An astrologist of great skill who’s currently residing on Mondstadt after escaping from her mentor, Mona is a passionate and proud hydromancer who can easily see through lies and deception thanks to her magical abilities. On the battlefield, she’s a great support unit that can boost DPS units with her Elemental Burst ability. Given this, what is the best Genshin Impact Mona build?
Below is the best Mona build right now. Keep reading to find out the hows and whys of this particular Mona build, but if you've used her before, you'll quickly understand the thought process behind her best weapon and artifact choices.
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What Are the Best Mona Builds?
Mona is, first and foremost, a Hydro Support unit that on later constellation levels you can use as Sub DPS, but that will depend on the team built around her and it’s not her main focus, really. You want to focus on Supporting your teammates with her Hydro abilities by equipping mixed artifact sets that help with her Hydro and Elemental Burst damage. Since your main source of support will be the Elemental Burst, Energy Recharge becomes a key stat to buff as much as you can.
What Are the Best Weapons for Mona?
The Skyward Atlas and its weapon Skill is easily the best option for this build. You can also find a more affordable and equally good alternative in the form of The Widsith or Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers. Last but not least, if you’re looking for a craftable option, you can obtain the Mappa Mare if you still don’t have any of the former.
|Weapon||Rarity||Stats||Skills||How to Obtain|
|Skyward Atlas||5-Star||Attack||Wandering Clouds: 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 enemies to attack for 15 seconds. Dealing 160% Attack damage. Can only occur once every 30 seconds.||Wishes|
|The Widsith||4-Star||Critical damage||Debut: When a character takes the field, they will gain a random theme song for 10 seconds. This can only occur once every 30 seconds. Recitative: Attack is increased by 60%. Aria: Increases all Elemental damage by 48%. Interlude: Elemental Mastery is increased by 240.||Wishes|
|Mappa Mare||4-Star||Elemental Master||Infusion Scroll: Triggering an elemental reaction grants an 8% Elemental DMG bonus for 10s. Max 2 stacks.||Forge|
|Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers||4-Star||HP||Legacy: When switching characters, the new character taking the field has their Attack increased by 24% for 10 seconds. This effect can only occur once every 20 seconds.||Wishes|
What Are the Best Artifacts for Mona?
Depending on which build you choose to make, you will need the Hearth of Depth, Noblesse Oblige, and Wanderer's Troupe sets for Support purposes. How many of these you choose to equip on her will depend on your gameplay, so it is suggested that you test different builds, how they work as mixed or full sets and you can decide then.
|Artifacts||Two-Piece Effect||Four-Piece Effect|
|Heart of Depth||Hydro damage Bonus +15%.||After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack damage by 30% for 15 seconds.|
|Wanderer's Troupe||Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.||Increases Charged Attack damage by 35% if the character uses a Catalyst or a Bow.|
|Noblesse Oblige||Elemental Burst damage +20%.||Using an Elemental Burst increases the entire party’s Attack by 20% for 12 seconds. This effect cannot stack.|
What Are Mona's Skills and Talents?
Mona's skillset aid her amazing mobility, providing crowd control tools while also applying Wet status, which in turn makes her excellent at triggering reactions. While she's a support unit, this can also make her a great Sub-DPS if the situation is appropriate.
|Normal Attack||Performs up to 4 water splash attacks that deal Hydro damage.|
|Charged Attack||Consumes a certain amount of Stamina and deals AoE Hydro damage after a short casting time.|
|Plunging Attack||Mona descends towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all enemies in her path. Deals AoE Hydro damage upon landing.|
|Elemental Skill - Mirror Reflection of Doom||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 damage to nearby enemies. -When its duration expires, the Phantom explodes, dealing AoE Hydro damage. Hold Utilizes water currents to move backward swiftly before conjuring a Phantom. Only one Phantom created by Mirror Reflection of Doom can exist at any time.|
|Elemental Burst - 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. Illusory Bubble Traps opponents inside a pocket of destiny and also makes them Wet. Renders weaker opponents immobile. When an opponent affected by Illusory Bubble sustains damage, the following effects are produced: -Applies an Omen to the opponent, which gives a damage Bonus, also increasing the damage of the attack that causes it. -Removes the Illusory Bubble, dealing Hydro Elemental damage in the process. The damage Bonus does not apply to the Hydro Elemental damage dealt in this instance. Omen During its duration, increases damage taken by enemies. Illusory Torrent - Alternate Spirit Mona cloaks herself within the water's flow, consuming Stamina to move rapidly. 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.|
|Talent#1 - Come 'n' Get Me, Hag!||After she has used Illusory Torrent for 2 seconds, if there are any enemies nearby, Mona will automatically create a Phantom. A Phantom created in this manner lasts for 2 seconds, and its explosion damage is equal to 50% of Mirror Reflection of Doom.|
|Talent#2 - Waterborne Destiny||Increases Mona's Hydro damage Bonus by a degree equivalent to 20% of her Energy Recharge rate.|
|Talent#3 - Principium of Astrology||When Mona crafts Weapon Ascension Materials, she has a 25% chance to refund a portion of the crafting materials used.|
What Are Mona's Constellations?
If you get to pull Mona multiple times, you will eventually reach a level of the constellation that will turn her into an excellent Support unit, with improvements on all her Skills and their respective cooldowns, making Mona a great tool to aid your party in combat.
|Prophecy of Submersion||The effects of Hydro-related Elemental Reactions are enhanced for 8 seconds after a character hits an enemy affected by an Omen: -Electro-Charged damage is increased by 15%. -Vaporize damage is increased by 15%. -Hydro Swirl damage is increased by 15%. -The duration for which enemies are Frozen is increased by 15%.|
|Lunar Chain||When a Normal Attack hits, there is a 20% chance that it will be automatically followed by a Charged Attack. This effect can only occur once every 5 seconds.|
|Restless Revolution||Increases the Level of Stellaris Phantasm by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.|
|Prophecy of Oblivion||When a character attacks an enemy affected by the Omen status effect, their Critical Rate is increased by 15%.|
|Mockery of Fortuna||Increase the Level of Mirror Reflection of Doom by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.|
|Rhetorics of Calamitas||Upon entering Illusory Torrent, Mona gain a 60% increase to the damage her next Charged Attack per second of movement. A maximum damage Bonus of 180% can be achieved in this manner. The effect lasts for no more than 8 seconds.|
What Are Mona's Ascension Materials?
Ascending Mona boosts her HP and Energy Recharge stats more than anything else, a welcomed improvement that makes her a great Support unit. Farming the Oceanid can take a bit of time, but for improving a unit as helpful as Mona is for your team it's worth the effort.
|Ascension Rank||Required Level||Required Materials|
|1||20||20000 Mora, Varunada Lazurite Sliver x1, Philanemo Mushroom x3, Whopperflower Nectar x3|
|2||50||40000 Mora, Varunada Lazurite Fragment x3, Cleansing Heart x2, Philanemo Mushroom x10, Whopperflower Nectar x15|
|3||60||60000 Mora, Varunada Lazurite Fragment x6, Cleansing Heart x4, Philanemo Mushroom x20, Shimmering Nectar x12|
|4||70||80000 Mora, Varunada Lazurite Chunk x3, Cleansing Heart x8, Philanemo Mushroom x30, Shimmering Nectar x18|
|5||80||100000 Mora, Varunada Lazurite Chunk x6, Cleansing Heart x12, Philanemo Mushroom x45, Energy Nectar x12|
|6||90||120000 Mora, Varunada Lazurite Gemstone x6, Cleansing Heart x20, Philanemo Mushroom x60, Energy Nectar x24|
What Are Mona's Talent Level Up Materials?
An important part of building Mona is remembering to level up her talents and abilities. The order in which you go about this will change slightly depending on the role you expect her to play in your team, but here's the most common Mona talent upgrade order:
- Elemental Skill
- Elemental Burst
- Normal Attack
|Daily Drops||Enemy Drops||Weekly Drops|
|Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of Resistance||Whopperflower/Shimmering/Energy Nectar||Ring of Boreas|
And that's everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Mona! You now have all the info you need to make the most of the Enigmatic Astrologer in combat. Good luck!