Layla

Layla
LaylaNameLayla
TitleFantastical Evening Star
OccupationRtawahist
AssociationSUMERU
Rarity
Weapon Sword
Element Cryo
Day of Birth19
Month of Birth12
Vision (Introduced)Cryo
Constellation (Introduced)Luscinia
Chinese Seuyu侯小菲
Japanese Seuyu富田美憂
English SeuyuAshely Biski
Korean SeuyuKang Sae-bom
DescriptionA Rtawahist student who specializes in Theoretical Astrology. Heavily prone to somnambulism and locked in a grinding war with sleep deprivation, the problem of restful slumber is a most troubling one to her.
Character Ascension Materials
Shivada Jade Sliver
Shivada Jade Fragment
Shivada Jade Chunk
Shivada Jade Gemstone
Perpetual Caliber
Nilotpala Lotus
Divining Scroll
Sealed Scroll
Forbidden Curse Scroll
Skill Ascension Materials
Teachings of Ingenuity
Guide to Ingenuity
Philosophies of Ingenuity
Mirror of Mushin
Crown of Insight

Table of Content
Stats
Skills
Skill Ascension
Related Items
Gallery
Sounds
Quotes
Stories

Stats

LvHPAtkDefCritRate%CritDMG%Bonus HP%MaterialsTotal Materials
193018.1654.945.0%50.0%0%
20238946.66141.135.0%50.0%0%
Shivada Jade Sliver1
Nilotpala Lotus3
Divining Scroll3
Mora20000
Shivada Jade Sliver1
Nilotpala Lotus3
Divining Scroll3
Mora20000
20+308460.23182.175.0%50.0%0%
40461990.22272.875.0%50.0%0%
Shivada Jade Fragment3
Perpetual Caliber2
Nilotpala Lotus10
Divining Scroll15
Mora40000
Shivada Jade Sliver1
Nilotpala Lotus13
Divining Scroll18
Mora60000
Shivada Jade Fragment3
Perpetual Caliber2
40+511399.86302.035.0%50.0%6.0%
505881114.87347.415.0%50.0%6.0%
Shivada Jade Fragment6
Perpetual Caliber4
Nilotpala Lotus20
Sealed Scroll12
Mora60000
Shivada Jade Sliver1
Nilotpala Lotus33
Divining Scroll18
Mora120K
Shivada Jade Fragment9
Perpetual Caliber6
Sealed Scroll12
50+6540127.72386.295.0%50.0%12.0%
607308142.73431.665.0%50.0%12.0%
Shivada Jade Chunk3
Perpetual Caliber8
Nilotpala Lotus30
Sealed Scroll18
Mora80000
Shivada Jade Sliver1
Nilotpala Lotus63
Divining Scroll18
Mora200K
Shivada Jade Fragment9
Perpetual Caliber14
Sealed Scroll30
Shivada Jade Chunk3
60+7801152.37460.825.0%50.0%12.0%
708569167.35506.155.0%50.0%12.0%
Shivada Jade Chunk6
Perpetual Caliber12
Nilotpala Lotus45
Forbidden Curse Scroll12
Mora100K
Shivada Jade Sliver1
Nilotpala Lotus108
Divining Scroll18
Mora300K
Shivada Jade Fragment9
Perpetual Caliber26
Sealed Scroll30
Shivada Jade Chunk9
Forbidden Curse Scroll12
70+9062177.0535.315.0%50.0%18.0%
809831192.0580.685.0%50.0%18.0%
Shivada Jade Gemstone6
Perpetual Caliber20
Nilotpala Lotus60
Forbidden Curse Scroll24
Mora120K
Shivada Jade Sliver1
Nilotpala Lotus168
Divining Scroll18
Mora420K
Shivada Jade Fragment9
Perpetual Caliber46
Sealed Scroll30
Shivada Jade Chunk9
Forbidden Curse Scroll36
Shivada Jade Gemstone6
80+10324201.64609.845.0%50.0%24.0%
9011092216.65655.225.0%50.0%24.0%

Skills

Active Skils

Normal Attack: Sword of the Radiant Path
Normal Attack
Performs up to 3 rapid strikes.

Charged Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.

Plunging Attack
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
1-Hit DMG51.22%55.39%59.56%65.51%69.68%74.44%80.99%87.55%94.1%101.24%108.39%115.54%122.68%129.83%136.98%
2-Hit DMG48.48%52.43%56.38%62.01%65.96%70.47%76.67%82.87%89.07%95.84%102.6%109.37%116.13%122.9%129.66%
3-Hit DMG72.97%78.91%84.85%93.34%99.28%106.07%115.4%124.73%134.07%144.25%154.43%164.61%174.8%184.98%195.16%
Charged Attack DMG47.73% + 52.55%51.61% + 56.82%55.5% + 61.1%61.05% + 67.21%64.93% + 71.49%69.38% + 76.38%75.48% + 83.1%81.59% + 89.82%87.69% + 96.54%94.35% + 103.87%101.01% + 111.2%107.67% + 118.53%114.33% + 125.87%120.99% + 133.2%127.65% + 140.53%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost202020202020202020202020202020
Plunge DMG63.93%69.14%74.34%81.77%86.98%92.93%101.1%109.28%117.46%126.38%135.3%144.22%153.14%162.06%170.98%
Low/High Plunge DMG127.84% / 159.68%138.24% / 172.67%148.65% / 185.67%163.51% / 204.24%173.92% / 217.23%185.81% / 232.09%202.16% / 252.51%218.51% / 272.93%234.86% / 293.36%252.7% / 315.64%270.54% / 337.92%288.38% / 360.2%306.22% / 382.48%324.05% / 404.76%341.89% / 427.04%
Nights of Formal Focus
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. When the shield is deployed, Layla will have Cryo applied to her briefly.

Night Stars and Shooting Stars
While the Curtain of Slumber is active, it will create 1 Night Star that will be attached to it every 1.5s. When a character protected by this shield uses an Elemental Skill, 2 Night Stars will be created. Night Stars can be created once every 0.3s in this way. A maximum of 4 Night Stars can be accumulated at any one time.
Once the Curtain of Slumber has accumulated 4 Night Stars and there are opponents nearby, these Night Stars will transform into homing Shooting Stars that will be fired off in sequence, dealing Cryo DMG to any opponents hit.
If the Curtain of Slumber’s duration ends or it is destroyed, the Night Stars will disappear. If they are already being fired off as Shooting Stars, these Shooting Stars will last until this wave of shots ends.

New Night Stars cannot be created until the previous wave of Shooting Stars has been fired completely.

“She and I are like two master artisans who have never met, yet who sit at the same cushioned seat, embroidering the same dream-flower.”
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
Skill DMG12.8%13.76%14.72%16%16.96%17.92%19.2%20.48%21.76%23.04%24.32%25.6%27.2%28.8%30.4%
Shooting Star DMG14.72%15.82%16.93%18.4%19.5%20.61%22.08%23.55%25.02%26.5%27.97%29.44%31.28%33.12%34.96%
Base Shield DMG Absorption10.8% Max HP + 1040.0111.61% Max HP + 1144.0212.42% Max HP + 1256.7113.5% Max HP + 1378.0614.31% Max HP + 1508.0815.12% Max HP + 1646.7616.2% Max HP + 1794.1217.28% Max HP + 1950.1418.36% Max HP + 2114.8319.44% Max HP + 2288.1920.52% Max HP + 2470.2221.6% Max HP + 2660.9122.95% Max HP + 2860.2724.3% Max HP + 3068.325.65% Max HP + 3285
Shield Duration12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s
CD12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s
Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker
Unleashes a Celestial Dreamsphere that constantly fires Starlight Slugs at opponents within its AoE, dealing Cryo DMG.
When a Starlight Slug hits, it will generate 1 Night Star for nearby Curtains of Slumber. Each Curtain of Slumber can gain 1 Night Star this way every 0.5s.

“Sleep now, sleep now; and may many destinies be revealed before your slumbering eyes, within your star-paved dreams.”
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
Starlight Slug DMG4.65% Max HP5% Max HP5.35% Max HP5.81% Max HP6.16% Max HP6.51% Max HP6.97% Max HP7.44% Max HP7.9% Max HP8.37% Max HP8.83% Max HP9.3% Max HP9.88% Max HP10.46% Max HP11.04% Max HP
Duration12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s
CD12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s
Energy Cost404040404040404040404040404040

Passive Skills

Shadowy Dream-Signs
When Layla crafts Character Talent Materials, she has a 10% chance to receive double the product.
Like Nascent Light
While the Curtain of Slumber is active, the Deep Sleep effect will activate each time the Curtain gains 1 Night Star:
·The Shield Strength of a character under the effect of the Curtain of Slumber increases by 6%.
·This effect can have a maximum of 4 stacks and persists until the Curtain of Slumber disappears.
Sweet Slumber Undisturbed
The DMG dealt by the Shooting Stars fired by Nights of Formal Focus is increased by 1.5% of Layla’s Max HP.

Constellations

Fortress of Fantasy
The Shield Absorption of the Curtain of Slumber generated by Nights of Formal Focus 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.
Light’s Remit
When Shooting Stars from Nights of Formal Focus strike opponents, they will each restore 1 Energy to Layla. Each Shooting Star can restore Energy to her in this manner once.
Secrets of the Night
Increases the Level of Nights of Formal Focus by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Starry Illumination
When Nights of Formal Focus starts to fire off Shooting Stars, it will grant all nearby party members the Dawn Star effect, causing their Normal and Charged Attack DMG to increase based on 5% of Layla’s Max HP.
Dawn Star can last up to 3s and will be removed 0.05s after dealing Normal or Charged Attack DMG.
Stream of Consciousness
Increases the Level of Dream of the Star-Stream Shaker by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Radiant Soulfire
Shooting Stars from Nights of Formal Focus deal 40% increased DMG, and 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%.

Skill Ascension

Sounds

TitleENCNJPKR
Party Switch
Party Switch when teammate is under 30% HP
Opening Chest
Normal Attack
Medium Attack
Heavy Attack
Taking Damage (Low)
Taking Damage (High)
Battle Skill #1
Battle Skill #3
Sprinting Starts
Jumping
Climbing
Heavy Breathing (Climbing)
Open World Gliding (Start)
Open World Idle
Fainting
Idle Performance

Quotes

Audio Language:
TitleVoiceOver
Hello
Chat: Gaze
Chat: Sleepwalking
Chat: Woe Is Me
When It Rains
When It Snows
When the Sun Is Out
In the Desert
Good Morning
Good Afternoon
Good Evening
Good Night
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Layla: Theoretical Astrology
About Layla: Reasoning
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
About Us: Companionship
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Us: Traveling the World
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
About the Vision
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
Something to Share
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
Interesting Things
About Mona
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Lisa
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Dori
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Cyno
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Candace
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Alhaitham
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Lesser Lord Kusanali
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Faruzan
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
More About Layla: I
More About Layla: II
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 3
More About Layla: III
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
More About Layla: IV
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 5
More About Layla: V
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
Layla’s Hobbies…
Layla’s Troubles…
Favorite Food
Least Favorite Food
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
Receiving a Gift: I
Receiving a Gift: II
Receiving a Gift: III
Birthday
Feelings About Ascension: Intro
Unlocks at Ascension Phase 1
Feelings About Ascension: Building Up
Unlocks at Ascension Phase 2
Feelings About Ascension: Climax
Unlocks at Ascension Phase 4
Feelings About Ascension: Conclusion
Unlocks at Ascension Phase 6
Elemental Skill: I
Elemental Skill: II
Elemental Skill: III
Elemental Burst: I
Elemental Burst: II
Elemental Burst: III
Opening Treasure Chest: I
Opening Treasure Chest: II
Opening Treasure Chest: III
Low HP: I
Low HP: II
Low HP: III
Ally at Low HP: I
Ally at Low HP: II
Fallen: I
Fallen: II
Fallen: III
Heavy Hit Taken: I
Heavy Hit Taken: II
Joining Party: I
Joining Party: II
Joining Party: III

Stories

TitleText
Character DetailsThe Rtawahist Darshan of the six Darshans under the Sumeru Akademiya is dedicated to the study of Illuminationism.
Each of the Six Darshans focuses on a different field of study. Illuminationism, then, is centered around astrology and astronomy, learning of the cosmos that has clutched the world in its embrace since time immemorial.
It is among the researchers of Illuminationism that we find Layla.
Though she has only recently enrolled, she has already earned a great many nicknames for herself.
She has been called the Sleepwalking Eccentric, the Human Calculator, and even the Heaven-Sent Thesis by those who know her.
As the days go by, her titles only seem to grow in number.
Character Story 1There are two kinds of people in the halls of Akademiya:
The first holds themselves with an air of calmness and mastery. Be it experimentation or dissertation, this type of person always makes whatever they’re doing look easy.
The other kind of person wears their woes on their faces. Sighs spill from their lips as mournful notes while they clutch their tools, looking lost. Intermittently, they will jot something down before slashing it out, battling themselves all the way.
Layla belongs to the latter category.
Being poor of health and bereft of sleep is not uncommon among researchers, but Layla takes it to a whole other level. The bags of exhaustion hanging beneath her eyes and weariness burned across her features make it impossible for her to hide the stress gnawing at her.
Should someone approach her, they will often hear her whispering things like “I don’t understand,” or “why,” and even whimpering “I’m doomed.” These lamentations often earn her looks of sympathy.
The halls of Akademiya exist not just as the altar of knowledge to dedicated students but also as the source of their nightmares. Countless among their number have suffered failed experiments and watched their dissertations get torn apart. Rumor has it that, unable to bear the rigors and pressures of school, many students each year choose to depart before they graduate, quitting before their journey is complete.
At first glance, Layla might seem like she hangs on the edge of departing herself, but in actuality, she has already outlasted several classmates who enrolled in the same year as her.
When seeking knowledge, talent is useful, but perseverance is essential.
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 2
Character Story 2The reasons behind Layla’s poor physical health and insomnia can be traced back to a single factor: academic pressure.
All students of the Darshans are required to commit to their studies, complete their essays, and pass their examinations or dissertations. Though this task sounds simple, simple does not mean easy, and the investment demanded of students comes in the form of time and effort.
Unfortunately for Layla, she is always slower at finishing her papers than her peers.
She often spends a great deal of time contemplating, and worrying about the validity of her theses. Is the content overly simplistic compared to that written by her classmates? Are her calculations truly accurate? And if so, are they as concise as they can be?
She feels that, as a student of a most prestigious Darshan, she cannot afford to slack off in her studies. But at the same time, she dares not commit to her writings in haste.
Seized by hesitation, time often slips from between her fingers, and leaves her staring at the blank pages of her work without having written a word.
Because of this, she often finds herself working through the night, and leaving sleep for the day. Yet, with the breaking of dawn, she often finds herself assailed by new assignments, causing her to descend into a vicious spiral.
As such, her habits have afflicted her body with abnormal side effects.
Now, she often rises at night, wandering. Upon waking, she often finds herself unable to remember what she had done or where she had gone — the rumored symptoms of the phenomenon known as “sleepwalking,” described by her peers.
From how her classmates have described her sleepwalking, it is as if she suddenly manifests with neither hint nor reason in a certain place. Mysteriously, none of them have been able to fully explain where she goes after or what she does either.
Besides sleepwalking, she has also discovered another strange recurrence in her life.
Each time she awakes from sleepwalking, she finds her unwritten papers from the day before fully completed, meticulous and accurate calculations included! Even the handwriting appears to be hers.
Stranger still, the author of her papers also has a habit of viciously critiquing the arguments and experimental methods of others.
Layla simply could not fathom herself committing these acts, and found herself suspecting that someone was messing with her.
However, upon recalling her experiences leading from her home to the halls of the Darshan, she could think of no one with a proper motive.
The term “Heaven-Sent Thesis” is often used in Sumeru to describe an impossible miracle… and if what Layla had been experiencing did not count as a “Heaven-Sent Thesis,” she didn’t know what did.
Did a miracle truly grace her? Did the stars themselves, moved by her dedication to the study, repay her with a blessing?
Regardless, “The Stars’ Blessing” has solved several of her woes. Now, the papers she needs to write for several classes can be handed in without additional worry on her end.
As for the other details, well, that is probably best left for when she has the energy to care. Presently, she has classes to prepare for.
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 3
Character Story 3After pushing through her heavy backlog of assignments, even Layla will find time to decompress.
In her spare time, she enjoys heading to Port Ormos by boat to wander its streets. There, traveling merchants and vagabonds place their stalls and practice their trades, offering all manner of interesting trinkets and showcasing amazing skills, infusing the perpetually exhausted Layla with a sense of refreshment.
She has witnessed the folk of the desert testing themselves in thrilling challenges of agility as they score bull’s-eyes through distantly placed apples with thrown daggers.
She met a strange individual who claimed to be capable of flight; using a mere carpet, they managed to levitate off the ground.
Yet, the one who left the deepest impression on her was a stall owner that invited passersby to participate in a game of luck. Upon his stall, he separated colorful pages worth varying rewards into wooden boxes. In a display of astonishing speed and agility, the owner would shift these boxes about and shuttle them from position to position. Afterward, he would ask those participating in his lottery to pick a box.
Despite not managing to claim the grand prize during her first few attempts, after a few more tries, Layla began to notice a pattern.
Though the stall owner possessed blinding hand speed, she realized that his left thumb barely moved during the shuffling process.
Hence, she realized the box nearest to his left them would experience the least amount of deviations to its position.
After achieving such comprehension, Layla managed to repeatedly win the grand prize. When the curious stall owner discovered how Layla used her insight to peer beyond the mirage of his speed, he found himself overcome with admiration for the girl and offered her a generous bonus reward.
For Layla, the reward was a thing of secondary importance. The true pleasure she got was getting to behold the awesome skills that other people possessed.
Unlike the conservatives in the Akademiya, she did not look down upon the arts and trades of those who worked in the streets. Instead, she was thankful to all the vendors of Port Ormos for the happy memories they granted her.
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
Character Story 4As her first year in the Akademiya came to an end, Layla listed down her strengths and weaknesses, planning to write a personal assessment for herself.
She possessed good observation and estimation skills, and was consistently capable of tracking the shifting position of the cosmos via the star charts at twice the speed of her peers.
Additionally, she considered her skill in mathematics to be acceptable. When faced with simple questions, she could calculate the answers in a blink of an eye without even needing to do the equations in written form.
Before ever entering the halls of Akademiya, Layla had a chance encounter with her future mentor. Her mentor had complimented her then, stating that she was a child blessed by the stars with the thirst and capacity to seek true knowledge.
It was these virtues that gave her the courage and hope to seek education and wisdom in the Akademiya.
However, upon stepping foot into the Darshan, she found that her strengths were paltry when compared to her peers of a similar age.
Only the best of the best could make it into the Darshans, and as such, Layal couldn’t help but feel a bit overshadowed.
As for shortcomings, Layla found them to be too many to count. For example, her habit of fixating on problems afflicted her with a great deal of indecisiveness.
Moreover, her ability to socialize was also lacking. When involved in discussions, she often struck others as aloof and arrogant due to her reluctance in expressing her views, which led to her having few friends in the Darshan.
What diminished her confidence even further was the fact that among the many papers she has submitted, few were actually written by her. Instead, they were byproducts of having “The Stars’ Blessing.”
From Layla’s perspective, she is an insignificant individual.
What she does not know is that her teachers and peers have an entirely different perspective of her.
“Hey, being mysterious and eccentric comes with being a genius.”
“How does she draw her star charts so fast while we’re doing in-field surveys? Are her eyes kameras? Wait, she’s done with the stellar orbits as well?”
“I have reviewed her papers and calculations and found the work to be rigorous and thorough. Her logic is ironclad. And some of her ideas are so intricate that I, even as an educator, am surprised. We have a fantastic student on our hands.”
Some people will always tread forward through life weighed down by their caution. Viewing themselves as lacking, they will nevertheless strive on despite the misgivings they have toward themselves.
Perhaps it is also this perpetual dissatisfaction that spurs them onward, allowing them to surpass their fellows without even noticing.
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 5
Character Story 5There was a girl who was determined, smart, and modest. Maybe even a little too modest.
She always felt that her meager gifts placed her leagues away from achieving true mastery.
Still, she yearned for excellence, wanting to stand side by side with the greatest of minds, to make her teachers and family proud.
Contradictory desires chained her: She was unwilling to let go and unveil her true self, but also did not want to suffer the drudgery of a mundane life.
With the passage of time, she felt overwhelmed by a barrage of emotions. Shame. Listlessness. Yearning. All these things weighed upon her psyche and exacted their toll. Eventually, her soul found itself in need of a small outlet. Something to give her some breathing room.
While her body and mind are awake and aware, she is too chained by woes to be free. So, it is when she slumbers that her deeper desires come alive to inhabit her vessel instead, indulging in bursts of short-lived freedom, gorging herself on all the expressions and indulgences that she denied herself while awake.
While sleepwalking, she is beyond the claws of self-doubt and depression, allowing her to easily overcome things like writing papers, drawing star charts, and making Starlogs. Matters that usually mire her in indecision and worry become simple, allowing her to pour out her innermost insights and challenge highly complex questions.
This is the release of her long-held desires. But all dreams must come to an end. As her body wakes, she again returns to being the insecure, introverted girl that she was before. Indeed, after awakening, she can’t even fathom that the wittily written papers and intricately calculated equations were created by her own hands.
As she is determined and modest while conscious, so too is she sharp and smart while sleepwalking. Both sides belong to the same girl.
Like a sapling in growth, she is torn between self-doubt and the desire to break free. This imbalance was how her sleepwalking manifested in the first place. Yet, no matter which side of her is in control at the moment, the part that is Layla always remains.
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
Layla’s Photo BookBesides the hills of notes, star charts, and journals, Layla’s desk also has a thick book filled to the brim with photos.
No matter what else occupies the space on her desk, her photo book will always take the most visible spot.
The photos that fill the pages of this book were personally taken by Layla. It contains pictures of her home and parents, her friends, and even the mentor who inspired her to get into the Akademiya in the first place.
Each photo is a snapshot of significance to Layla. She uses these photos in place of a journal, detailing her experiences and trials that led her from her home to the Akademiya.
Each time she goes through her collage of photos, she finds herself still able to remember the burning determination from her past and uses it to pierce through encroaching bouts of doubt.
Recently, Layla added a new picture she had taken with a certain gold-haired Traveler. As the pictures accumulate one after another, who knows how thick the book might get by the time she finally graduates?
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
VisionLayla, being a person of easy temperament, rarely gets into arguments with others. One time, however, she broke the norm and found herself engaged in a heated debate.
During a discussion for a class on Theoretical Astrology, an esteemed Herbad skimmed over Layla and her classmates’ papers, and then began to harshly criticize some of Layla’s arguments.
In the opinion of the Herbad, Theoretical Astrology is a sacred field of study with laws and theories that have been long crystallized by the expertise of countless researchers across the ages and cemented irrefutably by generations of testing and calculations. For Layla to question and even dare to correct some of these pre-accepted notions was tantamount to blasphemy.
Layla did not respond to the criticism in the heat of the moment, however. Instead, she listed her detailed arguments in a report after the seminar and submitted it to the Herbad.
Not long after, the Herbad attached his refutation to Layla’s report and returned it to her.
By this point, most students would choose to accept the status quo. In one respect, failing to get a passing score for their seminar report will result in major negative effects on their finals.
Furthermore, it was most presumptuous for a student to argue matters of academic validity with a Herbad, for any Herbad was far more refined than a mere student, whether it be in terms of knowledge and seniority, after all.
Perhaps the arguments Layla made questioning long-accepted doctrine were simply results of a miscalculation on her part, and she might have been humiliated in the end on account of being mistaken.
Even so, she did not give up. She continued her discourse with the Herbad using her reports. Then, with the passing of half a year, the Herbad went to find Layla once more. He admitted then that after consulting more researchers, he had discovered a point of non-acceptability in the long-accepted doctrines that had been left unexamined by the broader community.
As he concluded his explanations, he told Layla with pride and emotion that the students who dared challenge him for the sake of knowledge have grown fewer by the year.
The inception of education, for student or Herbad alike, is to seek knowledge in its purest form. Layla, in her persistence, had reminded him, at length, of this pursuit of enlightenment.
After the conclusion of the seminars, as Layla was going through the bag that held the documents she had accrued during her exchanges with the Herbad, she spontaneously discovered a gleaming Vision in the bag’s depths.
It lay there upon a thick stack of notes, like a fallen star pressed into the pages.
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6

379 responses to “Layla”

  1. So what is she good for? we have diona already and diona can heal too she don’t really do dps so Rosalia kicks her ass there too

    maybe she whos made for Wanderer i don’t know or maybe she whos not made for anyone they just decided to make sleepy character i think Sayu would like her alot as person who also likes to sleep xD

      
        • Oh.

          To answer your question then: As far as I’ve seen Layla’s shield seems to work well for on-field DPS units like Xiao, Heizou, Cyno, Itto, Yoimiya, Ayato, and soon Wanderer. Hu Tao too, I guess, since she doesn’t really require or want healing. I’m not sure if Layla’s Cyro application steals some reactions like Vaporize though. She’s also used in Fridge teams.

          I’ve also seen Layla in Freeze teams. And mono Cyro teams – along with Shenhe and her Icy Quills. It remains to be seen if some other future unit will boost her damage output in that way (like Dendro units have for Thoma and Shinobu).

  2. Layla is good for Razor. Normally, we always have Zhong Li as part of team comps for the shield protection. Razor needs superconduct, so a cryo is a must. We’ve stuck with Qiqi or Diona or Rosaria. Qiqi makes you immortal because of the constant healing but no shield which means you can still get one-shotted if not careful. Diona has a shield but not as powerful as Zhong Li.

    By substituting Zhong Li for Layla, we have now an extra slot for a Hydro character. That means the Electrocharge reaction is possible with Superconduct and Vaporize. This of course means Xingqiu. That gives a team comp of Razor, Xingqiu, Xiangling, and Layla. Xiangling can be substituted for Xinyan as well since she provides a shield + physical damage boost but Xiangling’s burst is just too powerful and clears many enemies as well as procs several elemental reactions.

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