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Genshin Impact - Zhongli Rating and Best Builds

Zhongli is a 5-Star Geo polearm character in Genshin Impact. Read on for Zhongli's best builds, best weapons and artifacts, strengths and weaknesses, voice actor, talent and ascension materials and our rating of the character in this complete profile!

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Zhongli Rating and Information

Character Information

Zhongli
Zhongli Icon
Rating: S Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★★
Element: Geo ImageGeo

Weapon: Polearm ImagePolearm

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

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Zhongli's Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Stat
Lvl 20 2,967 74 149 Geo DMG Bonus 0%
Lvl 80 13,662 234 686 Geo DMG Bonus 28.8%

Zhongli Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths
• Large AoE Geo Damage.
• Tough shield that can withstand through most enemy attacks.
• Can petrify enemies with his Elemental Burst.
• Can drain Geo Element from Enemies.
Weaknesses
• Low Normal Attack Damage.
• Low Elemental Particle generation.

Zhongli Release Date

Release Date December 1, 2020

Zhongli was first released during the 1.1 Version update on December 1, 2020.

Zhongli Banner and Gacha Rates

Zhongli Recommended Constellations

Constellation Constellation Bonus
C2 ・Planet Befall grants nearby characters on the field a Jade Shield when it descends.
C4 ・Increases Planet Befall's AoE by 20%and increases the duration of Planet Befall's Petrification effect by 2s.

C2 and C4 is Good for Shield Support

Getting C2 and C4 greatly improves Zhongli's supportive capabilities. His C2 even enables him to give shields to all party members in Co-Op mode!

How to Get Zhongli

Wish on Zhongli's Rerun Banner in 2.4

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Banner Status Inactive

Zhongli's latest rerun banner, Gentry of Hermitage, ended in February 15, 2022. As of now, there is no way to get Zhongli from any of the Standard Banners.

Zhongli's banner rerun was active at the same time as Ganyu's banner rerun.

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Best Builds for Zhongli

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Zhongli Sub DPS Builds

Geo Sub DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
Staff of Homa ImageStaff of Homa
Set Bonus
• Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
• Gain a 15% Geo DMG Bonus.
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.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonATK% or Energy Recharge

Goblet of EonothemGeo DMG Bonus or ATK%

Circlet of LogosCRIT Rate/CRIT DMG
Substats ・ATK%
・HP
・CRIT DMG
・CRIT Rate
・ Energy Recharge

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%.
Deathmatch ImageDeathmatch Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate
・If there are at least 2 enemies nearby, ATK is increased by 16%. If there are less than 2 enemies nearby, ATK is increased by 24%.
Prototype Starglitter ImagePrototype Starglitter Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
・After using an Elemental Skill, increases Normal and Charged Attack DMG by 8% for 12s. Max 2 stacks.

Burst Sub DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
Staff of Homa ImageStaff of Homa
Set Bonus
• Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
• Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
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.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonEnergy Recharge / HP / ATK%

Goblet of EonothemGeo DMG Bonus or HP

Circlet of LogosHP / CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
Substats ・HP%
・Energy Recharge
・ATK%
・CRIT DMG
・CRIT Rate

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Skyward Spine ImageSkyward Spine Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
・Increases CRIT Rate by 8% and increases Normal ATK SPD by 12%. Additionally, Normal and Charged Attacks hits on enemies have a 50% chance to trigger a vacuum blade that deals 40% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.
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.

Zhongli Support Builds

Shield Support

Weapon Artifact Set
Black Tassel ImageBlack Tassel
Set Bonus
• HP +20%
• When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the ATK of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and their Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s. This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using this artifact set is not on the field.
Talent Priority
Dominus Lapidis
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.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonHP%

Goblet of EonothemHP%

Circlet of LogosHP%
Substats ・HP%
・HP
・Energy Recharge

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Staff of Homa ImageStaff of Homa Bonus Stat: CRIT DMG
・HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8% of the wielder’s Max HP. When the wielder's HP is less than 50%, this ATK Bonus is increased by an additional 1% of Max HP.
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 Artifacts and Weapons for Zhongli

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Set Bonus
Best Tenacity of the Millelith • HP +20%
• When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the ATK of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and their Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s. This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using this artifact set is not on the field.
Second Best Archaic Petra • 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.
Third Best Noblesse Oblige • Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
• Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

Alternative Artifact Set

Set Bonus
Gambler • Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 20%.
• Defeating an enemy has a 100% chance to remove Elemental Skill CD. Can only occur once every 15s.

List of Artifacts and Set Bonuses

Best Weapons Ranked

Rating Weapon Stats (Lv.1)
Best Staff of Homa Image Staff of Homa Base Stats
Base Attack: 46
Bonus Effect: CRIT DMG 14.4%
Skill Effect
HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8% of the wielder’s Max HP. When the wielder's HP is less than 50%, this ATK Bonus is increased by an additional 1% of Max HP.
Second Best Skyward Spine Image Skyward Spine Base Stats
Base Attack: 48
Bonus Effect: Energy Recharge 8.0%
Skill Effect
Increases CRIT Rate by 8% and increases Normal ATK SPD by 12%. Additionally, Normal and Charged Attacks hits on enemies have a 50% chance to trigger a vacuum blade that deals 40% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.
Third Best Primordial Jade Winged-Spear Image Primordial Jade Winged-Spear Base Stats
Base Attack: 48
Bonus Effect: CRIT Rate 4.80%
Skill Effect
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%.

Best F2P Weapon

Name Stats (Lv.1)
Black Tassel Image Black Tassel Base Stats
Base Attack: 38
Bonus Effect: HP 10.2%
Skill Effect
Increases DMG against slimes by 40%.

List of Polearm

Recommended Party Members for Zhongli

Best Characters and Strategies

Character Element Weapon
Genshin Impact - Tartaglia ImageTartaglia
· Zhongli shields and Elemental Burst benefit Tartaglia as a melee DPS.
Genshin Impact - Albedo ImageAlbedo
· Geo Elemental Resonance increases overall Geo DMG.
· Albedo's Elemental Skill Passive DMG and Energy Recharge supplement Zhongli's Elemental Skill and Burst.
Genshin Impact - Traveler (Geo) ImageTraveler (Geo)
· Zhongli's Elemental Skill will also make Traveler (Geo)'s Starfell Sword deal Geo AoE Damage.
· Elemental Resonance increases your damage when shields are up.
Genshin Impact - Ningguang ImageNingguang
· Geo Elemental Resonance increases overall Geo DMG.
· Walking through Jade Screen boosts Geo DMG.
· Jade Screen resonates Geo DMG with Zhongli's Elemental Skill.

How to Use Zhongli

Shield Against Enemy Attacks

Genshin - Zhongli
Elemental Skill: Dominis Lapidis Shield

Zhongli, when used as a Support, can use his Hold Elemental Skill to create a shield that can withstand most enemy attacks.

Stack HP% to Strengthen Shield

Genshin - Zhongli - Stacking HP to Maximize Shield
To maximize his shield potential, it is recommended to stack HP% on artifacts. The more HP you have, the sturdier your shield will become!

Best Artifact Builds and Set Bonuses

Not Effective Against Corrosion

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Note that Corrosion will go through shields, making your HP bleed when fighting against enemies like Rifthounds.

Petrify Enemies With Elemental Burst

Zhongli Elemental Burst
Elemental Burst: Planet Befall

Zhongli's Elemental Burst, Planet Befall, summons a meteor that crashes into the battlefield, petrifying all enemies in its impact zone. This gives you a chance to set up other elemental reactions or heal your team.

Resonate Geo Constructs With His Stone Stele

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Geo Construct Resonance

Pressing Zhongli's Elemental Skill summons a Stone Stele that pulsates and deals AoE Geo Damage. The Stone Stele will also cause all nearby Geo Constructs to pulse Geo damage.

The Stone Stele is considered a Geo Construct which can be climbed, as well as block attacks for defensive uses.

Geo Characters that Can Resonate

Geo Characters with Geo Constructs
Genshin - Albedo Icon Albedo Genshin - Itto Icon Itto Genshin - Ningguang Icon Ningguang Genshin - Traveler (Geo) Icon Traveler (Geo)

Geo characters who can create Geo Constructs can only resonate with Zhongli's Stone Stele, so if you want to maximize damage as a Sub-DPS, make sure to bring at least one of them for resonance!

Best Elemental Resonance Setup

Take Out Geo Constructs and Shields

Zhongli AoE
Destroy Geo Constructs and Shields

Zhongli's hold ability also absorbs a chunk of Geo shields or constructs. This skill is perfect for fighting Rock Shieldwall Mitachurls or Large Geo Slimes to take out their shields.

1.3 Update Adjustments

The following talents that are indicated as bold have been adjusted in update 1.3.

Elemental Skill: Dominus Lapidis

Adjustment
If their maximum number hasn't been reached, creates a Stone Stele.
• Creates a shield of jade. The shield's DMG Absorption scales based on Zhongli's Max HP. Possesses 150% DMG Absorption against all Elemental and Physical DMG.
Characters protected by the Jade Shield will decrease the Elemental RES and Physical RES of opponents in a small AoE by 20%. This effect cannot be stacked.
• Deals AoE Geo DMG.
• If there are nearby targets with the Geo element, it will drain a large amount of Geo element from a maximum of 2 such targets. This effect does not cause DMG.

Talent: Dominance of Earth

Adjustment
Normal Attack, Charged Attack, and Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 1.39% of Max HP.
Dominus Lapidis' Stone Stele, resonance, and hold DMG is increased by 1.9% of Max HP.
• Planet Befall's DMG is increased by 33% of Max HP.

Zhongli Ascension and Talent Materials

Zhongli Ascension Materials

Lv.20→Lv.40
Lv.40→Lv.50
Cor Lapis ImageCor Lapis ×10
Lv.50→Lv.60
Cor Lapis ImageCor Lapis ×20
Lv.60→Lv.70
Cor Lapis ImageCor Lapis ×30
Lv.70→Lv.80
Cor Lapis ImageCor Lapis ×45
Lv.80→Lv.90
Cor Lapis ImageCor Lapis ×60

Zhongli Talent Level-Up Materials

Daily Domain Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Boss Drops
Wed/Sat/Sun
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Slimes
Genshin Impact - Slime Condensate Image Slime Condensate
Childe
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Genshin Impact - Guide to Gold Image Guide to Gold Genshin Impact - Slime Secretions Image Slime Secretions
Genshin Impact - Philosophies of Gold Image Philosophies of Gold Genshin Impact - Slime Concentrate Image Slime Concentrate

Talent Materials per Level

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.
Plunge Attack:
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 30.8%
2-Hit DMG 31.2%
3-Hit DMG 38.6%
4-Hit DMG 42.9%
5-Hit DMG 10.8%*4
6-Hit DMG 54.5%
Charged Attack DMG 111%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost 25.0
Plunge DMG 63.9%
Low/High Plunge DMG 128%/160%

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.
• If there are nearby targets with the Geo element, it will drain a large amount of Geo element from a maximum of 2 such targets. This effect does not cause DMG.
Hold Attack:
Causes nearby Geo energy to explode, causing the following effects:
• If their maximum number hasn't been reached, creates a Stone Stele.
• Creates a shield of jade. The shield's DMG Absorption scales based on Zhongli's Max HP. Possesses 150% DMG Absorption against all Elemental and Physical DMG.
• Characters protected by the Jade Shield will decrease the Elemental RES and Physical RES of opponents in a small AoE by 20%. This effect cannot be stacked.
• Deals AoE Geo DMG.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Stone Stele/Resonance DMG 16.0%/32.0%
Press CD 4.0s
Hold DMG 80%
Shield Base Absorption 1232
Additional Shield Absorption 12.8% Max HP
CD (hold) 12.0s

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.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Skill DMG 401%
Petrification Duration 3.1s
CD 12s
Energy Cost 40

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
Zhongli deals bonus DMG based on his Max HP:
• Normal Attack, Charged Attack, and Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 1.39% of Max HP.
• Dominus Lapidis' Stone Stele, resonance, and hold DMG is increased by 1.9% of Max HP.
• Planet Befall's DMG is increased by 33% of Max HP.

Arcanum of Crystal

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

Zhongli Constellations

Constellations and Effects

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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