Zhongli (Chinese: 钟离 Zhōnglí) is a consultant for the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor who first appears in Chapter 1, Act II: Farewell, the Archaic Lord. He was released as a playable character on December 1, 2020, in the Event Wish Gentry of Hermitage.

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Introduction

Wangsheng Funeral Parlor's mysterious consultant. Handsome, elegant, and surpassingly learned.
Though no one knows where Zhongli is from, he is a master of courtesy and rules. From his seat at Wangsheng Funeral Parlor, he performs all manner of rituals.

Description on the official website[3]

Personality

A mysterious guest invited by the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. Extremely knowledgeable in all things.

In-game character attributes text

Zhongli is a calm, reserved, and polite man who knows much about Liyue's history and culture in part due to his time as the Geo Archon. He holds very philosophical ideas towards money and has great respect for Liyue's traditions, including those that have been forgotten or warped during the passage of time. Despite his wealth of information, Zhongli tends to be humble and even seems somewhat insecure about being a, as he puts it, "bourgeois parasite."

One of Zhongli's most defining characteristics is his tendency to forget about Mora in transactions, agreeing to spend large sums of it without having any Mora on hand and even taking "discounts" as granted despite being an obvious scam.[4] He often ends up relying on others or the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor as financial support.

It is later revealed that Zhongli's carelessness stems from the fact as he was the sole creator of Mora as the Geo Archon by using his Gnosis, so he never had to worry about running low on his personal finances as a god. Unfortunately, when he chose to live among mortals, he lacked the foresight to find an alternative for mortals to continue minting Mora in his absence, along with creating a retirement fund for himself.

Zhongli, like Venti, seems to see his human form as somewhat separate from his godly form. The Archaic Petra set states that Rex Lapis was once an emotionless, merciless god who slaughtered countless innocents. As the God of Contracts, Zhongli takes contracts very seriously and proclaims that all who break contracts will suffer the Wrath of the Rock. True to this, his Elemental Burst involves sending a meteor flying into his enemies.

Despite caring deeply for Liyue, Zhongli doesn’t hesitate to place the country in mortal peril by faking his death, making it a test the Qixing and the adepti to find out whether Liyue will be able to survive outside his supervision. He agrees with Keqing's controversial opinion that Liyue is over reliant on their god[5], and takes an interest in her for that reason. Highly intelligent and calculating, Zhongli accurately predicts Childe’s plans and he builds his test for Liyue entirely around the Harbinger.

Appearance

Zhongli is a tall, pale-skinned man. His eyes are amber with yellow pupils. His dark ash brown hair fades to amber brown at the tips and is pulled back in a long ponytail reaching his waist. When he is using his Geo abilities, the amber tip of his ponytail glows.

He typically wears a long dark brown coat with silver shoulder pads, tassels, and Rex Lapis' diamond symbol on the back. He also wears gloves with a silver ring on his right thumb, a formal dark gray shirt, black pants and black leather shoes. Zhongli's clothes are decorated with diamond symbols that can be found on the cuff of his jacket, belt, pants, and the buttons on his waistcoat and outer coat. He wears his Geo Vision on a chain at the back of his coat, and a tassel earring on his left ear.

Combat Info

Talents

Icon Name Type
Talent Rain of Stone.png Rain of Stone Normal/Charged Attack
Normal Attack: Performs up to 6 rapid 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 gronud below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Talent Dominus Lapidis.png Dominus Lapidis Elemental Skill
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.

Press: Commands the omnipresent power of the earth to solidify into a Stone Stele, standing 30 seconds, dealing AoE Geo DMG at the creation.
Once per 2 seconds, the Stone Stele will resonate with the nearby Geo Constructs, dealing Geo DMG to surrounding opponents.
The Stone Stele is considered a Geo Construct, and can both be climbed and used to block attacks. Only one Stele 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 targets. This effect does not cause DMG.

When hit at least one opponent, the Stone Stele creation and the Resonance generate 0.5 elemental particles.

Talent Normal Sprint.png None Alternate Sprint
Talent Planet Befall.png Planet Befall Elemental Burst
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.

Talent Resonant Waves.png Resonant Waves Passive Talent 1
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.
Talent Dominance of Earth.png Dominance of Earth Passive Talent 2
Planet Befall deals additional DMG equal to 33% of Zhongli's Max HP.
Talent Arcanum of Crystal.png Arcanum of Crystal Passive Talent 3
Refunds 15% of the ores used when crafting Polearm-type weapons.
Talent Leveling Materials
Talent
Level-Up
Material
Teachings of Gold
Teachings of Gold
Guide to Gold
Guide to Gold
Philosophies of Gold
Philosophies of Gold
Common
Ascension
Material
Slime Condensate
Slime Condensate
Slime Secretions
Slime Secretions
Slime Concentrate
Slime Concentrate
Weekly
Boss
Material
Tusk of Monoceros Caeli
Tusk of Monoceros Caeli

Constellation

Level Icon Name Effect
1 Rock, the Backbone of Earth Rock, the Backbone of Earth Increases the maximum number of Stone Steles created by Dominus Lapidis that may exist simultaneously to 2.
2 Stone, the Cradle of Jade Stone, the Cradle of Jade Planet Befall grants nearby characters on the field a Jade Shield when it descends.
3 Jade, Shimmering through Darkness Jade, Shimmering through Darkness Increases the Level of Dominus Lapidis by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Topaz, Unbreakable and Fearless Topaz, Unbreakable and Fearless Increases Planet Befall's AoE by 20% and increases the duration of Planet Befall's Petrification effect by 2s.
5 Lazuli, Herald of the Order Lazuli, Herald of the Order Increases the Level of Planet Befall by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Chrysos, Bounty of Dominator 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.

Each Constellation activation requires a Stella Fortuna.

Ascensions

Ascension
Phase
Req.
Level
Mora Elemental
Material 1
Elemental
Material 2
Local
Specialty
Common
Material
1 20 20,000 Prithiva Topaz Sliver
Prithiva Topaz Sliver ×1
None Cor Lapis
Cor Lapis ×3
Slime Condensate
Slime Condensate ×3
2 40 40,000 Prithiva Topaz Fragment
Prithiva Topaz Fragment ×3
Basalt Pillar
Basalt Pillar ×2
Cor Lapis
Cor Lapis ×10
Slime Condensate
Slime Condensate ×15
3 50 60,000 Prithiva Topaz Fragment
Prithiva Topaz Fragment ×6
Basalt Pillar
Basalt Pillar ×4
Cor Lapis
Cor Lapis ×20
Slime Secretions
Slime Secretions ×12
4 60 80,000 Prithiva Topaz Chunk
Prithiva Topaz Chunk ×3
Basalt Pillar
Basalt Pillar ×8
Cor Lapis
Cor Lapis ×30
Slime Secretions
Slime Secretions ×18
5 70 100,000 Prithiva Topaz Chunk
Prithiva Topaz Chunk ×6
Basalt Pillar
Basalt Pillar ×12
Cor Lapis
Cor Lapis ×45
Slime Concentrate
Slime Concentrate ×12
6 80 120,000 Prithiva Topaz Gemstone
Prithiva Topaz Gemstone ×6
Basalt Pillar
Basalt Pillar ×20
Cor Lapis
Cor Lapis ×60
Slime Concentrate
Slime Concentrate ×24
MAXED 90 MAXED

Base Stats[6]

The character's base stats before and after each Ascension:

Ascension Level HP ATK 1 DEF Geo DMG Bonus 2
0 1 1,144 20 57 -
20 2,967 51 149 -
1 20 3,948 67 198 -
40 5,908 101 297 -
2 40 6,605 113 332 7.2%
50 7,599 130 382 7.2%
3 50 8,528 146 428 14.4%
60 9,533 163 479 14.4%
4 60 10,230 175 514 14.4%
70 11,243 192 564 14.4%
5 70 11,940 204 599 21.6%
80 12,965 222 651 21.6%
6/MAX 80 13,662 233 686 28.8%
90/MAX 14,695 251 738 28.8%

1 Does not include weapon ATK value.
2 Characters get specialized stats starting at Ascension 2.

Change History

Released in Version 1.1
Version 1.2
  • Zhongli was added to the Character Archive alongside Xinyan.

Version 1.1

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