Is the new polearm staff of Homa good for Zhongli in Genshin Impact?

Yep! It sure it. . . On a few conditions.

The good thing with Staff of Homa is that is has HP scaling on its attack. Guess who else also has HP scaling on his skills? Zhongli!!

Yes, Staff of Homa is a great choice for DPS Zhongli, which is what this answer will be addressing.

Zhongli’s elemental skill, the shield he produces, has a durability that scales with his max HP, so the more HP he has, the stronger the shield. In addition, his second passive talent which unlocks after his fourth ascension also adds 1/3 of his HP as damage to his burst. Both reward stacking as much HP on Zhongli as possible.

Staff of Homa has the following passive at Refinement 1:

  • HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8% of the wielder’s Max HP. When the wielder’s HP is less than 50%, this ATK Bonus is increased by an additional 1% of Max HP.

This goes well with Zhongli’s scaling, as it doesn’t matter much your attack if you have a ton of HP. It’s not that hard to get 30k HP on a level 80 charaacter with fully maxed five star artifacts, and even if assuming that includes Staff of Homa’s 20%, you still get a decent chunk of attack – up to 540 assuming that you have less than 50% HP.

The conditions I mentioned earlier just mean you have to be at less than 50% HP to get the full 1.8% HP/attack boost. This is pretty easy to do – turn down your Statue’s auto heal to 0%, don’t run a dedicated healer on your team, and stack enough HP on Zhongli so you are comfortable going into a fight with less than 50%.

This also has the nice side effect of making artifact farming significantly easier. Instead of looking for Attack %/Crit Rate/Crit Damage like you would for a traditional DPS, you can just grab HP % and call it a day. This also means that if you use Staff of Homa and stack HP, Zhongli will be super tanky, have a super strong shield, and do a ton of damage with his burst. Pretty much a one man army at this point.

All you really need is energy recharge for burst spam for this build to be complete. His burst has a very low energy cost too – only 40. In comparision, Venti’s burst (you know, the thing that’s pretty much always up?) has an energy cost of 60.

So, yeah. I think Staff of Homa is one of the best weapons for a DPS Zhongli. Have fun building, thanks for reading, and good luck with the gacha!

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Zhongli
Zhongli (Chinese: 钟离 Zhōnglí) is a playable Geo character in Genshin Impact. He first appears in the Archon Quests Chapter I: Act II – Farewell, the Archaic Lord. He is later revealed to be the current vessel of the Geo Archon, Morax, who has decided to experience the world from the perspective of a mortal. After giving up his Gnosis, he retires from his position as an Archon and returns to his former identity as an Adeptus, although still under the guise of being a human. He currently works as

Staff of Homa
A “firewood staff” that was once used in ancient and long-lost rituals. Staff of Homa (Chinese: 护摩之杖) is a Liyue polearm. The weapons’s base stats before and after each Ascension: To cleanse by fire all that is impure, to allow the impurities to rise with the flames unto the all-accommodating high heavens. These rites would see fresh tinder lit during the rainy seasons, and wolf smoke would arise from those fires as prayers for blessings and the defeat of evil. These blazing rituals were especia

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