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.
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
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. 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, 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.
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.
|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.
|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.
When hit at least one opponent, the Stone Stele creation and the Resonance generate 0.5 elemental particles.
|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.
|Resonant Waves||Passive Talent 1|
|When the Jade Shield takes DMG, it will Fortify:
|Dominance of Earth||Passive Talent 2|
|Planet Befall deals additional DMG equal to 33% of Zhongli's Max HP.|
|Arcanum of Crystal||Passive Talent 3|
|Refunds 15% of the ores used when crafting Polearm-type weapons.|
|Talent Leveling Materials|
Teachings of Gold
Guide to Gold
Philosophies of Gold
Tusk of Monoceros Caeli
|1||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||Planet Befall grants nearby characters on the field a Jade Shield when it descends.|
|3||Jade, Shimmering through Darkness||Increases the Level of Dominus Lapidis by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.|
|4||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||Increases the Level of Planet Befall by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.|
|6||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.
Prithiva Topaz Sliver ×1
Cor Lapis ×3
Slime Condensate ×3
Prithiva Topaz Fragment ×3
Basalt Pillar ×2
Cor Lapis ×10
Slime Condensate ×15
Prithiva Topaz Fragment ×6
Basalt Pillar ×4
Cor Lapis ×20
Slime Secretions ×12
Prithiva Topaz Chunk ×3
Basalt Pillar ×8
Cor Lapis ×30
Slime Secretions ×18
Prithiva Topaz Chunk ×6
Basalt Pillar ×12
Cor Lapis ×45
Slime Concentrate ×12
Prithiva Topaz Gemstone ×6
Basalt Pillar ×20
Cor Lapis ×60
Slime Concentrate ×24
The character's base stats before and after each Ascension:
|Ascension||Level||HP||ATK 1||DEF||Geo DMG Bonus 2|
1 Does not include weapon ATK value.
2 Characters get specialized stats starting at Ascension 2.