Zhongli is a Playable Character in Genshin Impact. These playable characters are the various roles that a player can add to their party and take control of in Genshin Impact. Each character in the game is unique from one another, they are different when it comes to the element they harness, the weapon that they use, their appearance, stats, strengths, weaknesses, and many more
Wangsheng Funeral Parlor's mysterious consultant. Handsome, elegant, and surpassingly learned. Though no one knows where Zhongli is from, he is a master of courtesy and rules. From his seat at Wangsheng Funeral Parlor, he performs all manner of rituals.
Genshin Impact Zhongli Information
- Role: DPS
- Vision: Geo
- Constellation: Lapis Dei
- Main Weapon: Polearms
- Elemental Burst: Planet Befall
- Elemental Burst Effect: Brings a falling meteor down to earth, dealing massive Geo DMG to opponents caught in its AoE and applying the Petrification status to them
- Character Passive Talent: Arcanum of Crystal
- Passive Talent Effect: Refunds 15% of the ores used when crafting Polearm-type weapons
Genshin Impact Zhongli Guides and Builds
- Zhongli Strength: Can petrify enemies with his Elemental Burst, Large Area of Attack and quick attack speed. Zhongli makes an ideal support. Reduces enemy elemental resistance for all elemental ty.
- Zhongli Weaknesses: Does not deal a particularly high damage set of attacks, long skill animation
- Zhongli Combat: Creates a powerful shield and summons a pillar. His powers benefit the team, making him a great support character.
Zhongli Best Items
- Crescent Pike: What Crescent Pike gives over other choices, is a whole additional joint attack with every hit your character does. To realize how much of that damage increases, look at Zhongli‘s fifth combo. It’s a single attack that hits four times with a small multiplier. Now with the Crescent Pike, Zhongli will do an additional attack with each of the four multi-hits, each attack having a full multiplier. So with Crescent Pike at refinement 5, you can do damage with a total 320% multiplier over your first four attacks ((4*1 + 1*4) *40%). While your own four Normal Attack damage at skill level 6 has an almost 270% multiplier. So the total damage increases from the Crescent Pike weapon alone is over 120% unconditional multiplier.
- Deathmatch: due to the massive Crit Rate it gives (37%). That can tip the scales towards balance, or allow you to switch to the Crit Damage Circlet. It’s a temporary solution however, and not worth paying 10$ of real money to get one copy of Deathmatch in my opinion. You only get to use it if you already have it and no better character to use it with.
Genshin Impact Zhongli Builds
Most people use Zhongli in the support role or shield bot role because they’re very cheap to build and easy to execute. However, to take your Zhongli to the next level, you can build him as the main carry and as a DPS role.
If you pull another Geo five-star with Zhongli, such as Albedo, you can go for the Geo resonance. It’s a nice addition to any team, and buffs damage of every team member, regardless of element. However, pulling two five-star from the same element is a harder decision for free-to-play players. So I’ve built this team with more free-to-play-friendly units in mind. You will need other off-field DPS characters that scale well with the fast normal attack speed of Zhongli.
In our combo, Beidou provides AOE damage, Electro resistance shred, and resistance to interrupt. Since the release of the Inazuma update, Beidou has been getting a small buff each patch; with either the new artifact set, or a new weapon. She has become a stable DPS in so many new comps. On the other hand, Fischl provides good single target DPS, and good energy generation for Beidou. She works where the Raiden Shogun doesn’t work, and she deals more damage without taking any notable field time.
This many Electro applications beg for an Overload reaction to exploit. But there are not many Pyro characters that can apply Pyro from off-field. So the last component for this team is Xinyan, or perhaps Thoma if he ever proves to fit the role upon his release. There’s also amazing synergy between Xinyan and Zhongli, where Xinyan provides a physical damage buff, and shred enemy physical resistance at the same time. On top of that, she provides a shield, and can reapply Tenacity of the Millelith buff from off-field.
For more information on this build, check the full Zhongli Overload Build Guide.
Genshin Impact Zhongli Talents
- Normal Attack: Performs up to 6 consecutive spear strikes.
- Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, causing stone spears to fall along his path.
- Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
- Every mountain, rock and inch of land is filled with power of Geo but those who can wield suck powers freely are few and far between
- Press: Commands the omnipresent of earth to solidify into a stone state, dealing AoE Geo Damage. Additionally, the Stone stele will resonate with other Geo Constructs in the vicinity, dealing Geo DMG to surrounding opponents. The Stone Stele is considered a Geo Construct, and can both be climbed and used to block attacks. Only one may exist at any more time.
- Hold: Causes nearby Geo energy to explode, causing the following effects:
- Create s shield of jade. The Shield's DMG absoption scales based on Zhongli's Max HP, and absorbs Geo DMG 250% more effectively.
- Deals AoE Geo DMG
- If there are nearby argets with Geo Element, it willl drain a large amount of Geo element from a maximum of 2 such targets. This effect does no cause DMG.
- A true master of stone may carve jade and shape gold.
- 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 Petrification status cannot move
- The falling meteor punishis the unjust
- 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.
- 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.
- Refunds 15% of the ores used when crafting Polearm-type weapons
Genshin Impact Zhongli Constellations
Rock, the Backbone of Earth (Level 1)
- Increases the Maximum number of stone steles created by Dominus Lapidis that may exist simultaneously to 2
Stone, the Cradle of Jade (Level 2)
- Planet Befall grants nearby characters on the field a jade Shield when it descends
Jade, Shimmering through Darkness (Level 3)
- Increases the Level of Dominus Lapidis by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Topaz, Unbreakable and Fearless (Level 4)
- Increases Planet Befall's AoE by 20% and increases the duration of Planet Befall's Petrification effect by 2s.
Lazuli, Herald of the Order (Level 5)
- Increases the Level of Planet Befall by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Chrysos, Bounty of Dominator (Level 6)
- 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.
How to Get Zhongli in Genshin Impact
Zhongli Lore & Character Story
In Liyue's traditional customs, "receiving adepti" and "sending adepti off" are equally important.
The Hus of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor, who have been in this business for 77 generations, are the masters of handling funerals. However, Hu Tao, the current owner of Wangsheng Funeral Parlor, primarily focuses on the art of sending mortals on their way.
For the various ceremonies for sending adepti off, Hu Tao usually employs the help of a friend in more or less the same business. That person's name is Zhongli. The adepti have been with Liyue for millennia, but only a handful have ascended in the past three thousand years, which means that everything regarding the traditions now only exists in texts. This is not something one would likely witness twice in their entire lifetime.
Not even the most particular and learned of researchers or scholars could find one fault in Wangsheng Funeral Parlor's ceremonies for sending adepti off.
Everything must be perfect, from the costumes, the time, the place, the items, the weather, the scheduled length, the size of the permitted audience, to the stature, profession, and age of the said audience. Nothing can be overlooked.
When folk describe Zhongli as "living history," the latter usually only smiles and sighs.
"I... just have a good memory."
Character Story 1
(Unlocks at Friendship Lvl. 2)
In Liyue, if a person pays great attention to details, and has insuperable criteria by which they judge certain matters, then they are called "particular."
In truth, everyone is "particular" about something. Some people hate spicy food, others don't eat fish, and some want their tofu served sweet...
But as for Zhongli, he is particular about everything. He must attend operas by the most celebrated performers, take the most luxuriant thrushes out for walks, and he must go into the kitchen personally to instruct the cooks as to the ratio of scallops and fish required to make the most authentic Fullmoon Egg.
Zhongli has expertise in all manner of things: from fashion to daily necessities, wine and snacks, teas and spices, flora and fauna, and he will even actively debate affairs of trade, state, and international relations.
But he only ever fills you in on some useless trivia, because he enjoys sharing such interesting things with you.
Character Story 2
(Unlocks at Friendship Lvl. 3)
When making a purchase, look to slash prices.
This is common knowledge among the people of Liyue. No matter what high heavens the store owner praises their product to, no matter its ancient history or classical value, prices are always flexible. Half the stated cost is a good place to start.
But when Zhongli pays up (or rather, calls for someone else to pay up on his behalf,) he never looks at the price tag. As long as it catches his eye, Zhongli will pay as much as the owner asks.
Indeed, he will even buy it at a premium sometimes. But for some reason, Zhongli always forgets to bring money. For small purchases, he has friends to help him out, and large bills he somehow finds ways to have written off.
To those merchants who secretly pride themselves on their powers of flattery, Zhongli is a man of strange proclivities: in truth, he knows a great deal about the value of money and finance, and he also understands the suffering of the people.
However, he seems to not understand that poverty is part of the human condition. Or perhaps it might be said that he cannot imagine himself being poor.
How has such a person not died of hunger yet?
Character Story 3
(Unlocks at Friendship Lvl. 4)
There is no way Zhongli can starve.
Such concerns as profit and loss are beneath his notice. The Seven Nations and the world itself are where his efforts are directed. As for wealth... He is wealth itself.
He is Morax, the overlord Rex Lapis who rules Liyue, and the Geo Archon of the Seven Archons. The very money that circulates throughout Teyvat, Mora, is named after him.
When night falls, and bustling Liyue begins to slumber, he will sometimes stand atop the towering mountains and gaze upon this city, which he made with his own hands.
To the people of Liyue, Rex Lapis has many divine titles.
When he laid down Liyue's laws by his divine might, he was the God of Contracts. When he minted the first Mora and made Liyue strong by dint of commerce, the merchants revered him as the God of Commerce.
He has lived through countless years and is the eldest of the Seven, and so historian call him the God of History. Thousands of years ago, the forbears of the citizens of Liyue Harbor struck stones together to start fires and used piled stones to create stove. These blessings derived from the Geo element led the Geo Archon to gain the title of God of the Stove.
People from other lands tend to call him Morax, though the people of Liyue prefer to use the term Rex Lapis.
But in the hearts of lovers of opera and children, Morax's on-stage aspect, the all-conquering defender of Liyue — the Warrior God — is the most fascinating.
The delicacies that Rex Lapis discovered while lost in the streets, the plaques inscribed with his handwriting, a famous opera that he once starred in, playing the part of a warrior... Many stories and tales of Liyue are, when studied closely, stories of people visited by their deity at some point — and the citizens of Liyue are most proud indeed of that history.
Character Story 4
(Unlocks at Friendship Lvl. 5)
As the founder of Liyue Harbor, "contracts" are the most important thing to Morax.
From simple monetary exchange and agreements between merchants to the ancient laws that Morax himself laid down, there is no part of city life untouched by "contracts."
To merchants, "contracts" are the most important standard that they hold themselves: deadlines, invoices, shipping destinations... Only a refined and strict order can sustain vibrant commerce, which is itself the lifeblood of Liyue Harbor.
Thus the Qixing punish violators of such laws unceasingly, not only to uphold the divine rulings of Morax but also to allow Liyue to maintain its vitality.
Through the millennia, every generation of the Liyue Qixing commits to interpreting the law, including subtle amendments to plug loopholes found in the law. Any loopholes that remain undiscovered are seen by the merchants as "permissible if unaddressed," and they make killings off such holes until they are discovered and patched up by the Liyue Qixing.
Amid this game of cat-and-mouse, the book that collates such amendments has reached a whopping 279 pages thick.
The person currently responsible for maintaining this book, the Tianquan Ningguang, is secretly (and humorously) referred to as the "Tailor of Liyue," in honor of her speed in patching these laws up, and for her sharpness of eye. But no matter how complicated or tangled mortal laws become, one of these stands above all others in the eyes of Rex Lapis.
"The one who reneges on their words shall suffer the Wrath of the Rock."
Character Story 5
(Unlocks at Friendship Lvl. 6)
Rex Lapis, most ancient of The Seven, has lived far too long. Rex Lapis still remembers that moment when the final archon took their divine seat, thus ending the Archon War and the era of warring gods. The Seven were a diverse lot and dispersed far and wide, but they all shouldered the burden of guiding humanity.
As time passed, many of The Seven's titles changed hands, and only two remain of the first Seven: Rex Lapis and the Anemo Archon. The carefree Barbatos, the Anemo Archon, is the second eldest of The Seven. When Barbatos first came to Liyue, Rex Lapis believed his fellow archon to have encountered some terrible crisis in pursuit of their duties, thus requiring his aid.
So when Barbatos descended in a gust of wind, the Geo Archon had already prepared himself to receive this neighboring deity and lend what help he may. But as he looked, the Anemo Archon tossed a wine bottle at him.
"Here's some wine from Mondstadt. Care for a taste?" To forsake one's duty to deliver a single bottle of wine — what a preposterous notion!
Yet the Anemo Archon kept coming to visit, to explore Liyue Harbor, all sorts of strange questions on his lips. The Anemo Archon's questions knew as little limits as the wine in his hands. From then on, the first Seven would often gather in Liyue. Rex Lapis still remembers how those wines tasted.
The world has changed much since then, and all that was once familiar has faded into memory. The seven seats changed and again were changed, till five of the seven at the table were all departed.
Nor would the duty of guiding humanity be honored by the new archons. Even the hardest rocks may be worn down after three thousand years. Nor would the wind ever return again.
One drizzly day, the ancient ruler was strolling about Liyue Harbor, and overheard a merchant telling one of his workers, "You've finished with your duties, go ahead and call it a day."
Long did he stand amidst the milling crowd.
"Have I... already finished my duties?"
That Which Rises From the Sea
(Unlocks at Friendship Lvl. 4)
During the Archon Wars, every corner of Teyvat was consumed in the fires of conflict. Not only did gods fight amongst themselves, but countless wicked things also sought to expand their domains.
One such type of creature caused no end of woe for the Geo Archon, long before he took that title along with his place among The Seven.
These foul creatures, straight from the murky depth of the ocean abyss, had a squishy exterior, and possessed agile tentacles that would live on even after being cut off, even secreting some thick and revolting fluid in the process.
This alone would have been enough to make them the most monstrous of all creatures, and still it was not the pinnacle of their monstrosity. What made them so truly terrible was their small size, which gave them the ability to duck into unimaginably small nooks and crannies. No space was too narrow for them, neither the wooden boards of tables and chairs, nor the seams of windows and doors and curtain folds, nor even books and brushes.
Many a poor soul had, on at least one occasion, unwittingly outstretched their hand, only to quickly retract it in horror with a blood-curdling scream at the sensation of something cold, clammy, and damp, while one or more these despicable creatures came crawling up their arm, leaving a shiny trail behind them...
At the behest of the people of Liyue, Morax agreed to wipe these creatures out. But these parasites upon civilization could not be destroyed like enemies on a battlefield, by simply summoning a storm of stone spears that would shatter the earth and churn the soil....
Still, he was the God of Contracts. His word had to be his bond. So, he went through the town from house to house with prisons of stone, seizing these creatures one by one and locking them away for good... This long campaign of pest extermination taught Morax the true meaning of "a burden lifted."
The grueling campaign itself, and the terrible smell of those ocean creatures' secretions, left a lasting impression on the deity. Today, even when he goes out incognito as the mortal man, Zhongli, Morax gives those living, squirming seafood products a wide berth.
...Well, except for dishes where said seafood products have been sliced and diced into oblivion, such as seafood tofu. He'll quite happily eat those.
(Unlocks at Friendship Lvl. 6)
Once the Rite of Parting, of which Zhongli was both director and star, was over, the Fatui Harbinger named Signora appeared before him.
By prior contract, she was here to claim the Geo Archon Morax's Gnosis. Before the Traveler and the two Fatui Harbingers, Zhongli related the truth that he had established a contract with the Cryo Archon. In his own words, this was his final "Contract to End All Contracts."
Yet no matter how one looks at it, the loss of his divine ability to defend Liyue was too great of a price to pay. Even amongst mortals, the basis of a contract is "equivalent exchange."
And for the God of Contracts, who much have established countless such agreements in their long years of existence, such an important contract must have come with its benefits.
Now, the Geo Archon has given away his Gnosis as his part of the deal. What, then, must the Cryo Archon have wagered to balance the scales?
Zhongli Notes & Tips
- Other notes, tips, and trivia go here.
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