Genshin Impact’s Mona Magistus is a five-star hydro catalyst wielder, and a great astrologist with the power of divination. In her words, ‘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 Genshin Mona build guide, featuring her skills, constellations, artifacts, and more.
If you already know everything about Mona, and need some information on other popular characters, take a look at our Genshin Impact Venti and Genshin Impact Albedo 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.
Genshin Impact Mona
What’s the best Genshin Mona build?
Mona is a five-star hydro catalyst user and one of the most flexible supports in the game. She synergises well in freeze teams with powerful DPS like Ganyu or Ayaka and provides your team with a substantial damage boost. She’s cheap to build, can dish out some nasty damage, and doesn’t require much field time, making her a suitable option in quickswap teams, and her 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 make 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’s the best Genshin Mona weapon?
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 synergise 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.
|Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds||Base 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 the character falls or leaves combat
|Skyward Atlas||Base stat: attack
Skill: increases elemental damage bonus by 12%. Normal attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favour of the clouds, which actively seek out nearby opponents to attack for 15 seconds, dealing 160% attack damage. Can only occur once every 30 seconds
|The Wisdith||Base stat: crit damage
Skill: when a character takes the field, they will 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
|Mappa Mare||Base stat: elemental mastery
Skill: triggering an elemental reaction grants an 8% elemental damage bonus for ten seconds. Max two stacks
What are the best Genshin 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.
|Noblesse Oblige||Two equipped: Elemental burst damage is increased by 20%.
Four equipped: Using an elemental burst increases all party members’ attack by 20% for 12 seconds
|Heart of Depth||Two equipped: 15% hydro damage bonus
Four equipped: Normal and charged attack damage is increased by 50% for 15 seconds after using an elemental skill
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
- 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 – prioritise until requirements are met (enough to comfortably burst off cooldown, roughly 200-300% in most builds)
- Elemental mastery
- Crit rate/crit damage
What are Genshin Mona’s skills?
|Ripple of Fate||Unleashes up to four hydro attacks|
|Ripple of Fate (charged)||Deals AoE hydro damage|
|Ripple of Fate (plunging)||Deals AoE hydro damage on impact|
|Mirror Reflection of Doom (press)||Summons a phantom that taunts enemeies and deals hydro damage, exploding on death, dealing AoE hydro damage|
|Mirror Reflection of Doom (hold)||Moves backwards quickly before conjuring a phantom. Only one phantom can exist at a time|
|Stellaris Phantasm||Traps opponents in a bubble of water, causing the wet status effect. When an enemy takes damage while in the bubble, the following effects occur:
|Illusory Torrent||Stamina is consumed to move at high-speed over water|
|Come ‘n’ Get Me, Hag!||After using Illusory Torrent for two seconds, Mona summons a phantom. The phantom created lasts for two seconds, and its explosion damage is equal to 50% of Mirror Reflection of Doom|
|Waterborne Destiny||Increases Hydro damage by 20% of 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 Genshin Mona’s constellations?
Here are all the buffs you’ll receive when leveling up Mona’s constellations.
|Prophecy of Submersion||For eight seconds after a character hits an enemy affected by an Omen, electro-charged, vaporize, and hydro swirl damage is increased by 15%. Frozen duration is increased by 15%|
|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|
|Restless Revolution||Increases the level of Stellaris Phantasm by three|
|Prophecy of Oblivion||When a character attacks an enemy affected by an Omen, their crit rate is increased by 15%|
|Mockery of Fortuna||Increases the level of Mirror Reflection of Doom by three|
|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 Genshin Mona’s ascension materials?
Make sure you keep hold of all your Philanemo Mushrooms, you’re going to need a lot to ascend Mona!
|20||20,000||One Varunada Lazurite Sliver, three Philanemo Mushroom, three Whopperflower Nectar|
|40||40,000||Three Varunada Lazurite Fragment, two Cleansing Heart, ten Philanemo Mushroom, 15 Whopperflower Nectar|
|50||60,000||Six Varunada Lazurite Fragment, four Cleansing Heart, 20Philanemo Mushroom, 12 Shimmering Nectar|
|60||80,000||Three Varunada Lazurite Chunk, eight Cleansing Heart, 30 Philanemo Mushroom, 18 Shimmering Nectar|
|70||100,000||Six Varunada Lazurite Chunk, 12 Cleansing Heart, 45 Philanemo Mushroom, 12 Energy Nectar|
|80||120,000||Six Varunada Lazurite Gemstone, 20 Cleansing Heart, 60 Philanemo Mushroom, 24 Energy Nectar|
What are Genshin Mona’s talent level up 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!
|Two||12,500||Six whopperflower nectar, three Teachings of Resistance|
|Three||17,500||Three shimmering nectar, two Guide to Resistance|
|Four||25,000||Four shimmering nectar, four Guide to Resistance|
|Five||30,000||Six shimmering nectar, six Guide to Resistance|
|Six||37,500||Nine shimmering nectar, nine Guide to Resistance|
|Seven||120,000||Four energy nectar, four Philosophies of Resistance, one Ring of Boreas|
|Eight||260,000||Six energy nectar, six Philosophies of Resistance, one Ring of Boreas|
|Nine||450,000||Nine energy nectar, 12 Philosophies of Resistance, two Ring of Boreas|
|Ten||700,000||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 Genshin’s magical people, then here is what we know about the Genshin Impact Hexenzirkel. Check out our Genshin Impact next banner guide and Genshin Impact update guide to see what’s happening in Teyvat. If you’re on the lookout for more games like this, take a look at our list of the best mobile RPGs and best gacha games on mobile.