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Zhongli is a character in Genshin Impact 4.2 that uses Geo Polearm. See best builds, teams, weapons, skills, weapon, artifacts, talent materials, rating, kit for & tier!

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Zhongli Tier

5 StarGeoGeoPolearm
How To Get?
Only available in Limited-Time Banners where he is featured
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**The Tiers above are ranked in 6 levels. With SS being the highest and D the lowest.
Tiers: SS → S → A → B → C → D

** Tiers above are at Zero Constellations

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Zhongli Best Build

Zhongli Shield Support DPS Build

WeaponStaff Of HomaStaff Of Homa
Substitute1. Black TasselBlack Tassel
2. Vortex VanquisherVortex Vanquisher
Best ArtifactTenacity Of The MillelithTenacity Of The Millelith x4
Artifact StatsSands: HP%
Goblet: HP%
Circlet: HP%
Priority Sub-Stats 1. HP%
2.Energy Recharge

This build is centered around increasing Zhongli's shield strength and providing additional support for the team. With this, you can get around 35k and up HP for Zhongli, basically making his shield very tanky. As an added bonus, his Burst should also do a good chunk of damage.

Zhongli Burst DPS Build

WeaponStaff of HomaStaff of Homa
Substitute1. Skyward SpineSkyward Spine
2. DeathmatchDeathmatch
3. Blackcliff PoleBlackcliff Pole (F2P)
4. The CatchThe Catch
Best ArtifactTenacity Of The MillelithTenacity Of The Millelith x2
Noblesse ObligeNoblesse Oblige x2
Artifact StatsSands: HP%
Goblet: Geo DMG Bonus
Circlet: Crit Rate/Crit DMG
Priority Sub-Stats 1. Crit Rate/Crit DMG
2. HP%
3. Energy Recharge

With this Burst DPS Build, you can Zhongli as a quick swap character, allowing you to farm for Burst and bring it down efficiently. With a good CR/CD ratio in this build, Zhongli's Burst should deal quick a ton of damage.

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Zhongli Best Weapon

Shield Support DPS Build

BestStaff Of HomaStaff Of HomaCRIT DMG 66.2% (Lvl. 90)
- Crit DMG sub-stat may not be as important, but it's good to have for even just a bit more damage
- Weapons skill provides 20% HP Buff
2ndBlack TasselBlack TasselHP 46.9% (Lvl. 90)
- Easy to build 3-Star Weapons
- Will provide a lot of additional HP for Zhongli
3rdVortex VanquisherVortex VanquisherATK 49.6% (Lvl. 90)
-Zhongli's Signature Weapon
- Increases Shield Strength

Focus On Building HP/Shield

Since you want a beefy shield with this build, it's recommended to only use weapons with either an HP sub-stat or has a weapon skill that increases HP/Shield Strength. There are currently no HP sub-stat 5-star weapons so the Staff of Homa is the best 5-star for Zhongli right now.

Burst DPS Build

BestStaff of HomaStaff of HomaCRIT DMG 66.2% (Lvl. 90)
- Crit DMG will increase the DMG by his Burst
- HP from weapon skill will increase Burst DMG and will make his shield beefier
2ndSkyward SpineSkyward SpineEnergy Recharge 36.8% (Lvl. 90)
- Increases uptime for Zhongli's Burst
- Provides additional Crit Rate through weapon skill
3rdDeathmatchDeathmatchCRIT Rate 36.8% (Lvl. 90)
- Crit Rate sub-stat makes build CR/CD easy
Blackcliff PoleBlackcliff PoleCRIT DMG 55.1% (Lvl. 90)
- Can be used as a stat stick for Zhongli
- Get the most out of it when fighting multiple enemies
The CatchThe CatchEnergy Recharge 45.9% (Lvl. 90)
- Energy Recharge increases Burst uptime
- Increases Burst DMG depending on Energy Recharge

Build A Good Ratio Of CR/CD

Since you want Zhongli to Crit whenever he uses his Burst, it's very important to build Crit Rate and Crit DMG for him. Once you have a good ratio for him, you can focus on building HP to increase his Burst DMG further.

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Zhongli Best Artifacts

Zhongli Shield Support DPS Build Artifacts

Best Artifacts For Shield Support DPS Build

BestTenacity Of The MillelithTenacity Of The Millelith
Substitute 1Tenacity Of The MillelithTenacity Of The Millelith
Archaic PetraArchaic Petra

Artifact Stat Priority

Flower IconMain: Flat HP
Sub: HP% / Energy Recharge
Feather IconMain: Flat ATK
Sub: HP% / Energy Recharge
Sands IconMain: HP%
Sub: HP / Energy Recharge
Goblet IconMain: HP%
Sub: HP / Energy Recharge
Crown IconMain: HP%
Sub: HP / Energy Recharge

Tenacity Of The Millelith Is Best For Support/Shielder

The Tenacity Of The Millelith not only increases Zhongli's HP, it provides additional buff whenever Zhongli's Skill hits an enemy. You get additional Shield Strength and ATK even if Zhongli is off the field, providing additional support to the team!

Build Triple HP For The Best Shield

With Triple HP in your sub-stats, you're basically making Zhongli's shield as tanky as possible. This also increases Zhongli's Burst since this also scales off his HP.

Zhongli Burst DPS Build Artifacts

Best Artifacts For Burst DPS Build

BestTenacity Of The MillelithTenacity Of The Millelith
Noblesse ObligeNoblesse Oblige
Substitute 1Archaic PetraArchaic Petra
Noblesse ObligeNoblesse Oblige
Substitute 3Archaic PetraArchaic Petra
Tenacity Of The MillelithTenacity Of The Millelith

Artifact Stat Priority

Flower IconMain: Flat HP
Sub: Crit Rate/Crit Damage / HP% / Energy Recharge
Feather IconMain: Flat ATK
Sub: Crit Rate/Crit Damage / HP% / Energy Recharge
Sands IconMain: HP%
Sub: Crit Rate/Crit Damage / HP% / Energy Recharge
Goblet IconMain: Geo DMG Bonus
Sub: Crit Rate/Crit Damage / HP% / Energy Recharge
Crown IconMain: Crit Rate/Crit DMG
Sub: Crit Rate/Crit Damage / HP% / Energy Recharge

Noblesse Oblige 2-Piece Will Increase Burst Damage

For this build, your main focus is to increase the damage of Zhongli's Burst. This makes the 2-Piece Noblesse Oblige a good pick for him. You can either go for TeTenacity Of The Millelith 2-piece or a Archaic Petra 2-piece to compliment it.

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Zhongli Best Team Comp

Premium Team For Zhongli

Main DPSSub-DPSSub-DPSSupport / Shield
- A mono Geo team comp
- Itto as main DPS will receive support from Gorou and Zhongli
- Zhongli will ensure Itto doesn't get interrupted during his Burst
- Albedo will probably additional on-field DPS

Other Characters That Works With Zhongli

IttoIttoXiaoXiao- Xiao works similar to Itto and although Anemo, will not affect the rest of the Geo comp
AlbedoAlbedoGeo TravelerGeo Traveler- Will provide additional on-field DPS
GorouGorouYun JinYun Jin- Geo support
- Will increase Normal Attack damage

Free To Play Friendly Party

Main DPSSub-DPSSub-DPSSub-DPS / Shielder
NoelleNoelleLisaLisaGeo TravelerGeo TravelerZhongliZhongli
- Geo Traveler will act as a battery for Noelle
- Lisa will provide additional DEF shred with her Burst
- Zhongli will provide support abilities and shield

Notes About Team Comps For Zhongli

Zhongli is an extremely versatile character, wherein he can easily fit in any team comp. Additionally, you can build him for a lot of roles, including Main DPS, Sub-DPS, Support, Healer, and event Burst DPS. This makes it easy to slot in Zhongli to teams!

Zhongli Guide - How To Use Zhongli?

Recommended Rotation For Zhongli

Recommended Rotation
1Use Zhongli's Elemental Skill (Hold) to activate the shield
2Switch back to your DPS character and continue attacking
3Use Zhongli's Elemental Burst to halt the enemies for a second and then change back to your DPS for finishing
4Repeat number 1

Uses Of Zhongli's Elemental Skill

Dominus Lapidis

Tap To Create A Pillar

By simply tapping Zhongli's Skill, it will create a pillar that will stay on the field. It will release Geo pulses while it's active. If you have other Geo constructs on the field, they will synergize and release Geo pulses along with Zhongli's pillar.

Hold To Creates Shield & Pillar

On the other hand, when you holding down Zhongli's Skill, it will create a shield and place down the Pillar. The shield stays on-field even if you switch out of Zhongli, allowing your Main DPS to be protected. The shield scales off Zhongli's HP.

Inflicts A Physical & Elemental Debuff To Enemies

Those hit with Zhongli's Skill will be afflicted with Physical and Elemental debuff. This basically lowers their defenses against all kinds of attacks!

Zhongli's Elemental Burst

Brings Down A Meteor For Big Damage

Zhongli summons a huge Geo meteor that will hit all enemies within its range. The meteor will inflict Geo damage and scales off Zhongli's HP.

Will Apply Petrify To Enemies

Those hit with Zhongli's meteor will become petrified, essentially turning them into stone for a short duration. You can use different attacks to cause shatter to those affected by it!

Zhongli Ascension Materials

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Talent Materials For Zhongli

Zhongli 's Recommended Talent Priority

TalentLevel Up Priority
Normal Attack: Rain of Stone★★★・・
Dominus Lapidis
(Elemental Skill)
Planet Befall
(Elemental Burst)

Should You Get Or Wish For Zhongli?

Pull If You Need A Shielder & Support


Zhongli is one of the best supports currently in the game. Both of his shield and his Burst scales off HP, making his shield extremely tanky while also providing additional DPS for the team. Overall, he's a character that will basically make the game much easier for you since he will negate the need for constant dodging.

Strengths & Weakness Of Zhongli

- Strong shield that can easily be built
- Provide additional Physical & Elemental Shred through skill
- One weapon that can be used for him is F2P-friendly
↳ He can maximize Black Tassel which is a 3* polearm that can be easily upgraded
- Can fit in any team comp
- Both Shield & Burst scales off HP
- Normal Attack scales off ATK
- Long animation for Elemental Burst
 ↳ While it looks amazing, it can be a DPS loss especially at higher level contents

Best Constellation For Zhongli

Constellation 2 Gives 100% Up Time Of Shields

While at constellation 2, using Elemental Burst will also create a Jade Shield for your character making it a lot easier to have a 100 percent up-time on shields.

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Anonymous 19

Why do I never see the wave breakers fin in the recommended weapons for Zhongli? I've seen a dmg comparison with all the regular weapons and the burst was second in dmg only to the staff of homa

Anonymous 18

@Anonymous #13 need a whale next to it

BBL 17

Zhongli+Arataki Itto = immortal Hard hitters
Arataki Itto Akaushi skill sets off geo waves with Zhongli's Dominus Lapidis Skill, and Zhongli's Jade Shield makes not only Arataki Itto immortal but his Physical DMG goes up making his ONI burst extremely powerful

Anonymous 16

This man is such a tease
Gacha simulator gives me 3 of him in like 40 pulls but the game makes me loose the 50/50 chance halp

aviora 15

xaingling yes

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