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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 build, ascension materials, best weapons, best artifacts, talent priority, skills, teams, and our rating of the character in this build guide!

Mona
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Mona Rating and Info

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

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N/A Genshin - S Icon Genshin - SS Icon Genshin - SS Icon

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Mona's Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Stat
Lvl 20 2,102 81 132 Energy Recharge 100%
Lvl 80 9,677 267 607 Energy Recharge 132%

Mona's 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.

Best Builds for Mona

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Sub-DPS and Support Builds for Mona

Genshin - Sub-DPS Sub-DPS
Burst Sub-DPS
Hydro Sub-DPS
Genshin - Support Support
Burst Support

Burst Sub-DPS

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Main Stats
Genshin - HourglassSands: ATK%
Genshin - GobletGoblet: Hydro DMG Bonus
Genshin - CircletCirclet: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substats Energy Recharge, CRIT DMG, CRIT Rate, ATK%

This Sub-DPS build for Mona will provide her with the highest Elemental Burst DMG without Elemental Reactions. We recommend meeting your Energy Recharge needs (+150%) through the substats.

Hydro Sub-DPS

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Main Stats
Genshin - HourglassSands: ATK%
Genshin - GobletGoblet: Hydro DMG Bonus
Genshin - CircletCirclet: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substats CRIT DMG, CRIT Rate, ATK%

This Sub-DPS build for Mona increases her overall Hydro DMG. It is best used when Mona only requires her base Energy Recharge to use her Burst off-cooldown. Between our two Sub-DPS builds, choose the one you have better substats for!

Burst Support

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Main Stats
Genshin - HourglassSands: Energy Recharge
Genshin - GobletGoblet: Hydro DMG Bonus
Genshin - CircletCirclet: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substats Energy Recharge, CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG, ATK%

This Support build for Mona sacrifices her DMG for more team-wide utility. Having her Elemental Burst always ready is a priority in this build, so try to find the sweet spot depending on your team comp!

Mona's Talent Priority

Sub-DPS & Support
1st Elemental Burst
2nd Elemental Skill
3rd Normal Attack

Mona's Elemental Burst is the key trait in what makes her a top tier character in Genshin Impact, so leveling it up first is a priority. Her Elemental Skill and Normal Attacks can be left for 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Best Artifacts for Mona

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Best Artifacts Ranked

Artifact Artifact Bonuses
1st Genshin - Noblesse Oblige Image Noblesse 2-PC: Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
4-PC: Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
2nd Genshin - Emblem of Severed Fate Image Emblem 2-PC: Energy Recharge +20%.
4-PC: Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
3rd Genshin - Heart of Depth Image Heart of Depth 2-PC: Hydro DMG Bonus +15%.
Genshin - Noblesse Oblige Image Noblesse 2-PC: Elemental Burst DMG +20%

Best 4-Star Artifact for Mona

Artifact Artifact Bonuses
Genshin - The Exile Image The Exile 2-PC: Energy Recharge +20%
4-PC: Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for all party members (excluding the wearer) every 2s for 6s. This effect cannot stack.

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Mona Best Weapons

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Top 3 Mona Weapons

Weapon Weapon Information
1st Genshin Impact - Skyward Atlas Image Skyward Atlas Bonus Stat: 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.
2nd Genshin Impact - The Widsith Image The Widsith Bonus Stat: CRIT DMG 12.0%
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.
3rd Genshin Impact - Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Image Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Bonus Stat: 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.

Best Free-to-Play Weapon for Mona

Weapon Weapon Information
Genshin Impact - Mappa Mare Image Mappa Mare Bonus Stat: Elemental Mastery 36
Skill Effect: Triggering an Elemental reaction grants a 8% Elemental DMG Bonus for 10s. Max 2 stacks.

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Mona Best Team Comp

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Best Characters and Strategies

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 Best Constellations

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Astrolabos

Constellation and Effects

Mona's Constellations
C1 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%.
C2 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.
C3 Restless Revolution
Increases the Level of Stellaris Phantasm by 3.
C4 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%.
C5 Mockery of Fortuna
Increases the Level of Mirror Reflection of Doom by 3.
C6 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.

Best Constellations Rating and Explanation

Rating Constellation Effect / Merits
C1 ★★★ • Overall amazing Constellation for Elemental Reaction based teams.
C4 ★★☆ • Huge CRIT Rate buff.
• Limited by the duration of the Omen Buff.
• Works great in Freeze teams since Omen Buff extends its duration while enemies are frozen.

C1 for More Support Buffs

Mona's 1st Constellation is a huge buff to her as a support for Elemental Reaction-based teams. What makes it so good is that the buff applies as long as you're hitting an Omen-affected enemy, meaning if you hit an enemy just before her Omen buff expires, you will still get a full 8s Elemental Reaction buff!

Mona Ascension and Talent Materials

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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

How to Use Mona

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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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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Mona's In-Game Information

Character Thoughts About Mona

Character In-Game Thoughts
Genshin Impact - Diluc ImageDiluc The land of Mondstadt, by the Anemo Archon's grace, is bountiful. I see no need for the harvest forecasts of astrologers.
Genshin Impact - Fischl ImageFischl Fischl: Aha, yes, Mona, the mighty astrologer... Mona, who once had the vanity to probe the fate of the Prinzessin der Verurteilung herself! She wound up a trembling wreck, overborne and overmastered.
Oz: 'whispering' The poor lass was trying desperately not to laugh. It was no easy task.
Genshin Impact - Klee ImageKlee Mona is the best! It's so much fun when she comes to play with me and Albedo. She talks about all these amazing things, and I don't understand most of it but... Ah, I just love it when Mona comes round!
Genshin Impact - Lisa ImageLisa Mona? She seems to be an excellent mage, but I'm not a part of their Hexenzirkel. The idea of Irminsul exploration and formal tea parties just leaves me cold.
Genshin Impact - Venti ImageVenti Oh, that astrologer? How should I put it? Fortune-telling and my singing are the same: Both lead to you being so poor you can't even cough up the money for a drink! ... You think that astrology is a cultural tradition, so at least still has some value? Hmph, so rude. In that case, so too is singing, so it still has its value too!

Mona's Thoughts About Others

Character In-Game Thoughts
Genshin Impact - Albedo ImageAlbedo About Albedo
Albedo? Ah... I envy his ability to solely focus on his research without getting bogged down in mundane worldly affairs. What a wonderful life! If that batty old lady hadn't had one too many screws loose, perhaps that's the life I'd be living by now myself...
Genshin Impact - Diluc ImageDiluc About Diluc
Diluc Ragnvindr. His constellation, Noctua, represents vigilance in the darkness of night... A lone guardian keeping watch, longing for the splendor of dawn, yet destined to solitude in the dark days preceding its arrival. ...Or, wait, maybe Noctua's the one tied to wealth...?
Genshin Impact - Jean ImageJean About Jean
You mean the Acting Grand Master of the Knights of Favonius? her constellation is Leo Minor, which represents strength and responsibility shouldered too young... Though the lioness has been separated from her ride for a long time, she grows from strength to strength, and the day will come when she is ready to return as its glorious leader.
Genshin Impact - Kaeya ImageKaeya About Kaeya
Kaeya Alberich? He's a Pavo Ocellus. Destined for greatness and grandeur... and to hide ugly realities behind a layer of charm and elegance. He believes he has made a clean break with his past, but one day fate will catch up with him. When it does, he will have a major decision to make.
Genshin Impact - Klee ImageKlee About Klee
Ah yes, Alice's daughter. She's in the custody of the Knights of Favonius, and Albedo looks after her too. She's blessed to have Trifolium as her constellation, which represents good luck. I'm slightly envious... 'smirk' Although, if I'd been blessed with good luck, I suppose I never would have had the great honor of running into that old woman, would I...
Genshin Impact - Lisa ImageLisa About Lisa
A Tempus Fugit... The constellation derives its name from the hourglass, and stands for knowledge and time - or rather, the trade-off between them. As each grain of sand falls down, a moment of time - of life, even dies for good. To stop the unrelenting flow of sand, one would have to turn the hourglass on its side. But once the sand comes to rest, it remains motionless forever... Hmm, maybe 'becomes lazy' is more accurate than 'comes to rest,' in this case.
Genshin Impact - Venti ImageVenti About Venti
Venti? The bard that sits around doing nothing all day? What's so interesting about him? Sure, I guess I can take a look... Huh, that's weird, the scryglass, it's... I can't see a thing... this wind... i can't... open my eyes! No, my hat! Ah! My clothes, stop! The wind's going to strip all my clothes off! Make it stop, make it stop! ... Alright! I'll never do this again!

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