After Venti and Childe’s banner rerun, fans are now preparing for Zhongli’s banner rerun in Genshin Impact. The 5-star Geo user is arguably one of the best characters in the game, and players who are still missing the character should definitely pull for him in the upcoming banner. This being said, plenty of new weapons and artifacts have been introduced since Zhongli’s release, and he also received significant buffs in patch 1.3. As a result, new builds have emerged, and his optimal build has also changed. Keeping that in mind, here is a guide explaining the most optimal weapon and artifacts for Zhongli in the current state of the game.
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Best Weapons For Zhongli
Zhongli can be played both as the primary DPS and a support DPS character. However, it’s generally recommended to play Zhongli as a support DPS because many characters can out DPS him. This being said, players that are looking to build him as a primary physical DPS character should go for Crescent Pike, and for elemental-centric DPS build, go for Staff of Homa.
Interestingly, the Staff of Homa is also the best weapon for Zhongli when building him as a support DPS character. At full refinement, the weapon increases the HP by 40% and provides an ATK bonus based on 1.68% of max HP. If the user is under 50% health, the bonus increases to 1.8% of max HP. This gives Zhongli a mixture of both damage and bulkiness, which makes the overall team more stable.
Best Artifacts For Zhongli
Apart from reintroducing Zhongli’s banner, patch 1.5 will also bring new artifacts to the game. The new Pale Flame 4-piece set, when added, will be the best option for a physical DPS Zhongli build. The set will increase the overall physical damage by 50%.
For a support DPS-oriented build, the new Tenacity of the Millelith 4-piece set will also make its debut in patch 1.5. It is going to be the most optimal option. The artifact set increases the ATK of all party members by 20% whenever the wielder hits an enemy with an elemental skill. This makes the set perfect for Zhongli as he can put his pillars(elemental skill) and then can be switched for some other character in the party. If the elemental skill of Zhongli is executed properly, there is a potential of having a permanent 20% buff with zero uptime. Finally, the set also increases the shield strength by 30% for 3s.
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