Zhongli Support and DPS Build Guide

Zhongli Splash Art
Zhongli Build Guide

Zhongli is one of the best support in Genshin Impact. With his almost unbreakable shield and physical/elemental RES shred, he can fit in any team.

Overview

Zhongli Elemental Skill: Dominus Lapidis will summon Stone Seele on press and hold, standing 30 seconds and will resonates with nearby Geo constructs every 2 seconds. Dealing Geo DMG to surrounding enemies.

When holding elemental skill, aside from Stone Seele. Player will also get Jade Shield with 150% DMG Absorption against all Elemental and Physical DMG. Character protected by this shield will decrease the Elemental RES and Physical RES of opponents by 20%.

Zhongli Elemental Burst, Planet Befall will nuke the enemy and petrify them for few seconds. You can use Dominus Lapidis to shred enemy Elemental and Physical RES, summon meteor using Planet Befall to petrify them, and then switch to your other character to finish the job.

That’s if the enemy hasn’t defeated by Zhongli nuke.

Physical DPS

Weapon

The most recommended weapon for Zhongli Physical Build is Crescent Pike, craftable polearm with Physical DMG Bonus substats. Other than Pike, you can use polearm with CRIT Rate/CRIT DMG/ATK substats.

More information please browse Polearms section.

Artifacts

4 Pale Flame Set Bonus
Pale Flame Set Bonus

The most recommended set for physical build is 4 set Pale Flame artifact from Ridge Watch domain. 2 set of Pale Flame increase Physical DMG by 25% while it’s 4 set will give ATK increase as long as elemental skill hits an opponent.

As long as Dominus Lapidis on the field and the enemy on it’s range, effect of 4 set pale flame will always active. Shouldn’t be too hard maintaining this condition since Dominus Lapidis will present for 30 seconds and have fast cooldown.

As alternative, you can use 2 set Pale Flame with other artifact with same set bonus: Bloodstained Chivalry.

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ATK%Physical DMG Bonus%CRIT Rate%/CRIT DMG%
Substats
CRIT Rate% > CRIT DMG% > ATK%/ATK > Energy Recharge%

Shieldbot/ Shield Support Build

Weapon

5Star Staff Of Homa
Staff of Homa
3Star Black Tassel
Black Tassel

Purely using Zhongli as tank, stack HP as much as you can. There’s 2 weapon for this build. 5 star Staff of Homa and 3 star Black Tassel. Staff of Homa obviously will increase your damage by a lot, but Black Tassel is easier to get, and easier to refine, a true friend of F2P player.

Artifact

4 Tenacity of the Millelith Set Bonus
4 Tenacity of the Millelith Set Bonus

For this build, 4 set Tenacity of the Millelith is the best choice. 2 set of this artifact will increase Zhongli HP by 20% and 4 set will give ATK increase for all nearby party members by 20% as long as Stone Steele is present.

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HP%HP%HP%
Substats
HP/HP% > CRIT Rate% > CRIT DMG% > Energy Recharge > ATK

By using all HP% for all pieces of artifact above + level 90 Black Tassel, Zhongli will have around 50k+HP.

Nuker/ Burst DPS

Weapon

Energy Recharge%CRIT Rate/CRIT DMG/ATK
5Star Skyward Spine
Skyward Spine
5Star Staff Of Homa
Staff of Homa
4Star Favonious Lance
Favonius Lance
5Star Primordial Jade
Primordial Jade Winged Spear
4 Star Polearm Prototype Starglitter
Prototype Starglitter
4 StarPolearm Deathmatch
Deathmatch
The Catch Polearm
The Catch
4Star Lithic Spear
Lithic Spear

Zhongli Burst DPS prioritizing on Energy Recharge so you can use Zhongli Elemental Burst right after it’s off CD. It’s recommended to use polearm with energy recharge substats like Serpent Spine, Favonius Lance, Prototype Starglitter (F2P), and soon the upcoming polearm: The Catch.

If you have enough Energy Recharge, you can use polearm with CRIT Rate/CRIT DMG/ATK substat: Staff of Homa, Primordial Jade Winged Spear, Deathmatch, and Lithic Spear.

Artifacts

2 Noblesse and 2 Archaic Petra Set Bonus
2 Noblesse and 2 Archaic Petra Set Bonus

For burst support, it’s recommended to use 2 set Noblesse Oblige + 2 set Archaic Petra.

2 Noblesse Oblige will give Zhongli +20% more damage for his Planet Befall. While 2 Archaic Petra will give Geo DMG Bonus +15%.

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HP%GEO DMG Bonus%CRIT Rate/CRIT DMG
Substats
CRIT Rate% > CRIT DMG% > HP > ATK > Energy Recharge%