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Genshin Impact Zhongli guide: Best weapons, artifacts and materials required for ascension

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With the arrival of Genshin Impact‘s newest patch update, patch update 1.5, Genshin Impact is set to re-run Zhongli “Vago Mundo” Banner. Fans have a chance to pull for him once again if they’d missed on his banner previously. In this Genshin Impact guide, we will talk about all you need to know about Zhongli and her builds and the materials required for Ascension.

Zhongli: Playstyle and skill-set of the character

Zhongli is Wangsheng Funeral Parlor‘s mysterious consultant who is 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.

He is later revealed to be the current vessel of the Geo Archon, Morax, who has decided to experience the world from the perspective of a mortal. After giving up his Gnosis, he retires from his position as an Archon and returns to his former identity as an Adeptus. He currently works as a consultant of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. Zhongli is a 5-Star Geo “Polearm” wielding character. His constellation is “Lapis Dei”. These are her talents are as they follow.

Rain of stoneNormal Attack
Normal Attack: Performs up to 6 rapid strikes.

  Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount
of stamina to lunge forward, causing the
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.
Dominus LapidisElemental Skill
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.

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 the 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.
Planet BefallElemental Burst
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.

Passive Talents

Resonant Waves: When the Jade Shield takes DMG, it will fortify:

  • Fortified characters have 5% increased Shield Strength. You can stack up upto 5 times and lasts until the Jade Shield disappears.

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.
  • 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.

Sets to farm for Zhongli in Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact Zhongli Guide
Upgrade materials needed for Zhongli
ArtifactMain StatSub Stat

It is recommended to keep the CR to CD ratio to 1:2 for the best possible results.

Materials required for ascension of Zhongli

1 XPrithiva Topaz Sliver
168 XCor Lapis
18 XSlime Condensate
30 XSlime Secretions
36 XSlime Concentrate
46 XBasalt Pillar
9 XPrithiva Topaz Fragment
9 XPrithiva Topaz Chunks
6 XPrithiva Topaz Gemstones
Experience414 Hero’s wit, 13 Adventurer’s XP, 22 Wanderers advice and 1,672,000 Mora

Material required for upgrading talents of Zhongli

In this Genshin Impact Zhongli Guide, we will look at the materials required for the ascension of Zhongli from level 1 to level 90.

3 XTeachings of Gold
21 XGuide to Gold
38 XPhilosophies of Gold
6 XSlime Condensate
22 XSlime Secretions
31 XSlime Concentrate
6 XTusk of Monoceros Caeli
1 XCrown of Insight

Sets to farm for Zhongli in Genshin Impact

  • Tenacity of Millelith 2pcs + Archaic Petra 2pcs (Best balanced build)
  • Tenacity of Millelith 4pcs (Defensive)
  • Archaic Petra 2pcs + Noblesse 2pcs (Offensive) (HP% stands for more powerful shield and ATK% sands for more DMG Ult and skills)

We could try both sets and whichever suits your team composition and character utilisation.

Best weapons for Zhongli in Genshin Impact

  • Skyward Spine> Jade Spear> Favonius Lance> Proto
  • Starglitter >Deathmatch

What are your thoughts on the Genshin Impact Zhongli Guide? Are you going for Yanfei or are you going to save those Primogems/wishes for Eula? Let us know in the comments below.

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