Zhongli is a melee character in Genshin Impact that uses polearm and Geo elemental abilities to deal damage to his enemies. He is able to pick out the best ore and use it to maximum effectiveness. When forging Polearms, Zhongli recovers a set percentage of the ores used.
Learn more about Zhongli’s stats, talents, pros and cons, progression materials, and our rating of this character on this page.
|BASIC INFO AND RANKING|
|– He is amazing with crowd control, especially in Spiral Abyss.
– Has an amazing shield buff for survivability.
– Excellent support unit.
– Good elemental burst damage.
|– Inconsistent energy regen.
– Mediocre carry potential.
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Zhongli gains an increase on his Geo Damage percentage stats for every ascension upgrade.
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Zhongli is able to create and absorb Geo matter and provide sturdy shields for his allies. This, paired with his exceptional ability in combat makes him a reliable member of your party.
Perform up to 6 rapid strikes.
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, causing stone spears to fall along his path.
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Zhongli’s Normal Attack can combo up to 6 strikes dealing physical damage to enemies.
Press: Commands the omnipresent power of the earth to solidify into a Stone Stele, standing 30 seconds, dealing AoE Geo DMG at the creation.
Hold: 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.
- 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.
Stone Stele: When created, deals AoE Geo DMG. Additionally, every 2 seconds, it will resonate with other nearby Geo Constructs, dealing with Geo DMG to surrounding opponents. Stele creation and Resonance generate 0.5 elemental particles. The Stone Stele is considered a Geo Construct that can both be climbed and used to block attacks. Only one Stele created by Zhongli himself may initially exist at any one time.
Jade Shield: 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.
His elemental skill produces a pillar when you hold down the skill and there’s almost no need to use the press version of the skill since the most important thing is the Jade Shield while the pillar itself is more or less just a nice damage bonus. The thing that makes Jade Shield completely insane is that you can reduce all of the enemy’s resistances by 20% if you stand close to them, essentially upping your damage without too much effort that persists for a pretty long time since the shield can absorb a lot of damage.
Zhongli becomes more resistant to interruptions while he is casting the shield and the pillar appears right in front of him which can stop some of the attacks coming directly at him. His playstyle right now demands you to keep up the Jade Shield as often as possible and take advantage of it by using characters that are excellent at close combat.
Zhongli brings a huge meteor crashing down dealing massive Geo damage and applying petrification to enemies caught near the impact site and petrified enemies become immobilized. After unlocking the Talent “Dominance of Earth”, His burst deals additional damage to enemies which scales with Zhongli’s max HP.
His exceptional ability to provide support and deal damage makes him quite prepared for any scenario and the most reliable build for Zhongli was either utilizing health or a mix of traditional support equipment. This way, Zhongli’s primary purpose was to generate powerful shields that allowed players to survive incoming attacks in content such as the Spiral Abyss. This intended playstyle was even confirmed by miHoYo themselves after they posted their developer’s response letter stating that Zhongli’s primary role consists of supporting the teammates. Basically, building Zhongli with Health provides even more benefits than just having a stronger burst skill.
When the Jade Shield takes DMG, it will Fortify:
– Fortified characters have 5% increased Shield Strength.
|Dominance of Earth
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.
|Arcanum of Crystal
Refunds 15% of the ores used when crafting Polearm-type weapons.
Zhongli Talent Materials
These are all the required materials to max out Zhongli’s talents. The Gold books are available every Monday, Thursday, and Sunday in Taishan Mansion located near Jueyun Karst.
Zhongli Ascension Materials
These are the total materials needed to reach the max Ascension level for Zhongli. They can be acquired Geo Hypostasis, Slimes, and Cor Lapis can be farm in the Liyue region.
New constellation’s passive abilities can be unlocked for Zhongli each time you obtain a character’s specific item called Stella Fortuna and these upgrades can permanently enhance her in various ways.
|Rock, the Backbone of Earth
Increases 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.