Genshin Impact – miHoYo Details Final Version 1.3 Buffs for Zhongli And Geo Characters

Genshin Impact – miHoYo Details Final Version 1.3 Buffs for Zhongli And Geo Characters

Ahead of Genshin Impact Version 1.3, All That Glitters, miHoYo published all the buffs, changes and adjustments for Zhongli, Noelle, Ningguang, and Albedo.

Several changes and improvements will be made to Zhongli and Geo characters in All That Glitters, the Version 1.3 update of Genshin Impact (PC, PS4, PS5, Mobile, Switch soon). We explained multiple times in the past what happened with fan-favorite Zhongli and why miHoYo decided to buff him and change how Geo characters work. Now, miHoYo finally published the definitive list of buffs and improvements for 1.3. We detailed everything below.

Zhongli – Buffs and Changes in Genshin Impact Version 1.3

Zhongli’s Elemental Skill “Dominus Lapidis”

Right now, the skill when charged:

  • Creates a Jade Shield with a DMG Absorption scaled on Zhongli’s Max HP, and absorbs Geo DMG 250% more effectively.
  • Deals AoE Geo DMG.
  • If there are nearby targets with the Geo element, it will drain a large amount of Geo element from a maximum of 2 such targets. This effect does not cause DMG.

Starting Version 1.3:

  • If their maximum number hasn’t been reached, creates a Stone Stele. (just like when the skill is used without charging)
  • Creates a Jade Shield with a DMG Absorption scaled on Zhongli’s Max HP, and absorbs 150% DMG against all Elemental and Physical DMG.
  • Characters protected by the Jade Shield will debuff the Elemental RES and Physical RES of enemies in a small AoE by 20%. This effect cannot be stacked.
  • Deals AoE Geo DMG.
  • If there are nearby targets with the Geo element, it will drain a large amount of Geo element from a maximum of 2 such targets. This effect does not cause DMG.

Changes to Zhongli’s second Ascension Talent “Dominance of Earth”:

Right now, the talent has the following effect:

  • Planet Befall (Zhongli’s Elemental Burst) deals additional DMG equal to 33% of Zhongli’s Max HP.

Starting Version 1.3:

  • Zhongli deals bonus DMG based on his Max HP with:
  • Normal Attack, Charged Attack, and Plunging Attack DMG increased by 1.39% of his Max HP.
  • Dominus Lapidis’ Stone Stele resonance, and hold DMG is increased by 1.9% of his Max HP.
  • Planet Befall’s DMG is increased by 33% of his Max HP.

Buffs and Changes For Every Geo character playable in Genshin Impact

These changes concern Zhongli, Ningguang, Noelle, and Albedo.

Changes to Geo Elemental Resonance “Enduring Rock” (When two or more Geo characters are in the party)

Right now:

  • Increases resistance to interruption. When protected by a shield, increases Attack DMG by 15%.

Starting Version 1.3:

  • 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 15 seconds.

Changes to Geo Shields

Geo Shields are adjusted from having “250% Geo DMG Absorption” to having “150% Physical DMG and Elemental DMG Absorption.”

This adjustment affects:

  • The Geo Shield produced by Zhongli’s Elemental Skill
  • The Geo Shield produced by Noelle’s Elemental Skill
  • The Geo Shield produced upon picking up a Geo Crystal dropped by a Geovishap Hatchling

miHoYo will launch Version 1.3 on February 3. It’ll most notably add Xiao as a new character and several new events. Version 1.3 will also add controller support for the iOS version. miHoYo is also gifting its employees several pieces of hardware on top of bonuses, following the game’s success.