Genshin Impact Reveals Major Upcoming Zhongli Changes

Genshin Impact Reveals Major Upcoming Zhongli Changes

With the impending arrival of Genshin Impact update 1.2, the folks over at miHoYo are working around the clock to ensure that everyone’s favorite characters are fine-tuned prior to the release of the new Dragonspine area. To that end, miHoYo has released a new blog post detailing the major upcoming changes to one of the game’s newer highest rarity characters, Zhongli.

In a new blog post on the Genshin Impact website, miHoYo announced that Zhongli is getting a major batch of changes based on player feedback. “After analyzing the in-game data and engaging in many discussions, we have decided on an initial round of adjustment,” the developer said. “These adjustments will be available to Travelers participating in the 1.3 beta test version. The current adjustments are as follows and cover four aspects: enhancing Zhongli’s talents, optimizing the controls and mechanics of his abilities, improving the mechanics of his Geo resonance mechanics, and adjusting his shield.”

Here are the current adjustments, which are noted as not being final:

Regarding Zhongli as a Character

  • 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.
  • Adjustments 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

  • 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.
    • 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 now available for PC, PS4, and Android & iOS devices. Update 1.2 is slated to release on December 23rd.

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