How To Build Mona: Best Weapons, Right Artifacts, And Character Showcase.
Mona is a 5* Hydro character who can be built both as a DPS and a Support but mainly her role and her best build is that of a Support. Her Elemental Skill deals Hydro damage but the main highlight of Mona is her Elemental Burst which deals Hydro damage and provides a buff to the other characters making their attack stronger.
Ripple of Fate: Normal Attack: Mona deals Hydro damage by attacking consecutively 4 times with water splashes.
Charged Attack: After a short casting time, Mona deals AoE Hydro damage that consumes a certain amount of stamina.
Plunging Attack: Mona strikes the ground from mid-air by gathering the power of Hydro, dealing damage to the enemies in her way. She deals AoE Hydro damage upon impact with the ground.
Mirror Reflection of Doom: From coalesced waterspouts, creates an illusory Phantom of Fate.
The Phantom has the following special characteristics:
-Attracts nearby enemies fire by continuously taunting them.
–Hydro damage is constantly dealt to nearby enemies.
-The Phantom explodes and deals AoE Hydro damage after its duration ends.
Before summoning a Phantom, Mona uses water currents to quickly go backward. At any given time, only one Phantom generated by Mirror Reflection of Doom can exist.
Stellaris Phantasm: Mona summons the sparkling waves and forms a starry sky reflection, applying the status of Illusory Bubble to the enemies in a large AoE.
Enemies are trapped in a pocket of fate and are applied with the Wet status. Immobolises weaker enemies. When an Illusory Bubble-affected opponent takes damage, the following effects occur:
-Applies Omen to the enemies. The Omen grants a damage bonus and raises the damage of the attack that caused it.
-Deals Hydro Elemental damage and also removes the Illusory Bubble in the process. In this instance, the damage bonus does not apply to the Hydro Elemental damage dealt.
Increases the damage taken by enemies for the duration of the effect.
Illusory Torrent: Alternate Sprint: Mona consumes stamina to move fastly by cloaking herself within the water’s flow. Mona can move at a high speed on water while under the effect of Illusory Torrent. When she emerges, she gives nearby enemies the Wet condition.
Talent Priority: Stellaris Phantasm > Mirror Reflection of Doom > Ripple of Fate
Come ‘n’ Get Me, Hag!: If there are any enemies around Mona after she has used Illusory Torrent for 2 seconds, she will automatically create a Phantom. A Phantom made in this way has a duration of 2 seconds and the explosion damage of the Phantom is equal to 50% of Mirror Reflection of Doom.
Waterborne Destiny: Mona’s Hydro damage bonus is increased by a degree equivalent of 20% of her Energy Recharge.
Principium of Astrology: Mona has a 25% chance of refunding a portion of the crafting resources used when producing Weapon Ascension Materials.
Constellation 1: Prophecy of Submersion
After a character hits an enemy affected by an Omen, the effects of Hydro-related Elemental Reactions are increased for 8 seconds:
-The damage by Electro-Charged reaction is increased by 15%.
-The damage by Vaporize is increased by 15%.
-The damage by Hydro Swirl is increased by 15%.
-The time of enemies being Frozen has been increased by 15%.
Constellation 2: Lunar Chain
There’s a 20% chance that a Normal Attack will be automatically followed by a Charged Attack if it hits. This effect can only happen once every 5 seconds.
Constellation 3: Restless Revolution
Stellaris Phantasm’s level will increase by 3.
Constellation 4: Prophecy of Oblivion
The Crit Rate of a character increases by 15% when they attack an enemy with the Omen status effect.
Constellation 5: Mockery of Fortuna
Mirror Reflection of Doom’s level will increase by 3.
Constellation 6: Rhetorics of Calamitas
Mona has a 60% increase to the damage of her next Charged Attack per second of movement once she enters Illusory Torrent. In this way, Mona can gain a maximum of 180% damage bonus. The effect will last no more than 8 seconds.
1. Emblem of Severed Fate
-2 piece Bonus: +20% Energy Recharge
-4 piece Bonus: Elemental Burst damage is increased by 25% of Energy Recharge. This way you can obtain a maximum of 75% bonus damage.
Sands: Attack%/ Energy Recharge Artifact
Goblet: Hydro Damage Bonus Artifact
Circlet: Crit Rate/ Crit Damage depending on what you need. Try to keep a 1:2 ratio.
Substat Priority: Crit > Attack% > Elemental Mastery
2. Noblesse Oblige
-2 piece bonus: +20% Elemental Burst Damage
-4 piece bonus: All party members’ attacks will increase by 20% for 12 seconds after using an elemental burst. This effect cannot stack.
Sands- Attack% / Energy Recharge Artifact
Goblet- Hydro Damage Bonus Artifact
Circlet- Crit Rate/ Crit Damage depending on what you need. Try to keep a 1:2 ratio.
Substat Priority: Crit > Attack% > Elemental Mastery
The Widsith: The Widsith is a 4* weapon but works no less than a 5* weapon because of its passive and could out-damage 5* weapons in some cases. It has a decent base attack but gives a huge amount of Crit Damage as its main stat. The unique thing about this weapon is it’s passive that is when the character takes the field, it has a chance to either increase attack, elemental damage, or Elemental Mastery making this weapon the best 4* weapon for her.
Skyward Atlas: Skyward Atlas is a 5* weapon and generally the second-best weapon you can use for Mona because of its consistent damage. It has a high base attack being a 5* weapon and has attack percent as its main stat. Its passive increases elemental damage and also deals AoE damage once every 30 seconds.
Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds: This is a 5* weapon and a very good catalyst you can use for Mona. It has a high base attack and Crit rate as its main stat which makes it easier to build her. Its passive increases movement speed and increases your elemental damage bonus every 4 seconds for a maximum of 4 stacks.
Favonius Codex: Favonius Codex is also a 4* weapon you can use for Mona, it has a good base attack and has Energy Recharge as its main stat so if you’re struggling with having your Burst back up again this weapon can be your best catalyst. The weapon’s passive lets you generate White Particles from Crit Hits and these white particles can be used by any character. The only drawback of using this weapon is that it’s a higher investment weapon that is you need to build Crit rate to use this weapon’s passive.
Hakushin Ring: Hakushin Ring is also a 4* Catalyst and could out-damage other 4* weapons if you use Electro-reactions. It has a good base attack and has an Energy Recharge as its main stat which helps in getting her Elemental Burst back quicker. The weapon’s passive gives an Elemental damage bonus to party members of the right element for 6 seconds after Mona triggers an Electro reaction.
Mappa Mare: Mappa Mare is a 4* weapon, it has a good base attack and has Elemental Mastery as its main stat. Its passive grants an elemental damage bonus after triggering an Elemental reaction. This weapon gets better with higher refinements.
Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers: Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers is a 3* weapon but is a very good weapon for Mona. It has a low base attack and has HP as its main stat. The main highlight of this weapon is its passive which gives extra attack to the characters that join the field after Mona leaves. So you can switch to your main DPS after using Mona’s Elemental Burst for example and you will get more damage from this weapon’s passive. This effect can occur once every 20 seconds.
Ques 1. How much Energy Recharge is good for Mona?
Ans. An Energy Recharge between 160-180 or even higher is good for Mona.
Ques 2. Which weapon is better for Mona- Skyward Atlas or The Widsith?
Ans. In some cases, The Widsith can easily out-damage Skyward Atlas because of its passive but Skyward Atlas has more consistent damage. So if you want more damage then go for The Widsith and if you want consistent damage then go for Skyward Atlas.
Ques 2. What characters can I use in the team with Mona?
Ans. Characters like Ganyu or Ayaka can be very good to freeze enemies with Mona whereas characters like Hu Tao can be good to deal vaporize damage.
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