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Every time HoYoverse posts the drip marketing for upcoming characters, Genshin Impact data miners and leakers always release more information about them. As the drip marketing for Layla and Nahida, both upcoming characters in Genshin Impact 3.2, have been released, the latest leaks reveal their kits and abilities. This includes their Elemental Skills, Bursts, and even potential roles in team comps. If you’re one of the Travelers looking to save your Primogems for the new characters coming in Genshin Impact 3.2, we’ll map out Layla and Nahida’s abilities in this article.

From the information we got from leakers so far about Layla and Nahida’s abilities, here’s what we can expect. Previously, we talked about Nahida (AKA Kusanali) and how she will fit in the Support role in team comps. The leaks about her abilities suggest that she can also be a Dendro DPS unit.

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As for Layla, she is the upcoming Cryo character who will be another Support character in Genshin Impact 3.2. Let’s take a closer look at the latest Genshin Impact 3.2 leaks, shall we?

Genshin Impact 3.2: Layla and Nahida’s abilities

All the information we’ll provide below comes from one of the most prominent leakers in the Genshin Impact community: UBatcha. They started teasing their followers about what we can expect from the two upcoming characters in the next Genshin Impact patch update.

  • UBatcha began releasing information after HoYoverse released the official drip marketing/character design of Layla and Nahida
  • Although the leaks don’t come in videos or photos, UBatcha does a good job of describing the characters’ abilities
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What are Nahida’s abilities?

Considering the fact that Nahida is the Dendro Archon, it comes as no surprise when leaks reveal that she is fit for the Support role. Similar to the three Archons already playable in Genshin Impact (Venti, Zhongli, Raiden Shogun), her kit focuses on providing her team with the best Support abilities.

  • She has the power of the Dendro Element
  • Nahida uses a Catalyst for her weapon
  • Her abilities focus more on AoE DMG which can be boosted with Elements that work well with Dendro

Elemental Skill

According to UBatcha, Nahida’s Elemental Skill is like what we encountered in the Fayz Trials. Once you use Nahida’s Elemental Skill, it will be like you’re looking through a camera. You have the ability to scan and mark your targets, which then allows Nahida to deal DMG to them.

Another interesting thing with Nahida’s Elemental Skill happens after you successfully mark an enemy. Once they are marked, you can activate an Elemental Reaction which will then detonate the mark and cause more DMG to them.

Elemental Burst

As for the Dendro Archon’s Elemental Burst, this primarily focuses on delivering AoE DMG. Once cast, it immediately generates a large area that lets you come up with all sorts of Elemental Reactions with Dendro. To make the most out of her Elemental Burst, you’ll want to bring characters who possess the following Elements:

  • Electro
  • Hydro
  • Pyro

These are the Elements that generate the best Elemental Reactions with Dendro.

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What are Layla’s abilities?

The second character rumored to arrive in Genshin Impact 3.2 is Layla and like Nahida, she can fill the Support role in a team comp with her abilities. We may be getting a glimpse of her in the game’s storyline in future updates but as of now, Layla is still a stranger to us. Layla shares similarities with characters like Kamisato Ayaka, Diona, Lisa, and Thoma.

  • She is a four-star character who uses the Cryo element
  • Layla uses a sword as her weapon
  • She can create a shield like Diona

Elemental Skill

The information shared by UBatcha details Layla’s Elemental Skill. When casting this Skill, Layla creates a shield whose strength scales off of her total HP. We mentioned that she shares a similarity with Thoma as one of the best artifact stats you can equip them with is HP.

UBatcha also adds that when she creates her shield (it has a similarity with Diona’s), the shield forms stars. Not much information was shared about the stars aside from the fact that they are able to deal DMG.

Elemental Burst

As for Layla’s Elemental Burst, UBatcha explains that it’s like Lisa’s Burst. For Travelers who haven’t had the chance to try out Lisa’s Burst, she basically creates a large area that’s affected by Electro. There is a lamp-like object in the middle that periodically dishes out lightning and deals Electro DMG to anyone inside it.

Since UBatcha claims that Layla’s Elemental Burst is like this, then we can expect a good off-field Support from her character if this turns out to be true.

  • She’ll obviously work best with Hydro if you’re looking for a Freeze team.
  • On the other hand, you can also make use of a Melt team by using a Pyro Main DPS with Layla.

When is Genshin Impact 3.2 coming out?

Now that HoYoverse has adjusted the schedule for Genshin Impact starting with version 3.0, we can expect Genshin Impact 3.2 to arrive on November 2, 2022. We can expect more leaks about Nahida and Layla to come in the following weeks since beta testing for the next update is set to take place soon.

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We’ll also get to know more about whether Nahida and Layla do get released in the next version of Genshin Impact. For now, let’s enjoy exploring the desert expansion of Sumeru as HoYoverse is bringing Cyno and Candace to the game.

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