Genshin Impact’s Itto is ‘the man’. Also known as Arataki ‘the one and oni’ Itto, or Arataki ‘he might lose but he’ll never admit defeatto’ (all his words, not ours), he’s a larger than life five-star geo claymore wielder, with a huge personality and a competitive spirit that never fails to get him in trouble. Hailing from Genshin Impact’s Inazuma, he’s half oni and the head honcho of the Arataki gang – at least when he’s not partaking in ramen eating or beetle fighting competitions.
Despite his rambunctious and somewhat oafish demeanour, this loveable goofball can sure pack a punch – and with the help of our Genshin Impact Itto build, you’ll never have to admit defeatto either. With a rundown of all of his abilities, ascension materials, best weapons and artifacts, and more, you’ll be able to master the Crimson Oni in no time, no diet of sweat and tears required.
If you’re having trouble picking your line-up, be sure to check out our Genshin Impact tier list. You should also take a look at our article on Genshin Impact’s Ms Hina to catch up on all the spicy details of how this awesome oni is tied to the puppy general, Genshin Impact’s Gorou.
Genshin Impact Itto
Mihoyo released Genshin Impact’s Itto with the Oni’s Royale banner on December 14. We’re now getting an Itto rerun banner in the second half of version 2.7, starting on July 21, 2022. Itto’s rerun also features his fellow member of the Arataki gang, Genshin Impact’s Kuki Shinobu, along with his puppy general pal Genshin Impact’s Gorou, and the adorably frosty Genshin Impact’s Chongyun. check out our Genshin Impact next banner guide to learn more.
Arataki Itto is best suited as a main DPS, and is brilliant against bosses and mobs. He has a high base crit rate, the potential to taunt enemies, and his elemental burst increases his overall DPS to some tasty heights.
Though his charged attacks take some set-up to maximise their damage, when used well they are extremely powerful. His main drawback is the high cost for his elemental burst, but with some well-chosen artifacts, even that melts away in no time. Pairing him with Genshin Impact’s Gorou and Genshin Impact’s Albedo will buff his overall damage and make him a true force to be reckoned with. Find out more in the team comp section below.
The best weapon for Itto has to be the Redhorn Stonethresher, a five-star claymore that increases defence, and normal and charged attack damage based on defence. With his tankiness and the already high impact of his charged attack when imbued with superlative superstrength, this beauty will make Itto a damage-dealing machine.
However, the Redhorn Stonethresher can only be pulled on the gacha banner (with a couple of prayers to the RNG archons), so Whiteblind or Serpent Spine are both suitable replacements, which can be forged or earnt through the battle pass respectively.
|Weapon||Effect (level one)||How to get|
|Redhorn Stonethresher||Increases crit damage by 19.2%. Increases defence by 28%. Normal and charged attack damage is increased by 40% of defence||Gacha banner|
|Whiteblind||Increases defence by 11.3%. On hit, normal or charged attacks increase attack and defence by 6% for six seconds, for a maximum of four stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.5 seconds||Forged at the blacksmith|
|Serpent Spine||Increases crit rate by 6%. Every four seconds that Itto is on the field, he will deal 6% more damage and take 3% more damage, for a maximum of five stacks. These stacks won’t be reset if he leaves the field, but will be reduced by one stack when he takes damage||Battle pass reward|
|Skyward Pride||Increases energy recharge by 8%, and all damage by 8%. When one of Itto’s elemental burst, normal, or charged attacks hit an enemy, it creates a vacuum blade that does 80% of attack as damage to enemies along its path. Lasts for 20 seconds or eight vacuum blades||Gacha|
As with any character in Genshin Impact, you can equip Itto with a maximum of five artifacts. Husk of Opulent Dreams is the top pick, as it is tailor-made for defence-scaling geo characters, buffing both Itto’s defence and geo damage.
However, as the Husk of Opulent Dreams is five-star, it might be a little hard to get your hands on a full set, so we’ve offered some alternatives below.
|Artifact||Effect||How to get|
|Husk of Opulent Dreams||Two equipped: increases defence by 30%
Four equipped: Itto obtains the curiosity effect. When in the field, he will gain one stack of curiosity after hitting an enemy with a geo attack, triggering a maximum of once every 0.3 seconds. When off the field, he gains one stack every three seconds. Curiosity can stack up to four times, with each stack providing a bonus 6% defence and 6% geo damage. For every 6 seconds that pass without gaining a new curiosity stack, one stack is lost
|From the Slumbering Court Domain on Seirai Island|
|Retracing Bolide||Two equipped: Shield strength is increased by 35%
Four equipped: Itto gains an additional 40% normal and charged attack damage when he is protected by a shield
|From the Domain of Guyun in the Sea of Clouds in Guyun Stone Forest|
|Archaic Petra||Two equipped: +15% geo damage bonus
Four equipped: When Itto gains an elemental shard through a crystalize reaction, all party members gain a 35% damage bonus for the element of the shard for ten seconds. Only one form of elemental damage bonus can be gained in this manner at a time
|From the Domain of Guyun in the Sea of Clouds in Guyun Stone Forest|
If you’re still struggling to get the sets listed above, you can use Defender’s Will as a stand-in.
|Artifact||Effect||How to get|
|Defender’s Will||Two equipped: Increases defence by 30%
Four equipped: Increases elemental resistance by 30% for each element present in your party
|From Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula in Bishui Plain, Wuwang Hill|
To make the most of Itto’s abilities, your top priority is to collect stacks superlative superstrength. As mentioned in the skill descriptions below, you get these through hitting opponents with normal attacks or by using his elemental skill. You can gather a maximum of five stacks, and stacks are signified by a translucent golden oni mask that hovers around him. The bigger the mask, the higher the stacks.
Unleashing a charged attack when you’ve got multiple stacks of superlative superstrength deals heaps of damage – be sure to utilise it. It may take a little while to get used to, but it’ll become second nature in time, and makes Itto a truly formidable DPS.
|Fight Club Legend (normal attack)||Itto performs up to four consecutive strikes. When the second and fourth strikes hit opponents, Itto with gain one or two stacks of superlative superstrength, for a maximum of five stacks. Triggering this effect refreshes the current duration of any existing stacks. Additionally, Itto’s normal attack combo does not immediately reset after springing or using his elemental skill|
|Fight Club Legend (charged)||When holding to perform a charged attack, Itto unleashes a series of Arataki Kesagiri slashes without consuming stamina – instead, each slash consumes one stack of superlative superstrength. When the final stack is consumed, Itto delivers a powerful final slash. If no stacks are available, Itto will perform a single Saichimonji Slash|
|Fight Club Legend (plunge)||Itto plunges from mid-air to strike the ground, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE damage on impact|
|Masatsu Zetsugi: Akaushi Burst!||Itto hurls Ushi, the young akaushi bull and auxiliary member of the Arataki Gang, dealing geo damage to opponents on hit. When Ushi hits opponents, Itto gains one stack of superlative superstrength. Holding the attack allows you to adjust the throwing angle.
Ushi remains on the field to provide support:
|Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil!||Itto lets out his inner Raging Oni King, wielding his Oni King’s Kanabou in battle.
The Raging Oni King state is cleared if Itto leaves the field
|Arataki Ichiban||When Itto uses consecutive Arataki Kesagiri, he obtains the following effects:
|Bloodline of the Crimson Oni||Arataki Kesagiri damage is increased by 35% of itto’s defence|
|Woodchuck Chucked||When a party member hits a tree for wood, they have a 25% chance to get an additional log|
Here are all the bonuses you can get from levelling up Itto’s constellations. Of course, that would mean pulling him more than once – so good luck!
|Stay a While and Listen Up||After using Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil!, Itto gains two stacks of superlative superstrength. After one second, he gains one stack of superlative superstrength every 0.5 seconds for 1.5 seconds|
|Gather ‘Round, It’s a Brawl!||After using Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil!, each geo wielding party member will decrease that skill’s cooldown by 1.5 seconds and restore six energy to Itto. Cooldown can be decreased by up to 4.5 seconds and a maximum of 18 energy can be restored in this manner|
|Horns Lowered, Coming Through||Increases the level of Masatsu Zetsushi: Akaushi Burst! by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15|
|Jailhouse Bread and Butter||When the Ragin Oni King state caused by Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil! ends, all nearby party members gain 20% defence and 20% attack for ten seconds|
|10 Years of Hanamizaka Fame||Increases the level of Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil! by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15.|
|Arataki Itto, Present!||Itto’s charged attacks deal an additional 70% crit damage. When he uses Arataki Kesagiri, he has a 50% chance to not consume stacks of superlative superstrength|
If you want to ascend Genshin Impact’s Itto, you’ll need to gather these materials. Onikabuto can be found around islands in Inazuma, and the Riftborn Regalia can be gathered from the fearsome boss, the Golden Wolflord on Tsurumi Island, Inazuma.
|20||20,000||One prithiva topaz sliver, three slime condensate, three onikabuto|
|40||40,000||Three prithiva topaz fragment, 15 slime condensate, ten onikabuto, two riftborn regalia|
|50||60,000||Six prithiva topaz fragment, 12 slime secretions, 20 onikabuto, four riftborn regalia|
|60||80,000||Three prithiva topaz chunk, 18 slime secretions, 30 onikabuto, eight riftborn regalia|
|70||100,000||Six prithiva topaz chunk, 12 slime concentrate, 45 onikabuto, 12 riftborn regalia|
|80||120,000||Six prithiva topaz gemstone, 24 slime concentrate, 60 onikabuto, 20 riftborn regalia|
Itto synergises well with other geo characters, and benefits greatly from geo resonance. We recommend putting him in a team with three other geo characters, then one flex. Here are some characters he synergises well with:
- Genshin Impact’s Gorou
- Genshin Impact’s Albedo
- Genshin Impact’s Zhongli
- Genshin Impact’s Traveler (geo aligned)
- Genshin Impact’s Fischl
- Genshin Impact’s Diona
Pretty much every Itto team deserves a good Gorou, as his buffs from his skill and burst do wonders for Itto’s overall DPS. When using Gorou and Itto’s bursts together, be sure to allow Itto at least one tick in Gorou’s Juuga field before procking Royal Descent, as it snapshots and you want it to hit the frame with the highest damage. This is easier to see if you have Gorou at C4, as you can hit Itto’s ult as soon as he receives one tick of healing.
Here’s an example of a strong Itto team comp:
- Flex slot
If you have a C4 Gorou on your team, you may not need another healer, so you can fill the flex slot with Fischl for some extra off-field damage and crystalize reactions. Alternatively, you can fill the slot with Diona, who offers shields, heals, and buffs. Albedo or geo Traveler make for great geo batteries, allowing Itto to recharge his burst much quicker.
Itto’s English voice actor is Max Mittelman, while the Japanese actor is Nishikawa Takanori.
And that’s everything we have on Genshin Impact’s Itto. If you need a break from Mihoyo’s title, be sure to check out our picks for the best mobile RPGs to see what other adventures are out there.