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Genshin Impact Itto build

Our Genshin Impact Itto build is here to teach you all about the one and oni five-star geo's best weapons, artifacts, skills, ascension materials, and more.

Genshin Impact Itto smiling with a lollipop in his mouth

Genshin Impact’s Itto is ‘the man’. Also known as Arataki ‘the one and oni’ Itto, 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. So let’s take a look at how to make the most of him, including his best weapons, artifacts, team comps, and more.

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Here’s everything in our best Genshin Impact Itto build:

What’s the best Genshin Impact Itto build?

Best weapon Redhorn Stonethrasher
Weapon substitutes
  • Whiteblind
  • Serpent Spine
  • Skyward Pride
Best artifact set Husk of Opulent Dreams
Artifact substitutes
  • Retracing Bolide
  • Archaic Petra
Main stats
  • Sands – DEF%
  • Goblet – geo damage bonus
  • Circlet – crit rate/crit damage
Sub stats
  • Energy recharge
  • Crit rate/damage
  • Defense

Arataki Itto is a five-star geo claymore wielder best suited as a main DPS, and is brilliant against both 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.

Itto’s best weapon in Redhorn Stonethrasher, and his top artifact set is Husk of Opulent Dreams. Itto scales off defense, but he also requires a healthy amount of energy recharge and crit. His main drawback is the high cost for his elemental burst, but with some well-chosen artifacts, even that melts away in no time.

When leveling up his talents, you should prioritize his normal attack, then his elemental burst, then his elemental skill. His skill is strong and dishes out some great damage so you shouldn’t neglect it completely, but it isn’t as important as the other two.

Pairing him with Genshin Impact’s Gorou and Genshin Impact’s Albedo buffs his overall damage, making him a true force to be reckoned with – though it also looks like Genshin Impact’s Chiori is a brilliant ally for Itto, too, and is a great alternate to Albedo. Adding Genshin Impact’s Zhongli into the mix is also great, as his strong shield can protect Itto from interruptions during his burst.

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How to use Itto

To make the most of Itto’s abilities, your top priority is to collect stacks superlative superstrength. 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.

Itto deals exceptionally high damage during his burst. Therefore, you should try to activate his burst then unleash his skill for maximum damage. On top of that, Itto’s burst snapshots. Therefore, we recommend setting up any buffs, such as Gorou or Bennett’s burst, before switching to Itto. You should then wait for one tick of healing from the buffing/healing field before activating Itto’s burst. This ensures that his damage will be buffed to its highest potential throughout his burst duration.

What are the best weapons for Itto?

Itto’s signature weapon is the Redhorn Stonethresher, a five-star claymore that increases defense, and normal and charged attack damage based on defense. 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, you can only get Redhorn Stonethresher on a limited gacha banner (with a couple of prayers to the RNG archons), so Whiteblind or Serpent Spine are both suitable replacements, which you can forge or earn through the battle pass respectively. In fact, at higher refinement ranks, Serpent Spine can go toe to toe with many of the five-star alternates!

Weapon Effect (level one) How to obtain
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

What are the best artifacts for Itto?

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.

Alternatively, Retracing Bolide is an interesting choice. The two-piece bonus buffs his crystalise shields, and at four pieces it boosts his all0important normal and charged attack damage, which is a key component in his kit. Archaic Petra also suits Itto’s kit, as it buffs his geo damage which helps boost his Ushi and burst, and offers a team-wide buff based on his crystalise reactions.

However, both of these sets are a bit more situational, and may be better used on his allies – so we generally recommend sticking to Husk of Opulent Dreams for our fave oni boy.

Artifact Effect How to obtain
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

Alternative Artifacts

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

Artifact stat recommendations

When picking which artifacts to give Itto, we recommend prioritising the following stats and sub-stats.

Main stats

  • Sands – DEF%
  • Goblet – geo damage bonus
  • Circlet – crit rate/crit damage (aim for a 1:2 ratio overall)


  • Energy recharge until requirements are met (around 130-140%)
  • Crit rate/crit damage
  • DEF%

Genshin Impact's Itto stood with his arms folded

What are the best Itto team comps?

Itto synergises well with other geo characters, and benefits greatly from geo resonance. We recommend putting him in a team with two other geo characters, then one flex. Generally, you should fill the flex slot with another geo, a healer, a buffer or enabler, or an anemo grouper. Here are some characters he synergises well with:

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:

First character slot Second  character slot Third  character slot Fourth  character slot
Itto Gorou Albedo Flex slot

If you have a C4 or higher Gorou on your team, you don’t need another healer on the team, 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, or Bennett for his massive attack buff. Zhongli is also a solid choice for this slot as his shield is very strong, preventing any interuptions while Itto is using his burst.

Albedo or geo Traveler make for great geo batteries, allowing Itto to recharge his burst much quicker. It looks like Chiori can also fill this slot very well, too.

What are Itto’s abilities?

Here are all of Itto’s skills and passive talents.

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Normal attack: Fight Club Legend Normal: 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
Charged: Itto unleashes a series of Arataki Kesagiri slashes without consuming stamina – instead, each slash consumes one stack of superlative superstrength. Upon consuming the final stack, Itto delivers a powerful final slash. If no stacks are available, Itto performs a single Saichimonji Slash
Plunge: plunge from mid-air to strike the ground, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE damage on impact
Elemental skill: 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 in the following ways:
  • Taunts surrounding enemies
  • When Ushi takes damage, Itto gains one stack of superlative superstrength every two seconds
  • Inherits HP based on a percentage of Itto’s max HP
  •  Grants Itto an additional stack of superlative superstrength when it leaves
Elemental burst: Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil! Itto lets out his inner Raging Oni King, wielding his Oni King’s Kanabou in battle.
  • Converts Itto’s normal, charged, and plunging attacks to geo damage (cannot be overridden)
  •  Increases Itto’s normal attack speed
  • Increases Itto’s attack based on his defence
  • The first and third combos of his normal attack will grant Itto superlative superstrength stacks when it hits opponents
  •  Itto’s elemental and physical resistance is cleared by 20%

The Raging Oni King state is cleared if Itto leaves the field

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Arataki Ichiban When Itto uses consecutive Arataki Kesagiri, he obtains the following effects:
  • Each slash increases the attack speed of the next slash by 10% (max 30%)
  •  Increases his resistance to interruption
    These effects clear when he stops performing consecutive slashes
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

What are Itto’s constellations?

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!

Constellation Effect
C1: 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
C2: 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
C3: Horns Lowered, Coming Through Increases the level of Masatsu Zetsushi: Akaushi Burst! by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15
C4: 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
C5: 10 Years of Hanamizaka Fame Increases the level of Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil! by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C5: 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

What are Itto’s ascension materials?

If you want to ascend Genshin Impact’s Itto, you need to gather these materials.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20k One prithiva topaz sliver, three slime condensate, three onikabuto
40 40k Three prithiva topaz fragment, 15 slime condensate, ten onikabuto, two riftborn regalia
50 60k Six prithiva topaz fragment, 12 slime secretions, 20 onikabuto, four riftborn regalia
60 80k Three prithiva topaz chunk, 18 slime secretions, 30 onikabuto, eight riftborn regalia
70 100k Six prithiva topaz chunk, 12 slime concentrate, 45 onikabuto, 12 riftborn regalia
80 120k Six prithiva topaz gemstone, 24 slime concentrate, 60 onikabuto, 20 riftborn regalia

Here’s where to get each of Itto’s ascension materials:

  • Prithhiva topaz – normal and weekly boss drops, or crafted via alchemy and the parametric transformer
  • Slime condensate/secretions/concentrate – slime enemy drops, alchemy, and the Paimon’s Bargain store
  • Onikabuto – find them in areas of high electro concentration in Inazuma, especially Mikage Furnace and Mt. Yougou
  • Riftborn regalia – drops from the golden wolflord normal boss on Tsurumi Island, Inazuma

Itto close up with his sword on his shoulder

What are Itto’s talent materials?

You can upgrade Itto’s normal attack, elemental skill, and elemental burst to a maximum of level ten. Here are all the materials you need to upgrade each of Itto’s talents to max level.

Talent level Mora Materials
Two 12.5k Six slime condensate, three teachings of elegance
Three 17.5k Three slime secretions, two guide to elegance
Four 25k Four slime secretions, four guide to elegance
Five 30k Six slime secretions, six guide to elegance
Six 37.5k Nine slime secretions, nine guide to elegance
Seven 120k Four slime concentrate, four philosophies of elegance, one ashen heart
Eight 260k Six slime concentrate, six philosophies of elegance, one ashen heart
Nine 450k Nine slime concentrate, 12 philosophies of elegance, two ashen heart
Ten 700k 12 slime concentrate, 16 philosophies of elegance, two ashen heart, one crown of insight
  • Slime condensate/secretions/concentrate – slime enemy drops, alchemy, and the Paimon’s Bargain store
  • Elegance talent books – rewards from the Violet Court domain on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays
  • Ashen hearts – drops from the La Signora weekly boss in Narukami Island: Tenshukaku

Talent priority

When leveling up Itto’s talents, we recommend prioritizing the following:

  • Normal attack > elemental burst > elemental skill

And that’s everything we have on Genshin Impact’s Itto. If you fancy heading off on an adventure among the stars with Hoyoverse’s other title, be sure to grab some freebies from our Honkai Star Rail codes, and check out our Honkai Star Rail tier list and Honkai Star Rail banner guides.