Genshin Impact: Skills, Talents, and Zhongli Ascension

The first batch of characters has been released in Genshin Impact Version 1.1, but players are eagerly waiting for the second batch which is coming very soon. Here is a guide giving more information on what Zhongli, one of the two upcoming characters can do!

Genshin Impact Zhongli Skills, Talents, and Ascension

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

Attacking talent

stone rain

  • normal attack
    • Performs up to 6 consecutive spear thrusts.
  • Charged Attack
    • Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to leap forward, dropping stone spears along its path.
  • Diving attack
    • Dive from the air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the way and inflicting AoE DMG on impact.

Elemental skill

Lord Papidus

  • press
    • Command the all-pervading power of the earth to solidify into a stone stele dealing AoE Geo DMG
    • Additionally, the stone stele will resonate with other Geo Constructs in the surrounding area, inflicting Geo DMG on surrounding enemies.
    • The Stone Stele is considered a Geo Constrict and can both be climbed and used to block attacks. However, only one can exist at a time.
  • hold
    • Detonates nearby Geo energy, causing the following effects
      • Create a jade shield. Shield DMG absorption is based on Zhongli's max HP and absorbs Geo DMG 250% more effectively.
      • Causes that matter to AoE Geo DMG.
      • If there are nearby targets with Geo element, it will drain a large amount of Geo element of maximum 2 such as targets. This effect does not cause DMG.

Elemental Blast

Planet Befall

Summons a meteor that falls to earth, dealing massive AoE Geo damage to all enemies within range and applying petrification. Petrified enemies cannot move and take 20% increased damage from physical and geographic attacks.

Ascension and talents

For the Zhongi materials needed for Ascension and leveling up talents, head over to our Farming for Zhongli Guide where we have a detailed guide on where to find the materials!

Passive Skills

  • Crystal arcane
    • 15% refund for ores used when crafting Polearm-type weapons.
  • resonant waves
    • When Jade Shield takes DMG, it fortifies:
      • Fortified characters have 5% increased Shield Strength.
    • Can bet up to 5 times and lasts until the jade shield disappears.
  • Earth Dominance
    • Planet Befall inflicts additional DMG equal to 33% of Zhongli's Max HP.


  • Rock, the backbone of the Earth – Constellation Level 1
    • Increases the maximum number of Stone Steles created by Dominus Lapidis that can exist simultaneously to 2
  • Stone, the jade cradle – Constellation level 2
    • Planet Befall grants nearby characters on the ground a jade shield when descending.
  • Jade, Glistening in the Darkness – Constellation Level 3
    • Increases the level of Dominus Lapidis by 3.
    • The maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Topaz, Unbreakable and Fearless – Constellation Level 4
    • Increases radiation area of ​​Planet Befall by 20% and increases petrification status duration by 2 seconds.
  • Lazuli, Herald of Order – Level 5 Constellation
    • Increases level of Planet Befall by 3
    • The maximum upgrade is 15.
  • Chrysos, Dominator's Bounty - Level 6 Constellation
    • 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 are looking for Genshin Impact 1.2 update information, check out this article! Stay up to date with upcoming banners and keep an eye out for our Genshin Impact codes to get free goodies!

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