Genshin Impact 1.5 update has brought back Zhongli’s character event wish banner “Gentry of Hermitage” along with a new four-star Pyro user Yanfei. Moreover, with the version 1.5 update, we have a new Artifact set called Tenacity of Millelith, well suited for a character like Zhongli. So we thought it was due time we talk about the best Zhongli build.

The Best Zhongli Build

Here are the weapons and artifacts that will help you in creating the best Zhongli build.

Best Weapons for Zhongli

While selecting a weapon for Zhongli, you have to pay attention to which stat you are missing the most. Even after equipping artifacts.

  • CRIT Rate
  • CRIT Damage
  • Energy Recharge
  • ATK%

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Depending on that, you can select the below weapons.

  • Skyward Spine – Energy Recharge%(secondary stat).
  • Vortex Vanquisher – ATK%(secondary stat).
  • Deathmatch – CRIT Rate%(secondary stat).

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  • Black Tassel – HP%(secondary stat).
  • White Tassel – CRIT Rate%(secondary stat).
  • Crescent Pike – Phy. DMG Bonus%(secondary stat).

Best Artifacts for Zhongli

Here are some of the best artifacts for Zhongli.

Archaic Petra

Players can use four pieces of Archaic Petra artifact set on Zhongli if they want to use him as support or elemental DPS.

  • 2-Piece Bonus – Geo DMG Bonus +15%
  • 4-Piece Bonus – Upon obtaining an Elemental Shard created through a Crystallize Reaction, all party members gain a 35% DMG Bonus for that particular element for 10s. Only one form of Elemental DMG Bonus can be gained in this manner at any one time.

Noblesse Oblige

Players can use four pieces of Noblesse Oblige set on Zhongli if they want to use him as support.

  • 2-Piece Bonus – Elemental Burst DMG +20%
  • 4-Piece Bonus – Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

Tenacity of Millelith

Players can use four pieces of Tenacity of Millelith set on Zhongli if they want to use him as support and defense.

  • 2 Set Bonus – Increases HP by 20%
  • 4 Set Bonus – When elemental skill hits, increase 20% ATK, 20/30% shield strength for the entire party for 3 seconds. It is possible to stack this effect for 0.5 seconds per stack.

Best Optimal Artifact for Zhongli

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Even after the using the Tenacity of Millelith artifact set on Zhongli. We think the combination of Archaic Petra and Noblesse Oblige is the best optimal artifact for Zhongli. Granted, you want to use him as the main damage dealer, as a burst DPS.

  • Two pieces of Archaic Petra
  • Two pieces of Noblesse Oblige

Is Tenacity of Millelith artifact set better for Zhongli than the combination of Noblesse Oblige and Archaic Petra?

There is a grey line when we talk about the previous meta(Noblesse Oblige and Archaic Petra) and the new Tenacity of Millelith artifact set. As we said earlier, players can use four pieces of Tenacity of Millelith set on Zhongli if they want to use him as support. To get the full benefit out of the Tenacity of Millelith set, you have to fight near Zhongli’s pillar and that is hard.

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Moreover, farming the four-pieces of Tenacity of Millelith set may cost you more than what you need for Noblesse Oblige and Archaic Petra.

On top of that, Noblesse Oblige and Archaic Petra doesn’t have any special condition to activate their two set bonus. Whether you fight near Zhongli’s pillar or not, you will get an increase burst and geo damage.

In our opinion, Noblesse Oblige and Archaic Petra is way better than the new Tenacity of Millelith artifact set.

Genshin Impact is a free to play gacha-based role-playing game currently available on PC, PS4, Android, and iOS.

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