Genshin Impact just got hit with a new 1.5 update which introduces new features, gadgets and currency. Along with all of these things, there have been changes in artifacts and new additions as well. With the latest version release, Zhongli is back as a potential pull. In this Genshin Impact Zhognli build guide, we go over the artifacts and the weapons for DPS and support Zhongli.
Best Zhongli Build In Genshin Impact
Zhongli is a playable Geo character and the current vessel of the Geo Archon, Morax. Zhongli, on release, was a 5-star playable character. However, players noticed that Zhongli was weaker than the other 5-star characters, and the majority did not keep him in their team. However, miHoYo has buffed Zhongli in the latest version and is considered overpowered and the best Geo character.
Zhongli has many abilities in his kit, and one of them is calling a shield. This is obvious as he is a Geo user, but his DPS kit is more reliant than his Support kit. Nevertheless, we’ll discuss both of the kits he has.
DPS Zhongli Build
Three artifacts are exquisite on his DPS build: the Archaic Petra, Noblesse Oblige, and the latest additions, Pale Flame. For Archaic Petra set for two pieces equipped, your character will get a 15% Geo damage bonus. For four pieces, if you obtain an Elemental Shard Created through a Crystallize Reaction, all party members will receive a 35% damage bonus. Do note that the character can gain only one form of elemental damage at a time.
For Noblesse Oblige set, for two pieces equipped, your character will get an increase of 20% in Elemental Burst damage. For four pieces, all party members will get increased attack by 20% for 12s if Elemental Burst is used.
If you go with the new Pale Flame set for two pieces equipped, your character will increase physical damage by 25%. For four pieces, you will gain an increase in the attack by 9% for 7s if an Elemental skill hits your opponent. This can stack two times. You can go for any of these artifacts based on how your playstyle is.
For Weapons, the best choice would be the Staff of Homa followed by Priomodial Jade. The Staff of Homa increases your HP by 20% and an increase in attack bonus on 0.8% of the wielder’s Max HP. This will make you tankier and increase your damage tenfolds. When your HP goes down to 50%, the bonus is increased by an additional 1% of Max HP.
Primordial Jade gives increased attack by 3.2% for 6s on hit. This can stack seven times but occurs once every 0.3s. You will get an additional 12% increase in damage if you have max stacks. Choosing which weapon suits you best is your choice. However, the staff is more of a preferred option by many players. Crimson Pike is another weapon worth looking into.
Support Zhongli Build
For the support build the new artifact, Tenacity of the Millelith works best. If two pieces are equipped, it increases HP by 20%. For four pieces, it increases the attack of all party members by 20% and Shield Strenght by 30% if Elemental Skill hits the opponent. The best weapon would be Vortex Vanquisher, which increases Shield Strength by 20% and increases attack by 4 for 8s on hit. This can stack five times.
You can also mix and match to make your custom build and play the character the best way you want to. These are the weapons and artifacts that we recommend for support and DPS Zhongli.