Introduced as the adviser of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor in the main story, Zhongli is one of the most mysterious but at the same time wisest characters in all of Teyvat, as well as bringing with him abilities of great caliber, which have already been seen in the previews and tests.
His normal attacks, in addition to being flashy, do large amounts of damage to nearby enemies in a short time. Along with this, his ability to create structures allows an unexpected turn to the battle, which has synergy with other Geo characters.
On top of being able to create shields that will protect everyone around him, and his ultimate ability is more than devastating since it allows him to summon meteorites that petrify all enemies that are hit by it.
Best weapons and artifacts for Zhongli
Primordial Jade Winged-Spear
Among the most recommended weapons, the one that stands out the most is the Primordial Jade Winged-Spear, a 5-star spear that can only be obtained through gacha.
A weapon that, although not refined to the maximum, grants more power with each hit that is made with it for a few seconds, something that absolutely benefits Zhongli's DPS level.
As a second option, for those who are not interested in overspending on the game's gacha, there is the Crescent Pike.
A weapon that can be forged and that also grants an additional 20% physical damage, when Zhongli gains an orb of elemental energy. Being a forged weapon, it’s easier to have it at its maximum potential when refining it, managing to increase the percentage of additional physical damage up to 40%.
Weapons included in the new gacha "Epitome Invocation" (Picture: miHoYo)
As an additional option, we recommend one of the weapons introduced into this event's gacha, known as the Vortex Vanquisher.
This new weapon, tailor-made for Zhongli, is a 5-star weapon which is capable of increasing shield strength by 20%, as well as increasing physical damage for a few seconds, and like icing on the cake, by having a shield activated, the increase in physical damage will be doubled.
Let's move on to the recommended artifacts:
In the first place, if you want to focus on a more offensive composition, the key is to get hold of the Gladiator's Finale set, which will substantially increase Zhongli's offensive abilities by up to 35% when having the complete set.
If not, it can be combined from the Bloodstained Chivalry set, which likewise increases physical damage and temporarily eliminates the cost of charged attacks.
Now, in case you want to focus on Zhongli's Geo abilities, you can choose to arm him with the Archaic Petra set, which grants a damage increase in Geo abilities of up to 15%.
Additionally, Archaic Petra allows every time Zhongli obtains an elemental shard created through a Crystallize Reaction, all party members will gain bonus damage of up to 35% for the attack’s element for 10 seconds.
As a suggestion, if you don't have four parts of the set, you can combine it with Noblesse Oblige pieces, which will increase the power of its ultimate elemental ability and grant additional physical damage for a certain time after using it.
As for the statistics that we will seek to get to make the most of Zhongli, these will be focused on the offense, in addition to adding a little energy recharge for his abilities:
- ATK(%) or Energy Recharge
- Geo DMG Bonus
- CRIT DMG(%) o CRIT Rate(%)
- Energy Recharge
- CRIT Rate(%)
- CRIT DMG(%)
Thanks to the fact that Zhongli has up to six consecutive attacks at high speed, his attacks can be difficult to control, however, each successful hit will cause a great impact on enemies.
It’s also important to learn to alternate his frantic attacks to prevent enemy counterattacks, dodging every three to five attacks, depending on your skill.
Combined with his near-permanent shield and Elemental Geo Reaction, it allows him to stay focused on offense for longer without taking a lot of damage, as well as benefiting from the substantial damage boost when activated if he has the right artifacts.
His stone structures and Elemental Burst allow him to have some control of the battlefield, doing a good amount of damage in their area of appearance and impact, respectively and allows him to change the course of combat thanks to its petrification and the use of the stone pillars as escapement or shield.
It’s important to note that to get more out of it, we recommend using Zhongli together with:
- Mona (Hydro): Taken together, it allows for powerful Elemental Reactions, increasing Zhongli's DPS.
- Noelle (Geo): Thanks to Elemental Resonance, her shield will increase her physical damage, in addition to significantly increasing her defense.
- Ningguang (Geo): Thanks to Zhongli's abilities, he can continuously deal higher damage, as well as benefit from Elemental Resonance.
This way, you will be able to use Zhongli in its maximum splendor, to subdue and bury everyone who is put in front of you with its great offensive power.