Mona
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HydroCatalyst

Genshin Impact

Mona Best Build

Hydro
Catalyst

Best Mona Builds

Hydro Support Build

Mona excels at empowering other DPS units through the use of her Burst Skill making energy recharge incredibly valuable.

Best Mona Weapons

Best
The Widsith
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The Widsith

CRIT DMG

When a character takes the field, they will gain a random theme song for 10s. This can only occur once every 30s.
Recitative: Increases Base ATK by 60/75/90/105/120%
Aria: Increases all Elemental DMG by 48/60/72/84/96%
Interlude: Elemental Mastery is increased by 240/300/360/420/480

Optional
Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers
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Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers

HP

When switching characters, the new character taking the field has their ATK increased by 24/30/36/42/48% for 10s. This effect can only occur once every 20s.

Best Mona Artifacts

Best

Emblem of Severed Fate
Emblem of Severed Fate
Energy Recharge / Hydro DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

Energy Recharge +20%

(4)

Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.

Optional

Noblesse Oblige
Noblesse Oblige
Energy Recharge / Hydro DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

Elemental Burst DMG +20%

(4)

Using an Elemental Burst increase all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

Hydro Sub DPS Build

Instead of empowering others with her Elemental Burst skill, this build focuses on dealing damage with Mona through reactions.

Best Mona Weapons

Best
The Widsith
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The Widsith

CRIT DMG

When a character takes the field, they will gain a random theme song for 10s. This can only occur once every 30s.
Recitative: Increases Base ATK by 60/75/90/105/120%
Aria: Increases all Elemental DMG by 48/60/72/84/96%
Interlude: Elemental Mastery is increased by 240/300/360/420/480

Optional
Skyward Atlas
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Skyward Atlas

ATK

Increases Elemental DMG Bonus by 12/15/18/21/24%. Normal Attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favor of the clouds. which actively seek out nearby enemies to attack for 15s, dealing 160/200/240/280/320% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 30s.

Best Mona Artifacts

Best

Noblesse Oblige
Noblesse Oblige
ATK% / Hydro DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

Elemental Burst DMG +20%

Wanderer's Troupe
Wanderer's Troupe
ATK% / Hydro DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

Elemental Mastery +80

Optional

Heart of Depth
Heart of Depth
ATK% / Hydro DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

Hydro DMG Bonus +15%

Noblesse Oblige
Noblesse Oblige
ATK% / Hydro DMG / CRIT DMG
(2)

Elemental Burst DMG +20%

Mona Skills Talents

Ripple of Fate

Ripple of Fate

Normal Attack

Normal Attack

Performs up to 4 water splash attacks that deal Hydro DMG.

Charged Attack

Consumes a certain amount of Stamina and deals AoE Hydro DMG after a short casting time.

Plunging 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.

Mirror Reflection of Doom

Mirror Reflection of Doom

Elemental Skill

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

Utilizes water currents to move backwards swiftly before conjuring a Phantom.
Only one Phantom created by Mirror Reflection of Doom can exist at any time.

Stellaris Phantasm

Stellaris Phantasm

Elemental Burst

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 DMG, the following effects are produced:

  • Applies an 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.

Illusory Torrent

Illusory Torrent

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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.

Mona Passive Talents

Come 'n' Get Me, Hag!

Come 'n' Get Me, Hag!

Unlocked at Ascension 1

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

Waterborne Destiny

Unlocked at Ascension 4

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

Principium of Astrology

Principium of Astrology

Unlocked Automatically

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

Mona Constellations

Prophecy of Submersion

Prophecy of Submersion

Constellation Lv. 1

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

Lunar Chain

Constellation Lv. 2

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 5s.

Restless Revolution

Restless Revolution

Constellation Lv. 3

Increases the Level of Stellaris Phantasm by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Prophecy of Oblivion

Prophecy of Oblivion

Constellation Lv. 4

When a character attacks an enemy affected by the Omen status effect, their CRIT Rate is increased by 15%.

Mockery of Fortuna

Mockery of Fortuna

Constellation Lv. 5

Increase the Level of Mirror Reflection of Doom by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Rhetorics of Calamitas

Rhetorics of Calamitas

Constellation Lv. 6

Upon entering Illusory Torrent, Mona gain a 60% increase to the DMG 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.

Mona Ascension Costs

Mona gets a boost to Energy Recharge as they ascend.

Rank
Lvl
Cost
Mat #1
Mat #2
Mat #3
Mat #4
1
20
20000
Varunada Lazurite Sliver1
Varunada Lazurite Sliver
Philanemo Mushroom3
Philanemo Mushroom
Whopperflower Nectar3
Whopperflower Nectar
2
40
40000
Varunada Lazurite Fragment3
Varunada Lazurite Fragment
Cleansing Heart2
Cleansing Heart
Philanemo Mushroom10
Philanemo Mushroom
Whopperflower Nectar15
Whopperflower Nectar
3
50
60000
Varunada Lazurite Fragment6
Varunada Lazurite Fragment
Cleansing Heart4
Cleansing Heart
Philanemo Mushroom20
Philanemo Mushroom
Shimmering Nectar12
Shimmering Nectar
4
60
80000
Varunada Lazurite Chunk3
Varunada Lazurite Chunk
Cleansing Heart8
Cleansing Heart
Philanemo Mushroom30
Philanemo Mushroom
Shimmering Nectar18
Shimmering Nectar
5
70
100000
Varunada Lazurite Chunk6
Varunada Lazurite Chunk
Cleansing Heart12
Cleansing Heart
Philanemo Mushroom45
Philanemo Mushroom
Energy Nectar12
Energy Nectar
6
80
120000
Varunada Lazurite Gemstone6
Varunada Lazurite Gemstone
Cleansing Heart20
Cleansing Heart
Philanemo Mushroom60
Philanemo Mushroom
Energy Nectar24
Energy Nectar
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Mona Showcase

In this showcase, Braxophone breaks down all the intricacies of playing Mona and the optimizations you can do to get the most out of her kit.