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Genshin Impact Zhongli Buff

After announcing changes to Zhongli a couple weeks ago the Genshin Impact team is now back with new adjustments for this beloved character. Zhongli, a 5-Star, Geo, Polearm User that players were eagerly waiting to acquire, proved to be not as powerful nor as useful as expected. As a result the developers announced a few important changes to the character but also the Geo element as a whole in an effort to make him a much better option for party setup.

Now after receiving some testing results and valuable player feedback, the developers are back with further adjustments, that buff Zhongli and turn him into a great support character.

In general, Zhongli as he is now, is a weak support to use, other Geo characters offer better assistance in parties with Geo Resonance effects and in Single Player is not working well in parties with non-Geo Resonance effects. So there is really no point in adding Zhongli to your parties.

The new changes aim to improve his performance in almost every scenario, from Geo Resonance Parties to non Geo Parties and co-op gameplay. These new changes will be implemented in an update to the 1.3 Version Test Server on December 29th, 2020.

Dominus Lapidis Changes

The upcoming changes are focusing on the Dominus Lapidis (Hold) Skill and offer to Zhongli and the entire party debuff capabilities. This change makes Zhongli a good support character that can assist with defeating harder enemies faster.

The original effect of the skill causes nearby Geo energy to explode, causing the following effects:

  • Creates a shield of jade. The shield’s damage absorption scales based on Zhongli’s Max HP and has 250% Geo damage Absorption.
  • Deals AOE Geo damage.
  • If there are nearby targets with the Geo element, it will drain a large amount of the Geo element from a maximum of 2 such targets. This effect does not cause damage.

The first change to the skill was adding the creation of a Stone Stele, if the maximum number of Stone Steles has not yet been reached as well as adjusting the shield’s damage absorption to 150% Physical damage and Elemental damage absorption from 250% Geo damage absorption only.

The new upcoming change to the skill adds a new effect to the Jade Shield and the ability to debuff enemies nearby. To be more precise with the new effect when a character is protected by the Jade Shield, opponents within a set radius have all Elemental RES and Physical RES decreased by 20%. Effect cannot be stacked.

The debuff can help players kill harder enemies faster and in general make Zhongli a better support character.

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