Zhongli is a playable Geo character in Genshin Impact. He is one of the most powerful and thus popular characters for playing as a Support and Sub DPS. We decided to write this guide to help you learn more about Zhongli. In our Genshin Impact Zhongli Build and Best Team Comp post you will learn about Zhongli’s talents, how they work and how to upgrade them. Also, you will read about his Constellations that will help you make Zhongli even more powerful. After that, we have written Genshin Impact Zhongli Build where you’ll see weapon and artifact set. And at last, we have mentioned the best team comps for Zhongli as the Sub DPS hero.
The whole information is presented in tables. You can use the navigation bar above to move quickly to the information block that you are most interested in.
Below you can see the list of talents that Zhongli uses during the fight. Each of them we have described with the main characteristics.
Rain of Stone
Normal Attack: Performs up to 6 rapid strikes.
Every mountain, rock, and inch of land is filled with the power of Geo, but those who can wield such powers freely are few and far between.
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.
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.
Brings a falling meteor down to earth, dealing massive Geo DMG to opponents caught in its AoE and applying the Petrification status to them. Petrification: Opponents affected by the Petrification status cannot move.
1st Ascension Passive
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
4th Ascension Passive
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 deals additional DMG equal to 33% of Zhongli's Max HP.
Arcanum of Crystal
Refunds 15% of the ores used when crafting Polearm-type weapons.
Zhongli Talent GIFs
Every talent can be upgraded up to level 15. But to do so you will need to gather materials on particular days. The list of the needed materials for leveling Zhongli’s talents is mentioned in the next block.
Talent Leveling Materials
So here you can see all materials that you will need in order to level up Zhongli’s talents.
Some of them are required at the beginning for low levels and others are more advanced. We just wanted to focus your attention on material types in general.
In Genshin Impact characters have a specific upgrade system called constellation. You will need to get a specific item called Stella Fortuna to increase the level of constellation. Each character has their own version of Stella Fortuna, which you get by obtaining a duplicate of the character from Wishes.
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.
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.
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.
Every Genshin Impact character has own set of constellations above you can see Zhongli constellations list with descriptions.
In addition, there are ascension phases that increase the level cap for your character. After Zhongli reaches the 20th level he can be ascended to the next ascension phase, up to phase 6, which allow getting 90th level.
Prithiva Topaz Sliver
Prithiva Topaz Fragment
Prithiva Topaz Fragment
Prithiva Topaz Chunk
Prithiva Topaz Chunk
Prithiva Topaz Gemstone
In order to level up ascension phases you’ll need materials. So the list of those required for Zhongli is listed above.
Below you can see the best weapon option for playing Zhongli in Genshin Impact. Accompanied by the best Zhongli artifact set and its stat priorities.
Sub DPS Build
If you play this champion as a Sub DPS in your comp you should take the weapon and artifacts from the list below. They are believed to be the most effective ones in almost all situations.
Staff of Homa
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.
2-Piece Bonus: Geo DMG Bonus +15%
2-Piece Bonus: Elemental Burst DMG +20%
Artifact Main Stats Priority
Sands of Eon
Sub Stats Priority
Goblet of Eonothem
Geo DMG Bonus%
Circlet of Logos
Dominus Lapidis >>> Planet Befall >>> Rain of Stone
Weapon Substitutes: Skyward Spine, Vortex Vanquisher, Primordial Jade Winged-Spear, Favonius Lance, Crescent Pike, Deathmatch, Prototype Starglitter.
At the very bottom, you can see talent priority for Zhongli. You should focus on Wind’s Grand Ode, after that Skyward Sonnet and in the end on Divine Marksmanship.
Best Team Compositions for Zhongli
When you play Genshin Impact everything depends not only on your main character but also on the composition. You should learn how elements complement each other and build the best team for your main. Below you can see the best team composition for Zhongli with Main DPS, Sub DPS characters and one Support. Also, we have included alternative characters for each role that go well with Zhongli too.
Zhongli is a great support thanks to his shield, but also he can be a sub DPS. The best synergy with Zhongli for the main DPS is Tartaglia (Childe). The other sub DPS is this comp is Fishcl thanks to her abilities and with Tartaglia they can deal constant AoE Electro Charge. Venti as s support uses crowd control and bursts enemies to group them. Zhongli will increase this team power enabling quick defeat of any enemies faced.
Good characters for this comp: Albedo, Traveler (Geo), Jean, Bennett, Diona.
Team Characters Information
Below you can see the characters from the best Zhongli team comp. So you can learn more about other champions too.
Heart of Depth (x4)
Hydro DMG Bonus +15%
After using an Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.
Thundering Fury (x4)
Electro DMG Bonus +15%
Increases damage caused by Overloaded, Electro-Charged and Superconduct by 40%. Triggering such effects decreases Elemental Skill CD by 1s. Can only occur once every 0.8s.
Elegy for the End
Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.
As you can see each of them has recommended weapon and artifact set as well. So if you want to become really powerful in Genshin Impact you should upgrade all your composition team members.
If you are still not sure what champion you want to pick as main we have Genshin Impact characters tier list with explanations on how to build your best team.
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- June 11, 2021