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Zhongli

Zhongli
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TitleVago Mundo
AllegianceLiyue Harbor
Rarity
Weapon TypePolearm
Element
Birthday31 December
Astrolabe Name???
Chinese Seiyuu彭博
Japanese Seiyuu前野智昭
English SeiyuuKeith Silverstein
Korean Seiyuu표영재
In-game DescriptionA mysterious expert contracted by the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. Extremely knowledgeable in all things.
Table of Contents
Stats
Stats
Attack Talents
Talents Material
Passive Talents
Constellations
Ascension Rewards
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Card Item
Specific Food
Gallery
Combat Sounds
Quotes
Stories
Comments
Stat Progression
LvBase HPBase ATKBase DEFGeo DMG BonusCRIT RateCRIT DMGAscensionTotal
1114420570%5%50%
202967511490%5%50%
20+3948671980%5%50%
4059081012970%5%50%
40+66051133327.2%5%50%
5075991303827.2%5%50%
50+852814642814.4%5%50%
60953316347914.4%5%50%
60+1023017551414.4%5%50%
701124319256414.4%5%50%
70+1194020459921.6%5%50%
801296522265121.6%5%50%
80+1366223368628.8%5%50%
901469525173828.8%5%50%
Attack Talents
Normal Attack: Rain of Stone
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 opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
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1-Hit DMG30.77%33.27%35.78%39.36%41.86%44.72%48.66%52.59%56.53%60.82%65.74%71.53%77.31%83.1%89.41%
2-Hit DMG31.15%33.69%36.22%39.85%42.38%45.28%49.26%53.25%57.23%61.58%66.56%72.42%78.27%84.13%90.52%
3-Hit DMG38.58%41.72%44.86%49.34%52.48%56.07%61%65.94%70.87%76.26%82.42%89.68%96.93%104.18%112.1%
4-Hit DMG42.94%46.43%49.93%54.92%58.42%62.41%67.9%73.4%78.89%84.88%91.74%99.82%107.89%115.97%124.77%
5-Hit DMG10.75%×411.63%×412.5%×413.75%×414.63%×415.63%×417%×418.38%×419.75%×421.25%×422.97%×424.99%×427.01%×429.03%×431.24%×4
6-Hit DMG54.5%58.93%63.37%69.7%74.14%79.21%86.18%93.15%100.12%107.73%116.44%126.69%136.93%147.18%158.36%
Charged Attack DMG111.03%120.06%129.1%142.01%151.05%161.38%175.58%189.78%203.98%219.47%237.22%258.1%278.97%299.85%322.62%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost252525252525252525252525252525
Plunge DMG63.93%69.14%74.34%81.77%86.98%92.93%101.1%109.28%117.46%126.38%135.3%144.22%153.14%162.06%170.98%
Low/High Plunge DMG127.84%
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159.68%
138.24%
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172.67%
148.65%
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185.67%
163.51%
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204.24%
173.92%
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217.23%
185.81%
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232.09%
202.16%
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252.51%
218.51%
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272.93%
234.86%
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293.36%
252.7%
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315.64%
270.54%
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337.92%
288.38%
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360.2%
306.22%
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382.48%
324.05%
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404.76%
341.89%
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427.04%
Dominus Lapidis
#Every mountain, rock and inch of land is filled with the power of Geo, but those who can wield such powers freely are few and far between.
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Commands the power of earth to create a Stone Stele.
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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.
• 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.
Stone Stele
When created, deals AoE Geo DMG.
Additionally, it will intermittently resonate with other nearby Geo constructs, dealing Geo DMG to nearby opponents.
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.
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.
A true master of stone may carve jade and shape gold.
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Stone Stele/Resonance DMG16%
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32%
17.2%
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34.4%
18.4%
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36.8%
20%
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40%
21.2%
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42.4%
22.4%
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44.8%
24%
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48%
25.6%
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51.2%
27.2%
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54.4%
28.8%
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57.6%
30.4%
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60.8%
32%
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64%
34%
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68%
36%
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72%
38%
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76%
Press CD4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s
Hold DMG80%86%92%100%106%112%120%128%136%144%152%160%170%180%190%
Shield Base Absorption123213561489163317871951212623112506271229273153338936363893
Additional Shield Absorption12.8% Max HP13.76% Max HP14.72% Max HP16% Max HP16.96% Max HP17.92% Max HP19.2% Max HP20.48% Max HP21.76% Max HP23.04% Max HP24.32% Max HP25.6% Max HP27.2% Max HP28.8% Max HP30.4% Max HP
Shield Duration20s20s20s20s20s20s20s20s20s20s20s20s20s20s20s
CD (hold)12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s
Planet Befall
Brings a falling meteor down to earth, dealing massive Geo DMG to opponents caught in its AoE and applying the Petrification status to them.
Petrification
Opponents affected by the Petrification status cannot move.
The falling meteor punishes the unjust.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
Skill DMG401.08%444.44%487.8%542%590.78%639.56%704.6%769.64%834.68%899.72%964.76%1029.8%1084%1138.2%1192.4%
Petrification Duration3.1s3.2s3.3s3.4s3.5s3.6s3.7s3.8s3.9s4s4s4s4s4s4s
CD12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s
Energy Cost404040404040404040404040404040
Talent Ascension Materials (Single Talent)Talent Ascension Materials (All 3 Talents lvl 10)
Passive Talents
Arcanum of Crystal
Refunds 15% of the ore used when crafting Polearm-type weapons.
Resonant Waves
When the Jade Shield takes DMG, it will Fortify:
• Fortified characters have 5% increased Shield Strength.
Can stack up to 5 times, and lasts until the Jade Shield disappears.
Dominance of Earth
Zhongli deals bonus DMG based on his Max HP:
• Normal Attack, Charged Attack, and Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 1.39% of Max HP.
Dominus Lapidis' Stone Stele, resonance, and hold DMG is increased by 1.9% of Max HP.
Planet Befall's DMG is increased by 33% of Max HP.
Constellations
Rock, the Backbone of Earth
Increases the maximum number of Stone Steles created by Dominus Lapidis that may exist simultaneously to 2.
Stone, the Cradle of Jade
Planet Befall grants nearby characters on the field a Jade Shield when it descends.
Jade, Shimmering through Darkness
Increases the Level of Dominus Lapidis by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Topaz, Unbreakable and Fearless
Increases Planet Befall's AoE by 20% and increases the duration of Planet Befall's Petrification effect by 2s.
Lazuli, Herald of the Order
Increases the Level of Planet Befall by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Chrysos, Bounty of Dominator
When the Jade Shield takes DMG, 40% of that incoming DMG is converted to HP for the current character.
A single instance of regeneration cannot exceed 8% of that character's Max HP.
Ascension Rewards
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Zhongli: Planet Befall
TypeNamecard Style
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Namecard style.
Stars fall, light dims.
Card Item
Zhongli
Rarity
In-game SlangUnlocks the associated character
In-game Description
A mysterious expert contracted by the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. Extremely knowledgeable in all things.
Specific Food
Slow-Cooked Bamboo Shoot Soup
TypeSpecial Dish
Original FoodBamboo Shoot Soup
Rarity
EffectRestores 34% of Max HP to the selected character and regenerates 980 HP every 5s for 30s.
In-game SlangFood
In-game Description
Zhongli's specialty. The ham is a butt end selected according to Yuehai Pavilion's gourmet standards. The fresh meat is pork belly, freshly hunted in Springvale, while the bamboo shoots are the densest you'll find in Qingce Village. It is then heated, slowly, gently, and with the utmost care and technique... Such a "particular" taste may only be shared with those who know how to appreciate it.
Obtained from recipe
Zhongli
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Raw Meat
x 2+
Ham
x 2+
Bamboo Shoot
x 1
Character Gallery
Sounds
Party Switch
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Party Switch under 30% HP
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Opening Chest
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Normal Attack
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Medium Attack
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Heavy Attack
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Taking Damage (Low)
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Taking Damage (High)
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Battle Skill #1
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Battle Skill #3
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Sprinting Starts
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Jumping
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Climbing
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Open World Gliding (Start)
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Open World Idle
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Fainting
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Idle Performance
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Quotes
Hello
A new contract? Okay. I'm still on leave, but I can accompany you for a while. What name should I use on the contract? I have a great many names, though when on leave I tend to go by Zhongli. And you, Traveler? What name will you be signing on this contract?
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Chat: Journeys
Every journey has its final day. Don't rush.
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Chat: Tours
Where do you want to go next? If you'd like to see Liyue's tourist spots, I have a few references.
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Chat: Liyue
Boats are made for transferring commodities back and forth, and those that come across Liyue tend to stay a while, so it is where many things come to settle.
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Chat: Reminiscing
Osmanthus wine tastes the same as I remember... But where are those who share the memory?
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After the Rain
Violetgrass is a plant that enjoys a moist environment and is best picked after it rains. If you should choose to pick any, be sure to store them appropriately.
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When It Snows
We should look for a place to take shelter. I'll be fine, but we don't want you catching a cold.
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When the Wind Is Blowing
This weather is no good for being on vacation. We should go and take in an opera.
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Good Morning
I hope today too shall be prosperous.
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Good Afternoon
Want a quick meal to pick us back up? I know a good place in Chihu Rock.
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Good Evening
By this time of night, we will have already missed Ms. Yun's play, but Liyue is full of interesting places to explore, even at night.
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Good Night
The market is closed and the port has settled. Go get some rest.
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About Zhongli
Nothing can be accomplished without rules or standards. No matter if it is mortals or adepti, everyone has their place. This rule is what keeps Liyue in peace.
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About Us: Gold
Gold is Liyue's treasure. It is the blood that runs through her heart. As for whether your own heart shines like gold — we will have to wait and see.
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About Us: Contracts
You and I have a contract, so feel free to discuss anything at all within the scope of said contract.
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About Us: Fairness
We can discuss matters that fall outside of our contract, too. After all, I have been on this land for a time, and have come to know a thing or two. Of course, I do hope you can do some things for me as well. That would only be fair.
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About Us: Confusion
Contracts cannot be used to define friendship, nor measure sentiment. So just what can we use to measure the weight of our emotions? Do you know the answer, friend?
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About the Vision
Visions... are also a type of contract. You should know that all power comes at a price. For every bit of power you gain, so too do you gain more responsibility.
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Something to Share
Trade relies on both contracts and fairness. There is one thing you must never forget when making and abiding by a contract: if fairness is lost, then the contract shall become proof of one's deception.
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Interesting Things
If you're heading to Jueyun Karst, please bring me back a bunch of Qingxin. Just one bunch is enough. Travel expenses...? Ah, I almost forgot. During the effective period of our contract, travel expenses are to be paid for by yourself. Sorry to bother you.
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About Xiao
You speak of the young adeptus of Guili Plains... *sigh* Still fulfilling his duty to this very day. Please, give this Remedium Tertiorum to him on my behalf. Oh, yes... be sure not to let Paimon eat them. Nothing of this world can withstand the power of this medicine.
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About Venti
*sniff* Tsk... It reeks of wine. That bard has just been through here, hasn't he? That drunkard is a disgrace to the arts. Oh... Has he tricked you into getting drunk? You're slurring a little. Wait a moment, I'll brew a pot of sobering tea. It'll be ready in only six hours, so just wait a moment.
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About Ningguang
Despite the multitude of affairs that she deals with in a day, Ningguang always continues to press on. A rare gem indeed. I'm reminded of the time that she used to walk barefoot from Yaoguang Shoal to the south wharf, trying to sell her wares as she went. Time is cruel to humans.
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About Hu Tao
The current overseer of the funeral parlor? Ahem. I cannot deal with that child.
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About Tartaglia: Composed
That rascal from Snezhnaya has yet to depart from Liyue? Heh, no matter. Just let me know if he gives you any trouble. I shall deal with the matter swiftly.
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About Tartaglia: Drinks
It's said that Childe and his reputation have yet again stirred up waves among the inner ranks of the Fatui. Knowing his type, he will be sure to swiftly depose anyone who dares to challenge his actions. Hmm... Come to think of it, there will be a lot of interesting news to be heard the next time we gather for drinks. Care to join me when the time comes, Traveler?
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About Ganyu
Liyue's prosperity has not merely been built on Rex Lapis' oracles or wisdom. It is also thanks to the countless servants of the Geo Archon who have honored their end of the contract. Of them, Ganyu is the one who has served for the longest time. If you want to know about her past... You should ask her about it. I fear my wording would not be delicate enough to receive her approval.
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About Keqing
She is the most impious of the Qixing — but I actually find the conviction of such people quite endearing. The only reason I was able to consider taking a step back from such overarching management of Liyue was because there are people like her. People who speak up when they believe themselves to be right, and then go and do something decisive about it.
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About Yanfei
Despite never having signed a contract with me, she upholds order within many strata of Liyue society in her own way, dispelling misconceptions and correcting biases... Should her father one day return from his travels, I imagine that he would be even more delighted than I.
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About Baal
Time tempers all volition. Yet she would give up everyone for her beliefs. Perhaps it is for this very reason that she has come to where she stands today... Should the chance come by me, I too would like to learn of the Eternity for which she so earnestly endeavors.
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More About Zhongli: I
Why is it that once you finally get a break, rather than taking a rest, you instead come to me? Is it that you want to hear one of my stories?
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More About Zhongli: II
Have you heard of the origin of the Blackcliff Forge? In the past, they would mine the ore veins of Mt. Tianheng, and then replace the cavities with factory equipment. Tunnels run in all directions throughout the mountain — some even run to the ruins deep within the earth. I doubt there is a person today who could map out all the tunnels.
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More About Zhongli: III
Have you heard of the origins of the Lantern Rite? In a war, long ago, the people of Liyue would release lanterns to remind their soldiers of the way home, and to never lose sight of themselves. Though in this day and age, I doubt there are any that remember.
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More About Zhongli: IV
The God of Contracts. Have you heard of him? He has an impressive memory. He remembers the name of every person he comes across, and the date that every ship built in Liyue sets sail. After all, only in being able to do so can he memorize all of the contracts he holds. With that said, not every memory is a happy one...
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More About Zhongli: V
For those that live too long, the friends of days gone by and scenes from their adventures live on in their memories. As such, I have no regrets in meeting you, friend. Should the day ever come that we are not together, you will continue to shine like gold in my memories.
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Zhongli's Hobbies
I enjoy partaking in walks through the city — when time permits. I find it very calming. Yes... Just when did this feeling begin...?
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Zhongli's Troubles
To get people to abide by a contract and act in accordance with the guidelines set out within is simply to ask them to respect the concept of fairness. It is not a large request. How are there those who still do not understand such simplicity?
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Favorite Food
There was once a drink I used to enjoy with friends — long ago... Is it because the climate has changed? A shame I will never be able to relish in its smooth flavor again.
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Least Favorite Food
I don't like seafood. Just seeing it reminds me of that... slimy texture, and that scent that just won't wash off. As for why I hate it... *sigh* It's a long story, so let's just say my memory is a little too good.
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Birthday
Happy birthday. This is a dried Glaze Lily that came into bloom on the day of your birth. Long ago, the people of Liyue would say that this flower blooms bearing the weight of the beautiful memories and prayers of the land. I believe this to have applied on the day you were born as well.
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Feelings About Ascension: Intro
It seems my strength is returning. Not a lot, but enough.
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Feelings About Ascension: Building Up
My power is growing, and so with it grows the burden on my body... I'm okay. My structure is not the same as that of normal people. Please, do not worry yourself.
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Feelings About Ascension: Climax
I see. Using a Vision harnesses elements. As far as the common folk are concerned, this is no small feat. So... back then... they were aware of this as they stood beside me...
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Feelings About Ascension: Conclusion
After letting go of my Gnosis, I never expected to see a day like this again. Thank you, friend. Ah, yes, I have a new contract here. Care to take a look at it together?
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Elemental Skill: I
Rise!
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Elemental Skill: II
Quake!
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Elemental Skill: III
Crumble!
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Elemental Skill: IV
Gather.
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Elemental Skill: V
Stabilize.
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Elemental Skill: VI
Solidify.
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Elemental Burst: I
Order guide you.
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Elemental Burst: II
This is order.
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Elemental Burst: III
I will have order!
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Opening Treasure Chest: I
One man's stone is another man's gem...
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Opening Treasure Chest: II
Unsolicited... and all the more valuable for it.
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Opening Treasure Chest: III
Certainly worth the extra mile.
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Low HP: I
I see your power.
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Low HP: II
Ha, this is getting interesting.
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Low HP: III
Emergency countermeasures aren't my thing.
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Fallen: I
Ugh... I'm feeling a little... off...
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Fallen: II
You shouldn't see me like this...
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Fallen: III
Even bedrock can be turned to dust...
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Heavy Hit Taken: I
Careless...
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Heavy Hit Taken: II
Nothing to fear.
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Joining Party: I
Sure.
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Joining Party: II
A walk would be nice.
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Joining Party: III
What shall we do?
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Stories
Character Details
In Liyue's traditional customs, "receiving adepti" and "sending adepti off" are equally important.

The Hus of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor, who have been in this business for 77 generations, are the masters of handling funerals. However, Hu Tao, the current owner of Wangsheng Funeral Parlor, primarily focuses on the art of sending mortals on their way.

For the various ceremonies for sending adepti off, Hu Tao usually employs the help of a friend in more or less the same business. That person's name is Zhongli. The adepti have been with Liyue for millennia, but only a handful have ascended in the past three thousand years, which means that everything regarding the traditions now only exists in texts. This is not something one would likely witness twice in their entire lifetime.

Not even the most particular and learned of researchers or scholars could find one fault in Wangsheng Funeral Parlor's ceremonies for sending adepti off.

Everything must be perfect, from the costumes, the time, the place, the items, the weather, the scheduled length, the size of the permitted audience, to the stature, profession, and age of said audience. Nothing can be overlooked.

When folk describe Zhongli as "living history," the latter usually only smiles and sighs.

"I... just have a good memory."
Character Story 1
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 2
In Liyue, if a person pays great attention to details, and has insuperable criteria by which they judge certain matters, then they are called "particular."

In truth, everyone is "particular" about something. Some people hate spicy food, others don't eat fish, and some want their tofu served sweet...

But as for Zhongli, he is particular about everything.

He attends operas performed by only the most celebrated stars, takes only the most luxuriant thrushes out for walks, and he goes into the kitchen personally to instruct the cooks as to the ratio of shrimp and fish required to make the most authentic Fullmoon Egg.

Zhongli has expertise in all manner of things, from fashion to daily essentials, to fine wines and delicacies, to teas and spices, and to flora and fauna. He is also more than capable of participating in discussions on commerce, politics, and international relations.

But on a typical day, all you will glean from him is a few pieces of useless trivia, because he particularly enjoys sharing these fun tidbits with you.
Character Story 2
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 3
When making a purchase, look to haggle.

This is a common understanding among the people of Liyue. No matter what high heavens the store owner praises their product to, no matter its ancient history or classical value, prices are always flexible. Half the stated cost is a good place to start.

But when Zhongli pays up (or rather, calls for someone else to pay up on his behalf), he never looks at the price tag. As long as it catches his eye, Zhongli will pay as much as the owner asks. Indeed, he will even buy it at a premium sometimes.

But for some reason, Zhongli always forgets to bring money.

For small purchases, he has friends to help him out, and large bills he somehow finds ways to have written off.

To those merchants who secretly pride themselves on their powers of flattery, Zhongli is a man of strange proclivities: in truth, he knows a great deal about the value of money and finance, and he also understands the suffering of the people. However, he seems to not understand that poverty is part of the human condition.

Or perhaps it might be said that he cannot imagine himself being poor.

How has such a person not died of hunger yet?
Character Story 3
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
There is no way Zhongli can starve.

Such concerns as profit and loss are beneath his notice. The Seven Nations and the world itself are where his efforts are directed.

As for wealth... He is wealth itself.

He is Morax, the overlord Rex Lapis who rules Liyue, and the Geo Archon of the Seven Archons. The very money that circulates throughout Teyvat, Mora, is named after him.

When night falls and bustling Liyue begins to slumber, he will sometimes stand atop the towering mountains and gaze upon this city, which he made with his own hands.

To the people of Liyue, Rex Lapis has many divine titles.

When he laid down Liyue's laws by his divine might, he was the God of Contracts. When he minted the first Mora and made Liyue strong by dint of commerce, the merchants revered him as the God of Commerce.

He has lived through countless years and is the eldest of the Seven, and so historians call him the God of History.

Thousands of years ago, the forebears of the citizens of Liyue Harbor struck stones together to start fires and used piled stones to create stoves. These blessings derived from the Geo element led the Geo Archon to gain the title of God of the Stove.

People from other lands tend to call him Morax, though the people of Liyue prefer to use the term Rex Lapis.

But in the hearts of lovers of opera and children, Morax's on-stage aspect, the all-conquering defender of Liyue — the Warrior God — is the most fascinating.

The delicacies that Rex Lapis discovered while lost in the streets, the plaques inscribed with his handwriting, a famous opera that he once starred in, playing the part of a warrior... Many stories and tales of Liyue are, when studied closely, stories of people visited by their deity at some point — and the citizens of Liyue are most proud indeed of that history.
Character Story 4
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 5
As the founder of Liyue Harbor, "contracts" are the most important thing to Morax.

From simple monetary exchange and agreements between merchants to the ancient laws that Morax himself laid down, there is no part of city life untouched by "contracts."

To merchants, "contracts" are the most important standard to which they hold themselves: deadlines, invoices, shipping destinations... Only a refined and strict order can sustain vibrant commerce, which is itself the lifeblood of Liyue Harbor.

Thus the Qixing punish violators of such laws unceasingly, not only to uphold the divine rulings of Morax but also to allow Liyue to maintain its vitality.

Through the millennia, every generation of the Liyue Qixing commits to interpreting the law, including subtle amendments to plug loopholes found in the law. Any loopholes that remain undiscovered are seen by the merchants as "permissible if unaddressed," and they make killings off such holes until they are discovered and patched up by the Liyue Qixing.

Amid this game of cat-and-mouse, the book that collates such amendments has reached a whopping 279 pages thick.

The person currently responsible for maintaining this book, the Tianquan Ningguang, is secretly (and humorously) referred to as the "Tailor of Liyue," in honor of her speed in patching these laws up, and for her sharpness of eye.

But no matter how complicated or tangled mortal laws become, one of these stands above all others in the eyes of Rex Lapis.

"The one who reneges on their words shall suffer the Wrath of the Rock."
Character Story 5
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
Rex Lapis, most ancient of The Seven, has lived far too long.

Rex Lapis still remembers that moment when the final archon took their divine seat, thus ending the Archon War and the era of warring gods. The Seven were a diverse lot and dispersed far and wide, but they all shouldered the burden of guiding humanity.

As time passed, many of The Seven's titles changed hands, and only two remain of the first Seven: Rex Lapis and the Anemo Archon.

The carefree Barbatos, the Anemo Archon, is the second eldest of The Seven.

When Barbatos first came to Liyue, Rex Lapis believed his fellow archon to have encountered some terrible crisis in pursuit of their duties, thus requiring his aid.

So when Barbatos descended in a gust of wind, the Geo Archon had already prepared himself to receive this neighboring deity and lend what help he may.

But as he looked, the Anemo Archon tossed a wine bottle at him.

"Here's some wine from Mondstadt. Care for a taste?"

To forsake one's duty to deliver a single bottle of wine — what a preposterous notion!

Yet the Anemo Archon kept coming to visit, to explore Liyue Harbor, all sorts of strange questions on his lips. The Anemo Archon's questions knew as little limits as the wine in his hands.

From then on, the first Seven would often gather in Liyue.

Rex Lapis still remembers how those wines tasted.

The world has changed much since then, and all that was once familiar has faded into memory.

The seven seats changed and again were changed, till five of the seven at the table were all departed.

Nor would the duty of guiding humanity be honored by the new archons.

Even the hardest rocks may be worn down after three thousand years.

Nor would the wind ever return again.

One drizzly day, the ancient ruler was strolling about Liyue Harbor, and overheard a merchant telling one of his workers,

"You've finished your duties, go ahead and call it a day."

Long did he stand amidst the milling crowd.

"Have I... already finished my duties?"
That Which Rises From the Sea
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
During the Archon Wars, every corner of Teyvat was consumed in the fires of conflict. Not only did gods fight amongst themselves, but countless wicked things also sought to expand their domains.

One such type of creature caused no end of woe for the Geo Archon, long before he took that title along with his place among The Seven.

These foul creatures, straight from the murky depths of the ocean abyss, had a squishy exterior, and possessed agile tentacles that would live on even after being cut off, even secreting some thick and revolting fluid in the process.

This alone would have been enough to make them the most monstrous of all creatures, and still it was not the pinnacle of their monstrosity.

What made them so truly terrible was their small size, which gave them the ability to duck into unimaginably small nooks and crannies.

No space was too narrow for them, neither the wooden boards of tables and chairs, nor the seams of windows and doors and curtain folds, nor even books and brushes.

Many a poor soul had, on at least one occasion, unwittingly outstretched their hand, only to quickly retract it in horror with a blood-curdling scream at the sensation of something cold, clammy and damp, while one or more of these despicable creatures came crawling up their arm, leaving a shiny trail behind them...

At the behest of the people of Liyue, Morax agreed to wipe these creatures out. But these parasites upon civilization could not be destroyed like enemies on a battlefield, by simply summoning a storm of stone spears that would shatter the earth and churn the soil....

Still, he was the God of Contracts. His word had to be his bond.

So, he went through the town from house to house with prisons of stone, seizing these creatures one by one and locking them away for good...

This long campaign of pest extermination taught Morax the true meaning of "a burden lifted."

The grueling campaign itself, and the terrible smell of those ocean creatures' secretions, left a lasting impression on the deity.

Today, even when he goes out incognito as the mortal man, Zhongli, Morax gives those living, squirming seafood products a wide berth.

...Well, except for dishes where said seafood products have been sliced and diced into oblivion, such as seafood tofu. He'll quite happily eat those.
Vision
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
Once the Rite of Parting, of which Zhongli was both director and star, was over, the Fatui Harbinger named Signora appeared before him.

By prior contract, she was here to claim the Geo Archon Morax's Gnosis.

Before the Traveler and the two Fatui Harbingers, Zhongli related the truth that he had established a contract with the Cryo Archon.

In his own words, this was his final "Contract to End All Contracts."

Yet no matter how one looks at it, the loss of his divine ability to defend Liyue was too great a price to pay.

Even amongst mortals, the basis of a contract is "equivalent exchange."

And for the God of Contracts, who must have established countless such agreements in his long years of existence, such an important contract must have come with its benefits.

Now, the Geo Archon has given away his Gnosis as his part of the deal.

What, then, must the Cryo Archon have wagered to balance the scales?

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    • KiraQueen on 22 January 2022 at 6:21 am
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    Zhongli was the reason I started playing this game, since June 2021. When I first saw him I thought “So hot, where can I get him?” When I just started the game. And now here is his rerun. I have all his materials prepared, and a bunch of fates. I believe that I can overcome this 50/50 and hit that 0.6 chance.

    • Gacha trash on 22 January 2022 at 12:26 am
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    Pro tip for new players: do NOT pull for Zhongli if you want to do well in the abyss. You need damage and more damage to get stars, Zhongli contributes very little. You will get faster clears with any half-decent subdps instead. And if you really need a shield, Diona is enough and she fits in better teams than Zhongli – since most of the meta dps are cryo.

    New players need a great 5* dps to clear the abyss, pro players need more dps to get 36*, nobody ever needs Zhongli: SKIP.

    • Keisuke on 19 January 2022 at 8:09 pm
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    Most boring and overrated character ever. Wasting your precious primo for a dull shield bot. Itto the best dps ever should replace Zhongli as the numero uno Geo Archon

      • Keisuke on 20 January 2022 at 10:38 pm
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      Geo is a copium element.

    • zhong li simp on 18 January 2022 at 9:44 pm
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    • Just get both of them kekw on 17 January 2022 at 4:03 pm
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    All these f2p talking about “Kazuha vs zhongli”
    Me: *Laughs in Kazuha haver and Zhongli haver*

    • DarkDoge on 17 January 2022 at 2:56 am
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    Why are ya guy saying zhongli bad? Each people have different view and love different character
    Imagine telling kid to stop eating candy because it is not good. Some love zhongli and some don’t even care meta, so let them be whatever they want, let them experience every team combo then they will know if zhongli is suitable for them or not.
    So pls, stop talking about kazuha. And wish zhongli simps get what you want, his banner is coming home

      • agreed on 20 January 2022 at 9:54 am
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      Thank you!

    • whatever on 16 January 2022 at 3:10 pm
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    Zhongli bashers: Zhongli is bad! Zhongli is outdated! Zhongli is for bad players only! Zhongli is out in the meta! Zhongli is worse than Itto! Zhongli is getting irrelevant! Now I’m going to spam “Kazuha is better than Zhongli” and “I’m skipping him for Kazuha”, “Zhongli is just a random shieldbot that doesn’t provide any value for your account” comments when LITERALLY NO ONE ASKED!
    Also Zhongli bashers when they look at spiral abyss usage rate and see that Zhongli is still sitting at a whopping 92.11% usage rate: *surprised pikachu face

    • CEO of GEO on 15 January 2022 at 7:54 pm
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    Daddy

    • Non reactionary teams exists, so stfu on 12 January 2022 at 5:41 am
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    Why is there a spam of kazuha on zl comments. It’s so cringe. “ONG KAZUHA>ZL, KZUHA BEST SUPORT. I have the biggest brain cz I Stan kazuha the best support in genshin. Can’t let anyone enjoy other supprt characters cz of KAZUHAA BEST SUPPORT.” Stfu. No one fucking asked or cares. And yes kazuha is S+ unit, I do have kazuha 900+em and c1, will get his c2 on rerun but why u guys on zl comment section screeching about kazuha. There are teams that do not use elemental reaction and so kazuha would not be good support, for example xiao team. Also, zl provides interruption resistance=more dps. Zl burst petrifies enemies which is especially valuable with moving/flying enemies. I don’t have zl but my brother does and when I played with zl on his account, i found a drastic change in the quality of the abyss gameplay. That’s when I knew zl brought a lot of value not only in shielding but cc, low burst cost, interruption res. etc. I’m xiao main and so it’s so weird to see kazuha comments like as if non reactionary teams doesn’t exist in the game.

      • Best support in the game on 13 January 2022 at 12:44 pm
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      Kazuha is, as a matter of fact, the best support. This, unlike yours, is not a rant.

        • reality check on 15 January 2022 at 1:46 am
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        nah he pretty much mediocre unit overall. he swirls and buffs dmg. sucrose does the same shit with better buffs .

          • Best unit in the game on 16 January 2022 at 11:53 am
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          Up to 40% elemental dmg boost, 40% shred, double swirls, suction
          Sure your Sucrose is better, I won’t stop you from playing doll with her lmao
          Oh, and he is also more fun, so that is a W for non-meta players.

          • shut up, you actually dont know the meta.. on 18 January 2022 at 3:37 am
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          kazuha can’t buff melt/vaporize damage well like sucrose (ex. sucrose can highly buff hutao melt/vaporize, but kazuha does less)
          sucrose can’t buff mono-cryo/pyro/electro/hydro damage well like kazuha (ex. kazuha can highly buff ayaka raw cryo dmg in morgana, but sucrose does less)
          kazuha: 4p vv + elemental dmg bonus = better raw damage
          sucrose: 4p vv + elemental mastery bonus = better reaction damage
          point is: kazuha =/= sucrose
          they’re both damage buffers, but for different situations.

        • Gacha trash on 22 January 2022 at 12:49 am
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        Kazuha is great IF you don’t have Venti or Sucrose C6. If you do, SKIP Kazuha and pull for a meta dps instead.

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