This effect can trigger once every 0.3s. Max 3 stacks. When this effect gains 3 stacks, or when the third stack’s duration is refreshed, the Elemental Mastery of all nearby party members will be increased by 0.2% of the equipping character’s max HP for the 20s.

2. Favonius Sword

Favonius Sword is a good four-star choice, since there is no four-star weapon with an HP stat. Using this sword, it also enables Layla to act as a battery for the team.

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Base ATK41
Bonus EffectEnergy Recharge + 13.3%
・CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small number of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. It can only occur once every 12s.

Ascension Materials for Layla in Genshin Impact

The following Materials and Mora are required to level up Layla to level 90.

Lv.20→Lv.40Shivada Jade Silver x 1
Divining Scroll ×3
Mora ×20,000
Nilotpala Lotus ×3
Lv.40→Lv.50Shivada Jade Fragment ×3
Divining Scroll ×10
Mora ×40,000
Nilotpala Lotus ×10
Perpetual Caliber ×2
Lv.50→Lv.60Shivada Jade Fragment ×6
Sealed Scroll ×12
Mora ×60,000
Nilotpala Lotus ×20
Perpetual Caliber ×4
Lv.60→Lv.70Shivada Jade Chunk ×3
Sealed Scroll ×18
Mora ×80,000
Nilotpala Lotus ×30
Perpetual Caliber ×8
Lv.70→Lv.80Shivada Jade Chunk ×6
Forbidden Curse Scroll ×12
Mora ×100,000
Nilotpala Lotus ×45
Perpetual Caliber ×12
Lv.80→Lv.90Shivada Jade Gemstone ×6
Forbidden Curse Scroll ×24
Mora ×120,000
Nilotpala Lotus ×60
Perpetual Caliber ×20

Genshin Impact Layla Guide: Talent Materials

In this Genshin Impact Layla guide, here are the following materials required to level up one talent to level 10.

Daily Drops of Talent books Tue/Fri/Sun

  • Teachings of Ingenuity x 6
  • Guide to Ingenuity x 21
  • Philosophies of Ingenuity x 38

Enemy Drops

  • Divining Scroll 6
  • Sealed Scroll x 22
  • Forbidden Curse Scroll x 38

Weekly Boss and Crown

  • Shouki no Kami weekly boss reward Mirror of Mushin x6
  • Crown of Insight x3

Best Team Comps for Layla in Genshin Impact

Since Layla is a support, any team that needs a shield can use her. Many of the older teams that used Diona can be replaced with Layla. Here are a couple of the teams that can use Layla as support for the team.

1. Eula Super-Conduct

This team uses superconduct to increase the damage for Eula. Since Eula needs a shield to stay alive, you can use Layla for that.

  • Eula
  • Layla
  • Fischl
  • Bennett/Rosaria

2. Mono-Cryo Team

The Mono Cryo team got popular with the release of Shenhe. She enables all the cryo units to deal a lot of damage. Thus you can use Layla in any mono-cryo team as long as it has Shenhe to support them.

  • Ayaka
  • Layla
  • Shenhe
  • Kazuha/Rosaria

Special Dish

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  • Name: Extravagant Slumber
  • Effect: The dish restores 26% of Max HP to the selected character and regenerates 570 HP every 5s for the 30s.

Did this guide help you to build Layla in Genshin Impact to her best potential? Let us know in the comments below!

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