Genshin Impact: The BEST Zhongli Build And Teams [Top 2]

Here are my top picks for characters, weapons and artifacts to use with Zhongli after spending 2000+ hours playing!

Genshin Impact probably has one of the best five-star units, Zhongli, which can protect players as well as provide one of the best geo-nuke bursts on enemies for his teams. Players might want to know what his best combos might be, as well as the best artifacts and weapons! 

Important: Zhongli is a very crucial character to have in most teams as his shield is irreplaceable.
Key Takeaways
  • The best Zhongli Teams in Genshin Impact feature characters such as Hu Tao, Xingqiu, as well as Scaramouche!
  • The main advantage of using Zhongli in your team is that he can be one of the best supports and shielders when paired with the correct supports in the teams.
  • There are no disadvantages to using Zhongli except that he is a limited character in Genshin Impact.
  • Players must significantly plan and invest in the best artifacts for their characters and weapons for Zhongli to shine during battle. 

Genshin Impact Best Zhongli Teams 

Below listed is a summarized version of the best Zhongli Teams in Genshin Impact:

Rank No.Genshin Impact Best Zhongli TeamsBest ForCharacters
1Zhongli VapeVape ReactionHutao, Xingqiu, Kazuha, Zhongli
2Scaramouche DPSHigh AoE Anemo DamageScaramouche, Faruzan, Bennett, Zhongli

1) Zhongli Vape Comp 

The Best Vape Comp.

One of the first comps features a team that is centered towards characters such as Hutao, Xingqiu, Kazuha, and Zhongli to make a Vaporize team comp where Zhongli acts as a shield support. 

  • Why I Chose This Team: Zhongli can protect HuTao and the entire time while Hutao renders enemies useless. 

The roles of each character in the Best Genshin Zhongli Teams are mentioned as follows in my opinion: 

  • Hutao: Main Pyro DPS
  • Xingqiu: Hydro Support + Hydro Application 
  • Kazuha: Support + Crowd Control 
  • Zhongli: Support + Shielder 
  • Zhongli can provide excellent shielding. 
  • Hutao deals high Pyro damage. 
  • Zhongli is not a Standard character. 

Hutao 

One of the first characters is Hu Tao, a five-star Pyro character who deals insane amounts of Pyro damage in the team

While being in the Genshin Impact Best Zhongli Teams, she is the main DPS, using Xingqiu to her advantage to proc Vape and deal great damage. 

She uses the 4 piece Crimson Witch of Flames with the Deathmatch or Blackcliff as best weapons for Hutao

  • Flower: Flat HP 
  • Feather: Flat ATK 
  • Sands: ATK%
  • Goblet: Pyro Damage Bonus 
  • Circlet: Crit Damage/Crit Rate 

Xingqiu

Xingqiu
Xingqiu (Image Screenshot By Exputer)

As far as Xingqiu is concerned, he is a four-star Hydro sword character who is extremely free-to-play friendly character

His main role in the Genshin Best Zhongli Teams is to apply Hydor using his Elemental Skill as well as proc Vape with Hutao. 

As for his artifacts, he can use the Noblesse Oblige with the Sacrificial Sword as his weapon of choice: 

  • Flower: Flat HP 
  • Feather: Flat ATK 
  • Sands: ATK%
  • Goblet: Hydro Damage Bonus 
  • Circlet: Crit Damage/Crit Rate 

Kazuha

Kazuha
Kazuha (Image Screenshot By Exputer)

Kazuha is a five-star Anemo sword user in the Genshin Zhongli Teams, and he is one of the best in-game supports. 

He crowd controls enemies with his Elemental Skill, gathering them together, and can also swirl Hydro or Pyro easily while buffing teammates. 

His best artifacts are the 4 piece Viridescenet Venereer with the Iron Sting or the Freedom Sworn: 

  • Flower: Flat HP 
  • Feather: Flat ATK 
  • Sands: EM
  • Goblet: EM 
  • Circlet: EM 

Zhongli

Lastly, Zhongli is a five-star Geo polearm user, and he provides one of the best shields in-game to protect teammates. 

I have also tried to build a nuke Burst support with him, but this weakens his shield, which he is mainly known for. 

He uses the four-piece Tenacity of the Milellith set with the Black Tassel as his best in-slot weapon: 

  • Flower: Flat HP 
  • Feather: Flat ATK 
  • Sands: HP%
  • Goblet: HP% 
  • Circlet: HP% 

2) Scaramouche DPS Team 

The Best Anemo DPS Team.

Moving on, other excellent high-damage features Scaramouche, Faruzan, Zhongli as well and Bennett in the team.

The team focuses mostly on dealing high Anemo damage using Scaramouche, while Faruzan buffs him, and Bennett also buffs and Zhongli shields. 

  • Why I Chose This Team: Scaramouche can deal excellent AoE Anemo damage, while Zhongli can support him by keeping him protected.

The roles of each of the characters are mentioned below as per my experience: 

  • Scaramouche: Main Anemo DPS 
  • Faruzan: Buffer + Anemo Support 
  • Bennett: Healer + Attack Buffer 
  • Zhongli: Shielder 
  • Scaramouche is one of the best Anemo DPSes. 
  • Faruzan and Bennett can provide high-attack buffs. 
  • Artifact intensive team. 

Scaramouche 

First things first, Scaramouche is a five-star Anemo DPS who is able to not only be sassy but deal with high amounts of Anemo damage. 

While being in the Zhongli Team, he flies in the air to deal insane Anemo AoE damage with his charged attacks as well as detonating opponents using his Elemental Burst. 

The 4 Piece Desert Pavilion Chronicle with the Widsith is a great option for his weapon: 

  • Flower: Flat HP 
  • Feather: Flat ATK 
  • Sands: ATK%
  • Goblet: Anemo Damage Bonus 
  • Circlet: Crit Damage/Crit Rate 

Faruzan 

When it comes to Faruzan, she is a four-star Bow character who is an excellent support to a character like Scaramouche. 

Her main role in the Genshin Zhongli Teams is to essentially apply attack buffs for Scramouche using her Elemental Burst. 

She uses the 4 piece Viridescent Venereer with the Sacrificial Bow as her best weapon

  • Flower: Flat HP 
  • Feather: Flat ATK 
  • Sands: ATK%
  • Goblet: Anemo Damage Bonus 
  • Circlet: Crit Damage/Crit Rate 

Bennett

Bennett
Bennett (Image Captured By Exputer)

Bennett is a four-star Sword user, relevant from the start of Genshin Impact up to now. 

His main role in the team is to apply Pyro using his Elemental Burst, as well as heal teammates and provide a high attack buff. 

He can use the 4 piece Noblesse Oblige with a weapon that has a high base attack: 

  • Flower: Flat HP 
  • Feather: Flat ATK 
  • Sands: HP%
  • Goblet: HP% 
  • Circlet: HP% 

Zhongli 

Zhongli
Zhongli (Image By Exputer)

As far as Zhongli is concerned, while you can definitely build him as a Nuke Sub-DPS, it is advised against it. 

In this team, however, he acts as a shielder, and an excellent one at that, as his shield does not break that easily. 

He uses the 4 piece Tenacity set with the Black Tassel as his best weapon: 

  • Flower: Flat HP 
  • Feather: Flat ATK 
  • Sands: HP%
  • Goblet: HP% 
  • Circlet: HP% 

My Thoughts On Zhongli As A Character

After spending 2000+ hours playing Genshin Impact, I can easily say that Zhongli is one of the best shielders to date since his release, and there isn’t a better alternative out there as of yet. With that, let’s wrap up Genshin Impact’s Best Zhongli Teams guide! If you want to know more about the best Zhongli Teams, check out this video uploaded by SevenPls on Youtube!

My time spent in Genshin

While you’re here, do not miss out on the Genshin Impact Review written by Moiz Banoori which tells about it’s story setting and gameplay in detail! Other than that, the Genshin Impact Level Up Fast guide is a worthwhile read written by Huzaifah Durrani as it showcases how to level up fast!

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Mina is a Senior Guides Writer and a fanatic who’s obsessed with playing games and writing about them. She’s invested more than 2,500 hours in games like Genshin Impact and Honkai Star Rail. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, she loves to write detailed guides for beginners and pros in the Gacha Games world. You can follow Mina's gaming activity on her Steam and PSN Profiles.

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