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Genshin Impact Zhongli Changes Will Buff His DMG and Shields

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Zhongli changes are on the way. When the latest Genshin Impact five-star was introduced, people realized that he wasn’t exactly the sort of character they thought he’d be. Players voiced concerns about the five-star Geo user, which prompted miHoYo to look at feedback, discuss concerns that Zhongli is bad, and consider his build. Now, the company announced that a Zhongli buff will come in the 1.3 beta test version and eventually add alterations to the character.

In general, it seems like the goal will be to increase Zhongli’s DMG, so he’ll be stronger against enemies, make his shields more useful so they provide both better protection and DMG buffs, and improve Geo as an element in general. As a result, his general damage when using any sort of attack will be increased, a held Dominus Lapidus Elemental Skill will both generate a jade shield for Zhongli and create a Stone Stele if none is around, and both Zhongli and Noelle’s Geo Shields will be better.

Here’s the full rundown of the potential Zhongli changes from miHoYo’s announcement.

● Regarding Zhongli as a Character

1. Adjustments to Passive Talent "Dominance of Earth"

Original Effect:

Increases Planet Befall’s DMG by an amount equal to 33% of Zhongli’s Max HP.

Post-Adjustment Effect:

The DMG dealt by the following of Zhongli’s attacks will be increased based on his Max HP:

• Normal, Charged and Plunging Attack DMG will be increased by 1.39% of Max HP.

• The Stone Stele, Resonance and Holding Mode DMG of Dominus Lapidis will be increased by 1.9% of Max HP.

• Planet Befall’s DMG will be increased by 33% of Zhongli’s Max HP.

2. Adjustment to Dominus Lapidis’ Holding Mode

Original Effect:

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 has 250% Geo DMG Absorption.

• Deals AoE Geo DMG.

• If there are nearby targets with the Geo element, it will drain a large amount of the Geo element from a maximum of 2 such targets. This effect does not cause DMG.

Post-Adjustment Effect:

Causes nearby Geo energy to explode, causing the following effects:

• If the maximum number of Stone Steles has not yet been reached, it will create a Stone Stele.

• Creates a shield of jade. The shield’s DMG Absorption scales based on Zhongli’s Max HP, and has 150% Physical DMG and Elemental DMG Absorption.

• Deals AoE Geo DMG.

• If there are nearby targets with the Geo element, it will drain a large amount of the Geo element from a maximum of 2 such targets. This effect does not cause DMG.

*This adjustment will also greatly increase the interruption resistance of Dominus Lapidis’ Holding Mode.

● Regarding Geo Elemental Mechanics

1. Adjustment to Geo Resonance "Enduring Rock"

Original Effect:

Increases resistance to interruption. When protected by a shield, increases Attack DMG by 15%.

Post-Adjustment Effect:

Increases shield strength by 15%. Additionally, characters protected by a shield will have the following special characteristics: DMG dealt increased by 15%, dealing DMG to enemies will decrease their Geo RES by 20% for 15s.

2. Geo Shield Balance Adjustments

Geo Shields are adjusted from "having 250% Geo DMG Absorption" to "having 150% Physical DMG and Elemental DMG Absorption".

Affected effects include:

• The Geo Shield created by Zhongli’s Elemental Skill

• The Geo Shield created by Noelle’s Elemental Skill

• The Geo Shield created when picking up Geo Crystals dropped by Geovishap Hatchlings

Genshin Impact is available for the PlayStation 4, PC, and both Android and Apple iOS devices, with a Nintendo Switch version on the way. The Zhongli changes will be in the 1.3 beta test, but miHoYo doesn’t have an exact release date for the patch that will bring the buffs to the main game. the Zhongli banner will be available until December 23, 2020.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.