Genshin Impact 1.3 beta test update to have Zhongli and Geo Elemental Mechanics adjustments

These will be available for testing in the 1.3 beta update.

Image via miHoYo

Developer miHoYo has announced that Genshin Impact 1.3 beta update will bring adjustments to the Zhongli character and Geo Elemental Mechanics. There have been a lot of questions and feedback regarding Zhongli’s strength in practical combat, the finer points of his ability usage, the Geo construct system, and so on.

Considering this, the developers have decided to improve the character’s talents, controls, and mechanics of abilities, Geo resonance mechanics, and adjusting his shield. As per the announcements, these are not the final adjustments, and an official announcement will be made once they go live.


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.
GIFs via miHoYo
  • The Stone Stele, Resonance, and Holding Mode DMG of Dominus Lapidis will be increased by 1.9% of Max HP.
GIFs via miHoYo
  • Planet Befall’s DMG will be increased by 33% of Zhongli’s Max HP.

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 are based on Zhongli’s Max HP and have 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.
GIFs via miHoYo
  • Creates a shield of jade. The shield’s DMG Absorption scales are based on Zhongli’s Max HP and have 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.

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

GIFs via miHoYo

Regarding Geo Elemental Mechanics

Adjustment to Geo Resonance “Enduring Rock”

  • Original Effect: Increases resistance to interruption. When protected by a shield, it 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