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Zhongli Support Build

Zhongli is a 5-Star, Polearm user and an amazing group support character in Genshin Impact! Thanks to his skills, he can protect your party with shields, weaken enemies with debuffs and deal Geo damage! Zhongli is an asset for every group and can also protect more fragile characters, like Hu Tao! This Genshin Impact Zhongli Build Guide is focusing on the role of Support for your group.

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Weapon for Zhongli Support Build in Genshin Impact

Zhongli is an excellent Support character that can protect your group with Shields! Since he is a Polearm user, the Favonius Lance seems like an excellent weapon for him. With this Weapon Zhongli can regenerate energy faster.

favonius lance

Good alternative weapons include:

Artifacts for Zhongli Support Build in Genshin Impact

Zhongli’s Shield damage absorption scales with his Max HP, so it is wise to pick an Artifact Set that boosts this specific Stat. Tenacity of the Millelith is an excellent option for a Zhongli Shield Support Build, since it boosts his HP, as well as the ATK and Shield Strength of nearby Party members! Archaic Petra is a nice alternative if you wish to offer more offensive buffs to your party. You can even combine Tenacity of the Millelith with Archaic Petra or Noblesse Oblige if you wish.

Our desired Stats for Artifacts are:

  • HP%
  • Energy Recharge
  • GEO Bonus DMG

Skills for Zhongli Support Build in Genshin Impact

Zhongli’s Normal attack is called Rain of Stone and its effects are:

  • Normal Attack: Performs up to 6 consecutive spear strikes.
  • Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, causing stone spears to fall along his path.
  • Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

His Elemental Skill is called, Dominus Lapidis which on press commands the omnipresent power of the earth to solidify into a Stone Stele, standing 30 seconds, dealing AoE Geo DMG at the creation. When you Hold the skill it causes nearby Geo energy to explode, causing the following effects:

  • If their maximum number hasn’t been reached, creates a Stone Stele.
  • Creates a shield of jade. The shield’s DMG Absorption scales based on Zhongli’s Max HP. Possesses 150% DMG Absorption against all Elemental and Physical DMG.
  • Deals AOE Geo DMG.
  • If there are nearby targets with the Geo element, it will drain a large amount of Geo element from a maximum of 2 such targets. This effect does not cause DMG.

When a Stone Stele is created, it deals AOE Geo DMG. Additionally, every 2 seconds, it will resonate with other nearby Geo Constructs, dealing Geo DMG to surrounding opponents. Stele creation and Resonance generate 0.5 elemental particles. The Stone Stele is considered a Geo Construct that can both be climbed and used to block attacks. Only one Stele created by Zhongli himself may initially exist at any one time.

The Jade Shield possesses 150% DMG Absorption against all Elemental and Physical DMG. Characters protected by the Jade Shield will decrease the Elemental RES and Physical RES of opponents in a small AOE by 20%. This effect cannot be stacked.

His Elemental Burst is called Planet Befall and brings a falling meteor down to earth, dealing massive Geo DMG to opponents caught in its AOE and applying the Petrification status to them. Opponents affected by the Petrification status cannot move.

Best Party Members for Zhongli Support Build in Genshin Impact

Zhongli is an excellent Support character that provides a powerful Shield to your team. This makes it a great option for almost every party. Hu Tao can benefit from having Zhongli in her party. Additionally Zhongli can work well along with other Geo characters like Noelle or Albedo, thanks to the Enduring Rock Geo Elemental Resonance.

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