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Genshin Impact: The Best Build for Zhongli

Genshin Impact: The Best Build for Zhongli
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The former Geo Archon has come to Genshin Impact as a 5-star, polearm-wielding character with Geo affinity. Here's what we think is the best build for Zhongli in Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact: The Best Build for Zhongli

Subtitled the Vago Mundo, Zhongli is now available in Genshin Impact.

A polearm wielder, he is aligned with the Geo element. He's best used as a support DPS, thanks to his ability to generate powerful shields and debuff enemies on the field of battle.

You can only get Zhongli from Event Wishes, as a five-star character.

The best weapons for Zhongli in Genshin Impact

The best polearm for Zhongli is without a doubt the Staff of Homa, which increases HP and ATK Bonus depending on Max HP.

Another option is the Vortex Vanquisher, purely for its increase in Shield Strength and ATK when shielded.

For those who haven't pulled a five-star polearm, the Deathmatch is a good option for surviving groups of mobs.

Staff of Homa

★★★★★

CRIT DMG

Reckless Cinnabar

HP increased by 20/25/30/35/40%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8/1.0/1.2/1.4/1.6% of the wielder's Max HP. When the wielder's HP is less than 50%, this ATK bonus is increased by an additional 1.0/1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8% of Max HP.

Vortex Vanquisher

★★★★★

ATK

Golden Majesty

Increases Shield Strength by 20/25/30/35/40%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4/5/6/7/8% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.

Deathmatch

★★★★

CRIT Rate

Gladiator

If there are at least 2 opponents nearby, ATK is increased by 16/20/24/28/32% and DEF is increased by 16/20/24/28/32%. If there are fewer than 2 opponents nearby, ATK is increased by 24/30/36/42/48%.

The best Artifacts for Zhongli in Genshin Impact

There are three different sets that work well with Zhongli, all with different characteristics.

The Tenacity of the Millelith set is great for buffing ATK, as well as ramping up the shields Zhongli applies if the full set is equipped.

Alternatively, you can run a mix of Archaic Petra and Noblesse Oblige, which will increase Geo DMG and Elemental Burst DMG.

Tenacity of the Millelith

(2) HP +20%

(4) When an Elemental Skill hits an opponent, the ATK of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and their Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3s. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s. This effect can still be triggered even when the character who is using this artifact set is not on the field.

Archaic Petra

(2) Geo DMG Bonus +15%

(4) Upon obtaining an Elemental Shard created through a Crystallize Reaction, all party members gain 35% DMG Bonus for that particular element for 10s. Only one form of Elemental DMG Bonus can be gained in this manner at any one time.

Noblesse Oblige

(2) Elemental Burst DMG +20%

(4) Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

Talent and Constellation priority for Zhongli in Genshin Impact

Given how important Zhongli's Elemental abilities are, you'll want to max out both Dominus Lapidus (Elemental Skill) and Planet Befall (Elemental Burst) as soon as possible.

Add this to Stone, the Cradle of Jade (C2), then you're going to have shield uptime almost constantly.

The best stat priority and substat priority for Zhongli in Genshin Impact

Given his usefulness as a support through his abilities, you'll want Zhongli to stack Energy Recharge.

Stat Priority

  • Energy Recharge
  • HP / ATK%
  • Geo DMG Bonus

Substat Priority

  • Energy Recharge
  • HP%
  • ATK%
  • CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate

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