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Genshin Impact - Mona Rating and Best Builds

Mona is a 5-star Hydro Catalyst character in Genshin Impact. Learn about Mona’s stats, strengths and weaknesses, Japanese voice actor, best weapon and artifact builds, and our rating of the character in this complete profile!MonaStory Quest

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Mona Rating and Basic Information

Character Information

Mona
Mona IconRating: S Rank IconRarity: ★★★★★Element: HydroWeapon: CatalystEN Voice Actor: Felecia Angelle
JP Voice Actor: Kohara Konomi

Tier List Rankings

Main DPSSub-DPSSupportExploration
Genshin - B IconGenshin - S IconGenshin - S IconGenshin - SS Icon

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Mona’s Stats

HPAttackDefenseAscension Bonus Stat
Lvl 202,10281132Energy Recharge 0
Lvl 809,677267607Energy Recharge 32%

Mona Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths
• Unique movement style allows for high-speed actions.• Elemental Skill provides a decoy for crowd control.• Elemental Burst deals a lot of DMG and buffs DMG.
Weaknesses
• Low Base HP and DEF.• Requires elemental reactions to maximize damage output.

How to Get Mona

Pull from All Character Banners

Genshin Impact - Wanderlust Invocation Gacha and Wish Guide
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Mona is a permanently available 5-star character you can get in both the limited banners as well as the standard banner.

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Mona Character Skins

Mona’s Alternate Outfit

Side by Side Comparison of Outfits
Genshin - Flowing Fate ShowcaseMona’s Original OutfitGenshin - Alternate Outfit - Pact of Stars and MoonMona’s Alternate Outfit

New Designs for Default Outfits

‘Alternate Outfits” for and Mona, AmberJean, and Rosaria were released in Version 2.4. These Alternate Outfits are just redesigns of the characters’ default skins.

Other Alternate Outfits Released
Amber: 100% OutriderJean: Gunnhildr’s LegacyRosaria: To The Church’s Free Spirit

How to Use Mona

Direct Enemy Aggro to Decoy

Genshin - Mona Elemental Skill - Mirror Reflection of DoomElemental Skill: Mirror Reflection of Doom

Her Elemental Skill, Mirror Reflection of Doom, will leave behind a decoy that taunts nearby enemies, and using the hold version makes Mona backstep upon cast.

Combining Mona’s unique dash and her Elemental Skill allows for some quick emergency escape for safety.

Amplify Elemental Reaction Damage

Genshin - Mona Elemental Burst - Stellaris PhantasmElemental Burst: Stellaris Phantasm

Mona’s key focus is her ability to drastically amplify Elemental DMG with her Elemental Burst, Stellaris Phantasm.

Mona’s ability places a debuff bubble on enemies that not only amplifies the damage dealt to them but also deals an explosion of Hydro damage when the bubble is popped. Using the Hydro explosion to trigger Melt or Vaporize will deal massive amounts of damage.

Able to Dash Across Water

Genshin - Mona - Water Dash

Unlike most characters, Mona is able to continue dashing across the surface of the water, making it significantly easier to traverse. Although it doesn’t last much longer than a standard Dash, it proves long enough to cross most rivers smoothly.

Mona cannot dash while already on water, so be sure to start dashing when you are still on land. Also, watch your stamina bar while dashing – Mona will drown just like other characters if she runs out of stamina in the water.

Select Mona When Crafting Ascension Materials

Genshin - Mona Passive Talent

Mona’s Passive Talent “Principium of Astrology” has the potential to refund 25% of the materials used when crafting Ascension Materials. This will allow you to save time on hunting for rare crafting materials, so be sure to always choose Mona when crafting these items.

Update 1.3 Adjustments

Mona’s Passive Talent, Illusory Torrent as been adjusted

Illusory Torrent Adjustments
When under the effect of Illusory Torrent, Mona can move at high speed on water. Applies the Wet status to nearby enemies when she reappears.When Mona is hit, she can use Illusory Torrent more quickly, as is the case with sprinting for other characters.

Best Build For Mona

Mona’s Roles and Builds

Main GreyMain DPSSub DPSHeal GreySupport

Mona Sub DPS Builds

Burst Sub DPS

WeaponArtifact Set
The Widsith Noblesse Oblige x4
Set Bonus
• Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
• Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
Talent Priority
Stellaris Phantasm
Mona summons the sparkling waves and creates a reflection of the starry sky, applying the Illusory Bubble status to opponents in a large AoE.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat PrioritySands of EonATK% or Elemental MasteryGoblet of EonothemHydro DMG Bonus/ATK%/E.MasteryCirclet of LogosCRIT Rate/CRIT DMG/ATK%
Substats・CRIT DMG・CRIT Rate・ATK%・Elemental Mastery

Replacement Weapons

WeaponEffect
Skyward AtlasBonus Stat: ATK・Increases Elemental DMG Bonus by 12%. Normal attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favor of the clouds, which actively seeks out nearby enemies to attack for 15s. Dealing 160% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 30s.
Thrilling Tales of Dragon SlayersBonus Stat: HP・When switching characters, the new character taking the field has their ATK increased by 24% for 10s. This effect can only occur once every 20s.

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WeaponArtifact Set
The Widsith Wanderer’s Troupe x2 Heart of Depth x2
Set Bonus
• Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
• Hydro DMG Bonus +15%
Talent Priority
Stellaris Phantasm
Mona summons the sparkling waves and creates a reflection of the starry sky, applying the Illusory Bubble status to opponents in a large AoE.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat PrioritySands of EonATK% or Elemental MasteryGoblet of EonothemHydro DMG Bonus/ATK%/E.MasteryCirclet of LogosCRIT Rate/CRIT DMG/ATK%
Substats・CRIT DMG・CRIT Rate・ATK%・Elemental Mastery

Replacement Weapons

WeaponEffect
Skyward AtlasBonus Stat: ATK・Increases Elemental DMG Bonus by 12%. Normal attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favor of the clouds, which actively seeks out nearby enemies to attack for 15s. Dealing 160% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 30s.
Magic GuideBonus Stat: Elemental Mastery・Increases DMG against enemies affected by Hydro or Electro by 12%.

Best Artifacts and Weapons for Mona

Best Artifacts Ranked

RatingSetBonus
BestNoblesse Oblige• Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
• Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
Second BestWanderer’s Troupe• Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
• Increases Charged Attack DMG by 35% if the character uses a Catalyst or a Bow.
Third BestHeart of Depth• Hydro DMG Bonus +15%
• After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.

Alternative Artifact Set

SetBonus
Instructor• Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
• Upon triggering an Elemental Reaction, increases all party members’ Elemental Mastery by 120 for 8s.

List of Artifacts and Set Bonuses

Best Weapons Ranked

RatingWeaponStats (Lv.1)
BestThe WidsithBase Stats
Base Attack: 42
Bonus Effect: CRIT DMG 12%Skill Effect
When a character takes the field, they will gain a random theme song for 10s. This can only occur once every 30s. Recitative: ATK is increased by 60%. Aria: Increases all Elemental DMG by 48%. Interlude: Elemental Mastery is increased by 240.
Second BestSkyward AtlasBase Stats
Base Attack: 48
Bonus Effect: ATK 7.2%Skill Effect
Increases Elemental DMG Bonus by 12%. Normal attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favor of the clouds, which actively seeks out nearby enemies to attack for 15s. Dealing 160% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 30s.
Third BestThrilling Tales of Dragon SlayersBase Stats
Base Attack: 39
Bonus Effect: HP 7.7%Skill Effect
When switching characters, the new character taking the field has their ATK increased by 24% for 10s. This effect can only occur once every 20s.

List of Catalysts

Recommended Party Members for Mona

CharacterElementWeapon
Bennett Pyro Sword
· Bennett can easily set up high-DMG Elemental Bursts when used before Mona’s Elemental Burst.
· Bennet can trigger Vaporize Reactions and provide healing.
Klee Pyro Catalyst
· Klee and Mona’s Normal Attacks can easily trigger Vaporize.
Klee benefits from Mona’s decoy to reduce aggro.
Sucrose Anemo Catalyst
· Sucrose reduces Elemental Resistance and provides crowd control.
· The combination deals heavy Hydro Swirl DMG with high Elemental Mastery.
Fischl Electro Bow
· Fischl can easily trigger AoE DMG with Electro-Charged reactions.

Mona Ascension and Talent Materials

Mona Ascension Materials

Lv.20→Lv.40Philanemo Mushroom ×3Varunada Lazurite Sliver ×1Whopperflower Nectar ×3
Lv.40→Lv.50Philanemo Mushroom ×10Varunada Lazurite Fragment ×3Whopperflower Nectar ×15Cleansing Heart ×2
Lv.50→Lv.60Philanemo Mushroom ×20Varunada Lazurite Fragment ×6Shimmering Nectar ×12Cleansing Heart ×4
Lv.60→Lv.70Philanemo Mushroom ×30Varunada Lazurite Chunk ×3Shimmering Nectar ×18Cleansing Heart ×8
Lv.70→Lv.80Philanemo Mushroom ×45Varunada Lazurite Chunk ×6Energy Nectar ×12Cleansing Heart ×12
Lv.80→Lv.90Philanemo Mushroom ×60Varunada Lazurite Gemstone ×6Energy Nectar ×24Cleansing Heart ×20

Mona Talent Level-Up Materials

Daily Domain DropsEnemy DropsWeekly Boss Drops
Tue/Fri/SunTeachings of ResistanceWhopperflowersWhopperflower NectarLupus Boreas Challenge RewardRing of Boreas
Guide to ResistanceShimmering Nectar
Philosophies of ResistanceEnergy Nectar

Talent Materials per Level

Mona Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Ripple of Fate

Talent Description
Perform up to 4 water splash attacks that deal Hydro DMG.Charge Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to deal AoE Hydro DMG after a short casting time.Plunge Attack:
Gathering the might of Hydro, Mona plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all enemies in her path. Deals AoE Hydro DMG upon impact with the ground.

Skill Attributes

Mirror Reflection of Doom

Talent Description
Creates an illusory Phantom of fate from coalesced waterspouts.

The Phantom has the following special properties:
・Continuously taunts nearby enemies, attracting their fire.
・Continuously deals Hydro DMG to nearby enemies.
・When its duration expires, the Phantom explodes, dealing AoE Hydro DMG.Hold Attack:
Utilizes water currents to move backwards swiftly before conjuring a Phantom.

Only on Phantom created by Mirror Reflection of Doom can exist at any time.Flavor Text:
Skilled astrologers have always dreamed of using a phantom facsimile of themselves to ward off imminent ill fate, but Mona must be the first to make such a mockery of it in all of Teyvat.

Skill Attributes

Illusory Torrent

Talent Description
When under the effect of Illusory Torrent, Mona can move at high speed on water.
Applies the Wet status to nearby enemies when she reappears.When Mona is hit, she can use Illusory Torrent more quickly, as is the case with sprinting for other characters.Flavor Text:
This is something that Mona can do, but her teacher cannot. Well, but it’s not as if her teacher would pursue any matter concerning Hydro Visions anyway…

Skill Attributes

Stellaris Phantasm

Talent Description
Mona summons the sparkling waves and creates a reflection of the starry sky, applying the Illusory Bubble status to opponents in a large AoE.Illusory Bubble
Traps opponents inside a pocket of destiny and also makes them Wet. Renders opponents immobile. When an opponent affected by Illusory Bubble sustains DMG, the following effects are produced:
・Applies Omen to the opponent, which gives a DMG Bonus, also increasing the DMG of the attack that causes it.
・Removes the Illusory Bubble, dealing Hydro Elemental DMG in the process. The DMG Bonus does not apply to the Hydro Elemental DMG dealt in this instance.

Omen
During its duration, increases DMG taken by enemies.Flavor Text:
It was from the time that gods first traced the lights in the heavens with their eyes that the notion of “fate” was born.

Skill Attributes

Come ‘n’ Get Me, Hag!

Talent Description
After she has used Illusory Torrent for 2s, if there are any enemies nearby, Mona will automatically create a Phantom.
A Phantom created in this manner lasts for 2s, and its explosion DMG is equal to 50% of Mirror Reflection of Doom.

Waterborne Destiny

Talent Description
Increases Mona’s Hydro DMG Bonus by a degree equivalent to 20% of her Energy Recharge rate.

Principium of Astrology

Talent Description
When Mona crafts Weapon Ascension Materials, she has a 25% chance to refund a portion of the crafting materials used.

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