Arataki Itto, the charismatic Geo unit in Genshin Impact, has garnered a significant following for his unique playstyle and impressive DPS capabilities.
This guide covers everything from his ideal builds to effective team compositions, ensuring you maximize Itto's potential.
Let's dive in!
Ultimate Itto Guide: Best Builds and Team Compositions
Itto’s Playstyle and Talents
Core Playstyle Mechanism
Normal and Charged Attacks: Itto's damage output primarily revolves around his normal and charged attacks, especially during his Elemental Burst.
Geo Damage Conversion: His Elemental Burst transforms all normal, charged, and plunging attacks into Geo damage, combined with an attack speed boost.
Stack Building: Itto’s normal attacks within his burst generate stacks of 'Superlative Superstrength', crucial for his powerful charged attacks.
Normal Attack: Fight Club Legend
A combination of 4 consecutive strikes.
The second and fourth strikes grant a stack of Superlative Superstrength, key for his charged attacks.
Maximize normal attack sequence to generate stacks swiftly and maintain a rhythm between normal and charged attacks.
Elemental Skill: Masatsu Zetsugi Akaushi Burst!
Launches Ushi, a bull-like creature, dealing AoE Geo damage and taunting enemies.
Ushi generates elemental particles, aiding in energy recovery.
When Ushi takes damage, Itto gains Superlative Superstrength stacks, allowing for more frequent charged attacks.
With a 10-second cooldown, synchronizing Ushi's summoning with Elemental Burst maximizes Itto's DPS output.
Elemental Burst: Royal Descent Behold, Itto the Evil!
Transforms all normal, charged, and plunging attacks into Geo damage.
Provides a significant boost to attack speed, enhancing DPS output.
A portion of Itto's Defense stat is added to his Attack, making Defense a valuable stat.
Each normal attack hit generates a stack, crucial for empowered charged attacks.
With a high cost of 70 energy and an 18-second cooldown, efficient energy management is essential.
Bloodline of the Crimson Oni
Increases Itto's Defense scaling on his charge attacks.
Further increases attack speed during his burst.
Increases the efficiency of collecting wood, a minor utility passive.
Arataki Ichiban (Unlock at Ascension 4)
Reduces chances of being interrupted during his attacks.
Strengthens Itto’s first, second, and third normal attack hits, synergizing well with his playstyle.
Central to Itto's DPS. Itto's charged attacks, boosted by his 'Superlative Superstrength' stacks, are the core of his damage output.
Normal attacks generate stacks for his unique charged attacks.
Directly influences his primary DPS during Elemental Burst.
Transforms Itto into a powerhouse.
The conversion of attacks to Geo and the bonus from Defense significantly increases his DPS.
Requires good energy recharge due to high energy demands.
While it provides utility and particle generation, it contributes less directly to Itto's primary damage compared to his Normal Attacks and Burst.
Itto’s Optimal Artifact Build
Best Artifact Set: Husk of Opulent Dreams
Maintains balance between Itto’s DEF scaling and Geo DMG output.
Best used when consistently shielded.
Increases Normal and Charged Attack DMG by 40% when protected by a shield.
2-Piece Husk of Opulent Dreams + 2-Piece Archaic Petra
Useful when lacking a full optimal set but still provides significant bonuses.
Combines DEF% and Geo DMG Bonus.
Main Stat Priorities
- Sands: DEF% (Core Stat for Itto’s abilities).
- Goblet: Geo DMG Bonus (Enhances Geo DPS output).
- Circlet: Crit Rate or Crit Damage (Balanced for optimal DPS).
- Crit Rate & Crit Damage: Aim for a 1:2 ratio.
- DEF%: Further boosts Itto's DEF scaling.
- Energy Recharge: Achieve 130-140% for consistent burst availability.
Best Weapons for Itto
Redhorn Stonethresher (5-Star)
Offers an impressive crit damage bonus and enhances Itto's normal and charged attack damage based on his DEF.
Maximizes Itto's unique DEF scaling and Geo DPS output.
Serpent Spine (4-Star Battle Pass)
Provides a crit rate boost and a damage-increasing effect that stacks over time.
Best used when shielded to preserve stacks.
Easily obtainable through the Battle Pass.
Free-to-Play Friendly Options
Whiteblind (4-Star Craftable)
Increases both DEF and ATK, aligning well with Itto's scaling.
Easily accessible and can be refined for enhanced effects.
Skyward Pride (5-Star)
Offers energy recharge, aiding in burst uptime.
Increases all DMG, including burst damage.
Suitable when additional energy recharge is needed.
Other Viable Weapons
Blackcliff Slasher (4-Star Starglitter Exchange)
Boosts crit damage and provides an ATK increase after defeating an enemy.
Less consistent in longer battles without frequent enemy defeats.
The Unforged (5-Star)
Works well with shield strength, providing an ATK bonus when shielded.
Most effective in teams with reliable shielding.
Standard Triple Geo Composition
Maximizes Geo resonance for increased damage and shield strength.
Gorou is key in boosting Itto's DEF and Geo damage through his buffs.
Albedo/Zhongli provides additional Geo constructs, shields (Zhongli), or passive off-field damage (Albedo).
Double Geo with Pyro Support
Composition: Itto, Gorou, Bennett (ATK boost and healing), and Flexible Slot (Shielder or sub-DPS)
Bennett's ATK boost significantly increases Itto's overall damage output, especially during his burst phase.
Geo and Electro Synergy
Electro characters like Fischl or Beidou add consistent Electro reactions and additional damage sources.
Itto with Anemo Support
Anemo support helps in crowd control and spreading Geo constructs' effects.
Specialized Team Builds
Physical Damage Focus: Pairing Itto with Superconduct (Cryo + Electro) setup for physical resistance reduction.
C1: Stay a While and Listen Up
When Itto uses consecutive Arataki Kesagiri (his unique charge attacks) in his burst mode, he gets an increased DEF bonus.
Enhances Itto's DEF scaling, directly boosting his charge attack damage.
C2: Gather 'Round, It's a Brawl!
Reduces the cooldown of his Elemental Skill, Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil!, and restores some energy when the skill hits opponents.
Allows for more frequent skill usage and helps with energy recharge, ensuring more consistent burst uptime.
C4: Jailhouse Bread and Butter
After using his Elemental Burst, Itto gets an increase in Crit Rate for his charged attacks.
Boosts his critical hit potential, leading to higher overall damage during his burst phase.
C6: Arataki Itto, Present!
During his burst, Itto's charged attacks don't consume stacks of his Superlative Superstrength but have a chance to grant him one stack instead.
Significantly increases the number of charged attacks Itto can perform, greatly enhancing his damage output.
Itto's Combat and Combo Strategies
Basic Combo Mechanics
- Normal Attacks: Itto's normal attacks (up to 4 hits) build stacks of Superlative Superstrength.
- Charge Attacks: Consumes Superlative Superstrength stacks for powerful AoE Geo attacks. The final hit in this sequence is particularly strong.
- Elemental Skill (Ushi): Summons Ushi, which taunts enemies, deals Geo damage, and generates Superlative Superstrength when hit.
Optimal Combo Rotation
Use normal attacks to build up Superlative Superstrength stacks.
Deploy Elemental Skill (Ushi) to add more stacks and taunt enemies.
Activate Elemental Burst for enhanced damage and faster attack speed.
Immediately follow up with the Elemental Skill to benefit from the increased damage during the burst.
Alternate between normal attacks and charge attacks, using the built-up stacks.
Aim to finish the burst phase with a full charge attack sequence for maximum damage.
Continue with normal attacks while waiting for the burst and skill cooldowns.
Use Ushi again when available to maintain pressure and gather energy.
Final Thoughts on Itto
Arataki Itto is a versatile and fun Geo DPS character in Genshin Impact.
With the right build and team composition, he can unleash devastating Geo damage and offer exciting gameplay.
Whether you're new to Itto or looking to optimize him further, this guide provides the tools you need to maximize his potential.