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Genshin Impact: The Best Build for Itto

Genshin Impact: Character Build Guides
Genshin Impact: The Best Build for Itto

This guide shows you how best to build, equip, and play Itto, the latest character to be added to the Genshin Impact roster.

Itto is a new 5-star Geo character arriving in the second part of Genshin Impact Version 2.3.

A DPS, he's especially handy with charged attacks -- they're not amazing, but Itto's charged attacks aren't necessarily amazing, but when he gets going in stacking Superlative Superstrength, he becomes a bit of a monster.

These stacks are easy to build, with every second and fourth hit of his normal attack combo add a stack if they land. In addition, his Elemental Skill also adds a stack. Moreover, the young akaushi bull summoned by his Elemental Skill can also be used to taunt enemies, drawing their attention away from you and leaving you to deal damage.

Itto's Elemental Burst changes his weapon into his Oni King's Kanabou, changing all damage to Geo and granting attack speed and attack buffs that scale with DEF. While in this state, Itto benefits from Superlative Superstrength also stacking with his first and third normal combo hits.

His third passive grants a damage bonus based on DEF defense for his charged attacks. As you can imagine, he can be a tank that hits hard.

His first passive grants more wood, which is ideal for the Serenitea Pot, while his second increases Arataki Kesagiri's attack speed.

Recommended Weapons

Redhorn Stonethresher

5-Star Claymore

Base ATK: 44

Secondary Stat: CRIT DMG

Obtained via Wishes

DEF is increased by 28%. Normal and Charged Attack DMG is increased by 40% of DEF.

Wolf's Gravestone

5-Star Claymore

Base ATK: 46

Secondary Stat: ATK%

Obtained via Wishes

Increases ATK by 20%. On hit, attacks against opponents with less than 30% HP increase all party members' ATK by 40% for 12s. Can only occur once every 30s.

Serpent Spine

4-Star Claymore

Base ATK: 42

Secondary Stat: CRIT Rate

Obtained via Wishes

Every 4s a character is on the field, they will deal 6% more DMG and take 3% more DMG. This effect has a maximum of 5 stacks and will not be reset if the character leaves the field, but will be reduced by 1 stack when the character takes DMG.


4-Star Claymore

Base ATK: 42

Secondary Stat: DEF%

Obtained via Crafting

On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 6% for 6s. Max 4 stacks (24% total). Can only occur once every 0.5s.


Retracing Bolide

2-Piece Bonus

Increases Shield Strength by 35%.

4-Piece Bonus

While protected by a shield, gain an additional 40% Normal and Charged Attack DMG.

Defender's Will

2-Piece Bonus

DEF +30%

4-Piece Bonus

For each different element present in your own party, the wearer's Elemental RES to that corresponding element is increased by 30%.

Recommended Build(s)

Retracing Bolide

  • ATK
  • DEF%
  • CRIT DMG or CRIT Rate
  • Geo DMG Bonus
  • HP


Defender's Will + Retracing Bolide

  • ATK
  • DEF%
  • CRIT DMG or CRIT Rate
  • Geo DMG Bonus
  • HP

Suggested Substats(s)

  • DEF
  • Energy Recharge
  • CRIT Rate


Itto's constellations serve to recharge his Elemental Burst faster, and to benefit from an ATK and DEF bonus to all his allies. Additionally, he can gain a CRIT DMG bonus and gain a 50% chance of not consuming a Superstrength stack with his last constellation.

Stay a While and Listen Up

After using Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil!, Arataki Itto gains 2 stacks of Superlative Superstrength. After 1s, Itto will gain 1 stack of Superlative Superstrength every 0.5s for 1.5s.

Gather 'Round, It's a Brawl!

After using Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil!, each party member whose Element is Geo will decrease that skill's CD by 1.5s and restore 6 Energy to Arataki Itto.
CD can be decreased by up to 4.5s in this manner. Max 18 Energy can be restored in this manner.

Horns Lowered, Coming Through

Increases the Level of Masatsu Zetsugi: Akaushi Burst! by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Jailhouse Bread and Butter

When the Raging Oni King state caused by Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil! ends, all nearby party members gain 20% DEF and 20% ATK for 10s.

10 Years of Hanamizaka Fame

Increases the Level of Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil! by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Arataki Itto, Present!

Arataki Itto's Charged Attacks deal +70% Crit DMG. Additionally, when he uses Arataki Kesagiri, he has a 50% chance to not consume stacks of Superlative Superstrength.

Best Teammates


Gorou is a very good character to pair with Itto, as Itto will grant him a DEF bonus and a Geo DMG bonus if you have unlocked Gorou fully.

There are many other possible combinations that will work well, so experiment and let us know what you think works best! 

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