Mona is the first 5-star Hydro character in Genshin Impact. She is available in the standard 5-star character pool. Players have a chance to get Mona in both limited and standard banners. Mona excels at being a supporting character, but she can also work as a DPS. This guide shares the best Mona DPS build in Genshin Impact.
How to Play Mona as DPS character in Genshin Impact
Mona’s charged attacks and elemental burst are the primary source of damage in a DPS build. At talent level 9, her charged attacks have a scaling of 254%, whereas her burst has a massive scaling of 752%. With the right weapon and artifact, players can deal tons of damage using the brilliant astrologer Mona.
Best Weapon for DPS Mona
Skyward Atlas is the best 5-star weapon for DPS Mona in Genshin Impact. It has the highest base attack among all catalysts, which is further boosted by ATK% from its secondary stat. Other than Skyward Atlas, players can also use Lost Prayer or Kagura’s Verity to have an easy time building a decent crit ratio on Mona.
The Widsith is the best four-star weapon for Mona. Mona can also use 4-star weapons like BlackcliffAgate, Solar Pearl, and Dodoco Tales. The passive effect from these weapons works well with DPS Mona.
Best Artifacts for DPS Mona
Players are recommended to use the 4-piece Heart of Depth set to get the most out of DPS Mona. This artifact set grants:
- 2-piece effect: Hydro DMG Bonus +15%
- 4-piece effect: After using elemental skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.
Mona’s elemental skill has a short cooldown, perfect for triggering the 4-piece effect of the Heart of Depth set. This artifact set boosts Mona’s normal and charged attacks and gives an additional 15% Hydro DMG bonus.
However, if players don’t have it already, farming the 4-piece set might take a long time. Instead of the 4-piece Heart of Depth, players can use a 2-piece Heart of Depth with any of these other 2-piece sets:
- Noblesse Oblige
- +18% ATK sets
- Wanderer’s Troupe/ Gilded Dreams
As for artifacts stats, players can go for a typical DPS build. Run ATK% on Sands, Hydro DMG Bonus on Goblet, and Crit Rate or Crit DMG on Circlet. Players should also prioritize Crit Rate, Crit DMG, ATK%, and Energy Recharge in sub-stats to make the best Mona DPS build.