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Genshin Impact - Zhongli

Zhongli is a character in Genshin Impact. Learn about Zhongli's stats, strengths and weaknesses, Japanese voice actor, and our rating of the character in this complete profile!

Zhongli Rating

Zhongli
Zhongli Icon
Rating: S Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★★
Element: Earth ImageGeo (Earth)

Weapon: Polearm ImagePolearm

EN Voice Actor: Keith Silverstein
JP Voice Actor: Maeno Tomoaki

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Zhongli Strengths and Weaknesses

Vs. Bosses Vs. Mobs Support Exploration
SS Icon S Icon S Icon A Icon
Strengths
  • High attack speed.
  • AoE Geo Damage
  • Can petrify enemies with his Elemental Skill
  • Can drain Geo Element from Enemies.

How to Use Zhongli

Petrify Enemies With Planet Befall

Zhongli Elemental Burst

Zhongli's Elemental Burst, Planet Befall, summons a meteror that crashes into the battlefield petrifying all in its impact zone. This is a great crowd control technique similar to Frozen Elemental Reactions that can lock down a group of enemies giving you a chance to go all out or a window to heal up.

Balance Offense and Defense with Dominus Lapidis

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Pressing Zhongli's Elemental Skill summons a Stone Stele that deals AoE Geo Damage on impact as well as pulsing Geo Damage. Similar to Geo Traveler's Elemental Skill the Stone Stele is considered a construct and can be climbed and used to block attacks creating opportunties for defensive uses.

Easily Take Out Geo Shields

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Holdig Zhongli's Elemental skill causes a burst of AoE Geo Damage before creating shield that scales off of his Max HP. However, this ability will also drain Geo Element from nearby enemies. This either breaks or deals heavy damage to enemy Geo shileds or consctucts. This is skill perfect for fighting Geo Samachurls on their platforms, taking out rock shields from Hilichurl Guards or Mitachurls and, even the shield off of Lawachurls.

Best Builds for Zhongli

Genshin - Main-DPS Active.png Zhongli DPS Builds

Physical DPS

This build focuses on Zhongli's high attack speed and maximizing the damage dealt from normal and charge attacks.

Weapon Artifact Set
Crescent Pike ImageCrescent Pike
Set Bonus
• Physical DMG +25%
• ATK+18%
Talent Priority
Normal Attack: Rain of Stone
Perform up to 6 rapid strikes.

Best Artifact Stats for Physical DPS

Stat Priory
Sands of Eon ATK(%)

Goblet of Eonothem Physical DMG Bonus

Circlet of LogosCRIT DMG
Substats ・CRIT Rate
・CRIT DMG
・Attack (%)

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Vortex Vanquisher ImageVortex Vanquisher Bonus Stat: ATK
・Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%
Primordial Jade Winged-Spear ImagePrimordial Jade Winged-Spear Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate %
・On hit, increases ATK by 3.2% for 6s. Max 7 stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.3s. While in possession of the maximum possible stacks, DMG dealt is increased by 12%.

Genshin - Sub-DPS Active.png Zhongli Support Builds

Petrify Support

This build focuses on using Zhongli as a Burst damage support, centering around the massive Geo damage from Planet Befall and maximizing the uptime of the Petrify effect.

Weapon Artifact Set
Skyward Spine ImageSkyward Spine
Set Bonus
• Bonus Geo DMG +25%
• Elemental Burst DMG +20%
Talent Priority
Planet Befall
Brings a falling meteor down to eart, dealing massive Geo DMG to opponents caught in its AoE and applying the Petrification status to them.

Best Artifact Stats for Physical DPS

Stat Priory
Sands of Eon ATK(%) or Energy Recharge

Goblet of Eonothem Geo DMG Bonus

Circlet of LogosCRIT DMG or CRIT Rate
Substats ・Energy Recharge
・CRIT Rate
・CRIT DMG (%)
・HP(%)

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Primordial Jade Winged-Spear ImagePrimordial Jade Winged-Spear Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate %
・On hit, increases ATK by 3.2% for 6s. Max 7 stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.3s. While in possession of the maximum possible stacks, DMG dealt is increased by 12%.
Favonius Lance ImageFavonius Lance Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
・CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.

Best Artifact Build for Zhongli

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Set Bonuses
Best
  • Gain a 15% Geo DMG Bonus.
  • Upon obtaining an Elemental Shard Created through a Crystallize Reaction, all party members gain a 35% DMG Bonus for that particular element for 10s. Only one form of Elemental DMG Bonus can be gained in this manner at any one time.
Second Best
  • ATK +18%.
  • If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.
Third Best
  • Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
  • Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

List of Artifacts and Set Bonuses

Best Weapons for Zhongli

Best Weapons Ranked

Rating Weapon Stats (Lv.1)
Best Base Stats
Base Attack:
Bonus Effect:
Skill Effect
Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%
Second Best Base Stats
Base Attack: 42
Bonus Effect: CRIT DMG 12.00%
Skill Effect
After defeating an enemy, ATK is increased by 12% for 30s. This effect has a maximum of 3 stacks, and the duration of each stack is independent of the others.
Third Best Base Stats
Base Attack: 44
Bonus Effect: Energy Recharge 7.5%
Skill Effect
After using an Elemental Skill, increases Normal and Charged Attack DMG by 8% for 12s. Max 2 stacks.

List of Claymores

Recommended Party Members for Zhongli

Character Element Weapon
Genshin Impact - Mona ImageMona Water Icon Catalyst Icon
· Set up powerful Elemental Reactions and deal large amounts of damage.
· Can use her decoy to safely inflict Elemental effects.
Genshin Impact - Ningguang ImageNingguang Earth Icon Catalyst Icon
· Using Zhongli's skills, Ningguang's skills will deal continuous damage.
· Use Elemental Resonance to further increase damage when shields are up.
Genshin Impact - Noelle ImageNoelle Earth Icon Claymore Icon
· Boosts defense with her recovery and shield.
· Due to Elemental Resonance, Noelle's shield with increase attack power.
Genshin Impact - Bennett ImageBennett Fire Icon Sword Icon
· Buffs attack power even further.
· Can burn things so you don't need to change characters when exploring.

Zhongli Basic Information

Story Quest - Zhongli

Historia Antiqua Chapter Sal Flore Act 2 Act 3

Stats and Element

Rarity and Element

Rarity Element
★★★★★ Geo

Stats (Lv. 20)

HP Attack Defense Elemental
2,967 74 149 0
Ascension Bonus Stat
Geo DMG Bonus

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Zhongli Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Rain of Stone

Talent Description
Perform up to 6 rapid strikes.
Charge Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward causing stone spears to fall along his path.

Dominus Lapidis

Talent Description
Commands the omnipresent power of the earth to solidify into a Stone Stele, dealing AoE Geo DMG. Additionally, the Stone Stele will resonate dealing Geo DMG to surrounding enemies. The Stone Stele is considered a Geo Construct, and can both be climbed and used to block attacks. Only one Stele may exist at any one time.
Hold Attack:
Causes nearby Geo energy to explode, causing the following effects:
• Creates a shield of jade. The shield's DMG Absorption scales based on Zhongli's Max HP, and absorbs Geo DMG 250% more effectively.
• Deals AoE Geo DMG
• If there are nearby targets with the Geo element, it will drain a large amount of the Geo element from a maximum of 2 such targets. (This effect does not cause DMG)

Planet Befall

Talent Description
Brings a falling meteor down to eart, dealing massive Geo DMG to opponents caught in its AoE and applying the Petrification status to them.
Petrification: Petrified enemies become immobilized.

Resonant Waves

Talent Description
When the Jade Shield takes DMG, it will Fortify:
· Fortified characters have 5% increased Shield Strength. Can stack up to 5 times, and lasts until the Jade Shield disappears.

Dominance of Earth

Talent Description
Planet Befall deals additional DMG equal to 33% of Zhongli's Max HP.

Arcanum of Crystal

Talent Description
Refunds 15% of the ores used when crafting Polearm-type weapons.

Zhongli Constellations

Zhongli Image
Rock, the Backbone of Earth Increase the maximum number of Stone Steles created by Dominus Lapidis that may exist simultaneously to 2.
Stone, the Cradle of Jade Planet Befall grants nearby characters on the field a Jade Shield when it descends.
Jade, Shimmering through Darkness Increases the Level of Dominus Lapidis by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Topaz, Unbreakable and Fearless Increases Planet Befall's AoE by 20%and increases the duration of Planet Befall's Petrification effect by 2s.
Lazuli, Herald of the Order Increases the Level of Planet Befall by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Chrysos, Bounty of Dominator When the Jade Shield takes DMG, 40% of that incoming DMG is converted to HP for the current character. A single instance of regeneration cannot exceed 8% of that character's Max HP.

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Comment

9 Anonymousabout 6 hours

>>5 No time limit on boss fights, so his sustained gameplay helps. This is due to his 100% uptime shield. You are almost immortal.

8 Anonymousabout 10 hours

>>6 focusing on hp and energy recharges works well! hes kinda like venti but in a defensive play, but the burst damage is kinda good too

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