Genshin Impact: Zhongli Skills, Talents, and Ascension

Is everybody wanting Zhongli?

The first batch of characters has been released in Genshin Impact Version 1.1, but gamers are eagerly awaiting the second batch which is coming very shortly. Here's a guide giving more information on what Zhongli, one of the two characters coming can do!

Genshin Impact Zhongli Skills, Talents, and Ascension

First off is Zhongli, a 5 Star Geo element user, who uses a polearm as a weapon. He is coming to Genshin Impact on December 1, in a banner with Xinyan, one of the other characters that were planned for Version 1.1. If you've been following the main story quests and have gotten to Adventure Rank 29, then you might recognize him as he is in the game!

Attack Talents

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 enemies along the path dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Elemental Skill

Dominus Lapidus

  • Press
    • Commands the omnipresent power of earth to solidify into a Stone Stele dealing AoE Geo DMG
    • Additionally, the Stone Stele will resonate with other Geo Constructs in the vicinity, dealing Geo DMG to surrounding enemies.
    • The Stone Stele is considered a Geo Constrict, and can both be climbed and used to block attacks. However, only one may exist at any one time.
  • Hold
    • Causes nearby Geo energy to explode, causing the following effects
      • Creates a shield of jade. The shield's DMG Absorption scales based on Zhongli's Max HP and absorbs Geo DMG 250% more effectively.
      • Causes 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 as targets. This effect does not cause DMG.

Elemental Burst

Planet Befall

Summons a falling meteor to fall to earth, dealing massive AoE Geo damage to all enemies in range and applying petrify. Petrified enemies can't move and take 20% more damage from physical and Geo attacks.

Ascension and Talents

For Zhongi's materials needed for Ascension and leveling up Talents, head to our Farming for Zhongli Guide where we have a detailed guide on where to get the materials!

Passives Talents

  • Arcanum of Crystal
    • Refunds 15% of ores 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 stake up to 5 times, and lasts until the Jade Shield disappears.
  • Dominance of Earth
    • Planet Befall deals additional DMG equal to 33% of Zhongli's Max HP.


  • Rock, the Backbone of Earth - Constellation Level 1
    • Increases the maximum number of Stone Steles created by Dominus Lapidis that may exist simultaneously to 2
  • Stone, the Cradle of Jade - Constellation Level 2
    • Planet Befall grants nearby characters on the field a Jade Shield when it descends.
  • Jade, Shimmering through Darkness - Constellation Level 3
    • Increases the Level of Dominus Lapidis by 3.
    • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Topaz, Unbreakable and Fearless - Constellation Level 4
    • Increases Planet Befall's AoE by 20% and increases the duration of the Petrification status by 2 seconds.
  • Lazuli, Herald of the Order - Constellation Level 5
    • Increases the Level of Planet Befall by 3
    • Maximum upgrade is 15.
  • Chrysos, Bounty of Dominator - Constellation Level 6
    • When the Jade Shield takes DMG 40% of incoming DMG is converted to HP for the current character.
    • A single instance of regeneration cannot exceed 8% of that character's Max HP.

If you're looking for information on the Genshin Impact 1.2 update, check out this post! Stay up to date with the upcoming banners, and keep an eye on our Genshin Impact codes to get some free goodies!

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