Genshin Impact – Best Zhongli Builds Guide (5-Star / Geo)

Zhongli: Physical DPS Build

Equipment

Weapon

  • 1. Crescent Pike (4✩)
  • 2. Primordial Jade Winged-Spear (5✩)
  • 3. Staff of Homa (5✩)
  • 4. Vortex Vanquisher (5✩)
  • 5. Deathmatch (4✩)
  • 6. Skyward Spine (5✩)
  • 7. Dragonspine Spear (4✩)
  • 8. Blackcliff Pole (4✩)
  • 9. White Tassel (3✩)

Artifact

  • 1. Pale Flame (4)
  • 2. Pale Flame (2) Bloodstained Chivalry (2)
  • 3. Gladiator’s Finale (4)
  • 4. Physical DMG +25% set (2) +18% ATK set (2)
  • 5. Retracing Bolide (4)

Artifact Stats

Main Stats

  • Sands – ATK% / HP%
  • Goblet – Physical DMG
  • Circlet – Crit Rate / DMG

Substats

  • 1. Crit Rate / DMG
  • 2. ATK%
  • 3. HP%
  • 4. Energy Recharge
  • 5. Flat ATK

Talent Priority

  • 1. Normal Attack
  • 2. Burst
  • 3. Skill

Gameplay Tips

Optimal Physical Rotation:

  • Normal Attack until Spear Kick -> Dodge/Jump Cancel -> Repeat

Zhongli: Shield Support Build

Equipment

Weapon

  • 1. Black Tassel (3✩)
  • 2. Favonius Lance (4✩)*

Artifact

  • 1. Tenacity of the Millelith (4)

Artifact Stats

Main Stats

  • Sands – HP%
  • Goblet – HP%
  • Circlet – HP%

Substats

  • 1. HP%
  • 2. Flat HP
  • 3. Energy Recharge

Talent Priority

  • 1. Skill
  • 2. Burst

Gameplay Tips

This kind of playstyle is very straightforward; stack as much HP as possible. Prioritize HP scaling polearms such as Black Tassel and artifact sets such as Tenacity of the Millelith (4) to capitalize on Zhongli’s Shield. Most of the time, especially on a HP-focused Zhongli, casting Elemental Burst is a DPS loss due to the cast time, which is why you’d only want to cast Elemental Burst for the Crowd Control it offers, and not for damage.

Note that if paired with Xingqiu and/or Beidou, the damage reduction from orbitals from Xingqiu’s Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst and/or Beidou’s Elemental Burst can be utilized on Zhongli’s shield, making it basically unbreakable.

Regarding Weapon Choices:

  • Favonius Lance: Use this weapon over Black Tassel if you value the team energy (Note that you need to build some amount of Crit Rate if you are running Favonius Lance to trigger the passive).

Zhongli: Burst Support Build

Equipment

Weapon

  • 1. Staff of Homa (5✩)
  • 2. Primordial Jade Winged-Spear (5✩)
  • 3. Skyward Spine (5✩)
  • ~= Vortex Vanquisher (5✩)
  • ~= Calamity Queller (5✩)
  • 4. “The Catch” (4✩) [R5]
  • 5. Deathmatch (4✩)
  • 6. Engulfing Lightning (5✩)
  • 7. Lithic Spear (3 stacks) (4✩)
  • 8. Blackcliff Pole (0 stack) (4✩)
  • 9. Favonius Lance (4✩)

Artifact

  • 1. Emblem of Severed Fate (4)
  • 2. Noblesse Oblige (2) Archaic Petra (2)*
  • 3. Noblesse Oblige (4)*
  • 4. Tenacity of the Millelith (4)*

Artifact Stats

Main Stats

  • Sands – ATK% / HP%*
  • Goblet – Geo DMG
  • Circlet – Crit Rate / DMG

Substats

  • 1. Crit Rate / DMG
  • 2. ATK%
  • 3. HP%
  • 4. Energy Recharge
  • 5. Flat ATK
  • 6. Flat HP

Talent Priority

  • 1. Burst
  • 2. Skill

Gameplay Tips

Zhongli can be utilized as a Geo Burst damage dealer due to his short Elemental Burst cooldown (12s) and low energy cost (40 Energy). His Elemental Skill Hold Cast (Shield) scales with HP and at Ascension 4, you would unlock a talent that allows your Elemental Burst to scale with 33% of Zhongli’s Max HP, making him a great source of Shield and damage.

Regarding Artifact Main Stats:

ATK sands provides more damage than HP sands, but it does have lesser Shield HP. If you want more Shield HP, you can consider running a HP sands.

Regarding Artifact Sets:

  • Noblesse Oblige (2) Archaic Petra (2): On lower ER requirements where Zhongli doesn’t need to worry about his energy needs, this set pulls ahead of Emblem of Severed Fate (4).
  • Noblesse Oblige (4): This set provides Zhongli more utility when casting his Elemental Burst, you can use this set on Zhongli if there is nobody else on the team who’s equipping this set.
  • Tenacity of the Millelith (4): Just like Noblesse Oblige (4), this set provides Zhongli with more utility if his Elemental Skill hits an enemy. This set also provides Zhongli with stronger shields.

Recommended for You

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*