Top Builds for Mona in Genshin Impact

Mona is a five-star Genshin Impact Hydro character that specializes in setting up for her teammates and amplifying damage. Mona proclaims to be "Astrologist Mona Megistus" and is a young astrologer currently living in Mondstadt. Many players end up losing their 50/50 to Mona, but this astrologer can render enemies immobile with her elemental skills, great for setting up your main DPS characters.

Mona’s Talents

Ripple of Fate

Ripple of Fate is Mona's normal and charged attack. 

Ripple of Fate is Mona's normal and charged attack. She can perform up to four consecutive hydro splash damage on enemies. Holding her attack will consume stamina, dealing Hydro damage to enemies surrounding her.

Mirror Reflection of Doom

Holding Mona's elemental skill will cause her to reposition before placing a Phantom.

Mirror Reflection of Doom is Mona's Elemental Skill, and using this skill will create an Illusory Phantom. The Phantom will attract and taunt nearby enemies, making it a great decoy. Enemies near the phantom will also receive constant Hydro damage, and once the duration of the Phantom ends, it will explode, dealing huge Hydro damage to the surrounding area. If you hold this elemental skill, you will perform a backward jump before placing the Illusory Phantom.

Stellaris Phantasm

Stellaris Phantasm will immobilize any weaker enemies.

Stellaris Phantasm is Mona's, Elemental Burst. Using this skill will apply the Hydro element on a huge AoE and creates an Illusory Bubble. Any weaker enemy will be immobile while in this Illusory Bubble. The enemies trapped in the bubble will also receive constant Hydro damage. The elemental burst will also apply the effect called Omen on enemies.

Omen will increase the damage taken by enemies and removing the Illusory Bubble by attacking it or using an Elemental Skill will deal huge Hydro Elemental Damage.

Illusory Torrent

Instead of Sprinting, Mona goes underground using the power of water.

Instead of sprinting normally, using Mona's sprint will allow her to use Hydro elements, going underneath the surface and moving rapidly. Using this skill on water surfaces will allow Mona to sprint faster. Once Mona gets out of the ground, she will also apply the Hydro element to her enemies.

Come 'n' Get Me, Hag!

Unlocking this passive will give Mona a free Phantom after using an Elemental Burst. 

This passive skill is unlocked on Ascension Phase 1. Mona will create a Phantom when she uses her Elemental Burst without using any energy. However, this phantom will only last for 2 seconds and will deal 50% Hydro damage on Explosion.

Waterborne Destiny

Waterborne Destiny will increase Mona's Hydro damage.

Waterborne Destiny is a passive that is unlocked on Ascension Phase 4. This passive increases Mona's Hydro damage bonus based on 20% of her Energy Recharge rate.

Principium of Astrology

Using Mona to craft weapon materials will give you a 25% chance to refund the materials you used.

Principium of Astrology is Mona's utility skill. Whenever she crafts Weapon Ascension Materials, she has a 25% chance to refund the materials you used.

Best Builds for Mona

Mona in her demo trailer.

Hydro Enabler weapons

Mona works best as an Enabler or Support for the team. Her elemental Skill can keep your party safe, and her Elemental Burst increases the damage potential of your party members.

Skyward Atlas

Skyward Atlas can give you extra elemental damage.

The Skyward Atlas is a five-star catalyst that has ATK as its Secondary Stat type. This weapon increases your Elemental damage bonus by 12%. Your normal attacks also have a 50% chance to gain the favor of the clouds. This effect seeks out any nearby enemy and deals 160% attack damage to them. This effect can happen every 30 seconds.

Favonius Codex

Favonius Codex focuses on increasing your Energy Recharge rate.

The Favonius Codex is a four-star catalyst that gives you Energy Recharge. CRIT hits or attacks will have a 60% chance to generate Elemental Particles that will give 6 energy particles for the current character on the field. This effect can only happen every 12 seconds.

Hydro Burst sub-DPS weapons

Mona also works well as a Hydro sub-DPS. Her skills can apply constant Hydro damage on her enemies.

The Widsith

The Widsith will give you a random theme song every 30 seconds.

The Widsith is a four-star catalyst that is great for amplifying both ATK and Elemental damage. This catalyst can increase the burst damage and consistent Hydro damage that Mona applies to her Elemental Skills. When a character equipped with Widsith is on the battlefield, they will get a random theme song for ten seconds. Below are the three theme songs you can get:

  • Recitative: Increases your ATK by 60%
  • Aria: Increases your Elemental damage by 48%
  • Interlude: Increases your Elemental Mastery by 240.

Solar Pearl

You can get the Solar Pearl by upgrading your Battle pass.

The Solar Pearl is a four-star catalyst that can be obtained in the Battle Pass, by upgrading to the Gnostic Hymn. You have to become level 30 in the battle pass to get this weapon. This weapon has a CRIT Rate sub-stat and whenever your Normal attack hits, it increases your Elemental Skill and Burst damage by 20%. Whenever you use an Elemental Skill or Burst, your normal attack damage is increased to 20%. Both these effects can only happen every 6 seconds.

Mona’s Artifact Set

Mona's Phantom will taunt nearby enemies.

When it comes to the stats of your artifact, your number 1 priority is CRIT damage. You can also get CRIT Rate, ATK% or Flat ATK, and Energy Recharge.

2pcs. Ocean of Depth and 2pcs. Noblesse Oblige

The Heart of Depth artifact set is also called the Ocean Conqueror set.

The Ocean of Depth Artifact Set can be obtained in the Peak of Vindagyr domain. You can only unlock this domain once you finish the questline called "In the Mountains" in the Dragonspine region. 2 pcs. of Ocean of Depth increases your Hydro damage bonus by 15%, and 2 pcs. of Noblesse Oblige increases your Elemental burst damage by 20%.

2pcs. Noblesse Oblige and 2pcs. Wanderer’s Troupe

Noblesse Oblige is a great artifact set for support characters.

The Noblesse Oblige can be obtained in the Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern. 2 pcs. of Noblesse Oblige will increase your Elemental Burst by 20% and 2 pcs. of Wanderer's Troupe will increase your Elemental Mastery by 80. You can obtain the Wanderer's Troupe by defeating any Weekly or Normal Bosses. However, you have to be at least World Level 2+ to get this artifact set.

4pcs. The Exile

The Exile is a common artifact set that you can use in the early game.

The Exile is a good artifact set for players who are new to Genshin Impact. If you are still in the early game, The Exile artifact set can give you constant energy recharge, allowing Mona to spam her skills. You can get this artifact set on any normal boss, chest, or Elite enemies. 2 pcs. of Exile gives you a 20% energy recharge and 4pcs. of Exile will give all your party members 2 energy whenever you use an Elemental Burst.

Talent Upgrade Materials

Mona is a young Astrologer in Mondstadt.

Daily Domain Drops every Tuesday/Friday/Sunday

The Guide to Resistance is available every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday. 
  • Teachings of Resistance
  • Guide to Resistance
  • Philosophies of Resistance

Whopperflower Drops

You can get the Shimmering Nectar from level 40+ Whopperflowers.
  • Whopperflower Nectar
  • Shimmering Nectar
  • Energy Nectar

Lupus Boreas Boss Drop

You can use a Dream Solvent to transform the drops you get from Lupus Boreas.
  • Ring of Boreas

Ascension Materials

Ascending Mona will remove her level cap.


  • 1 Varunada Lazurite Sliver
  • 3 Philanemo Mushroom
  • 3 Whopperflower Nectar


  • 3 Varunada Lazurite Fragment
  • 2 Cleansing Heart
  • 10 Philanemo Mushroom
  • 15 Whopperflower Nectar


  • 6 Varunada Lazurite Fragment
  • 4 Cleansing Heart
  • 20 Philanemo Mushroom
  • 12 Shimmering Nectar


  • 3 Varunada Lazurite Chunk
  • 8 Cleansing Heart
  • 30 Philanemo Mushroom
  • 18 Shimmering Nectar


  • 6 Varunada Lazurite Chunk
  • 12 Cleansing Heart
  • 45 Philanemo Mushroom
  • 12 Energy Nectar


  • 6 Varunada Lazurite Gemstone
  • 20 Cleansing Heart
  • 60 Philanemo Mushroom
  • 24 Energy Nectar

Team Compositions

Mona's elemental burst will constantly deal Hydro AoE damage.

Melt-Vapor Team

You can choose any Pyro DPS to pair with Mona.

The Melt-Vapor Team utilizes Mona's damage amplification to get the most damage your main DPS can offer. Your main DPS would be any Pyro DPS characters like Klee, Diluc, Hu Tao, or even Yanfei. Your sub-DPS will be Ganyu, because her Elemental skill and burst can apply the Cryo element on enemies, setting up for a freeze or melt reaction. Lastly, you can add Bennett to the team for the Pyro resonance and his healing ability.

Elemental Reaction Team

Creating Elemental Reactions can increase Mona's damage.

This Elemental Reaction team utilizes Mona as the Main DPS. Fischl will act as a battery and sub-DPS. You can then add Sucrose for the Swirl Elemental Reaction. Bennett is a good Pyro support and healer for the team, but you can also use Qiqi instead for a Freeze and Superconduct reaction. You can also swap out Sucrose with a Pyro character like Klee or Xiangling, for more damage output.

Free-to-Play Team

Having 2 Hydro characters increases the Healing you receive.

A free-to-play team for Mona would consist of Xiangling, Amber, and Barbara. Xiangling and Amber will act as the DPS, activating the Pyro resonance which increases your attack by 25%. Barabara will act as your healer, and having 2 Hydro characters in your team will amplify the healing you receive by 30% because of the Hydro resonance effect called Soothing Waters.


Mona can amplify the damage output of your party members.

Mona is one of the best enabler characters in Genshin Impact. She can amplify the damage output of your team and constantly apply for the "Wet" status on your enemies. Any weaker opponent will also be immediately immobilized when she uses her Elemental Burst. Mona is also a great character to use when Exploring the world because her sprint ability allows her to move rapidly underwater.

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