Genshin Impact Arataki Itto

An in-depth guide on how to build Genshin Impact’s Arataki “The One and Oni” Itto.

Updated: Jan 25, 2022 8:45 am
Genshin Impact Arataki Itto

Arataki Itto is a new Geo Claymore 5-star character who specializes as a Main DPS, and is currently available on the Character Event Wish banner. Keep reading to find out what materials are needed to Ascend Itto, his best builds, and an overview of how to use him effectively.

Itto Build: Ascension Materials, Artifacts and Best Weapons

Arataki Itto Ascension Stat

All characters in Genshin Impact have a particular stat that levels up alongside their base stats. For Arataki Itto, this extra stat is CRIT Rate. This will make building him as a DPS a little easier, as he’ll already have some built-in CRIT Rate even if your Artifacts are a little lacking in this area.


Arataki Itto Ascension Materials

Once you have obtained Itto and maxed him to Level 20, he can be further leveled up though Ascension. That materials you will need to Ascend Itto are as follows:

Level 20

  • Prithiva Topaz Sliver x 1
  • Onikabuto x 3
  • Slime Condensate x 3

Level 40

  • Prithiva Topaz Fragment x 3
  • Riftborn Regalia x 2
  • Onikabuto x 10
  • Slime Condensate x 15

Level 50

  • Prithiva Topaz Fragment x 6
  • Riftborn Regalia x 4
  • Onikabuto x 20
  • Slime Secretions x 12

Level 60

  • Prithiva Topaz Chunk x 3
  • Riftborn Regalia x 8
  • Onikabuto x 30
  • Slime Secretions x 18

Level 70

  • Prithiva Topaz Chunk x 6
  • Riftborn Regalia x 12
  • Onikabuto x 45
  • Slime Concentrate x 12

Level 80

  • Prithiva Topaz Gemstone x 6
  • Riftborn Regalia x 20
  • Onikabuto x 60
  • Slime Concentrate x 24

Prithiva Topaz Slivers, Fragments, Chunks and Gemstones can be obtained by defeating the Geo Hypostasis, located in Liyue.

Riftborn Regalia can be obtained by defeating the Golden Wolflord, located on Tsurumi Island, Inazuma.

Onikabuto are located throughout Inazuma, clinging to trees. They’re easy enough to spot thanks to their purple colouring.

Slime Condensate, Secretions and Concentrate can be obtained by defeating Slimes, which can be found all over Teyvat.

Arataki Itto Talent Materials

In order to make Itto stronger, you’ll need to upgrade his talents. The materials you will need are as follows:

  • Slime Condensate
  • Slime Secretions
  • Slime Concentrate
  • Teachings of Elegance
  • Guide to Elegance
  • Philosophies of Elegance
  • Ashen Heart

The Teachings, Guide and Philosophies of Elegance can be obtained by completing the Domain of Mastery: Thundering Valley every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. Meanwhile, the Ashen Heart is a potential drop from the Weekly Boss La Signora.

Arataki Itto Best Weapons

Itto is pretty picky when it comes to weapons; since the majority of his DMG scales off his DEF, he actually doesn’t benefit from having super-high ATK – similarly to Hu Tao, who favours HP over ATK. Here are his best weapon options:

  • Redhorn Stonethresher (5*)
  • Whiteblind (4*)
  • Serpent Spine (4*)

His BiS is Redhorn Stonethresher; it’s tailor-made for Itto, granting him both DEF% and a Geo DMG Bonus that stacks up to 4 times, stacking each time he hits an enemy. On top of that, this Claymore has a massive CRIT DMG substat which truly makes him a force to be reckoned with. This weapon synergises with Itto very nicely as he already as some built-in CRIT Rate, so when it comes to Artifact farming you’ll have a lot more flexibility with your substats, and will be able to get your CRIT stats quite high with the right Artifacts.

If you don’t fancy splurging on the Weapon Banner, you actually have a couple of great 4-star alternatives: Whiteblind and Serpent Spine. Whiteblind is craftable (so F2P friendly) and features a hefty DEF% substat, as well as a passive that boosts both ATK and DEF. Serpent Spine is obtained on the Battle Pass, and features a CRIT Rate substat and an ATK% bonus stacking passive – at the cost of taking increased DMG from enemies. This won’t be an issue, though, because with all that DEF you’ll be stacking on him, Itto is tanky.

Arataki Itto Best Artifacts

Itto benefits most from having his overall DEF and Geo DMG boosted, so the new Artifact set Husk of Opulent Dreams is perfect for him (and also tailor-made for him.) If you’re having trouble with Artifact farming or you already have some laying around collecting dust, 2-Piece Husk of Opulent Dreams and 2-Piece Archaic Petra can also work well on him.

For low-level players, 2-Piece Defender’s Will and 2-Piece Berserker or 2-Piece Martial Artist work well until you’re able to get higher level Artifacts.

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For your Artifact main stats, you will want to run:

  • DEF% Sands
  • Geo DMG Bonus Goblet
  • CRIT DMG/Rate Circlet

In terms of Artifact substats, you’ll want to focus on DEF%, Energy Recharge and both CRIT DMG and CRIT Rate – although a little ATK% won’t go amiss on him.

How to Use Arataki Itto

Itto gains Superlative Superstrength stacks when he performs Normal Attacks, which has a maximum of 5 stacks. When holding to initiate a Charged Attack, you can continuously press to use Arataki Kesagiri slashes without using any stamina. Each Arataki Kesagiri slash will consume 1 stack of Superlative Superstrength, and when the final stack is consumed Itto will unleash a powerful attack.

For his Elemental Skill, Itto hurls Ushi which deals Geo DMG. When Ushi hits opponents, it will grant Arataki Itto 1 stack of Superlative Superstrength. Ushi will remain on the field and taunt surrounding opponents and attract their fire. It inherits HP based on a percentage of Arataki Itto’s Max HP, and when attacked it will grant Arataki Itto 1 Superlative Superstrength stack. 1 stack can be gained this way once every 2s. Ushi will flee when its HP reaches 0 or its duration ends. It will grant Arataki Itto with 1 stack of Superlative Superstrength as it leaves

For his Elemental Burst, Itto’s normal, Charged and Plunging Attacks will be converted to Geo DMG, and Itto’s ATK will be increased based on his DEF. His Normal Attack SPD will also be increased. Additionally, the first, second and third combos of his Normal Attack will grant Arataki Itto 1 stack of Superlative Superstrength when they hit opponents, and Itto gains 20% Elemental and Physical RES. The Raging Oni King state will be cleared when Itto leaved the field.

So, to simplify all of that, the majority of Itto’s DMG output comes from pairing his Charged Attacks and Elemental Burst, with his Elemental Skill acting as a Superlative Strength stack battery – which is what you need to get the most out of Itto’s Charged Attacks. When his Burst is ready, you simply activate it and pummel your enemies with Charged Attacks until his Burst ends.

Gorou, Itto’s banner mate, pairs very well with him: essentially, he can buff Itto’s DEF and increase his resistance to interruption with his Skill when the two of them are on the same team. When you have a third Geo character on the team, characters within the Skill’s AoE get a Geo DMG Bonus – perfect for Itto’s Burst!

So, with Itto and Gorou paired up, you’ll need a third Geo character to activate that final Geo DMG Bonus buff. You could use Zhongli or Albedo as a shield support or Burst DPS, or perhaps Ningguang as another Geo DPS or Geo support. To go all in with the support, you could give Ningguang Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers and purely use her to switch in and out of the field to grant Itto an ATK buff. Your fourth team slot can really be whatever you want: an Anemo character like Sucrose, Venti or Kazuha to gather your enemies together; Bennet for the ATK buff and heals – or any other healer; a Battery like Raiden Shogun or Kazuha to get Itto’s Burst charged up faster. Your fourth slot has a lot of flexibility, so really it just depends on what characters you enjoy using!

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