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Genshin Impact Layla | Pocket Tactics

The cast of characters coming to Genshin Impact is ever-expanding, and is picking up even more traction with the release of Sumeru. There’s a whole nation of fresh faces to get familiar with, each as unique and exciting as the last, and we can’t wait to meet them all – and one of the freshest faces to grace us is that of Genshin Impact’s Layla.

Hoyoverse first published drip marketing for Genshin Impact’s Layla in the lead up to the version 3.1 update, showing her to be an elven Sumeru native and student of theoretical astrology. Her gorgeous blue and white costume, sleepy eyes, and pointed ears have certainly drawn plenty of attention, but who exactly is she, what’s her release date, and what type of role will she play? Let’s take a look at everything we know so far.

If you want to keep up with all current and upcoming banners, check out our Genshin Impact banner guide. We’ve also got a list of all the latest Genshin Impact codes so you can save those freemos and grab the characters you want, along with a schedule of Genshin Impact events for your perusal.

Who is Genshin Impact’s Layla?

According to the official Genshin Impact Instagram, Layla is a Rtawahist student who specialises in theoretical astrology. She’s a dutiful student who works tirelessly, drawing star charts to help support her thesis. Her teachers have very high expectations of her, meaning her desk is always piled high with a seemingly endless stack of papers for her to work through.

A separate official post credits a mysterious girl who calls herself ‘The Stars’ Blessing’ as saying that Layla ‘always says that she’s overwhelmed writing her thesis and drawing start charts stresses her out, but she’s more resilient than anyone, and refuses to fall behind’. Of course, Layla’s elven ears have also raised some eyebrows among the community, as they appear very similar to those of the dendro archon, Genshin Impact’s Nahida. Are they perhaps related in some way? We’ll have to wait and see!

Genshin Layla splash art and a brief overview of her skills from the 3.2 livestream

When’s Genshin Impact Layla’s release date and banner?

During the Genshin Impact version 3.2 livestream, Hoyoverse confirmed that Layla will be featured on a banner during the second phase of version 3.2, alongside Genshin’s Childe and Genshin’s Yae Miko. For more information on current and upcoming banners, check out our Genshin Impact next banner guide.

What is Genshin Impact Layla’s weapon and element?

Genshin’s Layla is a cryo sword-wielder. She’s capable of summoning a shield to protect herself and her allies, and is capable of both buffing her allies and applying cryo to her opponents.

That’s everything we’ve got on Genshin Impact’s Layla right now, but we’ll be sure to update this guide as soon as we learn more. In the meantime, head over to our Tower of Fantasy tier list and start exploring a different world today.

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