Genshin Impact Zhongli materials - Ascension, level up, and Talent materials

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Zhongli in Genshin Impact
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Want to know what Genshin Impact Zhongli materials to farm for the return of the Geo Archon? Rex Lapis is set to return on August 24, alongside newcomer Tighnari. Arriving for the release of Sumeru, now's the time to start farming for his ascension, level up, and talent materials.

If you're planning to wish for Zhongli, you're going to need to consider the steps required to bring him up to speed with the rest of your roster. Ascending characters is no small feat. They're a costly time and resource investment. If you already have the highest world level, it's risky to use him until you ascend him fully. Until then, he'll have to wait in your character roster, while you merely imagine the impact his shields could be having on your party.

In this Genshin Impact Zhongli materials guide, we round up everything you need in order to ascend this five-star Geo character, both in terms of levels and talents. We also explain where to find each material, and offer some useful tips to speed up the farming process.

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Genshin Impact Zhongli materials

If you want to level Zhongli all the way to level 90, you're going to need the following:

Character materials

Level cap Materials
201 Prithiva Topaz Sliver, 3 Cor Lapis, 3 Slime Condensate, 20,000 Mora
403 Prithiva Topaz Fragments, 2 Basalt Pillars, 10 Cor Lapis, 15 Slime Condensate, 40,000 Mora
506 Prithiva Topaz Fragments, 4 Basalt Pillars, 20 Cor Lapis, 12 Slime Secretions, 60,000 Mora
603 Prithiva Topaz Chunks, 8 Basalt Pillars, 30 Cor Lapis, 18 Slime Secretions, 80,000 Mora
706 Prithiva Topaz Chunks, 12 Basalt Pillars, 45 Cor Lapis, 12 Slime Concentrate, 100,000 Mora
806 Prithiva Topaz Gemstones, 20 Basalt Pillars, 60 Cor Lapis, 24 Slime Concentrate, 120,000 Mora

In total, that is:

  • Prithiva Topas (One Sliver, nine Fragments, nine Chunks, and six Gemstones)
  • 46 Basalt Pillars
  • 168 Cor Lapis
  • Slime items (18 Condensate, 30 Secretions, 36 Concentrate)
  • 420,000 Mora
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You'll also need a stack of character XP materials like Adventurer's Experience or Hero's Wit. A good way to get these is to complete Blossoms of Revelation (blue) Ley Line Outcrops. Thankfully, Ley Line Overflow is making its return in Version 3.0 too, so we can grab even more!

Talent materials

If you want to level an individual Zhongli talent to max as soon as you get him, you'll need the following total number of materials:

Talent level Materials
23 Teachings of Gold, 6 Slime Condensate, 12,500 Mora
32 Guides to Gold, 3 Slime Secretions, 17,500 Mora
44 Guides to Gold, 4 Slime Secretions, 25,000 Mora
56 Guides to Gold, 6 Slime Secretions, 30,000 Mora
69 Guides to Gold, 9 Slime Secretions, 37,500 Mora
74 Philosophies of Gold, 4 Slime Concentrate, 1 Tusk of Monoceros Caeli, 120,000 Mora
86 Philosophies of Gold, 6 Slime Concentrate, 1 Tusk of Monoceros Caeli, 260,000 Mora
912 Philosophies of Gold, 9 Slime Concentrate, 2 Tusk of Monoceros Caeli, 450,000 Mora
1016 Philosophies of Gold, 12 Slime Concentrate, 2 Tusk of Monoceros Caeli, one Crown of Insight, 700,000 Mora

In total, that is:

  • Gold Talent items(Six Teachings, 21 Guides, and 38 Philosophies)
  • Slime items (Six Condensate, 22 Secretions, and 31 Concentrate)
  • Six Tusks of Monoceros Caeli
  • One Crown of Insight
  • 1,652,000 Mora
Genshin Impact Zhongli with his Vortex Vanquisher polearm.
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Where to Farm Zhongli Materials

Here, we'll explain how to get each Zhongli material and the best method for farming each one.

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Prithiva Topaz and Basalt Pillars

These are the standard Geo character ascension materials. You can get Prithiva Topaz from a number of bosses; these include Geo Hypostasis, the Ruin Serpent, the Perpetual Mechanical Array, and the Golden Wolflord.

Being an older character, Zhongli requires a bunch of Basalt Pillars as well, which you can easily get from the Geo Hypostasis in Liyue.

Since bosses in Genshin only take a few minutes to respawn, the best farming method is to find a quick way to beat it, teleport away, then return after a little while. Bring a claymore for the Geo Hypostasis boss as you'll need to smash the pillars it rests on. Thankfully, Noelle and Arataki Itto are perfect for this.

If you have Dust of Azoth on hand, you can convert any surplus ascension jewels into Prithiva Topaz at an Alchemy Bench in any major town. It's a good way to avoid dealing with the load screens teleporting to and from bosses will subject you to on older devices.

Genshin Impact Zhongli material locations in Liyue
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There are lots of Cor Lapis located at Mt. Hulao and around Jueyun Karst in Liyue.

Cor Lapis ore

You find this precious stone all across Liyue, and with the official Genshin Impact map, you can even pinpoint every single one. You can also buy five every couple of days from the Liyue Harbor merchant Changshun.

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Slime items

Each of the different Slime items comes from defeating Slimes of varying world levels. If you don't have enough, but want to gather them while doing something else, the Blossoms of Wealth and Wisdom in Mondstadt usually feature them, so you can farm while also getting Mora or EXP items for Zhongli.

Gold items

You can get Zhongli's talent ascension material from the Taishan Mansion Domain on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

To speed up your farm, be sure to use Condensed Resin to collect two lots of rewards at once. You can get the recipe for Condensed Resin by reaching reputation rank three in Liyue. Each one also costs a Crystal Core, which you can get easily enough by catching Crystalflys in certain caves and by Statues of the Seven.

Genshin Impact Zhongli from behind, holding his Vortex Vanquisher polearm.
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Tusk of Monoceros Caeli

This weekly boss material is a reward for defeating Childe in the Trounce Domain. If you don't already have this boss unlocked just outside of Liyue Harbor, you'll have to push through the Liyue Archon quest until you do. If you've been unlucky with your drops, you can also craft the Tusk of Monoceros Caeli out of any of Childe's other boss materials. Just take the materials (including the Dream Solvent needed) to any Alchemy Bench.

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Crown of Insight

Lastly, we have the Crown of Insight. You can only get crowns by upgrading the Frostbearing Tree in Dragonspine and the Sacred Sakura in Inazuma. Other than that, they come from seasonal events, such as the 'Fleeting Colours in Flight' event in version 2.4. These are typically only required at the absolute end of a character upgrade sprint, so you're only going to need these to squeeze the absolute best out of Zhongli.

Mora

You need money for just about everything in Genshin, and ascending characters is particularly expensive, especially in terms of their talents. A single talent costs 1,652,000 Mora to level fully, which is quite honestly, absurd. Still, if you want your character performing at peak, you're going to need Mora to do it. Events and giveaways are a good way to get some, but the best way is to complete Blossoms of Wealth and claim double rewards using Condensed Resin. Seeing as Zhongli needs Slime items, it's a good way to also collect them.

We hope you get him if you want him, and that this Zhongli materials guide will expediate your mission to max him out. We've also got a Ganyu materials guide, if you're planning to wish for her as well.