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Genshin Impact Mona build

Genshin Impact Mona is a five-star water witch, and a master astrologist, so use our build guide to get the best weapons, artifacts, and more.

Genshin Impact;s Mona pasted on a hydro-blue PT background with a slight drop shadow

As Genshin Impact Mona once said, ‘fate is called as such, for it can’t be changed’, and we predict that your fate holds a powerful team comp with the help of this build. Mona Magistus is a five-star hydro catalyst wielder and a great astrologist with the power of divination. So, you can use our build guide, featuring her skills, constellations, artifacts, and more, to get the most out of her.

For more brilliant Teyvat guides, take a look at our Genshin Impact Lisa, Genshin Impact Huohuo, and Genshin Impact Nahida build guides. We also have a Genshin Impact tier list so you can see where each of your party members rank, and a Genshin Impact codes list, just in case you’re after some extra primogems.

Let us scry and divine the best build for Genshin Impact’s Mona.

What’s the best Genshin Impact Mona build?

Best weapon Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
Weapon alternatives Skyward Atlas
Best artifact set Noblesse Oblige (support)
Heart of Depth (DPS)
Artifact set alternatives Brave Heart (DPS)
Scholar (support)
Main stats DPS Mona
  • Sands: attack%
  • Goblet: hydro damage
  • Circlet: crit rate or crit damage

Support Mona

  • Sands: energy recharge
  • Goblet: hydro damage
  • Circlet: crit rate
Sub-stats DPS Mona
  • Attack%
  • Energy recharge
  • Crit rate/crit damage
  • Elemental mastery

Support Mona

  • Energy recharge
  • Attack%
  • Elemental mastery
  • Crit rate/crit damage

Mona’s best weapon is Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds thanks to the movement speed buff and crit rate boost. Her best support artifact set is Noblesse Oblige with lots of energy recharge, hydro damage, and crit rate. Alternatively, her best DPS artifact set is Heart of Depth built with plenty of attack, crit rate, crit damage, and hydro damage.

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How should I use Mona?

Mona is a five-star hydro catalyst user and one of the most flexible supports in the game. She synergizes well in freeze teams with powerful DPS like Ganyu or Ayaka and provides your team with a substantial damage boost. She’s relatively cheap to build, can dish out some nasty damage, and doesn’t require much field time, making her a suitable option in quickswap teams. Plus, she’s capable of also acting as a DPS or sub-DPS under the right circumstances.

However, her kit is pretty tricky, and it takes quite a lot of practice (and, sometimes, a splash of luck) to get the most of her mechanics. Her burst is especially complicated and hard to time and can be easily sabotaged by a misplaced turret, normal attack, or lingering construct. But, with some patience and TLC, Mona is certainly worth your while.

What are the best Mona weapons?

Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds is the best five-star option for Mona as long as you’re able to maintain at least one stack. The additional movement speed is great for helping her dodge attacks, and the crit rate stat makes her somewhat easier to build when it comes to artifacts.

Alternatively, Skyward Atlas is a great option but requires you to build enough crit to support it. However, it can be a little tricky to get it to synergize with her perfect combo. Check out the super detailed Keqingmains Mona guide to find out more about her perfect combo and how to pull it off.

When it comes to four-star options, The Widsith charges into the lead, even outperforming its five-star competitors. It’s the perfect choice for most Mona builds and team comps, but underperforms in electro-charged teams. Alternatively, Mappa Mare is an amazing choice, especially in vaporize teams. Plus, it’s F2P friendly as you can forge it and its refinements at the blacksmith.

Weapon Effect How to obtain
Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds Bonus stat: crit rate
Skill: Increases movement speed by 10%. When in battle, gain an 8% elemental damage bonus every four seconds. Max four stacks. Lasts until Mona falls or leaves combat
Weapon gacha
Skyward Atlas Bonus stat: attack
Skill: Increases elemental damage bonus by 12%. Normal attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favor of the clouds, which actively seeks out nearby opponents to attack for 15 seconds, dealing 160% attack damage. Can only occur once every 30 seconds
Weapon gacha
The Widsith Bonus stat: crit damage
Skill: When a character takes the field, they gain a random theme song for ten seconds:
Recitative – increases attack by 60%
Aria – increases elemental damage by 48%
Interlude – increases elemental mastery by 240
The effects only occur once every 30 seconds
Weapon gacha
Mappa Mare Bonus stat: elemental mastery
Skill: Triggering an elemental reaction grants an 8% elemental damage bonus for ten seconds. Max two stacks
Forging or Stellar Reunion

What are the best Mona artifacts?

For support Mona, Noblesse Oblige is the best option, offering an amazing buff to your team. For a more DPS-focused Mona, Heart of Depth is the best option due to its accessible uptime and high damage.

We’ve also included two artifact sets that offer similar buffs for earlier in the game – Brave Heart for DPS-focused Mona and Scholar for support Mona, especially if your team features catalyst and bow users.

Artifact set Effect How to obtain
Noblesse Oblige Two equipped: elemental burst damage +20%
Four equipped: increases all party members’ attack by 20% for 12 seconds after using an elemental burst. This effect cannot stack
Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern domain in Minlin, Mt. Aozang, Liyue, or from the Noblesse Oblige Artifact Strongbox
 Heart of Depth Two equipped: hydro damage +15%
Four equipped: increases normal and charged attack damage after using an elemental skill by 30% for 15 seconds
Peak of Vindagnyr domain on Dragonspine, in Mondstadt
Brave Heart Two equipped: attack +18%
Four equipped: increases damage by 30% enemies with more than 50% HP
Chests, enemy drops, domains
Scholar Two equipped: energy recharge +20%
Four equipped: gaining energy gives three energy to all party members equipped with a bow or a catalyst. Can only occur once every three seconds
Chests, enemy drops, domains

Artifact stat recommendations

DPS Mona main stats

  • Sands: attack%
  • Goblet: hydro damage
  • Circlet: crit rate or crit damage (try to maintain a 1:2 ratio)

DPS Mona sub-stats

  • Attack%
  • Energy recharge
  • Crit rate/crit damage
  • Elemental mastery

Support Mona main stats

  • Sands: energy recharge
  • Goblet: hydro damage bonus
  • Circlet: crit rate

Support Mona sub-stats

  • Energy recharge – prioritize until requirements are met (enough to comfortably burst off cooldown, roughly 200-300% in most builds)
  • Attack%
  • Elemental mastery
  • Crit rate/crit damage

What are the best Mona team comps?

Mona’s hydro application makes her a great asset to a variety of teams, and thanks to the inevitability of losing the 50/50, most players have her at at least C0. C2 Mona is ideal if you’re building her as a main hydro DPS, and she benefits from multi-element compositions thanks to her Prophecy of Submersion constellation boosting reaction damage.

Here’s an example of a strong DPS Mona team comp:

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Mona iconMona Venti iconVenti Ganyu iconGanyu Diona iconDiona

Alternatively, here’s an example of a strong support Mona team comp:

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Mona iconMona Hu Tao iconHu Tao Sucrose iconSucrose Diona iconDiona

Genshin Impact Mona birthday art showing her smiling and holding her hat

What are Mona’s abilities?

Mona’s kit is great for applying hydro to enemies and drawing their fire, setting up for elemental reactions like freeze and vaporize. Her passive skill, Illusory Torrent, also grants her an alternate sprint to outrun opponents and apply even more hydro.

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Normal attack: Ripple of Fate Normal: Unleashes up to four hydro attacks
Charged: Deals AoE hydro damage after consuming a small amount of stamina
Plunging: Deals AoE hydro damage on impact with the ground
Elemental skill: Mirror Reflection of Doom  Press: Summons a phantom that taunts enemies and deals hydro damage, exploding on death, dealing AoE hydro damage
Hold: Moves backward quickly before conjuring a phantom. Only one phantom can exist at a time
Elemental burst: Stellaris Phantasm Traps opponents in an Illusory Bubble, causing the wet status effect. When an enemy takes damage while in the bubble, the following effects occur: 
  • Applies an Omen to the opponent, which gives a damage bonus, also increases the damage of the attack that causes it
  • Removes the Illusory Bubble, dealing hydro damage in the process
Alternate sprint: Illusory Torrent Stamina is consumed to move at high speed over water and apply the wet status to opponents

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Come ‘n’ Get Me, Hag! After using Illusory Torrent for two seconds around enemies, Mona summons a phantom. This phantom lasts for two seconds, and its explosion damage is equal to 50% of Mirror Reflection of Doom
Waterborne Destiny Increases Mona’s hydro damage bonus by 20% of her energy recharge rate
Principium of Astrology When crafting weapon ascension materials, Mona has a 25% chance to refund some of the materials used

What are Mona’s constellations?

Here are all the buffs you’ll receive when leveling up Mona’s constellations.

Constellation Effect
C1: Prophecy of Submersion For eight seconds after a character hits an enemy affected by an Omen, electro-charged, vaporize, and hydro swirl damage increases by 15%. Frozen duration increases by 15%
C2: Lunar Chain After a normal attack hits, there is a 20% chance it will automatically be followed by a charged attack. Can only occur once every five seconds
C3: Restless Revolution Increases the level of Stellaris Phantasm by three, up to a maximum level of 15
C4: Prophecy of Oblivion When a character attacks an enemy affected by an Omen, their crit rate is increased by 15%
C5: Mockery of Fortuna Increases the level of Mirror Reflection of Doom by three, up to a maximum level of 15
C6: Rhetorics of Calamitas

Upon entering Illusory Torrent, Mona gains a 60% damage increase to her next charged attack per second of movement.

A maximum damage bonus of 180% can be achieved. The effect lasts up to eight seconds

What are Mona’s ascension materials?

Make sure you keep hold of all your philanemo mushrooms, you’re going to need a lot to ascend Mona!

Required level Mora Materials
20 20k One varunada lazurite sliver, three philanemo mushroom, three whopperflower nectar
40 40k Three varunada lazurite fragment, two cleansing heart, ten philanemo mushroom, 15 whopperflower nectar
50 60k Six varunada lazurite fragment, four cleansing heart, 20 philanemo mushroom, 12 shimmering nectar
60 80k Three varunada lazurite chunk, eight cleansing heart, 30 philanemo mushroom, 18 shimmering nectar
70 100k Six varunada lazurite chunk, 12 cleansing heart, 45 philanemo mushroom, 12 energy nectar
80 120k Six varunada lazurite gemstone, 20 cleansing heart, 60 philanemo mushroom, 24 energy nectar

Genshin Impact Mona: Mona and Xinyan floating in the sky together, taken from official artwork for the Summer Fantasia event.

What are Mona’s talent materials?

Here are all the talent level-up materials you need to ascend one of Mona’s talents to level ten. Get bonking them whopperflowers!

Talent level Mora Materials
Two 12k Six whopperflower nectar, three teachings of resistance
Three 17.5k Three shimmering nectar, two guide to resistance
Four 25k Four shimmering nectar, four guide to resistance
Five 30k Six shimmering nectar, six guide to resistance
Six 37.5k Nine shimmering nectar, nine guide to resistance
Seven 120k Four energy nectar, four philosophies of resistance, one ring of Boreas
Eight 260k Six energy nectar, six philosophies of resistance, one ring of Boreas
Nine 450k Nine energy nectar, 12 philosophies of resistance, two ring of Boreas
Ten 700k 12 energy nectar, 16 philosophies of resistance, two ring of Boreas, one crown of insight

There you have it! That’s everything you need to know about Genshin Impact’s Mona. If you want more information on Hoyoverse’s newest adventure, check out our Honkai Star Rail codes and Honkai Star Rail tier list. We’ve also got build guides for Honkai Star Rail’s Welt, Honkai Star Rail’s Lynx, and Honkai Star Rail’s Jingliu.