HoYoVerse showed off the final new playable character who will be available in version 3.2. Layla. Layla is a 4-star Cryo Sword user from Sumeru in Genshin Impact, and she is a member of the Akademiya. She will debut in Yae Miko and Tartaglia’s re-run banners.
Layla is always sleepy due to her studies at the Akademiya. This comes across in her animations as well, where she encases herself in a Cryo shield and takes a nap. Like Nilou, Layla only has three strikes in her Normal Attack chain. Her Elemental Burst, Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker, creates something like a celestial-themed baby mobile that will fire off icicles within an AoE. It will also add Night Stars to her Curtain of Slumber.
The Curtain of Slumber is Layla’s Skill. It is a shield that will deal Cryo AoE DMG when she first uses it, and scales off of her max HP. Every time a character with this shield uses an Elemental Skill, it will generate two Night Stars. You will only be able to hold four. After you get four, the Night Stars will turn into Shooting Stars that will shoot out at the enemy.
You can watch the latest Genshin Impact character demo trailer, “Layla: Radiant Star Trail“, here:
Miyu Tomita provides her voice in Japanese, while Ashley Biski voices her in English. Tomita voices Chuchu in Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury, Riko from Made in Abyss, and Shez in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. As for Biski, Layla is her first major voiceover role in a video game.
Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. Layla will appear in Genshin Impact from November 18, 2022. She will be part of the permanent pool.