Chongyun Quick TL;DR DPS Build Guide – Version 2.4 – January 2022


PSA #1: A DPS is the cool cat who makes everything look easy. He’s that one guy in your friend group that’s just super attractive because the rest of your friends are ugly D: (but you’re all beautiful in my eyes :D)

PSA #2: Both Chongyun’s abilities scale off ATK. He’s literally “ice ice baby” because he uses cryo and people think he’s “baby.”

Chongyun throws a tantrum and slams the ground in front of him, but since he’s so cool (get it? cool? cause he’s Cryo) he spreads cryo everywhere

PSA #3: HIS E TURNS SWORDS, CLAYMORE, AND POLEARM WEAPON DAMAGE FROM PHYSICAL TO CRYO DAMAGE. This can be either amazing or really bad if you take Chongyun as support if your main DPS (Razor, Keqing, Diluc) have their own damage conversions!

If you have other cryo users, highly suggest that you take them over Chongyun for Cryo application (especially if you have a sword/claymore/polearm DPS). While the character itself can be a great sub DPS/burst DPS for bow and catalyst users, it’s too troublesome in terms of total DPS output

This just reinforces the idea that edged weapons are cooler… because it literally just gives them attack speed (which is a rare buff)
As if his E wasn’t already cool enough, it basically activates the E one more time. Causes your enemies to have paradoxical undressing because they lose Cryo resistance too

Take advantage of the enemies hit by this passive, as it will greatly increase your Cryo DMG output. It can be a bit wonky sometimes, as often times it will hit enemies behind your camera, so just be alert!

This is his ultimate. I have zero clue where he keeps those giant ice swords, but he apparently has three of them. They hurt a lot so much, it launches your enemies away. Ice Cube ain’t got nothing against Chongyun

The description for the ultimate is a bit wonky. It actually spawns all 3 swords at the same time (the “short delay” and swords coming down 1 by 1 is misleading). Each sword does the ultimate’s damage% though; example: at level 1 the damage for the ultimate is pretty much 142% x3

WEAPON #1 (Recommended for best DPS): Wolf’s Gravestone

How do I get it D: ? – It’s time to roll boys (gacha)

Has base ATK scaling and pretty much buffs the ATK of your entire team, which is extremely consistent

If you have Skyward Pride, it will perform much better than Wolf’s Gravestone at higher refinement. At R1 for both however, Wolf’s Gravestone’s ATK buff to the team provides too much overall value/DPS

Among 4-stars, Serpent Spine is a great placeholder for DPS as the free CRIT and ATK is immensely helpful!

Akuoumaru is preferred over Serpent Spine if Serpent is below R3. Likewise against Luxurious Sea-Lord, it’s only better than it below R3. Otherwise it’s a pretty sub-par weapon!

WEAPON #2: (Recommended for early DPS): Debate Club

How do I get it D: ? – It’s time to roll boys (gacha)

Has base ATK scaling and overall just synergies really well with his E

This is an extremely solid early game weapon that can help clear up to World Level 5 content and even some early stages of Abyss. Highly recommended to swap to Prototype Animus or Favonius Greatsword later if possible (for better latent scaling)

Snow-Tombed Starsilver is bad due to it’s Phys DMG% scaling, as it’s effectively wasted the moment Chongyun E’s (which is the core of his kit)

ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for best DPS): Gladiator’s Finale

How do I get it D: ? – Any World Boss (40 Resin per run)

Boosts ATK and pairs really well with your E, what more can you ask for?

Gladiator’s is still definitively better for those who have good CRIT values substats on their artifact pieces and want to run him main DPS. It’s still a solid set that allows him to maximize his E’s enhanced damage + ATK SPD.

4-set Blizzard Strayer does do well, and much more lenient for substat allocation as you can focus on ATK% and CRIT DMG, rather than CRIT%. It works best in a Freeze comp, paired with someone like Xingqiu or Mona + an Anemo to help spread the Hydro proc to nearby enemies.

However: If you’re planning on running Chongyun burst DPS, then 2-set Blizzard + 2-set Noblesse will do much better. 4x Emblem is decent as an alternative for burst DPS, but Chongyun will struggle to really maximize the ER% needed (unless you’re willing to waste resin to farm for them)

ARTIFACT #2 (Recommended for causing brain freeze): Martial Artist

How do I get it D: ? – Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula Domain (AR 30 locked, 20 Resin per run)

Basically makes your normal/charged attacks super sized and works well with your E

4x Blizzard Strayer is great IF YOU HAVE LOW CRIT%. The set itself loses overall DPS output once you have suitable CRIT% though (typically above 50%).

Main stats:


Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK > EM

If you want other characters let me know. Hope this helped. Bye.


I spend too much time filling out spreadsheets for incoherent data, but at least I can turn them into guides :P

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