There’s a new face in Genshin Impact, Zhongli. This guy has very recently been added to the game, and he’s already mixing things up among players. The guy is a completely different sort of character to the ones we’ve had to date. This is exactly what’s needed though, because the more different each character is, the more reasons to collect them there are. This new character appears to be a Geo element specialist, meaning he works with the Earth, and rocks, and all that dirty stuff. It should also mean that he’s got loads going on when it comes to being defensive and brutal.
As the trailer suggests, Zhongli is a mysterious guy. He’s part of the Wengsheng Funeral Parlour, and seems to be smart in basically every way. That might make him obnoxious, but I think it’s justified. The guy is clearly clever, I just don’t want to hear it in my ear all the time. He’s rocking all sorts of magic, but he also has a staff. There aren’t too many characters that mix up a magical object and a melee weapon, so I like seeing that combo here.
Among this guy’s abilities is a colossal attack that brings a meteor down into the enemy. It also transforms each enemy into stone, encasing them for a while. If you then smash them, they’ll then die, which is exactly what you need when there are too many enemies coming at you all at once. There also looks to be a shield power that will allow Zhongli to stand there and take hits with no damage for a short period of time.
I want to dive into the backstory of this guy. He sounds like he has a lot going on, and this is now his final moment. When he joins us in Genshin Impact, he’ll be a force to be reckoned with, but there’s got to be something behind that driving force. I also love the way he looks. He’s so fabulous, but in a way that also makes him look like he would kill you. Hopefully, when I eventually get to use him in my team he’s as good as I think he is.