In Genshin Impact, Zhongli is a consultant for the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor and the Geo Archon Rex Lapis/Morax. On December 1st, 2020, this character was released as a playable character in the event Wish Gentry of Hermitage. If you want to have Zhongli in your team, you need to know the best build for him that we can share here.
The Best Builds for Zhongli
Geo Support Build
Zhongli will be able to be good defensive support by using the geo shield, pillars and petrification. So, the best build for Zhongli is Geo Support Build. Here are the weapons and artifacts to use in this build.
CRIT rate can be increased by 8/10/12/14/16%. Also, Normal ATK SPD can be increased by 12%. If enemies are hit by normal attacks and charged attacks, there will be a 50% chance to trigger a vacuum blade that can deal 40/55/70/85/100% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. Every 2 seconds, this effect is able to happen once.
ATK will be increased by 16/20/24/28/32% and DEF will be increased by 16/20/24/28/32% if there are at least 2 enemies around him. However, ATK will be increased by 24/30/36/42/48% if there are less than 2 enemies around him.
You are able to get a 15% Geo DMG bonus. After you are able to get an Elemental Shard which is made through a Crystallize Reaction, all members of the party will be able to get a 35% DMG bonus for that particular element for 10 seconds. At any one time, there will be only one form of Elemental DMG bonus which can be obtained in this manner.
TheIt has Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
Physical DPS Build
Even though Zhongli is not as powerful as other 5-star unites, he is able to put up some good DPS numbers because of being a polearm character with a fast attack speed. So, Zhongli can have Physical DPS build as his best build. Here are the weapons and artifact sets which can be used by Zhongli in Physical DPS Build.
Normal and Charged Attacks will deal an additional 20/25/30/35/40% ATK as DMG for 5 seconds after getting an Elemental Orb or Particle.
It has ATK +18%. If the user of this artifact set utilizes a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their normal attack DMG by 35%.
It has Physical DMG +25%.
Team for Zhongli
DPS and Healers are important in a team, so the presence of Zhongli can be useful in a team. He is not good enough if you put him as a primary DPS. Besides, he does not really have enough shields to be more useful than other shields which provide characters.
- Top Tier Team for Zhongli
Main DPS: Diluc
Secondary DPS: Mona
- Budget Team
Main DPS: Razor
Secondary DPS: Xiangling
The Skills Talents of Zhongli
- Rain of Stone (Normal Attack)
In the normal attack, he is able to do up to 6 consecutive spear strikes. In the charged attack, a certain number of stamina will be used up to lunge forward and it deals damage to enemies along the way. In the plunging attack, it plunges from mid air to be able to strike the ground below and it will damage enemies along the path and deals AoE DMG after hit by impact.
- Dominus Lapidis (Elemental Skill)
Press: It will command the power of earth to be able to solidify into a Stone Stele and it deals AoE Geo DMG. In addition, the Stone will be able to resonate with other Geo Construct in the vicinity and it deals Geo DMG to the enemies surrounding him.
Hold: It can cause nearby Geo energy to explode. And it will cause the effects as you can read below.
- The effect can create a shield of jade. The DMG absorption scales of the shield based on the max HP of Zhongli. It also absorbs Geo DMG 250% more effectively.
- It can cause AoE Geo DMG.
- It will be able to drain a large amount of Geo element from a maximum of 2 such targets, if there are nearby targets who have a Geo element.
- Planet Befall (Elemental Burst)
It will carry a falling meteor down to earth and deals Geo DMG which is massive to opponents which are caught in its AoE and implementing the Petrification status to them.
Petrification: The enemies which have received effect from the Petrification status will not be able to move.
The Passive Talents of Zhongli
- Resonant Waves
It can be unlocked at Ascension 1. When the Jade shield takes DMG, it will be able to fortify:
- fortified characters possess 5% increased Shield Strength.
Up to 5 times, it is able to stack. Also, it will be able to last until the Jade Shield disappears.
- Dominance of Earth
It can be unlocked at Ascension 4. Planet Befall will be able to deal additional DMG which is the same as 33% of the max HP of Zhongli.
- Arcanum of Crystal
It can be unlocked automatically. It can be used to refund 15% of the ores which are used when he crafts Polearm-type weapons.
The Constellation of Zhongli
- Rock, the Backbone of Earth
It is the constellation Lv 1. It can function to be able to increase the maximum number of Stone Steles which are made by Dominus Lapidis which may exist simultaneously by 2.
- Stone, the Cradle of Jade
It is the constellation Lv 2. Planet Befall will give the nearby characters on the field a Jade Shield when it descends.
- Jade, Shimmering through Darkness
It can increase the level of Dominus Lapidis by 3.
- Topaz, Unbreakable and Fearless
It can increase the AoE of Planet Befall by 20%. Also, it can increase the duration of Planet Befall’s Petrification effect by 2 seconds.
Lazuli, Herald of the Order
It can increase the level of Planet Befall by 3.
- Chrysos, Bounty of Dominator
When DMG is taken by the Jade Shield, 40% of that incoming DMG is changed to HP for the current character.