Genshin Impact: Best Build for Zhongli

30 apr 2021 at 20:33

The character Zhongli is a five-star character in Genshin Impact. In the game, he is a consultant for the "Wangsheng" funeral parlor and also serves as the Geo Archon. He possesses the Geo element and excels in spear combat. He uses the strongest shield in the game for defense. This versatile character will bring joy to every player.  

In this guide, we will discuss the pros and cons of Zhongli, his abilities, and share the best build for this character. Let's get started!

Zhongli's Basic Abilities

Zhongli's Active Skills

Normal Skill - Rain of Stone

When charged, Zhongli performs 5-6 spear strikes. 

Charged attack allows Zhongli to perform a plunge attack that summons raining spears and propels the character forward. Performing this attack consumes a significant amount of stamina. 

Dominus Lapidis

If you quickly tap the keys, a Geo pillar will be created, dealing damage in a small radius as it emerges from the ground. It's worth noting that the pillar can synergize well with other Geo structures, up to a maximum of 3. Through resonance, you can increase the area of damage to a considerable radius. 

If you hold the keys, Zhongli will be protected by a jade shield. The shield provides good protection against enemy attacks and reduces their Geo resistance by 20%. 

Planet Befall

By using this skill, Zhongli summons a massive meteorite that deals damage to all enemies in a large area. The enemies will also be unable to move for a certain period of time. 

Zhongli's Passive Skills

  1. Rock, the Backbone of Earth 

The effect you receive while under the influence of the Jade Shield applies the Strengthening status: 

- The character's shield, under the influence of the Jade Shield, increases the amount of damage it can block by 5%. 

- It can stack up to five times and lasts until the Jade Shield disappears. 

2. Resonant Waves

Zhongli deals additional damage based on his remaining HP. 

- Normal, charged, and plunging attacks increase by 1.39% of your HP. 

- Damage from the Stone Stele increases by 1.9% of your HP. 

- The damage of Planet Befall increases by 33% of maximum HP. 

Zhongli's Strengths and Weaknesses

The character is highly versatile, so his advantages are not always straightforward. 


  1. The character possesses the strongest shield in the game;

  2. All resistances are reduced when the shield is active;

  3. The character has excellent damage and control over a large radius with explosive elements;

  4. Upon triggering elemental reactions, the character remains invulnerable for a long time;

  5. The role of physical DPS is one of the strongest in the game's world;

  6. Using Geo constructs provides an advantage when exploring the world;

  7. The character is the most versatile in the game.


  1. The primary and most significant drawback of the character is that his attacks only hit a single target due to incomplete attack animation; 

  2. The overall DPS is significantly reduced due to the long activation time of explosive effects. 

  3. Almost any character can climb onto your pillar during combat with you. 

  4. The Geo damage from the pillar may interfere with certain attacks. 

  5. Your shield can also hinder archers when attacking from a distance. 

Zhongli's Talent Ascension

If you ascend the character correctly, he will become one of your favorite assets.


Zhongli's Talents

In this section of the game, you can upgrade the hero's skills and abilities. You will need the following materials:

Materials Required for Zhongli's Ascension

To ascend Zhongli, you will need the following materials:

Best Weapons for Zhongli

We recommend considering something from the following list:

Best Artifacts for Zhongli

We recommend paying attention to the following artifacts:

Teaming Up Zhongli with Other Characters

An example of a ready team:

Author: Niysha

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