Best Build for Itto in Genshin Impact

Best Build for Itto in Genshin Impact
Itto is a 5-star Geo Geo claymore character in Genshin Impact. This guide covers the best builds, weapons and artifacts for Itto.

Pros & Cons

  • Competitive DPS with a rare damage type
  • Straightforward design but also rewarding to master
    • There are technicalities to Itto's playstyle that truly separate him from other DPS options
    • Building DEF, Mobility provide lots of durability
  • Good Weapon selection
  • Doesn't have great Artifact flexibility (wants 4pc set)
  • Needing story-locked materials for growth hurts newer accounts
  • Lacks access to reactions that scale up their own damage
    • This point emphasizes that Itto is a moderately expensive unit to build.
  • Optimized team requirements are fairly strict
    • Itto really wants a Geo battery and Damage buffs
    • This makes Gorou a perfect party member (Geo Battery + Defense buffs)


Fight Club Legend
Fight Club Legend
Normal Attack

Normal Attack
Perform up to 4 consecutive strikes.
When the 2nd and 4th strikes hit opponents, Itto will gain 1 or 2 stacks of Superlative Superstrength, respectively.
Max 5 stacks. Triggering this effect will refresh the current duration of any existing stacks.

Additionally, Itto's Normal Attack combo does not immediately reset after sprinting or using his Elemental Skill, "Masatsu Zetsugi: Akaushi Burst!"

Charged Attack
When holding to perform a Charged Attack, Itto unleashes a series of Arataki Kesagiri slashes without consuming Stamina. Instead, each Arataki Kesagiri slash consumes 1 stack of Superlative Superstrength. When the final stack is consumed, Itto delivers a powerful final slash. If no stacks of Superlative Superstrength are available, Itto will perform a single Saichimonji Slash.

Plunging Attack
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Masatsu Zetsugi Akaushi Burst
Masatsu Zetsugi: Akaushi Burst!
Elemental Skill

Hurls Ushi, the young akaushi bull and auxiliary member of the Arataki Gang, dealing Geo DMG to opponents on hit.
When Ushi hits opponents, Arataki Itto gains 1 stack of Superlative Superstrength.

Ushi will remain on the field and provide support in the following ways:

  • Taunts surrounding opponents and draws their attacks.
  • Inherits HP based on a percentage of Arataki Itto's Max HP.
  • When Ushi takes DMG, Arataki Itto gains 1 stack of Superlative Superstrength. Only 1 stack can be gained in this way every 2s.
  • Ushi will flee when its HP reaches 0 or its duration ends. It will grant Arataki Itto 1 stack of Superlative Superstrength when it leaves.

Adjust throwing angle.

Ushi is considered a Geo Construct. Arataki Itto can only deploy 1 Ushi on the field at any one time.

Royal Descent Behold, Itto the Evil
Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil!
Elemental Burst

Time to show 'em the might of the Arataki Gang! For a time, Itto lets out his inner Raging Oni King, wielding his Oni King's Kanabou in battle.
This state has the following special properties:

  • Converts Itto's Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks to Geo DMG. This cannot be overridden.
  • Increases Itto's Normal Attack SPD. Also increases his ATK based on his DEF.
  • On hit, the 1st and 3rd strikes of his attack combo will each grant Arataki Itto 1 stack of Superlative Superstrength.
  • Decreases Itto's Elemental and Physical RES by 20%.

The Raging Oni King state will be cleared when Itto leaves the field.


Woodchuck Chucked
Woodchuck Chucked
Utility Passive

When a party member uses attacks to obtain wood from a tree, they have a 25% chance to obtain an additional log of wood.

Arataki Ichiban
Arataki Ichiban
Ascension 1

When Arataki Itto uses consecutive Arataki Kesagiri, he obtains the following effects:

  • Each slash increases the ATK SPD of the next slash by 10%. Max ATK SPD increase is 30%.
  • Increases his resistance to interruption.

These effects will be cleared once he stops performing consecutive slashes.

Bloodline of the Crimson Oni
Bloodline of the Crimson Oni
Ascension 4

Arataki Kesagiri DMG is increased by 35% of Arataki Itto's DEF.


Stay a While and Listen Up
Stay a While and Listen Up
Level 1

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!
Gather 'Round, It's a Brawl!
Level 2

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
Horns Lowered, Coming Through
Level 3

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

Jailhouse Bread and Butter
Jailhouse Bread and Butter
Level 4

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
10 Years of Hanamizaka Fame
Level 5

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

Arataki Itto, Present!
Arataki Itto, Present!
Level 6

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.


For a detailed breakdown of the best Itto teams go to the Itto team guide page.


Geo DPS Build

Itto falls under the hypercarry moniker where they need to take up high levels of investment in order to be useful but are justified as they compose a majority of your party's damage share. Itto can run into energy issues, but are solved by running a proper Geo Battery instead of overstacking lots of ER.

Talent Priority

Normal Attack > Burst > Skill
Ittou's combo damage comes from his Normal Attack talent, while his Burst provides an ATK buff based on the DEF that Itto has.

Stat Priority

Main stats: DEF/Geo/Crit
Substats: ER(until you can Burst consistently)/Crit/DEF
A reminder that Itto's Burst is a massive steroid to your damage potential giving ER a massive priority. Outside of that you want to strike a healthy balance between Crit and DEF.

Weapon Weapons
Best Weapons

Itto's signature weapon, if not the only real 5★ weapon for Itto. I's overall value is somewhat limited outside of Itto and Noelle though so it might not be a worthwhile pull.

Gokadaiou Otogibanashi
DEF is increased by 28~56%. Normal and Charged Attack DMG is increased by 40~80% of DEF.

Slight anti-synergy with Husk of Opulent Dreams is what keeps this weapon slightly lower than it should be.

Serpent Spine
Star Star Star Star
Every 4s a character is on the field, they will deal 6~10% more DMG and take 3~2% 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.

F2P craftable option, its Ittou's recommended weapon. (However, this weapon is only really valuable on Itto and Noelle)

Infusion Blade
On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 6~12% for 6s. Max 4 stacks (24~48% total). Can only occur once every 0.5s.
Weapon Variations
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Burst Uptime

The ER substat is valuable to Itto providing more consistency while also providing useful passives.

Skyward Pride
Energy Recharge
Star Star Star Star Star
Sky-ripping Dragon Spine
Increases all DMG by 8~16%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80~160% of ATK as DMG to opponents along its path. Lasts for 20s or 8 vacuum blades.

Used mostly for the ER substat, it's a niche pick whose value comes from the extra skill cast smoothing out his ER requirements.

Sacrificial Greatsword
Energy Recharge
Star Star Star Star
After dealing damage to an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40~80% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30~16s.
Artifact Artifacts
Best set

Itto doesn't have much better options than the Husk of Opulent Dreams, only bad thing about it is its fairly exclusive to Geo characters so it's not exactly resin efficient

2 DEF +30%.
4 A character equipped with this Artifact set will obtain the Curiosity effect in the following conditions:

When on the field, the character gains 1 stack after hitting an opponent with a Geo attack, triggering a maximum of once every 0.3s. When off the field, the character gains 1 stack every 3s. Curiosity can stack up to 4 times, each providing 6% DEF and a 6% Geo DMG Bonus.

When 6 seconds pass without gaining a Curiosity stack, 1 stack is lost.
Artifact Variations
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Combinations with Husk set

It's more important to just have 2pc Husk and treat the combinations as a transition phase into the 4pc.

2 DEF +30%.
2 Geo DMG Bonus +15%.
2 ATK +18%.
Notable Alternative

It's a good 4pc set but its not better than Husk of Opulent Dreams While it's stronger than 2pc combinations, its not really recommended to farm this set for Itto.

2 Increases Shield Strength by 35%.
4 While protected by a shield, gain an additional 40% Normal and Charged Attack DMG.

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