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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 builds, and our rating of the character in this complete profile!

Mona
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Mona Rating and Basic Information

Character Information

Mona
Mona Icon
Rating: S Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★★
Element: Hydro ImageHydro

Weapon: Catalyst ImageCatalyst

EN Voice Actor: Felecia Angelle
JP Voice Actor: Kohara Konomi

Tier List Rankings

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Mona's Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Bonus Stat
Lvl 20 2,102 81 132 Energy Recharge 0
Lvl 80 9677 267 607 Energy 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

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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
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Mona's Original Outfit
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Mona's Alternate Outfit

New Designs for Default Outfits

A redesign for Mona's default outfit has recently been teased by Genshin Impact's official Hoyolab account. Character outfit redesigns for Jean, Amber and Rosaria have also been teased. Check out the details here:

Alternate Outfits

How to Use Mona

Direct Enemy Aggro to Decoy

Genshin - Mona Elemental Skill - Mirror Reflection of Doom
Elemental 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 Phantasm
Elemental 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

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Mona Sub DPS Builds

Burst Sub DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
The Widsith ImageThe Widsith
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 Priority
Sands of EonATK% or Elemental Mastery

Goblet of EonothemHydro DMG Bonus/ATK%/E.Mastery

Circlet of LogosCRIT Rate/CRIT DMG/ATK%
Substats ・CRIT DMG
・CRIT Rate
・ATK%
・Elemental Mastery

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Skyward Atlas ImageSkyward Atlas Bonus 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 Slayers ImageThrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Bonus 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.

Hydro Sub DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
The Widsith ImageThe Widsith
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 Priority
Sands of EonATK% or Elemental Mastery

Goblet of EonothemHydro DMG Bonus/ATK%/E.Mastery

Circlet of LogosCRIT Rate/CRIT DMG/ATK%
Substats ・CRIT DMG
・CRIT Rate
・ATK%
・Elemental Mastery

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Skyward Atlas ImageSkyward Atlas Bonus 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 Guide ImageMagic Guide Bonus Stat: Elemental Mastery
・Increases DMG against enemies affected by Hydro or Electro by 12%.

Best Artifacts and Weapons for Mona

Best Artifacts Ranked

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

Alternative Artifact Set

Set Bonus
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

Rating Weapon Stats (Lv.1)
Best The Widsith Image The Widsith Base Stats
Base Attack: 42
Bonus Effect: CRIT DMG 12%
Skill Effect
When a character takes the field, the 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 Best Skyward Atlas Image Skyward Atlas Base 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 Best Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Image Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Base 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

Character Element Weapon
Genshin Impact - Bennett ImageBennett
· Bennett can easily set up high-DMG Elemental Bursts when used before Mona's Elemental Burst.
· Bennet can trigger Vaporize Reactions and provide healing.
Genshin Impact - Klee ImageKlee
· Klee and Mona's Normal Attacks can easily trigger Vaporize.
Klee benefits from Mona's decoy to reduce aggro.
Genshin Impact - Sucrose ImageSucrose
· Sucrose reduces Elemental Resistance and provides crowd control.
· The combination deals heavy Hydro Swirl DMG with high Elemental Mastery.
Genshin Impact - Fischl ImageFischl
· Fischl can easily trigger AoE DMG with Electro-Charged reactions.

Mona Ascension and Talent Materials

Mona Ascension Materials

Lv.20→Lv.40
Lv.40→Lv.50
Lv.50→Lv.60
Lv.60→Lv.70
Lv.70→Lv.80
Lv.80→Lv.90

Mona Talent Level-Up Materials

Daily Domain Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Boss Drops
Tue/Fri/Sun
Genshin Impact - Teachings of Resistance Image Teachings of Resistance
Whopperflowers
Genshin Impact - Whopperflower Nectar Image Whopperflower Nectar
Lupus Boreas Challenge Reward
Genshin Impact - Ring of Boreas Image Ring of Boreas
Genshin Impact - Guide to Resistance Image Guide to Resistance Genshin Impact - Shimmering Nectar Image Shimmering Nectar
Genshin Impact - Philosophies of Resistance Image Philosophies of Resistance Genshin Impact - Energy Nectar Image Energy 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

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 37.6%
2-Hit DMG 36%
3-Hit DMG 44.8%
4-Hit DMG 56.2%
Charged Attack DMG 150%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost 50.0
Plunge DMG 56.8%
Low / High Plunge DMG 114% / 142%

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

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
DoT 32%
Explosion DMG 133%
CD 12s

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

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Activation Stamina Consumption 10
Stamina Drain 15/s

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

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Illusory Bubble Duration 8s
Illusory Bubble Explosion DMG 442%
DMG Bonus 42%
Omen Duration 4s
CD 15s
Energy Cost 60

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.

Mona Constellations

Mona Image
Prophecy of Submersion The effects of Hydro-related Elemental Reactions are enhanced for 8s after a character hits an enemy affected by an Omen:
・Electro-Charged DMG is increased by 15%.
・Vaporize DMG is increased by 15%.
・Hydro Swirl DMG 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 automatically followed by a Charged Attack.
This effect can only occur once every 5s.
Restless Revolution Increases the Level of Stellaris Phantasm by 3.
Prophecy of Oblivion When any character in the party attacks an enemy affected by the Omen status effect, their CRIT Rate is increased by 15%.
Mockery of Fortuna Increases the Level of Mirror Reflection of Doom by 3.
Rhetorics of Calamitas Upon entering Illusory Torrent, Mona gains 60% increase to the DMG of her next Charged Attack per second of movement.
A maximum DMG Bonus of 180% can be achieved in this manner. The effect lasts for no more than 8s.

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