Zhongli Best Build Artifacts, Weapon, Team Level-up, Talent Materials

Zhongli Best Build Artifacts, Weapon, Team Level-up, Talent Materials - Genshin Impact

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Zhongli Best Build 2023

Zhongli, the Geo Archon, is one of the most popular in Genshin Impact. His unique shield and powerful skill gain lots of travelers' attention. How to build Zhongli as the main DPS or the best Support? Here I list all possible situations to build Zhongli. Especially for the F2P, this article could be helpful. 

Best Weapons

His shield strength is based on his HP.

For choosing his weapon, we should focus on HP%.

Weapon Details
Black Tassel

The best 3 stars weapon. Although it gives the HP for the weapon holder, it is still a 3 stars weapon. Zhongli couldn't deal big DMG when he uses this weapon.

Obtain: Wish

Favonius Lance

If you build Zhongli as a Support, this one is helpful. It gives high Energy Recharge. For matching this weapon, please use all artifacts that with HP as the main stats.

Obtain: Wish

Prototype Starglitter

The best free four stars weapon for building Zhongli as a sub DPS. If you are going to use this one, I suggest ascending it to Rank 5. F2P best choice.

Obtain: Craft

Kitain Cross Spear

The elemental mastery stat doesn't work on Zhongli. This one is good on Yunjin or Thoma, but not a good choice on Zhongli.

Obtain: Craft


The best four stars weapon. But you need to pay for it. If you want to build Zhongli as the main DPS, and not going to pull the five stars weapons, this one is perfect. 

Obtain: Battle Pass

Staff of Homa

If you are building Zhongli as a support, and not going to pull other five stars weapons, this one is good on Zhongli. The sub status can increase the HP. But this weapon only appears when Hutao is released. If it comes again in the future, travelers can try to get one. It could be also good for Thoma, Raiden, Rosaria, Xiangling, Xiao, and Hutao. C0 is enough for F2P.

Obtain: Wish

Primordial Jade Winged-Spear

Good on Zhongli, if you don't have another five stars weapon. It needs Zhongli's artifacts with high "HP", otherwise, this one is only perfect for Xiao. 

Obtain: Wish

Vortex Vanquisher

The best five stars weapon on Zhongli. It increases 20% shield strength and ATK damage. C0 is enough for the F2P.

Obtain: Wish

Best Artifacts' Selection

According to lots of banners' tests and the data from the servers, no matter whether we build Zhongli as a DPS or a Support, we should focus on:

  1. HP%
  2. HP
  3. Crit Rate
  4. Crit DMG

So I suggest using:

Basic (Obtaining difficulty is low, only for transition):

  2 Gambler + 2 Instructor Set+ 1 Free (Better with HP)

  • The Gambler Set
  • Instructor Set


2 + 2  + 1 HP

  • Noblesse Oblige
  • Echoes of an offering
  • Emblem of Severed Fate


  • Building Zhongli as a Sub DPS: 4 Tenacity (5 stars) + 1 HP
  • Building Zhongli as a Support: 4 Nobless Oblige + 1 HP
  • Building Zhongli as a Support: 4 Emblem of Severed Fate +1 HP

*Upon a time, Nobless 4 sets were good on Zhongli. Till now, the Emblem of Served Fate is better in 2022 and 2023. But if you have the Nobless already, just use it on Zhongli, because the differences are not so strong.





2-Piece: HP +20%

4-Piece Set: Zhongli's "E" skill hits the opponent, the ATK of all nearby party members is increased by 20% and their Shield Strength is increased by 30% for 3s. It also works, when the character is not on the field.

Farm LocationDomain: Ridge Watch, between Liyue, Dragonspine, and Mondstadt.

Noblesse Oblige

2-Piece: Elemental Burst DMG +20%.

4-Piece: After using an Elemental Burst, all teammates get +20% ATK. It Lasts 12s, does not stack.

Farm LocationClear Pool & Mountain Cavern, Liyue.

Emblem of Severed Fate

2-Piece:   Energy Recharge +20%.

4-Piece: Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge, with a maximum of 75% bonus DMG.

Farm LocationMomiji-Dyed Court, Inazuma.

Gambler (Max 4 Stars)

2-Piece: Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 20%

4-Piece: Defeating an enemy has a 100% chance to remove Elemental Skill CD. Can only occur once every 15s.

Farm LocationClear Pool and Mountain Cavern, Northweast Liyue.

The Exile (Max 4 Stars)

2-Piece: Energy Recharge +20%.

Farm LocationAll bosses. Such as Fatui, Mages, Ruin Hunters, and Mitachurls.

Best Team Build

National Team in Spiral Abyss

Zhongli + Xingqiu + Hutao + One Free

Zhongli + Xiangling + Xingqiu + One Free

Zhongli +Raiden Shogun + Xiangling + One Free

Talent and Level-Up Materials

In conclusion, different players have different build ways. Since Genshin Impact is a free style game, I only give the suggestions here. If you have other ideas for building Zhongli, welcome to leave the comments.


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