Layla, an Akademiya student specializing in Theoretical Astrology, is the new 4-star character in Genshin Impact 3.2. She carries a Cryo vision and uses the Sword as a weapon.
Hoyoverse confirmed that Layla would be released along with Nahida with a series of Drip Marketing on Twitter. Layla is the first Sumeru Cryo character.
Recent leaks revealed details about Layla's abilities and her possible banner. Here are the details.
Genshin Impact Layla Release Date
Layla will be one of the new characters debuting in the Genshin Impact 3.2 update, which is going live on November 2, 2022 according to the current schedule.
According to the latest leaks, Nahida will be featured in the first half of version 3.2, and Layla will feature in this same banner.
Layla Abilities Leaks
Layla, in combat, will have a Cryo vision and use the Sword. She is a 4-star with potential as support.
It will be interesting to see how Layla interacts with other Sumeru characters, considering the Cryo element doesn't react with Dendro.
For now, these remain unconfirmed leaks, but here's what has been rumored so far about Layla's abilities.
Normal Attack: Sword of the Radiant Path
Layla will perform up to 3 rapid attacks; her Charged Attacks consume stamina to unleash 2 fast sword strikes.
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Elemental Skill: Nights of Formal Focus
Layla will create a shield called Curtain of Slumber. Active Curtain of Slumber will generate Night Stars that will be fired, inflicting Cryo DMG.
If other characters use Elemental Skills inside Layla's Shield, they will generate 2 Night Stars every 0.3s.
- Shield Duration: 12 Seconds
- Max Night Stars: 4 stars
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.
The curtain of Slumber will create 1 Night Star that will be attached to it every 1.5s. Once the Curtain of Slumber has 4 Night Stars, they will be fired off in sequence, dealing Cryo DMG to any opponent hit. New Night Stars cannot be created until the previous wave of Shooting Stars has been fired completely.
Characters protected by this shield will create 2 starts by using Elemental Skills every 0.3s. A maximum of 4 Night Stars can be accumulated in the Curtain of Slumber. If the Curtain of Slumber's duration ends or it is destroyed, the Night Stars will disappear
Elemental Burst: Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker
Layla sends to the battlefield a Dreamsphere with AoE Cryo DMG. If Layla's Shield is active, one Night Star will be generated by each hit of the Dreamsphere.
- Duration: 12 seconds
- Cooldown: 15 seconds
- Energy Cost: 60 Particles
Unleashes a Celestial Dreamsphere that constantly fires Starlight Slugs at opponents within its AoE, dealing Cryo DMG.
When a Starlight Slug hits enemies, it will generate 1 Night Star for the Curtain of Slumber if is active. Each Curtain of Slumber can gain 1 Night Star this way every 0.5s.
Based on Layla's reported Constellations, we can tell that her Shield is defensive and would be her primary DMG and Cryo Application source.
Layla Constellation 1 will generate shields for nearby party members without one. It seems to focus on Cooperative mode, something new in Genshin Impact.
C1 - Fortress of Fantasy
The curtain of Slumber absorption 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.
C2 - Light's Remit
When Shooting Stars from the shield strike opponents, they will each restore 1 Energy to Layla. Each Shooting Star can restore Energy to Layla in this manner just once.
C3 - Secrets of the Night
Increases the level of Nigth Formal Focus by 3. Max upgrade level is 15.
C4 - Starry Illumination
When Nights of Formal Focus starts to fire off Shooting Stars, it will grant all nearby party members the Open Mind effect. Open Mind Effect: Normal and Charged Attack DMG will increase based on 5% of Layla's Max HP. Open Mind can last up to 3s but will be reduced by 0.1s after every Normal and Charged Attack.
C5 - Stream of Consciousness
Increases the level of Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker by three. The maximum upgraded level is 15.
C6 - Winner Take All
Shooting Stars from Nights of Formal Focus deal 40% increased DMG 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%.