Who is Layla in Genshin Impact?

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Genshin Impact features a wide-ranging cast of characters that each features their own unique play styles and stories. Characters ranging from The Wanderer to Ningguang each bring their own flair to the game through their personalities and abilities. However, Genshin Impact is set to release an incredibly unique character design in Layla, who could be categorized as a sleepwalking swordswoman.

Who is Layla in Genshin Impact? - Answered

One of these characters to be added is Layla. First appearing to players during the Fabulous Fungus Frenzy event, she asks players to help her complete her fungi team. After this, she teams up with Yae Miko as a 4-star character.

Layla's appearance is that of a tired scholar. Featuring light bags under tired amber eyes, her ensemble consists of deep blue and black hues with a white front as well as gold jewelry and a star symbol holding her cloak to her head. Her hair is very long and swirled into twintails, starting as dark blue at her head and trailing off into light blue towards the ends.

Layla is a student at Sumeru Akademiya and is part of the Rtawahist Darshan group that studies astronomy and astrology. While she gets great grades, she works extremely hard to get them, dealing with a large workload and insomnia as well. However, it seems that she may have another side to her, as her lore states she falls asleep and wakes up to completed tasks she has no memory of. Sleepwalking could be an explanation, but it is implied Layla may have another personality that appears while she is asleep.

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What are Layla's abilities in Genshin Impact?

Layla is a shortsword-wielding Cryo character that flourishes in combat, dancing around whimsically with each attack. So far, her abilities revealed are as follows:

  • Normal attack: Layla uses a horizontal slash forward followed by an uppercut slash that transitions into a spin attack that sends a star flying forward.
  • Charged attack: Layla consumes stamina to slash forward then follow up with a series of slashes that hit all around her.
  • Nights of Formal Focus: An Elemental Skill that creates a Cryo shield around Layla that affects her with Cryo for the duration. The shield is based on her maximum HP and is extremely effective versus Cryo damage. While the shield is active, a Night Star will be created every 1.5 seconds or whenever the shielded character uses an Elemental Skill. These Night Stars can accumulate four times and will then fire off at nearby enemies dealing Cryo damage. The stars will disappear if the shield is broken, however.
  • Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker: Layla's Elemental Burst creates a floating sphere of blue light above her. The sphere will constantly fire projectiles at nearby enemies, dealing AoE Cryo damage. Upon impact, these projectiles will automatically generate a Night Star if Nights of Formal Focus is active.

Looking for more information on Genshin Impact? Check out How to cultivate Whirling Pyro Fungus in the Genshin Impact Fabulous Fungus Frenzy event and How to cultivate Floating Anemo Fungus in the Genshin Impact Fabulous Fungus Frenzy event from Pro Game Guides!

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A gamer born and raised, Jaret's first two video games were Contra and Super Mario Bros. 3, two games released before he was even born. He attributes these games to his wide-ranging interest in varying genres, and also credits them with his love of gaming in general. This led him to starting a career in video game writing, and now he can be found freelance writing for Pro Game Guides, spending time with his fiancé, playing video games, or reading a good book.

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