Zhongli

Zhongli
ZhongliNameZhongli
TitleVago Mundo
OccupationLiyue Harbor
AssociationLIYUE
Rarity
Weapon Polearm
Element Geo
Day of Birth31
Month of Birth12
Vision (Introduced)Geo
Constellation (Introduced)???
Chinese Seuyu彭博
Japanese Seuyu前野智昭
English SeuyuKeith Silverstein
Korean SeuyuPyo Young-jae
Vision (Discovered)Geo
Constellation (Discovered)Lapis Dei
DescriptionA mysterious expert contracted by the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. Extremely knowledgeable in all things.
Character Ascension Materials
Prithiva Topaz Sliver
Prithiva Topaz Fragment
Prithiva Topaz Chunk
Prithiva Topaz Gemstone
Basalt Pillar
Cor Lapis
Slime Condensate
Slime Secretions
Slime Concentrate
Skill Ascension Materials
Teachings of Gold
Guide to Gold
Philosophies of Gold
Tusk of Monoceros Caeli
Crown of Insight

Table of Content
Stats
Skills
Skill Ascension
Related Items
Gallery
Sounds
Quotes
Stories
Stories (Alt)

Stats

LvHPAtkDefCritRate%CritDMG%Bonus Geo%MaterialsTotal Materials
1114419.5557.445.0%50.0%0%
20296750.72148.995.0%50.0%0%
Prithiva Topaz Sliver1
Cor Lapis3
Slime Condensate3
Mora20000
Prithiva Topaz Sliver1
Cor Lapis3
Slime Condensate3
Mora20000
20+394867.48198.245.0%50.0%0%
405908100.97296.635.0%50.0%0%
Prithiva Topaz Fragment3
Basalt Pillar2
Cor Lapis10
Slime Condensate15
Mora40000
Prithiva Topaz Sliver1
Cor Lapis13
Slime Condensate18
Mora60000
Prithiva Topaz Fragment3
Basalt Pillar2
40+6605112.88331.625.0%50.0%7.2%
507599129.87381.535.0%50.0%7.2%
Prithiva Topaz Fragment6
Basalt Pillar4
Cor Lapis20
Slime Secretions12
Mora60000
Prithiva Topaz Sliver1
Cor Lapis33
Slime Condensate18
Mora120K
Prithiva Topaz Fragment9
Basalt Pillar6
Slime Secretions12
50+8528145.75428.195.0%50.0%14.4%
609533162.91478.625.0%50.0%14.4%
Prithiva Topaz Chunk3
Basalt Pillar8
Cor Lapis30
Slime Secretions18
Mora80000
Prithiva Topaz Sliver1
Cor Lapis63
Slime Condensate18
Mora200K
Prithiva Topaz Fragment9
Basalt Pillar14
Slime Secretions30
Prithiva Topaz Chunk3
60+10230174.82513.615.0%50.0%14.4%
7011243192.15564.55.0%50.0%14.4%
Prithiva Topaz Chunk6
Basalt Pillar12
Cor Lapis45
Slime Concentrate12
Mora100K
Prithiva Topaz Sliver1
Cor Lapis108
Slime Condensate18
Mora300K
Prithiva Topaz Fragment9
Basalt Pillar26
Slime Secretions30
Prithiva Topaz Chunk9
Slime Concentrate12
70+11940204.06599.495.0%50.0%21.6%
8012965221.57650.955.0%50.0%21.6%
Prithiva Topaz Gemstone6
Basalt Pillar20
Cor Lapis60
Slime Concentrate24
Mora120K
Prithiva Topaz Sliver1
Cor Lapis168
Slime Condensate18
Mora420K
Prithiva Topaz Fragment9
Basalt Pillar46
Slime Secretions30
Prithiva Topaz Chunk9
Slime Concentrate36
Prithiva Topaz Gemstone6
80+13662233.48685.955.0%50.0%28.8%
9014695251.14737.815.0%50.0%28.8%

Skills

Active Skils

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.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
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%×414.62%×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%161.37%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% / 159.68%138.24% / 172.67%148.65% / 185.67%163.51% / 204.24%173.92% / 217.23%185.81% / 232.09%202.16% / 252.51%218.51% / 272.93%234.86% / 293.36%252.7% / 315.64%270.54% / 337.92%288.38% / 360.2%306.22% / 382.48%324.05% / 404.76%341.89% / 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.

{LAYOUT_MOBILE#Tap}{LAYOUT_PC#Press}{LAYOUT_PS#Press}
Commands the power of earth to create a Stone Stele.

Hold
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.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
Stone Stele/Resonance DMG16% / 32%17.2% / 34.4%18.4% / 36.8%20% / 40%21.2% / 42.4%22.4% / 44.8%24% / 48%25.6% / 51.2%27.2% / 54.4%28.8% / 57.6%30.4% / 60.8%32% / 64%34% / 68%36% / 72%38% / 76%
#{LAYOUT_MOBILE#Tapping}{LAYOUT_PC#Press}{LAYOUT_PS#Press} CD4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s4s
Hold DMG80%86%92%100%106%112%120%128%136%144%152%160%170%180%190%
Shield Base Absorption1232.411355.671489.216331787.071951.422126.032310.922506.082711.512927.213153.183389.433635.953892.73
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

Passive Skills

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.

Skill Ascension

Sounds

TitleENCNJPKR
Party Switch
Party Switch when teammate is under 30% HP
Party Switch under 30% HP
Opening Chest
Normal Attack
Medium Attack
Heavy Attack
Taking Damage (Low)
Taking Damage (High)
Battle Skill #1
Battle Skill #3
Sprinting Starts
Jumping
Climbing
Open World Gliding (Start)
Open World Idle
Fainting
Idle Performance

Quotes

Audio Language:
TitleVoiceOver
Hello
Chat: Journeys
Chat: Tours
Chat: Liyue
Chat: Reminiscing
After the Rain
When It Snows
When the Wind Is Blowing
Good Morning
Good Afternoon
Good Evening
Good Night
About Zhongli
Complete “A New Star Approaches”
About Us: Gold
About Us: Contracts
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
About Us: Fairness
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
About Us: Confusion
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
About the Vision
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
Something to Share
Interesting Things
About Xiao
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Venti
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Ningguang
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Hu Tao
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Tartaglia: Composed
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Tartaglia: Drinks
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Ganyu
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Keqing
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Yanfei
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Baal
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Buer
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
More About Zhongli: I
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 3
More About Zhongli: II
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 3
More About Zhongli: III
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
More About Zhongli: IV
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 5
More About Zhongli: V
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
Zhongli’s Hobbies
Complete “A New Star Approaches”
Zhongli’s Troubles
Complete “A New Star Approaches”
Favorite Food
Least Favorite Food
Receiving a Gift: I
Receiving a Gift: II
Receiving a Gift: III
Birthday
Unlocks at ascension phase 1
Feelings About Ascension: Intro
Unlocks at ascension phase 1
Feelings About Ascension: Building Up
Unlocks at ascension phase 2
Feelings About Ascension: Climax
Unlocks at ascension phase 4
Feelings About Ascension: Conclusion
Unlocks at ascension phase 6
Elemental Skill: I
Elemental Skill: II
Elemental Skill: III
Elemental Skill: IV
Elemental Skill: V
Elemental Skill: VI
Elemental Burst: I
Elemental Burst: II
Elemental Burst: III
Opening Treasure Chest: I
Opening Treasure Chest: II
Opening Treasure Chest: III
Low HP: I
Low HP: II
Low HP: III
Ally at Low HP: I
Ally at Low HP: II
Fallen: I
Fallen: II
Fallen: III
Heavy Hit Taken: I
Heavy Hit Taken: II
Joining Party: I
Joining Party: II
Joining Party: III

Stories

TitleText
Character DetailsIn 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 1In 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.
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 2
Character Story 2When 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?
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 3
Character Story 3There 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.
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
Character Story 4As 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.”
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 5
Character Story 5Rex 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?”
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
That Which Rises From the SeaDuring 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.
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
VisionOnce 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?
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6

Stories (Alt)

TitleText
Character Story 5Rex 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 of the first Seven remain in positions of rulership: 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?”
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
GnosisOnce 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 their 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?
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6

10 responses to “Zhongli”

    • It depends. If you’re satisfied with his current performance, or if you’re only planning on using him as a shield support, I’d say to keep him at C1 and save your primogems for other characters you want. However, if you really want to maximize his potential both as a shielder and as a burst damage support, I’d say go for his C2, it’s worth it in that case.

      Personally, I’d go for his C2 if it was feasible for me, but I’m a F2P and saving for the Dendro Archon will be my priority for the time being. And even if I get enough primogems, I would prefer try my luck pulling for Ganyu. She would make a bigger difference in my account, and I also happen to have her weapon, so…

    • Getting albedo will provide you with more team comp options, like bringing zhongli as a shielder, albedo as your off field damage dealer, then getting geo resonance from that. it’s specifically good in teams like hu tao and xiao carry where they require a lot of field time.

      On the contrary, zhongli has VERY LONG animations for both his hold skill and his burst cast. when you get c2, you can reliably cast his burst while keeping his shield uptime 100% and losing very little time in rotations. you can run him as a hybrid shield support or completely build him as a burst damage dealer at that point, both options will provide virtually unbreakable shields with the games content, with the consistent damage of his planet befall.

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